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    MESSAGE FOR MUSLIMS IN THE WEST

    Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh)
    Summary of a speech delivered in Urdu at Markaz, Dewsbury in 1982.



    Therefore, in this country, if you wish to live peacefully and have an opportunity to present Islam to the host community, you will need to inculcate and manifest sterling qualities not just inside the Mosques but also outside in the streets, in the markets, in your daily activities, and at home. A life of Taqwah will immediately attract non-Muslims towards Islam.

    As an ordinary student of Islam it is my religious responsibility to warn you. If you do not lead an upright life, if you continue to live an insular lifestyle, and if you fail to manifest the beauty of Islam to non-Muslims, then you face some real dangers. In such a case, there is no reason for you to feel content and secure in this country.



    You must earn your place in this country. You should leave an imprint on the host community of your usefulness. You must demonstrate your existence here is more beneficial than that of the native people. You must impart on them the lessons of humanity. You should demonstrate how noble and principled you are, and that there cannot be found more upright humans elsewhere besides you. You need to establish your worth, that you are a blessing and mercy for this country. However if you decide to live in an enclosed environment content with your Prayers and Fasting, apathetic to the people and society you live in, never introducing them to the high Islamic values, and your own personal qualities, then beware lest any religious or sectarian flares up. In such a situation you will not find safety.

    Gain mastery of the national language and become proficient so that you can use it effectively to propagate Islam. Prepare writers and orators and, although you will distance yourself from their religion, do not distance yourself from them. Earn credibility through your daily activities, so much so that if you are entrusted with onerous responsibilities, as was Prophet Yusuf Alayhis Salaam, you do not shirk but embrace all challenges wholeheartedly.

    You will have to present a new pattern of life to this country. You will not earn recognition by exerting yourselves in the workplace. If you overwork, you will looked upon disparagingly and be likened to horses and bulls and labelled as money-making machines. However if you can show to the natives here that you are worshippers of Almighty Allah and not wealth, you do not bow before power but only before virtue, you are humans and think like humans, you are concerned not only about yourselves but also about others, and you are compassionate not just to your own children but also to theirs - and to them - you are earnestly concerned about the path of destruction they have chosen for themselves, you will then earn their respect. They will begin to respect Islam and become desirous of studying it. They will ask you for literature concerning Islamic beliefs and practices, and an opportunity will arise here for you to propagate Islam.

    However if you remain preoccupied in eating and working and engaged in Prayers, indifferent to what is happening in the country, insulated within Muslims, totally apathetic to what is happening outside, which direction the country is taking, in such a situation if there is any trouble you will not be able to save yourselves.



    Please strengthen your position in this country and earn your recognition. Do not be like a straw or crop that is uprooted by the slightest breeze. You should be so firm that not even a hurricane is able to shift you. Display such noble character that you win over the natives, then see how these people will stand to defend you. If there is the slightest opposition against you, they will be the first ones to argue on your behalf and vouch what a blessing you are for them.

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    Re: The way to live as muslims in the u.k

    Gain mastery of the national language and become proficient so that you can use it effectively to propagate Islam.

    Prepare writers and orators and, although you will distance yourself from their religion, do not distance yourself from them.

    Earn credibility through your daily activities, so much so that if you are entrusted with onerous responsibilities, as was Prophet Yusuf Alayhis Salaam, you do not shirk but embrace all challenges wholeheartedly

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      Re: The way to live as muslims in the u.k

      if you remain preoccupied in eating and working and engaged in Prayers, indifferent to what is happening in the country, insulated within Muslims, totally apathetic to what is happening outside, which direction the country is taking, in such a situation if there is any trouble you will not be able to save yourselves.


      http://www.july7thvictim.blogspot.com/

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        Re: The way to live as muslims in the u.k

        :masha: Best Posts
        many thanks
        :sub:Please Re-update your Signature

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          Re: The way to live as muslims in the u.k

          jazakallah

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            We really need to call non-Muslims to Islam through our good conduct, before we even say anything to them about Islam. Our good dealings with people should be more eloquent than our preaching. We should be known for our scrupulous ethics, our tolerance, and our ability to forgive.

            When we make our Islamic convictions visible in public, let us at the same time be a true living example of Islam, one that people will admire, and one that will win their hearts.

            http://www.islamtoday.com/showme2.cf...ub_cat_id=2252

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              Re: The way to live as muslims in the u.k

              bump











              http://www.july7thvictim.blogspot.com/

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                http://www.geocities.com/englistan/position

                another talk by the great molana

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                  "call non-muslims through our gud conduct" and **** off muslims with our holy molyness. nice **thumbs up**
                  Rajab is a month of cultivation

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                    There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.


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                          Re: The way to live as muslims in the u.k

                          All time classic speech

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                            This is a good post, I agree with everything. I also think it's good that I'm a white revert because I can show that Islam isn't just a religion for asians in Britain. The fact that I don't have any blood relatives in muslim countries shows that people can't just write Islam off as foreign.

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                              Originally posted by Wishing Well View Post
                              This is a good post, I agree with everything. I also think it's good that I'm a white revert because I can show that Islam isn't just a religion for asians in Britain. The fact that I don't have any blood relatives in muslim countries shows that people can't just write Islam off as foreign.
                              jazakallah

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