Equally Raged: A Message for My Fellow Muslim Brothers & Sisters

Whoever corrects his personal life, Allaah will correct his public life

Equally raged as you, sitting miles away and ocean across from the blood-stained streets of my country, I slept with a heavy heart and woke up with a heavier mind.
Yes, you will hardly find me writing on world politics or current affairs. However, that doesn’t mean I am not affected. I am stirred as you all are.

Though it’s not the first time I felt a stranger in my own home. Unwanted, disaffected, estranged, hostile, unsympathetic… in my own land, I felt many times. And, I remember all those incidences very well. However, I won’t share any of them. Not because they are just too personal to share but because I have equal good memories of so many good people who always stood by me and many are still walking shoulder to shoulder ❤️.

Having said all that, I am still angry, bruised, troubled and raged.

Cyber home full of hate comments, heated arguments from both sides, offensive remarks, abuses, classmates hurling filth at each other, aggressive slogans, insensible rumors, and what not…you just name it.

“No, I am not a terrorist.”
“No, Islam is the religion of peace.”
“No, that’s not me.”
“No, Qur’an doesn’t say that.”
“No, it is an erroneous interpretation.”
“No, Muslims are not like that.”
“No, they don’t represent us all.”

“We grew up saying this. Nobody heard.
We want to be heard. Nobody is listening.”

I am not saying anything to them today.
I am saying today to my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters ❤️. And, I hope you will listen to me.

Yes, as a Muslim I know that the same religion that teaches me peace and forbearance also obliges me to repel the aggression of those who attack Muslims.

Qur’an says: “And fight in the way of Allaah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allaah likes not the transgressors” [al-Qur’an; 2:190]

Yes, as a Muslim I know that Allaah has more right than anybody else that I should fear Him if I am a true believer.

Yes, as a Muslim it is my duty to stand for all those who are being harassed and persecuted for something in which they did not take part and in which they played no role.

Yes, as Muslim I should be strong enough to expose the wrongdoing and hatred of my open enemies and of the hypocrites, even though they claim to be the people of justice, fairness, and freedom.

However, my fellows…
I fear for you lest you forget that you are Muslim.

I fear for you, my Muslim sister 🧕, lest you forget, amidst this chaos, to explain to the kuffaar the ruling of Islamic sharia concerning harming and killing others. You should tell them that Islam forbids harming innocent people in any way, whether that involves harming their bodies, their wealth or their honor. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.”

I fear for you, my Muslim brother 🧔, lest you forget, amidst this noise, that it is not permissible to kill anybody who is not hostile or who has a legitimate peace treaty with the Muslims; rather treating a non-hostile kaafir with kindness is part of the Islamic religion.

Qur’an says: “Allaah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allaah loves those who deal with equity” [al-Qur’an; 60:8]

I fear for us lest we forget that when we can achieve our purpose with gentleness and kindness, it is not right to resort to violence and force. We should only use force when we are compelled to, and as a last resort.

O My Muslim Brother
O My Muslim Sister
I am so proud that you do not fear anybody and you know that Allaah has more right that you should fear Him ❤️.

However, my fellows…

I fear for you lest you forget that among the kuffaar there are intelligent and fair-minded people too.
I fear for you lest you stop telling the truth to those who are receptive to the truth of Islam.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrr…
But the problem is that they are not listening, as I said 🤷‍♀️
“We grew up saying this. Nobody heard.
We want to be heard. Nobody is listening.”

As I wonder very often, I was wondering today too…

I was weeping over my distorted image (and, I know how it feels). I was crying over the wry image of Muslims and the crooked display of my beautiful Deen ‘Islam’.

While I was sobbing, thinking what keeps them away from the truth and being affected by the Muslims, I heard a voice, the voice of Imam Sufyan Ibn ‘Uyaynah, a famous Imam…
“Whoever corrects what is between him and Allaah SWT, Allaah SWT Corrects what is between him and the people ❤️.”

From the pen equally-raged, for my fellow Muslim Brothers & Sisters, in this time of rage, this is the message of an imam, ‘whoever corrects his personal life, Allaah will correct his public life ❤️ .’

I am happy, you are aware of your rights.
I am happy, you fear nobody but Allaah.
I am happy, you have guts to resist.

I just fear for you that you forget to fix what is between you and your Lord…
away from the cameras, inside the dark, hidden from all, your personal call.

I just fear for you that you forget to fix your personal life…
lest you might be misunderstood and never heard, treated like an outcast, hurt & injured.

I stand with you against hate & Injustice in public.
I resolve to fix shortcomings in my relationship with my Lord in private.

Sisterly Yours 🌹
The Might of Pen
(As you fan the fire against Islam, the spirit of Imaan is rekindled in our hearts ❤️)

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