Muslim world is in deep slumber and French President’s remarks hardly matter to them
Just like cardiac cells will die if there is oxygen deprivation, likewise a Muslim is not more than a corpse if his anatomical pump will not beat for honor, respect and in the love of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not just a name. He (PBUH) was, is and will be role model for the whole humanity and particularly for Muslims.
One who always cared for us; one who always prayed for us; one who always cried for us in the darkest part of nights; one who burst in tears during night prayers for our betterment, for our guidance; one who cared for others before himself; one who loved us more than our mothers; one who gave prayers to one who abused him; he is none other than our beloved, our pride the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He (PBUH) not only cared for that generation (Sahabas) but for the future ones as well. He (PBUH) is pious among all the creatures of the world. He (PBUH) never lied. He (PBUH) never oppressed the down trodden ones but always advocated about the rights of oppressed ones.
He (PBUH) raised his voice against the inhuman act of daughters live burial and closed the doors of this inhuman act once for all. He (PBUH) was so pious and shy that even enemies gave him the name of ‘Ameen’ And ‘Sadiq’.
He (PBUH) always acted as a loving father, loving brother, loving husband, loving son and ultimately loving and caring guide for Ummah. He (PBUH) is live example of love, justice, peace, care and leadership.
We always listen and read slogans of peace and justice, peace and freedom from those people who themselves don’t practice the first alphabet of peace. Practicality is something that matters and that really counts. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) showed the world that mere philosophies don’t work. It needs humble soul and workable character to prove words. Just claiming that we work for peace and justice is not enough, practicality is needed to prove whether you really mean it or not.
Unfortunately, in modern era, we Muslims have lost each and everything which Almighty bestowed upon us. We are deviated from the real path of Islam. We value small things and ignore the crux of Islam. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) united us as one Ummah but unfortunately we got divided and concept of unity seems as if it is forbidden for us.
And as a result non-Muslims dominated Muslims all over the world. On daily basis, we see our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Islam gets targeted by non-Muslims. Recent remarks by French President Emanuel Macrons hurt sentiments of Muslims all over the world. Islamophobia is on rise. Muslim world is in deep slumber and such remarks hardly matter for them.
Why are Muslims targeted all over the world? Are Muslims aliens on earth? Are we really threat to the sovereignty and integrity of any state? Are we threat to humans around us? The answer to these questions is a big no. Islam considers killing of an innocent life as killing all humanity. Then how could Muslims be threat to human beings? Any religion that considers killing of innocent soul as killing whole humanity, how the followers of same religion will pose threat to the lives of people around them???
The religion that gave slaves the right to live a dignified life who were considered not more than animals; the religion that gave animals and birds their rights; the religion that gave females right to live; the religion that advocated for the rights of even minute creatures; the religion that respects all other religions; the religion that respects humans belonging to different beliefs and faiths how could that religion be threat to sovereignty, integrity, peace and justice in any country?
Islam is the religion of peace. Propaganda against Islam shows nothing but double standards of so called international peace and justice, law and order maintaining institutions. It shows hatred towards Muslims and nothing else.
The only and only solution to these deprivations, oppressions and miseries to Muslim world is to follow Quran and Sunnah; be united; respect yourself and keep sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) above all the inessential literatures.
Bhat Basit Nazir is a student, South Campus, University of Kashmir and Dr. Abid Hussain Naik is an assistant professor