عربي
07 Jamadi al-Awwal 1444  ,  01 December 2022

*Fatwa and Sustainable ... Date Added: 31-10-2022

Iftaa` Department and the ... Date Added: 25-10-2022

Achievements of Iftaa` ... Date Added: 23-10-2022

Fatwa is Accepted only from ... Date Added: 19-10-2022

"The Role of Religious ... Date Added: 09-11-2022

If a Man Fights or Abuses ... Date Added: 02-11-2022

The Prophet`s Birth ... Date Added: 02-11-2022

Scary Questions about ... Date Added: 01-11-2022

Search Fatawaa


Subject : Meaning of the Prophetic Hadith""Beware! The extremists perished," saying it three times."

Fatwa Number : 3008

Date : 06-11-2014

Classified : Interpretations of Hadeeth

Fatwa Type : Search Fatawaa


Question :

What is meant by the term ”Tanatu`” and what is meant by the Hadith: “Ruined are those who insist on hardship in matters of the Faith.”



The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah. Blessings and peace be upon Prophet Mohammad.


 In principle, the term ”Tanatu`” means probing into a matter.”Motanatioon” refers to those who probe into matters unnecessarily. The Prophet asking Allah to ruin them in the above Hadith indicates disgust against their “Tanatu`”, or passing the news of their ruin in the Hereafter as some scholars said. Ibn Atheer stated: “ (Motanatioon) in the above Hadith are those who probe into matters and insist on hardship in what they say.” [An-nihayah Fi Ghreeb Al-Hadith Wa Al-Atharr]. The term “ Tanatu` “ was used by the Arabs to describe those who show off in their speech and employ awkward words when addressing people so as to win their hearts, and this is forbidden in Islam.


Later, it was used to describe whoever insisted on hardship in matters, whether by words, or deeds, and so they become far from moderation and balance, which are the spirit of Islam. Some instances of “ Tanatu` “ are: inquiring about non-existent juristic issues, and details of the unseen which none knows but Allah, such as the Spirit and The Day of Resurrection." More meaning go under the term Tanatu' as follow: proclaiming the legal illegal, innovations in religious matters, and insisting on hardship in religious practices, doctrines and thoughts. This is in addition to Moghala (insisting on hardship in observing acts of worship to an extent that goes beyond the injunctions of Sharia), or Tashdod (strictness) in matters related to ritual purity to the extent of succumbing to the whispers of the devil.


It is stated in Al-Meenawee`s [Faidulkhadheer] : “ It was said that (Motanatioon) are those who insist on hardship in their acts of worship to the extent of not adhering to the rules of Sharia, and succumbing to the whispers of the devil. “ Lots of verses and Hadiths encourage ease and deny hardship as far as religious and worldly matters are concerned. Almighty Allah says: “God desires ease for you, and desires not hardship for you.” {Al-Baqarah/185}.


Moreover, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said (What means): "The religion (of Islam) is easy, and whoever makes the religion a rigour, it will overpower him. So, follow a middle course (in worship); if you can't do this, do something near to it and give glad tidings and seek help (of Allah) at morn and at dusk and some part of night". {Bukhari}.


Therefore, a Muslim follows a moderate and balanced course, but doesn`t make that a pretext for dissolving the rulings of Sharia. What is intended here is following a middle and balanced course without going to extremes. And Allah knows best.







Comments

 

Name *

E. mail Address *

Country

Comment Title *

Comment *

Captcha
 
 

Warning: this window is not dedicated to receive religious questions, but to comment on topics published for the benefit of the site administrators—and not for publication. We are pleased to receive religious questions in the section "Send Your Question". So we apologize to readers for not answering any questions through this window of "Comments" for the sake of work organization. Thank you.