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A viral video – “Happy” by British Muslims

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Written by Myriam Francois

April 21, 2014 at 22:10

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  1. There is nothing wrong with good publicity in the modern world today!

    abdullah m

    April 21, 2014 at 22:26

  2. Asalaam Alikum Sister. Do you believe that this video is good for Muslims living in Britain, or bad? We all know that the government and media would love more Muslims in the UK to label themselves as British Muslim instead of Muslim, so to further assist in dividing the Ummah, and this video achieves somewhat their aims don’t you think?

    Ibrahim Muhammed

    April 21, 2014 at 22:28

    • we are British Muslims. I see no conflict between religious and national identity and polls indicate neither do a majority of British Muslims…!

      myriamcerrah

      April 21, 2014 at 22:59

      • I personally do not share the idea of showing happiness by acting out in public. I think a true Muslim is happy when his/her heart is content by obeying the commandment of Allah. Apart from the religious (Sharia perspective of the vid) controversy on the video that you took part, I do not understand why you felt necessary to show the world that you are happy rather than being worried and concerned of what is happening in Burma, Syria, Egypt, Chechnya, CAR. I just do not think it was a right time to show your happiness.

        Muhammad Zabed Hossain

        April 22, 2014 at 03:36

      • who says they are mutually exclusive?

        myriamcerrah

        April 22, 2014 at 16:26

      • Segregation is being debated in the UK. Niqaab ban is being debated in the UK. Brothers like Moazzam Begg being locked up. UK Government sitting back while Palestine is occupied, Syria is being torn apart, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya haven’t been the same since the UK government intervened. Mosques recently burnt. Muslim women being spat at in the street and worse. Religion being debated on a national scale with the view of keeping religion behind closed doors and not “in peoples faces”. But a section of “British Muslims” are happy and want to mime and dance about it. As Muslims, not British Muslims, but Muslims, we are all one Ummah. So how does that look to those outside of Britain, those in France on our doorstep, while “we” are seen to be miming and dancing to a song (music is Haram in Islam) with Sisters in tight clothing (Haram), Sisters without Hijab (Covering is Fard in Islam), and Brothers wearing that silly mask and dancing. We are Muslim first and foremost. We only need to please Allah in order to be happy. We don’t need to “sell out”, blend in, and feel the need to be accepted by wider society in order to be happy. Serving Allah subhana wa’tala should make you happy, simples.

        Ibrahim Muhammed

        April 22, 2014 at 18:20

  3. assalamu alaikum Myriam, you seem like a person with a greater vision than many. I wish you the best in what you do and I hope Allah brings rahmah to the world through your efforts and projects. (If I may suggest: you may like to check out http://www.islamicsolutions.com and maybe also add it to your blogroll).

    Tahir Mahmood

    April 21, 2014 at 23:50

  4. I think it’s nice to see something positive about Muslims whatever your personal religious perspective. It’s sad that some always nit pick, you don’t have to agree to appreciate.

    hartleymorgan

    April 22, 2014 at 00:28

  5. I personally do not share the idea of showing happiness by acting out in public. I think a true Muslim is happy when his/her heart is content by obeying the commandment of Allah. Apart from the religious (Sharia perspective of the vid) controversy on the video that you took part, I do not understand why you felt necessary to show the world that you are happy rather than being worried and concerned of what is happening in Burma, Syria, Egypt, Chechnya, CAR.

    Muhammad Zabed Hossain

    April 22, 2014 at 19:31

  6. this is absolutely a swift job, we should take more high spirit to act that will attest in the world, Islam is a religion what has accurate peace of life… thanks everybody who involve with this video production, more on http://azmalhome.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/secret-of-holy-quran-through-humankind/

    AZMALHOME

    April 26, 2014 at 07:48

  7. Muhammad Zabed Hossain: they can’t get through a day without worrying about the Ummah, yet this has nothing to do with what happens around them. They don’t enjoy their Cornflakes in the morning (hang on, was that chicken on the front of the packet stunned before it contributed to my breakfast?), because somewhere in the world some Muslim is suffering. They’re stooped over carrying the burdens of the Ummah on their shoulders. They are the Dementors of British Islam.

    milons

    May 26, 2014 at 19:12

  8. Assalamu Alaykum. A bit late off the mark on my part however just wanted to weigh in here after seeing the video and looking at the debate from all angles. Personally, my respect for sister Myriam hasn’t diminished especially considering how active she is and how she has Mash’Allah contributed to the better understanding of Islam for some people. In my eyes she has been on the front line fighting for the cause of Islam in her own way and has defended our religion as vigorously as she possibly can. With regard to the video, whilst I personally have reservations to some elements of it; rationally speaking I understand the intention and premise behind it. Ultimately I am in no position to judge Myriam or others in the video nor do I feel the need to point out fiqh issues to people who are already in scholastic circles. Are other commentators both for and against this video in said cricles? I don’t know but from some of what I’ve read and heard I can only conclude that for some this is not the case. Allah forgive me if I’m wrong in my conclusion.

    Do i condemn the video? No. Do I support the video? Possibly not. Am I indifferent to it? No. However my opinion is just that and I am not qualified to say otherwise but the entire premise for my comment is to actually whole heartedly say to sister Myriam that I’m sorry for some of the rude remarks directed toward her due to this video and I hope and pray that it doesn’t deter you from providing servitude to this Ummah as you have been doing Mash’Allah. As with anyone, you are human – you can’t change that! And as a human you feel, cry, hurt and are happy like the rest of us. For me, some of the criticisms went too far, beyond the realms of being fair or reasonable. This saddened me and I just want to say keep your head up Insh’Allah 🙂

    As for the comments directed to you about “the countries that are suffering, the Muslims that are suffering” (unfortunately there are many); for those who actually don’t know, sister Myriam has done more than the average person in speaking out, raising awareness, raising understanding and attempting to bring about change in the only way she knows how. I’m quite insulted at the insinuation that by partaking in this video all her other contributions (of which there are many Mash’Allah) have been completely overlooked.

    She’s done a lot for us. More than we will ever know. For that you have my duas and thanks always.

    Thank you sister Myriam for being who you are and throughout this “happy Muslims” saga know that there are those who still respect and love you as a sister as we always have and will continue to do so insh’Allah. Due to that love and respect if you were to ever do something completely outrageous we will gently and quietly let you know 😉 Insh’Allah we will never need to.

    May Allah keep you in good health Insh’Allah.

    Wsalam

    JustaMuslim

    August 2, 2014 at 22:30


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