Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Muslims made great contributions to Indian civilization.

Muslims made great contributions to Indian civilization.
I would like to clarify the fact that this is far from the religious constitution Islam has expounded and a definite aberration from the Islamic history where mandirs were built at the side of mosques. I once confirmed this obvious observation with our President on his visit to mother India years ago!
Just as the erudite Mr. Nandalall has constantly defended that castes isn't a religious principle but a social construct, similarly the injustices and political discriminations meted out to our counterpart brothers and sisters of Hinduism is surely sad and inhumane albeit totally unlawful and sinful in the eyes of Islam.
We should always be proud that the Muslims and Hindus have lived as family in Guyana, sharing not only heritage and struggles but even in the loins of each other families. This is the model for Islam throughout the world that wishes to demonstrate itself as that true paragon of democracy and human right. This is also the karma and good example throughout the universe for those who wish to perpetrate hatred and racial profiling as those during the Gujarat riots and similar such violations during Partition, etc.
Muslims themselves sometimes fall bloody victim to their ignorant self-seeking brethren wishing to destroy them but this doesn’t make them ridicule Islam nor blame the teachings of a Prophet who condemned the demolition of places of worship and the stopping of worshipping, regardless of form.
The Quran eludes us to this and Aurangzeb, 1658-1707, the famous Mughal ruler of India, despite the much-misconstrued stereotypes against him, had employed over 100 Hindu-bureaucrats in his administration. This is the model that won hearts to Islam while the opposite only disperses; a proof thereof is its continuous expansion.
22:40 …Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure.

6:108 Revile not you those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance.

A life is a life anywhere and atrocities throughout the world must be condemned regardless of faith-check or background –check.

Where are the Muslims against injustice and where are the Hindus, Christians and others against inhumanity?

Rumi said all this singing is one song, but do we hear it?

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