To a person who doubt my existence, I have to agree with him that I do not exist- well for him but for myself, I exist. I am, not becuase you want me to be, I am because I think I am, I feel I am, I act I am.
I am an identity of the media, spreading my message through this box, and you people out there can read it, hence my existence depends, of course only for you people, because of the computer.
Regarding this site, sometimes I get to read very good articles, full of high class intellectuality (of course based on my definition of intellectuality) but many times I read very poor ones. I don't want to name the poor ones but the good ones are these: what do I do, Free Will, Muslims shun religiosity, Immanuel Kant and Islamic morality and Mulims have no superiority. I found only these good ones, rest (around 10-15 articles that I have read) are not good.
I must thank Harsh Chaturvedi from the bottom of my heart for taking such strong liking to my article, which I had written a few months ago. The article was the result of months of research on communalism.
Thank you rational for your kind words- "an asset". And no Mr rational, I don't remember listening to their khutba.
I have to deal with so many comments.
@Chaturvedi, thank you so much. It is not easy to accept one’s mistakes and not many people can do it. I like your comment on communalism, in fact it reminded me of my article on ‘Muslims Must Shun their Religiosity’. If you get time, read it. Here is the link
Mr Foujdar, my religion it total surrendering to God’s Will. You say that my “secularism” (‘s) aim is to criticise Islam and Muslims. How can you say that? Actually you are partially correct; one of my aims is to spread the pluralistic message of Islam, especially among Muslims, because they are the real culprits in not knowing about their own religion. I say this very often, I will say this again: I can write about them because I was part of them, I also used to nod and accept the Imam’s version of Islam. But then I read the Quran with understanding, in this I have to give credit of Ahmed Deedat. In almost all his lectures he would say that all of us should read the Quran with understanding, especially A. Yusuf Ali’s and I bought it, I read it and it changed the way of my thinking. Even this site helped me orient my mind in the proper direction. Sir a writer must confine his mind and hand to finish his writing. The site’s name is New Age Islam; hence our focus is on Islam and Muslims.
Sadaf, thank you for the explanation. May be I was unable to put it more bluntly, my main purpose to ask was that there is no common interpretation about the rope of Allah. Is there? I don't think so. For people like Aiman and you, it is the ideal and the teachings of the Quran, but for others it is not. Even in the Quran there are so many different interpratations. According to Daniel N Robinson, there are 7 ways of interpreting the Quran and even the most scholarly cannot reach the deepest meaning.
Well, thank you Sadaf, it is kind of you to have answered, let me wait for the reply by Aiman and especially Ghaus because he says that by following the rope of ALlah all the problems will be solved. I want to know how? So Ghaus, if you are reading this then I want you to answer this. Even Aiman, with whom I am impressed as he knows in detail about Freud, can answer.
Thank you rational. Use your mind in the positive direction and don't make yourself so low as to rebuke others just for the sake of rebuking.
Dear Aiman sahib, If we all learn the following
command of Allah almighty by heart recall it time and again, our half of today’s
problem will come to an end.
Aiman, you remind me of Naseer Ahmed. I liked debating with him and so is the case with you. What you say is correct, I have to accept. I guess you are well-read in Freud. I have not gone as deeply as you, so would you mind explaining me about him in detail, as I know most of the basic things? You have rightly corrected me, "rape" is an Eros and not a "Thanatos". Thank you.
@Chaturvedi, I had already said in my comment that, if properly trained, then we can tame our Id and strengthen our superego. Let me give you one example, having two subparst: in Hitlers' Germany, because of the basic human nature, Hitler was able to channel the masses' Id and combined them into one "Collective Id" (Freud called it). But inGandhi's India, he, turned the people's Id into superego and brought about a force known as 'collective superego'. I hope you see the distinction,there are many other points, but you being a wise man, I assume that you can see the difference.
And by the way there is a mistake in your comment, I beg your pardon, but you say "Our Thanatos drives us to kill, destroy, maim, abuse, rape, etc others". According to Freud it is incorrect. "Rape" is an Eros, and not a Thanatos.