If we join usrah, simple definition of religion is ‘the way of life’. Well said, however the implementation doesn’t show the way it is defined. Remember the all the 6 characteristics of islam? They consist of flexible, time dependent, inclusive and etc. The theory is good enough, ulama’ have been acknowledged these items as our reference in doing da’wah, politics, living and everything related to religion.
Religion should brings peace to everyone, Islam also defined as peace, safe. It means that Islam makes the world safe and peace. However by looking at current situation do you think it is so? Looking at religious people they always talk about haram, hell, taboo, hudud, grave punishment and ect. They failed to define the real Islam as it should be. People are getting far from religion as they heard about these negative words. Meanwhile there is a lot of good things in religion they do not mention. Islam teaches us to helps each other, to be good to all creatures, talks about heaven, world peacefulness and etc. These things should be mentioned by the ustaz/ah in order to define Islam the way it is.
Oftentimes that the religion have been use for power, money, politics, and attention. The religion have manipulated by those people with personal interests. As a result, the perception of how does Islam look like, is getting far away from the real Islam, or the way it use to be. Moderate voice without personal interest and intention should voice out more, so that the messages of Islam, and the real Islam can be heard by others. The current problem is that those extremists always voice out, and then they are gaining the attention of reporters and viewers, hence the world assuming that it is the picture of Islam, they are extreme, so rough, and bad. These things continuously happen and Islamophobia is exist all over again. And those moderates voice keep silent with doing anything, Islam continues to be hated by people.
So voice out the idea of peaceful, safe, and calamity in Islam. The world can be great again, the world without war, fighting, quarrel, bombs and etc.