Yes, I know many people will turn against me, I will be left lonesome, may the ones who respect me starts to disgust me but I am strong to face the music just because I know I will be accompanied by the supreme power. He has bestowed me with a power of writing and it is due to Him, the merciful the beneficent; that today I am putting my thought down on this serious issue which constantly pinches up my mind but no body is able to quench my thirst with solid material. All they have to say without any logic is that our ancestors told us.
In the 21st century, youngsters are liberals but we have great generation gap with our parents. They believe the sayings of our forefathers as an old constitution and following it without any amendment. They found no wrong deed in breaking any law when it is for their benefit but all fines are imposed on the lives of their children accompanied by short phrases like “we are bound to follow ‘with in’ the family system” or “log kia kahen ge!!”
Seriously, do we do everything just because for the sake of people and not for our own happiness? If youngsters are noninterventionists, why can’t they tell their parents to think out of the box? Let’s not complicate it more. I am a Muslim by a free will and no net ensnares me to choose between being a Shiite or Sunni because no one is able to answer that from where these two sects took birth?
This conflict started after the death of Prophet (P.B.U.H) between the people regarding the caliphs and nowhere Quran states between the caliphs. So we should not fight over this matter and live simply accepting Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A) as our first caliph and Hazrat Ali (A.S) as last.
On the way back, from the last Haj of Muhammad (P.B.U.H) Quranic verse was revealed:
“O Messenger! Make known that which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord, for if thou do it not, thou wilt not have conveyed His message. Allah will protect thee from mankind. Lo! Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk.”
— sura 5 (Al-Ma’ida), ayah 67
when all are said to be equal in Islam, Islam is a religion of free will, love, brotherhood and peace. Then why are there complications and separations.
Staying strong together as Muslims without dividing into the lame sect issue, people can freely practice their religion Islam by Worshiping Allah Almighty, Reciting Holy Quran, believing in His Last Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), his family of five and all rest of the one lac twenty four thousand or so messengers with divine respect in heart for all.
Be a Muslim with respect.
By: Fatima Hasan Zaidi