A beneficial book on commonly spoken words of Kufr and their rulings
Imaan Ki Hifaazat
(Safeguarding of Faith)
By Mufti Muhammad Qaasim Qadri
Translation with notes by
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Mannan
In today’s environment we tend to live in a joking culture, were we mess around with each other making us headless at times of what we say and do. In our day to day lives we may say something or do something that could take us out of Islam (Allah forbid). No one is exempt, to the extent that even learnt people or even scholars fall in this trap, then what will the position of the general public be?
It is a must for every Muslim to learn about those things that could take a person out of Islam without realising so we can abstain from them and worn others too. We must after reading this book pass on to others make them aware by whatever means possible in order to safeguard our Imaan.
I have heard from people that others say or believe in thingsb about the Prophet, have been written in Islamic books, scholars saying things, etc. that can throw them out of Islam and even have been written in well read books that degrades the Prophet.
Disrespect of anything to do with Allah and the Prophet or any part of Islam at times are on shown TV, Films, Songs, Dramas, comedies etc. and if people do agree with these it can throw them out of Islam. The references in this book are from sources written over 1000 years ago, books of Fatwas written by the greatest jurist to walk on this earth.
We live in such a time were many people are not concerned about their Imaan. They promote the saying, ‘Live, and let live’ meaning everything is okay. This attitude in it self is dangerous and means of loosing one’s Imaan.
The examples in this book are used or have been used by people in their daily lives, so it is a must to study them and abstain from them. Many of us get evil thoughts that can be dangerous to out Imaan, the book Insha-Allah deals with this too.
The first part of the book has been translated and changed. The reason for this is that the original Urdu book went into a lot technical definitions that may make it difficult for the reader and are left for the scholars. However, I have tried to keep this section as similar as possible and giving examples that are easy to understand. I thought that this is a must book for all Muslims who are and are not worried about safeguarding their Imaan, Insha-Allah, this book will give the reader the concern of safeguarding their Imaan.
The first section at the beginning of each chapter has been added on to the book as I thought it was important for the reader to understand the beliefs of the Ahle Sunnah. This has been taken from the eminent Hanafi fiqh book Bahare Shariat by Allama Mufti Amjad ‘Ali who is also known as Sadar AlSharaih (leader in Shariah). Each section has been placed in chapters and the references have been placed at the end of the book due to the translator’s footnotes.