Shaykh ‘Ali Juma’ah: The Prophet (s.a.w.) Did Not Execute Apostates

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh ‘Ali Juma’ah said, “In his own time, the Prophet (s.a.w.) did not have ‘Abdullah ibn Ubay executed, even though he said, ‘If we were to return to Madina, the lower would expel the higher’; nor did he have Dzu al-Khuwaysirah at-Tamimi executed, even though he said, ‘Be just; you have not been just’; nor did he have executed the person who told him, ‘They say you refrain from transgressing, but transgression is your constant companion’; nor did he have executed, the one who told him, ‘Allah’s Pleasure was not intended by this allotment’; nor did he have executed, the one told him, ‘You would not have given Zubayr to drink first if he were not your cousin’; nor others from whom he was shown harm and disrespect.  All of these are expressions by which those who utter them apostatise, for they involve accusations of the Prophet (s.a.w.) of that which denies his trustworthiness and justice.”

And yet, in this time and age, we have Muslims calling for the death of others, even non-Muslims, for blasphemy.  Do these idiots think they are better than the Prophet (s.a.w.)?  Or, do they think they represent the sunnah, when this is clearly a bid’ah adh-dhalalah?


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