Friday, September 30, 2011

Urdu Section
30 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
If Hindus are 'Mushrik', What are We?

By Tahir Mahmood

The Arabic word mushrik in Islamic theology means 'one who associates a worldly object with Divine power'. If the Hindus are mushrik in this sense, so are we, the majority of Muslims in the subcontinent. They associate with God Almighty numerous idols put on pedestals and we, numerous saints of antiquity buried in their graves. They worship God through the medium of images seen as sublime symbols, we petition dead saints to intercede with God to grant us earthly and heavenly favours. If one way is shirk, so is the other. If despite all this Islam remains a "monotheistic" faith, so does Hinduism. --Tahir Mahmood (Translated from English by Samiur Rahman,

No comments:

Post a Comment