FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS NOT A LICENCE TO OBSCENITY: RESPONSE TO “INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS” When the people say in the name of freedom

of speech then they need to check up with the dictionary as to what does they mean by this statement. In the name of freedom of speech ISLAM has always been in the lines of target. As the title of this article of mine states that freedom of speech is not a license to obscenity , it does not befit anyone or any individual that he defames one or ones religions or ones principles in the name of freedom of speech. Today in this time we see that If one wants to become famous the only thing one needs to do is write something against Islam and that’s it his half the work is done. If we turn the pages of our past years and decades we see that there were many devils in the form of humans have very well utilized this tactic, Satanic Verses by Satan Salman Rushdie , the devil who drew the cartoons of the prophet in the European media , the issue of burning the Quran by this infamous pastor terry Jones and his coward team , then again the issue of burning the Quran in Afghanistan ,the ban on Hijab in France and the ban on putting on the Niqab while citizenship oath in Canada and so on and so forth the list is big where the prophet of Islam and the religions scripture of Islam and the teachings and the principles of Islam and the Sharia (the Islamic laws) is always at the board of attack and now comes the latest one who made this cheap profile blasphemous movie. Let us now turn the pages to at the time of the prophet and his companions and we see that even at the time of the prophet there were attacks on Islam and the prophet of Islam, he was called as a magician(may Allah forbid) , he was called as mad(may Allah forbid) , he was called as the one who is possessed (may Allah forbid) and on and on and on, and we are beneath the same level of attack for 1430 yrs now and we stand stiff in our beliefs that light will over power the darkness and they will see that : “The more they attack him (Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be on him), the more they will see joining him” Remember what Allah says in the Quran in surah Al Anfal ch: 8, V: 36 that: “Indeed, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to avert [people] from the way

of Allah. So they will spend it; then it will be for them [source of] regret; then they will be overcome. And those who have disbelieved - unto Hell they will be gathered.”
And we see today that this people who are controlling the world today are spending billions and billions of dollars to defame Islam and to spread false propaganda against Islam and Allah says they will spend, so let them spend and as Allah says and then they will regret, so for them to regret they need to spend and then they will be overcome.

There is a Sahih Hadith in which the prophet may Allah be pleased with him said: There are three qualities for which whomever has them, he will have tasted the sweetness of faith. They are whoever Allah and his messenger are dearer to him than anyone else, whoever loves a person for Allah’s sake alone, and whoever prefers to be thrown in fire rather than revert to disbelief, after Allah has saved him from it. Therefore, loving the messenger of Allah comes before loving children, wealth and oneself. In the Sahih it is confirmed that he said: By he in whose hand is my soul! None of you will have faith unless I become dearer to him than himself, his family, his wealth and all people. Attack on a prophet who is more beloved to the Muslims then their own self is a big blasphemy which is been trigged out and Muslims are bound to respond to this and how does the Muslims need to respond is more important again. I was even posed this question two days after this movie was released when I was invited for a public talk in Toronto Islamic Centre in Toronto to speak on the topic: ”ISLAM’S OFFER TO THE WESTERN WORLD”, and during the question and answer session a brother posed me this question asking me what should be the Muslims response ? I said it is the time of Fitna and the Muslims should get back and hold to the Quran and the Sunnah tightly, be proud to call yourself as Muslims , do more and more multiple times more Da’wah to the Non Muslims in clarifying misconceptions about Islam and do not take the laws in your hands by being violent and I said the moment the Muslims goes violent by taking the laws in their hands then this is what they want and they will achieve what they wanted by that violent reaction of the Muslims and we don’t want them to achieve what they have desired. They want to needle the Muslims for an insurrection and portray them as trouble makers and terrorist in front of the Non Muslim world with the help of the media which is today in their control, same as what they did at the time of 9/11… They know exactly how our response would be and we have now become emotional puppets for them The Muslims Ummah should not loose temper and become impatient, our impatient reaction by pelting stones on roads and burnings cars and yelling on the roads will misguide the billions and billions of non Muslims across the world and this may also lead to a barrier for them to come closer to Islam and learn and study its beautiful teachings. Muslims needs to be patience and our patience will speak volumes inshaAllah, let them know that no Muslims will ever in dream dare to defame any of their prophets in retaliation because of our faith in all there prophets of God. . Let them know what Islam actually is and what Islam actually teaches in the right and correct context. Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al Anfal ch:8 ,v:30 that :

And [remember, O Muhammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.

The rest Allah hu Allam and Allah knows best…

By , Syed Asif Ali Shah (SERVANT OF ALLAH, IN THE SERVICE OF ISLAM)