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Another Shameful Allegation against the Messenger of Allah

One incident mentioned in Fazaail-e-Aamaal is so shameful, that we hate to even mention it, but are forced to do so hoping that sincere readers may take heed and realize the importance of sticking to authentic sources of Islamic knowledge, in order to understand the religion.


Moulana Zakariyah mentions in the virtues of Darood, an incident of a boy who used to recite Darood at every step. When asked for the reason of his action, he said, once I went to Hajj with my mother. She died there and her face turned black and her belly swollen. I considered that condition to be as a result of some major sin. Then I prayed to Allah and saw a cloud coming from Hijaz. A gentleman appeared from the cloud. He turned his hand over my mother’s face because of which it was brightened. When he passed his hand over her belly, the swelling went away. I asked that gentleman, “Tell me about you. You are so kind that my and my mother’s misery has been removed because of you.” He said, “I am your Prophet Muhammad.” I said, “Give me some advice.” The Holy Prophet said, “Recite on every step - O Allah! Bless Muhammad and the descendants of Muhammad...”[1]


We know that Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) was of the most noble and pure character and never ever touched a non-mahram woman during his lifetime. Even when he took the oath of allegiance from women, it was in the form of oral declarations, as clearly proven by the following Hadeeth. On the authority of Urwa, that Aa’ishah described to him the way the Holy Prophet took the oath of allegiance from woman. She said: “The Messenger of Allah never touched a (non-mehram) woman with his hand. He would only take a vow from her, and when he had taken the vow, he would say: ‘You may go I have accepted your allegiance.” [2]

May Allah protect us from attributing to our noble Messenger such slanders and lies.

[1] Fazaail-e-Aamaal, (Eng. Trans.), Virtues of Darood, Arabic Qasidas, p.142, (Edt. 1985, Published by Dini Book Depot - Delhi).

[2] Saheeh al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans.) vol.7, p.159, no.211, Saheeh Muslim (Eng. Trans.) vol.3, p.1039, no.4603, Sunan Abu Dawood (Eng. Trans.) vol.2, p.830, no.2935, Sunan at-Tirmidhi (The Tafseer of the Qur’aan), Sunan Ibn Majah (Jihaad) and Musnad Imaam Ahmad.