I attempted to thank my Creator, who has blessed me with far more than I can count, but found myself unable to do justice with my words. I attempted to express my gratitude, but became conscious that He will always give me more than I can be thankful for. To thank does not suffice, for words are but limited. All which He bestows upon me will always outnumber the capacity I hold to be grateful. In my attempt to thank Allah, I came to realize the immensity of his Mercy. I give Him less than I receive, yet He is more appreciative that I. Allahu Akbar. To thank him; my actions can only show it, my tongue can only utter it, my heart – only he can understand it. Never have I been so honoured to be a slave of Ar-Rahman.
After the recent terrorist attacks Im finding it increasingly harder to be okay with Islam
The media feeds you with such lies I don’t blame you. I would have blamed you if you believed the media without doing your own research, but you sending me this ask is a way for you to gain knowledge, is it not? I’m proud of you for reaching out to me before you start hating us.
The media is this most biased source of information ever. Please do not be conditioned into what the media wants you to be brainwashed into.
What such terrorist groups represents, first of all, are not Islamic. Far from Islam are these twats. I was actually reading the Quran this morning and came across the verse:
“if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.” [Quran 5:32]
Oh look! There is a verse for terrorist groups like ISIS as well! :
“And make not Allah’s (Name) an excuse in your oaths against your doing good and acting piously, and making peace among mankind. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower (i.e. do not swear much and if you have sworn against doing something good then give an expiation for the oath and do good).” [Quran 2:224] I.E.,: DO NOT USE ALLAH’S NAME TO DO SHAMEFUL ACTS [SUCH AS KILLING].
“There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” [Quran 2:256] AKA: DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE INTO ISLAM
The conditions of Muslims setting war is set by a verse in sūrat l-baqarah. This verse explains that war is only acceptable if it is for oppressed people. Allah also says to resort to peace if the other side does as well -
“And fight in the cause of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah) until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the reward of the unbelievers. But if they desist, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.“ [Quran 2:190-192]
“Permission to fight is given to those (i.e. believers against disbelievers), who are fighting them, (and) because they (believers) have been wronged, and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory” [Quran 22:39]
”The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: for (Allah) loves not those who do wrong. But indeed if any do help and defend themselves after a wrong (done) to them, against such there is no cause of blame. The blame is only against those who oppress men and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a grievous penalty. And whoever is patient and forgiving, these most surely are actions due to courage.“ [Quran 42:40-43]
SO IN CONCLUSION, ISIS AND OTHER TERRORIST GROUPS DO NOT REPRESENT ISLAM. THE QURAN AND TIME AND TIME SAYS FIGHT IF THEY START IT (YOU ARE BEING OPPRESSED) BUT GO TO PEACE IF THEY DO AS WELL.
Also, let me drop one last verse from the Quran:
“And do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites but do not harm them, and rely upon Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.” [33:48]
What ISIS and others are doing, well have fun in hell you fools. Using Allah’s glorified name to carry out your horrific acts, spoiling the name Islam and Allah, woe and curses be to them!
Other facts -
Did you know after 9/11 there was a spike in conversions to Islam because people picked up the Quran in interest to see how terrible Islam is but found love, peace, and mercy instead?
Did you know that those who were held captive by ISIS and escaped said that they did not even have a Quran, they did not pray the 5 daily prayers, they would get drunk, and they raped and abused. Obviously, they are far from Islam as these are far from the teachings of Islam.
Please do not believe the media, they only want for you to hate us. Divide and conquer, you’ve probably learned that in history class.
Again, thank you for reaching out before being absorbed in judgments.
I hope that the one who’s reading this is in a good state of imaan and health. As promised, a small update in my life as being a muslim convert. Things are going ok alhamdoulillah. I’ve had some tough life events in the past months which im trying to deal with. Due this events, I couldn’t continue with my internship for nursing school. But things are getting better now. My parents are every day more acceptable towards my choice to cover up my hair and to wear loose clothes. Every now and then, there is some discusion, but alhamdoulillah, my mum is even buying loose fitted clothing for me! A year ago she swore that she would cut all of my hijabs into pieces if I decided to wear one. SubhanAllah, life can really change if you put your trust in Allah and ask Him for help, even if you feel so lost. For all you converts (and also born muslims, I know that some of you are also struggling with this), Allah makes it easy for you when you decide to do something for Him out of worship, like putting on the hijab. Even when it doesn’t appear easy at all.
And whoever relies upon Allah - then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent. 65:3
No matter how hard you’ve got it, no matter how many times you’ve slipped, always keep your faith in Allah. Have hope in His mercy. Remember Allah is with the patient!
Holy Qur'an, al-Baqarah 286: Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity.
Holy Qur'an, ash-Sharh 5-6: For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.
Holy Qur'an, al-Baqarah 153: O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
Holy Qur'an, at-Talaaq Talaq 2-3: Whoever keeps from disobedience to Allah in reverence for Him and piety, He enables a way out for him (of every difficulty), And provides for him from where he does not reckon. Whoever puts his trust in Allah, He is sufficient for him (for all his needs). Allah surely executes what He decrees; assuredly Allah has appointed a measure for everything.