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Conquest of Makkah Is About Promoting Tolerance, High Moral Values and Forgiveness


By Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani

 

May 15, 2020

 

So many hundreds of years ago, Muslims entered the holy city of Makkah – with dignity, glory and pride – from where they were forced to migrate.

 

The holy Prophet (pbuh) and his companions had to migrate to Madina but enemies of Islam tried their best to harm Muslims. In this regard, various wars were also imposed by the Quraysh in order to destabilize the Madina state.

 

Despite all the bitter experiences of past, the Prophet (pbuh) preferred to set an example by announcing amnesty for everyone on the occasion of the conquest of Makkah. Even, today it is highly regarded as the only applicable roadmap process to resolve bilateral conflicts for the sake of humanity.

 

During the holy month of Ramazan, God’s blessing is showered equally on every person and an opportunity is granted to everyone for the practical implementation of teachings based on patience, brotherhood, tolerance and endurance.

 

The Message, released in 1976, is one of the most popular Hollywood movies of all time. The movie, produced with the collaboration of different Middle Eastern countries, serves as an introduction to early Islamic history and important events.

 

The movie was released separately in both Arabic and English versions. Geo Television Network performed a wonderful job by dubbing it into Urdu language. This initiative was indeed very beneficial for many people like me who are interested to learn about the life of the last Prophet (pbuh).

 

The climax of this movie is really very impressive and highly laudable. In the movie, Muslims are shown angry towards the Quraysh over the violation of the peace agreement. A large number of tribes start supporting the Prophet (pbuh) for moving towards Makkah. Muslims enter Makkah with the announcements that “Even he who enters the house of Abu Sufyan will be safe, He who lays down arms will be safe, He who locks his door will be safe”.

 

On hearing this unbelievable notice, Hind, wife of ruler of Makkah Abu Sufyan expresses with satisfaction that no storm has come so far. The leader of Quraysh replies that an invisible storm has come but in the hearts of the people that have been won over by the last Prophet (pbuh).

 

After the conquest of Makkah, the Prophet (pbuh) neither took any revenge nor let others harm anyone. Open amnesty was announced for everyone. In this way, the Prophet (pbuh once again demonstrated that the message of peace, love, brotherhood, forgiveness and tolerance is not for any specific community but for every creature.

 

In my view, there are three major lessons that we should learn from the historical conquest of Makkah. First, we may have to face many difficulties in our life struggle but if we keep moving consistently towards right direction with a trust in God then obviously we will be successful at the end of the day. Second, we should not forget that God has promised to help those who follow the right path, and thus, there is no need to become hopeless and desperate due to temporary hurdles and obstacles.

 

The third lesson is about promoting tolerance, high moral values and forgiveness. History discloses that many mighty victorious rulers used to destroy cities, shed rivers of blood, and murdered their opponents along with families brutally. However, the last Prophet (pbuh) set a new example that forgiving your enemy is very important in order to achieve sustainable peace.

 

Today, in the holy month of Ramazan, we should promise ourselves that we will adopt a peaceful approach in our lives at any cost and never ever indulge in taking revenge. We must understand that God never disappoints anyone who puts his/her trust in Him. Therefore, we should carry on our struggle for good cause and never become hopeless over the vicious tactics adopted by our opponents.

 

Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani is a member of the National Assembly and patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council.

 

Original Headline: Conquest of Makkah

 

Source: The News, Pakistan

 

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  1. There are very few liberal sites which allow all, of whatever ideology, to discuss and debate on their topic of interest. If the discussions are scholarly, other readers do also benefit from it. And if it is not so, it is all waste of time. 

    Religions are many and all the religions teach the same lesson of humanity and love with the human beings and nature, hence there is no difference in them. Christ, Ram or Muhammad (pbuh), neither of them have preached hatred towards any of the Allah creatures, so we the creatures have only to discuss the uniformity not the differences of our religions by throwing hatred and racist remarks on each other. 

    Why so much of anger on the part of Ayina and Hats off if a Hindu has written something good about Islam and its Prophet. 

    Every soul has to die, therefore, we must not use this precious life of ours in indulging in cursing others. We all must be careful as "Karma follows".

    By Ayaan Neyazi 07/06/2020 22:33:52
  2. My last post was addressed to Ayena, not to Hats Off.
    Sorry!
    By Ghulam Faruki 25/05/2020 22:22:41
  3. Hats Off,
    Only a moron would use the phrase "Mosque which hates others". 
    Mosques and temples do not hate anyone. Only people do. 
    My mosque does not have loud-speaker azaan. 
    The rest of your post is written in such poor English that I cannot glean your meaning, except that you seem to be expressing your usual gutter-level  hatefulness in your customary indecent and foul language.
    By Ghulam Faruki 25/05/2020 13:27:31
  4. So you never go to Mosque which hate others and do mischief of loudspeaker is it right? Or double mouth I will do lip service but I will promote by going to those mosque which does loads speaker Azan, and enjoy the Friday Harreshments to All bussiness man, co-worker, manger who are not Muslims to reshedule and work around your Friday prayer.

    Speak when community all over world start to complain about your indecent behaviour, otherwise take it for granted that others have to adjust for shake of your Friday prayers.

    My comment is not about the hate, it's genuine Question but want to hide under blaming me, it's not going to help. Shout and bark I will keep my words and will repeat it as many times as much I can do, it's effects our daily life, I had said many time and every comment, as long as our day to day life is not disturbed by Muslim I do not care what they do.

    If try to fool us, I will point out every time.
    By Aayina 24/05/2020 21:59:12
  5. Aayena,
    What reply do you want me to give to your hate mail. I can say rotten things about Hinduism too but I will not do so because it would put me on your low level.
    And I have been speaking out against loud speaker azaan long before you first made your hideous appearance in this forum. Should I call you a liar or just an ignoramus?
    By Ghulam Faruki 24/05/2020 13:12:51