Saturday, August 21, 2010


You know your Islam is in trouble when...

  • ...the last thing you learnt about Islam, the Quran, or Jihad was from CNN
  • ...all your conversations with your friends have to do with guys/girls, or movies,
  • spend more nights at the club during Ramadan than at a Masjid
  • can't remember the last time you asked someone a question about something you didn't understand in Islam
  • find time to watch three movies a week but too busy to pray Salah regularly
  • ...the Quran translation you were given last 'Eid is still on the top shelf of your bookrack
  • ...the 'inner voice' you hear when you are in complete silence sounds surprisingly similar to the latest hip-hop song you heard
  • don't know any people who you can say Salaams to without feeling embarrassed
  • ...the feeling that God is watching you in all that you do is never more than a passing thought
  • are available to receive phone calls at 2 a.m
  • ...your clothes and hair smell of cigarettes on Sunday mornings even though you don't smoke
  • ...knowing something is right or wrong and feeling guilty about it does not effect whether you actually do it or not
  • gave hope of ever entering Paradise because you don't feel you deserve it after 'all that I have done
  • ...when you want something in your life you fantasize about it and say "I wish!"
  • can't figure out why you are never truly happy deep in your heart and why nothing good in your life ever seems to last (why does it always have to end?)
  • ...the happiest day of your life so far was on a Christmas, Valentine, or a dance
  • are loneliest when you are sad or when something bad has happened to you
  • don't think of the Prophet at least once a day
  • ...when you hear of Muslims dying somewhere in the world, you consider it part of 'politics' which you have nothing to do with
  • ...your 'best friend' is a person of the opposite gender yet not your husband or wife
  • have no motivation to change things in your life
  • ...when your faults are pointed out to you, you reply "This is who I am, for better or for worse!"
  • ...listening to the Quran does not make you feel guilty
  • are actually flattered when people on the street stare or ask you out
  • friends never object to any of your bad habits or behaviours and vice versa
  • don't care whether you go to heaven or hell since no one can really be sure about these things
  • you, Islam is just another 'organized institutionalized religion'
  • actually agreed with everything your philosophy professor taught in class
  • generally feel crappy and often find yourself telling people that you consider and justify your sins as 'a part of who I am'
  • want to travel around the world someday but Makkah is not one of your planned stops
  • ...your parents hate you and have said so to you
  • read the horoscopes yet have never performed Salat-ul-Istikharah
  • have never felt like falling down on your face and crying to Allah
  • look down upon people who are more practicing than yourself as 'just mullahs and ustaz'
  • ...your past bad experiences with some Muslims prevent you from getting closer to Islam and other Muslims


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