Warning: Will make you cry. Contains foul language.
Reason for putting this up: To let the entire world know that there are terrorists in the United States Army. They will shoot and kill anything that moves in the video. This is only a short recording, imagine what is not recorded!
May Allah (swt) punish all the oppressors, all the terrorists, no matter what religion they are. May Allah (swt) protect the innocent, no matter what religion they are. Ameen!
What can we do living so far away?
- Make dua.
- Increase in the recitation of the Qur’an.
- Increase in your salah (prayer). Most of us do not pray 5 times a day. Let us try to start.
- Learn your fard ‘ayn – Attend more Islamic seminars and take Islamic classes. SunniPath, Zaytuna, Deen Intensives, etc.
- Read the news on politics and find out who is running your neighborhood, town, city, state, country. Email them and be respectful and tell them to bring the troops out of Iraq.
- Be respectful and act with good conduct towards everyone (Muslim or non-Muslim).
- Excel in your school work and college work. Aim to be #1
- Barack Obama ’08!
How will this help?
Good question. I don’t know if my answer will be what you want, but this is what I personally believe will help the situation around the world. As you may know our Muslim leaders in the Muslim world are pretty much corrupt and have sold out on us. We as Muslims living in North America and Europe have a unique chance of getting a really good education and learning the basics of Islam to help us be strong intellectual Muslims. If Muslims became professionals in every aspect of academia as well as in the political world, then inshaAllah we will have the chance to change the policies of the North American and European governments.
Most of us are young people who were born into these countries and we can’t go back to our parent’s homeland because we do not relate with them. We hardly understand the languages or the cultures because we grew up where we were born. So going back to the Muslim world wouldn’t be a wise decision. Plus, why should we leave, when Allah (swt) put us here in the first place. There has to be a reason why so many Muslims are American, Canadian, British, French, German, etc. Why? Dawah! Spreading Islam to the non-Muslim lands. Whether you like it or not, dawah is obligatory upon us all. We have to do it.
So in conclusion the most practical thing we can do as Muslims living in North America and Europe is dawah. Teach the people about Islam. Get rid of the misconceptions. Recapture Islam from the media and the extremists. The only way for our dawah to be successful is if we ourselves become better Muslims.
- Improve ourselves
- Increase dawah
- End result: Better situation for the Muslims in the world, inshaAllah.