What is the ruling concerning one who says that that the blessed “uswah” (example) of the Prophet Muhammad is NOT “kaamil” (perfect/complete). Meaning, that the Prophet Muhammad’s “finality” (khaatimiyyah) is only with restricted to Nubuwwah (Prophethood) and that he is NOT the “final model” with regards to “minhaaj” (model/example/pattern). And that for Muslims to believe that the Prophet Muhammad is a “kaamil model” (complete model) would be unnatural (“ghayr fiTri”), inapplicable (“ghayr`amali”), and un-Islamic (“ghayr Islami”). What is the ruling concerning such an individual who explicitly expresses the aforementioned beliefs? Is such a person within the bounds of Ahl al-Sunnah? Within the bounds of Islam?
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
It is a fundamental belief of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah to believe in the habits, traits and actions of the Prophet of Allah to be complete and of the highest calibre. (Aqaaidul Islam p.62)
If someone believes the uswah of the Prophet of Allah to be incomplete then such a belief may take a person out of the fold of Islam.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham