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February 16, 2011
Birth of Light in Arabia — Let’s show Islam is religion of peace
By Habib R. Sulemani
TODAY is the 1440th birthday of the Prophet of Islam: Khatamun Nabieen, Rehmatulilalmeen Hazrat Muhammad Salalullah Ho Aleihi Wa Allhi Wasalam (571–632), commonly known in the world as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
All Muslims love The Prophet (PBUH) as the Last Messenger of God. But this special day is not celebrated formally by some schools of thought in Islam.
However, this is a day for all Muslims to bring a positive change in their lives: show through good deeds that Islam is a religion of peace. The collective behavioral change will convey the message of Islam in a better way than our scholarly sermons, debates, lectures, articles and books. Remember: Islam stresses on the basics of human behavior especially truthfulness, honesty and tolerance. But where are these basic human qualities in our lives today?
We should come out of the clutches of tribalism and say goodbye to the intellectually bankrupt tribal leaders! We should adopt the real message of Islam not the message of the sectarian mullahs and their unscrupulous mentors — secret agencies. Islam is not in danger at all but the future of our corrupt and criminal ruling class is, no doubt, in danger.
As global citizens, let’s be a part of the worldwide community according to the teachings of the Rehmatulilalmeen (PBUH). Let’s show that the over-one billion Muslims of the world are not a troublesome cult but peace-loving people.
I request the ruling class – civilian and military – of Pakistan to change their inherited cultish and tribal behavior! Stop the betrayal of our innocent and poor people for your personal gain and visionless ambition. Stop fooling the global players in the name of terrorism, Taliban and Al Qaeda. Let’s show that Pakistan is really an Islamic Republic, not a terrorland.
Posted by The Terrorland at 9:35:00 AM