11 th October, 2009 – New York Times reports –“ U.N. Official Acknowledges ‘Widespread Fraud’ in Afghan Election” , for details you may visit .This kind of news tells that muslims are responsible for the today’s tainted picture of Islam and Muhammad (SAW).
The superiority complex that has been developed by muslim clerics in the minds of muslim community all over the world through their lectures and writings have damaged the community itself. In a recently survey that I carried out clearly indicates almost 80% of global muslim community believe that they are the most superior group among all human beings. Since, just for the fact that they are muslims, they are going to inherit the paradise after their death. They consider members of other communities to be “kafirs”, leading them to Hell just because they are non-muslims.
When I questioned them why do they consider themselves muslims ? The answer was illogical, baseless and vague. They think they are followers of Islam as they’ve read the kalma, but they don’t know that as per the Quran, the criteria to become a muslim is not just confined to reading kalma. When I asked them why do they think that only muslims will inherit the Paradise , they answered that it is written in the Qur’an, whereas it is nowhere mentioned in the Quran. When I asked them why do they think that all other communities are kafirs, they gave again an answer that contradicts the Quran. This happens because most of the muslim clerics and theologians have projected this wrong picture of Islam and has covered the ideology of Islam with all whims and fancies of their own. This is not the Islam that was preached by Muhammad(SAW) from the Qur’an.
The Qur’an gives a different picture of Islam and the community of muslims give a different picture. Therefore, muslims all over the world are in total loss and have lost honour, respect and reputation that used to be there in time of Muhammad(SAW) –the Apostle of Allah(The God).
I believe that there are transparent people in all communities of the World and they are on the right track though it is also true that there are corrupted people in every community. The transparent and hatredfree minds should come together and build up a balanced community known as Muslimuun( the plural form of Muslim)to develop Peace by taking all endeavour to arrest disturbances.They should try to connect all human beings to one another and promote the ideology of the Qur’an to develop a balanced society and establish Equity and Justice on Earth.This is what has been indicated in the Quran. These people can rightly be called as muslims as per the Qur’an.
The Arabic word ‘Salaam’ means peace. One of the attributes and names of Allah is ‘As- Salaam’ that means ‘The Peace’. The promoters of peace can be rightly called as ‘Muslimuun’( the plural form of muslim).Even the followers of the apostle ABRAHAM are referred to as ‘Muslimuun’ in the Qur’an.
I believe that if the Qur’an is explored in its real meanings that would benefit the world that no other thing can do. It is the book of Allah(The God) for all humanbeings and is not a personal property of the muslim community.
(Allah means Al –Ilah i.e The Almighty)
Allah (The God ) doesnot hint at the building up of a Muslim Government but hints at the building up of good citizens who in future would build up a good governance.Need of the hour is to realize that good governance can only be given by good citizens. A government means a collection of individuals working on behalf of the citizens but if those citizens are not transparent in their character they would fail to create a transparent and good governance and this is the reality that the world is facing today. It is time to realize this point and stand correct.