Top Five Viral Muslim Stories of 2017
Throughout the year of 2017, there were many challenges facing the Muslim Ummah. However, throughout the year, there were also Muslim stories that inspired many around the world to do good and showed us the true meaning of Islam through acts of kindness. These Muslim Stories inspire Muslims to become better examples for mankind.
Allah says in the Quran:
كُنتُمۡ خَيۡرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخۡرِجَتۡ لِلنَّاسِ
تَأۡمُرُونَ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَتَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنڪَرِ وَتُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِۗ
You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah
These stories were chosen because of their impact on social media and their inspirational value.
Muslim Man Breaks Up Street Fight
Ibn Ali Miller spotted two boys getting into a fight and immediately intervened. In this incredible act of selflessness, he shows those young boys the reality of their situation. He tells them that they are almost men, and says that their friends who were recording and laughing were cowards. A life lesson they will now never forget after the video went viral.
An act of forgiveness like no other
An emotional story about a Muslim father whose son was killed in a robbery. The father forgave and hugged his son’s killer in the middle of the courtroom after a guilty verdict was given. Abdul-Munim Sombat Jimtoud hugged the man who was sentenced for being complicit in his son’s murder, saying that forgiveness is “the greatest act of charity in Islam”.
The Muslim man looking after children no one else would
In another act of selflessness, this American Muslim takes care of terminally ill children. Mohamed Bzeek is a 62-year-old Libyan American Muslim who looks after terminally ill children in Los Angeles and fosters them despite knowing very well many of them will die during his care due to their illness.
Cycling from London to Makkah, the Hajj Ride.
Muslims cyclists from the UK rode from London to Makkah for charity in Syria. These brothers brought the situation of Syria back into the spotlight by riding from London to Makkah. These brothers created awareness on a forgotten people by riding a bike across 3500 km.
Muslims Saves lives in London fire
In this tragic event, 70 people were killed by a fire that consumed the Grenfell Tower. Muslims were among the first to be on the scene as they rushed to the knock on the doors of unsuspecting residents and evacuate the building. Locals said that if it wasn’t for the Muslims who were awake for early Morning prayers, the death toll would have been much higher.
These Muslim Stories have been a true inspiration to all mankind through their acts of kindness. We ask Allah to bless those believers.