I Love Being Muslim…

…but I don’t have to address every attack against Islam.

The past few days, I’ve received some negative reactions from non-Muslims about my faith. Somehow, it causes a lot of anxiety for people who do not understand why I would be Muslim. People will ask me, “Why do Muslims do this? Why do Muslims do that?” I don’t feel that I have to answer for a billion people, just as most Christians don’t feel that they have to explain Nazism, colonialism, or slavery. I’m not a polemic or an apologists. I don’t think that Muslims have been perfect in history, but Muslims have not committed atrocities on the scale of let’s say the Holocaust or dropped nuclear bombs on cities.

I don’t really care if you don’t understand my personal relationship with the Creator. It is not my issue if you hate my faith and our Prophet Muhammad, that’s yours. I’m not oppressed, but actively engaged in community life. This blog is not a platform for anti-Muslim polemics. I’m not going to engage Islamaphobes on this blog or in emails. Simply, your vitriol will be deleted. I don’t spend time going on Islamaphobe websites wasting my time on polemics. As the famous Ayat in the Quran states: “I do not worship what you worship and you do not worship what I worship. To you be your religion and to me mine.”

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6 thoughts on “I Love Being Muslim…

  1. From a believer of God to a believer of God, I thank goodness for your post. Don’t get frustrated at the lack of knowledge just learn to educate in subtle ways. One way is to continue to be yourself and don’t let others define who you are and what you do. Listen to me talking I need to take heed to my own words. Even Jesus was subject to negativity. The Quran teaches what all must know.

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