So, does wearing the Jilbab and Jalibyyah mean that Arabs have brainwashed me and others into thinking I have to dress like this? No, it also could mean that I love this religion so much that I dress like this to show who I am and to help me keep my faith up high. When I see my reflection and I think about the Muslims of old, I am aware that I am a Muslim and that others see me as such. I become more conscious of my actions and that others are looking to me to see what a Muslim is and does. I'll give you an example: One day I was at a Kroger and little girl and her mother walked by. I was standing outside waiting to be picked up. The little girl looked up at me with bewilderment and asked her mom, "mommy is that a man?" Before I knew it, I was on one knee and explaining to a 5 year old why I dress this way and what I believed in, unaware of her mother holding her hand. I even let her tug on my beard.... The mother had a tear in her eye and said, "i work with Muslims, and no-one ever took the time to tell me what you have. From this day forward, I will never have anything bad to say about Muslims."
A victim of Arab Colonialism? Because I take a position on Music? The Qur'an explicitly warns me about the misuse of my blessings, i.e. my ears, eyes, and mouth. I know the power of music. I let it lead me down a path that ultimately had my little brother killed and landed me in prison. The prophet Muhammad SWS explicitly stated "those things which are doubtful, leave them...." Is not music doubtful? Sure, there is a lot of debating about it.... We desire it, not need it. Either way, it is a position and only a position, not a reason to scream, " your a slave to the Arabs", right? Please, somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
Does not Islam say "love for your brother / sister what you love for yourself?" Do my brothers and sister love to hurt? That is what they have done to me. A Muslim should not bring pain and hurt to his or her brother or sister; it's just wrong. And, where does such hatred stem from? Is not the one screaming Nigger no better than one screaming Cracker? How does this bring healing and fix ones problems or remedy ones issues with another? Call me ignorant or call me right, I don't understand it....
What person or people make accusation about others, without having confronted them? I did many things that I am not proud of, as a Muslim, and no-one ever kicked me out. My African American brothers that still attend the Masjid in question are scratching there heads at the thought that Muslims are screaming injustice for the African American brothers. Oh, if you were not aware, this is one of the complaints from the Non-Arab Colonialist. They say that these Arab owned and influenced Masjids are systematically removing the African American brothers and sisters. My response is, "they are removing their selves. No one has been told, "you are not allowed here". They have been told, you can't sit outside and beg and go buy drugs. The are being told, "you can't play with your religion". If this is happening, I want names and numbers, in fact I have asked, but I did not get them. I would be the first to call a meeting and get these issues squared away.
Oh, and by the way, the Masjid in question has a black Imam, a black office administrator, and a black janitorial service, black security guard, and and all black volunteer team.... Oh, sorry... I almost forgot, they are victims of Arab Colonialism as well.... please help me understand.
Now, I wont responses to this post! I need comments, and I need help. Either I'm brainwashed and need you guys to help me, in a loving and caring way, or I need assistance in standing up against those who say "we American Muslims have been over-run by Arabs and Arab influenced Imams and scholars, who scream Christmas is haram and you should grow your beard!", please....
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