Though I believe there’s only one way of being a Muslim, many would disagree for each wants to worship the Lord as their scholar sees fit. I think (as per the Quran verse mentioned above) that Allah taught the profit his way so that he can teach us; yet there are hundreds of scholars disagreeing on matters that were settled more than a thousand years ago!
I think we all noticed how fragile these political alliances are, and how these moody rebels reinvent their standards and beliefs regularly and as it serves their ambitions. Why is that our scholars’ sees the Quran as the leather cover that hugs the sacred texts, and hand chopping of thief’s? Why have they avoided that part about mercy and kindness? Why don’t they follow the footsteps of the profit? When he prayed for salvation for those who stoned him; for those who lost their way, instead of cursing them and pray the Lord “the merciful” to shake the earth beneath their feet; to vanish them from his earth; to burn them in an eternal flame! That’s not the Islam I know. The one I know is a different one; a forgiving one; a loving one…
They blame the west for their corruption! They never alleged themselves responsible for the rearward direction the nation is driving towards; and if they are smart enough to blame the west; why haven’t they changed the stated facts and beat it! So much for thinkers I’d say.
“Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned, that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil).” (41 Ar-Room)
“For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: They guard him by command of Allah. Allah does not change a people´s lot unless they change what is in their hearts. But when (once) Allah willeth a people´s punishment, there can be no turning it back, nor will they find, besides Him, any to protect.” (11 Ar-Ra’d)
I don’t even have to explain these two self-explained verses; for they clearly state that it’s all in people’s own free well to make their lives as good as heaven on earth or a fiery hell hole… instead of blaming others; God the Almighty gave us a manual on how to make things happen… want peace and justice? Start with your own self, then demand it upon you; if not… we’ll have another so called Arab Spring on our hands.
No I don’t claim to be a wise man, A poet or a saint; I’m just another man who’s searchin’ For a better way;
Dr. Ahmed Alkhuzaie