How to Defend the Prophet Mohamed PBUH

The following ideas/concepts have been borrowed from Sheikh Yasir Qadhi's speech on the recent events in France. You can listen to this speech on YouTube using this link.

 

The best way to defend the prophet's honor is to follow his sunah (way of life) and we follow his Sunnah but demonstrating his character “And We have sent you (O Muhammad ) not but as a mercy for the Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists)” [al-Anbiya’ 21:107]
The following Qu'ranic verses demonstrate that one must use be patient, exercise self control upon facing harm by others, and be kind in return.

  • Surah Al-Araf: Use thou indulgence and enjoin seemliness and turn away from the ignorant. (199)
  • Surah Al-Hijr: And We have not created the heaven and the earth and that which is in between them save with a purpose. And verily the Hour is surely coming; so overlook thou with a seemly overlooking, (85)
  • Surah Fussilat: The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend. (34) 

To further complement these verses and as narrated by Aisha may Allah be pleased with her: The prophet never took revenge for a personal issue.
When our faith is disrespected, we deserve to be angry and offended but we have no right to be physical or harm others. Instead of trying to hurt back, we should try to educate others about the true Islam and the kindness and mercy of the prophet Mohamed PBUH.