Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Urdu Section
20 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com

By Asghar Ali Engineer

Western media has systematically created image of Islam as a violent religion which requires believers to fight non-believers and quote some verses out of context to prove their point. In India too the rightwing Hindutva forces do the same. They project Islam as if there is no emphasis in Islam on values and morals and as if Islam is religion of bloodthirsty monsters. They put forward their best foot based on normative humanitarianism and then compare it with what a few extremist Muslims whom west itself had misused for their own interests and conclude that Islam is far from being humane. Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was quite contemplative in nature, came from a poor family of Hashimites which was highly respected. The Prophet was an orphan and hence knew the woes of poor and exploited and had deep sympathy with the oppressed of the society. He used to retire to a cave known as Hira outside the town of Mecca. It was in this cave that he received his first revelation. --Asghar Ali Engineer (Translated from English bySamiur Rahman, NewAgeIslam.com)


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