So if we [really] want to defend [the honour of] the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), then we should defend him within ourselves first [and foremost].
Refuting the enemies of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) is [done] in light of what has been prescribed in the Book of Allaah and in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).
After the death of my father, there ensued a financial disagreement between me and my brother; this disagreement has [now] continued [between us] for [many] years. So, I sought refuge [in Allaah] from Shaytaan the accursed, and began to telephone him and show kindness to him, but he does not reciprocate. I [also] began to visit him with my children to initiate an air of politeness [between us], but he does not let us in[to his house]. So what should my position [now] be [towards my brother], as I feel pain [at our deteriorating state of affairs] O noble Shaykh, since my father and mother have [both] passed away?
If the wife becomes angry with her husband over a worldly issue, and then stopped talking to him and sitting with him for a certain period amounting to days, then what is the ruling regarding that?
A Renowned Muslim Scholar’s Criticial Response to Recent Attempts to Defame the Prophet Muhammad through Cartoon Drawings and Accusations of Terrorism