If Islam is
the best religion, why are many of the
Muslims dishonest, unreliable, and involved
in activities such as cheating, bribing,
dealing in drugs, etc.?
BETWEEN ISLAM AND THE ACTUAL
PRACTICE OF MUSLIMS
without doubt the best religion but the media is in the hands of the
westerners who are afraid of Islam. The media is continuously broadcasting
and printing information against Islam. They either provide misinformation
about Islam, misquote Islam or project a point out of proportion, if any.
When any bomb
blasts take place anywhere, the first people to be accused without proof
are invariably the Muslims. This appears as headlines in the news. Later,
when they find that non-Muslims were responsible, it appears as an
insignificant news’ item.
If a 50 year
old Muslim marries a 15 year old girl after taking her permission, it
appears on the front page but when a 50 year old non-Muslim rapes a 6 year
old girl, it may appear in the news in the inside pages as ‘Newsbriefs’.
Everyday in America on an average 2,713 cases of rape take place but it
doesn’t appear in the news, since it has become a way of life for the
sheep in every community:
I am aware that there are some Muslims who are dishonest,
unreliable, who cheat, etc. but the media projects this as though only
Muslims are involved in such activities. There are black sheep in every
community. I know Muslims who are alcoholics and who can drink most of the
non-Muslims under the table.
3. Muslims best as a whole:
Inspite of all the black sheep in the Muslim community,
Muslims taken on the whole, yet form the best community in the world. We
are the biggest community of tee-totallers as a whole, i.e. those who
don’t imbibe alcohol. Collectively, we are a community which gives the
maximum charity in the world. There is not a single person in the world
who can even show a candle to the Muslims where modesty is concerned;
where sobriety is concerned; where human values and ethics are concerned.
judge a car by its driver:
If you want to judge how good is the latest model of the
"Mercedes" car and a person who does not know how to drive sits at the
steering wheel and bangs up the car, who will you blame? The car or the
driver? But naturally, the driver. To analyze how good the car is, a
person should not look at the driver but see the ability and features of
the car. How fast is it, what is its average fuel consumption, what are
the safety measures, etc. Even if I agree for the sake of argument that
the Muslims are bad, we can’t judge Islam by its followers? If you want to
judge how good Islam is then judge it according to its authentic sources,
i.e. the Glorious Qur’an and the Sahih Hadith.
Islam by its best follower i.e. Prophet Mohammed (pbuh):
If you practically want to check how good a car is put an
expert driver behind the steering wheel. Similarly the best and the most
exemplary follower of Islam by whom you can check how good Islam is, is
the last and final messenger of God, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Besides
Muslims, there are several honest and unbiased non-Muslim historians who
have acclaimed that prophet Muhammad was the best human being. According
to Michael H. Hart who wrote the book, ‘The Hundred Most Influential Men
in History’, the topmost position, i.e. the number one position goes to
the beloved prophet of Islam, Muhammad (pbuh). There are several such
examples of non-Muslims paying great tributes to the prophet, like
Thomas Carlyle, La-Martine, etc.