This is not a perfect dicusssion. There are cringe-worthy moments for sure.
However, what I like about this morning show clip from Australia is that it shows the reality of interacting with Non-Muslims. We have to be personable, accessible, well-groomed and well-mannered. We are Ambassadors of Islam.
If you have taken shahaddah, then you accepted this role of benevolent spokesperson for our faith.
If you haven’t taken shahaddah, then realize that presenting Islam in the best light is indeed a responsibility of all Muslims.
I think these three Australian Muslims do a good job at both being open and honest about themselves and at being good representatives of Islam. They listen fully. They answer completely and thoughtfully.
May Allah reward them for both making the journey and helping others to understand.
I like the remark from the show’s male co-host. He’s right when he says that we have not linked religion to extreme behavior in the past so why do it for Islam. It’s an analogous moment when the light bulb might go on in someone’s head. I hope so. I hope that all the education makes it possible for more understanding and respect in the future.
To see another Aussie revert, watch the video I've posted on Musa Cerrantonio.
To watch an excellent documentary on Japanese reverts, watch this.
Subhanallah, there are people coming to Islam from all over the globe. When we get closer to Allah, we end up getting closer to the goodness of humanity as well. Watch, understand, thank God.
Since it's Friday, I'm looking for khotba to watch. These don't count as a khotba (fascinating though they are). Inshahallah, I'll find something good and when I do then I'll post it to you. Likewise, if you find a good khotba, post it to me. Thanks!