Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wall Street Journal - Should Muslims play the Game?

The Wall Street Journal - Should Muslims play the Game?
Mike Ghouse, November 15, 2008

“Muslims, you are puppets, and you will do exactly what we want you to do, and not what your Prophet or God wants. You will play our game”

Today’s Wall Street Journal: Professor Kalisch delivers a jolt; he thinks it's likely that Prophet Muhammad Never Existed. Fellow Muslims, Just let it go. No need to react, it will die down on its own.

Muslims, we want you to burn our effigies;
Muslims, we want you to take up protests on the street;
Muslims, we want you to open up a fatwa factory and issue fatwas;
Muslims, we want you to get your women folk carry banners death to some one or the other

Muslims, we want you to.....

“Guess what, we will irritate you more”, and we will keep you suckers busy in doing thing we want you to do”; “we will prevent you from doing good things to humanity that your prophet wants you to do”. Are you ready to react to the statement of Professor Muhammad Sven Kalisch?


Those who want to obey the masters, please feel free to do it, and do it as your own act and NOT as a directive of Islam or a Muslim act.

Whoever loudly claims to be a Muslim and a follower of Islam has a responsibility to preserve the good name of the faith, and those around him have a greater responsibility NOT to let that man abuse the faith. He does not need to be on the TV; instead he can go and pray. Prayer must bring peace and tranquility and not anger. Keep praying until prayer it makes you peaceful.

The more you react to Prophet’s cartoons, the more the agitators will have fun. You are merely a pawn to them. The professor in Germany thinks that the Prophet may not have existed.


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  1. Who cares what this Stupid Professor thinks - How can he be a Muslim if Prophet Muhammed ( saw ) did not exist -- There are scholars who think every thing is a fantasy - right from Adam to Ibraham to Moses to jesus to Muhammed - All books including Torrah , Bible , Quran are fiction - God is also illusionary concept - There are societies and countries which are God less - They dont need a God to live , so what difference does it make if people refuse about the existance of Prophets themselves - Such scholars are very correctly termed in Quran as a similitude of Donkeys with pile of books loaded on their back - So just do Hush Hush to Donkeys - dont start breying with them - Death is not far away from any to get to Haqqul yaqeen of every thing what has been said by Prophet Muhammed ( saw ) will turn out to be shockingly and surprisingly TRUE for non believers.

  2. MIKE!

    Why are you responding to this----take your own advise. LET IT G0 YOURSELF!

    The Wall Street Journal was recently taken over by Mr. MURDOCK, ALSO OWNER OF FOX AND HALF DOZEN OTHER RACIST RAGS!

    This guy makes a big mistake. Hopefully it will put so called pluralistic non-Muslims in the place they should be---forced to now speak out against such things as they have refused to do---while claiming pluralism with Muslims.

    You will now see who among them will speak out publicly and frequently,as those who have feigned pluralism have demanded of Muslims each time some Muslim say something stupid, even they the equate a Muslim complaint against the aparthiet of the Israelis as something opposed to spirit of freedom and justice for all---while they (and you) condemn the Alsatians for seeking to re-gain their territory of which they were robbed by Westerners clamming pluralism justified Israel's land grab-----give it a break yourself Mike.

  3. It is not what the professor thinks, it what we do in reponse that concerns me.

    I had written similar piece prior to the release of the film Fitna, which was co-authored by Imam Zia Shaikh, we hope it helped a few Muslims at least not to react irrationally.

    I hope this will at least guide a few Muslims if not many to hold themeselves and act well in adversity


  4. Imam Kashif, does not matter what Murdock does, we don't have to be on par with him. We have to do the right thing no matter what any one does. At least we need to keep our conscience clean. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    My bio is included as the message reaches out to 20,000+ members in direct mail, in addition to several groups that post, including some 1500 members are world Muslim congress

  5. I completely agree. Just ignore all such rubbish. It is floated by design to engage us in futile energy sapping activity. So let us stop being foolish enough to fall for it every time.


  6. Greetings
    Hope this email finds you well. I am the director of international relations at the Institute of Cultural and Islamic Thought in Tehran-Iran. The institute is mainly interested in issues related to religion and scriptural reasoning and we have established a Journal entitled al-Hikma (the wisdom) in English and would be happy to find out ways for co-operations on intellectual issues. Looking forward to hear from you.

    Best Wishes
    Dr. Seyed Javad Miri
    Professor of Sociology

  7. Assalamu alaikum,

    While I agree that we shouldn't emotionally react to such insignificant rubbish, I think it would be good to initiate an intellectual response to such nonsense, thereby showing the fallacy behind what this professor says to both non Muslims and Muslims who may not be knowledgeable enough to refute the gibberish on their own.

    For example the many problems I see with his argument is that he hasn't explained how thousands of ahadith could exist recording the Prophet's life and how meticulously Muslims were (and still are) to judge the authenticity of such ahadith so as parse out weak narrations from stronger ones. If the Prophet was really fictional, then why isn't there a straightforward account of his life that could be read like a novel? Why does a science exist to determine what accounts of his life are genuine and what are not? By the way a genuine misconception exists both among general Muslims and nonMuslims that the first ahadiths were not recorded until a hundred years after the prophet's death. Hafsah (RA) was given the responsibility of safekeeping the earliest recorded hadiths. So this means the hadiths existed as early as the time of the Sahabah.

    Also the Hadiths are not the only things providing an account of his life. Each verse of the Quran was sent down corresponding to an event or situation that took place in his life. So for example Surah Abasa (He frowned) details a specific event in the prophet's life regarding a blind man (Ibn Umm Makhtum).

    Finally if the prophet does not supposedly exist, then who is buried in the Prophet's masjid? If someone says it's someone else then make them show proof; we can then say that about anyone from the past who's dead and buried... that they don't exist and it's really someone else's grave. Never mind all the recorded documentation proving that dead person's existence. And what of the graves of the Sahabah in Al Baqi Cemetery and in the battlefields of Uhud and Badr? Do they not exist too???? Are they all made up too? Where's the proof for that?
    BTW all these arguments claiming that Prophet Muhammad doesn't exist could more easily apply to Prophet Isa's life since narrations about his life really were not recorded during his lifetime, the New Testament has conflicting accounts of his genealogy and day for being crucified, and Muslims and Christians both believe that his physical body are not in this world. If people are supposed to believe the last Prophet does not exist why should they believe Prophet Isa existed???

    Anyway I apologize for this extremely long post I was just thinking of ways to refute this argument after hearing about it and I just wanted to rehash these thoughts somewhere online. Thank you for letting me post my thoughts here. Jazak Allah ul Khair

  8. Islam is the relegion of Peace. that is media who publish wrong info.



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Planned Muslim Response to Qur'an Burning by Pastor Jones on September 11 in Mulberry, Florida

August 19, 2013| Dallas, Texas

Mike Ghouse
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We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.

Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”

God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.

We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration ( held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.

Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.

As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.

We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.

We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.

We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.

Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.

Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.

We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.


Thank you.


The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.