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Sheikh Khalid Yasin

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The Ruling on the One Who Insults the Prophet of Allaah

Ibn Taymiyyah RA said:
The First Issue: That Whoever be it Muslim or kfir Swears at the Prophet
(P.B.U.H) Then It Is Obligatory to Execute Him.
Ibn Al-Munthir said: The general mass of the People of Knowledge have
formed consensus upon that the Hadd (punishment) of the one who swears at
the Prophet (P.B.U.H) is execution. And from those who sad this was Malik,
Al-Layth, Ahmad and Ishaq. And it is the Mathhab of Ash-Shafi.
And likewise, Al-Qadhi Iyadh restricted it, as he said: The Ummah has formed
consensus upon the execution of the one who belittles him or swears at him
from the Muslims.
And the Imam Ishaq Ibn Rahuyah, one of the Great Imams, said: The
Muslims have formed consensus upon that whoever swears at Allh, or swears
at His Messenger (P.B.U.H), or rejects anything from that which Allah Azza Wa
Jall Revealed, or kills a Prophet from the Prophets of Allah Azza Wa Jall, that
he is a kfir due to that, even if he accepts everything that Allah Revealed.

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Al-Khattabi said: I do not know anyone from the Muslims who differs
regarding the obligation of his execution.


Hanbal said: I heard Abu Abdillah saying: Everyone who swears at the Prophet
(P.B.U.H) or belittles him, whether he is a Muslim or a kafir, then execution is
upon him. And I see that he should be executed and not given Istitabah.
He said in the narration of Abdullah and Abi Talib, and he was asked about
someone who swears at the Prophet (P.B.U.H), he said: He is executed. It
was said to him: Are there Ahadith regarding it? He said: Yes. Ahadith, from
them the Hadith of the blind man who killed the woman. He said: I heard her
swearing at the Prophet (P.B.U.H). And the Hadith of Husayn, that Ibn Umar
said: Whoever swears at the Prophet (P.B.U.H) is executed.
And Umar Ibn Abdil-Aziz said: He is executed. And that is because whoever
swears at the Prophet (P.B.U.H) is a murtadd, and no Muslim swears at the
Prophet (P.B.U.H).
[Ibn Taymiyyahs As-Saarim Al-Maslool Alaa Shaatim Ar-Rasool (The
Unsheathed Sword Upon the One Who Curses the Messenger): pg. 12-13]
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Ziblim Armiyaw What about the one who poured reffuse on the prophet whiles he
praying? No one attacked him. What about the situation where a man was insulting
the prophet and Abu Bakr got angry and tried attacking the man and the prophet
was unhappy about that? Because the prophet said Angels were defending him and
when Abu Bakr intervened, the angels left saying he can now defend himself. I think
we have to look at these things. The killings must end.
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Daudi Karanangwa Shabani Mohamed I believe the people of france get this
message loud and clear
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Ahmed Cazorla Ismail I can see that the guy carried out what is said
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Abdisalam Said Nassib Budhne I'm sorry that's not true. what did the prophet
do when he was insulted?? So we should do what the prophet did as it is sunna.
What of the drunkard who urinated in the mosque?? Please stop turnishing Islam.
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Shafiqa Bakar
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Shafiqa Bakar How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muhammad
allallhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allh be upon him) or should we
even react at all?
Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has
been very diverse. From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what's
most noteworthy is the enormity of the response. Despite the consensus that the
film did not deserve the attention it was getting, social media kept being flooded,
and still is, with messages defending the Prophet allallhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace
and blessings of Allh be upon him). So, before another incident of mockery takes
place, since it seems that it's only a matter of time before someone else tries to
play on the sensitivities of Muslims, let's take some time to examine what the
Qur'an has to say about this very issue.
Mockery is Tantamount to Ignorance
Almost every Muslim knows the story of the Cow (Srat'l-Baqarah). After all, the
longest chapter of the Qur'an is named after this story. To get to the gist, there was
an unsolved murder that happened among the Children of Israel during the time of
Moses [as] (Msa). So Allah revealed to Moses that in order to solve the murder
your people have to slaughter a cow. Of course, when Moses told his people of
God's command, their first reaction was shock and disbelief (e.g. what's
slaughtering a cow got to do with solving a murder?). The Qur'an says:
Remember when Moses said to his people, 'God commands you to sacrifice a cow',
they said, 'are you making fun of us?' He answered, 'God forbid that I should be so
ignorant' [2:67]
So initially, the Children of Israel thought that Moses was mocking them. But Moses
quickly corrected that mockery could never come from a Prophet and he distanced
himself from such an act by the expression familiar to Muslims I seek refuge in God
from. But what we usually miss from this verse is the fact that Moses equated
mockery to ignorance. So a learned man (or woman) should never mock anyone or
anything under any circumstance. So the next question becomes, how do we deal
with ignorance or ignorant people?
Ignore the Ignorant
The Qur'an tells us to dismiss the people of ignorance and not to give a lot of
attention to them. It asks us to not engage with them in any conversation, except
perhaps to safeguard ourselves from greater harm. For example:
Be tolerant, command what's right, pay no attention to foolish people [7:199]
This is such an important matter that the Qur'an makes it one of the traits of the
People of God:
The Servants of the Lord of Mercy are those who walk humbly on Earth, and who,
when the foolish address them, reply 'Peace' [25:63]
The scholars of Qur'an have differed on the meaning of peace here. Some take it
literally that you simply say the Muslim greeting of Peace. But others have argued

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that Peace here means that you end the conversation in a peaceful manner. Regardless
of the difference in interpretation, I think we can all agree that the message of the Qur'an
is to ignore the ignorant.
On the other hand, we see the Qur'an encouraging us to engage with the people of reason
and to even debate them if they have a different point of view:
Call people to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good teaching, and argue with them
in the most courteous way [16:125]
I mention this here so no one comes and says that Islam forbids conversation with
others. In fact, Islam encourages debate and the exchanging arguments. But people who
mock a religious symbol are not interested in debate or logical arguments. It is the lack of
logical arguments that makes them resort to mockery in the first place!
Spare Me the Mockery
We can't leave this subject without contemplating a very interesting verse that speaks to
the heart of the issue at hand. This verse address the Prophet Muhammad allallhu
'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allh be upon him) himself. It says:
We have spared you those who ridicule you [15:95]
In essence, the Qur'an is telling us that when it specifically comes to the issue of mocking
the Prophet [SAW], which is exactly the issue that we are dealing with today. Don't take
matters in your own hands, rather, God will take care of those who mock the Prophet.
A Call to Respect the Sanctity of Faith Symbols
Lastly, another very interesting and very relevant verse to this discussion in the Qur'an
Do not revile those they call on beside God, so they, in their hostility, revile God, without
knowledge [6:108]
The direct meaning of this verse is that reviling, insulting, or cursing the idols is prohibited
because indirectly we are causing our God to be reviled, insulted or cursed. No matter how
much we disagree with idol-worship, we cannot mock, insult, or curse idols, idolaters, or
idol-worship. This verse is also teaching us that there are always consequences to our
actions. Just like we hold our religious symbols very dear to our hearts and we consider
them holy or untouchable, people of other faiths will feel the same towards their religious
symbols, no matter how ridiculous those symbols may seem to us. Therefore, we should
have mutual respect of religious symbols in order to live together in a civilized manner. At
the least, we should, as they say, respectfully disagree.
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Hannatu Pmo Abdullahi That was because because he was still doing dawah if
they are allowed to mock the prophet they would do more n more to belittle Islam
and not just the prophet
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Oluwatoyin Ojoye Abiola Executing somebody dat swear @ prophet dat is
serious !!!
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