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Do We Really Have Anything To Celebrate This Eid?

Whatever happened to Ramzan being the month of peace, brotherhood and goodwill?

26/06/2017 12:05 PM IST | Updated 26/06/2017 3:26 PM IST
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A mob lynched and killed a Muslim DSP right in front of a masjid in Kashmir. Further down, in a Mathura-bound train, 15-year-old Junaid was killed on suspicion of being a beef eater. In other parts of the world it was the bloodiest Ramzan ever, with as many as 161 terror attacks, 1483 killed and almost 1600 wounded, according to the Daily Wire.

Wasn't Ramzan the month of peace, brotherhood, repentance, prayers and goodwill? Whatever happened to that?

Why are Muslims facing hatred all across the world? Is it our own doing? Did we call it upon ourselves?

A few years back, slowly and surely, everything started changing. Ramzan became Ramadan, Azaan became Adhaan, mubarak became mabrook and much more.

Muslims killing "kafirs", Muslims killing Muslims, Muslims being killed for being Muslims. Who actually are kafirs? Aren't you the biggest kafir of them all, killing innocents? Shouldn't you be the one to be hanged? No one, just no one has the right to take the life of another human being, no matter what their religion, race or political views.

What exactly are we celebrating this Eid? Is this the Islam that we all grew up believing in? What are the Islamic leaders doing? What would it take one of them to take a stand and send out a command or a fatwa to stop killing innocents and reclaiming our beautiful religion?

A few years back, slowly and surely, everything started changing. Ramzan became Ramadan, Azaan became Adhaan, mubarak became mabrook and much more. How I wish it were only about Arabic and Urdu. Arab culture and ideologies are finding greater acceptance, but how much of a thought are we giving to the implications? Why isn't the Arab world the target of terrorist attacks and bombings while you are? Everywhere in the world, Muslims are in a mess but not in UAE, why? Stop this Arabic enslavement now!

The beautiful fabric of Islam has been bruised and torn by blindly following the versions of foreign lands.

Stop following fake preachers and ideologies from far-away lands. Be a good human being first, spread love and brotherhood. Then we will all celebrate Eid like never before.

True Eid would be when we are able to free Islam from the clutches of fanatics and their thirst for blood. When each and every person who follows Islam is a believer in the truest sense and shuns violence. When each Muslim is able to co-exist with people from other faiths without any fear. When a mere mention of Islam and Muslims fills everyone with the thoughts of peace and brotherhood and not hatred and bloodshed.

The onus lies on you to bring Islam back on track. Stop following fake preachers and ideologies from far-away lands. Be a good human being first, spread love and brotherhood. Then, my dear, we will all celebrate Eid like never before.

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