Dear relatives, friends and supporters,
Ramadan Kareem and Ramadan Mubarak!
We all know how Muslims are portrayed in the media and what affect this has on us and on the psyche of our non-Muslim friends, neighbours and the average member of the public. We know that a distorted image of Islam and Muslims is prevalent in the media. What can we do to change it? What can YOU do? Continue reading Alchemiya TV – Change the Story
At a recent Friday prayer I heard a khateeb make these two points in the Urdu bayan (sermon) before the khutba…
- There is no deen [Islam] in English, only Arabic and Urdu
- We don’t know who writes the books in English
Any UK imam who thinks that parents must teach their kids Punjabi or Urdu in order for them to learn the religion has totally misunderstood the time and place in which he lives. It must asked of Continue reading There is no deen in English?
“Islamist”, “Islamism”, it doesn’t matter, average Joe public and bigots don’t care, they see it only as Islam. They are not informed enough to make the distinction and don’t care to either. Ordinary Muslims are stuck between the devilish dogs of the Khawariji Daesh and pig ignorant bigoted Muslim haters. You can reason with neither one of them. I am at a loss for what the rest of us can do to stem this tide of hatred and division that has been unleashed. It is a pernicious poison, it infects and spreads quietly through suspicion and innuendo and it is taking hold of ordinary people who before would normally have no issue with Islam and Muslims, and would generally be immune to the bullshit pumped out by the Muslim haters and their media. Just how much worse can it get for us in the West?
ISIS/Daesh are winning, they are fuelling hatred and alienation of Muslims and pushing western governments into compromising their democratic ideals.