Senior Imam & scholar Shabbir Ally is interviewed concerning Hadith that reference demon possession & other phenomena. Below is a transcript of a portion of the interview uploaded to the YouTube channel Let the Quran Speak on March 2, 2017 titled Problematic Hadith: Jinn Possession | Dr. Shabir Ally
And what is gin possession
Well that’s the idea that these jinnn some of them being evil creatures who will take possession of the human body, so it’s the ginn mind that controls the body and the human mind is somehow left on the back burner. It is the job of The Exorcist to then remove that gin or evil spirit so that this human mind comes to take possession of his or her own body.
So what are some of the very few stories concerning possession?
Let me share one of the Hadith so we get an idea. This is a Hadith collected from Ibn Abbas. A woman came with a son of hers and said, “O! messenger of Allah this son of mine is insane. He is seized by fits every morning and ruins our lives.” Allah’s messenger wiped him and prayed for him the boy then vomited and a black puppy came out of his mouth and ran away. Reading, this obviously is in the realm of legendary materials. For a sane Muslim scholar to collect this and be putting it in his book it means that this scholar obviously subscribes to a mindset which is not ours.
So how would you argue with things that others say? Some will say very rational such as the gin or gin possession because we don’t see it so someone else it might seem irrational
Well, I take it even further and not only say that this Hadith, but the whole idea that Jinn possess is in fact irrational.
A media outlet that Sothern Poverty Law Center has identified is reporting that Herdsmen in Nigeria are systematically killing Christians with the explicit support of the government.
August 30, 2021 Morning Star News – Fulani herdsmen killed 36 Christians in multiple attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria this month with impunity, while a church leader complained that authorities arrested only Christians for defending themselves.
We must learn the True Islamic Teaching in order to dispel that these Fulani Herdsmen’s actions are in anyway associated with the teachings of Canadian Islamic teaching or Islamic literary sources or official Canadian policy or stated wisdom. Islamophobia is a growing concern.
Canadians are quick to point out that ISIS is wrong, that Islam is not incompatible with a western secular democracy a free place like Canada
Imam Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Islam is essentially a moral message. To implement that message it might require weapons. Primary goal of jihad is not to spill blood or acquire people’s property. But…
Narrated by Essam Almusny
The Prophet told the expedition: if you have seen a mosque or heard a call to prayer do not kill anybody
It cannot be confirmed that those identifying the Nigerian Fulani Herdsman as believing Muslims are not Mistaken.
June 22 2018 was the third anniversary of this event. This article is not about the event but the repercussions on Canadian society.
The National Telegraph posted on July 27 by John Goddard
“Police suppressed details on Danforth shooter’s trip to Pakistan: entire magazine emptied into prone girl.”Post
Many will agree this headline can lead the reader to think this shooting is related to Islam and it was covered up for political objectives.
However others refer to the fact that the mosque on 4 Thorncliff Park Drive that Faisal Hussain and his family attended, some say on a regular basis, was promoting anti Western – anti Jewish – anti Christian sentiments. They point to documentation that congregants in this mosque prayed “Slay them one by one”
CBC reported on Feb 22, 2017 that the same supplication/prayer to kill, recited at The Toronto Majid on Dundas, was not officially authorized by mosque’s senior leadership.
On April 27, 2017 Islamic Relief Canada posted on its official Facebook page: “Road To Ramadan: Canada Tour with Sheikh Muhammad Al-Luhaidan”
lhamdulillah we’re on the road to Ramadan!
Islamic Relief is pleased to welcome, for the first time in Canada, renowned Qari Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Luhaidan.
Join us on a spiritual journey across Quebec and Ontario at your local masjid — as we welcome the month of Ramadan, come out and listen to a melodic recitation of the Holy Quran that will inspire your heart.
It is reported that this Imam led the congregation in a prayer calling for the killing and destruction of certain people. It must be noted that the time, place or method of killing non believers, Christians or Jews was never discussed
Canadian Arabic newspaper has recently published a hadith, accounts of sayings attributed directly to Muhammad, that speaks about Muslims killing Jews as part of the final Islamic fight to establish Sharia law and justice in the entire world.
The same hadith appears in online books on the websites of Canadian Islamic organizations and was recited in sermons and lectures in mosques.
Canadian imams also recite prayers to Allah to annihilate disbelievers, enemies of Islam.
Some say the Danforth shooter Faisal Hussain acted on Islamic religious teachings that are propagated by these Imams & scholars. But is it reasonable to make or infer a connection with Islam since it is a religion of one and a half billion people?
It is understood as self evident that Islam is not monolithic. There are varied views within the Muslim community’s leadership as to what is the true Islam.
“Oh Allah, turn their children into orphans and their women into widows.”
The following Canadian Islamic leaders help us understand the context that shapes the core tenet of Islam in Canada, consequently influencing members of the Canadian Muslim community.
Imam Abu Bilal Ameenah Philips
“Islam is essentially a moral message. To implement that message it might require weapons. Primary goal of jihad is not to spill blood or acquire people’s land & property. But…”
Imam Shabbir Ally
“Be at war with all people. Once people embrace Islam you stop fighting them… The Quran saying you must stop fighting if they embrace Islam. Hadith saying you must keep fighting themtill they embrace Islam. Not leaving that gray area.”
“ISIS manifesto cites Quran, aHadith and rulings of Muslim scholars to justify their position”
“The single biggest cause of Islamophobia, is the terrorist in Muslim garb. Sadly, pockets within communities remains woefully in denial”
Shaikh Yasir Qadhi
“To be a hero you are going to have to do things that are extremely unpopular… It is He who sent his messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religions”
“There are people (scholars) that take verses in the Quran and their position is it is a point of theology that we (Muslims) have to hate non-Muslims”
CEO of NCCM Mustafa Farooq with Justin Trudeau agreed on July 19 2021 that Fighting Islamophobia is a high priority for Canada. Some Canadian leaders agree that all levels of Government must promote contextualized understanding of anti-Jewish sentiment that is propagated by a majority of the Muslim leadership, both in Canada and abroad, so that it will not be misrepresented in a manner to promote Islamophobia.
We will learn from the following four clips that Anti-Semitism that seems to emanate from the Canadian & world Muslim community is, taught to be, a religious obligation. Therefore it could be deemed irresponsible to conflate religiously protected Anti-Semitism that Muslim leaders base on theQuran, Hadith & Sunnah, doctrine, holy text of Islam, with anti-Semitic hate that is based purely upon an ideology or politics of hate, as these are categories not protected under Canadian Charter of Human Rights.
First we learn from Younis Kathrada a senior Imam based in BC
We now learn from Fathi Hammad a senior Hamas leader
Our next two leaders one from Sudan the other from Montreal help us appreciate that the new generation of Muslim leaders are faithfully carrying the message that unites the Global Muslim community in the fundamental understanding that Islam will subjugate & dominate all the religions & people of the world. To more fully understand how this contributes to Canadian cultural enrichment we learn from Abdool Hamid, Imam at the Toronto Mosque who said
“Changes will have to be made. So it may seem from one perspective that Islam took over so to speak. However we are not taking over for the sake of taking over. We do this to improve the lives of People. That is why Islam came to Canada”
Firas Al-Najim, who self identifies as a Shia Muslim, is a leading pro Palestinian Canadian activist and a founder of the organization, – Canadian Defenders For Human Rights, – who vociferously supports the Iranian Régime, did as the leader of CD4HR tweeted on July 3 2021
Is the call, by Firas Al-Najim, a self proclaimed, defender of Human Rights, and a proclaimed ally of marginalized people, call to cancel pride month, which is a month set aside to empower queer people and to remember and celebrate their contributions to humanity, in keeping with Islamic values as portrayed by the Islamic leadership in Canada?
We first learn from Sunni Street Dawah Toronto, who for the last decade has been spreading the message of Islam at a portable Islamic booth called “Free Info on Islam” in downtown Toronto (Dundas Square).
On June 28, 2019 Street Dawah Toronto issued a statement on the Pride Parade and the LGBTQ community:
LGBTQ lifestyle goes against what Islam permits, The Facebook post also makes reference to the Prophet Lut. Complete and utter destruction of the city Gomorra and all inhabitants because of homosexuality
We learn more about the Islamic view on homosexuality from a book that is distributed from thisIslamic Booth Clear Your Doubts About Islam.
Islam considers homosexuality to be the result of human choice. Inclinations can exist toward natural acts and unnatural ones such as rape, pedophilia or bestiality. AIDS was first observed among the homosexual communities. Later, it entered the heterosexual community through so-called bisexuals. Islamic teachings emphasize the distinctions between male and female.
For further elucidation on the Islamic view of Homosexuals we learn from senior respected Sunni Imam Wael Shehab from the Toronto Masjid, that is promoted by Toronto, Mayor John Tory, as a place to learn about authentic Islam
Words of Imam Wael Shehab
Islam has a clear stand on this issue, as it emphatically forbids homosexuality and lesbianism. It states clearly that same-sex marriage poses a serious and dangerous threat to human societies and communities.
Same-sex marriage endangers true faithful family atmosphere where children should be soundly and morally raised. Gay and lesbian marital relationships pose serious dangers to the family institution. Same-sex marriage, moreover, threatens the existence of human species.
Often invited to lecturer in Canada. American Imam Hamza Sodagar shares his wisdom on the diversity of methods concerning Homosexuals.
If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One, the easiest one maybe, is cut their head off. The second is, burn them to death. Third, throw them off a cliff, fourth tear down a wall on them so they die. Fifth a combination of the above.
We learn from Canadian Shia Imam Zafar Bangash
We cannot live in coexistence with such people. Brothers in Islam now is the time to pick up the stones and stone these people to death for the abomination they are committing. Video
We end this segment of Islam Moving forward in Canada with the words of two Canadian world renowned Sunni Scholars Hakim Quick & Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
They asked me what is the punishment for homosexuality. And I said put my name in the paper, the punishment for homosexuality is death. We cannot change Islam. Video
Imam Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
The punishment for homosexuality in Islam is execution. That is the law. Execution. Video
In conclusion we learn Sunni and Shia Muslims unite under the banner of the ONE True Religion in their position on the need to eradicate Homosexuality. Further more According to Muslim leaders the punishment should not be viewed as cruel to the individual homosexual but a blessing from Allah MHNBE, in guiding the Muslim community along the straight path that leads to Jannah (Paradise)
Before ending this episode of Islam Moving Forward in Canada I share Islamic wisdom from the book Human Rights in Islam And Common Misconceptions distributed in Toronto at Dundas Sq. Toronto Islamic Booth
All the above punishments in Islam are to preserve human rights and dignity of law- abiding citizens. They are a demonstration and illustration of absolute divine wisdom, and justice.