By Mohmand al-Afghani
The media makes it look like Muslims still live in tents!
We also need to Drop the Inferiority Complex!!!
There are 1.8 BILLION MUSLIMS in the World.
So 1 in 4 people on this PLANET is Muslim.
Islam is forecasted to be the BIGGEST RELIGION in the world in 50 years (by 2070).
There are 50+ Muslim Majority Countries in the World and these countries combined hold 26,000,000 SQ KM of LAND AREA (19% of the total land on earth).
The world’s OIL & GAS RESERVES, COAL, GOLD, and other NATURAL RESOURCES are heavily concentrated in Muslim lands.
Muslim lands export monumental amounts of cotton, rice, wheat, beans, etc. to other countries.
Historical places like The Pyramids, beautiful Holiday destinations like the Maldives, strategically Important Sea Ports – all pass through our lands and seas.
Our lands are rapidly developing.
Our economies are getting stronger.
The Islamic Civilisation is Rising from the ashes.
We need to drop this DEFEATIST MENTALITY and be proud Muslims.
The Prophet said:
إِذَا سَمِعْتَ الرَّجُلَ يَقُولُ: هَلَكَ النَّاسُ، فَهُوَ أَهْلَكُهُمْ
“WHEN YOU HEAR A MAN SAYING:
“THE PEOPLE ARE RUINED!!” THEN HE HIMSELF IS THE MOST RUINED..”
Reference: Imam Bukhari’s Adab al-Mufrad, 759 – and the narration has been declared as authentic صـحـيـح
The real SUCCESS is the success of the hereafter, and the real revival is the SPIRITUAL revival.
This is also happening.
Our youth are getting engaged with religion.
While people of other faiths are becoming LESS religious, churches are getting abandoned – our youth are becoming MORE religious.
Yes, we face challenges – but the future is bright, In sha Allah.
The future of Islam does NOT belong to ISIS and other extremists – who have no understanding of Religion, International Politics, and State Building.
The future belongs to our new generation of youngsters growing with the understanding of Religion and Worldly affairs.
They will be the ones to take positions of power and make future decisions, in sha’ Allah.