Muslim’s Reaction to Prophet’s Insult

Why do Muslims react when any Prophet is humiliated or not believed?

People wonder why Muslims get upset when people like Salman Rushdie [1] insult Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). Infact, Muslims not only get upset when someone insults Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), but any of the Prophets of Allah. People made movies on Jesus in which he is portrayed as a homosexual, and yet the Christians remained silent.[2] For Muslims, such a behavior upsets them as Prophets are important figures in Islam. They were sent to guide mankind and it is a blessing from Allah that He sent Prophets and Messengers to guide humankind through revelation. They honor them and they oppose anyone or any scripture that defames them.


[1] Ahmad Salman Rushdie, born 19 June 1947is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the Centre of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries, some violent. Death threats were made against him, including a fatwā issued by Ayatollah  Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on 14 February1989.(

[2]Corpus Christi is a passion play by Terrence McNally dramatizing the story of Jesus and the Apostles. Written in 1997 and first staged in New York in 1998, it depicts Jesus and the Apostles as gay men living in modern-day Texas. It utilizes modern devices like television with anachronisms like Roman occupation. Judas betrays Jesus because of sexual jealousy. Jesus administers gay marriage between two apostles. (

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