So, I’m sure some of you are wondering why I thought Haram Police was a good name for a blog. To be quite honest, I don’t know. It came to me in the middle of the night and it made me laugh. It was cheeky so I stuck with it. I could also argue that I’m taking the power and negativity associated with this title back. Reclaiming it, if you will.
What are haram police, anyway? (If you don’t already know, have you been sleeping under a rock?) Haram police are the notorious squad of vigilantes roaming the internet in search of every last drop of haramness. I’m not quite sure they’re so concerned about eradicating it as much as putting the convicted harami on blast for all the world to see. While I do have to admit, it’s kind of satisfying to see a girl getting called out for wearing her hijab and crop top at the same time all whilst hashtagging #hijabi and #deenoverdunya, it’s also extremely obnoxious. Look we get it, it’s haram. I’m almost 100% sure they and the rest of the world know that. Focus your time and energy elsewhere and let them continue to look like fools.
Or is that the wrong approach?
I’ve heard a lot of arguments on why being a haram police officer is actually a good thing. Aren’t we supposed to look after our brothers and sisters?
Yes, of course. But it’s all in the approach. You won’t find yourself making any kind of positive impact by leaving scathing comments underneath Instagram posts. Offering an unsolicited opinion on someone else’s platform rarely goes well for the commentator or the point they are trying to make. No one likes to be humiliated like that and approaching them in such an arrogant way will only make them defensive and hard-hearted. And once again, most people already know what you’re about to say, they simply just don’t care.
So, while I have absolutely no desire to waste my time on people I don’t agree with on the internet, I do have a strong passion for teaching and encouraging. This blog is for my fellow reverts who feel like they’re missing something. I am in no way perfect, I make mistakes all of the time but I am still learning and will continue to do so until the day I am no longer on this Earth. This little corner of the internet is my place to pass on the knowledge that I receive and to offer advice and anecdotes about my own journey . I will offer my opinion every now and then and I’ll talk about what’s haram and what’s halal. Our calling is to spread the truth but not to force it upon people. My aim is to be a positive representation of my faith and to help others. Insha’allah, I succeed.