Abridged: Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr–In Defence of the Noble Messenger
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr (may Allaah preserve him) said:
Indeed, Allaah’s way (of dealing) with those who are hostile towards the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) has already taken place aforetime and those having enmity towards the Messengers before him. Those who scoffed and mocked at them will be overwhelmed with His great torture and severe punishment in this world before the Hereafter. Consider the statement of Allaah:
وَلَا يَزَالُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا تُصِيبُهُم بِمَا صَنَعُوا قَارِعَةٌ أَوْ تَحُلُّ قَرِيبًا مِّن دَارِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَأْتِيَ وَعْدُ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ
وَلَقَدِ اسْتُهْزِئَ بِرُسُلٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ فَأَمْلَيْتُ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُهُمْ ۖ فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عِقَابِ
And a disaster will not cease to strike those who disbelieve because of their (evil) deeds or it (i.e. the disaster) settle close to their homes, until the Promise of Allah comes to pass. Certainly, Allah does not fail in His Promise. And indeed (many) Messengers were mocked at before you (O Muhammad), but I granted respite to those who disbelieved, and finally I punished them. Then how (terrible) was My Punishment! [Soorah Ar-Radd: Ayah: 31-32]
Allaah [The Almighty] gives the wrongdoer respite and He does not neglect his (affair). He neither neglects the one who mocks and is cynical nor does He leave him. And when He seizes him, He seizes him with the Seizure of The All-Mighty.
فَأَمْلَيْتُ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا
”But I granted respite to those who disbelieved.”
That is: They are granted respite for a little while, then He (The Almighty) seizes them with a severe seizure.
Whoever ponders upon the long period in history will find many punishments and adversities which Allaah (The Blessed and Almighty) inflicted upon those who had enmity towards the Messengers, especially the scoffers and mockers. Indeed, Allaah (The Most High) stated as a reassurance to His Messenger [Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)]:
إِنَّا كَفَيْنَاكَ الْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ
”Truly! We will suffice you against the scoffers.” [Soorah Al-Hijr: Ayah: 95]
And He (The Mighty and Majestic) said:
إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ
For he who makes you angry (O Muhammad) – he will be cut off (from every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter).
[Soorah Al-Kawthar: Ayah 3]
That is: Cut off. Allaah [The Blessed and Most High] will cut off his roots, frustrate his vision and pursuits. And indeed Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) has sanctioned His painful punishment and severe torture for every scoffer and mocker of the Prophets and His noble Messengers, then how about the one who mocks at the Imaam of the Messengers and seal of Prophets!!
And if it is the case that Allaah [The Most High] has stated in the hadeeth Qudsi: ‘’Whoever shows enmity to a friend of mine, I will wage war against him,” then how about the one who shows enmity to a Prophet!! And how about the one who shows enmity to the Imaam of the Messengers, the leader of all the creation and the master of all the children of Aadam!!
Even though some of the despicable and depraved ones in our time have adopted ridicule against the personality of the noble Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and making mockery of him through sarcastic pictures and words, or movies and pure infamy, then indeed their abidance and (existence) in reality is by the permission of Allaah (The Blessed and Most High). Allaah’s way (of dealing) with those whose affair was the same has already gone by, and whoever desires to confirm that then let him read history in its entirety, for it is filled with a number of witnesses and plenty of proofs, which shows the perfect Power of Allaah, the greatness of His Punishment and His revenge on behalf of His Prophet and chosen one (Muhammad) and all His Prophets before him.
And we turn to Allaah [The Almighty] whilst announcing our weakness and our lack of strength. We turn to Him alone [Glorified Be He] that He aids His noble Messenger and that He hastens the destruction of the insolent ones, the scoffers and mockers. Indeed, He (Allaah) is The All-Hearer, The All-Knower.