Senior vice chairman of All India Muslim Personal 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', 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 then the coming generation would face disastrous consequences.
Sadiq said excellence in modern education was the only panacea for the community. Tracing the history of decay, 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.
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 being, had now been facing this grave situation just because its followers had moved away from the true path.
Sadiq said power seekers, who had no religion and character, had actually pushed the religion to the brink of disaster.
He added that 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, a trait that could never solve their problems.
Sadiq said continued upgradation of knowledge and logical attitude only could rescue the community from annihilation.
He said prejudice and anger against any body or community was not permitted in Islam.