The Prophet of Mercy


Quba, the first mosque of Islam, was originally built by the Prophet Mohammad and his fellow emigrants from Makkah on their arrival in Madinah in 622. That year marks the beginning of both the Muslim era and the Muslim calendar.

For thirteen years in his birthplace of Makkah, the Prophet Muhammad called people to the worship of the One True God, to do good and renounce all that was false. But the powers with interests to protect remained implacably hostile and made life intolerable for those who had submitted to the truth.

In constant search for fertile soil to plant the message of truth, the noble Prophet eventually migrated – not fled – northwards to Yathrib. The green oasis became known as the Madinah or the City of the Prophet and was to become the territorial base from which he won the hearts of multitudes and consolidated Islam’s place in the landscape of the peninsula.

The leaders of Makkah and a large part of its citizenry remained stubbornly hostile and sought – through wars, siege and alliances – to destabilise the fledgling community. The Prophet, who desired security and peace for people, negotiated a truce with the pagan Makkans on terms that many of his followers were deeply unhappy about. This was in the fifth year after the hijrah or migration to Madinah.

The truce turned out to be beneficial to the whole peninsula but the Makkans eventually broke it by mounting a bloody aggression against an ally of the state of Medinah. The Prophet could not overlook this breach and in the eighth year after the hijrah, he mobilised an impressive force and moved on Makkah. Ten thousand converged on the city, reaching there in the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting. The Quraysh realised that there was no hope of resisting, let alone of defeating, the Muslim forces. What was to be their fate – they who had harried and persecuted the believers, tortured and boycotted them, driven them out of their hearths and homes, stirred up others against them, made war on them, and killed many?

They were now completely at the mercy of the Prophet.

Revenge was easy. He could have laid waste the city and wiped out its inhabitants. But revenge was not his object. He did not lead his confident army into Makkah like any tyrant, full of arrogance, forgetting the Almighty, the Cause of all causes, and intoxicated with self-conceit.

Far from it. In the words of an early biographer, he entered with great humility and gratitude, prostrating himself repeatedly on the back of the camel he was riding, before the One God, thankful to Him for all He had provided, declaring an all-embracing amnesty and peace, in place of any thought of avenging past material or mental afflictions, and in fact demonstrating what God wills of Godly men: "… enter the gate prostrating and say ‘Amnesty’." (The Quran, 2:58; 7:160).

He ordered Bilal, the Ethiopian, to go on the rooftop of the Ka’bah to call the adhan. The noble Prophet led the congregational prayer and then addressed the assembled citizens in the compound around the Ka’bah. He reminded them of what they had done to him and the Muslims, and said, "The arrogance and racial pride of the heathen days has been wiped out by God today. All human beings are descended from Adam, and Adam was made of clay."

He recited the following verse of the Quran:

"0 human beings! We have indeed created you of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. Surely the most honorable of you with God is the one among you who is most deeply conscious of Him. Surely, God is Knowing, Aware. (The Quran, 49:13)     More >>

During the annual pilgrimage of Hajj, Muslims from all over the world gather in the plaza before Makkaha’s Sacred Mosque.

He then asked them in a voice full of compassion and tenderness:

‘0 people of Quraysh! What do you think I will do with you?’

One of them, Suhayl ibn Amr, who had fought against the Prophet, replied on behalf of the Makkans:

‘We think (you will treat us) well, noble brother, son of a noble brother.’

A radiant smile flashed across the face of the beloved Prophet of God and, in a spirit of magnanimity and tolerance, he said:

"I shall speak to you as Yusuf [Joseph] spoke unto his brothers: ‘There is no reproach against you today; God will forgive. He is the most Merciful and the most Compassionate.’ " (Quran,12:92)

And he added:

‘No more responsibility burdens you today.
‘Idhhabuu… wa antum at
tulaqaa Go,
for you are free.’

Instantaneously Makkah was transformed, and overnight practically the entire population was won over to Islam. Nothing else could have won them over so profoundly and sincerely. They were not the inhabitants of a defeated and occupied country, but equals with the victors in rights as well as obligations. When a Messenger of God is the liberator of a town, nothing less exalted could be expected.

Without leaving a single companion of his to garrison the city, the Prophet soon returned to Madinah, leaving Makkah to be governed by a Makkan just converted. He never had to regret this later. This is how human hearts are won. In the entire episode, thirteen lives were lost.

‘I am the Prophet of Battle; I am the Prophet of Mercy,’ he is reported to have said. But it was destined for Muhammad to demonstrate that even in battle, he was the "Prophet of Mercy".


The above account has been partly compiled from the book, Battlefields of the Prophet, by the renowned scholar Muhammad Hamidullah. This book lists the number of people killed in battle on both sides in all the engagements led by the Prophet. This number is given as less than 500 (see box). It is clear neither revenge nor hatred, greed nor domination was ever the driving passion in the wars that the noble Prophet engaged or were forced into. His purpose was primarily to win over people to the truth. He did not see his enemies as irredeemable infidels, but as potential forces for the good, for their own selves and for others. And he gave them the opportunity and the space to transform themselves.


Casualties in the main military expeditions led by the Prophet


Engagement

Opposing
force

Opposition
killed

Muslim
force

Muslims
killed

Badr

950

70

313

14

Uhud

3,000

22

700

70

Khandaq

12,000

8

3,000

6

Khaibar

20,000

93

1,500

15

Mu’ta

100,000

 

3,000

13

Hunain

 

70

12,000

70

Taif

 

 

12,000

12

Casualties in Twentieth Century Conflicts

 ‘I have lived throughout most of the twentieth century without, I must add, suffering personal hardship. I remember it only as the most terrible century in western history.’
 -Isaiah Berlin

 


War and Conflicts of the twentieth century

Military & Civilian deaths

Belgian repression in the Congo Free State 1886-1908

6,500,000

First World War 1914-1918

8,500,000

Russian Civil War 1917-1922

2,825,000

Stalin’s regime 1924-53

20,000,000

Italian campaign in Abyssinia 1935-1936

160,000

Second World War 1939-1945

71,000,000

Post-War Expulsion of Germans from East Europe 1945-47

2,384,000

Chinese Civil War 1945-1949

3,000,000

Mao Zedong’s regime 19491975

40,000,000

Korean War 1950-1953

1,200,000

Tito’s Regime 194480

250,000

French repression in Algeria 1954-1962

1,000,000

Vietnam War 1965-1973

1,033,000

Cambodia, Khmer Rouge 1975-1978

1,500,000

Soviet Union war against Afghanistan 1979-1989

2,000,000

Iran-Iraq War 1980-88

1,000,000

Gulf War 1990-1991

150,000

Bosnia 1992-1995

280,000

Sources: Britannica & other Internet resources including http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstatx.htm

 

This article is courtesy of The Muslim Council of Britain’s publication "The Quest for Sanity"

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90 Comments

  1. Jazakum Allahu Khairn for sharing with the world how Prophet Muhammad (SAW truly conducted himself, even when he (SAW) had the upperhand.

    Humanity can learn a lot from the Messenger of Allah. We Muslims must always love and emulate the Messenger of Allah to the best of our ability. He is a human being that humanity has never before, and will never, witness again.

  2. It would be a good idea to show that Muhammad could lead wars with very limited casualties. But the point is how did he do that? That should be the substance of the article. That would be useful.

    But to compare the battles of one isolated warlord with conflicts like WW I and II or modern wars is so off-base it wipes off all trace of credibility of the whole demonstration.

  3. The casualties charts is an excellent idea since absence of these concrete facts lead to vague assumptions and allow avenues for misconceptions and distortions about the nature of these struggles/battles in early Islamic history. The data of modern-day war casualties allows for an interesting comparison. However, the chart should have segregated the civilian and military casualties in order to present the brutalities of modern warfare, and the devastating effects of modern-day barbarism on the lives of ordinary, innocent human beings/civilians everywhere.

  4. MOST OF THOSE WHO OPPOSED THE PROPHET MOHAMMAD(PBUH) DID NOT HAVE NOTHING AGAINST HIM PERSONALLY. AS YOU MENTIONED HE WAS THE MOST MERCYFULL HUMAN ON EARTH, WHICH LEAVES FOR NOONE A REASON TO HATE HIM. THE ONLY REASON WHY THEY WENT AGAINST HIM AND FOUGHT HIM IS BECAUSE OF THEIR INABILITY TO COMPETE WITH HIM. THOSE WHO WANT TO BE IN CONTROL DO NOT HAVE NEITHER HIS CHARACTER, NOR HIS ABILITIES. THIS IS THE MAIN REASON WHY THEY HATED HIM FOR THEY COULD NOT HAVE A HEART AS MERCYFULL AS HIS.

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  6. MashaAllah, The article is very informative and giving us a lesson as to how should be our life specially in this situation.

    Allah(SWT) bless all brothers and sisters.

  7. Assalamualaikkum,

    Alhamdulillah, i happened to read the artical regarding the makkan and madina era of prophet(PBUH).It clearly indicates the amenesty and mercy the prophet(PBUH) had shown on the defeted forces. So our muslim brothers who fight and make mass killing in the name of jihad must follow the foot path of our beloved prophet(PBUH).If the do so inshallah they will be victorious against any massive forces by the grace the god almighty and

    eradicate the the bad name which has been aatributed to the ummah. Furthermore if our muslim brothers who fight against the non muslims must understand that prophet(PBUH) never made a masskilling even at the crusial situation,rather All the wars which were fought were only preventive not aggressive. So may allah the almighty save all ummah and change the mind of so call muslim jihad brothers to change their attitute.

    Wassalm.

  8. salaam alaykum w/w,

    All praise is due to the Allah, the uncreated creator of the worlds and the best to create. from the deep recesses of my heart of hearts i say jazakhumllahu khayran for for your effort in the propagation of the deen. sure your organisation has been a beacon of hope to us all and insha ALLAH, Islam will be back to where it rightly belong- the first and the leading religion for all humanity insha Allah

    ma salaam

  9. Alsaamalaikumw rahmatAllah, i found this article very important, what i find important is about revenge and that our beloved prophet could wipe out its inhabitants and waste the city, but revenge is not his object. Us people now today are dealing with terrorists and other groups and it mostly or all are because of revenge and not about Islam anymore but for those mujahid and the people that strive for the cause of Allah may Allah Receive them in Paradise InshaAllah, and i would like to know more of these and other articles…your sister Ewi.may Allah bestow his blessings upon you.

  10. dear editor, staff & contributors,

    thank you for doing this huge favour to humanity, i.e., the educational work that u have undertaken to do, which as they say in the world of mastercard, is ‘priceless’.

    i am amazed @ how u bring out periodically quality works, complete in many aspects and wondered what keeps muslims going. I concluded on some deliberation that they’re ‘powered by allah’ so to say… we all need some intel “allahium” inside (to coin an element), that pure,precious,prestigious substance, patented by the ‘party that enjoins good and forbids evil’. A better fuel than enriched uranium or any other fuel known or to be discovered, the fuel that is a direct derivative of ‘taqwa’ or crystalline piety and unpolluted godfearedness and ‘iman billah’ or undiluted faith and unaltered belief, found unconditionally and exclusively in the ‘qalb’ (heart) of the TRUE believer. It can be detected by the radiating warmth of the ‘Aqwaal’ (words), fragrance of the ‘Aamaal’ (deeds), cleanliness of ‘Niyyah’ (intention), beauty of the ‘Hayaa’ (modesty), ‘tazkeeah’ (purity) of the ‘nafs’ (being), ‘Hassanah’ (impeccability) of ‘khulq’ (character), goodness of ma’amlaat(inter-action and dealings), ma’aashirat(interface with environment), and other testing touch stones that the quran (Al-furqaan or the Criterion) and the life of the prophet (Al-hadeeth alnabavi or traditions, sayings and deeds of muhammad peace on him) and (Al-hassanah) the ‘un’common good & (Al-Aqal) the ‘un’common sense provide us with (of note here is that all these four sources are of divine origin by the islamic philosophy, as Allah is the Author of ALL good).

    We need to tap into these resources and inshallah our lot is a goodly lot. dusty maybe but dust is where uranium or anything precious is found. in my last correspondence with regards to ‘feminism’ i wrote of an internal gyroscope, essentially fired by ‘allahium’ & we can make it keen as enrichment of uranium, by PROCESSING.

    Wallahu

  11. Salaam-

    Excellent article….wonder if we could get Bin Laden, ALL the ROYAL thieves that run the Mid-East, Hamas and the like to read it.

  12. As devout Muslims who love the Prophet and his teachings it is

    evident that according to the teaching of Islam we must speak out

    about this movie coming out called: Bruce Almighty. The claim of

    being God is the claim of the Pharoah of the past and will be the

    claim of ad-Dajjal to come. This movie appears to be a part of the

    preparation of the Shaytan for the coming of the Dajjal. We ask Allah

    to not be tricked by that dreadful person. In shaa Allaah, Allaah will

    save us from the fitnah of Ad-Dajjal if we speak out and make a big

    opposition to this movie as a whole. All Muslims should join

    together in opposing this movie and preventing our children from

    going to it. We should boycott the people responsible for this

    movie. I am just one American Muslim convert. Please let me know

    if your big group is willing to speak out about this movie.

  13. Its hard beening a muslim in the united states because their is not many that live around here.And every corner that you turn 9 out of 10 times it is a nonmuslime and it has a impact on the muslim kids and that is one reason that the muslim kids act the way they do.

  14. salaam dear readers

    We as muslims must rememember ALLAH at all times. The struggle will never end for the true believers.As muslims we must never forget a believers best weapons is DUAH. To all the beautiful true sisters who wear sunnah during hot sunny days of summer and to all the brothers who stay patience and cry to ALLAH in the middle of the night just remember ALLAH is all-knowing, all-hearer.

    peace and stay strong for these are truly the last days.

  15. To Alain Jean Mairet, nothing in this article indicates such comparison, it just illustrates the battles today and battles done then, how can u compare a period of Divine miracles with modern-day battles? Even if it did compare it, then it actually shows the great mercy of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)and How Allah (SWT) Stood by the Believers and that this war was justified as self defense against the Paggans in Makkah, what exaclty justifies modern day battles? oil? hatred? greed? political “man-made” excuses? There seems to always be a pattern of disagreement without true comprehension Monsieur Mairet. Please don’t mistaken the point of the article, please think further to understand the message being put forth.

  16. aoa,

    you have used ‘we’in translating the verse of holy Quran for Allah but it is collective pronoun and not for the only one.Who is allah.so it is against the oneness of Allah.please change it.and put there ‘I’thanks.

    may Allah bless you!

  17. Marwah Elimam,

    Thanks for your thoughtful observation. I don’t think you are right, though, when you detect a “pattern of disagreement without true comprehension”. I have an agenda writing here, and it is based on a solid and deep reflection. I can understand and admire the way Muhammad was promoting his faith. But I think it is not a good thing to promote the present Islam. My point is: Muhammad was admirable. Faith is admirable. Islam, i.e. the historical and thus concrete result of Muhammad’s intervention, is not. And thus any work that amalgams, more or less, the faith (personal experience) and the religion (its social application) lends itself to my criticism. I am aware of my being less articulate than it would take for being properly understood, but this is just a short living forum.

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

  18. Dear Alain Jean Mairet,

    I would like to know… if u r the leader then facing some situation that your people have to go in that city to fulfil their obligation but the city leader/inhabitant there didnt allowed u and always hurt your people when performing their work. What would u do to solve this problem?

    Hopefully u can reply me if not… that mean your criticism is wrong.

  19. Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) is depicted as the prophet of mercy(Rematulaalimeen)but there are some Ahadith which are supposed to be the basis of blasphemy law in Pakistan seem to be blasphemously inconsistent with the true image of the prophet as such. Cannot such ahadith be considred as false?

  20. Interesting interpretation of the history of the prophets life.

    I know you will ignore these comments because they disagree with what you know of history.

    One reason the Q`rayshites(my ancestors) moved against the prophet was because he was raiding trade caravans travellint to Mecca.They felt they were defending their business interests froma person they had no interest in once he had left Mecca. They weer also disturbed by the slaughter of the Jews who had fled Medina in the oasis i cannot remember the name of. They had many indivuals plead for help and tried to negotiate , but with no avail. They let the prophet perform Hajj , which they thought would appease his followers , but the prophet returned next year to war against the q`raishties. My ancestors were traders and nor war mongers and let him take the city peacefully, to spare the inhabitants further death and grief and the molestation that the followers of the prophet had been inflicting. Your slant is very different to that my ancestors wrote about.

  21. I heard a story but i do not know if it is sahih.

    After the prophet had won and released the makkans he we doing tawwaf.

    as he was making tawwaf around the kaabaa a kafir man who did not bilieve yet came up to him with a nife! the prophet SAAW put his hand on the man’s chest and rubbed over it then took his hand off.

    The man said that before he encoutered the prophet he hated him the most; and after the prophet took his hand off the man’s chest the prophet became the most beloved to this man.

    This shows more mercy!

    -think about it: on the day when the prophet has won victory, gave you freedom, granted you mercy, and is doing tawwaf This man wants to kill him!! he should be hung immediatley! yet the rasul SAAW forgave him.

  22. Alain Jean’s comments betray an arogant one-size-fits all perception of things religious – prophets for that matter.

    Although he did’nt mention it, I could sense that his thrust was motivated by the conviction that religion and prophets have no place in theatres of war. That is the beef I pick with most western puritans and islamophobes.

    As Muslims we are proud of the fact that we live under the legacy of a dispensation that doesnt purvey a sense of pretense. The western approaches and perceptions, saddled on christian principles they conviniently lable secular (not all the principles are necessarily bad), curiously sulk at war, yet they have started most of all modern conflicts.

    So brother Alain, no one should stop you from disliking Islam. You are not alone, but no one will lose sleep over that.

  23. assalamo alaykum. i read ur article “the messneger of mercy” i not only liked it but it also inspired me to do mercy on not only others but on myself too. i have been put into trouble by not one but many of my friends. it is an impossnible thot for me to forgive them. but i realize that that may be so bcoz i never forgave myself for being friehnds with them. if i cant forgive me… then who can i?

  24. Asalamu alaikum,

    Today mine is not response per say but rather a question. I want to known the possition of Islam on female genital mutilation. What of male cicumsition? please I want an Islamc point of veiw.

    Masalam

  25. Is someone going to mention at all that the 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal is the holy Prophet’s Sal’ Allahu ‘Alaiyhi wa aalihi wa sallam birthday…? It happens to fall on this Thursday Night. I would remind all my Muslim brothers and sisters out there to remember our most beloved the guiding light of all of Allah’s creation, Prophet Muhammad (sawaws) during this time, and to continue remembering him and sending much peace, blessings, and increase your love for our beloved and Allah’s beloved. Read his Seerah, seek his means and seek love for him so that you may be among those who gain Allah’s pleasure.

    Ya Mustafa al-Imam Al-Mursalina,

    Ya Mustafa ash-Shafi’ee al-Alamina,

    Ya Nabi Salaamu ‘Alaiyk, Ya Habib Salaamu ‘Alaiyk, Ya Nabi Salaamu ‘Alaiyk, Ya Habib Salaamu ‘Alaiyk,

    YA RASOOL SALAAMU ‘ALAIYK!

    Allah humma Salee Ala

    Sayyidina Muhammad

    wa aala aali Muhammad

    kama Salayta Ala Ibrahima

    wa aala aali Ibrahima

    innaka Hamidum-Majeed.

  26. thank you brother Dr Muhammad for this interesting translation. it is very good work for the brothers and sisters in Islam who speak just English. you deserve more thanks if the brothers and sisters know how much hard to seek for the right stories in Islam and later do your best to translate them in the right way.

    may Allah reward you with paradise? in each book written from good mosslims there are about 95 fake books written by the enemy of Islam to deceive people. and it’s very hard to find somebody honest who gives his time and money to do good translation of the true stories of Islam like you did here.

  27. Brother, I thank you for taking a moment to shed light on such a delicate topic. It is critical at this point in history that all of humankind have an opportunity to see the practice of Islam in all of its glory and to see the perfect leadership of the Prophet Muhammad (SWS).

  28. Is someone going to mention to Akbar Khan that we Muslims do not celebrate the prophet’s birthday. Moreover from Khan’s words sounds like he has fallen into the error of worshipping the Good Prophet Mohammed instead of Allah like many Indian s, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis do. In the life of Prophet Mohammed, peace on him, he never celebrated his own let alone anyone elses birthday. So Akbar Khan do go and say your prayers and save your adoration for God only. And most importantly – DO NOT spread shirk and Bida.

  29. Sahujaat:

    It is impossible to worship the prophet Sal’ Allahu ‘Alaiyhi wa aalihi wa sallam. Please read the following in order to understand that what you have said is wrong and against the Sunnah. Allah’s beloved, habib-Allah, celebrated his own birthday, and so did his companions. Sending praise upon the prophet Sal’ Allahu ‘Alaiyhi wa aalihi wa sallam is a commandment in the Qur’an by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ ala.

    “Verily, Allah and His angels are praying on the Prophet. O believers, pray on him.” [33: 56]

    The Prophet Sal’ Allahu ‘alaiyhi wa aalihi wa sallam, slaughtered an `aqiqa on his own behalf, 40 years after his birth, though one had been slaughtered by his grandfather when he was born. This is a firm evidence from the Sunna for increasing acts of worship and remembrance of his birth, for the `aqiqa is an act of worship associated with a birth. So your claim of worshipping him is completely unfounded and to say such a thing is likened to dishounoring him. His name, Muhammad Sal’ Allahu ‘alaiyhi wa aalihi wa sallam, means “Praised one” and “Celebrated one.” Dear brother, read the history of Islam and discover for yourself that Muslims have always celebrated the prophets (sawaws) birth, not only on the 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, but every day of the year it is to be celebrated. To celebrate the birth of the prophet (sawaws) is to celebrate the birth of Islam.

    1. http://www.mawlid.net/in_his_honor.htm

    2. http://www.livingislam.org/n/mwld_e.html

    3.http://www.islamicvoice.com/june.2004/crossfire.htm

    4. http://www.ummah.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=354934&postcount=96

    5. http://www.sunnipath.com/resources/Questions/qa00000507.aspx

    Shaykh Yusuf al-Qardawi, Shaykh Isa al-Mani al-Humayri, All of Al-Azhar University, Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim, and many more great scholars encourage Mawlid, why do you slander and accuse of shirk? Naudhubillah. May Allah guide you Insha’Allah.

  30. Akbar Khan please do not spread lies. Please feel free to do as you please but for the fear of Allah do not spread lies. Muslims do NOT celebrate the prophets birthday period. The reason for abstinence from such celebrations is that they divert the attention of people from the real teachings of Islam towards the observance of some formal activities only. Initially, these celebrations may begin with utmost piety and with a bona fide intention to pay homage to a pious person. Yet, the experience shows that the celebration is ultimately mixed up with an element of merrymaking and rejoicing and is generally confused with secular festivals and the secular, and often sinful, activities creep into it gradually. As much as you may try Akbar Khan good Muslims will never succumb to secularism. Go and eat cake Akbar Khan.

  31. I do not blame Akbar Kahn for his views or for his lack of knowledge because for most Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh the practice and celebration of secular innovations is enmeshed with their culture that is heavily influenced by the Hindu religion. For instance they celebrate events such as, NAATKHAWNI (Wailing religious songs), QOONDAY (preparing and distributing sweets on which the names of Saints and Sufis have been mentioned NOT Allah), QURANKHAWNI (Quran reading session wherein amazingly an average person flips through the pages of the Quran at light speed and finishes the entire book in a matter of seconds), EID MILAADUNNABI (Celebrating the Prophets birthday with song and dance if that is not bad enough, they do not accept that there are only 2 Eids in Islam), MILAAD (same as Eid Milaadun nambi, but the festivities are followed by raucous singing, screaming and chanting they call QUWALLI or religious songs. It is sadly amusing but at these Quwalli sessions usually extend in to the wee hours of the morning. When the time to pray approaches, tragically it goes completely unnoticed by all attendees. At these sessions men and women feast and celebrate together and besides tea and sweets they munch on this mild narcotic leaf called PAAN, which is laced with some very strange stuff and a red dye, which leaves your mouth looking bloody. Eating this PAAN narcotic makes you salivate profusely forcing you to spit streams of blood red saliva into spittoons or worse on walls and sidewalks. Notwithstanding the injustice of the West against Islam and Muslims, I think the sad state of Muslims is not so much the result of their policies and but the fact that Muslims have forgotten their religion. If Muslims had followed the Quran and the true teachings of the Prophet, the massacre of Muslims in Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq would never have happened.

  32. Try to understand this Akbar Khan: “Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord (the Qur’aan and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah), and follow not any Awliyaa’ (protectors and helpers who order you to associate partners in worship with Allaah), besides Him (Allaah). Little do you remember!”

    [al-A’raaf 7:3]

    “And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path”

    [al-A’naam 6:153]

    And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The most truthful of speech is the Book of Allaah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, and the most evil of things are those which are newly-invented.” And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates anything in this matter of ours (i.e., Islam), that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 2697; Muslim, no. 1718). According to a version narrated by Muslim, “Whoever doe anything that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (i.e., Islam), will have it rejected.”

  33. Continued

    Among the reprehensible innovations that people have invented is the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the month of Rabee’ al-Awwal. They celebrate this occasion in various ways:

    Some of them simply make it an occasion to gather and read the story of the Mawlid, then they present speeches and qaseedahs (odes) for this occasion.

    Some of them make food and sweets etc., and offer them to the people presentSome of them hold these celebrations in the mosques, and some of them hold them in their houses.

    Some people do not limit themselves to the actions mentioned above; they include in these gatherings haraam and reprehensible things, such as free mixing of men and women, dancing and singing, or committing actions of shirk such as seeking the help of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), calling upon him, seeking his support against their enemies and so on.

  34. As Salaamu’ Alaiykum Ali,

    Now you quoted Sura al-Ar’aaf, Ayat 7 and you gave your transliteration. When you seek the Shifa’a of Rasul-Allah (sawaws) or the Awliya-Allah, remind yourself that none of them asked or do they follow Awliya (IN WORSHIP) with Allah besides Him. If they were to do that, they would start calling themselves Rabbi, your Lord. They DO NOT do that, and never will do that. Awliya-Allah all worship Allah. Those are the key words. This is what I am trying to explain to you. The Awliya-Allah all follow the straight path. Look at their actions, their deeds, their way of living, their moral values, their dealings with people, how they give to the poor – Awliya Allah do not tell people to worship them, nor does anyone worship them or has anyone ever worshipped them.

    Mawlid un-Nabi is in accordance with the Shari’ah and is in accordance with the Sunnah. The hadith you quote, Kullu bidatun dalala, is misinterpreted. the word kullu itself in arabic does not mean “every” and most definitely does not mean “anything,” rather it more accurately means “most.”

    This is besides the fact, because the prophet (sawaws) himself celebrated his birthday, the prophet’s uncle, ibn Abbas celebrated his birthday by stating that light was coming out of the Earth and from the skies on that day, even Abu Lahab the Mushrik kaffir celebrated the prophet’s birthday by freeing his hand made upon hearing the news about the prophet’s (sawaws) birth. The prophet (sawaws) celebrated himself not only on the 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, just like those who celebrate mawlid un-Nabi, we do not celebrate it only on a particular day, but every day we can. SO the prophet (sawaws) celebrated and praised himself on the battlefield, his companion, Hasan bin Thabit (ra) wrote poetry honouring the prophet upon instruction from the prophet (Sawaws), just like you talk about qaseedah’s….

  35. Mr. Khan I shake my head in disbelief at your beliefs and convictions and yet you claim to know Islam? Please do go about practicing your rituals and enjoy your festive culture but I find it really troubling that you come on Islamic web sites and lay claim to the Islamic legality and authenticity of notions and innovations. You mistake the Islamic world, which is waking up from a deep sleep, and are alert to the misleading of likes of you. I agree with brother Yaqoob – go and eat a cake and celebrate your belief Mr. Khan and light one candle to represent the level of your Islamic knowledge.

  36. What is the Status of Rasool-Allah (sawaws)?

    “Whoever invokes blessings upon me at my grave I hear him, and whoever invokes blessings on me from afar, I am informed about it.”

    (Man sall `alayya `inda qabr sami`tuhu wa man sall n’iyan bullightuhu.)

    Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari (1989 ed. 6:379=1959 ed. 6:488)

    al-Suyuti in al-La’ali’ (1996 ed. 1:259=1:282-283), and others.

    Ibn al-Qayyim states: “This narration is extremely singular” while Ibn Hajar states: “Abu al-Shaykh cites it in al-Thawab with a good chain (sanad jayyid).”

    Al-Sakhawi reiterates the latter verdict in al-Qawl al-Badi` (p. 154) as reported by Shaykh `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din in al-Salat `ala al-Nabi – Allah bless and greet him – (p. 214) and Shaykh Mahmud Mamduh in Raf` al-Minara (p. 351).

    Shaykh Ahmad al-Ghumari in his al-Mudawi li `Ilal al-Munawi (6:277) graded Abu al-Shaykh’s chain “spotless.”

    “Verily, Allah has angels that roam the earth and convey to me the greeting of my Community.”

    (Inna lillhi mal’ikatan sayyhna fi al-ardi yuballighn min ummat al-salm.)

    Ibn Mas`ud with a sound chain by Muslim’s criterion as stated by Shaykh Shu`ayb al-Arna’ut in Ibn Hibban (3:195 #914),

    al-`Azim Abadi in `Awn al-Ma`bud (6:21),

    Ibn al-Qayyim who declared its chain sound in Jala’ al-Afham (p. 24),

    al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak, confirmed by al-Dhahabi (2:241=1990 ed. 2:456).

    al-Nasa’i with six chains in his al-Sunan al-Kubra (3:43),

    `Amal al-Yawm wa al-Layla (2:167),

    Isma`il al-Qadi in Fadl al-Salat `ala al-Nabi – (p. 34),

    al-Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-Iman (2:217) and al-Sunan al-Kubra (1:380),

    Abu Ya`la in his Musnad (9:137 #5213) and Ahmad in his,

    al-Darimi in his, Ibn Abi Shayba (2:253=2:517, 6:316),

    `Abd al-Razzaq in his (2:215 #3116),

    al-Tabarani in al-Kabir (#10528-10530), I

    Ibn al-Mubarak in al-Zuhd (p. 364 #1028) and his Musnad (p. 30 #51),

    al-Khatib, in Talkhis al-Mutashabih (

  37. 3:28 Let not the believers (mu’minoona) Take for friends or helpers (AWLIYA) Unbelievers (kafiroona) rather than believers (mu’minoona): if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah. except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.

    -So take a helper and protector and a friend as your Awliya, go find a shaykh of Ahl’ as-Sunnah to teach you – it doesn’t mean you worship him. Nabi Muhammad (sawaws) is your greatest protector, I suggest you seek his friendship for it will help you in the day of judgement, insha’Allah.

    3:29 Say: “Whether ye hide what is in your hearts or reveal it, Allah knows it all: He knows what is in the heavens, and what is on earth. And Allah has power over all things.

    -Allah is the All-Knowing, All-Powerful

    3:30 “On the Day when every soul will be confronted with all the good it has done, and all the evil it has done, it will wish there were a great distance between it and its evil. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself. And Allah is full of kindness to those that serve Him.”

    -Allah tells us to remember Him and stay away from evil. That if you remember Allah much, do dhikr-Allah, then he will be kind to you because you are serving him by remembering Him in everything you do in life.

    3:31 Say: “If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

    -Allah is tellins us that if we truly love Him, then we must follow Rasool-Allah (sawaws), and then Allah will love us and forgive us our sins. So follow Rasool-Allah the way you should buy seeking his shafa’at. Now what Ali?

    3:32 Say: “Obey Allah and His Messenger.: But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith.

    -Conclusion, Obey Allah and His Messenger and you will have complete faith. The prophet (sawaws) IS our Sayyiduna (master)…

  38. Akbar Khan, … The Prophet (peace be upon him) has passed away. He can not hear you. Allah can hear you. You can send Durood on him and you will get blessings for your Darood – From Allah, NOT from the Prophet. To state that the Prophet can hear you ? See You ? Islam is not about worshipping the Dead OR about worshipping saints, alive or dead, or about hocus pocus and mumbo jumbo spells and amulets or Charms. According to the teachings of Islam the only prophet who will be introduced back to earth by a miracle will be Prophet Essa or Jesus. On the day of judgement Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon him) will intercede on behalf of good Muslims but once again he will be teh first resurrected on the day of Judgement. ..

  39. He can hear you and he can see you. He is Haadhir wa Naadhir. He is Rauf wa Rahim, and Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala mentions him as being so in the Qur’an. he is Rahmatan lil Aalameen. Muhammad (sawaws) is not the father of any man, we are not his brothers and we are not his sisters, he is unlike anyone, we are brothers and sisters unto each other, to call him as merely our father or our example is wrong b/c it is not enough to speak of his ma’qaam. He is Habib-Allah, Imam al Mursalina, Shafi’i al Aalameena. He is Light upon Light, Al-Mustafa, the best of all creation, and the first of all creation.

    It is related that Jabir ibn `Abd Allah said to the Prophet :

    “O Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you, tell me of the first thing Allah created before all things.”

    He said:

    “O Jabir, the first thing Allah created was the light of your Prophet from His light, and that light remained (lit. “turned”) in the midst of His Power for as long as He wished, and there was not, at that time, a Tablet or a Pen or a Paradise or a Fire or an angel or a heaven or an earth. And when Allah wished to create creation, he divided that Light into four parts and from the first made the Pen, from the second the Tablet, from the third the Throne, [and from the fourth everything else].”

    Source:

    1. Imam Bayhaqi, in his Sharh al-mawahib (1:56 of the Matba`a al-`amira in Cairo) and Diyarbakri in Tarikh al-khamis (1:20)

    2. Muhammad ibn `Alawi al Maliki al-Hasani (From Madinah)

    in his commentary on `Ali al-Qari’s book of the Mawlid entitled Hashiyat al-Mawrid al-rawi fi al-mawlid al-nabawi (p. 40) said: “The chain of Jabir is sound without contest, but the scholars have differed concerning the text of the hadith due to its peculiarity. Bayhaqi also narrated the hadith with some differences.” Then he quoted several narrations establishing the light of the Prophet.

  40. Sayyidina Umar(RA), states “In one Friday sermon, the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) informed us about everything which has happened or will happen from the very beginning of time until the Hereafter when some will inhabit Paradise while the others Hell.” (Bukhari)

    Is it not clear, that the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a witness to all that has happened and will happen!

    Ibn Abbas(RA) reports that the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “I know everything which is in the Heavens and the Earth, from the East to the West.”

    (Tirmidhi)

    The Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) had elevated some of his companions to such a state of being, that even those selected companions were ever seeing the Heavens and the Earth.

    Imaam Al Azam, Imaam Abu Hanifa writes that Haaris Ibn La’man and Haarisa bin Na’man have stated, “Once I went to the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam). The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked me a question, ‘O Haaris in what state did you pass the day?’ I replied ‘as a true Muslim’. Then the Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked me the state of my faith.

    I replied ‘I see the Throne of Allah and the people of Paradise helping each other and the people of Hell lamenting in Hell. I see in front of me Eight Heavens and Seven Hells as clear as idol worshippers see their Idols. I can recognise each individual just like a miller can recognise Wheat from Barley, even who is to go to Paradise and who is to be found in Hell. In front of me people are like fish and ants. Shall I stay silent or continue to speak?’

    The Holy Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) told him to stop and say no more. (Imam Abu Hanifah’s Fiqh-Al-Akbar)

    Mulla Ali Qari writes, “The reason( for saluting the Holy Prophet(sawaws) in the present tense) is that the Holy Prophet(sawaws) soul is HAAZIR (present) in every Muslim

    (Shareh Shifa)

  41. I will say this aside from his ignorance on matters of Islamic jurisprudence, hadees and fiqah matters, Akbar Khan is quite an amusing character. He rants on whether anyone pays any interest or not. You are a funny man Akbar Khan

  42. Even I can cut and paste Hades from any Islamic site Akbar Khan. In your attempt to pose as an Islamic Scholar you fall flat on your face. Be honest and state ‘this is my belief – right or wrong’ – and your opinion will be respected, irrespective of whether readers agree or not. But to misinform and make statement that have nothing to do with mainstream Islam, is reprehensible and confusing at best. I don’t know what your angle is Akbar Khan, but you are not genuine and certainly not factual.

  43. Every hadith I have posted here, I have read them in books by the following scholars, among other well known scholars in the Muslim world:

    Shaykh Alawi al-Haddad,

    Shayk Alawi al-Maliki,

    Shaykh Abd’ al-Qadir al-Gilani,

    Hazrat Ali al-Hujwiri,

    Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali,

    Imam Shihabuddin Shurawardi,

    Mulla Ali al-Qari,

    Imam Sayyid Ja’far al-Barzanji,

    Imam Habshi,

    Imam Ahmed Raza Khan,

    Shaykh Muzafar Ozak al-Jerrahi,

    Imam Yusuf an-Nabhani,

    Maulana Attaar Qadiri.

    Maulana Zakariyya

    Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi

    Nizamuddin Auliya

    Victor:

    You can cut and paste hadith from websites too, no one’s stopping you, go right ahead. I’ve said it over and over again that I am not a scholar, if only you could read properly that what I am posting is based on scholarly research, not MINE. That’s the difference between what you would do and what I have done.

    Safi: It’s funny you call me ignorant of fiqh matters when you don’t even know that fiqh and Islamic Jurisprudence are the same fields of study. Do you even follow a madhab?

  44. Victor… I have stated this is my belief without posting proofs initially, but you know what happened? People like you thought it would be funny to go and ridicule Muslims accusing them of worshipping graves. Let me ask you a question, where do you get off by calling poor Muslims who don’t know where their next meal will come from, of worshipping graves while you eat KFC every day? In Qur’an al-Karim, Allah clearly states, that the prophet is closer to us than we are to ourselves. Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala honours the prophet (sawaws) with His titles of Rauf and Raheem…..you cannot be a Muslim without going through Muhammad (sawaws) and believing in his intercession and his means. Your entire life is based upon his actions, his style of living, his character, his morality, his way of sleeping and eating, if you are a Mu’min. You cannot worship Allah without paying your due respects and having more love for the prophet (sawaws) than for anything else among creation, whether it is your mother, father, wife, children, etc..The companions would sacrifice their mother and father for the prophet. After Allah, your love for nabi (sawaws) is supposed to be the most. How can that be achieved? By saying that “the prophet was just a man” or something like that? He was not just any man, he was the greatest of all human beings. He is our Sayyiduna (Master), and so are his Khulafa ar-Rashideen, and so are his Ahl’ al-Bayt.

    I know very well that this is what Islam encompasses. Read some good books about Islam on the path of Sunniyat and you will see very clearly that what I am saying a part of Islam and an integral part of Islamic beliefs and practices. That is what makes Ahl’ as-Sunnah wa’l Jam’aah the Ummatan Wasatan, because we love the Sahaba al-Kiraam, and we love the Ahl’ al-Bayt and their descendants. We are not like those who curse the Sahabas and we are not like those who neglect the Ahl’ al-bayt.

  45. Victor – I understand your common sense approach. Akbar – From your words you sound like your entire worship revolves around the worship of Sahaba- Ikram. Astaghfurallah, Don’t make Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) to, be God or the Son of God, as you well know he was neither. I think what bothers many on this site is that you seem to give more importance to the Prophet and his companions than God. If you read then you will recall from your reading that per Hadees Bokhari, our Prophet stated clearly, ‘Do not begin to worship me after my death’. You seem to be doing exactly that Akbar. How about not hawking your beliefs falsely as being the “true Islamic belief”. That is not true and you know it. So live and let live. Worship whom you want, but don’t make non-Muslims believe that your beliefs are that of Muslims in general. Bottom line is Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world principally because of its simplicity and common sense approach. You on the other hand Akbar Khan are doing Islam a great disservice by proclaiming your Ideas to be true Islam. So Akbar Khan, speak for yourself, don’t claim to speak for all Muslims, because you don’t.

  46. Mohsin, worship is different from tawassul. When will you understand that? Even when you make tawassul, you are worshipping Allah, but you are just seeking the means of the prophet (sawaws) and the Awliya-Allah, and this pleases Allah in seeing that you are showing so much honour to the way of Muhammad (sawaws). That is why your Kalima is not just La ilaha il Allah, but includes Muhammad ar-Rasoolillah. Allah says he (Muhammad sawaws) is closer to you (mankind) than we are to ourselves.

    What bothers many on this site is people like you Mohsin, Victor, Nur, don’t even know what tawassul is, you guys just rant and rave, do you even know how much Allah praises his habib?

    And We have not sent you [Muhammad] except as a Mercy to the whole worlds (Rahmatun lil Aalameen)(21:107)

  47. I have never stated anything against Islam. I am in fact studying Islam. What Akbar Khan is saying is that our worship of God through Jesus and the various saints is no different from your worship of God through Mohammed including all his companions? Also this is no different than Buddhists and Hindus worshipping God through Statues and their saints and holy men. I have many Muslims friends; in fact there are more than 450 Muslims in the company I work for. Some Shia some Sunni and from just about every nook and corner in the world. I was amazed we even have 2 Chinese Muslim system analysts. However none to whom I have mentioned Akbar Khan’s views agree. They all say that either he is a miscreant, an Ahmedi or Bahai or someone with a very devious anti-Islam agenda. Some have said that he is probably a zealot Christian or Jew who uses the site to present a false image of Islamic belief. So what are you Akbar Khan? looks like you are caught.

  48. Akbar Khan yuor lies and misguidng others on this web site is simply intolerable. Allah Subhanotallah never said worship me through my prophet. Where in Allah’s name did yo get that? The Hindu Vedas, which one, Rigveda, Samaveda , Yajurveda? Or was it some Bhuddist priest who has influenced you. You are a heretic or an evil plotter. I have never read such shameful lies. Sending darood on our Prophet Peace be upon him is one thing. Worshipping him or worshipping Allah Subhanotallah by worshipping the Prophet is very stupid and ridiculous. I feel sad for our Ummah if you re really a Muslim Akbar. If you are not remember you can be as sneaky and cunning as you want in trying to misguide Muslims and Non-Muslims here, but if you believe in God – remember he is watching you and your intentions. If your intentions are good then you are badly misguided yourself and you spread your ignorance. If your intentions are bad, then watch out. Allah is all knowing and all seeing.

  49. The evidence I provided from Qur’an al-Karim, is to show you that seeking the means of prophet Muhammad Sal’ Allahu ‘Alaiyhi wa aalihi wa Sallam and the Awliya, have NOTHING to do with worshipping them. If Allah calls Muhammad (sawaws) a “Mercy to the Worlds,” this means that Allah is telling you that you can ask for Mercy from Muhammad (sawaws), and his means (his essence) will be the means to ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala for mercy. If you do not understand this, that is your problem and you can live with it and disbelieve the multitude of scholarly evidences, all based on Qur’an and Sunnah that I have provided for you, all thse evidences showing permissibility of Tawassul by Sunni ‘Ulema throughout history. If you want to deny what they have said or accuse them of lying, that is YOUR PROBLEM.

    It is one thing to disprove someone with civilized discussion, but it is another thing to start getting defensive by making insulting personal attacks against me. That is childish and shows how shallow you are, that you cannot even declare why you believe what you do. Instead, you have both, “VICTOR” and “ABEDI SAHIB” succumb to the level of name calling and unjust accusations. You accuse me of being a non-Muslim, you accuse me of being a spy, you accuse me of being Bahai, Ahmedi, and you even accuse me of being a non-Muslim??? Subhan’Allah, may Allah guide you indeed. You have no right to accuse me of being such things. It was tried before and disproven here on this very website.

    Everyone has minds of their own to reflect for themselves what is haqq and what is batil. You are not Allah, stop talking as if you are.

    All I have provided here is information based on scholarly Sunni works.

    I am from Ahl’ as-Sunnah wa’l Jam’aah, I follow Hanafi fiqh, Imam Maturidi in Aqeedah.

    Do you know what you believe or what school of fiqh you study? If yes, tell me what the Imam of your school of fiqh says about Tawassul?

  50. When Prophet Muhammad (sawaws) went on Mir’aaj (ascension to the heavens), who was it that interceded and advised to reduce the prayers from 50, to 5 every day? It was Prophet Musa (as). And then who went on the Mir’aaj and stood before Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala and continually asked Allah (can you imagine the status of Rasool-Allah (sawaws)), to continually ask Allah (swt) over and over again to reduce the prayers, reduce the prayers, Prophet Musa (as) told him to keep on going back to ask Allah (swt) our Lord and Creator and Sustainer, to reduce his commandment. And everytime, Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala would reduce it for the Ummah, and keep on reducing it for the Ummah, because MUHAMMAD Sal’ Allahu ‘Alaiyhi wa aalihi wa Sallam, Allah’s MOST BELOVED, asked Him. And at the end of it, Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala said that even though the prayers are reduced to 5 a day, I will still count them as being worth 50 prayers. SUBHAN’ALLAH.

    What I have explained to you the Mir’aaj mentioned in the Qur’an – do not deny it. It shows clearly and through hadith as well, that even after Musa (as) had passed away, he was still able to intercede for all the Muslims up until the day of judgement, to have the prayers reduced to 5 a day, not 50?? How did Musa (as) intercede even though he has passed away?

    And if any of you knows this account of the prophet’s seerah, knows very well that the prophet (sawaws) on his ascension during the night, said that he saw Prophet Musa (as) making Salaat in his grave.

    I don’t know what you guys believe, but this is what I believe, and that the prophet (sawaws), no matter how hard you try to deny it, is Rahmatun lil Aalameen as Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has described him in the Qur’an, and that he can help us and intercede on our behalf because of his high status, the highest status of all things created, before Allah Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.

  51. Very interesting discussion. Leave poor Akbar Khan to his saints and peers. Poor fellow probably spends many days at masoluems of saints asking them for help. In his belief he does not feel Allah answers man’s doa unless he asks through the Prophet Mohammed peace on him, or some saint or Peer sahib. Sad Akbar very Sad.

  52. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, who made his Habib Muhammad Sal’ Allahu ‘Alaiyhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam a Mercy to the Worlds created by Allah. What a Ma’qaam, Subhan’Allah.

  53. Akbar Khan, you are not alone India have the largest Muslim population in the world, but thanks to groups like Baralevy, Tableghi and Deobandhi they are still living in dark. There are more people praying at graves then Mosques, Thanks to the so called Tableghi ( the so called Islamic propagation group) no one talk against the Muslim practice of Hindu customs (in marriages, birth and death time), They travels thousands of miles away from home claming to be going for Tableeigh, but they don’t teach Islam to their own children’s or relatives. The Deoband school quick to issue a ignorant fatwa against a women raped by her father in law that because she had a physical relation (forced on her) her marriage is broken and she can no longer liver with her husband. The school didn’t publish what are the evidence in Islam. But the same school never publish fatwa with regards to Muslims practicing Hindu customs, like Men demanding money from women family for marriage else they would even harass or kill the wife. This is now so common that it become epidemic, why don’t they call it haram for Muslims. The Muslims in India is so many like a hay, but are weight less in Iman and Akhedah.

    These group helps the government agenda of keeping Muslim of India in dark ages.

  54. I am from Ahl’ as-Sunnah wa’l Jam’aah, I follow Hanafi fiqh, Imam Maturidi in Aqeedah.

    I see great contradiction here, if you are from Ahl’ as-Sunnah wa’l Jam’aah then you don’t follow any other person but the Prophet (SAW), whether in fiqh or Aqidah. Follow Imam Maturidi? in Aqidah? Subhanal-lah.

    A muslim should not commit shirk in two places, first not to commit shirk in worshipping Allah, cos He and only He alone deserves TRUE worship. Second a muslim should and must not join the following of the TEACHINGS of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) with that of any Awliya’a (no matter his ‘karamah’ or status in this universe. This is true Islam = Lailaha-illal-lah Muhammada-rrasulullah.

  55. To ASAD: Well said, I agree with your opinion.

    I am originally from Bareilly (India), but do not associate myself or my family to Bareillvi thoughts of school or any other thoughts of schools(Deoband, Tabligh, Nadvi etc.). In fact, KathMullas from these institutions have a strong grip ONLY on uneducated Muslims. However, these instituions do not incite violence and hatred toward any particular religion and community, but they have done great damage to the image of Islam and Muslims through there ignorant fatwas and kept uneducated Muslims in dark and backward. These mullas know very well, if they loose grip over these segments of Muslims community they will not be able to run there ignorent fatwa shop.

  56. Imam-uz-Zaman can you answer this question?

    These people are arguing none of them has the proper knowledge of Islam, nor do they know of this world or beyond. Only if you were to tell them the reality of themselves, their hearts would melt of what they have heard.

    Do they have a strong heart as my Prophet who was able to withhold the entire upon hinself. Only if they were knowledge, and knew that the Prophet existed even before Adam and knew that even Adam required our beloved Prophet inorder to get his dua granted, only if they knew.

    Lets put some logic here.

    What if the Prophet Muhammed(SAW) was not born ?

  57. Assalamalkum

    Brother Murtaza, Who is Imam-uz-Zaman, is he dead or alive ? if he is dead he cannot answer your question. Secondly Islam is completed before the death of Prophet (pbh), Thanks to his great scarifications for Ummah and the work of his pious companions that we have the message of Allah intact with us in the form of Quran and the Sunnah (so look for answers in the message of Allah).

    What is your source of knowledge that you said Prophet existed before Adam ? Provide clear evidence.

    You said “What if the prophet was not born|”, first of all its fitna to go into these kind of arguments, secondly, it’s the basic believe of Muslims and one of the basic condition for being Muslim to believe that Allah is all knower and he can do anything and he doesn’t need helpers and he can choose anyone to do his job and the best among us were chosen.

    Does this required an alim or a scholar to understand ?

    What logic you talking about, I am myself is a Programmer Analyst, I will be glad to see the logic if you can put forward.

  58. Brother Asad and Brother Irman,

    Thanks for the messages, and I like to request the editor of this site to have information about the situation of Muslims(the biggest group) of India, Mashallah this website doing good job at propogation of Islam in North America, but brothers we can not let go Millins of Muslims in dark and left them at the mercy of devient groups.

    Jazal Allah Al Khair

  59. Muhammad (SAW) existed even before Adam (AS)? Inna lillahi-wa inna ilaihi rajiun.

    An innocent question here, does our beloved Prophet (SAW) have a geneology?

    Answer: Yes he was Muhammad son of Abdullah son of Abdulutallab from Quraish tribe, born in the year of the elephant 632 A.D…..

    But how come he existed before Adam (AS)?

    Murtaza, the last question is for you if you may.

  60. To Brother Saif,

    Who is Imam-uz-Zaman ?

    Words will fail to describe his personality and identity, because if his identity is revieled will this world let him stay alive, so you need to research if you are interested, and you will surely find your answer.

    What is your source of knowledge that you said Prophet existed before Adam ?

    Is man only of material body and no soul. For you time is relative to rotation of earth, the rotation of other planets is different. So what might seem for you to be a year might be thousands and millions of years some place else.

    “What logic you talking about, I am myself is a Programmer Analyst”

    Programming J2EE and .NET applications is different from programming the world and programming Islam. Are you a better programmer than my Rasul or even close him, so how will you understand the logic.

  61. Brother Murtaza, who is he whom the words cannot describe, Quran describe Allah and his attributes, and only Allah is the one who deserve all kinds of praises.

    Brother by reading your messages one can say this is the early stage of a new religion, not the religion of Allah, this is when people start to do extreme shirk and bidah.

    Read about the start of present day Christianity in Quran and compare your believes with them.

    May Allah keep us all on his religion and safe us from divergence.

  62. All you need is love

    Live to love

    Love to live

    Allah PBUB

    Happiness is submission

    Islam is the way

    Submit to Allah

    Din, a way of life

    Ever is the love of Allah

    Allahu akbar

    Da’wah, is our mission

  63. NOWADAYS I THINK THAT OUR PROPHET OF MERCY NEEDS US TO BE REALLY MUSLIMS THEN WE ALL WILL REALIZE OUR ON ROOT CAME FROM ADAM AND EVE

  64. the stickler in this whole thing is “renounce all that was false.” Of course, Mohammed (er, God via Gabriel) knew with certainty what was true. So now Muslims live by all sorts of silly rules reflecting a combination of Mohammed’s circumstances and prejudices. The prohibition against pork (which is yummy) being example “A,” but all the other silly legalisms constitute a gigantic pool for potential examples “B.”

    Mohammed himself was certainly a brilliant man, as well as a moral one. Most of the principles of Islam beyond the whole “worship god this way and only this way” nonsense are good and decent.

  65. To Paagle:

    Your agreeing that Muhammad (SAW) was a brilliant and a moral person is not enough, cos the non-believers of the time of Muhammad (SAW) agreed likewise. But what is amazing is that they like you refused to utter and believe the message that Muhammad (SAW) brought from Allah (God) which in a nutshell “There is no diety worthy of (any form of) worship except Allah and that he (Muhammad SAW) was His messenger and Prophet” And in doing so both you and them find yourselves in a confused state of mind wondering in darkness with your entire psychy inclined towards contradictions, thereby living in wretchedness here in this world and probably in the hereafter.

    By the way the prohibition of the pork was done by God Himself and not Muhammad (SAW) or any other person as you seem to surmised. And what is wrong with “worship god this way and only this way” idea. If GWB can give the order of people to govern themselves “this way and only this way” or your parents to instruct you in doing something a particular way, you will agree with me that God Has all the moral rights to ask us to do things only in certain ways, especially when the worship belongs to Him and only Him.

  66. The statements of Akbar Khan amounts to great blasphemy for he means here the name of a man of sin when the title pertains to a person of excellence among men, the praise. Without knowing to whom the title of this name pertains, the blind fanatics roam the world in madness polluting the whole atmosphere of creation with smokes from the bottomless pit, darkening the light of reasoning.

    The Lord Jesus Christ said thus:

    “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Jn 3:17-21

    But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

    Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

    But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? Jn 5:42-47.

  67. Akbar Khan, please consider the following words of the blessed Messiah Y’Shua and come to the Right Understanding of the true, original Islam, which was before the last distortion.

    “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Jn 3:17-21

    But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

    Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

    But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? Jn 5:42-47.

    This is the true MUHAMMADUN RASULULLAH if Adam spoke to God and in whose advocacy he was spared from death penalty but subjected to vanity in hope of rewards for him and his progeny in the later days. The days are upon us. Cease from vain debates, chasing of wind and come to this great person, the king of the spirits of all the prophets, the subject of prophesying, the SON of MAN who came in the name of His Father. This is the only one true ISLAM. (ISLAM = ISSA + ASLAM, ISSA + SALAAM, ISSA the AMEN). Much love and respects.

  68. Akbar Khan, Whereever you are, hope you’ve seen the damage you’are doing to yourself and the disservice for that matter you’re doing to Islam. Confused Yohan is asking why are you taking the perception he has of Jesus and using it in your religion? So in essence the confusion of Yohan = confusion of Akbar = disaster.

    My advice to both of you, especially Khan, is to come back to your senses and back to the true religion of Allah as taught by all the prophets from Adam (A.S) to Noah, Enoch, Hud, Abraham, Lut, Moses, Zachariah, John, Jesus and the final Muhammad ‘alaihimussalam to mention but a few, that you worship NONE but Allah associating no partner whatso ever to Him, not Jesus (A.S), not Muhammad (SAW) NOBODY! As everything and every being would come not as anything but obedient servant of the Merciful, Omnicience, omnipresent, ever powerful, ever lasting, Allah on that day when no soul shall benefit himself or anyone except by His permission. Fear Allah and desist from all tendencies of inclining towards shirk in whatever form!

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  69. Yohan,

    I think you forgot where you are posting your comments on – it is not Christiancity.com, it is Islamicity.com. Our belief system drastically differs from yours on fundamental issues. So coming here and calling us blasphemous based on your religion which we don’t even follow is kind of ridiculous, don’t you think?

    Now let me tell you about the blasphemy you just committed – you called Jesus(pbuh) “Lord”, which tells me you worship him instead of The Creator! So you are one of those so-called Biblical Christian who either don’t know what their Bible talks about, or choose to follow only those parts of the Bible that suit their fancy. Let me refresh your memory – Jesus(pbuh), in the Bible that you claim to follow, repeatedly asked his followers not to worship him, but to worship the one who is heaven, that is the Creator.

    You might want to look that up in the Bible.

  70. Paagle,

    First of all, I must say you are not one of those who hate Islam/Muslims just for the sake of hating. You show efforts to understand Islam and those of us who follow it instead of just spreading hateful words. Thank you for that!

    That being said, your claim about Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) forbidding things based on his prejudice is completely wrong. Our Prophet(pbuh) simply delivered the Message from our Creator, nothing more. He never forbade anything just out of his own whim or prejudice. A perfect example is Mastigure whose meat our Prophet(pbuh) did not eat himself, but his companions ate it in front him. He did not forbid that since disliking it was his own choice, not of God’s.

    I will never dare try to justify why the Creator forbade/allowed something; this is His world, and He will forbid/allow what He wills. But just to share some of my thoughts on pork – just because it is yummy to you does not mean that it can not be forbidden in some other religion or culture. You are making yourself the de-facto standard here, aren’t you? Also, there are many things in this world that appeal to our carnal desires, but should never allowed. Besides, don’t doctors tell you these days to avoid pork since it is mostly fat?

    And “Worshiping God only this way” is also God’s will. But don’t you think that helps create a homogeneous culture among the followers of Islam, reducing factors that contribute to conflicts?

    But you are almost right about one thing – Muhammad(pbuh) was decent and moral. The most proper term would be “He was/is/will be the best human being ever to be born on earth.” Yes, this is my Prophet whom George Bernard Shaw referred to as “A wonderful man!”. Yes, this is my Prophet who could have had all the riches of Arabia, but denied himself any worldly comfort and lived like an ordinary man without any pride or prejudices!

  71. Can someone from Islamicity verify the authenticity of the Hadith Br. Akbar is referring to? I have heard this off and on, but can’t agree with it since it seems to me that it does something that our Prophet(pbuh) warned us not to do, that is not to overpraise him and thus lead to the same situation the Christians are today by extolling Jesus(pbuh) too much.

    But if someone can verify this to be an authentic hadith, then that is a different story. I can’t seem to find any source for that.

    Please help me know.

  72. Raihan, why wait for somebody to tell you that that hadith is not authentic? What was the source of the first comment of Akbar? :

    “Allah brought into being the Light of Muhammad before He (swt) created Aadam (as) 2 thousand years before.”

    The “hadith” followed the same pattern.

    Akbar in the first place should have given a proper isnad to the hadith which for reason (that of fabrication) he didnt. Even if there is chain of narrators the matn of the hadith is in conflict with many verses of the Quran and many other authentic sayings of the beloved prohet like the one you quoted.

    Secondly, You donot ask Allah for anythig for the sake of anyone of His creations, as this will amount to associating Him with that being which is equivalent to shirk; And in the fictitious story it was even a prophet of Allah, Adam (A.S) that was being accused of doing that. What more reasons do you need to say that hadith is not only un-authentic but maudu’ baseless without foundation.

    Say He is Allah the one (and only)

    Allah the eternally besought of all

    He begets not nor was He begotten

    And there is none comparable to him

    He is ‘fa’allun lima yurid’

    He is self sufficient

    He gives without measure…

    Oh Allah guide us aright, let us know You better so as to ask for your mercy and that bliss you reserve for your obedient servant and fear your hell fire you prepared for the kafirun and mushrikun.

  73. Salam, my Brother Adam,

    JazakAllah! You have confirmed my thoughts! I just could not accept this hadiths I have heard some people mentioning in different gathering. I love my Prophet(pbuh), but my love for him should not exceed the limits set by Allah.

    YOu have given me the arsenal I needed to counter this – this goes against the Quran and the Sunnah.

    May Allah bless us all with guidance – we are in need of it badly.

  74. Monday 9th March exactly coincided with the 12th Rabiul Awwal 1430 the Day our beloved Prophet came

    to this World.No doubt the Prophet was sent as a Mercy to the entire Globe.The Hijira as every one knows began the day when the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina not the birth of the Prophet.

    This very Maulud fell on Monday making it the 12th Rabiul Awwal the Day the Prophet was born. The Prophet used to fast on Mondays and Thursdays as part of his Sunnah.The purpose of Maulud is not only to celebrate it once in a year but throughout our lives by following the Sunnah of the beloved Prohet Muhammad which in my opinion is the real purpose of the Mauludin Nabiyyi.He lived simple life as a human being be it leader Politician or whatever he was not corrupt like our so called politicians who want amass wealth.He could be wealthy but he decided to live simple ascetic life like every poor man found on the surface of the earth.He was a military tactician like every COmmander,a just Judge who did not show any favouratism,he was the best neighbour one could imagine,the father of Fatimah who was not proud.An Aleem and Qari combined to be the best teacher of the Sahabas.He was definitely sent as a Mercy to the whole mankind.It is left to us to follow him or disobey him.

  75. This is an EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL narration. One realizes that Allah is THE CREATOR, THE MASTER, THE ONE and ONLY GOD of all humanity, of all creation, everything. Prophet Muhammad was only serving Allah and did an excellent job. SubhanAllah

  76. i wish to congratulate u 4 ur educative msges.i learnt that the prophet [saw] was not buried the very day he died and i wish to know how far is that true can u pls educate me and possibly give me some reference. maasalam

  77. ALHAMDU LILLAH BEEN A MUSLIM,READ QURANIC VERSES AND LOOK AROUD YOU, YOU CAN SEE THE REALITY AND DIVINESS OF THE HOLY QURAN. BLESSED IS THE PROPHET OF ISLAM[SAW]

  78. The Prophet (S.A.W) is real Mercy to the whole humanity as an example to us as human beings.If you are President,Prime Minister,King or whatever people call you Rasulullah was like that.If you are an Army General he was the Commander in Chief of the Muslim Army,as a Judge he was the Chief Justice at the same time Imam the leader of Prayer and leader of those who got Taqwa, an Alim who was Ummiy unlettered but became the best scholar.He was also the best husband of all the Ummahatil Mumineen, father of Fatimah and others Radhiyallahu Anhum, neighbour who never used to harm his neighbours, one with the best Akhlaq who never took revenge on personal injury but if you go against Allah he would never keep quiete as he was never afraid of any human being however highly placed he may be.He was the best exampary leader of both Duniya and,Akhirah.He was a simple human being who was sent to bring mankind from the darkness of Shirk and Kufr to the true teachings of the Deen of Islam which we should all cling to it until death.Nobody’s example is being followed by majority of humanity more than that of the Prophet S.A.W whose Maulid is likely coming on Monday 14th February 2011.May Allah make us follow him to the minutest detal until we meet Allah Amen.

  79. As Muslim we believe in all the Prophets known and unknown. We love them all and we revered them all. Who ever chose to abuse any of them does not know his or her religion. They are nothing but the peace breaker, Allah will deal with the unjust sooner or later.

  80. may Almighty Allah, guide and protect you all for this beautiful narration.

    please if i want to donate to islamicity how do i go about it. masalam

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