CALLING MUSLIM CLERICS, INTELLIGENTSIA – VOICE OF SOUL – 2
To Many non-Muslim friends of mine, Islam has come to be seen as an intolerant and
violently proselytizing religion whose followers enforce conversions, destroy shrines
and idols of other religions and indulge in terror in the name of religion. This is because
religions are often judged by what their most debased, fanatical and intolerant followers
So Islam tends to be judged by the vandalism of a Mahmud of
Ghazni, The Taliban and the terrorist acts in Jammu-Kashmir, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
This is as unfair as judging Christianity by the savage tortures perpetrated by the
Spanish Inquisition or judging Hinduism by the destruction of the Babri masjid or the
The need of the hour is the presence of Muslim clerics and
intelligentia engage their counterparts not only in Jammu & Kashmir but also in
Pakistan and elsewhere.
Using the media, posters, public and personal meetings,
Muslim clerics should advise jehadis to desist from employing armed hostilities in the
name of “Holy Quran”. For what the suicide bombers are doing is something which is
totally opposed and prohibited Un-Islamic. The Quran states on suicide: “Let not your
own hands throw you into destruction. Do not destroy yourselves: surely God ismost
gracious to you”.
All over the world, Muslims should unite in opposing the Un-
Islamic activities and condemn all the violence perpetuated under the name of Quran. It
is written in Quran that Allah dislikes those who indulge in arson, loot and killings.
The Quran calls for universal/worldly and earthly harmony
between all races, people, tribes and clans, irrespective of their gaiths. Islam even says
that a Muslim ruler is hostile to non-muslims under him, he should go/leave himself.
Most so called religious leaders, according to many intellectuals and philosophers, have
lost the trust and confidence of the people.
These people never allow the good ones to come forward. People
understand this very well but feel helpless and exploited. But they have to come
forward, stand up and fight for their freedom and rights. For this they have to study,
understand and implement the true message of the religious books including Quran.
BY: DR. NAVRAJ SINGH SANDHU