Daily Prompt: A True Saint
In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game.
I do believe that there were, (and are) good, virtuous people on this earth. They helped (and are helping) humanity, and their lives are exemplary for ordinary folks like us.
I am just an ordinary person. I don’t think I can be anywhere close to the definition of a saint. If for some illogical reason I think I am a saintly person, then I should get my head examined.
Sorry, I can’t be a saint, cause I am a Muslim. In Islam it’s considered a “Shirk” (شرك), if you pray to someone other than God. You can only ask God for help.
If a saintly person is alive, and he asks God to intercede on your behalf, his prayer might be accepted by God. Once that saintly person dies, he ceases to be of any help. He can’t hear your pleas, because he is dead. The dead can’t hear us. Their lives are over.
There are all sorts of people in my religion Islam. Most of them have never studied the Quran. Quran is a book of guidance. They never sought guidance from it.
What many Muslims do (I am ashamed to say) they wrap the Quran, and put it in a place. Occasionally they take it out, and after kissing it, touching their eyes to it, put it back again in a high place. Some of them have never looked at it. These Muslims never learned what’s there to learn, true words from God.
These Muslims only carry the name, they have nothing to do with Islam. Some of them only bring a bad name to Islam. At moments like those I wish I could disappear from the face of earth.
They forget that someday they are going to meet their Creator, face to face. They will have to answer to their deeds.
Here I do ask: why a bad person (who may be a Muslim) who does a dastardly deed, Islam and Quran is dragged through mud by the media and anti Muslim people?
Nothing like that happens if a bad man is a Jew or a Christian. Why the discrimination?
To tell the truth, I always breathe a sigh of relief when that person turns out to be a non Muslim.
Can I be a Saint?