Demonitisation – a good move with utterly poor planning

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 | comments


By: Iftikhar Islam (@IftikharIslam)

The effects of utterly poor planning of the Modi government while taking the decision on demonetization is all well known to us. In the process to wage a war against the black money hoarders, the Modi government has utterly failed to protect the poor and middle class men who lead their day-to-day life on cash transactions. The small-scale industries and daily wage earners are effected to the core.

I call this as an arrow that has deliberately missed its target. We know that the major portion of the black money is hoarded in various industries like Gold, Real Estates, Textiles, etc. Modi government has consciously left the big fishes out of the target and gave them ultimate room to escape from this trap. The only few that have got trapped in this shackle are common man, traders, daily-wage earners, and most importantly the opponents (obviously of BJP).

Demonetisation should have been done with utmost minute planning – keeping in mind about the welfare of a common man – where the major sufferings should be for those who literally play with the economy of the nation. We need to work to bring back every kind of “Black Asset” that has been almost idle for years.

The main reason for the hoarding of Black money is imposing of heavy taxes. If the government revives the concept of taxes and relieve the traders and small scale industries with low taxes and encourage entrepreneurship in the country, many of the problems – including of black money – gets solved.

When we have low taxes – say 10%, even it can be lower than this – people who have wealth starts investing in businesses. Even those who have ideas and are aspiring entrepreneurs gets capital and generates income with the employment opportunities. When we have low taxes the number of tax payers gets increases as there will be more entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is the solution for many economic problems we are facing.

Instead of going to the root cause and treating the disease. The government is just acting superficially and keeping the main problem intact. The steps taken by the government will create more problems in the future than solving the existing ones.


  


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SIMI Encounter Issue: Height of Steadfastness - a conversation with the mother of Mujeeb

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 | comments

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By: Irem Ayyub

On 31st of October 2016, eight under trial prisoners were killed by Bhopal Police in a staged encounter. Among them was Mujeeb from Ahmedabad. I happen to visit Mujeeb’s family and here I am expressing my thoughts after meeting the grieved mother. 

The word ‘Faqqul Aani’, in Arabic, means to release the prisoners and it has appeared many times in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Allah commands the believers to strive to release the people who are imprisoned (It is in the context of those who are not convicted of any crime). However, in our society this word “releasing a prisoner” is like a burden. Leave aside striving to release the innocents from the prison, we don’t even talk to the families of those who are imprisoned. We delete the contact details from our phone memory and pretend that we don’t even know the person (however close friend he may be). 

We only think of ourselves. We feel that we are safe if we stay away from such people. But, let me remind you, if you remain silent on such situations, others will also remain silent when you are in the firing line. Don’t expect others to raise voice for you when you choose to stay away from them. Today it is on them and tomorrow, for sure, it will be on you. 

On 3rd November 2016, I went to meet the family of Mujeeb at Juhapura, Ahmedabad. I was expecting his mother to be very depressed and shaken. But to my surprise, the woman was totally in her sense and when she communicated with me, I was totally stunned. Normally, those who have the knowledge about Islam and have complete faith in Allah show such kind of steadfastness in these situations. Though she doesn’t have much knowledge of Islam - she has never studied the Quran in much detail - she believes that Allah must have planned something better for her and her son. 

She used to meet her son four times in a year – At the time of Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Raksha Bandhan, and Bhai Dooj – the day she went to take her son’s dead body was the day of Bhai Dooj and she was already planning to meet him. She reasoned that her son didn’t break the jail as he always waits for his mother to visit him and the ‘Bhai Dooj’ festival was on the very next day of the so called “Jail-Break” incident. “How can my son do this when he knew that his mother will come to meet him the very next day?” argued the grieved mother. 

The saddened mother narrated saying, “When I was sitting outside of Hamidia Hospital while my husband went in to collect the Mujeeb’s body, few women of the local village visited me to express their condolences and said that my son didn’t break the jail. They were taken out of jail and dumped at one place. Then the police team announced in the village saying ‘few terrorists have broken the jail and are hiding in the village’. This made the people to come out of their homes and witness the brutal killing of those eight persons.” She also added saying, “I had to accompany my husband to collect the dead body of my son as there were no one who was willing to go with my husband.” 

In a short period of time, as my conversation with her was not too long, she took me to the olden days of Islam where the death of a child for the sake of the deen was the reason of honor for the mother and not the cause of humiliation. She said, “Whatever I know of Islam, I have learnt it from my son Mujeeb.” He changed life style of all family members. 

During the entire conversation, which was about one hour, I didn’t see a single tear in her eyes. That is why I say; it is the height of steadfastness. It is very difficult to be patient in this situation. No matter she didn’t flow her tears before me, but surely she uses those tears before Allah. As a helpless mother, she is patient. What else can she do when the Ummah is in the slumber? 

Now, is it not our duty to support her? Let’s help her to know the truth behind her son’s killing. Let’s help those families who have lost their sons in this encounter. My dear sisters and brothers, fear Allah… One day you have to stand before Him and answer your deeds. What will you answer when Allah ask you about your role in eradicating oppression in the society? Today it is Mujeeb, tomorrow it could be anyone of us. Let’s join our hands before it’s too late. 

Lastly, whether you help her or not, the brave mother has stood up to fight the challenges and know the fact behind her son’s killing so that others may not suffer in such fake encounters.

Hue-and-cry about the Uniform Civil Code – The reality

Friday, 28 October 2016 | comments

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By: Moinuddin Ibn Nasrullah

“Article 44 of the Constitution speaks about Uniform Civil Code.” “We are one nation. Thus, we need one law for all.” “Personal laws are creating disturbances in our country.” “Personal Laws are threat to our country’s unity.” These are the words used by some of my fellow countrymen to justify their argument in support of UCC.

Here I am quoting Article 44 “Uniform civil code for the citizens The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India” How does this Article gives permission for the Government to force any code on any community? If it does, then it directly contradicts with Article 25 and 26 of the Indian Constitution.

This issue of UCC pitched to get political benefit by current regime in the centre. There are no two opinions in it. And all the arguments given to justify UCC are baseless, illogical and impractical. 

Does Uniformity of Law really bring Unity and Peace?

In the past century we have example of two most lethal world wars which caused death of more than 60 million people. To which religion did both the parties of war belong? They belonged to Christian community, believing in the same principles of the Bible. They had a uniformity of Law, but this could not save the destruction of millions of people.

Take the example of United States of America. In each state, they have different laws for marriage and divorce. In the presence of so many differences among their laws, still they are united. How come these laws are not threat to USA’s unity and peace?

We have example of United Arab Emirates (UAE). They have seven states which form UAE. Sometimes law of one state directly contradicts with the law of other state. One state disallows issuing of VISAs to some country, while other state issue VISAs to the same country. Such contradictory laws are not giving threat to their unity, then why for us personal laws are threat?

Why only Article 44 is the theme of debates these days? Why Govt. is behind Article 44 alone leaving much more important issues? Article 47 speaks about “the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties…” It also directs the State to “endeavor to bring about prohibition of the consumption except for medicinal purposes of intoxicating drinks and of drugs which are injurious to health.”

I am asking why the Govt. does not ban alcohol? Alcohol is the primary factor for many accidents on road and increase in the crimes against women (including heinous rapes). Why this regime gives a blind eye to these real issues? Do you really respect the women as you portray in your manifesto? There are Millions of houses in our country where they have only one bread earner at home and because of the consumption of Alcohol, this bread winner plunges into many diseases and die. Why this Govt. doesn’t care about these issues? Why don’t they ban the alcohol in the country which is the main villain in ruining many families? Why don’t these issues become the themes of the debates on the nationalist news channels?

My dear fellow citizens! Let’s be sincere and ask ourselves which problem is more serious for our country, Uniform Civil Code or Alcohol? We need to realize the tactics of the mischief makers before it’s too late.

Lastly, realize the plot against the humanity. When majority of the people are suffering from a cancer and doctors are more concerned more about those patients who have minor injuries, then realize that the doctors in your area are making business by treating people of minor injuries and they are least bothered about the people who are dying of Cancer.

Our government is ignoring the serious issues of the society and trying to hide itself behind the curtain of Uniform Civil Code debates.

Failed Conspiracy: Uniform Civil Code and Muslim Personal Law

Monday, 24 October 2016 | comments

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By: Moinuddin Ibn Nasrullah

“All Wahabis are not terrorists but all terrorists are Wahabis” This was the slogan imported in India during the time of Makkah Masjid Blast, Ajmer Shrine Blast and Malegaon blast.

Any sane Muslim having common sense knew very well that this slogan was imported to India just to ignite sectarian violence among the Muslims, and somehow anti-Islamic forces were successful in doing so. So much so that “scholars” of a particular sect started declaring the other Muslims as terrorist or sympathizer of terrorists who does not belong to their sect. 

This process of exploiting sectarian differences among the Muslims is continuing even today in India. Praising one sect of people while condemning others, alleging one for “being involved” in terror activities and supporting the other - is a part of this process. And this is not something which is hidden. It was openly declared by one of the leader of ruling party that who said: we are going to take advantage out of sectarian differences among the Muslims.

I congratulate to the people of those sects who consider triple talaaq as wrong practice and still supported the Muslim Personal Law as they understood the larger conspiracy against Muslims of India behind this issue. Hope in future days scholars of different sects of Muslims will show such maturity In’sha’Allah (God Willing).

Role of Media in Igniting Issues:

The issues are being ignited for the time being. The way Indian media is behaving; It is clear that somehow somebody is controlling all the media houses. Somebody is behind the curtain, with the remote control, deciding which issue to be raised, discussed and debated. Even the time duration of such issues is also being decided. The other issues which has severe effect on common masses is being ignored deliberately and lay down the curtain on the failures. Be it Rafale Jets deal, administration failure in Kashmir, B K Bansal Suicide note, increasing rate of unemployment and the list goes on. We can understand very well who is behind the curtain holding the remote control. 

Everyone knows, including the ruling party, that uniform civil code (UCC) is not possible in India. This UCC is not going to affect only Muslims but every citizen of India. Still you find the mediTa houses attack the Muslims and the teachings of Islam. (Remember: Action speaks louder than words). Islam is being targeted by those who have never studied the Quran and media is portraying them as Islamic Scholars and Professors in Islamic Studies. 

Why don’t these media houses invite the Sikh brothers to their studios and ask them to stop carrying Kirpan while entering in the banks or other government premises where carrying weapons for common masses is prohibited?

Anyone can question now, if the government knows that UCC is not possible in India then why there is a hue-and-cry in the media? People are made to think that this issue is brought in lime light for the ‘safety’ and ‘raising awareness’ among the Muslim women. This is the blatant lie and I am reminded, on this occasion, of the 1st Ayah of Surah Munafiqoon, Chapter No. 63 of the Glorious Quran: “When the hypocrites come to you, [O Muhammad], they say, "We testify that you are the Messenger of Allah." And Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars.

Here if you see whatever was said by the hypocrites to the prophet, was 100% truth. Still Allah called them as liars because they were just showing off that they believe in messenger of Allah, but in the heart there was no faith. Thus, Allah called them liars.

The same story is here with the Muslims of India. Some people have claimed themselves as the protectors of Muslim women - in the garb of Mahila Andolan - but in reality, it is the enmity against Islam and its laws which is making them to do so; so that they can malign Islamic laws. It is the fake sympathy they show towards the Muslim women and directly attack the Muslim Personal Law. If they really care for the Muslim Women and their rights, I would like to know: 

  1. What have they done to give justice to Zakia Jafri & Bilkis Banu who have suffered in the Gujarat communal riots in 2002?
  2. What have they don’t to give justice to those 30 plus women who were raped in Muzaffarnagar riots?
  3. What have they done to give justice to the sisters who were raped in Mewat by Gau-Rakshaks?
  4. What these feminist did to get bail rejected of Babu Bajrangi who is convicted for a heinous crime in Naroda Patia. (He killed a pregnant Muslim woman and taken out baby from womb and put it on sword. He accepted this in the sting operation video done by Tahelka)
  5. What have they done for the Muslim women getting raped in the Kashmir valley?
Their silence over such issues is enough for us to understand the agenda they are fulfilling by showing fake sympathy towards Muslim women.

Triple Talaq and Halala:

We know few Muslims have misused the triple talaaq & halala. It must be condemned and it must be corrected by the scholars.

Islam strictly condemns three simultaneous talaaq. There was an incident at the time of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and “The Messenger of Allah was told about a man who had divorced his wife with three simultaneous divorces. He stood up angrily and said: Is the Book of Allah being toyed with while I am still among you? Then a man stood up and said: 'O Messenger of Allah, shall I kill him?'" (Sunan Nasai 3401)

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ cursed the persons involved in the process of halala by saying “Curse be upon the one who marries a divorced woman with the intention of making her lawful for her former husband and upon the one for whom she is made lawful.” (Sunan Abi Dawud 2076)

A Message to the Muslims:

It is Allah’s promise to give honor to the Muslims when they follow the law of Allah. If they will try to play with the laws of Allah, then they will be humiliated. It is high time for the Muslim scholars to take up this matter seriously before the government try to exploit this issue and do something which can be harmful for the whole community.

Dr. Zakir Naik may not be a Boss of the Muslims. But...

Monday, 12 September 2016 | comments


It happened as expected. After reading the open letter of Dr Zakir Naik to the Indians, it was expected that instead of answering the questions raised by Dr Zakir Naik people divert the issue and give it another angle. Now people have started asking "Is he the Boss of the Muslims? He is just an individual.”

Now people have come up with the questions: Who is Dr. Zakir Naik? What right does he possess to talk about Indian Muslims? Why Is he taking shelter behind Muslims for his crimes? Is he playing communal card?

Soon after the release of the Open Letter, one of the online news portal instead of publishing the entire letter, they published a review of their own on the letter. Some of the bloggers have already started crying after the letter. Someone wrote Dr. Zakir Naik, ban on your NGO is not an attack on Indian Muslims. No matter what questions you ask, the fact remains unchanged. Dr. Naik has seriously raised some questions which need to be addressed. There are many questions which I can discussed here but I will just talk about harassment of the Muslims in the name of terror charges.

Dr Zakir Naik said in his open letter "People are being arrested and put in jail for 7-10 years before being proven innocent by courts. But guilty or not guilty, their lives are ruined, their families are ruined, they remain unemployed, their daughters unmarried. This is what’s happening, and this is what needs to change. People’s lives cannot be played with. If the government can misuse its authority on a popular figure like me, average Muslims don’t stand a chance. And we’re talking about 20 crores of them."

I am asking my fellow Indian citizens, please be honest and tell me, is it not happening with the Muslims in our country? If you are not aware of this issue, then research it for yourself. 

Here are the few examples:

Mufti Abdulqayyum: Arrested and portrayed as the Mater-Mind of Akshardham Temple Attack in Gujarat. The way police tortured him to accept that crime which he cannot even think of it. Police even forced him to write a letter which was later told that they found this letter from the pocket of terrorist. You will be shocked to read his entire book which he has written after he was acquitted by the Supreme Court (11 Saal Salakhon ke Piche). I am sure if you have pain in your heart for your fellow human beings then you can’t stop your tears after reading each page of this book.

Noorul Huda: Arrested in Malegaon blast. Acquitted in April 2016. The Police used to tell him openly that we know you people can't do this (Malegaon) blast. Yet we are going to frame you in this terror case. He was given electric shocks on ears and forehead. Because of those electric shocks even (after 9 years) he feels the pain. He takes pain killer for the relief. His cloths were taken off. He was beaten until he accepted the charges. My dear Indians when you enjoy the news at home “Aatankwadi ne apna jurm qabul kar lia he”, never forget how that so called terrorist was forced to accept his "crime". Noorul Huda was even threatened that the police officers will harm his family members, especially ladies. (Now you can understand what I mean).

Syed Imran: Arrested in Makkah Masjid blast and was portrayed as main accused. Later acquitted by the Court. Imran who was dreaming to become cricketer, but his parents wanted him to become an Engineer. Due to the poor family background, parents expected that their son earns some money and they can live happily. But due the false charge against him as a terrorist, the entire family's life turns in to hell. Father was demoted from his job, sister lost the job, brother was mentally tortured in school. Muslims (to prove their patriotism towards India) even did stone pelting on his house (By saying: "Masjid me blast karta he tumhara ladka"). So much so that once in jail Imran even tried to commit suicide.

The list goes on with such examples.

Recent example is Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan from Mumbai. Based on one complaint from Kerala, they were booked under UAPA Act. The person who does not know where is Iraq and Syria on world map is being arrested for sending youth there. Just wait and watch and InshaAllah they will be freed soon.

What I am trying to say is, there are thousands of Muslims who are still in Jail based on false charges. Their lives are being ruined. Family members are being harassed not only by the police and agencies but by the relatives as well. Let me tell you my dear fellow citizens, we cannot feel the pain of these situations until it happens with us. When one person from the family is arrested based on any charges, the whole society cut all kinds of relations with them, even the friends delete the mobile number from their cell phone to show they were not friends due to the fear they have of police and the agencies. Nobody cares. Nobody talks.

I ask who is responsible behind all these? Aren't Muslims being harassed? Aren't Muslims being attacked based on beef allegation? Aren't Muslim sisters are being raped on beef politics? Aren't Muslims being killed for allegedly eating beef and later their family members are booked under anti-beef laws? Aren't Muslim sisters are being thrashed by Mob at railway stations? Aren't Muslims being forced to eat cow dung and drink cow urine? Aren't Muslim sisters who were raped in riots still waiting for justice and their rapists are roaming freely?

Ah, I know some of my fellow citizens tell me, Muslims are living in better condition in India as compare to the different parts of the World. I say you just "SHUT UP". If Muslims of the other parts of the world are suffering, is this argument justifies the atrocities done on Indian Muslims? Two wrongs does not make one right.

I salute Dr. Zakir Naik for raising this issue and the government & politicians cannot skip this question by asking who is Dr. Zakir Naik. Is he the boss? Sir, Whether Dr. Zakir Naik is a boss or a layman, the fact is you have failed to gather proofs against him. Yes! Dr. Zakir Naik rightly said, "If the government can misuse its authority on a popular figure like me, average Muslims don’t stand a chance. And we’re talking about 20 crores of them."

Average Muslims don't stand a chance and I have given few examples above. I am 100% sure if Dr. Zakir Naik would not have been a popular figure they would have booked him long ago. and he too would have suffered like the brothers I have mentioned above. But Alhumdulillah they have failed to do so. If raising social issues of the Muslims and speaking against injustice done to them makes a person Anti-National and Communal, Then Yes! Dr. Zakir Naik is Communal and Anti National.

Dr. Zakir Naik is not the boss of the Muslims. We do not have blind-bhakti. We work to please Allah and no one else. However, let me tell you:
  • He is the most sought-out crowd puller public speaker, not only in India but in the World.
  • He is helping poor and needy students, whether Muslims or Non-Muslims, to become doctor and engineer.
  • He is the second Indian who received King Faisal Award after Syed Abul Hasan Nadvi for the service of Islam. (If you dislike this argument, ask the government to speak to Saudi counter and protest for the award Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given to this "Dr Terror").
  • Even Indian Express ranked Dr. Naik as third spiritual guru after Sri Sri And Baba Ramdev.
  • The UAE Government has given awards to him.
  • The Toko Ma’al Hijrah award Malaysian government has given to Dr. Zakir Naik is mostly presented to Malaysians.
  • The Nigerian government had officially invited him in Nigeria
You may ignore Dr. Zakir Naik’s popularity, but cannot reject it, and you have accepted his popularity by not framing him till now even by having such a massive Anti Zakir Naik media campaigns. You have failed. Alhumdulillah (All praises are due to Allah)

Lastly, I would like to say to my fellow Indian Muslims,


Brothers and sisters, let me remind you, there is a politician from the same ruling party who said before this Lok Sabha election 2014 - we will take advantage of sectarian differences among the Muslims.

They don't want Muslims to get united. They don't want Muslims popular figures to be respected. They don't want Muslims to raise their voice against injustice done to them. I am sure, some media houses will invite some topi-wearing sectarian ‘Mullah’ to talk against Dr. Zakir Naik’s open letter. And in the competition to prove their patRIOTism, they will abuse Dr. Zakir Naik and try hard to dilute the effect of the open letter written by Dr. Zakir Naik.

Let me tell you dear brothers and sisters, you won't find such ‘Mullahs’ talking against the atrocities done to the Muslims. They keep silence when Muslims suffers. They only get activated when the time comes to ignite sectarian differences among the Muslims. I am not going name them you can identify them by their actions.

Rain of Injustice, for how long?

Sunday, 11 September 2016 | comments


Since the day Modi government comes to power, we have been seeing number of cases where the religious sentiments of the different minority religion are hurt in different parts of the India, be it Muslims, Dalits, Christian or Sikh.

The most remarkable point that has forced me to write this article is "Beef Issue". This issue became hot since NDA government came in to power. Muslims across India are being tortured based on false allegations of consuming beef and indulging in beef business.

Recent case of Mewat, Haryana on 24-25 August 2016 at night, some "Gau-Rakshaks" entered a Muslim house, killed two people; not just this, they even raped two sisters among them one was minor. While raping they said, "We are doing this with you, because you eat beef."

Before this incident there were many cases reported in the media where Muslims were forced to eat cow dung and drink urine of the cow. Literally videos are being recording while Muslims are beaten by these hooligans. These videos are proudly circulated on the social media. There are various documented proofs available in the media against these heinous crimes.

The way videos are being circulated without strict action being taken against them sends an indirect message to the Muslims that "We are lord of this land. You need to be the second category citizens. You need to be like servants. Don’t even think of any action against our will, if you do so, the same things would be repeated on you too.” Fear psychosis is being created among the Muslim masses.

The question is: For how long do we tolerate such hooliganism in our country? For how long this rain of injustice and inequality will continue? For how long Muslims of India will be humiliated? For how long will the innocent Muslim women suffer?


I am exteremly disappointed with the person who said "Goli Marni he to mujhe maaro, par mere dalit bhaiyon ko mat maro" MAN you are the PM of only Dalits? Muslims are being humiliated more than dalits on beef issue. But I salute my Dalit brothers who took on the country when few of the Dalits were beaten in UNA and forced the PM to say the above words.

Now I ask my Muslim brothers and sisters, when will you force the PM to speak against the atrocities you are suffering from "Gau-Rakshaks"?

What does Haryana double-murder and two gang rapes tell?

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“After they killed my mama mami, they tried to take me into a room. When I tried to run away, they put a knife on my child. Then four of them gang raped me,” [Muslim Mirror Report]

These were the words of one of the rape survivor from Tuda village of Mewat in Haryana gang rape case. Rape survivor broken while narrating the story of that horrific night. Zubeida, who washed the body of her sister Rasheedan after she was killed, talked about the condition in which she found the body. “Her head wouldn’t stop bleeding. There were cuts everywhere, her arm was broken in multiple places, her neck was displaced. Her breasts were also heavily bruised,” [MM Report]

Yes, you read it correct. It happened with a Muslim family between 24-25 August night and continued for three hours. Since this family was not living in human density area, the murderers-cum-rapists use this weakness to fulfil their hate desire

Why Do I see this rape incident as different from others?


I call it communal rape. This rape was done based on the hate in the heart against the Muslims. You may say that I am trying to communalize this issue, but this is not the case. The reality is, the crime was done by those people who have hate for the Muslims. While raping one of the sister the rapists were saying “you will not be able to slaughter cow this Bakrid”.

Now the questions arise in the mind. Who has given them this courage to do this task? Here is the list I present before you

Punishment Free environment:


In India those who are communal mindset are free to do anything. They don’t have any fear of the government or the law enforcement agencies. Now the government and the agencies should ask this question to themselves “why is this happening?” This communal gang rape is not new in our country. Check the reports of Communal riots against the Muslims. Muzaffarnagar also witnessed the same where more than 25 sisters were raped by such goons.


Politicians who are trying to communalize the issue of beef: 


There are some politicians who try to communalize the issue of beef for their ulterior motive. Though some of them are into the beef ecporting business, they do not hesitate to spread violence for their benefits.

The Government’s actions:


Government of Haryana has recently decided that they will investigate the samples of biryanis sold in the locality whether it contain beef or not. Now Imagine! What signals these so called "Gau Rakshak" get by this action of the government?

Government has sent a strong signal to the Muslims of Haryana, at this point of time by taking such action, don’t even try to look at cow. I say OKAY FINE!

Now the question arises when will the government send strong signals to the people who rape the sisters just because they "eat” beef? or will the Government protect such goondas?

Propagation of Religion in Indian context - An Islamic Perspective

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 | comments

By: Iftikhar Islam (@IftikharIslam)




In this 21st century, where the world respect the feelings of the people, yet the Islamic beliefs and tenants are questioned and degraded in the name of “security” and “protection”. Muslims find very difficult to follow their religious practice due to the atmosphere society has created, especially by the media. However, India is one of the few countries in the world who respects the religious feelings of the citizens and allow the propagation of those religious beliefs.

Propagation of Religions in Indian Laws:

The Preamble of the Indian Constitution has the word "secular", thereby implying that the State will not discriminate, patronise or meddle in the profession of any religion. However, it shields individual religions or groups by adding religious rights as fundamental rights. (Wikipedia) (Refer Indian Constitution, Art. 15)

Article 25 (1) of the Indian Constitution says: “Subject to public order, morality and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion.”

Meaning of Public order, morality and health: This means that Article 25 & 26 are not absolute. No person can do such religious things which affect the public order, morality and health. For example, no one has right to conduct human sacrifice. No one can perform worship on busy highway or other public places which disturb the community. (Reference)

Articles 25 - 28 speaks about freedom of Religion and its related affairs.

Restrictions:

Section 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) prohibits “Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion… and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.” Section 295 (A) prohibits “Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs.” Section 298 prohibits “Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person.”

The Indian Penal Code lays down certain restrictions on religious freedom (or on freedom of expression). No right is absolute under Indian Constitution. No one has any right to defame, insult, promote enmity, or hurt the religious sentiments of the people. Neither anyone can forcefully or fraudulently convert anyone to any religion.

Certain States have laws against conversion and prohibits forceful conversion (Read page 5, here).

Propagation of Islam in Islamic texts:

It is an obligation on every Muslim to propagate the teachings of Islam so that the message of Islam is reached to every human being on earth. It is a belief of the Muslims that Islam is a ‘way of life’ which is for the whole of humanity – not just only for the Muslims or the Arabs. The advent of Islam is to eradicate the evils of the society and make the humanity realise their purpose of existence. Islam, itself, stands for peace and submission.

The Quran commands Muslims to invite people to towards Islam. It says: “Invite (all) to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and ague with them in ways that are most gracious.” (AQ, 16:125) It also says: “Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to what is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. They are the one who attain success.” (AQ, 3:104). The Quran commands the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “Say, "This is my way; I invite to Allah with insight…” (AQ, 12:108).

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him) commands “Convey my teachings even if it is a single sentence.” (Saheeh Bukhari 3461).

From the above references, it becomes evident that propagation of Islam is an obligation on every Muslim. However, even Islam has laid down certain restrictions on those who propagates it.

Restrictions:

The restrictions include forceful, fraudulent, or conversion with any influence.

The Quran says: “There is no compulsion in religion, truth stands out clear from error” (AQ, 2:256). It also says: “So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder. You are not over them a controller.” (AQ, 88:21-22)

No Muslim can force anyone or influence him/her to accept Islam. It should be done purely out of one’s own will. The job of a Muslim is to convey the message of Islam and try to convince them – through wisdom, beautiful preaching, and debating. Once the person is convinced, he can choose his path - which one to follow - either to accept Islam or reject it. Any decision is welcome.


  


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