This article, rather than contributing to any form of scholarly debate, merely highlights the same age old criticisms and attacks of the Orientalists. Judging the entire religion of Islam through the lens of Western perfection will no doubt cause it to appear defunct. Similarly, judging any other religion or culture through the same lens will produce the same results. Has the writer not read the Bible or the Bhagavad Gita? The reality is that nowhere do we find gender equality. However, Islam is the only religion, that having recognized the differences between males and females, protects each within their own unique spheres of life which they have been created for.
Although, every flippant statement of Kanwar’s can be counter argued, I will just take one point. Mahfooz Kanwar claims that “At birth, all infants are equal, but Islam makes then unequal”. This statement would be true if Kanwar was living in some form of Utopia, but if he is living on Planet Earth, then he would be shocked to learn that it is far from the truth. Women are still today fighting for basic rights in the most developed countries. Has Kanwar not heard of the Global Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum? Women in the most developed nations are still fighting for equal pay, equal access to jobs and political representation.
The truth of the matter is human civilization and history is full of examples where one group; by virtue of them being physically, mentally, intellectually or financially stronger, perceives themselves to have the right to subjugate the other. Rather than argue back and forth over the meanings behind Arabic verses from the Holy Quran, I challenge Kanwar to show one example where the Founder of Islam, the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon Him, used force against any one of his wives. In the words of the Prophet himself, “the best among you is he who is best in his treatment of his wife” (Abu Dawud).
The Pope seems to have understood the ididocracy of the laws well. Just as he says, they are used to discriminate against minorities; especially Christians and Ahmadi Muslims. The laws do not serve to honor the Prophet Muhammad or Islam, for the Prophet taught us to love and respect all of Gods creatures and religions.
To all the followers of this perverted religion which we find in Pakistan, they should be reminded that there is no punishment in Islam for blasphemy. No such punishment is prescribed in the Holy Qur’an, or in any of the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad(saw). Islam promotes the need for respect of all religions for the sake of peace in society, but it does not set out any punishment for blasphemy despite the offence it may cause people of faith.
Love for all Hatred for None!
Here are my comments on Where did the blasphemy law come from?
Since Blasphemy law in its current form (295-C) has no basis in Islam it can be repealed in a single day. This law wasn’t created by masses nor the Pakistani general public asked for it. It needs courageous leader who is not afraid of a bunch of jahil maulvis (ignorant self-proclaimed scholars of Islam).
My second comment
This is not rocket science. Islam’s source is Quran and Sunnah (practice of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be on him). Both sources are 100% opposite to the Blasphemy law of Pakistan.
Those who support blasphemy law are insulting Allah, Quran and Holy Prophet (peace be on him). They are the biggest blasphemers themselves. They promote extremism and anti-Islamic ideology of “holy war” to kill anyone who does not agree with them. They are the ones producing terrorists who consider all Pakistanis as potential target. And yes they are the same people from whom the Holy Prophet (peace be on him) warned the Ummah.
And yes they are the same people who were against the creation of Pakistan in the first place. They don’t teach us that in history lesson!
And yes they are the same people that Bhutto, Zia and Musharraf and every government used for their own benefit.
This jinni is now a giant beast and out of control. God bless Pakistan.
As you sow, so shall you reap.
My third comment
Whether Aasia is guilty or not is irrelevant. In Islam there is no punishment for blasphemy. If Pakistan was created in the name of Islam then it must cleanse itself from un Islamic laws created by jahil maulvis. However if Pakistan follows some other religion then the discussion is irrelevant. Do whatever pleases you.
Originally posted here along with the proposed amendments.
These proposed amendments, while reflecting a promising start, don’t nearly go far enough; they preserve the explicit criminalization of Ahmadi activities (298B,C). Those provisions need to be repealed in their entirety. They have no basis in Islam and are in direct contradiction to article 20 of constitution.
Some of my comments on recents blogs: Blasphemy law: An apparatus to sustain tyranny:
The foreign policy has already changed. The wrong policy of breeding terrorists on our soil and then sending them to foreign lands have already stopped (apparently?). The internal policies must be changed as well and we need to get rid of all these draconian laws which were created in the holy name of Islam.
Only an idiot and jahil brain washed mullah can support such non Islamic laws which have no basis in Quran or Sunnah. They are doing nothing but creating bad name to Pakistan and Islam and making lives of Pakistanis miserable.
All I need to bring you down is to accuse you of blasphemy and let the wrath of public deal with you. Not only we need to get rid of these laws, we need a state sponsored education program to counter these un islamic and barbaric ideologies to end. The same way dictator Zia used his rule to brain wash people in thinking this is Islam! It is NOT! It’s a long way to go but it has to start some where?
Another one: Stand up against the blasphemy laws
Blasphemy law has not justification in Islam. It has no basis in Quran or Sunnah. It is a fabrication of military dictator Zia to prolong his rule on the instigation of jahil maulvis. We do not want jahalat in Pakistan. We want to stand tall and proud now as Pakistanis. Let’s get rid of mistakes & jahalat of the past. May Allah enable us to do so. Ameen.
Some other Blasphemy Law related articles:
– No to blasphemy laws
– Pakistan’s Blasphemy Knife
A 4 year old article was reposted on Pakistaniat.com and as one can expect wherever the name Ahmadiyyat comes up, some jahil maulvi or a brain washed and brain dead Pakistani jumps on with idiotic propaganda about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. To set the record straight I posted a comment:
Lets separate myth from reality. Ahmadi Muslims are not allowed to practice their religion i.e. Islam in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the very holy name of Islam. See for youself Pakistani constitutional laws 298B & C. How ironic that can be? Anyone who thinks otherwise is a brain washed jahil mullah.
Ahmadis are as much Muslims as any other sect in Pakistan because their beliefs are 100% according to the teachings of Quran & Sunnah. Again anyone who thinks otherwise is a jahil coward who can’t even take little courage to go read their website and their beliefs @ alislam.org
All we have done in Pakistan is created jahalat in the name of Islam and extremism in the name of Islam. We all should be ashamed of being Pakistani today.
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This is in response to a recent post on the Internet. There has never been a census of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community that was published. Whether its 200 million or 80 million all are estimates. 80 million is a conservative estimate. The number of Ahmadis in some of the African countries is so large and diverse it is next to impossible to count them. It can very well be over 200 million worldwide. Having said that there is no denying the fact that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is growing fast in every corner of the world through conversion. There is no breaking news except jahalat (ignorance) of the author of that post!
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