As Salam Alaykum. I mentioned this on a brother’s post when he shared the news about a new Katy Perry song that Alhamdulillah! I have not heard or seen rather only saw the thumbnail on YouTube:
“I don’t think a Woman who goes around singing how she liked kissing a girl and promoting stuff that is well, rotten, would care much about what Muslims think. It’s more of a DO THY WILL CULT and the rest can go DASH themselves.
If one is serious in making people straight, stop wasting your money and time on them. And Yeah Piracy too. Same goes around from other Hollywood/Bollywood mad frenzy. STOP.”
Some of you may think, what difference will an individual make when there are millions or rather billions waiting in line, for the next Super Duper Awesome, garbage to come from them and how readily and swiftly they can consume it and then bask in its reflected glory, understand this. You will go to your Grave and they will go to theirs, so you go your Way and let them go to theirs.
At the same time I refuse to paint the whole West with the same brush, yes things are bad and yes people are crazy, but there are still people who care about Family, Love, Respect, Honor etc. and have basic Human morals that are well Universal because Allah (GOD) put that in us, yeah each and every one of us, it is the Fitrah (Natural Disposition). So walk straight, don’t let others put filth on you to the point where you start enjoying.
For Muslims who get angry and upset about such things, It’s Okay, shows that you don’t have the concept of Pseudo Religiosity, but focus. Don’t be reactionary, rather respond. And the best response is to practice Islam because if you aren’t practising Islam then all your anger and frustration doesn’t make sense.
Something or the other keeps on happening, sometimes it is out of ignorance, many times it is out of sheer arrogance. Remember the frenzy that a short trailer on YouTube created about the Guilt of Muslims (Don’t remember it, Alhamdulillah!), it was a stupid movie that no one in the very city that it was made let alone country liked but how it caused much Fitnah. So what do you take from all this, it’s simple, They can’t phase it, Nope . It does nothing, I mean absolutely nothing to the honour and glory of Allah(God) or even of Muhammad, of Jesus, of Moses, of Abraham, of Noah, of Adam, of all the Prophets and Messengers(Peace be upon them all) that have walked the face of this Earth because their honour and glory has been ordained by Allah, they are the best people that were created. And what can we say about Allah, the One who bestows honour and glory, in whose hands our very souls are, who says Kun Fayakun (Be and It is), if only people will reflect.
Allah mentions in the Qur’an:
Does man not consider that We created him from a [mere] sperm-drop – then at once he is a clear adversary? 36:77
So here is the plan, Keep Calm and Remember Allah. It’s hard, I understand but you got to do it, if it helps, download this and set it as your wallpaper (I made it when the Guilt of Muslim fiasco was on the rise). Focus on making yourself a better person, in Deen, at office, at home. Try to excel at whatever you try your hand in, it’s an important part of a Muslim’s life to try and reach the level Ihsan. Keep yourselves busy, busy with remembrance of Allah, with Dhikr, with gaining Ilm, and no need to confine it to religious activities only, find a good sport or hobby to invest your time in, my favourite is Reading.
Make Dua for Kate and other people like her, that they find contentment and stop living a miserable life in which no matter how much they have it’s not enough. After all they are our brothers and sisters in humanity and Allah guides whomever he wills.
Once Again: They Can Not Phase It, Nope. Salam Alaykum.