Question: I was talking to somebody the other day and they were asking why was it bad for the Muslims to be colonized by other countries? What was the harm that came from it?
Colonized? Oh, I don’t know, rape, pillage, slavery, complete loss of identity. Maybe they should ask South America, ‘what’s so bad about you guys being colonized?’ Or they should ask India. India, a few months ago I know some celebrities they were coming around, they wanted to sue the British Crown for all the wealth that they have stolen, especially the Koh- i-Noor. Yeah, they left behind some buildings and modern system that we paid anyway, in blood. Tell them, you should ask the Palestinians, ‘what’s so bad about you guys being colonized?’ They should ask the Chechnians, they should ask the Balkans, ‘what’s so bad?’ They should ask the whole of Africa, ‘what’s so bad about you guys being colonized? It’s not so bad, right?’
It shows complete ignorance, not understanding, and if there’s arrogance there then it’s going to be hopeless for a person to understand. But a person understands very well if they experience it. So, if the person really wants to know that, let him experience it. And don’t worry. Maybe in the near future, we’re all going to be colonized, Muslims in this country. It looks as if. So that time, say when you go through it, then we’ll sit down and have this conversation after you’ve gone through it. Right now we cannot talk. So good luck to him, insha’Allah. Or her. But no-one has any knowledge anymore, too many cat videos they are watching.
May Allah forgive me insha’Allah, Al Fatiha. Amin. Selam Aleykum.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
10 Jamadial Awwal 1438
February 9, 2017