I`m just thinking of the speech recently delivered by the so called `His Highness`,the top man in the World of the Christian community.
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I`m just thinking of the speech recently delivered by the so called `His Highness`,the top man in the World of the Christian community.How come such a responsible(supposedly) personality makes such attempts to tarnish the image of the Prophet of Islam.
Help me,how to respond this situation in the light of Quran and Sunnah and to really show our true teachings to my christian friends towards others faiths,personalities and places of Worship etc.
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Your Question: How come such a responsible(supposedly) personality makes such attempts to tarnish the image of the Prophet of Islam.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, never did Allah Subhanah send a Messenger to a people, and the arrogant and leaders amongst the disbelievers did but reject, rebuke, revile, and deny them! The Noble Prophet Mohamed (saws) was called every conceivable name by the disbelievers.a soothsayer, a mad man, a poet, one who is possessed, a magician, a liar, etc. etc.!!!!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 52 Surah Tur verses 29-30:
29 Therefore proclaim thou the praises (of thy Lord): For by the Grace of thy Lord thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one possessed.
30 Or do they say "A Poet! We await for him some calamity (hatched) by Time!"
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verse 6:
6 They say: "O thou to whom the Message is being revealed! Truly thou art mad!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 68 Surah Qalam verses 1-2:
1 Nun. By the Pen and by the (Record) which (men) write
2 Thou (O Mohamed (saws)) art not, by the Grace of thy Lord, mad or possessed.
And what did our beloved Prophet (saws) (and all the Messengers that came before him) do when the disbelievers called him evil names??.....they sought forgiveness from Allah Subhanah for their disbelieving brethren, beseeched and implored Allah Subhanah to guide them to the Truth and the words of their supplications were: O Allah, forgive them for they are a people who know not (the Truth)!!!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 51 Surah Dhariyaat verses 52-55:
52 Similarly no Messenger came to the peoples before, them but they said (of him) in like manner "A sorcerer or one possessed"!
53 Is this the legacy they have transmitted one to another? Nay! They are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!
54 So turn away from them: not thine is the blame.
55 But teach (thy Message): for teaching benefits the believers.
Your Question: Help me,how to respond this situation in the light of Quran and Sunnah and to really show our true teachings to my christian friends towards others faiths,personalities and places of Worship etc.
If one amongst the ignorant leaders of the disbelievers were to revile our beloved Prophet (saws) or were to verbally display the malice which resides in their hearts regarding the Truth that Allah Subhanah Himself revealed upon His Last and Final Messenger (saws)..and these ignorant people do so from a land or a nation which is beyond the jurisdiction of an Islamic State..beloved brother, our response if indeed we wish to follow the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger (saws) should be one of patience and forbearance, and our prayer should be: O Allah forgive them and guide them, for they are a people who do not know the Truth.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 37 Surah Saaffaat verses 35-39:
35 For they when they were told that there is no god except Allah, would puff themselves up with Pride.
36 And say: "What! Shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?"
37 Nay! He (Prophet Mohamed (saws)) has come with the (very) Truth and he confirms (the Message of) the Messengers (sent before Him).
38 Ye (the disbelievers) shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty
39 And it will be no more than the retribution of (the evil) that ye have wrought!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 44 Surah Dukhaan verses 13-16:
13 How shall the Message be (effectual) for them, seeing that a Messenger explaining things clearly has (already) come unto them
14 Yet they turn away from him and say: "Tutored (by others), a man possessed!"
15 We shall indeed remove the penalty for a while, (but) truly ye will revert (to your ways).
16 One day We shall seize you with a Mighty Onslaught, We will indeed (then) exact Retribution!
Allah Subhanah Alone suffices to have mercy and guide to the Truth whomsoever He Wills; and Allah is our witness brother, Allah Subhanah Alone more than Suffices to take retribution from those who persist in their denial of the Truth and revile His Messengers or His Message!
But if a land or a nation is under the Islamic State or Muslim Rule, then obviously the State has the right to make laws which prescribes due punishment for those who revile Islam in a nation under their jurisdiction. If someone were to then in a muslim land revile Islam, then they would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law of the land if convicted of their crime.
Your Statement: How come such a responsible(supposedly) personality makes such attempts to tarnish the image of the Prophet of Islam.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 68 Surah Qalam verses 1-8:
1 Nun. By the Pen and by the (Record) which (men) write
2 Thou (O Mohamed (saws)), art not by the Grace of thy Lord, mad or possessed.
3 Nay! Verily for thee (O Mohamed (saws)) is a Reward Unfailing:
4 And thou (standest) on an Exalted Standard of Character.
5 Soon wilt thou see and they (the disbelievers) will see!
6 Which of you is afflicted with madness!
7 Verily it is thy Lord that Knows Best which (among men) hath strayed from His Path: and He Knows best those who receive (True) Guidance.
8 So hearken not to those who deny (the Truth).
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, he whom Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds Wills to honor, none in creation can dishonor; and he whom Allah Subhanah Wills to dishonor, none in creation can save them from their utter humiliation!
If every single human being on this planet earth were to strive to tarnish the image of the Last and Final Messenger of Allah (saws) when Allah Subhanah has Himself chosen to honor him.Allah is our witness brother, his blessed image cannot and will not be tarnished in the least!
Thus leave the ignorant and the proud to do what they do best; ie. challenge and deny Allah and His Messenger (saws).and the believers should strive to do only what they are commanded to do by their Lord and His Messenger (saws); ie. to serve and worship Allah Subhanah Alone and associate none as partners with Him..now that would be a fitting response to the plots of the disbelievers!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,