New Trend Magazine (www.newtrendmag.org)
(by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D) (part 1)
Perwezi sect's attack on Hadith: Fabrication and Lies
Attempt to Claim that Hadith permits Sex during Menstruation
Libellous Attribution of Translation to Abdul Hameed Siddiqui
A heretical Pakistani group called Tolu-e-Islam, organized by
Pakistani writer named Ghulam Ahmed Pervez, has been making frantic
to discredit Hadith. Known for its subservience to western ideas
Islam, Tolu-i-Islam claims that is serving the true Islam by calling
to concentrate on the Qur'an "only."
One of the books this group published was titled MAQAME HADITH
be called its magnum opus because it was published in four editions,
1965, 1975 and 1986 WITHOUT change.
MAQAME HADITH (written in the Urdu language) is packed with
attacks on Hadith, quoted out of context and twisted in a variety of
In one of its most vicious attacks, MAQAME HADITH tries to give the
impression that the Hadith teaches sexual intercourse during
thus violates the Qur'an. MAQAME HADITH achieves this "meaning" by
translating a key word in the Hadith about menstruation as MUBASHIRAT
in Urdu means sexual intercourse. (See page 202 of MAQAME HADITH under
heading: halate haiz main mubashirat)
The Perwezi sect could not succeed in Pakistan owing to the
resurgence led by Maulana Maudoodi and later by the Jihad movements.
Perwezis in Pakistan are residual now and exist largely in minute
the westernized ruling class which can easily be led astray owing to
relative ignorance of both the Qur'an and the Hadith.
However, the Perwezis retreated to Canada and started spreading
heresies among Pakistani immigrants and sometimes even among recent
Earlier on Pakistan Forum and more recently on Wide Minds (two
discussion groups), a number of Perwezis made the same claim as in
HADITH, that the Hadith violates the Qur'an by teaching sexual
during menstruation. I pointed out to the readers of these groups that
scholar of HADITH had EVER taught that the Hadith permits sex during
As a result I was subjected to incessant abuse by a number of Perwezis
these lists. The attackers tried to make the claim that I was defending
Hadith because I am a "Mullah."
However, after the Perwezis were put on the defensive, they came
with the claim that they had finally found a translation of SAHIH
which has the Hadith about menstruation which clearly says that the
(pbuh) [nauzoobillah min zalik] did intercourse with his wife during
menstruation. They said the TRANSLATION WAS BY ABDUL HAMID SIDDIQUI
published from India!
They have been transmitting ABDUL HAMID SIDDIQUI's "translation"
and wide and claiming victory against Hadith on that basis.
UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE PERWEZIS, the library of Masjid Jamaat
al-Muslimeen has Abdul Hamid Siddiqui's translation of SAHIH MUSLIM.
the translation from page 173 of Volume 1:
"(577) ‘Aisha (ra) reported: When anyone amongst us (amongst the
of the Holy Prophet) menstruated, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be
him) asked her to tie a waist-wrapper over her (body) and then embraced
Not only does Abdul Hamid Siddiqui's translation NOT say
about doing sexual intercourse, the translator seems to be aware of the
attack by the enemies of Islam on this Hadith and he writes this
on this hadith: (same page)
"499. This tradition has been the target of worst criticism by
hostile critics of the Hadith. They assert that it contravenes the
of the Qur'an (ii.222), in which it has been commanded to keep aloof
women during menstrual period. But these critics little realise that it
the sexual intercourse with the menstruating women which is prohibited.
hadith gives no indication that the Holy Prophet acted against this
injunction of the Qur'an. The very wording that he ordered to tie a
waist-wrapper on the lower part of her body gives a clear indication
Holy Prophet did not have sexual intercourse with his wives during this
period of menstrual discharge; he simply embraced them. The verb
does not necessarily mean sexual intercourse. It denotes to have
touch (Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon).
Notice also that ABDUL HAMEED SIDDIQUI produced his translation
SAHIH MUSLIM in Pakistan, not India as the Perwezis claim. He wrote it
published it in Pakistan.
The question arises, why did the Perwezis decide to libel Abdul
Hameed Siddiqui? Allah knows what is in their minds but we do need to
that Abdul Hameed Siddiqui's translation of Sahih Muslim into English
unique event. There are not many (IF ANY) other translations into
The Perwezis might have chosen to smear Abdul Hameed Siddiqui
he was an associate of Maulana Maudoodi (ra). G.A. Perwez, the doyen
Perwezi sect, wrote at length and very viciously and abusively against
Maulana Maudoodi. Obviously the disciples of Perwez want to continue
leader's tradition of lies and fabrication.
(To be continued.)
2002-04-18 Thu 09:08ct