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Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

I'd like to make a few articles about Islam and free speech in order to provide an Islamic and Muslim perspective on the issue.

Islam has a history of over a thousand years of intellectual and scientific and progress. When Europe was in the ‘Dark Ages’ the Islamic society produced scholars that were to become the reference points for medicine , chemistry, mathematics, architecture and many other fields of science and engineering. According to historians of science , the Muslims were the cause for bringing Europe out of the darkness of ignorance.
freedom of speech, however, is not a necessity for progress and development. This is an assumption based upon Europe’s historical struggle against the Church that prevented intellectual progress and investigation. Muslims do not have the same historical baggage.

However, freedom of speech in its pure meaning, the unrestricted expression of oneself, does not actually exist, cannot exist and one would be dishonest or deluded to imagine it really does exist. If we examine Western secular states who advocate freedom of speech we can see that it has never existed. There are many restrictions; for example there are hate speech laws, defamation laws, libel laws etc. In reality people can express themselves within the context of the law, and not with the unrestricted freedom that is often implied in the media.
But, this illustrates a contradiction when Islam and Muslims are attacked under the banner of freedom of speech. There are laws in place to prevent offending religious minorities such as Jews, but no similar level of protection for others. Take the Danish cartoons insulting The Prophet Mohammed –peace be upon him-, as an example. If such cartoons characterising holocaust denial were produced they would be viewed as incisive and potentially prosecutions would follow. When it came to the Muslims it was a different story.

Even if one were to ignore the apparent contradictions, it can be argued that civilised society cannot engage with one another positively if anyone can say whatever they want. Initiating dialogue by abusing one another will not produce positive results. The norms of civility that prevent people from insulting each other, is not practiced when it comes to Islam these days.
The Qur’an and the example of The Prophet Mohammed –peace be upon him-, encourage questioning, rational thinking and debate. There are also many evidences that do not simply ‘allow’ accounting political authority, rather they positively oblige it upon each and every Muslim. The Islamic concept of ‘enjoining what is good’ and ‘forbidding what is evil’ is a well known matter from Sharee’ah texts and has been written about by many scholars. The Prophet –peace be upon him- once said: ”The best jihad is the word of truth to the tyrant ruler”. This must be done, and can be done by individuals, political groups, or an independent media. This is all reflected in our history and scholarship.
However, abuse, slander, gossip and unrestricted forms of expression that create hatred, discourage true dialogue, and generally degrade society is not allowed to the one who believes in Islam.


... to be continued, in sha'Allah [God willing]...

from [link] with some changes

I hope this was beneficial.



Feel free to comment, agree or disagree. but if I see you using freedom of speech as a cover to make disrespectful and rude comments, direct insults to the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- or any prophet of God, and/or attempts to insult the Almighty God, then I'll use my freedom to click "flagged as spam" and "block this user".



If I'm right, it's from the God almighty. If I'm wrong, it's from myself.
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:iconexd2dxe:
Exd2Dxe Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
For anyone want to know; that guy is not died:
See he's video where the shoot hit the street. Your welcome :)
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TheNewDoge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant
Wait! You know what happened to him?
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Exd2Dxe Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Yes. You see that video ? When the fake "terrorist" shoot him? You will know that They just Shoot the street! Not the head! If ha get hit? They why no blood? They tooling him to the hospital as a dead body while he still alive and the two shooters are out? If they want them ? If they want to catch them and put them in jail? Than why won't they catch them already? Ah! Yes! They WORKING for THEM, and do you remember when Israel leader! The devil himself come there and with group of the true terrorist in the world said: we will fight the terrorists"
Don't you see that he Feel safe? If There was Terrorist to Attack him ? Then why he Come there Without any armor or any gunman with them?? Ah! Yes, It's all Israel plants ,
Anything else?
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TheNewDoge Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Ah. Ehrm. Cool....?
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
HATE SPEACH IS ALLOWED.


UNLESS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A JEW, WE ARE THE MASTER RACE HEBEHEB

-MUCH LOVE, THE ANTI DEFAMATION LEAGUE.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
well, if you live in a country that has free speech, then your going to have to expect hate speech to come along, its a price we pay for freedom of speech.
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Say that to the ADL, may they burn.
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TheNewDoge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant
Agreed there. ADL is a piece of shit. And a feminist shill too.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Hate speech should be banned huh  ?
We also (sent) Lut: He said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds. And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who legged behind. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime!
Qur'an 7:8


"Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!" They said: "If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!" He said: "I do detest your doings. O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!" So We delivered him and his family,- all Except an old woman who lingered behind. Then afterward We destroyed the others. We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!

Ahmad ibn Abi Sulayman, the companion of Sahnun said, “Anyone who says that the Prophet was black should be killed."
Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Qadi ‘Iyad, p.375


rated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: I heard the Prophet saying. "Evil omen is in three things: The horse, the woman and the house."


By your logic, Islam should be banned because it's hate speech.
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TheNewDoge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant
Funny thing at that. Nayzak is an open homophobe. He should b arrested by his own P.C laws for hate speech. The irony.
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Call the ADL and tell them to stop trying to censor people with political correctness

A kid can call me a mixed mutt but I cant call a bitch a bitch? I want the first amendment back!
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Darkon711 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Mahoundianism IS hate speech, hence why it needs to be ridiculed and belittled at every opportunity.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist
You mean Islam ?
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hate speech is free speech. ~ C
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TheCH Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just you because it offends you it shouldn´t be censured commie.
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:iconinfinityunlimited:
InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Tell that to a jew
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TheNewDoge Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2015  New Deviant
Tell that to just about anybody. Can't say nigger because it offends blacks, Can't draw Mohammed because it offends Muslims, can't crack lolocaust jokes because it offends Jews. Can't piss on Jesus because it pisses of Christians. I wonder when society will realize there is nothing you cannot possibly do not to offend someone. Because somewhere out there are butthurt lolcows that get offended by anything.
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Dragonair-lanturn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW! That is so cute! but he is right. Hate speech is not civilized.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
this comment of yours will be flagged as spam.

reason: misquoting the Qur'an.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Comment hidden. Reason:

It offends me. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwl. ~ C
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ilooklikelolipop Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Well.I'm civilized!
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:iconzidneya:
Zidneya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Of course it is.
For example:

I hate Segregation.

See.
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:iconnayzak:
Nayzak Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
stating what you hate (in the right place) is fine.
what's not fine is insulting others while stating your opinion.
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Zidneya Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Who did I insulted?


Besides show me someone who can't handle an insult and and you'll be showing me someone who doesn't deserve a compliment. 
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
you didn't insult anybody... so far. I was just explaining.

"Besides show me someone who can't handle an insult and and you'll be showing me someone who doesn't deserve a compliment. "
what kind of logic is this, man? so if you see a beautiful artwork here in deviantART, before you compliment the artist, you gotta insult them to make sure they handle your insult and deserve your compliment?
When I see someone doing something good, I do compliment them regardless of them handling insults or not. because I believe insults are not part of a civilized gentlemanly behavior. therefore, I refrain from them. but you may see things differently. to each their way.
if you like to express your freedom by insulting people in your page, that's your right. but insulting people in my page isn't part of my visitors' rights.
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Zidneya Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Just because you like someones art work doesn't mean that you like him or approve him. I like Van Gough art but he was a suicidal depressed who suffered from self mutilation. And just because I don't like Cody Simpson doesn't mean that I'm gonna stop listening his music. Just because I like Steven Speilberg doesn't mean that I like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Last week a christian believer congratulate me for a wall paper that I made yet she didn't like me for being an atheist. So if I see a beautiful artwork I compliment the artwork not the artist. Like I dunno saying: "Hey I like this one, because of the linear, colors or textures." I NEVER SAID THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE INSULTED TO JUDGE THEIR WORK (SO DON'T TWIST MY WORDS).  The quality of their work and their approval it's totally independent of their character and personality. People that are very arrogant can create the exquisite of paints and people that are very talented can produce the grotesque of portraits. You question my logic so tell me. If you see someone get insulted and he or she makes a huge tantrum, scene and respond in a very immature  violent way will you compliment him/her? The first thing your gonna say to him is: well done, or congratulations for making the biggest scene? So my initial statement remains "show me someone who can't handle an insult and and you'll be showing me someone who doesn't deserve a compliment."  Because why congratulate someone who can't handle rejection(except if it's someone who can't understand how is the proper way of interaction like a child or a retarded person in that case it isn't their fault). At some point you not only won't compliment him you are gonna start to say to him: "Hey get over it" "So he hates you so what?" or "yeah she despise you deal with it". 

You question my logic nevertheless you claim again that I'm insulting people: "but insulting people in my page isn't part of my visitors' rights" you said. Ever since I got here who did I insulted? You even clearly said "you didn't insult anybody."  So the question that you asked me I ask you in return: what kind of logic is this, man?
Just because I hate something or someone doesn't mean I'm insulting them. When your parents hate something you said are they insulting you? When you present one of your friend to your classroom and they hate him are they insulting you? When you write an article that a group of people hate it are they insulting you? Is that your definition of insult? Just because I don't like what you say you think that I'm insulting you? Because if that's the case and you claim that hate are insults and that"insults are not part of a civilized gentlemanly behavior." You clearly are saying that hating something(which everyone in this planet hates something) is bad an uncivilized. Is that your definition of civilized? A society where we can't say what we hate? Are we suppose to restrain our feeling no matter how sick of something are we?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
man, you seem to be looking for argument.
I'm afraid I have neither the time nor the mood to engage in fruitless arguments.

May the God guide you and correct your thinking.
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Zidneya Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Did you just…..erase my comment? 
Why? Okay now I feel insulted. You just prove me something to me and to everyone who sees this. That you don't need hate speech, nor being rude to be disrespectful.
Is this your definition of free speech? Even if you didn't have the time to reply no one says it has to be right know. And if you don't want to reply at all you could just said that. You could just said: well you and I have different opinions about the subject and end the conversation. Why are you afraid that anyone else sees what I wrote? I myself had hidden troll and hate comments in the past but I did it because people was being inappropriate. 
 
You just said it yourself: 
Feel free to comment, agree or disagree. (That is what I just did) but if I see you using freedom of speech as a cover to make disrespectful and rude comments. I wasn't being disrespectful, I did questioned your logic however it wasn't spam, I didn't changed the topics than the ones we were discussing and I just back up my statement with arguments that's all, is that being inappropriate?  
 
May God guide me and correct my thinking? Why I'm not the one shutting people opinions in the name of freedom. That is very hypocrite of your part you know that right? And the fact that you expect for god to correct me instead of reconsider your actions is very bad. (A harsh accusation I know however it is true)  
 
Okay this is how we are gonna resolve this. I'll never visit your page, nor I will respond any reply anyone make about this comments . I'm gonna give you time to rethink your actions. However you have to put my comment back.  I don't want an apology, I don't want a reply, I don't want you to accept hate speech, I'm not looking any of that. However someone has to show you that you can't shut other peoples thought in the name of freedom. 
 
Otherwise I will tell others what you just did here in the name of free speech. And show them this is your definition of free speech. (I don't know if that would consider trolling but I'm not gonna remain silent).
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Yami-D-Sparx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Hang on a minute . The so called "Freedom of speech" says hate speeches are not allowed by the law :
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_…
And saying such a a thing as "This is the downside of freedom" is an excuse worse than a sin . Absolute freedom can't exist . And if it did , then so long human race .
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You either have Free speech ( all speech ) or it's not free. Have your cake or eat it.
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Yami-D-Sparx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
If that is how you define freedom , then we don't need it .
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
If you want to unsubscribe from civilization that's your prerogative - just don't expect us all to follow you in toe to get shackled
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Yami-D-Sparx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
If civilization means lack of manners and constant mentioning or reproductive organs , urinal system and what it produces , and terms of sexual intercourse , then you can keep that illness to yourselves and spare us . You call putting limits and laws shackles ? Then I'd be glad to see those shackles on everyone so we can keep our ears clean .
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
And that is why you and your ilk will be remembered by history as arceics of yestreryear - those who will trade the whole world's basic rights in order to make themselves comfortable. Deplorable.
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Yami-D-Sparx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Enough with the Mexican drama . It isn't anyone's right to say whatever they want however they want . If absence of any kind of morals is the "basic rights" you're talking about , then we should set things loose and let everyone do whatever they bloody want in anything at all . That includes killing for fun . THAT is freedom . You don't seem to understand the idea that "Absolute Freedom = Chaos and Doom" . And just saying that you have the right to do something doesn't make it right by default . Those who ask for allowing bestiality because "they have the right to do it" aren't making it their right by default . I don't know where you come from , but it's a farce to talk about freedom while you contradict yourself .
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Talk about a slippery slope " We can't allow people to say what they want or KILLING AND BESTIALITY" next time how about you ask us to "think of the children"?

I'll cut down on the Mexican drama, but you stop channeling Fox News mkay?
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Unfortunately hate speech is the unpleasant side effect of Free speech. You cannot have one without the other... the proverbial cake has to be had or eaten.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
let me just talk about myself: I can express myself freely win a civilized manner ithout the use of any hate speech. in other words I can practice my free speech without hate speech. if I can express one without the other, then other people can.
expressing hate speech is not something that someone can't avoid. but one needs to be civilized enough to do so. that's why I said Hate speech is not civilized free speech. it is free speech, but not a civilized one.
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
To Qoute a particularly nerdy source
""You know, there are some words I've known since I was a schoolboy: 'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured...the first thought forbidden...the first freedom denied--chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom...and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged."

Live long and prosper :B
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Harumikoto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some non-believers in my FB friend lists really like to post hateful comments towards Islami and Muslim. What the most heartbreaking were, mostly they were Muslim but then chose to "get out" from the faith. And more are the muslims who seems like munafiqun coz they like to throw bad comments towards their own faith and society...

At first I chose to stay silent and observe, but if they went too far and I felt that if I could respond to them, then I respond. But they are people whom their hearts are already locked (or they choose to lock their own heart)... No matter how we try to respond them in good way, they won't care :(

Funnily they think they are much smarter just because they could defy God...
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Not believing in a god is not defiance... it's lack of faith Bucktooth
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Harumikoto Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well whatever it's titled.

The point is, he likes to publish hateful comments towards the believers publicly and sure it's annoying coz it's in public field.
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Well exactly it's public... meaning he has a right to say it.


On the flip side you have the right to call him out on his bullshit


Thats how Freedom of Speech works :B
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B-Refrigerator Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
If you are not willing to defend the worst of free speech then you will never deserve the best of free speech.
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InfinityUnlimited Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Voltaire for Ya
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I don't defend the worst of free speech. I don't defend hate speech. I don't defend bad things. I only defend good things. I work for a better world, not for a worse world.
peace.
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Either everything is okay or nothing is okay.

There's no middle ground.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
there is middle ground. and I explained it in the above article. didn't you read?
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