In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate

In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate
Al-Quran (30:30)

So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
[Al-Imran 3:8] "[Who say], "Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower."

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tolerance, a figment of the Mind?

In my entire life I have never encountered so much intolerance, hate and ignorance than by any group more so than Christians and Zionists. These are usually the same people who call Muslims intolerant and hateful, evil etc (you get the picture I am sure!). Before I get any messages of “you are advocating/promoting hate and violent acts towards Christians,”I do not and I am not advocating intolerance towards any group by this statement because GOD “forbid (sarcasm intended)" I call any Christian intolerant, ignorant or hateful because that is reserved for Muslims right? (sarcasm intended) I am only telling it like it is. Its time I speak out against this bigotry.

Post 9/11, I don't even recall associating Muslims with it (I was not Muslim at the time). I honestly knew how this worked because I had read enough history, been a victim of racism myself (being a Mexican gal and all you know) and read enough to recognize this was another "project in progress." This project will unravel itself soon enough and let’s hope it’s not too late when it does happen to do so.

We have bad and "good"Muslims just like we have "good"people and bad people (and the same can be applied to Christians, jews, hindus, Sikhs, buddhist, Taoist, wiccans etc-just happens that a big proportion of Christians are bigots and all Zionists are heartless {sarcasm not included}). Most Muslims are too shy to even say much to people and scared to come across as "insulting" to other people's beliefs when making dawah (calling to Islam). As a matter of fact one of our methods of dawah is tolerance. "So you can run and tell that... hoooommmmeeeebbbboooyyyy"

When I became Muslim, I became a lot of other things too (according to bigots). I became foreign, ignorant, evil, ugly, a terrorist, a murderer, crazy, oppressed, brainwashed, a devil worshiper, intolerant and suddenly I wanted to dominate the world! (like something out of a Steven Spielberg movie) … and a lot of other things that my coping mechanism (survival instinct) sort of blocked out in order to stay sane . Unfortunately, most of these statements were from relatives. Yey (sarcasm intended)! Let me note: These were relatives that have NEVER played a role in my life or ever contributed to my well being (they were never interested about anything I did-univ, my aspirations etc). One of my aunts was SEVERELY “worried” whether I would be able to wear cute shoes in public (wow! lets not under estimate the value of cute pumps in life, right ladies?!). While another cousin, all of a sudden, was VERY concerned I was disobeying my parents by being Muslim and wearing a veil regardless of the fact my parents never complained about of me(because you know how veiled girls get into trouble nowadays with all the partying and well the Virgin Mary "really" did not wear a veil out of piety) .

Lets no leave out the occasional “curious” family member/friend who asks “HOW AND WHY on earth” I chose to be a MUSLIM (Oh Lord, how can any sane person choose Islam-eerie song plays in the background). Then at the bottom of the email/letter, there are references to Christian websites, verses from the bible and a prayer calling me to Christ again*Sigh*(because apparently he/she ruled out maybe "my experiences as a Christian was misleading" *blink* blink*).

You know it’s kind of hard to see their sincerity or their open-mindedness when they do that. I don’t even bother with people like that. I don’t know whether to laugh or feel sorry for them because of their delirious state of self-righteousness or as I like to describe “saved” mental disorder.

The funny thing about all of this they actually admit they are not knowledgeable about Islam or ever studied it. People don’t really want us Muslims to be tolerant they want us to assimilate and leave our faith. That’s exactly how they define tolerance to Muslims. The only way to be a "tolerant Muslim" according to them is to be a non-Muslim or a "secularist Muslim (not sure how that would work) ". They want us to leave our beliefs and take upon theirs and that’s the truth of the matter. They need to stop with the shenanigans about tolerance because they don't even know what that means. Just as pathetic it is to learn calculus from a 4 month old baby it is just as pathetic to listen to these douches who have no heart and a brain of a goldfish.