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Answering Islamophobia: Please Open Your Eyes!

Updated on July 7, 2017

Hello readers, how are you?

It’s been a while since my last Hub. Something came out and I was really needed to rest from the crowd in this site for while to refreshing my spirit. Now, even not fully recharge, I am back to answer several strong hatred which again, directed to Muslim. Insha Allah (if it is God’s will) I try my best to not answering hate with hate but only with common sense.

Many not able to believing Muslim when we said; Islam is religion of peace. Here in Hub Pages, I read so many insults to Muhammad, SAW and Allah, also to Muslim in general. Right the way; they listed so many facts which they believe can be tools to prove that Muslim far from peace. Start from what they called as the copied sentence of Bible and Torah inside Al Qur’an, the Polygamy of the Prophet, The order of slaying and killing inside Al Qur’an and of course, terrorist acts. We heard all, and we believe we can and already answered all that misconception perfectly, but in so many cases, those who already put so much hatred on Islam and Muslim, want to listen nothing from us but their own opinion. What we hope at first can be proper debate, in the end turned out became great insult for Muslim side. And only to make it worst, another Muslim came in between and insulted them back. Everything turned ugly and nothing we able to accomplished in the end but pain in our pride and rust in our heart.

Just one year at Hub Pages, I found myself being weary about all of this and almost lost my hope on peace that I dream about. How we can have peace if what we do is keep insulting each other? How we can have peace if what we do is pointing our fingers on each other? How we can have peace if what we want is to look for who is right and who is wrong only?

In my early time at Hub Pages, every time I found this kind of hatred Hubs or Forums I surely will jump in without thinking and written my answer. I want to shake every person who so proud told me that I was blind and I worshipping shaitan when it is them who blind by thinking they can accomplish something by insulting Muslim. But these days, I found there is no used to do this because no matter what I said, the hate and suspicion already rusted in their heart. Still, I want all of us to be able to see, beyond all differences, what is the reason behind all of great disaster and calamity which already ruin trust and relationship between two worlds, if it ever existed.

Video bellow is an example (which only one example from many) of why calamity happened between us. The caused is not in our books of God or our race. Not in the name of our God or how we practicing our religion. Not in what we wear or what we not wear. It is simply in our ignorant, greed and lack of humanity. It is only one video, but if you can think about it clearly, about the reason behind all pain we all experience; the anger, the hatred and all, maybe you will see, what is wrong behind this islamophobia attitude.

Clear your mind before you watch this video and please believe me when I said, all I want to do by showing you this video simply to make you understand, it is about the time to stop blaming everything to what you don’t understand (which is Islam and all aspect in Muslim life) and put your concern on something which more important and crucial, humanity. Please stop trying to convert Muslim into your religion by exposed all problems inside Muslim community because you have your own community which need more care and concern from you.

I am Muslim and I am proud to be one. I knew and I see so many wrong in behavior of my people but I can see those in yours too. It is better for us all to stay focus in fixing our own life and community, before we look to other group and pointing our fingers. Don’t be so greed. This world is big enough to all of us. I believe, once all of us agree to do this, by the time, love will cure all pain, and the world will become whole in peace, insha Allah. I put my hope in good side inside every human heart, to make this one dream come true. PEACE!

The Voice of Truth

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    NEHRA 6 years ago from MAURITUS

    My dear Ira,

    hope you are fine.

    superb Hub.. i really appreciate this topic, and very interesting Video. so very true all the informations you have mentioned above. GOB BLESS YOU IRA. you are a very very good writer. Thank you for sharing.

    'NO JUSTICE NO PEACE'

    LOVE YOU IRA. KEEP SHARING.

    TAKE GUD CARE OF URSELF.

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    katrinasui 6 years ago

    Great hub Freya Cesare. I am really impressed. It is true that Islam is religion of peace. Keep up the good work my friend.

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    Micky Dee 6 years ago

    I love you Freya. The terrorism that America exports turns my stomach.

    The terrorism that the so-called leaders of America turn my stomach repeatedly.

    The USA is OWNED by businessmen and lawyers who will not police their own justice system in America, The evidence of corruption in our own/American courts prove that America is a terrorist unto its self.

    As a Vietnam Veteran it turns my stomach to see videos of American soldiers killing sheep of a peaceful sheepherder.

    It turn the stomach of every true patriot of America and to Christ and to God to see American soldiers slaughter a news crew and civilians. The lawyers and big businessmen of America and their world wide scum businessmen make me sick to my stomach. They sell M16s to the Indonesian soldiers trained by Blackwater in AMERICA and the AMERICAN trained soldiers killed hundreds of thousands of people in East Timor. Amy Goodman wrote a book about it. Amy Goodman wrote a book about it. And - AMERICANS sleep.

    But AMERICA is the most imprisoned country in the world and AMERICANS sleep!

    Shame AMERICA! SHAME!!!

    These AMERICAN busindessmen sewnt heroes into Vietnam for BUSINESS!!!

    And let me say that hate is terrible - but let me say that I hate these AMERICAN business terrorists!

    They sent me to Vietnam - - but -- I had to watch as millions of Cambodians were slaughtered. The Movie about that, "Killing Fields" lost picture of the year to a stupid Amadeus! America sleeps.

    They sent me to Vietnam but they made me watch as Sarajevo was besieged on television EVERY DAY! Women were raped and murdered and the businessmen said , "America has no business interest in Yugoslavia."

    Yes, Freaya, I do hate these American businessmen who destroy the most patriotic people our country can produce.

    These business terrorists and lawyers make living for our children a living hell and stink-hole and the kids see the only way out is to join the military. And the recruiters are allowed in the schools.

    The high-school heroes go on to college and watch sports and buy bumper stickers for the rest of their couch potato lives. Do not expect these spoiled brats to be anything but sports fools who spectate games and wars! They'll buy yellow bumper stickers for their cars that are made in China. Is China relevant? China is home to more people on planet Earth! But - America is the most imprisoned nation on Earth!

    Americans repeat the same old tired lies that "those people 'over there' don't have respect for life like 'we' do".

    Americans are asleep. There is NEVER a thorough investigation into assassinations. There was a cover-up in the investigation of 911. George Bush and his partner in crime, Dick Cheney should be tried for obstruction of justice and treason. But America sleeps.

    Americans were brought into WWII by the false flag of Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt and all the higher ups wanted into the war. They waited until their opportune time. Meanwhile - their delay cost millions of lives. America had a war on the weak. They help the Germans with their geneticide. Americans joined WWII after "the allies" suffered tremendously - it was a business decision.

    God bless the AMERICAN soldier - when thet soldier is patriotic to GOD over ANY country!

    Abraham Lincoln thought that the slaves would be free after the

    Civil War. The Civil War ended in 1865. In 1876 there was a rigged election by both political parties. The agreed outcome from that fixed election brought SLAVERY back to the south. Black men were arrested for trivail trumped up charges and levied debts that these slaves would never be able to pay off. Many "supposedly free blacks" ate their food - chained together. They used the bathroom chained together. They died in mines, hardly seeing the light of day. They died and asked to be killed as they were chained on farms. And America slept and abetted theses acts of TERRORISM!

    I could write twenty hubs of truth right here. But it would be futile because the real cowards of America run America.

    In North Carolina alone the lawyers have such a screwed up system that it just gives lawyers and judges their own ATM machine! They trump up evidence, go against their own procedures, they don't care about verdicts but only money, and they NEVER police themselves. American injustice is insane and AMERICA SLEEPS!

    AMERICAN CHRISTIANS ARE SO HUNG UP ON WORSHIPING CHRIST THAT THEY CANNOT AND WILL NOT FOLLOW CHRIST AND OBEY HIS TEACHINGS! AMERICAN (and the world?) CHRISTIANS WILL NOT OBEY GOD!

    Jesus said "love your brother as yourself"!

    Jesus said to pray, "Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, ON PLANET EARTH!!!" On Planet Earth!

    The true EVIL that are the BIG businessmen will not be defeated by Christians. They are too comfortable! How many atrocities will Americans have to see, experience, participate in before American Christians will direct their attention to these LAWYERS that Americans re-elect to play us, election after election?

    America is business. The political party that is business is the republican party! Corrupt! The pretend party of the democrats is corrupt! There are NO democrats after election day. Go back to sleep America!

    God bless you Freya! You know I love you! Great post!!!

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    buraq 6 years ago from Vaniyambadi

    Dear Sister,

    very nice. I liked reading it. There is aline by you in your hub : "Please stop trying to convert Muslim into your religion by exposed all problems inside Muslim community because you have your own community which need more care and concern from you." I'd like to say sister that we have no right in telling it. Allah knows better who fits for his religion and/or not, so he discards who arent strong in their faith. Its matter of trueness with one's heart and soul and not on someone's religion. Hundreds embrace Islam daily, and thousands still ignore them. Its the wisdom and Allah has provided wisdom to each and every human, its matter of seeking it. It was the corrupt Jews (not all of them), the reason Allah had sent Prophet Esa, or else it wasnt necessary. Then the corruption was instigated in Christianity. As the people of that particular place (from Rome to Betlehem and Egypt to Babylon)were referred as “qatiloon al anbia” (Slayers of Prophets)from Prophet Noah to Esa someone or the other of the same tried execution of prophets of their time, at this time Allah had blessed Arabia with our Prophet. It wasnt that they did not try killing him but they werent as rude as the people of Mediterranean. They were true to their belief if even they were pagans. There was somewhere truth within them and they werent plotters but only hardcore disbelievers, and Allah knew that they will for sure bear witness to Allah without fear and light the torch of Islam in world. What if a person is a muslim and propogates Islam in a bad shape ?? THere are many learnt person in Islam who teaches of waging war, racism, etc where as Islam never thought hatred. Some, debate on Islam taking some verses which they dont understand and say so and so about Islam, its written such in Quran, where as people lack understanding. Terrorists justify their acts on some verses of Holy Quran, but I’d say they are the most ignorant one. They defame Jihad and defame Mujahids. The Jihadis of today are merely a political pawn and some government stooges. They defame Islam, and its mere political agenda. There were jews and Cristians in Arabia and Medina itself, can anyone prove that at anytime did our Prophet Peace be upon him terrorise anyone to embrace Islam ? It’s the free will of human to accept the religion of his choice, and Quran is the truth and its anyones choice to accept or reject and later reject after accept. The people who are wrong doers will never accept Islam because it denounces materialism. And those who are Materialistic I bet they are Islamophobic.

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    buraq 6 years ago from Vaniyambadi

    Mickey Dee.

    Its not the average Americans who are exporting terror, but group of people attached to Bilderberg and society. I really pity American soldiers fighting in extreme conditions for no fight of theirs. Fighting for facts covered in lies. And i know how they were defamed for the acts done by Black Water security firm. It really bring tears to my eyes when a soldier picks a gun and goes to war with no reason. And about WWII, it was Prescott Bush who backed Adolf Hitler strategically and Pope Benedict XV spiritually. Any way i'm not a political writer, rather one of my work is to present Islam and remove the mis conceptions. Nice meeting you.

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    Micky Dee 6 years ago

    God bless buraq. No the American people themselves do not export terrorism. Yet - Americans are turning their backs to the world. To many Americans, and I've read their drivel, think war is justified for economic purposes.

    The "country" of America hardly exists. America is a corporation now. Our political leaders are "decided" for us. They are lawyers who have stepped on the US Constitution since its inception.

    You are right about Bilderberg.

    The Rothschilds are on the "Federal Reserve" which is not part of our government.

    No wars will be fought in the industrialized world. This was decided, supposedly, after WWII.

    But the biggest advantage, that the powers that be who control it all, have against us all - is to keep us divided. The beasts that we speak of that walk on two legs keep us all at one another. They want America divided into two halves that hate each other. They want The Christians to hate the Muslims. They thrive with us all divided.

    Christians will not defeat these beasts. First, most do not know these beasts exist. Then, those who testify to the facts are discredited, mu8ch like our elections. Ralph Nader has been the only candidate to really vote for and he was demonized by the "parties".

    Christians watch as our children go off to war every 20 years. The very best and most patriotic are slaughtered.

    Old adages hold true,especially, "the first casualty of war is the truth".

    Christians MUST band together with the Muslims and whoever else will be loyal to God. These beasts are armed to take everybody out of this world. These people are evil bullies. It will take a banding together and a true commitment from other faiths who worship the true God, to defeat the beast.

    But make no mistake- these "people", beings in charge of our world are demons and many dress in suits.

    I am Christian. I will follow and obey Christ. I will keep the law above all laws and I will love my brothers and sisters as myself. I will pray to the Father. I will pray that this world reflects what heaven is to be. If that is not the goal of mankind, I am not of this world.

    I will try to love my enemy as myself. And Christians may as well follow Christ! I will not hate a Muslim who follows the Golden Rule. I will harm and fight no man who worships the true God. And it is not a Cristian's duty to tell people they are going to hell above loving those people.

    This war in the Middle East is about money and power. This war in the Middle East is Satan's work.

    American made bombs against peaceful people will not serve anyone but Satan.

    I'm an ex-Marine and I fought for all the right reasons. I was lied to about my reasons. Today's soldiers are being lied to. I'm 62 years old and I've seen history repeat itself too much. We are lied to by the "beings" in charge of America and the world.

    God bless!

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    Gustave Kilthau 6 years ago from USA

    Hi Freya - Sometime the day may come when all peoples learn to get along with each other, and folks will stop knocking on each other about the varied good things that most of them truly believe. Thanks for this nice article.

    Gus :-)))

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    Micky Dee 6 years ago

    Dear Freya, I feel like I have spoken too much. However 0- this is heavy on me. I read. I've studied. I can remove my post if you'd like and make a hub of it.

    I just know that Muslims alone will not defeat the great enemy and Christians cannot do it alone.

    I know that people of different faiths that uphold the Golden Rule, as possible, should meet on this common ground. Otherwise we perpetuate our condition and we all will wander aimlessly in these barren deserts for the soul. God bless!

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    Micky Dee 6 years ago

    @buraq: the "War Against the Weak"- Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race. How American corporate philanthropies launched a national campaign of ethnic ..." You can get this book in bargain bins. But these "corporate philanthropies" took it upon themselves to try and "purify" America and the world.

    I believe it was Prescot Bush's grandfather who wrote the first English book on Islam. FYI - God bless!

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    Muslim-Beliefs 6 years ago

    Great video. I applaud you for continuing to write these valuable hubs and allowing comments in the face of all the Muslim hatred being promoted on here, I have stopped allowing comments on my hubs in the face of such comments, not worth the pain and sorrow.

    Great video, if everyone understood the pain and suffering being inflicted by the western goverments on Muslims all over the world, and tried to stop it in whatever way possible, the world would be a much better place.

    Peace everyone.

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    agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

    Thank you Freya for spreading more information about Islam so that there is better relationship and understanding among worshippers in the world.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Noorenaz:

    Salam, Nehra.I miss you! I am fine, sweety. I hope you too. Thank you, dear.:)

    Katrinasui:

    Thank you for your support, dear. Thank you very much. ^_^

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Micky Dee:

    I'm sorry for the pain you feel because of the video.

    I think we all know, not all soldier act like those people they told about inside the video. Many of them truly a hero, great patriot and type of person who parents can be proud about. But I think in so many cases, not just in America, but also in another countries around the world, many soldiers being used by government to do something far from good and right, and they not able to denied, or they can, but they do not want to risk their own life, their job and their future. In this case, soldiers then turned into legal killer only. How sad!

    I only hope people can see through this video, about how wrong it is to put their anger to Muslim and Islam. How wrong it is to insults other's belief when their own people did this to others. We are all only human, weak and full of lack. Together, in so many time we knitting bizarre life into history which affected many around us. It is better to fix ourself first before we screaming our anger to wrong places.

    Don't worry to put long comments and share your thought, Micky. I don't mind at all.

    I hope God give us all, way out from this chaotic life and bless us with peace in our mind.

    Thank you, Micky. I really appreciating your thought. :)

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Buraq: I understand and agree. That wisdom you have indeed skipped by me. But still, I want to yell out loud that line. :(

    Hhhhh... I still need so many things to learn to be able to achieve wisdom like you have. :(

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    GusTheRedneck: Hi, Gus. Yes, I hope that day will come, and soon will be great. Insha Allah! Thank you. Gus. :)

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Muslim-Beliefs:

    Yes, sometimes it is not easy for me to do this to, mostly when I got bad comments. But I learned so much from discussion, debates or anything people added as response for my thought. I gaining more knowledge, I get to meet many great Hubbers, and I become more and more understand about what inside human's mind in special cases and circumstance. I think, no matter how tiring, still I want to do it. Thank you, Muslim-Beliefs. ^_^

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Agusfanani: I just trying to do what my heart telling me, brother. :) Thank you for your support.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Morson: Maybe it is fear which caused it. Fear of something they do not understand which they think have possibility in putting the whole of their world in danger. I believe it is our duty to show them that there is nothing to fear about Islam and Muslim. Thank you, brother. :)

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    Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

    Thank you, Freya, salaam aleikum! I am passionate about justice and truth and I am deeply disturbed by those who preach hatred and misunderstanding. I have seen too much of that on HubPages. We need to love, to understand, not to condemn, especially not to spread hatred of anyone.

    I have no problem with robust debate. I have a problem with insults and wilful lack of understanding.

    Thanks for pointing out that Islam is a religion of peace. Christianity too is supposed to be a religion of peace. Unfortunately those who spread hate on both sides get more publicity than those who work for peace and understanding.

    This Hub is important for that reason, and I really applaud you for being courageous enough to publish it here. Thank you!

    Love and peace

    Tony

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    kawsar ahmad 6 years ago from England UK

    Well done Freya! Excellent superb work, May Allah Ta A'la bless you abundantly

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    Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

    Hi, Freya, well done for pointing out this video, I was stunned after watching it. I think that we only get to see what the media wants us to see. I don't know anything about politics so I won't try and explain or go into great debate, all I can say is that in this year 2011 I think we should all lay down our arms and try to come to a peaceful solution around the world. it is great to see you back, take care nell

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Tonymac04: Hello, Sir. I am agree with you, we all indeed need to love and to understand each other, and that is why I keep promoting about this topic; about how wrong Islamophobia is. I'm glad you like it. Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Sir. I hope you have great day. :)

    Kawsar Ahmad: Jazzake Allah, brother. Thanks to you who already showed me this vid. Thank you.

    Nell Rose: Hi, dear. I am glad you came and visit me here. The most important of this topic is not how many debate will be create upon it, but how many people who finally able to be touch by watching the video. I hope by watching it people will more aware that the facts about the world around them not always like what it seem. We always need to clear our mind from prejudice and racism to be able to see the fact in the way it is. Thank you, Nell. :)

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    Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

    Thanks Freya, This is a horror video. Proud to Muslim no matter what the people say. My religion doesn't allow to insult other religions and it is peaceful religion believe or not. We do have to prejudice before we understand what is going on. There is one thing I know and that is that there are in the people all the time bad and good people Muslims and non Muslims. Nobody has a right to insult other people's believe or country, but there is thing open and that is debate, we don't agree so we have to accept coexistence. Trust me, I live here in America and I am Neutralized American, and what I know is that most Americans are innocent. The media is the one that is creating hatred and made bad to the worst and people believe whatever media says. I know Freya why you wrote this hub and I know what made you to present this video, I was really upset when I read their insult to Islamic believe, so We have to ignore them. When somebody needs to make discussion with you, you can do that and you can talk together friendly but when someone insulting you, there would two things. Either to insult back or ignore him or her and the best choice is to ignore. Nice hub Freya and good to see you again.

    Abdi

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Salam, Brother.

    Everytime I read some insult, I tried my best to talked calmly. But when I couldn't able to, I will retreat. There is no use to talk with those who doesn't want to hear, so why should waste my energy for it? But still I can't able to be silent, so I chose to write this kind of Hub instead. I want to make people understand how it is feels like to live as Muslim, with all hatred and prejudice directed to us. Maybe somehow, even only a little, this hub can be useful for that purpose, and in the end will help to cure Islamophobia, insha Allah.

    Thank you, brother. :)

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    Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

    Hi Freya, I didn't mean sister to stay silent and wait those who are insulting Islam. We should defend our religion with wisdom and respect. The best way is to write article like you did here, but if you go their hub and answer for them I am sure you are wasting your energy besides you are making them something. I see now that folks who visited here agreed with you and accepted what you had presented. Thank you sister, I am so proud of you for representing Islam in a peace way and I never saw you writing one single article hurting others. Let's spread the message peacefully and stay away to meet others in violence way since violence makes bad to the worst.

    Abdi

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi, Abdi. I'm agree. Let's do that together, brother, to introducing the real Muslim to the world, not just to non believer, but also to those Muslim whose gone astray because lack of knowledge and understanding about real teaching of Islam. Insha Allah, it will be useful. :)

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    Zubair Ahmed 6 years ago

    Hi Freya and Asallamu'alikum,

    A very moving hub, unfortunately we are all asleep and in our name the worlds elite in greed of money and power are adamant on subjugating the world into their own perverted agendas.

    Will be following you from now on..hope you don't mind.

    you may want to check out one of my hubs The Arrivals.

    Take care and WSW till next time

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    buraq 6 years ago from Vaniyambadi

    Dear Sister, on your first reply to Abdi, i have a small comment, hope you may not feel bad. Since the time of Prophet S.A.W.S, Islam is being insulted by non believers, infidels and Idol worshippers. We atleast have a few today who support our call, some humorous person who believe in peace and truth, regardless of race and religion, i salute those people whole heartedly. But at the time of advent of Islam, Prophet was alone except fistful of believers, who too were scared to declare the faith. Prophet's uncles turned against him, his cousins, his tribesmen and many more went against him, they swore to (Na A'uzubillah) murder and kill him, but still it was his patience that finally led to his victory. Once in Makkah, our Prophet S.A.W.S was stoned by people of Quraiysh, when suddenly Zaid Ibn Harris (Harith) appeared for Prophet’s rescue (Zaid ibn Harith was prophet’s adopted son), and prophet had found shelter behind a small rock, when an angel appeared to him and asked “ Ya Rasulallah, give me permission so that I may crush this tribe between these 2 mountains”, but our Prophet S.A.W.S Rehmathul Alameen replied “ Oh angel, verily I know about my people once they accept this path, they will never astray may what trials put ahead, I have come with message of peace and humanity, and these will be among the people who will bear witness to Allah”.

    Well, I just wanted to explain you sister that, we should have greater than great patience, anger is the weapon of satan, and to retreat is a sign of weakness and Patience is a sign of Courage and strength. Keep conveying your message. It is told, we should keep conveying the message to the extent that untill we are the alone left, to hear the truth, and the next step will be of Allah SWT to do the rest. May Allah bless you with enormous strength of patience. Aameen.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Zubair Ahmed: Assalammu alaykum, brother. Yes, so I heard. And to be honest more I learned about it more I feel stuck and couldn't able to move on. But still, for the better world where my children can live a happy life, all of us should keep trying to make a change. It is hard indeed and sometimes seem almost impossible but as long as there is still good in people's heart, nothing will be impossible. Peace might be like the higher star in the sky, so far away, but where there is hope there will be way.

    Thank you, Brother. I will visit you soon, insha Allah.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Buraq: Thank you, brother for the remainder. I admit, I still far from patient. To make myself not fall into anger, I choose to retreat so I can save myself from headache and heartache. I don't like to see myself become ugly because I am angry. Indeed, I should not angry at all. I should be strong and not limited my patient. I'll try my best and will keep trying, brother, insha Allah.

    My way of contacted you when I got stuck in this kind of problem, usually because I knew you can give better answer and have better patient than me. I think, it is my way to say, "I am not good enough and not eligible enough to face this matter." So I seek help from other. Which mean, even when I retreat, I am not fully ignoring it. I just look for another way to solved this kind of problem; including by writing this kind of Hub. I hope in this way, I am not really weak, just little lack of confident and patient. Insha Allah, will keep learning and trying to fix myself. :)

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    buraq 6 years ago from Vaniyambadi

    You are bright Freya, and i'm no scholar, i'm glad somewhere you have respect for me. Ne ways i am too as thirsty as you. Maybe you know what i not know, and i know what i can explain. Keep it up, and i know you are a strong lady, and you have enough patient. Allah bless you, ameen. :)

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Salam, brother. I think it is become every Muslim responsibility to push themselves to become stronger every single days so they can be the perfect khalifah and perfect example of "rahmatan lil alamin". Alhamdullilah if I already have those quality you mentioned above, but I think I still far from it, but I'll always try my best, insha Allah.

    Both of us have those think we know and we don't know, and this is a line with the reason why Allah make us consisted from many different nation, so we can know each other, help each other and learn from each other. So we can surpass our differences and embraces our similarity more. Isn't it right? ^_^

    I pray for Allah to bless you to, brother. And I hope you will never feel bored to answer my questions. :)

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    Dear Freya , I watched the video , I Listen to all sides of the issues ,I listen to your heart , to the soldiers heart in my family , and I listen to the media . I have listened to Amy Goodman on democracy now , I have avoided the forums here and everywhere because of he divisive nature of extremeists on both and all sides. Of course ,I am an American and proud of my roots. I am proud of my families heritage in creating one of the greateast nations in the world. I have faith in the eventual peace that will come between our differences in the world. I am probably one of the fairest people you will ever meet here in hubpages. Your messege of hope ,of faith, and of fairness is well intended I know. Perhaps if we only listen to each other as this ...here...right now , we will grow into a better people , all the people of the world, You and I have talked before now about world differnces , about religious differences and about open and honest hearts. Lets keep doing that , always. All of us! My prayers go out to you as a beautiful daughter!

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Ahorseback, you always have the wise words to say and I like that a lot. I, and many of my people, really tired of these cold war. Not just tired to hear accused, but tired to hear our own people stupidity which willing to do anything under the awe of anger but using our religion as their cover. We just want to live in peace, but even in my country today, the harmony which already beautifully grow, starting to shake. I have big hope, and even in the hardest moment, the hope still existing. I want my children to live in better world and it is for them why I believe I have to fight. So let's do this. Let's wake the world. Thank you, Ahorseback. I am so happy to have wise father like you. ^_^

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    CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

    Freya - In the end all beliefs and religions are totally a private matter, for in death we all stand alone. To argue and become upset over someone elses beliefs are really efforts in foolishness. We need as human beings to instead endevor to understand and honor each other - no matter the faith and belief, both in life and in their beliefs in death.

    We need not be so concerned if we can change someones view of anything other then if we ourselves have touched someones life and shared a moment of time were we connected one to one as human beings.

    Don't misunderstand - I am not saying I myself have conquered my own thoughts enough to say I like or embrace everyone... in truth there are those I do not like nor respect. All I can do is try to understand, and as I said know that in the end we all stand alone.

    Be Well Freya.

    Cheyenne

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Yes, belief and religion is personal. I am agree too. Even in my wildest dreams, I never hope will able to convert anyone. For those who came to me and asked for their desire to convert, I even told them to think carefully.

    You and me, agree there is no need to argue about what we believe, but in this case of Islamophobia, I started to see that the caused not really different beliefs. It seem the fight over differences become cover for something more slick and dirty, which only after 2 things; Money and power. I hope people start to see this and realized, this seem never ending dispute have no used at all for both side, except for those who have deliberately provoked us at first, to cover up their dirty actions. Thank you for reading. ^^

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    Ashraf Mir 6 years ago from Dhaka

    This is true that some people being muslims do such things that those acts create a negative image about the whole religion. These people's acts should not be criteria for justifying islam. Islam says nothing bad. Does anyone find its any of the rules objectionable? If yes then which one please?

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Upal19: Salam, Brother. If you browsed around HubPages itself, you will find many articles which claimed had showed list of many reasons why they can't accepting Islam. Readers who visited me here, most of them is friends, tolerance and fair. I only meet those who didn't like muslim once awhile in my Hubs. If you check Religion and Philosophy Forums, you will find alot ugly debates between Muslim and non Muslim there. They surely will give you what you ask voluntarily. So sad indeed but I guess it is predictable. I am avoiding those kind of thread. Always gave me too much heartache. Thank you for reading this, Brother.

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    Lyndon Henry 5 years ago from Central Texas

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    Thanks for providing a valuable perspective on the problem of Islamophobia. I've voted this Up and Useful.

    I have a number of friends from Islamic countries, and several are practicing Muslims. I've also worked in Saudi Arabia. So I know that Islam is no more a religion of terrorism than Christianity, Judaism, or other mainstream religions.

    The resurgence of hate, xenophobia, racism, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry on the far right (driven particularly by the steadily more overt racism of the Tea Party and GOP, but also the complicity of some top Democrats) is ugly and disgusting, and should be setting off alarm bells among decent, sensible Americans.

    Bigotry -- whether Islamophobia, racism, or whatever -- is harmful to us all and puts us all in endanger. This was the main theme of my own posting on Islamophobia:

    Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslim Americans endanger everyone

    https://hubpages.com/politics/Islamophobia-and-hat...

    Furthermore, as my article warned, the increase in Islamophobia is symptomatic of a surge in bigotry generally, including anti-black racism. Muslims, immigrants, Latinos, blacks, Jews, other minorities are all in the target sights of these bigots.

    Working people, "progressives", and these victimized minorities need to stand together in solidarity against this mounting threat.

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