Expressions of Hate – Problems and Their Solution

The Muslim Outlook by Shahid Pervaiz

September 26, 2012

As the subject of “Freedom of Speech” is touching its new horizons and various definitions are being presented via the global out reach of the modern media; it tends to have shaken the world conscience but without any consensus.

Communities and groups seem to have divided in diverse focal segments while some are revealing their anguish (after feeling hurt) in the most ferocious possible ways.

Does there exist any religious code or a humanoid charter that permits “Promotion of Hatred”. For sure – there is NONE; then how the books will balance with the concurrent “instigations” on one side and the “violent reactions” on the other.

Yet, all parties involved look like to be in a dreadful haste in “settling their accounts” against each other.

Has the human social philosophy entered a new phase wherein “Freedom” is what every human wants – but perhaps does not like it for others of its own kind? Are we really gone into that state of social dogmatism that we have abandoned the element of “respect” for others?

As another matter of fact; a human enters this world as a fragile and tiny little being and if left without the due care may grow into a living being, surviving only on its instincts.

No matter what but an agreeable truth is that “religion” – has helped the human behavior to rise above the basic instincts. Some “dos” and some “don’ts” made a big difference.  Take the cases of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, David, Joseph, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, {peace and blessings of God be upon them and their entire creed}, all of the Holy Prophets (zero exception) have a common historical account of their struggle for “Alleviating Hate” from amongst the human beings.

In the sequence of religious evolution – Islam is the foremost claimant of its Universal Message for All Areas and All Eras. Does Islam (the religion of peace by its very nomenclature) differ in that regard?  May be it would be NEW for some to know that Prophet of Islam Muhammad {peace and blessings of God be upon him always} staunchly advocated against all “Expressions of Hate” – be it spoken, written or depicted in any other form. The revelation received by him (Quran) has the following Commandment:

And revile not those whom they call upon beside Allah, lest they, out of spite, revile Allah in their ignorance. Thus unto every people have We caused their doing to seem fair. Then unto their Lord is their return; and He will inform them of what they used to do. [Al Quran 6:109]

Which stands unconditionally in forbidding its followers to revile even those whom they know are in falsehood, when compared to Allah (God) the most exalted in reverence, so that (even) those who are somehow wedged in their own ignorance may not revile Allah? The Quranic Message (The Islamic Teachings revealed to The Holy Prophet of Islam Muhammad – Peace and Blessings of God be upon Him always) addresses to “Al-Naas” {The Human Beings} and thereby it is a message to the entire mankind.  Does it not provide a paramount principle for anyone to follow and relinquish “All Expressions of Hate” – in All Circumstances, All Areas and All Eras?

This is exactly – what the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahamad Qadiani, the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community promulgated in his compassionate efforts to restore Islam in its Original and True Profile – the message of peace for the entire mankind.  Read his last book online, A Message of Peace.

Author – Shahid Pervaiz – a front line Corporate Manager and Consultant. Formerly the founder secretary general of The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce, Trade Commissioner of Alpha Group Holland, CEO of Record Export Ltd., President of National Dairies of Pakistan; and a Programs Producer at PTV; besides a series of other business ventures and undertakings.

He likes to study Literature, Arts, Cultures and the Religious Practices (tasawuf); and to comment about the Truth of Islam.

Categories: Americas, ISLAM, Muslim Outlook

2 replies

  1. Additional verses of the Holy Quran about speech

    “Allah likes not the uttering of unseemly speech in public, except on the part of one who is being wronged. Verily, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.” (Al Quran 4:149)

    “And him who seeks thy help, chide not.” (Al Quran 93:11)

  2. In my understanding at tbis time very populated poor countries like Pakistan the culture has different view of religion. The majority of population living in conditions can be imagin in west. These people are low educated looted by their own leaders usually seek refuge in faith of religion with guidence of street mullah. This mullah by nature is oppurtunistic has no character. He will jump on any given opputunity to shine his leadership in the community which he will cash in later with government who is as corrupt and always looking for false popularity.
    In this situation you can expect any possible reaction for such stupit movie made in California. These riots led by corrupt mullah can go in any direction with with disasterous consequences.
    We can not compare people of most of Islamic countries with west.
    Even west has to take some blame for freedom of speech law has no boundries and give some criminal minded chance to cause this kind of problem. One day I am afraid such practices will start a war.

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