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A message to (and for) Muslims re the current tumultuous upheaval àpropos the “Sam Bacile” film about our Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.


The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

~ Malcolm X (Allâh Yirhamu)



Thursday, 20th September 2012

إسَاءَتُنا لِرَسولِنا


  1. Dear Rabab,

    I agree with most of what you said, but we should keep in mind that the Muslim population suffer from political instability, illiteracy, division – hope I put the last word right. What I mean is imposing logic on this vast population is beyond logic. Many people would act by wisdom and think before they act, but how many?

    I don’t justify the killings of the diplomatic personnel in Libya, but I ONLY give an explanation to the motive of their murderers, which is lack of stability and real understanding of our noble Islam: tremendous anger, despair, to name the least. Killers should get punished; there is no excuse.

    Another point is that I believe that since the majority of us, Muslims and non-Muslims in the Arab world, don’t have the resources to fight back, launching signing campaigns and requesting websites/papers to stop insulting our religion, our beloved Rasūl, his family and all prominent characters of Islam, is the least we can do. This should go hand in hand with understanding our religion well, but I really can’t enforce this on others. Everyone has his/her way of thinking. I always wonder why rich Muslims do not invest in a famous paper or TV channel and put a stop to all the hatred and insults (money talks). Let us act as businessmen – you have my money, I have the right to authorize or stop this material? But Rabab, where is this businessman? Especially nowadays, with the dirty cartoons published in a French tabloid paper?!

  2. Great article Rabab. Your English in general, your vocab choices and your flow of words makes me think that you are a literature major.

    As for the content, we have to realize that Islam is considered a young religion when compared to other ancient religions and the monotheistic religions it shares its God with. Just like Judaism and Christianity, eventually there will be different denominations and groups within Islam (other than the mainstream ones that branched off the family of the Prophet PBUH). I have no doubt that soon there will be Muslim religious figures starting their own denominations, attracting Muslims who denounce violence, promote co-existence and are considered to be more open-minded. This is what religions do: they evolve and try to meet the needs of the population.

  3. Thanks for sharing Rabab.

    My two cents on the subject: We must keep our own house in order. Muslims certainly don’t get passionate about helping each other out of poverty and strife. We are quick to take offense. The fact is there are enough followers of the Prophet (pbuh); neither he nor his image needs any defense. However, poor Muslims caught in the middle of the violence do. We can learn so much from practitioners of other faiths, how compassionate they are about each other.

  4. The words are so deep ^_^

    But in relations to the situation that is happening now, what “Sam Bacile” made was really a sign of disrespect to the religion Islam. Majority of the people will surely agree on this. The actors and the people who acted in this movie, some said that they were unaware that who they were portraying was the PROPHET (PBUH), I just then asked, ‘how come they don’t know before starting the video? Aren’t they just after the money and don’t understand the consequences of what they are doing?’ I could say they are ignorant. Most of the people and most of the co-makers of the video don’t really grasp the whole meaning of Islam. So, I think the video is nonsense of all nonsenses that has ever been made on the whole.

  5. Your writing is very motivational and you really took command of the subject. This article is a must read. It was a pleasure to read this article and I look forward to your future articles.

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