Tazeen's post made me shudder. I had no idea that it was so bad. I did not know the extent to which Islam has deteriorated in so-called Muslim societies...so much so, that children are being reared, indoctrinated and brainwashed into becoming soldiers, to fight wars that dont yet exist, for reasons that have nothing to do with Islam, and everything to do with their political agendas. It's disgusting. It's appalling. It's disturbing. It goes against everything Islam stands for. It goes against everything we as Muslims stand for. And to think they're using our religion to justify their madness...I don't have words!!! It makes me so angry.
Jihad exists in Islam as a DEFENSE, which means that we are obliged to defend our religion and ourselves if and when we're being attacked. It does NOT mean that people should be going around, OFFENDING others by killing innocent people just because they don't believe in what we do. After all, Islam instructs us to respect all religions, cultures and beliefs.
At the same time, I have to say that it gives no nation the right to invade others, also killing their innocent civilians, for their own economic and political agendas. Terrorism exists in every single religion, so to isolate one and brand everyone the same is not right either.
The entire situation exasperates me. So many wrongs, do not make it right. I've said it many times...the problem with the world today is that people aren't afraid of God. We are not afraid of answering for our actions because if we really were, we wouldn't do half of the things that we do.
The way I see it, people are too busy judging everyone else, looking at what everyone else is doing wrong instead of trying to improve on their own characters. People are too busy shit-nit-picking on every single minute detail of their lives...things like whether they're walking with the right foot first or whether they have beards or not, that no one can be bothered to be a DECENT HUMAN BEING. How fucking pathetic. Do they not think that they have to answer to The Almighty? And what do you think matters more, that he had a beard or that he murdered in the name of Islam?
I will say this one more time. People need to STOP MAKING THEIR OWN RULES BASED ON CULTURE, the beard i.e. confession # 3, AND START BEING BETTER HUMAN BEINGS. Wanting to be a good Muslim and acting like an animal defeats the purpose. And stop believing every single thing every so-called Islamic Leader spits out, thats how the indoctrination begins. We need to take back our religion from the real infidels.