Posted By Veiled Muslimah on/at 11/06/2008 08:12:00 AM

Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi Wabarakath,

So Obama has won the American elections. I wouldn't exactly be interested in the American Presidency, but who becomes president in the United States indirectly concerns the World, or more specifically Muslim Countries. I wonder what will his foreign policy consist of and/or what are his plans with Iraq and Afghanistan? Secondly, I hope we don't see a War in Pakistan/Iran, inshaAllah.

Speaking to a few American Muslims I know were voting, they said the American Muslim Community although didn't approve of either, were choosing the 'lesser of two evils'. To add to the hype, on his blog, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki has caused quite the stir by voicing his opinions in three posts on the impermissibility of voting in an American democracy. He makes some very valid points, although I have to do my own research on 'voting from a Shar'i perspective' as there is a difference of opinion involved among the Ulema when it comes to this.

However, what I extremely detested was the slandering of the Imam and his character just because some people did not agree with his views. There is a manner of disagreeing and a manner of respect involved, especially when it comes to dealing with Shyookh. Sadly, this involved Muslims.

I came across this article this morning, which spoke about how a U.S Airstrike in an Afghani village turned a Wedding to a Mass burial ground. Allahu'l musta'an.

On a side note, I was sick and tired of seeing people donate their status to the American elections on facebook. People that weren't Americans or even living in America. Why don't we get so hyped about other Countries' elections? Hmmph.

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Umm Travis said...

This was my thinking also, and apparently if I dont support their idea or try to advice them I get crapped all over. Muslims really need to learn how to behave if they want "real" change. You cant expect some man to do it, if you are treating others with disrespect.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Yep, I agree Umm Travis, there is a manner of behavior in Islam, in fact on the day of Judgement one thing that will really matter is your manners in this dunya.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Obamas already chosen a Jewish Zionist chief of staff, way to go! Is this the change people were talking about?

Anonymous said...

i was quite surprised by the way people were celebrating Obama's victory!

Veiled Muslimah said...

kv, yep, it was almost as if he was their own countrys president. :S

Fragile Emptiness said...

i agree with you. I was dumbfounded to see fellow Canadian Muslims rejoicing the win of a kaafir. And I also could not decide whether I can keep friendship with these people for what they are and how they think etc. Life is so complex.

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