Have there been Muslims who preach Islam in a way that makes you want to vomit, or even consider apostasy? Have there been people coming at you with those big beards, throwing Quran verses and hadiths at you for a shock effect? Do you live in a Muslim country where scholars refuse to denounce domestic violence, honor killings, oppression of non-muslims, women, and other shameful acts? Do you live in a Muslim country where their views of Islam are shaped by the culture and ways of life? And when you object to them, they say you're misguided, or just a non-Muslim for not following them? Doesn't it annoy you that so many misguided people use this religion to promote hatred and bloodshed? Doesn't it annoy you how so many people in this religion overreact and resort to extreme measures? Doesn't it annoy you MORE when those who engage in any of the above cause Muslims to become insecure about Islam, and even become apostates?

If you think people leave Islam just because they want to drink or have sex outside of marriage, then you're an idiot. You fit in with the above morons who think they're getting extra judgment day points by using Islam to suit their emotions and stupidity. It's becoming increasingly difficult to remain a part of this ummah with all the lunatics we sadly produce. And if you can't see this then YOU HAVE NO FAITH, and you don't want to admit the problems that are affecting many young Muslims.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to be a Muslim today because of what happens in the name of our religion. Every single day someone or some group does something ridiculous in the name of Islam. And you know what? Those morons who use this religion for violence, hatred, stupidity, and oppression DON'T CARE what we have to go through. To them, they're doing God a favor by presenting Islam this way. They think they're getting extra judgment day points by causing hatred and fear!

It is so painful to see how many bullies we have in this religion of ours. We have people in Islam who show no mercy, who are unforgiving, who will do their best to bring you down, who will do their best to embarrass you, who will do their best to insult and degrade. It makes me wonder, how are we suppose to have inner peace and full confidence in Islam when these people are running around and targeting us?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

How to know if you never understood Islam properly

1) When asked about Saudi Arabia, you start complaining about interest rates the banks charge, when you should be more worried about the status of women (not being allowed to drive, play sports, be judges, be politicians, go out whenever they want to etc.)

2) When you think of feminism in Muslim countries, you think of the anti-men, nude protestors that exist in the Western world. You fail to differentiate between the two types of feminism.

3) When you hear about people arguing for freedom in Muslim countries, you automatically think about drugs, alcohol, prostitution, fornication, adultery. You fail to differentiate the different types of freedom.

4) When you hear about women in the West, your mind automatically think of prostitutes, ill-clothed women, "loose" women, and so on, when you should be thinking about how successful women in the west are, how women being successful and independent is not against their nature, and the fact that there are no laws on women.

5) When Muslims condemn attacks on free speech organizations (i.e Charlie Hebdo), attacks that happened in the name of Allah and the Prophet Muhammed, you automatically assume we support those free speech organizations that insult Islam.

6) When you have a hatred for non-muslims, or think they deserve different treatment just because of their beliefs

7) When you constantly need to run to scholars, rather than understanding on your own

8) When you think the advice of scholars is somehow divine and infallible, and those who go against scholars go against Allah (i.e, Islam QA lovers, and lovers of salafi/wahabi scholars who attack you for going against them)

9) When you assume people of the opposite gender who interact are going to commit fornication/adultery

10) When you think the only job in a woman's life is to stay at home, raise children, cook, and clean, and do whatever her husband says.

11) When you think that women who take part in sports dress inappropriately

12) When you think women who appear on tv or social media are just doing it for the attention of men

13) When you throw in the "Western" card when Muslims disagree with you, or have a different opinion. You instead should realize not everything is a "Western" concept, and many characteristics of the west are very valuable, and NOT contradictory to Islam. So you shouldn't turn a blind eye to what YOU think is foreign, when in fact it could be more Islamic than your interpretations of religion.

14) When you play the game of guessing the level of imaan another muslim has (common characteristic among pakistanis and afghans, and salafi arabs)

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