Friday, July 31, 2009
The news coming daily on dowry frauds following marriage functions should be an eye-opening fact to our society from the inaction towards the ill treat to the marriage issues of community. The trained robbers in disguise of grooms intruded in to the our community from outside to squeeze the money and chastity of poor brides who dream over years to marital life with their life partners. These grooms who manage to marry the poor girls and steal the money and jewelry from the house of brides actually win the game with a great help of the brokers and manipulated relatives chartered for the function against a big amount from the groom.
This reveals to the fact that the community it self sees the issue with no serious and support such filthy cheatings. The fate of such cases also would be in oblivion with a mercy extended by the police. The first and prime accused in these cases are the parents of the brides as well as the Mahallu leaders. We are accustomed to make affair with any young ones coming forward irrespective of their family status and native place. This proves that the very marriage also became a mere deal for money after which the client would be irresponsible to it. The marriage functions also a good chance for flourish the business of traders and gold merchants.
A huge money saved in entire life meant for a livelihood would be elapsed and squandered off for such functions owing to the ill practices prevailed in the community for centuries. The practice of dowry and harassments take place for such needs, have a pivotal role for such distresses. This is in other words a forceful robbery of property of others in disguise of customs which is fully unacceptable and unjust in the viewpoint of religion.
Here the responsibility of the religious leadership is huge as well as imperative. The Mahallu system is a tiny autonomy of muslim community in which many morals can be implemented as restricting ill practices like the dowry.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The moment I pated upon Ranjith's body, our office boy, after having an ablution for the prayer, he exclaimed whether I became impure and unable to offer my prayer by touching his hand. He is our friend for years in our office, a proud Hindu, having a heart of eagerness to learn much more about the culture and beliefs of others in the soil of Emirates.
Every day he approaches me with a bundle of doubts meant to be cleared by me, for which I spent more than half an hour daily like an Orator, causing others to mocking me as a “Professor”. That is why he dared to express his anxiety in front of me not going to other co-workers of the office which retains an Islamic environment all over the corners of the office. Every day we offer the Asr prayer in one angle of the office in group. Nothing of these washed out him from having such unrealistic misconceptions about Islam.
For these years, whenever we enter to the toilet prior to the prayer, he thought that this ablutions is a cleansing process from the impurity left by touching other castes or religions of people. We cannot blame him on his beliefs about us as he was born and brought up in such environments of Karnataka, caste apartheid afflicted area of remote villages of India.
In Hindu belief, bathing has a significant role in the prayer procedures and it is mandatory for upper caste people to take a bath before entering to their homes after having trout or shopping out in the town. Yes, he also a victim of such misconceptions about Islam which caused by their own long rooted stubborn beliefs.
As a member of Islamic community, I was much proud of helping others attain them the right path of Islam, As of now I feel much hurt my self for falling short of enough service for the sake of Allah, who bestowed upon me with the guide of Huda by enabling me to born in a practicing Muslim family. The psychologists confirms that the environment in which a child is grown up has a significant role in deciding one’s cultural fate. It is the nature and character of our family members form your habits and beliefs. This fact uncover the mercy which depicted in our personality by Allah and it compels me to do much for His sake.
When our Ranjith looked doubtfully at me, I tried to give him a clear picture of equality instructed by Islam to the mankind. As I told him when you are going to offer a prayer next to the imam inside the mosque nothing will prevent you so if you are a believer and the sheikh reached later will be at rear of you in the line of prayer in the mosque, the wonder in the face of him hasn’t gone away.
Most of the idol worshipping Hindus, still thinks that the prayer offered by Muslims to the direction of Kaaba in Makkah is also an idol in some sense, I recall a query by friend, whether the black stone to which we offer ‘hounor’ is the Kaaba itself. He thought the Kaaba, a cube in form, ornamented with black cloth is the black stone which is kissed the believers and much referred in the Haj pilgrimage, and so Muslims also not free from stone worshipping.
The misconceptions are not ending. But the responsibility upon every Muslim to convey the real face of Islam to the fellow working non-muslim friends is high and huge and cannot be forgotten if we are real friends of them. wish for others what you wish for yourself as our Prophet said, peace be upon him.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Beloved, I feel now you are off
away from my vicinity
for my mischief towards you
an evil in favour of devil
yes, you went far off to me
when I can call back you
to my eyes to look at you
to quench my thirst of love
pardon me for this dove
pardon me for my sins
to myself that I lost all gains
that I earned for months
to favour you by strains
how can recover this sick
to get out from a risk
I swear to look none in future
other than that done by nature