Defending the honor of my Nabi Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam
(O Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) We are sufficient for you against those who mock at you.” (Al- Qur’ān)
The legacy of the illustrious companion, Sayyidunā Khubaib Ibn Adiy Raḍiyallāhu ‘Anhu burns bright in the heart of every believer. While being prepared for execution by the disbelievers of Makkah Mukarramah, he preferred sacrificing his life over contemplating the slightest inconvenience to Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam when he famously said: “By Allāh, I will never be pleased if I were at home with my family and a thorn were to prick the blessed foot of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam wherever he may be.” [Ḥilyat-ul-Awliyā 1/246]
Blasphemy against Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam is a Step too far
The oppression of Muslims in India continues unabated. Many more Masājid have been identified for investigation and possible destruction. In addition, two members of the ruling party have made blasphemous remarks against our Beloved Master, Nabī Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam. Blasphemy is a capital offense under Islamic Law.
These comments should be treated with the contempt they deserve. The despicable comments are not random but are an extension of the state-sanctioned oppression that Muslims of India continue to bear.
The Slippery Slope to Self-Destruction
By choosing to attack the honor of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, India’s ruling party has accelerated its descent into self-destruction. When the king of Persia tore up the letter of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam and disrespected the envoy of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam, Allāh Ta’ālā destroyed him. [Bukhārī #4162]
A group of mushrikīn had ridiculed Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam in Makkah Mukarramah. Allāh Ta’ālā sent Jibrīl ‘Alayhis Salām to personally to destroy each one of them. [Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr, Sūrah Ḥijr]
History is replete with examples of how Allāh Ta’ālā disgraced those who dared to insult His Beloved Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam.
No Insult can ever Diminish the Status of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam
The lofty status of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam has been conferred by Allāh Ta’ālā Himself. Allāh Ta’ālā mentions in the Qur’ān Karīm: “(O Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam), We have elevated your mention” [94:4[. Whether in the Adhān, the Khuṭbah or in Ṣalāh, the name of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam is always mentioned alongside the name of Allāh Ta’ālā. Irrespective of what anyone says, Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam will be granted Al-Maqām Al-Maḥmūd (The Lofty Status) in front of the entire creation on the plains of reckoning. Upon witnessing this, the regret of those who have insulted Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam will know no bounds. Remember, no insult or blasphemy can ever taint his noble status!
- As an Ummah, such incidents should only serve to increase our dedication to the Sunnah lifestyle of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam.
- Increase in our recitation of Durūd Sharīf upon Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam. Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam is not in need of our Durūd Sharīf. It is our need to send as much Durūd Sharīf upon Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam as possible.
- We should engage in Du’ā for the guidance of all. It was the life mission of Nabī Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam that every person be saved from the fire of Jahannam.
- Whilst there is a justified call for boycotting all products from India, Muslims should also, if not more importantly, focus on boycotting the immoral “bollywood” lifestyle. Our weddings, functions and “anāshīd (nazms)” are all being influenced by this alien culture. These blasphemous comments are yet another clear indication of the hatred they possess for Islam. Yet, Muslims still find justification for following that culture.
May Allāh Ta’ālā bless us all with true love for our blessed and great Master and Leader, Rasūlullāh Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam. May Allāh restore the Ummah of His Beloved Ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa Sallam to its former glory. Āmīn
08 Dhul Qa’dah 1443/09 June 2022 A0032