June 3, 2012
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Golri (may Allah have mercy on him), when asked about the Basharriyat of our Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), said,
“I am not capable to mediate and judge between the people of knowledge and esteem, but complying with the valued order, I am compelled to put forward what I have present in my mind.
My master! There is no doubt that it is necessary for the believers to remember the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) as a token of respect and reverence. Now, we have to see whether the word bashar, according to the Arabic language, contains the meaning of greatness and perfection or the meaning of abhorrence [lowness/disparagement/despise]. In my humble view, the word bashar contains perfection as per its meaning and application.”
(Maktubaat, p.157 #340)
November 12, 2010
One of the other weird analogies made by Barelwis was regards to the Prophet (peace be upon him) being a human. Here again, some of the Barelwis claim the Prophet was a bashar [human] from the outward, and in essence a literal light. They forbid people to call the Prophet (Allah bles him and give him peace) a human being. Now to prove this belief, the Barelwis had to make faulty explanations regarding those verses and ahadith where the Prophet himself was quoted that he was a human being.
Thus, the false analogy was given with hunters who deceive animals with false voices in order to catch them.
It was stated in Ja al-Haq on p. 171 after quoting the verse “I am but a bashar” (18:110):
“In this verse the unbelievers are being addressed. Because each thing has a dislike for something coming from a different genus than themselves. It was accordingly said, “O unbelievers! Do not fear me [the Prophet]. I am from your genus, I am a Bashar. Hunters imitate the voices of their prey to catch them. The object behind the ayat is to make the Kuffar inclined [towards the Prophet]. If Deobandis are also amongst the unbelievers, then this statement may also apply to them.”
Ask yourself the question. How can a Nabi be compared with a hunter who tries to deceive the animal in order to catch it? The call of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) was free from such trickery!