Being popular, is a status that most people seek after avidly. Of course, no one likes to be left behind, or looked down upon. Most people like to be the ones followed, not the ones following. Imperialist political regimes spend trillions on the popularization of their fake idealism and masked theft programs; movie makers spend millions on the propaganda of mostly their worthless stupid art, fashion houses spend probably billions on forcing the acceptance of the most idiotic bizarre designs, etc… I have seen this extravagant path being followed by every fake idea and demonic thought usually aiming to fulfill the greedy plots of a small bunch of people, and help them monopolize the riches of the majority. I can coin a new expression here, that is “Slaverization,” by that I mean the creation of slaves who believe to be free.
Here I ask myself, does what’s good and right need any of the means utilized by those in power to prevail in the hearts of those who are worthy? And the answer that overflows my heart and mind is “NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.” What’s right and worthy coincides with the sound innate characters of pure hearted human beings; hence, it doesn’t need any propaganda whatsoever to reach the depths of their souls, and find a place within their hearts. Unfortunately, centuries of hatred spreading, propagation of false information, and imprinting fake default beliefs, have blinded the majority and destroyed their sound birth given nature. The previous —among other reasons— has resulted in making the right wrong, the pure evil, and the direct undesirable. But still, there is always some good left in this world, prime, pure, and worth striving for. The path might be lonely, extremely dull, and self-destroying, but that’s the price one must be willing to pay if his goal was to make victorious what he has come to believe is right. You will be the least popular among all people, you will be left behind, you will be neglected and looked down upon, you will lose the years of your life one after the other without achieving any progress like your peers do; and worst of all, you will doubt yourself all the time. There will come a time when you will repeatedly ask yourself, “Am I right?” And this will always be your worst nightmare. That’s totally normal… for holding on to what’s right at times of corruption and moral degeneracy is like holding on to embers.
Today, with all the negative propaganda about Islam— “the religion of terrorists”— in the media, movies, newspapers and magazines, etc., many people: some Muslims, and some non-Muslims, have chosen to go with the flow, to believe in what they are told like any below average student, to build their opinions based upon fragmented knowledge not solid research; and worst of all, to repeat what’s said about Islam and Muslims without any understanding whatsoever. The end product is that Muslims have become the least popular among all people, and Islam has become the religion of the outcasts in this world.
About this, Prophet Muhammad said: “Islam started as a stranger [to this world], and so it shall return to be a stranger, so blessed be the strangers.” [Recorded by Muslim].
When he was asked in different occasions who would those strangers be, he gave different responses with very close meanings, he said: “Those who shall continue trying to set things right when people are corrupt,” “Those who shall forsake their corrupt people,” “Honest persons amidst corrupt people, they shall be disobeyed by much more people than those who shall obey them,” “Those who shall try to revive my teachings and deliver them to all people.” [Recorded by Abu-Dāwud, Tirmidhī and others].