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Islamophobia Watch: Nityananda Singh Of Saheb Ganj, Bihar, India Blasphemes Against The Quran And The Holy Prophet Of Islam

There Is A Lesson In This Incident For Muslims And An Occasion To Introspect

Main Points:

1.    Nityanand Singh said Quran taught Muslims to regard Hindus, Christians and Jews as their enemies.

2.    He blasphemed against God, prophet and the Quran.

3.    Muslims should spread the true teachings of the Quran to dispel false ideas about the Quran from the minds of non-Muslims.


By New Age Islam Staff Writer

30 October 2021

An Islamophobe named Nityanand Singh of Saheb Ganj Bihar of India has been arrested for making sacrilegious statements against the Quran and the Holy Prophet of Islam pbuh on social media. Muslims of the town complained about the blasphemous post and the local police promptly arrested the accused and booked him under cybercrime preventing communal conflagration after it gripped Bangladesh and then Tripura.

According to the news published in Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily, dated 30th October. Nityananda Singh called the holy prophet pbuh an illiterate person using a slang word for him. He also said that Quran taught Muslims to have sex with daughters-in-law, sisters and daughters and that it taught Muslims to regard polytheists, Jews and Christians as their enemies.

Saheb Ganj Town police deserve kudos for their swift action to prevent any communal conflagration as a fall out of the blasphemous post.

Nityananad Singh’s comment should be seen as a result of the growing Islamophobia in India and the world. However, there is a lesson for the Muslims in this incident and there is a need for them to introspect.

Muslims have not only abandoned Quran culture in their society but also have circulated the idea that non-Muslims should not be given an opportunity to study the Quran and learn about its messages. Not only that Muslims themselves are ignorant about the true messages and teachings of the Quran, but they have also forgotten their duty towards non-Muslims.

Nityanand Singh made the remarks due to his ignorance of the teachings of the Quran. He repeated what Islamophobes around the world propagate about Islam and the Quran.

According to the report, Nityanand Singh said that the Quran teaches Muslims to consider polytheists, Jews, and Christians as their enemies. This is farthest from the truth because the Quran does not tell Muslims to treat polytheists, Jews and Christians as their enemies but in fact, asks them to treat them with love and affection. The Quran calls Jews and Christians the People of the Book and asks Muslims to treat them with love and affection if they do not turn hostile to them. The Quran calls the People of the Book Muslims because they too believe in one God and the Day of Judgment. The Quran says that only a section of the People of the Book are among the disbelievers because they have deviant beliefs but those among them who believe in one God and believe in the Day of Judgment and do good deeds will be rewarded in the Hereafter.

About the polytheists, the Quran advises Muslims to not to cause them trouble and inconvenience and should not resort to violence against them without provocation. The Muslims are asked to convey the message of the Quran to them in a peaceful manner and avoid any confrontation with them. The Quran does not preach Muslims to hate polytheists but to convey to them the message of Unity of God to them in a peaceful manner.

But it is a fact that Muslims are taught that Jews, Christians and polytheists are the enemies of Muslims and so Muslims should not have any friendly relationship with them. Muslim preachers often call the People of the Book collectively Kafirs (atheists) and Mushriks (polytheists) against the stand of the Quran.

When a non-Muslim alleges Muslims of considering non-Muslims their enemies, the exclusivist Muslims run for cover and are at a loss for words.

It's time Muslims started rectifying their mistakes and spread the true teachings of the Quran which envisages a peaceful society where all the followers of all religions can live peacefully.


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