Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam
write-up is simply a presentation of my spiritual observation, and anyone can
do it now easily. God Almighty has created the world and made the earth the
planet of citizenship for all people regardless of religion, caste, culture and
creeds, where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jews, Zorastrians—all reside
happily. God provides all of them with means of subsistence, fruits,
vegetables, benefits of the sun, rains, joys of different seasons and weather,
blood and bones, eyes to see, ears to hear, mouths to eat, legs to walk, minds
to think and recognize Him, to name a few of the blessings that He has endowed
us with, again with no discrimination in our religions, castes, cultures,
races, genders and colours.
God Almighty has created the earth for all human beings to live
indiscriminately but sadly the humans of the world are divided into borders,
countries and states. He has showed no discrimination but we have made such
sort of discrimination in our nature.
pondering over the documents required to be the citizenship of the world whose
Creator and Lord is Our God Almighty, we find that He does not need any
documents, such as old records of our fathers or fore-fathers, not even Aadhar
cards, voter cards or any smart card. The only criteria to be the part of
enjoying right to citizenship of this world is that you have eyes, ears, minds,
hearts, and other parts of human bodies. Once you fulfil these criteria, you
are welcome to be citizens of this world of God Almighty. To become citizens of
this world of God Almighty, you do not need to identify yourself as Hindus,
Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, or followers of any religions, because your being
humans are enough for God’s criteria of granting you citizenship. But this
right to citizenship is so much spiritual that it does not require any piece of
paper to be handed over to its applicants. This is purely based on true
relationship between God and Creatures.
ask me as a Muslim to present any evidence to prove this fact in the light of
the Quran. I would happily remind him of the very first verse of the Quran in
which He says, “All praise be to Allah, Who is the Creator of All Worlds”
(1:1). This verse is very spiritual to observe and a solution to many problems
rising and developing hatred on the basis of religions or otherwise. When God
Almighty says, “…Creator (Rabbul Alameen)”, he means to imply that He has
created the worlds in which all parts of the world are included in it. The
humans are also the part of this creation. It means He has created all our
parts of body, eyes, ears, legs, vegetables, fruits and others which we can
very easily and spiritually observe now.
As for the
plans of citizenship on the part of God Almighty, He has made this Law equal
for all human beings, without any discrimination. Such a beautiful act of God
Almighty is a lesson for all human beings to observe the will of God Almighty
and enough for my objectivity of what I want to clearly say through this short
write-up based on my spiritual observation that you too can easily do
willingly. And definitely this is not a new thing, as you all have such ideas.
need to do is open our spiritual mind, hearts and eyes to see and appreciate
that God Almighty loves all human beings without any discrimination. If it had
not been His love, He would not have created them to let them enjoy their life
and worldly means in a just manner. But it is we who have not loved Him by
becoming good citizens of the world. We have promoted so much hatred in our
hearts that we do not have time to love our God Almighty, not even to realize
the meaning of loving God Almighty. God Alone is our King and we should live to
become good citizens of the world created by Him Alone.
regular Columnist with NewAgeIslam.com, Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi Dehlvi is an Alim
and Fazil (Classical Islamic scholar), with a Sufi-Sunni background and
English-Arabic-Urdu Translator. He has also done B.A (Hons.) in Arabic, M.A. in
Arabic and M.A in English from JMI, New Delhi. He is Interested in Islamic
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Ravi Kumar sb, you have referred to a
controversial story which was added to the Original Valmiki Ramayana in
medieval times. I am not the one to derive any interpretation on my own from
Veda or Ramayana. Once I had the same question in my mind but came across the
answer given by Shriyan, B.S. Computer Science & Business, New York
University (2018). The following is his answer;
He says, “Shloka structure and word
selection are quite different in the later parts of the Uttarakhand. But
without any linguistic analysis, I’ll prove why and how Shambuka Vadh doesn’t
fit with the Ramayan’s morals, and why this story and its morals goes against
Vedas and Puranic morals.
“The story mentions Shri Ram using
Pushpak Viman to find Shambuk, however, it’s clearly mentioned in Yudhkand that
the Viman was returned to Shri Kuber, who was the original owner of the Pushpak
Viman. [Valmiki Ramayan: Yudhkand 127/62]
“Valmiki Ramayan also mentions Mata
Sabari, who was also Shudra from birth, but she revered as one of the most
respected Tapaswi. If Shudra were not allowed to do penance in Tretayug, then
why Maa Sabari was allowed?
“Mahabharat Anugita Parv 91/37 clearly
states that Brahman, Chhatriya, Vaishya and Shudra, all achieve Heaven by
penance. [Mahabharat: Anugita Parv 91/3]
In the Shambuk story, a Brahmin man
lost his son because a Shudra was doing penance. But Geeta and Vedas clearly
state that good/bad, happiness/suffering, success/failure are all caused by the
person’s Karma (acts). So this is also faulty?
Shri Ram eats at various Shudra
people’s homes. He calls Nishad Raj a friend and ally. In Ram Charitmanas, Shri
Ram gives Bhakti Gyan to Maa Sabari (Navadha Bhakti), Kewat compares his
profession to Shri Ram’s profession, all these beautiful stories clearly shows
that Ram didn’t discriminate.
“6. Yajurved states that Shudra is a
man who possesses the qualities of a brave, hardworking, loyal man, and one who
does the hardest of the work.
Geeta (14.3) states
catur-varnyam maya srstam
tasya kartaram api mam
viddhy akartaram avyayam
“that all Varnas are defined by Guna
(talent) and Karma (Act). It’s not by birth. I can go on about all the great
people who were Shudra but became of Chhatriya, Brahman by work. In King
Janak’s Sabha, Rishi Yagyawalk clearly said that a Brahman is defined by his
work, not by his birth. Same goes for every other.
“This story of Shambuk is a later
addition, most likely by people in authority to fulfill their selfish desires,
and who wanted to dilute the Vedic tradition. It’s an interpolation. Millions
of Rakshash with a horrible motive used to do Tapasya, and they all received
their wishes because the world is Karma Pradhan. The story of Shambuk is a big
lie, don’t fall for it.”
(quoted from quora)
I have yet not been able to reach what
is true about this controversial story. Nor am I expert on this issue. Internet checking and reading some books does not mean i am expert. Perhaps any other colleauge can give you his
logic and interpreatation. Just wait for your answer from anyone of the commentators on this site.
On social media is dominantly aired
that Shambuka, a Shudra ascetic in some versions of the Ramayana, was slain by
Rama for attempting to perform penance.
But the motive of this being shared on
social media is to create fighting between Dalit and Brahman. Can anyone on
this site say something about this story in authentic ways?
Dr Anburaj sb has gone voilent and
therefore has asked this violent question. His question has convinced me to
think that the violent people always look for ways to create violence. This is
how the people like him are instilling venom in one class of people against
If I ask him, “does he want to kill all
Muslims and all non-Muslims and Hindus who do not support his hatred version of
thinking?” this will be simply a foolish question.
Fighting may be his duty but not mine. Of
course he is already fighting with words of venom and weapons as he had done
here under this and so many other threads. My duty is to retain good thinking
in my mind and soul and the people who are interested in my words of peace.
They think It is the man made laws
which will not enable them to be peaceful but to look for a chance to let
fighting take place between two communities.
There were the people who helped fighting
between Christians and Christians, between Jews and Jews, between Brahmans and
Dalits, between Sunnis and Shias, between Muslims and Muslims, between people
and people. All make their respected narratives to show they were right in their
fighting. They use history of past to apply them in present and they have no
idea how to bring communities to path of real peace. All need to be
hospitalized in spiritual hospitals and be educated about the terms and
conditions on which they can be peaceful.
Indian Constitution has convinced
different classes of citizens but ye hazam nahi ho raha.
God says, “And Allah repelled those who
disbelieved, in their rage, not having obtained any good. And sufficient was
Allah for the believers in battle, and ever is Allah Powerful and Exalted in
Might. He brought the People of the Book who supported them down from their
strongholds and cast terror into their hearts—some you slew and some you took
captive. ‘ And He bequeathed unto you their land, their homes, their property,
and a land you have not trodden. And God is Powerful over all things.” (33:25-27)
According to majority of scholars, ‘the
People of the Book’ refers to the Banu Qurayẓah, the last
remaining Jewish tribe in Madinah. According to others, this refers to Banū Naḍīr and Banū Qaynuqā. These tribes had previously been
exiled from Madinah for breaking their treaty with the Prophet and the Muslims.
After the confederate troops had
abandoned the siege of Madinah, the Muslims laid siege to the tribe of Banu
for having plotted against the Muslims and having actively
supported the efforts of the Quraysh and their allies. Rather than fighting,
the Banū Qurayẓah
retreated to their strongholds, and the Muslims surrounded them for twenty-five
days. Eventually both sides agreed to let the matter of the tribe’s treason be
decided by Saʿd
ibn Muādh, a prominent Madinan Companion and the leader of the
tribe, who had been a close ally of the Banū Qurayẓah. Despite the pleas of many in his
tribe, Ibn Muʿādh decreed, “My judgment is that their fighters should be punished”.
The Prophet is said to have approved of Ibn Muʿādh’s judgment for their treason,
saying, “You have judged in accord with the judgment of the
The fighting took place as a result of their
treason but now that does not make it compulsory upon you to provoke the
fighting between Muslims and Jews.
In today’s world, laws are there to
make all the citizens peaceful toward one another and it is responsibility of
each citizen to follow the law and not to commit the treason by violating the
law agreed upon by both classes.
Dr Anburaj sb, why not you ask God
Almighty who has created you to ban means of subsistence to live, why not you
demand Him to ban death process, to ban rains from the sky, to ban all blessings
that He endows you with? Why have you failed so far in getting all these
You should get all such blessings
banned by God and then get the word ‘kafir’ banned from the sacred books
including the Quran and Bible. It is God Who has used the word ‘kafir’ for those
who deny His existence, faith in Him and His blessings. Men are not responsible
for that. Men are simply slaves of God. Believers fear God and will never give any
thought to your calls of banning.
Pharaoh and Namrud tried to ban the
blessings of God but could not succeed. Now you are trying to take the same
Pharaoh tried to ban the blessings of God
that were given to Hazrat Moses (peace be upon him) and could not succeed in
his motive despite having so much power.