We feel a bit relaxed when we are told that ISIS is in Iraq and Syria and they are more than 2000 miles away from our homes. We must not forget that ISIS is just an organisation; it is nothing in itself. The main thing is the ideology behind all these terrorist organisations who are shedding blood every day: Wahhabism.
Without God living in you, you are a incomplete human being. You are a perfect human being when God is an inhabitant inside you, like yourself. This is spirituality.
Your failures will push you to feel inferior but you need to learn that you are not inferior just because you failed. You need to find out why you failed and rectify that mistake.
The Wahhabi terrorists have targeted yet another Sufi Shrine in Baluchistan, Pakistan killing 43 innocent human beings. There are dozens of injured pilgrims who are being hospitalised. The death toll is likely to rise. The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. It is the ISLAMIC STATE against ISLAM.
It has been evident that God set strange and peculiar standards of love. Calamity, trouble, deprivation and self-denial were elements of love. People opted to adopt rituals of the religions rather than going through self-discipline and purgation. The Standards of Love set by God were so high that people did not feel encouraged to go for it. God’s love has never gained popularity among religious people.
[Extremism] is more of a behavioural issue than a religious issue.
One who loves God will definitely – by nature of love – involuntarily love humanity. If you have no respect for humanity, it simply means you have no respect for God.
The Muslim leaders had better stand up against Islamism and Wahhabism now. Condemn this in fuller meaning of the phrase.
If you lie, how will you teach your children not to lie? If you swear, how will you teach your children not to swear? If you are bad, how will you ask your kids not to be bad? You have to lead by example.
The most honest and effective way of teaching others is to exhibit your teachings through your actions. You must practise what you preach. Double standards: to practise one thing and preach another.
To cool down a very hot room, we need to open some windows. When there is radicalised community living in the area (and the youth is getting radicalised), we need to promote Sufi thoughts which will dilute it.