Sunday, October 9, 2011

The IGNORANT ONES.

"He was known as Abū l-Hakam, translated to English as "Father of Wisdom", meaning he was considered a wise man amongst the Quraysh. Abu Jahl was the bitterest opponent against the budding monotheistic religion and thus his belligerent stance earned him the name Abū Jahl, the Father of Ignorance. He was a member of the Banu Makhzum clan of the Quraysh and one of the leaders in Mecca prior to the city's surrender to Muhammad's army. Abu Jahl had a son, Ikrimah ibn Abi-Jahl, who later converted to Islam. He disliked Muhammad and would at any opportunity rebuke and publicly humiliate him."


It has been a topic that I often choose to ignore, a topic I don't want to speak about, and a topic that I try to hide behind a black curtain. However, after countless events, I believe this topic finally deserves some attention.

The "Abu Jahl's" of my family.

I don't often mention much about my family since my reversion to Islam mainly for many reasons, but the main reason is because most of them are ignorant and look upon Islam as a religion that causes majority of the problems in today's world. I have a few "Abu Jahl's" in my family who are rude, ignorant, and oblivious about Allah and Islam. I sometimes feel extremely embarrassed and upset that I have to call these people family. Some play nice in front of me but speak behind my back often mocking me and claiming I am in fact "brainwashed by Allah".

Firstly, my family is Chinese and rather traditional though they have been living in the Western world for more than 30 years now. They are well absorbed into the media and rely on television for their entertainment as well as their source of knowledge. They often hear and see things on the news claiming that Muslims are always responsible for terrorist attacks and such. Like children, what they see, they often believe and unfortunately they are "deaf, dumb, and blind" (description of the disbelievers in the Qur'an). They laugh and poke fun of Muslims and make jokes about Allah and claim that Islam is the religion that causes the worlds problems. How ludicrous an assumption?
At first, I was angered by these false claims made by my uncle, but now that I think about it, I can't help but feel sorry for him as he is as clueless as a blonde barbie doll packaged in it's box. Apparently, I am brainwashed but if you only KNEW what the media was feeding your brain, than perhaps you would know that you and amongst millions and billions were the "brainwashed" ones.

How DO people make such accusations about 9-11 and Muslims being terrorists? Were you behind the scenes when the attacks took place? Were you physically working in the White House alongside BUSH when all this happened (actually he was in school reading a children's book UPSIDE DOWN)? Do you know anything about Islam and how it denotes and absolutely PROHIBITS violence and terrorizing? Do you know ANYTHING about the Qur'an? Oh and here is the biggest question I would like to ask all the ignorant people out there, DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT "ALLAH" means? Because it does NOT mean "Muslim's God", "Arab's God", "The terrorist's God" or any other meaning you would like to make up with your storytelling skills.

ALLAH means GOD and it is the ARABIC TRANSLATED WORD for GOD. Just like every language has their translated word for GOD. Try googling what the Jews called God, the Arabic Christians called God, and what YOUR LANGUAGE calls God. So please, "Abu-Jahls" of today, please don't run around using this word like a child who doesn't know better because I am quite sure a child even knows better than you.

Secondly, "In public, Hitler often praised Christian heritage, German Christian culture, and professed a belief in an "Aryan" Jesus Christ, a Jesus who fought against the Jews.[277] In his speeches and publications, Hitler spoke of his interpretation of Christianity as a central motivation for his antisemitism, stating that "As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice." (www.wikipedia.com).
So Hitler praised Christians and in public, claimed he was a Christian and LOOK WHAT HE DID. So does this mean that CHRISTIANITY is a bad religion?? 

What about George WALKER Bush? The Methodist religion (a sect of Christianity) "puts a great emphasis on missionary work and other forms of spreading the Word of God and His love to others and "the most fundamental distinction of Methodist teaching is that people must use logic and reason in all matters of faith."
What has good ol' Bush done in the past? Has he ever reasoned with logic and done lots of missionary work??? He as caused nothing but debt and deaths all around the world. So again this religion must be bad and anyone who is Christian is a bad person. (Of course, from MY OPINION any other religion that practices or worships anything and anyone else but GOD is falsehood and bad and that is why ISLAM is the true religion, we only believe in ONE GOD and ONE GOD ONLY, the one who CREATED YOU, ME, AND JESUS CHRIST,)

CHRISTIANITY and a CHRISTIAN are two different things, CHRISTIANITY HAS DIFFERENT SECTS. so don't get it twisted.
ISLAM and a MUSLIM are two different things, ISLAM ALSO HAS DIFFERENT SECTS (Sufi's and Sunni's NO WAY IS CORRECT UNLESS IT IS ISLAM AT ITS RAWEST FORM, The ONLY RIGHT WAY IS THE TEACHINGS FROM THE QUR'AN itself, and through Prophet (pbuh) and the sunnah). SO DON'T GET IT TWISTED. DO YOUR RESEARCH.

As you can see, Christianity and Islam are RELIGIONS and both believe that there is ONE GOD and ONE GOD ONLY (yes, however the bible has been changed many times making Christians believe that there are 3-Gods in one and that Jesus Christ was God on earth when in fact if you read in the Qur'an Jesus(Isa) was a prophet sent on earth to deliver the message that there is only ONE GOD and that no one should worship anyone or anything else except GOD alone). A Muslim is one who practices ISLAM and a Christian is one who practices CHRISTIANITY, of course there are and will always be BLACK SHEEPS of the family. There will always be that one rotten apple who goes against the truth.
IT is up to you to distinguish the bad from good and the truth from falsehood. God gave us the gift of freedom of choice, this is the greatest gift we human beings could ever have. But what are we using our choices for? Buying alcohol, committing violence, believing there is more than one God and worshipping idols?? WILL YOUR IDOL BRING YOU TO THE HEREAFTER? Will that wooden figure help heal you from cancer? Will your POP IDOL on TV save you from the HELLFIRE??????
THINK ABOUT IT.

These are the ignorant ones (family members, non-believers) who are trying to destroy our Islam. These are the ones trying to brainwash YOU, thinking that you are better off living the Western religion of drug abuse, violence, women as sex slaves (objects), material wealth, media is god, worshiping everything on television, and stripping you of your identity. So, my uncle says I am brainwashed.....but really, who is the brainwashed one?

Do not let the Abu Jahls of today's society take away your faith and your freedom of choice. Remember they are deaf, dumb, and blind. Allah chose US to see, hear, and think. I am still trying to deliver Islam through my good actions as a human being (though a constant struggle) and with patience, courage, and forgiveness we can all try to lead the way like our dear Prophet (pbuh) once did.
Look at his legacy, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, PRACTISE ISLAM THE RIGHT WAY SO THE MEDIA CAN'T STORYTELL THEIR WAY( by using our family members, non-believers, and polytheists) TO SUCCESS!!!!

We are all here for one thing and one thing only, to worship ONE and ONLY ONE, the ONE who CREATED us. Allah (ALSO KNOWN AS GOD).

Thank you for reading my vent'
Khadijah.

7 comments:

  1. MASH'ALLAH wow wow all i can say is may Allah bless you with so much happiness,and keep ur faith(imaan)strong and just do what ur doing sister,ur so inspiring,love it xxxxx-hijabiSISTER

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  2. What you're doing is really noble and inspiring :) Subhanallah.
    ~a Muslimah

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  3. Dear sister,
    This is what we call a true Mujahadah.
    Or shall I say A jihad/battle within yourself and your environment.

    InsyaAllah, for all strength that you have to be putting on your shoulder, Allah will grant you HIS blessing.


    I am gonna pray for you, InsyaAllah to maintain our Iman and a better Muslimah InsyaAllah :)

    Be strong dear sis.

    Salam Alaykum

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  4. Mashaa Allah good work Ukhtyyyyyyy......May Allah(Subhanahu wa ta'ala) bless you imensely.....Ameen

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  5. Mashallah!! Very good work. I live with many Abu Jahls myself, since I'm the only one in my family who has accepted Islam (3,5 months ago). I pray for Allah to give me strenght & courage to keep me going & becoming a better muslim for Him ++. Your in my duas, sister. May Allah give you many blessings in this life & grant you success in the hereafter, insha'Allah.

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  6. Mashallah, I mostly have nothing to say but i really found your conversion to Islam and your wish to spread its values to everyone, very inspiring. I pray you may one day find yourself with the opportunity to do so. Inshallah. Good Day :)

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  7. Asalamu alikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu
    Brilliant blog stay blessed, and share your comments over at my blog when you get a chance..

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Assalamualaikum, please be mindful about what you are about to write. Think about it before writing and make sure it is something positive and beneficial, otherwise it will be deleted and ignored. JazakiAllah kheyr ! Sisters ONLY! xo