Friday, 12 February 2021

Ubaidullah Sindhi's Rejection of Second Coming of Messiah


أَشْهَدُ ‌أَنْ ‌لا ‌إِلَهَ ‌إِلا ‌اللَّهُ ‌وَحْدَهُ ‌لا ‌شَرِيكَ ‌لَهُ ‌وَأَشْهَدُ ‌أَنْ ‌مُحَمَّدًا ‌عَبْدُهُ ‌وَرَسُولُهُ

Ubaidullāh Sindhi (1872-1944) was yet another Muslim scholar who not only affirmed the death of the Messiah of Nazareth على نبينا وعليه الصلاة والسلام but also questioned the doctrine of the second advent of the Messiah and the coming of the Mahdi. In his book Aqīdah Intizār Masīh wa Mahdi, he criticized the Hadīth narrations upon which the foundation of the belief in the Messiah’s second coming rests, and also dismissed the belief in the coming of the Mahdi as a Shi’ite fabrication. Perhaps most importantly, Ubaidullāh Sindhi declared that the belief in the second coming of the Messiah is not only omitted in the Qurān, but the Qurān opposes such an idea when it states that Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is khātam an-Nabiyyīnlast of the Prophets (p.11):

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