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Positive Influence from 9/11

Posted by nuruliman45 on December 15, 2008

ALLAH Opened the Hearts of 3 Individuals

I was touched watching this video.  It’s wonderful how individuals growing up in different beliefs found the true light of their life in Islam.  Anyone would feel ’empty’ till they find Islam, as explained by the three individuals in this video – how they felt something missing in their lives before finding this magnificent religion.  SUBHANALLAH.

Defending the newly adopted faith these 3 individuals found is not easy.  What change is easy?  Just imagine, your mother and father have taught you a certain faith your whole life.  Then suddenly changing to one different from them. But, because they found utmost truth in what they discovered, they keep strong in defending their new religion.

I remember growing up in the US where I was surrounded by friends of  all sorts of backgrounds – Catholic, Jewish, athiests, etc – all because of their bring ups.  How wonderful would it have been if they had seen the truth in Islam (there’s still hope).  So listening to the respective experiences of Ian, Nadira, and Whitney above made me imagine as if my friends then had embraced Islam.  How great the Workings of ALLAH of changing man’s hearts  for the better 🙂 … SUBHANALLAH.

“O ye who believe!  Guard your own souls: if ye follow (right) guidance, no hurt can come to you from those who stray…”

[Surah Al-Ma’idah: 105]

There’s a positive side to 9/11?

The September 11th Tragedy: an event which gave a large impact towards every part of the world.  Up till today has this event changed the world’s perspective on Islam, whether for good or for worse.  Even without reliable evidence had this mishap been pointed the blame right at Muslims, thus EVER-WRONGLY labeling Muslims as terrorists.

Those whom unfortunately blindly believed all the false media-play sank into this deceitful idea.  However, there were many who wittedly questioned this idea of Islam encouraging terrorism (preposterous – what religion would promote such a thing!), thus investigated.  For sure, those who used the right sources didn’t find terrorism in Islam at all; rather, found an unexpected truth in the religion.  Quite hard to believe, but as a matter of fact all the negative media on Islam helped publicize ISLAM everywhere (although negative, yet helped spread the name ISLAM).  Those who had never heard of Islam were then informed of the existence of the belief.  Those who knew so little of Islam grew to know more of the religion.

In Malaysia, of course, everyone knows that followers of Islam pray five times a day, fast during the month of Ramadhan, and that Muslim women wear the hijab.  In the US and other countries, on the other hand, there are many who didn’t know (there are probably still people who still don’t know) the basic practices of Muslims.  To take as an example, when I was in the US, quite a number of people would bravely approach my Mom and I, while shopping or something, and ask if we were ‘church sisters’ because we covered our heads.  My mom would kindly explain to them that we weren’t Christian, but are Muslims, and wore the hijab as a must in Islam.  I respected them for their politeness in satisfying their curiousity.  They obviously thought only nuns (correct me if I’m wrong) cover their heads.

The point I’m trying to make here is that there were people who had no idea what Islam was about, but after 9/11 were made known.

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