Sunday, April 12, 2009

muslims against terrorism

Muslims against Terrorism
"By God, he is not a true believer,from whose mischief his neighbors do not feel secure."Prophet Mohammed (Bukhari, Muslim)
"Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds."From the last sermon of Prophet Mohammed
Whoever does good equal to the weight of an atom shall see it...
...and whoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom shall see it. (Quran 99:7-8)
Do not treat Muslims as terrorists" was the fervent plea made by Muslim clerics at the conference organised at Parliament House library by Ulemas from different parts of the country. Maulana Abdul Hafeez, Rector, Jamia Ashrafia; Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi; Maulana Sayed Aqil Ahmad Qasmi; Maulana Fuzailur Rehman Hilal Usmani and Maulana Matinul Haque Osama argued that "jihad" and "terrorism" had been wrongly linked to Muslim community. "A terrorist is a terrorist who has no religion and each and every act of terrorism needs to be condemned in strongest possible terms,'' they said. Referring to the misinformation campaign that mosques and `madrassas' were becoming centres of terrorist activity, they said that mediapersons should visit mosques and seminaries and see for themselves the activities being carried out there. Offensive to dignity

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Defining terrorism

The UN has been striving for decades to find a wording for terrorism which, instead of "all its forms and manifestations", narrows down to a specific profile of violence which can be condemned regardless of the circumstances. It blocks the possibility of referring terrorist acts to an international court, as for genocide and other war crimes; it leaves individual countries free to outlaw activity which they choose to classify as terrorism, perhaps for their own political convenience; and crucially it enabled the Bush administration to conjure in the public mind parallels between the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center and the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein. The vocabulary of terrorism has become the successor to that of anarchy and communism as the catch-all label of opprobrium, exploited accordingly by media and politicians.
However my personal definition of terrorism would be, Terrorism is the cruelest of crimes; it feeds off the personal suffering by luring governments into actions that abandon hard-earned freedoms of modern civilization. Gargantuan budgets committed to security mock the lives lost in poor countries to preventable disease and hunger. The dark complexity of suicide attacks has exposed inadequacies of security forces, moral philosophers, psychologists and theologians alike. Failing to take advantage of the universal revulsion at the events of September 2001, the "war on terror" has instead magnified the global threat of terrorism.


Nostradamus predicted a great grand war between two religions and one religion will be wiped off. The terrorism what we are facing today throughout the globe is the beginning of that imminent war. We the educated should not allow terrorism to spread. It is not a particular community to be blamed. It is a systemic defect globally. We should convene a round table in which states man and terrorist should be given equal chance to talk. The Nexalites in INDIA is also a form of terrorism. All terrorism should be tackled with utmost tact. Show them the calamity they perpetuated. The suffering of their own community men and general public. Children who lost parents, women who lost husbands, men who lost their family members. Father and mother who lost their children.
Terrorism has reached a level where demarcation is very vague. It is not curtailed to one particular religion or region. It can be seen from the recent global occurrences as it is molded according to the various ends that some people want to achieve. In India, in many parts of the state the reasons vary from shielding one's religion to discrimination according to the caste system,forceful conversion to a particular religion and more recently,warding off people from different region(s). The recent Mumbai attack was an eye-opener for everyone and gave us an idea of how serious it could get. But the most disturbing factor in this whole scenario is that it is the youth that is brain-washed to do such heinous acts of violence. It does not matter whether such actions are capable of grabbing media's attention or not and it is not about how many people are affected by such crimes, the group feel their 'mission' to be accomplished when they sense the fear among the people. The government at best can strengthen its Anti-terror laws or enforce more laws related to it but it is the people who must make a difference by their attitude towards it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

silence of muslims

Pakistan is under terrorist attacks from past few years. Pakistan is being targeted by foreign agencies to portray a negative image in front of the world. Similar is the case with other Islamic countries. If we Muslims are terrorists as the western media portrays us then what do we call Americans? How do they justify their attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan? Is it really war on terror??? Whatever they do is justified because they are super powers?? What Israel; did to Palestine is it justified? When why the Muslims are held responsible for all the terror attacks done worldwide? This is all to dampen the image of Islam and Muslims in front of the whole world. This clearly shows how everyone is trying to victimize the Muslims by labeling them as terrorists! But the worst part which is truly heart pinching and sad is that the Muslims all around the globe are silent spectators of what is happening and doing nothing to prove themselves right and to protect the image of Islam.
Why was Hugo Chavez the president of Venezuela the only one who took action against the Israelis when the attacked Palestine? Why didn’t any Islamic country president or king stood up? Why are Muslims the silent spectators? Why we are not united? Theses few questions really bother me being a Muslim then why don’t others think about it?
We should stand up and protest and prove ourselves as loving and peaceful people who follow a peace loving religion. We Muslims should try to portray the soft image of Islam. And this is the time for Muslims to unite and fight back. This is not the time to remain silent because dead bodies only have vultures in their destiny not hawks! We Muslims have a remarkable history of silence! We remain silent as dead bodies!

Wake UP

30th-March’09-11:30am, I woke up to the sound of my servant dusting my room, it took me twenty minutes to get out of the bed and another half an hour to get ready and dressed for the long day ahead. I went down stairs and found breakfast waiting for me on the table, as I took my first sip from the glass of water I turned on the TV which was already set on a news channel. Just by hearing the first few words coming out of news casters mouth I realized another massacre had occurred in Pakistan.
There was an attack by 8 terrorists on the police academy located near batanagar in Lahore. The attack started at 7:30 am in the morning when the terrorists threw their first grenade on the parading academy students from outside the boundary of the academy, they then entered the premises and opened fire and eventually camped inside and on the roofs of the academy building.
The last news that I heard before leaving my house was that, about 70 people had died and only 2 terrorists were caught until now and the rest had no intentions of giving up.
After leaving the safety of my house I had a feeling of uncertainty, if I was safe or not, if someone was just going to come and blow next to me or if my university was the next target for savages like these. If we look at it we aren’t even fulfilling the first to steps of Maslow’s pyramid of needs, physiological and security, so how in the hell is this country going to survive, it won’t i guess if such ruthless events keep on destroying the base of our country, ( GOD forbid).
I’m probably not going to be as patriotic as I am right now in a few hours so I might as well say it now, “ It’s high time we realized that our country is headed towards an inevitable doom unless and until we wake up from our self centered and selfish lives, its people like us who need to come back to their senses and get a hold of the situation as we have been fortunate enough to have the gift of EDUCATION, we need to revive QUAID'S moto of FAITH, UNITY AND DISIPLINE now or trust me its good bye to the good old days when non-muslims killed muslims and not the muslims themselves…..GOD bless our country”.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

We Belong to a Peacful Religion

"An Arab is not superior to a non-Arab and non-Arab is not superior to an Arab. Neither a black anyway better than a red nor a red is better than a black. The criterion for the superiority is only the element of piety."
Superiority does not lie in colors but in character, in conduct and in moral values. Whether one is living a human life or wild life, superiority rests in character only. So we need to work for peaceful coexistence, which is possible only when we recognize the right of others to live. Our motto should be "to live and let others live". The principle of non-interference is the basis upon which the edifice of global peace and welfare can be erected. If nations and societies respect the sanctities of national sovereignties of others and do not indulge in any type of adventurism, global peace stands ensured. Islam does not approve of extremism of any kind. It is a religion of balance and moderation. So in true Islamic society, extremism is discouraged at every level because it has the potential of spoiling peace, calmness and order at every level of society. Since Islamic state believes in equal rights, so it does not believe in any act of coercion. Islamic state disapproves hegemony. It has its faith in equality. Everyone has rights - some by birth and some given by state. Islam is against terrorism and condemns all of its forms and manifestations. Terrorism negates all such values which Islam espouses. So by definition, Islamic state is a peaceful state where rights of all are secured constitutionally irrespective of one's caste, creed, color, race and religion. Islam holds that all members of Islamic society whether rulers or the ruled are equal in the eyes of law.
Given the enormous challenges posed to the peace of world, it is high time we made sincere efforts for peaceful coexistence among nations and religions. It is through joint struggle that we can defeat all such elements who want to create misunderstandings and confusions. We are all children of Adam and have many similarities to share among us. Let our succeeding generations not say that we did not prove equal to the challenges.

Teachings of Islam Denies Terrorism

Holy Prophet of Islam gave special instructions regarding good treatment which should be meted out to prisoners. The Holy Prophet said:
“O men, you still have in your possession some prisoners of war. I advise you, therefore, to feed them and to clothe them in the same way and style as you feed and clothe yourselves..... To give them pain or trouble can never be tolerated.”

These are the teachings of Islam in which the enemies are to be treated such a way that our beloved ones are treated, those are not the teachings that are perceived and implemented in the wrong way, we as Muslims need to tell the world that what are the actual and right blessings of Islam. In the history of Islam all these methods have been used for releasing prisoners. A novel method to get release was that the educated prisoners could teach reading and writing to those who were illiterate, in lieu of ransom. This verse further strike at the roots of those who would justify modern day terrorism in the name and under the banner of Islam. Envoys are privileged people in the Islamic system. They enjoy full personal immunity. They are not subject to political ransom, no matter how worthy the cause may be, and to kidnap them is a heinous crime. They must not be killed, molested or maltreated. There are numerous instances from the Holy Prophet's life which illustrate the application of these principles.
Thus Islamic scriptural commandments and the precepts of the Holy Prophet of Islam concerning diplomatic immunity are free from ambiguities. In a nutshell, taking hostages and maltreating envoys and private citizens in any shape and form is totally foreign to the teachings and doctrines of Islam. In other words, the philosophy of Islam totally rejects terrorism. I must conclude by saying that whether peace or war, acts of terrorism are not only condemned in Islam but are also pointedly declared alien to the teachings of Islam which in fact means peace through the submission to the Will of God, the Lord of all human beings. Only through conformity to Divine laws can we hope to achieve the ideal of a secure world free of terrorism.

No Link of Islam and Terrorism

I would like to right away clear one perception that is going around the world that terrorism is somehow synonymous with our religion Islam. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The real way of addressing and uprooting terrorism in its entirety is to get to the root of the tree, and where does this root of this tree lie? The root of this tree lies in all the political disputes going around the world and these political disputes involve injustices, which cause a sense of deprivation, a sense of powerlessness, a sense of hopelessness.

Throw in the poverty experienced by those affected by political disputes and all, this then leads to extreme acts of terrorism. So I personally feel that if we are to address the issue of terrorism, we must address, get to the root of the tree, resolve political disputes around the world as the conflict of Kashmir and Palestine being the major disputes of the world. The terrorists who carried out the atrocities on September 11 in the United States were not motivated by religion, if we analyze the criminals of the terrorist attacks of 11 September, not one of them was religiously motivated, and anyone who did that was just because of their own benefit and it’s a mystery that who have done this I personally feel that there is a political incidence lies behind this, We know for a fact that all of them enjoyed themselves in a pub or a bar the previous evening and then went in for this terrorist attack. That was certainly not a religious act. Basically, it was a political cause which led them to this extreme act of taking their own lives and perpetrating misery on innocent people from all over the world which was most condemnable. So we as a Muslims need to tell the world that the terrorist do not belong to us.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

How a Muslim Can Attack on a holy Mosque???

Almost whole world says, that muslims are terrorist and they are taking part in terrorism. As recently india blame that muslims are involve in mumbai terror attack before blaming they should understand that muslims are also suffer from the same situation and many innocent muslims have been died in these terrorist attacks.If muslims are involved in terrrorism then who are killing the muslims.The recent suicide blast in peshawer in mosque at friday prayer in which 48 muslims killed and 170 injured that happend when the prayer began boomber blew himself up.It was the horrific scene with human limbs scatterrred all around.Blood soaked caps,shirts and shoes lay around the debris of the mosque.Islam give the lesson of peace to the muslims,islam does not support terrorism under any circumstances. Terrorism goes against every principle in Islam.If muslims are terrorist why they will kill thier brothers in mosques which is the place of muslims worship.They cannot be muslims, they should understand, who blames the muslims.

A Heartly devotion and Salam to Traffic Wardon Killed In Attack

My heartfelt condolences to the family of the brave officer named Tanveer Iqbal, of the Traffic Warden Police who lost his live leading from the front to take on the terrorists who are attacking the Sri Lankan Team so on the other hand they are attacking our souls our country and our beloved nation. When will these politicians realize and admit that terrorists HAVE NO RELIGION. Terrorists are not or Muslim or Christian or Hindu or do no even belong to any religion, they are the people with sick minds. They are not people of religion or God. They are people who have gone totally sick in their head and have to be dealt with in that manner. Tanveer Iqbal is an example of a brave officer who gave his life in the line of duty.If it had just been a matter of simply fighting the terrorists the security forces would dealt with that sooner, but there of course the situation was extremely complicated with many innocent lives at stake, and on the location like Liberty where the people and traffic is so busy. At least now the politicians should learn to not divide people and instead become responsible leaders. An incident such as this really exposes how ill-equipped we are as a society as far as proper leaders go. We desperately need young, dynamic, honest, intelligent and upright leaders, who actually care for the country.

We Are Not The Terrorists

In Islam, suicide is considered a severe crime which has no forgiveness and his soul will not rest until the end of time and his soul will not get any peace. Those fanatics who are killing innocent civilians are using the teachings of Islam to justify their non-human acts of violence. In truth, Islam condemns all forms violence. And the Muslims renowned role model, Prophet Muhammad, was a very peaceful man who promoted peace even amongst people of different faiths.
Yes, as a Muslim, I do condemn terror, because I do not believe in violence, but I don't think Muslims should apologize for 9/11 and other of its likings. The difference between condemning and apologizing is the guilt behind the crime. Most Muslims mourned 9/11, and some even lost friends and family to terrorism.

Okay, maybe most terrorists come from Muslim background, but not everyone with an Muslim background is a terrorist. Yes, it is a double-standard! That is like saying all illegal aliens in America are Mexicans, does that necessarily make all Mexicans illegal aliens? Or that all African-American are gangsters, or all Whites are or are becoming presidents? That doesn't sound reasonable, right? Well, that's because it’s a topic that is too racially generalized. That means that you associate one specific thing with one race or ethnicity.