Stop Insulting the Prophet (PBUH) and Muslims Everywhere in the Name of Blasphemy

Posted on December 12, 2010
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Adil Najam

Read this news from The Express Tribune and tell me how this is not idiotic:

KARACHI: A doctor has been arrested on charges of blasphemy in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday. Naushad Valiyani was detained on Friday following a complaint by a medical representative who visited the doctor in the city of Hyderabad. “The arrest was made after the complainant told the police that Valiyani threw his business card, which had his full name, Muhammad Faizan, in a dustbin during a visit to his clinic,” regional police chief Mushtaq Shah told AFP. “Faizan accused Valiyani of committing blasphemy and asked police to register a case against the doctor.”

Shah said the issue had been resolved after Valiyani, a member of the Ismaili community apologised but local religious leaders intervened and pressed for action. “Valiyani had assured Faizan that he did not mean to insult the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) by throwing the visiting card in the dustbin,” Shah said, adding that the police had registered a case under the Blasphemy Act.

Please tell me, who is insulting the Prophet (PBUH) in this case (as in so many others)? Who is the real “threat” to the “Namoos-e-Rasool“?

Using the Prophet’s name in vain and for spreading personal and petty hatred is itself an insult to the Prophet’s (PBUH) message and person. Anyone who cares for “Namoos-e-Rasool” should feel insulted and incensed at how this “namoos” is being ridiculed by the purveyors of hate in the name of blasphemy.

Maybe we should have a law against parents naming their children ‘Muhammad’. Let me confess I have two children whose middle name is ‘Muhammad’ and I sometimes do end up shouting at them or chiding them for not doing their homework. Does this, now, also count as blasphemy?

For Allah’s sake, give me a break. Please! If not me, at least give the Prophet (PBUH) a break!

P.S. For those unable to read Urdu, the verse at the top of this post is from Iftikhar Arif: “Rehmat-i-Syed-i-Lolaak pey kamil eeman / Ummat-i-Syed-i-Lolaak say khauf aata hai.” I hope readers who are better translators than me can provide a translation befitting this verse.

65 responses to “Stop Insulting the Prophet (PBUH) and Muslims Everywhere in the Name of Blasphemy”

  1. Helga says:

    Merry christmas and happy new year to everyone in Pakistan

  2. Adnan says:

    TS Bokhari.

    You did not have an answer? or its just you read the text and became speechless?

    Quoting Allama, Adil just made a post how people use Allama or Jinnah for their own sake. Do you know that same Allama was the biggest promoter of Jihad and Ummah concept and he wrote stuff like Tariq Kia Dua which promotes Jihad which anti-Islam liberal fanatics rejects and shairs like “Aik houn Muslim Haram ki Pasbani k liya” which rejects the concept of Nationalism and supports Ummah concept?

    If Mullah is evil then tell what are you doing for serving Islam? If none then better clean your own filth 1st then point out on others because when you raise a finger at someone else, 3 fingers point at you. if you are wise then would understand what I am trying to say otherwise keep hiding your cowardness by accusing others.

  3. T.S. Bokhari says:

    I am trying to write a couplet of Allama Iqbal in Urdu which is the most apt description of this Mullah-gardi:

    کیسے خبر تھی کہ لے کر چراغے مصطفوی
    جہاں میں آگ لگاتی پھرے گی بولہبی

  4. Adnan says:

    TS Bokhari,

    Instead of learning about Hudood Law from forums, I would rather recommend you to read the original text and stats then come up and conclude. In short, there was nothing like punishing the accuser at all. ATP also discussed the issuue in past and commentors did refer the original law text too.

    As far as about recent rape victim, I wonder who is being called accuser here? The lady used to live with her bf(without any legal bonding) ,she went to a party, her male friend and other got drunk and raped her. So why not blame the lady too that she chose the path which had to lead him to this thing anyway?

  5. T.S. Bokhari says:

    Adnan says:
    (December 22nd, 2010 12:59 pm)

    “Thanks for leftist radicals, the girl will not be able to get justice since in absence of hudood law, there is no concept of HUD now, now all radicals should come out of their bins and help their “sister” who is seeking their help.”

    But you forget Mr Adnan that Haddood law requires four well qualified witnesses to establish the crime and 80 stripes for the accuser who fail to produce four witnesses. In addition such accuser is disqualified from appearing as a witness for ever, being dubbed as a certified liar.

    Why not similar provision be made for the accuser in the case of blasphemy?

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