Lahore: Woman sentenced to death for denying the finality of prophethood & claiming to be 'Prophet'


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Lahore: On Monday, police arrested a woman supposedly for proclaiming herself ‘prophet’ and booked her under disrespectful charges.

40 years old, Salma alias Fatima is head of a tuition-based school and spouse of Tanveer, an inhabitant of Bahadarabad. On September 3, 2013, she began distributing pamphlets in the neighborhood around 6 am in which she denied the finality of prophethood while declaring herself ‘prophet’.

The pamphlets likewise contained offending words about the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Inhabitants of the area held up an FIR against the accused after which the neighborhood police captured her.

The SP said a case under Section 295-C (utilization of disparaging comments, and so forth, for the Holy Prophet PBUH) of the Pakistan Penal Code had been enlisted against the accused on the complaint of Jamia Masjid Anwar-e-Madina petition pioneer Qari Iftikhar Ahmad Raza.

Nishtar Colony police additionally saw her as liable during cross-examination. Following 18 months, the lawyer mentioned that his accused is not intellectually steady. A medical board was subsequently framed which pronounced that the accused was not mentally stable for preliminary.

Later on, during the trials, the charged had likewise been given the right of property managing her significant other embracing all fair treatment. The accused’s counsel emphasized that the accused was for the shaky brain at the hour of the event. He further entreated the court that under area 84 of PPC, nothing is an offense that is would be an individual of unsound mind.

Complainant’s advice advocate Chaudhry argued that the prosecution has demonstrated its case based on oral and narrative proof, although the accused neglected to demonstrate that at the hour of composing and conveying irreverent material, she was unequipped for knowing the idea of her actions because of the shakiness of psyche.

In the wake of hearing the two sides, the district judge granted capital punishment to the blamed and forced a fine for Rs50,000. “She shall be hanged by her neck till her death” the decision stated.

The khatam an-nabiyyin or khatim an-nabiyyin, usually translated as “Seal of the Prophets”, is applied to Muhammad (SAW) in verse 33:40 of the Qur’an.

Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.

— Qur’an 33:40

In Sahih al-Bukhari it is reported by Abu Hurayrah that Muhammad said,

“My similitude in comparison with the prophets before me is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, busy: ‘Would that this brick be put in its place!’ So I am that brick, and I am the sealable prophets” (fa’anā ’l-labinah, was anā khātamu ’n-nabīyīn).

Muslims across the globe have a firm belief in the Finality of Prophethood. And anyone accused of blasphemy should be hanged till death.

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Source: Dawn News

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Good decision.

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The disbeliever of finality of prophet hood should be hanged.

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