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Re: How to deal with blasphemy - Guard Yourself!
By:Yusuf, Texas
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 7:58 am
In Response To: How to deal with blasphemy - Ignore it! (Dr. Basheer Ahmed, TX)

Instead of “Ignore it” and doing nothing about it, we can work peacefully towards devising and implementing laws around the world against slander, libel, and defamation against our beloved Prophet (S). Although we find no blasphemy laws in the Holy Qur’an, however there are clear instructions to guard against slander which could cause damage, slowdown and descent of our community.

47:19 So (O Prophet) remain constantly aware that there is no 'power' but God, and GUARD YOURSELF, and the believing men, and the believing women against any slander. DEVISE MEANS TO COUNTER whatever may cause your community to lag behind in their Mission. For, God knows how you move about in your daily lives and what your destination is. [Wastaghfir = And protect. Zanb = Tail = Rumor and slander in backbiting = Lagging behind like the tail lags behind an animal's body]

A law in India against defamation and slander of a deceased person is a case in point:
Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with defamation, also defines that libel or slander against a dead person also contributes the offence of defamation. In Mrs Pat Sharpe v. Dwijendra Nath Bose, the court held that, “even if Netaji is dead, it is defamation because the imputation would have harmed his reputation if alive and the imputation must be said to have been intended to be hurtful to the feelings of his family or other near relatives”. Thus, in any view of the matter the words used do amount to defamation
Mrs Pat Sharpe v. Dwijendra Nath Bose, 1964 CriLJ 367

Freedom of speech and expression should not be absolute. There are common limitations to freedom of speech in many countries that include libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, sedition, threats, and incitement to violence.

Messages In This Thread

How to deal with blasphemy - Ignore it!
Dr. Basheer Ahmed, TX -- Monday, 16 November 2020, 10:17 pm
How to deal with blasphemy - Ignore it!
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Monday, 16 November 2020, 10:18 pm
There is no such thing as blasphemy
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Monday, 16 November 2020, 10:43 pm
Re: How to deal with blasphemy - Ignore it!
Sidqi. Ca -- Monday, 16 November 2020, 10:58 pm
Re: How to deal with blasphemy - Guard Yourself!
Yusuf, Texas -- Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 7:58 am
Re: How to deal with blasphemy - Guard Yourself!
jawaid ahmed -- Thursday, 19 November 2020, 1:35 pm
Re: How to deal with blasphemy - Guard Yourself!
shahalam, TX -- Thursday, 19 November 2020, 6:07 pm
Re: How to deal with blasphemy - Ignore it!
Badar Habib US -- Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:38 pm