Beautiful Islam in a Jungle of Ignorance Outside its Land.

Hasan A. Yahya, Ph.Ds

Ignorance does not mean illiteracy or lack of knowledge. Ignorance is a willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have. It is the condition of being ignorant; the want of knowledge in general, or in relation to a particular subject; the state of being uneducated or uninformed. The worse may be happen when people reject to understand or to know more about something they have already made themselves satisfied with their mental states as knowing enough, and they do not want to know more. This situation gets worse, when it comes to knowledge about Islam.
Beautiful Islam, is a simple religion, depends on the oneness of God (Allah), Any one man or woman accepts this principle is a Muslim, no matter what his or her religion is. This idea makes people accept for a certain degree other basic principles of Islam, like the Prophethood of Muhammad, prayers, fasting, giving alms, and pilgrimage performance if they are able to do so, physically and financially.
To be a strong Muslim or weak Muslim, it is up to the person, his or her environment, but both remain Muslims. In one tradition of the Prophet, (pbuh) says: If you hear a statement calls for good actions, even I did not say it, consider it as if I said it. What does that mean, it means that ordinary people who have their own understanding can be judges for themselves. And distinguish between good and bad. This ability of normal and ordinary people, gives them the sense of Islamic belief.
In recent years, types of ignorance were noticed on the internet, in books, on TV shows, and market places. For example, calling to ban Islam as a faith in western Countries cannot be made without suspition of ignorance. Another example, attacking Islam, Muslims,Qur’an, and more annoying for Muslims, the attacks on Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam.
Islam is a beautiful religion, calls for peace of mind. Especially when a person performs prayer. The feeling of security and satisfaction cannot be described in a prayer time, where no objects come between the person and God. It’s a pure feeling. Those who believe in Islam feel it every time they pray. Five times a day, few minutes each time. Very simple in practicing, without rush or force other than the force of belief in one self and One God.

Many ignorant people, which come under the definition in the start of this article, do not want this self-satisfaction or self security in the company of God. While they are accepted as they choose what they wanted, it is the right of those who chose to be close to God, believing His Oneness and Might, and acting according to that belief, whither they have Hijab, or certain dress. While we encourage certain dress in sports, and accept it as a norm in the USA in the hockey, football, and swimming or accepting the one piece or two pieces dress for women on the beach, we have to accept the Hijab dress for Muslims, the Hat cover for Sikhs, the head cover for church or funeral goers in a free land.
Ignorance of these practices should be overcome, by knowing more about the beautiful things in Islam, from accepting God as One and Only God, to ability of performing pilgrimage. Muslims everywhere, can be between the two, the strength of faith is characterized by the ability of person, male or female, to perform one or more of Islamic obligations, But all of them follow one beautiful Islam, Islam of mind and passion by choice. The same can be said on any other faith, Because the God of Islam (Allah)gives human beings the choice to be or not to be Muslims. It is the human choice to select by permission of God. Because the selection has consequences any person is responsible for his or her choice. ( 673 words)

About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: Thank you!
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