The problem isn’t with Islam, but with wackos

I found this article linked from the Zaytuna webpage. Here are some excerpts:

David Waters writes:

I wish every Christian in America could have heard what I heard the other night.

Two of the nation’s most learned and respected religious scholars came to Memphis to talk about Islam and civic responsibility, two topics that don’t always seem to go together.

He quoted Shaykh Hamza Yusuf saying:

“Islam has been hijacked by a discourse of anger and the rhetoric of rage. We have lost our bearings because we have lost our theology.”

He also quoted Imam Zaid Shakir saying:

“If we Muslims are going to contribute to changing how Islam and our Prophet are viewed in the West, we are going to have to change what we ourselves are doing to contribute to the caricaturing of Islam. That change can only be affected by sound knowledge coupled with exalted practice, and reviving the lofty ethical ideal of our beloved Prophet.”

He finished off his column with a really great though:

Yes, there are some crazy, wacky Muslims out there. The world has known more than a few crazy, wacky Christians, too. So-called Christians who sicced dogs on black children or lynched black men, who burned crosses or fellow Christians at the stake, who massacred Jews or annihilated native civilizations.

Full Article Here: The problem isn’t with Islam, but with wackos

May Allah (swt) guide all the Muslims to the true Islam. Ameen!

26 Replies to “The problem isn’t with Islam, but with wackos”

  1. omg! i lov sheikh Zaid Shakir!!—–
    the last paragraph is soo tru …just coz we got som “”wacko”” muslims out ther bombing and killin….dosnt necessarily mean that “thats wat islam and muslims are all about” …—–
    “…So-called Christians who sicced dogs on black children or lynched black men” oh hell no …and those kuffars hav the right to tell us that WE are extreme……extreme? HA!

  2. goodness…you have 67 visitors from the UK and 17 in the uae…even 1 peron is czech is viewing ur blog! ha this is funnnnny

  3. besides saying amongst ourselves that those crazies aren’t representatuve of Islam, we should actively sponsor events that inform the non-Muslims as such. there are people who HONESTLY only associate the bad with Islam (example that poll about Islam). InshAllah we can spread the truth about Islam as opposed to the view of Islam the media picks up on.

  4. hey why is it that ppl are startin to hate on sheikh hamza yusuf? is cause he works for bush or wat?…

  5. not much ppl are responding to this post …its funni coz ppl are buzy still responding to ur post about almagrib which was like….2 posts ago…..lets move on ppls… sheesh

  6. let me ask you something.. in you picture gallery.. (i want to verify) does Hamza yusuf sign autographs???????????

  7. yeah. what is wrong with that? OMG don’t tell me that is biddah! or else ima really throw something at someone!! (you know what im talkign about)

  8. throwing aint necessary lol ….wats wit autographs? they’re soo pointless…no joke…..instead…..y not get a picture of him standing next to u…i dunno …somthing that involves u ….wats a piece of paper with someones name on it? its worthless…my opinion anyway

    ….hmmm? //autographs r messed\\

  9. Well wat I heard was that, Hamza yusuf is bushs cousin from his mother fathers great-grandfathers cousin daughters husband once removed..naah mean but relative of bush or no bush I still think he’s a great sheik mashallah. Great post akhi we muslims aren’t all psycho [looks around]
    ahem, well at least I ain’t
    Masalama

  10. RE:- “besides saying amongst ourselves that those crazies aren’t representatuve of Islam, we should actively sponsor events that inform the non-Muslims as such. there are people who HONESTLY only associate the bad with Islam example that poll about Islam). InshAllah we can spread the truth about Islam as opposed to the view of Islam the media picks up on.”

    I wouldn’t waste your time. “WE” are quite able to read the texts for ourselves and form our own opinions. Islam will never convince anyone….it is irredemable, reprobate and evil. This we know.

  11. Regarding Gravel Rash’s comment. You wouldn’t waste your time? I wish you actually knew the truth. InshAllah, one day you will. Whatever texts you read, maybe you should make sure they’re reliable. And if it’s the Qur’aan, please read it in context and with a good translator (though something is always lost in translation). Think about it yourself. How many non-biased things are there in the media that actually portray Islam for what it is and not what some random people say. Muslims, real Muslims, don’t advocate terror. They do not harm innocents, they do not do half the things non-Muslims think. We believe in the same God as the Jews and Christians. We do not promote racism or ignorance. I can read the texts too and come up with preposterous ideas about non-Muslims. But I try not to because that just adds fuel to the fire that is ignorance. May God grant you wisdom and guide you on the straight path. Ameen.

  12. “So-called Christians who sicced dogs on black children or lynched black men, who burned crosses or fellow Christians at the stake, who massacred Jews or annihilated native civilizations.”

    How about black Muslims (think Nation of Islam) who despise their own Muslim brethren because they’re white?

    Let’s be careful of using examples all the time, because human beings commit the same types of sins. Let’s focus on PRINCIPLES.

    Great Site! Alhumdullilah lovin it!

  13. I am great supporter of Mujahideen and I cannot see comments against them….Let me quote Ahadith of prophet Muhammad SAW A person who dies while not participating in Jihad or even critisizing it dies on the branch of hypocrisy….

    Now my question is quite simple….When Britian fought with Germans…Britian attacked German and bombed them and stoped them from coming into its soil for occupation….That worked…Britian saved itself…This is how politics works…But Britian killed many many innocent civilians….right??? Though that was bad , but then army chief or PM justified that that is collateral damage bound to happen inevitable to stop….

    Therefore Aghanistan or Palestine is war with all NATO countries inculding America and one should not cry or citisize these Mujahideen who attack strategic and economic point be it in denmark or england or America………

    Their intention is not to kill innocent people but to attck imp points to cause extreme damage to that nation……

  14. Okay so if non-Muslim nations commit some crimes during their wars, UNINTENTIONALLY killing innocents and civillians … we should excuse our own Muslims when they do the same crimes?

    Is that what you’re saying?

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