بسم الله الحمد لله و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله و على آله و سلم تسليما
This religion is so beautiful, so pure, wondrous. The illumination that our honorable Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم brought is sufficient make the darkest night brighter than the day at ‘Asr time. But living in West, we see that the perception of Islam from the outside is incongruent with what we see ourselves. Sadly, this perception is fueled by scattered yet powerful spouts of injustice committed by the Muslims. But our job as Muslims is not to fall into despair, but to serve as the ambassadors of this religion, from soul to soul, heart to heart, through your unique role in society. In my opinion, the best way to dispel this perception is to show them our community.
This same perception exists amongst the Ahmadiyya. From speaking with my Ahmadi friends, it is crystal clear to me that the perception they have of Islam, of our beliefs, of our Shaykhs and of our communities is all but reality. Sadly, the Murabbis spread half-truths or misinformation, and the sincere Ahmadi accepts it. Yet again, we find ourselves in the position of ambassador. The best way to dispel this perception is to show them our community.
The following is just a short taste of Islam. It is a short presentation on The Pursuit of Happiness by Shaykh Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf, one of the teachers of Dar al-Mustafa from Tarim, Yemen. He speaks about the purification of the soul by following the trodden path of the noble Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم.
If any of our readers reside in the Virginia, DC or Maryland areas, and are interested in observing the classes at my local masjid, feel free to drop me a message below with your email address.
May you be blessed.
و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله و سلم