I have been looking up the news for sometime now and it seems the whole world has made a new enemy, Islam. Yes, media and TV channels have taken the lead over the crumbling Islamic world. They have portrayed Islam as the MERS of the ever growing world population. Meanwhile the Muslims are facing failed attempts of trying to save the sovereignty of their religion and states. The thing that disturbed me the most was how many of the brothers and sisters have resorted to swearing and foul language on the social media.
Do you see where I am trying to take you with this?
You can’t achieve anything by resorting to anger and hatred, that too on the social media. It creates a negative image of the Muslims. Losing your etiquettes and manners while dealing with people who will never really understand you is useless. I have got some tips to deal with anti-Islamic and ignorant people.
Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in Surah Mu’minoon
ادفع بالتي هي أحسن السَيئة نحن أعلم بما يصفون” آية ٩٦”
“Repel the evil with that which is best. We know well what they attribute” ayah 96
Allah سبحانه وتعالى gives a beautiful guideline on how to counter negative behaviour here. If someone uses foul language for Muslims on social media, say something nice to them and you will see how it will change their manner towards you and other Muslims eventually.
Another beautiful message in Surah al Furqan:
وعباد الرحمن الذين يمشون على الأرض هونا وإذا خاطبهم الجاهلون قالوا سلاما” آية ٦٣”
“And the bondmen of the Most Affectionate are those who walk on the Earth modestly and when the ignorant address them, they say, peace. Ayah 63
The slaves of Ar- Rahman walk humbly and avoid interaction with the ignorant. An ignorant person is someone who doesn’t have knowledge of the Deen and contradicts every logical statement brought before him.
The last one is a strong command from Allah سبحانه وتعالى in Surah al- An’am
ولا تسبوا الذين يدعون من دون الله فيسبوا الله عدوا بغير علم…” آية ١٠٨”
“And abuse not those whom they worship beside Allah because they will commit rudeness in respect of Allah through their excessiveness and ignorance”
Jews, Christians, Atheists and people following other gods should be given respect by the Muslims. They say “What goes around is what comes around”, people treat you the way you treat them. This is the very nature of human beings and so Allah سبحانه وتعالى strongly condemns the Muslims from abusing other religions in the above quoted verse.
Indeed the Quran is a book of guidance and virtue. It will guide you to the best in the best way.
May Allah سبحانه وتعالى give us patience to deal with others and wisdom to guide them to His path. Amen