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Islam and Pluralism (24 Dec 2008 NewAgeIslam.Com)

The Miracle of Jesus Christ

The Miracle of Jesus Christ

By: Haseen Chishti


According to Holy Quran “Jesus Christ was not crucified and killed but was raised up to heaven. The traditions say that he will reappear again to reclaim the lost humanity from the evil path.” Further the Quran says “Surely we have killed Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the apostle of Allah and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him but it was made dubious to them” (4:157Q) “I will take you and raise you up to me and clear you of those who disbelieve” (3:54Q). These above mentioned Quranic verses do not deny that Jesus was nailed on the cross, but they negate his having expired on the cross.


According to the Quranic chapter ‘Surat-ul-Imran’, those days there was an able reverence named Imran. His wife Hena was the daughter of Faqooz. She had a sister named Esheba (Elizabeth). Elizabeth was the wife of Hazrat Zakaria and mother of Hazrat Yahya. Hena did not have any child so she made a sacred wish that if God gives her a child then she will devote it for the service of Hekal (temple). Among Jews tradition the service of Hekal was a sacred religious custom. Her wish was accepted and she got a beautiful daughter whom she named Marium. But a girl can’t do the service of Hekal only boys can do. So it was decided that Hazrat Zakaria will do the upbringing of the child. He constructed a chamber in Masjid Uqsa where Marium was brought up in the beginning.


Whenever Hazrat Zakaria went to see the baby child he felt some fragrance and saw unseasoned fruits in her room. On his asking she smiled and replied that “Allah” sends these fruits”- means they used to come from heaven. Holy Quran and Angel are the evidence that angels used to talk to her. When Marium became grown up then she migrated to city Nasra (Nazareth) of Galeel. There she betrothed with Yusuf Bukhar (Joseph) but she had still not gone to his house or had any biological relation yet .One day an angel revealed in her room. She at once got scared but he said “O Marium!! Don’t be scared you are ‘expecting’ (means pregnant) and it will be a son; name Yasoo®” Marium got stunned. “How can it be possible when I have never been in relation with any man……….?” “The Holy Gabriel will reveal upon you and the divine power of Allah will protect him.” The Angel replied and disappeared.


The place where Christ was born the Shepherds used to live who had a dream that “tonight” Hazrat Isah Masih will be born in Bait-ul-Hem. According to the custom of the ancestor Hazrat Moosa the child got castrated ceremony on 8th day of his birth. Some astrologers told to the king Herodes that the child will become the king of Jews so he ordered that Hazrat Isah should be killed.


Marium’s husband Yusuf Bukhar (Joseph) was ordered in his dream he should take Hazrat Marium and Hazrat Isah to Misr (Egypt) so he followed the order. When the king Herodes didn’t find the child then he ordered that all the young children should be killed


Jesus neither married whole of his life nor established a house. He used to go from one city to the other city and from one village to another village to pass the message of Allah and preach good deeds. He passed continuously three years of his life in Europe for preaching. During this period Allah descended prophet hood to him and he was commissioned for the guidance of Hazrat Israel who had forgotten the teachings of ‘Torat’ (Bible). The misguidance had started as people had forgotten the beliefs of Moosa. Whenever Jesus used to deliver his sermons the Jews used to make opposition against his sermons.


Then Jesus showed many miracles to the infidels e.g. he used to make a dead body alive. But infidels called him the rebellion of the government. In the end these infidels hung him on the cross. But Allah raised / lifted him up.


During his life only 120 people embraced his beliefs. He had started his preaching at the age of 30 years and continued for three years and was crucified at the age of 33 years. The Ingeel (Bible) was revealed upon him. Like innumerable prophets Jesus Christ also went through a hardship and those who didn’t believe he showed them miracles and through his miracles he saved the life of innumerable people. Even today’s age he gives his blessings to people.

This is the girl named Mreena Kom whom the Christ gave Miracle. She is from Nagaram near Eagle School mobile number 9862091615. He showed her a skeleton which is transparent and all the nerves and arteries can be seen. The Christ told some points to touch them to a paralyzed person. For the first time she treated a paralyzed old lady for forty days who has come back to the normal life and works in the paddy field. Innumerable paralyzed people she has treated whom I have not seen. So her life history I will write after the whole detailed enquiries. At present I am giving these two photos of a child.


This child’s name is Ricky Kom son of Mangte Akhup teacher in T.E. Memorial High School Sadang, Churachanpur district reading in class V. I myself took the interview of this child because he wanted that people should know about this miracle. He came to my house with Mareena Kom. He studies in Kids High School Deulahlane Imphal. This child had a sudden paralyzed attack on 5.11.2008 while sleeping. When h e got up he saw his face disfigured. Family at once took him to J.N. Hospital but no benefit. Somebody told to them about Mareena who treated him only for 5 days. Now he can speak and eat food with normal movements as before. This is his picture after the treatment.


She is treating some known people of Imphal city. After collecting material I am going to write her life history along with the cases she treated. She is very poor somebody offered her Rs.10,000/- after her treatment but she did not accept.


The writer is the Director of Falcon British Academy, Rahmania Building, Thangal Bazar, Imphal.

Source: http://www.kanglaonline.com/index.php?template=kshow&kid=1428



Can Muslims say 'Merry Christmas'? Debate Indonesians

Mahmudi Asyari and Muizzudin, Dec 24, 2008


Indonesian Muslims still have very different opinions about wishing someone "Merry Christmas". Some of them believe it is OK to do so, while some others see it differently.

The former group base their opinion on the spirit of religious tolerance and the latter group consider it harmful for the religion and relate their opinion with the forbidden action of mixing one religion with another. This group seems to be dominant in Indonesia.


In defending their opinion, they use a hadith as mentioned in Bukhari: "It related from Aishah that a group of Jews came to God's Messenger and said, 'as-sam alayk (death be on you). I understood it and said to them, as-sam wa al-lanah (on you be death and curse).


God's Messenger said, 'Be calm! O Aishah, for God loves that one should be kind and lenient in all matters.' I said. 'O God's Messenger! Haven't you heard what they have said?' God's Messenger said, '(Haven't you heard what I have said.) I said (to them), alaykum (upon you).'" According to them, responding to a greeting with non-Muslims is limited and so is wishing "Merry Christmas".


Based on a literature study, the writers believe that the ban of wishing "Merry Christmas" directly from the prophet is not found. This is due to the fact that historically there was relatively no clear contact between Muslims and Christians in Madinah as Muslims had with the Jews.


The Madina Charter, for example, indicates how intense the contact was with the Jews because they had economical and political power in Madinah. Conflict and cheating occurred between them which forced the Jews to leave Madina. This kind of contact didn't occur between Christians and Muslims in Madinah.


That is why there is no proof that the prophet said anything about wishing someone "Merry Christmas". The type of greeting between the Jews and Muslims at that time was the result of the political situation, which triggered a conflict. This is the reason why the prophet issued the hadith which the ulemas later interpreted as limiting and/or prohibiting Muslims to greet or reply using the word assalamu'alaikum or anything similar with non-Muslims.


Concerning using the Christmas greeting, there is no obvious Koranic verse or hadith regarding this matter. The Prophet Mohammad only had contact with a few Christians before he became a prophet and there was no further contact after he became one. Due to this fact, the reasoning of Muslims who ban wishing "Merry Christmas" is obviously questionable.


Whether an Indonesian Muslim is allowed or not to use this greeting is debatable following the level of the harmony that avails. Some years ago the Indonesian Ulema Council issued a fatwa banning the wishing of "Merry Christmas". Since there was no obvious proof from the prophet banning it, the Indonesian Ulema Council based their reasoning on the actual political situation. In this case, the political situation played a significant role.


Actually, what all Indonesian Muslims do now is to refer to the Holy Koran, Mary Chapter, verses 33-34. "Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive! Such was Jesus, son of Mary: (this is) a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt."


The two verses do not ban Muslims from wishing "Merry Christmas" as long as they mean to confess that Jesus is just a human and not God (Tafseer Ibn Katsir, Vol. III/127). M. Quraish Shihab even mentioned that the human aspect is significant in Islam. If there is no problem with the human aspect, there is no problem then for Muslims to extend congratulations to anyone who celebrates the birthday of someone who later became a Prophet and a Messenger.

Understanding the two verses, Indonesian Muslims should question why a hadith from Aishah became a basic reason for prohibiting Muslims from giving the Christmas greeting just because of the political situation in which they assumed that the so-called Christianization of Indonesia was at an alarming rate.


The Indonesian Ulema Council based the fatwa on what is in the Islamic jurisprudence named as sad al-dzariah (protecting Muslims from falling into something unexpected in Islam). In this case, the Council set the ruling for Muslims to stop them from falling into two unexpected things: Confessing Jesus as God, which is interpreted as an effort to mix a religion with another religion, and converting to Christianity.


Since every December Indonesian Muslims face this issue, it is better that all religious leaders have a mutual understanding and an open dialog and so contribute to a conducive atmosphere for harmony and tolerance among the followers of different religions. In the matter of wishing "Merry Christmas", Muslims should take all aspects comprehensively. Muslims can wish Christians "Merry Christmas" as if they were celebrating the birthday of another Prophet and Messenger whom Islam acknowledges.


Mahmudi Asyari is a Doctorate Degree Holder from Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University and Muizzudin is a lecturer of University of Indonesia.


Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/12/24/can-muslims-say-039merry-christmas039.html


Iranian President Ahmadinejad gives festive Christmas speech



Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day speech this year, it has announced. He will be shown telling British viewers "the general will of nations" is for a return to "human values". His speech, in Farsi with English subtitles, will be the channel's 16th alternative Christmas message. Unlike previous years, it will be broadcast at night and not at the same time as the Queen's speech. The message of seasonal goodwill is to be aired at 1915 GMT.


'Alternative view'

In his speech, Mr Ahmadinejad congratulates the people of Britain on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ.  As the leader of one of the most powerful states in the Middle East, President Ahmadinejad's views are enormously influential. He says that problems in society are rooted in the rejection of the message of the prophets of God, including Jesus. And he criticises the "indifference of some governments and powers" towards the teachings of "the divine prophets". Channel 4 head of news and current affairs Dorothy Byrne said: "As the leader of one of the most powerful states in the Middle East, President Ahmadinejad's views are enormously influential. "As we approach a critical time in international relations, we are offering our viewers an insight into an alternative world view."


'Divisive denial'

But Stephen Smith, director of the Holocaust Centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire, criticised Mr Ahmadinejad's "benign" message as "deception". "This message of so-called peace needs to be treated very carefully," he said. A speech Mr Ahmadinejad gave in December 2005, in which he referred to the Holocaust as "the myth of the Jews' massacre", angered Jewish groups.

Mr Smith criticised "the fact that somebody who openly denies the Holocaust is given legitimacy on prime time television, someone who uses Holocaust denial to be divisive".


 In spite of his ridiculous and often offensive views, it is an important way of reminding him that there are some countries where free speech is not repressed.  Mr Ahmadinejad has also been criticised for the treatment of gay people in Iran. Last year, when asked in a visit to New York's Columbia University about the execution of gay people in Iran, he replied: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country." Gay rights group Stonewall said Mr Ahmadinejad should "celebrate the fact that he can appear on television to give a message like this".

"In spite of his ridiculous and often offensive views, it is an important way of reminding him that there are some countries where free speech is not repressed," director Ben Summerskill said.

Channel 4's first alternative message was delivered by gay icon Quentin Crisp in 1993.

Others to have given the broadcast include French actress Brigitte Bardot, former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne and TV chef Jamie Oliver. Last year's message was given by Maj Andrew Stockton, a British soldier who lost an arm fighting in Afghanistan.

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islam-and-pluralism/the-miracle-of-jesus-christ-/d/1076



    A  certain  amount  of  discretion is necessarily to be exercised  by any one who writes a book. particularly so, if  the book treats  some international topic. A  casual  slip on the part of the writer may throw a world in convulsion and do unpredictable damage to the peace and solemnity of the entire mankind . Did not the authors of “The Islamic Bomb” realize that such a name of book will mean insult to entire Muslim community and injure their feelings severely ,was it not possible to choose some other appropriate name , for example , “The nuclear threat increasing in the middle east”,etc.Do the authors think that they have rendered any service to humanity or to any block by making the name of their book so conspicuous as to arouse the antagonistic feelings of two region of the world ,and to create rivalary and enmity between them. Feelings may smoulder and may not find way to expression , but the checked feelings do erupt with greater intensity in time . The book could have been written in a different way with better acceptability and better results.

    Allama yousuf Gebriel.

     Idara ufqar_e_Gebriel

     Wah cantt (Pakistan)




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    Allama Muhammad Yousuf Gabriel




                Blake was not to amiss when he said" If what Bacon says is true, what Christ says is false". These words of Blake were drowned in the universal zeal of the Baconian world when they were uttered. but have now emerged as sparkling truth in the light of the dreadful hazards that have appeared as the consequence of the antichrist Baconian philosophy of modern atomism. In the following we will seethe views of Jesus and Bacon is in a dialogue between Jesus and Bacon.

                Just mark the exact antipathy between the two.

    (1)        JESUS

                "Blessed are the poor in spirit: For there is the kingdom of heaven".


                "Blessed are the strong in sprit, rich  in mind, subtle in imagination, for they it is that will inherit the kingdom of this world. They it is that will have the dominion over nature".

    (2)        JESUS

                "Blessed (are) they that mount: for they shall be comforted".


                "Blessed are they who make merry and laugh and gain control over nature, for they shall be physically comforted".

    (3)        JESUS

                "Blessed (are) the meek: For they shall inherit the earth".


                "Pleased are the powerful for they shall inherit this earth".

                (4)        JESUS

                "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. For they shall be filed".


    "Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after the dominion over the universe. For they it is that are filled  And this in itself is extreme righteousness.

    (5)        JESUS

                "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy".


    " Blessed are the degigent in worldly pursuit, for they shall obtain riches".


                "Blessed are the pure in heart, fore they shall see God".


                "Blessed are the wise in head, for they shall see glory".

    (7)        JESUS

                "Blessed are the peace-makers; for the ye shall be called the children of God".


                "Blessed are the power-seekers, for they shall be called the masters of the earth".

    (8)        JESUS

                "Blessed are they which, are persecuted for righteous, sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven".


                " Blessed are they which exert for advancement's sake, for their's is the kingdom of the world".

    (9)        JESUS

                "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, or my sake".


    "Blessed are ye, when me shall honour you and give you all manner of praise, as the benefactors of mankind for the sake of my philosophy of fruit and utility.

    (10)      JESUS

                " rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. For great(is) your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you".


                "Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward on earth: for so dishonoured they the scientists that were before you by calling them in leisure with devil".

    (11)      JESUS

                "Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt has so this flavour: Wherewith shall it be salted?". It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men".


                "Ye are the new salt of the earth. The old salt hath lost its flavour, and has therefore to be cast out ad trodden under foot of men".

    (12)      JESUS

                "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill can to be hid".


    "Ye are the light of the world, but your light is of this material world. Let it therefore now shine everywhere".

                (13)      JESUS

                "Neither do men light candle, and put it under the bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house".


                " Hide not the light of sciences but rather propagate it, that all men in the world benefit by it".

    (14)      JESUS

                "Let your light so shine before men, that may see your works, and glorify your father which is in the heaven".


                "Let your light so shine in the world before men, that they may see your works ad glorify me that am the trumpeter of the new age of worldly science".

    (15)      JESUS

                "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.


    "Think no that I am come to destroy the law. But law according to me is the law of natural philosophy. Beware therefore of the moral law. Repeat to the mistake that your progenitor committed and was thus expelled fro meh paradise".

                (16)      JESUS

                " For verily I say unto you till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in nowise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled".


    '" Verily I say unto you, if ye continue in your investigation, one jot or one tittle o the natural law swill in no wise remain undiscovered or unbenefited by mental all the process be complete.

    (17)      JESUS

                "If thy right eye offend thee plcuk it out, and cast it form there: for it is profitable for the etha one of the remember should perish, and not (that) thy whole body shoaled be cast into hell".


    "Think not of the moral philosophy, for no profit is other than the material profit. It is better for thee to fill thy stomach ad live, rather than starve in the hope of the next unseen world. Nor cut your members for fear of unknown hell.

    (18)      JESUS

                " Whosoever therefore shall break one of these leas commandments, and teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: But whosoever shall do and teach (them) the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven, ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of judgment: But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: And whosoever shall say to his brother race a, shall be in danger of the council: But whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shall not commit adultry; But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh over a woman to lust after here, hath committed adultry with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee pluck it out, and cast (it) from thee: For it is profitable for thee that one other members should perish, and not(that) they whole body should be cast into hell. And if they right band offend there, cut it off, and cast (it) from thee, for it is profitable for thither to one of thy remembers should perish; and not(that) thy whole body should be cast in hell".


    "Beware of the moralist. Verily I say unto you, Adam it was who did teasste the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good an devil, and was therefore expelled from the paradise. Repeat not the guilt of Adam by learning the subtleties of moral philosophy. Rather make they endeavour in the pursuit of natural philosophy in obedience to the command of God to Adam, and form a paradise of they own on this earth itself,  Beware of the moralist and see he did not spoil you, as he did the generations of the past. seek rather the dominion over nature and see they actual, real, practical destiny.

    (19)      JESUS

                " Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, here moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do to break though or steal. For where your treasure is, their will your heart be also".


    "Lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth. Use insecticide to killeth moth. Prepare storage iron safes for your treasures against the thieves and burglars. Cast the thought of the heavens etc. out of thy mind. Be rational. Attain to self-sufficiency.

    (20)      JESUS

                "The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, they whole body shall be full of light".


    " The light of the eye is throughout thy belly. If therefore they belly is full, thine eye shall be full of light".(21)         JESUS

    " But if thine eye be evil, they whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in there is darkness, how great is that darkness".


    "But if thy body be weak and sickly, thy eye shall be full of darkness. Light up this world with tortures and expel all darkness. for the light soul or sprit is only illusory.

    (22)      JESUS

                "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve god and mammon">


                "Forget the invisible God. Serve mammon and gain ready reward and early payment and excellent wages.

    (23)      JESUS

                " Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink ; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment"?.


    "Take every thought for your life, and only for life, food, drink and raiment. Meats is all that is life, threats is only illusion".


    "Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither food they reap, nor gather into barrens; yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye to much better than they?".


    "Be not like the fowls of the air, O sons of Adam. Till the earth, sow the seed and gather into barns for tomorrow, and be sensible. Idlers feel the pangs of hunger".

    (23)      JESUS

                "Which of your by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature".


    "Gain dominion over nature, and become giants of the earth like gods of Olympia for surely it is a certainly veritable".

    (26)      '"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you",


    "Seek ye first the kingdom of the world and its riches, and everything else shall be added unto you".

    (27)      JESUS

                " Take therefore n out thought for the morrow, for the marrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day (is) the evil thereof".


    "Beware of tomorrow, and take care though systematic, organized, over-increasing ad infinite chain of the progress, for winter in shead".

    (28)      JESUS

                "Enter ye at the strait gate: for wide(is) the gate, and broad (is) the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are which go in thereat: because statute (is) the gate, and narrow (is) the way, and few there be that find it".


    "Seek n no more the strait gate. but go through the high gate and the Broadway. The strait gate the high gate and the broad way. The strait gate and the narrow way strangleth the life. Fools only, and misguided by he barren philosophies take that way that leads to misery and destruction.

    (29)      JESUS

                "Beware of the false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are reveling wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or rigs of thistles"".


    "Beware of the prophets that point to the strait gates and narrow paths, and of the philosophers which advance barren philosophers of thrones and thistles. Rather follow the new philosophy of fruit, and see the truth thereof.

    (30)      JESUS

    "Even so every god tree bringeth forth god fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit".


    "Enter not the woods of ancient philosophies of thrones and thistles, for no fruit but bursinss will be they reward.

    (31)      JESUS

                "Every tree that bringeth not god fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Where for by their fruits ye shall know them".


    "The fruit of wealth is the best of fruits.


    "Woe to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). He thinketh that his with will render him immortal. Nay, for verily he will be cast it Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what Al-Hotama s?  It is fire of Allah kindled which leapeth up onto the hearts. It is  ( a fire) closed in on the them in outstretched columns".

                (Qruan 104-Al-Homaza)

                That Bacon ad Christ stand in radical opposition to each other may easily be seen. Christ preaches otherworldliness and resurrection and love for God as against the love of this world. Bacon peaches this world exclusively, without any thought either of the next world or God. Christ preaches distintegratedness and hatred o wealth, and remains men of the transience of this life. Bacon preaches nothing but wealth, and regards this life as the only life. Christ points to heaven as man's real.,          permanent abode. Bacon points to this earth as the only abode. Christ teaches belief in supernatural and miraculous. Bacon teaches belief only in the scientific and rational. Christ works miracles by the force of spiritual. Bacon teaches to work miracles by the force of natural. Christ reserves the right of dominion over the universe to God alone. Bacon confers the right of dominion over nature on Man.  Christ preaches poverty. Bacon preaches dignity and pride. Christ forbids to lay up treasures on earth, and teaches not to care for the morrow. Bacon teaches nothing but to lay up pressures on earth and recommends a continuous and infinite struggle for progress. Christ teaches to lay up treasures in heaven. Bacon has no thought whatsoever of the heaven or the heavenly things. Christ teaches a strict morality. Bacon condemns and forbids the pursuit of moral philosophy. Christ puts scythe to natural philosophy that is pursued for material advantage. Bacon puts sickle to moral philosophy pursued for moral edification and the law to sum up the mater it remains wonder only to see how aye any one could at the same time is a miracle which could not have been achieved. The Christendom that follows Bacon could not continue for an hour in the Baconian philosophy. If Christ is really followed.

    Allama Muhammad Yousuf Gabriel

    Adara afqar e Gabriel quaid e Azam street Nawababad wah cantt Distt Rawalpindi



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    Antulay's inadvertant remarks raising doubts over Hemant Karkare's killing raised many eyebrows, stirred up a controversy, confirmed the Urdu Press conspiracy theory, gave a perfect fodder to BJP and Safron brigade to whip Congress. Luckily for Antulay, though he refused to retract his statement, P. Chidambaram, the Home Minister came out with a statement dispelling all doubts about the killing of Karkare, thus resting his theory into peace. However, our over enthusiastic Muslims became jubiliant, went crazy to mob Antulay when he went for a prayer in a mosque near parliament. To some Hindutva leaders, especially Ashok Chowgle, VP of VHP, this event did not go well with them. Trivial it appears, but to them it was a negation of the solidarity expressed by entire Muslim Ummah following 26/11. Is this cussedness or paranoia of some sort suffered by Sangh Parivar? Like Pakistan, Sangh Parivar too were not happy with the unprecedented behaviour of Muslim community expressing unqualified support and solidarity with the people of India and condemned in one voice the acts of terrorism as barbaric, inhuman and outside Islam. This is mainly because BJP would be out of job in politics as they all along been thriving on hate campaign against Muslims.

    The question here is when Muslims can rally in such great numbers condemning terrorism that took away just 195 lives in Mumbai, why Hindutva forces could not muster the same strength to condemn Modi and his men who carried out the henious crime of genocide against the Muslim population in Gujarat in 2002 that took more than 5000 lives and crores of rupees worth properties were damaged forcing a large number of Muslim families to live in ghettoes. Similarly, the same solidarity was not shown to Christians when they were attacked in Orissa and forced to live in thousands in jungles for months together?  Instead, they rallied behind Modi and Patnaik and supported them. Is it not sheer hypocrisy? But Ashok Chowgle was quick to question whether the mobbing of Antulay goes with the popular mood of the Muslim which was sync with national mood. There is nothing tragic and outrageous than for Muslims to demonstrate their nationalism every time a terror attack takes place. Are we still treated as second class citizens?

    However, every event has its negative and postives effect. The positive effect is Muslims were united with the rest of India in condemning terrorism from ordinary man in the street to the cleric and mullah in the mosque. The second biggest gain was the removal of sympathy factor of Pakistan from the minds of the muslim masses. This is evident from not only high condemnation of acts by Pakistani elements, but the height of it was the refusal of Muslims of Mumbai to allow burial of the dead militants. This is something which Muslims never practiced in the past. This laudable especially in the context that the dead were Muslims, though terrorists, and however bad one may be, Islam does permits burial of dead bodies of such Muslims. But here Mumbai Muslim demonstrated their extreme displeasure and pain of the action of Pakistani terrorists by refusing to bury the dead Muslims, is an act itself that should be hailed as more patiortic. Does anybody need any more proof of Muslims commitment to India's unity and the sense of patriotism? This would certainly be a blow to Pakistan as well as Hindutva forces, who were thriving on the live wire of communal passion. But Muslims of India are more committed today and this would do them a world of good if they show the same solidarity in voting out pseudo-supporters of Muslims cause. The vote bank politics is certainly going to get a beating of their life in the days to come. Indians irrespective of the religious belief would bury all the communal forces for ever. This is the biggest gain of the terror attack in Mumbai.

    Now, a duty is cast upon the responsible Urdu Press and Muslim intelligentsia not to make a hero out of Antulay's irresponsible utterances. He as a Muslim Chief Minister and Central Minister, did little for the cause of Muslims to claim their leadership. Such hypocrites and boot lickers of politics should be shunned by the community. What we need today is not people like Antulay or Farooq Abdullah, or Owaisis to lead the community but a self-less leader who is prepared to lead and sacrifice his life for the cause of Muslim rights in India. We need to tell the new govt to immediately implement all the recommendations of Sachar Committee Report which is gathering dust in PM office. None in the UPA Govt have shown any interest to implement these recommendations that have exposed the pathetic conditions of Muslim community in India. It also highlighted the illeteracy exist among the muslim masses and top it all under representation in all wings of govt, in employment, education, legislatures, armed forces, police force etc., Muslim have barely a symbolic representation and not full representation on the basis of their population.This is what is needed and we the Muslims of India need to organize a Jihad to fight against poverty, illeteracy, lack of employment opportunities and against social discrimination of Muslims. This is the real Jihad and the kind of Jihad perpetrated by the ultras sitting across the border. Let's expedite our search for a leader who can form a party exclusively for Muslims to fight for their rights. Muslims vote should go to a party that is prepared to implement Sachar Committee report soon on coming to power. Will it go to Congress or others, it all depends upon who takes up the responsibility to support Muslims. Jai Hind.

    By A.M. Jamsheed Basha, Chennai, India. -

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