Thanks Manzurule for your complements. Superiority is different from
supremacism. Supremacism can lead us to dominate, control, and subjugate
others. Think of White supremacism in Botha government in South Africa. They looked
down on 90% majority black people and did atrocities to them, until they were
thrown out of power. Whereas Nelson Mandela, who was a humble man, like his
spiritual leader, was able to forgive the white people who put him in prison
for 27 yrs. He attracted millions of heart throughout the world. Supremacist
cannot see reality, nor see the truth of a matter. Jews were proud that they
were the ‘Chosen People’ of God and became supremacists and did not understand
their Messiah’s message and crucified him. Many writers in this website are
afraid that Zakir Naike’s 100 million followers could become supremacists and
look down on others and harm them as happened in Bangladesh, or become vain and
bitter for nothing.
It is an excellent article. You have given the essential message of Islam.
However my humble opinion is that you must use your scholarship to address the
problems Muslims face today. Proving Islam is a religion of peace again and
again is not warranted.
Mohammad, have you ever thought of or dreamed of building an inclusive
society, an egalitarian society, or an utopian society? For such a project,
people must be exhorted to be humble and to love each other, without considering
cast creed or race. The main drawback
among the Muslims is supremacism; it leads to intolerance and hatred. You may
be knowing that heaven is ruled by love. In order to become citizens of heaven
we must demonstrate our love towards others, even our enemies in this world;
who are also the beautiful creation of Allah. We must be able to embrace anyone
who come across in our life. You may have heard about the story of Good
Samaritan. It was Samaritan, an enemy, who attended the fallen Jew not the
What matters is love. When we love others we get the real sense of justice.
It gives us the discernment to know what is good and what is bad. Corporate
face of love is justice
Allah says “Everyone will know you are my disciple if you love one another”