Defending the honour of the Prophet ﷺ within ourselves, first and foremost

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As you [all] know, even from [among] the children of the Muslims [there are those] who insult the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

How [so]?

These disgraceful articles which are published in the newspapers (media) demanding the removal of the hijaab. They insist on the women removing the hijaab – which Allaah and His Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) have instructed them with.

Is this not an insult to the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)?

The Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) instructed [the men] with taking care of the beard, and to let it grow, and instructed for the moustache to be trimmed. So he who opposes [this instruction] and shaves his beard, and allows his moustache to grow…is he not falling foul of [the command of] the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)?

And whoever falls foul [of his instructions], then he has insulted him (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).

[So we find in the media an] insistence that women [should] mix freely with men, and [likewise] do away with [their] modesty (hayaa). Is this not an insult to the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and opposing him (his guidance)?

So if we [really] want to defend [the honour of] the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), then we should defend him within ourselves first [and foremost].

[So] we should venerate him, and venerate his Sunnah, and venerate his rank (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), and we should have the utmost respect for him, and not insult [the guidance] that he instructed [us] with.

And we should not insist upon opposing him (his guidance) by saying [for example] ‘this [guidance] is not compatible with this day and age’.

Is this not from the greatest of insults to the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)?

Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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