Al-Mawdoodee and his Denial of the Dajjaal

First: Al-Mawdoodee:
He said in his book Rasaa’il wa Masaa’il (pg. 57, 1351H Edition):
“The Messenger of Allaah used to think that the Dajjaal would appear during his time or close to his time. However, 1350 years have passed on this speculation (from the Prophet), many long centuries, and still the Dajjaal has not appeared. So this proves that his (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) speculation was not correct!!” In the 1362H edition of the book, he added to this, saying: “However, 1350 years have passed …and still the Dajjaal has not appeared. So this is the reality.” This is a clear rejection of the advent of the Dajjaal, for which there are many authentic ahaadeeth reported informing of his coming.

He also said (pg. 55): “It is confirmed that everything that has been reported in his ahaadeeth concerning the Dajjaal was just the opinion and estimation of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and that he had doubts over this issue.” Is this not a clear rejection of the Dajjaal and a denial of the reports of the Messenger about whom Allaah said: “And he does not speak from his own desire, rather it is revelation that is revealed to him.” [Surah An-Najm: 3-4]

He also says in his book Arba’atu Mustalahaat-ul-Qur’aan al-Asaasiyah (pg. 156): “Allaah commanded the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in Surah An-Nasr to ask his Lord’s forgiveness for what occurred from him from deficiencies and shortcomings with regard to fulfilling the obligations – i.e. the obligations of prophethood.” We seek Allaah’s refuge from such a lie!! Is it not sufficient for him that Allaah described His Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) with the characteristic of servitude (‘uboodiyyah), which is the most perfect of human characteristics? He described him with this attribute ( i.e. slave of Allaah) in many verses throughout His Book. Where is he with respect to the Prophet’s statement in the hadeeth about the three people that asked about his (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) worship – and it is as if he is replying to this issue – in which he (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “As for me, then I am the most dutiful to Allaah amongst you”?

Al-Mawdoodee and his Denial of the Dajjaal
Author: Jamaal bin Fareehaan Al-Haarithee
Source: Al-Ajwibat-ul-Mufeedah ‘an As’ilat-il-Manaahij-il-Jadeedah (pg. 92-94) [2nd Edition]

Shaikh Muqbil (rahimulllah) on Maududi- Satan or Saint????

Question: Is Abul-A’alaa al-Mawdoodee considered to be from the Imaams of the Muslims?

Answer: What is clear is that he has some tashayyu’ (Shiitism/Shiaism) in him and that he is to be considered as being from the Imaams of Innovation. May Allaah reward one of our brothers with good – for he has authored a book called: “Hurricanes in the Face of the Sunnah” (Zawaabi’ fee Wajhis-Sunnah). In this book, he clarifies and exposes the true condition of Abul-A’alaa Al-Mawdoodee and those like him who wage war against the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger ( sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and who weaken authentic ahaadeeth in the two Saheeh Collections (of Bukhaaree and Muslim) to suit their desires.

Maududi is the Imaam of Bid’ah
Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee
Source: Fadaa’ih wa Nasaa’ih: pg. 165


We begin with the Name of Allaah


Q. What is your opinion regarding the so-called Imam Warith-deen Muhammad, who is a leader of Muslims in America and is said to be an upholder of the Quran and Sunnah?

A. All of Warithdeen Muhammad’s statements to date have been praising his father (Elijah Muhammad, who claimed that Allah was a man and that he was the last messenger of Allah). Warithdeen has changed most of the practices that were practiced during his father’s time, but he still insists on praising his father and referring to him as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Whoever honors a mubtadir (an innovator: one who brings something new into the religion) has helped to destroy Islam.” Elijah Muhammad is the worst of mankind and he is cursed by Allah. Allah has said in the Quran, “Who is worse than the one who claims to receive revelation, has received nothing.” [Soorah Al-‘Anaam (Chapter 6), Verse 93], those are the worst of mankind. So to honor such a person is a major deviation.

This sums up the level of his Islam and that is how we as Muslims, should judge people. If you praise one who is cursed by Allah, then you are displeasing Allah. Part of our faith is to love those who Allah loves and hate those who Allah hates. All those who seek to praise enemies of Allah, put themselves in the category of being enemies of Allah. So, for example, an individual like Farrakhan, though he maybe a very effective and eloquent spokesman and uses the name of Islam, he is a reviver of the original teachings of Elijah Muhammad. So to even speak of him in an honorable fashion or to praise him, is a major mistake on the part of Muslims. He is a blatant enemy of Islam. (Answered by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips)


Along with what may be termed the rise of Orthodox or Sunnite Islaam in America, there has also appeared in the Twentieth century a variety of cults and sects all claiming to represent true Islaam. Most of these groups have or have had strong nationalist overtones and anti-white sentiments in their teachings, which is not surprising, since the vast majority of those who enter the fold of Islaam in America have been Black Americans and the reverberations of white supremacy on which the nation was built, were quite intense throughout the country until recently. The earliest of these groups is the “Moorish Science Temple of America” founded by Timothy Drew from North Carolina (1886-1929). Drew renamed himself Prophet Noble Drew Ali and opened the first branch of his cult in New York in 1913. [E.U., Essien-Udom, Black Nationalism, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962), p. 33]  

Drew taught that Black Americans were really “Moorish Americans” or “Moors” and that he had been commissioned by the King of Morocco to preach Islam to Black Americans. [Eric Lincoln, Black Muslims, (Boston: Beacon Press, 1961), p.52]

He provided his followers with a Scripture in English which he called Koran but which was in fact the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ written by Levi H. Dowling (1844-1911). Drew also included Buddha, Confucious, and Zoroaster among the prophets [Black Nationalism, p.35.] of whom he was supposed to be the last. The dress, symbols, and religious rites of his cult were, for the most part, borrowed from the Masonic order known as the “The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrines” or simply “The Shriners.” 

The most prominent of these pseudo-Islamic groups in America was “The Lost Found Nation of Islam” which became known in the news media as the “Black Muslims”. This group’s beginnings are somewhat shrouded in mystery. A foreigner, by the name of Wallace Fard Muhammad, of uncertain origin, taught what he termed Islaam among Blacks in Detroit from 1929 to 1931. Following his disappearance in 1931, the most prominent of his students, Elijah Poole (1897-1975) secured leadership of the group and claimed that Fard was actually God in person and that he, Elijah, was the messenger of God sent to Black Americans. Elijah taught that Black people were gods, and White people were devils created by a Black scientist. Heaven and Hell, according to his teachings, are on earth in this life and there is no resurrection for the physically dead. [Black Muslims, pp. 72-78] Although Elijah claimed that the Qur’aan was the book of Muslims, he mostly referred to the Bible in his teachings. Actually, the main text of the cult was a book composed of some of his speeches and newspaper articles which he called Message to the Black Man in America. [Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Black Man in America, (Chicago, ILL: Muhammad’s Temple no. 2, 1965)]

And this WARITH DEEN MOHAMMED is son of Elijah, Here is a more detailed list of some of the beliefs and statements of W. D. Mohammed, who like Farrakhan, Richard Kalif (aka Rashad Khalifa) and others have deceived many and are enjoying their present lives. 

WD Mohammed The Record Speaks A Consistent Pattern from 1975 to the Present

1975- Publicly declares himself “The Manifestation of God”. “Yes, I myself am an Immaculate Conception. You say, “This man is crazy.” No, I’m not crazy… After we explain it to you, you’ll know that I’m not crazy. The world has just been in darkness. I can truthfully say that My physical father was not My father. I have never had a physical father…You say, “Who is your father?” Speaking in the language of the New Testament, My Father is God…I am the Manifestation of God.… All praise is due to Allah.” [1]

1976- Claims he is recipient of divine revelation. “The Book (Bible) says that there is another kind of water (sweet water) which is not salty, that comes from above that is divine revelation. The water that God gives is divine revelation and He reveals it to His prophets.”[2] “I am baptizing you with the water that God has given me. It is the water of revelation, of divine knowledge.”[3]

1977- Declares Islamic plural marriage forbidden. “The teaching of Muhammad and the teaching of the Qur’an is that “one is better for you if you but knew.” No other Prophet did this for the polygamist mankind. It was Prophet Muhammad who worked against polygamy.”[4]

1978- Rejects miracles of the prophets “Moses, being pursued by Pharaoh’s army, struck the water and the Red Sea parted, so the Book says, and Moses and his people walked across on dry land… Brother and sister, you will never convert intelligent people to religion today with unrealistic symbolical stories like that [5].

Sanctions false prophet Rashad Khalifa. Offers followers “20% discount” on purchase of Khalifa’s works.[6] 

Endorses Qadiyani translation of Quran.[7]

1979- Denies Return of Jesus and proclaims himself, “Masih-Mahdi”. “Jesus did his work… he’s not coming back here­never! That’s not the way of God. But his type has to return, another birth like his has to happen, has to happen, to produce his type again. So that his type will be able to see, the lies that have been told concerning his birth. It’s not him but its the same as though he’s the original. I know how Jesus is born because I’ve been born that way! So you can’t tell me how Jesus was born, I’ve been born that way!” “…well then you’re a Prophet; no I’m not, well you’re a Messenger of God, no (laughing) I’m not, well what are you? I am Masih-Mahdi, I am the Christ-Mahdi believe it or not! … You know, for a long time people have been hoping to fulfill the prophecy. The prophecy of the return of Christ or the return of the son of Mary and the presence of a Mahdi who would bring the religion to its original purity… they’ve been looking for that, it’s here now, what they’ve been looking for is here now­But can they appreciate it?”

1980- Proclaims himself, “the Mujaddid”, states, “If you want all the hadiths, then you should leave this community because I’m telling you, right now, I don’t accept all the hadiths. They have made too much trouble and confusion in the Muslim society.”[9]

1981-Claims those who desire plural marriage are, “cursed by God.”[10] Rules women’s hair is their hijab. “It is believed in the circle of learned scholars in the religion that the hair on women should be covered… Here in our community…we don’t make any big to-do about it. If some woman is seen with her hair uncovered we don’t raise the roof, because I understand that where there is some sex appeal in women’s hair, there is also religious symbolism attached. This symbolism is good but I don’t think we should enforce these laws too fanatically. If we do we might cause people of higher intellect to underestimate our intelligence. They might think we are superstitious or fanatical people and we don’t want them to think that.”[11]

1983- Claims Christians need not follow Islam “There are some scholars… I’ve heard some people who call themselves scholars in the religion say recently and I have heard this,… that the scriptures I quote referred to earlier times and later scriptures came and cancelled that. That now if anyone rejects our religion, he doesn’t go to paradise. I disagree. I simply disagree.[12]… I don’t feel that all Christians have to have my religion to improve their lives. I don’t feel that… I feel that some Christians are living very good lives. They have very good morals, they have a good sense of direction and I wouldn’t want to disturb that for them. As long as they are doing well I’d like to see them continue to do well.”[13] 

Compares those who don’t follow him to dogs “The word has come down from heaven follow Imam W. Deen Muhammad. Either do that or wear the dog collar and eat dog biscuits.”[14] 

Claims “If Jesus had lived to see 40, he would have died to Jesus and become Prophet Muhammad.”[15] 

Claims “The Quran doesn’t say that Prophet Muhammad is a messenger to the angels or Jinn, but to the people… Prophet Muhammad was sent to Naas, not to the Jinn.”[16]

1984- Calls for establishing his own school of thought “…we are going to have a school of fiqh and that school is raising up, or growing up right now with the growth of this community, under the leadership of your Imam and my Imam Warith Deen Muhammad. Yes, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad.”[17]

1986- Claims “The Muslim community also has a community obligation to serve the best interest of other communities Christian, Jewish and even the Socialist community.”[18] 

Denies existence of Jinn “Muslims do not believe that there are some foreign worlds existing out there somewhere. We don’t believe that there are some foreign creatures sharing space with us. We don’t accept the notion of other creatures in another dimension whose nature is not like ours. We don’t believe that there are creatures who can do things to us but we cannot reach them unless we find some way to plug into their foreign dimension. The real Muslim cannot accept that kind of idea. You cannot work voodoo on a Muslim because the Muslim is not vulnerable to superstition.”[19]

1987- Declares “But my position is this in our society, I have learned by experience, so I have differed with shiekhs, I have differed with leaders of Al-Islam, I have learned by experience in this community, that there is no guarantee, that a Muslim marrying a non-Muslim woman is going to have anymore success in bringing these children to Al-Islam, than a woman will be marrying a non-Muslim man… “[20] 

Declares, “I have no problems with the Pope; I respect him and honor him.”[21]

1988- Denies prophetic miracles. “We know that as much as man fears the fire, we know that Abraham was put in the fire. That not right? Yes, Abraham was put in the fire. And when they looked in the, when the those who put him in the fire came to see how he was fairing, how he was doing there, whether he was ashes or not, they found him there unaffected. Fire hadn’t touched him, fire hadn’t bothered him a bit. Instead, instead of him experiencing heat, see God made the flame cool on Abraham. (laughter) Now we know that’s metaphorical, that’s symbolic.”

1989- Proudly shows off grandchild from marriage of his daughter to a non-Muslim.[22] 

1991- Says Muslims should not invite non-Muslims to Islam “We (Muslims) are obligated to seek peaceful co-existence with Christians and people of Faith… the similarities are so much more important that we need not focus on the differences. We see Christians and Jews as people of the Book. We should not ask them to take their shahadah…”[22] 

Endorses Homosexuals during American Public Radio (APR) interview.[24]

1992- Endorses Farrakhan “I will never denounce him as long as he says he wants to be a Muslim.”[25] 

Declares, “We love our distinction as a people, our racial distinction…we want racial dignity and racial distinction. We want cultural distinction. We want that. Even within Islam we want that. We don’t want to copy the culture of another Muslim…we also stress that we owe an allegiance to the Christian people. Also we have to understand that our religion did not come to establish itself over everybody else.”[26] 

Speaking at ISNA headquarters “Mohammed says he does not favor intermarriage between indigenous and immigrant Muslims because African-Americans have suffered greatly at the hands of white America, and they need time by themselves as a race for the psychological scars of racism to heal.”[27]

1993- Declares all non-Muslims Muslims “If we look at the broad definition for Muslim, we have to say that even though a Christian may be worshipping Jesus the Christ Prophet more than he is worshipping Allah, he or she may be Muslim in their spirit. They may still be Muslim, though the orientation has now dominated their Muslim urge. The person carrying a heavy cross may be a Muslim inwardly. So it is for a Jew, or Communist, or a Buddhist, or a Hindu.” [28] 

Claims Farrakhan ‘does a lot of good’ “Farrakhan respects Islam and he does a lot of good, he is friendly with us and we should be friendly with him.”[29] 

Claims anyone can be recipient of revelation ‘If any revelation I receive, anybody else can get it, just read Qur’an and God will show us revelation if we’re sincere.’[30]

1994- Implies prophethood to Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, calling them, “men of divine wisdom” who predicted the future “in the name of God”. [31] 

Denounces interracial marriage and women’s hijab. “Imam Mohammed said he would not encourage mixed marriages. “Marry your own race and people you are acquainted with.”…Covering hair in the mosque for prayer is needed, the Imam explained, but in the public when out shopping it is not a big deal. He noted that a sister can be more seductive with her hair covered than uncovered.”[32]

1998- Claims Paradise is on earth. “In the beginning, God put us in paradise and so shall it be in the end,” Mohammed said. And, pointing a finger to the sky, he added, “Not necessarily up there.”[33] 

1999- Celebrates “Savior’s Day” with Farrakhan. “I couldn’t resist coming here knowing that (The Nation of Islam) was observing this day. I haven’t lost my friendship with Minister Farrakhan.”[34] 

2000- Selected by MAS to lead Washington Area Muslims for Eid Al-Fitr Prayer at DC Armory. Praises Elijah Muhammad in Nation of Islam’s Savior’s Day ‘Family Reunion’. Declares lasting brotherhood with Louis Farrakhan.[35]


[1] See Muhammad Speaks, May 23, 1975, pp. 17-19. His referral to himself as ‘The Manifestation of God’ has its links to Elijah’s teachings, as Elijah said that ‘after me will come God himself.’ See Message to the Blackman, p. 306. Thus, W.D. Mohammed labeling himself ‘The Manifestation of God’, is intended to be understood as ‘a fulfillment of prophecy.’
[2] See Lectures of Emam Muhammad, p. 48.
[3] See The Teachings of W.D. Muhammad, p. 13.
[4] See Bilalian News, July 8, 1977, p. 17. His statement “one is better for you if you but knew” is baseless. No such Qur’ânic verse nor Prophetic hadeeth exists that is even remotely
close to what he claims.
[5] See Lectures of Emam Muhammad, pp. 118-119.
[6] See Bilalian News, April 21, 1978, p. 9.
[7] See Bilalian News, Sept. 8, 1978, p. 6.
See Bilalian News, February 15, 1980, p. 17.
[9] See Bilalian News, February 22, 1980, p. 24.
[10] See Bilalian News, June 26, 1981, p. 18.
[11] See World Muslim News, November 27, 1981, p. S5.
[12] See Religion on the Line, p. 61.
[13] ibid. p. 67.
[14] See A. M. Journal, Mar 2, 1983, p. 23.
[15] See A.M. Journal, July 29, 1983, p. 9.
[16] See A. M. Journal, July 29, 1983, p. 2.
[17] See Challenges that Face Man Today, pp. 34-38.
[18] See Muslim Journal, May 16, 1986, p.2.
[19] See An African American Genesis, p. 9.
[20] See Muslim Journal, October 2, 1987.
[21] See Muslim Journal, November 13, 1987, p. 15.
[22] See Muslim Journal, June 2, 1989, p. 15.
[23] See Muslim Journal, June 28, 1991, p. 5.
[24] Recorded broadcast, September 4, 1991.
[25] See The Washington Times, Feb. 7, 1992, p. A6.
[26] See Muslim Journal, Feb. 28. 1992, p. 24.
[27] See Islamic Horizons, Summer 1992, p. 8.
[28] See Muslim Journal, Sept. 10, 1993, p. 17.
[29] See The Muslim News, May 28, 1993, p. 4.
[30] Recorded statements, May 14, 1993, Manchester, UK.
[31] See Muslim Journal, January 7, 1994, p. 7
[32] See Muslim Journal, June 17, 1994
[33] See Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer-Times, Feb. 16, 1998
[34] Transcript from NOI “Saviour’s Day” Rally, Chicago, February 26, 1999
[35] See Muslim Journal, March 17 & 24, 2000; also The Final Call, March 14 & 21, 2000