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By: Irshad Aziz

It is a tragedy that, from time to time, people have misused the term ‘freedom of speech and expression’ and disguised their covetousness towards Islam in this garb and attempted to flaunt their disrespect regarding the prophet (A.S) of Islam. One wonders that in a society deeply conservative and biased which cannot tolerate even historical realities is pre-supposing that by being disrespectful to the prophet (A.S), they are showcasing the freedom of speech. The Muslim world isn’t going to remain silent on such nefarious designs and will unite against such hate-campaigns against the beloved prophet (A.S)

From time to time world has been bestowed by great personalities. These personalities may include some scientists, doctors, engineers, technology experts, kings (Prime Ministers), Presidents, Ultra-rich men, genius people etc. A very large number of such people have also been tyrants, cruels, pessimistic, intolerant, inhumane in their approach. The fact is clear that being a scientist, doctor, engineer, ultra-rich is not enough for a man to be qualified as humane. Being human is to feel the pain and suffering of other human being irrespective of their religious and ideological affiliations. The best group among the people who have always felt the pain and sufferings of other people, deserve to be called humane. Undoubtedly this group contains all the prophets irrespective of the nations they belong to. They are the right people who deserve to be called the champions and heroes of humanity. A scientist may indeed be an expert of molecular genetics, Meta physics, and chemistry. A doctor may claim to be an expert of medical sciences. An ultra-rich man can taste the pleasures of worldly life upto the fullest. But a Prophet dedicates His all life to serve the mankind to respect and uphold the human values. They are the ones who have transformed and shaped the lives of people from worst to best.

Only a kind hearted person who is soft in speech and tender at heart will show the utmost respect to all the Prophets irrespective of national affiliation of the these Prophets. Muslims have been directed to respect all the Prophets and believe in their Prophethood. That is why Muslims have high respect for all the prophets including Dawood (AS), Musa (AS), Sulaiman (AS), Noah (AS), Eesa (AS). Muslims believe in the Prophet hood of Eesa (AS) and reject the false notion of him being the son of God. Admitting Eesa (AS) as son of the God is in itself a disrespect to His Prophet hood besides becoming an insult to the God. Maryam (AS) is the only woman who has been addressed by her name in the holy Quran. This is enough proof how much she is respected among the Muslims and how much pure she is!

On the other hand some people have acquired the qualities of wild beasts and have become severely inhumane. Their only job is to disgrace and disrespect the Prophets of Allah. They have made it mandatory to insult the real champions and heroes of the humanity (the prophets). They are doing so with the sole aim to fulfill their nefarious designs. They do so to satisfy their selfish ego and fulfill their personal lust. But alas! They do not know that insulting the greatest men (Prophets of Allah) is like spitting towards the sun. Their spits will return back and fall on their faces while the sun will continue to lighten the world.

The irony is that such people have always blamed Muslims for being intolerant and inhumane. But they are so blind to see, that there is not a single incident of disrespect by Muslims for any Prophet- A staggering proof that Muslims believe in and respect all the Prophets. They have disrespected the beloved Prophet of Islam from time to time but Muslims neither have nor can disrespect any prophet in revenge as respecting all the Prophets is our faith.

One such forth coming attempt to insult the Prophet of Islam is scheduled for 10th November 2018. The event is to be held by a Dutch anti-Islam politician, Geet Wilders. The event has been named “Muhammad Cartoon Contest”. In which all the cartoonists of the world have been encouraged to draw the cartoon of the Muhammad (SAW). Even the award for first prize winner has been fixed at $10000. They know it well that Muslims cannot tolerate such insult of their beloved Prophet. And when Muslims will react, they may find their way easy to potray Muslims as intolerant and terrorists! They cannot even tolerate the unparalleled fame and fan following of our beloved Prophet and instead blame us! What a shame for them! Perhaps they have forgotten the fate of their predecessors. They must revisit the history of Abu Lahab. They must remember the fate of people of Lout (AS). If they feel that Muslims cannot revenge them, they must remember that almighty Allah can punish them in this world and hereafter.

It is better for such people to repent and apologize openly to evade the severe punishment of Almighty Allah. It is better for them to shun their ego and bow down before the human values. Respect and uphold the human values like kindness, compassion, brotherly love, understanding, tenderness, mercifulness, tolerance etc.so as to qualify as humane. It is better to be humane than to be an inhumane beast.  The Prophetic message of humanity cannot be attacked and bowed down by such wicked acts!

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