Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam

This was not the first time that Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him] was attacked. And this is not going to be the last time, I’m sure. In past, a number of insults were hovered at the most revered prophet of Islam, but as such cheap attempts proved to be more futile and were only successful in attracting the Muslim-rage and disrepute on account of being controversial, people who didn’t know Muhammad [pbuh] before, started reading about the Prophet of Islam and came to respect him in the end.

In response to a mediocre and el cheapo film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ which was based purely on lies about and hatred against the prophet and Islam, the thousands of Muslims around the world took, quite contrary to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad [pbuh], to the streets and protested violently by damaging the properties of the persons (who even condemned the film) and even killing innocent non-muslims and Muslims alike (as happened in Libya, Pakistan, Egypt). On the other hand, a million more protested peacefully in different countries and on social media, they grabbed this opportunity to spread the word about Muhammad [pbuh] who he really was and the one they have known, loved and respected throughout their lives. The anger and furore was justified, however the violence can never be.

I also would like to tell you about the Muhamad [pbuh] I’ve come to adore.

“Hi father died six months before his birth and his mother passed away while he was just six years old. In his teens he did trade along with his uncle Abu Talib, and due to his upright character he earned titles of Al-Amin (trustworthy) and Al-Sadiq (truthful). Having heard of his noble persona and business acumen, a strong woman of Mecca asked him to work for her. When she proposed him, he married her even she was a widow and 15 years older than him. He did most of everyday life chores himself, mended his shoes and sewed his clothes. He was courageous and fearless at the same time kind and loving. He was moderate, open-minded and tolerant. Even when faced with the sharpest and most insulting questions, he always responded with thoughtfulness and compassion. He was the most respectful to women and more often than not asked men to be just in treating women. He treated all people equally, irrespective of their cast, creed and color. He had good relations with his neighbors who also happened to be Jews and Christians. Even during battles, he never allowed his men to fight with the non-combatants. He was beaten and exiled when he was helpless, but turned out to be merciful and forgiving to his worst enemies when he became stronger and powerful. “

Yes, an arid act by one person in no way represents the whole of America or Christianity or Europe, the same way Americans and Europeans alike should not blame Islam and put the entire Muslim population on hit list because of dull and absurd acts by few Muslims.

Calling Spade a Spade

In 2005 a French Court banned a clothing advertisement based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Christ’s Last Super” by ruling that the act was “gratuitous and aggressive act of intrusion on people’s innermost beliefs” because it depicted the female as Christ. Now, since it has become quite clear to the West that the sentiments of Muslims get hurt by such offensive acts in the name of freedom of speech, it is high time for the West to penalize anti-Islamism on the lines of laws against anti-Semitism. You see the West’s double standards in the name of freedom of speech while it’s a crime to mock The Holocaust because it hurts Jews, but it’s freedom of speech to make fun of the prophet and the book of Islam. This must change now.

This is what the Prophet of Islam said 1400 years ago:

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr

He who deals unfairly with others can never become a useful member of the society

God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.

Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people.

A Muslim must not hate his wife; and if he be displeased with one bad quality in her, then let him be pleased with another that is good.

The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.

The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.

For more, please read;

The Farewell Sermon

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time by Karen Armstrong

The Life of Muhammad by Ibne Ishaq translation by A. Guillaume

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A specious comparison

Disclaimer: No offence intended. I like Imran Khan as one of the greatest cricketers and respect him for his philanthropic work such as Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. But PTI is a different story; its young fans are quite another.

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These days a status is viral on Facebook by the very young PTI fans where co-incidental similarities based upon lies are made between Imran Khan and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The status is

1. Got his Education from England
2. Was included in University’s Hall of Fame
3. Suffered severely in starting of his career
4. Married a non muslim lady , marriage failed, wife went to london
5. Children custody to mother as per judge’s decision
6. Failure in start of his political career
7. Won only 1 seat after a decade of struggle
8. His party won hearts of people after Jalsa at Lahore
9. All parties stood against his party

You think it’s Imran Khan’s story?

NO, it’s Quaid-e-Azam’s story.

History is repeating itself. . . think again ! VOTE WISELY!

My reaction to this was WHAT THE FUCK IN THIS OTHERWISE BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE!!!

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Now The Truth:

1. Jinnah received primary and higher education in Karachi and for some period of time in Bombay. Jinnah never attended Oxford or Cambridge or any other University in England, he only completed his legal education there at Lincoln’s Inn.

2. Since Jinnah didn’t attend any university, what the Hall of Fame then?

3. Not really. At 19, Jinnah became the Youngest Indian to have been called at Bar in England.

4. Jinnah didn’t marry a non-muslim, Rutti converted to Islam three days before marriage and became Maryam. Though the relationship didn’t last long, however there was no divorce. After separation Maryam fell ill and was taken to England and then to Paris for treatment. Her health improved and she returned to Bombay. Jinnah visited her in Paris.

5. Since there was no divorce, there was no question of Dina’s custody to be decided by the court.

6. This is really a harsh claim. Jinnah joined Indian National Congress in 1906 and All India Muslim League in 1913. In the beginning Jinnah followed Sir Pheroze Shah Mehta and observed the course of events in British India. Jinnah was instrumental in the passing of the Child Marriages Restraint Act, the legitimization of the Muslim waqf (religious endowments) and was appointed to the Sandhurst committee, which helped establish the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun.

7. In 1910, just after 4 years of joining the Congress, Jinnah was elected to the Imperial Legislative Council, and he was not the leader of the party.

8. To suggest that Jinnah only succeeded in winning the hearts of the masses only after the Lahore jalsa in 1940 is devastating. In 1916 he became the President of AIML and was called the Ambassador of the Hindu-Muslim Unity after Lucknow Pact. Lahore Resolution was the consummation of the decades-long struggle for freedom from the British rule.

9. Which parties? Besides AIML, there was just one other party, The Congress.

What really nettles me is how so blindly people just praise each others’ status’ and share without even confirming the facts and figures. When I shared above facts on such status of few of my friends [PTI fans off course], instead of accepting the truth, they just deleted my comment and declined to discuss a word more. I was left numb for the moment and wondered how could the ‘agents of change’ who so proudly claim to be patriots and revolutionaries get offended by nothing but the truth, how could they believe everything they hear,  read and see is true?

Another friend said that since Zardari and Nawaz and other politicians have been time-tested, therefore IK is the only option left therefore he should be given a chance. I wondered that just to test a person, we are ready to hand over our country to him, despite the fact that his party is backed by the establishment and its proxies [religious parties] who have long done collateral damage to the country. Now it’s become an established fact that calling oneself a PTI/IK fan is a trend that every youngster should follow without even delving into the abcs’ of political history of Pakistan. This is just a sorry state where the youth believe more in conspiracy theories than realities.

Sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali_Jinnah

http://hafsakhawaja.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/hauling-jinnah-and-his-life-from-distortion-a-factual-rebuttal-to-ptis-story/