If you are a Muslim, especially a so-called Good Muslim, then most likely the things you know and believe about Islam and Iman are all true. But what many Good Muslims may not realize is that concrete and specific requirements of Iman may vary from age to age and situation to situation.
For example, when Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, took his companions out to Badr, the test of Iman in that situation was not how loudly and passionately you recited the Kalimah Tayyibah, “Laa Ilaaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah!” but how quickly, efficiently and enthusiastically you mobilized and joined the Believers at Badr.
Today, this Ramadan 1434, the true test of your Iman is how strongly and effectively you support the cause of Freedom and Democracy in Egypt. And how clearly you condemn the criminal coup d’état by the Egyptian Military Junta headed by General Sisi against the legitimate democratic government of President Morsi.
And, also at the same time, how loudly and unwaveringly you denounce the role of Islamic Traitors like Shaikhul Azhar Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyib, who gave his blessings to this criminal coup d’état, and the corrupt Muslim rulers in the Persian Gulf countries who financed it, as well as all the others everywhere else who helped to orchestrate this criminal coup in one way or another and covered up the repetitive massacres of innocent unarmed protesters in Egypt by the Egyptian Military and Police.
That is the true meaning of Laa Ilaaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah today – this Ramadan 1434.
And it is the true test of your Iman.
But if you will not speak out against these atrocities and injustices for fear of what these terrible tyrants may do to you and your family, then the least you can do is spend your nights in tearful prayers begging God Almighty to help President Morsi and the unarmed Muslims of Egypt who are facing the military’s bullets peacefully and with their bare chests in defense of Democracy and Freedom.
That is the least thing you can do.
But if you will not do even that, then, you must understand that according to the Hadith, there is not even a shred of Iman left in your heart after that, no matter how much you run and hide in extra prayers and chanting (Adhkaar) and reading of the Qur’an.