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The Real Problem for Muslims is Being Unaware of the Contemporary Age

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

15 August 2016

In the contemporary age, the actual problem of Muslims is not any external conspiracy. Their actual problem is that they have become unaware of the contemporary age. Muslims think that the contemporary age is an age of problems for them. But the reality actually is just the opposite. The contemporary age is an age of opportunities for Muslims.

 According to a Hadith, the Prophet of Islam said: “Wise is he who knows the age in which he lives.” (Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith no. 361) In other words, for the wise person it is necessary that he be aware of the age in which he lives. If you are unaware of your times, your thinking will be wrong, and so will your planning.

 Most educated Muslims think that America is an enemy of Islam. They think America is a font of what is referred to as ‘Islamophobia’. But this supposition is completely baseless. If you travel in America, you will find that Muslims there are prospering. There are many mosques and Islamic centres in America. In terms of religion, there are no restrictions at all on Muslims. Hence, it would be true to say that Muslims themselves are engaged in ‘Americophobia’, and not that America is engaged in ‘Islamophobia’.

 A special feature of the contemporary age is the decline of prejudicial thinking. The culture of the modern age is based entirely on just one principle—and that is, the principle of competition. The formula of the Western world can be summarized in this short phrase: compete or perish.

 In line with their traditional pattern of thinking, Muslims think that the West is engaged in a conspiracy against them. They think that in the West they are subjected to discrimination. But all this is entirely baseless. Muslims should do just one thing—and that is to acquire excellence in the field of modern education. After that, no will have any complaint against them. 

May God guide us.

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  • usa the BIG Satan War Criminal cheated the whole world, not once but MANEY times. Result : wide spread death & distraction
    By Parvez Jamasji - 8/21/2016 12:11:57 AM

  • Excellent observation and articulation.
    By Esita Sur - 8/20/2016 10:03:43 AM


    By Parvez Jamasji - 8/20/2016 9:56:39 AM

  • How will do you explain the destruction of Iraq
    And Libya and now Syria and earlier Afghanistan I recomme nd reading of the honest writings of Howard Zinn

    By Zamiruddin - 8/20/2016 9:55:17 AM

  • Absolutely right sir....
    Its maulanaa sahab ' s view which restricted me not to leave Islam even when I started hating this religion....:)

    By Seemi Lodi - 8/20/2016 9:51:30 AM

  • Excellent observation and articulation.
    By Esita Sur - 8/18/2016 9:32:18 PM

  • Absolutely right sir....
    Its maulanaa sahab ' s view which restricted me not to leave Islam even when I started hating this religion....:)

    By Seemi Lodi - 8/18/2016 9:07:49 PM

  • Correction: of late I am not...
    By Manzurul Haque - 8/18/2016 6:49:31 AM

  • VS Bhat ji. Of late I not keeping myself up-to-date with the problems with Islam. Pray, what is the smallest problem with Islam as per your updated list?
    By Manzurul Haque - 8/18/2016 2:43:42 AM

  • Biggest problem with Islam is the problem of SUPERIORITY COMPLEX....
    They feel they are superior and all others are INFERIOR....
    Its repeated daily five times that" Other GOD are NO GODS but only Allah"....
    " All other religion are wrong corrupt or fake EXCEPT Islam".....

    Claiming religion like Buddhism which philosophy is completely based on non-violence ,as  wrong corrupt or fake is absolutely rubbish claim.

    By v s bhat - 8/18/2016 12:50:00 AM

  • The same attributes of a country can be seen differently depending upon which prism one is using! The West does have a heavy burden of sins to its name, but it also has a rich heritage of civilizational advances.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/16/2016 1:15:50 PM

  • Since time immemorial people have been moving to deep jungles in search of food and shelter. An Indian living on the margins of Indian economy, would like to move to any of the former Anglo Saxon colonies where handful of AngloSaxons have appropriated to themselves vast natural resources and lands. Hence the rush for US, Canada, and Down Under.
    By Manzurul Haque - 8/16/2016 2:56:25 AM

  • Manzural Haque seems to be Zakir Naik gosht 
    By Aayina - 8/16/2016 2:54:01 AM

  • "And a lot more people still dream of moving to America than to any other country."

    America needs immigrants from all over the world who adopt the the American way of life and thinking so that together they can dominate the world. When you can have Afghans, Saudis, Iranians, Yemeni, Jordanians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Indians, Japanese, Chinese etc defend the US foreign policy, what better media  justification, credibility and legitimacy can the US have for all its nefarious activities?

    Welcoming students and immigration is the best way to mould and dominate the thinking of the world. 

    The US need leaders in every country who can see the US point of view. What better way to ensure this except by ensuring that the elite are exposed to the US one way or the other and with a stake in supporting that country?

    There are many Indians who blindly support the US and will not speak a word against that country because their children have settled in the US or planning to do so. There is hardly a family I know of in my circle whose children are not in the US or Canada.

    If the exploiters in every community who are only interested in their own well-being with scant regard for their own people get together to exploit the rest of the world, that does not make such a country a great country. Such people from every community and nation will continue to gravitate towards the US. 

    By Naseer Ahmed - 8/16/2016 1:42:54 AM

  • Samnakay sahib, you have a point. America indeed is an imperial power and racism is an ugly problem. But that is not all there is to America. And a lot more people still dream of moving to America than to any other country.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/16/2016 12:00:07 AM

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