Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Is the testimony of a person who raises pigeons acceptable?


Why is not the testimony of a person who grows pigeons accepted (like carrier pigeons and other types)? I heard that once and I want to make sure of the ruling on this.

Praise be to Allaah.

There is nothing wrong with raising pigeons for the purpose
of pleasure, or to breed them for food or to sell them, or to use them for
sending messages as they were used in the past. 

As for flying them for fun and playing with them, this is
something that is regarded as blameworthy in sharee’ah, because it harms
people and may lead to the “pigeon fancier” stealing the pigeons of others,
and it wastes time in something that is of no benefit. This is the person
whose testimony the scholars said is not acceptable. 

Al-Kasaani said: 

With regard to the one who plays with pigeons, if he does not
fly them then it does not mean that he is not of good character, but if he
does fly them, that cancels out his good character, because it leads to him
looking at women uncovered (in the courtyards of their houses, from the
height to which he climbs in order to fly the pigeons) and it distracts him
from prayer and other acts of worship. End quote. 

Badaa’i’ al-Sanaa’i (6/269). 

Ibn Qudaamah said: 

The one who plays with pigeons and flies them cannot give
testimony. This is the view of ashaab al-ra’y (the Hanafis). Shurayh did not
regard the testimony of one who keeps pigeons as acceptable, because it is
foolishness and baseness and lack of chivalry; it involves annoying one’s
neighbours when he releases them and sees into their houses and throws
stones at them. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
saw a man who was chasing a pigeon and said: “A devil chasing a she-devil.”
Narrated by Abu Dawood (4940); see also Saheeh al-Jaami’ (3724). 

If he keeps pigeons in order to raise their chicks, send
messages, or to enjoy them without that causing annoyance to others, then
his testimony is not to be rejected. 

Al-Mughni (10/172, 173). 

Ibn al-Qayyim said: 

The ruler should prevent those who play with pigeons above
people’s heads, because that leads to them looking out over them and seeing
into the private areas of their houses ( ‘awrah). End quote. 

Al-Shawkaani said: 

The words “a devil following a she-devil” indicate that it is
makrooh to play with pigeons, and that it is a kind of entertainment that is
not permissible. A number of scholars stated that it is makrooh, and it is
not far-fetched to say that it is haraam – if the hadeeth is saheeh –
because the fact that the one who does that is called a devil implies that,
and the pigeon is described as a she-devil either because it is the cause of
the man chasing it or because it does the actions of a she-devil in that it
distracts men into following it and playing with it because of its beautiful
appearance and sweet voice. End quote.  

Nayl al-Awtaar (8/106). 

And Allaah knows best.

Now days we as Muslims have to spread the voice to learn quran and so we could gain the true knowledge and the quran teaching that is give to us by our beloved prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and do quran reading. Do we as Muslim ask our self that why we are at the peak of destruction? The answer will be simple that we have left our roots the holy quran we should guide promote Islam from in our homes first and let learn our kids quran  and encourage them in doing quran memorization this should be our first goal for it we can do different stuff like let then participate in different online quran recitation competition to let them listen quran from different online quran reciters and along with it we elders should learn quran also and improve our knowledge of quran and Islam and learn holy quran tafseer because to understand and learn quran Arabic and for this now a days there are many online quran tutor available who teach tajweed quran and its translation and tafseer so let us join our hands to be the voice of Islam and let improve the image of it as well and full fill our deputy

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