In Part I of What Is Islam, we discussed how Islam came into the spotlight after the so-called terror attacks in America. Well for some of you who are still wondering how that worked in favor of Islam; let me once again draw your attention towards the fact that Allah (s.w.t) is not limited by anything or anyone.
Also, it is a fact that He blesses those people with guidance who sincerely seek the truth.
Sincere Hearts Get Rewarded
When you search answers for questions like ‘what is Islam’ with a sincere heart, Allah (s.w.t) rewards you with the right knowledge about this religion (deen).
Please note that here sincere means that you do not carry any prejudice against Islam in your heart or you do not search for information about Islam just to prove that whatever foul things you have been hearing about Islam are true.
Please know that there is a famous Hadees of Rasool Allah (s.a.w) which in other words describes that Allah (s.w.t) does not look at your faces or your riches, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds.
When these curious people all over the globe (especially from the Western parts) began to search sincerely for answers about Islam, whether it promoted terrorism and acts of mass killings and if the Holy Quran really calls believers to kill the disbelievers (Kaaffirs) indiscriminately, they had a sincere intention (Niyyah) to know about the truth. And Allah (s.w.t) rewarded the sincere ones with guidance.
Why Westerners Convert to Islam?
If you check out facts about maximum number of conversions to Islam happening in America, UK and the rest of the Western world after these terror attacks, you will see a common thread. Almost all of them relate how the Western media had begun propagating copious amounts of false stories and theories about Islam and its close relation to terrorism.
The propaganda was aimed at making people believe 2 major lies:
Lie # 1- Islam is a religion of terror and it is better for everyone to stay away from it.
Lie #2- The terror attacks on the twin towers were done by Muslim Jihadis, for the sake of Islam and they had verses from the Holy Quran to support their actions.
Allah (s.w.t) Owns the Final Plan
While this massive propaganda was done with the intention of harming the cause of Islam, Allah (s.w.t) used this same propaganda to generate sincere curiosity to corroborate real facts of Islam in the hearts of those whom He later guided towards Islam.
So that is exactly how Allah (s.w.t) weakened the plot of the scheming anti-Islamic propagandists.
“And those before them had plotted, but to Allah belongs the plan entirely.” [13:42]