07 Jul Did The Prophet Break Crosses?
Did The Prophet Break Crosses?
Did the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, break crosses? W. Muir’s controversial biography of him states so.
William Muir, wrote a book called “The Life of Mahomet,” first of all, once a “scholarly” work refers to The Prophet as “Mahomet” instead of Muhammad, or “Mohammedans” instead of Muslims, some red flags should fly up.
His work was made for evangelical purposes, and so, his work was designed and directed towards being as scholarly as it needed to be, just so that he could try and make people (Muslims, and those tempted by Islam) to dislike if not hate The Prophet.
I mean, within his work he refers to The Prophet as “evil,” and honestly, once someone who claims themselves to be a scholar of any kind, uses those sorts of words to describe the subject of their work… How scholarly can it be?
Let’s put it this way, The Prophet famously declared a “promise to Christians” which reads as follows:
“This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them. Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them. No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries. No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses. Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate. No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them. If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray. Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants. No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).”
[translation by Muqtedar Khan]
So, do you think a man, who would say these things, would break crosses? Me either.
Insha Allah, I hope this answered your question, and if you, or anyone else, has a question on this, or any other subject, please do not hesitate to ask me.