As we are approaching April 2008, we need to remind ourselves............. APRIL FOOL
Most of us celebrate April fool day every year and fool each other. But how many of us know the bitter facts hidden behind it. It was around a thousand years ago that Spain was ruled by Muslims. And the Muslim power in Spain was so strong that it couldn't be destroyed. The Christians of the west wished to wipe out Islam from all parts of the world and they did succeed to quite an extent. But when they tried to eliminate Islam in Spain and conquer it, they failed. ! They tried several times but never succeeded.
The unbelievers then sent their spies in Spain to study the Muslims there and find out what was the power they possessed and they found that their power was TAQWA. The Muslims of Spain were not just Muslims but they were practicing Islam. They not only read the Quran but also acted upon it. When the Christians found the power of the Muslims they started thinking of strategies to break this power. So they started sending alcohol and cigarettes to Spain free of cost.This technique of the west worked out and it started weakening the faith of the Muslims in particular the young generation of Spain.
The result was that the Catholics of the west wiped out Islam and conquered the entire Spain bringing an end to the EIGHT HU! NDRED LONG YEARS' RULE OF THE MUSLIMS in Spain. The last fort of the Muslims to fall was Grenada (Gharnatah), which was on the 1st of April. From that year onwards, every year they celebrate April fools day on the 1st of April, celebrating the day, they made a fool of the Muslims.They did not make a fool of the Muslim army at Gharnatah only, but of the whole Muslim Ummah. We, the Muslims, were fooled by the unbelievers. They have a reason to celebrate April fool day, to keep up the spirit.
WE ARE NOT FOOLS ANYMORE.
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- Guest 8 years ago
April Fool's may not have anything to do with Muslims but it is a waste of time. Why be humorous and happy on only one day of the year. Be happy and friendly all the time. But that doesn't mean we play pranks on each other and some go really far. I guess it's up to people and how you are with your friends.
By the way, the guy who says we are behind because we fail to follow other's cultures, you are totally wrong! I line in England and I could tell you everything about other religions, but try asking a non-Muslim about Islam and you'll get a total blank. Why are WE always expected to integrate? We are a multicultural society so why is it only one sided? And what culture are we expected to embrace? Clubbing, drinking and shamelessness? Go ahead if you want. Accept it, as Muslims, we have a culture and the non-Muslims have a culture. Our duty is to tolerate one another, that's not to say we don't shun sin and immorality. The Sahabah did tolerate the Jews and Christians living amongst them, but when they committed evil, they were accountable.
But then again, we live in a society where sin and evil have become the norm. Bummer!