Sunday, November 15, 2015

Where do I stand?

"Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that"- Martin Luther King Jr

Have you taken a minute for yourself, to just think about what the world is going through, and becoming? Have you thought for a second about your own role in this world, and what side you've taken? Forget about the person you want to blame or the person you see as a hero. Where do YOU stand? What are YOU doing? There's only two sides to choose between. And Wether you like it or not, you belong to one of them. You either support the good or the bad. With other words you're either helping building up Humanity or Tyranny.

I still remember a fight between two classmates at first grade during a break. Almost every kid on the playground gathered around them. Only one of them ran to find the teacher after realising the situation. Some of the kids were only staring, others yelling: "hit back!" Some yelling: "A" is winning! And some even throwing fast hits when possible, without being dragged into the fight.

I still remember how my teacher almost choked in her words, while trying to tell us that everyone has a responsibility of taking action. Because every single individual helps building the world in one way or another. She also stated that whomever only observes while something bad is happening is as guilty as the perpetrator. And the one that takes advantage of the situation to create hatred even by only throwing a "simple" word is even worse than the perpetrator.

It didn't take a great deal of reflection before realising that hatred is the cause of everything bad being armed. The US and Saudi government isn't the only ones arming Isis or any other terrorist. We are also contributing by letting our hatred feed our prejudice. It's easier to hate than love when we need someone to blame. But what we're missing is, that instead of seeing the problem to solve it, we are becoming the problem.

My thoughts are as usual connected to my experience and guides in life. The holy Quraan and Ahlulbayt <3. If you've somewhat agreed with me, then I hope you've understood that Isis has nothing to do with Islam. It's only a bad, cheap fake!

“Whoever kills an innocent person , it is as though he has killed all of humanity. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all of humanity” - Qur’an, 5:32.


I'm going to start by being that kid who ran to his teacher. I decide to save all of humanity. And I'm going to do that by saving myself from hatred and prejudices, based on fear and ignorance. What action will you take?


#prayingfortheworld

2 comments:

  1. You just put the thoughts that i've been thinking about in such an eloquent way that i have to start off by saying; greatly written!
    In the spirit of #prayingfortheworld its not acceptable anymore to be passive! It just isnt! We all have to be that kid who ran to his tecaher. We have to take a stand. And we have to make sure it is one we can be proud of. Is hatred upon more hatred the answer? Never! Becaúse that would make us no better than those we occuse to being unhumane. God doesn't teach us that. Our predecessors didn't want that! I, with you, decide to save myself from hatred and prejudice. I hope the rest will too!

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  2. you got a point there and l believe that muslims particularly, have a bigger role in solving the ISIS problems not just by saving ourselves from hatred or prejudice but by showing the world what islam really is and what it stands for which is the complete opposite of ISIS . Thank you for being one of those who are trying and in God's will succeeding in showing the world what Islam is.

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