Allegations on Prophet Muhammad (sa)
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Allegations on Prophet Muhammad (sa)

allegations on the prophet muhammad (sa) and islam

Holy Prophet (sa) affected by Black Magic? :

  • Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) was a great lover of the Holy Prophet(saw). My dear Muslims, he was indeed the Messiah and Mahdi who you still sadly await. Pray to Allah and ask him yourselves. Perform Istikhara, do research, read his beautiful books.
    Here is a sad allegation the Muslims have attributed to the Holy Prophet(saw) which the Promised Messiah(as) beautifully answered. According to the non Ahmadi Muslims, majority accept anything just because it’s in Sahih Bukhari. This is not right as ahadith come through humans and can have errors despite a strong chain. Our main source should be the Qur’an. Anything in line with the Qur’an should be accepted, even if weak by chain. Anything against the Qur’an should be rejected, even if strong by chain.
    The Non Ahmadi Muslims believe that the Holy Prophet(saw) was done magic upon, and that this affected his mental state, God forbid! They believe such a thing, despite it being against the Qur’an and other ahadith. Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) beautifully answered this false accusation.
    Once someone asked the Promised Messiah(as) about his view on the Prophet(saw) being affected with magic. He explained that magic is from satan and that no prophet is affected by magic. Rather magic vanishes from them. He quotes the ayah of the Qur’an:
    ‎قَالَ مُوسَىٰ أَتَقُولُونَ لِلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَكُمْ ۖ أَسِحْرٌ هَٰذَا وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُونَ
    Moses said, “Do you say [thus] about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? But magicians will not succeed.”(10:78)
    He explains that Moses(as) overcame the magicians and that its totally wrong to say Magic overcame our beloved Prophet(saw)! The Promised Messiah(as) also states that Allah States:
    ‎نَّحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَسْتَمِعُونَ بِهِ إِذْ يَسْتَمِعُونَ إِلَيْكَ وَإِذْ هُمْ نَجْوَىٰ إِذْ يَقُولُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلًا مَّسْحُورًا
    We are most knowing of how they listen to it when they listen to you and [of] when they are in private conversation, when the wrongdoers say, “You follow not but a man affected by magic.” (17:48)

    This point alone is enough for me and millions to know Hadhrat Ahmad(as) was truthful

  • Those who say these kinds of things are Zaalimeen (evil-doers), rather than Muslims. So this is the saying of the faithless and evil-doers that magic affected the Prophet (saw) – God forbid. They don’t even pause to think for a moment that if this is, God forbid, the condition of the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, then imagine what would be the position of the Ummah?! The Ummah has no chance, it will be destroyed. I don’t know what has happened to these people that that innocent (Ma’soom) Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam which all the Prophets considered to be free from the touch of Satan, yet these people say such and such words against him.” Reference: Malfoozaat; v.5, p.349

Did Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) Lie? :

  • A question which often comes up in the minds of many Muslims is whether lying is permissible or not. This usually stems from a really famous hadith of Bukhari which states :
    “Abraham did not tell lies except three”
    Firstly, the Holy Prophet (saw) did not permit Muslims to ever lie. There is no such tradition which encourages one to lie and this is a complete misunderstanding of Non Ahmadi Muslims. Now the hadith often quoted is in regards to Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) as mentioned earlier. The first explanation to this is that many scholars had said that the Prophet Muhammad (saww) would often quote an Israeli Tradition to show what the Israelites believed in, and the one who heard this sometimes falsely believed it and thought the Prophet(saw) himself believed in this. Secondly, there is a large volume of such traditions which were not really traditions and the Jews intentionally added it into the traditions and it carried on into the Muslim Books.
    Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh) explained that this was the style of the Prophet(saw) . All the three instances are not lies at all, this was just how the Prophet(saw) explained the false allegations against Hadhrat Ibrahim(as). What he(saw) was saying is that these are the so called lies which are attributed to Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) and the way the Prophet(saw) explains them right after shows they were not lies at all. Rather, it was a way of argumentation. For example, one relating to the idols. When they were shattered by Hadhrat Ibrahim(as), after he broke the idols, he left the chief idol who was the supreme God according to them. When the people came and heard about this, a small group of people came and asked Ibrahim(as) (who was standing there waiting for the people to arrive). When the first person, who was his uncle came, he asked who broke these idols? The answer according to the Qur’an was that Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) said here is the chief idol ask them if they speak. This was not a lie rather a amazing debate technique and the Qur’an makes it clear that he was an amazing debater. He was showing the disbelievers that the idols do not speak and are lifeless and therefore you should not worship them.
  • It is illogical to believe that a Prophet lied. The Qur’an makes it clear that never did Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) lie. In fact, it seemed as if he lied to the disbelievers, rather than him actually having told any sort of lie.
    What would be the right definition of a lie? When a child bothers her mother and keeps asking for a toy or his hockey stick, and she says I have eaten it, is this a lie? In reality, a lie is a wrong statement of facts, with an INTENTION of deceiving the hearer and to make it appear to him as a fact, which he could accept. This is the right definition of a lie, and if these conditions are not met, then the lie can be called a argument. This is how our beloved Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh) explained it.
    Furthermore, Hadhrat Ahmad(as) once explained that the non Ahmadis accuse Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) of lying and also me of lying. Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) stated in regards to chapter 19 verse 42 where Allah Makes it clear that Ibrahim(as) never lied and was a truthful prophet:
    “The Qur’an has laid great stress on the truthfulness of Abraham(as) perhaps because in some future time lies were to be attributed to him by some commentators of the Qur’an”
    The non Ahmadis also accuse Ibrahim(as) of lying once when he claimed he was ill, despite not being ill. Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad(ra) states:
    “The verse may also suggest that Abraham was feeling unwell in view of the useless nature of the talk that his people were having with him, and he wanted to avoid it. He therefore told them that they had better leave him alone as he was not feeling well. The words I am ill may also mean I am sick of your worshipping false gods or I am sorely distressed at heart because you worship false gods or I hate your worship of false gods”

Lying is Not Allowed in Islam :

  • I have already posted on the false allegation of Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) having lied three times. However, the non Ahmadi Muslims raise another question and say “Bukhari allows us to lie in certain occasions”. This is also not true at all, and we should be careful when attributing such things to the greatest of All Prophets (saw). Let us see the ahadith: “He is not a liar who reconciles between people and conveys good”
    Firstly, it is clear that according to the Qur’an and ahadith one cannot lie.
    Qur’an makes it clear that lying is the worst thing one can do. Ahadith state similar. For example one hadith states:
    Narrated `Abdullah:
    The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-Fajur (i.e. wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fajur (wickedness) leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar.” If one tries to make peace between two people and you choose to mention positive things, it is not a lie in any sort of way. When making peace between two parties it is obvious that they know the wrongdoings of each other, hence them being in a fight. When reconciling, one can only speak of the positives to make peace. This does not mean one is hiding the truth or lying as the reality is already known. However, if you are asked a question you have to tell the truth.
    Even during war, one does not have to give full details of what their sides plan is or what their leader or soldiers are currently doing, or where they are living. This is not lying, rather it is not giving full details which is completely allowed. Another hadith makes it clear that war is of such sort that all details should not be given to the enemies as that would lead your lives to be in danger. The hadith often quoted by anti Muslims is “War is but deception” and they claim that the Prophet(sa) is saying that one is permitted to use deception in war. Firstly, the hadith quoted does not mean that it is permissible to employ deception in war.
  • Hadhrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra) explained: ” Rather the only meaning which is implied here is that war is in itself a kind of deception. What this means, is that with the outcome of war, there can be no definitive statement as to what shall happen. There are so many factors which affect the outcome of war, that irrespective of the course of events, a statement cannot be passed with respect to its outcome. This meaning is supported by the fact that this narration has been related in two ways.
    In one narration the words are that the Prophet(sa) said : War is but deception
    In the second narration the words are : The Prophet(sa) has named war as being deceit
    When both narrations are combined, it is clear that the Prophet(saw) did not condone the use of deception in war, rather he meant that war is in itself a thing which deceives a person. Even if one insists upon translating this to mean that deception is permitted in war, even still, most surely at this instance, the word ‘deception’ infers strategies and tactics of war, and falsehood and betrayal are not implied al all. The reason being that in this instance the word infers manoeuvres and strategies of war, rather than falsehood and deception.
  • Also when conversing with your partner, one does not have to always tell her the exact feeling he has for her, if negative at times. The reason is we see that it can truly hurt the persons feelings. This is also not a lie rather wisdom and Islam makes it clear that being wise is a really important trait one must have.
    The Promised Messiah (as) says that the Holy Quran has likened telling a lie or falsehood to worshipping an idol. A lie is like an idol that if one relies on it, he loses the trust of God. He says that a person who become a habitual liar, it becomes difficult for him to leave this habit and requires extremely hard work.
    Then he says that just like a foolish person turns to an idol instead of Allah, similarly human beings rely upon falsehood to accomplish their tasks
    Hadhur(aba) explained:
    We should stay upon truthfulness, even if it goes against our close relatives. Some people lie in matters of inheritance of properties, even though Allah has said that we shouldn’t even lie to our enemies.

Age of Hadhrat Aisha(ra):

  • The Prophets of Allah are the most pure people. Since the opponents cannot raise any allegations against them, they find ways to mock at their character. The interesting thing is that before the Prophet makes the claim, the future opponents testify to their amazing and pure character. It is after they make their claim that they go against them. One of the main allegations of the opponents of Islam is against the age of Hadhrat Aisha(ra) during her marriage of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). According to our khulafa, the most accurate research has been done by Hadhrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra) in his book “Life and Character of the Seal of Prophets”. This is a historical issue and therefore there are many theories.

    After Hadhrat Khadijah(ra) passed away, the Prophet(saw) was tied into a bond of matrimony to Hadhrat Aisha(ra). Hadhrat Aisha(ra) was the age of seven during this. However, her maturity and growth had already developed. If she had not developed why would Khaulah bint Hakim(ra) suggest this marriage for the Prophet(sa)? This shows even those around realized it was her time for marriage. The nikkah took place but Rukhsatanah did not and she continued to live with her parents. After five years had elapsed (second year of Hijrah), she had fully matured and was the age of 12. It was Hadhrat Abu Bakr(ra) who was her father, that approached the Prophet Muhammad (saw) himself. Some scholars therefore say her age was fourteen and others say sixteen and some even say eighteen nowadays. At the time of Rukhsatanah, it is proven that she was 12 years of age. The migration took place in Rabi-ul-Awwal and for this reason, the first year after migration was night and a half months.
    The Rukhsatanah took place in Shawwal 2, so the second year was also night and a half months. Adding these two we get one year and seven months. When we add this to the period prior to migration we get 12 years. So her age during rukhsatanah was 12 years and she was fully matured. Even in India many girls are married by the age of 10 and have reached complete maturity. At times a 10 year old Indian girl would look like she is a 25 year old girl being raised in the West.
  • In the time of the Prophet(saw), many were married early. Hadhrat Ahmad(as) said you people mock Holy Prophet (saw) yet outside of India, there was a girl who had a child at the age of 8. Depending on the country, the ages differ for marriage. In Saudi Arabia at this time, there were many who married at this age and there was no concept of age difference to the extent it matters today’s. Ask yourself why a single opponent of the Prophet(sa) who raised fingers on everything he did, did not dare to say a word to him (saw) against this marriage? Nor did they ever mock the age of Hadhrat Aisha(ra)

    The age of marriage differs based on the area of where a person lives. In some areas puberty occurs earlier. Because of hot weather, ladies in Arabia became mature much earlier than those who live in cooler primates. This is a key difference.

    The nikkah was sometimes held in Arabia, even before the age of puberty but did not mean conjugation was followed at that age. It was only a declaration of engagement. Real rukhsatanah when the girl leaves the house of parents over to the house of husband, occurred years later. Sometimes girls are sent to the other homes but the conjugation and matrimonial acts were not performed till much later. This is a practice we witness in Rabwah as well. For example. one person got his daughter married at the age of 7 and he said that this is our custom. We will get her married in a manner in which it only means engagement and we will then send her off. She would return home and live with us and will only be sent to the husband when she is matured. This is exactly what happened. Western people do not understand this way of life nor the background of such celebrations. By mistake, they begin to attack but they do not know. It is impossible for the founder of Islam to have married a girl who was not of mature age.
  • Now to silence the Christian apologetics who mock our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw), we can also quote their own Bible and show that many older men were married to young women.
    For example, according to the Bible Hadhrat Ibrahim(as) was 86 years old when he had a child with Hagar and she was much younger than him. (Genesis 16:1-4, 15-16)
    We see the same in the Bible about David.
    Furthermore in regards to Hadhrat Maryam(as) whom the Christians even worship, we see from the early Christian writings (apocryphal writings) that Mary was 12 years old and Joseph was a old man of 90 years! It is stated in the Christian Encyclopedia that Joseph was ninety years old while Mary was 12-14. Christians try to reject these sources nowadays as they know that by accepting this source, they are no longer able to mock the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Always remember many Christians nowadays accept the Prophet Muhammad (saw) as true and do not mock him. However the extreme hate preachers continue to use this false allegation.
  • The marriage of Aisha(ra) and the Prophet(saw) was chosen by Allah and was one of the most successful marriages which itself proves it had nothing wrong with it and was meant to be in the Sight of God.

Masjid al Dirar Allegation :

  • When our Sialkot mosque was attacked, many extremist Muslims tried to bring up Masjid al Dirar which is also referred to as the Mosque of Opposition or division. They claimed that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) also instructed that a mosque should be destroyed because it wasn’t a real mosque, so why can’t we destroy your mosque?

    This allegation is full of ignorance, and with this allegation they ruin the name of our beloved Prophet, Hadhrat Muhammad (saw). They claim that he (saw) instructed that worship places can be destroyed despite the Qur’an saying the complete opposite. In fact, Allah Calls such people the worst of people. –
    Allah speaks about Masjid al Dirar in the following way:
    “And among the hypocrites are those who have built a mosque in order to injure Islam and help disbelief and cause a division among the believers, and prepare an ambush for him who warred against Allah and His Messenger before this. And they will surely swear: “We meant nothing but good”; but Allah bears witness that they are certainly liars” (Chapter 9 Verse 107)

    This mosque was made to carry out secret and mischievous propaganda against Islam. The building was completed when the Prophet (saw) was about to leave for the battle of Tabuk. The builders of the “mosque” requested him to concrete it by saying the prayers therein. The Prophet (saw) was not aware of their evil designs and told them that he would do so on his return. But then the verse was revealed and the Prophet (saw) ordered that the harmful mosque should be set on fire.
  • Now the anti Ahmadis say since the Prophet (saw) burnt that mosque, we can also burn and break your mosques. The reason of why Masjid al Zarar was taken down was completely different. However, those who were bereft of masjid al zarar were all invited to pray in the other mosques. They were not forbidden from visiting mosques. However, Ahmadi Muslim mosques are destroyed and then they are persecuted and not invited into any other mosques. This is a huge difference. Secondly, the Prophet (saw) did not want to destroy Masjid al Zirar, rather it was Allah who revealed this. Did Allah reveal to the maulvis to break our mosque? The reason for Masjid al Dirar was not religious rather Allah told the Prophet(saw) this mosque was not even made for worship rather for political reasons to ruin Islam and therefore this should be taken down, as it’s not made for worship. If it was a place of worship, the Prophet(saw) would have never destroyed it. They do not break our mosques because we speak about politics in there. The reason they break our mosques is because we worship in our mosques. In reality, it’s their mosques that are full of such ill talk and politics. If they want to break mosques, they should be breaking their own mosques as they are spreading terrorism and ruining the name of Islam. You cannot compare the two. That building was not made to pray rather to conspire plans against the Muslims and persecute them. –
    Hadhrat Ahmad(as) stated:
    “The true beauty of mosques is not in their building structures but in fact it is with those worshippers who offer their prayers in them with full sincerity. Without such people these mosques are lying abandoned. The mosque of the Holy Prophet (sa) was a small and its roof was made of date palm branches and water would leak onto its floor when it would rain. But the glow and atmosphere of a mosque is with its worshippers. In the time of the Holy Prophet (sa) some worldly minded people made a mosque which was brought down by the command of God. The name of that mosque was Majid Zarar. This mosque was brought down. The commandment with regard to mosques is that they should be built for the purpose of taqwa, righteousness.”
  • Everyone should master this because the anti Ahmadis use this to falsely claim that the Prophet (saw) allowed breaking of mosques and promoted it, and therefore we do the same with you. They ruin the name of Islam with their extremist ideologies.

Slavery in Islam:

  • Many often wonder about the way the Prophet Muhammad (saw) dealt with slaves. The first war we see in the history of Islam which had a relationship with the issue of slavery was the Battle of Badr. Firstly, we should know that the issue of slavery actually because of war. Every war has an aftermath, and whenever two tribes, two nations or two countries fought, the aftermath was slavery. Usually, all those defeated in a nation were killed while the women and children were taken captive and made slaves. These slaves were then made to do various types of work and labour and through this the community became much more progressed in the world and the demand for labourers and servants also grew. Slowly, men were made to do services as well, rather than being killed. At times, slaves surpassed the population of the countries. The slaves were however complete property of their masters. It was such a bad system that even the offspring of the slaves were considered property of their fathers master. People were extremely cruel to their slaves and they were treated like animals.

    At the time of the advent of Islam, this practice was more or less present in all countries. Hundreds of thousands of slaves were living a life of sadness and misery. They were treated as if they were useless. However, when the Prophet(saw) came and brought a revolution, he literally cured all of the problems. Allah revealed to him that the slaves should be treated with utmost kindness and compassion. For this reason, from the early life of the Prophet (saw), he taught that we should free slaves and let them live their lives as they wish. Allah Revealed in the Qur’an that the freeing of slaves was a really good deed (90:14). The slaves of Arabia were deeply affected by this teaching and Islam as a whole. For this reason Islam spread among the slaves as well. –
  • Now the question arises as to whether the efforts of the Prophet(saw) were limited, or whether they had an impact on the world as a whole. In reality, the prophet(saw) not only improved the state of slaves, but also did removed the unjust and cruel practices of slavery for the future as well. He showed that there should be an improvement in the state of existing slaves and steps should be taken for their freedom, and secondly the establishment of fundamental injunctions for the future.
  • The teaching of Islam and the Prophet (saw) in regards to the betterment of existing slaves is beautiful.

    Meaning, “O ye Muslims! Allāh the Exalted commands you to show kindness and benevolence towards parents, and to kindred, and orphans and the needy…..and towards your slaves and bond-women; And know that surely Allāh loves not the proud and boastful.”(4:37)

    Islam taught that the Muslims should treat the slaves like their own relatives. “Abū Dharrra narrates that the Holy Prophetsa would state, ‘Your slaves are your brethren. Hence, if an individual has a slave under his control, then he should feed him what he eats himself and he should clothe him with what he wears himself. Do not burden your slaves with a task that is beyond their capacity and if you do, then assist them in this task yourselves” (Bukhari)

    Abū Nawārra, who was a merchant of cotton cloth, narrates that on one occasion Ḥaḍrat ‘Alīra came to his shop. At the time he was accompanied by one of his slaves. ‘Alīra purchased two thin shirts and said to his slave, ‘Select the shirt you desire from among these two.’ Hence, the slave chose a shirt and Ḥaḍrat ‘Alīra wore the one which was left behind.”

    It is also narrated: “True virtue in the estimation of God is that an individual believes in God, spends in His cause for love of Him, on the kindred, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and for freeing slaves.” (Bukhari)

    “Abū Burdah relates from his father that the Holy Prophetsa said, ‘If a person has a bond-woman whom he educates well, teaches good manners, frees her and then marries her, such an individual would be worthy of a double reward from God” (Bukhari)
  • ahmadianswersThe prime objective of Islam was end slavery as a whole. Now there were two main methods of freeing slaves. The first one was the recommendatory method and the second one was the coercive method. –
    Firstly, we will look at the recommendatory method. When the Prophet (sa) made his claim to Prophethood, Allah told him:

    “O Messenger! Are you aware of a religious precept, which may be likened to a great ascent upon a mountain, by which a person is able to climb to the heights of divine nearness? If you are unaware, then We tell you that it is the freeing of a slave.” (90:13-14)

    “True virtue in the estimation of God is that an individual believes in God, spends in His cause for love of Him, on the kindred, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and for freeing slaves.”(2:178)

    “Abū Hurairahra relates that the Holy Prophetsa would say, ‘Such a Muslim who frees a slave, would be granted complete salvation by Allāh the Exalted from hell.”(Sahih Bukhari)

    It is also narrated:
    “Abū Burdah relates from his father that the Holy Prophetsa said, ‘If a person has a bond-woman whom he educates well, teaches good manners, frees her and then marries her, such an individual would be worthy of a double reward from God.” (Sahih Bukhari)
  • In fact, in Islam, the manumission of slaves has been established as law in the doctrine as atonement for various lapses and sins. Many slaves still remained who could not benefit from the methods of release. Therefore, it was necessary that a permanent and solid system be arranged by which existing slaves could continue to secure their own freedom. For this reason, Islam has the famous system called Mukatabat which means that the slave would be freed on the condition that he becomes capable of manumission and is able to pay for his own freedom. Because of this many slaves were freed. –
    The Holy Prophet Muḥammadsa freed 63 slaves 2. Ḥaḍrat ‘Ā’ishahra freed 67 slaves 3. Ḥaḍrat ‘Abbāsra freed 70 slaves 4. Ḥakīm bin Hizāmra freed 100 slaves 5. ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Umarra freed 1,000 slaves 6. ‘Abdur-Raḥmān bin ‘Aufra freed 3,000 slaves 7. Ḥaḍrat ‘Uthmān bin ‘Affānra freed 20,000 slaves on one day alone, which was the day of his martyrdom. The total number is far greater than this. 8. Dhul-Kilā‘ Al-Ḥimyarī freed 8,000 slaves on one day alone
  • The last question is why all slaves were not freed at once. If all slaves were freed at once they would fall into a lot of evils of the society so Islam wanted to educate them as well, rather than let them in the open to create discord as many were ignorant and from bad societies. They would also be treated in a bad manner.

Wing of A Fly:

Many raise allegations about the following hadith:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said “If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink) and take it out, for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease.” (Bukhari #3320)

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba) related that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) informed us 1,400 years ago about both the healing and the infectious properties present in the winged insect ‘fly’ that have now been proven with scientific research.(May 9th 2003 Friday Sermon)
Now there are many scientific researchers who have concluded that the wing of the insect kills bacteria and this is just the beginning. We should not begin to worry over ahadith and should understand that the Prophets are from Allah. People will mock and laugh at them but as times goes, they will realize that everything they said was true.

Truth of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) :

  • The Prophet Muhammad (sa) was the greatest prophet, and there is no doubt in this. Let us see how we can prove this as there are millions of ways. The truth of every prophet has the same fundamentals. There is no difference. The status of the Prophet has nothing to do with the proofs that are offered. The Holy Qur’an has described this issue in principles in various chapters.

    The Holy Qur’an describes prophethood in a way that everyone can understand it. The claim in essence of a prophet is a supreme being which is the Creator and the Lord and the Master of the Universe has spoken to that particular person with a definite message and commission and the message has to be delivered to the people to whom that person addresses and he has to perform his commission as he is directed by Allah. This is the essence of Prophethood. It means that once the message is delivered, because it is delivered by a being High on, which is by right Supreme and has to be obeyed and followed by mankind because mankind and all other creation is from Him. This has to first be discussed generally. This must be clarified first that if there is a god, is that god really interested in the human affairs? Has He created us and then forgotten us? Or does he keep a live interest in human affairs? If so, what should be the evidence of His interest. How does He manifest that interest? There are two types of interest that God can show. One through His actions, through a constant watch over the phenomena of nature, and maintenance of the Laws of nature. That is observed quite silently. But does he really take live interest as to Speak to people and address them and wants to Shape their lives according to certain values? It is there where prophethood comes. If a person believes in such a God, then the second issue can be taken up. Now we speak on those who do agree with this concept.


If God has Spoken to such a person, then if such a person delivers the message and people deny him and ridicule him and treat him ill, then it is God’s Responsibility, to see to it that he ultimately becomes victorious and despite all of the mad opposition and grave hostility, he should not be made to be defeated and frustrated by the people. This is the first responsibility of a Powerful God who Sends a messenger to a hostile world. So if this phenomena is observed in any claimant, then one should reasonably expect that that person is a rightful person. If he doesn’t have any other worldly support, and only makes a claim which makes him most hated, most persecuted and the most wanted in the earth and he has no material support at his back and even his own followers and people dessert him at such a crisis. Then what should be the position of those who observe him to become successful despite that opposition, at every hindrance that is created to stop his message? He goes on spreading and flourishing. What should be the rational inference of those who observe this phenomena? It should be that such a person has been supported by a Supreme Being and that Being is only God, according to the claim.

The second aspect is in the negative term. Suppose someone claims to be a Prophet with a definitive message which everyone must follow, in such a person if that person happens to be imposter. What should be the attitude of that god that is taking active interest in human affairs, which is why He sends his messengers and who Observes an imposter attributing things to Him, how should mankind treat him and receive him. The person claims to receive a revelation from a Being which cannot intercepted by man in any way. No scientific achievement of man can create a device to intercept this message of Allah towards a human being. So human beings are totally incapable of finding the truth from that point of view. They can’t testify to it in any way, directly speaking. They have no means to find out if Allah spoke to such a person or not.


So, in view of this background, it’s a very precarious position in which we find the mankind addressed by a claimant to prophethood. Mankind has no means to judge and verify whether Allah did speak to such a person and they fear on the other hand that if such a person was righteous and true, they would have had it, and receive the wrath of Allah. So what participation should Allah make towards this? what action should he make to establish the truth or the lack of truth. The Qur’an states that if a claimant has made a claim falsely, and he is an imposter, Allah Promises that he will be destroyed and it is not the job of mankind but is the way of Allah that He destroys such a person. And if Allah does not destroy such a person, on the other hand, if the whole mankind wants to destroy such a person and he is not destroyed, what should be the logical conclusion? No other conclusion can be drawn except that that person was sent by Allah or at least such people should agree that whatever Allah there is, He is completely insensitive to these things, He does not care whether people begin to attribute towards Him falsehoods or truths, or whether they cheat others in His name and do frauds. He is completely insensitive. If that is the case, then there is no truth in any religion and humanity should get rid of the concept of religion because the God who is the source, is insensitive to all of this.

The whole concept of religion becomes insecure and untrustworthy and suspicious. So Islam does not contribute to that concept of God. Islam Says we believe in a Powerful God who is responsible for all creation, who is Master of things and retains all powers and remains actively interested in His creation and with such a God there is no other behavior expected but the one which has been explained in the Qur’an in these two regards. –


1) The first subject is discussed in the verse: “I will surely overcome, I and My messengers.”(58:22)
So it is primarily our responsibility to see to it, that they ultimately become victorious. Allah has made it incumbent upon Himself that He and His prophets would become victorious over all opposition. The second principle which is discussed is :
And if he had forged and attributed any sayings to Us,We would surely have seized him by the right hand,And then surely We would have severed his life-artery And not one of you could have held Us off from him. (Chapter 69 Verse 45-48) –
That how can you conceive Allah to let anyone become prosperous, who is attributing things to God unjustly and untruly, even if Hadhrat Muhammad (sa) was to do so. Allah States that this is a case in point. The Holy Prophet (sa) made a claim that the whole Qur’an was revealed by Allah and you who are addressed, you disbelieve him and say he is an imposter and concocted the whole book. That is to say that Allah is so insensitive that an entire book is concocted in His name, and He does not care what happens to the mankind and whether they are deceived or not. The Qur’an tells us this is not Allah, the Creator and that the true God does not behave like this. He Behaves sensitively to these issues. If somebody misuses his name, He destroys them. This is what the verse says that even if the Prophet (sa) attributed a small saying to Allah which Allah had not said, Allah would take him by the right hand (maximum strength one can have), and cut his jugular vein, his life artery and none among you, if Allah had decided, would be able to stand in the way of punishment which Allah had ordained for him. No one would be able to save him from the wrath of Allah.


This is the argument of the Qur’an which is present to others. There is no other logical conclusion one can draw. It has to be like this. If it wasn’t religious would be untrustworthy. For instance we can apply it to the situation of the world. In the worldly affairs, in an established government where the law is operative, when the might of a government is established, if somebody poses to be a representative of the government and wants to deceive people and the subjects of the government, and those being made subject of this deception have no means of finding out if they truly represent the government or not, what should be the reaction of the people? For instance someone walks in with a uniform and says I have been sent by my department to deliver this message, say for example if the department can charge 5 pounds to each person, and he comes and declares that look at my uniform, I represent that department and have come to impose that fine on everyone sitting here. So hand over the find to me. Now you don’t know. What would you do? If you can have access to any higher authority in the government, the immediate reaction would be to report the matter and find out and check and if the government already knows that this is happening, then the government must interfere and does not let the plan operate successfully. So in this case, when a prophet, somebody makes a claim to prophethood, he is being directly observed by God, whose Kingdom is held in His right hand, whose laws are operative and He has Strengthened us, to see to it that the laws are operative and not violated. Such a God is observant and Knows what is happening and He also knows that not everyone has a means of asking Directly to Allah what is the matter and whether we should honor him as truthful or false. So what should be the reaction of such a God? If He then permits this fraud to be perpetrated upon the people and does not take interest, then if people go wrong, they cannot be punished. It is Allah’s responsibility. –


But if people treat such a person with cruelty and persecution and he happens to be from God, then such people would definitely be punished. So the safest attitude for the people in such a case is at least be neutral, and say well if he is a claimant of Allah, if he is true, we don’t know, we have no means. It is for Allah to establish this. And they should wait. If Allah Supports Him and he becomes successful, then such a man cannot be an imposter. If one is supported by the people of the earth and is still destroyed then such a person cannot be a true prophet. This is a simple criteria to see the truth of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) or any other prophet. (Summary of the answer of Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh), 8/9/1985)

Suicide Attempt by the Prophet Muhammad ? :

One of the false allegations of the Christians is that they claim that God forbid, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) thought of doing suicide. This is not true at all. There was a time called “Fatrat-e-Wahi” which means an interval of revelation. The revelation of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) during this time came to a temporary halt. It is related by Ibn Abbas(ra), that this remained for forty days. These days were spent by the Prophet Muhammad (sa) in grave anxiety ad restlessness. He (sa) was worried and would wonder “Is this message and salutation truly from God, or is it a hidden reflection of my own soul?” There is no doubt that the Prophet Muhammad (sa) was in a state of restlessness as Hadhrat Ahmad (as) has also described.

Now some quote a narration from Sahih Bukhari which mentions ” Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while and the Prophet (ﷺ) became so sad as we have heard that he intended several times to throw himself from the tops of high mountains and every time he went up the top of a mountain in order to throw himself down” (Sahih al Bukhari, #6982)

This narration is not true at all. This is easily proven in many ways. Firstly, the Arabic mentions ” فِيمَا بَلَغَنَا” meaning that “as we have heard”.Zuhri has mentioned that the last part is completely separate and has no narrator and this is clear from the commentary of Sahih Bukhari. There is no chain of narration. The other narrations of Sahih Bukhari which mention this event in detail have not mentioned anything of this sort which further proves that this is weak and fabricated. (1/2)

We know that suicide is forbidden in Islam and to attribute such to the Prophet (sa) is against his teachings and the character of our beloved Prophet (sa), who had the most faith in Allah. The Prophet (sa) himself said that “Whoever purposely throws himself from a mountain and kills himself, will be in the fire” (Sahih Bukhari). It is not possible to even think for a moment that the Prophet (sa) ever had such thoughts.

Even if we were to for arguments sake accept this hadith, it would not be taken literally. Falling off of a mountain can refer to the Prophet (sa) intending to humble his soul and by vanquishing and overpowering it, was as if for the sake of Allah, to slay it completely. In this case throwing oneself from a mount would be metaphorical.(Seerat Khataman Nabiyyin Volume 1) (2/2)

Are Women Unclean? :

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) was asked whether women are unclean during their menses.
Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) stated:
“This word unclean is a very uncouth word which I don’t like at all. There is nothing unclean about the lady who are truly Muslims and who lead a pious life. Prophet (sa)has himself described this aspect najas which is unclean. Najas is the right word which can be translated as unclean. And a Muslim can never be najas. So unfortunately perhaps this word has been so wrongly translated that the Western world has created a different picture from what it is in reality. To stop someone from saying prayer could have other reasons. And it is not the uncleanliness at all. It’s a physical indisposition. And when translate it as such, then there is no object whatsoever, then this is exactly the reality. The holy Qur’an itself explained this. The Holy Qur’an mentions that they ask you about the periods, the menstruation of ladies, tell them ada it is an indisposition. A sort of illness or indisposition and the answer is not that it is najas so after that for a Muslim or for a non Muslim, to conceive of these special phases of ladies lives to be phases of uncleanliness is totally wrong. It has no ground in Islam” (Question and Answer Session 8/9/1985)

The Qur’an also does not support those males who stay away from their wives during this time. The Qur’an never says such rather according to Islam, it is encouraged to always love ones wife and treat them in the best manner, no matter what time it is. There are other loving approaches and the Qur’an does not debar them.

More than Four Wives:

Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) answered this question beautifully. He (rh) stated:

“Because he was also permitted to have nine wives. What is the philosophy of permission and prohibition in religion? The basic philosophy is that Allah is the Proprietor of everything, He is the Creator of everything. So it is for Him to Permit or not to permit a certain thing. Everything belongs to Him. So if He See’s fit at certain time to Permit His Prophets to marry ninety nine times, it’s not objectionable. When He deems it fit to Permit them only nine times, how should it become objectionable? You know I’m referring to the Bible, the testimony of the Bible where Prophet David is permitted to have 99 wives and that is suggested alright without the slightest twitch by the Christians and the Jews alright but when instead of 99, the Prophet of Islam is only permitted to marry 9 times, then they raise their eyebrows they say why nine wives?”
– (1)

“Now as for the internal comparison is concerned, the Holy Prophet of Islam had much greater responsibilities and graver responsibilities in a society which was built on a certain pattern. There are so many tribes, it was the tribal system in which he appeared and for the education, as well as for winning over certain tribes, the marriage played a very important role. It continued to play an important role even much later. So when the Holy Prophet of Islam was permitted to marry more than once, that could also be the significance of that. For instance, after the Khaibar, the battle of Khaibar, he immediately married the daughter of the Chief of the Jewish tribe, against which he was locked in battle. Now that was a message to the Jews that lets end all hostilities because when marriage ceremonies were held between two warrant tribes, it was understood to be a sign of peace. Similarly, some other tribes were married into, and that helped cement closer relationship with the word of Islam for those tribes. That could be one reason. Another reason could be that the Holy Prophet of Islam was over much burdened with great responsibilities and marriage does play an important role in relaxation of man. Ordinary people are not endowed with such special pars and also they are now endowed with such special responsibilities. So, larger the responsibility, greater and more burdensome the responsibility, more is required by way of certain relaxations.” (2)

Now an ordinary man can have his relaxations here and there in so many ways and he does not care much of breaking the law or not breaking the law. Even the pious people, who are situated at a lower platform, they can deviate from things here and there but not a prophet. A prophet, particularly the prophet who claims to be the greatest prophet of all Time, who is the last Messenger with a law, imagine his attitude towards God and his wishes. He would live strictly entirely within the law of God within the word of God and would not deviate even a shade from that. So it was a very organized, very judgemented life for him. Unless Allah had permitted him to do something, he would not do that.” (3)

“Another angle of looking into things, one was his responsibilities to others, now it is the responsibility of the Holy Prophet to himself. Allah Knew well how he had endowed him with special pars, Allah knew well his inner requirements so He made an exception in his case. Another thing you should not forget is, other people were also permitted to live with slave women. Bondage women as they are called, to any number. And they were not held responsible to marry them formally before entering into relationship with them. When a child was born to them, then they married. But although this was permitted to the Holy Prophet of Islam, it was below his dignity, to indulge in this sort of thing and he did marry one slave girl but did not enjoy any relationship normally with slaves while he could. So considering all these factors and knowing his requirements, Allah may have Permitted him specially. (4)

But again I must bring you back to the original answer which I gave, sin is not any act against another act. Sin has another philosophy behind it. Sin only means deviation from the path as laid down by God, violation against the will of Allah. Sexual relationship in itself is not a sin at all. There is nothing wrong. Only it becomes a sin when you do it in violation to the will of God. So if Allah Permits somebody to some extent and some others to some other extent, then it is piety to do the same thing, which if you violate otherwise would become a sin. This is why I drew the attention to the Prophet David. In his time the standards were different, yet everybody was not permitted 99 wives. He stood exceptional to the general common rule because he had some certain special pars and potentials in him which enabled him to marry more than ordinary people and fulfill his responsibility towards them. (5)

Now we come to another aspect altogether. Normally marrying more than once is permitted under strict conditions, that you are permitted to marry more than once only if you are able to behave justly and equitably to all wives and ordinarily we observe that many people who marry twice are not able to be equitable to two wives, not to mention three or four, so that was the limit to ordinary companions of the Holy Prophet which Allah knew that four is the very limit of their capacity to which they could show equitable treatment to all the wives but the Holy Prophet in that regard too had no limit so if he was permitted to marry more than four times, Allah was certain, Allah Knew it that he would fulfill his responsibilities of being equitable, most perfectly while others could not. So we know many who married twice in the time of the Holy Prophet, their wives complained sometimes to the holy prophet of Islam that he is not behaving justly to me or the others, so it happened but not in the case of the Holy Prophet of Islam. (question and answer session 3/7/1986) (6)a