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MOCKING PROPHET MUSLIM RESPONSEANDQURANS GUIDANCE

You shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves; and ye shall certainly hear much that will grieve you from those who received the Book before you and from those who worship many gods. But if you persevere patiently and guard against evil then that will be a determining factor in all affairs. ALI IMRAN, 3:186Insulting VideoRecently an online video by the name Innocence of Muslims is being circulated by anti-Muslim hate groups that depicts the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a very profane mannerAs Muslims, we love our Prophet (peace be upon him) dearly and it is very hurtful to us all. In the Holy Quran, Allah (may He be glorified and exalted) has praised the Prophet (peace be upon him) as on the highest status of morality. No mocking video or caricature could impact his esteemed status in our hearts and the world.

Why do the hate mongers resent the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)He called people to believe in the Oneness of God (Tawheed) and deny all other false deities and they do not believe that God is One. They resent him because he venerated Allah and declared Him to be far above the fabrications made against Him.He called them to virtue and to block all the means that lead to immorality, but they stand for moral decline.They want to indulge in the swamp of evil whims and desires, and resent any teachings contrary to that. They resent him because he is the Messenger of Allah! Allaah, may He be exalted, is the One Who chose him from Arabia above all mankind to convey His message to whole humanity and receive His revelation

Why do we love Prophet (SAW)?1- It is part of Faith.Faith is what the hearts believe Believe in our hearts that he is the final Messenger of Allah SWT. Believe in our hearts that he is the best example to followWhat the tongues says Send Salaams to him Honor him Say words of respect Speak about him with love Defend who makes mockery of himLove of the ProphetWhat the limbs establish.Follow his SunnahRead his Seerah Defend his honor, integrityIn a Hadith Prophet (SAW) said:" ""None of you becomes a believer until I am dearer to him than his children, his parents and all mankind." 2-His example is the best for mankind Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.His example is the best with regards to:SelflessnessSincerityHonesty and truthfulnessProphet presented best example inSimplicity Generosity Nobility Forethought Love for humanity As a commanderAs a mercy to all Prophet exhibited best model inHis role as a family manCare and concern for orphans Care for needy, wayfarer, the indigent the slaves and the downtroddenKindness to animals Care for the environmentHe brought equality to human beings Gave women dignity and honorable statusHe taught us how to live life in this world and how to utilize it for The Hereafter.We love him for the changes he has brought about in our lives and has given us a clear path to our destinationWe love him for his struggles on the path of righteousness3-Mission he accomplished is worthwhile for our love: Indeed Allah conferred a great favor on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad SAW) from among themselvesreciting unto them His Verses (the Quran), andpurifying them (from sins by following him), andMission of the ProphetInstructing them (in) the Book (the Qur'an) andAl Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW etc.)], while before that they had been in manifest error.So without this guidance we would have been in manifest error, worshipping other than the One True God; Allah (SWT).4-Following the Sunnah of Prophet (SAW) leads to Paradise Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (SAW) he has indeed achieved a great achievement(i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-fire and made to enter Paradise) .And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) that you may obtain mercyViolent reaction is never justifiedMuslims expressed their condemnation of this mocking video by speaking and writing against it and by peaceful demonstrations. As horrific and offensive as the video might be, nothing justifies the sort of violent acts reported in some Muslim lands. Prophet Mohammad (S) himself was insulted and persecuted in his life by his opponents, but he did not respond with violence. Rather, he responded with forgiveness.

Mockery Was Committed Against all Prophets of God

Ah! alas for (My) servants! There comes not an apostle to them but they mock Him Yasin, 36:30

That they rejected faith: that they uttered against Mary a grave false charge, Nisa,4:156Jews during the time of Jesus(as) committed a grave blasphemy by declaring Mary(ra) to be unchaste and alleging that Jesus(as) was a child of questionable birth.Prophet Mohammad was mocked by his opponentsThe Holy Quran points out that his opponents claimed he was A madman (Ch.15:V.7) There is madness in him (Ch.23:V.71). A victim of deception (Ch.17:V.48) A poet and a fabricator (Ch.16:V.102).Mockery of Quran They called its instructions as mere stories of the ancients (Ch.16:V.25).They tore the Quran into pieces

The Unbelievers say: "Listen not to this Qur'an but talk at random in the midst of its (reading) that ye may gain the upper hand! (Fussilat,41:26)They urged people not to listen to it They encouraged others to make noise when it was being recited.

Prophet was instructed not to retaliatefollow not the disbelievers and hypocrites, and leave alone their annoyance, and put thy trust in Allah; for Allah is sufficient as a Guardian (33:49)

when you hear the Signs of Allah being denied and mocked at, sit not with them until they engage in a talk other than that; for in that case you would be like them (4:141).

Prophet Mohammad responded with forgiveness and mercyAbdullah bin Ubayy in the company of others, called himself the most exalted and referred to the Holy Prophet(saw) as most mean (Munafiqoon,63:9). However, Abdullah bin Ubayy was not given any punishment whatsoever and he continued to live peacefully in Medina until he died a natural death. In fact, the Holy Prophet(saw) himself led his funeral prayer.Incidence of False Accusation (IFK) against Aisha (RA)Once there were four men who spread a false accusation of immoral conduct against the Holy Prophets wife Aisha (RA). Their allegation was ultimately proven to be false. One of them, called Mistah, who was poor, used to receive financial assistance from Aishas father, Abu Bakr(RA). After this incident, Abu Bakr swore never again to help Mistah. Forgiveness for the slanderers

Let not those among you who are endued with grace and amplitude of means resolve by oath against helping their kinsmen those in want and those who have left their homes in Allah's cause: let them forgive and overlook: do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. (Noor,24:22)Hearing this, Abu Bakr exclaimed: Indeed, I certainly love that God should forgive me. He then resumed providing assistance to Mistah, as beforeSuhail bin AmrSuhail bin Amr was a spokesman and skilled orator of the Quraish tribe. He used to employ his oratory in making speeches against the Holy Prophet. He was captured by the Muslims at the battle of Badr and brought before the Holy Prophet. Umar ibn al-Khattab suggested O Prophet of God, let me pull out Suhails front teeth so that he would never be able to exercise his oratory against you.Certainly not. I will not mutilate anyone, for God would mutilate me even though I am His Prophet.Prophet forgave him and latter he entered the fold of IslamThen he used his oratory in supporting IslamPardoning opponents at the fall of MakkahWhen Makkah fell to the Holy Prophet(saw). He pardoned all those who had dismissed him by calling him a sorcerer, madman, or liar.The Holy Prophet(saw) also forgave:Abu Sufyan, the Makkan leader who led the most wars against him Wahshi, who had killed the Holy Prophets(saw) own uncle, Hamzah(ra) Hind, the wife of Abu Sufyan, who had torn out Hamzas(ra) liver and chewed it out of spiteHe forgave his worst enemiesHe also pardoned Habbar, who speared and the camel that was carrying the Holy Prophets(saw) daughter, Zainab(ra), from Makkah to Madinah fell. As a result, Zainab(ra), who was pregnant at the time, miscarried and eventually passed away. And yet the Holy Prophet(saw) forgave him.Mockery is Tantamount to Ignorance

Remember when Moses said to his people, 'God commands you to sacrifice a cow', they said, 'are you making fun of us?' He answered, 'God forbid that I should be so ignorant' [2:67]Allah revealed to Moses that in order to solve a murder your people have to slaughter a cow. Of course, when Moses told his people of God's command, they first thought that Moses was mocking them.Moses equated mockery to ignorance. So a learned man (or woman) should never mock anyone or anything under any circumstanceIgnore the Ignorant

Be tolerant, command what's right, pay no attention to foolish people [7:199]The Qur'an tells us to dismiss the people of ignorance and not to give a lot of attention to them. It asks us to not engage with them in any conversation, except perhaps to safeguard ourselves from greater harm

The Servants of the Lord of Mercy are those who walk humbly on Earth, and who, when the foolish address them, reply 'Peace' [25:63]Engage with the people of reason

Call people to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good teaching,