Ghuloo towards the Scholars upon their death


Question: When one of the senior scholars passes away, some of the operators of satellite channels who intend good, resort to filming the place where the Shaykh would hold his lessons, his masjid and his minbar upon which he would give khutbahs.

Response: This is not permissible! This is not permissible! This progressively leads to ghuloo (excessiveness) towards the pious people, and ghuloo towards the scholars; these things are not permissible. [Regarding] the scholars – then their works (books, lessons, recordings etc) and knowledge of the way they spent their lives are all that remain. As for his minbar and his house, then there is no benefit in [any of] this! What benefit is there in knowing about his house?! He has died, that’s it he has died!

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

Related posts