Friday, 1 October 2010

Am I a Kafir?

Dear Friends
In Arabic the root KFR, meaning ‘to deny the truth’, has the associated sense of ‘ungratefulness’ or ‘thanklessness’, even though the resulting kafir is usually mistranslated as ‘unbeliever’.
Am I a Kafir? Yes & No…When the 'chips are down and thing's are going 'pear shaped' that’s when I become a Kafir and forget the goodness and loveliness in my life especially my baby daughters unconditional smile. And no one can take away this goodness or loveliness accept me.
I always teach my students to never confuse the trees for the forest. There is always a bigger picture…
For surely as the Quran said 1,400 hundred years ago and continues to shine:
Verily with difficulty is ease!
Verily with difficulty is ease!
Rishi Faisal


  1. Love the honesty! How many Sufis have had to answer this question to the Islamic orthodoxy?
    Thousands and thousands.

    I am thinking and studying about the interface and friction between faith and reason, religion and science.

    Al-Ghazali vs. Ibn Rushd
    Plato vs. Aristotle

    Ultimately, the only ones who know who is a kafir are God and each individual.

    Die before you die.


    "It was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein."

    Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and noted them), one sitting on the right and one on the left.

    Not a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it).

    And the stupor of death will bring Truth (before his eyes): "This was the thing which thou wast trying to escape!"

    Qur'an 50:16 - 50:19

  2. Hamed...Thanks for the timely Quranic reminder.

    Yaa Haq!