August 3, 2007 | 9 Comments »
Topics: Gender RelationsMenWomen
dont be ashamed of being muslim, be proud of your deen.
This is exactly why I didn’t convert to Islam. I am trying to learn about Allah but often I feel like what’s the point? I am a Westerner. That is the culture I was born into. How can I be Muslim when I was born in the west? According to all the speakers and scholars with so much anti-west speech…it would be impossible to be Muslim UNLESS I adopted an eastern culture and pretended to be something I never will be. Religion shouldn’t be about the culture, it should be about the word.
This bothers me greatly because I feel this is very misleading. I am sick of being attacked based on my culture every time I try and learn about Islam or even enter my local Masjid. Yes, Western culture is imperfect. However, I can guarantee that the east is not perfect either.
So many Muslims claim to want to share Islam because they find it to be WONDERFUL. My question is, how do you believe that you can educate people on Islam while at the same time saying “everything about you, your family and your upbringing is evil and disgusting”.
Talk about approaches that are failing. Is this what Islam is about? Hating western culture?
Muslims don’t define Islam my dear. Follow the word of Islam, don’t look at Muslims. We are a bunch of idiots filled with hatred.
Islam is perfect. The lecture is definitely not “anti-west” lecture. He said right in the beginning that it’s a response to alligations. He is teaching us how to respond to alligations. It’s your choice. You don’t have to convert to Islam. Islam doesn’t need you, me the imams, or anyone else. Islam is perfect. We, the people need Islam.
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