RANDOM THOUGHTS: Islam and Muslims at Crossroads - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan

Islam and Muslims at Crossroads
Dr. A.Q. Khan


After the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Western World turned their full attention to containing and trying to destroy Muslims and Islam. Although they have failed in doing so, it is one of the reasons why many young, emotionally misguided Muslims, have turned to violence, which has provided the Western media with fodder for anti Islam and anti-Muslim campaigns. Despite all their efforts, Islam is still on the rise, especially in the West. Some examples of this are: the mayors of London, Birmingham, Leeds, Blackburn, Sheffield, Oxford, Luton, Oldham and Rochdale are ALL Muslims; now all schools in the UK serve only halal meat. All this has been achieved by a population of 4 million Muslims out of a total population of 66 million. This is indeed an eye opener.

Here are some quotes collected by Hamza Yakasai regarding Islam and made by Western philosophers. “Islam will rule the world one day because in it there is a combination of knowledge and wisdom.” (Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910). “Until the effectiveness of Islam is again recognized, how many generations will suffer atrocities and life will be cut off. Then one day the whole world will be attracted to it; on that day there will be peace and on that day the world will be inhabited again.” (Herbert Wells 1846-1946). “I understand that the Muslims did it through their own intelligence and awareness, which the Jews could not do. In Islam, it is the power than can lead to peace.” (Albert Einstein 1879-1955). “The faith which is upon us now and which is better than us in the world, is Islam. If we open our hearts and minds for it, then it will be good for us.” (Huston Smith 1919). “Islam will be the ruling religion in Europe, and the famous city of Europe will become the Islamic State capital.” (Michael Nostradamus 1503-1566). “I read Islam and realized that it is to be the religion of all the world and all humanity. Islam will spread throughout Europe and in Europe the big thinkers of Islam will emerge. A day will come when Islam will be the real stimulus of the world.” (Bertrand Russell 1872-1970). “Islam only talks about peace and reconciliation. Invite Christians to appreciate the faith of reform.” (Gosta Labon 1841-1931). “The whole world will accept Islam religion one day and if it can not even accept the real name it will accept it by a name of metaphor. West will accept Islam one day and Islam will be the religion of those who have studied in the world.” (Bernard Shaw 1856-1950). “We all have to accept Islam religion sooner or later. This is the real religion. If I am called a Muslim, I will not feel bad, I accept this as a right thing.” (Johann Geith 1749-1832). Alhamdulillah, I am a practicing Muslim. We should all follow the golden divine principles laid down in Islam and be content and happy.

Muslims all over the world are being branded as terrorists, murderers, etc. A German scholar who converted to Islam because of its golden rules, while addressing a conference on terrorism, took the bull by the horns in this way. He said: “Who started the First World War? Not Muslims! Who started the Second World War? Not Muslims! Who killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust? Not Muslims! Who killed about 20 million aborigines in Australia? Not Muslims! Who dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasake? Not Muslims! Who killed more than 100 million Indians in North America? Not Muslims! Who killed more than 50 million Indians in South America? Not Muslims! Who took about 180 million African people as slaves and let 88% of them die and be thrown overboard into the Atlantic Ocean? Not Muslims! But if a Muslim commits the same (crime), he is called a terrorist. So first remove this double standard. Then come to the point. I am proud to be a Muslim.”

This is what a British Judge wrote while sentencing a misguided young Muslim:….”So, Ahmed Hassan, for the offence of attempted murder of which you have been convicted, I sentence you to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 34 years……. Finally, Ahmed Hassan, let me say this to you. You will have plenty of time to study the Qur’an in prison in the years to come. You should understand that the Qur’an is a book of peace; Islam is a religion of peace. The Qur’an and Islam forbid anything extreme, including extremism in religion. Islam forbids breaking the ‘law of the land’ where one is living or is a guest. Islam forbids terrorism (hiraba). The Qur’an and the Sunna provide that the crime of perpetrating terror to ‘cause corruption in the land’ is one of the most severe crimes in Islam. So it is in the law of the United Kingdom. You have, therefore, received the most severe of sentences under the law of this land. You have violated the Qur’an and Islam by your actions, as well as the law of all civilized people. It is to be hoped that you will come to realize this one day. Please go with the officers.” (The Honourable Mr. Justice Haddon-Cave – 23rd March 2018).

It is to be sincerely hoped that our Ulema will concentrate on spreading the real message of the Almighty in future instead of spreading sectarian hatred and narrow-minded information. Our politicians, too, should concentrate more on following the Quran rather than merely fighting to become the next occupant of PM House.

Note 1: The horrendous and dastardly missile attack on innocent Syrians by the US, UK and France, against the strong advice given by President Putin, is a clear provocation for a devastating war. Have the Syrian people not already suffered enough? President Putin should stand his ground and not simply stand by while the West plays politics and innocent Syrian people are killed and/or suffer even more.

Note 2: I am extremely grateful to the thousands of Pakistanis, both local and abroad, for the good wishes and prayers on my 82nd birthday, which I celebrated on 1st April. May Almighty Allah shower his infinite Blessings on them all as well as their families – Ameen.

Posted on Apr 24, 18 | 6:24 am