I hate this… I’m not Muslim, I’m not really religious but I hate when people only believe in a religion because they’re god fearing and don’t obtain a form of comfort from it. God is suppose to bring you happiness, you’re suppose to have a bond with him/her/they/the form, but you should never follow a religion just because you fear it. Religion isn’t a obligation, it’s a personal belief with a deep connection.
Maybe I’m reading this quote wrong or don’t fully understand the message behind it but from how it’s worded, I’m very against it.
“I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law [any kind],”
You don’t need fear to be a good person and should only require empathy and compassion on their own to get better and do better, but a near enslavement of the minds of the masses is needed to convince people they are inherently bad and will be punished for it until they embrace and submit to what “spiritual leaders” would call “order.”
I know Muslims who would disagree with this as well as other devout folks, and quite frankly if I was in any religion the last thing I’d want to be taught is to be constantly afraid of a divine person who loves me.
Good morning, chaps.
I must apologise for this, but if you do not understand the concept of fearing the Creator, then you should ask a knowledgable Muslim before voicing your double-rainbow-happy-days-yolo view on an Islamic post which initially was a wonderful reminder for all Muslims. And please, do not assume your white-supremacist and misogynistic mind-enslavement of minorities is on the same boat as Islam. Allaah has many names (not limited to a specific number), with them He has described attributes. Just to name a few, He is Al-Rahmaan (The Most-Gracious), Ar-Raheem (The Most-Merciful), Al-Tawwab (The Acceptor of Repentance), Al-Ghafoor (The Forgiver), Al-Wudood (The Loving) and Al-‘Adl (The Just). Taqwa in its most common terminology is to be conscious of Allaah and to do what He has commanded, to enjoin what is good and to refrain from what He has forbidden. Islam is very balanced, a balance of both hope and fear; we do not fear Allaah until it becomes despair and we do not have extensive hopes that it becomes delusion. The best provision each Muslim has is the fear and consciousness of Allaah; for our character and our deeds for the sake of Allaah will be all that we carry on the depart of this world and we will be given our final accountability. We are a people of happiness, who grows and let grows that which is good, but we are just misunderstood; perhaps, we will always be misunderstood, after all, we are the strangers, we are your drawn by your society as people to be feared, we are what comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘terrorist’.
I leave you with two beautiful verses from the Qur’aan, where Allaah says:
“And whoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide from (sources) he could never imagine.” (Surah At-Talaq, verse 2-3)
Have a wonderful day, friends.