Islam is the only solution

Islam is the only solution
Updated 25 January 2014

Islam is the only solution

Islam is the only solution

When I read newspapers or watch television these days, I can only see turmoil all across the Muslim world. In countries where Muslims are in majority, they are fighting with each other and wherever they represent a sizable minority, they are being persecuted for no “apparent” reason.
This is a very depressing situation. I believe the reason for all this mess is that we have abandoned the true teachings of Islam. I will not write anything against the extremists. Muslims at large have no idea what Islam is all about? Most of us have confined Islam to certain rituals. It is an ideology — a comprehensive way of life. In order for us to become true Muslims, we have to live Islam. We must enter Islam completely. The five daily prayers is a program that if followed properly instills in us a sense of responsibility. If we properly offer our prayers with full concentration, we can feel the impact of those prayers in almost every action we take later. We will become more mindful of our actions and in our dealings with others. We have proper guidelines on almost each and every issue concerning our daily lives. We must carefully study the Holy Qur’an and the life of our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his blessed companions. People often think that Islam prohibits its followers from leading a normal social life. This is so wrong. The reason is that most of us don’t even bother reading Qur’an and Seerah. The solution to all the problems facing the Ummah lies in the pristine teachings of Islam. I urge Islamic scholars all across the world to set their petty differences aside and join hands in educating Muslims. However, it not only their responsibility, we should also make individual efforts. If our efforts are sincere, Allah will definitely show us the true path and the light of Islam will enter our hearts and lives. — Lala, Jeddah