Muslims

Some Muslims make morality their Islam and some Muslims make Islam their morality.

The former are troubled by the backwardness of the latter and the latter are troubled by the modernity of the former. Both blame each other for ignorance of Islam. The former blame the latter for ignorance of the 'spirit' of religion and the latter blame the former for ignorance of scripture and sunnah.

Comments

Malang said…
And never the twain shall meet...
F. said…
"Some Muslims make morality their Islam and some Muslims make Islam their morality."

Wish I'd said that! Love the post.
Anonymous said…
Quite the catch 22. If I say morality is compatible with Islam, I am of the former category, if I say morality is compatible with Islam, I am of the latter category.

And yet one could argue that this characterization creates an unnecessary dichotomy between the two.

Saying so probably makes me of the former category. How smugly, elegantly simple.
Ahmad Noor said…
Creating categories and labels for people and things will not help at all infact it creates a veil of confusion. It will only make things more confused towards understanding the reality and truth.

After all in nature things are not black and white.

Anyways nice to see the comparison between the two but their are Muslims lying in between these two, who are called simply, Muslims.
Attiya Awan said…
Any one as confused as i am loves such cryptic thoughts , i swear!!!