Following on from the controversial news of a Muslim woman, Noor Tagouri, decision to feature in Playboy magazine, it has led to the can of worms opening up, leading to the current trend whereby secular and liberal views are overtaking the mind-sets of a number of Muslims. This has led to the rise of gay Imams, women leading Jummah, Muslim LGBT activists, feminists and now playboy hijabis.
Facebooker Naeem Masters put together 10 things that would happen if these very Muslims would soon enough see a guy with a bulging eye and ك ف ر stamped across his forehead waltzing around wreaking havoc, and these Muslims will probably take to Facebook with comments like:
1) “Don’t judge him by the ك ف ر on his head, you don’t know what’s in his heart.”
2) “They’re only letters and times have changed”
3) “Islam is manners so treat him with kindness and advise him”
4) “Who are you to criticise his decision to wreak havoc?! I disagree with him but his life, his choice”
5) “Writes ك ف ر on forehead with a Sharpie, takes selfie and uploads with caption #unity”
6) “People are dying in Palestine and all you care about is some guy with a few letters on his head?! Disgraceful!!”
7) “We must learn to embrace these 3 letters within the frameworks of Islam in modern times if we’re to progress. To focus on letters on a forehead is irrational and it distracts us from tackling the real issues affecting Muslims worldwide”
8) “Yeh yeh he has ك ف ر on his head and I get that, but what’s your opinion on the Saudi regime?”
9) “If his intentions good, then it’s fine bro.”
10) “Yes, I disagree with his actions. But this shaming, maiming, attacking and verbal assault of a brother, our brother on Earth, for merely being the flagbearer of 3 letters, a burden he felt forced to bear, this is unacceptable.
We must look deep within ourselves, overlook the letters furnishing him, forgive him and not forget the work he has done for mankind – from raising awareness about global famine to the exposé of the Rafidhi following him.
For this, he must be applauded and we must pray to Allah he be forgiven for his errors, rather than rebuking him for his actions”
The quicker we as Muslims comprehend that only through orthodox Islam will we find success the better for our own selves. What’s wrong is wrong, can’t make it right no matter how much we atempt to sugarcoat it. Islam doesn’t need any conforming. Muslims don’t need to compromise on their beliefs in order to integrate. Period. And regarding judging, we do so by what is apparent. Umar ibn al-Khattab (Radhi’Allah Annhu) said:
“People were judged by the revelation [which shows the ruling about what they did] during the lifetime of the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) but now there is no longer any revelation.
Now we judge you by the deeds that you practice publicly, so we will trust and favor the one who does good deeds in front of us, and we will not call him to account about what he is really doing in secret, for Allaah will judge him for that; meanwhile, we will not trust or believe the one who appears to us with an evil deed, even if he claims that his intentions were good.”