Salam aleikoum world,
may peace be with you!
Islam is peace
– that’s how I understand my religion despite what’s going on in the world these days.
Our dear prophet Mohammed (sas), who came as the last messenger in a long chain of truthful rightly guided men (such as Adam, Moses, Noah, Abraham, Jesus, etc.), who were all sent by God the Almighty, was an honourable man full of mercy, love and respect for all mankind.
Yes, it deeply hurts to hear about the insulting and slandering on his person, peace be on him. Yes, I hate blasphemous acts such as the new American film everybody is talking about now and which obviously seems to show a very bad and false picture of our religion.
But I cannot accept the counter-reactions of hate and violence in retaliation that are now done by some Muslims all over the world – because this is not Islam!
Do you remember the beautiful story about slandering I once quoted here?
I am sure that’s how the prophet (sas) would have reacted today – quiet, wise, with peacefulness and patience.
I am sure he (sas) would have shown as much love and mercy as possible; he (sas) would have maybe even invite his enemies to talk to them in the most beautiful manner.
That’s how we should react now: strong and wise and patient – to show Islam in the most beautiful light, to make dawah in the most beautiful ways, to trust in God’s destiny and to rely on His justice.
Who else would be able to better this world and to spread the Islamic message of love and peace if not we as Muslims, each one of us, by following our dear prophet’s (sas) example by showing how generous and tolerant he (sas) truly was?
I do not want to give in. I do not want to let the devil take on the power now, audhu billahi. I believe in the good. I believe in the power we all have by making dua’ and acting in kindness.
I pray for this.
Bless you! Incha’allah.