Fatawa (Islamic rulings) Series: Questions and Answers with Shaykh Ubayd Al-Jabiree
Delving into the sciences of the world to prove Islaam
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Qn53: What is the permissibility of delving into the sciences of the world and the Earth to prove Islaam, the Qur’aan and Sunnah?
Ans.53: This was not known at the times of the Salaf, nor was it known by the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, or the imams of the Tabi’een (the Successors) or those who followed after them. This idea of researching the sciences behind the creation didn’t appear until about thirty years or so ago. This was brought about by a Yemeni called Abdul Mujeed al-Zindaani who is not known to be a scholar of Islam and he doesn’t have any knowledge of the Sharee’ah – rather he is specialised in Medicine despite his claim to be an Islamic scholar who calls others to Allaah. He is from those callers who are calling to the unification of all religions and it is not permissible for anyone to take knowledge of the Sharee’ah from this individual and the likes of him because this idea of proving Islam through the Sciences is an innovation. This type of study keeps us away from learning the true religion.
My sincere advice to you my sister in Egypt, and other sisters of the Sunnah in Egypt, is that you shouldn’t listen to this and mustn’t busy yourselves with this knowledge but rather you should focus on the knowledge of the Sharee’ah which is the knowledge of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salaf. The Sunnah is a way of happiness and tranquillity in this life because the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘Whoever Allaah wants good for, He gives him understanding of the religion.’ So from this we understand that whoever Allaah does not want good for, He doesn’t give him understanding of the religion.
This man, al-Zindaani, has a book entitled ‘Tawheed al-Khaaliq’ (The Tawheed of the Creator) which only touches on the Ruboobiyah (the Lordship) of Allaah ‘Azza wa Jal, and it shows his complete ignorance of having any knowledge of the Tawheed Uluhiyah (Tawheed of Worship of Allaah). We know that the Tawheed which the Prophets and the Messengers were sent with was Tawheed al-Uluhiyah (The Tawheed of Worship of Allaah) and not the Tawheed of Ruboobiyah (Tawheed of Lordship of Allaah). The knowledge of Tawheed al-Ruboobiyah is informative, it gives us information. We find that the mushrikeen at that time used to accept and affirm Tawheed al-Ruboobiyah but they rejected Tawheed al-Uluhiyah; so the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam fought against them and made their blood and wealth halal because they denied the worship of Allaah. So I advise you to learn the religion and adhere to the Sunnah and convey my salaams to all the daughters of the Sunnah who learn the Sunnah in Egypt.