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  November 16, 2012


In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty


Islam is the religion of peace and love:

From the days of ADAM, (the first man and the father of humanity) to this day, Prophets, Saints and Seers, Philosophers and Social reformers are trying hard to inculcate the concept of Universal Brotherhood among mankind, as they feel that this is the only solution to bring about world peace. How far they were successful in their own time, history will prove!

 The discussion initiated by Mr. Zahoor ul Haq Danish has really granted us good opportunity to think and speak about the Unbelievable religious intolerance in our country.

Pakistan is a country where quality education is rare; people are used to blind following and there is a great dearth of awareness among people about misuse of religion. It is the need of the hour that as an individual and as well as a society we shall raise awareness among people against such propagandas and for the welfare of our country by using all possible means, we need to claim back the Jinnah’s Pakistan which endorses tolerance, peace, love and equality rather than a country plagued by intolerance, hatred, sectarianism and fanatic mentality indoctrinated by those who have already hijacked the ideal state of Pakistan and camouflaged themselves as religious shepherd.

Today there are many known and unknown forces from inside and outsides are very active in our society with their own agendas. These forces are taking advantage one of our most weak point (religious intolerance) and spreading hatred & violence on the base of sect, race, language and others. Their main aim is to destabilize Pakistan and damage the real image of Islam. These forces sometimes are getting success in their missions due to our ignorance and disunity, in result lives are going miserable & hell in many parts of our country.

Chitral luckily yet remained one of the most peaceful valley of Pakistan. People from the valley are being respected from other parts for their polite and peace loving nature .There are best examples about our hospitality, dignity, honesty, and harmony and crime free region.

For those whose dislike criticism on extremist elements, I only can request them please just once think about that how a single stick of matches can be caused of fire that destroy the whole building in minutes. In this way how a physically weak guy can hijack the whole airplane. The same way any single extremist or terrorist sometimes can destroy the whole society and the area .So we cannot ignore such burning issues anyway. We already have good experience the situation in our neighboring areas. We must come forward for timely stop them, at least in the best interest of our new generation; there is good idiom in Urdu k “Elaaj se perheiz behtar hota hy”.

Being a Chitrali this is our common duty to maintain and guard our dignity and specialty, God forbid if we failed to maintain our image then we will have nothing to pride in future.

There are so many lovely Verses from the Qur’an referring to Islam as the religion of peace, love and brotherhood:

You who believe! Enter peace (Islam) totally. Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you. (Surat al-Baqara, 208)

Allah calls to the Abode of Peace and He guides whom He wills to a straight path.... (Surah Yunus, 25) 

... if someone kills another person—unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth—it is as if he had murdered all mankind. ... (Surat al-Maida, 32)

The believers are brothers, so make peace between your brothers and fear Allah so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Surat al-Hujurat, 10)


If one is a leader or religious scholar, one learns true qualities of leadership from the Prophet's (P.B.U.H) Seerah, in terms of how the Prophet (S) was just; how he united the Muslims; how he (S) dealt with subversive elements of society, namely the hypocrites, who were headed by 'Abdullah ibn Ubai ibn Salool; and how he (S) constantly strove for the betterment of the Muslim nation.

There is a famous Hadith narrated by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim:

"A true Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand other Muslims stay safe."

Though I am not a religious scholar but being a student, a Chitrari & the follower of Islam, I have especial message to those who always dream to be champion of Islam & convert the whole world into their choice of sect by gun power. The Allah Almighty never allowed to anyone for this mission. Proof from the Qur’an  

There is not a single verse in the Qur’an which says to harm another person because of their not being a Muslim. On the contrary, there are several verses which talk about respecting non-Muslims.

To further clarify the matter about forced conversion to Islam, let’s look at this verse:

“There is no compulsion in religion…” (Qur’an, 2:256)

I hope all of your support to promote the true Islamic harmony and religious tolerance , strongly oppose all those satanic forces in their missions and avoid hatred, disunity and propaganda in our region. Please spread this message in to all our friends, brother and sisters to keep Chitrari spirit up.

Let us pray and try our best for this end so that we can live like brothers & sisters in this Universe and as human beings and let not our deeds degenerate us lower than the state of animals. We might not have seen a Lion killing a lion, a dog killing a dog, a cat killing a cat for its ends, but alas man takes pleasure in sucking the blood of his own brothers for no fault of theirs. Is it not shameful??? May Almighty guide us in the right path; the path that pleases HIM, the path that elevated mankind and gets the Blessings and Mercies of his Lord. (Aameen)!!!

Thanks & best regards,

Saira Syed



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