Going Against The Holy Prophet (sws)

Question

Is it allowable to differ with the opinion, thinking and advice of the Prophet (sws) in minor religious matters?


Answer

The religion does not allow us going against the Prophet (sws) in any condition. Contrarily, such an attitude negates one's faith. It can waste one's good deeds. However one can go against a statement ascribed to the Holy Prophet (sws) following the principles of dirāyat (textual analysis). This means he is actually going against the narrators. He does not in fact go against the Holy Prophet (sws).

Translated By: Abid Mahmood Hashmi

About the Author

Talib Mohsin


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and writing under the auspice of Al-Mawrid and has also been teaching in the Institute.

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