I don't discuss or argue about religion in parlors,it's not for me,I leave it to those foolish enough to think they know what its all about . I don't study too much about other religions or even about other sects...my life is full of simplistic views and I am blissful..content,with what little information I have because ,truth be told,I feel it makes me a better person.It makes me humble enough to listen to anothers' point of view,unbiased enough to appreciate logic and ignorant enough to humor the more learned.
What i do know beyond any confliction is that I am a Muslim,I know my God be One , I know my Prophet was the greatest, and most close to perfection, sample of Man that mankind has ever had the good fortune to behold.I know my religion be Islam and I know that I must be a good human being,I must aspire to greatness,I must not fall prey to the tiny problems that plague humanity,I must look at the bigger picture,I must not fight over the last morsel, I must prepare for the next grand banquet,I must never fear tomorrow but plan for the grand hereafter.I must respect myself,in essence, I must respect mankind, so that I fail to see the color of the other persons skin or the color of his temper,I must simply look at another as a being, created in no matter different than myself,I must loose my sight and nurture my vision.
Its so simple to be a Muslim,it's hard to be a human being for human beings are beset with handicaps so profoundly ugly it is difficult for me to see the form behind all the pretext; show me a REAL Muslim and I'll be at ease but in a room full of humans i feel an alien.
Religion is easy..man is difficult. Religion tells the man to be simple,man can be anything but.I know when I'm wrong ,I know I do not wear hijab,I know I harm myself greatly by not doing so,but the harm is personal and so I can bear the guilt. Likewise I know when I'm right even if none stand up and applaud or no headlines proclaim me a hero, such is the moral compass religion has given me. I do not argue religion because religion needs no promotion ,I argue humanity because it stands orphaned and denuded.
God had singleminded perfect worshippers in angels,He made us because He is tolerant and hence understands imperfections.We ,His flawed creations taunt and rail each other upon scores so pitifully pathetic in their shallowness they do not even deserve mention at times.We deride each other upon color or creed,upon the delicacy or crudeness of features,upon the lack or abundance of style,we forget to glorify the very purpose for which we were created:the purpose to rise above the pettiness,to fight against the greed,the lust the cravings of flesh and form,to look at the imperfections and battle against them each day and find little victories to celebrate.
I often find myself silent amongst the most rowdy of discussions,humbled by the sheer pretensiousness of people and the awe in which they are of themselves.I respect the scholar,I respect the truly learned,I revere those who spread God's word to the less blessed because they believe they are here to serve humaity by doing so.But I cannot help wonder at those who already have the enlightenment,I cannot help but feel pain at their desperate need to attain perfection when what they need to really attain is the human spirit. To simply go back to the root of all learning and erase all else but the very spirit ,flawed,imperfect and humble in the knowledge that we are all equal.