What Would Muhammad Do?
A film depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was recently released. Apparently, it showed the him as a womanizer and a pedophile among other things. Followers of Islam were not impressed in the least, understandably. But, would a man who spoke peace and claimed to be a messenger from God, take kindly to blood being shed on his behalf, especially innocent blood? What would Muhammad do in this case?
As we speak. Or as I blog, thousands of Muslims are rioting in countries around the world. (Some call it protesting but it’s not a protest, it’s a riot). They are engaging in criminal acts that I am sure would be frowned upon by their prophet. Shouldn’t they be practicing the fruit of the spirit? (But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23.)
If the video wrongly depicted Muhammad, I am certain that these uprisings are not doing him any favors either.
Just my take.
- Key Questions, Answers About the Prophet Muhammad (abcnews.go.com)
- Why Are Muslims So Concerned with Muhammad? (religiondispatches.org)
- Obama Administration: “Back Off Muhammad” (peacemoonbeam.typepad.com)