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The West Wakes Up to Islam

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Topic: The West Wakes Up to Islam
Posted By: Murabit
Subject: The West Wakes Up to Islam
Date Posted: 13 August 2006 at 5:49am

The West Wakes Up to Islam

by Abdalhaqq Bewley

That morning Mr. Smith got up a little earlier than usual. There was something unfamiliar in the air, it definitely did not sound like a normal Monday morning. He went over to the window and drew back the curtains. He could not believe his eyes. There in front of him, instead of the familiar row of houses he was used to, was an encampment of richly decorated tents and pavilions. A group of turbaned horsemen riding beautifully caparisoned steeds galloped into view, shouting in a guttural language to each other. They were waving curved scimitars and their leader had flung over his saddle two severed heads tied together by the hair. He threw them down on the ground, laughing as he did so and two black slaves appeared with a silver salver to place them on. The men dismounted and a bevy of flimsily veiled, giggling slave girls gathered to escort each to one of the tents. Meanwhile in the distance the sun could be seen glinting on the domes and minarets and arches of a distant city, and between the tents and the city palm trees were swaying in the breeze. 'Goodness me! I've woken up to Islam,' said Mr. Smith to himself.

This ridiculous caricature, or one similar to it, is unfortunately, courtesy of the Crusades via Hollywood, more or less the picture that most people have at the back of their minds when Islam is mentioned and unfortunately the Muslims here and elsewhere have so far been able to do little to dissipate this view in the public consciousness.

Islam is viewed at best as an exotic import, something foreign, something from somewhere else and it is vital to address this misconception before it can be seen for what it really is.

Islam is in fact nothing other than the best way to worship God - that one God who everyone in their heart of hearts and their hours of greatest need knows to be there; the one who created and sustains the Universe and everything in it and beyond it.

When I became a Muslim, it was not because I wanted to put on fancy dress or change my nationality. It was because I knew and had always known inside myself that God existed and wanted to do something about it. I was looking for an outward form to correspond to an inner awareness that things were not what they superficially appeared to be and that there must be a way of living my life in such a way that my daily existence would complement and confirm what I knew inside myself to be true.

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Posted By: .:: SoHaIB ::.
Date Posted: 24 March 2007 at 2:17pm

I just felt sorry for this thread man....692 views and not a single replyy

 

My deepest condolances



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Posted By: crasss
Date Posted: 28 April 2007 at 9:10pm
Originally posted by Murabit

Islam is viewed at best as an exotic import, something foreign, something from somewhere else and it is vital to address this misconception before it can be seen for what it really is.

They don't see that Islam is Christianity minus a few untruths, such as the deification of prophets.

Tak
e out the "mysteries" out of Christianity, and you have Islam, or take out the racial supremacy out of Judaism, and you have Islam.

If th
ey read the Quran, they would probably recognize the simple truth.



Posted By: Muslim mind
Date Posted: 14 August 2007 at 8:12am

Salam:) Such a shame that people think this of Islam. But then its no surprise.

 

Muslims have not helped, I mean if they just took a little time out of their day to work on thier Islam and then educated people about it...Can you imagine the diffrence it would make if each muslim in the world just gave 10 mins a day to tell others about the truth of Islam?

 

I hope one day Inshallah, they will start to wake up:)

 

 



Posted By: ak_m_f
Date Posted: 15 August 2007 at 1:45am
Originally posted by Muslim mind

Salam:) Such a shame that people think this of Islam. But then its no surprise.



Muslims have not helped, I mean if they just took a little time out of their day to work on thier Islam and then educated people about it...Can you imagine the diffrence it would make if each muslim in the world just gave 10 mins a day to tell others about the truth of Islam?



I hope one day Inshallah, they will start to wake up:)



I would settle for talking only 10 min a day to our children about extremism.

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