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To the Sudanese Teddy Bear Protesters

Ever heard of ADAM’s world:

Adam is the name of a Prophet (as), just like Muhammad is a name of the last Prophet (s). The puppet’s name in the video is Adam. I highly doubt any of the Sudanese protesters will read this blog post, but I’m hoping the Islam haters will read this, God willing. I’d just like to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong in naming a teddy bear Muhammad. I do not agree with what the news is reporting about the incident and what they say the Sudanese protesters are saying. I also believe that there is more to the protests, because who in God’s name would care if a teddy bear was named Muhammad or Adam or Moses or Abraham or Jesus. I mean seriously! You got to be kidding me. Now I really hope someone from Sudan can get to my site and comment to let us know why some Sudanese people are mad.

For those who don’t know, there are protesters in Sudan who want the death of a British teacher for naming a teddy bear Muhammad. Muslim Matters has more about it here. I still don’t why they are protesting. I think I’m going to name my teddy bears now. I’m naming them Isa and Musa.


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    1. MT Akbar December 2nd, 2007 at 3:52 am

      This whole debacle pertaining to the teddy bear is just plain silly. This shows a real lack of confidence and a victim mentality with us Muslims. We jumpt at everything and see offence in every corner now.
      I was really surprised when I heard about this and feel sad for the poor teacher. Muslims in UK should do something for her when she gets back there if the Sudanese do not straighten this out.

    2. fastaqim.blogspot.com December 2nd, 2007 at 5:09 am

      I thought they were mad because they think she named the teddybear because of the prophet.

    3. jo December 2nd, 2007 at 7:39 am

      will start with a teddy and end where?animals e.t.c.stop it now and it will be better.

    4. Christopher December 2nd, 2007 at 9:54 am

      will start with a teddy and end where?animals e.t.c.stop it now and it will be better.

      Yes, let’s flog — or worse, execute — her now and make an example. Do you realize what you are advocating?

    5. akhan07 December 2nd, 2007 at 1:33 pm

      yooo i remember this episode from when i was little. Adam rocks!

    6. woe December 2nd, 2007 at 4:17 pm

      >jo said:
      >will start with a teddy and end where?animals e.t.c.stop it
      >now and it will be better.

      In that case, the first thing you have to do is kill all those w*n*kers who’re also named ‘Muhammad’ and give, not only Islam, but the whole human race a bad name. I’m sure each of you can think of a handful from your own communities.
      The only difference is that these people are named after Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) whereas the teddy was named after a sudanese boy. Surely no man can even remotedly match up to his (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) standards?

      The question is not to stop ‘it’ now, it already started – where do we stop?

    7. Umm Layth December 2nd, 2007 at 7:01 pm

      This is ridiculous. Those who want this women dead deserve to be flogged themselves for such stupidity.

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    9. Muslim1 December 2nd, 2007 at 10:37 pm

      No. I stand by the Sudan gov’t and their conclusion, if they gave her those lashes it still would have not been unjustice. Every country has laws, same with the U.S., for example you have the “right” to something, but it can easily be taken away. So this is their law and for a good cause.

    10. tangents December 2nd, 2007 at 10:55 pm

      I think the sudanese gov’t and the people have more important things to worry about then something as petty as this. If only the sudanese could place the same hype from the teddy bear incident into what’s happening in Darfur, true peace might’ve actually been achieved there.

    11. Mujahideen Ryder December 2nd, 2007 at 10:57 pm

      Muslim1 on December 2, 2007 at 10:37 pm said:

      No. I stand by the Sudan gov’t and their conclusion, if they gave her those lashes it still would have not been unjustice. Every country has laws, same with the U.S., for example you have the “right” to something, but it can easily be taken away. So this is their law and for a good cause.

      What about Darfur? Is it part of the Sudanese law to kill, rape, torture, pillage Muslim men, women and children? Darfur is in Sudan. Muslims are killing Muslims here.

    12. Christopher December 3rd, 2007 at 12:24 am

      No. I stand by the Sudan gov’t and their conclusion, if they gave her those lashes it still would have not been unjustice. Every country has laws . . .

      So the fact that a country has a law necessarily makes it right? (I can think of many unjust laws that are on the books, here in the United States. Not sure I follow your reasoning).

    13. Bro Yusuf December 3rd, 2007 at 4:51 am

      Hmm, i have to say Its up 2 sudan what laws they follow and when your in there country you should obey!
      But they should not say they are islamic laws!! This is problem!!
      (1) There is no where is shariah thats say its not allowed to call you teddy bear (MOHAMMED) as bro Amir said look at Adam the puppet Alhamduiliaah! If its not allowed show us daleel!
      (2) They are making, a lie about the deen of Al Islaam!

      we have alot of unjust laws look at UK!! and USA..!! Many laws but we obey as we live in there land!

      May Allaah show people the real Islaam, and me be good callers to the deen! ameen!

    14. Farooq Z December 3rd, 2007 at 7:35 am

      She didn’t name the teddy bear RasulAllah Sayyidina Abul Qasim Muhammad al-Mustafa ibn AbdAllah (saws). She didn’t even pick the name, but from what the media reports, allowed ignorant, innocent 7-year old children to pick the name. Who would lash someone just for that??

      As Jinnzaman and MR suggest, there’s definitely more to this story than meets the eye, always more than what is being reported.

    15. Alfred Arson December 3rd, 2007 at 11:06 am

      But the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has asked the Sudanese people to follow the example of the prophet to “show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant” (7:199) and said the prophet chose the path of kindness and reconciliation.
      It’s inmoral to ask for forgiveness for such an unimportant and ridiculous incident, it seems that in this way they might feel magnanimous and forgiving. Sudan Government should feel ashamed for fuelling such a terrible and wasteful debate, having much more important problems than religion issues. It seems than with Islam, everything is a big issue, and little tolerance and individual freedom are allowed. So many people are wasted and forced to follow a religion without freedom of choice.

    16. omar December 3rd, 2007 at 4:08 pm

      you guys need to read your seera to see if this has happened in the past. In islam we do not allow people to make fun of Allah(swt) or prophet Muhammad(pbuh)..they always claim it was a mistake and a harmless error. We need to do whatever or fiqh or sharia says we should do and the islamic scholars can handel this i think. If we let this slide the next time it will be a DOG or a donky named Muhammad imagine they said something about our creator. Bottom line is she is in Sudan so she needs to learn what is acceptable and what will get your head chopped off…. if it was an error then so be it but they better pay attention cause we getting tired of ” it was a harmless mistake” get it right kafirs or take your punishment like men lol

    17. Quran and Sunnah December 3rd, 2007 at 6:35 pm

      omar on December 3, 2007 at 4:08 pm said:

      you guys need to read your seera to see if this has happened in the past. In islam we do not allow people to make fun of Allah(swt) or prophet Muhammad(pbuh)..they always claim it was a mistake and a harmless error. We need to do whatever or fiqh or sharia says we should do and the islamic scholars can handel this i think. If we let this slide the next time it will be a DOG or a donky named Muhammad imagine they said something about our creator. Bottom line is she is in Sudan so she needs to learn what is acceptable and what will get your head chopped off…. if it was an error then so be it but they better pay attention cause we getting tired of ” it was a harmless mistake” get it right kafirs or take your punishment like men lol

      Have you read the Seerah? The treaty of hudaybiyah? The stoning of the Prophet (s) in taif? The companions in Abyssinia? Your right. The Sudanese government needs to read the seerah. Especially since there actions in Darfur are anti-Islam and pro-Shaytan.

    18. Kathryn December 4th, 2007 at 12:46 am

      The thing is that Islam is not my religion and respecting Mohammad is not required of me, along with all the other Islamic tenets and behaviours that are also not required of me. This is something that muslims are required to do. I will vigorously defend your right to practice your religion and try my best not to offend, but mistakes happen. I bet there are plenty of muslims who couldn’t possibly know all the things they could do that might offend Christians. Mistakes happen. Isn’t it much better for muslims to behave like mature adults about these things. I am much more disposed to think positively about Islam if a muslim takes me aside and explains how I have been offensive. If Islam appeared to be a compassionate, tolerant religion more often, less people would feel the need to rant about how violent and intolerant they are. Who knows, if muslims behaved in rational and intelligent ways about these things then they would have a better chance of spreading their religion among us infidels(note that I am grossly generalising here, most muslims are rational and intelligent and have their religion sullied by the ridiculous few.

    19. Luqman December 4th, 2007 at 1:27 am

      I wonder what Shaykh Abdullah Idris (an amazing Sudanese Imam/leader and worker for Islam) and Shaykh Muhammad Nur Abdullah (past president of ISNA) think about this madness.

    20. Azeem December 4th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

      50% of the Muslim world unfortunately is uneducated so what else can we expect from them?

    21. Tasbeeh December 5th, 2007 at 12:39 am

      Azeem on December 4, 2007 at 3:28 pm said:

      50% of the Muslim world unfortunately is uneducated so what else can we expect from them?

      Where’s you get that number? From my knowledge- and experience- Muslims are of the most educated and intelligent people. It’s part of our deen to be educated. “….Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition. (Quran, 39:9)”

      This year, the Pew Research Center released a study on American Muslims that showed that Muslims in America were among the most educated.
      http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-05-22-poll-muslim-americans_N.htm

      I understand that these poll results may not directly reflect ALL Muslims, but it definitely gives you an idea what MOST Muslims are like.

      Please don’t throw around misleading “facts” like that.

    22. shaheer December 5th, 2007 at 12:40 am

      from what i’ve read, the students were allowed to pick the names of the teddy bears. naturally, some of them wanted to name them with a name they like, just like a child here might name their stuffed animals with a name they like. sounds like good teaching to me. the fact that it took a pardon from the president of Sudan and deportation of the teacher to settle this is ridiculous. there are ignorant people everywhere, the difference is that the law in Sudan allows for the this ignorance to go to the highest levels. if we sought to honor the prophet muhammad saws in our character instead of being so quick to say off with their heads, we might not have such a problem convincing people about the beauty of islam.

    23. Tasbeeh December 5th, 2007 at 12:42 am

      And in regards to the post: Though disrespecting the prophet’s name is not tolerated in Islam, the woman wasn’t naming the teddy bear after the prophet. She was naming it after a kid in the classroom. And even if she WAS naming the bear after the prophet, I’m sure the prophet would NOT have reacted in the way the Sudanese government has and I imagine he would have been flattered. :)

    24. USpace December 5th, 2007 at 12:57 am

      I’m sure though, that this incident was beneficial in some ways in that it helped to wake up some more people to the insanity.

      Still, most people won’t speak of it yet, but more people now either finally have their doubts about Islam, or have more doubts about Islam, or finally, have no doubt at all what the problem really is. Pure, literal, political Islam.

      However, MoTeddy would make a wonderful Ramadan, Hanukkah or Christmas gift. A New Dark Age is Dawning has a link to them for sale at the Cafe Press store.

      Calling these ignorant freaks in Sudan human garbage is just too kind. Oh so peaceful, effin SICK animals…

      absurd thought -
      God of the Universe says
      give a pig a prophet’s name

      glorify the godly swine
      and thank him for his bacon

      absurd thought -
      God of the Universe says
      outlaw all teddy bears

      before some little kids
      try to honor a prophet

      absurd thought -
      God of the Universe says
      make your population MAD

      just keep them on the edge
      of breaking some silly rules

      absurd thought -
      God of the Universe says
      always create scapegoats

      deflect your people’s anger
      punish innocent women

      http://haltterrorism.com/

      http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
      .

    25. ... December 5th, 2007 at 6:19 pm

      luk i no wt da sudanese r doin is stupid but luk at wat ppl have dun in da past draw cartoons of da prophet(peace be upon him) and stuff lyk dt mkes u distrust dem so wen dey do sumfink lyk name a teddy bear muhammed den ppl will gt offended, so even if sudenese r reacting a bit……. i mean over the top well u cant blame em

    26. wasimistan December 5th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

      Check out this product marketed in the UK for years:

      Adam the Muslim Prayer Bear

      http://www.simplyislam.com/iteminfo.asp?Item=56174

      *He’s Different…He’s Unique
      *Ideal learning tool for young Muslims
      *Press his paws and ears
      *Six Different Islamic sayings in Arabic with English Translation
      *Have fun learning Islam with Adam

      size: Hight is 11″

      The sayings are:

      01 Allah-o-Akbar
      02 La-illaha ilallah Mohammad ar rasulullah
      03 Asalam-o-alaikumwa rahmatullah
      04 Al-humdullilah
      05 Bismillah ar Rahman nirahim
      06 Subhanallah

      All with english translation

    27. spinoza December 7th, 2007 at 2:25 am

      ASTAGHFIRULLAH! that bear isn’t even keeping a beard! or wearing pants, to boot!

      Also:

      Tasbeeh on December 5, 2007 at 12:39 am said:

      Where’s you get that number? From my knowledge- and experience- Muslims are of the most educated and intelligent people. It’s part of our deen to be educated. “….Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition. (Quran, 39:9)”

      This year, the Pew Research Center released a study on American Muslims that showed that Muslims in America were among the most educated.
      http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-05-22-poll-muslim-americans_N.htm

      I understand that these poll results may not directly reflect ALL Muslims, but it definitely gives you an idea what MOST Muslims are like.

      Please don’t throw around misleading “facts” like that.

      Wealthy, stable countries tend to accept the best and the brightest for immigration. Those that don’t become cabbies end up being fairly middle class and having decent, educated kids. And since these immigrants didn’t experience the ’60s the way white folk did, fewer of their kids are developmentally disabled or rebellious licentious failures. (Another important result of all of this is that fewer of said kids come to populate dead-end arts programs at universities, the kind that land you fancy Starbucks job.)

      But look up literacy stats and you’ll find Muslim nations generally aren’t doing too well. Especially in the women’s literacy category. And it’s not just the poverty- and war-afflicted ones. The ones ruled by self-interested dictators tend to fair pretty poorly as well. Annnd that about accounts for the whole lot of them.

      Wow, I should be some sort of world-famous social commentator! (I apologize for the semi-sarcastic lame-ity; it’s more fun than writing my essay.)

    28. Always On Watch December 7th, 2007 at 3:51 pm

      MR,
      Your gracious comment today at my site reminded me that I had forgotten to mention here that I had linked to this particular posting of yours.

      I apologize for my oversight.

    29. Guyanagyal24 December 7th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

      hey i think…that from what i heard..that the kids were allowed to pick the name of teh bear…and i think it isnt wrong to pick a muslim prophet name….and..i do feel bad for the teacher…
      …i dunt think the teacher was mocking islam…i have a feeling she wasnt..and from what i herd, she wasnt…
      …but if she was mocking islam, i think she shud be punished for doing such an act..
      ….but then again…the whole world will obviosly hear about it and will look at islam and muslims differently…the sudanese government shud worry about other things like darfur and what not and leave the teacher to be judged by Allah (SWT)
      …….we shud be teaching others about the good of Islam and promoting it in a good way…so non belivers will know what we are all about

    30. Guyanagyal24 December 7th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

      Tasbeeh on December 5, 2007 at 12:42 am said:

      And in regards to the post: Though disrespecting the prophet’s name is not tolerated in Islam, the woman wasn’t naming the teddy bear after the prophet. She was naming it after a kid in the classroom. And even if she WAS naming the bear after the prophet, I’m sure the prophet would NOT have reacted in the way the Sudanese government has and I imagine he would have been flattered. :)

      lol..aww

    31. Passerby December 15th, 2007 at 4:04 am

      Tasbeeh:
      The Pew Research Center say that Muslims in American have a comparable educational status to the general American public. So they aren’t the most educated among Americans.

      Unless you’re saying that Muslims in American are amongst the most educated among Muslims… true, given that education standards in Muslim countries. If so, that speaks poorly of these nations, if the average public American (often criticised for being ignorant of the world) is better educated than most Muslims.

      Anyway, just for those interested:

      Adult illiteracy for population aged 15 years and above, by country and by gender 1970-2015
      http://www.uis.unesco.org/en/stats/statistics/UIS_Literacy_Country2002.xls

    32. sabrina January 3rd, 2008 at 8:30 pm

      i also believe that there is nothing wrong with callin a teddy bear muhmammed we call humans dat lol bt if maybe the teavher was sayin it 4 jus lyk a joke then yea she deservz gettin punished damn ryt she does lool.

      assalam alaikum

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