Islam today is faced with a greater challenge from modernists, extremists, liberals, rationalists who lay claim to Islam than those who declare themselves to be non-Muslims. It is very important to note that these people cannot kill the religion as it is protected by Allah but it is necessary to sensitize a potential victim against the evils of the above listed vices in light of Islam.
We have so many people who want to be called Muslims but do not want to be Muslims. While some are just ignorant, some are led by desires. They tag those who call to pristine Islam extremists, fanatics, fundamentals with the extremists calling them moderate Muslims same with the non-Muslims who call the modernists moderate Muslims not knowing that Islam is moderate by default.
Islam is moderate in such a way that it creates a balance between life and death as a Muslim is not desperate or crazy about the dunya nor about death same way it maintains a balance between extremism and liberalism, both defined by compromise and distortion of the fundamental tenets of the religion. If then Islam is moderate by default, we cannot have “moderate Muslim”. Who moderates moderation?
The way Muslims try to copy non-Muslims in almost everything they do is pathetic. This confirms the Hadeeth;
Inferiority complex, lack of Islamic knowledge, desires mostly lead to this which boils down to not taking into cognizance the Qur’an verse;
“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion”
Today, a Muslim is afraid to stand up for his religion, some are even afraid of being seen as a Muslim in the public. They do not want to be seen as Muslims as they are afraid of being tagged terrorists.
It should be noted that proper Islamic knowledge makes one proud of the religion. You want to call me a terrorist when we have about 1 billion Muslims on earth. Were we all terrorists, how come you could stand to accuse a terrorist of terrorism?
Tell me why you have issue with my beards when you cannot start artists like Rick Ross, Freeway, Rick Rubin etc…
Are you mad at me because I’m not a fan of gender equality? Why should I be when nature does not equalize us? Different time zones, skin, a plant grows here and does not grow there. Why not start with Nature? If He cannot be pregnant and SHE cannot impregnate, why then equalize what is not equal?
It is normal for a non-Muslim not to understand Islam while it it is the duty of Muslims to tell them what Islam is about. Unfortunately, we have so many Muslims without Islam today from extremists to modernists, liberals, rationalists etc…
He is a Yoruba Muslim. He believes in Allah and that the word of Allah is true. He wants to observe Solah yet hold on to the believe that Ogun, Sango etc can handle him while Aje can bring him fortune!
He is a scientist. He is a Muslim, he believes in the Qur’an but still wants to believe that all life on earth have a common descent with the last universal ancestor which existed about 3.8 billion years ago. To him, Charles Darwin comes comes before Sheikh al-Albaani.
Many see what the Qur’an and Sunnah say but want to follow desires then wish their action is right though they know it is not right then resort to warped interpretation of Qur’an verses all based on wanting to be Muslims without practising Islam.
While it is understandable that anyone can believe whatever he wants, self acclaimed Muslims who do not agree with terms like Hijab, Hadeeth, no Music, Niqob, should keep quiet on issues relating to the Deen or sing the “it is their fundamental human rights” anthem.
He eats Nikkah, ‘Aqeedah, ‘Eid food yet still wants to eat Christmas and New Year food… Glutton.
He claims to believe, “Lam Yalid, Wallam Yulaf” bit still celebrates the birth of the the son of God!!!
Allah says ;
﴿وَقَالُواْ اتَّخَذَ الرَّحْمَـنُ وَلَداً – لَقَدْ جِئْتُمْ شَيْئاً إِدّاً – تَكَادُ السَّمَـوَتُ يَتَفَطَّرْنَ مِنْهُ وَتَنشَقُّ الاٌّرْضُ وَتَخِرُّ الْجِبَالُ هَدّاً – أَن دَعَوْا لِلرَّحْمَـنِ وَلَداً – وَمَا يَنبَغِى لِلرَّحْمَـنِ أَن يَتَّخِذَ وَلَداً – إِن كُلُّ مَن فِى السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضِ إِلاَّ آتِى الرَّحْمَـنِ عَبْداً – لَّقَدْ أَحْصَـهُمْ وَعَدَّهُمْ عَدّاً – وَكُلُّهُمْ ءَاتِيهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَـمَةِ فَرْداً ﴾
(And they say: “The Most Gracious (Allah) has begotten a son (offspring or children).” Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing. Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins. That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Gracious (Allah). But it is not suitable for (the majesty of) the Most Gracious (Allah) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children). There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Gracious (Allah) as a servant. Verily, He knows each one of them, and has counted them a full counting. And everyone of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without any helper, or protector or defender)) (19:88-95)
Why then should someone who believes in the Qur’an go ahead to celebrate the birth of the son of God?
Many Christians do no celebrate the New Year festival because they know January was coined from Janus, a two-faced pagan God but a Muslims rushes to the Qur’an to support the celebration.
Dear non-Muslims, those not celebrating with you are not extremists, they just understand their religion. You should rather help those who celebrate with you by asking them to go and learn their religion but would you? A people that their tolerance is defined by distorting fundamental tenets of their religion.
Oh Muslims!!! Fear Allah as He should be feared and you’ll see that, “Our tolerance defines their tolerance”
Sahih International: And say, “Praise to Allah , who has not taken a son and has had no partner in [His] dominion and has no [need of a] protector out of weakness; and glorify Him with [great] glorification.
Adapted from Muslims without Islam 1 ( https://knowislam.com.ng/muslims-without-islam-1/) and Muslims without Islam 2 ( https://knowislam.com.ng/muslims-without-islam-part-2/)
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman (ACADIP, Knowislam.com.ng)