Anyone who's ever visited a predominitely Muslim country has probably heard the call to prayer. Most recently, in the news, there was a couple who sued over the call to prayer. They didn't want the Azan to interrupt their vacation, regardless that they were guests in a foreign country. Wether you love it or hate it, your opinion is molded by the influences of your life. But, what if you could hear it for the first time without bias? Without prejudice? Without any knowledge of what it meant?
What if you were an innocent 3 year old American child? The world still holding all it's mystery and goodness, you're still able to feel hope and faith without fear. What must it be like to hear the Azan in that state? Surely it must be wonderous.
Luckily we have the chance to see that happen. In a video, popular on youtube, you can see her face. Stunned she looks around, trying to understand what she's hearing and where it's coming from, as she asked her father to explain. Her face hold so much emotion and fascination. She isn't offended. She isn't indifferent. She is enthralled by what she hears. At one moment she stops with a look on her tiny little face that is indescribable. Searching, both inside and out, for what it is she's hearing and feeling. It's pure.
To watch it now, I can feel the amazement. And maybe, this little 3 year old girl can teach us all something. To forget the things we've been conditioned to think. To stop and listen. To feel.
So, many times I’ve told people that Islam is a religion
of peace. Truly, it is. Yet, every time I say it there is someone there to
scoff or make a face. What religion condones beheading, I’ve been asked
numerous times. What religion condones criminal acts against anyone of a
different faith, another one I’ve heard? The list goes on and on.
What if we take a minute to look at human nature first?
What if the things done in the name of religion, have nothing to do with
religion? What if a religion is peaceful, but not necessarily passive? There
are so many factors, but no one wants to address anything but what the media is
force-feeding them daily about Islam and Muslims. What if we reverse that
But wait! Aren’t Muslims the only ones who are doing these
horrendous things? That’s what the news says. That’s what social media
says. Let’s see:
Ansar al-Bayt al-Maqdis Sunday, a new video for the slaughter of three members of the people of Sinai on charges of collaborating with the Israeli Mossad, and the fourth charge of cooperation with the Egyptian army, in addition to the bombing of the home citizen fifth, charged with monitoring, and identification of members of the groups incitements in northern Sinai.
And do Ozaralvedao masked slaughter of hostages, also included footage of a masked follower of Ansar al-Bayt al-Maqdis which he said «this penalty every apostate traitor», then he zoomed in and slaughter.
Said Iboasama Masri, a leader of the Ansar Jerusalem, in a letter to him came Video: «to our people in Egypt and the Sinai Here is the series of treason continuously, conspiracy big and employment at the state level, and added Where state sovereignty they are talking about, and the limits that soldiers fight in the process, not only the explicit employment, and coordination at the highest level, is this is the Egyptian army operations embrace Jews, and Muslims caught in the Sinai, Fujb we all have to strive this alliance ».
In a video posted on YouTube, the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis accused the Egyptian government of collaborating with the Israelis to attack their fighters in Sinai. (File photo: Reuters)
She also drew Ansar al-Bayt al-Maqdis message to the tribes of Sinai, saying: «Do not think that the death of the horde of tribal people who Zine Devil decreases your ability in our hearts, we are some of your sons, and has happened with misfortune Be Ansar Allah, and we continue to reap the spies of the Jews, except those who repent the door of repentance is still open and Nmlhecm to deliver yourselves ».
Disclaimer .. video contains scenes of shocking and bloody nor fits the palace.