Ahmadiyya Times

Telling the truth should be news – If it happened, it will be here…

Muslims – the riots must drain out


In a world of increasing volatility, this anti-Islam movie exasperates the growing tension and mistrust between Islam and the West. This propaganda comes at a time when the Islamic world views the west as at war with Islam.

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch |
Source/Credit: Herald Net
By Waqas Malik | September 22, 2012

Muslims – the riots must drain out.

In case you haven’t noticed the vicious cycle, let me illustrate. On one hand, you have the anti-Islam propagandist who time and again in the guise of freedom of speech create and promote baseless shameless materials. On the other, you have fanatics who react to such propaganda and wreak havoc resulting in loss of innocent lives. As this unfolds, the anti-Islam propagandists proclaim “See — we told you so — it is not propaganda but the reaction justifies and bears testimony that Muslims are violent.” The majority of Muslims all around the world condemn such violence but their voices are drowned by the actions of the fanatics. In the end when all is said and done, innocent lives are lost and Islam stands maligned. The hate-mongering freedom of speech zealots and the fanatics win — humanity loses.

The recent movie which insults Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, has caused great grief to Muslims all around the world. But, being a Muslim, what has disturbed me even more is the fact that innocent lives are being lost because of the violent protests by Muslims. It is more disturbing because the prophet of Islam bore many more insults in his life and not a single life was lost. A study of Muhammad’s life shows vividly that his opponents went to great lengths to insult him. Once a man walked up to him and grabbed and pulled him by his beard. Once, while in prostration during worship, the entrails of a camel were thrown on his back. Once a man grabbed him and pulled his cloak so hard that it left a mark on his body. Many of his opponents abused him verbally. None of these insults resulted in a retort, and no punishment was prescribed to any of these miscreants.

The fact of the matter is that Muslims all around the world are condemning the wake of violence in reaction to the anti-Islam movie. Especially in the West, Muslims are doing all they can to present the true face of Islam. For example, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community just finished a nationwide campaign entitled “Muslims for Life.” The goal of this campaign was to collect 11,000 pints of blood to help save 33,000 lives to honor the victims of 9/11. This is being done because Islam teaches that “to save a life is as if all of humanity has been saved.” Let not our society become even more polarized and obscure a rich humanistic tradition within Islam.

In a world of increasing volatility, this anti-Islam movie exasperates the growing tension and mistrust between Islam and the West. This propaganda comes at a time when the Islamic world views the west as at war with Islam. Muslims must recognize and respond to the anti-Islam propaganda in the best of manner just as their faith demands. There will be those who in the guise of freedom of speech incite hatred and violence. But to fall prey to their inciting would be a grave error — to which Muslims seem to fall for time and again. Muslims — you must use your right to be offended, to be hurt, and to protest peacefully. Muslims — the Koran instructs you to uphold and protect life, not take it. Muslims — the Koran instructs you to argue in the best of manner. Muslims — the Koran tells you to be a source of mercy and kindness to humanity. Muslims — the riots must drain out.

—————
Waqas Malik is the Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Seattle. He is a frequent speaker on Islam in the greater Seattle area. He can be reached at waqas.malik@ahmadiyya.us.

Read original post here: Muslims – the riots must drain out

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Ahmadiyya Times.

Advertisements

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Catagories

FOLLOW AHMADIYYATISLAM ON TWITTER

  • "Surely, Allah defends those who believe. Surely, Allah loves not any one who is perfidious or ungrateful." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V39)- 4 days ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "We must demonstrate mercy and kindness in our dealings with one another in this world."- 5 days ago
  • "Your God is One God; therefore submit ye all to Him. And give thou glad tidings to the humble." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V35)- 5 days ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "Every Ahmadi who claims to follow the Promised Messiah (as) also promises to reform himself."- 1 week ago
  • "And whoso respects the sacred Signs of Allah — that indeed proceeds from the righteousness of hearts." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V33)- 1 week ago
  • "Hast thou not seen that to Allah submits whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth." (The Holy Quran, Ch22V19)- 1 week ago
%d bloggers like this: