The Most Compassionate Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam was ordered by Allah – سبحانه و تعالى – to tear down the so called “mosque” built by the hypocrites. So when it is ordered that even such “mosques” are to demolished, how foolish it would be for someone to assist in constructing such a building and praying behind hypocrites!
The building which they erected will constantly keep disturbing their hearts unless their hearts are torn to pieces; and Allah is All Knowing, Wise [Taubah 9:110].
يَزَا ل بنۡيَٰ ن ه م ٱلَّذِى بَنَوۡ ا
رِيبَة فِى ق ل وبِهِمۡ إِ أَن
تَقَطَّعَ ق ل و ب همۡ وَٱلِّلَّ عَلِي م حَكِي م
On a Friday, the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam ascended the pulpit of the Masjid Nabawi and expelled 34 hypocrites saying, “Get out – you so and so, son of so and so – for you are a hypocrite”. When they were leaving the mosque, Syedna Umar bin Khattab Radi Allahu anhu arrived, thinking he was late. When he was later informed about it, he claimed he would have killed all of them rather than letting them go out alive. Fath al-BarI, Umdat ul-Qari
And after a long time of patiently forbearing the misdeeds of the hypocrites, he expelled them from the holy mosque in Medina (Masjid Nabawi). And we have now some evil scholars who openly invite proclaimed polytheists and infidels to desecrate our mosques and even perform their polytheistic worship inside it! What sort of faith is this? And what sort of Sunnah is this?
We also now have certain people saying that we should not call any Kaafir (disbeliever) a Kaafir. This is indeed a self-made rule – for it openly contradicts the Holy Qur’an (read Surah Kafiroon) and the Sunnah.
Narrated Syedna `Abdullah bin `Umar Radi Allahu anhu : When `Abdullah bin Ubai (bin Salul) died, his son came to Allah’s Apostle Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and said, “O Allah’s Apostle Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam, give me your shirt so that I may shroud my father’s body in it. And please offer a funeral prayer for him and invoke Allah for his forgiveness.” The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam gave him his shirt and said to him, “Inform us, when you finish call us”. When he had finished he told the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam proceeded to order his funeral prayers but `Umar Radi Allahu anhu stopped him and said, “Didn’t Allah forbid you to offer the funeral prayer for the hypocrites when He said, ”Whether you ask forgiveness for them or not ask forgiveness for them; even if you ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will not forgive them.” Later, it was revealed: “And never offer funeral prayers for any of them who dies, nor stand by his grave.” (9.84) After that, Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam did not offer funeral prayers for the hypocrites. (Bukhari) – several versions
And once He Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam received the command of His Lord, Allah – سبحانه و تعالى -, he even stopped praying the funeral for the hypocrites although the hypocrites had not openly rejected Islam.
The following incident of Syedna Umar Radi Allahu anhu beheading a hypocrite is also very famous:
Two men had brought a dispute to the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and he gave judgment between them. The one who had judgment given against him said, ‘Let us go to `Umar ibn al-Khattab,’ Radi Allahu anhu and so the two of them went to him. The man said, Allah’s Apostle Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam gave judgment in my favor against this man and he said, “Let us go to `Umar.” Radi Allahu anhu’ `Umar Radi Allahu anhu said, “Is it like that?” He said, ‘Yes.’ So `Umar Radi Allahu anhu said, ‘Stay where you are until I come out to you.’ Then he came out to them wrapping his sword in his garment and struck the one who had said, ‘Let us go to `Umar,’ Radi Allahu anhu and killed him. The other returned and said, ‘Allah’s Apostle! Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam By Allah, `Umar Radi Allahu anhu killed my companion.’ So he said, ‘I wouldn’t have thought that `Umar Radi Allahu anhu would have ventured to kill a believer.’ Then Allah ta’ala revealed, “So O dear Prophet, by oath of your Lord, they will not be Muslims until they appoint you a judge” to the end of the ayah. (4:65) He Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam declared, there was to be no retaliation or compensation for the blood of the man and declared `Umar Radi Allahu anhu free from any wrong in his killing.
See the faith of Syedna Umar Radi Allahu anhu – he Radi Allahu anhu did NOT deem one to be a Muslim if he did not accept the Holy Prophet’s Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam judgment. In fact he slew him for his insolence. And reflect on the Holy Prophet’s Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam second judgment – he deemed the actions of Syedna Umar Radi Allahu anhu to be correct! subhanALLAH
- Blessed Madinah al-Munawwarah (madinasharif.wordpress.com)
- Pearls of Wisdom by AlaHadrat Radi Allahu anhu on his 93rd URS Anniversary (madinasharif.wordpress.com)
- THE PROPHET (Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam) has the power of giving benefit and loss (madinasharif.wordpress.com)