Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quote of the Day: something religious so skip if you don't like the like thereof

What made me convert to Islam (besides it believing it to be the truth and miraculously understanding some words in Arabic that moved me to have a bit of faith or at least make an allowance for faith) is one humble guy who screws up alot and messed up my life and the life of my friends but saved us all at the same time and kept us all smiling no matter what mess resulted.

He was the first to admit that he was not an example of anything truthful or holy or beyond reproach, like our [now] mutual religion. He was one of the few who repeated to me some of the words of the Prophet Mohammed SAW truly understanding the import, the meaning, behind them.

KH: "I am the last person on the earth with a right to speak on this, but in the Qu'ran, it is repeated over and over that our Prophet is a man. He is a man chosen by God, all the evil taken from him, but he is just a man, nothing to worship or get excited over, other than that Allah loved this man more than any other of His creation. That gives me hope. I am not a great man, or even a good man, not even an honest man, but if a man can do that much and still be just a human being, it is something [to aspire to]."

Thank you KH, and Y (of course, who was positioned the same in the beginning) who taught me about the rights of women in Islam, if only for KH it was to complain about high mahers, ha ha:D. Y had nobler intentions, and Y, I miss your friendship.
Now I leave ya'll with a quote from OPNO herself:

"I know I am a less than perfect human being and a horrible Muslim, but something about knowing that makes one better at both."


Muscat Mitchells said...

I never know whether it is acceptable to ask what leads people to convert to another faith...but then I would be happy to share why I chose my path if they asked, I guess...so I love this post and that you have shared it with us. OPNO's comment at the end, so true...it's my outlook too! At least we try hard at both! (I'm not Muslim but really enjoy reading about your faith) x

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

NM X: If you want I have no problem answering any questions about my faith or why I chose it ect, so long as the person asking's reaction isn't to tell me lol, "That I have betrayed all of womenkind/ and/or Jesus". LOL, like some lady at Lulu a month ago. But i mean, she did make my day. I have to be a pretty great figure in the history of mankind to have betrayed Jesus AND all of womenkind. That is, like, worse than Judas, I guess [OPNO snickers].

Muscat Mitchells said...

Are you serious!? I have to laugh sometimes that some people feel that they need to offer their rather blinkered and short-sighted opinions taking absolutely no consideration for personal feelings. I just look at these people as being in my day to test and practice my patience and compassion...but can't help being a bit pee'd off!!!
But, hey, thank you for being open to questions...and no, I won't be the LuLu woman! x

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

LOL, I am sure you are very sweet. People who like to have patience generally are;)

I think only the Lulu lady could be the Lulu lady. She didn't exactly make me WANT to be like her.