What does America want from the Middle East and ultimately the world?
MAY PEACE BE UPON YOUR SOULS, HEARTS, MINDS, AND BODIES…AMEN.
(I BELIEVE THIS IS A LONG ONE!)
God says in that regard, “O, You who believe! Be upright for God, witnesses to justice; and do not let your hatred of a people move you to a position where you are unjust. Be just, that is closer to piety. Be mindful of God! Verily God is well-informed concerning all that you do.”
As for me, I believe I should know the “AMERICA” I’m talking about… I mean:
-people as a culture and their communities… (Which is multi-cultural) or,
-rulers… (& I think the question refers to the rulers)…And to talk about that, I should be totally knowledgeable of all it’s history and past, and then the present, in order assume the future, or at least its plans, and that’s not the case here… but what am intending to share here is my opinion of my surroundings (here in the U.A.E.)…
I see li’l kids walking around with big chains around their necks, falling pants, I see Christmas trees everywhere, I see valentine being celebrated every year, I see semi-naked women, I see people eating whatever food, & whenever they want to, I see kids not wanting to learn anything from their folks, (even if it is learning how to ride a bike!), I see school students being ashamed of their folks if they don’t know how to speak English, I see people doing things for people only if there is something in it for them, & I see men transforming to something else, & women as well …
I hear songs with bad lyrics, I hear kids speaking (all the time) with fake English accents, 50 Cent and Eminem wannabes, I hear ladies laughing out loud with no shame, I hear sweet talks all the time with no basis of truth, I hear people hating countries and rulers and discussing that with no real hard background, I hear people wining all the time, I hear people snapping at people 24/7 with no proper reasons, AHHHHHH, WALLAHI MY HEART ACHES WHILE TYPING ALL THIS…
SHORTLY, SOMEONE ONCE SAID:
“The society has decayed to a great extent; the milk has gone sour while still in its sealed packing. Verily this is true, my heart feels it is being wrenched from my body and I can do nothing but cry to my Lord to save me from this torment.”
NOW TO CHANGE THIS L’IL BIG WORLD THAT SURROUNDS ME, I SHOULD START BY ME, & THEN US, & THEN THEM, & THEN THEEEEM “BIG BROTHERS”…
LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY,
“Surely Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition.”
Our impeccably just Khalifa, Umar Ibn al_Khattab, May God be Pleased with him, relates the following penetrating words:
“Verily, God sets forth parables for you, and He directs admonition towards you in order that [your] hearts will be quickened. Surely, the hearts are dead until God quickens them. Justice has signs and portents. As for its signs, they are shyness, generosity, humility, and gentleness. As for its portents, they are embodied in mercy. He has [likewise] made for every affair a gate, and He has made that gate assessable by providing a key. The gate of justice is a deep consideration of consequences, and its key is otherworldliness. Consideration of consequences ultimately involves remembering death, and preparing for it by freely parting from one’s wealth. Otherworldliness involves dealing justly with everyone and being satisfied with what suffices. If one is not satisfied with what suffices him, no amount of wealth will every enrich him.”“These two issues, PEACE AND JUSTICE, are joined in the slogans we hear from many activists, especially here in the United States, “No Justice, No Peace!” This linkage is logical, as justice must be considered one of the indispensable prerequisites of peace.”
Whenever the question “what to do?” occurs to you, remember: Change them yourself, & then……, and then you can expect Allah’s victory. Just exert your effort to make these changes within yourselves and within your societies, then rest assured that Allah will never let you down, and that success will be yours because the law of change will then, and only then, be in your favor.
SO LET’S PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER TO SHARE THIS WORLD...
& MAY ALLAH GRANT US THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS WE CAN’T CHANGE, THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS WE CAN, & THE WISDOM TO ALWAYS TELL THE DIFFERENCE…AMEN.