Posts Tagged ‘ mumbai ’

Muslims hate Jews??????????

 

In a display of crass insensitivity as well as an enduring sign that the government continues to pander to the politics of the Muslim-Jew divide, minister of state for external affairs E Ahamed did not mention the Nariman House attack in his statement to the UN Security Council last week. And this from an India which officially maintains that terror has no religion and all victims are equal. But was Ahamed’s omission of the Jewish house in his speech a function of the utterly improbable relationship that India enjoys with Israel or was it a function of the fact that the government didn’t want to “anger” Muslims by sympathising with the Jews. Sources said it could be both.[more..]

 

What a load of bullshit..Aren’t Jews human beings..And who the hell told the government that all muslims hate Jews uh?It is a fact that s some muslims who hate Jews ,some for a reason,some for no reason at all..The same hold true viceversa..But it is portrayed as if Jews and Muslims are enemies for eternity.And sadly some muslims/jews add  oil to this fire by stereotyping the other group.

 

 

Wonder if they really knew what Judaism and Zionism really meant.. In the words of Rabbi Weiss, Associate Rabbi at Neturei Karta International and Lecturer on Zionism, Judaism is a Godliness, Zionism is materialism. Zionists try to clothe their materialism in the cloth of religion, but it is false and criminal.  I am not to comment on Zionism as it is too complicated an issue.Not all Jews are Zionists.Original orthodox Jews are against Zionism.Even in case of hating a Zionist,I think it is never ending vicious cycle.The whole episode of God’s promised land,people who lived there fighting back etc etc etc..Its been six decades..I hope and pray that people learn to live in peace and co-operation,rather than killing 5 Jews and getting 50 Palastenians killed..

 

 

Moreover,I have seen some muslims hating Jews (remember,the viceversa too happens) for no reason.I hope the realize their mistake as it is not right for a Muslim  tp dislike others for their religion or race or other factors.To a Muslim, religious belief must come out of a person’s free choice, as God has also commanded not to use any kind of coercion in the matter of religion:

 

 

  • Let there be no compulsion in religion, truth stands out clear from error.(Al-Baqarah 2:256)

 

It is the conviction of a religion’s adherents, not the compulsion they can impose on others, that establishes its moral force on earth. This was a principle evident in the life and practice of the Prophet Muhammed peace be on him) as well as the Constitution of Madinah which he drew up with the multi-religious community of Madinah.This document guaranteed the freedom of worship to all religious communities. This was the spirit of the Qur’an that shines into the hearts of all its perceptive readers: the spirit of tolerance and understanding. Allah says in the Qur’an that He has made people into nations and tribes so that they can know and deal with each other in an equal temper of kindness and generosity:

 

  • O humankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know and deal with each other in kindness (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God (is he who is) the most righteous of you, and God is Knower, Aware. (Al-Hujurat 49:13)

The above verse emphasizes the point that in Islam there is no place for intolerance, prejudice, or bigotry based on color, race, nationality or any such considerations. This all-encompassing tolerance of Islam applies to all elements of life and all affairs of Muslims.

 

The Muslim’s acceptance of the Jews and Christians (referred to in the Qur’an as People of the Book) as authentic religious communities is made clear:

  • And dispute not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong and injury. (Al-`Ankabut 29:46).

This verse tells Muslims that they should take all measures to avoid dispute, anger or other negative feelings between themselves and others.

 

What we see today is something political and religion has nothing to do with it. It is a shame that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has brought what was a centuries-long peaceful coexistence and appreciation of one another’s faiths between Jews and Muslims to an end. Needless to say, not all Muslims make this unfortunate tie-in, though many do.When a Muslim points fingers at a Jewish person just because they are Jewish, that Muslim is being hypocritical. We have issues when others point fingers at us saying “You guys flew planes into WTC and crashed it”.. Stereotyping will do no good in the long run. It wasn’t the entire race of Jews who made Israel, it was a group people who happened to have the Jewish faith.

 

Whatever,I wish Mr Ahmed hadn’t behaved immature and instead,He should have visited and consoled the relatives of those Jews who passed away in Mumbai terror attacks.That would have made a lot of difference and would have sparked some debates in the positive direction and helped to erase the stereotyping and prejudice among communities..but alaas,nobody is interested in uniting people..Its all the ‘Divide and Rule’ drama..All they want to to keep up the ‘hate’ spirit.Jews or Jains or Buddhists are Muslims,they are just human beings,with the same colour of blood running inside you and me.I apologize to those Jews on my community’s behalf and I pray that your relatives’ souls rest in peace and may you be able to come out of the sorrow as soon as possible..

 

Good day to all..
 

P.S:

A quote

 

Let me ask you this: If a lot of foreigners moved into your country and then, instead of living peacefully among you, took over the government, forced you out of your homes, cut most of the water going to you, gave you no voice in the government, searched you whenever you entered a house of worship, humiliated you in numerous ways, threatened you with guns and tanks, and so on, wouldn’t you—the original residents—be angry and fight back in any way you could? And if those foreigners who took over happened to be of a different religion than the original residents, would the fighting be because of the religious differences? Possibly, but not necessarily. Remember that in the case of Palestinians, not all of them are Muslims.

 

An intersting interview with Rabbi Weiss, Associate Rabbi at Neturei Karta International and Lecturer on Zionism

Back at home back home..

Phew..that was a tiring and exhaustive journey.. But yes, I am glad I am back- to the place where I feel more comfortable. Life here is confined to two rooms.. Still I enjoy more freedom and individuality here, than back in my homeland. I am obviously not an introvert who tries to run away from people, but I prefer and respect the ‘give and take’ of personal space—which is an unheard concept back home. Whatever, I hope life moves on smoothly.

 

I don’t have a bunch of dreams, except a long cherished one of being a career woman, who wears a neatly ironed cotton saree..lol.. Wonder why I wanna wear cotton saree.. As of today,I  have kept aside my dream for a better tomorrow and I am enjoying and finding content in what I am as of today ..I just hope and pray that I live in peace ,anyday-anytime.

 

Its been two days that I’ve been back to blogoshpere .. While away from the virtual life,many a times,I thought of all my dear friends here..I would think of what you all would be blogging about,until the sad incident in Mumbai happened..then,I know what my fellow friends would be talking about.I am relieved that I wasn’t aware of all what happened during those days as I was not in touch with newspapers or television..I am relieved that I didn’t have to write on the heartbreaking and frightening session..My mind is too overloaded to talk on all that happened..Escapism is the easy way out..

 

Its winter time here..Temperature is about 23-22 C,but to me,its like -12 C..I am feeling so cold…grr..My kitchen tap doesn’t give me hot water and hence I hate the whole thought of going into kitchen and coooking.But hmm..it should happen as my stomach keeping on crying for food every now and then..

 

It rained heavily yesterday..For the first time in my life,I was feeling so insensitive about rain..All my life,I had loved and cherished almost all raindrops,that fell down my body and soul..Raindrops used to tell me lot of stories on love, pain, anticipation, sorrow and much more..I used to feel the rain, rather than just watching it..But yesterday,it was just drops of water that fell down my courtyard.. and I am feeling so bad about it..I wish this insensitivity is for the first and last time.

 

Its Eid ul Adha tomorrow..This is no time to celebrate or use crackers…I read a news on Dar-ul-Uloom  suggesting to Muslims in the country that they avoid slaughtering cows on Eid-ul-Azha as a mark  of respect to the religious beliefs of Hindus. Indeed a great thought,that too from a conservative group. Islamic clerics have joined hands on ‘no cow slaughter’ this Bakr Eid..I hope every Indian muslim understands the need of the hour and act accordingly.

 

My heartfelt Eid greetings to all you out there.. Muslims have just two festivals a year. Eid is indeed special to them..But remember the right spirit of this Eid-Eid ul Adha is the Festival of sacrifice.. I needn’t say more on what is the need for it as of this moment. Sacrifice a special day’s happiness, in the remembrance of those lives.. It could have been you or me.. Lets join hands and stand together for a cause..

 

Good day

 

 

 

 

p.s :There may be lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes..Please pardon..