Added on June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments »
Topics: History, Quran, Seerah, Tafsir
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JazakAllah khair for such a beautiful reminder. Many of us get caught up with the day-to-day grind that we forget that our purpose and work should always be done fisabilillah.
I think the lecture is generally very good. It has a lot of insight and wisdom, though I must be honest I do not like, as a muslim to be pointing names at certain people and saying that they are evil (the names of the Egyptian leaders). As the good sheikh said-we shouldn’t speak ill of people. Adding them really, does not add to the moral. Besides, the opinion of the Egyptians is very divided until now about them and many regard some of them as heroes. I wonder where this session was held?! I mean if its a session only for the Egytians, then perhaps one can understand why those people were set as examples. I really think its enough what the media is doing to them. Just imagine how their children would feel if they go on halal tube, the channel they look up to so much and find what is being said about them! Its not a good thing. I don’t think that Muhammed (BPUH) would have mentioned even his enemies like this. That’s the only point of concern. Other than that the general message is of course very positive.
This is a good reminder and a brilliant lecture, but I have some objections:
01. The lecturer accused Mr. Chaudhury as someone who simply feeds the fire. This is wrong. In my opinion, Mr. Chaudhury is someone who actually has the courage to speak truth that many of us do not have the courage to speak about. For example, Mr. Chaudhury was right in every aspect when he said that Ms. Daisy Khan should be in hijab and should not be in the attire that she was in that meeting. How can the wife of an imam can present herself in front of so many non-mahram men in totally un-islamic outfit? If any imsm or a scholar sees no problem with the attire of Daisy Khan, then I must say that he is not imam, he is simply a falsifier.
02. The lecture encourages the Muslims to be of such high moral character and so contributing to the society so that the Christians will one day testify about them and will miss them. In my opinion, no matter how good the Muslims are, the Christians and the Jews will never testify about our goodness. Like the goodness of the Muslims did not change the hatred that Jews had against Muslims in Madinah during the time of the Messenger of Allah. The Jews and Christians will only like us when we will start compromising our religion, and that is not a good deed, and will be fully pleased with us when be become totally like them. And in my opinion, such process has started. Like Ms. Daisy Khan is called the wife of an imam and she comes out in totally kuffar dress, and yet she is liked by the Muslims. People like Asra Nomani, Mona El-Tahawy are called the future role models when practically in their manners, life style they completely follow the way of the kuffar. Christians and Jews will testify for them and for their sugarcoated, reformed Islam. Allah said in the Quran:
[2.120] And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah’s guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper.