While doing my daily readings of U.S. and World news this morning, I couldn’t help but become saddened, annoyed, disgusted, angered, and just plain blown at what I read here.
God only knows when this assault on Islam is going to stop.
To be honest I don’t have much to say on it. Frankly, I’m tired of talking. Islam and the beauty and purity that lie within is as clear as the morning sun on a cloudless day, to the one who has been blessed with an open heart and mind. If you haven’t been blessed with such, well, then may the Gracious Lord in the heavens above help you, ameen.
What I’ll do is just leave you with these words from an article I received in my inbox today (written by a sister by the way 🙂 ) :
“It seems to me that the push for women in society to become loud, loose, lager louts is not some back room conspiracy but rather the natural progression of a consumerist society wishing to tap into the spending power of every consumer group available. Selling the lifestyle of shopping, drinking and attracting as many sexual partners as possible makes young women active consumers in society. As for the soft pornography that has saturated western society on (it sometimes seems) every magazine cover, billboard, music video and television programme, it is simply a manifestation of the advertising adage that ‘sex sells’. Young women are simply the meat in the sandwich of capitalism – a market to be exploited, rather than a generation to be cherished.
Contrast this with the niqab-wearing Muslim woman who attempts to foster a closer connection with her Creator and concentrate on her inner being rather than pandering to changing social norms. Such women seek the pleasure of Allah by trying to live the example of our role models as Muslim women – the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). In a world full of a cacophony of discordant ‘muzak’ the niqab is like noise-cancelling headphones.“