In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful
Here on this first day of Ramadan 2019, I can’t help but question the reasoning of antagonists of Islam? I am confident that if 98% were asked if any Muslim or group of them ever caused them harm or tried to force Islam on them, if answered honestly, the answer would be, “No”. I am leaving a 2% possibility because it would be dishonest and nonsensical to suggest that such events haven’t happened. But the fact is, most people who hate Islam or who have an Anti-Islam Islamophobic mindset, have never had any Muslims ever harass them or anyone that they know personally.
One Atheist Islamophobe that I know swears up and down that Muslims committed some sort of tragedy in Kabul due to men and women swimming together in a pool while he was there. Note, the tragedy didn’t affect him, and I seriously doubt that the so-called Muslims stopped to tell him why they committed the acts, if the story is true, and if those people who committed the acts were Muslims.
This is not to imply that Muslims, or people who call themselves Muslims, do no wrong. Obviously, people of all creeds and backgrounds, religious groups, as well as Atheists, are prone to do acts of evil. But it is hard to accept the words of an Anonymous Atheist making claims consistently against Islam, as being true. The fact is, I have heard this individual speak on many occasions and the plain and simple truth is that he either distorts what the Qur’an says, can’t understand it, or adamantly refuses to even try to understand it! As is the case with most Antagonists of Islam, be they Atheists, Christians, etc...
But there is hope! Those antagonists and hate mongers don’t realize that they are actually doing Islam and Muslims a favor. Like the individual mentioned above, the more they talk the more ridiculous they sound. They begin to reach out so far to discredit and attack Islam that they expose themselves in front of those who are prone to listen to them. Sure, most of those that listen to them take them as authorities and thereby become puppets of the propaganda, but amongst them must be some who will think, “Wait a minute, this is really starting to sound ridiculous”, who will then begin to investigate things for themselves. This has happened many times, causing people who once hated Islam to wind up embracing it and admitting their former hatred and disdain. The more the antagonists talk, the more Islam is on the minds of people and this is a mercy from Allah before the Day of Judgment. Note what Allah says in the Qur’an:
Surah Al-Mumtahina 60:7
“It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between you and those whom you (now) hold as enemies: for Allah has power (over all things); and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
With compassion in my heart for brothers and sisters in humanity that disbelieve in a Creator or who vehemently hate Islam, I can’t help but wonder with great concern, what they would think of the following verse of the Qur’an, and many more like it? I wonder how it is that they choose to take verses out of context without any true knowledge about what the verses mean. I question why they wouldn’t truly seek to understand by seeking out the information from Muslims instead of settling for the ignorant and uneducated explanations of Non-Muslims who themselves often admit that they don’t comprehend what they are reading?
It is my sincere desire to share the truth and beauty of Islam and to break down the misconceptions and misunderstandings of people who have thus far failed to seek out the truth for themselves. My objective is to reach out to them in order to get them to stop and consider the sources of their information and to admit, in most cases, that they are relying on information that is being spread by Non-Muslims instead of Muslims themselves. Would one looking to purchase a home trust and rely on information provided to them by someone who has never lived in or even stepped foot inside the home? Is it not more sensible to seek someone with knowledge of the home or someone who currently resides there as a valid source of information about its condition, number of rooms, etc.…?
I would love to get feedback from Non-Muslims about anything I have stated in this blog post as well as the verse of the Qur’an below. I have no time nor interest in debating someone via social media, but I do welcome people to respond to this post via the blog on my website (http://www.kennybomer.com/). I welcome any and all sensible questions or comments, but I will not respond to any childish bantering, name calling, or rhetoric. Especially during this holy month of Ramadan when fasting demands that we as Muslims avoid any and all forms of confrontation. But I ask Non-Muslims to simply consider the following verse in order for you to explain what you deduce from it.
Surah An-Nahl 16:90
“Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and liberty to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you, that ye may receive admonition”
Without Allah I am nothing. Without Allah I am no one. #ConsiderIslam
Author Kenny Bomer