Let’s not be gods
Who has the right to judge you as a Muslim or a non-Muslim, Huma responds to the articles published on NDTV debate placing Shah Rukh Khan and Dr. Zakir Naik together.
My article is in response to the write-ups published in Greater Kashmir by Mahmood-ur-Rashid and Syed Arshad Hussain Kashani on NDTV debate on Muslims where they have given their self-satisfying edicts on the issue and targeted the two most prominent personalities of the time. One, Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik and second Shah Rukh Khan. But before the columnist Mr Rashid, let me discuss the disgraceful comment by Mr Kashani.
He doesn’t find SRK worth to be considered a Muslim not to talk of his attending a debate on being Muslim. I wonder how can some one judge who is a true Believer and who isn’t when as per the Quran and Hadith, Allah alone is aware of what is in one’s heart. For that matter Munafiqeen pretended to be most practicing Muslims, but then they weren’t Muslims. So how can a human comment on whether Shah Rukh Khan is a Muslim or not. And then let’s not forget that Allah alone is All Knowing. Now, coming to the NDTV debate, when Dr Zakir Naik, a noted scholar on Islam in the contemporary times, didn’t find any problem with SRK being his co –invitee, how can any one dispute Khan’s presence in the program.
Now coming to the edict by Mr Rashid where he believes that not Quran and Hadith but human wisdom carries more weight and can be more relied on in conversation. The columnist wants to teach the same to the readers. For this he gives reference of a Pakistani TV channel program where some scholar didn’t quote Qur'an or Hadith but proved that his wisdom, as per Rashid, worked better.
I wonder how can one comment better on Islam without reference to Quran and Hadith. For that matter if human wisdom had to work better than Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in his last Sermon wouldn’t ask Ummah to hold to Quran and Hadith or else they would get misguided.
Now let’s assume (for a minute) that Human wisdom for Muslims was better in the absence of Quranric references and Hadith. That way we simply would challenge the faith and make Human superior to the Almighty. Which would be, more like a mathematical hypothesis that: Therefore humans will be superior to God. But then it will be more like discovering a better God out of Humans (Nauzbillah), which is nothing but un-Islamic for those who believe in Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Finally to quote Mr Rashid, he concludes his opinion saying: “There can’t be a more ruinous stupidity than asking a definition of Faith. That is like asking God come down and join Facebook.
Mr Rashid this way you contradict your own opinion on the Pakistan TV program you made a mention of. Because, that way we already have millions of God on the Facebook but you failed to discover one you would prefer!
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