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.
‹ If Europe continues to secularise, while her mosques remail full, then Islam is likely, without any planning or even forethought, to become the leading monotheistic energy across much of the continent.
“I believe that Islam is a religion that brings peace and tranquility to the soul…” The forgotten story of Muslim convert Rex Ingram – the Hollywood director who found Islam (1892-1950) ›
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.