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Abusive and oppressive haafiz

Fatwaa ID: 1295

Question:
Salaam,

I wanted to know if someone is a Hafiz but has wronged his ex wife and allowed his family to abuse her, does he still get to go straight to heaven without any questioning and does he still get to take 10 people to heaven with him even though he had done wrong to someone.

JazakAllah khair

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Sister in Islam,
May Allaah Ta’aala grant you peace and comfort. May He heal you from your pains and grant you strength.

Becoming a haafiz is a great blessing from Allaah Ta’aala and a magnificent accomplishment. There are many virtues of a haafiz. However, this comes with great responsibilities as well. A haafiz, to remain eligible for the virtues and perks, must live by the teachings and values of the Qur’aan. If he does not do so, then the Qur’aan will be a witness against him on the Day of Judgment. Being a haafiz is not a free pass to do whatever one wants. Likewise, it is not pass to harm or hurt others.

At the same time, it is important to understand that a haafiz is still a human being and will make mistakes like others. He obviously must try his best to maintain his dignity and honor and avoid all forms of wrongs. He must try his level best to value the Qur’aan that Allaah Ta’aala gave him and live by its teachings. When he does slip, he must make istighfaar and tawbah. Tawbah includes fulfilling and resolving the rights of others. A person will not be able to enter Jannah until the rights of others whom he violated are resolved.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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