Friday, January 25, 2008

My Opinion and Rant....

Im really sick and tired of people in the Muslim and Arab world blaming the westerners for their shortcomings in their religion and mistakes. Everytime we see a girl not covering correctly or a guy drinking alcohol or having a girlfriend or someone wearing tight western cloths or acting a certain way it is blamed directly on western influence.

People wake up! Its your OWN fault if you make mistakes or we could say whispering from the shaytan, NOT Westerners!

We have the choice to say yes or no to any given situation. What you choose is up to you! There is not a westerner holding a gun to your head telling you to do something wrong!

For example when a guy goes to a western country to study in university and comes back to his country and has picked up some bad habits like partying and drinking or sleeping with girls. This is then blamed on western influence in his life, not him for his bad decisions.

He had the choice to either go to a club or stay home and pray or go to the masjid and pray or just resist his temptation to go to a club and seek refuge in Allah with prayer and fasting! Its HIS choice that will either be good or bad....

We know, as Muslims, what is halal and what is haram, so any mistakes we make are our own, not anyone else's!

Wake up and take responsibility for your own stupidity when you do something haram!

Living in the Middle East as a Muslim is cannot deny that fact!

Living in the USA for example is going to be harder because there is more temptation to do wrong and etc. BUT, you still have the choice to say yes or no to situations.

Look at the Arab who lives in the Middle East and he blames western influence for his behaviour and bad choices, meanwhile, there is a revert in USA who is surrounded by bad things daily YET chooses to live his life Islamically even with all these hardships!

All I'm trying to say is Muslims wake up and blame yourself for your bad deeds, not westerner influence! Its YOUR choice to follow your religion or not to follow it!


Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

You are absolutely right.

We will be judged for the choices WE make.

Unfortunately blaming others is what humans seem to do best these day. :(

May Allah guide us, and protect us. Ameen.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

umzacharia said...

Ameen sister, AMEEN!!!!!!

We are responsible for our OWN actions-not anybody else.

Allahu teech il 3afia