Originally Posted by anonymous
Asalaamu Alaikum, My brother clearly you know in your heart that it was wrong. What we had to realise is that a society needs policing and without the Police a society will be in chaos. You, me and our families would not be safe in a society without Police. Therefore we need Police officers and policing in our society.
Most of the drug taking and criminal activity of the youth is done in places like parks so it is right that they should go to such places and do patrols and also question and search youth. If they didnt then our parks would be the breeding grounds for criminal gangs and youths taking drugs etc.
Also i would say that we are luckyhere in the UK that our police are not as harsh as police in most other societies and countries. Obviously there are good and bad Police officers just as there are good and bad people in every aspect of society but we should not judge all fo them to be bad or the "same". They are just doing their job just like everyone else:
"Allah commands you that . . . when you judge between people (i.e., of any race, religion, family, class, etc.), you judge with justice." (4:58)
This mentality of hating the Police stems mainly from rebel rap groups in the 70's and 80's and then recently in the 90's from the likes of Tupac Shakur. It also stems from criminal gangs who see police as their enemy.
"O you who believe, be upright for Allah, bearers of witness with justice; and do not let the hatred of a people incite you not to act with justice. Be just; that is nearer to observance of duty." (5:8)
These people are not our role models that we should be following their example of how we should conduct ourselves towards others. We as Muslims must never behave in such a terrible way towards others.
Our example in the way we should live our life and conduct ourselves towards others is ONLY from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) who was the perfect example for the whole of mankind and was the best towards EVERYONE including non Muslims.
Allah says in the Qur'an:
"Speak good words to all people." (2:83)
So my brother see this as something you have learnt from now. Be the best towards others just like Rasulallah (Salallahu Alaihi wasallam) and Allah taught us to. If you do good towards others then you will good good in return but you will never gain any goodness from acting the way you have acted towards those officers.
We as Muslims should lead by example but how can we lead with adopting such behaviour? So let us make the necessery changes to ourselves now and know that we are ONLY doing it to please Allah. Make the best of your youth and do not waste it with bad company. Spend your youth in the worship of Allah and know that death is near as we may not be alive tomorrow.
Always live by this moto everyday: "Do good to others, surely Allah loves those who do good to others." (Qur'an: 2:195)
And Allah knows best in all matters