May 19, 2009 1 Comment
Strolling in the streets of Karachi today after a long time, I found this wall chalking which states:
Yahoodian ka sirf ek ilaaj — Al Jihad – Al Jihad
It made me mulled over the significances of “Jihad” – and drove my mind back to good old days of School where in Islamiat class our teacher used to tell that the best type of Jihad is “Jihad-e-Bin’Nafs”. Often we asked our teacher in a state of disarray, why a Jihad carried out through weapon or by force isn’t superior than Jihad-e-Bin’Nafs? And we were always clarified in a very thoughtful way I still remember today: If you beat Satan inside, you can make weak the Satan that is outside.
And today, Islam or rather Muslim is being held on under a threat of this wrong Islamic Ideology by some declarers of Islam – which has made Jihad-e-Bin’Nafs a secondary set of Jihad while other types of Jihad has been implicitly declared as primary.
I’m waiting for a day to arrive when in the streets of West I’ll find such wall chalking: The only treatment of terrorism is – bomb the Muslims.
You know what will happen then? Muslims will start exclaiming over it, will also call it utmost racism. Whereas, we’ll never come across with those wall chalking in the streets of an Asian country – an Islamic republic – our own – that’s also spreading broad hatred against the Jews – all the Jews in general. Nevertheless, generalization isn’t good. I hope we’ll learn this someday.