PEARL STATEMENT

"And continue to remind, for surely the reminder benefits the believers."
[The Noble Qur'an (51:55)]

Laa hawla wa laquwwata illa billāh.

(Source: inyourshoes19, via themerciful)

CONVERSE OF WISDOM

[A poem written by Abdullah Al Andalusi,a member of Muslim Debate Initiative (MDI),in the manner of a conversation between people of different viewpoints, regarding their cause, belief and the idea of truth.]

A Skeptic said “What if you are wrong?”
I said “What if I am right?”
 
An Atheist said “How is there a Creator?”
I said “How is there a Creation?”
 
A Christian said “Love God and worship Jesus”
I said “Love Jesus and worship God”
 
A Jew said “God will be true to his covenant with us”
I said “But have you been true to your covenant with God?”
 
A Buddhist said “The purpose of life is to discover Enlightenment”
I said “Enlightenment means to discover the purpose of life”
 
A Polytheist said “I worship many gods that hear and intercede for me with the almighty God”
I said “I worship one God that’s almighty enough to hear me without an intercessor”
 
A Secularist said “Wars and killing for religious reasons are bad”
I said “Wars and killing for materialistic reasons are evil”
 
An Evolutionist said “The universe created life by itself, without needing God”
I said “Did the universe create itself without needing God?”
 
A Democrat said “The majority must rule”
I said “But what will rule the majority?”
 
A Nationalist said “The Nation comes first, before God”
I said “God was first, before the Nation”
 
A Conservative (Republican) said “Why don’t Muslims assimilate into our culture?”
I said “Because your culture demands assimilation”
 
A Patriot said “I support my country, right or wrong”
I said “A country has no right to be supported in wrong”
 
A Liberal said “What vanity prevents you from adopting Liberal values?”
I said “What Liberal value isn’t based on vanity?”
 
A Zionist said “Palestinians impose their demands for justice onto others”
I said “Zionists impose their religious demands onto Palestinians”
 
A Neo-Conservative said “I believe we are the superior Civilization”
I said “That’s what makes you an inferior Civilisation”
 
An American politician said “We resist against those who use terrorism and violence”
I said “You use violence to terrorise those who resist”
 
A French Politician said “We have banned wearing the Niqab to free women”
I said “You have banned women’s freedom to wear the Niqab”
 
An Islamophobe said “I hate Islam, and fear for my safety from Muslims”
I said “I fear for the safety of Muslims, from those who hate Islam”
 
A Pacifist said “The just way is to be peaceful”
I said “To be peaceful to the unjust, is injustice to the peaceful”
 
A Pragmatist said “Always choose the lesser of two evils”
I said “Then your choices will always be evil”
 
An Ascetic said “Leave worldly affairs, and seek God”
I said “Seek God in your worldly affairs”
 
A Conspiracy Theorist said “I believe that ‘They’ control the World”
I said “That belief controls your world”
 
A ‘Moderate Muslim’ said “Ideally, you should embrace compromise”
I said “You should embrace an uncompromisable Ideal”

“With so many clear signs of the existence of God, those who deny His existence are so wrong that wrong is not a strong enough word to describe their confusion.”

—   AbdulBary Yahya