Religion of Sunday, 30 September 2012

Source: Alfa, Abdur Rahman Shaban

Muslims: Our Prophet, Perception and Protests

Only Allah knows how long we have been forcefully branded as ‘radicals, militants, fundamentalists and extremists,’ and so has it become!

Let those who believe that, continue so to do. We of the other side would also have our perspective on the issue – rightfully as ‘democracy’ dictates.

There is no need splitting hairs over the first paragraph, for the simple reason that the apparatchiks of the ‘enemies of Islam – i.e. Allah and the Messenger’ would forever feed their media ‘provocative and incitive’ material.

Even if they don’t, they’d defend vigorously people who fuel tension and heat, under the guise of freedom of speech, then would they await a reaction – which admittedly has always been overboard by fellow Muslims.

I blame such Muslims for nothing save brazen ignorance of the true tenets of Islam allied with a misplaced zeal lumped in the words: protest and defense of the honour of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Mohammed Al Mustafa – May Allah exalt his mention.

It’s NO longer news that our beloved Prophet has been insulted, the news now is reaction of some Muslims, the premise on which Western media does what they have perfected over the years, deliberate generalization of the few to reflect the group.

Hypocritically, their appalling refusal, again deliberate; to seek the proper Islamic view and to project it as the originally provocative position is all too glaring and Muslims should always treat them as persons who’d do all things – even though fruitlessly – to mar the beauty of Islam.

As explicitly stated in Quran, Surah Aal Imraan verse 54: ‘And they [disbelievers] plotted [to kill Iesa/Jesus], and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of planners.’

Fit the vicious media of today into the equation above as the plotters, really and truly do they plot against Muslims, whiles they tire themselves, our belief in Allah remains unwavering and so we rely on the Best of planners.

Meanwhile I urge us all to always let the next Quranic verse lead us when listening to this bigoted and Machiavellian agenda driven media. Sura Hujrat Verse 6: ‘O you who believe, if a Faasiq (liar, evil person etc) comes to you with ANY news, verify it; lest you harm people in ignorance. And afterwards you become regretful of what you have done.’

The cause of the current protest, the film – ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ is as bad as the man credited with it's making, as crude and nauseating as it is, the westhide behind the laughable freedom of speech/expression to shield Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, yet Brits go to Paris to seek court injunctions against this same freedom [i.e. relative to some naked and pixelated photos of just a British monarch. But how many Muslims are offended in Nakoula's film? your guess is as good as mine.

May Allah lead us to Haqq [truth] and help us subsequently to accept it, project it in positive light and act upon it. Was salamu alaikum!

- Abdur Rahman Shaban Alfa Veritas Liberat - The Truth Shall Set You Free