The Defeatist Thinker Series:
“‘Oh, What’s the Point!’ Syndrome”
Some Muslims think along the following lines:
[P1] Anything Muslims as a community or as representational organisations will say will be ignored. The government just won’t listen to them and they won’t change.
[C1] Therefore, there’s no point in speaking out against the government on Muslim concerns.
- Whatever happened to speaking out against injustice towards Muslims? Silence only serves to perpetuate and lend legitimacy to injustice.
- This type of thinking suggests that nothing is worth the effort. Is this a principle a Muslim (in fact ANYBODY) can live by? What does it say about hope and optimism? Not much.
- This kind of thinking assumes that struggling for a Muslim cause is pointless. Well, without struggle, not many valuable things are achieved (Madrasahs, Ma`hads and Mosques…). Imagine if the blessed Prophet (saw) and his Noble Companions had this type of thinking when struggling in the da`wa against the Quraysh in Mecca?