do not abuse (defame, revile) those beings whom
they invoke instead of Allah, lest they revile Allah
out of spite and in ignorance. Thus We have made
their actions seem attractive to every community;
then their return shall be to their Lord, so He
may notify them about how they have been acting.
Holy Qur'an Chapter 6/108)
the Qur'an orders all the Muslims of the world not
to even verbally abuse the deities of other religion,
how could it give sanction to the Talibans to physically
destruct the statues of the Buddha in this fashion
They are insulting Al-Qur'an, but they know not. On
the contrary they justify their doings from The Qur'an.
The events narrated in The Qur'an about Prophet Ibrahim,
Prophet Moosa, and the Sunnah of the Last Prophet,
Muhammed, (peace be upon them) have been put forward
to prove their act as legitimate. How strange that
the orders are extrapolated from the informations
of the events provided in The Qur'an and Hadeeth,
whereas in the above mentioned Ayah there is a crystal
clear order not to even verbally insult the deities
of other religions!
Let us analyze the events narrated about Prophet Ibrahim,
which are mentioned in many places in The Qur'an.
The references are provided here. It is 6/80-81,
and at many other places. I would like to mention
here a brief gist of all that.
(AS) born in the dynasty of Mesopotamia and after
getting the Divine Guidance, he called his people
towards one and only Almighty. He was totally rejected.
His own father threatened to kill him, (19/41-47).
Finally, fully prepared for the consequences, he broke
the idols of his own people but kept intact the big
one so that they could see that these idols cannot
even save their own selves. He was in great danger
and he faced it. Uselessness of idol worship was proved
to them and they realized their guilt. (21/63-67)
Still they resolved to put him alive in a big fire
in the presence of all the people. Ibrahim (AS) had
expected some thing like that and so was prepared
for it as he had left any hope in them to accept the
oneness of Almighty. It was ALLAH's will to save him
from the fire (21/69)
otherwise they were almost successful in their scheme.
Then Ibrahim (AS) migrated from there and the history
has witnessed that Mesopotamia remained no more after
Ibrahim had left it.