Muslims throughout the world have deep respect, love and extreme honor for the last prophet of God, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Islam prohibits drawing pictures of any living being especially of the Prophets of God.
The obnoxious Danish Cartoon drawings of Prophet Muhammad, depicting him as a suicide bomber and other stereotypes and phobias, sparked protests across the world. All of this was done in the name of freedom of press. Some artists have been murdered for the very same reason. All this ended a couple of years ago…
The wounds of the Danish Cartoons were not healed when South Park in its self censored episode showed Muhammad as a Bear. Although it made Muslims disheartened but absolutely no response from the American Muslim community was observed except the radical group called Revolution Muslim, which the Muslim Community has condemned and kicked out of the Mosques, e-mailed a threat of death to the South Park writers. This group comprises of not more than 5 to 10 youth with the unstable and shady background of the founder and the main members. The American Muslims leaders have concluded that these lunatics are more probably agent provocateurs, because the arguments presented by the Revolution Muslim members are against the consensus of the Scholars of Islam, and many of their statements cannot come from a Muslim.
The CNN had a kick out of this, they even called Ayan Hirsi Ali and Anderson Cooper interviewed her without giving the American Muslim community to present their case, thus projecting that Revolution Muslims (those 5 people) represented Islam and Ayan Ali was giving an alternative view.
This was still fresh when the Facebook Page “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day – May 20th, 2010” got the attention of the Muslims. By the starting of this month, I started getting invitation to boycott Facebook and other such pages and groups. Now I have to come to know that in Pakistan, protest have been arranged for May 20th by the Islami Jamiat Talaba Pakistan (can be read in Urdu).
The above evil group comprises of only 4,354 people (as of 11:15 PM of May 18). Now I am here wondering that all this reaction from the Muslim side is on the 4354 nuts!!! These people neither represent America, nor they they represent Christianity or Judaism or any other religion or country!
The favorite pages of the Evil Page includes the Pages of famous Islamophobes- Ayan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, Wafa Sultan, Jihad Watch, etc.
The reaction of some Muslims in the shape of mass rallies in the streets of Pakistan, having a collective de-activation of the Facebook account, which will have no impact what so ever, and even the creation of the “Draw and Ridicule Holocaust Day – May 20 2010” is just the wrong way to deal this issue. What Holocaust have to do with those 4354 nut fans? How 90 of Holocaust ridiculer are better than those 4354 Muhammad ridiculer? I was so disgusted that I have reported this group.
There is only one group that has a purpose and is free from the nuts on both sides, the “May 20th: Everybody Introduce Prophet Mohammed Day!” which has at present 5844 fans, more than the people who pretend to ridicule Prophet Muhammad, alhamdolilah (all praise is due to Allah).
What do some Muslims expect to gain from deactivation their Facebook account and/or having rallies in reaction of only 4354 nuts. Shouldn’t Muslims be spending all of their energy, resources, and money on educating the Muslim Youth so that the Muslim Youth starts actually practicing Islam. Prophet Muhammad was physically abused, his companions even faces horrible deaths from tortures unimaginable. But the Messenger of Allah and his companion lived Islam even in those times with good character when abused, and they lived Islam in when they became conquerors and had a chance of revenge!
I think it is mainly because of us Muslims that there is so much confusion and mistrust about Islam. Our youth is living a life of hypocrisy. They are living a life of contradiction, we are living a life of contradiction. Our actions and our speech are two poles apart!
We need to stop worrying about the nuts like 4354. Instead we need to allocate these resources, time money and energy to educate our youth (including ourselves) and live the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Had we lived the noble teachings of Islam, many people would have respected us for our values!
Lets take this as an opportunity, lets learn and educate ourselves about Islam and let us bring a change in our lives towards better. Lets live Islam and show the people around us, that Islam is beautiful not just in mere speeches but in reality and practicality!
Prophet Muhammad is the beloved of Allah, no one can ridicule him, people can only pretend to.
Peace and blessings be on the final prophet and messenger of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, and on all the prophets and messengers before him. Ameen.
Both Pictures are taken from “May 20th: Everybody Introduce Prophet Mohammed Day!”
Added on May 19 1:30 AM
“Another Important aspect that I forgot to mention in my post is that all this reaction is mainly coming from Muslims outside USA, and especially from the Pakistanis.
American Muslims have either ignored it (rightfully) or don’t know about it (makes sense after all 4000 nuts don’t represent anything).”