بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I recently heard of a film called American Shari’ah which will premiere soon in Trinidad. After verifying what it was about I have decided to share my observations with brothers and sisters especially in Trinidad.
The film contains mockery of Islamic legislation especially regarding the penal code (specifically cutting off the hands of the thief) and the niqaab (face veil). Verily, mockery of the legislation is from that which nullifies Islaam. Allah has said:
“And if you were to ask them they would say verily we were only speaking and jesting. Say are you mocking Allah, his signs and his Messenger? Do not make excuses you have disbelieved after you have believed” (9:65-66)
And the scholars of the past and the present have agreed that mocking any aspect of the religion is tantamount to Kufr (disbelief).
Likewise within it these is sin such as free mixing and flirting between a male and female, singing and with it is excessive laughter and laughter at that which is not true. The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
“Do not laugh excessively for verily laughing excessively kills the heart” (Adab Ul Mufrad no. 252)
Therefore, it is upon us as Muslims to hold onto the manners and ettiquettes of the Shari’ah and I asked Allah to guide those who made it and likewise those who promote it.
و صلى الله على نبينا محمد و على اله و صحبه و سلم