The irony of a dyed-in-the-wool Hindu nationalist and a rabid Islamic obscurantist could pin their juxtaposing positions, with equal aplomb, in the, over a hundred thousand word-long, Indian Constitution, owes itself to the vacuity of its verbiage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent exhibition of his extraordinary reverence to the Indian Constitution in Lok Sabha, the House of the People, the Temple of Indian democracy as he puts it, like none of his predecessors did that is leaving aside Indira Gandhi’s contempt for it, can be seen in the light of his quest to bestow a secular colour, however pale, to the indomitable persona of his (hoped for) exemplary legacy. But what about the irrepressible Asaduddin Owaisi’s invocation of ‘Allah Hu Akbar’ in praise of his God the other day after he took oath as a member of the very secular house that’s governed by the tome of a constitution, at least for its daunting length?
While the Hindu secular habit of left-lib brainwash would like to equivocate the Jai Sriram chants on that occasion, it calls for an intellectual urge to place the ‘Allah Hu Akbar’ in the context of azan, the muezzins’ five-time a day call to the faithful for Islamic prayers, which reads thus:
“Allah is the Greatest,
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah,
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,
Come to Prayer,
Come to success.
Allah is the Greatest
There is none worthy of worship except Allah.”
It is thus, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs et al of India, and of the world, have to endure the azan, blaring from the loudspeakers of their neighborhood Mosques five times day, which, besides offending their own belief-system is bound to hurt their religious sentiments. But no one is seemingly caring, not even the evolved Christian west, though for other reasons, as brought out in the writer’s “Islamic Assault ‘n Christian Retreat”
That is not all, for Allah, through the Quran, exhorts his faithful to be inimical to the non-Muslims like in the following ayats from Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall’s ‘The Message of the Holy Quran’:
“O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the utterance of) their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if ye will understand.”
“Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security. Allah biddeth you beware (only) of Himself. Unto Allah is the journeying.”
“All they who disbelieve and deny our revelations, such are rightful owners of hell.”
“Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? Worse (is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen! Worse is he of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.”
“And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.”
“Relent not in pursuit of enemy, If ye are suffering, lo! They suffer even as ye suffer and ye hope from Allah that for which they cannot hope. Allah is ever Knower, Wise.”
“And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease, then Lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.”
“It is not for any Prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty Wise.”
Wonder how these Quranic exhortations to Muslims in their mosques, madrasas and mohallas reconcile with their FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES as Indian citizens that are stipulated in the Indian Constitution, as under, is anybody’s guess.
“PART IVA , 51A. It shall be the duty of every citizen of India
(e) to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women.”
Also, the Christian proselytizers as Indian citizenry fare no better in their constitutional compliance for besides branding Hindus as heathens, they label their deities as false.
Needless to say, the copy (from other constitutions) and paste (in Indian Constitution) work of the so-called framers of our constitution, comprising of Semitic-naïve Hindus and a well-informed, though embittered, dalit , as argued by this writer in Constitutional Amnesia needs a pragmatic overhaul , for which the level of Hindu awareness to the Semitic outrage has to raise to self-respecting heights of Himalayan proportions.
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