What is Religion?
Things took a turn for the bad
When the Muslims took what they had,
The faith and the way that Muhammad brought,
And shoehorned Islam into their limited conception of
Religion and God.
Think about it, sunshine. There is no comparable religious study program of Islam and any other religion. For the truth is Islam encompasses everything. It is the tea that you drink, the charity that you do, the sin that you commit, the trust that you keep, the friendship that you have betrayed, the life that you live, and the love that you have faithfully kept or lost. For God has said that He knows your all, your past and future deeds, your black and white and grey. Islam of the Prophet Muhammad (saws) is a key to the infinite, and as such cannot be judged in finite empirical methods.
Often, we repeat similar sentiments when we say, "Oh... Islam is not merely a religion. It is our way of life!". But the truth is we are merely parroting some preacher man. For in our conduct, in our prejudices and delusions of humility and obedience, we have still far, far, far to go in understanding and keeping to the Islam and Sunnah (traditions) of Nabi Muhammad (saws). Sad that many of us still cling to the intoxication that we somehow deserve Islam and the Prophet of Islam - that we have better rights than the pig in the sty, than the dog in the gutter... may Allah (swt) save us from this foolish 'piety'!
The Islamic Pig
You have not completed your faith
Until you can look at the lowly dog,
The dirty, stinky pig,
The Devil and your worst enemy,
And perceive the Islam
In their action and purpose
Of their creation.
Dwell on this, my love. For one day, you may find me reprehensible, a liar and a wretched fool. And I hope that on that day, you will still perceive the Islam in me.
Have a hopeful beautiful Sunday.
- Notrumi Embun, 25th May 2014.
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way