The Holy Quran and Ahadith glorify of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.)
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The Holy Qur’an, as a glorification of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) prohibited even the slightest cause of annoyance and declared that marriage with the wives of the Prophet after his death is prohibited for the believers so as to avoid not being means of the contempt of the Prophet. Holy Quran says:–
“O ye who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet for a meal without waiting for the proper time, unless permission be granted you. But if ye are invited enter and when your meal is ended, then disperse. Linger not for conversation. Lo! that would cause annoyance to the Prophet, and he would be shy of (asking) you (to go); but Allah is not shy of the truth. And when ye ask of them (the wives of the Prophet) anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain. That is purer of your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not for you to cause annoyance to the messenger of Allah, nor that ye should, ever marry his wives after him. Lo! that in Allah’s sight would be an enormity. (33:53).”
The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) is the best interpreter of the above-noted verses of the Holy Our’an and it is also proved by his Sunnah that his contemner is liable to the penalty of death. Reference may be made to the following Ahadith:–
(i) It has been related on the authority of Hazart Ali that Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “Kill the person who abuses a Prophet and whip by stripes the one who abuses my companions:” (Al-Shifa, Qazi, Ayaz Vol.II, page 194).
(ii) It has been related on the authority of Ibn Abbas that a blind person in the period of Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) had a female slave who used to abuse the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). This blind person bade her to abstain from it and warned her not to do so but she didn’t care. One night when she was as usual abusing the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.), this blind person took a knife and attacked her belly and killed her. Next morning when the case of murder of this woman was referred to the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). he collected the people and said, “who has done this job. Stand and confess because of my right on him for what he has done.” On this the blind person stood and came rolling the people before the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and said, “O Prophet, I have killed this slave woman because she abused you. I have constantly forbade her but she didn’t care for that. I have two beautiful sons from her and she was my very good companion, but yesterday when she started abusing you, I took my knife and attacked on her belly and killed her:” The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said. “O people! be witnesses that the blood of this woman is vain (Abu Daud, Vol.II, pages 355-357).
(iii) It has been related on the authority of Hazrat All that a Jew woman used to abuse the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and thus a person killed her. The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) declared her blood as vain (ibid).
(iv) It has been related on the authority of Abu Barzah who said, “I was sitting with Abu Bakar when he became furious at a person:” I said to him, “O! Caliph of the Prophet of Allah. “Order me to kill him”. On this he became normal and stood up and went inside and called me and said, “What did you say? I said, “Order me to kill him.” He said, “Had I ordered you, would you have killed him?” I said,. “Yes.” He said, “No;” I swear by Allah that no one other than the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) is in the position that his contemner be killed.” (ibid).
(v) It has been related on the authority of Jabir Ibn Abdullah that Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said “who will help me against Kaab bin Ashraf. He has indeed teased Allah and His Prophet.” On this Muhammad Ibn Maslamah stood and said, “O Prophet of Allah! do you want me to kill him: Prophet said, “Yes”. Then he went alongwith Abbas Ibn Hiber and Ibad Ibn Bishar and killed him. (Bukhari, Vol.II, page 88).
(vi) It has been related on the authority of Bara Ibn Azib who said that Holy Prophet sent some persons of Ansar under the headship of Abdullah Ibn Atik to a jew named Abu Raffia who used to tease the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and they killed him, (Assarimul Maslul by Ibn Taimiyyah, page 152).
(vii) It has been related on the authority of Umair Ibn Umayyah that he had a `mushrikah’ sister who teased him when he met the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and used to abuse the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). At last one day he killed her with his sword. Her sons cried and said, “We know her murderers who killed our mother and the parents of these people are `mushrik’, (infidels).” When Umair thought that her sons may not murder wrong persons, he came to the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and informed him of the whole situation. The Prophet said to him, “Have you killed your sister?” He said, “Yes.” Prophet said, “Why” He said that she was harming me in your relation. The Prophet called her sons and asked about the murderers. They showed other persons as murderers. Then Prophet informed them and declared her death as vain. (Majmauz Zawaid wa Manbaul Fawaid, Vo1.V, page 260).
(viii) It has been narrated that after the conquest of Makka, the Holy Prophet, after giving general pardon, ordered killing of Ibn Khatal and his she-slaves who used to compose defamatory poems about the Holy Prophet. (Al-Shifa by Qazi Ayaz, Vol. II, page 284 Urdu Translation).
(ix) It has been narrated by Qazi Ayaz in Shifa that a person abused the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) The Prophet said to Sahaba “Who will kill this person” On this Khalid Ibn Walid said, “I will kill him.” The Prophet ordered him and, he killed him (ibid).
(x) It has been narrated that a person came to the Holy Prophet and said, “Oh Prophet! My father abused you and I couldn’t bear it thus killed him.” The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) confirmed his action.”(ibid), page 285).
(xi) It has also been related that a woman who belonged to Bani Khatmah tribe used to abuse the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said to his companions, “who will take revenge from this abusive woman.” A person of her tribe took the responsibility and killed her. He then came to the Holy Prophet who said “In this tribe the two goats will not quarrel and the people will live in unity and integrity ” (ibid), page 286),
25. Abdur Razaq in his Musannaf has related the following Traditions about the contempt of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and its punishment:
(i) Hadith No.9704: It has been related on the authority of Ikrimah that a person abused the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said, “who will help me against my (this) enemy.” Zubair said, “I”. Then he (Zubair) fought with him and killed him. The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) gave him this goods.
(ii) HadithNo.9705- It has been related on the authority of Urwah Ibn Muhammad (who relates from a companion of the Prophet) that a woman used to abuse the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said, “who will help me against my (this) enemy.” On this Khalid Ibn Walid went after her and killed her.
(iii) Hadith No.9706: It has been related on the authority of Abdur Razaq who relates from his father that when Ayub Ibn Yahya went to Adrian, a man was referred to him who had abused the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). He consulted (the Ulama) in this matter. Abdur Rahman Ibn Yazid Sanani advised him to kill him and he killed him. Abdur Rahman had related to him a hadith in this regard that he had met Umar and had got a great knowledge from him. Ayub also referred this action to Abdul Malik (or Walid Ibn Abdul Malik). He replied him appreciating his action.
(iv) Hadith No.9707: It has been related on the authority of Saeed Ibn Jubair that a person falsified the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.). The Prophet sent Ali and Zubair and said to them, “kill him when you find him.”
(v) Hadith No.9708:It has been related on the authority of Ibn Taimi who relates from his father that Hazrat Ali ordered the person who blamed (abused) the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) be killed. (Musannaf Abdur Razaq, VoI.V, pages 377-378).