Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Islamic Youth Awakening (Sahwah) Campaign
This is YOUR Campaign Source:
Owning an Islamic user group is a big responsibly. I am truly amazed at some articles posted in Islamic User groups.
As an Example, article is posted emphasizing differences between different Islamic groups and which group we should follow.
Isn't that enough to say it loud and clear:
I am a Muslin?
Why promote differences among Muslims?
It is truly a great blessing for anyone to be a Muslim. Other User groups even allow porn material to be posted, which tells me that some owners or moderators don't even check the material they are posting.
Owning an Islamic user group is NOT a show business; It is an ISLAMIC business. As of today Yahoo has 39,696 Islamic user groups.I am so humbled to know many sincere Muslim brothers and sisters through user groups, and I like to pose some questions:
Don't the majority of Muslims understand the simple definition of a Muslim?
Don't the majority of Muslims understand that we are Ummah in trouble?
Don't the majority of Muslims understand that we live in a very serious time?
Don't the majority of Muslims understand that many of our youth are lost in the American pop culture?
Don't the majority of Muslims understand that some Muslim Youth convert to other religions?
Don't the majority of Muslims understand that some Muslim Youth are drug addicts and even drug dealers?
Don't the majority of Muslims understand the danger of fighting among each other?
Don't the majority of sincere Muslims understand that we all have to be involved in Islamic revival?
Islam will survive the present crisis with or without any human help. Because this is a promise from Allah Himself.
During third century, Christian were involved in Byzantine argument in Alexandria, Egypt, that was focusing on "who is God"? Is He one, two, or three? Is Jesus son of God or son of man? I feel that some Muslims are engaged in another type of Byzantine argument.
Many Muslims do not really understand our priorities. And the irony is, many Muslims claim they understand our priories. You will be amazed if you ask a Muslim about his or her first priority, and find out that Allah or Islam is not a top priority.
Many Muslims are in a state of denial. Many Muslims think that so long they live in a tent in the middle of desert and try to be good Muslims, then that is enough and they are OK.
When the Mongols swept the our Ummah, burning cities, slaughtering about 40 million Muslims, the last Caliph in Baghdad was doing business as usual convinced that he did not have to do anything, because Allah would take care of all calamities.
Muslims in Spain fought each other until we lost Spain. Read history, it was a fighting over another Byzantine argument. I feel sorry for those who are sitting in their Ivory tower and don't see the reality of our Ummah.
These are like someone in the midst of terrible hurricane and goes out with an umbrella and dark glasses. It seems the present old generation lost the battle of Islamic revival.
If this is the case, then we have at least prepare the next generation to regain our Islamic identity. This is really the least we can do.Islam is a religion of action and acting together. There are still very many bright spots.
When you see a mosque in the west during Friday prayer, and you see Muslims with diverse nationalities (From Indonesia to Chile) praying together side by side, you feel they all belong to one Ummah.
When you see Al Kaabah, and you see Muslims with diverse nationalities (From Indonesia to Chile) praying together side by side, you feel they all belong to one Ummah.
When you see Muslims with diverse nationalities (From Indonesia to Chile) fasting together, you feel they all belong to one Ummah.
When you see many converts to Islam with great enthusiasm and passion about Islam, you feel that they just maybe the future driving force of our Ummah. I hope that more born Muslims know more about converts to Islam.
When you read history books, and You know that each time this Ummah is in trouble, Allah always send sincere Muslim to steer this Ummah away from danger.
This great religion will never go down even if some try. Period, Full stop. What we need to do as a single Ummah is:
to go back to the basics of Islam that are manifested by the teachings of our beloved Prophet SAW, during his time.
to know our history, and remember great Muslim leaders who took it upon themselves to defend Islam from any danger.
to focus on our present and future situation to regain our lost civilization.
This is NOT my campaign. It is the campaign of all Islamic youth. This is YOUR Campaign. May Allah help us see our way through the darkness of our present situation. May Allah SWT guide Muslim Youth to be much better Muslim than existing generation.
Please Volunteer in Islamic Youth Awakening (Sahwah) Campaign is at:
Dr. Adel Elsaie