Commentary below by Daniel Haqiqatjou,
Very relevant to Muslim organizations, masjids, and the community overall.
Hard ethical principles are very easy to bypass and, eventually, overturn in an organization over a short period of time. How does it happen?
Well, decision-makers at the top make decisions that determine the culture that others in the organization take their cues from. If those decision-makers cut corners or make seemingly small decisions that are “necessary for practical purposes” but nonetheless contravene clear ethical principles — even principles the organization itself has adopted for itself — then this trickles down and touches everyone in the organization. A new culture is formed that justifies to itself unethical behavior and the people within the organization don’t even realize they are breaching the ethical standards that they have set for themselves.
“O you who have believed, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. And whoever follows the footsteps of Satan – indeed, he enjoins immorality and wrongdoing. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but Allah purifies whom He wills, and Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”
“Why is it that you gather that which you do not eat, build structures in which you do not live, and hope for that which you cannot get. Verily, during their times, the people of Aad and Thamood filled all the lands between Basrah and Aad with wealth, children, and livestock. But who is now willing to buy what they have left for just two Dirhams?”
– Abu Dardaa radi’allaahu ta’aala anh in his moving sermon addressing the people of Ash Shaam of which he was governor for a time.
– Al Iktifaa, by Al Kilaa’ee 3/211
“Look, the Izlamists are so cunning, they’ve even gone back in time, in Burnley of all places, encouraging their backwards savagery upon those people also. Was bad enough when they had Muslamic ray-guns, now they’ve got Muslamic time machines also!”
Actually this is a picture from Burnley at the end of the 19th Century, as you can see the English women are covered modestly in long dresses, their hair covered with a scarf, and nor can this be said because it is cold or raining as you can clearly see none of them are wearing coats.
It is not possible that it is the British people who are going backwards into savagery of being undressed whilst at the same time criticizing Muslims for maintaining basic civilized standards given to us by our Creator?
Tawakkul Karman was the first Arab Woman to win the Nobel Peace prize and when asked about her Hijab By Journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, she replied, “Man in The early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is regressive back to ancient times.”