The Ruling of Summer Camps
…I advise you and the likes of you to keep far from these political schemes (the summer camps) and to take advantage of your (summer) break in the memorization of the book of Allaah and memorizing texts from all sort of fields, such as in aqeedah, in fiqh, in science of hadeeth , in grammar and in sarf. Go to one of the sacred Masjids and memorize the book of Allaah or that which is made easy for you (to memorize) from it…
[The Reference: al Intiqaadaatul Aliyah,page 90, print: Daarul Imaam Ahmad.]
Ash Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was asked: is it from the ways of al Ikwaanul Muslimoon to take the youths out to camping places?
A: Yes this is from their ways, so they say we are going to read Quraan or something like that of those affairs. So they go out in the night to far places…
[The Reference: al Intiqaadaatul Aliyah, Page: 103, print: Daarul Imaam Ahmad.]
Ash Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan, may Allaah preserve him, was asked is calling the people to come out and play a means of giving da’wah?
A: No it is not a means of giving Da’wah, verily the means of giving da’wah are confined to that which is considered to be following the messenger, alaihi as salaatu was salaam, rather this is from that which is considered to be allowable acts (only, not an act of worship) if the conditions and the regulations that we (previously) mentioned are met… so one can strengthen one’s body (by it) or giving yourself (body) time to relax…
[Page: 132, print: Daarul Imaam Ahmad. The Reference: al Intiqaadaatul Aliyah]
The Grand Muftee of Saudi Arabia, may Allaah preserve him, was asked about summer camps?
A: Learning and studying in the Masjids is better than moving around with no benefit.
Ash Shakh Saalih al Fawzaan, may Allaah preserve him, said:
It is not from the means of giving Da’wah having group trips, having secret meetings and by isolating oneself from the community as some groups does.
He, may Allaah preserve him, also was asked should one go out with them to their camps?
A: leave them; do not go out with them.
[Page: 134, print: Daarul Imaam Ahmad. The Reference: al Intiqaadaatul Aliyah.]
Ash-Shaykh al-Uthaymeen’s Stance on Summer Camps/Trips
Ash-Shaykh Rabee‟, may Allâh preserve him, clarified the stance of Shaykh al-Uthaymeen, may Allâh have mercy on him, regarding these trips when he mentioned:
“Going out to the Masjids to give Da‟wah and calling to Allâh, then this okay. But as for going out in the way of the Hizbiyyoon to play soccer then this something not intended by ash-Shaykh al-Uthaymeen ,may Allâh bless you…”
[The Reference: al Intiqaadaatul Aliyah,print: Daarul Imaam Ahmad.]
Compiled by Abu Fajr Abdil-Fattaah as-Somaalee
Posted on July 10, 2013, in Articles, Bidh'a, Da'wah, Talib Al Ilm (Student of Knowledge) and tagged fatwa, is summer camp islamic, Shakh Saalih al Fawzaan, Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee, Shaykh al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee, Shaykh Rabee, summer camp. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.