The preacher Mohammad Shaikh has gained notoriety for his novel interpretations and unorthodox claims about his own person. This individual who has a small albeit sophisticated and financially well off following in the city of Karachi, has delivered above fifty lectures on What Al Qur’an Says series. The lectures which are recorded and made public by him are in English as well as Urdu. If we also include their Urdu versions then these are more than a hundred lectures each of three hour duration. There are also some lectures which though recorded have not been released while there are versions that were earlier released but have now been cleverly retracted.
Lectures are occasionally edited as well to remove footage which can prove injurious to the speaker. All this is a vast amount of footage that often goes unanalysed and undetected by ordinary followers many of who are busy people who neither have the time to go through such lengthy material nor the language skills and Quranic knowledge to verify the accuracy of the talks.
However going through it all, what is apparent is that Shaikh has made numerous contradictory statements in his lectures. At times he has contradicted his own statements while on other occasions he has contradicted Quranic verses. The existence of these discrepancies expose this individual as a charlatan who to his followers has made claims of receiving Wahi (Revelation) from Allah and who claims Allah teaches the Quran to him, and that it is not Prophet Muhammad but in fact he, who is the addressee of the Quran! To his followers he is the Nabi (Prophet) of the present era, in whose psyche the Messenger of Allah dwells as a reincarnation. When Shaikh is reading and translating the Qur’an, then the followers are prompted that it is not him they are listening to but to Rasul Allah! Once these claims are swallowed hook line and sinker by the followers they are then appealed to dedicate a staggering twenty percent of their annual income otherwise they’ll be shown the door and will qualify themselves for divine wrath!
What is important to remember among such claims is the formula given by the Quran to ascertain whether a teaching truly originates from Allah. We read in Sura Nisa:
“Do they not ponder over the Qur’an? If it were from other than Allah, they would indeed have found therein much contradiction!” (4:82)
Hence it is clear from above that what originates from Allah is free from contradiction, while that which is not from Him will have errors. This verse of the Qur’an is the yardstick which should be applied on all claimants like Mohammad Shaikh. If there exist any discrepancies in his lectures and interpretations then by such he will be exposed as a liar who is amassing huge amounts of wealth from his followers by false means. The following is a short sample from a lengthy list.
DATE TREE GROWING IN A BARREN VALLEY?
Muhammad Shaikh claims
“Zamzam & dates grew where Jesus was born” (lecture Maryam 2008)
Quran 14:37 which identifies that Allah’s House where the well of Zamzam is located is situated in a barren valley:
“O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer.” 14:37
Is Mohammad a Prophet?
Muhammad Shaikh says “Mohammad is a Prophet” (lecture on Mohammad 1992) CONTRADICTED BY “No. No he is not a Prophet” (lecture on Mohammad 2004) ——
Jesus: Born miraculously or by a Hermaphrodite?
Muhammad Shaikh claimed
“Jesus born miraculously without male intervention. His birth was by the will of Allah. ” (lecture Essa 1992)
“Jesus born of a hermaphrodite” (lecture Maryam 2008)
Is the “Bashar” who receives “Wahi” Muhammad Rasul Allah (s.a.w) or is it Mohammad Shaikh?
Muhammad Shaikh claims to his followers that he is “bashar” of Quran who is receiving revelation but this CONTRADICTS
“Muhammad Rasool Allah is that bashar” (Lecture on Rooh [Eng] 100 min)
Is Mohammad (s.a.w) the last Prophet?
“No prophet comes after Prophet Mohammad s.a.w” (lecture on Mohammad 1992)
“Mohammad is not last Prophet” (lecture on Mohammad 2004)
Is the Messenger (Rasul) only existing in “Nafsiyat” (Psyche)?
Muhammad Shaikh claims to his followers that the Messenger is a spiritual being. The “Rasool is not physical but only in your Nafsiyat” CONTRADICTS Quran which says in many verses that the Messenger of Allah was a physical human being. “Allah chooseth from the angels messengers, and (also) from MANKIND. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Seer.” 22:75 Their messengers said to them: “True, we are HUMAN like yourselves…” 14:37
The above is merely the tip of the iceberg. There are many more such contradictions in the record of videos available. Statements that not only go against Qur’an but also against his own person! Their existence is proof that Mohammad Shaikh is a liar who has made false claims of receiving revelation from Allah and made numerous dubious claims of high stations for his own person. But to detect his discrepancies is not an easy task if one is not used to paying attention to hours of video footage and is not a witness to the clever editing that the man undertakes. It is high time the followers of this man see his deceit and open their eyes to his exploitation.