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Why is Islam so Sensitive to Criticism
Channel: Zakir Naik
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Salam Alaikum This is a question on behalf of a non Muslim brother. His name is Swaminathan. He has completed his bachelor's in information technology. And his question is, why is Islamic was so sensitive to criticism? And why does Salman Rushdie or a European cartoonist received that threat? The practice of advice to be more precise? Isn't there a better way to react to this? There should be a good question on behalf of a non Muslim brother, that Why are Muslims so sensitive to criticism,
and in reference to Salman Rushdie, why you're so sensitive to criticism, sr,
every individual is sensitive, you show me one human mean the world is not sensitive, but the sensitivity keeps on changing,
the sensitivity keeps on changing, certain things are sensitive, so things are not. So everything, the levels keep on changing each different individual, as far as the Muslims are concerned,
we Muslims will advocate Allah subhanaw taala. And we love our Prophet masala. And a prophet masam said that no Muslim is a Muslim, until
he loves Allah, and the messenger more than his own self
loves Allah, and the messenger more than his own self. Now, when we analyze the human being, come on to human being love the children the most.
There was research done that monkeys, they love the children very much. So the monkey was put in a well
along with the child, and water was put, water started rising up in the well.
So the monkey picked up the kid and put in the arms, the water rose, it tried to save
the child as much as the water. Once it could not, it love the challenge of doubt.
So love the child a lot, but own life is more than the child. So love the child, because the monkey could not jump along with the child, they have to experiment. Similarly, people like the children, the light, they own life, etc. But as far as the Muslims are concerned, we love Allah and the messenger more than ourselves.
if you abuse me,
I would not like it, but I would not mind it.
I would not like it, but I would not mind it.
No problem. But if you abused Allah and His Messenger, outfit morehart it is not sensitive it is because they are the closest to me. So to the Muslims, Allah and the messenger are the closest, even closer than our children rather than a vice president or a husband closer than our own life.
So that there is a motive should say the question should be reframed. That why do the Muslims love Allah and the messenger so much? He told me one human being, you get the human being. If you're abusing your mother, you get angry.
If you abuse in the name of the mother, they get angry. So we love our ally no messenger more than a mother also. So based on the thing the Muslims don't clarify, when salmaan does the being a so called Muslim inverted commas.
Born in a Muslim family, when he wrote book and criticize falsely just for a few, just for money. So that is the reason the Muslims objected. You say Are there any better ways there are many ways of objecting?
I don't agree that all the ways the Muslims objected right.
Many a time. They destroyed property which is wrong. I don't agree with it. But they are sensitive, because it deals with our Creator last man out and a messenger but we should feel bad. But some of them overreact.
Some of them to God protest which Toyland we should not be some more peaceful which is good. Best to reply. And if you hear my
talk on is religious fundamentalism, a stumbling block to the freedom of expression, I have given details or the sermon which they do and how to write the book. And the first country that banned the Satanic Verses was which country
Shri Rajiv Gandhi, at that time was the Prime Minister.
that books at Nicholas's in India, the first country to ban it and appreciate him, but unknowingly he did not know that in that same Satanic Verses, besides speaking bad about prophet of Islam, and Allah subhanaw taala. He even spoke bad about Sita and ROM
schiedam which people when they read the book, they may not realize this superficially.
I'm asking the question to the British government. A few years back.
There was an American author, writer, who uses a four letter word for margaret thatcher's policies. Margaret Thatcher's policy, followed the word father, Uncle cousin King.
And they banned him from coming to UK by
using the four letter word.
This will manage the
heat, he uses the same mole and mixes active IMG many times
for the British policy
for Margaret Thatcher.
And he calls her you know what? In his book, Maggie the bitch.
If you say, maybe the British are bold, they wouldn't mind. But imagine if you meet
the son of Margaret Thatcher and tell him
that salmaan dash D called you a *
What will he do? He will hammer you. So everyone is sensitive depending upon
what the sensitivity is. Imagine the same British government which banned another American author for using a four letter word
allow Sandman does the Why? The reason is why,
because he abuses our Prophet masala Salah. So because he abuses the prophet of masala salam, they can digest the same four letter word for Margaret Thatcher
because he abused the prophet of Islam. So this is how the policies keep on changing.
What we realize that in Islam, there is freedom of expression, the freedom of speech, but it should not go beyond the limit. It should not hurt anyone.
And it should be with proof if it hurts anyone and if it's logical and proven different, but you cannot malign anyone, maligning and backbiting is not allowed in Islam. So based on that the Muslims because our manners D, he maligned and he abused or Paternoster Salaam, that is the reason the Muslim sell bad and agitated which agree with it.
And if we analyze, in most of the religions,
the punishment for blasphemy is high.
Whether it's the Bible, whether you read the Hindu scriptures, whether read the Quran, and this we consider as best to me that there is in the Muslim is angry, and we were sensitive, because he spoke against to something which we love much more than our life. Hope that question