Friday, 21 September 2012

In Defence of the Prophet's(ﷺ) Parents and Abu Talib

parents of prophet mohammed(ﷺ) were believers 

In Defence of the Prophet's Parents and Abu Talib

“My father and yours are in Hell.”

(Sahih Muslim – chapter: Faith)


The Nobel Parents of the Holy Prophet
(Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam)

The Prophet's Parents Are Saved

Imām Jalāluddīn al-Suyūtī

In this Hadith the word AbbFather does not refer to the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) father but to his uncle.

In Arabic usage for style and expression, the word
“Abb” for uncle as well.

Example of this is found in the Qur’an as well.

Hazrat Yaqoob (On him be peace) is the son of Hazrat Ishaaq (On him be peace). 

Hazrat Ismail and Hazrat Ishaaq (On them be peace) are brothers. Thus in relation Hazrat Ismail (On him be peace) is the uncle of Hazrat Yaqoob (On him be peace).

 But the Holy Qur’an has used the word “Abb” to denote uncle?

When Hazrat Yaqoob (On him be peace) asked his sons: 

Whom will you worship after me?” 

They replied:

He who is your Allah and of your fathers Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaaq”. (S2:V133)

From this verse too it is proven the word “Abb” can be used to denote uncle.

Thus the word “Abb” in the Hadith of Muslim Shareef refers to the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) uncle and not his father and therefore is in no way negating that the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) parents were not believers.

Imam Suyuti

(May Allah be pleased with him) has reported the following:

“Allah Almighty granted life to the parents of the Holy Prophets (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on his request and both declared faith in him”.
Then he further states: “Allah Almighty is not powerless to do this for His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He can do whatever He pleases”.

"I asked my Lord for permission to pray for forgiveness for my mother,

Muslim (976) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

"I asked my Lord for permission to pray for forgiveness for my mother, but He did not give me permission. And I asked Him for permission to visit her grave, and He gave me permission."


Is it permissible to visit and stand besides the grave of a Kafir?

Where in the above hadith, is it stated that Hazrat Bibi Amina (RA) is (MazAllah) a non-believer?

The hadith actually confirms the Excellence of the Blessed Mother of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam).

The reason being that the Blessed Mother of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) is already forgiven. Thus there is no need for the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) to seek forgiveness for her!

Regarding, why was this act forbidden?

It is because so that a naive person watching the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) praying for forgiveness for his mother doesn't end up with the thought that MazAllah she was a sinner.

There are two ways to grasp every matter

On one side is the Maslak of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaah which bases its ideologies on the Excellence of the Stations of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) and the Blessed Personalities associated with him, 

and on the other side is...

^Deviance which bases its ideologies on the whispers of Shaytaan.


It is a proven fact from the Holy Quran and Ahadith

1. It is a proven fact from the Holy Quran and Ahadith that the parents of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihiwasallam) - Sayyiduna Abdullah and Sayyidah Aamina (radi Allahu anhuma) - were always on Iman and left this world with Iman.

2. All his forefathers, from his father, Hazrat Abdullah (radi Allahu anhu), to Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam), were Mu'min, Muwaahids (believers in the Oneness of Allah), Aabids and Zaahids. None from amongst them were idol-worshippers or Faasiqs (sinners).

3. Actually, the Noor of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) travelled from Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) to Hazrat Abdullah (radi Allahu anhu), in the family chain of those who always sincerely worshipped One Allah.

4. For those who say, Ma'az-Allah, that the parents of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) were non-believers, they should think and ponder that if the parents of no other Prophet were non-believers, how then would the parents of the greatest of all Prophets be non-believers?

5. In the era in which the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) parent's lived all that was required for Iman was to affirm the true belief in the Oneness of Almighty Allah. Neither did they commit Kufr nor was their Iman changed, so they cannot be regarded as sinners or Kaafirs. They remained true Mu'mins in life and when they passed away.
6. The great Ulama have proven the Iman and Islam of the parents of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in three different ways:-

6.1 Both of them were on Deen-e-Haneef – following the teachings of Hazrat Ibrahim (alaihis salaam).

6.2 In their time, they had not received direct invitation of previous Prophets to their Deen. They passed away with Iman, believing in One Allah before the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) announced his Prophethood.

6.3 Due to the Du'a of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Allah Ta’ala gave life to hisparents who were buried in their graves and they brought Iman on him. After Hajjat-ul Widaa, he brought them back to life with the permission of Allah Ta’ala. By seeing him and bringing Iman on him, they became Sahaabi-e-Rasool (sallal laahualaihi wasallam). (Fatawa Razviah; Tafseer-e-Na'eemi)

7. The Holy Quran states:
"There had come unto you a Messenger (one) of yourselves." In another reading the Fah (ARABIC) of ARABIC is pronounced with a Zabbar (ARABIC), which would mean that this most honourable
Prophet has come from a most honourable group or society. Naturally, the idolaters cannot be termed as a honourable group, but on the contrary, as the most wicked. The above argument proves that the parents of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and his entire genealogical trace were a most honourable group and believed in One Allah.

8. A Tradition extracted from Bukhari found in Miskhaat, under the Chapter "Fazaa'il Syedul Mursaleen," contains the following words of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): "I have been sent from the best group of the children of Adam, from one group to the next, till I am in that group which I am."

9. The above Hadith substantiates that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been carried along the best and most noble group. The revolution of his light (Noor) has always remained within clean and pure wombs. Whose womb can be considered as clean and pure, but that of a true Believer in One Almighty Allah!

10. In Miskhaat, in the Chapter "Ziarat Quboor," it is stated that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) sought permission from Allah Ta’ala to visit the grave of his mother, not to seek her forgiveness. We ask, in all honesty, that if she was a disbeliever, why was he even given permission to visit her grave when it is stated explicitly in the
Holy Quran not to even visit the graves of disbelievers?
This proves that she was not a disbeliever or else he would not have been given permission to even stand at her grave. As to the question of forgiveness, he was not permitted to ask for their forgiveness because they were not sinners. A sinner or disbeliever is he upon whom a
set of Divine Laws has reached and who intentionally violates it. A set of pure Divine Laws did not reach the parent's of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), yet they believed in One Allah. How then could they be termed as idolaters?

11. Before the arrival of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) his mother also witnessed strange things during her pregnancy as well as the time of his birth. During her pregnancy, in every month a different Prophet used to appear to her in her dream describing to her of the wonderful and glorious attributes of her expected child, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Once, the midwife, Bibi Halima (radi Allahu anha), in a state of apprehension, described to Bibi Aaminah (radi Allahu anha) the splitting of her son's chest. Bibi Aaminah (radi Allahu anha) replied that she should not be afraid as her son was the true and Last Prophet and that the Shaitaan would not be able to harm him in any way. So how is it possible to refer to her as a disbeliever after she had witnessed all the strange happenings and wonderful experiences? It is emphatically impossible.

12. The Holy Quran states: "We never punish until We have sent a Messenger." The Pure Message or a Messenger never reached both of Rasoolullah's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)parents, so how could they be punished? Yes, without doubt, they believed in the Religion of Hazrat Ibrahim (alaihis salaam), that is, in One Allah. Yet, as history proves, the Divine Books at that time had been misinterpreted and tampered with by human beings. The criterion of being called a person of faith at that time was strictly to believe in One God, which the parents of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) believed in. It would be unfair to, therefore, call them disbelievers.

13. Sheikh Muhaddith Dehlwi (radi Allahu anhu) said that the parents of all Prophets were never disbelievers.

14. At the time of the construction of the Holy Kaaba, Hazrat Ibrahim (alaihis salaam) prayed to Allah Ta’ala. The Holy Quran confirms: "And raise up in their midst a Messenger from among them." The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) being raised from among the Muslim group is a fulfilment of Hazrat Ibrahim's (alaihissalaam) supplication.

15. With regards to the question of raising the dead, it is not an impossibility. This fact has been clearly proven by Hazrat Isa, Hazrat Moosa and Hazrat Hazkeel (alaihimus salaam). It has been reported in the Ahadith that close to Qiyamah, even the Kaafir Dajjal will be able to raise the dead. It has been reported that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) also raised the dead as was in the case of Hazrat Jaber's (radi Allahu anhu) children and the entire group. (Qurtabi, Madaarijun Nabuwat, Shaami)

16. The concept of accepting faith after death is not an impossibility. The Ahadith have proven that the Ashaab-e-Kaaf will be raised from their graves and will join the forces of Imam Mehdi. They will even perform the Holy Pilgrimage.

17. Another point to remember is that if the parents of Rasoolullah
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) were disbelievers, why were there names "Abdullah" and "Aaminah"? The meaning of "Abdullah" is "Slave of Allah" and "Aaminah" means "One with Faith."

18. Addressing the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Almighty Allah states in the Holy Quran: "And soon will thy Lord give you (that wherewith) you shall be well pleased." Taking this verse into account, which dutiful and obedient son will be pleased at seeing his parents in Hell?
Ask yourselves the question: Will it please the Almighty Allah to see the parents of Hazrat Isa and Hazrat Moosa (alaihimus salaam) in Paradise and the parents of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in Hell?


"Abu Talib - a Muslim or not?"
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Narrated Al-Musaiyab: 

When Abu Talib was on his death bed, Allah's Apostle came to him and found with him, Abu Jahl and Abdullah bin Abi Umaiya bin Al-Mughira. Allah's Apostle said, "O uncle! Say: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, a sentence with which I will defend you before Allah." On that Abu Jahl and 'Abdullah bin Abi Umaiya said to Abu Talib, "Will you now leave the religion of 'Abdul Muttalib?" Allah's Apostle kept on inviting him to say that sentence while the other two kept on repeating their sentence before him till Abu Talib said as the last thing he said to them, "I am on the religion of 'Abdul Muttalib," and refused to say: None has the right to be worshipped except Allah. On that Allah's Apostle said, "By Allah, I will keep on asking Allah's forgiveness for you unless I am forbidden (by Allah) to do so." So Allah revealed:-- 'It is not fitting for the Prophet and those who believe that they should invoke (Allah) for forgiveness for pagans.' (9.113) And then Allah revealed especially about Abu Talib:--'Verily! You (O, Muhammad) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He will.' (28.56) [Sahih Bukhari Book #60, Hadith #295]

Mufti Muhammad Shafi`i Usmani said in his Tafsir that

"one should not discuss this matter for fear of hurting the feelings of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)"
The Judge Abul Hasan Mohammad bin Uthman bin Abdillah Al-Nasibi, narrated from Jaafar bin Mohammad Al-Alawy, from Abdullah bin Ahmad, from Mohammad bin Ziyad, from Mofaz'al bin Amr, from Jaafar bin Mohammad , from his father, from Ali bin Husain, from father, who said:

The Commander of the Believers was sitting in Rahbaha and people were sitting around him when a man stood up and said,

"O commander of the Believers, it is Allah that has placed you in this position however your father will be tortured in Hell."

I replied:

Be quiet! May Allah shut your mouth. I swear to Allah, who sent Mohammad as a Prophet, that if my father intercedes for all of the sinners on earth, Allah will accept it. How can my father be in Hell, while I, his son, am the one who divides between Paradise and Hell? I swear to Allah, who sent Mohammad as a Prophet, my father's light on the Day of Judgemetn exceeds the light of all creatures except the light of five lights: the light of Mohammad, my (Imam Ali's) light, the light of Fatema, the light of Hassan and Husain, and the light of the Imams from the sons of Husain. Beware that Abu Table's light is from our lights. Allah created his light two thousand years before He created Adam."

Hazrat Sayaduna Abu Talib (RA)

Imam ul Haramain Syed Ahmed Dhelan Makki (RA) in his book:

“Asnal Matalib” proved the Imaan of Sayaduna Abu Talib.

Allama al-Kawthri mentioned in his editions of the letters (rasa'il) of Abu Hanifa, kept in Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyya, number 24205, that "There exists manuscripts of it in Maktabat al-Fatih in the Astana [in the Ottoman Impire/present day Turkey].

Seerah Ibn Hisham (collected by Ibn ishaq) is over 150 years older than Bukari-Muslim and his rijal are much more stronger (see Shibli Nomani and Abu zahra Shaykh of Al-Azhar's khatam un nabiyeen) in Seerah ibn Hisham it reports a hadith that Hazrat Abu Talib(RA) accepted islam and read the kalima. This book is the first seerah book.

Shaykh-e-Muhaqqiq, Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehalwi in Madaraj un Nabuwah:

"It is narrated that Rasool Allah (sallallahu ta`ala alaihi wa aalihi wa`sallam) near to the death (of Abu Talib) said, O uncle, Say La Illaha Illal Laho, so that I may intercede on your behalf on the Day of Judgement and relieve you. When Abu Talib saw the immense desire of Rasool Allah (sallallahu ta`ala alaihi wa aalihi wa`sallam) for him to say the Kalima, he replied, O my nephew, if I was not concerned about the Quraish saying after me that I read this Kalima due to fear of death, I would surely have given you satisfaction by reading this Kalima."

This is confirmed by Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehalwi further by quoting the narration from Rauda-ul-Ahbaab with the above hadith narrated with the final sentence as:

"If I did not fear that people will mock you after me and say that your uncle read Kalima due to fear of death, I would surely have done so."

It is narrated that Abu Talib said some verses which mean, "(O Prophet) You have invited me to Islam and I know you have always been supportive of me and my well-wisher. And surely what you say is nothing but the Truth and you are its Custodian and you have expressed that Deen which I know is Superior to the Deen of the entire creation. If I did not fear people abusing or mocking me then surely you would have found me to have expressed this openly like a brave young man."

Sirat ibn Hisham, which is the first book seerah book written on the Beloved Prophet, older than Siha Sitta (Bukhari, Muslim Sharif etc.,), in fact he is their grand ustad and they have taken narrations from him.

He was born in 70AH (10 years before Imam Abu Hanifah (RA) so was a Tabi'i and took narrations directly from Sahaba (not 8-12 narrators in between).

In this most authentic biography it states that when The Holy Prophet asked Abu Talib to recite shahadah and he did not for that people would think he read it from fear of death (see above posts for full account), when the Holy Prophet had left, Sayyiduna 'Abbas states that Abu Talib recited the shahadah.

Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehalwi has narrated from Ibn-e-Ishaq then when the time of death of Abu Talib drew near; Hazrat Abbas noticed that he is moving his lips silently.

He brought his ears close to Hazrat Abu Talib's mouth and said to Rasool Allah (sallallahu ta`ala alaihi wa aalihi wa`sallam):

"O nephew, I swear upon Allah, my brother has recited that Kalima, which you were telling them to recite".

Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehalwi further writes, in another narration it has also been recorded that Rasool Allah (sallallahu ta`ala alaihi wa aalihi wa`sallam) said in reply:

"I have heard it."


Allah says 'Alam yajika yateeman fa Aawa' did not I protect you when you were an is unanimous amongst ALL mufassiroon that 'Fa Aawa' means Abu Talib (see ibn kathir)

Here Allah is attributing the action of Abu Talib to Himself therefore if Abu Talib is a kafir then produce a single ayah in the Quran where Allah attributes an action of a kafir to himself?

Allah(SWT) has called the actions of Sarwar e konain (S) His in the Quran, here also Allah(SWT) calls the act of Abu Talib His own... and no where in the Quran kareem Allah(SWT) attributes the work of a KAFIR as His?


Sahih Muslim

Book 001, Number 0409: 

Abdullah b. al-Harith reported: I heard Abbas say: I said: Messenger of Allah, verily Abu Talib defended you and helped you; would it be beneficial for him? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Yes; I found him in the lowest part of the Fire and “I BROUGHT HIM TO THE SHALLOW PART”

This proves that Prophet (Peace be upon him) even has Ikhtiyaar to bring change to people who were granted hell, plus we also know that Prophet (Peace be upon him) has Ikhtiyaar in Shariah, he was given authority to make things halal and haram and he has also done so, so by Ikhtiyaar we always mean the “LIMITED” Ikhtiyaar which is “GRANTED” by Allah, those who deny this are in actual disrespecting Allah because Allah has made human beings as his viceregents, there are many Quranic and Prophetic proofs for this aswell.

Imam Nawawi [r.h] create the following baab [chapter] in his sharah of Muslim:
باب شفا عت النبى صلى اللّه عليه وسلم لابى طالب والتخفيف عنه بسببه
And then Imam Nawawi brings forward the above mentioned hadith.
This clearly shows that it was through the shifaat of Prophet [S] that punishment of Hazrat Abu Talib was reduced.

Shaf’aat is only for Muslims not Kufaar
The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) becoming Shafi’i for kufaar is proof that he does have Ikhtiyaar and Allah satisfies him in his demands.


Wahabi/Deobandi say:

Narrated Al-Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib: That he said to the Prophet "You have not been of any avail to your uncle (Abu Talib) (though) by Allah, he used to protect you and used to become angry on your behalf." The Prophet said, "He is in a shallow fire, and had It not been for me, he would have been in the bottom of the (Hell) Fire." (Book #58, Hadith #222)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: That he heard the Prophet when somebody mentioned his uncle (i.e. Abu Talib), saying, "Perhaps my intercession will be helpful to him on the Day of Resurrection so that he may be put in a shallow fire reaching only up to his ankles. His brain will boil from it." (Book #58, Hadith #224)

Narrated 'Abdullah bin Al-Harith bin Naufal: Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib said, "O Allah's Apostle! Did you benefit Abu Talib with anything as he used to protect and take care of you, and used to become angry for you?" The Prophet said, "Yes, he is in a shallow place of Fire. But for me he would have been in the lowest part of the Fire." (Book #73, Hadith #227)

Ask the Wahabis and Deobandis

Does it matter if one is in the Shallow or the Bottom of the Hell?


Also Note!

And (as for) those who disbelieve, for them is the fire of hell; it shall not be finished with them entirely so that they should die, nor shall the chastisement thereof be lightened to them: even thus do We retribute every ungrateful one.

Qur’an 35:36

Why will the chastisement of Hazrat Abu Talib be lightened?

Clearly, no form of intercession can ever benefit a kafir in the least!

The two hadiths have been narrated from:

Sufyan ibn Sa’eed al-Thawri –

Abd al-Malik ibn Umayr –

Abd al-Aziz ibn Muhammad al Darawardi.

All three of them are extremely weak. About Sufyan, Imam al-Dhahabi, in his Mizan al-Itidal, Vol. 2, p. 169, says: He fabricates weak hadiths. About Abd al-Malik, he cites Ibn Kharash who said: He is extremely weak. He also cites the opinions of Abu Hatim, Ahmad and Ibn Ma’een, who all consider him weak.

Al-Dhahabi himself declares his memory unreliable (Mizan al-Itidal, Vol. 2, p. 660). About Abd al-Aziz, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Abu Hatim and Abu Zar’ah have all declared him weak (see Masdar Sabiq, Vol. 2, p. 634 and Mizan al-Itidal, tarjamah of Abd al-Aziz ibn Muhammad al-Darawardi.


The Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam was the son of Abdullah who was the son of Abdul Muttalib. 

Abdullah and Abu Talib were real brothers. Abu Talib was thus the real paternal uncle of the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam of Islam. 

Hadrat Ali Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu was the first cousin of the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam. The Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam and Hadrat Ali Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu had a common grandfather who was Abdul Muttalib.

Abdul Muttalib was the son of Hashim, who was the son of Abd Manaf, who was the son of Qusay, who was the son of Murrah, who was the son a Kaab, who was the son of Luayy, who was the son of Ghalib, who was the son of Fihr, who was the son of Malik, who was the son of Nadr, who was the son of Kannah. Beyond Kannah, the ancestry extended to Hadrat Ismail, and Hadrat Ibrahim, who flourished some 2,500 years earlier.

Abdul Mutallib was a Haneef according to the strong opinion - because the Prophet (S)'s line through Ibrahim was pure of idolotry according to strong opinion.

Abu Talib(RA) was the follower of Deen e Hanif

(Shariyat e Ibrahimi)

Allah (SWT) has cursed the kafirs, all of them, in several verses of the Holy Qur’an.
He does not approve them.

How then would He allow the Holy Prophet (S) to intercede for Hazrat Abu Talib?

Du'a was even made with the Waseela of our Prophet [May Allah bless Him and grant Him peace] when he was a child.

"Ibn Mu-hammed Bin Abdul Wahab states,
When our Prophet Muhammad, (May Allah bless him and grant him peace), was a child, rain had not fallen upon Makkah for a long period of time. His Uncle Abu Talib, prayed for rain through the Waseela of our Prophet (Sallallahu’alihi wa sallam.) "

[Mukhtasar Seeratur Rasul, By Ibn Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab al Najdi]


Hazrat Abu Talib said that,

“I am on the religion of Abdul-Muttalib”

the question is whose religion was Abdul-Muttalib following?

[Qur'an, 105:1-5]

[Feel 105:1] O dear Prophet (Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), did you not see how did your Lord deal with the People of the Elephant?

[Feel 105:2] Did He not put their scheme into ruin?
[Feel 105:3] And send flocks of birds upon them,
[Feel 105:4] Which hit them with stones of baked clay,
[Feel 105:5] So He made them like the leftover devoured leaves of farms?

The Year of the Elephant

There is no doubt that Hazrat Abdul-Muttalib followed the religion of Ibrahim (AS) and the biggest testimony is the event of the elephants, which Abraha had brought to destroy the Ka’bah

Hazrat Abdul-Muttalib prayed to Allah (SWT) to protect the Holy Ka’bah from being destroyed and when he confronted Abraha – he simply asked him to release his livestock. Abraha was shocked. He said, “You are the chief of this tribe and I expected you to plead to me NOT to destroy the Ka’bah”. 

Abdul-Muttalib said, “I am the owner of these animals and have therefore come to ask for them.
As for the Ka’bah, its Master is there to protect it”.

So if Hazrat Abu Talib had said that he followed the religion of Hazrat Abdul-Muttalib – how can he become a pagan?

Mufti of Makka and Shaykh al-Islam, Sayyid Ahmad Zayni Dahlan
in his precious book Asna al-Matalib fi Najat Abi Talib - "The Purest Claims of the Salvation of Abu Talib" (Cairo: Muhammad Effendi Mustafa, 1305/1886).

Their main argument is that Abu Talib's
positions and sayings regarding the Holy Prophet upon him peace, constitute a long string of confirmations of his Prophetic status. He foretold his high status even before Nubuwwa, at his wedding with our Mother Khadijat al-Kubra, Allah be well-pleased with her.

He helped him like no one else did. He said to him: "By the falling stars! You never once lied to me" and pressured the Quraysh until they rescinded their 3-year embargo of the Muslims in Makka and annulled their pact. On this occasion Abu Talib is related to have said: 

Did the news not reach you that the charter was torn to pieces And that everything Allah dislikes is destined to ruin?
[Narrated mursal from al-Zubayr ibn Bakkar (d. 256) by Ibn `Asakir in Tarikh Dimashq (66:320) and without chain by Ibn Is-haq (#209) and, through him, Ibn Hisham (2:222) cf. Isti`ab (2:660), Bidaya (3:97), Khasa'is (1:251), Iktifa' (1:271)]

Imams such as al-Qurtubi, al-Subki, and al-Sha`rani
said that Abu Talib was saved, according to Sayyid Ahmad Zayni Dahlan who cites Imam al-Suhaymi and the Hanafi Mufti of Makka Shaykh Ahmad ibn `Abd Allah al-Mirghani to that effect.
Among other evidence, the narration from al-`Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib by Ibn Sa`d in his Tabaqat (1:118):

`Affan ibn Muslim told us: Hammad ibn Salama told us: From Thabit [ibn Aslam al-Bunani]: From Ishaq ibn `Abd Allah ibn al-Harith [ibn Nawfal] who said: 

al-`Abbas said: "I said: 'Messenger of Allah, do you hope anything for Abu Talib?' He replied: 'I hope for everything good [i.e. for him]from my Lord.'"

However, as al-Suhayli has pointed out, it is not appropriate for Muslims to say such a thing as,The Prophet’s parents are in the fire,” as he himself said,
Do not annoy the living by insulting the dead,” and Allah said,

Those who annoy Allah and the Prophet , Allah curses them in this life and in the hereafter” (33:57).


Wahabi/Salafi say:

“The Prophet’s parents are in the fire,”


Al-Qadi Abu Bakr ibn al-`Arabi
the Maliki scholar was asked about the man who did say such a statement, and he replied,
“Such a man is cursed.”


The hadith refers to the uncle of the

Holy Prophet

(Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam)


Abu Lahab

"May both the hands of Abu Lahab be destroyed – and they are destroyed!

He will soon enter the flaming fire.

Lahab 111:1-3


In arabic the word "Abi" is used for father, uncle or any forefather. In the translation, this is stated as father but it does not mean biological father but rather as per the original hadith, the uncle of the Holy Prophet

(Sallallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam).

Those Wahabi/Salafi and Deobadis

Ghustakh of Rasool Allah

(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

This speech proves the Iman of Hz Abu Talib without a doubt

Eeman e Abu Talib - by Dr. Tahir ul Qadri

Video Urdu : Here

Also read:
The authority of RasulAllah sallAllahu 'alaihi wasallam in the Shari'ah
Allah has granted his Prophet sallAllahu 'alaihi wasallam the authority to dictate the rules of the Shari'ah. He can make things Halal and Haram and change rulings as he wishes.
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"Going to Hell"

The Hadiths about Hazrat Abu Talib going to hell, does not prove him being a Kafir (MazAllah), as me and you might end up in hell despite of being Muslim!

Bibi Aaminah (radi Allahu anhu):

“You are the son of the man who was saved from the terrible arrow of death with Allah’s help and beneficence and in exchange for a hundred camels. May Allah render you glorious and relentless. If what I have seen in my dreams is true, then you will be sent as a Prophet by Allah to inform the sons of Adam of what is lawful and unlawful, and upon this, you will possess majesty and many gifts. You will be sent to complete the submission and religion of our forefather, Ibrahim. Allah is going to protect and withhold you and nations from idol worshipping and idols. Every living being will die and everything new will wear out. Everyone who becomes old will disappear. Everything is ephemeral, everything will leave. Yes, I am going to die as well. However, my name will remain forever because I have given birth to an immaculate child and am leaving a memorable and auspicious person behind me”. After speaking these painful and foretelling words, Hazrat Amina’s eyes lapsed and she surrendered her soul to Allah. Place: The Abwa Village, which is located in between Medina and Mecca. Date: 576 AD. [Isfahani, Dalailu'n-Nubuwwah, p. 119-120]

Allama al-Suyuti (radi Allahu anhu), in his book
"Kitaabut Ta'zeem was Sunnat"
reports from "Dalaa'il Nabuwat" by Abu Naeem, that at her last moments, the mother of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Bibi Aaminah (radi Allahu anhu), looked at him wistfully at the plight of his orphan hood and read the following couplet:

"O my son! May the Almighty Allah bestow blessings upon you,

I am sure that you are from your Lord a Prophet to all creation,

And that you will administer and spread Islam from Mecca to all Arab and non-Arab,

Almighty will save you from worshipping idols,

And the Religion of Ibrahim will spread through you."

She then recited another verse:

"I will pass away yet my remembrance will continue,

For I have left behind me a perfect model, a perfect son."

From the above verses, even her faith and belief in the Religion of Hazrat Ibrahim (alaihis salaam) has been proven and is an indication of her perfect belief in One Allah.



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