Good Muslims go to mosque, engage in community activities, and stay away from bad things — what in Islam will be called Munkaraat.
Well, Bad Things — things Muslims should not be doing.
But often Good Muslims’ list of Mukaraat is partial and one-sided. It generally leaves out some critical items — well, items like…
You sure you want me to mention them? I don’t want to upset you.
But if you insist, just let me give one or two items and leave it at that.
Good Muslims’ list of Munkaraat may often leave out a few things like Personal Arrogance.
One catch-all expression — taken directly from the Qur’an — is Hawaa!
And doing things for show and name and fame. Islam calls it ‘Ujb and Sum’ah and Riyaa‘.
As a result, many Good Muslims end up being what a good friend called Mosque Managers..
And they become Jama’at Presidents and Community Leaders.
And in doing this, they become the Gatekeepers for Islam and Muslims. Their job then becomes keeping new ideas and new leadership from coming to the fore in the Muslim community.
Thus, they become the Guardians and Keepers of the Islamic gates and citadels.
Call them the Keepers of the Status Quo if you will.
As such, they lord it over the Muslim masses — regardless of whether or not they are even aware they are doing it — keeping the Muslims in darkness and doubt and keeping Islam from breaking out.