Javed Ghamidi Restricts the Universal Message of Islam to the Arabian Peninsula

The religion of Islām and the Messengership of Sayyidunā Muḥammad Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam are universal. Once Islām has been completed and perfected, it will apply throughout the world and until the end of time.

Javed Ghamidi, on the other hand, holds the view that Islām is restricted to the Arabian Peninsula. In addition, he feels that it is only applicable for the era of Nubuwwah (Prophethood), i.e., only for the twenty-three-year period of the Nubuwwah of Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

In essence, this is a claim that attacks the very foundation and integrity of Islām. It is another Trojan Horse employed by Javed Ghamidi in an attempt to replace Islāmic teachings with his own extremely flawed conclusions and understandings.

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Let us examine the following two examples.

Exhibit One

In the Noble Qur’ān, Allāh Ta’ālā has promised that Islām will overpower every religion.[1]

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ

«It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it»

In his book, Mīzān, Javed Ghamidi translates the above-mentioned verse as follows:

«It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion (of the Arab lands), although they (the Arabs) who associate others with Allah dislike it»

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Exhibit Two

As established by authentic ḥadīth narrated in Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Bukhārī, a Muslim cannot inherit from a disbeliever, and a disbeliever cannot inherit from a Muslim.

On the other hand, Javed Ghamidi writes in his book, Mīzān:

‘Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had the polytheists, Jews, and Christians of the Arabian Peninsula in mind when he said: ‘A Muslim cannot inherit from a disbeliever and a disbeliever cannot inherit from a Muslim’.

What exactly is Javed Ghamidi’s objective for making such evidently flawed assertations and aspersions against Sayyidunā Muḥammad Rasūlullāh ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam?

What does Javed Ghamidi gain by contradicting all of the scholars of the Muslim Ummah while presenting his own ridiculous and baseless interpretations of the Noble Qur’ān and Blessed Aḥādīth?

Does he perhaps have some sort of ulterior motive or a nefarious agenda which he wishes to see into fruition?

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Source: Javed Ghamidi ke Afkār wa Naẓriyyāt, Mawlānā Muḥammad Ilyās Fayṣal, Markaz Al-Fayṣal lid Dirāsāt Al-Islāmiyyah, Islamabad, 2021

  1. Sūrah At-Tawbah: 33

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Maaz Ahmad Khan

May Allah ruin the hypocrites.


The dear mufti should provide some reasoning for WHY Ghamdi’s assertion (in his translation) is incorrect rather than assuming prima facie that it is. A couple ways to do so: 1) focus on the word ‘deen’, that it refers to more than just Arab lands 2) the universalism of the Prophet’s mission as illustrated in many other places in scripture.

By assuming, you’re simply preaching to the choir but not really educating new or uncommitted readers.


This murtad is a shill working for the kuffar to spread riddah and Qadiyaniism.

The west has realized that even now, even in this age of liberalism, Muslims are becoming more deen-savvy, and dajjals like the Mirza of the Qadiyanis can and will be easily caught out.

So they have to introduce dajjals like this Ghamidi, Hamza Yusuf, Nazim Qubrusi, Yasir Qadhi, Tariq Ramadan, and many more.


Aslam u alaikum brother
What’s wrong with Hamza Yusuf jazak Allah


In short, he spreads the evil belief that kuffar shall go to jannah, so there really is no need for Islam… and he believes that to be called a kafir, one has to be a very bad person like a serial killer. Your next door neighbor, good ‘ol Mr. Johnson can’t be called kafir just because he’s an Evangelical Christian! This is the kind of riddah he preaches.

One of his popular mentors, Hosein Nasr, is the head propagator of this evil apostasy of perennialism in the US.


Also note that in any case, Hosein Nasr, is a 12er Shia, a promoter of Ismailiism, and a staunch believer and promoter of perennialism – the belief that all religions essentially point to the same truth and salvation.


Hamza Yusuf a dajjal? Please explain.


This is an excellent article, very well researched and written with clarity and coherence. Could you write some essays on why Dr. Nabeel Qureshi was wrong for converting to the faith of Christ? And yes the refutation of series of Ghamdi is excellent keep em coming, and maybe add the Pervez Hoodbhoy too to the list, the Pakistani secularist?