Time and again we have seen the brutal image of world protests; one may have been forced to understand the ample reasons for the prevailing incidents. But these protests could have been done in a peaceful manner; does it mean the forces which try to incite such mobs could have been peaceful either? To many, it may have been a matter of violence and destruction whereas to others it’s very sensitive issue.
Recently, an anti-Islamist film named “Innocence of Muslims” earned much rage and furry around the world, the concept has been so brutal and surely was crudely made. It greatly targeted the softest part of the Muslim world. It presented the false image of our Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) to the world. The movie wasn’t heard or seen until it was made using subtitles in Arabic and had been sent to the Egyptian journalists. The movie boosted up violence and rage — which was very obvious. Previously, many incidents had been hurting Muslims by mocking their religion. From the sketching of a Danish cartoon to the “Rushdie affair” all had been designed to humiliate Muslim sentiments.
Islam is a vast religion, it teaches peace amongst the Muslims and non- Muslims, some of the verses from the Quran, the Holy book of Muslims, explaining teachings regarding peace are as follows:
2:256 “Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth has been made clear from error. Whoever rejects false worship and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that never breaks. And Allah hears and knows all things.”
4:79, 80 (Say to everyone of them,) ‘Whatever good betides you is from God and whatever evil betides you is from your own self and that We have (O Prophet) sent you to mankind only as a messenger and all sufficing is God as witness. Whoso obeys the Messenger, he indeed obeys God. And for those who turn away, We have not sent you as a keeper.”
21:107 to 109 (O Prophet?) ‘We have not sent you except to be a mercy to all mankind:” Declare, “Verily, what is revealed to me is this, your God is the only One God, so is it not up to you to bow down to Him?’ But if they turn away then say, “I have delivered the Truth in a manner clear to one and all, and I know not whether the promised hour (of Judgment) is near or far.”
The above verses from different sections of the Holy Quran highlight the importance of the prevalence of peace and obedience of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him). As the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) is ordered to teach what Allah has asked to tell, we the Muslims must prevail peace in society and deal with evils in a dignified manner as God is above all.
The Muslim religion is a peaceful religion and these teachings prove it as so.