The Fatwa Committee 2007-2010 met with representatives of “Madrasah Faiz al-Baqarah” on 11th March 2010, and has issued the following fatwa in its 21st meeting of 20 May 2010.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين وإمام المتقين نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين. اللهم أرنا الحق حقا وارزقنا اتباعه، وأرنا الباطل باطلا وارزقنا اجتنابه . وبعد ،
The Fatwa Committee had received several feedback from members of the public, and reviewed the Berita Harian report (dated 8 February 2010) on the teachings of a group called “Madrasah Faiz al-Baqarah”.
2 The Fatwa Committee met the leader of the group, Mr Rahman Bin Kamari, on 11th March 2010, to verify the information received on the group, as well as to ascertain its teachings.
3 Based on the documents and reports received, and the meeting held with the group, the Fatwa Committee notes the following further information on the teachings of the group:
4 Based on the above information, the Fatwa Committee concludes on the teachings of “Madrasah Faiz al- Baqarah” as follows:
An example of such “inspiration” received by Hasan bin Jonit is: "...barang yang kamu kata. Allhumma solli ’alaa saiyidinaa Muhammad. Nabi Muhammad yang dilahirkan itu sudah tidak ada lagi. Tetapi Nabi Muhammad yang ada pada kamu itu cari bela pelihara. Hari keputeraan Nabi Muhammad ” .
An example of an “inspiration” received by Rahman Bin Kamari is: " Engkau ambil ini berita. Dunia ini akan digoncang semula jadi. Ratapan umat Muhammad tak didengari. Ratapan Ibu mu menjadi saksi. Wahai anak Ku kesayangan Bonda. Apakah nasib, apakah dosa. Junjungan kaseh, junjungan mulia. Wahai Ibunda ku sayang. Sayang semangat, sayang si roh...”.
(مَنْ كَذَبَ عَليَّ مُتَعَمِّداً فَلْيَتَبَوَّأ مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ )
Which means: Whomever intentionally attributes anything falsely to me, verily he has reserved a place for himself in hellfire. (Narrated by Imam Tirmizi & Abu Dawud).
لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ
Which means : There is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things). [Surah As-Syura, verse 11].
Syirik is one of biggest sins in the eyes of Allah s.w.t.:
إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيمٌ
Which means: For false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing. [ Surah Luqman, verse 13].
أَفَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَهَهُ هَوَاهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ الله عَلَى عِلْمٍ وَخَتَمَ عَلَى سَمْعِهِ
وَقَلْبِهِ وَجَعَلَ عَلَى بَصَرِهِ غشاوة
Which means: Then seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has, knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. [Surah Al-Jathiyah, verse 23].
(المُسْلِمُ أَخُو المُسْلِمُ ، لاَ يَخُونُهُ ، وَلاَ يَكْذِبُهُ ، وَلاَ يَخْذُلُهُ).
Which means: A Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslim; he doesn’t betray him, he doesn’t deceive him, and he doesn’t neglect him. (Narrated by Tirmizi).
Such predictions/prophecies are also against the principles of Islamic belief mentioned in the Qur’anic verse:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِنْدَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَيُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الأَرْحَامِ وَمَا تَدْرِي
نَفْسٌ مَاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
Which means: Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things). [Surah Luqman, verse 34].
( أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَسْجُدَ عَلَى سَبْعَةِ أَعْظُمٍ : عَلَى الْجَبْهَةِ ، وَأَشَارَ بِيَدَيْهِ إلَى أَنْفِهِ وَالْيَدَيْنِ وَالرُّكْبَتَيْنِ وَأَطْرَافِ الْقَدَمَيْنِ )
Which means: I have been ordered to perform the sujud (prostrate) on seven parts of the body: forehead, and then the Prophet s.a.w. pointed with his hand towards his nose, hands, feet, and the toes. (Narrated by Bukhari & Muslim).
It is a scholarly consensus in Islam that performing the sujud without fulfilling the requirements stated above renders the prayer invalid. The Prophet s.a.w has also prohibited false additions to established rulings, as follows:
(تَركْتُ فيكُمْ أَمْرَيْنِ لنْ تَضِلُّوا ما تَمسَّكْتُمْ بِهِمَا : كِتاَبَ اللهِ ، وَسُنّةَ رَسُوْلِهِ).
Which means: I leave you with two sources of guidance (with which) you will never become astray as long as you hold on to them: the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet. (Narrated by Imam Malik & Tirmizi).
5 After considering all of the above, the Fatwa Committee has made the following decisions:
“Madrasah Faiz al-Baqarah” is a continuation of the teaching of Hasan bin Jonit, which had been ruled as deviant by the Fatwa Committee in 1974 and 2001, for the following reasons:
The Fatwa Committee has decided that the creed of “Madrasah Faiz al-Baqarah” is deviant and misleading. The belief that they teach is contrary to authentic Islamic teachings.
The Fatwa Committee has decided that their religious practices which contradict the Qur’an, Sunnah and scholarly consensus, is a falsification of religion. This is based on the Qur’anic verse:
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيْتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلاَمَ دِيْناً
Which means: This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. [Surah Al-Maidah, ayat 3].
Hence, the way in which they perform their prayers is not in compliance with established requirements, and renders the prayers void and invalid.
The claims of receiving “inspiration” by Mr Rahman Bin Kamari are not genuine and constitute a total fabrication. It causes confusion among the Muslim community, and can mislead others.
6 Based on the above, the Fatwa Committee instructs “Madrasah Faiz al-Baqarah” to:
7 The Fatwa Committee also advises Mr Rahman Bin Kamari and all the followers of “Madrasah Faiz al- Baqarah” to repent to Allah s.w.t, and revert to the true teachings and belief of Islam, thus disassociate themselves from the teachings of Hasan Bin Jonit and the “Madrasah Faiz al-Baqarah”, in order to preserve the purity of their Islamic faith.
الله أعلم ، وبالله التوفيق ، وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى أله وصحبه وسلم.
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