SENIOR VICE-CHAIRMAN of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Dr Kalbe Sadiq said that, like holy river Ganga, Islam had also been completely polluted because of the anti-Shariat activities of Muslims.
Delivering his lecture on “Islam versus Muslims” on the second day here on Saturday Dr Sadiq said irrational approach in solving the problems, rampant ignorance and lack of modern education had landed the entire community in dire straits. He said if continued aversion to modern education were not immediately checked the coming generation would face disastrous consequences. Dr Sadiq said excellence in modern education was the only panacea for the community.
Tracing the history of decay Dr Sadiq said three factors — Monarchy, Mullahism and Piri Muridi (people taking refuge in shrines) — had mainly contributed to the destruction of a religion, which had come to provide solace to mankind. Dr Sadiq said heads of states in Muslim countries had virtually become “slaves” to superpower. He said Islam, which was a medicinal plant for all types of ailments afflicting the human beings had now been facing this grave situation just because its followers had moved away from the true path.
Dr Sadiq said power seekers, who had no religion and character, had actually pushed the religion to the brink of disaster.
Dr Sadiq said Muslims could not progress without rational approach and use of intellect, which was the best creation of the God. He said Islam had come to make Muslims “wise and not stupid”. He said slogan-shouting Muslims had simply become emotional which could never solve their problems. Dr Sadiq said continued upgradation of knowledge and logical attitude could only rescue the community from annihilation.
He said prejudice and anger against anybody or the community was not permitted in Islam. While laying stress on grasping good thing, without being prejudiced, from any corner Dr Sadiq said anger always played a vital role in paralysing intellectual faculty.