Friday, September 21, 2012

How should a Good Muslim respond to the anti Islam movie?


How should a Good Muslim respond to the anti Islam movie ? It's heart breaking. What should we do?


Answer: Every Muslim would naturally feel hurt by the movie depicting the Prophet of mercy in the most negative way. For a Muslim, the Prophet (peace be upon him) is dearer to him than his own soul, parents, children, and all of mankind. Our love of the Prophet is second only to our love of Allah.

Therefore, we ought to condemn such despicable acts by using every peaceful means possible and seek to protect the honor of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him).

It is necessary for us to remember, however, that those who have done it, has a singular agenda: to spread hatred against Islam and Muslims and to provoke Muslims to react emotionally and violently, and thus give fodder to the Islam bashers to justify their negative portrayals of Muslims and perhaps to justify the wars of aggression and occupation of the Muslims lands.

Muslims cannot give in to those who call for endless wars. War for us is not an option, for how can we justify wars that result in wholesale destruction of innocent lives, environment and virtually devastating the entire countries as the occupation of Iraq has demonstrated? The sheer toll of such wars incalculable: how many thousands (if not millions) have perished? How many millions of children have been orphaned? How many millions have been displaced? How many children have been born with birth defects?

Therefore, we cannot afford to give in to the agenda of those who spread hate and provoke violence, thus calling for endless wars of aggression and occupation.

So, the only response from Muslims should be not to give in to such provocations but to counter evil with that which is good. Allah says, "But [since] good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou [evil] with something that is better and lo! he between whom and thyself was enmity [may then become] as though he had [always] been close [unto thee], a true friend!" (Qur'an: 41:34)

Thus, we may do well to think of creative ways of channeling our anger in positive directions, which would alone defeat the hate mongers and turn the tables on them. Here are some tips we effectively use to counter them and ultimately defeat them:
Arm yourself with the sound knowledge of Islam; learn about the noble character of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and mold yourself by it. And do so solely sake of your love of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and your love for Allah. In this way, you would save yourself, and influence others positively.

Take this as a challenge to show the true message of the Prophet through your acts of compassion, for it is a fact that people will only value us for our actions and not for our words. Allah asks, "O You who believe, why say what you do not practice?" (Qur'an: 61:2). So, our priority is to improve our performance.

Get to know your non-Muslim neighbor or colleague at work through your amicable and friendly demeanor, and prove that he or she can trust you and count you as a person who can be of help in time of need: Show that you care for others through your small acts of kindness. The Prophet said, "best of people are those who people can look up to for their goodness and others feel secure around them".
Try to engage in good works that would make a real difference in the life of the people around you. Take the initiatives to feed the hungry, to help the homeless, and help those who are unemployed to get jobs, etc.

Condition yourself to channel anger in positive directions. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The strongest person is not the one who can knock out someone in a physical fight. Rather it is he who can master his anger when provoked." (Reported by Bukhari).


In conclusion, it behooves us to think of the positive ways of defeating the Islamophobs, and thus turn the tables on those who wish to fight Islam. This was the example of the Prophet of mercy as, in a short span of 23 years, he managed to win over his enemies and bring peace and reconciliation to a milieu ravaged by internecine warfare.

I pray to Allah to bless us to be the ambassadors of peace and reconciliation in a world torn asunder by hatred, greed and xenophobia.

7 comments:

  1. I tell you how a Muslim should respond to such movies or people who just are not scared talking things not suitable to the status of our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him).
    Do you know as soon as a person goes in the grave or dies, two angels (called Munkir and Nakeer)will come into his grave and they will ask him/her:

    " What do you say about this man(Prophet Mohammad - peace be upon him)?"

    The person will reply what he used to say when he was alive.

    Therefore if he followed our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him ) well and he used to sing his praises with respect when he was alive, he will recite kalma as a reply to this question of Munkir and Nakeer. Upon this his reply,he will be blessed in the grave for good....
    .... but if he says evil things while he was living or anything not appropriate to the status of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) , he will say the same things before those angels and for that he will be exposed to a terrible doom till the day of Judgment. (Insha Allah )

    Just learn the end of those who defy our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him) or say things contrary to the status of our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him) while they live:

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    When I recited the ahadith recited in this my blog before a non Muslim once , he immediately told me that these words are from someone who has seen what happens in the grave or who has been to the grave life.

    Yeah the end of those who say a single word contrary to the status of our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him) will be that the earth will be asked to slam upon them shut in their graves from all sides and it will crush them so hard that their bones will merge into each other and they will hang in that painful doom till the Day of Resurrection, Insha Allah.

    It is my prayer that either Allah gives hidayat to those who do things not upto the status of our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him) or if hidayat is not in their fate, He makes them taste this painful punishment in both worlds which should increase after the day of Judgment . Ameeen



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  2. We should respond by preaching these ahadith and punishment of grave to non Muslims who will be facing it if they say things contrary or do things contrary to the status and orders of our beloved Prophet ( peace be upon him), Insha Allah , if the do not repent before Allah for doing such things before they die.

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