When they insult Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

While it hurts to see some people insulting our Prophet  , it is worth reminding ourselves that this is nothing new. All the Prophets in the past have suffered insults on various occasions, as recorded in the Qur’an.

Prophet Muhammad   is therefore no exception in this case either. This Qur’an that honors our Prophet   also at the same time records the most hurtful words that were said to him. He was called a magician, an insane, a perpetual liar etc. So many accusations are made against our beloved Prophet   and they are recorded in the Qur’an. Allah (S) wants us to remember that all Prophets, though they are the most noble of creations and that Allah (S) has himself honored them, they faced the worst kind of insults.

But what should be our reaction?

The Qur’an did not just come to give us a love for our Prophet  , but also to guide that love and also to teach us how to respond to this kind of insults.

Prophet   himself is told in the Qur’an

Be patient over whatever they say Qur’an (73:10)

Whatever they say here includes what they may have said in the past or present and even in the future till this day. The Prophet’s   policy is to be patient himself.

The one thing that we should feel towards those who make hateful speech towards Muslims is sorrow. We should feel sorry for these people, they cannot hurt the Prophet  . They cannot take away his honor  , it was given from Allah (S) himself. Nothing on earth can take it away, no article, no cartoon, no film, no hate speech – nothing.

However, Muslims reacting in emotional manner and engaging in senseless violence is also misrepresenting Islam. We do not understand the policy of the Qur’an in how to respond to insults.

Respond with that which is best Qur’an (41:34)

You will absolutely hear hurtful words from those who were given the book way before you and people who commit adultery and blasphemy with Allah. If you can be patient and you can maintain your consciousness of Allah then that is the most noble of deeds – the highest of accomplishments that you can accomplish. Qur’an (3:186)

For more details on this subject, please watch the advice of Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, CEO of Bayyinah Institute –