Please read with open heart
and mind. May Allah give you courage to accept the TRUTH
PLEASE MAKE COPY OF THIS LITERATURE AND DISTRIBUTE AMONG YOUR FAMILY, RELATIVES
If somebody tells me that celebrating
the birth of the Prophet Muhammad
is Kufr, Shirk or Bid'at? I will ask that person only one question and
end the discussion, please show me where in Quran or Hadith it is mentioned
that commemoration of Milad-un-Nabi
on any day specially on twelve Rabi-Awaal is not allowed? On contrary,
in Quran Allah Himself narrated
the detail of Adam creation
and the detail story of the birth of Hadrat Essa (Jesus) Alai Salam. Almost
all the messengers of Allah Ta'ala has been foretelling their ummah the
coming of the last Prophet Muhammad
is a vital link between Allah Ta'ala and Mankind and Love of the Prophet
Muhammad is an essential part
of one's Iman. Thus Allah Ta'ala commands Muslims to follow (Muhammad )
in Quran as "Say: O, people! if you do love Allah, follow me , Allah will
love you and forgive your sins" (Surah Ale-Imran, Verse 31). . The direction
is double sided. On the one side, One must follow the Holy Prophet
if one loves Allah Almighty , while on the other, one must follow the Holy
Prophet if one wants to be
loved by Allah Almighty. In other words, as far as love of Allah Almighty
is concerned, the follow-up of Holy Prophet
is a pre-requisite. This is what Allah Almighty declares. Now listen to
what the Holy Prophet declares:
"That is, none of you is Momin (believer) unless I am dearer to him than
his parents, his children and all other persons." (Sahih Bukhari). All
other persons would naturally include all relatives, friends, authoroties
etc. It is this divine love that every Muslim Momin feels in their hearts
and pay the highest respect to our beloved Prophet
after Allah Ta'ala and when the month of Rabi-Awwal comes these Ashiq-e-Rasul
start celebrating the birth of their master (Aaqa) Muhammad
with great joy in the form of Mehfil-e-Milad.
Unfortunately, among us there are
those who mislead innocent Muslim brothers and sisters by calling Mehfil-e-Milad
shirk, Bid'at etc, etc and prevent straightforward Muslims from commemorating
the birthday of the holy prophet
and thus denied them from receiving great blessing of Allah Ta'ala. Also
it has seen that those who object on celebrating birthday of our prophet
when it comes to their own children they forget all shirk and bid'at fatwa
and celebrate their children's birthday or Aqeeqa willingly.
The purpose of this literature is
to show our Muslim brothers and sisters that commencing Mehfil-e-Milad
is not against the sharia but it is in accordance to the spirit of Islam.
If some one does not like Mehfil-e-Milad it does not mean that celebrating
mehfil-e-Milad itself is wrong. In other words if someone does not practice
Islam it does not mean Islam itself is bad.
A typical Mehfil-e-Milad consist
of the following events. The sequence of events may vary but almost all
Milad-un-Nabi gathering consist
of all or majority of the following events.
on the life of the Prophet Muhammad
- Salat (darood)-o-Salam
of sweets or Dinner
Now I will Analyze each event and
see if it is in accordance to Islam or not. The objective is to prove,
if an individual event is in accordance to the Shariah then the whole event
collectively is also permissible?
Nobody has any objection in reading
or recitation of the Holy Quran.
Hamd is a way to praise the Almighty
Allah Subhana Ta'ala. Every particle in the universe say Tasbeeh of Allah
Ta'ala. Zikr-e-Allah is peace of heart for the momin. Munkir-e-Milad has
no objection on it.
is a way to praise our beloved prophet
in the form of poetry or rhymes. Reading Naat gives heart burns to the
Munkir-e-Milad and once again they show their animosity against Naat by
calling Naat Khawah Mushrik and Bidatti etc.
Let see how Quran-ul-Hakeem praises
the Sahib-e-Quran , therefore
we find the following verses in the honor and praise of Muhammad Mustufa
in the Holy Quran:
- "And We
have exalted for you your remembrance" (Surah Al-InShirah, V-4)
Allah and His Angels send blessings on the prophet the communicator of
unseen news, O you who believe! Send upon him blessings and salute
him fully well in abundance" (Surah Al-Ahzab, V-56)
- "I have
sent you as a blessing for the whole Universe" (Quran Surah #21:107)
- "The Prophet
is nearer to his lovers (momin) than their own souls" (Quran Surah #33:6)
- "He who
obeys the Messenger, indeed he obeys Allah" (surah: Nisa, verse:80)
- "We have
indeed in the Apostle of God a beautiful pattern (conduct) for any one
whose hope is in God and the final Day" (Surah: Al-Ahzab, verse:21)
- "Many a
time I (Almighty) have seen, you turn your face towards sky. I will make
you turn towards a qiblah (direcetion) that will please you" (Quran Surah
- "He stood
on the uppermost horizon; then drawing near; and was at a distance of but
two bows' length or even closer" (Quran Surah #53:7-9)
did confer a great favour on the believers when He sent among them an Apostle
from among themselves." (Quran Surah #33:56)
not your voice above the voice of the Prophet. Lest your labours should
come to nothing without your knowledge" (Quran Surah #49:2)
the Apostle gives you accept it; and whatever he forbids you, refrain from.
And fear Allah, for Allah is strict in punisment"(Quran Surah al-Hashr)
My dear muslims these are the few
verses from the Quran where Allah Ta'ala honors and praises His most beatiful
creation Muhammad . The Quran
is full of such Praises and honors for Rasulallah (salallahoalaihewasalam).
There are several hadees where Rasulallah (salallahoalaihewasalam) himself
ordered Hasan bin Thabit to read poetry in his praise. I wonder what munkir-e-Milad
would be thinking of Allah Ta'ala and Rasulallah now?, but we the lover
of Rasulallah (salallahoalaihewasalam) believe that praising anybody within
the boundary of Shariah is in fact indirectly praising Allah Ta'ala who
is the creator of all universe. The example is like that if somebody praises
a building for its beautiful construction that means indirectly he is also
praising the people who were behind this construction i.e. the architect,
the designer, the builder etc. If praising somebody is sin or bid'at or
shirk then (God forgive) every one of us is committing this sin by praising
one's father, mother, son, daughter, teacher, leader or anybody in any
aspect. Finally if Munkir-e-Milad proves where in Quran Allah has drawn
a line for praising His prophet ,
we will stop there but instead Quran said about Rasulallah
"And We have exalted for you your remembrance" (Surah Al-InShirah, V-4)
When Allah Ta'ala raises the remembrance of prophet Muhammad
then who on Earth has power to lower it.
Our beloved prophet Muhammad Mustufa
is the symbol of Islam. No one can talk about Islam without mentioning
his name mubarak . He is a
vital link between Allah Ta'ala and mankind. No matter how many times we
say LA-ILAHA ILLA-ALLAH we will not be a Muslim until and unless we say
MUHHAMADUR RASUL ALLAH, even our namaz (which is solely for Allah Ta'ala)
will not be completed until we say "ASSALAMO ALAIKA AIYOHUN NABI" in tashhud
(while reciting Attaiyaat) , when Allah Ta'ala did not separate His Habib's
name from His name then who are we to by pass him .
If Muhammad had not come in
this world then we would have no Islam, no Namaz, no Zakat, no Ramadan,
no kabba and no Hajj. That is why Allah Ta'ala declared in Quran that "Allah
did confer a great favour on the believers when He sent among them an Apostle
from among themselves, rehearsing unto them the signs of Allah, sanctifying
them, and instructing them in scripture and wisdom, while, before that,
they had been in manifest error" (Surah: Ale-Imran, verse:164). and ordered
believers to rejoice on His bounty as in this verse " And the bounty ofyour
Lord, recite and proclaim" (surah:Ad-Doha, verse:11). Al-hamdolillah, for
us believers, Muhammad is
the greatest bounty (Nemat) (gift) of all and Allah orders believers to
rejoice on His bounty therefore we celebrate Eid-e-milad-un-Nabi
gatherings and spread the words of Islam by shading light on various aspect
of the life of our beloved prophet .
Indeed for us believers, Eid-Milad-un-nabi
is a real Eid because without Muhammad (salallahoalaihewasalam) there would
have been no Eid-ul-fitr or Eid-ul-Adha either!
In the Quran Allah Ta'ala commands
believers to send Salat and Salam to His Habib Muhammad Mustufa
as stated in this verse "Undoubtedly, Allah and His Angels send blessings
on the prophet the communicator of unseen news, O' you who believe! send
upon him blessings and salute him fully well in abundance" (Surah Al-Ahzab,
V-56). In a hadith mubarka "AbuMas'ud al-Ansari who was shown the call
(for prayer in a dream)--narrated it on the authority of Mas'ud al-Ansari
who said: We were sitting in the company of Sa'd ibn Ubadah when the Messenger
of Allah (peace be upon him) came to us. Bashir ibn Sa'd said: Allah has
commanded us to bless you, Messenger of Allah! But how should we bless
you? He (the narrator) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)
kept quiet (and we were so much perturbed over his silence) that we wished
we had not asked him. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) then said:
(For blessing me) say: "O Allah, bless Muhammad and the members of his
household as Thou didst bless the members of Ibrahim's household. Grant
favours to Muhammad and the members of his household as thou didst grant
favours to the members of the household of Ibrahim in the world. Thou art
indeed Praiseworthy and Glorious"; and salutation which you know." (Sahi
Muslim). In another hadith Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said,
"Invoke many blessings on me on Friday for it is witnessed. The angels
are present on it, and no one will invoke a blessing on me without his
blessing being submitted to me till he stops." I asked whether that applied
also after his death, and he replied, "Allah has prohibited the Earth from
consuming the bodies of the prophets; so Allah's prophet is alive and given
Well, the above verse of Quran and
hadees leaves no choice for Munkir-e-Milad but to send Salat wa Salam on
our master Muhammad (salallahoalaihewasalam). But because of animosity
toward lovers of Rasulallah (salallahoalaihewasalam), the Munkir-e-Milad
object on sending Salat wa salam to our beloved prophet (salallahoalaihewasalam)
in standing position. In reply, we say that no where in Quran or Hadees,
Allah or His Messenger (salallahoalaihewasalam) mentioned in what position
we have to send Salat wa Salam. It is entirely upto believers in what position
he or she invokes salat-o-salam, whether while sitting or laying on bed/floor
or standing still or walking, it does not matter. Since we respect our
beloved prophet (salallahoalaihewasalam) the most after Allah Ta'ala, it
is the demand of this respect that we stand up and send Salat-o-Salam to
the Prophet (PBUH)
There are categories of Munkir-e-Milad,
some believe in Dua, some not and some have become so advanced in their
beliefs that they say since Allah Ta'ala knows every things there is no
need for Dua. (Astagfirullah). On the contrary, in Quran Allah ta'ala commands
the believers to make Dua as stated in the following verses.
"When my servants ask thee concerning
Me, I am indeed close (to them): I litsen to the prayer (dua) of every
suppliant when he calleth on Me" (surah: baqra, verse:186). In another
verse Allah Ta'ala said "Call on your Lord with humility and in private"
(surah Al-Ahraaf, verse 55). Even our beloved Prophet ,
who is free of all kinds of sins and faults, used to make dua all the time.
Are we superior than our master Muhammad
that we feel no need of any dua? Let us see what Allah Ta'ala said about
those arrogant and ignorant people who feel they do not need to invoke
any dua, thus Allah said in surah Momin (Gafir) "And your Lord says: Call
on Me; I will answer your (prayer): But those who are too arrogant to serve
Me will surely find themselves in Hell - in humiliation!". (surah:
Momin, verse 60). In another place Allah said "When the suffering reached
them from Us, why then did they not learn humility? On the contrary their
hearts became hardened, and Satan made their (sinfull) acts seem alluring
to them." (surah:Al-Inaam, verse 43).
I don't know what kind of objection
Munkir-e-Milad have on distribution of sweets or eating dinner. Don't they
eat in Weddings or Walimas or Aqeeqas or Fund raising dinners or Birthdays
or any other parties? The Mehfil-e-Milad can also be commemorated without
any sweet distribution or having dinner. This is not a must part of the
Mehfil, if one cannot afford or does not want to serve food, he or she
can celebrate Milad-un-Nabi without serving food to their guests. The distribution
of sweets or dinner is carried out as a token of love. The dinner is served
just for the convenience of guests so that they don't have to cook at 11
or 12 midnight when they get back home.
My dear Muslim brothers and sisters,
the above explanation from Quran and Hadees for each component of the Mehfil-e-Milad
clearly proves that holding such kind of gathering is not against Islam
but actually it is accordance to the very spirit of Islam where Muslim
brothers and sisters get to gather and listen words of Allah Ta'ala and
His habib (salallahoalaihewasalam). In the same token other gatherings
like Shab-e-Barat , Shab-e-Meraj , Shab-e-Qadar , Geewarwhee-Shareef etc
where speeches on Allah and His messenger (salallahoalaihewasalam) are
given are gathering of khair (virtues) and should be attended by all Muslims.
Mehfil-e-Milad was not
in the days of the Prophet
therefore it is a Bid'at (i.e. new innovation).
Saudi Arabia does not celebrate Milad-un-Nabi therefore it is wrong to
My dear friends, any simple person
with lack of religious knowledge can easily be deceived by the above two
objections and fall into Munkir-e-Milad trap. I will refute the above two
objections so that when Munkir-e-Milad try next time to mislead our innocent
Muslim brothers and sisters they won't fall into their web. There are hundreds
of books already written by the scholars of Ahle-Sunnat-wal-Jamat on topics
of Bid'at and Celebrating Milad-un-Nabi, I am not going to write another
book on Bid'at but to give you just basic definitions and examples and
leave upto you to decide whether the claim of munkir-e-Milad is applied
on Mehfil-e-Milad or not?.
Those who opposed to Mehfil-e-Milad
reference a hadees from Miskhat Shareef in which the Prophet (salallahoalaihewasalam)
said "Whosoever introduces a new belief in our religion which contradicts
with it is rejected." He also said "Beware of innovations, for every innovation
(Kullu Bid'at) is misguidance." But those hypocrate Munkir-e-Milad never
cite another hadees from the same book which is in favour of good innovations,
thus a Hadith in Miskhat under Babul-I'lm says: "He who sets a good precedent
in Islam, there is reward for him for this (act of goodness) and a reward
for him also who acts according to it subsequently, without any deduction
from their rewards and he who sets in Islam an evil precedent there is
upon him the burden of that, and the burden of him also who acts upon it
subsequently, without any deduction from their burdens." From this Hadith
we see that to introduce a nice way in Islam which is in accordance with
the Holy Quran and Sunnah will induce rewards and to do vice versa will
If we assume that every new innovation
is Bid'at then what the munkir-e-Milad has to say about the following new
innovations which were not existed at the time of Prophet .
first call to prayer on friday
prayer with jamaat
of books of hadiths
and so on ...
We will now see that no worship in
Islam is void of Bid'at-e-Hasana.
IMAAN: Every Muslim child is taught Imaan-e-Mujmal and Imaan-e-Mufassal whereas
no such categories or names for Imaan were in practice in the age of the
Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) or the three blessed generations
(*) By the three blessed generations
we mean the ages of the Sahaba, the Tabe'een and the Tab'e Tabe'een.
Every Muslim memorises six Kalimahs. These six Kalimahs, their enumeration
and their sequence that, this is the first Kalimah, this the second, etc.
are all Bid'ats which were not there in the commencing period of Islam.
To divide the Holy Quran into thirty Paras (sections) and to divide the
Paras into Rukus, to put the I'raab (expressions such as Zabbar, Zer, Pesh)
in the Holy Quran and to have the Holy Book printed by offset in the press
are Bid'ats which could not be traced in the commencing era of Islam.
To collect the Hadith in book form and state the chain or narrators and
to characterise the Hadiths by saying this is Sahih, this is Hassan or
Da'if, Mu'addaal or Mudallas, etc. and to establish the commands with the
help of Hadith such as Makruh, Mustahab, etc. are all appreciable Bid'ats
which were not in practice in the blessed age of Rasulullah .
OF HADITH (USUL-E-HADITH): This whole branch of knowledge
along with its rules is itself Bid'at Hasana.
Now a days all the matters in our daily life depend upon this knowledge
because it contains the rules and commands for everything which may come
across our lives, but this field of knowledge also is Bid'at Hasana.
FIQH AND I'LM-E-KALAAM: These two branches of knowledge
too, along with their principles and injunctions are all Bid'at Hasana.
It is Bid'at-e-Hasana to intend for praying Salaat by proclaiming the intention
loudly or to pray the 20 Rakaah Tarawih prayer in congregation during the
Holy Month of Ramadaan.
At the time of breaking fast (Iftaar) to say the Du'a: "O Allah, for Thee
have I Fasted and in Thee I believe and upon Thee I trust and with the
food given by Thee I open my fast" and to intend for fasting by saying
this Du'a audibly at the time of SEHRI: "O Allah, I intend to fast for
Thy sake tomorrow" are all Bid'at Hasana.
To give Zakaat with the currency which is currently used such as coins
and paper notes is Bid'at because these were not in vogue in the commencing
centuries of Islam.
To perform Hajj by travelling in aeroplanes, ships, cars, lorries, buses
and to go to the field of Arafaat by car or bus are all Bid'ats because
such conveyances had not been invented in that age.
When Bid'at has been introduced in
such things as Imaan and Kalimah then how will we succeed in abstaining
from it. So we will have to agree that all Bid'ats are not Haraam and only
those Bid'ats are Haraam which contradict the Kitaab and Sunnah.
IN WORDLY AFFAIRS: Now a days we see around us such new
inventions that could not be found in the first three centuries of Islam
and we got so much accustomed to them that life would be very difficult
without them. Everyone is compelled to use these things such as trains,
cars, aeroplanes, watches, electricity, and hundreds of other things, without
which we cannot imagine how life would be. But all these things are Bid'ats
and cannot be traced back to the blessed age of Rasulullah
or the Sahaba.
What the Munkir-e-Milad has to say
about these modern day bid'at which are now become the part of our religious
activities for example:
- Use of Loud
Speakers and Microphone for conducting Daily and Friday prayers and delivering
Fund Raising dinners in Hotels for building Mosques, Madrassa etc. Why
do not they issue fatwa of shirk, Kufr andBid'at
for practicing the above new innovations in Islam.
Please don't tell me you Munkir-e-Milad
don't use Loud speaker and don't organize or attend Fund Raising Dinners.
prayers with head's uncovered i.e not wearing cap while offering prayers.
only fard part of the Namaz.
- Make no Dua after Namaz.
the beginning of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha in advance without sighting
Each of the above action is a new
bad innovation in Islam i.e. Bid'at-e-Sai'yya, because by adopting these
actions one is not only introducing new innovation in Islam but also at
the same time he is abolishing the Sunnah of our Prophet
which is direct violation of the commands of Allah Ta'ala.
This is very unfortunate that in
wordly affairs we are mentally impressed by the Westerners and in religious
affairs we are impressed by the Arabs. Quran-ul-Hakeem has been revealed
in Arabic and coincidentally Saudi Arabians speaks Arabic and our Holy
places are in Saudi Arabia, We have natural respect for these but it does
not mean that they are the only champions or authority of Islam. On the
contrary, no where in the Quran and Hadees, Allah and His Rasul said that
Muslims have to follow Saudia Arabia or Arabs or non-Arabs. Every where
in Quran and Hadees it is stressed on Muslims to follow Allah and the Sunnah
of our beloved prophet .
Also don't forget the last sermon
of our master Muhammad delivered
in the Hajj-ul-wida where he
stated that Arabs has no superiority over non-Arabs and Non-Arabs have
no Superiority over Arabs, You are all equal except by piety and good action.
It is the present day Saudi Arabia's wahabis now salaffis goverment (which
is installed by the Britishers [remember Lawrence of Arabia] in early 20th
century) does not celebrate the birth of our Prophet .
Otherwise if you go just beyond 75 years back in history of Saudi Arab
when it was Hijaz-al-Muqaddas (in the period of Ottoman empires) you will
find how enthusiastically Arabs of that time had been celebrated Milad-un-Nabi
Even now a days except Saudi Arabia and its few ally, the whole Arab world
Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia,
Yemen, Sudan, Libya etc commemorate Milad-un-Nabi
one way or the another. Allah has ordered us to follow His messenger
and not to follow any particular country.
Dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
Love and Respect of the Muhammad Mustufa
is the corner stone of Iman. If we don't Love and respect our beloved Prophet ,
How will we listen his message and follow his Sunnah. Remember Abu-Jahal
and company, used to say Prophet Muhammad
"you are a human like us! why should we follow you" and tried to find faults
in the personality of the Prophet .The
question arises here why all the time those kuffar called our beloved Prophet
"You are a human like us", There must be a very profound reason, The answer
is very simple. If they convinced the people that Muhammad
is an ordinary man like us, full of faults and defects then his
divine message will automatically become faulty because an imperfect person
cannot deliver a perfect message! The era of Rasulallah ,
Sahaba karaam, Taba'in and Taba Taba'in has been passed but unfortunately
the saga continues, now this job of kuffar-e-Makkah has been taken over
by enemies in disguise, with the same mission, i.e. to degrade our Prophet
and his companions and extinguish the light of Ishq-e-Mustufa from the
hearts of the Muslims in the name of Tauheed. Fortunately, our master Muhammad
whom Allah Ta'ala given the knowledge of the unseen has already foretold
us about such fitna. Thus the following Hadiths points to such fitna:
- The Prophet
said, "O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham! O Allah! Bestow Your
blessings on our Yemen." The people said, "And also on our Najd." He said,
"O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham (north)! O Allah! Bestow Your
blessings on our Yemen." The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! And also
on our Najd." I think the third time the Prophet said, "There (in Najd)
is the place of earthquakes and afflictions and from there comes out the
side of the head of Satan." (Al-Bukhari) .
- Allah's Apostle said, "There will
appear some people among you whose prayer will make you look down upon
yours, and whose fasting will make you look down upon yours, but they will
recite the Qur'an which will not exceed their throats (they will not act
on it) and they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out through the game
whereupon the archer would examine the arrowhead but see nothing, and look
at the unfeathered arrow but see nothing, and look at the arrow feathers
but see nothing, and finally he suspects to find something in the lower
part of the arrow." (Al-Bukhari)
- "While we were with Allah's Apostle
who was distributing (i.e. some property), there came Dhu-l-Khuwaisira,
a man from the tribe of Bani Tamim and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do Justice."
The Prophet said, "Woe to you! Who could do justice if I did not? I would
be a desperate loser if I did not do justice." 'Umar said, "O Allah's Apostle!
Allow me to chop his head off." The Prophet said, "Leave him, for he has
companions who pray and fast in such a way that you will consider your
fasting negligible in comparison to theirs. They recite Qur'an but it does
not go beyond their throats (i.e. they do not act on it) and they will
desert Islam as an arrow goes through a victim's body, so that the hunter,
on looking at the arrow's blade, would see nothing on it; he would look
at its Risaf and see nothing, he would look at its Nadi and see nothing,
and he would look at its Qudhadh (1) and see nothing (neither meat nor
blood), for the arrow has been too fast even for the blood and excretions
to smear. The sign by which they will be recognized is that among them
there will be a black man, one of whose arms will resemble a woman's breast
or a lump of meat moving loosely. Those people will appear when there will
be differences amongst the people." I testify that I heard this narration
from Allah's Apostle and I testify that 'Ali bin Abi Talib fought with
such people, and I was in his company. He ordered that the man (described
by the Prophet ) should be looked for. The man was brought and I looked
at him and noticed that he looked exactly as the Prophet had described
- "Yahya related to me from Malik
from Yahya ibn Said from Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn al-Harith at-Taymi from
Abu Salama ibn Abd ar Rahman that Abu Said said that he had heard the Messenger
of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "A group of people
will appear among you whose prayer, fasting and deeds will make you think
little of your own prayer, fasting and deeds. They will recite the Qur'an,
but it wil not get past their throats, and they will pass through the deen
like an arrow passes through game. You look at the arrowhead, and you see
nothing, and you look at the shaft, and you see nothing, and you look at
the flights, and you see nothing. And you are in doubt about the notch."
- 'Ali bin Abi Talib sent a piece
of gold not yet taken out of its ore, in a tanned leather container to
Allah's Apostle. Allah's Apostle distributed that amongst four persons:
'Uyaina bin Badr, Aqra bin Habis, Zaid Al-Khail and the fourth was either
Alqama or Amir bin At Tufail. On that, one of his companions said, "We
are more deserving of this (gold) than these (persons)." When that news
reached the Prophet, he said, "Don't you trust me though I am the truthworthy
man of the One in the Heavens, and I receive the news of Heaven (i.e. Divine
Inspiration) both in the morning and in the evening?" There got up a man
with sunken eyes, raised cheek bones, raised forehead, a thick beard, a
shaven head and a waist sheet that was tucked up and he said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Be afraid of Allah." The Prophet said, "Woe to you! Am I not of
all the people of the earth the most entitled to fear Allah?" Then that
man went away. Khalid bin Al-Wahd said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I chop
his neck off?" The Prophet said, "No, for he may offer prayers." Khalid
said, "Numerous are those who offer prayers and say by their tongues (i.e.
mouths) what is not in their hearts." Allah's Apostle said, "I have not
been ordered (by Allah) to search the hearts of the people or cut open
their bellies." Then the Prophet looked at him (i.e. that man) while the
latter was going away and said, "From the offspring of this (man there
will come out (people) who will recite the Qur'an continuously and elegantly
but it will not exceed their throats. (They will neither understand it
nor act upon it). They would go out of the religion (i.e. Islam) as an
arrow goes through a game's body." I think he also said, "If I should be
present at their time I would kill them as the nations of Thamud were killed."
- The Prophet said, "I have been
made victorious with As-Saba (i.e. an easterly wind) and the people of
'Ad were destroyed by Ad-Dabur (i.e. a westerly wind)." Narrated Abu Said:
Ali sent a piece of gold to the Prophet who distributed it among four persons:
Al-Aqra' bin Habis Al-Hanzali from the tribe of Mujashi, 'Uyaina bin Badr
Al-Fazari, Zaid At-Ta'i who belonged to (the tribe of) Bani Nahban, and
'Alqama bin Ulatha Al-'Amir who belonged to (the tribe of) Bani Kilab.
So the Quraish and the Ansar became angry and said, "He (i.e. the Prophet,
) gives the chief of Najd and does not give us." The Prophet said, "I give
(them) so as to attract their hearts (to Islam)." Then a man with sunken
eyes, prominent checks, a raised forehead, a thick beard and a shaven head,
came (in front of the Prophet ) and said, "Be afraid of Allah, O Muhammad!"
The Prophet said, "Who would obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair
that) Allah has trusted all the people of the earth to me while, you do
not trust me?" Somebody who, I think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, requested
the Prophet to let him chop that man's head off, but he prevented him.
When the man left, the Prophet said, "Among the off-spring of this man
will be some who will recite the Qur'an but the Qur'an will not reach beyond
their throats (i.e. they will recite like parrots and will not understand
it nor act on it), and they will renegade from the religion as an arrow
goes through the game's body. They will kill the Muslims but will not disturb
the idolaters. If I should live up to their time I will kill them as the
people of 'Ad were killed (i.e. I will kill all of them)." (Al-Bukhari)
- One day the eminent Ashaab of
the Holy Prophet were assembled
around him and a person came by and stood at the edge of the Majlis Shareef.
Immediately, he proceeded from there into Musjid-e-Nabawi Shareef. The
Holy Prophet addressed the
Sahaba and said: "Who amongst you will go and kill him?" Sayyiduna Abu
Bakr As Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) got up and went towards this person
who was engrossed in Salaah. He could not kill a person who was engrossed
in Salaah, and returned to the Holy Prophet
and explained the situation.
The Beloved Nabi of Allah
stated again: "Who is it that will kill him?" Sayyiduna Omar Al Farouq
(radi Allahu anhu) got up and
went towards that person and found
him in the same situation.
For the third time the Holy Prophet
stated: "Who is it that will kill him?" Sayyiduna Ali Al Murtudah (radi
Allahu anhu) got up and said: "I will kill him". The Holy Prophet
said: "Yes, you would if you find him but he will not be there".
When Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu)
went to the Musjid Shareef the man had already left. Then the Nabi of Allah
said: "If you had killed him then a very great Fitna (dissention) would
have been removed from this Ummah".
My dear muslims, From the above prophecies
of the Rasuallah two points
are very clear:
- Najd is the place of fitna .
- There will be gustakhaan-e-Rasul
who will act as staunch Muslims but in fact they will out of Islam.
And when we turned the page of the
history we found Abdul Wahab najdi, the founder of present day Wahabi sect
belongs to Najd, he established a cult that causing fitna in Muslim Ummah.
There mission is to degrade Rasulallah
and snatch the love of Rasullah
from the hearts of Muslims in the name of Tauheed. That it why there books
and speeches are full of derogatory remarks about the Prophet, Sahaba Karaam,
four Imams and Awlia-allah. Some say the Prophet was a person like us,
some say he had no power, some say he did not know what is on the other
side of the wall, some say he was just a postman, some say his message
is important not his personality and so on.
Just read the above hadees, how Sahaba
karaam were ready to chop the head of anybody showing any disrespect toward
the Prophet . In the last hadees
the rude person was the father of Wahabism whose offsprings are found today.
They are soiling this earth and causing Fitna in this Ummah. That rude
person stood on the edge of a Majlis Shareef of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
and gave one look at everyone present there. His corrupt heart told him
that there is no one in this Majlis better than himself. He was very proud
and boasted of his Salaah and piety. He did not realize that Salaah or
any virtue, is but a mercy of the Glorious Prophet of Allah .
One can never be a devout servant
of Allah until one sincerely pledges his allegiance to the beloved of Allah .
In the Holy Quraan Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala places the respect and honour
of His Beloved Nabi before His worship. Therefore, Allah states: "So that
you bring faith on Allah and his Rasool and respect and honour his Rasool
and glorify Allah day and night, (meaning, perform Salaah)". The first
and formost factor of Imaan is respect for the Rasool.
Without respect for the Rasool,
Salaah or any from of Ibadaah is useless. There are may Abdullahs (Servants
of Allah) in this world but the true and sincere Abdullah is he who is
Ghulaam-e-Mustafa (servant of the choosen Prophet - ).
If it is not so then the servant is Abde-Shaytaan - servant of the cursed
Devil. Allah forbid this! Wahabis now going by the name of Salafis to decieve
innocent muslims. Please beware of this name changed.
I will finish this literature by
the following hadees:
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon
him) said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell
the people of Isra'il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who
openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah
one who will do that, and if the people of Isra'il were fragmented into
seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects.
All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions)
said: Allah's Messenger, which is that? Whereupon he said: It is one to
which I and my companions belong. (Al- Tirmidhi)
The source of Ahle-Sunnat-Wal-Jamat
is the above hadees. Ahle-Sunnah is from the Sunnah of our beloved prophet
and Wal-jamat is the believes of the Sahaba karaam, tabaiin and taba tabaiin.
Rasulullah (sall-Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) brought the beliefs of Ahl as-Sunnat.
The Sahabat al-kiram derived these teachings of iman from the source. And
the Tabiin Izam, in their turn, learned these teachings from the Sahabat
al-kiram. And from them their successors learned, thus the teachings of
Ahle-Sunnat-Wal-Jamat reached us by way of transmission and tawatur. These
teachings cannot be explored by way of reasoning. Intellect cannot change
them and will only help to understand them. That is, intellect is necessary
for understanding them, for realizing that they are right and for knowing
their value. All the scholars of hadith held the beliefs of Ahle-Sunnat-wal-Jamat
. The Imams of the four madhhabs (Hanafi, Shafi, Maliki, Hanbali) in deeds,
too, were in this madhhab.
May Allah Ta'ala protect all of us
from these fitna and show us the right path, which is the path of Rasulallah
and Sahaba Karaam (Radi Allah anhum). Ameen!