i would like to rant. and i would like to rant hard.
it has come to my attention that negativity has been spreading like wildfire. and i am tired of this shit. it disappoints me as a person to see all of these negativity in the air- but what disappoints me even more is where it's coming from. muslims. "pious" muslims who claim to love God and go by islamic teachings are the ones spreading all of this hate and negative energy that just scares people away. and of course, this does not apply to all muslims. i believe there are so many kind hearted muslims out there that do not apply to this matter but for those who do, you need to seriously check yourself.
i understand that we live in a community and it is our responsibility to advice people when we see them doing something wrong. i totally get that, and i have nothing against it. i think it's a beautiful thing to constantly remind our brothers and sisters about whats right, and whats wrong and about God. but what frustrates me so so so much is how these reminders and advice are being handled. they are being spread in such a poor and rude manner that is beyond belief. often times people would straight away use harsh words and curses, and its just shocking to think that for someone who is knowledgable in the teachings of Islam, and who knows that Islam is all about peace would be so rude and judgmental to other people. especially when were in this era where everything is just limitless and the entire world is basically at your fingertips. nobody has self control anymore. people say the first thing that pops into their heads, and it doesnt matter if it hurts other people. as long as they're satisfied, and as long as their egos have been fed.
"Bodoh punya melayu bangang betul buat macam ni mak bapak kau tak ajar ke baik kau murtad je kau ni dah kira kafir tau lawak la bodoh ni la orang jahil ha hahahahha sesat sesat sesat".
listen to yourself. seriously, can you even hear what you're saying? imagine if the one you're speaking to is your mother, or your little brother- and because of your harsh words and judgments, they start to push you away and at the end of the day you'll lose them. because why would they waste time surrounding themselves with bad energy? same thing applies to strangers. words have consequences. they are sharp as heck.
imagine you telling someone, "baik kau murtad je weh" and the next day they actually do it.
congratulations, you got your wish, do you feel better about yourself now? everybody has their own struggles. even you and me. what's different is just wether or not people choose to show them. you may have your own struggles but nobody knows about it, therefore you're safe from condemnation. but imagine if people know about it, and they treat you as how you've treated other people. it wouldnt feel so nice now would it? my point is, be kind and gentle to people. i understand that you're upset because you feel like Islam is collapsing, but don't try to collapse it even more by setting a bad example. Prophet Muhammad SAW had it way way way worse than you do now, yet he was so composed, and patient, and kind, and gentle- to even the people who hated him the most. Do your best to advice, in the most loving way possible- but if they choose to ignore you, then i believe theres not much you can do. at the end of the day, people choose how they live their life, people make their own decisions, and people also make their own mistakes.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.”
(Saheeh Al Muslim)