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Re: My Stance on Caricatures of Muhammad (S)
By:Dr. Shabbir
Date: Friday, 21 May 2010, 7:34 am
In Response To: My Stance on Caricatures of Muhammad(S) (Syed Ijlal Hussain)

Dear Ijlal,

It is nice to hear your views and sensitivities about the honor of prophets. May Allah bless you, they might indicate your reverence and IMAN about them if not emotionalism.

However, an adversary may question the importance of your sensitivities. When you say: "I also am totally opposed to the drawing of caricatures of The Exalted Prophet, ---", he may retort, "So be it!" This is likely to happen since you have not come up with any logic.

In my humble opinion, love, respect and reverence reside in the heart and emanate from there. For me, the noble prophets are beyond reproach since Allah Almighty has granted them a very high stature of honor. When someone in the East or West insults them through cartoons and caricatures, any ways, it is mostly Muslims who make a worldwide furor. The producers of those cartoons, caricatures and films enjoy the street scenes and rightly feel that their mischief has paid off. This dividend encourages them to come up with more mischief.

I would request sensible men and women of all faiths to respect others' feelings. If someone violates this simple principle, no one should take to streets. Mobs easily become violent. Sometimes the best action is NO ACTION, "the masterly inactivity". If action becomes necessary, it must be well thought-out and well-organized by the leadership of communities with one strict injunction: Peace!

Muslims are also more flammable on the issue because of their false Hadithi teachings that denounce all fine arts although the cartoons and caricatures under discussion would scarcely fall under fine arts. For the Mullah, simply drawings of humans and animals is sufficient blasphemy. That is indeed outrageous and non-Qur'anic. [34:12-13]

Suggestion: Dear Ijlal, dropping SWT after Allah can take you a step further away from N2I. But, let it be your decision.

Messages In This Thread

Muslims Need To Be More Tolerant
Syed Ijlal Hussain -- Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 9:27 pm
DUROOD – SALAWAAT – PBUH - SAW?
Saadia Khan, GM -- Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 11:35 pm
Should Muslims Propagate Fitnah?
Syed Ijlal Hussain -- Thursday, 20 May 2010, 1:51 am
Re: DUROOD – SALAWAAT – PBUH - SAW?
UmeAimon -- Thursday, 20 May 2010, 5:56 am
My Stance on Caricatures of Muhammad(S)
Syed Ijlal Hussain -- Thursday, 20 May 2010, 10:43 pm
Re: My Stance on Caricatures of Muhammad (S)
Dr. Shabbir -- Friday, 21 May 2010, 7:34 am
Re: My Stance on Caricatures of Muhammad (S)
Mubashir -- Saturday, 22 May 2010, 4:07 pm
Re: My Stance on Caricatures of Muhammad (S)
shahalam -- Saturday, 22 May 2010, 8:42 pm