Monday, December 17, 2007

A terrible blot on Godhead?

In this topic, the writer argues that according to the Quran, The Prophet took money for himself. This has been answered before but will be answered here again.
Prophet Muhammad (s) was the leader of the Muslims. He managed the affairs of the State (in whatever state it was) and for that money is required. The above explanations say that a Prophet does not ask for his personal desires and this is exactly what Prophet Muhammad (s) did. The above mentioned verses lay down a basis for a flourishing state. A President of a country collects money through taxes. During the time of the Prophet, a system of taxes had not yet been established. Whatever was collected was through this method mentioned above.

A Hadith is mentioned above with bold letters by the accusers. It is posted below again with my emphasis.

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Whenever a dead man in debt was brought to Allah's Apostle he would ask, "Has he left anything to repay his debt?" If he was informed that he had left something to repay his debts, he would offer his funeral prayer, otherwise he would tell the Muslims to offer their friend's funeral prayer. When Allah made the Prophet wealthy through conquests, he said, "I am more rightful than other believers to be the guardian of the believers, so if a Muslim dies while in debt, I am responsible for the repayment of his debt, and whoever leaves wealth (after his death) it will belong to his heirs." (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 37, Number 495)

If we see the context, we see that there is no problem at all.

In this same topic, the writer again posts verses that speak of fighting against a particular enemy and associates these enemies as himself and as non-Muslims in general. The verse itself has the answer. The accuser should at least read it before writing.

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