Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Are we allowed to trick people into learning about Islam?


Can I have the name Buraq for my car number plate. The horse that took Mohammed (PBUH) to heaven. When people see it they can google and learn more about meraj night.


I would advise you not to use the word Buraq for your number plate even if your intention is to trick people to learn about the Prophet's ascension. Buraq is the name of the celestial mount that was brought to the Prophet (peace be upon him) for his journey to the heavens. How can you use this name for your car? It may sound like showing disrespect to the symbols of Allah. Allah says, "Whoever reverences the symbols of Allah, they are doing so because of the piety in their hearts."(Qur'an: 22:32).

In conclusion, I would urge you to change this number place. We are not allowed to use dubious methods to propagate Islam or disseminate religious knowledge. In Islam, we don't believe that end justifies the means.

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