Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us consider the nature of true greatness in men. The people who can catch hold of men?s minds and feelings and inspire them to do things bigger than themselves are the people who are remembered in history. . . . those who stir feelings and imagination and make men struggle toward perfection.” Henry Eyring
I love these two quotes above.
A friend of mine was telling me how we as Muslims are failing at propagation, giving Da’wah to our non Muslim friends, neighbours and even families for those who have reverted.
He told me that we should not be afraid that people will call us crazy, even our beloved prophet (pbuh) was called crazy, a madman! Yet, he still delivered the message which is still impacting people’s lives more than 1400 years down the line.
So it should not anger us when we are misunderstood. All prophets have been misunderstood too. It’s just how the game is and this should not deter us from spreading the beautiful message of Islam.
And who is better in speech than the one who says ‘My Lord is Alah’ and then stands firm [acts upon his order] and invites to Alah’s [ Islamic Monotheism] and does righteous deeds and says: ‘I am one of the Muslims.’