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Response to Slander – Prophet (SAW) Wearing Woman Clothing

 

 

Black slaves of the white Prophet? Talk about Racism and slavery.

In order to portray the Prophet (ﷺ) as a racist, special emphasis has been laid on the contrast between colours where he is shown as a very whitish white man as compared to the dark slaves he owned. Firstly, his (ﷺ)’s colour was not what we consider today as white i.e. of European origin. That white was referred to as yellow by the Arabs[1] (either due to the blonde hair or the skin colour) and what the Arabs meant by white was a light skinned person from the Arabic skin tone.

Secondly, the Prophet (ﷺ) did not own only black slaves. Slavery was common in those days and slaves came in all colours and races. He (ﷺ) came as a prophet in a society where racism was rampant and slaves existed from before who were black as well as Arab. To say that he only owned black slaves would be a deceit. One may ask as to why he continued to own slaves even if slavery was rampant instead of letting them free? Here is a quote from a historical book on slavery:

Noting the differences with chattel slavery in the Americas, Europeans often characterized slaver in the IOW as mild. The British in 19th century India even descried slavery as a form of poor relief, saving destitute people from starvation.

This helps explain the remarkable absence of class-consciousness and of revolt amongst IOW slaves who generally sought to integrate themselves into the slave-holding society that provided them with basic sustenance and sometimes the chance of an enhance lifestyle. It also explains why some slaves who were presented with the opportunity to gain freedom through manumission or redemption rejected it in favour of retaining their slave status.[2]

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Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) descended from Isma’il (عليه السلام)

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Source: https://qurananswers.me/2015/07/09/muhammad-from-ismail/


People harbouring hate for the Messenger (ﷺ) of God Almighty have created reasons to deny him since ages. Sometimes the Prophet Isma’il (عليه السلام) is condemned while quite recently, it has been alleged that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was not his descendant. At least it is a step forward where a Messenger of God ((Isma’il (عليه السلام)) is not condemned, abused and hated like he was previously done so.

A quick way to earn fame or money these days is to come up with absurd and wild conspiracy theories; the bigger they are the better they provide an earning. Some atheists have alleged that Prophet Eisa (عليه السلام) did not exist and following their footsteps, some vile ones from the Christians have made similar claims about Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). Following this conspiracy theory approach, a hollow piece by Amari alleges that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was not a descendant of Isma’il (عليه السلام).[1] We shall see how true the claim really is.

Background to the claim

The surprising thing about the claim is the approach used for it. The background approach adopted is that the earth is 6,000 years old and hence if anything of history contradicts this ‘self-claimed fact’, then that is false. To take accounts from a scripture, that mentions a 6,000 year old civilization, would not be a wise thing to do. Furthermore, if the author of the claim had paid a little attention inside his glass house[2], he would have thought better. However, on top of that, the author makes some really silly claims such as: Read more of this post

Answering Claim about Nabtal al-Harith

Source: https://alajamwalarab.com/nabtal-ibn-haarith/



There have been many claims about how the Prophet may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon compared the devil to a ‘black man’ . These claims are based upon a report that have gone virtually unexplained and or unchallenged.

Let us first, look at the report :
Al Qurtoby may Allah have mercy upon him mentions in his explanation of the Quran. In his explanation, he uses the term ADAM:
Ibn Ishaaq said, ” Nabtal was a stocky man with unkempt hair on his head and his beard was unkempt too, he was ADAM in complexion with red eyes and reddish black cheeks. He was a deformed creation.” And he(Nabtal) is whom the Prophet may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon said, ”Whoever would like to see the devil should look at Nabtal.”
قاله ابن إسحاق . وكان نبتل رجلا جسيما ثائر شعر الرأس واللحية ، آدم أحمر العينين أسفع الخدين مشوه الخلقة ، وهو الذي قال فيه النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أراد أن ينظر إلى الشيطان فلينظر إلى نبتل بن الحارث .

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Safiyya bint Huyay (r.anha)

Source: https://questionsonislam.com/article/safiyya-bint-huyay-ranha


Safiyya bint Huyayy (whose real name was Zaynab) was among the captives when Khaybar was conquered. She was the daughter of Huyay bin Ahtab, the chief of Banu Nadr. She came from the lineage of Hz. Harun (Aaron). She was married to Kinana, son of Rabi bin Huqayq, one of the leaders of Khaybar Jews. Her husband was killed during the Battle of Khaybar.

While the mujahids were returning to Madinah, the Prophet asked Hz. Bilal to bring Safiyya to her. When she arrived, the Prophet told her about Islam and made her the following offer: “If you become a Muslim, I will marry you. If you choose to remain a Jew, I will free you and you can join your tribe.”

Hz. Safiyya saw in her dream that she would be a wife of the Prophet. She was expecting such a proposal. She made her mind without hesitation and said,

“O Messenger of Allah! Before you called me to Islam, I wanted to be a Muslim when the army settled and approved your prophethood. I have no relation with Jews now and I do not need them. I have neither my father nor my brother in Khaybar from now on. You ask me to choose between unbelief and Islam. Allah and the Messenger of Allah are much better for me than being freed and going back to my nation.” Read more of this post

Jews actually confirming the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad

Source:
Ibn Hisham, As-Sirah an-Nabawiyyah, vol. 2, pp. 257-258, Cited in Muhammad Fathi Mus’ad, The Wives of the Prophet Muhammad: Their Strives and Their Lives, p.162


Ibn Hisham, As-Sirah an-Nabawiyyah, vol. 2, pp. 257-258, Cited in Muhammad Fathi Mus’ad, The Wives of the Prophet Muhammad: Their Strives and Their Lives, p.162

Safiyyah (May Allah be pleased with her) came from a family that held a significant amount of power. Her father, Huyayy ibn Akhtab was a leader of one of the largest Jewish tribes living in Madinah. Safiyyah narrates:

I was my father’s and my uncle’s favorite child. When the Messenger of Allah came to Madinah and stayed at Quba, my parents went to him at night. And when they looked disconcerted and worn out, I received them cheerfully but to my surprise no one of them turned to me. They were so grieved that they did not feel my presence. I heard my uncle, Abu Yasir, saying to my father, “IS IT REALLY HIM?” HE SAID, “YES, BY ALLAH”. MY UNCLE SAID: “Can you recognize him and confirm this?” He said, “YES”. MY UNCLE SAID, “How do you feel towards him?” He said, “By Allah I shall be his enemy as long as I live.” [i]

Safiyyah (May Allah be pleased with her) was shocked by this reaction of her father and uncle after meeting the Messenger of Allah (PBUH). THEY CONFIRMED THAT THIS MAN WAS TRULY A MESSENGER OF GOD, BUT INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING HIM THEY DECIDED TO FIGHT HIM. She later explained that it was due of their sense of superiority because of lineage that they refused to accept an Arab Prophet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prophet (pbuh) Struck on Aisha’s Chest Disputed

Christians attack Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) abuse Aisha by struck her on the chest. They use this hadith.

… He said: ‘So you were the black shape that I saw in front of me?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He struck me on the chest, which caused me pain, then he said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Messenger would deal unjustly with you?’ I said: ‘Whatever the people conceal, He knows it.’… (Sahih)” (Sunan an-Nasa’i, Volume 3, Book 21, Hadith 2039; bold and italicized emphasis ours)

See the hadith that they use: Sunan an-Nasa’i, Volume 3, Book 21, Hadith 2039

But if you search from the internet, this is the result.
Link: https://muflihun.com/nasai/21/2039

Muhammad bin Qais bin Makhramah said:

“Aishah said: ‘Shall I not tell you about me and about the Prophet?’ We said: ‘Yes.’ She said: ‘When it was my night when he was with me’ – meaning the Prophet -‘He came back (from ‘Isha’ prayer), put his sandals by his feet and spread the edge of his Izar on his bed. He stayed until he thought that I had gone to sleep. Then he put his sandals on slowly, picked up his cloak slowly, then opened the door slowly and went out slowly. I covered my head, put on my vie and tightened my waist wrapper, then I followed his steps until he came to Al-Baqi’. He raised his hands three times, and stood there for a long time, then he left and I left. He hastened and I also hastened; he ran and I also ran. He came (to the house) and I also came, but I got there first and entered, and as I lay down he came in. He said: “Tell me, or the Subtle, the All-Aware will tell me.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransomed for you,’ and I told him (the whole story). He said: ‘So you were the black shape that I saw in front of me?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ HE GAVE ME A NUDGE ON THE CHEST WHICH I FELT then he said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Messenger would deal unjustly with you?’ I said: ‘Whatever the people conceal, Allah knows it.’ He said: Jibril came to me when I saw you, but he did not enter upon me because you where not fully dressed. He called me but he concealed that from you, and I answered him, but I concealed that from you too. I thought that you had gone to sleep and I did not want to wake you up, and I was afraid that you would be frightened. He told me to go to Al-Baqi’ and pray for forgiveness for them.’ I said: ‘What should I say, O Messenger of Allah?’ He said: ‘Say” Peace be upon the inhabitants of this place among the believers and Muslims. May Allah have mercy upon those who have gone on ahead of us and those who come later on, and we will join you, if Allah wills.”‘

HE GAVE ME A NUDGE ON THE CHEST WHICH I FELT
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Sorcery in Islam (part 2 of 2): Serious sins that endanger a person’s hereafter

Source: https://www.islamreligion.com/articles/5248/sorcery-in-islam-part-2/


Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, told us that sorcery was real, and that it was dangerous both physically and spiritually.  However if we face a problem or become ill we should not immediately think we have been harmed by sorcery.  Often those who truly believe they are affected by sorcery one of the first things they think of doing, is using sorcery to heal themselves.  This is entirely incorrect.  Evil cannot, under any circumstances whatsoever, be removed by more evil.  Evil can only be cured or removed by good.

Many diseases of the mind and body mimic the effects of magic therefore a person should always seek help from qualified medical practitioners before jumping to the conclusion that they have had a spell cast on them.  However the reality is that God does allow these things into our lives, either as a test or as a means to greater reward.  It is wise to remember that nothing happens without the permission of God, and God may heal the person affected by sorcery, without any action on the part of the person affected, or others on his behalf, because He is Able to do all things, and He is Wise in all that He does. Read more of this post

Sorcery in Islam (part 1 of 2): Serious sins that endanger a person’s hereafter

Source: https://www.islamreligion.com/articles/5246/sorcery-in-islam-part-1/


Islam’s position on sorcery for both the one who practices magic and the one who believes in sorcery can be summed up in just one sentence.  Sorcery is absolutely forbidden.  However, let us try to discover why Islam forbids it.  Remembering that Islam is a way of life, not just a set of beliefs that people may or may not practice, we find that sorcery is forbidden because of the damage it can do to individuals, families and the community.

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been fascinated by sorcery in all its forms.  They have been mystified and awe-inspired and often times unaware of the dangers inherent in sorcery.  Sorcery is known in Arabic as sihr and it is one of the tricks that Satan uses to lead humankind astray.  It is, for this reason, Islam warns against magic.  God warns against it in the Quran.

“And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter.  And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their own selves if they but knew.” (Quran 2:102) Read more of this post

The next contact between Prophet Muhammad and Gabriel beside suicide story.

Claim 1. Your Prophet tried to kill himself.
The story of Prophet Muhammad tried to kill himself used by Christians to attack Muslims. We can find such story in the hadiths and the biographies of Prophet Muhammad.
Yes, we found Prophet Muhammad said that because of the confusing time experiencing the supernatural incident. It doesn’t prove anything against his Prophethood.
BUT. What they are trying to avoid is the NEXT CONTACT between Prophet Muhammad and GABRIEL. It exists in the hadiths and the biographies. And this one they tried to avoid.

Claim 2. It is Satan who met Prophet Muhammad in the cave. Not Gabriel. No one tells him it is Gabriel.
Gabriel himself tells the Prophet about who he is.


Source: Ar-Raheeq-Al-Makhtoom by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri, page 33.


After mentioning the coming of the Revelation, the Messenger of Allâh (PBUH)  said: “I have never abhorred anyone more than a poet or a mad man. I can not stand looking at either of them. I will never tell anyone of Quraish of my Revelation. I will climb a mountain and throw myself down and die. That will relieve me. I went to do that but halfway up the mountain, I heard a voice from the sky saying

‘O MUHAMMAD! YOU ARE THE MESSENGER OF ALLÂH AND I AM GABRIEL.’

I looked upwards and saw GABRIEL in the form oF A MAN putting his legs on the horizon. He said:

‘O MUHAMMAD! YOU ARE THE MESSENGER OF ALLÂH AND I AM GABRIEL.

I stopped and looked at him. His sight distracted my attention from what I had intended to do. I stood in my place transfixed. I tried to shift my eyes away from him. He was in every direction I looked at. I stopped in my place without any movement until Khadijah sent someone to look for me. He went down to Makkah and came back while I was standing in the same place. GABRIEL then left, and I went back home.


Source:
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6982
In-book reference : Book 91, Hadith 1
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 9, Book 87, Hadith 111
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….. 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, GABRIEL would appear before him and say,

“O MUHAMMAD! YOU ARE INDEED ALLAH’S MESSENGER (ﷺ) IN TRUTH”

whereupon his heart would become quiet and he would calm down and would return home . And whenever the period of the coming of the inspiration used to become long, he would do as before, but when he used to reach the top of a mountain, GABRIEL would appear before him and say to him what he had said before. (Ibn `Abbas said regarding the meaning of: ‘He it is that Cleaves the daybreak (from the darkness)’ (6.96) that Al-Asbah.