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.
Let us examine the following two examples.
In the Noble Qur’ān, Allāh Ta’ālā has promised that Islām will overpower every religion.
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»
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?
Source: Javed Ghamidi ke Afkār wa Naẓriyyāt, Mawlānā Muḥammad Ilyās Fayṣal, Markaz Al-Fayṣal lid Dirāsāt Al-Islāmiyyah, Islamabad, 2021
- Sūrah At-Tawbah: 33 ↑
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