Fatwa No : 424399
A Misconception about Hamzah, may Allah be pleased with him
Fatwa Date : Thul-Qi'dah 23, 1441 / 13-7-2020
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, is His slave and Messenger.
When Hamzah said those words, he was drunk and did not know what he was saying. It was narrated in a version of the Hadeeth cited in Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim that Hamzah said: “Are you anything but the slaves of my father?” Thus, the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, realized that he was intoxicated. [End of quote] It is well known that a drunk person is unaware of what he is saying, and therefore a sane person would not bother responding to him.
We would like to advise you, dear brother, after adhering to Taqwa of Allah, The Exalted, to refrain from reading the misconceptions raised by the enemies of Islam as long as you do not have adequate religious knowledge to refute them, lest something thereof settles in your heart and you find it difficult afterwards to get rid of them. They may even lead you to doubt your religion altogether, Allah forbids. The texts of the Sharee‘ah indicate that the Muslims are urged to avoid misconceptions and to distance themselves from them for fear of being negatively affected by them. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said in an authentic Hadeeth: “Let him who hears of the Dajjaal (Antichrist) go far from him, for I swear by Allah that a man will come to him thinking himself to be a believer and end up following him because of the misconceptions he (the Dajjaal) would raise.” [Abu Daawood]
Ibn Al-Qayyim said in ‘Uddat As-Saabireen: “The optimal means to eliminate evil is to distance oneself from its causes and the places where it is expected to be found.” [End of quote]
Allah Knows best.