In the previous blog we spoke about that while Muslims should be open to adopt new ideas and thoughts in life, we must do that within the parameters of fundamental principles of Touheed and accountability, and do so by following the middle path of Islam in selection or rejection of new ideas.
This blog is the continuation of “Australia’s forgotten Islamic roots”. “If you go to north-east Arnhem Land, there is [a trace of Islam] in song, it is there in painting, it is there in dance, it is there in funeral rituals… It is patently obvious that there are borrowed items. With linguistic analysis as well, you’re hearing hymns to Allah, or at least certain prayers to Allah.”
Muslims from Afghanistan, India and present day Pakistan had a successful cultural contact with Australia. This is so different too, as people coming and taking their women and establishing themselves as superior. We can consider it an important reason that why the sense of compatibility of aboriginal and Islamic beliefs is not so uncommon. Here we are sharing a blog written by Ayshah Syed in Current Affairs UK on 31st Jan 2016.
Humayun Gauhar My father told me this. Two old wisdom-wizened Chinese friends were sitting in silence on a daisy-filled bank contemplating a bubbling brook one sunny summer’s day. They stared quietly at the fish playing, jumping out of the water and back in again. It was a liquid hive of activity. After a long while one of the elderly gentlemen broke the silence and said, “The fish seem happy.”
In the part one of the series of these blogs we had explored what modernity is and what it means to be modern. We had also seen that if we see modernity as disruptive changes due to new ideas then it is within our “khameer” as Muslims.
ارے واہ بہت بہت مبارک ہو مرزا صاحب چلو اللہ کا لاکھ لاکھ شکر ہے آپ کو بھی اللہ تعالی نے دس سال بعد دادا ہونے کا شرف بخشا ابھی رضیہ بیگم مبارک باد کے بعد کچھ فلسفانہ باتیں کرنے ہی والی تھی بیگم صاحبہ ڈھول کہ تھاپ اور مٹھائیوں کی تھالیں لیے ہوئے نمودار ہوئی آنکھوں میں نمی اور چہرے پر مسکراہٹ بیگم کے چہر ے پر صاف عیاں تھی ۔ اس سے محلے والوں کے لیے خوشی کا انداز لگانا مشکل نہیں تھا اتنےمیں محلے کے بچے ، جوان اور بوڑھے سب مرزا صاحب کے گھر جمع ہو گئے کوئی خوشی سے جھوم رہا تھا تو کوئی مرزا صاحب کے پوتے کی خوشی میں بھنگڑے ڈال رہا تھا . اتنے میں محلے میں اعلان ہوا کہ مرزا صاحب کے پوتے کا نام مسجد کے سب سے بڑے امام صاحب رکھے گےاور تھوڑی دیر میں امام صاحب تشریف لانے والے ہیں اس سے پہلے جلدی جلدی میں محلے والوں میں مٹھائی بانٹی جائے. اچانک امام صاحب کی آمد ہوئی پوتے کو فورا گھر …
Another terror incident but similar responses. I pray for those who died and respect the valiant effort of Dr. Hamid to protect his students. He was the real hero of the day. By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi It seems the wave of terrorist attacks is emerging again after it subsided for some time in 2015 after the launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb. After each terror attack we engage in a predictable behavior. As usual there were statements of condemnation issued by everyone who has a social media account including myself. A debate ensued between those calling themselves liberals versus those that claim to be champions of the religion. As usual fingers were pointed at a foreign hand and demands made to stop any dialogue. As usual Prime Minister and Chief Minister were out of the country and VIPs rushed to the scene to become a hindrance rather than facilitate the operation but at least made political points. Once again provincial government blamed federal government for its failure to protect while federal government hide behind 18th amendment …