Saturday, 3 November 2018

Love for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين
نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين
والعاقبة للمتقين
When Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled that the Christian woman, Asiya, was not guilty of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, and ordered her immediate release, massive protests broke out throughout the country. Undoubtedly, Pakistan is a nation of devoted lovers of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم who said:
‏ لاَ يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ وَالِدِهِ وَوَلَدِهِ وَالنَّاسِ أَجْمَعِينَ ‏
’’None of you has faith until I am more beloved to him than his father, his children and all of humanity.’’
(Sahih al-Bukhari)
لاَ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ حَتَّى أَكُونَ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ نَفْسِكَ
’’No! By the One in Whose Hand is my soul. Until I am more beloved to you than your own self.’’
This zeal and passion which every Muslim must have for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم is unlike anything else in the world. This is why non-Muslims consider Muslims fanatical and irrational, because they cannot understand how we can love someone who lived and died centuries before we were born, whom we never met, more than our own parents, children, spouse and siblings. That is the status which Allah Most High has granted to the one who is most beloved and close to Him. The disbelievers can never understand this, because their hearts lack even an iota of faith and are therefore dead.
Some Muslims with incomplete faith are likewise puzzled on this matter. They think of the crime of blasphemy as purely a legal matter, whereas our love and jealousy for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم transcends jurisprudence. Sayyidina Ibn Abbas رضى الله عنهما narrates that a blind man stabbed to death his consort with a dagger because she blasphemed the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. He did this act in the heat of the moment without thinking about the legal repercussions. Afterwards he confessed his act before the Prophet, expecting to be punished. But the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم declared that there was no penalty (Sunan Abi Dawud #4361; Sunan an-Nasa’i #4075). That was an act of religious zeal and love for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم which is righteousness in the sight of Allah, so how could it be punished?
Therefore, killing a blasphemer of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم on the spot is acceptable and there is no liability for such an act. It is an expression of religious zeal which is only for Allah and His Apostle, as sayyidina Abi Bakr al-Siddiq explained in the Hadith of Abi Barza رضى الله عنهما (Sunan Abi Dawud #4363)
The Prophet’s Companions رضى الله عنهم would frequently address him with the words ’’may my mother and father be sacrificed for your sake, O Apostle of Allah!’’ A true Believer and Muslim values the honor of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم more than his own life.
If the secularists and so-called humanists insist that there should be no anti-blasphemy legislation or capital punishment for the crime of disparaging the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم then they should realize that zealous Believers will insist on killing and dispatching such blasphemers straight to Hell without any regard for the law of the land. When one is willing to sacrifice his own life for the honor of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم, the law of the land hardly matters at that point. One is in a spiritual state of passionate rapture and has no concern for anything else. These hypocrites take great offense when they or their family members are insulted, but speak of excusing the one who disparages the Prophet of Allah!
Some of those Muslims who say they have been driven to commit acts of terrorism against various foreign powers or their own oppressive governments do so not for religious zeal but a false political ideology that merely uses the name of religion. If they were truly zealous for Allah and His Apostle, they would express infinitely more wrath and fury against those who blaspheme the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. What is the big deal if our land is occupied by a foreign power or our governments deny us human rights compared to having to bear even the slightest rude remark against our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم whose honor we value infinitely more than our own lives?
Returning to the situation in Pakistan, it is established that this cursed woman (Asiya) disparaged our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. She confessed before a public assembly, and was found guilty by the courts in which she was tried. However, due to international pressure from Europe and the pedophile Catholic Church, the disgraceful Supreme Court judges of Pakistan ruled in favor of Asiya’s appeal, reversing the death sentenced and ordering her immediate release. Because of this irresponsible judgment by the so-called Supreme Court, those who harbor enmity to our Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم and to Islam have been emboldened. It was necessary that the Muslims of Pakistan express their contempt for these hypocritical, secular-minded judges, and send a message to the world that we are prepared to lay down our lives for the defense of the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم honor.

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