We live in strange times. There are Muslim scholars that quote the Qur’an, Hadith and the Sahaba liberally yet in their behaviour they are far removed from justice. On the other hand, we have people who have never read the Qur’an but are willing to sacrifice the comforts of life to uphold truth and justice.
Protests in Turkey do not deserve the kind of coverage we have given, says a reader. The government has ended the sale of alcoholic drinks and should be supported rather than opposed!
There’s a couple of ayaat, at least, that beg our attention in the current conditions that we are in. Many Muslims nowadays have their minds focused on what is happening in the Muslim world. There’s a people’s movement and there’s a counter people’s movement and in the midst of all of this there’s a lot of talk on Islamic leadership, Islamic parties, and Islamic future. In this context we ask you to place your attention on these following ayaat.
To remind you that what is being said at this time, at this place every week is within the atmospherics, the developments, the human and the social reality amongst us. We are not speaking in a vacuum. We are not detached from reality and we are not in any sense wandering utopians. So please, especially since there is a time frame here, try as much as possible to place this information within the larger observations and insight you may have the reality of the world of today and now and here. Allah says, (these are two ayaat that are familiar to most of you, especially the second one; you here it most of the time).