Huzooraa was asked regarding:
1. The punishment for those who blaspheme against the Holy Prophetsa …
Huzooraa, in a letter dated 25 December 2019, gave the following answers:..
“1. Neither the Quran, nor the ahadith allow any human being to punish a blasphemer against the Holy Prophetsa in this world. The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, himself did not punish any such blasphemer. Once Hazrat Umarra, a great admirer of the Holy Prophetsa, requested permission to punish one such wretched individual who had been guilty of blasphemy, but the Holy Prophetsa did not grant permission. Following in the footsteps of his Holy Master and Leader, the Promised Messiahas has also given the same teaching.
“At the same time, Islam has guided people of religious and secular authority not to speak of anyone’s religion or their respected personalities in such a manner as may cause hurt to the adherents of that faith.
“Thus, on the one hand, Islam does not allow any human being to punish a blasphemer against the Prophetsa, and on the other hand, it also teaches that nobody should use inappropriate words for another religion or its leaders.