:bism: (In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful)
:sl: (Peace be upon you)
Originally Posted by islamirama
Islam is submission to Allah's Will, not when we like it nor when it is expedient and also when it is not convenient. As a Muslim, I accepted this truth when I went from atheism to Islam. However, I think you lack understanding of what that means. If a Muslim sees a boulder coming that kills his family, that Muslim's job, despite this tragedy, is to accept Allah's Will. I have had tragedies in my life, but I have always striven to accept Allah's Will. I have accepted Allah's Will in my life all the times it's been inconvenient, when I didn't like it, and when it wasn't expedient. To expect that level of iman
of Muslims who say they are Muslims is I don't think too much to ask because we're not supposed to be only Muslims by utterances but in character and actions.
Also, in case you missed the words of Prophet :saws: (peace and blessings be upon him)
the first time I posted them,they are: “If you ask, ask of God. If you need help, seek it from God. Know that if the whole world were to gather together in order to help you, they would not be able to help you except if God had written so. And if the whole world were to gather together in order to harm you, they would not harm you except if God had written so.
The pens have been lifted, and the pages are dry.’”
Finally, Muslims are in a bad situation because of myopic Muslims, which started with the Arab revolts against Ottoman Caliphate. I have enough knowledge of both history and current affairs to be able to tell you fairly that a fair majority of the problems that Muslims are facing are Muslims' own fault; they are not the fault of non-Muslims contrary to the rhetoric that is advanced by some Muslims; and I find it myopic to do so.
No it is not hypocritical of me at all. I never wanted trump to win but now I think it's better that he wins. I rather have a lunatic win then that evil she devil. I rather have this extremist win over that so he can make his america great again and kick all those american wanna be muslims out of here. Difference between him and your beloved she devil is that this clown will destroy his own house too and not just yours.
And like you then I have every right to wish for a person in the Oval Office who I think will do his/her best for America and Muslims and the world. I do not see my duty as a Muslim to sit back and watch the on-goings as a bystander but as a person and a Muslim who has a moral and civic duty to engage. I see voting as an act that is about a valid fiqh (legal)
difference that allows Muslims to vote by "trusting Allah always but tying the camel" so-to-speak.
:wa: (And peace be upon you)