|The Nasibis Kufr Fatwa - that the Prophet (s)'sparents were Kaafir (God forbid)|
For this section we have referred to a number of authentic Sunni works.
Sahih al Muslim page 360, Volume 1 Kitab "Janaiz"
Sunan Ibn Majah, Bab Majah fi ziyarata kubul mushrikeen
Sunan Nasai, page 9 Chapter 4 "Ziyarathul Kaboor"
Sunan Abu Daud, Volume 3 page 218 "Ktab al Janaiz"
Sunan al Kubra, page 76 Bab "Ziyarthul Kaboor"
Mishkat Sharif Volume 1, page 139 Bab "Ziyarathul Kaboor"
Musnad Abi Awana page 99 Volume 1 Bab "La yad khul al Jannatha al nufs masala"
Musnad Abi Hanifa page 105
Musnad Imam Ahmad and Abdullah bin Masud, page 297 Volume 5
Sharra Fiqa Akbar by Mullah Ali Qari page 128
Kitab Fatawi, Maulana Abdul Hai page 84
Kitab Tafsir ibn Kathir page 394, commentary on the verse Tauba Chapter 6
Tafsir Khazain page 129 verse Tauba verse 115
Tafsir Kabir by Fakhradin Radhi page 315 Chapter 6 Surah "Shaurah"
Tafsir Rul al Maani page 11 Surah Tauba verse 115
Tafsir Ghraib ul Qur'an page 30 Chapter 5 Ayat 115
Tafsir Mazzari page 306 Chapter 4
Tafsir Durre Manthur page 184 Chapter 3 verse Tauba
Kitab Naudi Sharra Muslim, page 214, Chapter 1
Kitab Murqat Sharra Mishkat, page 113 Chapter 4 "al Kaboor"
Tafsir Fattah al Qadeer page 392, Chapter 3 Surah Tauba verse 151
Tarikh Khamees page 230 Chapter 1 Dhikr Aaya al Buya
Muradhij ul Nubuwwa Section 3 Chapter 4, Part 21 page 179
Siratthul Halabiyya, page 82 Chapter 1 "Wafat walida a Nabi"
Sirathun Nabawiyya page 239, Chapter 1 "Lum yuziu Islam abwiyya"
Al Bidayah wa al Nihaya page 281, Volume 4 "Raza al Nabi"
In Sharra Fiqa Akbar we read that the Prophet (s) parents died Kaffirs (God forbid). This is the Fatwa of the Imam of the Deobandi Nasibis, elevated as a great man! These Nasibis are in fact swearing at the Prophet (s) because to swear at his parents is tantamount to swearing at him.
Sharrah Al Fiqah'al Akbar, page 130
The greatest insult that one can hurl at a fellow Muslim is to accuse his parents of apostasy. There is no doubt that if such a comment were made to the Nasibi on the street he would react violently. The reaction if of course natural, it is a personal attack, for an insult on them is in turn an insult on him - and the violent reaction is so as to defend their honour as well as his own. This is how they would react if this allegation was aimed at them - and yet these same Nasibis have no shame whatsoever in declaring that the Prophet's parents were kaffir. What explanation will they provide to for uttering such obscenity on the Day of Judgement?
According the Nasibis / Wahabis if someone disrespects the Prophets Sahaba hes a kaffir, what fatwa should we pass on those that have issued takfeer against the parents of Rasulullah? Imam Abu Hanifa is your Imam and declares the Prophet (s)s parents kaffir hence calling Shi'as kaffir is not surprising.
The Nasibis leader's Fatwas that the Prophets parents were Kaffir
When confronted by the faithful about this belief they side track or remain silent, but the book of the Nasibis are not silent, and their Imam Ibn Taymeeya writes the following from his cursed hands:
"The Prophet's parents are in hell and he was forbidden from asking for their forgiveness". Ikhthaza us Sirathul Mustaqim by Ibn Taymeeya, page 401 (Arabic)
"Ikhthaza us Sirathul Mustaqim" by Ibn Taymeeya, Urdu translation by M. Hamid Fakeeh page 401 Ibn Kathir another devotee of Mu'awiya writes:
"Why can't the Prophet's parents and grandparents be in Hell? They were idol worshippers and died with that faith yet this did not effect the Prophets lineage because a Kaffirs marriage is valid" Ibn Kathir makes efforts in both his books referred (see his footnote 21) to prove the Prophet (s)'s parents were kaffir (unsuccessfully). How can the poor Shi'a survive from takfir when the parents of our beloved Prophet (s) are not even protected from such blasphemy?
Fakhradin Radhi's kufr Fatwa on the Prophets parents
Another scholar Radhi in his Tafsir al Kabir writes:
"The Shia's believe the Prophet's parents were momins and they have relied on this verse and we believe that according to the companions they were kaffir". It is interesting that Radhi admits that the belief of his school is in line with the opinion of the Sahaba, rather than the verdict in the Quran and the testimony of the Ahlul bayt (as). At the forefront of those that have declared the Prophets parents kaffir are Imams Abu Hanifa, Radhi, Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Kathir.
To counter this we present the writings of Allamah al Hafidh Jalaladeen Suyuti and Qadhi Ibn Arabi:
"Whoever declares the Prophets parents to be 'Kaffir' is hell bound and cursed".
"Manifa fi abbaya Shareefa" by Allamah al Hafidh Jalaladeen Suyuti
"Risala Turzul Imama" by Qadhi Ibn Arabi
Another Nasibi attack on the parents
Imam Muslim in Sahih (see footnote 21 in Sahih Muslim); writes the following:
Abu Hurayra states that once the Prophet visited his mothers grave and cried profusely so much so that those with him did likewise, he said I asked my Lord if I could pray for my mothers salvation this was denied me This is the high-ranking second of the Sihah Sittah, most authentic after al-Bukhari. It declares that the Prophet (s)s parents were kafir, Suyuti said those who say this are cursed, the Wahabis call each other kafirs, if the enemies of the Sahaba are kafir enemies of the Prophet are even more cursed.
The Nasibis further slander on the Prophets parents
In Mukhat Sharra Mishkat we read from the pen of Mullah Ali Qari:
The Prophet went to the grave of his Kaffir mother because he wanted to show the importance to the Ummah of a mother, despite her kaffir status, he prayed for her forgiveness It is curious the Nasibis regard those that insult the Prophet (s) as Imams.
Another Fatwa on the Prophets parents being in hell Mullah Moin Kashafi revered by the Sufis in his Maarij Chapter Miraaj he writes:
The Prophet states on the night of miraj I was near hell and saw a man and woman burning. I inquired from the person in charge of Hell, Who is this? The reply was I am ashamed to introduce them to you, you ask them he (The Prophet) asked the woman said dont you recognise us? I am your mother Aminah and this is Abdullah your father. Thousands have been saved by your intercession but not your parents, the Prophet heard this was saddened and tears filled his eyes a voice came from the hidden Either save the Ummah or save your parents the Prophet chose the Ummah and left his parents to the decree of Allah.
Ma'arijj by Mullah Moin Kashafi Chapter "Miraaj"
Can we rely on kufr Fatwas made by these individuals that insult the Prophet (s) question his faith as a child and insult his parents?
Shi'a belief about the Prophet (s)'s parents
The Shi'a book Usul by al-Kafi records the following:
Imam Jafar (as) said the Prophet (s) said that Gibrael came to him and said, Oh beloved of God, Allah showers his blessings on you. The fire of hell has been made haram on your male lineage from whence came your light and that womb that carried you and that lap from which you was raised. Male lineage means your father Abdullah and his ancestors and womb is that of your mother Aminah and lap refers to that of your Uncle Abu Talib"
Usul, by al Kafi Chapter 1 "Mawalid Nabi" page 247
The Nasibis believe that the Prophet (s)'s parents were kaffir we believe that they were momin and are in heaven.
Nasibis attack on the Prophets lineage
The Sunni scholar Ibn Qutaybah in Al Maarif on page 20 of his "Dhikr Ansab ai Arab" writes:
Kannanah is the son of Khuzayma and he married his fathers wife, her name was Barra binte Murr, their son Nazar was born from them. Rasulullah comes from the lineage of Nazar. Ibn Qutaybah is a renowned adherent of the Sahaba, and yet a clear blasphemer. These people accuse the Shia of disrespecting the Sahaba our answer is clear, what of Nasibi / Wahabis who accuse the Prophets lineage of incest?
The Nasibis defamation of the Holy Prophet (s)
As part their propaganda campaign the common lie spread by the Nasibi is that we believe that we elevate Imam Ali (as)s virtue above those possessed by the Prophet (s). When saying so they pay no notice to the rank that we given the infallible Prophet in our books. When the Nasibi make the comparison they do so next to their deviant blasphemous depiction that lowers the position of the Prophet (s) to that of an ordinary man on the street going about his daily business.
It is the Shia alone that believe that the Prophets (S) were infallible in all regards. We are proud to believe that the Holy Prophet (s) was free from error, whose obedience is unconditional. Curiously the Nasibis attack us for adhering to this belief! This is what their Imam Ibn Taymeeya writes:
The view that the Prophets were protected from major sins (kabaair) but not from minor sins (saghaair) is the view of the majority of the scholars of Islam and all the sects It is also the view of the majority of the scholars of Tafseer and hadeeth, and of the fuqahaa. Nothing was reported from any of the Salaf, Imams, Sahaba, Taabieen or the successive generation that does not agree with this view...
Most of the reports from the majority of scholars state that they were not infallible with regard to minor mistakes, but they were not allowed to persist in them; they do not say that this could never happen at all. The first suggestion that they were completely infallible came from the Raafidis, who say that they are so infallible that they could never make any mistake even by way of forgetfulness and misunderstanding.
Majmoo' al-Fataawaa, by Ibn Taymeeya Volume 4 pages 319 -320
The Nasibi belief in the Prophet (s) is the sort of belief that Salman Rushdie would be proud of. Suffice it to say they believe that the Seal of all Prophets would urinate whilst standing up(1) sleep with nine wives in one night(2) fondle his wives during their periods(3) mistakenly lead the prayers whilst Junub (in an impure state) (4), forget the number of rakaats that he had prayed(5) was affected by witchcraft(6) and was unsure as to would happen to him on the Day of Judgement(7).
"Sahih al Bukhari", Arabic-English, translated by Dr Muhsin Khan
1. Volume 1 hadith number 225
2. Volume 1 hadith number 165
3. Volume 1 hadith number 298
4. Volume 1 hadith number 682
5. Volume 7 hadith number 661
6. Volume 2 hadith number 334
This is what these self declared defenders of the Sunnah want us to believe is the position of our beloved Prophet (s) or should we state a lack of one. How are we going to invite non-Muslims to Islam when we have Nasibis propagating filth like this? If a Kaffir interested in Islam read these types of accounts would his respect for the Prophet (s) increase or decrease? With this pathetic Nasibi position let us now delve in to the rank they give to the Prophet (s).
The Nasibi fatwa that Rahmat Lil Alameen is not an exclusive title for the Holy Prophet (s)
We have in the previous chapter highlighted the beliefs that the Nasibis hold about the Prophet (s) the mercy of mankind, the greatest of Allah (swt)s creations. Of interest is the fact that these Nasibis dont even apply much significance to this sacred title bestowed on Rasulullah (s) in the Quran. The prominent Nasibi the late Rashid Ahmad Gangohi delivers this fatwa:
The title Rahmatul Lil Aalameen (Mercy to all the Worlds) is not an exclusive attribute of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam). Other saintly persons also can be called Rahmatul Lil 'Aalameen.
Fataawa Rasheediyah, by Rashid Ahmad Gangohi, 218 Is there anything more insulting than this? To state that a title Allah (swt) bestows on his beloved can also be held by fallible human beings like us!
Nasibi attack on Rasulullah (s)'s knowledge
Deobandi Nasibi Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi commenting on Rasulullahs knowledge of the unseen states:
The knowledge of the unseen that was possessed by Rasulullah (s) is nothing special it is just like that possessed by madmen and animals" Hifzul Iman, by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thavi page 8
With comments such as these one wonders why the Muslims were so outraged by the comments of Salman Rushdie. Here we have a Deobandi scholar equating Rasulullahs Ilm ai Ghayb to animals and lunatics. Had a Christian missionary written this it would not have been as bad, after all they dont believe in Rasulullahs Prophethood and will hence seek to play down any of the miracles he possessed. Unusually we are here presented by a Deobandi Mullah seeking to cast doubts on Rasulullahs knowledge of the unseen in effect suggesting that it means nothing. Perhaps the Deobandis could elaborate and tell us how many mad men and animals had foretold future events such as wars, famine and the coming of Imam Mahdi (as).
The Nasibi belief to think about the Prophet (s) during prayers lowers you to the status of a donkey
This is what the high ranking Nasibis Shah Ismail Shaheed and Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed write: "If fornication comes into your mind whilst offering Salat it is better to think about having sex with your wife. If you think about anyone during prayers, even about the Prophet, then you are worse than a donkey".
Siratul Mustaqim, page 169 by Sayyid Ahmed Shaheed & Shah Ismail Shaheed, Maktaba Salafiyya, Lahore Does thinking about the Prophet (s) reduce an individual to a donkey? Would anyone with sincere love for the Prophet (s) hold such an opinion? Salat is undoubtedly for Allah (swt) alone - but to suggest that to lapse and think about the Prophet reduces ones status to that of a farmyard animal is the type of comparison that is only fitting, having been uttered by those Shah Abdul Aziz had compared to animals.
The Nasibi fatwa that Shaythan can take the form of the Prophet (s)
This is the filth written by Ibn Taymeeya: Angels cannot help the people, but Shaytan can by appearing in human form, sometimes he can take the form of Ibrahim, Esau, Prophet Muhammad, Khizr ..." Al Waseela, by Ibn Taymeeya, translated into Urdu by Ehsan Ali Zaheer page 41, (Idara Tarjamun ul Sunna - Sheeysh Muhall) The Nasibis readily accuse others of being deceived by the devil and yet their Imam believes that the Devil can deceive the people by appearing as the Prophet (s).
The Nasibi fatwa that Shaythan fears Hadhrath Umar and not the Holy Prophet (s)
In Ahlul Sunnahs authentic Mishkat al Masabih we read:
The Prophet returned from one of the Holy Wars. When he came back a black girl came and said O Apostle of Allah! I have taken a vow that if Allah takes you back sound I shall beat this Daf in your presence with a song. The Apostle said if you have taken a vow then beat, and if not, not. Then she began to beat. Abu Bakr entered while she was beating, Thereafter Ali entered while she was beating. Usman entered while she was beating. Thereafter when Umar entered, she threw the Daf under her buttock and sat on it. The Apostle of Allah replied O Umar the Devil certainly fears you. I was sitting and she was beating, then Ali entered and she was beating. Then Usman entered and she was beating. When you entered O Omar she threw down the Daf.
Mishkat al Masabih by Tabrizi, English translation by al Haj Maulana Fazlul Karim under the Chapter dealing with the virtues of Umar Volume 4 hadith 14
This is an alleged hadith that the Nasibis propagate to their followers. First and foremost it is haraam for a man to listen to a woman singing. The Nasibis are therefore suggesting that the Prophet (s) was indulging in a sin! Then the Nasibi would want us to believe that Hadhrath Umar was the hero of the hour who brought this activity to an end. Hadhrath Umar saved the Prophet (s) from the clutches of Shaytan he had been taken in by the activity, as were Hadhrath Abu Bakr and Hadhrath Ali.
There is no other interpretation possible the words of the Prophet Only Shaytan is afraid of you proves that Hadhrath Umars rank is above that of the Prophet (s). Perhaps those that allege we view Imam Ali as better in rank than the Prophet (s) should stroke their long beards and ponder over this matter! Shaytan fear Hadhrath Umar not the Holy Prophet (s)! What utter nonsense! But then Nasibi ideology is nonsense. They proudly relay flaws in the Prophet (s)s character citing books joyfully recollecting the filthy fabricated traditions that we have cited earlier.
The Nasibi dont even flinch when they narrate these fairy tales the fact that this is the type of filth can only best be described, as ammunition for Christian Missionaries does not bother them in the slightest! Highlighting the Prophet (s) alleged wrongs are tolerated and permissible, but to highlight flaws in the companions can never be tolerated and makes you a kafir! The Nasibi have more respect for the companions than they do the Holy Prophet (s) hence an even more absurd fatwa.
The Nasibi belief that Hadhrath Abu Bakr was superior to previous Prophets
The Indian Nasibi Maulana Muhammad Naeem Lucknawi declares the following:
Hadhrath Abu Bakrs superiority can not be matched by Musa or Esa. Kitab ay Shahaadat by Maulana Muhammad Naeem Lucknawi, Volume 2 page 11 (Kurzan Press Publishers)
Can you believe this! This coming from the Nasibis mock the Shias for believing that the position of the Prophet (s) designated Imam is superior to previous prophets. We of course are referring to the duty upon the Imam is greater and cite countless Sunni traditions proving that Hadhrath Esa (as) will pray Salat behind Imam Mahdi (as). Compare this to the belief of the Nasibis one that degrades the Prophet (s)s life, believes that a stick is better than him, wants us to accept that Shaytan is scared of Hadhrath Umar and not the Prophet and that Hadhrath Abu Bakr is superior to previous Prophets!
The Nasibi substitution of the Kalima with the name of one of their Ulema
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (d. 1943) was a very famous leading Deobandi / Nasibi scholar from Pakistan. In his monthly magazine Al-Imdad he had the audacity to publish a letter written to him by one of his beloved Salafee adherents. This is what he wrote:
I see in a dream that while reciting the Kalima, There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah', I am using your name instead of 'Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah'. Thinking that I am wrong, I repeat the Kalima, but despite wishing in my heart to say it correctly, my tongue involuntarily says 'Ashraf Ali' instead of the Holy Prophet's name. .... When I wake up and remember my mistake in the Kalima, to make amends for the mistake I send blessings upon the Holy Prophet. However, I am still saying: 'O Allah, bless our master, prophet and leader Ashraf Ali', even though I am awake and not dreaming. But I am helpless, and my tongue is not in my control.
Al-Imdad, issue for the month of Safar, by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi 1336 A.H., circa 1918, page 35
Thanvi in his reply to the letter (also printed straight after) interprets the dream as follows:
"In this incident, it was intended to satisfy you that the one to whom you turn [for spiritual guidance, i.e. Ashraf Ali] is a follower of the Holy Prophet's example"
Al-Imdad, issue for the month of Safar, by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi 1336 A.H., circa 1918, page 35
Is there anything more outrageous than this? The Nasibis love for his Master is such that he substitutes the name of the Prophet (s) with that of Maulana Thanvi. Rather than condemn his follower for this kufr act, Thanvi seeks to rationalise the dream in order to elevate his position to his audience. Would it not have been incumbent on Thanvi to put his follower in his place putting this dream down to a Devils deception? If a Nasibi scholar condones an action that takes you out of Islam, and fails to rebuke the perpetrator for this act, what religion are the Nasibis following? What is left of Islam and the finality of the Prophethood if a Nasibi can substitute the Shahada in preference of his teacher and yet this is not deemed kufr? What faith should anyone have in the Nasibi Ulema in light of this blasphemy?