Recently, the Allied forces that have occupied Afghanistan since 2001 carried out the action of setting fire to copies of the Qur’an at an American airbase in Kabul. The Afghan population has been protesting over this for the past four days but the underlying reason why this act was carried out remains unremarked. The reason is the rise of secularism and atheism in the non-muslim world that has gained acceptance in the Muslim masses as well. This change that has been injected into the Muslim world very slowly, has dimmed our senses and diluted our understanding of Islam so much so that the secular and liberals among us ,who are Muslims by name, but they propagate the same ideas and policies. The secular and atheist combination has fooled the world into thinking their version of man-made human rights is the only one acceptable; while the perfect one given by Allah is ignored and blasphemed by them.
To the atheists and the secular (and the Muslims they have misled in the name of moderation and enlightenment) the Qur’an is just like the Bible. It is just a book to them and if we were to burn the Bible it would not cause a stir like this one among the christians (it is unlawful in Islam to burn the Bible. Those who would do it have gone really astray). This is because they have removed religion from the lives of non-muslims the world over and if it exists it is a diluted form that has been modified to appease the whims and desires of those who choose not to be subservient to Allah’s Law. They have brainwashed people via the export of their views through their brand of education, media and the fallacy that is unrestricted freedom of thought. The result of which is that religion has become a mere option and a category which can be ignored without (seemingly) any repurcussions.
Therefore frequently you will notice people of other religions comparing their reactions ,when their books are disrespected, to our reactions; the very religions who became so flawed that they had to be replaced with Islam in order to save scores of humans from total internal destruction. As an example one can quote Uma bharati,a sadhvi (hindu saint):
“Salman Rushdie has also made fun of Lord Hanuman in his book The Satanic Verses. If you read the book you will find that he uses satirical language against him. “But we have never said the book should be banned. An author should be allowed his freedom of expression till he does not try to denigrate somebody,” Uma Bharati (ex-chief minister of Madhya pradesh an an ex-union miniser) told reporters.
Obviously when your religion is false you can tolerate anything that is said about it. The early followers of Hadrat Isa (A.S) and the modern day Christians would have starkly different attitudes if someone burns the Bible.
Now if the secular version of human rights gets violated The Red Cross and Amnesty International get flared up. When the actual charter given by Islam is violated they dont care. Just as it is the right of the society to have the hands of the thieves cut off and the married adulterers stoned to death it is also a basic human right of a human being (not just a muslim) but also of a society to read, understand and love the Qur’an. Without Qur’an the other three Sources of Islamic Law (Shariah) are incomplete; without reflecting upon the Qur’an a person’s entire life is wasted. You cannot equate the Qur’an to just a book. You cannot equate the Qur’an to the other ‘sacred’ books that are not even in their original form.
Coming to the unanswered question, the US soldiers were allowed to carry this out because:
- They are products of the secular juggernaut which sees any religion trying to replace man-made secular laws with the Law of God as a threat. Since Islam is the only religion which is capable of doing that then obviously we are the foremost enemy. In our captured lands we must be humiliated and taunted.
- The Afghan secular government that is a puppet of the Allies is a perfect prototype of how the secular lobby wishes Muslims states to be run. At one side they have to maintain good relations with the Allies and the other side they have to appease the masses that are not yet brainwashed by the secular propaganda. Where their priorities lie is not rocket science. Obviously the Allies have been given free hand to do whatever they wish.
But one has to wonder what about their own state of faith? The Afghan soldiers that protect and guard the Allied forces, who work alongside them are they not Muslims?Is this not the height of shame that they cannot even stage a protest or respond angrily?
It is because their payroll comes from the same government that is a US puppet. They are merely doing their ‘duty’. However their duty to Islam goes answered.
What else can they do?In their acceptance of a secular government instead of a Muslim government they have declared that such sentiments will have to be politically screened. Their leaders and high command do not care about this issue. If they did they would not have accepted a puppet secular government in the first place. So if they take a stand to punish those who carried out this crime they would have to confront their Allied masters. The best choice for them is to let this blow over and go back to make sure Islamic Law that would be detrimental to their chosen lifestyles never prevails in Afghanistan.
This issue of burning the Qur’an is not new. A few years back it was burnt by a pastor in Florida, despite the fact that an entire chapter is dedicated to Hadrat Maryam (A.S) and Hadrat Isa (A.S) is mentioned in a very noble way by Allah (SWT). It was not Christianity showing its hatred towards Islam. It was the secular lobby and their religious puppets telling the world how it was now acceptable to humiliate Islam. It is like a sick person flushing the medicine down the toilet. He would be both sick and insane. This is exactly what the reality of secularism is who reject that Qur’an was sent for the guidance of mankind and it is the cure. The US soldiers’ mistreatment of the Qur’an is quite a regular habit of theirs. Here is the account of a former inmate at Guantanamo Bay.
The protests continue in Pakistan too. But the poison of secularism has been injected here as well. The liberal lobby that raised huge hue and cry when Salman Taseer was murdered (without even elementary knowledge of what Islam, rather than Pakistan constitution, says on blasphemy laws and championing the secular version of human rights) does not even blink an eye upon this issue. How can they do that when they consider this as a mullah’s problem?How can they even pretend to care when no reaction was given by them in the summer of 2007 as the Pakistan Army and their allies dumped the Qur’an
, Hadith books and other respectable Islamic books
(along with some severed hands, heads and blood-stained clothes) into a waste river (nullah)?
Secularism and atheism has already defeated Christianity. Now they are plotting against Islam as we speak. Do not let the same happen to our Ummah. The Qur’an is the book for all Muslims, secular or otherwise. The appropriate response to this does not lie in participating in rallies or writing passionate blogs only; it lies also in the fact that this incident should make one start thinking about the effects of the poison that secularism has injected into the veins of Muslims. It is time to shun secularism in sha Allah.
Further reading: Respect and Honour of the Treasure of Qur’an by Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani.
“Absolute or restricted freedom of thought?“,
“Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law under the light of Islam: The case of Salman Taseer”.