Judging Islam? Where we go wrong…

“My friend flunked maths – Maths is a totally useless, nonsense and a crappy subject – should be discarded and never taught!”

“My neighbor had a fatal car accident – Cars are reckless – they should be banned!”

” I want to write a review of a book.. a book which i have never read”

What do you think of the above three statements? logical? clever? factual? or downright stupid!??

But this is exactly how we judge Islam and then think that we are the most intelligent being on earth!

If a Muslim fails in Islam – we blame Islam. If a muslim does something wrong, criminal, offensive or sinful, we love to blame it on Islam.

If a muslim causes fatalities by becoming a terrorist, a murderer or a killer, we blame Islam.

We all want to write a review of Quran or pass judgements on Islam and Allah(God) and Prophet Muhammad (saw) despite the fact we have never really read Quran back to back and have never really understood the message, the story line of the Quran!

Our point of reference in understanding Islam is totally messed up! It is totally stupid! Insane and illogical- just like all three statements above.

We look up to Muslims of today to understand Islam instead of looking up to the Quran..

We look up to terrorists and militants to come to a conclusion about Islam instead of looking at Seerah of Prophet Muhammad saw.

We look up to interpretations of the Quran by orientalists, atheists, CNN and BBC instead of looking up the experts of Islam i.e practicing muslim scholars.

Would you ever go to study algebra and arithmetics from a person who flunked maths in school and college? Then why do you go to fox, cnn, bbc, atheists, heretics and lunatics to get your info about Quran and Islam?

The correct reference to understanding Islam is Quran and the Life of Prophet Muhammad (saw) …but even here people may go wrong.

Have you ever heard of a person who became a doctor by self studying? Without ever going to a medical college, without ever doing practicals – just by reading books on medicine can a person become a doctor? qualified to see patients?

Similarly to understand Quran and seerah you need a teacher a guide who can assist you, help you, clarify concepts and explain the context and details to you.Your part is to verify and cross check so you are not misguided.

So learn to :

Judge Islam Justly 

remember Not everything that a Muslim does is Islam

If a Muslim fails in Islam, blame the Muslim, not his Islam 

Judge Islam by Quran and Seerah – not by opinions of orientalists, heretics and lunatics

10 thoughts on “Judging Islam? Where we go wrong…

  1. I disagree with you to some extent. Islam is often in these days a Church of violence and repression. Notice I say Church and not Religion. There are respected – by their adherents at least – Islamic scholars who have interpreted the Qur’an and the Hadith in ways that promote violence and repression.

    How can many – especially people from hierarchal Churches – separate the bad individual from the bad Church when it is members of that Church’s clergy – Imams and Mullahs – calling for the bad behavior?

  2. @jonolan

    You said

    “Islamic scholars who have interpreted the Qur’an and the Hadith in ways that promote violence and repression.”

    -Islamic Scholars who have interpreted – your point of reference is wrong. It is again Muslims of today.

    Living in a Muslim country, i know how religion can be “used” for self interest and gaining power. Therefore any scholar’s interpretation can not be taken and followed blindly.

    Unfortunately, modern muslims are so unfamiliar and ignorant about their own scriptures i.e. Quran and Hadith , they are easily misled by these “so called scholars”.

    If a person has a sound knowledge of the Quran and Seerah, he can never be misled by these people.

    If you go back in history, there never were any “Muslim Terrorists” before.. this is a fairly recent development and the reasons for it are many.

    Islam is 1400 years old… thus the reason for the rise of violent suicidal muslims can not be Islam.

  3. After all why one learn islam.Stupid faith just like Christianity.
    Today if there is danger to world it is due to rascals of this two faiths.

  4. That is why I said Church and specifically not Religion. A Church is a body of men; a Religion is a formulation of faith.

    Few people make the distinction between Church and Religion though. So you’re going to get people denouncing Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Whatever. Most are really denouncing the action of the respective Churches, not the Religions or “Faiths.”

  5. @ jonolan

    you said:
    Most are really denouncing the action of the respective Churches, not the Religions or “Faiths.”

    You are right, most people are actually denouncing the action of the respective Churches – BUT they are BLAMING the faiths!

  6. Jonolan – Islam is often in these days a Church of violence and repression.

    Me – Thats why I am reluctant in recommending anything from these days. Luckily, here you got the originals and adequate work that is done centuries ago. Every work goes in harmony, but need to dig into it.

    Bhatt – After all why one learn islam.Stupid faith just like Christianity. Today if there is danger to world it is due to rascals of this two faiths.

    Me – Just an arbitrary personal opinion without giving a single thought. Useless.

  7. Salam,

    Beautiful blog you got here🙂

    I still remember a story abt a frenchman who wanted to learn about Islam but when he looked at the people of Islam chatacters and deeds, he decided against it. Then one day, he saw the translation of the Quran, and he felt the urged to read it. Masya-Allah, after reading it, he became a believer and he made a statement that for those who wants to know abt Islam, look at the source (which is the Quran) and not the people. For he said that he you look at the people, you’ll be disappointed.

    I can’t agree more with him. We, as the ummah of Islam, we have to start to change ourselves, be more conscious of our habits and behaviour so as not to give our religion a bad name.

    As the khalifah of the earth, it is our duty to do so.

    Wallahu’alam

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