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Glorifying the Prophet (PBUH) is an Obligation upon every Muslim
Author : The General Iftaa` Department
Date Added : 20-02-2023

 

The General Iftaa` Department in this Hashemite Arab Muslim country led by the Hashemites, the direct descendants of the Prophet Mohammad, blessings and peace be upon him, has the honor of following our Master Prophet Mohammad, blessings and peace be upon him. The Department reaffirms that it totally rejects any offence directed towards the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, or any member of his noble household, and doesn`t accept such an evil act from anyone no matter who that person is.

 

The Prophet blessings and peace be upon him, is of perfect human attributes whereas, Allah The Exalted Commended his character where He Said {What means}: "And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character." {Al-Qalam/4}. He The Almighty also Commended his intellect as He Said {What means}: "Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled."{An-Najim/2}. He, The Most Exalted also Commended his sight because He Said {What means}: "(His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong!" {An-Najim/17}. He also Commended his tongue, for He Said {What means}: "Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire.' {An-Najim/3}. He also commended his heart where He Said {What means}: "The (Prophet’s) (mind and) heart in no way falsified that which he saw." {An-Najim, 11}. And commended His Teacher "Gabriel PBUH" where He Said {What means}: "He was taught by one Mighty in Power," {An-Najim/5}. The attributes that Allah Combined in His Apostle don`t exist in any other human being and He The Almighty Chose him to be His Prophet and Messenger for the virtues, competence and perfection that He the Exalted had instilled in him, blessings and peace be upon him. He The Almighty Says {What means}: "God knoweth best where (and how) to carry out His mission" {Al-Ana`am/124}.  In addition, Allah and His angels have sent blessings upon him in honor of him, and to show his merits. This is in addition to the fact that Allah has commanded the believers to send blessings upon him as a sign for glorifying his noble status. Allah Says {What means}: "God and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect." {Al-Ahzab/56}. Moreover, it is prohibited to favor any human being over the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, and whoever denies this has transgressed big time.

 

The Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, enjoys perfect attributes in terms of words and deeds, and a believer doesn`t attain complete faith unless he/she has deep conviction in that, and utters both testimonies of faith: (ASH-HADU ANNA LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH

WA ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULU ALLAH/I bear witness that no one deserves to be worshiped except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah).

 

Since the era of the Companions (May Allah be pleased with them) until this day, Muslims have realized the praised status of the Prophet Mohammad, the Master of Creation, and this necessitates glorifying and revering him, blessings and peace be upon him. Allah The Almighty Says {What means}: "In order that ye (O men) may believe in God and His Apostle that ye may assist and honor Him, and celebrate His praise morning and evening." {Al-Fateh/9}. Therefore, scholars said that one who does any of the following has insulted the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him: accusing him of a defect in his person, lineage, religion, characteristics, treating him with contempt, insinuating, cursing, reviling, criticizing, accusing him of unchaste behavior, and the like.

 

Allah The Almighty Has Warned the believers against disobeying the commands of His Apostle and Banned them from addressing him familiarly as they would address one another. This is to show his merits and his rights over them. Allah The Exalted Says {What means}: "Deem not the summons of the Apostle among yourselves like the summons of one of you to another: God doth know those of you who slip away under shelter of some excuse: then let those beware who withstand the Apostle’s order, lest some trial befall them, or a grievous penalty be inflicted on them." {An-Nur/63}.

 

Judge`s characteristics mentioned in the Magazine for Judicial Rulings ( Majalla al-Ahkam al-Adliyya) can exist in any human being; especially one who studied law and Sharia sciences. These aren`t amongst the attributes of Allah, as some have understood; rather, people of reason are agreed on them.

 

The General Iftaa` Department reaffirms that it is an obligation upon every Muslim to adhere to the rights of the Prophet blessings and peace be upon him over him/her. The first of these rights is loving him and following his Sunnah. Moreover, we remind Muslims that it doesn`t befit the noble status of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, to mention him in gatherings where vile language is used or while there is gossip and backbiting. At the same time, no room should be given to the vile and base people to talk about the status of the Prophet blessings and peace be upon him. This is to be cleared from liability Before Allah The Almighty, His Apostle, blessings and peace be upon him, and the believers. The Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) said: "A man utters a word pleasing to Allah without considering it of any significance for which Allah Exalts his ranks (in Jannah); another one speaks a word displeasing to Allah without considering it of any importance, and for this reason he will sink down into Hell." [Al-Bukhari]. 

 

In addition, it is highly unexpected that a true Muslim would belittle the Apostle of Allah and whoever did so should race to make repentance and Ask Allah for forgiveness. 

 

We pray that Allah Guides us to the right thing to say, do, and bless this country of ours and other Muslim countries with safety and security. And All perfect praise and blessings be to Allah The Lord of The Worlds.

 

 

 

  

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