In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful…
As always, we begin by glorifying and praising the only One worthy of our praise and the glorifications. As brothers and sisters in Islam we should strive to help keep each other on track.
What I often see in myself and my Muslim brothers and sisters is that we are changing our ways in order to fit in with the rest of the society.
Brothers are abandoning the beard because it is not “hip”. Sisters are not wearing the hijab because they are afraid of what the non-Muslims will say. Muslim kids are not fasting because they are afraid of being made fun of by other kids.
Our beloved Prophet (PBUH) thought us to the opposite of that this believers, and we are doing everything in our power to be just like them.
What I found interesting is that the disbelievers are changing their ways to accommodate the Muslims!
Recently, the famous soccer club Real Madrid, changed its logo. Real Madrid removed across from the top of the logo… in order to appeal to the Muslim fans in Europe and around the world.
A source in the club’s administration was quoted saying:
“to avoid any confusion or misinterpretation” in relation to a project being built in a largely Muslim region….
Makes you wonder how the rest of the world would act towards us and how much they would respect us if we began to respect ourselves and started following the way of our Messenger (PBUH)…
We should consider giving it a try.
Here is a great lecture by Siraj Wahhaj titled “Be opposite of the disbelievers”… I strongly encourage all the Muslim youth to watch it & share it with others, Insh’Allah…
May Allah help all of the Muslims around the world that are struggling to practice their deen fully because they are afraid of what others will say or think of them. We should always remember that it is Allah call controls the hearts of men and women — Muslims and non-Muslims alike! Pleasing Him should always be our top priority!