Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I don't even know what to title this post.

"Naseehah to Muslim bloggers?" Allahu Alim.

But ... I read a lot of blogs. Especially those from the Middle East and Saudi in particular. Many of the bloggers who live there write of various problems in the region.

Some problems are problems of culture. Others are "problems" that have to do with Allaah's religion that some Muslims particularly do not agree with, or like; for example, plural marriage.

Lately, I have been reading a lot of posts on these blogs that have to do with niqab and child marriage.

Muslims are entitled to their opinions.

In the case of the niqab, some Muslim women view niqab as fard, and it is not a matter of opinion for them.

And child marriages, and mostly everyone agrees that disgusting child marriages between old geezer Muslim men and 10 and 11 year old virgin children are just plain not right. The media loves to print stories, and lately even the Arabic media, about these young girls who die in childbirth.

(If anyone is reading this and is confused, I just hit "publish" before I was done, lol.)

What I object to is the lack of manners and adab of the commenters on these posts. In many cases, they end up confusing culture with Islam, or even up slandering the Prophet Muhammad, saw.

I think we can discuss the issues like intelligent people without doing this.

And of course, there are non Muslim people who troll Muslim blogs looking for posts on these issues.

As a Muslim blogger, I wouldn't allow anyone to slander Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, saw, on my blog or website.

As a Muslim we are bound to defend Islam and the Prophet saw. It is an obligation upon Muslims.

A look at some of these posts reveals 100 plus comments, which are not comments at all, but are actually arguments.

I know this post seems disjointed, but I just had to write and get my feelings out.

Insha Allah you all are having a nice day :)


AlabasterMuslim said...

Salaamu Alaikum,
I just commented on a blog post discussing child marriage...and uh my reply was written in a not so nice tone. Oops :D

Safiyyah said...

WAS AlabasterMuslim

somehow though, I doubt that you said bad things about the deen or slandered the Prophet saw.

Usman said...

Salaam Safiyyah!

I know what blog you are talking about. That poor lady started that blog to educate people about her culture and country. Today, the Isalmophobes, the Muslim and Arab haters make the core of her fan base. May be some day she will look back to realize whom she is addressing to, and what is going on at her blog at the name of "free speech" . Anyway, dump it, one goes off, tons are there ready to take up.

mezba said...

People hiding behind their keyboards think common law of decency doesn't apply to them! I am always intrigued by Muslims who say the Prophet is not the best man to follow, Quran is not accurate, Islam is not complete etc. etc. er, you don't have to remain in the club!

The Sole Sisters Collective said...

Salam sis, I have taken a backseat on reading and commenting on many blogs because of some of the issues I have come across.

You make a good point. My hubby laughs at me because I am a true moderator, I don't believe in free speech, LOL.

This is largely because my children do read my blog and I don't have to accept crap, so I don't.

Also, thanks so much for your thoughts on my blog issue, I still haven't decided what to do about it and I am way too lazy to keep up with FB or other networking sites.

Safiyyah said...

Salma! Where are you? How can I contact you? Your blog has gone private!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Asalaamalikum Sister, I am really new to the blogworld and taking timid baby steps- I have to say that I could care less about most of the things written in comments- its so juvenile, the long arguments disguised as discussions. Allah don't make us one of them.Ameen
The pious people of previous generations would not speak about hadith lest they say something incorrect- Imam Malik (RA)used to say "la adree" (I don't know) or "la ahsin" (I don't know it very well)to the questions asked of him. The reason for this care was accountability before Allah-we forget.