Disbeliever mocks jest ignorant.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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If you encounter a non-muslim everyday who makes an effort to make some comment in Islam indirectly, is it better not to get in an argument with them in case they start saying something even more vicious then the first comment? For example, i know this person does so to get me started but i simply not pay attention.
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Disbeliever mocks jest ignorant
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah An-Nahl Verse 125:
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.
A believer is not a believer until he wishes well for his fellow human beings, and it is only an extension of ones sincere concern for the state and fate of ones disbelieving brethren in the Hereafter which should encourage and inspire the believer to invite his disbelieving brethren to the Truth of Islam.
The duty which the Lord Creator has laid upon the believer is only to invite the disbelievers to the Truth of Al-Islam in the best possible manner.to accept or reject their invitation is a choice the disbeliever would have make himself.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 27 Surah Naml verses 1-6:
Taa Seen. These are the verses of the Quran and the lucid (clear and open) Book; a guidance and good news for those believers who establish the Salaat, and pay the Zakaat; and they are the ones who fully believe in the Hereafter. The fact is that We have made the misdeeds of those who deny the Hereafter seem fair to them; therefore, they stray about blindly. They are the ones for whom there is an evil chastisement, and in the Hereafter they shall be the worst losers. And (O Mohamed), you are most surely receiving this Quran from the One, Who is the All Wise, All Knowing.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rum verses 58-60:
We have set forth in this Quran every sort of argument to make the people understand; but whatever aayah you may bring, the disbelievers will certainly say, You are following falsehood. Thus does Allah seal up the hearts of those who understand not. So, patiently perservere; for surely the promise of Allah is True. And let not those who have no certainty of faith, shake your firmness.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 82:
But if they turn away, your only responsibility is to convey the plain Message of Truth! They recognize the blessing of Allah, yet they deny it, for the majority of them are not inclined to accept the Truth!
Respected sister, if after your very best and genuine efforts you find that the disbeliever you are inviting to the Truth for his own benefit mocks or makes jest of the Truth you are inviting them tothen it would indeed be best to leave them alone until they are ultimately faced with their Lord Creator who will inform them in Truth of all that they did!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 56-57:
56 We only send the Messengers to give glad tidings and to give warnings: but the disbelievers dispute with vain argument in order therewith to weaken the Truth; and they treat My Signs as a jest, as also the fact that they are warned!
57 And who doth more wrong than one who is reminded of the Signs of his Lord but turns away from them forgetting the (deeds) which his hands have sent forth? Verily We have set veils over their hearts lest they should understand this, and over their ears deafness. If thou callest them to guidance even then will they never accept guidance!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 45 Surah Jathiyah verses 7-10:
7 Woe to each sinful dealer in falsehoods:
8 He hears the Signs of Allah rehearsed to him yet is obstinate and lofty as if he had not heard them: then announce to him a Penalty Most Grievous!
9 And when he learns something of Our Signs he takes them in jest: for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty.
10 In front of them is Hell: and of no profit to them is anything they may have earned, nor any protectors they may have taken to themselves besides Allah: for them is a Tremendous Penalty.
11 This is (True) Guidance: and for those who reject the Signs of their Lord is a Grievous Penalty of abomination.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 103-106:
103 Say: "Shall we tell you of those who lose most in respect of their deeds?
104 Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their works?"
105 They are those who deny the Signs of their Lord and the fact of their having to meet Him (in the Hereafter): vain will be their works nor shall We on the Day of Judgment give them (their deeds) any weight.
106 That is their reward: Hell; because they rejected Faith and took My Signs and My Messengers by way of jest.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 45 Surah Jathiyah verses 31-35:
31 But as to those who reject Allah (to them will be said in the Hereafter): "Were not Our Signs rehearsed to you? But ye were arrogant and were a people given to sin!
32 And when it was said that the Promise of Allah was True and that the Hour there was no doubt about its (coming), ye used to say `We know not what is the Hour: we only think it is an idea and we have no firm assurance.'"
33 Then will appear to them the evil (fruits) of what they did and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at!
34 It will also be said: "This Day We will forget you as ye forgot the meeting of this Day of yours! And your abode is the Fire and no helpers have ye!
35 This because ye used to take the Signs of Allah in jest and the life of the world deceived you." (From) the Day therefore they shall not be taken out thence, nor shall they be received into Grace.
Respected sister, if you encounter a person who constantly jests or mocks the Truth of Islam, it would only be prudent to avoid getting into an argument about Islam with such an ignorant person.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verses 68-69:
68 When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our Signs turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If the Shaytaan ever makes thee forget, then after recollection sit not thou in the company of the ungodly.
69 On their account no responsibility falls on the righteous, (their duty) is but to remind them that they may (learn to) fear Allah.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verse 63:
63 And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them they say "Peace!"
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 198-201:
198 If thou callest them to guidance they hear not. Thou wilt see them looking at thee but they see not.
199 Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant.
200 If a suggestion from the Shyaatan assail thy (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He Hears and Knows (all things).
201 Those who fear Allah when a thought of evil from the Shaytaan assaults them bring Allah to remembrance, when lo! they see (aright)!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,