Sunday, June 12, 2005

Don't Be A Dhimmi


An earnest Muslim writes into the Islamic website, Islam Q & A, with a question; is it permissable to insult a Christian who has defamed the Prophet? What do you think the answer is? From Jihad Watch:


Question : Is it permissible to respond to those who defame the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by insulting the speaker, knowing that I insulted one of them and some of my relatives advised me not to do that again, because it will make them defame and mock him even more, so their sin will be on me?.

Answer : Praise be to Allaah.

Defaming the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is a kind of kufr [unbelief]. If that is done by a Muslim then it is apostasy on his part, and the authorities have to defend the cause of Allaah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by executing the one who defamed him. If the one who defamed him repents openly and is sincere, that will benefit him before Allaah, although his repentance does not waive the punishment for defaming the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), which is execution.

If the person who defames him is a non-Muslim living under a treaty with the Muslim state [i.e., a dhimmi], then this is a violation of the treaty and he must be executed ...


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