A sad reflection of a non Muslim on the ‘Teachings of Islam’ vs ‘Practices followed by Muslims’
While in London, I went to visit, one of the exhibition entitled: “Introduction to Islam”. This exhibition was attended by a Da’ee, who was already living there. He told us the following story :
A Scottish man came and wandered around the exhibition. He greeted me and we spoke for a while. I then asked him if there was anything he wanted to know about Islam.
He said: ‘no, no thanks. I don’t like the theory that we are used to hearing. You see, I have lived among you in several Arab ‘Muslim’ countries for many years, and I read a lot about Islam; I know a great deal about Islam!
So I asked him: “what do you know about Islam?”
He said: “Islam is a beautiful, fascinating religion that organises relationships with others, Muslim or non-muslim alike. Islam is a religion that teaches you how to worship your lord in a clear manner, how to treat your parents, your wife, your children, your neighbours, and the community in general, etc. UNFORTUNATELY your actions do the exact opposite of what you claim, because:
@you swear falsely;
@you don’t respect time;
@you slander each other;
@ you are chaotic, you don’t like organisation;
@ you belittle each other;
@ you are racist;
@ you wrongly take each others wealth;
@ you are not concerned with cleanliness;
@ you respect the rich and humiliate the poor;
@you are envious of each other;
@you take laws into your hands hiding under religion;
@you slander one another;
@you are good in concocting stories to slander whoever you hate and vice versa;
@ show me one of you here who will not rejoice at the travail of the other;
@majority of you don’t even understand the religion you claim to belong;
@those you blindly follow in your sect you take them as next to God and those of other sects are seen as worse than satan;
@ the laws in your lands are applicable to some, but not to others!
Then he said: “oh I’m sorry, you look disturbed? ”
I said to him: “take what is in the book, forget the conduct of the individuals”.
He shook his head and said:
“You’re wasting your time and money by running these exhibitions, for perhaps we know you better than you know yourselves!! When most of you don’t go by the books, of what use are the books to me?
“Go back to your magnificent book (Holy Quran) implement the principles and manners contained therein, and when you perfect the implementation, you will find the nations entering your religion in droves, without the need for exhibitions like this. We are people who are more interested in visible results, in reality as opposed to what is read in a book.”
I became dumb founded!!! A non Muslim has said it all in just a few words!!!
Share it to all. MUSLIMS
May we become the Islam we preach and that is in the Qur’an and Sunnah.