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] is a person known to all Muslims. For one to be a Muslim, s/he has to give testimony that there is none to be worshipped except Allah and that Prophet Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Besides this we give the same testimony in adhan, iqamah, salah or namaz, etc. Whenever we hear or mention the name of the Holy Prophet, we send blessings and salutations on him. The question is who is this great personality? What are his status and his authority? Is there any conformity between what Allah says about His most beloved Prophet in the holy Qur’an and the way Muslims try to understand their Prophet? There are Muslims who believe that Prophet Muhammad [p.b.u.h.f.] was like a big brother or like a postman who came to deliver Allah’s message and passed away and that is it. There is no need to remember him in the form of celebrating his birthday or sending blessings and salutations on him! He was no more than an ordinary human being and therefore he is treated like that. The fact is that Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.] was a human being. What it means is that he was not an angel or jinn or any other creature. Allah appointed him for the guidance of mankind and therefore sent him in this world in the form of a human being. Therefore, he ate, drank, felt the pangs of hunger and thirst, aches and pain, married and reared children etc. Had this been not the case, he would not have been an ideal example to be followed by mankind. No doubt the Holy Prophet was a human being but his spiritual status was unique and unparalleled because he did not acquire his knowledge from anyone in this world. His source for knowledge was directly Allah. There are Muslims who believe that the holy Prophet [S A W] had two types of lifestyles; a prophetic lifestyle and a non-prophetic lifestyle. This means to say that at times the holy Prophet said and behaved in a divinely manner and at other times like an ordinary human being [forgot, erred, misjudged, etc.] As a matter of fact the holy Qur’an is telling us contrary to the above-mentioned notion. But before going into details about this, let us be clear about one thing. One of the main things that has divided the Muslims is the concept of Ismah meaning infallibility, sinlessness and flawlessness of the holy Prophet [S A W] and his Ahlul – Bayt (Household). The reason being that they were directly appointed by Allah to propagate His message and also explain Allah’s commandments to mankind by means of practical demonstration so as to set an example to play role model. They also explained the philosophy of Allah’s commandments and of His creations. If these people who had been entrusted with such enormous responsibilities were liable to err or sin, then obviously their authority and reliability would weaken very badly and the followers would be left in total confusion. Now let us take a few examples of the following verses from the holy Qur’an to see and understand the personality and the authority of the holy Prophet of Islam [S.W.S.]: 4:80 “HE THAT OBEYS THE APOSTLE OBEYS ALLAH HIMSELF.” 4:59 “O’ BELIEVERS OBEY ALLAH AND OBEY THE APOSTLE AND THOSE IN AUTHORITY.” 8:17 “IT IS NOT YOU BUT ALLAH WHO SLEW THEM. IT IS NOT YOU WHO THREW AT THEM. * Peace be upon him and his family
ALLAH THREW AT THEM SO THAT HE MIGHT RICHLY REWARD THE FAITHFUL.” 33:36 “IT IS NOT FOR TRUE BELIEVERS - MEN OR WOMEN - TO TAKE THEIR CHOICE IN THEIR AFFAIRS IF ALLAH AND HIS APOSTLE DECREE OTHERWISE. HE THAT DISOBEYS ALLAH AND HIS APOSTLE STRAYS FAR INDEED.” 49:1-2 “BELIEVERS DO NOT BE FORWARD IN THE PRESENCE OF ALLAH AND HIS APOSTLE. HAVE FEAR OF ALLAH: HE HEARS ALL AND KNOWS ALL. BELIEVERS DO NOT RAISE YOUR VOICE ABOVE THE VOICE OF THE PROPHET, NOR SPEAK ALOUD WHEN SPEAKING TO HIM AS YOU DO TO ONE ANOTHER. LEST YOUR LABOUR SHOULD COME TO NOTHING WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE.” 53:2 “HE DOES NOT SPEAK OUT OF HIS OWN FANCY. THIS IS NO MORE THAN AN INSPIRED REVELATION.” 59:8 “WHATEVER THE PROPHET GIVES YOU, ACCEPT IT AND WHATEVER HE FORBIDS YOU FORBEAR IT.” For any fair minded person the above given examples are crystal clear that the words of Allah’s Apostle, his actions and behaviour are purely as Allah’s Will. All this can still be summarised in the following verse: 6:163 “SAY: MY PRAYERS AND MY DEVOTIONS, MY LIFE AND MY DEATH ARE ALL FOR ALLAH, LORD OF THE CREATIONS.” You will notice that the obedience of the holy Prophet is unconditional. His words and actions are purely in accordance with Allah’s Will. Above all, the very titles of Al - Ameen and As - Sadiq that he got from those infidels, pagans and idol worshippers is a living proof that the first forty years of his life was not an accidental thing but had a very deep meaning to understand the remaining twenty three years of his life. The irony is that even after giving testimony to Prophet Muhammad [p.b.u.h.f] and claiming to have faith in the holy Qur’an, the Muslims have not been able to understand or grasp the status, personality and the authority of the holy Prophet [S A W]. We are told that when the holy Prophet [S] was forty years old, the Archangel Jibraeel came to him and performed an open-heart surgery. The Prophet’s heart was removed, washed with the water of Zam Zam and placed back. It was only then that he became ready for his prophetic mission. Some Muslims believe that when the holy Prophet first received his first revelations in the cave of Hira, he came home feeling nervous and shivering. He went to bed asking his wife Lady Khadija to cover him. Then she went to her cousin, Waraqah bin Nawfal who consoled her by saying that her husband had become a prophet and what he heard was Divine Revelation. Study the following verses very carefully: 19: 30 - 31 “HE [JESUS] SAID: ‘VERILY I AM A SERVANT OF ALLAH, HE HAS GIVEN ME A BOOK AND HAS MADE ME A PROPHET. AND HE HAS MADE ME BLESSED WHEREVER I BE.” The God or the Son of God of Christians did not have to wait for forty years to become a prophet. He did not have an open-heart surgery to wash his heart with any water nor did he have to wait for his mother to find out from someone about him becoming a prophet! Yet when it comes to the Prophet of Islam, the Prince of the Prophets and the Seal of Prophets, one wonders how such unfounded stories have crept in.
The truth of the matter is that Allah says in the holy Qur’an: “WE HAVE NOT SENT YOU FORTH BUT AS A MERCY TO MANKIND.” [21: 107]. The holy Prophet [S A W] said, “I was a prophet of God when Adam was yet between clay and water.” Verses 19: 30 - 31 solves a number of problems such as: A prophet is a prophet from the time he is born to the time he dies. His entire life is of prophetic nature and there is no question of a prophet leading an un-prophetic life. [What is the logic in giving the office of prophethood in one’s infancy?] This also proves that when it comes to Divine Authority, age is immaterial, be this direct appointment by Allah Himself or through His prophet. One of the things that we hear and read is that the holy Prophet [pbuhf.] was illiterate. Yet there is a famous hadith of the holy Prophet himself “I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate.” Does this not automatically include the knowledge of literacy? Was there any need for the holy Prophet to read or write anything? If he would have been seen reading or writing, the world would have accused him of copying the teachings of other religions or culture (adding his own views and ideas) and then giving it a new name of ‘Islam.’ Read the translation and commentary of chapter 80 by Yusuf Ali. You will notice the commentator talking about the unwelcomely behaviour of the holy Prophet towards a blind and poor person. In the light of all the verses quoted in this article and in addition to that, two more verses, one can quite safely say that Yusuf Ali’s explanation does not carry any weight. The following are the two verses: 33:21 “YOU HAVE A GOOD EXAMPLE IN ALLAH’S APOSTLE FOR ANYONE WHO LOOKS TO ALLAH AND THE LAST DAY AND REMEMBER ALLAH ALWAYS.” 68:4 “SURELY YOU HAVE A SUBLIME CHARACTER.” Now let us look at a couple of verses of the holy Qur’an and ponder over them: 33:33 “VERILY, ALLAH DESIRES TO KEEP AWAY THE UNCLEANLINESS FROM YOU, O PEOPLE OF THE HOUSE! AND TO PURIFY YOU A (thorough) PURIFICATION.” As a Muslim and a true believer, one ought to know who these ‘Members of the family’ referred in this verse are, i.e. their names, their contributions towards Islam, their aims and objects, etc. The most important point to bear in mind is that Ahlul - Bayt consists of the holy Prophet himself, Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husayn [peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all.] None of the wives of the holy Prophet or any of the companions is included in this verse. Allah Himself is giving the testimony of their purity and cleanliness. Since there is no mention of any specific impurity or uncleanliness, it is natural that they are pure of all kinds of physical and spiritual impurities and uncleanliness. 33:56 “THE PROPHET IS BLESSED BY ALLAH AND HIS ANGELS, BLESS HIM THEN YOU, THAT ARE TRUE BELIEVERS, AND GREET HIM WITH A WORTHY SALUTATIONS.” When we say our salat or namaz, we send our blessings and salutations not only on the holy prophet alone but also on his family. Salat or namaz is purely for Allah and in that salat or namaz there is remembrance of the holy Prophet’s very family mentioned in 33:33. In the salat or namaz we do neither send blessings and salutations on the holy Prophet’s wives’ nor on any of his companions. These are the same people referred in Sura - e - Fatiha when we are asking Allah to guide us on the path that is blessed.
Food For Thought 1. In the namaz or salat, we send Salams [blessings] on both the Holy Prophet AND his progeny. 2. When the Muslims mention the name of the Holy Prophet, they send blessings on the Holy Prophet alone! 3. On other occasions Muslims send blessings on the Holy Prophet, his progeny, his wives and the companions. The question is quite simple and straightforward. If in the namaz or salat, it is obligatory to send salams on both the Holy Prophet and his progeny, then why do Muslims send incomplete salams on other occasions [avoiding the progeny of the Holy Prophet]? In the namaz we refrain from sending Salams or blessings on the wives and the companions of the Holy Prophet. Then why are they included on other occasions? Is this not yet another example of the prejudice against the Ahlul-Bayt?
Sayings Of The Holy Prophet Regarding His Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) 1. "Surely the likeness of me and my 'Ahlul-Bayt' is similar to Noah's ark, whoever boards it is safe and whoever remains behind is drowned." 2. "The stars are a security for the people of the earth against drowning (when at sea) and my 'AhlulBayt' are security to the people of the earth against discord." 3. "I am about to be summoned, and I have to answer (die). I am leaving amongst you the [Thaqalain] that is the book of Allah the Exalted and my progeny. The Book of Allah is a rope stretching between the heaven and the earth, and my progeny are the [Ahlul-Bayt], the Merciful informed me that they would not part [with each other] until they meet me at the pool [in Paradise]. So mind your behaviour towards them after me." 4. "[On the Day of Judgement] no foot of a servant (of Allah) will move before being asked about four things: his years and how he spent them, his body and how he worn it out, his wealth and how he earned and spent it, and his love towards us, the 'Ahlul-Bayt'. 5. "O' people! Whoever hates us 'Ahlul-Bayt', Allah will resurrect him as a Jew on the Day of Judgement." 6. "Whoever hurts me by (way of hurting) my family will be afflicted with Allah's severe wrath." 7. "My intercession [on the Day of Judgement] for my Muslim community will be for [only] those who loved my 'Ahlul-Bayt'." I hope and pray that the Muslims will try to understand their Prophet [pbuhf] in the true light of Islam, through the guidance of the H. Qur’an and the teachings of the Ahlul – Bayt (a.s.). Ameen.
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WHY ARE THE AHMADIYYAS OR QADIANIS KAFIR What was Ghulam Ahmed originally? Was he just an ordinary person, a prophet of God, Jesus himself or Imam Mehdi? What is the similarity between Prophet Isa a.s. and Ghulam Ahmad. What is the similarity between Imam Mehdi a.s. and Ghulam Ahmad? All the Muslims are unanimous in the belief that Imam Mehdi a.s. is NOT a prophet but Hazrat Isa a.s. is a prophet of Allah. The belief of Qadianis is no different to the belief of trinity in Christianity. Ghulam Ahmad was a prophet in his own right (?), he was also Jesus and at the same time Imam Mehdi. Neither the trinity in Christianity is understandable nor is this trinity of Qadianis understandable. Did Ghulam Ahmed have any speciality to substantiate his claim? All the true prophets were given some kind of credentials to prove their prophethood. What did he have? After the last prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family), no prophet was to come after him is a shared belief of both the Sunnis as well as the Shias and there is a consensus in this matter. If according to the Qadianis there is a hadith (or hadithes) indicating the coming of another prophet (pbuhf) after Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family), then how come that even the Sunnis themselves are also unaware of such hadithes. Doesn't this prove that either such hadithes are fabricated, unreliable or very weak? Anyhow if another person claims to be a prophet in the future, what would be the criteria to accept him or reject him? Allah SWT claims in the Holy Qur'an to have completed the religion of Islam. The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his family) has already said, "Whatever lawful I (Muhammad) have made is going to remain lawful up to the Day of Judgement and whatever unlawful I have made is going to remain unlawful up to the Day of Judgement. The Holy Qur'an also says that whatever the Holy Prophet gives you take it; and whatever he refrains you from, keep away. What was there that Allah wanted to give us through Ghulam Ahmed that He hadn't given us through the holy Prophet of Islam (pbuhf) and vice versa. What was the logic in God sending another prophet? Moreover, Ghulam Ahmed was the follower of Imam Abu Hanifa and so are his followers. Imam Abu Hanifa was born well after a century after the Holy Prophet (pbuhf) passed away. He had neither seen the Holy Prophet (pbuhf) nor met any of his companions. What kind of prophet was Ghulam Ahmed who was not a mujtahid himself but relied on the fatawas of another dead mujtahid! If there was really and truly a need for a prophet after Prophet Muhammad (pbuhf), then at whose mercy were the Muslims from the time of the death of the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuhf) to the time Ghulam Ahmad claimed his prophethood? Islam is the best religion, the Prophet of Islam (pbuhf) was the best of all the prophets and the Holy Qur'an is the best of all the divine revelations. Is there any logic in God sending an inferior prophet after the end of prophethood? It's as if to say that I believe in Allah and also all the idols, but Allah is the best amongst them.
Is there any logic in the Holy Qur'an omitting the coming of another prophet after the last Prophet (pbuhf) or the Holy Prophet himself doing so? This new prophet would brand all the rest of the Muslims as kafir to such an extent that the dead body of a Muslim could be left unattended! If this new prophet were to be a true prophet and the Muslim did not accept him then they would be considered as infidels. If he wasn't a true prophet and if he was accepted, then the hereafter would be in jeopardy. The Holy Prophet left TWO most precious things behind him, the Holy Qur'an and his Ahlul Bayt a.s. Surely, if there were another prophet (pbuhf) to follow after him, he would have indicated to the Muslims. If Ghulam Ahmed can have his successors after him, why do Ahmadiyyas have problem in accepting the twelve successors of the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuhf) who were also amongst his Ahlul-Bayt a.s.? The Imams who were expert in interpreting the Book of Allah, the Holy Qur'an and explaining the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (pbuhf). The last Successor Imam Mehdi (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is already born and alive but is in occultation at present. It is a fact that the Qadianis are misinterpreting the verses of the Holy Qur'an to prove their existence and to misguide the Muslims and the non-Muslims. There are new concepts introduced in Qadianism and the Qur'anic injunctions waived. If the Qadianis think that they have a legal ground to prove their legitimacy, why don't they have debate or open discussion with the Muslim scholars on their MTV? Is there any logic in fabricating your own questions and answering yourselves without giving the opportunity to challenge the source of information or the interpretation? Qadianism is implanted by the British Government to break the Muslim Ummah yet into more fragments and cause more dissension among them. May the curse of Allah, His angels, the prophets and His creation be upon the liars and blasphemers both in this world and in the hereafter. May Allah's wrath be upon those who choose to go astray and also lead others astray in the name of Allah, His true Prophets and the Holy Qur'an. Ameen.
a.s. Alaihis salam meaning peace be upon him/her.
Paradise comes second - Jaihoon The light of Ahmed when created The ray of love in cosmos was emitted The world came to know of love Since towards him did He show The cosmos saw itself in the mirror When his light shone over its shoulder Jibreel could explain the secrets of hell and heaven `Coz the question came from leader of worlds twin O Beloved! O Sultan of hearts Nothing in this world I gained sans your love What shall I gain in Hereafter sans your love? You are the only hope of this distracted slave Who else beside you does this Jaihoon have? No words have I for your praise Your mention makes my hair rise Here I sit to write about you Unsure of what words shall befit you My readers got used to your sweet lines It is you they seek in between the lines O Beloved! You are the honey hidden in my poetic hive You are the pearl laying deep in my sea I parted my ways from the rest To follow your path to the fullest O Mustafa!
You are the champion of my dream and pride Paradise comes second when you stand beside
Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) As Seen By The Scholars:
"MUHAMMAD was born in the full light of history”: Professor Philip K. Hitti in his book "THE HISTORY OF ARABS". Each and every aspects, not only what he said but also what was his posture when he said that is also available to us today, even after 14 centuries. No one till to date is able to point a better person than him to follow. He was the best of the human being who said "Follow Me". Even his worst enemies never called him a liar, they said "O Muhammad, we do not call you liar, But we deny "Him" who has given you a "Book" (Qur’an) and inspired you with a "Message") This page lists the views of the scholars of the world about this Greatest Man.
"Muhammad (PBUH) is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities. But this success was not the result of mere accident. It was not a windfall. It was a recognition of the fact that he was found to be of true mettle by his contemporaries. It was the result of his admirable and all compelling personality." THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA. "Good All This", "The natural voice of humanity of "piety and equity", dwelling in the heart of this wild son (Prophet) of nature speaks" THOMAS CARLYLE. "If Muhammad was alive today, he would have solved the problems of the world"! I have the highest regard and reverence for the Holy Prophet and the Holy Quran. I will assemble at one place all the eminent scholars and philosophers of the world and request them to evaluate a procedure and a system based on the teachings of the Holy Quran, since I strongly believe that only Qur’anic teachings alone can bring real happiness to man kind. "Europe Is, but a molehill" There never have been any mighty empires, There never have occurred great revolutions. But the "East, where live hundreds of millions of men, is the "cradle of all" faiths, The birth place of all metaphysics. - NAPOLEON BONAPARTE "Principle of Islam that there is no compulsion in religion is well known. Pernicious tenet has been imputed to the Muhammadans, the duly of extirpating all the religions by the sword". This charge of ignorance and bigotry is refuted by the Quran, by the history of Mussalman conquerors and by their public and legal toleration of Christian worship. The greatest success of "Muhammad's life" was effected by the sheer moral force without the stroke of a "sword". - GIBBON - a historian
"To the Arabs who would fight for forty years on the slight provocation that a camel belonging to the guest of one tribes had strayed into the grazing land belonging to another tribe and both the sides had fought till they lost 70,000 lives in all, threatening the extinction of both tribes, to such furious Arabs, the "Prophet of Islam" taught, "self-control" and "discipline" to the extend of praying even on the battle field. The personality of Muhammad (PBUH), it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes? "There is Muhammad (PBUH) the Prophet". "There is Muhammad, the General";: "Muhammad, the King"; "Muhammad, the Warrior"; "Muhammad, the Businessman"; "Muhammad, the preacher" ; "Muhammad, the Philosopher"; "Muhammad, the Statesman"; "Muhammad, the Orator"; "Muhammad, the Reformer";
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