I haven't written anything about the insanity which surrounded the video "Innocence of the Muslims". Can we all agree it's a dumb attempt to smear Islam? Astragerallah. Islam can never actually be harmed by the ignorance of Non-believers. However, the spread of Islam can be harmed by the actions of the Muslims themselves. What happened in Egypt, Libya and other places around the world is a shame.
One of my favorite teachers of Islam, Ahmad Al Shughairi, has posted a video response. Alhumduilllah I didn't try to explain it all because he did it much better than I ever could have. It is EXTREMELY well done. The easy-to-understand logic is imparted with both words and graphics. Please take a look and share it.
Did you watch? Really, it's worth five and a half minutes of your time. I want you to watch it and then think who else in your life would benefit from seeing it. Think and then send the link. Think and link! I like that.
In the video, he mentions "giving flowers" as one of the Islamic reactions. You might not have heard much about that. It certainly didn't get as much press coverage.
So, here's another video. Click to watch it on youtube because it won't playback on this site:
Isn't that great? The voice-over you hear is what was written on the card accompanying the rose. I might have picked different highlights of the Prophet's life story (peace be upon him) but I can't imagine a better way to combat hate.
Martin Luther King Jr. told us, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
I think it's about time we all helped each other remember that--not only on such a large scale but on a personal level as well. We all have people who hate us. Let's find a way to respond to them which is helpful.
Love and Light!