A bit morbid, one might say but that is the sorry state that I find many of the blogs belonging to quite a number of the ‘registered’ bloggers here in the MBA!
What can I say? As there’s no ‘Compulsion’ in forcing anyone into Islam, so is the same for those who were once so gung ho about joining the MBA eleven years ago but now reduced to just a few who still somehow have it in them to continue blogging.
In fact, this site went flatline a week or two ago when yours truly had some difficulty in renewing the hosting and as a result, www.themuslimbloggersalliance.org technically went into the ‘twilight zone‘.
Tried asking for help from a few of the members whom I hoped would be able to help pay for the hosting and restoration fees, but unexpectedly, these well to do professionals went mute. I understand. It’s okay.
I have been paying out of my own pockets for all the domain renewal and hosting fees all these years as my commitment to keep this MBA up and running. Allah knows I tried. Anyway, life goes on.
What I would like to advise those whose blogs are ‘dead‘ is to remember that our efforts here on Earth is to help share the Truth about Islam and to dispel any lies and slanders against our Faith that seems to crop up like poisonous mushrooms every now and then.
You do not have to reinvent the wheel so to speak. Just hold firm to the Rope of Allah @ namely the Glorious Quran and to refer to the Authentic Hadiths and Sunnah of our Greatest Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam when sharing about Islam.
Always remember to follow Allah’s Commandment to us in Chapter 16, Verse 125 in the Holy Quran and do not go overboard in your manner of deliverance. Remember that our main purpose in being a Muslim Blogger is to help draw people to Islam.
Not scare them away with any extremism or unIslamic conduct. We are not those considered to be the Infallibles. We are not free from sin. Yet that should not dampen our spirits from wanting to cleanse ourselves from our errors and faults.
You can start all over again and grow your online presence once again. If you are reading this, it means that you are still alive and breathing. Do not give up on yourself. Not just yet! Hehehehe..
There’s still some sense of Life in you. Clear those proverbial cobwebs from your mind. Tell yourself, that you still have that fire burning within you. 🙂 There’s still hope.
Arise O you Muslim Blogger and be the Bright Spark that you once were! Get writing and Publish!
Insya Allah! You can do it!