The correct response to the blasphemous film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’. – A hate fuelled, bigoted film. Created by an insane individual depicting disgusting ideas for twisted individuals to foster in their shallow minds.
As muslims we should realise these acts are only inspired by one source which is shaytan, know your enemy. Therefore it is far more effective to boycott the shaytanic lifestyle rather than boycotting products, replace your inward and outward lifestyle of the devils with the Sunnah of our beloved messenger (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam).
Merely protesting with banners will not change society or yourself but protecting your heart and mind from disobedience will make the difference. Purify your heart under the banner of the final messenger (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) and make your life the same vision and the mission of the final messenger.
Become the banner of Muhammad (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) not of the shaytaan. Become an advertisement of sunnah. In the way you dress, talk and do business etc. Make your heart an inward banner of the final messenger. Protesting does not hurt the shaytan, what hurts shaytan the most is following the Sunnah of our beloved messenger, shaytan hates the life of Sunnah so become more steadfast on the Sunnah of (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam).
Many devalue and even feel ashamed of Sunnah, those who value the final messenger by following the sunnah should now the prophet Muhammad (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) will value you in the hereafter.
Make your life a reflection of the life of Muhammad (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam), everyone should unite through Sunnah, only then will we have strength in society in the long term. Instead people are following their own ways and not following Sunnah. One person following the Sunnah is like a spear through the heart of shaytan.
Protesting and boycotting products are good avenues to use. But they only have only short term value. The true effect of the light of the prophet (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) will even brighten the darkest of society. Conquer your heart from the evil that dominates it, start with yourself, family, friends, then community then only will you be successful.
Don’t hold an empty banner, hold the banner of the Sunnah of (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) in your heart inshaAllah.
– Credits to Br. Zia Mahiuddin for taking notes on Monday 17/09/12 discourse which was delivered by Shaykh Ahmad Dabbagh