Maybe it’s different in every country, maybe it’s better in some places than others. I can only speak for myself. We live in a country that so confidently stands by the freedom of belief. Yet, this is compromised when it comes to the Islamic faith. People who have lived in Muslim countries their whole lives, will never understand what it’s like to live in a non-muslim country. And that’s okay.
Alhamdulillah, they don’t have to experience the man that you were giving dawah to, going to attack a Masjid. Alhamdulillah, they don’t have to experience people calling you a terrorist just because you wear hijab. Alhamdulillah they don’t have to experience the brother that grew up praying next to you with becoming an atheist or Christian. Alhamdulillah they don’t have to experience a the moment when a dead pighead is left front of the Masjid. Alhamdulillah they don’t have to experience police cars to protect us during taraweeh. Alhamdulillah they don’t have to experience phone calls threatening to blow us up.
Alhamdulillah they don’t have to experience people yelling at us to go back to our countries or to burn in hell while we are just kids playing outside. Alhamdulillah they don’t have to worry about getting a job while wearing hijab or having a beard.
Some people blame us for not doing enough dawah, when they don’t know at all how much we’ve already done. And what we go through on a daily basis because of it.
No matter how much dawah you do, some kuffar will give you a hard time just like they gave our Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and his companions. But we ask Allah for steadfastness to this deen and hope and pray others will not lose themselves either.
Please don’t forget us in your duas.