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Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (7): Maulana Muhammad Yasin

(From Mashal Books)

Speaker: Maulana Muhammad Yasin
Location: Jamia Masjid Ahle Hadith, Chakwal
Sect: Ahle Hadith
Language: Punjabi
Time: June 2010


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At the time of the Battle Uhud, Khalid bin Walid was not yet a Muslim. He was a clever military commander. Khalid said to his army, when the battle is over people usually start looting, but you should tell me if the men the Prophet PBUH had stationed on the top of the hill are still there. If the men are gone in order to loot then this is the time to strike and take revenge.

When Khalid learned that the men the Prophet PBUH had stationed on the hill had run away to loot, he attacked the Muslim army and martyred 70 warriors. The dead body of Hazrat Hamza was cut to pieces. The face of the Prophet PBUH was wounded and he lost two teeth. The Muslims became worried. One problem was that the Kafirs began to say that they were finally even with the Muslims because in the earlier Battle of Badr the Muslims had killed 70 of theirs. The Prophet PBUH said it not even at all: the 70 you lost went straight to Hell while the Muslim dead have gone straight to Heaven. But the Kafirs had had their revenge. Why did the Muslims lose at Uhud?

Allah punished the Muslims for not obeying the Prophet PBUH (by looting). If you don’t obey the Prophet PBUH then there is no forgiving but only loss. Some people say there are more than one version or that there is another version parallel to the Prophet PBUH. There is an effort to divide the Muslim community. But let us be sure that four groups will go to Paradise. The first group are the prophets of Allah, the second is that of the Companions (Allah is satisfied with them).

You can imagine how high the Companions stand in the eyes of Allah when he says that he is satisfied with them while they were still on this earth. The third group is that of the angels because the angels are 24 hours in attendance of Allah in complete obedience, so there is no question of their going to Hell. And the babies who die in infancy go to Heaven too. Even the baby born in the home of a Kafir will go to Paradise.

Uhud happened because the Prophet PBUH was not obeyed. He had stated that during namaz the believers should remain behind the Imam and should not bow or bend before the imam had done so. Anyone doing this will have the head of a donkey. When a Syrian read this hadith he was afflicted with doubt whether the hadith was genuine. He thought he should put the hadith to test but how can a saying of any prophet be put to test? This Syrian scholar rejected the hadith and went into the bowing posture before the Imam could do so. The result was that Allah turned his head into the head of a donkey.

Growing beard is also obedience of the Prophet PBUH and shaving means disobeying the Prophet PBUH. Don’t think that your shaving daily has not brought you misfortune and that it will not happen in the future. If Allah wills the razor with which you are shaving will go into your throat and will remain there. You will not be able to eat and drink. This will be the anger of Allah on you. Any deviation from the Sunnat (Way) of the Prophet PBUH will make you deserving of divine wrath.

Once the Prophet PBUH was told that Madina had received a hundred men who wanted to embrace Islam by swearing on his hand (bayat). These men had travelled for two months to reach him. On this the face of the Prophet PBUH lit up and he at once got up from the house of Hazrat Ayesha and came to the mosque of Madina and accepted the faith of the new Muslims.

Once the Prophet PBUH was asked what was the most painful difficulty that you faced in your life? And what was the happiest day of your life? He replied that the toughest day was when I went to Taif; the hardest day was also the day I went to Taif. He said the people of Taif did so much violence to me that my shoes became full of blood. He added that after the torture I was sitting in garden of Taif caring for my wounds while Zaid bin Harith was putting ash on them. Meanwhile the owner of the garden came up and said to me that he had not seen a more beautiful face before. That was my happiest day.


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By M R

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory and the editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies.
Raja tweets @masoodraja

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