The Counter Crusade

Saturday, February 11, 2006

How would the Prophet have responded to such insults?

Well, it's kinda hard to know how he would have responded to such insults. But I will offer an example from the Prophet's life, peace be upon him.

The word "Muhammad" means "the praised one." When preaching to the Quraysh in Mecca, the nobles of Quraysh decided not to call him by his name "Muhammad", because then they would be calling him "the praised one". Instead, they chose to refer to him as "Muthammam", which means "the reviled one". Thus whenever the wanted to attack him or curse him, they would say "Cursed be Muthammam" instead of Muhammad. Amused, the Prophet said to his companions, "Do you not marvel at how Allah has even deflected their curses from me? They curse Muthammam and I am Muhammad". [1]

In the same way, these images are not really those of our blessed Prophet. They portray a false image that they have of him, an image of a terrorist, not of the "mercy to the worlds." Whatever false conception of our Prophet that they attack, they do not attack our Prophet. Far away is he from all that they attribute to him. None of them would attack him had they read an authentic biography of his life, or known more about him and his message. But most of what they know are lies and deceptions. So they are not really cursing the Prophet Muhammad, they are cursing a lie, a non-existent personality that they think called for terrorism. Just as the Quraysh were not cursing Muhammad the Prophet, the most praised, but were cursing Muthammam, a poet who said some crazy things unheard of before, like saying that "all people are equal like the teeth of a comb", thus equating the Abyssinian slave Bilal to Abu Sufyan, the master of Quraysh.

There is also a story told about the Prophet Isa son of Maryam[2], peace be upon him, that is told among the Muslims, but is not found in the Christian traditions as far as I know. People were throwing stones at him, and he said to his followers, "They do not throw stones at me, they throw stones at the false conception that they have of me".

Compare these responses to the Bible, where God sent two bears that ripped 42 kids apart for calling Elisha a "baldhead".[3]

"You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.” - Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, his family, and his companions [4]

1. The Life of Muhammad
2. More commonly known by the false name "Jesus". Speaking of false conceptions, why are Christians worshipping a white, blond, blue-eyed, long-haired, and sometimes beardless man called "Jesus"? And if they see a "Jesus" of that description in their dreams and visions, then who are they really seeing? p.s. does anyone have any good seitan recipes? I'm kinda hungry right now.
3. See previous post,

4. Sahih Bukhari


  • Beautiful post, JazakAllah

    Prophet's (peace be upon him) life is full of such examples, and the way he used to act in such situations always brought more ppl to believe in Islam, due to the beauty of his own character.

    Now again it will be the same.inshaAllah

    By Blogger B, at 2:53 PM, February 11, 2006  

  • insha'Allah. thanks for the comment.

    By Blogger Silencer, at 5:20 PM, February 11, 2006  

  • Asalam alakum. Wow, masha’allah. I never thought about it like that. Your post just revealed a whole new prospective to me. Allah huma sully ala saidna Muhammad, you are such a talented writer. Allah bless you for your talent and Dawa. Amin. After I finished reading your post, I feel a lot less anger about the situation. Before when I would think about it, I would get angry and dishearten. Alhamdulilah, now I can see that what these people are mocking is not the Prophet, peace be upon him, but a false idea of who they picture him to be. I’m so glad that you decided on posting this blog, and trust I will be sharing your ideas with others. Masalama

    By Blogger nurah, at 10:54 PM, February 12, 2006  

  • Wa alaikum assalam. thank you Nurah :)

    By Blogger Silencer, at 7:29 AM, February 13, 2006  

  • What is wrong with you; Why you get off the line while writing good. The comparison of Sidna Bilal and Abu Sufyan was both unwanted and ridiculous especially with regards to what the poet said; poets do ghalou in any case but Sidna Bilal aws far better compared to so call leader of Quraysh; Do not you know in Quran As-Sabaqoon Alwaloon have a rank on others and do not you know that Sidna Bilal Habashi was amoung the fighters of Badr who are the best of Ashab...Repent if you can

    By Blogger amgfsd, at 4:22 PM, October 28, 2007  

  • my brother what are you talking about?

    how could i possibly think that? I'm explaining THE JAHILI point of view! For them this is how they saw it. Don't you get it? it is obvious, and no one else before you interpreted the way you interpreted it.

    may God keep us away from such evil thoughts!

    By Blogger Silencer, at 6:21 PM, October 28, 2007  

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