What is the ruling on one who puts something in his back passage?.
Praise be to Allaah.
We ask Allaah to cleanse his heart and body, and to guide
him to the best of attitudes, words and deeds.
It should be noted that this action of his comes under the
heading of perversion. It is not by doing such actions that the Muslim
expresses gratitude to his Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, and it is
not in this manner that the Muslim will preserve the great blessings that
Allaah has bestowed upon him. He should give up these perverse actions which
go against the sound nature that Allaah has instilled in man, and go against
all revealed laws, and for which everyone of sound mind will hate him.
It should be noted that such perverse actions are a sign of
an idle mind, and he has to give up the things that led him to behave in the
manner of perverts. Perhaps among these reasons – and the greatest of them –
is having a heart that is devoid of faith, and a soul that is devoid of
shyness before Allaah and His angels, as well as watching haraam TV series,
movies and perverse actions, and having a life that is devoid of useful
work, not wanting to get married and liking to stay alone, and many other
such reasons which may cause a man to fall into bad ways.
He should hasten to give up this perverse action and repent
to his Lord. He must strive to furnish his heart with faith and fill his
life with righteous deeds and actions that will benefit his spiritual and
worldly interests. He must be keen to hasten to protect himself by means of
marriage to a righteous woman who will help him to remain chaste and obey
his Lord, and he must stop watching haraam things or staying alone which
makes it easy for him to fall into immoral ways.
He should also note that he is causing physical and
psychological harm to himself. He will see the negative consequences of what
he is doing on his body after a while, and he will see how much
psychological pain he will suffer, which will deprive him of sleep and
prevent him from enjoying his food and drink. He will see how much he will
suffer of physical pain which will prevent him from relieving himself with
ease, and how much he will suffer of infections and ulcers if he persists in
this perverse action of his.
He needs someone to explain to him that what he is doing is
haraam, and to remind him and exhort him (to follow the right path).
The one who is afflicted with any of these haraam actions has
to remember two things:
To feel shy before Allaah and
his angels and before himself too.
To fear death and to fear lest
Allaah causes him to die when he is doing that to himself.
With regard to shyness:
We know that he believes that Allaah can see him in all
situations, but perhaps he forgets about that at the time when he is
committing this sin. If this belief becomes established in his heart, with
time he will begin to feel shy of Allaah seeing him falling short in
obedience or committing a sin. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Knows he not that Allaah does see (what he does)?”
“And indeed We have created man, and We know what his
ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by
‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood
(may Allaah be pleased with him) said: Feel shy before Allaah is the true
sense of the word. They said: We feel shy before Allaah. He said: That is
not the way; the one who feels shy before Allaah in the true sense of the
word should be watchful of his mind and whatever enters it, and he should be
watchful of his stomach and whatever enters it, and he should remember death
and decay. Whoever hopes for the reward in the Hereafter would shun the
temptation of this world. Whoever does that is shy before Allaah in the true
sense of the word.
Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb,
He believes that Allaah has appointed noble angels over him
who can see him and hear him, and they record what he does of good deeds and
bad deeds, and they never leave him in any situation. If he feels shy of
them, he will give up the perverse actions that he is doing.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of
mankind) to watch you,
11. Kiraaman (Honourable) Kaatibeen —writing down (your
12. They know all that you do”
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
i.e., feel shy before
these honourable watchers and respect them; spare them from seeing you do
anything which you would not want those who are like you to see you doing,
for the angels are offended by that which offends the sons of Adam. If the
son of Adam would be offended by one who commits immoral actions and sins in
front of him, even if he might also do something similar, then how do you
think the honourable recording angels will be offended?
Al-Jawaab al-Kaafi, p. 75
One of the salaf said: With you are those who never leave
you, so feel shy of them and respect them.
He would feel shy of doing that in front of people, so how
can he not feel shy before Allaah and His angels?
With regard to death:
He should remember that he does not know when the Angel of
Death will come to him to take his soul, and he does not know the situation
that he will be in at that time. Would he like his death to come now, before
he repents? Would he like his soul to be taken when he is doing this
perverse action? Does he not know that deeds are judged according to a
person’s final deeds? Does he not know that Allaah will raise the people in
the same condition that they died? What will his situation be when he
emerges from his grave on the Day of Resurrection? What will he say to his
Lord when he stands before Him?
One of the salaf said: There are two things that put an end
of enjoyment of this world for me: remembering death, and remembering the
standing before Allaah, may He be exalted.
‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez (may Allaah have mercy on him) used
to gather the scholars and they would talk about death, the Resurrection and
the Hereafter, and they would weep so much that it was as if there was a
funeral taking place before them.
One of the salaf said: The one who remembers death is
honoured with three things: hastening to repent, contentment of heart and
energy for worship. Whoever forgets death is punished with three things:
delaying repentance, not being content with enough, and laziness in worship.
It should be noted that a good end is only granted to the one
who was righteous both inwardly and outwardly, and a bad end is given to one
who was inwardly corrupt, or who persisted in major sins. It should be noted
that a man will die as he lived, and his life will end in the manner that he
persisted in and did not give up.
It was said to a man who was in the throes of death: “Say
Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah.” And he started singing, because he used to be
infatuated by singing. It was said to a drinker when he was dying: “Say
Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,” and he started saying: “Drink and pour me
Perhaps what we have mentioned is sufficient to make him give
up his evil deeds and come back to his Lord, and to ask Him to help him and
guide him. We have given more advice and suggestions in the answer to
question no. 20068, which we
hope he will read too.
We ask Allaah to guide him and set his affairs straight.
And Allaah is the Source of strength.