Channel: Mufti Menk
Salam Alaikum, the body you and I have was actually entrusted to us by the Almighty Who made us. So it doesn't belong to us. And that's why when someone passes on, we usually say in early Lehi, we're in LA here are your own, which means we all belong to Allah, and we're all ultimately going to return to Allah. So when Allah gave me the body, it's only to us for a few years that I am on Earth. After that, it will decompose into the soil in the case of the vast majority, mean half Allah corner Khun wafi hanway Dooku amin Han creado koonta rotten.
In Surah Taha Allah says, We have created you from the soil or the dust, and we will return you into the earth, and we will resurrect you from it thereafter. So meaning once again, now once we understand and realize that the body is entrusted to us by the supreme deity who it belongs to, and he wants it back, we will then realize that we are not allowed to do with it whatever we want to do, but we will only be allowed to do what he allows us to do what he has permitted. So for example, when it comes to piercing, you cannot just Pierce anywhere and everywhere thinking it's my body, a believe it doesn't look at it that way. A believer says this belongs to the Almighty, I'm not going
to cause any harm to it, I'm not going to damage it to the best of my ability. And for this reason, Allah says Allah to obey the comb Isla De Luca, don't ever throw yourselves using your own hands into destruction. So I'm not allowed to just Pierce anywhere and everywhere for females they're allowed to PST is, and the piercing elsewhere is disallowed. Some scholars have allowed a little bit more than that. But let's look at the issue of tattoos. So if I am using say, for example, henna, or a little bit of a dye that is permeable, and I'd like to put a design on my hands or wherever else,
I would be allowed to a certain extent to do that. But if it is permanent, then we as believers look at it by saying, who gave me the right to make a permanent change to this body of mine, that the Almighty has entrusted me with, if I find it in the teachings of the messenger peace be upon him, I would do it, if I don't, I will abstain from it. Because when I give it back to Allah Almighty, I want it to be in the best possible shape, I could have kept it and you will earn a reward for that I will earn a reward too. So we should not be doing permanent tattoos. In fact, the vast majority of scholars say that it is prohibited. Now, when it comes to someone who already has done it, or
sometimes you were not practicing much or you weren't a Muslim at a certain stage, and you did a permanent tattoo, what happens or you did it and now you're regretting it. Now, it's not so easy to remove it because sometimes it is more damaging to remove it, than to just leave it, you know, you made the mistake and it was there once if I'm going to try and rectify it, I might damage my body even more, in which case you don't try and rectify it, you leave it as it is, and you seek the forgiveness of Allah and he will forgive you. There are many people I know of even my personal friends, some of them have had these tattoos before they accepted Islam. When they reverted, it was
impossible to remove it or extremely difficult, painful or it was going to be more damaging. So they didn't do it. In some cases, I told them, don't do it. Because then you're defeating the purpose you're trying to cure something with something even worse. So for that reason, you will find a lot of people with tattoos, not because they are defying Allah. They did it when they were either ignorant or non Muslim or they will not practicing so much and now they won't be able to remove that tattoo. So don't judge people when you see people with tattoos. I know there are a few scholars who actually have a few tattoos that are quite embarrassing to them according to what they've told me.
And then Subhan Allah because they know the ruling. And this is the ruling actually that you don't have to remove it if you cannot remove it or it is difficult or harmful or painful etc. You don't. So if it is easily removable, then Bismillah I received an email today actually from someone telling me I've been trying the laser treatment
And this is to remove the tattoos that I have, but it's still leaving marks. So Subhanallah I just responded to say, Just do your best. And that's it. You know, you don't really have to worry the Almighty has forgiven you the first time you ever said, I regret it, and I shouldn't have done this, forgive me, and inshallah I won't do anymore. However, the moment you say that, genuinely, you're totally forgiven, even though you might have to live with that tattoo. Now, let me explain to you, the young and the old. Don't do permanent tattoos in a rush. I know of quite a few people who say, I've got my boyfriend or girlfriends, or even husbands or wives name tattooed permanently, in a
certain part of my body. Sometimes it's a bit embarrassing where they did it. And sometimes they did it somewhere.
And now we've broken up or we're divorced, or he's passed away. What do I do? Subhan Allah you didn't think Did you? Or people regret I did attend to and now I don't know what to do big regret, big regret. So if you really want do something that's not permanent, you know, maybe you can have a temporary tattoo. Maybe you can have some one made with henna. Maybe you can have something that is removable, so that you won't regret it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and ease. I thought I'd spend a few moments to beautifully explained to you that, yes, there is a detail as believers, we do believe that the body belongs to the maker himself. And we are just the soul in
that body. We have to carry the body in the best possible way. Don't do things that will embarrass you. Some people actually go and pierce their private areas, they tattoo, you know, in some of those areas. As believers, that should not be the case. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and grant us goodness, all of us. And may Allah Almighty Have mercy on us and our offspring. And remember, try your best to be the cleanest possible person. One thing that I learned and I'll end on this note is if you have used some of these tattoos, the permanent ones and so on, you cannot even donate blood. You cannot even donate blood and very quickly, you are allowed to donate blood. In fact, if there is
a need and you are able to give, then for as long as you're not buying and selling and there is the need. It is recommended to actually give your blood and to help humankind. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help every one of us akula kolyada was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.