Saturday, February 26, 2011

Not Of Islam!!

Been reading recently "Not Out Of Islam" by Shaikh Mohammad El-Ghazaly. I'd comment here about a quote that I really loved:

ولنعلم أن الشخص الذي يسير في الحياة مسلوب الإرادة، ميت الفكر - لا لشئ، إلا لأن قدميه تخطوان في طريق مهدها الأقدمون - هو شخص ناء بفكره و إرادته عن الإسلام

Be aware of that person, who lives in life with neither a will, nor intellect - because of nothing but his foot are just following the ancients ways - he's outlying his own will and intellect from Islam!
The shaikh supports his idea by those verses from the Quraan:

"إِنَّہُمۡ أَلۡفَوۡاْ ءَابَآءَهُمۡ ضَآلِّينَ (٦٩) فَهُمۡ عَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَـٰرِهِمۡ يُہۡرَعُونَ (٧٠) وَلَقَدۡ ضَلَّ قَبۡلَهُمۡ أَڪۡثَرُ ٱلۡأَوَّلِينَ (٧١) وَلَقَدۡ أَرۡسَلۡنَا فِيہِم مُّنذِرِينَ (٧٢) فَٱنظُرۡ ڪَيۡفَ كَانَ عَـٰقِبَةُ ٱلۡمُنذَرِينَ (٧٣) إِلَّا عِبَادَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ (٧٤)" - الصافات

"They indeed found their fathers astray, (69) But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps. (70) And verily most of the men of old went astray before them, (71) And verily We sent among them warners. (72) Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned, (73) Except the faithful servants of God (Allah) (74)" - Al-Ssaaffat

Well, by the end of 2010, and beginning of 2011, I was thinking, how possibly we're approaching the second decade of the 21 century, and there still ALL this ignorance & illiteracy in our world!!! Can't believe the number of fetal and horrible crimes committed by the name of Freedom, Democracy, and Religion!!

I don't (and won't) claim that I do have a solution. I really don't know what the possible solution is! However, questioning the basics, listening carefully, reading, analyzing, and thinking in different directions sometimes help a LOT!

Shaikh Hamza Yusuf explains what I mean here - specially the first minute of this video.


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