The believers say: “Our Rabb! Do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake. Our Rabb! Do not place on us a burden as You placed on those before us. Our Rabb! Lay not on us a kind of burden that we have no strength to bear. Pardon us, forgive us, have mercy on us. You are our Protector, help us against the unbelievers”. Ch.2 (285 – 286).
From the above Ayaat (verses) of the Qura’an it is very clear that as unflinching believers, we seek protection and guidance from our Creator and Sustainer. Islam is in no need for reformation, as suggested by some western commentators. Somali-born author, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an atheist and ex-Muslim, has urged Muslims, to abandon some of their core religious beliefs. She has described Islam as a “destructive, nihilistic cult of death” and should be “crushed”. She also suggested that Binyamin Netanyahu be given the Nobel Peace prize.
Muslims, nationally and internationally must validate greater resilience and steadfastness during the Holy Month of Ramadaan. Muslims must confirm that Islam and Muslims are indivisible and that we will not allow anybody to even suggest that there are degrees of Islam which different “sectors” subscribe to. The Ummah is one and united under the banner of: “there is non- worthy of worship besides Allah and the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) is His Messenger”.
It is occasions such as the Holy Month of Ramadaan that Muslims must seize the opportunity to increase our Allah-Consciousness and strengthen our pledge to the Oneness and Greatness of our Creator. It is an opening afforded to us by non-other than the All Mighty Himself, for the believers to get closer to Him. This closeness to Allah Rabb-ul-Izzat, will ensure that the enemies of Islam will not succeed in driving a divisive wedge within the Ummah. In Shaa Allah.
The Media Review Network wishes all Muslims, Nationally and Internationally a spiritually illuminating and inspirational Month of Ramadaan. Ameen.
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