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Misleading emails from Muslims

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A Mu’adhin Calling Adhan

Good Muslims don’t convey/forward/share to others everything they read/hear.  At some point, you will say something that entails you acquiring sins. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “A person is sufficiently considered to be lying when he relates all that he hears”. (Related by Muslim 5 and Abū Daawood 4992)

Most Muslims have good intentions but lack the knowledge of the basics of their religion when they forward email chains. While some of the emails can be classified as mistakes, some are really dangerous. One such email chain: Azan “Round The Clock”. This starts (in multicolor) with

Please read complete so you know the facts of Azaan
A reminder! This is something we tend to ignore on a daily basis.

The Holy Prophet Mohammad (SalallaAllahu Alehi Wasallam) said, stop doing everything during the Azan even reading the Quran, (and repeat the Azaan with the Moazzin.) {My comment: There are authentic hadeeths like “Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whenever you hear the Adhan, say what the Mu’adh-dhin is saying” Saheeh Bukhari 1.585} The person who talks during the Azaan will not be able to say the Kalma-e-shahadat on his/her death bed. {My question: Wait a minute! Which Imam has recorded this Hadeeth?} Plz try to pass thi message to more muslims as u can afford.

And towards the end, it says

Allah said: “If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you.”

This is the dangerous area. There is no reference to where this is recorded. This statement is not in Qur’an. But, one brother found out that a similar statement attributed to Jesus.  A Christian email chain contains

Jesus said, “If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father” Not ashamed pass this [I’m not going to give the link. Click here for the reasons]


Another widely circulated email [This made my eyes wet (Must Read till end)] is also a copy from Christian email chain. The original Christian version starts with

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at their church, the Pastor and his 11-year-old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel tracts. This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside as well as pouring down rain.

The Muslims converted that to

Every Friday afternoon, after the Jumma prayers, the  Imam and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out “PATH TO PARADISE” and other  Islamic literature. This particular and fortunate Friday afternoon, as the time came for the Imam and his son to go to the streets with  their booklets, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain.

I am wondering why do the Muslims need to get stories and quotes from Christians. Aren’t Qur;an, Hadeeth and authentic biographies of Companions and their students and Imams enough for us? or are they too tough or boring to read?


The strength of Islam is in the fact that its original sources (Quran & Sunnah) and their meanings are well protected. That is why the enemies of Islam have come up with fake Quran (books, websites) and fabricated hadeeths. (Now, our own brothers are spreading fake Quanic verses via email chains, like the above)

This is also the reason why the Imams not only recorded authentic hadeeths, but also elaborately wrote about the chain of narrators, and weak & fabricated hadeeths. If truth and false mixes, then the end product isn’t clearly the truth.

Conveying the truth is compulsory on every Muslim – irrespective of the result. The result may be fame (you become famous), criticism (which prophet wasn’t criticised?) or persecution. That doesn’t matter, as long as one conveys the truth for the sake of Allaah alone

Anytime you see “Allah said” or “Prophet said”, look for references to Qur’an or Hadeeth. If you don’t see references PLEASE RETURN THE EMAIL AND SEEK PROOF and most importantly, DO NOT FORWARD

Warning: “Whoever attributes to me something that I did not say, let him reserve his seat in the Hellfire”  [Saheeh Al-Bukhari]. Prophet stated that warning on a number of occasions, as those words have been recorded from the Prophet by over fifty Companions [Sulaimaan al-Tabaraani, Turuq Hadeeth Man Kadhaba Alayya Mutamadan]

Anas ibn Maalik also said, “If I did not fear that I may make a mistake, I would narrate to you some of the things I heard from the Messenger of God.  However, I heard him say, ‘Whoever falsely attributes something to my authority shall take his own seat in the Hell-fire.’” [This narration was recorded by al-Daarimi]

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Summary (from another brother):

1. Reference to the various Hadith mentioned must be placed, or else it shouldn’t be circulated.
2. This worldly phenomenon is not something specific to Adhaan… Salah too is the same… probably some non-Muslim practises are the same too.
3. The plants, stones and trees do the Dhikr of Allah all the time, but we do not understand that.
4. Reference to what Allah said (at the end) must be given. This is unbelievable – lying against Allah.


Written by S Ibrahim

Mar 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm

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  1. shukran brother for that because i was misled
    by one of those hadeeth

    Ally kassim

    Dec 31, 2014 at 11:09 pm

  2. Thanks You ! I tell people all the time not to send me these emails and text messages as most of them make no sense.

    Ahmed M

    May 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  3. Regarding the words that ” if you are ashamed of Allah, Allah will be ashamed of you” , is this come in any hadith qudsi?

    Mohamed Uvais

    Feb 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • I don’t know if it is in Hadith Qudsi. Hadith Qudsi are generally mentioned like “Prophet mentioned that Allah said….”. In any case, it is the responsibility of the people to quote the source of hadith. Every time i quote a hadeeth or Quran, i mention the reference.

      Seyed Ibrahim

      Feb 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

  4. I am very happy that you covered such an important topic. But what concerns more is that the number of comments received for this is so lesser, whereas comments for some thing which supports world ending on 2012 with NASA’s name is sometimes a bit higher. I would like to tell my brothers in Islam to act meaningfully and not to spread any misleading e-mails.

    Mohammed Shayas

    Jan 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

  5. […] Misleading Emails from Muslims regarding Adhan […]

  6. Jazzaka llahu khaeran for this piece. It would no doubt enlighten and re-orientate a number of brothers and sisters in Islam, concerning e-mail forwarding without being critical of the contents. Mudathir


    Mar 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

  7. Assalamu Alaikkum bhai,

    You covered a very important topic. Till I read your blog, I did not know that the email related to Azaan (“The person who talks during the Azaan will not be able to say the Kalma-e-shahadat on his/her death bed” ) did not have authenticity.
    Jazak Allah for posting this.

    Jazak Allah Khairun,


    Mar 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm

  8. Yes, brother. Some of our brothers and sisters have the so-called forward mania. They forward anything they receive without verifying its authenticity. When it comes to faith, it becomes dangerous to do such things.


    Mar 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  9. Yes Brother Ibrahim! You are Absolutely correct. We should never FORWARD any mails WITHOUT AUTHENCITY

    Abu Saabir

    Mar 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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