Ok, I just have to get this all out. There are so many things driving me crazy right now.
1. Scholars! Ok, what makes a scholar? Is it someone who has studied Islam and likes to talk a lot? Is it someone who knows Quran and Hadith backwards and forwards? I don't know really, but I'm inclined to think that some SERIOUS study is required to be called a scholar. There can be people of knowledge, out there who do not consider themselves scholars. Next on my scholar list... is why oh why do I have to respect or like someone I don't agree with? Just because I'm a simple revert of just over a year does not make me an idiot. I am not just going to agree with someone because they happen to have more 'knowledge' than I do. Why do I have to accept that there are other opinions? Ok , yes.. another opinion exists, but do I have to listen to it or follow it? Islam is not as wishy washy as everyone seems to want it to be.
2. What is so bad about trying to follow quran and sunnah??? why do we have to change and mold it to fit our needs? Or should I say our country? Muslims were a minority 1400 years ago when the rules were set... what makes us think our minority status is more important than that?
3. Seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim. The 'Unity Pledge' that was signed by a bunch of people of knowledge says that the average Muslim should not concern themselves with the complexities of Aqeedah... I just can't agree with that. Knowledge is what makes our iman grow stronger. If we don't know things how can we do everything we can to make Allah happy with us?
4. Fourms... help... I think I just need to stay away from these things. They make me upset, sad, anxious and angry.. everything that I should not feel. I don't know...
Well that is my rant for now... not very polished or nicely written, but I had to get it out.