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."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Open Minded:" Apologizing for being "Religious"

What causes Muslims to loose faith and or compromise their Deen? The More I think of this matter the more apparent it becomes that there is a relationship between faith and confidence. A weakness in Faith comes from a weak character.Confidence outside Islam is not true Confidence. Someone that acquires validation in order to feel confident indeed has a lack of confidence.

We know many individuals who have false confidence. Islam is about building TRUE CONFIDENCE. A Muslim woman is confident not because of her looks but confident of who she is as a believer and servant of Allah. This does not signify that one should not care about their appearance. We just have to prioritize Islam first.

I was contemplating this hadith when I began to think of this dichotomy between confidence and faith.

The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allaah than the weak believer, while there is good in both.'"

Taking this into account I feel that non-muslim and some (weak) muslims alike expect one to shy away from talking about Islam whether it be in an academic setting or anywhere else. If a subject arises where there is obviously an Islamic input needed or should be addressed  'Muslims' feel they have to resign from giving an input or Islamic opinion in order to make others "uncomfortable."

We act like there is nothing going on in the Media and everyone is "cool" with Muslims. They are not. The majority of people don't have positive views on Islam. Somehow we got a "memo" we have to comply with the stereotypes and negative reactions and the assumptions and "get over it." Talking about the stance of Islam on certain issues or just how Islam is important to me is illogical, close-minded, retarded and unappealing and soon after must feel apologetic.

 Its completely normal to talk about fornication, aliens, buddhist relics from a God that died (Buddha) and day of the Dead and they certainly do not feel shy about stuff like that or APOLOGETIC but I should. I should feel apologetic and awkward for being "religious." Since when is what Allah, the Creator of them and the universe unfair, illogical and unpractical. Are you serious? I remember when the whole revolts in Egypt were occurring this "muslim" guy was saying how he wanted Democracy not Shariah because Shariah was not "JUST."  "oh okay sorry that Allah is not Just enough for you" Are you KIDDING ME?!

Those who are "open minded" are non-religious and therefore because I am muslimah that places me in the fanatic, illogical, close minded category. In this society "religious" muslims are "scary" muslims who pose a "threat." so if one is a "liberal""not as religious" muslim you're good... My class mates are friends with many muslims but their friends are "cool" he is not "practicing."

"Sorry that I practice my religion"

This other guy in my class who is from a "muslim background" said how religion is the cause of all evils specifically Islam? really?! are you kidding me? Its people with close minds and hearts that cause evil in this world. How can they call Allah evil?!

All those terrorists were non-practicing non-religious Muslims. Just as these liberal Muslims are a threat to  their own-selves they are also a threat to society. A muslim does not desire to hurt others and especially kill others. I dont even understand how that could have interpreted. i have never misinterpreted something like that from the Qur'an or Hadiths of Rasulullah (sallahu alayhi wa salam). Anyways that is all for today. I just had to rant on a bit after class.