Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Memo to whom it may concern

To all those who pity me claiming I am a 'victim' of Islam because my ancestors converted to Islam (under duress or willingly) well don't be. I am proud of being a muslim - but not arrogant as arrogance is to consider oneself superior to others.
I am grateful I was born in a muslim family and continue to a 'muslim' . Yes some of my fellow muslims have gone wrong (terrorism) and that makes me cringe sometimes but I am still proud and humbled to be a muslim.
My Dua is may Allah (SWT) grant Hidayah to other people too.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dr Zakir Naik

Now Dr Zakir Naik is not a Alim in the traditional sense - having gone to a madrassa or having gained ijazas from other Alims. He is a 'Daee or a muslim missionary in the style of Ahmad Deedat. His answers are rather simplistic and do not appeal to more sophisticated audiences. However they appeal to many ordinary muslims who feel reassured of their Iman after listening to his talks.
His recent stand on Yazeed ibn Muawiyah has turned him into divisive figure . Morever Non Muslims consider him disrespectful to thier own religious traditions and rather abrasive .
So is he doing more harm or good to the Ummah ?
Allahu Alim (Allah knows)