Welcome to the Age of Jahiliyah
This blog is run by three American Muslim women, who are still relatively new to blogging, but think this is the outlet to get a message across to humanity. Our focus is wide and varied and we will be hosting many different topics and features: Islam and Muslims, politics, genocide, wars, peak oil, 9/11, quotations, photos, Islamic art, etc.
Our job is to scout the Internet for information and other various items and so most of the blog will have information from other sources. Once in a while we will also have our own original writings, stories, plays and poems.
Jahiliyah translates to ‘Ignorance’ in English, and we do feel that we are living in an age of ignorance. Jahiliyah also refers to Arabian society before Islam. Many evils existed during that time including: tribal warfare, killing of female babies, the abuse and degradation of women, greed, racism, the abuse of the poor and orphans, etc.
Look at the world: wars, death, poverty, spiritual emptiness, racism, injustice, global warming, peak oil, and other disasters, which is the result of an improper application, an imbalance by human beings to the world we live in; it comes from trespassing the bounds that God placed on this earth.
There are certain laws governing the earth, and when humanity tends to ignore or alter these laws: either from arrogance, foolishness or blindness – an imbalance occurs.
We are living in the dark ages once again, or should we say Jahiliyah, although humanity appears to have progressed economically and scientifically. Economic and scientific advancement though does not in any way prove that we have progressed, when we are still waging war and inflicting death which has never been previously seen on this earth before.
We have modern weapons that can kill hundreds of thousands of people; weapons made of depleted uranium that deforms entire generations even after the weapons have retreated from the scene of carnage.
How can we think we have advanced when we are now facing an oil shortage because we did not know how to use our resources in a balanced way? We are not only running out of oil, but water and food.
How can we call ourselves advanced when we have polluted the very world we live and breathe in?
God gave us the role as caretakers of this world, but little did we understand the role given to each us. We were supposed to take care of this earth, shelter and nurture it, and receive the same from the earth in return.
Instead we harnessed all we could from the earth, and expected it to give back to us, but sadly the earth doesn’t have much more to give after being abused for so long.
We are the worst caretakers this world has ever seen: polluting our air and water, polluting our food with chemicals, polluting our bodies with uranium dust particles which travels the world over.
If we do not alter the destructive path we are traveling on, we could be faced with extinction, which is not going to come from God, but from our own selves.
The world is also spiritually empty. Working constantly and consuming at a rapid pace is not the ingredient for happiness. People have turned away from religion because of extreme individuals who claim to represent a religion.
Numerous misconceptions exist in our world, but the ones about religion has led to much of the disaster we encounter in the world today. People have turned away from God, and in the end have still not found the answers, although they thought by giving up God this would bring them happiness and a better world.
The current religion under attack is Islam. There are forces in the world, especially from the elites of society, who are working to destroy all religions entirely. In that way they can control and manipulate humanity and install themselves as godheads.
Why Islam is on the hit list today, is because in Islam each human being is a servant of God and not a servant to a country, an idea, drugs, money, power, fame, talent, another human being, etc.
This is a very dangerous to those who seek to make human beings slaves to a certain system; a system where the powerful few abuse, use and kill the people working under them. It keeps us slaves to constant buying, constant working, which is turns only leads to more emptiness.
We hope to use this blog to counter some of these misconceptions about Islam. We have a responsibility to God to deliver the correct message of Islam, and not the message coming from a few extremists who have hijacked Islam for their own evil purposes.
More importantly we are all human beings, living in the same world together and we want to see peace, balance and justice in the world for all humanity, no matter what religion or race we come from.
We are living in a crazy and dangerous world that is tittering on the brink of our own destruction and we want to do something about it. It is especially the responsibility of the youth of the world to make a stand and change things.
We must not give up hope or give into despair because of our current situation. As long as we are still living in this world, there is a chance to take a different path from the one we have been traveling on.
We hope this is our small way of showing a possible way to a different future.
But in order to tread another path, we must first start by educating ourselves about what is going on in the world, and sift through the lies and propaganda we receive from our news media on a daily basis. We hope to provide alternative news within this blog, and to also educate people about Islam.
Once we have the right tools in hand, education being the first, then we can begin to work effectively to change ourselves, our family, our group, our society and our world.
We hope to offer assistance in that first step of education.
Thank you for visiting and we hope that you check back often.
Salaam, Peace, Shalom
M. Shahin, Shaharazed, NMC