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غلطی واضح پو چکی ہے

In Anti Ahmadiies, Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Pakistan's Ideology, Urdu Columns on December 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm

یہ بھی ایک طریقہ کار ہے کہ معاملات کو صاف اور واضح رکھنے کے بجائے اسکو گرے ائیریئے میں رکھا جائے ۔

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ختم نبوت کے قانون میں باریک مگر نہایت خطرناک تبدیلی کی کوشش میں ناکامی کے بعد مقتدر طبقوں کا موقف یہ ہے کہ یہ کسی فرد واحد کی نہیں بلکہ 34 اور 16 رکنی پارلیمانی کمیٹی کی مشترکہ غلطی ہے ۔

اور اس موقف پہ انکا اصرار تمام تر میڈیائ طرفداروں کے شور کے ساتھ جاری تھا کہ کل شب جئیو میں حامد میر کے پروگرام کیپٹل ٹاک میں اس کمیٹی کے 4 ارکان نے حلفا کہا ہے کہ یہ موضوع کمیٹی میں کسی ڈسکشن میں کبھی نہیں آیا ۔

یہ بات بھی سامنے آئی کہ سینٹ اور قومی اسمبلی میں بل کی منظوری سے قبل ہی اعتراضات اٹھائے جا چکے تھے ۔ اتمام حجت مکمل تھا ۔

مگر مخالفت برائے مخالفت اور حمایت برائے حمایت کے نظریئے کے تحت سینٹ میں مخالفت کرنے والی جمعیت العلمائے اسلام کے ارکان بھی قومی اسمبلی میں بل کی حمایت کر گئے

اس بات کو بھی سمجھ لینا چاہیئے کہ قانون سازی حکومت کا کام ہے ۔ اپوزیشن کا کام اعتراض کرنا اور ترامیم پیش کرنا ہے ۔ قانون سازی کا یہ کام 3 سال سے جاری تھا اور سارا فوکس دیگر قوانین پہ تھا اس مسئلہ کو چھیڑنے کا کوئی سوال ہی نہیں تھا ۔ یہی وہ باریک کام تھا جو دیگر شقوں کی منظوری نا منظوری کے شور میں خاموشی سے ہونا تھا مگر جماعت اسلامی کے طارق اللہ صاحب کی واشگاف مخالفت کی وجہ سے ممکن نہ ہو سکا

یہ کہنا نہایت غلط ہے کہ اسکے ذمہ دار زاہد حامد یا انوشے رحمان نہیں ۔ اورمجھے تو کہنے کی اجازت دیں کہ شاید اس تبدیلی کی اطلاع کابینہ اور مسلم لیگ کے تمام ارکان اسمبلی کو بھی نہیں تھی ۔ مگر اعلی ترین عہدیدار اسکے مکمل متعین ذمہ دار ہیں اس میں کوئ کلام نہیں

زاہد حامد صاحب !!!عمرہ اور خانہ کعبہ میں حاضری تو ایک طرف بیت اللہ کے اندر بھی چلے جائیں تو یقینا توبہ کا دروازہ تو کھلا ہے مگر غلطی سے مبرا ہونے کا سوال تو پیدا ہی نہیں ہوتا ۔ آپ کی نسبت خواندہ رسول ﷺ سے ہی کیوں نہ ہو اگر آپ سے غلطی ہوئ ہے تو ہوئ ہے ۔ حضرت نوح کا بیٹا غلطی کر سکتا ہے تو آپ جناب کی کیا حیثیت

 

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غلط کو غلط کہنے کی ہمت پیدا کیجئیے

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, pakistan, Pakistan's Ideology, Urdu Columns on November 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

اسلام کی بنیاد توحید، عقیدہ ختم نبوت ﷺ اور معاشرتی انصاف پر قائم ہے۔
قرآن کی زبان میں ظلم صرف یہ بھی نہیں کہ کسی کا قتل کر دیا جائے بلکہ علم رکھنے کے باوجود غلط اور گمراہی پہ اصرار کیا جائے’ یہ بھی ظلم ہے۔ اور بستیوں کی تباہی موخر الزکر ظلم پر ہی ہوئی ہے

گزشتہ روزپارلیمنٹ میں وزیر داخلہ صاحب احسن اقبال نے وزیر قانون زاہد حامد کا جس طرح دفاع کیا تو مجھے زمانہ جاہلیت     ای اپنے قبیلے کی ہر حال میں حمایت و اعانت کی  روایات یاد آگئیں

 سمجھیں کہ تعصب کسے کہتے ہیں؟
جنگ یمامہ کے دوران رات کے وقت کچھ مسلمان سپاہی اپنے لشکر سے نکلے تاکہ چہل قدمی کرسکیں- کچھ دور جاکر ان کا سامنا مخالف لشکر کے کچھ سپاہیوں سے ہوگیا- ایک مسلمان سپاہی نے مخالف لشکر کے ایک سپاہی کو پہچانتے ہوئے پوچھا کہ اے فلاں! کیا تم بنی حنیفہ کے اس وفد میں شامل نہیں تھے، جو مدینہ آیا تھا اور اسلام قبول کیا تھا-
س نے اثبات میں جواب دیا-
مسلمان سپاہی نے پوچھا کہ کیا تمہیں یقین نہیں ہے کہ حضرت محمد رسول اللہ، اللہ کے سچے نبی ہیں اور مسیلمہ کا دعوی نبوت جھوٹ پر مبنی ہے-
مخالف کا جواب محض جواب نہیں تھابلکہ تعصب کا عملی مظاہرہ تھا جو آدمی کی عقل کو اندھا کردیتا ہے اور درست فیصلے کرنے کی صلاحیت سے محروم کردیتا ہے-
اوربعض اوقات دین و دنیا دونوں ہی ہاتھ سے جاتے ہیں-
اس نے جواب دیا تھا کہ
” میرے نزدیک ربیعہ کا جھوٹا مضر کے سچے سے بہتر ہے”
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وزیر قانون نے پارلیمنٹ اپنی توصیف بیان کرتے ہوئے اپنے حج اور عمرہ کا زکر کیا تو خیال آیا کہ محترم سے عرض کروں کہ یقین جانئیے حضور ابوجہل نے آپ سے زیادہ حج اورعمرے کیئے ۔ آپ سے کہیں زیادہ حاجیوں کی خدمت کی ۔ آپ سے کہیں زیادہ حاجیوں کو پانی پلایا ۔
اسکے لئیے تو نبی مہربان ﷺ نے دعا کی ۔ مگرباوجود اسلام کی دعوت کو برحق ماننے کہ وہ محض تعصب میں جہنم نشین بنا کہ نبوت بنو ہاشم میں کیسے آگئ ۔

مشرف کی باقیات کو اصولی طور پہ گلے لگانے کر انکو وزارت کا عہدہ دینے والوں یعنی نواز شریف نے ہی امریکہ کی فرمائیش پہ “باریک کام” کر کے ختم بنوت ﷺ کے اصولی قانون کو بدلا تھا ۔ وہ پریس کانفرنس تو آج بھی موجود ہے کہ جس میں وزیر موصوف نےرعونت آمیز لہجے میں برملا کہا تھا کہ کوئ قانون اقرار ختم نبوت ﷺ تبدیلی نہیں کی گئ ۔ تو پھر کل کون سی ترمیم واپس لی گئ ؟ دال میں کچھ کالا تھا یا پوری دال ہی کالی تھی ؟ آپ کا یہ کہنا آپ کے عمل سے میل نہیں کھاتا کہ ” مجھ سے کوئی ایسی بات منسوب ہو جس سے نبیﷺ کی شان میں نعوذ باللہ کوئی حرف آئے۔ میں نے دو حج کئے ہیں میں سچا عاشق رسول ﷺ ہوں”۔ آپ نے اپنی غلطی کی معافی بھی نہیں مانگئ اسکا اقرار بھی نہیں کیا اور قانون میں کی گئ تبدیلی واپس لے لی ۔ کیا یہ کسی مزاق سے کم نہیں کہ تبدیلی واپس بھی لے رہے ہیں اور غلطی کا اقرار بھی نہیں کر رہے

احسن اقبال صاحب یہ سیاست کا نہیں آخرت کا معاملہ ہے ۔ کالی بھیڑیں کہیں اور نہیں آپ کے ساتھ موجود ہیں ۔ ظلم کا ساتھ تعصب، پارٹی کی محبت اور مخالفت برائے مخالفت کے نام پر مت دیں ۔ اپنی والدہ کے نام کی ہی لاج رکھیئے ‘ آپ کا یہ جملہ نہایت افسوسناک اور کاٹ دار ہے کہ “ہم سب مسلمان ہیں، ہمارا اتنا ہی ختم نبوت پر ایمان ہے جتنا کسی اور کا ہے۔ زاہد حامد کو یہ وضاحتیں پیش کرنے کی ضرورت نہیں ہے۔ ہم ہر کسی کو صفائی دینے کے پابند نہیں ہیں ۔”

وزیر صاحب ، اپنی گردن میں سریا مت لائیے ۔ سچ بولیں ۔ اتنا بڑا باریک کام زاہد حامد صاحب نے ایسے ہی نہیں کیا ۔ اقرار کریں ۔ اس دنیا اور آخرت دونوں میں آپ کا قد بلند ہو گا

تحریک لبیک یا رسول اللہ ﷺ کی حکمت عملی اور طریقہ کار سے اختلاف کیا جا سکتا ہے مگر مطالبے سے نہیں ۔ وزیر قانون زاہد حامد جو مشرف کی باقایات ہیں انکو فوری طور پہ برطرف ہونا چاہئے

دوسرا معاملہ علی امین گنڈا پور کا ہے ۔ جن کا تعلق تحریک انصاف سے ہے ۔ جو کچھ بھی ڈیرہ اسماعیل خان میں ہوا ہے اسکی آزادانہ تحقیقات کی جانی چاہئے ۔ موصوف کی گاڑی سے شہد کی بوتلیں پہلے بھی برامد ہو چکی ہیں ۔ ہو سکتا ہے کہ وہ آبرو ریزی کے واقعے کے براہ راست زمہ دار نہ ہوں مگرانکی ظالم ؛ طاقتور، بااختیار، جاگیردار طبقے کی حمایت تحریک انصاف کے چہرے کو داغدار کر رہی ہے

ہمت کریں اور سچ بولیں ؛ اگر موصوف زمہ دار ہیں یا براہ راست یا بالواسطہ یا مجرموں کی حمایت اور طرف داری میں ملوث ہیں تو انکو اپنی پارٹی کے ہی کٹہرے میں کھڑا کیجئیے ۔

کسی معصوم کی عصمت و عفت و عزت و حرمت کسی بھی قسم کی سیاست سے اور سیاسی مفادات سے بالہ تر ہے ۔
بنی کریم ﷺ نے فرمایا اپنے بھائ کی مدد کرو ظالم ہو یا مظلوم اور ظالم کی مدد اس طرح کرو کہ اسکو ظلم سے روکو

تو کیا تحریک انصاف کی قیادت ظالم کےساتھ ہے یا مظلوم کے ساتھ ۔ اسوقت حقیقت اور واقعات کچھ اور بتا رہے ہیں ْ مظلوم بچی کے ساتھ ابھی تک سوائے Lips Servicing کے کچھ نظر نہیں آیا

انسانوں کی دنیوئ اور اخروی زندگیوں کی تباہی ۔ صرف اور صرف تعصب اور وابستگی کے نام پہ ظلم کا ساتھ دینے پر ہے ۔ آئیے ان زنجیوں کو توڑیں

اور یاد رکھئے ۔ آخرت موجود ہے ورنہ قدرت ظالم ہوتی

شہباز بھٹی کا قتل، امریکی سازش

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Clsh of Civilizations, pakistan on March 6, 2011 at 3:12 am

Look who is talking…

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Islam - A Study on February 9, 2011 at 4:40 am

دیر آید درست آئد

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Clsh of Civilizations on February 6, 2011 at 5:59 am

سیکولر لابی اور انتہاپسندی ,آخری حصہ

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Islam - A Study, Pakistan's Ideology, Urdu Columns on January 24, 2011 at 3:10 am

سیکولر لابی اور انتہاپسندی, حصہ دوم

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective, Clsh of Civilizations, Pakistan's Ideology, Urdu Columns on January 23, 2011 at 2:18 am

Lawyers to lawmakers: Supreme Court Bar wants no changes to blasphemy laws

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective on December 23, 2010 at 5:48 am

Source : Express Tribune

LAHORE: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Saturday, passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the government refrain from making any changes to blasphemy laws or pardoning Aasia Bibi.

Aasia is a Christian woman who was sentenced to death after being convicted by a lower court. She is currently being held at the Sheikhupura jail.

The SCBA body, in the resolution, called alleged government initiaives to amend or repeal the blasphemy laws “a shameful effort being made under a foreign agenda, which is strongly condemnable”. The text of the resolution read, “In no circumstances, any amendment encouraging or creating any effort to defile the sacred name and personality of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) can be brought in the statute book.”

The committee, through a unanimous vote, warned the government and members of the Parliament to refrain from implementing any such proposal.

The SCBA and the legal fraternity will never accept any such pardon or amendment and would resist them, the resolution carried by the SCBA body added. The members also expressed concern over Punjab governor’s attempts to get a presidential pardon for Aasia while an appeal is pending before the high court.

The resolution was passed in a meeting chaired by the SCBA president and former chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Asma Jahangir. Sanaullah Zahid, the SCBA Finance secretary moved the resolution.

When Zahid moved the resolution, the president pointed out that it was not on the agenda to which Zahid said, “There have been times when you have moved resolutions not on the agenda”. Jahangir was then told by the finance secretary that she had the right to dissent “though it will be carried by the majority”. The president chose not to exercise the right.

The meeting was attended by SCBA secretary, Qamar Zaman Qureshi; Sindh vice president (VP), KA Wahab; Punjab VP, Zubair Khalid; Balochistan VP, Jahanzeb Khan Jadoon; finance secretary, Sanaullah Zahid; additional secretary, Muhammad Saleheen; and 16 members of its executive committee.

The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) has already carried a similar resolution. A group of LHCBA members is also holding daily protests in front of the Lahore High Court building against any moves to amend the blasphemy laws.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2010.


Blasphemy Law – Apology Not Accepted

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective on December 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Ahmed Abdullah

Allah’s Apostle, Mine and the beloved of all the Faithful Muslims of the World , Muhammad Sallallahu Elaihe Wasallam has been reported to have said [Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 13 ]

None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.”

You see, it is a matter of Faith! When you commit a blasphemy against my beloved Muhammad Sallallahu Elaihe Wasallam, your act hurts my faith, my values, my beliefs and my spirit. Additionally, you commit a kind of a spiritual mass-murder, because Muslims have a duty to love him more than all the mankind, and Faithful believers do just that, conscientiously.

And then you ask forgiveness? Tell me, if you commit genocide, would that be repairable? forgivable?

How are the people who commit murder dealt with in the world? Aren’t they either put to death or held prisoner for the rest of their lives. Even people who are held guilty of attempted murder get 84 years imprisonment in the largest democracies in this world. Here, we are talking about killing the spirits of atleast 300 million or more human beings, because it is a global issue, whenever someone commits blasphemy, all Muslims are hurt.

Would we let you go? NO! you will become the ilk of Tasleema Nasreen and Salman Rushdi if we let you go! You can’t just keep killing the spirits of the whole Muslim fraternity! And unfortunately for you, you have become the icon of blasphemy, if you are spared, there would be no stopping to this violation of Human Right.

Can the President forgive you? NO, it is not his prerogative; it’s nobody’s prerogative except for Allah! Our commandments are clear, blasphemy should be rewarded with death penalty only. Can the assembly pass a bill to amend this law, they can, but that would not save you or anyone who does commit the same crime! I see many unjust murders in the wake of this bill passing from the assembly, but what can be done? the bill is about to be passed, and it would allow popular conscience in Pakistan to take the law in their own hand! Another threat to you and your ilk! Sorry for that, but your buddies called for it!

Our religion teaches us respect and mercy? Yes! But so does yours! ours asks us in certain conditions to overthrow mercy and become brutal; and you know what! the condition applies here. You plead that our prophet (sallallahu elaihe wasallam) was a merciful man, so we should be compassionate with you? You commit blasphemy against him and then take his shelter, How Convenient! Yes! Muhammad (sallallahu elaihe wasallam) was a merciful man, yet all those who committed blasphemy publically against Muhammad (sallallahu elaihe wasallam), after establishment of a Muslim State, were put to death, by the orders of Muhammad (sallallahu elaihe wasallam); we follow his path, and will keep following him (sallallahu elaihe wasallam). Why this was done is no mystery; Allah knew that people like you would keep coming and keep hurting Muslims this way, and will keep trying the patience and faith of believers. Thus, as a blessing and a pre-emptive hurt-control measure for the Muslims, this right has been given to us as an obligation.

Muhammad’s (sallallahu elaihe wasallam’s) prophethood is the basic pillar of Islam. We are connected to him in a way you would never be able to appreciate, unless you were a Muslim. We have an obligation to love him more than we love our mother, our father, our children, our spouse and any other human being who could be loved! In our culture, our mothers are the most respectable amongst the people for us, and we would kill anyone who hurts them. Your crime exceeds that, you have been proven by our courts to have disrespected someone who is a part of our belief. You have committed a crime worst than murder.

Apology not accepted!

Blasphemy Law; It is a true Islamic law

In Blashphemy Law - An Islamic Perspective on December 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

Is blasphemy law, whose lethality and repercussions are felt by religious minorities in Pakistan, UN-Islamic?

People who have come across the news of struggle of Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy, insulting Islam, might think that blasphemy law has no basis in Islam and Islam stands against such laws and punishments because media writes like this on advice or under influence from so called Muslim moderate intellectuals who wish that Islamic doctrines and laws still remain esoteric.

Despite the attempts of the media and Muslims to gloss over anachronistic laws such as prescribing death penalty for apostasy, leaving Islam to another religion, and blasphemy, criticism of Islam and saying anything negative about Islam and its founder Prophet Mohammad, people increasingly all over the world, if not India, are learning that these laws are part and parcel of Sharia Law and have roots in Koran and deeds of Mohammad. These people are even understanding the end purpose of having such laws.

The roots and foundation of this blasphemy law, killing people who criticize Mohammad and Koran, tap in to what Mohammad did or ordered his followers to do.Biographies of Prophet of Islam, written by pious Muslims like Ibn Ishaq, Tabari and Ibn Sa’ad, mention many incidents where Mohammad, as he was becoming powerful politically in Medina, orders killing of people, Jews and idolaters, for simple reasons that:

1. They criticized him, his ways and acts as he was sending armed groups to raid caravans for the purpose of looting and taking people as captives for ransoming for money later; or some times as slaves.
2. They questioned him, his religion and his teachings; more importantly questioned his claim of prophet-hood. Even they understood that no God’s prophet would raid caravans.
3. Some of them lampooned him by writing satirical poems.

At the end of this post, I will be presenting two of such incidents from authentic Islamic sources. Apart from deeds of Mohammad, Sunna, blasphemy law also exists in Koran as Koranic verses 9:64-66 say that any Muslim mocking or questioning, or even doubting, Mohammad, his prophet-hood, Allah and verses in Koran amounts to reverting to disbelief from belief in Islam. That is, such Muslims are declared apostates and punishment for apostasy is death penalty.

It is based on these primary sources (Koran and Deeds of Mohammad i.e. Sunna) that Sharia Law describes what is blasphemy and prescribes death penalty as punishment for it (one can read about sharia law on blasphemy from here; chapter 8 and section 7 (o8.7) for Muslims; Chapter 11 and section 10 (o11.10), clause 5 for Non Muslims.). All four major schools of Sunni Islam support death penalty for blasphemy and also hold the view that apostates must be killed. Shia branch of Islam also supports this blasphemy law; all one has to do is to recall famous fatwa on writer Salman Rushdie for writing novel,Satanic Verses, by father of Iranian Islamic revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini.

When ever Muslims come across news that is unfavorable to idea of Islam as moderate, tolerant, non violent or inclusive, they reflexively resort to negating sharia law saying that it is man made i.e. written by men and Koran and Sunna do not support instruments in questions e.g. like blasphemy law. They simply try to detach, sometimes willfully, Sharia law from Koran and Sunna as if later two are furthering just cause. Unfortunately, this view of falsehood on sharia is bought by main stream media and is passed on to its gullible readers. But irrefutable fact is that Sharia is explicitly based on Koran and Sunna. Some ordinary Muslim people might be ignorant about true Islamic history and what Islam teaches but those who write in media are just dissembling real motives of Islam and its followers.

As I stated earlier in the post that Mohammad ordered his followers to kill people who lampooned him by writing satirical poems; following are two such incidents (of course one can come up with many names, but the topic here is blapshemy that is why I am restricting myself.).

Case 1. 120 year old Jew, Abu Afak.

Abu Afak was one of the B. Amr b. Auf of the B. Ubayda clan. He showed his disaffection when the apostle killed al-Harith b. Suwayd b. Samit and said:……….. (Ibn Ishaq mentions poem supposedly composed by Abu Afak, which I am not producing here.). The apostle said, “Who will deal with this rascal for me?” Whereupon Salim b. Umayr, brother of B. Amr b. Auf, one of the “weepers”, went forth and killed him. (The life of Mohammad, Ibn Ishaq, Page 675)

Ibn Sa’ad, see note below, also mentions this incident, in his work, but tries to reduce the blame of Mohammad by writing that he was instigating people against Islam and Prophet which is nothing but preposterous.

Then occurred the “sariyyah” (raid) of Salim Ibn Umayr al-Amri against Abu Afak, the Jew, in the month Shawwal in the beginning of the twentieth month from the hijrah, of the Apostle of Allah. Abu Afak, was from Banu Amr Ibn Awf, and was an old man who had attained the age of one hundred and twenty years. He was a Jew, and used to instigate the people against the Apostle of Allah, and composed (satirical) verses (on Mohammad).

Salim Ibn Umayr who was one of the great weepers and who had participated in Badr, said, “I take a vow that I shall either kill Abu Afak or die before him. He waited for an opportunity until a hot night came, and Abu Afak slept in an open place. Salim Ibn Umayr knew it, so he placed the sword on his liver and pressed it till it reached his bed. The enemy of Allah screamed and the people who were his followers, rushed to him, took him to his house and interred him. (, Kitab Al Tabaqat, Vol. 2, Ibn Sa’ad, Page 31)

Case 2: A woman, Asma Bint Marwan.

ASMA’ D. MARWAN She was of B. Umayyya b. Zayd. When Abu `Afak had been killed she displayed disaffection. `Abdullah b. al-Harith b. Al-Fudayl from his father said that she was married to a man of B. Khatma called Yazid b. Zayd. Blaming Islam and its followers she said:……

When the apostle heard what she had said he said, “Who will rid me of Marwan’s daughter?” `Umayr b. `Adiy al-Khatmi who was with him heard him, and that very night he went to her house and killed her. In the morning he came to the apostle and told him what he had done and he [Muhammad] said, “You have helped God and His apostle, O `Umayr!” When he asked if he would have to bear any evil consequences the apostle said, “Two goats won’t butt their heads about her”, so `Umayr went back to his people. (The Life of Mohammad, Ibn Ishaq, Pages 675, 676)

Then (occurred) the sariyyah of `Umayr ibn `Adi Ibn Kharashah al-Khatmi against `Asma’ Bint Marwan, of Banu Umayyah Ibn Zayd, when five nights had remained from the month of Ramadan, in the beginning of the nineteenth month from the hijrah of the apostle of Allah. `Asma’ was the wife of Yazid Ibn Zayd Ibn Hisn al-Khatmi. She used to revile Islam, offend the prophet and instigate the (people) against him. She composed verses. Umayr Ibn Adi came to her in the night and entered her house. Her children were sleeping around her. There was one whom she was suckling. He searched her with his hand because he was blind, and separated the child from her. He thrust his sword in her chest till it pierced up to her back. Then he offered the morning prayers with the prophet at al-Medina. The apostle of Allah said to him: “Have you slain the daughter of Marwan?” He said: “Yes. Is there something more for me to do?” He (Mohammad) said: “No. Two goats will butt together about her. This was the word that was first heard from the apostle of Allah. The apostle of Allah called him `Umayr, “basir” (the seeing). (Al-Tabaqat, Vol. 2, Ibn Sa’ad, Page 31)

These are the earliest biographies of Prophet Mohammad. Many modern biographers also mention these but in a twisted way. But, In “23 Years; A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad”, by an Iranian, Ali Dashti, (Mazda Press, 1994), Dashti also references the murders of Abu `Afak and `Asma’ b. Marwan. He wrote:

Abu Afak, a man of great age (reputedly 120 years) was killed because he lampooned Mohammad. The deed was done by Salem b. ‘Omayr at the behest of the Prophet, who had asked, “Who will deal with this rascal for me?” The killing of such an old man moved a poetess, Asma b. Marwan, to compose disrespectful verses about the Prophet, and she too was assassinated. (page 100)

Prophet Ordering his people to kill those who criticize him points to his intolerance and intellectual bankruptcy that too when he claims he was sent as a mercy to entire mankind; yes, Koran says this. Other noteworthy thing from above passages is how he says that it (murdering those who criticize him) was for sake of Allah. Lets also recall that when he was in Mecca, he himself was abusing Pagans, their gods, their ways of life, their fore fathers and also how he refused to stop reviling Pagans and their customs when Meccans called for respecting all religions. One can easily see parallel in present day Islamic world after all, they all have learnt from their prophet. Prophet can abuse others but when others protest and wants an end to it, Muslims call it persecution. But when others abuse Islam, Islam authorizes that those people be killed for sake of Allah. Readers themselves can make the judgement on such ideology.

Note 1: I referred to http://www.answering-islam.org. It is from here that I quoted Ibn sa’ad’s work.

Note 2: The biographies I constantly refer to are:

1. Sirat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishaq. This was translated in to English by A. Guilaume under the title The Life of Mohammad. It is this English translation I refer to by pointing page numbers.

2. Al-Tabari is another one I refer to, though not here in this post. He is easily considered as the greatest historian of all biographers. His work is Tarikh al-Rusul wa al-Muluk or in short, Tarikh al-Tabari (In English, History of the Prophets and Kings). This was also translated in to English and it is from this translation one refers to.

3. Ibn Sa’ad wrote books under direction of Waqidi; he is popularly called scribe of Waqidi. The name of his work is is Kitab Tabaqat Al-Kubra. In short it is called Taqabat. It was translated in to English under the title ‘The Book Of Major Classes.’

Last two run in to many volumes (Ibn Sa’ad’s in to 8 volumes while Tabari’s in to 40 volumes.)

Another thing I must confess is I only own one book i.e. ‘The Life of Mohammad’ by Ibn Ishaq. But I point to other works as I have noted these references from various works.

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