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IslamQA: How to stay hopeful when Muslims are so weak and subjugated

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله I have been reading through this website a lot recently and they helped me better understand my religion and integrate it into my scientific of thinking . I might not agree with you on everything but you have my thanks and respect Now as for my question : how do you keep faith in these current times where it seems we can’t go a year without some new genocide of Muslims popping up somewhere : be it in China with Ughyur , mynnmar and of course Israel . I try telling myself that there will be some way out for them but it just looks hopeless to me. How does one remain faithful when fellow Muslims are freely subjected to so many horrors and Islam as a whole just seems doomed to be eradicated in many places?

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

I’m glad that you have found this website useful. Regarding your question, please see my essay What happened to Islamic civilization? Why did Muslims fall behind in science and technology? where I deal with your question in detail.

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