All praise and adoration is due to Almighty Allah, the cherisher and sustainer of mankind, we send blessing upon the noblest of all mankind and the seal of all prophet Muhammad, his household, companion and the entire ummah upon his footsteps till the day of reckoning.
It is not much alarming seeing such ignoramus video on facebook, as this platform has given even opportunity to everyone to spit their mind even if it is as toxic as venom of a snake.
We could have decided to overlook and see this as a usual and normal attack on islam, and let the dog bark as it is the nature of dogs to bark, but an adage says,
“If a mad man is left with his mother’s corpse, he can roast and eat it”.
The video was an attack on the first revelation of the Prophet and it was portrayed as a devilish or demonic revelation (Nahuzubillah), using the hadith, reading into it, giving it false interpretation, and ignorance conclusion.
Allegation #1. It was asked in this video “what was the state of Muhammad before the #TRUTH descend unto him”
#Response: This is clear from the hadith of the first revelation itself…
Aisha, mother of the believers, reported: The beginning of the REVELATION to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was in the FORM of GOOD DREAMS which came through like bright daylight; THEN, the LOVE of SECLUSION was BESTOWED UPON HIM.
He used to go in SECLUSION in the cave of Hira where he used to meditate about Allah CONTINUOUSLY for MANY DAYS until he desired to see his family.
Apparently from the hadith, it is clear that before the revelation and encounter with Jubril, the Prophet has been experiencing revelation in form of dreams, which led him to go in seclusion to worship his Lord.
Also before this time, it was made known from authentic narration of the Prophet that his heart was cleared of trick of shaytan, let alone anyone thinks he worship idols before he became prophet….
Anas ibn Malik reported: Gabriel came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when he was a CHILD playing with his friends.
He took hold of him and laid him on the ground, then he tore OPEN his CHEST, took out his HEART, and extracted a blood clot from it.
Gabriel said, “ This was the MEASURE of SATAN INSIDE YOU. ” Gabriel WASHED the HEART with Zamzam water in a golden vessel and it was joined together and restored.
The boys came running to his mother and said, “Muhammad has been murdered!” They rushed to Muhammad and found that he was alive and his color had changed. Anas said, “I myself saw the marks of the needle on his chest.”
Source: Sahih Muslim 162
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim
The Prophet has never been part of the idolaters. No record of his participation. The various atrocities committed by the Arabs were enough for Muhammad to distant himself from them and think about the supreme Creator of all creatures.
Hence, his heart, body and soul has no connection with shaitan not even once. More reason he was known as Al- Amin.
Allegation #2. – It was alleged that the Prophet said: the angel caught me FORCEFULLY” .
#Response: the Arabic word used
And there is nothing to indicate FORCEFULLY, and in fact the Prophet NEVER said the angel caught him #FORCEFULLY.
Therefore, it is not just a misinterpretation but a clear lie that exposes the maker of the video’s Arabic language fluency and mastery.
Allegation #3. – It was alleged that the angel almost or try to kill the Prophet, and why would the angel press the prophet so hard to read what he doesn’t know.
#Response: The revelation of the Qur’an was revealed UPON the heart of the Prophet. And when the angel said read, it was not like telling him to read from a book or tablet rather from heart.
Evidence: Allah said:
ﻭَﺇِﻧَّﻪُ ﻟَﺘَﻨﺰِﻳﻞُ ﺭَﺏِّ ﺍﻟْﻌَﺎﻟَﻤِﻴﻦَ / ﻧَﺰَﻝَ ﺑِﻪِ ﺍﻟﺮُّﻭﺡُ ﺍﻟْﺄَﻣِﻴﻦُ / ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻗَﻠْﺒِﻚَ ﻟِﺘَﻜُﻮﻥَ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟْﻤُﻨﺬِﺭِﻳﻦَ / ﺑِﻠِﺴَﺎﻥٍ ﻋَﺮَﺑِﻰٍّ ﻣُّﺒِﻴﻦٍ
“And most surely this is a REVELATION from the Lord of the worlds.
The Faithful Spirit has descended with it. UPON YOUR HEART that you may be of the warners, In plain Arabic language.”
Also we read:
ﻗُﻞْ ﻣَﻦْ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﻋَﺪُﻭّﺍً ﻟِّﺠِﺒْﺮِﻳْﻞَ ﻓﺈِﻧَّﻪُ ﻧَﺰَّﻟَﻪُ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻗَﻠْﺒِﻚَ
“Say: Whoever is the enemy of Jibraeel- for surely he revealed it to YOUR HEART …”
(Surah Baqarah 2:97)
So when the angel commanded read, he was commanding him to read from heart what was descended upon his heaَrt.
And the erroneous claim that the pressing of the angel was to kill him is just an evangelical lie, if the angel had wanted to kill him, then a single press is enough to kill him. Moreoso, the fact that the prophet said I couldn’t bear it no more was normal human expression out of fear and anxiety of what he had never seen before.
Angel need not to press hard to kill. Had it been Angel Gabriel used Bismillah which he later used, it would have been easier for the Prophet.
He just appeared and was like… read with the believe that this was a revelation upon his heart and such should be easy than anything, but Expecting him to read without the permission of the owner of the knowledge; Allah is not possible.
And thats why when he said, “read in the name of your Lord”…
It became easier for him to read peacefully.
Allahu Akbar. That’s the power of Bismillah.
Allegation #4. – It was allege that the prophet didn’t have the idea of whom the angel was and the revelation is expected to be smooth, like I am angel from God, don’t fear etc.
#Response: From hadith, we read that, this had been coming to the Prophet as in form of dreams before the encounter.
Secondly, the prophet used #Mahrifah for angel, which denotes that it is was a particular angel and not just any angel or demons, quiet alright he might not know the name, but he was confused it was an angel, corresponding to his dreams and that’s why he used #Mahrifah to denote the angel.
As for the claim that the message from the angel didn’t come in in a smooth and soothing manner, that’s ridiculous, are we the one that will dictate the mode and manner God will send his message to different messenger of different time?
Didn’t God use FIRE to get across to Moses?
This argument bounce back when we look into the bible. Act 22:6-11 shows us that Paul was blind by the light on his allege way to Damascus, when he was alleged chosen to be an Apostle of the Lord, one could ask what is the essence of blinding him when he has chosen him for the message?
Also why would God want to kill Moses in Exodus 4:24 at the same time when he sent him to deliver a message?
_”And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him.”_