In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
One of The Most Destructive Judgements of Some French Demagogues On Freedom of Speech – Object When Government Officials Are Insulted, But Give Room to Those Who Insult The Creator’s Most Noble Prophet and Messenger
Abdullah Bin Amr [may Allaah be pleased with him] reported that Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever would love to be delivered from hellfire and admitted into paradise, let him meet his end whilst believing in Allaah and the Last Day, and let him treat people as he would love to be treated”. (1)
Imaam An-Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “This is from the Jawaami al-Kalim of the Prophet [i.e. precise speech with a comprehensive meaning] and his amazing wisdom. It is obligatory to pay close attention to this important principle and that a person must not deal with the people except in a way he loves to be dealt with”. (2)
Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The one who loves that the people should approach him with good that is related to the worldly affairs and affairs related to the Afterlife, then it is obligated on him to do the same for them”. (3)
This is what the people of Islam have been commanded that they treat others in a manner that they would love to be treated – neither based on the desires nor false claims of the French globalists, militant secularists, demagogues and ideologues. Indeed, not only do these flag bearers of double standards advocate a corrupt freedom of speech that leads them to slander and mock at the most noble human being Muhammad [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him], but they also do not adhere to what they proclaim to the world. We all can clearly recall that the president of France stated that those who insulted and mocked at the Prophet were guaranteed that right under the laws of France, but he himself strongly objected when his wife was insulted and mocked. Read below as follows:
Also recently, March 25- Russia’s ambassador to France was summoned to the French Foreign Ministry over an earlier embassy Twitter post that Paris deemed unacceptable, the foreign ministry said. The Russian Embassy in Paris on Thursday had posted a picture depicting a body lying on a table called “Europe” with characters representing the United States and European Union jabbing needles into it. “We made that clear today to the Russian Ambassador,” the ministry said in a statement sent to Reuters. “We are trying to maintain a demanding channel of dialogue with Russia and these actions are completely inappropriate.” Speaking to reporters in Brussels, President Emmanuel Macron dismissed the cartoons as false propaganda. “It’s unacceptable. We believe in a respectful dialogue and will continue it and that means respect on all sides. It’s a mistake. It’s been corrected and I hope it won’t happen again. We demanded it.” France’s European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune had slammed the cartoon post on Thursday calling it “a disgrace” in response to the drawing which had been posted earlier in the afternoon by the Twitter account of the Russia Embassy in France (@AmbRusFrance). The picture has since been removed from the embassy’s feed. The drawing implied that the European continent was being destroyed by policies undertaken by the United States and the EU. The needles, seen being jabbed into the body illustrating Europe, contained words such as “NATO”, “COVID-19”, “Cancel Culture” and “Sanctions”.
Amazing indeed that these were the same people who proclaimed to the world that they defend freedom of speech even when that led to disbelief in the Creator and the Messenger, but one can see their objections when those who are not equal to the finger nail of a Prophet are vilified and mocked. Indeed, the scale by way of which they judge right and wrong is based on nothing else but guessing and desires. Allaah [The Exalted] said:
أَفَرَءَيۡتَ مَنِ ٱتَّخَذَ إِلَـٰهَهُ ۥ هَوَٮٰهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ عِلۡمٍ۬ وَخَتَمَ عَلَىٰ سَمۡعِهِۦ وَقَلۡبِهِۦ وَجَعَلَ عَلَىٰ بَصَرِهِۦ غِشَـٰوَةً۬ فَمَن يَہۡدِيهِ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ ٱللَّهِۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember? [Surah Al-Jaathiyah. Aayah 23]
Allaah [The Exalted] said: [إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ وَمَا تَهۡوَى ٱلۡأَنفُسُۖ – They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire].
There is a tremendous benefit derived from this because the one deprived of sound faith and sound creed sent down as revelation by Allaah- The Lord of all that exists, then his affair is one of two: corrupt knowledge or corrupt Intent. Corrupt knowledge occurs as a result of following conjecture and corrupt intent occurs as a result of following desires, or the person may combine both of them. Another benefit derived from this is that the rectification or well-being of a person cannot be attained except by way of two affairs: upright knowledge and upright intent. This is why Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated in Miftaah Daarus Sa’aadah that a person is in need of two things: sound knowledge by way of which he is (rightly) guided and lofty aspiration by way of which he is urged towards that (sound aspiration), because it maybe that a person has beneficial knowledge but not (sound) intent and aspiration; therefore, one cannot be upright except by way of upright knowledge and intent. Sound knowledge is corrupted through following conjecture and sound intent is corrupted through following the desires of one’s soul. (4)
One can clearly see that after abandoning what the Creator has legislated regarding freedom of speech, they have no other path to follow but the one that leads to harm, so they defend those who attack the most noble Prophet of Allaah and thus increase in disbelief, but defend those who are not equal and can never be equal to a Prophet in the twinkling of an eye. Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “Whoever abandons what is beneficial will be put to trial with what is harmful! This is found in a number of Aayaat that when the polytheists shunned the worship of Ar-Rahmaan (Allaah), they were put to test with the worship of images. And when they displayed haughtiness and claimed that the Messengers were only humans (i.e. therefore they will not follow them), they were put to test with submission to everything that made (their) intellect and Religion unstable. And when faith was clearly shown to them (i.e. the disbelieving nations) at the first instance and they recognized it, but then turned away from it, Allaah (Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections) averted, afflicted and sealed their hearts. So, they did not believe until they perceived the painful punishment. And after the straight path was clarified for them, but they deviated from it by choice and approved the path of deviation in opposition to the path of guidance, they were punished- Allaah deviated their hearts and caused them to be confounded in their path (of misguidance)”. (5)
This is expected of a people who are intoxicated with love of leadership in this temporary worldly life at the expense of the everlasting Afterlife, as Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated about the haughty seekers of leadership that they love to exalt themselves and hasten towards the fulfilment of desires. Its seekers hasten to obtain it in order to achieve their goals- exaltedness in the earth, enslavement of the hearts to them, attachment to them and aiding them in all their goals, whilst they are exalted and everyone subservient to them. This pursuit of leadership brings about corruption, which none can enumerate except Allaah, such as rebellion, envy, transgression, enmity, oppression, trials, being ardent in defending oneself at the expense of violating the rights of Allaah, exalting those despised by Allaah and belittling those honoured by Allaah. (6)
So, you will not be able to truly give the word hypocrisy its due right until after witnessing the behaviour of some of the French globalists, militant secularists, demagogues, ideologues and their ilk in the mainstream media. We ask Allaah to guide them to the path of the final Messenger or protect us from their destructive path Aameen. Finally, we are free from both the militant secularists and the terrorists of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and their ilk. Read here:
[Ref 1: Ṣaḥeeh Muslim 1844]
[Ref 2: Sharh Saheeh Muslim Vol 12/196]
[Ref 3: At-ta’leeqaat Al-Maleehah Alaa Silsilati Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah. 2/29-33. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 4: An Excerpt from Sharh Kitaab At-Tawheed. Lesson 4. By Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 5: An Excerpt from ‘Al Qawaa-idul Hisaan Li-tafseer Al Qur’aan’ Pages 96-97. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 6: An Excerpt from ‘Ar-Rooh’ pages 487-489’. slightly paraphrased]