Urdu Video: Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan Taking a New Turn

Epigraph:

The hypocrites say, ‘If we return to Medina, the one most honorable will surely drive out therefrom the one most mean (Muhammad?);’ while true honor belongs to Allah and to His Messenger and the believers; but the hypocrites know not. (Al Quran 63:9)

Categories: Blasphemy, Video

1 reply

  1. I do believe that we should encourage polite and reasonable speech.

    I want to pool a few verses of the Holy Quran here, which have bearing on this issue:

    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)

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

    Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in a way that is best. Surely, thy Lord knows best who has strayed from His way; and He knows those who are rightly guided. (Al Quran 16:126)

    We also have choice of ignoring, what we find blasphemous. The Holy Quran says:

    And when thou seest those who engage in vain discourse concerning Our Signs, then turn thou away from them until they engage in a discourse other than that. And if Satan cause thee to forget, then sit not, after recollection, with the unjust people.

    And those who are righteous are not at all accountable for them, but their duty is to admonish them, that they may fear God. (Al Quran 6:68-69)

    The Holy Quran here is not suggesting any Blasphemy Laws, just a rational approach to whom you lend your ears and whom you dignify with your presence.

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