Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



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Sheikh “Muhammad Abduh”(1849-1905) the Head of Islamic verdict body (mufti) & top scholar in Egypt & most Islamic countries  in his time wrote that the health & life in Islam is prior & comes first to religious duties .The Islam forgiving commands take the human to ALLAH & fills his heart with ALLAH love, but does not take him from making up his life earnings & enjoying life pleasures . The prophet did not say “ sell what you own & follow me” but when asked about sadakah (optional charity amount) , he said “ the third is enough & the third is much , leave money to your pedigree & leave them rich not needy to others”

1)   Islam has granted us permissions & waivers , for example ALLAH has enacted Ramadan fasting , but waived the fasting for the sick & traveler & those who find much hardship in it , ALLAH has enacted water ablution before prayer but waived ablution if there was a harm of water contacting or it was difficult to get water, also praying in Islam is performed by movements of standing & kneeling but the movement is waived if the prayer finds difficulty in it

2)   Islam allowed & called for enjoying & relishing all kinds of life adorments & goods & pleasures conditional to moderation & good intention & maintaining the legal limits , see


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُحَرِّمُوا طَيِّبَاتِ مَا أَحَلَّ اللَّـهُ لَكُمْ

translation “O you who have believed, do not prohibit the good things which Allah has made lawful to you—


قُلْ مَنْ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ اللَّـهِ الَّتِي أَخْرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِ وَالطَّيِّبَاتِ مِنَ الرِّزْقِ

translation “Say, “Who has forbidden the adornment of Allah which He has produced for His servants and the good [lawful] things of provision/livelihood —

3)   ALLAH calls for spending & enjoying but without extravagance

Q 17;29

وَلَا تَجْعَلْ يَدَكَ مَغْلُولَةً إِلَىٰ عُنُقِكَ وَلَا تَبْسُطْهَا كُلَّ الْبَسْطِ فَتَقْعُدَ مَلُومًا مَّحْسُورًا

translation “And do not make your hand [as] chained to your neck (tight spender)or extend it completely (extravagant)and [thereby] become blamed and insolvent.

4)   Islam forbid us from exaggerating & hyperbole in religion & asks us to enjoy our life

QURAN 28;77

وَابْتَغِ فِيمَا آتَاكَ اللَّـهُ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ ۖ وَلَا تَنسَ نَصِيبَكَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا

Translation “And seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and do not forget your share of the world”–

ALLAH told us to supplicate to him asking for good in both life & afterlife

2;201 رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Translation “Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”–

5)ALLAH tells us that he wants the ease for us & told us to choose the easy path

QURAN 2;185

يُرِيدُ اللَّـهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ

Translation is “Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship”—