Defend the Honor of Prophet (saw)

Defend Prophet Muhammad (saw)

After the blasphemous cartoons, drawing competitions and burn a Quran day, the Islamophobes are back with their pack of lies and abuses to hurt the feelings of Muslims of the world.

On September 11, 2012, a video was released in United States of America, and spread around the globe through Youtube. The video contained blasphemous content about Prophet Muhammad (saw).

The man behind this video is said to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a Coptic Christian, who used a false name of Sam Becile on video credentials.

This video is not a discrete act by some lone lunatic. Rather, it is another step in the series of carefully planned attempts to test the religious loyalty of the Muslims. On one hand Muslims are provoked and on the other hand, the paid puppies within us start lecturing us about patience and tolerance.

The perpetrators of such blasphemy, and their supporters, are forgetting the fact that our Prophet (saw) and his honor is sacred to us. It is our faith as Muslim that Prophet (saw) is first and foremost, even above our parents. Every Muslim is ready to sacrifice everything he or she has, for the honor of Prophet (saw).

To those who are unaware of our obligations as a Muslim for our Prophet (saw), here is what Quran and Hadith tells us:

Lo! We have sent thee (O Muhammad) as a witness and a bearer of good tidings and a warner, (48:8) That ye (mankind) may believe in Allah and His messenger, and may honour Him, and may revere Him, and may glorify Him at early dawn and at the close of day. (48:9)

Respect the Prophet (saw):

O ye who believe! Lift not up your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor shout when speaking to him as ye shout one to another, lest your works be rendered vain while ye perceive not. (49:2)

Prophet (saw) is no ordinary human being:

There is another absurd belief which is present among the people who are minority in number, is that they consider Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)to be like any other normal Human Being. Now let us see what Quran has to say in this regard.

Make not the calling of the messenger among you as your calling one of another. Allah knoweth those of you who steal away, hiding themselves. And let those who conspire to evade orders beware lest grief or painful punishment befall them. (29:63)

Imam Sawi explained in his super commentary on the Jalalayn that this is a prohibition from calling the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) by saying, “O Muhammad” or “O Abu’l-Qasim” and that he should be called upon with veneration, honour, and respect by saying instead “O Messenger of Allah” or “O Prophet of Allah” or “O Leader of the Messengers” and the like. He said that the verse tells us that it is not permissible to call the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in any manner that does not imply veneration, and that this applies both during his life and after his departure from this world. (Hashiyat al-Sawi ‘ala Tafsir al-Jalalayn, 3:149)

Annoyance of Prophet (saw) is annoyance of Allah!

Quran has called annoyance of Prophet (saw) to be actually annoyance of Allah azza Wajjal, we know very well that Allah is Lord of the worlds and is in no need of any of our actions, but in case of Prophet (saw) Allah has called Prophet’s annoyance to be “HIS OWN”

Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained. (33:57)

Tafsir Ibn Kathir: Allah warns and threatens those who annoy Him by going against His commands and doing that which He has forbidden, and who persist in doing so, and those who annoy His Messenger by accusing him of having faults or shortcomings — Allah forbid.

The Person who Disrespects Prophet (saw) is Kafir

Now let us see the sayings of eminent scholars regarding those people who disrespect the Prophet (saw):

Qadhi Iyaad (ra) states in the top ranking work on Seerah i.e. Ash-Shifa

Imam Muhammad bin Sahnoon said: There is consensus (ijma) amongst ulama that anyone who insults the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and finds his defects then such a person is “KAFIR” and there is promise of Allah’s tornment upon such a person and in sight of Ummah the ruling regarding him is to “KILL HIM” rather whosoever doubts in Kufr of such a person then he/she commits kufr himself

[Qadhi Iyaadh, Ash-Shifa, Page No. 134, Published by Dar ul Kutb al iLmiyyah, Beirut, Lebanon]

Ibn Taymiyyah wrote a whole book on this issue

Muhammad bin Sahnun (rah) said: There is consensus (ijma) amongst ulama that anyone who insults the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and finds his defects then such a person is “KAFIR” and there is promise of Allah’s torment upon such a person and in sight of Ummah the ruling regarding him is to “KILL HIM” rather whosoever doubts in Kufr of such a person then he/she commits kufr himself. The research in this matter is that anyone who abuses the Prophet (Peace be upon him) is Kafir and he is to be killed unanimously, this is “MADHAB OF ALL 4 IMAMS” Ishaq bin Rahwiyah and others have mentioned this Ijma. If the abuser happens to be a Dhimmi (non Muslim living in Muslim land) then according to Imam Malik (rah) and people of Madina he is to be killed aswell.

Imam Ahmed (rah) and Muhaditheen also have the same viewpoint, rather Imam Ahmed (rah) has mentioned this at many places (in his works). Abdullah bin Ahmed narrates from Imam Ahmed (rah) that he said: Whosoever abuses the Prophet (Peace be upon him) our “FINDS HIS FAULTS” then whether he was (previously) Muslim or not, then it is binding to “KILL HIM” and my opinion is that his repentance is not to be accepted rather he is only to be killed

[Ibn Taymiyyah in Al Sarim al Mawsool, Page No. 4]

Those of us who have fallen for anti-Islamic propaganda must answer this. How would you respond on the Day of Judgement if Prophet (saw) asks you that my honor was attacked and you remained silent?

Ba khuda deewana bash O Ba Muhammad hoshyar
Take liberty with God if you wish, but be careful with Muhammad (saw)

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2 Responses to Defend the Honor of Prophet (saw)

  1. drtayabTayab January 4, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    @Kashif. How to defend the honour of the prophet? It is by following his teaching and following orders from Allah/Quran. By demonstrating, killing, burning and damaging property we all are insulting the prophet. Mullahs and self proclaimed scholars are fuelling the anger and ignorant mobs are following them on a path which is itself an insult to all. May Allah grant us patience and wisdom.

  2. b.Khawar September 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Assalamu Alaikum! The verse (48:9) of the Qur’an is about glorifying Allah, not Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)–Please correct it. Thanks!
    All praise and thanks be to Allah, peace and dar’ude upon Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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