Without doubt Trump’s victory was the manifestation of much white frustration. Like brexit it was a reactionary vote utilized to take back “their” country (although American Indians were there long before).
As for the American Muslims then it should be known than what occurred could not occur except by the will of Allah. From the tenants of faith (Imaan) is to believe in predestination, the good and bad (wherein there is an unknown wisdom) of it. Likewise that those things that supposed to occur would not elude us and that those matters which eluded us were not supposed to occur.
Secondly, the victory of Allah does not come with conflicting that which was legislated from the Qur’an and Sunnah. Rather, it comes with patience. Likewise ease comes with discomfort and difficulty.
Hence, although harassment against Muslims (as well as African Americans, Latinos etc.) would increase, it is the best of times to return to Allah in submission, supplication and prayer as he is the remover of all difficulty. As Trump is the President of the U.S now, after four or eight years his presidency would end. However Allah, who is the one who controls all affairs and takes and gives to whoever he pleases remains, Remember, even during Trump’s reign, absolutely nothing can befall anyone who he spewed hatred against except by Allah’s will.
As Allah said: “It is possible that you may dislike something and it is better for you. Allah knows and you do not know.” A brother from Guyana who lives in the United States said that perhaps a Trump presidency would make Muslims in the U.S more serious regarding their religion because in times of ease we tend to forget Allah because of the comforts we have in this world.
Additionally, Malcolm X (may Allah have mercy on him) said regarding Afro-Americans (and I would apply this for Muslims also) that an openly xenophobic president may be better. Why? It is because such a person cannot hide their racism and therefore Afro-Americans would arise and begin doing things to uplift their communities themselves. He also said that such a President would wake up the whole world in an unprecedented manner, even more than the world woke up to Adolf Hitler!
In conclusion, if you haven’t woken up as yet then don’t try to set an alarm to do so.