An important warning against exaggerated veneration of the Prophet and the Two Sacred Mosques

Peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah.

I read a poem written by Muhammad Hasan Fiqy entitled “The Two Mosques” which was published in Al-Riyadh newspaper, (issue no. 6003, on Thursday, the 7th of Rabee` Al-Awwal 1407 A.H.) In this poem, the poet praised the virtue of the Chosen (a title of the Prophet [peace be upon him]) and the good consequences that followed his mission and migration like the high status and empowerment of Muslims. He also praised the excellence of the Two Sacred Mosques. Indeed, he did well. However, he committed grave mistakes in some lines and no one drew his attention to that. Therefore, I thought it necessary to undertake this duty lest anyone should imitate or follow him. Thus, whoever comes across this warning realizes the seriousness of the excessive reverence and its evil end. Allaah (Praised be He) warned against this in His saying: O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion In this Aayah, Allaah (Glorified be He) warns the People of the Book against exceeding their limits. He equally warns Muslims against imitating them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Do not exceed the limits in your religion, for those who preceded you have been destroyed due to their excessiveness in religion. Related by Al-Bukhaaree in his Sahih Book. He (peace be upon him) also says: Al-Bukhaaree, Saheeh, Book on prophets, no. 3445; and Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Musnad, vol. 1, p. 24.Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allaah and His Messenger. Related by Imaam Ahmad with a Saheeh (authentic) Sanad. There are many other Hadeeths stressing the same meaning… read more here.


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