With the attack on the satirical newspaper headquarters, Charlie Hebdo reverberating around the world, it brings home the perfect example of the damages caused by actions done without knowledge and applied wisdom. Had the Kouachi brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi thought about their actions and ran it through the auto-check principles of Islam. By consulting the authentic authorities in the Islāmic sciences, they would have been clearly told not to carry out such irresponsible actions. What this attack has resulted in is far worse than what may have occurred prior to the attacks.
Charlie Hebdo was a satirical newspaper on the verge of closing down. In fact the editor-in-chief, Stephane Charbonnier was looking to get further funding to keep the newspaper running. Now what has happened is, not only will the paper continue to print the repulsive and offensive cartoons, but it has sealed its funding forever. In fact, the next batch of prints will be directly funded by the French government next week. A total of 1 million copies full of the current and new cartoons in the magazine will be printed. Some of which are already sold via preordering and plans are afoot to print more! Not only that, but newspapers in the false pretence of “freedom of speech” around Europe and the world will and have printed all the repulsive cartoons on the front and back pages of their newspapers. What the attack has done is, intensify the arrogance and fortified the resolve of these cartoonists to increase these disgusting cartoons in defiance to the attackers. Prior to the attack hardly anyone outside Paris knew of the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo even existed. Now it has become the emblem of “Freedom of Speech”. Additionally the hate attacks, reprisals against Muslims living in the west and around the world goes without saying!
A better way to counteract against the devils who drew the cartoons, would have been for the Kouachi brothers to completely adopt the sunnah in their lives. Through this, show people how these ugly cartoons are completely retorted, retarded and nonsense. Actions are the best way to give dawah and repel Shaytanic attempts to dishonour the beloved sallahualihiwasalam.
During the jahaliyyah in Makkah and when the first Muslims were facing persecution. A man came to do the jjahalli version of hajj and had heard all the vile stories about prophet sallahualihiwasalam; How he was a magician, splitting families etc. Just like today, so much so, he had in fact plugged his ears with ear buds out of fear he might end up hearing the dawah of the Prophet sallahualihiwasalam. A point came when he saw the prophet sallahualihiwasalam walking past him and going somewhere. So he finally thought to himself, I am a man of wisdom and common sense. A dignified man who knows evil when he sees it and understands the ways of the magicians. I will follow this man and see him (the prophet sallahualihiwasalam) from a distance and see his life for a few days. See what he does, where he goes, what he eats, prays etc.
After several days, the man felt himself to have seen enough and thought again: So far what I have seen is nothing of the sort of what I have been told of by the Quraishi propaganda machine. Let me hear what he has to say, if he says something evil I am a man of knowledge and I will reject it. If what he says is good (and from what I have seen so far seems to be), then I shall accept it. So the man decided to take out the ear plugs in his ears and listen to what the prophet sallahualihiwasalam had to say. When he heard the dawah of the prophet sallahualihiwasalam there was only one thing left for him to do; accept the true message of Islam. So he became and Muslim and went back to his tribe then and became a pro-active daii (propagator of Islam) and converted all his tribe to Al Islam. The name of this companion of the prophet Sallahualihiwasallam was Syyiduna At Tuffail Amar at Tawsi.
Watch his incredible story of conversion being recalled here:
There is a poignant verse in the Quran which is a lesson to heed in times such as these. When the very foundations of Islam are being forced, humiliated, ridiculed and pushed into the nonsensical lime light of modernity, egality, liberty, and fraternity. Allah says;
And insult not those whom they (disbelievers) worship besides Allah, lest they insult Allah wrongfully without knowledge. Thus We have made fair-seeming to each people its own doings; then to their Lord is their return and He shall then inform them of all that they used to do. [6:108]
In short the so-called “freedom of speech” is their (i.e the west in general) new God. Having savagely beaten, lampooned and discredited the God in the bible and Torah, this is now the all-powerful, absolute God of the modern atheist. SO given what has happened it is not surprising to see the increase in anti-muslim and anti-Islam cartoons which will mock, ridicule and try to offend the muslims as much as possible. No doubt the loss of life is a tragic turn of event, however the cartoons were and are offensive to all and every sane muslim who professes to be a follower of the Prophet of Allah sallahualiwasallam. Instead this is a good ayah to keep in mind when the dark forces of the Shaytan will try to dishonour the prophet Sallahualihiwasallam:
Finally to answer the false notion of “freedom of speech”. There is nothing which is absoutely free in this world of ours. Anyone who claims this is a loon living of a different planet to the rest of us. For example, a person cannot say and do what he likes without breaking certain laws and regulations. In france alone the following gesture and its founder are now banned and jailed.
The quenelle is a gesture created and popularized by French political activist and comedian Dieudonné. He first used it in 2005 in his sketch entitled “1905” about French secularism, and has used it since in a wide variety of contexts.
Jewish leaders, anti-racism groups and public officials—especially in France—have interpreted it as an inverted Nazi salute (illegal to perform in France) and as an expression of antisemitism. French officials have sought to ban the gesture due to its perceived subtext of antisemitism
Secondly it is now illegal to hold peaceful pro-Palestinan demonstrations in France, the home of the so called champion of “freedom of speech” among other bans and restrictions in place. – I wonder what happened to all the freedom of speech now?
France’s Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.
It is somewhat amusing to hear millions of people chant “Je Suis Charlie”, “we are Charile”, when they were in fact the dog waste left by the dog of modernity. To reiterate once again, the loss of life was warrented nor a good act to do, as the victims of this killings are all people from all walks of life, muslims, non muslims, people of no faith and all faiths. It should be condemned in all its totality as Allah says;
“Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression.” – Al- Quran 5:2
“And do not let ill-will towards any folk incite you so that you swerve from dealing justly. Be just; that is nearest to heedfulness” – Al- Quran 5:8
“God commands justice and doing good and giving to relatives. And He forbids indecency and doing wrong and tyranny. He warns you so that hopefully you will pay heed”. – Al- Quran 16:90
“…if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. – Al- Quran 5:32
The attacks made by publications like Charlie Hebdo and others can be dealt with in an intellectual way. By showing and adopting the character of the prophetic way in one’s life. The door to myths, misinformation and deceptions can all be made clear for all to see.