Most Muslims loudly condemned the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims”. They also loudly condemned the violent protest of some Muslims by killing innocent people, arson and plunder. This stand is admirable but I am afraid Muslims are missing something.
There is a root of Muslim’s violence to mockers in secondary scriptures of Islam. Sahi Bukhari, Sahi Muslim and in Sirat of Ibn Hisham/Ishaq (pages 551 and 675) record that Prophet (SA) killed Abu Afaq (120 years old), Asma Binte Mariam (a slave poet), a slave girls of Ibn Khatal (another one escaped) and Abd Bin Qusayy for the crime of mocking at Islam. The famous book – (23 years) – by Ali Dashti in page 100 also supports this report.
We need to defeat these documents. We should apply our right to accept or reject, partially or totally, any book except the Quran. Can we defeat those documents? Yes, we can, by the power of the Quran (4:140) which no Muslim can dispute:-
And it has already come down to you in the Book that when you hear the verses of Allah [recited], they are denied [by them] and ridiculed; so do not sit with them until they enter into another conversation. Indeed, you would then be like them.
Had those reports been true then Prophet (SA) violated the Quran. That is absurd. The Quranic dictum is proven successful in history. Years ago a small statue of Jesus was displayed in a bottle of urine in New York. Christianity was mocked in several movies. God Rama of Hindu religion was portrayed as a villain in the writing of the famous writer Michael Madhusudhan Dutta. But those suffered quick and natural death because believers of those religions simply ignored them. “Innocence of Muslims” was also destined to die out quickly had there not been such violence. By acting violently the Muslim protesters gave new life to the film. Now the whole world watches the movie and the evil purpose of the film is achieved. Its maker Nakoula Basseley must be laughing.
Lest we forget language of protest shows the character of the protester.
27 September 2012