Muslim faithful and actor Ibrahim Chatta has condemned the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel, who was burnt alive in Sokoto over an alleged blasphemous statement against the Islam Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
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On that Sokoto murd*r –
There are at least six recorded times the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBHM) rose above insults. I won’t waste your time with all six, but I will mention three:
Arwa bint Harb (also known as Um Jameel, the wife of Abu Lahab) would follow the Prophet (PBUH) around to hurt and humiliate him and used to taunt him, saying “ we have denied, and his religion we have loathed, and his command we have defied”. Instead of responding to her, the Prophet (PBUH) would simplysay to his companions, “Don’t you see how Allah diverts from me the curses and insults of Quraysh? They insult Mudhammam, and they curse Mudhammam, while I am Muhammad (the Praised One)!” He defused the situation.
On one occasion, the Prophet (PBUH) silently smiled when Abu Bakr (RA), his most noble companion, refrained from responding to a person who was insulting him. But when Abu Bakr eventually spoke up, the Prophet (PBUH) became angry and left.
Abu Bakr followed after the Prophet and said: “Messenger of Allah! He insulted me and you just sat there. Then when I responded to some of what he said, you became angry and got up.” The Prophet said: “There was an angel with you who was responding to his insults on your behalf.”
Then the Prophet said: “Abu Bakr, (keep in mind) three things which are always true, one of which is that whenever a person is subjected to an injustice but leaves the matter to Allah, then Allah will come to his aid.” (Musnad Ahmad).
Anas (RA) said, “I was walking with the Messenger of Allah(PBUH), and he was wearing a Najrâni cloak with a rough collar. A Bedouin man caught up with him, then violently pulled him by his cloak, causing the cloak to tear, and leaving its collar [hanging] on the neck of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH). I looked at the Messenger of Allah’s neck, and the cloak’s collar had left marks from how roughly he had snatched [it]. Then, he said, ‘O Muhammad, order [them] that I be given from the wealth of Allah that you have!’ The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) turned to him, smiled, and then ordered that he be given something.” (reference: Riyad as-Salihin 644)
Blame the perpetrators not Muslims & Islam.
He further cited at least six recorded times the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBHM) rose above insults as seen in the screenshot below:
It was gathered that Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto was called out from her hostel and was descended on with sticks and stones until she could no longer breathe, thereafter set her on fire.
The statement by the police reads: “At about 0900hrs, a distress call was received from Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, stating that students were rioting over one female student named Deborah Samuel, a level two student, who was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“Students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her and burnt the building.
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