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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 21:54
Innal Hamdalillah wasSalaatu wasSalaamu 'Alaa Rasoolillah,

Assalaamu 'Alaikum waRahmatullaahi waBarakaatuhu,

Please note the following

Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:59 PM
Subject: URGENT ACTION ALERT

Please Forward this to as many people as you can!

Message: One Australian NewsPaper (as usual Dajjalic plot) plans to
publish
a new Cartoon series of Our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W ). But before
sending
these Cartoons to the Publication Department they asked people to vote
at
their website.

Dear Brothers & Sisters, to stop this Publication we need 3000000 votes
against.

Masha Allah we have already 1989659 votes. Here is the link below just
click
& Vote Against this Bad act. =====>

[URL temporarily removed]

Don't Hesitate to put Your Vote against & Please Forward this Message
to all
Your Friends

Wassalaamu 'Alaikum waRahmatullaahi waBarakaatuhu,

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 22:34
I personally think that the votes will not make a difference. If they want to print it, they will. The voting looks like a stunt to pull hits on their site. Just a personal opinion. Wallahu A'lam.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 22:39
what are we voting for?
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 22:40

the message seems to have been authorised, than reported.....I read it a few minutes ago!..

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 22:43
I've updated the message and temporarily removed the URL. Please vote here first before voting on the australian website. Do you think it's for real? Would like to hear the views..
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 22:51
To be honest in my opinion i believe they are just getting a kick out or trying to rattle our cages and they have found the perfect thing to do it with...cartoons of our most beloved Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu Alayie Wasalaam.....i know we should do something about this but they are just doing this more and more and its getting more disgusting......they need there heads chopping off forget voting...whats voting going to do
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 7th November 2006 23:08
oh man this is probably another fake.....i dunno wallahualam
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 18:01
As Salamu Alaikum,


Alhamdulillah, i accept all your opinions, however personally, i think whether we can or cannot change their minds from acting in such a disgusting manner, there is no harm in showing our opposition to it. If no one votes no, there will be a higher percentage of yes voters on the website, giving them more authority for themselves to publish the cartoons, Allah forbid.


And also in the message i recieved it said that if they recieved 3000000 votes, the publication would stop, surely this is the best thing, and if our opinions have no effect thereafter, at least weve made an effort and showed our hatred for it. By us Muslims not voting, others may think we dont oppose ot, or dont care maybe, i think we should publicise our negativity towards it and Allah Knows Best.


As Salamu Alaikum

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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 18:09
i understand your views noor but the problem here is maybe they are looking at how many muslims oppose so they DO go ahead....i understand and know that ignoring this is not right but too many countries are doing this and each time it has been taken to court they have not even once taken into consideraton the views of the Muslims.....ALLAH knows exactly whats in each and everyones heart...but voting really is not going to do anything!

And also in the message i recieved it said that if they recieved 3000000 votes, the publication would stop <------------that i find very hard to believe....why mention it in the first place!!...the reason why they have said that is so that it becomes KNOWN to us that they are intending on doing it

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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 18:23
As Salamu Alaikum.


Alhamdulillah I understand your comment, but all I can say is Allah Know's Best, and we should make dua that Allah stops these dispicable people from making a mockery out of Islam, and give them Hidayaat InshAllah!


As Salamu Alaikum

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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 18:30
Salaam

Point very well made, Muslimah_119. Jazakillah Khairun. It is most certainly just a publicity stunt - as they say "all publicity is good publicity". It could just be a small-time publication knowing that by creating a furore they will propel themselves into the ranks of the 'big guys'.

Allahu 'Alam. But certainly, it is not worthy of our time.

[After reading aag's post below, I am tempted to soften the tone of this post. If I am wrong in what I've said, stand corrected. Truly, Allah knows best.

We always look back to the sahaba for guidance in a situation, and if we think of the way in which the sahaba (RA) would defend the name of the Prophet (SAW) whenever he was insulted, then I guess we must confess that our love is very weak in comparison. However, there is also some wisdom in trying to reduce the exposure of these vile insults. Allahu 'Alam]

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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 22:05
As salamu alaikum,


Well I must say - I am quite surprised at the response of most people. Have you forgotten the Hadith?


Abu Saeed al-Khudri RadiAllaho anho says that Prophet (saw) reportedly said:


If anyone of you saw a munkar he should change it with his hand; if he can't then he must do so with his tongue, and if he cannot do that, then with his heart (i.e. shun the munkar in himself, feel bad about it).


Whether or not the URL voting thing is fake or not, whether it will work or not is not in your hands - unless of course you have knowledge of that wich has not been bestowed upon you. What is upon you is too prevent evil and uphold Haq when the oppurtunity arises.


How is it that a person makes a decision on the basis of dhun (suspicion) i.e that 'it COULD be a publicity stunt etc etc'.


In fact I personally feel there is oft an attitude of indifference and a stagnant air of neglience amongst the ummah when it comes to speaking aganinst falsehood.


Only very few Ulama are seen on the frontline bravely tackling current day issues e.g Sheikh Riyad ul-Haq. The rest are cowering behind excuses like "oh forget it, it won't make a diffrence anyway!" I make dua to Allah سبحانه وتعالى that He Gives us the Tawfeeq to enjoin good and forbid evil with Hikmah and Baseera.


And Allah سبحانه وتعالى Knows Best.

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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 23:00
Wa Alaykum Salam,

The replies in this topic shouldn't give the impression that we don't care brother. In fact, everyone who replied do care.

If the newspaper actually cared about what Muslims think and how we felt then they wouldn't need 3million votes to not go ahead with those cartoons. They'd ask the scholars. The newspapers and other medias know all about the scholars and that we have scholars who represent the Muslims when it comes to religion. Yet they did not ask scholars, they put up a poll expecting 3million votes.

Secondly, if the newspapers poll was legit, then they wouldn't ask for 3million votes, they would have taken 2 votes over 1 and 1000 votes over 999. In other words, they would look for majority.

3rdly, hasn't it crossed anyones mind that why did they not ask for 3million votes to HAVE the cartoons but they asked for 3million votes NOT to have them when they know the crazy fuss that was made when it happened in the past? I personally think it's coz they know we Muslims are the only ones who are going to click away, vote and give them that publicity they want.

4thly, if your statement of the Muslims forgetting the Hadeeth of Rasoolullah (saw) is befitting here, then are you telling us that if a poll came out daily against the Sharee'ah, we'd all have to just get on our knees and click on VOTE AGAINST everyday just so we don't fall under the category of those who have forgotten the Hadeeth?

Like it's been mentioned in many topics, it is really easy to gain publicity by ticking off Muslims and us being so naive, we'll forward any text, any email, post anything on the net without giving it any thought or trying to find out what's it all about. You mentioned 'with Hikmah' in your Du'aa. My Hikmah tells me that if that poll reaches 3million, there will be more polls on the net with similar attacks on Nabi (saw) and we'd only be the cause of it.

Alhamdulillah thanks to your post brother, i'm more sure of this being a stunt and completely agree with sister shahly's quote, "...certainly, it is not worthy of our time."

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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 10th November 2006 23:25
well said brother Yasin :)
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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2006 11:53
Jazakallah for your reply brother - and Alhamdulilah I understand and to a certain degree agree with your views - we should not increase the popularity of these websites who host such votes and all other things like it.

But the problem for this view is that if the thing WAS true then there's trouble. That's my point - this perpetual attitude of "oh it's a fake" may ONEDAY let you down.

Although I agree that many of these silly votes are rubbish - if they show a significant majority of the public voting YES for anti-hijab laws, anti-musjid laws, anti-madrasah laws etc, then this public view CAN form the basis of changes in legislation - and WE would suffer Allah forbid. You have to be very naive and puerile to believe that the results from these votes are not at least analysed and taken into consideration.

All I am saying is: isn't it better to stay on the side of caution?

Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

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