New Muslim Beaten (by Muslims?)

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Convert Whipped For Drinking
4 Men Accused of Brutal Beating

These actions are NOT ENDORSED by Islam or true Muslims (My Thoughts - follow)

Channel 7 *(Sydney, Australia) reports a convert to Islam in the west side of town (Sydney) has been beaten with a cable for drinking alcohol, by 4 bearded men.

The man who reportedly converted to Islam recently had allegedly gone out for some alcoholic drinks with some friends. Four men allegedly of middle eastern appearance broke into the man’s apartment last night and lashed him for over half an hour as report by channel seven news at their 6:00PM program.

“There is no place for this criminal act in Islam… I hope those who did this are caught and subjected to the full extent of the law.” Ahmed Kilani, from was shown on channel seven saying.

The 31 year old man was asleep in his apartment in Silverwater, woke up at around 1 am to four bearded men who had broken into his apartment. Three men held him down and the fourth lashed him with a cable 40 times.

The victim said that he believed Islam is a beautiful religion and that he hopes people don’t get the wrong idea about Islam because of this horrific event.

According to the report, the man made a complaint to Burwood police after the attack on Sunday but is now afraid and has since become hesitant to cooperate with authorities.

He told 7News that he believed Islam is a beautiful religion and he hoped what happened did not distort people’s view of the religion.

Forensic officers examined the apartment for evidence and are calling for help to identify the intruders.

The man who allegedly carried out the attack was described as being middle aged, strong build and around 175 cm tall, allegedly of middle eastern appearance.

My Thoughts - on this story -

What if someone heard the sound of someone drinking wine on the other side of a wall. So he jumps over the wall to find a man who had a drink in his hand, and he is ready to punish him.
But the man asks;
"Isn't it against Islam to suspect people? And what about eavesdropping & spying on each other?" (Surah Al Hujjurat, verse 12)
"What about entering people's homes without permission?" (Surah Al Ahazzab, verse 56)
"What about entering through proper doors of a house?" (Surah Baqarah, verse 189)

Omar, radiallahu anhu, was the khalifah - in a Muslim country ruled by shari'ah of Islam, in a position to judge and carry out the hadud (punishment) on this man for drinking. Look how Omar handles the case of someone who was a known drinker. He sends a messenger with a letter:

A letter From Umar ibn al-Khattab to so and so. Peace be upon you. I praise Allah beside Whom there is no other god. In the Name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. “Ha. Mim. The revelation of this Book is from Allah, Exalted in Power, Full of Knowledge. Who forgives sin, accepts repentance, is strict in punishment, and hath a long reach (in all things). there is no god but He: to Him is the final goal.”
Umar sealed the letter and gave it to a messenger, who was going to deliver the message to a person who began to drink alcohol. The messenger of this letter was directed by Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) to be give the letter only when the recipient was sober.
Umar commanded those who were with him in Madinah to pray for the person in question.
When the letter reached the person he read it and said: “My Lord has promised to forgive me, and has warned me of His punishment.” He repeated this until he began to weep. From this day he gave up alcohol and stayed away from it. Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) heard of this person’s reaction to his letter and he said, “This is what you should do. If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help the Shaytan against him.”

Do keep in mind - this was a new convert to Islam and not someone who is living in Saudi Arabia, riding camels and wearing turbans.

AND - He still loves Islam and does not want this to affect the way people view his beautiful new way of life, according to his own words.

What kind of modern-day Muslims do we have who go around breaking 20 rules of Islam to enforced one - that they are not authorized to do in the first place?

-- just My Thoughts - for the day...

Two Words: FACE BOOK



#11 El Cid!* 2011-08-22 15:47
What a perfect, yet humble answer...that of a person worthy of being called Muslim.
You make all proud.
Peace be with you, and yours.
#10 muhammad 2011-07-29 13:42
Personally , I feel so ashamed of the 4 people's act to the new muslim gentleman. Shaikh Yusuf presented the wisdom in the story of Omar in such a way that we don't refer to the 4 men as non-muslims (only out of doubt) who might have in fact tried to restore the new muslim back to his whatever life.
#9 Ferguson 2011-07-28 09:12
Like the interview that I linked stated, they know each other from the Mosque and the man who was beaten considered them friends. They broke in I believe, dunno hey they knew he was drinking, maybe someone told them, maybe they saw, maybe it is an ongoing thing as this person has had issues with drinking in the past. But it isn't their place to be judge and jury, especially when they made lots of mistakes. Yusuf Estes explained it best. Read the original interview at the website I linked above. Their families probably just thought they were out, who knows. Muslimvillage and other news will hopefully keep us updated with the truth as it comes out. God bless.
#8 Ershad 2011-07-27 11:40
May Allah bless Umar (R.A) and Yusuf.
#7 sk 2011-07-27 02:08
This story sounds bogus. If the convert went out with friends to have drinks, then where were the middle eastern men, at the pub also? How did the middle eastern men know the guy was a convert? How strange that men broke into someone's apartment late night. don't these people have jobs to go in the morning. Didn't their families know they went missing. There's plenty of immoral behavior that takes place in Sidney
#6 Ferguson 2011-07-26 17:18
If you go to muslimvillage.c om you can see the interview with the young muslim man who got beaten. I will link the site here for you. Ya I see a few of those 'I used to be Muslim, and you can tell they never were, lol'. I find it amusing that they need to make up such lies.

Here is the interview: http://muslimvillage.c om/ Just scroll down to the story on the bottom. Also lets not forget to support Islamic TV at - Enjoy!
#5 Waisshirzai 2011-07-26 09:46
Subhana'Allah - what a beautiful reply to the event - Masha'Allah - May Allah s.w.t give you reward for that - Ameen
#4 Muhammad Nawaz 2011-07-25 11:36
The People who made the drama, they should read the islam first, very funny.
On youtube i saw one video , one girl said i was muslim and now i am converting to christianity. Do you it was very funny , because she claimed that i was mulim by birth, but still can't pronounce the word "ALLAH" Correctly.
They all must FACE BOOK (Holy Quran).
ALLAH ho akbar.
#3 teri 2011-07-24 14:42
the poor man! May Allah keep his faith strong. Shame on those so-called Muslims! They have no authority to punish people! Instead of helping him get over his addiction they beat him! They are giving us all a bad name.
#2 Imran 2011-07-24 14:26
Two wrongs never make a right so punishing someone due to such reasons is never correct. Who gave those Middle Eastern men the right to be judge, dury and executioner's!!?

Ultimately many Muslim people not only consume alcahol but do far worse. We can only pray and try to guide such lost people and not inflict harm on them unless they first unleash violence on us.

The "convert" harmed no one so the Middle Eastern men should be charged and correctly punished for this crime.

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