As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 9


Allah defends the Honor of His Messengers

From Saarim al-Maslool ala Shatim ar-Rasool by Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) under the heading,

‘The Sunnah of Allah when the Muslims are unable to revenge from him (who insults His Prophets)’
It is from the Sunnah of Allah that when the Muslims are unable to punish those who (seek to) harm Allah and His Messenger (by means of insults and abuse), Allah (Himself) revenges from him on behalf of His Messenger and He is sufficient… as Allah says, ‘Therefore, proclaim openly (Allah's Message of Tawheed) that which you are commanded, and turn away from Al-Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, and disbelievers). Truly! We will suffice you against the scoffers (those who mock the Messenger).’ [Soorah Al-Hijr (15): 94-95]

The incidents of how Allah destroyed the mockers are well-known… Allah’s Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) corresponded with Qisrah (Chosroes, the Emperor of Persia) and Caesar, the King of Rome – both of them did not accept Islam – but Caesar treated the letter of Allah’s Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) with respect, and showed honor for the Prophet – so his kingdom stood firm. It is said, ‘The King is alive in his descendants until today.’ (but) Qisrah (the Persian Emperor) tore to shreds, the letter of Allah’s Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) and mocked the Prophet, so Allah caused him to meet his death very shortly, and his kingdom was torn apart into pieces and there was no kingdom left for his descendants and this – and Allah Knows best – is the realization of His Saying, ‘For he who makes you angry (O Muhammad (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam).), - he will be cut off (from every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter).’ [(108): 3]

So, anybody who angers Him or wages enmity with Him – Allah annihilates him from his origin, eradicates his repute… (It is recorded) in the Saheeh from Allah’s Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam), ‘Allah said, ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine.’ [Saheeh al-Bukharee (8/509)] So, how about someone who provokes hostility against his Messengers? He, who fights Allah is ruined. If one reads the stories of the Messengers mentioned in the Qur’aan, one would find that nations were shattered and destroyed when they harmed the Messengers and received them with evil words and actions like the Banu Israel, who were struck with humiliation, and the Anger of Allah descended on them, and they had no helpers because they killed the Messenger unjustly - as Allah has mentioned in His Book. You will never find someone who harmed a Messenger and did not seek repentance except that Allah struck them with a calamity…’

Taken from As-Sunnah Newsletter -


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