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Muslims are Feeling Insecure: This Government Must Pay Attention

By Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

26 December 2019

The protests which we are witnessing across the country were some years in the making. Since the last few years, our society has seen intense polarization, some of which has been enabled by the present government. This government came to power with the slogan of making India great again: and that meant all Indians irrespective of religious identity. However, some of the actions of this government leave much to be desired. One after another, there were policy measures which threatened the Muslim minority and made them insecure in their own country. Starting with triple Talaq, which criminalised Muslim men instead of making fundamental changes in the lives of Muslim women; the giving away of Babri mosque land to ‘Hindus’ through a skilful management of judiciary to the Citizenship Amendment Act, Muslims have been under relentless attack. On its own, the CAA is not too much of a concern for Muslims; however, seen in relation to the upcoming National Registry of Citizens (NRC), Muslims are right in getting aggrieved and hitting the streets. Although the poor of all communities will suffer from a nationwide NRC, it will be catastrophic for the Muslims because they will not have the safety net of CAA. Asking Muslims, who have been living in India for a thousand years, to prove their citizenship is not just absurd but patently discriminatory.

Muslims have been quick to see the link between CAA and NRC. They were silent when the land of Babri mosque was given away by the courts to Hindus because it did not affect their very existence. The proposed NRC does exactly that: it is tantamount to the government getting into Muslim houses and uprooting them. The fact that they are not believing this government’s assurance is because the government has not done enough to earn the trust of India’s Muslims. It is extremely intriguing therefore that the government today is surprised as to why Muslims are protesting when they are not being affected by this particular legislation. All that this government needs to do is go through their own agenda to see how they have targeted a particular community. There has been a BJP government before, but this kind of a relentless pursuit of Muslim identity is certainly new.  

Muslims today have come to a situation where they are saying enough is enough. It is as if they are not going to accept any more humiliation from this government. There is some seriousness with which I am using the word humiliation because this government has seen to it that Muslims as a group feel humiliated and subjugated as lesser citizens. The unabated lynching of Muslims and the ways in which it was justified by the spokespersons of the government and its media handlers have made many Muslims insecure. In a certain sense, Muslims had almost become resigned and had stopped reacting to such issues. But then, with the passage of CAA, they have now realised that if they do not protest now, then perhaps all will be lost. For the vast majority of Muslims, this Act affects their very existence in this country and that’s why so many of them are on the streets. Moreover, they have already seen how lives have been wrecked apart when the NRC was implemented in Assam. Certainly, poor Hindus will also get affected by this mindless exercise, but Muslims are the only ones who would be losing their citizenships and all other entitlements that come along with it.   

The protestors can no longer be identified by their clothes because they are increasingly coming from young people of other communities as well. The police has definitely been partisan in dealing with protests. Especially in BJP ruled states, the police has resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked use of force against protestors. It is an open secret that since long, the police have been anti-Muslim. Disproportionately large number of Muslims has been felled by police in various riots, some of which has been etched in the collective psyche of the community. This is certainly not a problem which is specific to BJP government. Such prejudices in the police force have been witnessed even during various Congress governments. It is true that there has been some violence on part of protestors, especially relating to burning of public property. Violence can never be condoned. However, whenever students have hit the streets anywhere in the world, there has been some amount of violence. The state response should not be one of revenge but rather that of engagement. We have seen that in Hong Kong and Paris, the police have acted with considerable restraint when faced with such situations. It appears that our police still thinks in terms of colonial categories and hits back with double force on its own citizens.

One interesting feature of these protests is the marginalization of established Muslim leaders who have historically acted as brokers to various governments. It was extremely satisfying to see young Muslim boys and girls hooting out sold out leaders like Mahmood Madani for his attempted gate crashing at protest sites. Also, it was remarkable that young Muslims vociferously condemned the statement of the so called Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid when he tried to confuse the ongoing protests through his inane statements. Even leaders like Salman Khurshid were not spared for his inaction over police violence in Jamia. One is certainly hopeful that out of this critique of the existing Muslim political leadership, new voices from within Muslims will emerge which would chart a different political course for the Muslim community.

Arshad Alam is a columnist with NewAgeIslam.com

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  • All this while everyone was saying whatever the court says will be acceptable to all. Now even court is also managed. The real problem is not outside it's within... Islam as a religion must introspect rather than blaming the whole world... Admission of problem is the beginning
    By आलोक पाण्डेय - 1/2/2020 3:53:37 AM

  • Muslim community seems to have problem with everything... A law is passed by an elected government... If you have problem with it then court is their but no the muslim community also has problem with court.. the only thing which they believe is right is Jihad... And it's evident
    By आलोक पाण्डेय - 1/2/2020 3:51:59 AM

  • First you accept that Poor Hindus will  get affected by something which is yet to come. But majorly Muslims are out on street why? Because of CAA. On the other hand you admit that CAA per se not harrmful untill clubbed with NRC. Either you are confused jholawala or has an agenda
    By आलोक पाण्डेय - 1/2/2020 3:51:26 AM

  • To Arshad Indian Muslims are fearful, it's exposing Muslims and your religion Islam hypocrisy, the clear proof is within India, 
    You guys talk of Islam and medina period and how Your Paigmebr was kind but when exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was happening in the hands of Muslims of Kashmir, rest of Muslims in India was watching and enjoying in their hearts, may be wishing play same demographics change all over India to lose land and leave Hindus at the mercy of Muslims cruel leaders and would like to rape of Hindu girls like in Pakistan and Kashmir.
    Hypocracy of Muslims is so high that your Editor after repeatedly writing in comments that there is no single Article on suffering of Kashmiri Pandits, he silently keep ignoring.
    Hindus are watching hypocrite behaviour of Muslims since long, if Muslims would have show right actions all the time, Hindus would have never doubted Indian Muslims.
    You Indian Muslims think that you want to live with Hindus and other religious community in India than you Muslims also have to understand it is also Questioned of Hindu survival, this is the only land left now for Hindus, your so called umma of OIC only sucks the blood of Hindu and make them work but never give them citizen wrights, if you Indian Muslims keep playing Mischief with Hindus there are less chances they are going to trust Muslim and their ledearship.

    By Aayina - 12/29/2019 7:52:20 PM

  • To Arshad You Muslims Suddenly realised you all are Indian.
    There are several events of bigotry but I give one example below.
    Well you are paying for your own Karma, you should remember the Subramnium Swami Event in 2011( Beloved by Muslim, the UPA government led by congress )when Muslims of India pressurised Havard to excel him out, what he was talking was only simple solution that we all are Indians and all our ancestors were Indian but what happen he lost the lecturer job.
    Your Allah is humiliating you Muslims for rejecting the truth, it's not this government humiliating, you saw the seed and grow the plant of hatred towards India and now you are blaming this government, if there were some Indian Muslims who had respect for Indian ancestors leneage Muslims had left Subramanium swamy had not lost the job.
    No Allah or God can help to the people who hate their ancestors,this same as calling Dady to next door person, when you do that you humiliate your mother and father both,,which Muslims do everyday saying one father came from Iran, or Arab.
    As we know  Asraf clan like Sultan Shain and people like you have not allowed to belong the our Azlaf and Arzals( Untochable Muslims)Muslims, just teach them to invent the lenaige to outside India creat kiosk in this country.
    Let me clear you Muslims who love this country are easily identifiable, they are loud and clear in their actions, no Hindu needs their appeasement, nor Hindus have to work towards gaining their trust, they are naturally trustable, not like your sickology theory of appeasement on one hand, we have to listen slogans that tell that "Hinduo Ki kabar yaha kondege" Pakistan zindabad".and this is the only called trust.
    So Hindus have learned now that we cannot change hypocrisy in your minds but atleast we can expose it, may be next generation of Indian Muslims change, like sudden change, a Indian flag on Jama Masjid, where there use to slogans always against India.

    By Aayina - 12/29/2019 5:17:44 PM

  • To Arshad. As usual your madras teaching is enough to tell us how creat lies around every single good person if he is Hindu, well you guys are so sick that everything is in Hindu-Muslim prospect. What we studied in school, Sardar Patel as Iron Man, because he was having big wound developed in his Pit, while he was kid, he was so brave, he heated of Red hot Iron and took it out by himself, from their he get that name. Well you people are so hypocrate that you will make up your own stories, Sardar Patel was honest man, when he brought law that whosoever living in house will belong to him, who soever farming the land will own it, at that time he did not discriminate between Hindu and Muslims, he was true reformer without any prejudice, In last comment I said we Hindus are fearful of Muslims of cheating and demonising every Hindu leaders, samelsss Arahd he was not said be iron man, because he annexed Muslims Nawabs, if you are so fond of kings, you should go to Some of the Arab country and live their. Highest level of hypocrisy. People like Never saw seed of trust, but on the country saw seed of distrust, that is the reason Hindus have joined BJP, because atleast Hindus will be cheated from Hindus but not by both.
    By Aayina - 12/29/2019 2:11:53 PM

  • To Arshad Political cheating by Muslims: Jinnah used same thing that Islam and Muslims are in danger, Muslims use this strategy to instigate violence and fear in Hindus and than ask everything special and separate, by telling that we are actually fearful. Jinnah always tried to show himself he was secular( in real sense he as sickular) and was playing double game, he cheated his friend to seek the wife, he cheated Congrsss and million Hindus. Relgious Cheating by Muslims: Muslims Quotes Alama Iqbal sometime that Iqbal said Ram was Immame-e-Hind, than they fight tooth and nail for not allowing to built temple as if Hindus will be given land in Arab country, Muslims had never adopted Ram, they use to fool us. Ram as Family is inspirations, even Athiest can follow Ram, because Atheist will also going to have family, Well Ramayan character that can be used by everyone in the life, because Ram, Bharat, Laxman and Saturugna and their wife's shows the how family values are important, it is not necessary that Muslims had to belive him as God,but if Muslims of this land had any respect towards this land heroes than there would have be no question for Ramjanbhumi-Babri masjid issue, but looters masjid is more important than Ram, this shows Phyce of Muslim. Than Muslims keep claiming that Allah send prophets everywhere but when it comes to respect than, they will say we doubt it because we do not know, so this is pure political cheating to establish claim in whole earth. Victimhood cheating: Muslims claims how they are marginalised and victimised, but still now 30 years no single Muslims had come forward and said anything about losing the land, genoside by Muslims of Kashmiri pandit Hindus now fear of muslims fake friendship with Hindus on the name of secularisim, my advise is Indian Muslims should adopt some relgious heroes,of local land well there is scope in your books but your political Islam is important than any religious Harmony, well you will never especially learned once, you guys will come with some classic argument but we write this comment and awake our Hindu brothers and sister of above mention cheating to Hindus. If Indian Muslims start to adopt, in overwhelming manner their will be no need for Hindus to fear for losing place to,live.
    By Aayina - 12/29/2019 2:00:15 PM

  • As said earlier, it will go beyond your perception. 
    By GGS - 12/28/2019 11:57:22 PM

  • this false analogy of heart mind and soul and eye and ears and nose and the gullet or the liver or the kidneys only betrays a simple-minded delusion bordering on supremacist condescension. entirely normal in any devout muslim/hindu/isai/whatever. religion destroys everything it touches. except evil.
    by the way, the heart, mind soul or kidneys or the appendix do not emit any light. the intestine emits some sound though; to the credit of the Sufis who discovered the electromagnetic emission of the heart, mind and the nasal mucosa.
    so mr GGS thinks he instantly bonded with a pundit whose world view considers the likes of mr GGS as the mlechhas (somewhat even more deprecated and lower down than even the avarnas or the panchama).
    nothing new with two religious hypocrites agreeing very fervently - until one of them has the majoritarian political power. history is sickeningly full of the bloody bonhomie of fanatic maniacs. such as was instanced here.
    now lets us see what happens when one of the hypocrites wins popular support.
    that is when this padit-ulema lovey-dovey will get hairy and bloody to boot. it will explode in violence, hatred and utter mutual contempt. it has happened in the past and it will unfortunately happen again in the future - this will happen until such malicious sophistry passes off for tolerance. talk about interfaith! oh! the irony!
    it is a lesson that even those who hate each others' guts will become friends on a train journey. i shall be more careful on my future train journeys.
    then why did the trains of partition reach home safely with carriages full of corpses? was that because religions teach peace and brotherhood?
    you must be joking. or you must be beyond redemption. or both.
    good luck.

    By hats off! - 12/28/2019 7:09:06 AM

  • Taslima Nasreen has every right to rail against intolerance. She does not need hate merchants like Hats Off to advocate for her.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/28/2019 6:12:07 AM

  • पहले के लोग कहते थे की जब परेशानी आये तो समझ लेना कोई गलती हुई है

    अभी जब nrc और CAA का चर्चा नहीं था, तो मदरसे के बच्चे भी एक दुसरे पर ऊँगली उठाने में मसरूफ थे, आपस में लड़ रहे थे, आपस में शिया सुन्नी करने में लगे थे, आपस में एक नाम निहाद मौलवी भी दुसरे नाम निहाद मौलवी की बेईज्ज़ती और गाली पर लगा हुआ था, कोई अपने आपको अल्लामा लिखवाना पसंद करता तो कोई अपने आप को सूफी कहलवाना पसंद करता, कोई अपने धंधे को मज़हबी कह रहा था तो कोई कुछ, अवाम रोज़ा नमाज़ सब छोड़े हुई थी, खाली जुम्मा याद आ रहा था, अब जब nrc की बात हुई तो देखिये कितने जुम्मा पढने आ रहे हैं, कितने पाँचों वक़्त की नमाज़ पढना शुरू कर दिए हैं, कितने आपस में भाईचारा बनाने लगे हैं, अब लोग अपने खुदा को याद कर रहे हैं, तौबा तौबा पढ़ रहे हैं,

    दुनियावी मामलात से इतना घबरा गए हैं, ऐसा मालुम पड़ता है जैसे उनका इमान ही कमज़ोर हो गया हो, भाई मुसीबत आई है तो सोचो गौर करो क्यों आई  है, ये हमारे करतूतों का नतीजा है

    एक मुस्लमान दुसरे की ज़मीन हड़पता है, एक दुसरे पर खूब ज़ुल्म करते हैं, एक दुसरे के बुजुर्गों को खूब गाली देते हैं, एक दुसरे के उलमा को बुरा भला कहते हैं, पढ़ते समझते तो है नहीं, रमजान आता है तो नेक बन जाते हैं और रमजान जाते ही फिर .....अल्लाह ताला बख्शने वाला है गुनाहों को, वो रहमान है, बड़ा रहीम है, वो अपनी साड़ी मखलूक को रोज़ी देता है, ज़िन्दगी और मौत सब उसी के दस्ते कुदरत में है, उसकी मर्ज़ी होगी जब मौत आएगी आएगी, हमे हमेशा उसी की रिज़ा हासिल करने के लिए जीना चाहिए, लेकिन पहले उस खुदा को जान तो लें, समझ तो लें, उसकी कुदरत को तो पहचाने, बिना जाने हम उसकी रिज़ा और ख़ुशी नहीं समझ सकते, जब ये सब नहीं समझ सकते तो कैसे हम मोमिन हैं दो दावा करते हैं कि हम उससे मुहब्बत रखते हैं

    मुल्क के लिए दुआ करते रहो, अमन व शांति के लिए दुआ करते रहो, बेगुनाहों की हिफाज़त के लिए करते रहो, अल्लाह की बारगाह में सच्ची तौबा करो, अपना दिल साफ़ करो, आपसी नफरत बंद करो, सुधर जाओ अच्छे इंसान बनो ....

    इस मुल्क पर सच्चे सुफियाए कराम ने डेरा डाल रखा है, वो जब चाहेंगे दुआ के लिए हाथ उठाएंगे, और उनकी दुआ कुबूल होगी, फिर सब कुछ ठीक हो जाएगा, लोगों में कर्मा का ख्याल आएगा और सच्ची मुहब्बत का चिराग चलाएंगे, झूटी नाम निहाद मुहब्बत का नारा जो अँगरेज़ दुनिया भर में दे रहे हैं उससे बाज़ रहेंगे    

    By GGS - 12/28/2019 4:02:00 AM

  • Genuine people in classical Islam used to instill light of faith in hearts so that hearts of the people could be at peace and enjoy real happiness in the world and the Hereafter. They treated all the people for good cause but the people could not understand yesterday nor today that they were the real and true friends. Even Muslims could not understand those friends today in this 21st century.

    The problems with radicalism today are appearing because the radical people themselves have lost the light of faith which can only keep them at peace. After losing peace, they are creating havoc around the world. It is loss of light of faith that is creating havoc around the globe. On the other hand, those who think they are promoting peace and brotherhood are actually creating disharmony and hatred by developing so-called attitude of love. They are missing the real feeling of love and heart because every they use their reasoning power and not the heart-power. Perhaps this is because they have lost light of faith which connects hearts of humanity.
    my words will go beyond your understanding unless you open your heart reasoning by taking the light of faith 

    By GGS - 12/28/2019 2:54:13 AM

  • Hats off sb,  You say, “he can never greet the kuffar”.
    Dear hats off sb, sometimes I don’t feel well to greet even my real brother when he does not please God by doing his duties, such as five time prayers. After all, I have to greet him because this is compulsory in Islam to greet one another by saying Assalam alaikum which means ‘peace be upon you’. No matter a person is a sinner, greater or lesser, he still deserves Assalam (peace) from his fellow human being.
    But in Islamic books it is written that if someone rejects faith in God, or becomes fasiq muslims, he should not be greeted by anyone. From such books two pieces of reasoning were taken out, one that though he should not be greeted, he should still be prayed for the light of Iman. In classical exploration of Islam, Greeting was reported to mean as a dua before God Almighty in favour of servants or creatures, and the reporter reasoned that how can the God be happy with the one who rejects His Existence? This sort of debate took place in the past. Now this is a new age, how can we rethink such things?
    By GGS - 12/28/2019 2:30:41 AM

  • फिर के गली गली तबाह ठोकरे सब की खाए क्यों

    दिल को जो अक्ल दे खुदा तेरी गली से जाएं क्यों

    इस शेर को समझने की कोशिश करें यहाँ दिल के अक्ल की बात की गयी है, जिसमे सिर्फ दिमाग के अक्ल को ही इस्तेमाल करने की सलाहियत है वो इसे नहीं समझ सकते,

    आज के नाम निहाद peacemakers आखिर इस बात को क्यों नहीं समझ सके कि कई बात सूफी और संतों का एक साथ मिलना भी हुआ था, वो लोग अपने सच्चे खुदा की मारिफत के तलाश में थे, उन्होंने अपने differences को शेयर किया एक दुसरे से, एक बार तो संतों और सूफी दोनों ने अपने अपने शागिर्दों को दूर भेज दिया फ़िर आपस में बातें करने लगे, क्या ये इस लिए था के वो जानते थे उनके शागिर्द अभी दिल के अक्ल को इस्तेमाल करने की ताक़त नहीं रखते ?

    जिसकी जितनी समझ होती है उतनी ही बात समझाने चाहिए

    मैं बात करूँ दिल के अक्ल से और आप बात करें दिमाग के अक्ल और खेल से, तो बात ठीक थोड़ी बनेगी

    दिल के अक्ल से मैं इमान तक पहुंचा और दिमाग के अक्ल से आपसे ईमान और कुफ्र के debate में उलझ कर रह गए, दिल के अक्ल से हर तरफ peace ही peace नज़र aa रहा है, और आपके दिमाग के अक्ल से हर तरफ hate ही hate नज़र रहा है, दिमाग के अक्ल ने आपका चैन सुकून सब ले रखा है, दिल के अक्ल ने आपके अन्दर peace दे रखा है, यही वो peace है जिसकी तरफ दुनिया को आने की ज़रूरत है, दिमाग के अक्ल से peace मुमकिन नहीं

    सूफी और संत लोग जो दिल के अक्ल का इस्तेमाल करते हैं, उन लोगों को ही देख लीजिये वो कितने peace के साथ हैं, वो जब आपस में मिलते भी हैं, तो peace के साथ, उनके differences भी होते हैं, मगर कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता उन्हें

    मगर दिमाग का अक्ल रखने वालों का हाल देखते हैं, वो हमेशा differences पर फोकस करते हैं, कभी उन्हें ख़त्म करने की कोशिश में, कभी उन्हें जोड़ने की कोशिश में, उनकी बातों का असर दुसरे लोगों पर इस तरह होता है वो मानते है या नहीं मानते हैं, अब माहौल बनता चला जाता है, एक दुसरे से नफरत करने का, इस नफरत को वो रिलिजन  का नाम देते हैं, एक दुसरे के खुदाओं को बुरा भला कहना शुरू करदेते हैं, बस यही उनकी ज़िन्दगी है, बेचैन रहते हैं हमेशा, परिशानी और घबराहट उनके दिमाग से उतरती नहीं

    अभी हम देख रहें हैं, जो लोग दिमाग का अक्ल इस्तेमाल करते हैं वो कितने घबराएं हैं कि पता नहीं क्या होगा, nrc के बाद क्या होगा? अब रोज़े, नमाज़, तौबा, सब शुरू कर दिए हैं, लेकिन जब हालत ठीक होगा, फिर रोज़ा, नमाज़, से दूर, एक दुसरे को गाली देना, बुरा भला कहना शुरू करेंगे.....जो कानून बनाए हैं वो भी दिमाग का अक्ल इस्तेमाल कर रहे हैं, दिल का अक्ल इस्तेमाल करते तो कर्मा का ख्याल उन्हें संतों की राह पर लेजाता और वो भी दिमाग के साथ दिल दिल के अक्ल का इस्तेमाल करते

    जो दिमाग का अक्ल इस्तेमाल करते हैं वो हमेशा अपनी ही दिमाग को बेहतर समझते हैं, लेकिन जो दिल का अक्ल इस्तेमाल करते हैं वो हमेशा अपने को हकीर और फकीर समझते हैं,

    पता नहीं आप समझ भी पा रहें हैं मेरे शब्दों के माना को या नहीं? यूँही लेखे ही जा रहा हूँ.

    By GGS - 12/28/2019 12:47:28 AM

  • Hats off sb,
    You eyes, mind and heart, all are closed for the meanings. You, rather we live under Time and Space. Whatever power of mind, we use, we can’t go outside Time and Space.
    Both Time and Space have been created by One God Whom I call Allah. If your religion,  whatever it may be, does not teach you how to respect God, then it is your own religion and not the religion which you claim to follow.
    In a very short age, I have understood and realized that there is only One God Whose Power alone is administering the entire world. He has created minds of the people to think of the nature. He has created hearts to realize the Real Existence. To observe this thing one needs to purify one’s heart because God Almighty grants this power of observation only to those hearts which keep away from hates and so-called ‘love’.
    When a man nurtures hates in his heart for his own Real God, he becomes unable to see ‘love’. He fails to find love in the world. Everywhere he sees hate. It is because his own heart is full of hate. On the contrary when a man loves his God, his heart becomes loving. He sees love all around the world. However love is of different types. One is so-called love that people who themselves are bereft of love are preaching today the lesson of love.
    If greeting Kuffar is a sign of love, then why it is not working to develop ‘love’? People are greeting each other time and again. We are seeing the picture. People, leaders, politicians, so-called religionists, atheists, radicals, so-called moderates, so-called preachers of peace, all are greeting one another, but this too has failed to develop real ‘love’. This failure is taking its root because this is not being done with sincerity. There lies the desire of matlabprasti. Business people greet each other only for business purpose. When they stop doing business with one another, they stop greeting each other. Because this greeting was for matlab.
    People appear to meet together and greet each other but their hearts do not meet. I do not call it ‘love’. Love is free from all sorts of matlabprasti. It is pure and gives true contentment to the two people who really love each other. Such loves are beyond your perception. If can’t walk on this path of true love. I should not be haughty here. Actually this is God-gifted attribute that is given to the one who is very lucky.
    Can you use two lights; Light of Mind and Light of heart? Start seeing the world with the light of mind, you will see the world full of differences. But when you see it with the light of  heart, you will observe a different world. In this path only the person can succeed who has understood the feeling of true love.
    Light of mind gives you too many logics which have no power to come out of Time and Space. It keeps you restless as there are so many differences and you remain stuck with so many questions. Here you can create new technology and worldly scientific improvement. As for Light of heart, when achieved, it takes you to realization of God Almighty Who has created Time and Space. The man who achieved this realization got spiritual and natural power which you can call a Shakti. This worked as a Karamat as narrated in stories and observed by a True Saalik.
    I would not suggest you to spend your precious time on understanding Ibn Rushud’s philosophy and Imam Ghazali’s incoherence of philosophy. But I would point out to the fact that philosophy heavily dealt with reason, a power that comes from mind.  Imam Ghazali had also used this reasoning power to understand God Almighty but he failed to realize His Existence and finally Imam Ghazali left use of reasoning to use the light of heart. Imam Ghazali is today blamed for stopping reasoning. But why and how he stopped reasoning to understand God. There was something which can’t be understood by the one simply uses reasoning and does not use the light of heart. In other words, there are two types of reasoning;  one is done by mind and second by heart. Jiska dil murda ho uska dil kaam nahi karta aur reasoning band kardeta hai isi liye use sirf mind reasoning se hi kaam chalana padta hai. but the luckiest is the one who understands well the limited area of mind-reasoning and power of heart-reasoning.
    Take just one example, The mind reasoning keeps us busy doing debates after debates over differences of thoughts and fails to remove differences. Some mind reasoning creates a new way of hate in the name of eliminating hate. Muslims hate non-Muslims. To end this hate, non-Muslims and some Muslims create another sort of hate. All remain in the circle of hate. This is what reasoning of mind keeps them busy. The heart-reasoning takes every difference very peacefully. The heart which gains peace is able to distribute peace. This is achieved by the one who uses heart-reasoning. I do not know why you are missing heart-reasoning. If I have got heart-reasoning now, it is not my Kamal, ye bhi God Almighty ke karam se hi milta hai. hume to apne nek aamaal par bhi takabbur nahi karni chahiye kyonki ye nek aamaal karne ki taufiq bhi to Khuda se hi milti hai.
    Phir ke Gali Gali Tabah Thokren Sab Ki khaayen Kyon
    Dil ko jo Aql De Khuda Teri Gali se Jaaen Kyon                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    By GGS - 12/28/2019 12:22:19 AM

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