Freedom of speech should bring together and reconcile people, and not to sow discord and hatred

“Caricature is a style of art. The art is an ability revealing the intellectual miracle created in the human by God. Through art and knowledge a person develops the most valuable in himself – his intellect, which was created by God, in order to be a guardian of wisdom and humility, and to reject violence and shedding of innocent blood”, wrote in his article Dr. Arif Abdullah, Head of the Research Centre (RC) at the High Islamic Institute (HII).
According to him a significant part of the content of the Qur’an is based on colorful artistic illustrations. The result of the deeds which are backed up with self-serving aims is described in the Qur’an as drifted by the desert winds ash. The efforts of the man to overpower God are illustrated through the pursuits of a person to fade out the radiance of the earth and the heavens, blowing by mouth. And those who does not take the benefit of knowledge, is presented as a donkey, laden with scrolls.
“These and many other examples clearly show that the Qur’an is not lacking satirical technique and therefore it becomes a reach source of material for the caricature art. But what is the different in the Qur’anic satirical approach is that it does not personalize the evil, the ugly and the useless, but castigates it personified in the features of behavior. The aim of the Qur’an is not to deride a definite person, but to transform the evil into a good in him. This is a perfectly sense of feeling and consciousness, features that are typical for art”, considers the lecturer from HII.
That is why, according to him, even the ridicule of hostility and aggression, personalized in the image of some world’s dictator, for whom the history and the mankind are not in disagreement, will not be normatively accepted in Islam, because not the personality, but the features of bad behavior should be ridiculed. Then how hostility and aggression could be personalized in the image of a Messenger of God, who is a moral example for billion and a half Muslims, and a person, respected by the major part of the non-Muslims in the world, according to the ranking of the US researcher Michel Hart, who lists the Prophet Muhammad as the most influential person in the human’s history.
Therefore such a personalization is leaving the boundaries of art, because it loses the sense of feeling and consciousness. This is not art. The art is sophistication and high flair. And it is not also a freedom of speech, because freedom of speech should bring together and reconcile people, and not to sow discord and hatred.
“Freedom of speech should erase the evil from the historical inter-faith memory and to determines the cooperation in righteousness and justice”, further wrote Dr. Arif Abdullah.

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