The Muslim is never just a citizen: he or she is a metacitizen


The Muslim is never just a citizen: he or she is a metacitizen; unlike the secular reductionist the believer is ethical for a strong and high reason, and is able to endure hardship in ‘God’s path’, fi sabili’ Llah, expecting no earthly recompense. To the extent that Muslims fear God they have no fear of misfortune or its authors; ‘no fear is upon them, neither do they grieve,’ (2:38) for ‘We suffice you against the ridiculers.’ (15:95).

~ Travelling Home by Dr Abdal Hakim Murad, p. 120.



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  1. Another quote

    An Islam rooted in tawhid rejects any view of society which is merely sociological, since ‘social sciences’, with their attempts to predict outcomes through a merely material measuring of human beings, are always strictly biased against any acknowledgement of divine intervention.

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