A tidal wave of insure muslims have now resort to making irresponsible videos, jumping up and down, men and women, moving to the tune of music as a sign of showing how happy they are. They are so insecure that they feel it a must to jump up and down, like five-year olds, to show people they are happy. – I see this every day with my nephews and nieces. It would seem, for the rest of us, who don’t see the need to jump up and down, have no happiness in our lives. That is, according to these deluded fools, to be happy and peaceful you must jump up and down, otherwise you are a fundamentalist, extremist Muslim who is hell-bent on world domination!
This is not the first video of this kind nor will it be the last. In all probabilities this video is a follow-up on the ‘mipsters’ video someone did back in the US. Same thing, women dancing to music, moving body parts trying to look and come through as being “normal”. The ‘Happy’ British Muslims video actually brings out a deeper theological belief which is held among some, and has been simmering under the skin of a number of these so-called Muslims. This is to create a two tiered version of Islam. One that allows room for men, women and children to lead a ‘normal’ life which gives room to clubbing, dancing and partying. Whilst not encroaching on the sensivities of other more extreme, hardline, backward Muslims; the second group from the two tiered versions of Islam. This is clearly demonstrated when Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad is introduced in the video. Initially presented as an ill-tempered, crotchety, hardline imam who siphons into an all-embracing, music loving, hippy. All the music and the dancing women are stopped abruptly. Then slowly introduced in the background as the imam begins to warm up to new ideas of modernity and ‘normal’ life, with a wide smirking grin for all the world to see.
Secondly, it also highlights a change, a shift in the understanding of traditional values. Scholars in the traditional world, were always held in high regard, respected, loved and admired. They hardly had time to eat much, let alone anything else. When you have so-called scholars in among the craziness, acting the part and trying to appear as ‘trendy and normal’, not only does it bring down the respect of the entire household of ulema in Islam. But, it goes further to obliterate the authentic opposing views and opinions held by any other scholar, in the eyes and minds of people.
What is ‘Islāmic’ in the video? nothing. You have men, women and children dancing and mimicking to a song, giving high-fives and having ‘fun’. Apparently there is no fiqhi issues of open unnecessary free mixing between men and women, Islamic moral issues or any other issues for that matter, all is fine and dandy. A clear case of donkeys leading lions. There are a number of notable leading Muslims, actually ‘were notable’ doing the bogey-wogey dance. It befits the boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome; trying desperately to get attention, feel included and appreciated. Desperate has a new meaning with this video, it is embarrassing and completely naive. To all the sane Muslims, i say this; these sorts of actions will not be the last we see of it, it is only the beginning. It began with earlier nations when the more rebellious of a group tried to do what no others did they were championed into heroes and liberators. Those that tried to bring them back into the folds of traditionalism were classed as conservative, oppressing hardliners, who like to see everyone down and glum.
When was it that become the need or even ‘fun’ to have to dance to music in order to break down stereotypes, or bridge gaps between muslims and non muslims? Guess these fools know something better which our pious predecessors didn’t. Just being a muslim is having fun, simply because the sunnah does not allow a person to be down, hard and insensitive. It is the cradle of perfection, love and showing humainty to others. The prophet (sallahu alihi wasallam) said ‘smiling in the face of your brother is charity’.
In conclusion i end with this, the prophet (sallau alayhi wasallam) said “’You will indeed follow the ways of those before you, hand span by hand span, and an arms length after another. Even if they enter into a lizard’s hole, you will follow them.’ We (the Sahabah) asked, ‘Is it the Jews and the Christians?’ He replied, ‘Who else!’” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree] – we see the fruit of this hadith becoming more clearer as the days go by.