What’s up with the Muslims in the West? Why don’t they get involved in their communites? Are Muslims really productive members in our Western society? Do all Muslims really hate the West? As my mother used to say: “If I had a nickel for every time I have been asked one of these questions, I would be a rich woman!”
Statistically, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the West (PBS). Yet, it is also the most misunderstood religion in the west. Many people think that Muslims can not be productive in a western world. That we are just destined to keep to ourselves locked tight in our own little bubbles. This is wrong. Muslims are productive. Could we do more? YESSSSSS!
Now, My purpose for posting this video is this:
To give all the non Muslims an idea of a typical Muslim in his society. To mispell some of the common myths related to Muslims (ie. we’re all foreign, don’t fit in, don’t give back, hate the US and the West, etc).
To give all the Muslims who watch this the incentive to go out and make a difference in your community!
Comments? If they do not contain any slurs or demean anyone’s way of life, religion then feel free to post them. In fact they are welcomed.
In case your connection will not allow you to see the video, here is a summary:
The video is about a man raised Christian. He lives a life on the streets as a Christian and finally ends up in prision. While in prison, he meets a Muslim and is so inspired and impressed by this Muslim that he begins studying Islam. Soon after, he converts to Islam. He feels like a new person. He works to implement Islam into his life which erases all his previous bad characteristics.
After he is released from prision, he opens up a community center (FOR MUSLIMS AND NON MUSLIMS) including a free health clinic, computer lab, classes, and job training. He also works with operation cease fire (to promote an end to violence). In addition to this, he also does gang interventions. He will sit rival gangs in a room together and have them discuss their issues.
Islam changed his life completely. Alhamdullilah, (All praise and thanks is due to Allah).