In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
We are faced with so many propaganda warfare where the entire Muslim community and the religion of Islam always suffers persecution whenever a Muslim is assumed to be guilty of a particular sin.
This is not surprising because Allaah told us that we are going to hear character assassinating words from those that are not Muslims (in reference to Qur'an chapter 3:186).
The news making waves regarding certain Ese from Niger Delta that's in Kano has just provided another platform for those that are not Muslims to launch their verbal attacks on Muslims and the religion of Islam as a whole.
But what baffles my imagination is why we (Muslims) always present ourselves in an apologetic manner even when we are not guilty of anything or when a Muslim does something wrong.
To those insulting and making derogatory remarks about Islam and Muslims I quote a biblical verse to silence you (if it has the strength to). In the book of Ezekiel 18:20 it says:
"The son shall not bear the iniquity (sins, immorality) of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him."
And to my fellow Muslims, if you have to apologize to the world that has deliberately chosen to ridicule your Islamic civilization and culture whenever a Muslim makes a mistake (even if it's obviously against the teachings of Islam), then you lose your strength and footing.
Just be a good Muslim that you ought to be and exemplify the teachings of the religion as best as you can.
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