Is Islam a Threat to Poland and World Peace?

This lecture was delivered by Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, Imam of the London Mosque, at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Professor Solanta Sierakowska-Dyndo, Dean of Faculty of Oriental Studies, chaired the meeting. This important topic incorporates two different sentiments. One is the feeling of love and affection the Polish people have for their beloved country. Obviously no Polish citizen would ever like their country to encounter any threat to its peace and stability. Secondly, it has an element of fear in it that Islam and its increasing influence and impact in the world may be posing...

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Blasphemy

Islam goes one step further than any other religion in granting man the freedom of speech and expression. Blasphemy is condemned on moral and ethical grounds, no doubt, but no physical punishment is prescribed for blasphemy in Islam despite the commonly held view in the contemporary world. Having studied the Holy Quran extensively and repeatedly with deep concentration, I have failed to find a single verse which declares blasphemy to be a crime punishable by man. Although the Holy Quran very strongly discourages indecent behaviour and indecent talk, or the hurting of the sensitivity of others...

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