Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Disrespecting Prophet By Saying - 'He Is Human Like Me.'

Allah {subhana wa tallah} instructs Prophet Muhammed {sallalahu alayhi was'salam} to say:

Verses which Quote by Ignorants To Disrespect Nabi Sallallahu alyhi wa sallam

* Surah Fussilat {41} Verse 6: “Say thou: "Only I am human like you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah is one Allah. so stand true to Him, and ask for His Forgiveness." And woe to those who join gods with Allah,- “

* Surah Al Kahf {18} Verse 110: “Say: "Only I am human like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah. whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.”

And RasoolAllah {sallalahu alayhi was'salam} had implimented the hokam of Allah in his life, and reaptedly affirmed what Allah instructed him in Quran:

* Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith 1178: 'Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) led us five (rak'ahs in prayer). We said: Messenger of Allah, has the prayer been extended? He said: What is the matter? They said: You have said five (rak'ahs). He (the Holy Prophet) said:Verily i am a human being like you. I remember as you remember and I forget just as you forget. He then performed two prostrations as (compensation of) forgetfulness.

Innovators Use These Words To Disrepect

Some people of innovation use the words of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} to either equate them selves with RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam}, or use his words to justify that RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} does not have any superioity to us in his Bashari'at {humanity} because he is instructed to say in Quran, and in numerous Ahadith he says: “... I am human being like you ...” and they argue his superioity over his Ummati's is due to his Nabuwat {prophethood}.

Other ill mannered individuals use words: 'We are human like RasoolAllah.' or they say 'RasoolAllah is Human like us.' in order to affirm that RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} is human, this is highly disrespectful, even though the intention is to affirm human'ness of Prophet Muhammed {sallalahu alay was'salam} which is proven from evidence of Quran, but the manner which it is affirmed is repugnant, distasteful, and disrepectful.

This article is written to correct these two erroneous and heretical notions. Neither the Wahabiyah, Deobandiyah, are humans like RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam}, or RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} is human like them. Rather the language which is comparitive is haram, and done repeatedly after person is informed, amounts to disbeleife.

Principles Of Understanding: Humility & Insult

It is principle that when a human is compared to another human being depending on who is compared to who, and or who is compared with what, the fallowing meanings can be drived:

* X Is being insulted,
* X is being praised,

Example of the two would be,

* X's mothers is woman like those porn star,
* X's Mother is woman like Any pious women
* X is like a lion,
* X is like a pig,

In this X's mother is being insulted even though the person might have only intended to highlight the similarity in woman'ness, but the words also denote insult, and in the second case, X's mother is being praised possesing qualities of daughter of Prophet Muhammed Fatimah {radiallah tallah anha} And in the third case, X is being praised possesing qualities of strenth, majestay of lion, and finally X is being likened to a pig, regardless of what excuse a person comes with, this will still denote insult.

And it is also principle that when a person states something which is does not befit him:

* Aalim saying to students - I am Jahil like you,
* Jahil saying to people - I am Aalim like so and so,
* King saying to subjects - I am commoner like you,

In case one, the Aalim is being humble, its not possiable for a Aalim to be Jahil, they are two contradictions, so his claim to his Jahl is his humility, and intelligent person does not make humility as proof of reality i.e. would not actually believe this Aalim is Jahil, will understand it has humility. Jahil's claim of being an Aalim ghulu {excessive} praising of own self, and out right liar. Kings statement shows humility, he can not be lieing to his subjects, his attempt would be too daring to lie, so obvious case of humility.

This is not comprehensive explaination of principles we use in our language but its crude enough to allow understanding of next part. Please reffer to these principles while reading the next section of disscusion.

Insulting RasoolAllah – Intentionally & UnIntentionally.

Insulting RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} intentinally is an act of disbeleife, but doing it in unintentionally is sinful, some people insult RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} intentionally and others in ignorance and blind fallowing they utter words which denote insult, slight, disrespect, to RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam}.

The heretics uses words which are comparitive in their nature, and comparision between two humans or between human and animal is in attributes, and not in their phisical being. The words 'He is like us.' and'We are human like him.'are comparitive in nature as well.

The heretics use the words: “Verily i am a human being like you.” which show humility of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam}, to argue: 'He is like us.'because he said so or they say: 'We are human like him.'In the first case they reduce the lofty status of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} to a commoner by saying: 'He is human like us.'and in the second case they catapult their human status to level of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam}, in both cases the result is same that they disbelieve in uniqueness of Prophet Muhammed {sallalahu alay was'salam}. Which is disrespectful of these ignorant individuals because the aim and objective is to reduce the lofty status of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} to a commoner, and attribute uniquess to him in meaning of Prophethood.

They say: 'He is Bashr like us, but only superiority of RasoolAllah on us is that he is the Messenger of Allah.'This is heretical and disrepectful, because all the qualities of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} are characteristics of Bashari'at of Prophet Muhammed {sallalahu alay was'salam}, his Prophethood, piety, his paitence, his mercy, his caring, his love, his adherance to teaching of Quran, seeing of paradise and its occupants, seeing hell and its occupants, hearing the foot step of Bilal {radiallah tallah anh} in paradise, seeing Musa alayhis salam perform Salah in grave, knowing of dead being punished in grave, and telling why they are being punished, performing miracles, etc are all connected with his Bashari'at {humanity} making a claim to be like him is indirectly implying that you are too like him in these characteristics. And if someone claims that RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} is human like him or like us, is indirectly implying that RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} shares with us in all of our short commings due to our likeness to him. By saying that he is like us, person indirectly implies that he is sinner, lazy, liar, deceptive, forgetfull, fails to act on deen, and human like us. The words used by the heretics denote absoulute likeness to him, and note indeed RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} did have human nature and its limitations but what ever limitation he affirmed for him self, we affirm only that and not use words which denote meaning, that Rasoolallah {sallalahu alay was'salam} is absolutely like us in every human characteristic.

The prohibition of words which could be used to insult RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} is in the Quran, and Allah commands the beleivers:

Surah Al Baqarah {2} Verse 104: “O you who believe! Say not (to the Messenger Peace be upon him ) Ra'ina but say Unzurna (Do make us understand) and hear. And for the disbelievers there is a painful torment.”

Surah Nisa {4} Verse 46: “Among those who are Jews, there are some who displace words from (their) right places and say: "We hear your word and disobey," and "Hear and let you hear nothing." And Ra'ina with a twist of their tongues and as a mockery of the religion. And if only they had said: "We hear and obey", and "Do make us understand," it would have been better for them, and more proper, but Allah has cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not except a few.”

Allah subhana wa tallah prohibits the use of words which can be interpreted, twisted, to denote insult of Prophet {sallalahu alay was'salam} while reffering to him. It was the habbit of Yahood to twist the word Ra'ina' and pronounce it, as Rai'eena, which meant sheperd. Even though RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} did herd sheeps in his teenage years, but Allah still did not aprove of this twist of the Jews, and prohibited altogather the use of words which can be twisted to mean insult of RasoolAllah {sallalahu alay was'salam} and the words: 'He is Bashr like us.'or 'I am Bashr like him.' do have negative conotations, therefore its prohibited the use of these words.

And affirming human'ness of Prophet Muhammed {sallalahu alay was'salam} is essential part of Muslims Aqidah, denial of which is disbeleife hence it should be affirmed with words which do not have hints of disrepect. Its better to say: 'RasoolAllah is human like Musa {alayhis salam}.' or simply affirm that RasoolAllah is human without the 'likeness' part.



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