Throughout history, the tapestry of Islamic heritage is interwoven with countless incidents that illuminate the greatness of Muslims. These tales encompass profound episodes, such as the ultimate tragedy of Karbala. Steadfast in their unwavering faith, Muslims have time and again expressed their resolute devotion to the word of the Almighty, and have sacrificed their lives for the exaltation of the religion.
It is a pity that the honour of the religion and its followers has been under attack in the modern world, like the recent spike in episodes involving the desecration of the Holy Quran, without effective rebuttal from the Islamic world. Their voice has become weak and can be muzzled or, even worse, ignored. Why is this happening? Why have we become so weak? These are the questions that we need to ask ourselves.
When someone asked Maulana Rumi how a nation is destroyed, he replied that it happens when “it forgets the distinction between the good and the bad”. The Muslims who ruled for centuries are now economically paralysed and politically marginalised. Are we now unable to distinguish between the good and the bad? What we need to do today in the Islamic world is to get united. Religion should pull us all together. Let us not use it to push one or the other away in the name of differences.
Taimoor Alam Khan