The slamming of the statute of Ganesha by an Arab women in a Bahraini commercial shop is totally uncalled for. How can that muslim Arab lady call the demolition of Babri Masjid a criminal act while she commits similar outrageous act in a country where she is in power and dominance?
The prophet of Islam SAW didn’t ask his noble companions to break into a shop and pick stuff you think is against Islamic values and slam them on the floor. This is neither religious nor human.
Would it be possible for that women wearing an un-Islamic burqa (with idol like pictures on it ) herself to break things that may be of religious significance to a community living powerlessly under their sponsorship like Dhimmi, had she been living in a country where Muslims are not in power ?
Let me remind you of an incident of the life of our prophet SAW when he returned from Taif and the entire Mecca was hostile to him, he had to take protection of Mu’tam bin Adi who was a non-Muslim. Remember when you award protection to someone you don’t ask for his religion. The Indians working in Bahrain are under the protection of Islamic forces and as per the agreement you don’t have a right to ill treat them because of their faith.
We as Muslims live under certain code of Islamic conduct. Once we give shelter to someone, irrespective of their religion, we don’t have to threaten them, their faith or their livelihood.
I ask this lady who took the name of the Honorable ruler of Bahrain while slamming the idols , did she ever talk to the manager of the shop to inquire as to how prohibited things, if at all, made it to the shelf of the super market in a country she deems Islamic?
Plus who made the movie of this so called super Islamic act and put it on the social media to humiliate a particular community that lives as a minority and under the Muslims rule ?
Indian Muslims face similar humiliations in India every now and then and they know how it feels to be helpless in the face of a tyrannical rule where your religious sentiments are outraged and you can’t do nothing. And despite that they would never ask for Arabs to engage in such un-Islamic activity which looks so cowardly and ugly.
The prophet of Islam SAW was an embodiment of mercy to mankind. The religion of Islam never imposes it’s order on unwilling helpless people. The Indian diaspora has great appreciation for the middle east for the fact that Arabs of the gulf have never discriminated Indians on the basis of their religion and that has built the confidence of the non-Muslim Indian to travel to and work in the Gulf countries without any fear or apprehension.
People embrace Islam because it’s a religion of mercy to mankind, it teaches self-less service to mankind and to share sorrows and smiles with your fellow humans. To the Arabs who employee millions of Indians I ask, how many non-Muslims do you invite to Islam every day or every week or every month or even in a year ? Because inviting to Islam is offering brotherhood and equality, sharing your bounties and standing with your brother through thick and thin. It’s easier to slam statues than to designate a fellow human your brother and makie him a share-holder in your wealth and possessions. Let’s live islam.
I request all my fellow brothers in the Arab world and with utmost seriousness that look , Allah has given you the chance to do great service to Islam. Act Islam. Love your guest workers, show them the magnanimity of Islam, let them feel safe and free. Don’t insult them because of their faith.
By : Arshad mohsin