Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



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There has recently been a wave of violence & non discretional attacks by some muslims against many innocent Europeans & European interests & embassies & international organizations as a reaction to some few cartoons or articles that ridicule the Prophet -pbuh – . Accordingly , the page editor decided to address this issue & see how  muslims should react towards this sarcasm following the path & methodology  of Sheikh Muhammad Abduh ; that is by referring to holy Quran verses on that matter & herein is the opinion on this matter fully based on Quran verses

1) WITH regard to blasphemy & ridiculing & abusing or mocking Islam, the Quran has instructed his Prophet -pbuh- & Muslims to simply IGNORE the provocation & abuse& mocking & just separate themselves temporarily from the company of the abusers while the abuse continues & any collective attacks against non-muslims because of religious blasphemy is not legal & contrary to Islamic instructions & any punishment action taken towards blasphemy to curb it should be confined only to the individual person who did the blasphemy &in accordance to laws & justice & no punishment to extend to his family or caste or country people or anyone else ,plz see below for proof from Quran

4;140 وَقَدْ نَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الْكِتَابِ أَنْ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ آيَاتِ اللَّـهِ يُكْفَرُ بِهَا وَيُسْتَهْزَأُ بِهَا فَلَا تَقْعُدُوا مَعَهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُوا فِي حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِ ” ,

translation is “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”—-

Q6;68 , وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ الَّذِينَ يَخُوضُونَ فِي آيَاتِنَا فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُوا فِي حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِ ْ

translation :And when you see those who engage in [offensive] discourse concerning Our verses, then turn away from them until they enter into another conversation.———

2)PROPHET WAS INSTRUCTED NOT TO RETALIATE OR DEBATE with those who belie & deny his prophecy & accuse him of being mad or magician

وَيَقُولُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَسْتَ مُرْسَلًا ۚ قُلْ كَفَىٰ بِاللَّـهِ شَهِيدًا بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكُمْ وَمَنْ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ الْكِتَاب13;43;

Translation “And those who have disbelieved say, “You are not a messenger.” Say, [O Muhammad], “Sufficient is Allah as Witness between me and you, and [the witness of] whoever has knowledge of the Scripture.”——

51;54 كَذَٰلِكَ مَا أَتَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا قَالُوا سَاحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ ﴿٥٢﴾ أَتَوَاصَوْا بِهِ ۚ بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ طَاغُونَ ﴿٥٣﴾ فَتَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ فَمَا أَنتَ بِمَلُومٍ

Translation “Similarly, there came not to those before them any messenger except that they said, “A magician or a madman.” Did they suggest it to them? Rather, they [themselves] are a transgressing people So leave them, [O Muhammad], for you are not to be blamed.”——-

Also ALLAH has instructed himto just turn away from those who mock the Prophet since ALLAH already handled this matter & HE will let them know the truth , Quran 15;96

فَاصْدَعْ بِمَا تُؤْمَرُ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ ﴿٩٤﴾ إِنَّا كَفَيْنَاكَ الْمُسْتَهْزِئِينَ ﴿٩٥﴾ الَّذِينَ يَجْعَلُونَ مَعَ اللَّـهِ إِلَـٰهًا آخَرَ ۚ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ

translation is “Then declare what you are commanded and turn away from the polytheists Indeed, We are sufficient for you against the mockers who make [equal] with Allah another deity. But they are going to know”——

10;41 وَإِن كَذَّبُوكَ فَقُل لِّي عَمَلِي وَلَكُمْ عَمَلُكُمْ ۖ أَنتُم بَرِيئُونَ مِمَّا أَعْمَلُ وَأَنَا بَرِيءٌ مِّمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

translation “And if they deny you, [O Muhammad], then say, “For me are my deeds, and for you are your deeds. You are disassociated from what I do, and I am disassociated from what you do.”

34: 26 وَإِنَّا أَوْ إِيَّاكُمْ لَعَلَىٰ هُدًى أَوْ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُّبِينٍ ﴿٢٤ قُل لَّا تُسْأَلُونَ عَمَّا أَجْرَمْنَا وَلَا نُسْأَلُ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ ﴿٢٥ قُلْ يَجْمَعُ بَيْنَنَا رَبُّنَا ثُمَّ يَفْتَحُ بَيْنَنَا بِالْحَقِّ وَهُوَ الْفَتَّاحُ الْعَلِيمُ

translation : “And indeed, we or you are either upon guidance or in clear error. Say, You will not be asked about what we committed, and we will not be asked about what you do.”Say, “Our Lord will bring us together; then He will judge between us in truth. And He is the Knowing Judge”—-


وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا

translation “and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace,”——–


41;34 وَلَا تَسْتَوِي الْحَسَنَةُ وَلَا السَّيِّئَةُ ۚ ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذِي بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَمِيمٌ

Translation “And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a close friend.” ———

5) NOTE THAT A MAIN REASON FOR SO MANY NON MUSLIMS TO EMBRACE ISLAM THROUGH THE HISTORY IS HOW MUCH IT IS A FORGIVING RELIGION & how much the Prophet was forgiving to all who slurred him. Actually what has promoted the religious ridicule against muslims is the so called “Islamic media” because almost no one was aware of the film or cartoons ridiculing the Prophet (saws )until the so called “Islamic channels ” kept broadcasting it throughout the whole day as an example for how religion is ridiculed & fueling the muslims to go out in massive demonstrations which resulted in killing & injuring of so many innocent non muslims & muslims whilst the killing of any innocent soul is greatly sinful & condemned in Quran & if this Islamic media had not broadcasted & highlighted this lampoon , no heed would have been brought over it & it would have just self vanished without any effect or awareness