A Critical Analysis of Orientalist’s on Economic Resources of Holy Prophet (ﷺ)

Dr. Farhat Aziz

ABSTRACT
This research paper deals with the criticism of Western
scholars on economic resources of Holy Prophet (ﷺ) in the
light of Islamic inheritance. Orientalist’s have refused to
acknowledge the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) as the last Prophet
of Allah Almighty. They are trying their horizontal best to
reject the Islamic faith i.e. Qur’an. Muhammad as a prophet.
They have assisted all their efforts to prove for this purpose
that Qur’an is not the book of Allah and consequently the
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) as a fictitious Prophet. The purpose
of this research paper is to provide authentic information on
the economic resources of the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) and his
family, In this paper, the debate about the provision of the
Orientalists criticism on economic resources is divided
under a few subtitles so that the whole picture emerges.
Some of the orientalists believe that the economic condition
of the Prophet (ﷺ) was severe and weak from the beginning,
He (ﷺ) had lived his life in compassion and depends on
others, After marrying Hazrat Khadija, her wealth improved
His (ﷺ) economic life and the livelihood. Another economic
resource of the Messenger of Allah was only booty.
However, some other orientalists believe that Prophet of
Allah belongs from a rich family but He ﷺ) had sacrificed
his wealth for the mission of Allah. These sorts of point of
view by orientalists have been analyzed in this research by
consulting the non – Muslim authors’ books and the basic
sources of Islamic Inheritance.
Key Words: Critical, Analysis, Orientalist’s, Economic,
Resources, Holy Prophet.

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