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Muslim Scholars respond to the Libyan/Egyptian Extremists attack on US Embassies

Muslim Scholars respond to the Libyan/Egyptian Extremists attack on US Embassies

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi:

Clerics and leaders who instigate Muslims to ‘defend the honor of the Prophet (saw)’ by attacking people who have nothing to do with insulting his honor, actually disrespect the memory of our Prophet (saw).

Yes, the movie was disgusting, but I’m sure the happiest person today is the person who made it, because his goal of smearing the Muslims has succeeded.

For how long will we tolerate such stupidity? (source)

Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah:

I condemn it because the religion of Islam doesn’t allow such an action. Common sense and a call to revise sensibilities clearly have failed with such people. So we have to focus on the only thing that might speak out to them: their religion. These militiamen have not just insulted themselves, but they’ve insulted their Prophet, the same Prophet who stated authentically and unequivocally, “Whoever kills a person who is granted protection by the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise even though its fragrance can be smelt from a distance of forty years of travelling.” (Source)

Imam Omar Sulaiman: More

Dear Egyptian and Libyan Protesters

Dear Egyptian and Libyan Protesters

Please follow the Qur’an and Sunnah. Shukran.

Sincerely,
Ibn Percy

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In all seriousness I am shocked and surprised of the recent incidents at the US embassies in Egypt and Libya. I have no idea what goes through the mind of someone who claims they are defending the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) by burning an American flag or attacking the American embassy. Where does it say this in the Qur’an or Sunnah? Huh! Tell me where!

The film that slandered the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was disgusting and should be condemned. The response though is not violence. The response is education, dawah, and increase in seeking knowledge. The response is to increase in the sending of blessings and salutations upon Muhammad the beloved of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The response is to read a biography of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Alla be upon him). The response is to do a small good deed in charity. The response is to call upon others to learn about Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). So many other responses other then the stupidity and idiocy of burning American flags, storming American embassies and murdering American diplomats.

May Allah guide us all and forgive us. May Allah educate us and remove the ignorance from our minds. Ameen!

Sidi Nazim Baksh – Going After The Dead

Sidi Nazim Baksh – Going After The Dead

Update: Added Audio track from Sidi Nazim Baksh:

The track below is taken from the Album “To the Guide’s Chamber:A Journey to the Prophet of Islam” by the Libyan Ensemble Bustan Al-Madihin (trans. Orchard of Devotional Singers). The Ensemble comprises 30 professional singers and musicians united in their love of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). The group is led by Shaykh Bahlul Sa‘id Abu ‘Arqoub, one of the most accomplished Libyan munshidin. The ensemble was formed in 1998 on the exact day the Muslim World was commemorating the birth of the Blessed Prophet. My friend Sohail Nokhooda at Kalam Research and Media (U.A.E.) wrote: “With the launch of this new and exciting album, “To the Guide’s Chamber”, the group brings their rich musical repertoire and soulful lyrics to a wider audience of listeners who long to be touched by the weaving of faith and poetry.” The album, released in 2010 by KM&R, was recorded in Syria – two countries rocked by shocking violence. To those who feel love not hate, enjoy this beautiful track by Bustan Al-Madihin and let us pray together that sanity triumphs over unspeakable cruelty.

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The hard earned freedom of the Libyan people has been sullied by a band of zealots. In the last few months they’ve desecrated countless graves, bulldozed mausoleums and even exhumed and discarded bodies that have been interred for centuries.

Attacking the dead is sacrilege in every faith tradition and in every culture of the world except perhaps in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While the majority of Libyans and indeed the global Muslim community have condemned these heinous acts and are insisting that the ignorant be punished, some senior Saudi religious scholars advocate the opposite opinion.

The recent destruction of the grave of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq came as wake-up call to all civilized people, that something is seriously wrong in Libya.

Thanks to the commentaries of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Muslim students in the West have come to appreciate the scholarship Sidi Ahmad Zarruq, the 15th century scholar who was born in the city of Fez. His grave in Misrata is now an empty hole, his body unceremoniously removed and allegedly discarded.

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