AMJA Statement on Crime of the Danish media insulting and defaming The Character of Prophet Muhammad Prayers and peace of Allah be upon him
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful
The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA) follows up with utmost concern, sheer resentment, and complete anger, what some of the Danish media have published of caricatures aiming at insulting and defaming the character of Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. This foolish conduct reflects sheer ignorance of the biography of the greatest human being that ever existed on earth for all time, and what have been followed of ignoring by the Danish authorities towards scores of official and public calls from Islamic agencies and concerned institutions for interfering with those who misbehaved, and asking them to prevent such atrocities and bring to justice those responsible, and what have happened as escalations and consequences, and what will be followed with insistence on ignoring these calls, that would be difficult to foresee!
AMJA, from its headquarters in USA, and in the name of hundreds of Islamic centers which comprise tens of thousands of immigrant Muslims, who are stunned and angered by these news, calls upon all official authorities in the Danish government to listen to the voice of reason, and realize that keeping adamant on committing such misconduct, would represent a declaration of war upon 1.3 Billions of Muslims allover the world, who worship Allah with the love of His kind Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, a love that surpasses the love for themselves and for their parents, their spouses, children and clans, and see in defending his honor and dignity a debt that they are ready to sacrifice for with their own lives, properties and the best of what they possess. Listening to the voice of reason and wisdom, would save the world as a whole in general, and their country in particular, tensions, woes and worries that would double its miseries and triple its ruptured concerns, and that would make it difficult to foretell its dimensions or control its consequences!
It also call upon them to learn from history, and celebrate the memory of their forefathers, the czars who honored the message of Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and his messenger to them, when he came to them and confirmed their rules and affirmed their sovereignties, and that they should remember how those who insulted his message and scorned his messenger, from the emperors, were destroyed and vanished, and that they should value what all the world charters have agreed upon of respecting privacies, and protecting sanctities, on top of which is respecting the sanctity of Prophets and Messengers of Allah, who are the best of Allah`s men and the noblest of His worshippers, and not to violate and insult them, on the pretext of freedom of thinking and freedom of expression, because, freedom – as conceived by the world sages – does not mean chaos and transgression on others. If freedom is stripped off its responsibility, it would become an uncontrollable tsunami that would drown all humanity in a flood of havoc and destruction. These are basic notions that must not be ignored or renounced by any judiciary or political system, whatsoever!
It also calls upon them to honor themselves with reading the biography of the Last of the Prophets, Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, from its genuine and neutral sources to know the extent of glory and grandeur that encompass the personality of this Noble Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and realize the bliss and bounty his mission have communicated to humanity, and what the world have lost with ignoring and insulting this unique character!
Is not it abominable and falsity to depict him in these drawings as a warlord of aggression and transgression, when they caricatured him in a disfigured character that his turban is transformed into a bomb, which a vile and unjust signal to that falsity?! All just and fair sages of the world have admitted that he was a mercy to mankind, as Allah says: "We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures", (Quran, 21:107). He never revenged for himself unless when sanctity of Allah is insulted, and he would sacrifice his life to revenge only for this cause. It is he that Allah has made him control his opponents at the Day of Capturing Makkah, after they have bitterly fought him and encouraged others to fight and insult him during his mission time, and he said to them: "Go! You are free!", (Reported by Bayhaqui in his Al-Sunan Al-Kubra), and it is he who declared to mankind that being fair and just is the main purpose of the missions of all messengers and prophets of Allah, as He says: "We sent aforetime Our apostles with Clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand forth in justice; and we sent down Iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that God may test who it is that will help, Unseen, Him and His apostles: for God is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might (and able to enforce His Will)", (Quran, 57:25). It is he who vowed to fight bitterly oppression and declared to the whole world Allah`s saying: "And whoever among you does wrong, Him shall We cause to taste of a grievous Penalty", (Quran, 25:19). And he declared that the call of the oppressed people, Allah raises it over the clouds and says to it: "By My Might and Majesty! I will make you victorious even if after a while", (Reported by Al-Termizi). He also showed that there is not a more worthy thing than hastening the punishment in this worldly life of those who commit transgression and disconnecting family ties (Referred to a Hadith reported by Al-Termizi). It is he who, if he is given to choose between two things, he would always opt for the easiest and the simplest, unless it is a sin, and if it is so, he would be the furthest from it. It is he who used to keep his promise with his opponents in religion, and it is he who declared that he would be the opponent of those who oppressed and transgressed them on the Day of Judgment, and he made this as a permanent vow with his Muslim Ummah that still resounds at all time and in all places, where he says: "Whosoever oppresses, detracts from, overburdens, or takes by coercion from a covenanter, I am his opponent on the day of Judgment", (Reported by Abou-Dawoud and corrected by Al-Albani). It is he who tripled vowed to retaliate against those who attack the sanctity of the covenanters` blood, as when he says: "Whosoever kills a covenanter he shall never smell the perfume of Paradise whose aroma is detected from a forty years march distance", (Reported by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih). It is he who orders people to reach out for their families, even if they are non-Muslims, as Allah says: "But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love): In the End the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did", (Quran, 31:15), and as he said to Asmaa Bent Abi-Bakr, may Allah be content with them, when her mother, who was a non-Muslim, came to reach out for her: "Reach out for your mother". It is he who kept during his lifetime on calling all people without distinction or discrimination, as well as the same people of Makkah who badly tortured him and his companions, by praying to Allah: "O, Allah! Please, forgive my people, for they do not know", and as he called for the tribes of Dous and Thaqeef and others, he also called for the Jews who were pretending to be sneezing so that he would say to them, as a sign of good manners of Islam: "May Allah rightly guide you and give you peace of mind", (Rported by Abou0Dawoud and Al-Termizi), etc. It is he who never fought a war except to fend off aggression and transgression, and the total persons who were killed in the wars he was involved with, in both parties, did not exceed a one thousand lives, whereas the toll victims of the two world wars exceeded millions of innocent lives! As a reminder, the Crusaders killed more than 70,000 innocent Muslim lives in their aggression when they just invaded Jerusalem!
We would like to assure the Danish people and government, and the whole world as well, that Allah will make His Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, victorious and prevailing, and that He surely will dismember those who are hostile to him, for Allah says: "For he who hateth thee, He will be cut off (from Future Hope", (Quran, 108:3), and He said in the Divine Hadith: "Whosoever takes any of My Saints as enemies, I declare war on him", (Reported by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih), now, how about those who insult and defame the Master of Saints and the Imam of Prophets and Messengers of Allah?! History is the best teacher. Allah has disrupted and destroyed all those who ridiculed and mocked him, past and present, and made them an example for those who sympathize with them! And his life story remains clean and clear, and as a lighthouse for the whole world, that embodies purity and nobility in its highest esteem and most elevated supreme, and it renders as a lifesaver for all who wish to abandon the hellfire of libertine and luscious lust, and their souls look forward to winning the eternal bliss of Paradise in the Hereafter.
The contemporary world that mad materialism and tempting atheistic calls have made it more miserable, is in dire need to a gleam of light that shines from the sincerity and honesty of the universality of the mission of Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, whose light and security have reached all corners of the world, and under its shadows, humanity have enjoyed full welfare and peace. The world today, while suffering under the burdens of these contemporary catastrophes, and being distressed of woes and worries as a result of world disputes, is looking forward, from right and from left, that it may find a saver and a savior, and would predict and imagine noble characteristics and genuine features that did not and will never apply on anybody except on that savior who is this kind prophet, Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, who came with revelations of guidance and mercy to all creatures! So, do not submit your minds to falsehoods and lies, and do not deprive yourselves and your people the honor being acquainted to this kind prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and consider well what he came forth with, i.e. the Noble Quran and Purified Sunnah.
And if you refuse, at least prevent your irresponsible and insolent crooks and make them stop insulting the honorable character of Prophets and Messengers of Allah, for this misconduct reflects foolishness and ignorance, and show malice and hatred towards others!!
General-Secretary Dr. Salah Al-Sawy