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Sayyed Nasrallah did not appear via video-link today, on the 17th of September 2012 to deliver his speech. Instead, the Resistance leader arrived into the ceremony square to deliver a live speech, reiterating the condemnation of the sacrilege anti-Islam film insulting Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his chaste progeny).
Sayyed Nasrallah thanked people, Muslims and Christians, politicians and religious figures, who have attended the rallies in support of a just cause, that of defending the person of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). Expressing gratitude he said “Peace be on our Prophet Mohammad and his companions and all the prophets and messengers…I thank you for heeding the call of the prophet. I thank all of you, especially the Sunni, Shia and Christian clerics, and the national parties – particularly our brothers in the Amal movement – who responded to our call for protests.”
Also, Sayyed Nasrallah, assuring the rejection to this insult stated “Some until now are not aware of the degree of insult that targeted the Prophet through some of these scenes [of the 12 minute movie trailer] and stabbed the prophet’s faith, the Quran and his wives.”
“We are here to declare our rejection [of the anti-Islam sacrilegious film], also to completely close the door before any future attempt to repeat such an insult,” Hizbullah leader clearly declared.
Moreover, Sayyed Nasrallah further added that boycotting the websites that insist on broadcasting the trailer of the film is a must, emphasizing “We should prevent the airing of the complete film by the Americans.”
He urged the people to “establish planning groups and teams to work and achieve these three objectives,” iterating “The whole world should know that this prophet has followers regardless of how great the sacrifices might be.”
According to Sayyed Nasrallah, America, which objects and deceives under the slogan of freedom, needs to understand that the broadcast of the complete film will yield very dangerous repercussions.
In addition, he recapped that the “All governments and people are required to put their utmost effort and exercise pressure on the international community to issue an international resolution and pass laws that criminalize such acts of insulting Monotheistic religions, also prophets Ibrahim, Moussa (Moses), Issa (jesus), and Mohammad (peace be upon them).
Furthermore, the Resistance leader encouraged practical steps in defense of Prophet Mohammad, and assured that any delay in this task is considered as negligence in defending Prophet Mohammad, which also keeps the door open to new insults which are of unknown destination.
Promising that Muslims will unite to serve common objectives, Sayyed Nasrallah guaranteed “Our movement needs to reach all the Ummah in defense of the Prophet.”
His Eminence noted “We need to underscore the great awareness among Muslims and Christians and highlight the importance of coexistence.”
“Let no one be deceived that this battle can be ignored. The Muslim world’s failure to come up with international laws that incriminate abuse against Islam will be tantamount to an offense against the Prophet Mohammad,” Sayyed Nasrallah stated.
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.
I have not been sent, but to perfect your Akhlaq (Morals/Good Manners) – Prophet Muhammad(SAWW)
Attempts at ridiculing Islam’s great personalities have never been an infrequent occurrence. The Prophet, whilst he was alive, was thrown garbage at, pelted with stones, mocked in public and even had his life threatened. Aba Abdillah’s head was shamelessly disrespected by Yazid (LA), the fourth Imam along with the women of the martyrs of Kerbal were put on display as prisoners of war. These efforts to ridicule or belittle Islam and its great personalities have occurred in the past, are happening in the present and will continue to. What is our responsibility as Muslims, living in different corners of the globe? How do we react to this insensitive, preposterous, unbelievable attack on the Prophet of Islam?
The question we must ask ourselves, before we take any action, is ‘what would our Prophet do?’ Often, we make hasty decisions out of anger and disgust, rushing to the defense of our religion, with good intentions but adopting wrong approach. For instance, some people claim that the western world should be prepared to face the ‘repercussions’ for facilitating the production of this movie, or that they shouldn’t be surprised that Muslims have opted for violence in their reactions. The message may be correct to an extent, reaction to this attack will spark up, considering this is the holiest personality to the religion of Islam. But by stating, that violence is NOT surprising, we may be attributing an element of justification to the way some Muslims have reacted. It is important to note that, in NO way are we permitted to threaten or harm the lives of innocent people. The Prophet(SAWW), in a well-known hadith, was thrown garbage at, continuously for three days by an old lady. He never reacted or retorted, nor did he even ask the lady about her actions. In fact, he visited the lady when her absence was noted. The prophet was the pinnacle of good akhlaq, even when he was subjected to extreme mockery and ridicule. After all, he spent forty years acting upon his famous saying, “The only reason I have been sent is to perfect good manners.” If we are to defend the prophet of Islam, then we should adopt his approach.
The below post is a short clip from Nouman Ali Khan, a well renowned speaker in the Muslim world. It provides good advice on how we should react in these circumstances, as ordained by Allah(SWT), His messenger, and the Holy Qur’an.
There is never a day that passes by in the lands of my fellow brothers and sisters, that the sound of gunshots is not heard. And there is never a day that the wind blows past them without the smell of the burning fire across the road. Oh God, has there ever been a day a family has sat together and laughed without the worry of losing each other the very next moment? Oh God, has there ever been a day my fellow oppressed muslims around the globe have been able to live their lives like I do?
Such are the thoughts that taunt me every night of every day. And I think to myself is there anything I can do for them? Not often, however, I’ve heard the news, watched the videos, cried at the pictures and raised my hands for them too. Yet, is there anything more I can do to help them? Is there any other way at my disposal that I can hold on to those hands that reach out to me for help?
Then came this one night, where my heart ached of pain and my eyes filled with tears of shame. It is then that I realized the ultimate answer to my question. It is then that it occurred to me that as compared to food, clothes and shelter, it is moreover a SAVIOUR that they need. A saviour who would put a firm halt on all the injustice and restore the peace we crave. A personality who possesses the ability to bring back to every child, his lost father, and bring back smiles to the mothers who carry in their arms their hungry infants. And need not I think who that saviour may be, for theres only ONE ULTIMATE SAVIOUR for whom the entire world awaits- The Mahdi (ATFS)
However, what filled my heart with guilt and eyes with embarrassment, was knowing that I am the reason for the delayed coming of this saviour. It maybe my one action every day that I do so guiltlessly that might have denied his arrival this Friday. Is it my subh namaz that I miss, or my other prayers that I rush? Is it my Thursday nights wasted or my Fridays more of a weekend than looking for my awaited one? Is it those innumerable times I complain or the way I dress? Is it really my Imam who chooses not to come, OR IS IT ME??
Never had it occurred to me, that my role in stopping the injustice is the greatest of all. I always thought food and shelter is all they needed. And now that it comes to my realization the greatest of all their needs, sorrow is just what I find within me. I look back and all I can think of is what have I done that requires not of me to be regretful? BUT, do I have any more time to stop and think? Is there even ONE more Friday that I can let go off my hands despite knowing it is MY call that the Imam awaits?
Now that I see through the pictures again, with answered questions in my mind, I see the wait of the saviour seem so long in the eyes of the oppressed. I notice tears running down their cheeks yet a smile they manage to wear, for they know, they know He’s coming. I see them try getting a soundful sleep every spot they earn, because although theyre surrounded with fire, they know theres a saviour. And I see again mothers in search of their children and fathers trapped amongst the cruel soldiers, but more than that, I see the belief in them, that there is someone who can get them where they want to be. BUT to undermine everything, there is ONE thing I see that just forces my head to bow down….
And that’s when I see those same tearing, hopeful and searching eyes look into my eyes and see no hope for themselves; and those hands stretched out to me in help slowly fall back down into place downheartedly. It feels like a failure to see those yearning hearts turn away from me. Because they can feel my irresponsiveness in every bullet that they take & every brother that they lose.
So now the questions that taunt me are,
IS IT ONLY THE ENEMIES BEING UNJUST OR IS IT ME?
COULD I HAVE BEEN THE REASONFOR THE PROLONGED OPPRESSION? And,
IS IT REALLY MY IMAM WHO CHOOSES NOT TO COME OR IS IT ME?
Watch this heartbreaking video made by Sister Akeela Manekia, spread the message!
by Muzafar m alidina
We all know someone who is “religious”. For some a religious person is one who attends mosque regularly, for others it is someone who has a vey sincere and humble presentation of themselves, and the list goes on. We’ve all heard it from time to time, your parents or elderly relatives rambling on about how so-and-so is so religious because of how they behave, or how they interact. Quite often, this sends us further away from our intended path, our Siratul-mustakeem (the right path).
When this happens, it could be a result of two things. Naturally, one would expect that if someone does something earnest in the pleasure of Allah (S.W.T), any sincere fellow Muslim would appreciate it for what it really is, or hold off any doubts and commit to Husnu dhan (“a good opinion”). At this junction, if one does not appreciate the sincerity of the act of another, it either means that one cannot uphold Islamic values such as Husnu dhan or that there is something inherently wrong with the other persons’/groups’ actions. The norm in our society, or at least the way I as a youth see it, is the second. Psychologists call it the Fundamental attribution error – a tendency to over-value your explanations of any observed behavior of someone else and under-value the situational circumstances of that perceived behavior. In layman’s terms, it is when you and I are more likely to blame the “other” person/group for what they do rather than trying to understand their circumstances wholly. Believe it or not, current research shows that this inherent need to blame the person rather than fully evaluating the scenario is representative of a highly individualistic society, one that is predominant in the West today. 
With the influence of Western culture, we as Muslims have accepted a lot of it because for better or for worse, it has been easier. Surprisingly, our “old” and “backward” cultures also have values that are compatible with our religion. According to the study cited here, and many others, collective societies, do not make the fundamental attribution error as much as Western societies. However, this doesn’t imply that we should not search for evidence, that we should just drop the search for what is going on. The judgment should hold “innocent until proven guilty”, rather than the other way round.
What baffles me sometimes, and hopefully other people, is that relationships, societies, groups of any kind, could have such a great impact if only they sort out their differences; if only they would drop their suspicion, and their continuous negligence. This isn’t true of every society, or of every group – don’t get me wrong. But as a youth living in the modern day, this fragmentation of people seems to plague a number of our communities.
Today our communities need to move forward by catering for the youth. The elderly sometimes rightfully see it as religious apathy. However, at times undeserving praise and disproportionate suspicion presented to many youth results in a more estranged community.
It is our responsibility, as Muslims to uphold the values of the Prophet and his family. It is our responsibility to create an inclusive community and foster to the needs of our future leaders. Spreading rumors and developing suspicions are representative of planting seeds of discord for future generations. Lastly, it reduces our faith and takes us off the path that we have to continue voyaging on.
As Ja’far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) puts it:
“When a believer accuses his brother, faith in his heart is melted in the same way that salt is melted in water.”
 Miller, J. G. (1984). “Culture and the development of everyday social explanation”. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology46 (5): 961–978.