- Posted March 11, 2013 by
Prophet Muhamad would be crying as Christian houses burn in Lahore.
Badami Bagh incident; in which, a Christian neighborhood was torched by a violent horde all in the name of the blasphemy of the Prophet Muhammad, the irony is the Prophet himself condemned such barbarity on his or anyone’s name and I believe he would be crying today looking down on us as, we call ourselves Muslims. We have been so misguided that we have forgotten the way of Prophet and the way of Islam and on the day of Judgment he will not allow such brutes to call themselves Muslims and I’ll prove my argument by the examples of Prophet himself;
If you look back into the time of Prophet, The first article of the constitution was that all the inhabitants of Medina, the Muslims as well as those who had entered the pact from the Jews, Christian, and idolaters, were “one nation to the exclusion of all others.” All were considered members and citizens of Medina society regardless of religion, race, or ancestry. People of other faiths were protected from harm as much as the Muslims And Even if someone is indulge in blasphemy, the best way to react over it would be by the way of our Prophet, not by going out there and burning. Remember people, It was sword of the intellect of the Prophet that conquers the hearts and minds of people. The Qur'an says in Surah An Nahl, Chapter 16 Verse 125:
"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious."
[Al Qur'an 16:125]
Our Prophet (P.B.U.H) leaves the best example of it as it was not Prophets Sword which conquered over billions of mind but his kindness, intellect, sincerity, good moral and reasoning with people did.
The Prophet (P.B.U.H), a prophet who was harmed by his people. He wiped the blood from his face and said: ‘O God! Forgive my people, for they know not!" (Bukhari #3290)
so the best way to react over such things would be peacefully and by reasoning.
The lives of the practitioners of other religions in the Muslim society were also given protective status. The Prophet said:
“Whoever kills a person who has a truce with the Muslims will never smell the fragrance of Paradise.” (Saheeh Muslim)
Since the upper hand was with the Muslims, the Prophet strictly warned against any maltreatment of people of other faiths. He said:
“Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)