RE: ‘peace for humanity’ conference & allegations of misunderstandings.
A brother posted the link on his Facebook page the previous post I wrote about the ‘Peace for Humanity’ conference which took place on the 24th September 2011.
He asked if I would and could to join in a discussion which resulted as a consequences of the post I wrote. – On his Facebook page. Instead of replying to each individual person I thought I’d do it here, all in one go.
I usually don’t like to play along to the ‘tit-for-tat’ childish games. Since I was requested to on this occasion I’ll throw in my two cents.
Firstly, the articles of declarations which one of the brothers (from the discussion) highlighted, pointing to how state sponsored terrorism was dealt with in the conference, are all generalization of the topic. I was there when such “peace” declarations were read out. If you read what I wrote, I clearly said there was no specific/exclusive mention of the state terrorism which the USA, UK, ISRAEL and co are involved in. “Islāmic terrorism” was singled out and mentioned specifically several times, alluding to the fact of it being a greater danger. You see, by willfully accepting what the 9/11 hijackers did on the notion that they were “Islāmic terrorists” you indirectly put the blame on Islam and confirm what they did was in fact Islāmic.. Which of course is not the case! Therefore one sees the need to defend Islam and clarify. generalizing is an easy thing to do. – an easy way to avoid going into the heart of a matter. If Islāmic terrorism got special attention then why not others? For example, the whole conference was done because of the need to condemn “Islāmic terrorism”. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not against the shaykh or the many previous good that he’s done. However by only exclusively mentioning “Islāmic terrorism” and trying to condemn it. You only tried to solve half the problem. State sponsored terrorism has been going on far longer than the so-called “Islāmic terrorism”. Any student of history knows this fact. For instance,
The Anglo-French corporation have been very active in such cases i.e. when they were busy colonizing Africa, India, middle-east. With America getting involved at the birth of the CIA and the NSA.
It’s all to easy to bend over backs just to please the ‘White skinned, western non – Muslim’. But, why do it by stepping over your own kind in-order to achieve this?
Our people since the time of the British rule in India always had this (and still do) of the inferiority complex with the White man. From the time of colonial rule in India, the Indian sub continent people always see the white man as the ruler and the brown-skinned as the servants. – it’s just a typical inferiority complex their in. Even today when the white skinned man goes to the Indian sub continent, he is given a royal reception, almost. He gets a lot of attention and services. Instantly, the people see him as an important individual. When he could be a simpleton from the streets of Manchester!
– When William hicks was discharged from being the general of the 3rd battalion Indian infantry. To go sort out the revolts in Sudan in 1883 – 1884. He would write to his wife frequently. Lamenting how he missed his old job. How the people of Sudan just like the landscape were a people, harsh, rigid and difficult to deal with. He often wrote how the Indians were very subservient. How things got done with the Indians when they were ordered to.
Secondly, it was over shadowed because of the many other baffling, confusing and alarming things which occurred in the name of “peace, integration” etc. The mentioning of terrorism (be that state sponsored or not) is a side issue. Lets not get side tracked by it.
– 1) A Sikh women using musical instruments SANG her song in Sikh praise. – what happened to the fatwa of not listening to non-mehram women singing?
– 2) A dozen of choir girls, dressed inappropriately coming on stage, in front of all the so-called “Sunni” ulema and singing in a melodious voice their hymns and praises. – again, what happened to the fatwa that listening to music is haram? – as this clearly was music!
– 3) being told to stand up and wave your hands in the air. What’s all that about? Swaying from side to side in the process of it. When in the audience you had men, women and children. Old and young all sitting together mixed!
These were a tiny fraction of the issues I found extremely dubious, clearly unislamic, and an alien thing to do. Especially in an ‘islamic’ conference where you are trying to show the world the sunnah of the beloved messenger (saw)…
As I mentioned in my previous post, why is there a need to compromise our principles in order to please others? We should and can change, compromise our approaches we take in giving dawah, tailoring it to meet a given situation. But we must not do it with our principles for which we stand! Otherwise how far is far enough? Before you start to call a spade a spade?
This is why you can clearly see the difference between the ulema and the real awliyah! The awliyah make a stand where there is a need to. Whereas the ulema buckle in sometimes. Due to the pressure they face. As a great man of Allah once said “almost all the sects within Islam are because of the ulema. Not a single sect is because of the real awliyah. They are all because of the different “ulema” who have come throughout the Islāmic history!” Look at the mu’tazilites, the jabariyah, the Shia, the wahabis etc.
SubhanAllah sometimes I am very emotional when I think of how lucky I am to have found my shaykh and master. The jewels of guidance he gives, and the clarity in which I can see. May Allah enlighten his soul forever more! – Amin.
Servant of Allah.