Looks like I’ve got to pull up the excerpt from the old article that I wrote sometime ago on blasphemy row took place in Pakistan and there were a lot stir on air related to Islam is evil and so on. You know what it’s. Being a Muslim who believes in Qur’an and Prophet (PBUH)’s teachings, I condemn in the strongest of language and tone the killing of the cartoonist,JeSuisCharlie, in Paris.
Such perpetration doesn’t represent Islam or mainstream Muslims who adhere to Qur’an and Prophet (PBIH)’s teachings. The most unfortunate matter of fact is that those who’re claiming to avenge the ‘defaming’ cartoon drawn by JeSuisCharlie are actually demonizing Islam and Prophet (PBUH) himself who taught the message of love, compassion, inclusiveness, tolerance and even patience being half of the faith. The terrorists should understand that Islam’s pristine messages and Prophet (PBUH)’s legacy can’t be dodged smudged or smeared by these cartoons by ignorant people. Islam’s message is way powerful enough to nullify all these flimsy critics which doesn’t have any merit in itself at all.
You terrorists who did the cold blooded murder in the name of Islam in fact have committed even way larger blasphemy of the Prophet (PBUH) who forgave boundlessly against the atrocities perpetrated against him personally and his followers then, taught us patience is half of the faith. Which prophet has taught you to rebut sarcasm, satire and critics with automatic guns? You didn’t execute any Islamic value or teachings at all by this heinous crime. Blasphemy laws in many countries invoked notoriety towards Islam which is contrary to its principle itself. It’s undoubtedly against Islamic perspective to harm the person who blemished Islamic ideology, Prophet(s), Qur’an, etc.
Forgiveness is what Islam teaches. Prophet Mohammed’s (Peace Be Upon Him) companions stomped to kill a Christian man who peed in the Masjid where Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) asked them to exert patience and suggested them to flush there so that the pee gets cleared off. I would suggest those militant Muslims(?) and critics to study Prophet(PBUH)’s history where the time before the prophecy, Hijra (flee to Madina) until the first war ‘Badr’. You would learn the magnitude of patience exerted by Rasul (PBUH) and he purported patience. Prophet (PBUH) went ahead said “Patience is half of faith.”
Islam has not asked to chop the blasphemer. The news reflects that Islam purports death sentence for blasphemy; also reported that contemptuous words and deeds against Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) comes under blasphemy perspective. This is absolutely contrary to the fact. Contempt of Prophet is misuse of freedom in Islamic perspective though; not unforgivable sin. Neither the contemptuous person is not entitled to any punishment nor any proof supporting the punishment be found in testaments.
If anyone has used any scornful words against the Prophet, a Muslim is expected to view it as a misunderstanding is all. The primary responsibility of a Muslim to debate or admonish such people to convince them of Islam and do about erasing the misunderstanding they have of the Prophet. There must be a reason by which Micheal H Heart chose Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to be the most influential person in the world. Leave the prejudice aside.
There is no way that the majority of the 1.8 billion odd Muslims around the globe are waiting to blow themselves up and destroy rest of the human kind. Observe the Muslims you know and interacted with, study what is said from testaments rather than from bigoted articles written by anathema.
I’m not here for gutter game or whataboutery and score some brownie points by defending the atrocities done in the name of my religion and community at all. We objurgate it more than you do. Also to spread the message of compassion, love, inclusiveness, tolerance Islam teaches comprehensively,not from cherry picked verses.
Terror perpetrated by anyone is terror and same scale be applied for anyone who perpetrates. Realize the double standard where the replica of perpetrations committed by different community members are termed ‘Crime’ and ‘terrorism’ when it’s done by a (claimed) Muslim.