Saturday, 23 October 2010
A brilliant Qutba By Sheik Abu Usama At-Thahabi
The lecture is a timily intervention for Muslims. It is about understanding the manners and etiquettes of reacting to provocations directed at Muslims. The Imam extol the worshipers to watch out for a fourth coming book by Ayan Arisi Ali.
The book is fictional dialogs involving intellectuals, gays, non-Muslims debating with the Prophet Muhammad. In the ensuing exchanges, the intellectual got the upper hand, then she went on to insult the Noble Prophet of Allah.
The important advise the Sheik give is for Muslims to remain calm and not hurry in reacting. The highly emotional nature of the incidences meant that, some Muslims will obviously overreact and start giving even more bad name to Islam and Muslims. The intentions of provocative writers like Ayan Arisi Ali is to cause mass reaction whereby they will generate value for their rubbish books, films and so on.
The best medicine to deal with such foolish episode is to let those who can write a fitting respond do it. We can detest her conduct and behavior, but we shouldn't play into their hands. Ignoring them is the best answer and letting Muslims writers and intellectuals deal with the issue in a peaceful, coherent and tolerant manner.
I urge readers to bookmark the clear, upright, straight forward Imam Abu Usama's Juma Qutba web portal. His clarity and understanding of Islam and contemporary issues meant that, he address his topic with the right understanding and context. I found him to be humble, simple and knowledgeable. May Allah increase his knowledge, emaan, and bless him longer life.