Many Muslims have become hypocritical to their religion; but, they are not aware that they have become hypocrites.
The definition of Hypocrisy is: The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behaviour doesn’t conform; one who put on a pretense.
Some of the Synonyms for hypocrisy is: false virtue, empty talk, insincerity, dishonesty, pretense, duplicity, sanctimoniousness, piousness.
Many non Muslims in America and Europe are aware that Muslims pray five times a day and we fast for 29 or 30 days during the Islamic month of Ramadan and that millions of Muslims make an annual Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Besides these 3 things they know little else about our beliefs. They know even less about the responsibility placed on us by our Creator.
In fairness, I have to say that it seems that the majority of Muslims don’t know themselves what those responsibilities are.
We have been tasked to follow the example of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (may peace and blessings from *G-D be upon him).
We are supposed to emulate his behaviour that he showed during his lifetime.
Many Muslims believe that means that they should dress exactly as he dressed, walk the way that they believed he walked, eat as he ate, pray as he prayed etc.
What many missed was his compassion and kindness for his people, who were pagans.
He was known even before becoming a prophet, as a man who was concerned about the well being of even the poorest person in Mecca.
Before receiving the first Revelation from the Angel Jibril (Gabriel), he went to a hill above Mecca to meditate.
He was seeking (from the Invisible Power that he felt instinctively, existed) knowledge on how to change his barbaric and pagan people from their cruel and savage behaviour.
His main desire was to find a way to help his ignorant people; but, The All-Mighty Creator gave him a Message that would be a blessing for all Humanity.
In many verses of the Holy Qur’an he was admonished by G-D, to stop worrying and “fretting himself to death” over his pagan people; because, they were rejecting G-D’s Message.
G-D also Revealed in Qur’an that Muhammed was “ardently anxious” over them and worried about what would happened to them for their rejection of The One G-D.
He as known to be a very kind hearted man.
Unlike the typical arrogant, boastful Arab male.
So, if Muslims are truly following the example of the Prophet; then we must be ardently anxious about the state of the world today.
Everywhere we are, we are supposed to be concerned about our fellow citizens’ well being.
We must be doing everything we can to lessen the burden of our fellow citizens.
Whether that burden is ignorance, poverty, hunger, drug and alcohol dependency, sexual perversions, lack of knowledge about G-D etc.
Most non Muslims in America interacts with Immigrant Muslims on a daily basis.
Whether it is in the colleges or universities, or the workplace or the small stores and gas stations owned by Muslims all over the country.
Many people are not even aware that they are Muslims.They don’t want their religion known, because they may be doing things that are not in accord with the religion of Al-Islam.And many owners of small stores and gas stations are selling things in their store that their religions forbids.
About a years ago some young Muslims of African descent, went to various stores in a certain part of the country and asked the owners why they were selling products harmful to the health of their customers.
Instead of supporting what they were doing; some foreign born Muslims and their children criticised them.
This was a response that I wrote on FaceBook; to those Muslims who were criticising them because they belonged to “the wrong Muslim group.”
The wrong Muslims group because these young men; may have belonged to Minister Farrakhan’s community.
“What they did should have been done many, many many years ago.
Hypocritical Muslims who are smearing the religion of Al -Islam by their lack of concern for human beings who need the Guidance of Al-Islam.
They are only concerned with making profit off the ignorance of their customers.
What are these Muslim store owners doing to alleviate the ignorance of their customers?
Do they provide Islamic pamphlets to help their customer change their lives for the better?
They want to see them stay ignorant so they can financially exploit them the same as the Jews who immigrated to America during the last century.
During the early 20th century; when many Jews were immigrating to the United States of America (USA).
Some members of the Jewish community set up night clubs, and stores etc. where they provided entertainment and products that were against Jewish Laws.
African Americans provided the entertainment at these club and African Americans were the primary customers at their stores.
Now Muslims in the USA are following the same example of the Jews who immigrated here.
Many of their stores are located in African American communities.
They sell alcohol, pork products, drug paraphernalia and other products forbidden by Al-Islam.
They have no concern for the harm these things cause their customers.
I am sure many of them go home at night and laugh about the ignorance of their customers.
Anyone saying that it is wrong for exposing them on social media are really just saying: ‘let them keep on doing what they have been doing.’
The reason for their lack of concern is because too many immigrant Muslims from Arab countries and from India/Pakistan and their children born here are racists towards people of African descent.
They don’t seem to understand that the reason why so many bad things are happening in their ancestral homelands is because of the un Islamic mentality they all share.
Their behavior is no different that what has been revealed in the Qur’an about the behavior of the Children of Israel.
They are now making the exact same mistakes as the followers of Judaism did in the past.
Judaism say that you can only be a “proper Jew” through blood linage.
Many Muslims now erroneous believe that you have to learn Arabic and adopt the dress and customs of Arabs or Pakistanis to be a proper Muslim.
They won’t say it out of their mouths but their attitude and behaviour shows that this is what they believe.
They believe if you are a Muslim convert you are not a real Muslim.
The majority of foreign born Muslims and many of their American born children have no respect for Muslim converts especially those of African descent.
They are more respectful of Caucasian Muslims because they have been influenced by Caucasian racism to see Caucasians as being more important than any other ethnic group.
But Muslims of African descent are treated as inferiors. Not just in America but in many countries around the world.
Most of the foreign born Muslims and their children don’t care about what these stores are selling because their primary customer are of African descent.
I say that the terrible things happening to Muslims worldwide will NEVER get better until Muslims in America and Europe start behaving like true Muslims.
We all claim to be following the Sunnah of the Prophet when in reality we are far away from it.
We seem to forget that the Prophet earnestly prayed for his pagan people to change for the better.
It grieved his heart that they were rejecting G-D’s Guidance.
How many of us are praying that all these ignorant people in America change?
Does it hurt our hearts to see the people of this country behave so ignorantly?
What are we doing to help them change?
No, most of you just want to laugh at them and make a profit off their ignorance.
Next time you or one of your relatives sell alcohol or Spice or pork products to ignorant Americans just remember you are contributing to the sad state of Muslims worldwide.
Your selling of haram (forbidden) products to orphans (people without good leadership) will ensure that all Muslims worldwide; will continue to suffer.
So I applaud these young men and I encourage other Muslims across America to expose these errant Muslims.”
In summary: We have not been behaving as Muslims for the past few centuries.
We have lost the true essence of our religion. The Qur’an and the life of our Creator’s noble Prophet Muhammed is the Light of the world.
But we, who call ourselves Muslims have no light to shine on this dark world. We do not exemplify the Qur’an nor the life of the Prophet with our behaviour.
Many of us have become greedy, selfish, monkish, racists, cowards who do nothing to solve the worlds’ problems.
Non Muslims don’t see us helping to fight the ills of the world.
They just know that we prays daily, fast during Ramadan and make pilgrimage to Mecca. Just consumed by our religious rituals like monks do.
Now almost everyday we read about another brutal and senseless terrorist act committed by people who claim to be Muslims.
Their hearts are filled with hatred for Humanity. There is no room in their hearts for love and compassion for Humanity.
Look at how the Saudis are bombing men, women and children in Yemen.
To kill another Muslim in our religion is one of the greatest sins. What did the women and children of Yemen do that justifies them being blown to bits by bombs.
The Saudis and any other so-called Muslims who take innocent life will have to answer for it on The Day of Judgment.
That is why so many bad things are happening to Muslims all over the Earth. Our hearts have deviated away from the example of our noble Prophet.
These bad things are Signs that The One and Only G-D is not happy with our behaviour. HE is trying to wake us up to our responsibilities to mankind.
*G-D instead of god which spelt backwards is dog. This is not a respectful spelling of a term to be used in reference to the Lord-Creator of the Heavens and Earth.