Dear Rubina Sahiba,
Regarding your recent
column, Dukhre kaihte ….., I
agree, we the Muslims, or at least most of us know nothing or very little
about the Quran teachings, but appear to know a lot about strange stories
from Hadith, which often
contradict with the Quran, but who cares. Most of us have picked up
favorable stuff on selective basis from
Hadiths of our choice and we shamelessly take that to be (our
Thinking logically, I
have a problem with the statement often used, “subhan
Allah we are born Muslims”. Does that mean, God does not like all
those who were not born in the Muslim families? Since they were not born in
Muslim families and hence they will stay non-Muslims, does that mean all of
them are going to be the fuel for the hell fire? If so, whose fault would
that be? There’s or God’s? Would God punish them for some thing that He
Himself is responsible for? Just think about it.
Once in a while we run
into some one who was converted to Islam from another religion. The verb
used for this act is often the term, ‘revert’. It is often said that such
and such person has reverted to Islam. This is quite in line with the
baseless assumption that God wanted every one to be a Muslim by birth?
Really? Just think about it logically. What kind of God do we believe in who
is all powerful, but not powerful enough to make us all get born in Muslim
families. Do you not see our contradictory thought process?
The ignorance of the
Quranic teachings has caused colossal problems among Muslims Think about,
for example, the sectarian issue. The Quran does not support divisions, or
the sects in the religion. The sectarian differences have harmed Muslims
more than any other delusional beliefs that they may have had over the
centuries. The sectarian differences are bad enough for spiritual values,
but it is this difference that was fully exploited by the CIA in Iraq
between the Sunnis and the Shias and I am sure, now the Pakistani Taliban
(TTP) are well funded to start genocide of
Shias while praying in their
mosques in Pakistan. They often include Sunni mosques as well – its all part
of the game, they are paid for that too. It has political implications.
Shaitan, the devil; strangely
enough, most people think it is an entity that lives outside of us and
simply comes in and makes us do wrong things. In fact, the devil is part of
all of us and lives within us – we have both the attributes, those which are
righteous and those which are immoral. Those Muslims who do not care to
study the Quran, often fall for the devil. Promoting sectarian differences,
for example, is nothing but the work of the devil, that lives inside of us,
the one we fail to control because we are not rightly guided as we have
ignored the Quranic teachings.
The Mullahs have a huge
negative role to play in Islam. Most Mullahs ignore the Quran and its
teachings and select from Hadith,
what represents their point of view. The large collection of
Hadith offers more or less any
thing that you care to pick and chose to advance your own point of view.
Devil may care, how much it contradicts with Quran, but that
keeps the Mulla’s position in tact in the society. Naturally, they will not
like to push the Quran only to make themselves redundant from their
lucrative central role providing them with a commanding position.