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Did Hind Eat the Liver of Hamzah in the Film, ‘The Message’?

The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatāwā

A ruling on the film, ‘The Message’ which depicts the Companions of the Messenger, in addition to falsely claiming that Ḥind was delivered the liver of Ḥamzah.

Allāh has indeed praised the ṣaḥābahs and manifested their elevated status. Hence, by depicting the life of any of them, either by means of theatrical plays or cinematic acting, negates this honour that Allāh has bestowed upon them.

The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatāwā

Narrated by Jābir ibn ʿAbdullāh,

The Messenger ﷺ said on the day of the battle of Uhud, “Who saw the killing of Ḥamzah?” So a man who was by himself said, “I saw his killing.” He said, “Let’s go and show him to us.” So the Messenger ﷺ walked until he saw Ḥamzah and stopped; his stomach was gouged and he was mutilated. So they said, “Yā Rasūl Allāh, they mutilated him, by Allāh.” Thus, the Messenger ﷺ did not want to look at him. He stood in the middle of those who were killed and he said, “I am a witness for them, bury them in their blood (i.e. do not shroud them) for indeed there is no one who is injured in the path of Allāh except that on the day of judgment his blood will gush forth and it will the colour of blood and its smell will be the smell of musk. Bury those who know the most Qurʾān first.
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Published: May 31, 2007
Edited: April 13, 2023


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