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Hadrat Sayyiduna Mahmud bin Rabee Al Ansari – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates:

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Utbaan bin Maalik – may Allah be pleased with him – is among those Ansaar who took part in the Battle of Badr. Once, he appeared in front of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and asked, “O Prophet of Allah! My vision has become weak, yet I am the Imaan in my community. When it starts to rain, the valley between me and them fills up and flows because of which I cannot go to the Masjid. Therefore, O Prophet of Allah! I request you to please come to my house and perform the Salaah so that I can make that place a place of Salaah for me.”

 

The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – replied that he will do so. The next day, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, in the company of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr – may Allah be pleased with him, went to the house of this person. When they entered, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – asked him at which place he wanted the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – to read the Salaah.

He pointed to one corner in the house and they also stood behind the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – in a row. The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – then recited two rak’ah of Salaah.

 

As the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was about to leave, we had also prepared “Khazeerah” for him which was flour and meat mixed together. After that, a few people from the neighbourhood also gathered in the house. Suddenly, a person asked about the absence of a certain individual and another replied that this person had become a Munafiq.

 

When the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – heard this statement, he declared, “Do not say such a thing. Have you not seen that for the sake of Allah and His Prophet, he had recited the Kalimah?”

 

Another person replied, “Allah and His Prophet know better.”

 

Even though it may seem in this incident that the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was being kind to someone who was been accused of being a Munafiq, but the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – also declared, “Allah has made the Fire of Hell Haraam upon that person who says La ilaaha illal laahu with the intention of pleasing Allah.” (Sahih Bukhari)

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Usaamah bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates:

 

Once the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – send us towards the Bani Haraqah. In the morning, we attacked this tribe and also defeated them. I and another Ansari also chased one of these people and we managed to corner him. The person then read the Kalimah and the Ansari stepped back. However, I attacked him with my spear and had him killed.

 

When we reached Madina Shareef and the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – found out what had happened, he asked me, “O Usaamah! Did you kill someone after he had read the Kalimah?”

 

I replied that he had recited the Kalimah to save himself, (in other words, he was not reading the Kalimah with sincerity).

 

However, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – continued to ask me whether I had killed someone who had read the Kalimah. In fact, he continued in this fashion to such a degree that I regretted bringing Islam in the past and if I could only accept Islam now at this moment, my sin would be pardoned. (Sahih Bukhari)

 

In another narration, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – mentioned to another companion whether the companion had opened the heart of the person to see inside whether the person had read the Kalimah with sincerity or not.

 

In other words, extreme caution is to be taken when someone is reading the Kalimah in front of you. Obviously, this does not mean those Munafiqs who have openly insulted Allah Almighty and His beloved Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – through their speech, their writing and their attitude and those who still support these heretics. The killing of these people can be completed without any regret.

 

There are certain idiots who say that we must not insult others because they have read the Kalimah. If this is the case, what is the meaning of the word “Munafiq”? A Munafiq is that person who has actually read the Kalimah and someone who has been condemned in the Qur’an for insulting Allah Almighty and His beloved Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and yet claims that he has read the Kalimah. Such a claim can never be accepted.

 

 

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