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Muhammad: The Prophet of Mercy For Our TimeMohamed Khodr for Salem-News.com
The Quran, revealed to Muhammad over the last 23 years of his life, is a message to ALL of humanity until the Day of Judgment.
(WASHINGTON DC) - “And, thus, (O Prophet) We have sent you as a Mercy to the worlds” (Quran: 21:107)
“And know that God invites (humanity) unto the abode of peace, and guides him that wills to be guided onto a straight path.” (Quran: 10:25)
“O! Mankind. Behold, We have created you all out of a single pair of a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware” (Quran 49:13)
They invaded and occupied our lands, they massacred millions of our people, they enslaved us, they stole the resources for their benefit, they imposed tyrannical puppet rulers upon us, they said they came to civilize us, save our souls by converting us to Christianity. And now they are on another crusade---a crusade to denigrate, demonize, and slander our faith and our most beloved and merciful of Prophets---Muhammad.
But they are destined to fail for they can not defeat God’s Truth which will be victorious despite all their machinations. In the end they shall know this Truth. Through simple arguments and reason Islam is thriving in their own backyards.
Do westerners ever wonder why despite their incessant campaign to defame and insult Prophet Muhammad, demonize Allah as being Satan, burn, shoot, urinate, and defecate on the Holy Quran that Muslims never burn the Bible, the Babylonian Talmud, or draw any cartoons defaming our beloved Prophets, Moses and Jesus; or the Virgin Mary; or make movies or write plays of a similar nature?
That’s because Islam, the Holy Quran, and the Prophet Muhammad honor, revere, respect, and believe in the messages of Moses and Jesus, the original Torah and Gospel, and in all previous Prophets Revelations sent from the one and only God to all humanity throughout time.
“Say (O Muslims): We believe in God and that which is revealed to us (Quran) and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael, and Isaac and Jacob, and their children, and that which Moses and Jesus received and that the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have surrendered.” (Quran: 2:136)
However, unlike every other Revelation which was only revealed to a specific people in time, the Quran, revealed to Muhammad, over the last 23 years of his life is a message to ALL of humanity until the Day of Judgment.
For fifteen centuries since the death of Muhammad both Jews and Christians have laid unspeakable blasphemous attacks and evil lies and portrayals upon Muhammad, the noblest, most moral, kind, generous, merciful, forgiving, gentle, loving, humble man with the most extraordinary blessed talents and skills to lead mankind out of darkness and into light and create an Ummah, a community of believers, Muslims, who submit and surrender themselves to the one true God.
Throughout Christian Europe’s history the same hostility, hatred, racism, and lies have been heaped upon this beautiful man. From Voltaire, Dante, and Martin Luther to today’s Jewish and Christian Zionist cabal, Muhammad’s person is still attacked with the same venomous and racist lies and labels as the polytheists and Jews used during his lifetime. Yet even during his lifetime his most ardent enemies who tried to kill him never impugned his character; on the contrary they still called him “the honest”, and the “trustworthy.”
If knowledge, tolerant respect of the other, and civil behavior toward others are the foundational basis of a civilization then one can only conclude that westerners behavior toward Islam, the Holy Quran, and Prophet Muhammad strips the west naked of any claim or semblance to a civilized society.
As Gandhi once responded to a journalists question as to what he thought of western civilization: His response is classic: “it would be nice.”
But what do other knowledgeable and informed westerners who’ve studied the life of Muhammad say about him?
Michael Hart in 'The 100, A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons In History.'
“My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the secular and religious level. ...It is probable that the relative influence of Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. ...It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history.”
Thomas Carlyle in 'Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History,' 1840
"The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only."
Alphonse de LaMartaine in 'Historie de la Turquie,' Paris, 1854.
"If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad?
“As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"
W. Montgomery Watt in 'Muhammad at Mecca,' Oxford, 1953.
“His readiness to undergo persecution for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as a leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement -- all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems that it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.... Thus, not merely must we credit Muhammad with essential honesty and integrity of purpose, if we are to understand him at all.”
Sir George Bernard Shaw in 'The Genuine Islam,' Vol. 1, No.8,1936.
“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity."
(Please Visit this Site for more info on Islam, its History, Islamic Science, Quran, and Prophet Muhammad; including more quotations on his life)
(A Brief Illustrated Guide to Islam: Well Worth Reading. Discover Scientific Miracles mentioned in the Quran like the “Big Bang Theory”)
Muslim Protests, Yes. Muslim violence, riots, and killing are absolutely Forbidden in Islam.
Muslims not only have the right but the obligation to protest the persistent hate filled crusade against Islam, the Holy Quran, and our most beloved Prophet Muhammad.
However, Islam strictly forbids the commission of any violence, destruction of property, injuring or killing civilians whether Muslims or Non-Muslims.
This prohibition extends even in times of war.
There are many verses and teachings both in the Quran and from the Prophet that are clear cut that when Islam is attacked and denigrated by any form of speech that Muslims must follow the example of the Prophet who endured in prayer and patience for 23 years the most egregious attacks and curses by his enemies in Mecca and Medina. He never once lashed out or took revenge against his attackers; on the contrary when he returned triumphantly to Mecca to the very people who insulted him, threw garbage and waste on him, beat him, exiled him for three years out of Mecca, tried several times to assassinate him, even killed his family members; he, the Prophet of Mercy, showed mercy to all his enemies and comforted them that no harm shall come to them.
On enduring abuse and adversity the Quran says:
“Verily, God does not love aggressors” (Quran: 2:190)
“You shall most certainly be tried in your possessions and in your persons; and indeed you shall hear many hurtful things from those to whom revelation was granted before your time, as well as from those who have come to ascribe divinity to other beings beside God. But if you remain patient in adversity and conscious of Him - this, behold, is from strength of conviction.” (Quran: 3:186)
“Yet bear thou with them, and say, “Peace [be upon you]!" - For in time they will come to know the truth” (Quran: 43:89)
“[But whatever they may say or do,] repel the evil [which they commit] with something that is better. We are fully aware of what they attribute to Us.” (Quran: 23:96)
“And do not argue with the followers of earlier revelation otherwise than in a most kindly manner - unless it be such of them as are bent on evildoing**, and say. We believe in that which has been bestowed from on high upon us, as well as that which has been bestowed upon you: or our God and your God is one and the same, and it is unto Him that we [all] surrender ourselves." (Quran: 29:46)
(**meaning with those who are not accessible to friendly argument; the implication being that in such cases all disputes should a priori be avoided.)
As Muslims we must act and react in accordance with God’s and Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. This requires a deep understanding of our faith which requires knowledge, intelligence, strategic thinking, being proactive, and always being prepared for what is occurring today and may occur tomorrow. The Prophet said that the first thing God created is our intellect and ability to reason. We won’t succeed without Islam and without our unity in purpose. We must fight by all means oppression and injustice anywhere whether it’s within or without our nations.
And pay heed unto God and His Apostle, and do not allow yourselves to be at variance with one another, lest you lose heart and your moral strength desert you. And be patient in adversity: for, verily, God is with those who are patient in diversity.” (Quran: 8:46)
Terrorism of any kind is not to be found in Islam and those who commit it are not only ignorant about Islam but act outside the bounds of our beautiful faith.
Absolute Free Speech:
Applies Only Against Gentiles, Never Against Israel/Jews
“People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.” --Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.
Western politicians from Obama, to heads of European nations, Canada, and Australia have all courageously defended the making of the video “Innocence of Muslims” as protected free speech.
But out of fear, intimidation, character assassination, the powerful threat to withdraw campaign funds by Jewish donors, as well as enduring constant smears in a Pro Israel complicit media, western politicians are obliged to uphold attacks on Islam as Free Speech, as a Weapon of Muslim Destruction; all the while in their hypocrisy and double standards prevent and condemn the slightest criticism of Israel.
The Anti-Semitic spear in the mind and body of the west ensures that there is never any free speech allowed when it comes to Israel, Jews, or Judaism, while they endure in silence and fear the mocking and humiliation of Jesus Christ in Israel. (here)
Few Examples of Western Hypocrisy and Double Standards on Free Speech:
1. War On Iraq: --Was it Free Speech when Bush, Blair, and mainly Jewish Neocons, along with a sustained evil warmongering media campaign to attack Iraq with lies, myths, and false propaganda that left an innocent nation destroyed with a population that will continue to suffer for a very long time. They call the annihilation of Iraq, “mission accomplished”. This Free Speech led War was for Oil and Israel. Any and all opposition was attacked as unpatriotic, pro terrorists, and Anti-Semitic.
2. While the U.S. Government rationalizes all forms of Islamophobia as “free speech”, it hypocritically created and funded a specific office in the Stat Department led by the Special Envoy, Hannah Rosenthal, to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The office’s sole purpose is to advance U.S. Foreign Policy on anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is discrimination against or hatred toward Jews. No other American religious or ethnic group has such special protection, not Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others . State Dept. Website
3. Denmark and Cartoons Slandering the Prophet:
--When a Danish paper published several cartoons attacking the Prophet, including a cartoon with a bomb in his turban, the Danish Muslim community as well as all the Arab League Ambassadors protested to the government that such cartoons violate both E.U. laws and the Danish Penal Code. The response of the Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen (now head of NATO) was to declare such cartoons are protected “free speech”. He undiplomatically dismissed Muslim complaints and even refused to meet dozens of Arab and Muslim Ambassadors on the issue.
BUT, on the same day a Muslim party, “Hizb-ul Tahrir” was distributing what the Danish government deemed to be “insulting” flyers against Israel and Jews, the same prime minister immediately met with Jewish leaders and forcefully condemned the flyers as “anti Semitic”.
Under Section 266b of the Danish Penal Code the leader of the Hizb-ul Tahrir party was tried and found guilty.<
4. French Magazine publishes Cartoons Mocking Prophet Muhammad while Muslims were still protesting the ugly video “Innocence of Muslims.”
-- The French magazine Charles Hebdo, published cartoons depicting the Prophet naked as well as being pushed in a wheelchair by an Orthodox Jew. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, while repudiating the cartoons said, "In France, there is a principle of freedom of expression.”
BUT; free expression does not apply to French Muslims who wanted to peacefully demonstrate against the blasphemous video “Innocence of Muslims” for the French Government prohibited such protests from occurring.
5. California State Assembly Passes Resolution urging State Universities and Colleges to clamp down on “Anti Semitic” speech and condemned activities that support Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions against Israel. (Article)
BUT: in an event at the state run University of California in Irvine where the Israeli Ambassador, Michael Oren, was speaking on the U.S. – Israel relations, a group of 11 Muslims students stood up to protest the speech. Incredibly they were arrested, charged with disrupting the peace, and prosecuted.
6. Under strong Jewish pressure fourteen European Nations have criminalized any free speech that could be understood as “Holocaust Denial”. Several historians have been jailed for their free speech. Only the Jewish Holocaust is sacred, none of the other even greater holocausts are so protected.
There is a Jewish American cabal consisting of five major so called “experts” on Islam who develop, produce, and spew the majority of the Islamophobic reports and talking points then adopted by the right wing extremists, including Republican politicians (Video of GOP Candidates discussing Sharia Law), Evangelical Christians, and even members of law enforcement and the military.
According to a comprehensive and must read report (here) published by the Center for American Progress, seven Foundations over the past decade have helped fan the flames of Islamophobic hate in America. The report reveals that these foundations have spent $42 Million fanning the flame of hate, warmongering, and Islamophobia. The report is entitled “Fear Inc.: The Roots Of the Islamophobia Network In America
According to the Report: “The money has flowed into the hands of 5 key “experts” and “scholars” who comprise the central nervous system of anti-Muslim propaganda: “ Of course, all are Jewish. The report details their organizations and the funding they’ve received. They are.
Frank Gaffney—David Yerushalmi—Daniel Pipes—Robert Spencer—Steven Emerson
These five Zionist “scholars” are assisted in their hate filled Islamophobic campaign by other Jews such as Brigitte GabrielPamela Geller (co-founder, Stop Islamization of America), and David Horowitz (supporter of Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch).
One remarkable response to Muslim protests, that against Islamic teaching, turned violent, is the shock expressed by western politicians and some in the media, especially in the Zionist television network, FOX, that when Christ, the Virgin Mary, or Moses are mocked and attacked there are ‘No Riots” in the West blasting this free expression.
The real question isn’t why Muslims are protesting when their faith, scripture, or Prophet are cruelly and ignorantly attacked, the question is why aren’t Christians moved to protest when their faith is similarly attacked?
The answer lies simply in the fact that the western materialistic soul has lost and cut all ties with the sacred and holy. The Holy Grail has been replaced by the Holy Sales, the latest gadget, the worship of celebrities and athletes, and the latest temporary fad that stirs passions than dies away.
Substance is replaced with image.
One can say that the west isn’t civilized, but “superficialized.”
So what causes violent riots, burning of property, even murder in America? Anything but the defense of the divine.
Examples: (Press CTRL then click on Video link to watch)
The vilification of Islam, the Holy Quran, our beloved Prophet, and the entire Arab/Muslim world will not stop as long as Jewish and Christian Zionists see the need to demonize Islam and Muslims to support Israel’s hegemony in the west, as well as the fulfillment of the “End Times” Christian Zionist Prophecies that require all Jews to be gathered in Israel as a prerequisite for the return of Christ and the final earthly battle of Armageddon in Israel where all of humanity is annihilated except for the “Born Again” Christians, which excludes Catholics and other Christian denominations.
As Muslims we must avoid this Pavlovian kneejerk reaction to any criticism of our faith where they press our buttons and we hit the streets in riots. We’re not hurting them, we’re hurting ourselves by acting against our faith and responding in the exact manner they are looking for to reinforce their message that Muslims are primitive barbarians who only know violence and are incapable of “civilized” behavior and living with democratic principles.
Let’s ignore these imbeciles and concentrate in rebuilding our nations, schools, hospitals, roads, electrical and water plants, build industries, besides selling soap and cookies, to offer good jobs, and let’s eliminate by ourselves all the extremists and terrorists amongst our midst who are killing, bombing, and terrorizing the innocents in our society. We must act and not wait for the west to come and do the fighting and thus occupy our lands for their own and Israel’s interests.
We can and must endure any hardship and adversity to establish our independence from the materialistic west and embody our faith in our lives. Faith and Unity are the keys for our own defense and for the eventual propagation and acceptance of Islam in the world.
If God is with us, who can be against us?
“Truly, God does not change a people’s condition unless they change their inner selves.” (Quran: 13:11)
Video: La Ilah Ila Allah, Muhammadun Rasul Allah: Watch this beautiful VIDEO.
Good Book References:
1. Professor Karen Armstrong: “Muhammad: A Prophet For Our Time”
2. Professor Edward Said: “Covering Islam”: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World.
3. Minou Reeves: “Muhammad in Europe”
4. Enver Masud: “The War on Islam”
5. Professor Jack Shaheen: “Reel Bad Arabs”. How Hollywood Vilifies A People. (Watch This Important Documentary on Hollywood and Arabs/Muslims)
Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim born in the Middle East. He is political activist who frequently writes on the plight of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Islam, and Arab politics.
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