Dr. Firdaus Kamalodeen

Alhamdulillah and congratulations to the Muslim Mother-Daughter team from Trinidad on being featured on the front page of Tuesday's edition of the local newspaper Newsday which captured them having just completed voting the day before. 

Allahu Akbar.

This is how Muslim women exercise power in a democracy, which is what Islam is all about.

While some Muslims in some parts of the world seem to have just gotten an epiphany and came to the realization that Muslim women maybe should be allowed to drive, Muslim women in Democratic Trinidad not only drive, they also vote.

In one picture featuring our people, Allah showed how to do Islam. 

Here in Trinidad and Tobago, when it comes to selecting the country's leadership, it is the model of Islam that is followed. 

And as part of that model, Muslim women have full and equal rights of participation along with Muslim men and along with all the non-Muslim men and women in the country.

How beautiful Islam is -- if only people will not use it to advance their own personal, political and economic agendas and plans!


Islam came to liberate humanity from all kinds of slavery -- and vices. And it did so quite successfully.

Among the top modes of slavery Islam set humanity free from were Hereditary Kingship and Traditional Priesthood

In fact, Allah had kept Pre-Islam Makkah more or less free from these two most terrible vices, even though the rest of the world wallowed in them.

But Muslims, being Muslims, went right back to the drawing board and changed the basic message of Islam to fit their dominant value structure of the day: modern-day slavery to kings and priests with all kinds of fancy names.

Today, Muslims are about the only people in the world who have real, live, fully functional and absolute monarchs and kings, who completely own them and their lands and their resources, and who are the most unquestioned and absolute rulers of the lands they occupy.

Muslims also have a rich mix of priests even though they call them by all kinds of fancy names. These new-age Muslim priests with fancy new titles exercise extraordinary influence on the lives and destinies of Muslims most of whom are naive, ignorant and ill-informed about Islam and the world.

Thus, having totally changed the basic teachings of Islam, in two of the most fundamental areas of life, Muslims then run around asking everyone why they are in the terrible mess they are in.