The truth is what Dear Raihan Nezami sahib says
in his comment as follows:
‘Dear Xpress: I think there has been some
misunderstanding or misinterpretation of Mohammad Younus Saheb’s comment second
in this thread. I am quoting few lines from that, “The truth is many historians
have found the Prophet far less honorable than you have claimed. These
historians - one quoted by Barani, have drawn on the classical Sira of the
Prophet, which is no more than an embellished history.” You see, finally, he
has stated, “Sira is an embellished history”. As far as my understanding is
concerned, he has great love and reverence for the prophet Muhammad (SAW) having
full belief in the noble persona of the prophet (SAW) and agrees with the
author’s statement, “The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was one of the greatest
humanitarians that ever walked on the earth. In fact he must be called the
saviour of humanity”.
Mr express, never try to create conflict between me and Muhamamd Yunus Sahab as it is your habit of doing such an evil work also shown in your comment.
There is a Hadith about the marriage of Fatima سلام الله عليه
‘Abdullah bin Masud (RA) narrates that the
Holy Prophet (SAW) said, “Allah (SWT) has ordered me to arrange Fatimah’s (سلام اللہ علیھا) marriage with Ali (كرم الله وجهه).”
A great humanitarian
Once, Abu Masud Ansari was beating his
slave when he heard a voice behind him say, “Abu Masud! God has more power and
control over you than you have over this slave.” Abu Masud turned and saw it
was God’s Messenger. He said, “O God’s Messenger! I free this slave for the
pleasure of God.” Muhammad replied, “If you had not done so, the fire of Hell
would have touched you.”
arranged the marriages of slaves but forcibly separated them whenever they
wished. One man arranged the marriage of his slave to his slave-girl and then
wanted to separate them. The slave complained to God’s Messenger, who stood up
in the Mosque and -addressed the people, “Why do people marry slaves and then
separate them? The right of marriage and divorce belongs only to the husband
and wife.” The effect of this kindness was that many slaves of polytheists used
to run away and come to him. He used to grant them freedom. When the spoils of
war were distributed, slaves were given their due share. The newly freed slaves
received their shares first for they did not have any capital.
Indeed he and his message was and is that
of a great humanitarian.
the slaves felt humiliated at being called slaves the prophet Muhammad pbuh
advised his companions not to say “my slave” or “my slave-girl” but to say, “my
son” or “my daughter”. He also told the slaves not to call their masters “lord”
for God alone was the Lord. He was so much kind to slaves that his last
inheritance before he died was, “Fear God in the matter of slaves.” Abu Dhar
was one of the converts and Muhammad praised him for his honest. Once he abused
a non-Arab slave, who complained to the Holy Prophet about this. He reprimanded
Abu Dhar and said, “You are still ignorant; these slaves are your brothers. God
has given you power over them; if they are not suited to your temperament, sell
them. Don’t harm God’s creatures. Give them to eat what you eat; give them to
wear what you wear. Don’t give them so much work that they cannot do it all. If
you give them a lot of work, then give them a hand to finish that work.”
The Prophet Muhammad was kind-hearted to
slaves. He (pbuh) says “They are your brothers; give them to eat what you eat; give
them to wear what you wear.”
Whenever he got any slaves, he always used
to give them freedom but they could never free themselves from his kindness and
generosity. They left their parents, relatives and family and regarded it as an
honour to live in bondage to him. Zaid bin Hartha was a slave. Muhammad set him
free and gave him the choice to go with his father, who had come to take him, but
he refused to go with his father and preferred to stay. Muhammad pbuh loved
Usama, son of Zaid, so much that he used to say that if he had been a girl, he
would have put jewellery on her.
You always repeat the
same questions. The questions you have asked in your first comment in this article
have already been given answers. Even then you do the same that tells your
target and purpose of peeping into others’ religion in order to distort the
message of the religion. So, whatever authentic references I give you, will not
convince you. Here, I have a message for you that if you want to judge the religion
Islam and the holy prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, you should first be
positive rather than negative, otherwise you can never find the way to right.
For an instance, a man
has a mother and a father and if he thinks of his parents positively he will remain
in love with his parents, on the contrary to that if he thinks of his parents
he will be no longer a lover of his parents. As a result, there will be only
conflict as is taking place today. Similarly
if a man studies the Quran and Ahadith negatively will and can never find out
the true guidance but will remain stuck with the negative thoughts.
The message prophet
Muhammad peace be upon brought was not only for his time but is applicable for
the standards of today too. This is not only claim but also justified.
Your approach to Muhammad peace be upon him is
merely based on misinterpretation of his life either that from the Quran or the
Hadith. All these accounts are fabricated and nothing else. You have said as
“According to these
standards Mohammed was a cruel
and fanatical. He introduced religious
hatred into large
parts of the world that before were tolerant
on such matters. He
curtailed the freedom of women. He
endorsed slavery. He
broke up families. He ordered cruel
punishments. The world
would have been a better place if he
had never been born.”
A man has a tongue,
can say or write whatever he wants irrespective of the distinction between
right and wrong message of Islam and the holy prophet Muhammad peace be upon
him. It may be called a kind of violence that is growing day by day.
When I think, what is
the target of those people who are just stuck with the purpose of misinterpreting
the message of Islam? I come to know that they are doing so just in order to create
violence among the societies and the nations. But those can never get success
as long as there are peace-loving people and the true spirit of Islam.
Janab Mohammad Younus Saheb: I would like to request you to clear your opinion in determining the noble persona of our prophet Muhammad (saw). Though I, personally, have no doubt in this regard, but it will help other readers to understand and see you in clear light.
Dear Xpress: I think there
has been some misunderstanding or misinterpretation of Mohammad Younus Saheb’s
comment second in this thread. I am quoting few lines from that, “The truth is
many historians have found the Prophet far less honorable than you have
claimed. These historians - one quoted by Barani, have drawn on the classical
Sira of the Prophet, which is no more than an embellished history.” You see,
finally, he has stated, “Sira is an embellished history”. As far as my
understanding is concerned, he has great love and reverence for the prophet
Muhammad (SAW) having full belief in the noble persona of the prophet (SAW) and
agrees with the author’s statement, “The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was one
of the greatest humanitarians that ever walked on the earth. In fact he must be
called the saviour of humanity”.
"The Qur’an goes on to testify that the Prophet was mild to his men even after their lapses in Uhud expedition (3:159). He readily excused others from taking part in Tabuk expedition (9:43). He offered food to uninvited guests, and cordially entertained them, even if they caused him annoyance by staying on after the meal for socializing (33:53). The Prophet also displayed the most pristine form of generosity by praying for the forgiveness of his enemies (9:80/84/113). Accordingly, the Qur’an describes him as a noble messenger (81:19), endowed with a sublime character (68:4), and an unshakeable stability that prevented him from the prompting of his enemies to making some compromises (17:74).He was faithful to his trust (amin, 81:21),and (a manifestation of God’s) mercy to the believers (9:61), and to all humanity (21:107).
Furthermore, the Qur’an’s omission of the names of his most eminent and learned companions who were later to become Caliphs, Governors and Generals, who all accepted his leadership as most humble and obedient followers, clearly shows his exclusive and extraordinary position in the community. According to early reports, the very presence of the Prophet had a compelling appeal, and his personality radiated some beautiful characteristics and aura (kiramat) that only those who were present in his company could perceive. As a result of these extraordinary virtues and characteristics, the Prophet developed a very special relationship with his companions that impressed all the contemporaneous observers and has perplexed his opponents ever since. This goes to explain why his companions would defy and sacrifice everything for the sake of the Prophet...."
Will you now please read the article?
JB: Someone said, "Seeing is believing, hearing is confusing", so
first see the Qur'an, authenticated Ahadith and blemish fabricated history,
then try to believe what is Truth and what is lie if you have sense and
understanding. Try to hear many fake and fabricated story might be taking rounds
about you too, Do you believe? If not, some people like you in the coming
generations, will believe and say it was your real character tarnishing your
real image. Isn't it?