Lord, bless our week. Your decisions are difficult to understand, but I am sure they are always in our favor — Paulo Coelho
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If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
New International Version (NIV)
Its because they are affective in delivering their message, and we are ineffective in delivering our message. One of the major problems of the Muslim community today is that we’re constantly defining ourselves by what we are not. We don’t tell people who we are we tell them what we’re not. And Islam then becomes a player in identity politics.
Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.
“One who starts a morning in a condition that he doesn’t make effort about the affairs of the muslims is not one of the muslims.
And a person who hears the voice of a man who calls the muslims to
his help but he does not respond him, is not a muslim.”
[Bihar al-Anwar, V. 74,P.339]
I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to possess that assimilating capability to the changing phases of existence which make itself appeal to every age - I have prophesized about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today. Medieval ecclesiastics, either through ignorance or bigotry, painted Mohammedanism in the darkest colors. They were, in fact, trained to hate both the man Muhammad and his religion. To them, Muhammad was an anti-Christ. I have studied him, the wonderful man, and in my opinion, far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of humanity
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book