Living Islam Today
A Magazine for Muslim Americans
Vol. 1 Issue 1          Spring 1420/ 2000

Lifestyle

IFNA

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"American politics is a game."

     What has become more depressing, however, is how more and more Muslims seem to believe that they will find the solutions to their problems or support for their concerns in the hearts and minds of the disbelievers, especially in the arena of government politics here in the US. This is a dangerous game for the Muslims to try to play. And quite honestly, thatís all that American politics is: a game. Every new minority that comes to this country is invited and strongly encouraged to play the game. The game is the subjugation, manipulation, and if need be, the oppression, of the masses by the wealthy elite class.
     Itís like one big cat and mouse game. Every few years, a new mouse gets to play. In this century, there were many mice that played. First the, Irish, then the Italians, then came the Jews, the Mexicans, the Blacks. After Vietnam, there were the Vietnamese, the Thai, the Chinese. The Cat rarely eats the mouse because he needs someone to entertain himself with. The Cat will not hesitate to do so, though, as was the case with the Native American; who didnít want to play by the rules of the game. The Blacks, too, strongly opposed the rules and even the game itself. They were roughed up badly by the Cat and were mesmerized into submission. Occasionally, they rebel, but the Cat somehow seems to dazzle them with its empty promises and again, is able to gain the upper hand. One thing is for sure, the Cat will never eat the Black mouse. Oh no, you see, it likes to play the game the most with the Black mouse.

"Itís like one big cat and mouse game."

ďNever will the Jews or Christians be satisfied with you unless you follow their form of religion. (and lifestyle) Say, the Guidance of God is the only Guidance.Ē
Surah Al Baqarah 2:120

     And now, the Muslims have been invited to play the game. And so many of us are jumping at the opportunity; thinking that somehow we can beat the Cat at his own game. Worse, the most naive among us actually thing that Cat will actually volunteer willingly to give up playing the game. Oh, Muslims! How can we be so blind? Have we forgotten totally the words and strong advice of the Qur'an in Surah Al Baqarah 2:120, ďNever will the Jews or Christians be satisfied with you unless you follow their form of religion. (and lifestyle) Say, the Guidance of God is the only Guidance.Ē And then again in Surah Al Maida 5:54-55, ďOh, you who believe! take not the Jews and Christians for your bosom friends and protectors; they are but friends and protectors of one another
          Of course, we donít mean to imply here that we donít have anything to do with them. Iíve said earlier that we must do everything we can to help those that want to return to the straight path, to do so. But you donít accomplish that by forsaking the Guidance of Almighty Allah and submitting ourselves instead to their every whim and fancy; in hope that they will not want to play their Satanic game on us. No.

ďOh you who believe! take not the Jews and Christians for your bosom friends and protectors; they are but friends and protectors of one another.Ē
Surah Al Maida 5:54-55

          Dear respected brothers and sisters, we have a mission in this life. That mission is to establish the Deen of Allah wherever we might live. To do so requires clear thinking, dedication and most of all, sacrifice. And even more than that, Sabr, patience. Godís will will be done. The Deen of Allah will prevail (in spite of us) and liberate the masses from this evil game that they are being forced to play.
          For those that rely on Allah for Guidance the Qurían encourages us to stay strong and stay steadfast. Al Maida 5:8 Donít be fooled by those that say that we must join in their game for the sake of equal representation or democracy. Darkness is never equal with light; neither is ignorance with knowledge. Life and death is not a game.
          Allah is Great. He, will no doubt, continue to assist the believers no matter what the circumstances; with a thousand angels, if need be. Al-Anfal 8:9. As for us, we must continue to educate ourselves with Godís Holy Word and to follow the advice that we received from Godís Messenger. (p) Along with that, we must also purify ourselves and our intentions. As we learn our Deen, we will teach it to those who also yearn for an end to this lie disguised as truth. For those that continue on such an erroneous path, we pray that Allah guide you back to the protection of the Straight Way because we love you and wish for you only what we wish for ourselves. Ameen.
          Oh, by the way, did I tell you that the Cat can change the rules of the game to suit him, anytime he wants. You see, itís his game...his rules. Well, Muslims, do you still want to play the game?

"When you prayed to your Rabb for help, He answered: 'I will assist you with one thousand angels, one after another.'" Al-Anfal 8:9

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