A few days back Maysoon Al-Suwaidan tweeted something that caused a big hassle in Twitter where she and her father were attacked. Her tweet was understood the way people wanted to understand it. Not the way she meant it. The issue here made a huge fuss and I have two topics I would like to cover here:
We keep getting all these pics of tweets with people having some outrageous religious tweets, or attacking a religious sect or just plain stupid. With that, people keep forwarding those without researching if this is a fake account or not. We should never spread the rumor if we do not know how truthful it is.
On the other hand, if it is not fake and the tweet is true. Then, what’s the problem? The problem comes on how we understand that tweet. See the peson can mean something yet tweeting it and the way we read it can provide a different meaning. I tweeted many thing before and when I read them again I noticed that people might get that idea wrong.
Our mind can perceive things in way that are affected by our mind. If we want something to mean something bad, our mind will eventually make it look bad. Of course we spread our interpretation to others. Once we accept that interpretation, we go to phase 2 and that is to do. Whether we attack or defend at the end we have to do something about it.
Yet, no one asked her what she really mean’t in that tweet. Everyone attacked her and made look like the devil on Twitter. We shouldn’t judge the book by the cover but understand what the book is all about.
At the end, if she mean’t something you considered wrong. Why attack? why can’t we be civilized and start talking. Believe in the other opinion and if you think she sinned then pray for her instead? why all this hate within us.
2- The Family
Why bring her father into the picture? Her father is known (although hated by many) for his great mind. I for one like to listen and see what he has to say. Even when I do not agree with everything he believes in. What does he have to do with what his daughter said? Although he did stand beside her as a good father that shows another side of him. Unlike others where they can abandon their families for others.
See, he raised her and taught her things and I think gave her the choice. If “you think” that what she did is wrong it does not mean her father, mother or any other family member are wrong. An individuals mistake does not mean the whole family were wrong. Of course this goes the other way. A great father doesn’t mean all his children will be perfect. At the end it’s about individuality not the group.
No one has the right to tell us or show us if they are a better muslim than us. No on has the right to attack on their perception. Research and ask, maybe you will understand something new. Your interpretation might be clearer when you change your mind set a little bit and don’t keep it closed. Your brain is there for a reason, use it.