“The Devil is your enemy. So treat him like an enemy.”
But Muslims need to look a bit closer to home.
Muslims must examine their own role in making a mess of God’s world and in turning human life on earth into anything but an unalloyed blessing and boon: for themselves; for non-Muslims; for all of Allah’s creation.
And Muslims did it in two ways.
One, by “Omission.” That is, by not doing what they should have been doing — and what they should start doing even now.
Two, by “Commission.” That is, by doing things they should NOThave been doing to begin with.
As for the list of what these two things are — Muslim Omissions and Commissions — it goes on. It is a pretty long list.
And guess what. It is not what a lot of Muslims think it is. Not entirely anyway.
The real list is a very different one from what most Muslims carry around in their pockets.
For, the real list includes, right somewhere at the top, such things as the following:
Muslims not having the best educational systems in the world in their societies.
Muslims not having freely, fairly and democratically elected governments.
Muslims being slaves to kings, sundry dictators and landlords.
Muslims turning Islam into business.
Muslims using Islam as a currency for wealth, power, name and fame and as a mercenary career path.
Muslims being in the Robe Pockets of all kinds of half-baked Mullas, some of them with questionable backgrounds, connections and motives.
Muslims reducing Islam to “Religion.”
Muslims running around claiming Islam is “APeaceful Religion” — meaning: We are nice people; don’t blame us for anything.
Muslims running after jazzy things like “Interfaith,” rather than adhering to the tried and true Divine Mission of being the KhairUmmah presenting Islam to everyone everywhere and inviting the whole world to Islam — and embracing, as part of that same Divine Mission, the timeless motto of Universal Justice and SelflessService to Humanity.
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Lies and Propaganda
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Supererogatory Refuge of the Pseudo Super-Pious
Go West, My Dear Muslim!
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This business of Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It -- and which one does not? -- is every man's work.
And it is every woman's work.
Turning their back on this work has caused Muslims all kinds ...
There are good and bad Muslims in this world. Just like all the good and bad non-Muslims that there are in this world.
Bad Muslims are of course busy doing bad things.
But good Muslims? They think they are doing good things. But ...
Combining Deen and Dunya
Building a Better Life for India’s Muslims
These Goals Are Attainable and Easily So
Ta’aleem and Tazkiyah: Two Peas in a Pod
Islamic Social Change
How Could the Rest of the World Not Join This Caravan?
Know Islam and Know the World: ...
Islam came to liberate humanity from all kinds of slavery -- and vices. And it did so quite successfully.
Among the top modes of slavery Islam set humanity free from were Hereditary Kingship and Traditional Priesthood.
In fact, Allah had kept Pre-Islam ...
The Rape and Gang-Rape Crisis in India, and the association in some cases of Muslim-sounding names with it, is one such case in point. We no longer can withhold comment on it, no matter how quick our reaction may appear ...
The biggest crisis Muslims of today face is not just their external enemies. And the list of those external enemies is a long and formidable one.
The biggest crisis in the life of Muslims today -- whether it is individual Muslims or the ...
Yes, Islam is a movement.
And it is a lifelong commitment -- until death doth take us away from this world, while still chanting Allah's name, and inviting all and sundry to Allah, and teaching the world everything good and nice ...
Muslims -- everyone everywhere -- must learn and teach their people the following:
Sabaq phir padh Sadaaqat ka, Adaalat ka...
"Go re-learn the lesson of truthfulness!
And the lesson of how to be fair and just..."
For, those are the qualities needed for leadership in ...
Everyone in this world -- and Muslims in particular -- will do well to remember that this is Allah's world in which they live.
And that means, in this world, things will always be done -- they will happen -- the ...
The world knows only too well that the price of love is life.
Or is it death?
Ask Romeo or Juliet, and they will tell you.
Those who love things they consider precious in life must be prepared to suffer for the sake ...
The past several decades, I have seen two kinds of Muslims.
Among all the other kinds of Muslims I have seen.
In America and elsewhere.
Those who spend their lives -- and attendant resources -- to build Islam.
Islam, mind you, not Muslims. For, ...
Discusses how and why Muslims should organize conferences, seminars and public get-togethers. Provides instructions on the correct Islamic etiquette and procedures when inviting guest speakers to come and give lectures on these occasions.
A much needed guide on the subject. An ...
No one asks this question, but we all should: Who sets the Muslim agenda?
That means who makes Muslims think, talk and act the way they do it? Who makes Muslims do the things they do?
In other words, who sets Muslim ...
Muslims always complain about what non-Muslims do to Muslims. Grievance and protest are thriving business among Muslims the world over.
But when did you ever see or hear Muslims complain or protest about what Muslims themselves do to Muslims?
Especially, Muslim leaders, ...
A Quote by Hashim Mohammad
Leadership, whether good or bad, determines, to a large extent, the condition of a people.
At the same time, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they make an effort themselves to change it.
In other ...
Some of the "better" Muslims I know are playing golf. Allah bless them.
Yes, there is such a thing, I suspect, as "better" and, possibly, "worse" Muslims. I will be vastly surprised if there isn't.
And that is good. I mean playing ...
So long as there is a single non-Muslim on the face of this earth -- man, woman or child -- to whom the life-giving message of Islam is not conveyed in the clearest, sweetest, gentlest and the most respectful and ...
"Ultimately," as they say, the main purpose of the life of everyone of us on earth is to take the Deen of Allah to every inch of this earth.
In other words, to take the Qur'an to every home and heart ...