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Islamic Ideology (27 Feb 2015 NewAgeIslam.Com)



Role of the Prophet

 

 

 

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

27 Feb, 2015

According to a hadith, once the Angel Gabriel came down and sat by the Prophet. Then, he looked towards the sky and an angel was coming down from the heavens. On seeing him, Gabriel said, “This angel, since his birth, has never come down on earth.” When the angel came to the Prophet, he said, “O Muhammad, God, your Lord, has sent me to you with His message. Do you want God to make you a prophet-king or a messenger-servant?” Then Gabriel intervened and said, “O Muhammad, be humble for your Lord.” The Prophet said, “Yes, I would like to become a messenger-servant.”

This hadith does not apply just to the person of the Prophet alone. Rather, it has general applicability in terms of the role of a person who is engaged in inviting people to God. From this hadith we learn that such a person’s role is not a political one. Rather, it is a non-political role.

Islam is a peaceful religion, and the Islamic call is a peaceful one. The Islamic mission is not a political mission. It seeks, using peaceful means, to inform people what the purpose of life is, how they can acquire eternal success, and what sort of life they should adopt while in the world that will help them in this regard. The Islamic call is geared to helping people and saving them from unnecessary difficulties. The above-mentioned hadith talks about this reality of the life of a believer or a dai. It is related to the sunnat of the Prophet, and not to a quality exclusive to the Prophet.

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   9


  • My last comment on Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, addressed to Sultan Shahin Saheb has been repeated due to captcha problem. Therefore, the last one, ending with the phrase, it may be an evolution in his deception tactics for personal gains or more likely self- deception because of his emotional attachments to his beliefs.may kindly be removed.


    By Khalid Suhail - 3/2/2015 11:04:51 PM



  • Observer
    if billions of people can misunderstood the God's message in 1400 years, why not Wahiduddin khan saheb. what if he is among those who believe in traditional Islam in matter of faith.
    Medina became full of wealth. if there was no revenue system, where from this wealth came?
    If the prophet was so poor why should we believe if the story comes from the same mouths who fabricated false stories and attributed to  the prophet.


    By rational mohammed yunus - 3/2/2015 9:41:43 PM



  • Sultan Shahiin  says,
    “Khalid Suhail Sb, Rather than calling it Taqiyya, why don't we take it as an evolution in thinking for the better.”
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has authered many books on the peaceful nature of Islam and its founder. I am copy-pasting the title pages of at least 4 such book, namely, 1- Islam and Peace,  published in 1999, 2- Non- voilence and Islam published in 1998 , 3- Muhammad The Ideal Character, published in 2001 and 4- The True Jihad published in 2002. As far as the book under discussion, “Islam – creater of the moder world” is concerned, it was published in 1995 and reprinted in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2003.
    1-Islam and Peace
    Vaḥīduddīn K̲h̲ān̲
    Goodword Books, 1999 - Islam - 197 pages
    -----------
     2-Non-Violence And Islam
    Book by Wahiduddin Khan
    3.     Published: January 1, 1998
     3-Muhammad: The Ideal Character
    Book by Wahiduddin Khan
    3.     Author: Wahiduddin Khan
    Copyright date: 2001
      4-The True Jihad
    Book by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
    Published: January 1, 2002
      All these books have been written within a very short span of time, i.e just 5 years  while his last book, “Islam – creater of the modern world” in which he says that the last prophet used military power to eradicate polytheism forever was re- printed in 2003, thus it become the last of all the above- mentioned 5 books. Therefore, we can not imagine that it was an evolution in the thinking of the Maulan for the better. One can not say of something that “it is” and that “it is not” in the same respect and at the same time. Therefore, I am sure, it is nothing but Tqayyah ( deception).
    Deception plays a significant part in human behavior, and in animal behavior as well. It has been theorized that humans are susceptible to self-deception because most people have emotional attachments to beliefs, which in some cases may be irrational. One deceives oneself to trust something that is not true as to better convince others of that truth. Those who are better able to perceive deception are more likely to survive as well as earn money and respect in a particular cummunity. As a result, self-deception evolves to better mask deception from those who perceive it well.
    If ever a person “A” deceives a person “B”  into believing that something “p” is true, “A” knows or truly believes that “p” is false while causing “B” to believe that “p” is true. So when “A” deceives “A” (i.e., himself) into believing that “p” is true, he knows or truly believes that “p” is false while causing himself to believe that “p” is true. Thus, “A” must simultaneously believe that “”p is false and believe that “p” is true at the same time. In the case of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, if there is any possibility of evolution, it may be an evolution in his deception tactics for personal gains or more likely self- deception because of his emotional attachments to his beliefs.
    Sultan Shahiin  says,
    “Khalid Suhail Sb, Rather than calling it Taqiyya, why don't we take it as an evolution in thinking for the better.”
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has authered many books on the peaceful nature of Islam and its founder. I am copy-pasting the title pages of at least 4 such book, namely, 1- Islam and Peace,  published in 1999, 2- Non- voilence and Islam published in 1998 , 3- Muhammad The Ideal Character, published in 2001 and 4- The True Jihad published in 2002. As far as the book under discussion, “Islam – creater of the moder world” is concerned, it was published in 1995 and reprinted in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2003.
    1-Islam and Peace
    Vaḥīduddīn K̲h̲ān̲
    Goodword Books, 1999 - Islam - 197 pages
    2-Non-Violence And Islam
    Book by Wahiduddin Khan
    In this series, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has presented the fundamental teachings of Islam in a simple way. Google Books
    Published: January 1, 1998
    3-Muhammad: The Ideal Character
    Book by Wahiduddin Khan
    Author: Wahiduddin Khan
    Copyright date: 2001
    4-The True Jihad
    Book by Maulana Khan and Wahiduddin Khan
    Published: January 1, 2002
     All these books have been written within a very short span of time, i.e just 5 years  while his last book, “Islam – creater of the modern world” was re- printed in 2003, thus it become the last of all the above- mentioned 5 books. Therefore, we can not assume it to be evolution of Maulana’s thoughts. One can not say of something that “it is” and that “it is not” in the same respect and at the same time. Therefore, I am sure, it is nothing but Tqayyah ( deception).
    Deception plays a significant part in human behavior, and in animal behavior. It has been theorized that humans are susceptible to self-deception because most people have emotional attachments to beliefs, which in some cases may be irrational. One deceives oneself to trust something that is not true as to better convince others of that truth. Those who are better able to perceive deception are more likely to survive as well as earn money and respect in a particular constituency. As a result, self-deception evolves to better mask deception from those who perceive it well.
    If ever a person “A” deceives a person “B”  into believing that something “p” is true, “A” knows or truly believes that “p” is false while causing “B” to believe that “p” is true. So when “A” deceives “A” (i.e., himself) into believing that “p” is true, he knows or truly believes that “p” is false while causing himself to believe that “p” is true. Thus, “A” must simultaneously believe that “”p is false and believe that “p” is true at the same time. In the case of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, if there is any possibility of evolution, it may be an evolution of deception for personal gains or more likely self- deception because of his emotional attachments to his beliefs.
    Rational sb is absolutely right when he says, "It would have been true only had the Maulana replaced his early standing with evolved learning. If he continues to believe that only Islam is perfect and others are not, and the prophet is eradicator then he is not evolving.
    By Khalid Suhail - 3/2/2015 12:06:49 PM



  • Is there a contradiction in what the Maulana said?

    Reverend R. Bosworth-Smith wrote in "Mohammed & Mohammedanism" in 1946:

    "Head of the state as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was pope without the pope's claims, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue. If ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by a Right Divine, it was Mohammad, for he had all the power without instruments and without its support. He cared not for dressing of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life."

    Yes, Allah entrusted Muhammad (pbuh) with a mission and helped him accomplish the mission. What else did one expect? 

    People see contradictions where there are none


    By Observer - 3/2/2015 10:23:10 AM



  • Dear Sultan Shahin
    It is true only if the Maulana has replaced his early standing with evolved learning. If he continues to believe that only the Islam is perfect and other are not, the prophet is eradicator than he is not evolving.
    He believes that through the prophet Allah has fulfilled his mission of ending of all other religions. Allah wants only Islam. So he is activle engaged in DAWA WORK. to him it is duty of every Muslim to invite the people to only valid and true religion Islam.
    If Allah says in the Quran that he has perfected the religion Islam, and Mulana as believer in the Quran can't go against this verse. if one is perfected what are others?


    By rational mohammed yunus - 3/2/2015 3:11:33 AM



  • Dear Sultan Shahin
    It is true only if the Maulana has replaced his early standing with evolved learning. If he continues to believe that only the Islam is perfect and other are not, the prophet is eradicator than he is not evolving.
    He believes that through the prophet Allah has fulfilled his mission of ending of all other religions. Allah wants only Islam. So he is activle engaged in DAWA WORK. to him it is duty of every Muslim to invite the people to only valid and true religion Islam.
    If Allah says in the Quran that he has perfected the religion Islam, and Mulana as believer in the Quran can't go against this verse. if one is perfected what are others?


    By rational mohammed yunus - 3/2/2015 3:03:34 AM



  • This may make you angry but I suggest that instead of calling Ahmadis non-Muslims, let all Muslims become Ahmadis.  Then Islam will be really very peaceful religion.
    By Satbir Singh Bedi - 3/2/2015 2:42:38 AM



  • Khalid Suhail Sb, Rather than calling it Taqiyya, why don't we take it as an evolution in thinking for the better. All aware people keep learning and growing. I am myself learning, particularly from the articles and comments on this website and I find my own understanding evolving, about Barailvis, for instance.
    By Sultan Shahiin - 3/2/2015 2:30:43 AM



  • It seems Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is expert in practising Taqayyah (deception) which is now evident in his different books and articles. For example here he says that,

    "According to a Hadith, once the Angel Gabriel came down and sat by the Prophet. Then, he looked towards the sky and an angel was coming down from the heavens. On seeing him, Gabriel said, “This angel, since his birth, has never come down on earth.” When the angel came to the Prophet, he said, “O Muhammad, God, your Lord, has sent me to you with His message. Do you want God to make you a prophet-king or a messenger-servant?” Then Gabriel intervened and said, “O Muhammad, be humble for your Lord.” The Prophet said, “Yes, I would like to become a messenger-servant. ....Islam is a peaceful religion, and the Islamic call is a peaceful one. The Islamic mission is not a political mission. It seeks, using peaceful means, to inform people what the purpose of life is, how they can acquire eternal success, and what sort of life they should adopt while in the world that will help them in this regard.” While in his other book,  “Islam – Creator of The Modern Age” he says,

    Efforts on the part of the prophets over a period of thousands of years had proved that any struggle which was confined to intellectual or missionary field was not sufficient to extricate man from the grip of this superstition (shirk).

    (So) It was God’s decree that he be a da’i (missionary) as well as ma’hi ( (eradicator). He was entrusted by God with the mission of not only proclaiming to the world that superstitious beliefs were based on falsehood, but also of resorting to military action, if the need arose, to eliminate that system for all time.

          This same mission of leading men from darkness to light had been entrusted to all the prophets in turn. The sense, however, in which the Prophet of Islam was distinct from the others was that, in his case, God had decreed-since no Prophet was to come after him-that he should not just communicate the divine message to humanity and leave it at that, but that he should also take practical steps to change the entire existing state of affairs.

          The prerequisites for putting this plan into action were all provided by God. Moreover, God also guaranteed that any shortcoming in worldly resources would be amply compensated for by special help from the angels."

    (Quran 8:12 “Remember, thy lord inspired the angels (with the message), “ I m with you: give firmness to the believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of unbelievers: Smite ye ( o angels) obove their necks and smite all their finger- tips off them. – (emphasis mine)

    "This Point Has Been Made In The Hadith In Different Ways. One Hadith In Particular Is Quite Direct In Its Wording: “I Am The Eradicator Through Whom God Will Obliterate Unbelief.” Thus The Prophet Was Not Just A Da’i (Missionary) But Also A Mahi (Eradicator).  He Was The Caller To The Faith, But He Had Also To Compel People To Answer His Call. The Qur’an clearly states that besides human beings, God’s angels would also help him in accomplishing his mission.

    This commandment of God was, indeed, realized through the Prophet, so that a whole new era could be ushered in."


    By Khalid Suhail - 3/1/2015 8:50:59 AM



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