Thursday, October 16, 2008

WHAT ISLAM IS NOT!

By Muqith Mujtaba Ali
Not an invention of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم but the Glorious Revelation of Almighty Allah.

Not a ‘religion’ among other religions but a way of life, the Code of Conduct from the Maker to the made.



Not an emotional belief cut off from the scene of life but the Divine Guidance that is life in itself.

Not a tradition of a bygone era to be labeled as out-dated but the living Guidance, the civilization that continues to be post-modern in every age.


Not a chilly creed to be locked in lifeless souls but a revolutionary creed that breathes life making people brave & courageous, dignified & respectful.

Not designed to make people extremists or terrorists but perfectly fine-tuned to establish peace, justice and brotherhood among mankind.


Not a call to become ascetic, to shun the world but a call to use the world, to explore the universe, to live in the thunder and rhythm of life.


Not a religion that denies women of their rights but the world’s first civilization that honored women by liberating them and giving them their human rights.


Not addressed to a sect, a nation or a race but addressed to all sects, all nations, to entire humanity.


Not meant for giving temporary solutions but meant for providing lasting solutions.


Not just designed to provide regional and national solutions but designed and destined to provide solutions at the global level as well.

Not directed to solve only a part of the problem but directed to solve the totality of the problem.


Not against any community or religion but against all kinds of oppressors and violations.


Not interested in changing man’s outer look but interested in transforming man’s inner self.


Not a ‘private affair’ between God & man, nor can it be isolated from the society but it is built and bound to prevail in the society over all ‘isms’ and man-made systems of life.


Not leading its followers to the narrowness of mosques but an inspiration to spread, far & wide, into the vastness of the globe extending the wings of its healing message to a spiritually-challenged humanity.

Not in its nature to show mirages but the Divine Guidance that brings forth man from darkness to light.

Not just an alternative to ‘consider’ but the only way out, the only hope of mankind.



2 comments:

Mohamed Uvais said...

Nice one, Masha Allah. Keep it up.

ishaqmadari said...

good start mr.muqith,
expecting more ideas in your blog.
may Allah help us.