The Western world says that there should be complete freedom of expression and Islam stifles this by forbidding people from criticising the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s). We show how little freedom there really is in the West – except if you want to abuse our beloved Prophet (s).
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Mr Rehmat Ali speaks on the stance that Islam takes on the meaning of freedom of religion and how that is meant to be applied by Muslims.
We are told much about freedom in the West. Everyone is free to preach, practise and propagate their religion. Sadly, the reality is so different. In Switzerland, mosques cannot have minarets, in France women’s hijab is forcibly removed and the in the US, the bastion of the Western Values . . . read below
The article below shows how the pioneering Ahmadi missionary Hazrat Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din recognised the ability of a freedom-fighter in Kashmir.
Whereas another leader had consigned this person to washing his clothes, Hazrat Khawaja Kamal-ud-Din appointed him his personal secretary and the two toured the East and the West.
This gave the freedom-fighter the vision to enhance the struggle for freedom against the Dogra maharajas of Kashmir.
Read the full story here
Western countries are always telling us that Islam does not allow individuals freedom as do the countries of the West.
Recently, we have had legal bans imposed on Muslim women using the hijab in countries such as France and Italy.
It is now recommended that smoking should be legally banned in cars and homes where there are children.
So where is this absolute freedom in the West that is much shouted about?
Whenever Muslims complain about unfair press coverage etc the Western world always says we have total freedom of expression and propagation.
Here we examine whether it is really true and how Muslims should react to criticism, even abuse.