Question – The Distracted Ummah

eatandbeawesome answered your question: The Distracted Ummah

i think the most appropriate way to approach this is to bring about a change in one’s own life, which in turn will affect those around us.

I agree with you completely. The danger is trying to find a balance between this individual piety that seems to be preached by the conservatives, whilst maintaining a balanced and responsible view of our accountability towards our families and communities. Being grounded and self-conscious but knowing when to speak out against what is wrong. It gets even more difficult when we see our elders and contemporary scholars also towing the sectarian lines and the abrasive condescension. 

Alhamdulillah, it seems we definitely live in a time when holding onto Iman is like juggling hot coals on our hands. 

Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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