FATWA – Zaid Hamid and his followers are Kaafir. December 6th,2011

Jamia Uloom ul Islamia Binori Town and Jamia Binoria International have jointly issued a Fatwa declaring Zaid Hamid and his followers as Kafir.

We ask all those who are still following Zaid Hamid to repent because now following Zaid Hamid can lead you to eternal damnation in hell as you will no longer remain a Muslim. We must also mention here that apostasy carries capital punishment under Islamic law and Pakistani law.

Complete Copy of the Fatwa:

Fatwa On Listening and Watching Zaid Hamid's Programs

Fatwa of Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore is that till Zaid Hamid does Toubah and disassociates himself from Yousuf Kazab, listening and watching his programs is not Jaiz according to Islamic Shariah. By defending Yusuf Kazab, Zaid Hamid has become a traitor and Gustakh of Rasool Allah saaw and listening/watching a gaddar, baghi and gustakh of Rasool Allah saaw is haram on Muslims.

Full Screen Mode: Fatwa On Listening To Zaid Hamid’s Programs

Full Screen Mode: Fatwa On Listening To Zaid Hamid’s Programs

Please spread this fatwa to your friends and family. Distribute its copies in your Universities and colleges. May Allah bless you all for this Kar e Kheir.

Zaid Hamid Shows His Real Face – Becomes A Takfiri, Calls Everyone a Kafir

Zaid Hamid has over time accussed Ulema of being Takfiri. A Takfiri is a person who calls a Muslim to be a Kafir. In this regard Zaid Hamid used to remind everyone of the Hadees of Prophet Muhammad saaw, that if a muslim calls some fellow muslim to be a Kafir and if the fellow muslim is not a Kafir, the accuser becomes a Kafir himself.

Zaid Hamid has used this word “Takfiri” so often that Takfiri and Fasadi have become a buzz word for him and his fans.

Ulema of AMTKN and Muftian Karam has not called Zaid Hamid to be a Kafir till this date. All that they have said is that Zaid Hamid was a companion of Yusuf Kazab and was his Khalifa and defended him till Yusuf’s death. In fact Zaid Hamid still defends Yusuf Kazab to this date.

However, when it comes to Zaid Hamid himself, he wastes no time and does not think twice before calling all his opposer’s to be Kafir. In this regard Zaid Hamid has issued a Fatwa of Kufr on us in the past. We mentioned this in our article titled Zaid Hamid Calls us Kafir, Forgets the Hadees e Rasool saaw Himself.

But now in his latest status update on his facebook fanpage, Zaid Hamid has called everyone that has been opposing him to be a Kafir. The status message is being produced in verbatim below:

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid [Official] Persecution and threats at the hands of Zionist system, CIA, RAW, corrupt govt and political parties, terrorists of TTP, BLA and anti Pakistan separatists, sectarian religious extremists and secular liberal fascists!! We are honored to have such galaxy of Kufr united against us. Alhamdolilah, we are hurting them and shall live with dignity and die with honor but never betray Ummat e Rasul and Pakistan!

Zaid Hamid Terms His Opposition to be Kafir

Zaid Hamid Terms His Opposition to be Kafir

For the purpose of elaboration, we are presenting the names of people who have been declared Kafir by Zaid Hamid in this status update.

  • Terrorists of TTP: TTP was previously declared as a terrorist organization by Zaid Hamid, but now he has declared them to be Kafir as well.
  • BLA (Baloch Liberation Army): BLA and other Balochs supporting BLA have been declared Kafir by Zaid Hamid.
  • Anti Pakistan Separatists: have been declared as Kafir by Zaid Hamid.
  • Sectarian Religious Extremists
  • Secular Liberal Fascists

The Sectarian Religious Extremists

These are the Ulemas who according to Zaid Hamid are trying to fuel sectarian clashes by giving Fatwas agains Yusuf Kazab. So these sectarian Ulema have also been declared as Kafir by Zaid Hamid. The list of these Ulema include:

  1. Dr Israr Ahmed [Ahl e Hadees] – who issued a statement against Zaid Hamid and asked him to call Yusuf to be a Kazab. See Tanzeem e Islami’s press release here.
  2. Moulana Abdur Rehman Ashrafi [Deoband] – who called Yusuf to be a Kazab and denied any relationship with Yusuf Kazab. See Moulana Ashrafi’s statement here.
  3. Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Qadri [Barelvi] – who called Yusuf to be a Kazab and Zaid Hamid to be a Shaitan. See Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Qadri’s statement here.
  4. Mufti Naeem [Deoband] – who called Yusuf to be a Kazab and Zaid Hamid to be an even bigger Kazab. See Mufti Naeem’s statement here.
  5. Moulana Saeed Ahmed Jalalpuri Shaheed [AMTKN] – Moulana Jalalpuri called Zaid Hamid to be a “Rehbar Ke Roop Mein Rehzan”. Zaid Hamid had previously called Moulana Shaheed to be a 2 Takey Ka Molvi.
  6. Moulana Ismael Shujabadi [AMTKN] – Moulana Ismael Shujabadi is on record and has blasted Zaid Hamid’s lies on Yusuf Kazab issue. Moulana Ismael is also a 2 Takey Ka Molvi according to Zaid Hamid. See Moulana Shujabadi’s statement here.
  7. Moulana Akram Tofani [AMTKN] – Moulana Akram nominated Zaid Hamid in the FIR of Moulana Jalalpuri’s murder and called Zaid Hamid to be a Khabees ul Fitrat Insan. Moulana Tofani is also a 2 Takey Ka Molvi according to Zaid Hamid.

The problem with this sectarian group is that it is not sectarian at all and includes Ulema e Karam from all sects including Ahl e Hadees, Deoband, and Barelvi sect – which could collectively be called the Muslim Ummah. So perhaps what Zaid Hamid is trying to say is that the Sect of Muslim Ummah is opposing him and hence have become a Kafir by opposing him.

Majority of Muslims in Pakistan are Sunni’s i.e. they follow Barelvi, Deoband or Ahl e Hadees maslak. By calling Ulema of all maslaks of Sunni’s to be Kafir – Zaid Hamid has actually declared all Sunni’s to be Kafir.

May be Zaid Hamid and his followers are now the only Muslims left in Pakistan.

Secular Liberal Fascists

This is the liberal group in Pakistan, which has been opposing Zaid Hamid for his extreme and violent message and propaganda. The group include the names of people such as:

  1. Fasi Zaka
  2. Nadeem F. Paracha

Also see Zaid Hamid quoting the Hadees of Prophet Muhammad saaw in his defense – which states that If a Muslim calls other Muslim a Kafir – and the other Muslim is not a Kafir, the accuser becomes a Kafir.

“If somebody accuses another of Fusuq (by calling him ‘Fasiq’ i.e. a wicked person) or accuses him of Kufr, such an accusation will revert to him (i.e. the accuser) if his companion (the accused) is innocent.”

Reference: Sahih Bukhari, Al-Adab, Bk. 8, Vol. 73, Hadith 71

Fatwa of Mufti Mufti Ebrahim Desai Dārul Iftā, Madrasah In῾āmiyyah South Africa on Zaid Hamid

Now a days as you may know that, Zaid Zaman Hamid (who is the owner of Brass Tacks) are struggling for khilafa system in Pakistan.

As salaam u alikum

Now a days as you may know that, Zaid Zaman Hamid (who is the owner of Brass Tacks) are struggling for khilafa system in Pakistan.

I came to know that he (Zaid Zaman Hamid ) is same person who is the follower of yousaf ali kazab (who claimed to be a propohet Muhammad, Nauzubillah).

Based on above sitaution what are precautions that Muslim umma should need to take, Sould we struggle for khilafa just by following a person like Zaid Zaman Hamid ? or what kind of advice which you could give to MUSLIM UMMA

I know this question is personally targeted some one (like Zaid Zaman Hamid), but you may also know that this is very important question for the whole young youth in Pakistan who wants islamic ways of life in Pakistan and now we all are looking towards our Ulama Karam (Muslim Scholars) in Pakistan that , how they respond to this fitna. May Allah guide us to the right path

Please please reply me as soon as possible so that i can also inform others about it who is just blindly following Zaid Zaman Hamid

Waiting for your reply



In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh

In the compilation of ahādīth a very large portion has been dedicated towards ابواب الفتن (Abwābul fitan) or كتاب الفتن (Kitābul fitan) where in the muhadithīn have narrated all those ahādīth which are related to the trials and tribulations. In these ahādith Nabi sallalāhu ῾alaihe wasallam has warned the ummah against all those events which will occur before Qiyāmah.

In كنزالعمال (Kanzul ῾ummāl) the most famous work of Allamah Ali Muttaqi rahimahullah, it has been narrated on the authority of Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas῾ūd radiyallaho ῾anho,

“Be cautious of the company you join and how you obtain Ilm deen. Verily, towards the end of time the devils will disguise themselves into the form of men and they will say; “حدثنا ” and “ أخبرنا ” therefore when you adopt someone’s company then inquire about his name, his father’s name and his lineage; so that you may pursue him in his absence.”

(kanzul ῾ummāl vol.10, pg.214, mo’assisātur risālah ) [1]

In the light of above hadīth we understand that it is very important to identify the person we seek our legal advice/guidance from, whether he is a reliable ῾ālim or not? where did he attained his knowledge? who are his teachers? This is because anyone quoting “اخبرنا” and “حدثنا” does not automatically qualify him to be a reliable ῾ālim. As Abdullah ibn Mubārak rahimahullah said very beautifully;

“The entire deen is based on the chain of narrators, had it not been for the isnād then every person will narrates that; what he desires”.

(Muqaddimah muslim, vol.1, pg.12, Maktaba-e-thānvi Deoband) [2]

And Muhammad bin Sirīn rahimahullah has mentioned;

“Knowledge is the entire deen so beware who you obtain your deen from”.

(Muqaddimah muslim, vol.1, pg.11, Maktaba-e-thānvi Deoband) [3]

We have conducted a research on “Zaid Zaman Hamid” and we concluded that there is sufficient information about him on:

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum

Ml. A Khan,
Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā, Madrasah In῾āmiyyah

[1] – عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه انظروا من تجالسون وعمن تأخذون دينكم فإن الشياطين يتصورون في آخر الزمان في صور الرجال فيقولون : حدثنا وأخبرنا وإذا جلستم إلى رجل فاسألوه عن اسمه وأبيه وعشيرته فتفقدونه إذا غاب. )كنزالعمال باب آفات العلم)

2 – قال امام مسلم رحمه الله حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ قُهْزَاذَ مِنْ أَهْلِ مَرْوَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَانَ بْنَ عُثْمَانَ يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ الْمُبَارَكِ يَقُول الْإِسْنَادُ مِنْ الدِّينِ وَلَوْلَا الْإِسْنَادُ لَقَالَ مَنْ شَاءَ مَا شَاءَ
( مقدمه مسلم شريف, باب الاسناد من الدين )

3- قال امام مسلم رحمه الله حَدَّثَنَا حَسَنُ بْنُ الرَّبِيعِ حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ عَنْ أَيُّوبَ وَهِشَامٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ وَحَدَّثَنَا فُضَيْلٌ عَنْ هِشَامٍ قَالَ وَحَدَّثَنَا مَخْلَدُ بْنُ حُسَيْنٍ عَنْ هِشَامٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ قَالَ إِنَّ هَذَا الْعِلْمَ دِينٌ فَانْظُرُوا عَمَّنْ تَأْخُذُونَ دِينَكُمْ
( مقدمه مسلم شريف, باب الاسناد من الدين )

Source: Ask Imam

Etiquette of the seeker of knowledge

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) was sent to perfect morals and manners. In fact, all the Prophets before us practiced good mannerism. Many times, it is sad to see those who call themselves Muslims acting differently than everyone else.

We have been daily receiving comments and it is very sad to see that most of these comment seem to have lost a very important and salient feature of a believer, which is Good Manners and Good Character. The earlier generation of Sahaba and Salaf (pious predecessors) used to lay great importance to manners and adab. But, today it seems that our generation seems to have lost it. Just a difference of opinion or lack of support for an individual, organization can lead them end up fighting like animals; even in this regard animals might feel proud of themselves, because the manners they show during their arguments in their language, they would consider themselves better than those who during debate go par below animal level and don’t realize of it.

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: “The Prophet never used bad language neither a ‘Fahish nor a Mutafahish. He used to say ‘The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.’
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 759]

It is the hypocrites that use foul language.

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: “The Prophet said, “Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up.

1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays.
2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.
4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner.
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 33]

Allah (Azza wal Jall) says in the Holy Quran

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster. [Quran, 31:18]

Insolence, or arrogance, or undue elation at our powers or capacities, is the first step to many evils.  Besides, it is unjustified.  All our gifts are from Allah Almighty. Thus, get rid of these diseases; lest it get rids of you.

Thus, seeing that importance of argument, I’d like everyone to read this and learn manners and etiquette to seek the truth and knowledge, even if someone has difference of opinion in some matter, he should maintain manners.

In conclusion, we ask those who comment on our blog to pay attention to this, because we now will not tolerate any comments that will be void of manners and adab. For further read the blog rules.

It is better to start practicing the use of words like “You think that this is not good…”, “In your humble opinion, we should…”, instead of “This is all lying and crap”, “You this and that”, etc. Also, when you speak about Scholars, speak with respect. No insulting or bashing of scholars with words like “Maulvis” and “Mullas” will be tolerated now, nor will any sort of arrogance, attitude, and sarcasm be tolerated towards Islam, Muslims and Scholars. If you want to disagree or have an argument, use manners to convey your point of view. If you don’t follow, don’t be surprised if your comments don’t make it on our blog for violating the blog rules.

Ibn al-Qayyim (Rahimu’Allah) said the following regarding manners

“…Manners have limits. When these limits are crossed, this is transgression. When they are fallen short of, this is deficiency and disgrace.

Below to educate you regarding the etiquette the seeker of knowledge should adopt. Though the below advice is for the seeker of knowledge in Deen, but we can very well consider this in our case as well, in finding the truth with sincerity and turn to Allah (Azza wal Jall) to guide us.

Allaah has blessed me by causing me to seek knowledge. What is the etiquette which you advise me to follow?


Praise be to Allaah.

There is a certain amount of etiquette for seeking knowledge which the seeker of knowledge should follow. We will give you this advice and this etiquette for seeking knowledge; may Allaah cause you to benefit thereby.

1 – Patience

My dear brother, seeking knowledge is one of the highest of pursuits, and heights cannot be scaled except by working hard and stribing. Abu Tamaam said, addressing himself:

“Let me scale the heights that cannot be scaled, for reaching high things is difficult whilst reaching low things is easy.

You want to scale the heights without any effort, but honey cannot be gathered without beestings.”

Another poet said:

“You seek to attain glory, and those who seek to attain glory

Strive their utmost and roll up their sleeves for that purpose.

They strive hard but most of them become tired.

But those who have patience and perseverance attain the heights of the glory that they desired.

Do not think that attaining glory is as easy as eating dates;

You cannot attain glory until you swallow the bitterest medicine.”

So be patient and persevere. If jihaad requires an hour of patience, then the seeker of knowledge must be patient until the end of his life. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning)

“O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your enemy), and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and fear Allâh, so that you may be successful.”

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:200]

2 – Purity of intention in action

Adhere to purity of intention in what you do. Let your aim be to seek the Face of Allaah (i.e., the pleasure of Allaah) and the Home of the Hereafter. Beware of showing off and the love of making oneself appear to be superior to one’s peers. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever seeks knowledge in order to compete with the scholars or to prove himself superior to the ignorant or to make the people look up to him, Allaah will cause him to enter Hell.” (narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 2654; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i).

To sum up, you have to be pure both outwardly and inwardly from every major and minor sin.

3 – Acting upon what you know

Know that acting upon what you know is the fruit of knowledge. Whoever knows but does not act upon his knowledge is like the Jews whom Allaah likened to the ugliest things in His Book, when He said (interpretation of the meaning):

“The likeness of those who were entrusted with the (obligation of the) Tawraat (Torah) (i.e. to obey its commandments and to practise its laws), but who subsequently failed in those (obligations), is as the likeness of a donkey which carries huge burdens of books (but understands nothing from them). How bad is the example of people who deny the Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allaah. And Allaah guides not the people who are Zaalimoon (polytheists, wrongdoers, disbelievers)”

[al-Jumu’ah 62:5]

And whoever acts without knowledge is like the Christians, who are the “daalleen (those who have gone astray)” mentioned in Soorat al-Faatihah. With regard to the books which you should study, they are mentioned in Question # 20191; please refer to this Question as it is important.

4 – Always being aware that Allaah is watching

You must always be aware that Allaah is watching you, in secret and in the open. Your attitude towards your Lord must always be balanced between fear and hope, which for the Muslims are like the two wings of a bird. Turn to Allaah wholeheartedly and let your heart be filled with love for Him, your tongue with remembrance of Him (dhikr). Be happy and rejoice in His rulings and His wisdom.

Always call upon Allaah (du’aa’) in every sujood, asking Him to bless you and grant you beneficial knowledge, for if you are sincere towards Allaah, He will support you and help you, and will cause you to attain the level of the righteous scholars.

5 – Make the best use of time

Make the most of your youth and your whole life by learning. Do not be deceived by procrastination and wishful thinking about the future. Every hour of your life that passes cannot be replaced. Do away with whatever you can of distractions and obstacles which prevent you from striving your utmost to attain knowledge. Hence the salaf encouraged keeping away from one’s family and keeping a distance from one’s homeland, because when a person is distracted he will not be able to understand facts of knowledge and subtle issues. Allaah has not given man two hearts in his chest, and similarly it is said that knowledge will not give you a part of it until you give it your all.

6 – Be cautious

Beware of being preoccupied in the beginning with the disputes among the scholars, or among people in general, because this confuses the mind. Also beware of musannafaat , because they will waste your time and make you confused. Instead, give your all to the book which you are reading or the topic which you are studying until you become competent in it. Beware of moving from one book to another (before completing the former), for that is a sign of boredom and failure. You must pay attention to each branch of knowledge, in order of importance.

7 – Precision and focus

Strive to verify that which you want to memorize so that you are certain of it, either from a shaykh or from someone else who can help you. Then memorize it properly and continually repeat it and review at specific times each day, lest you forget what you have memorized.

8 – Studying books

After you have memorized the summarized books properly, with their commentaries, and you have understood any difficult passages in them and understood the important points, then move on to studying the detailed versions, always reviewing what you have learned and noting the valuable points, subtle issues, strange minor issues, solutions to problems and differences between similar rulings, in all branches of knowledge. Do not think little of anything useful that you learn or any basic principle that you understand; instead, hasten to note and memorize it.

Let your concern to seek knowledge be uppermost; do not be content to learn only a little when you are able to do more. Do not be content with a little of the legacy of the Prophets (may the blessings of Allaah be upon them), and do not delay learning anything that you can, or be distracted or put off by wishful thinking. Delay is a problem, and if you learn something now you can learn something else later.

Make the most of your time, when you are free and when you are busy. Make the most of your youth when your mind is fresh and you have less distractions, before you become distracted by false ambitions and the desire for worldly possessions.

You should try to obtain as many of the books you need as you can, because they are the tools of learning. Do not make getting and keeping a lot of them (without benefiting from them) the only share of knowledge that you have, and collecting them the only share of understanding that you have. You also have to use and benefit from them as much as you can.

9 – Choosing companions

Strive to choose righteous friends who are preoccupied with seeking knowledge and are of a good nature, who can help you in achieving your aim, add to the benefits you have already gained, encourage you to seek more knowledge and stop you from feeling bored and tired; friends who are religiously-committed, trustworthy and of good character, who are sincere towards Allaah and who are not merely messing about. (See Tadhkirat al-Saami’ by Ibn Jamaa’aah).

Beware of the bad companion, for he may influence you and people are like birds, they will resemble one another [i.e., “birds of a feather flock together”]. So beware of mixing with people like that, for that is a sickness, and prevention is better than cure.

10 – Finally, good manners towards the shaykh

Knowledge cannot be gained only from books; you must also have a shaykh whom you trust to open the door to knowledge and keep you from making mistakes. So you must have good manners towards him, for this is the way to success, learning and strength. So you must honour, respect and be polite to the shaykh. Observe the utmost standards of etiquette when you sit with your shaykh and speak with him. Ask questions in a proper manner and listen attentively. Be polite when studying the book with him and do not try to argue with him or compete with him. Do not initiate conversation with him or walk ahead of him or speak too much in his presence, or interrupt him or interrupt him when he is teaching. Do not pressurize him to give you an answer, and avoid asking him too many questions, especially in front of other people, for this will make you appear to be showing off and make him bored with you. Do not call him directly by his name or nickname; rather say “O my shaykh” or “O our shaykh” (Yaa shaykhi or Yaa shaykhunaa)

If you think that the shaykh has made a mistake, do not let that make him lose respect in your eyes, because that will deprive you of his knowledge. Who is there who is entirely free from error? See Hilyat Taalib al-‘Ilm by Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd

We ask Allaah to make you and us strong and steadfast, and to let us see the day when you will become one of the scholars of the Muslims and an authority in the religion of Allaah and one of the imaams of the pious. Ameen, ameen.. We hope to meet soon, and peace be upon you.


Fatwa: Situations in which gheebah (backbiting) is permitted

We’ve been receiving continuous comments telling us to stop doing all this propaganda and doing backbiting as it is not allowed in Shari’ah. Thus, I think it is necessary to clear them that what are the situations in which gheebah(backbiting) is permitted, and Yousuf Kazzab and cult very well fulfills most of it that we’ll mention below. We hope that this will clear the things as an advice from our side. Insha’Allah. It is unfortunate now that most of the Ziad Hamid fan-club, though claim to work on mission of Khilafah, but are very weak when it really comes to Shari’ah and it’s rulings.

Q: What are the situations in which gheebah (backbiting or talking about others in their absence) is permitted?

Praise be to Allaah.
The scholars have stated that gheebah is permitted in certain situations:


Complaining. It is permissible for the one who has been wronged to complain to the ruler or judge and others who have the authority or ability to settle the score with the one who wronged him.


Seeking help to change evil and bring the sinner back to the right path, so he may say to the one who he hopes is able to do something: “So and so is doing such and such; tell him not to do it.”


Seeking advice or a fatwa, by saying to the mufti, “So and so/my father/my brother has wronged me by doing such and such, does he have the right to do that? How can I solve this problem and ward off his harm from me?”


Warning the Muslims of someone’s evil, such as highlighting the weakness of some reporters or witnesses or authors. That also includes seeing someone buying faulty goods, or someone keeping company with one who is a thief or adulterer, or giving a female relative of his to such a man in marriage, and the like. You should tell them about that by way of sincere advice, not with the aim of causing harm and spreading mischief.


If a person openly commits evil or follows bid’ah, such as drinking alcohol and seizing people’s wealth unlawfully, it is permissible to speak of what he is doing openly, but it is not permissible to speak against him any other way, unless it is for another reason.


For identification, if someone is known by a nickname such as the dim-sighted one, or the blind man or the one-eyed or the lame one, it is permissible to identify him as such, but it is haraam to mention that by way of belittling him, and if it is possible to identify him in some other way, that is better.

It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Ifta (26/20): Speaking about a person in his absence is permissible in certain situations as indicated by shar’i evidence, if there is a need for that, such as if someone consults you about arranging a marriage to him, or entering into a business partnership with him, or if someone complains to the authorities to put a stop to his wrongdoing. In that case there is nothing wrong with saying things about him that he may not like to be said, because there is an interest to be served by that. One of the scholars summed up in two lines of poetry the situations in which it is permissible to talk about a person in his absence, and said:

Criticizing is not gheebah in six (cases) – complaining, identifying, warning, When the person is committing evil openly, when advice is sought, and when one is asking for help in removing an evil.

End quote.

And Allaah knows best.