சிதம்பரமும், உள்துறை அமைச்சரும்: இஸ்லாமும், ஜிஹாதும்!

சிதம்பரமும், உள்துறை அமைச்சரும்: இஸ்லாமும், ஜிஹாதும்!

த.மு.மு.க., தலைவருக்கு ப.சிதம்பரம் கடிதம்
ஜனவரி 10,2010,00:00  IST

http://www.dinamalar.com/Political_detail.asp?news_id=16066

Latest indian and world political news informationசென்னை : “முஸ்லிம்களின் மன உணர்வை புண்படுத்தும் நோக்கம் எனக்கு இல்லை’ என, மத்திய உள்துறை அமைச்சர் சிதம்பரம், த.மு.மு.க., தலைவருக்கு கடிதம் அனுப்பியுள்ளார்.

த.மு.மு.க., தலைவர் ஜவாஹிருல்லா வெளியிட்ட அறிக்கை: மத்திய உள்துறை அமைச்சர் சிதம்பரம், “ஜிஹாதும் பயங்கரவாதமும் ஒன்று’ எனக் கூறிய சர்ச்சைக்குரிய கருத்துக்களை திரும்பப் பெற வேண்டும் என்று, த.மு.மு.க., சார்பில் கடிதம் எழுதப்பட்டது.இதையடுத்து, மத்திய உள்துறை அமைச்சர் சிதம்பரம் அனுப்பியுள்ள பதில் கடிதத்தில், “முஸ்லிம் சமுதாயத்தில் உள்ள எவரது உணர்வையும் புண்படுத்த வேண்டும் என்பது என் எண்ணம் அல்ல. உலகின் பல பகுதிகளிலும், இந்தியாவிலும் ஜிஹாது மற்றும் ஜிஹாதிகள் என்ற சொல் பயங்கரவாத நடவடிக்கைகளையும், பயங்கரவாதிகளையும் குறிப்பிட பொதுவாக பயன்படுத்தப்பட்டு வருகிறது.”செய்தி ஊடகங்களும் இந்த வார்த்தையை வழக்கமாக பயன்படுத்தி வருகின்றன.

அகராதி சொல்வதும், நிஜமாக நடப்பதும்: ஆக்ஸ்போர்டு ஆங்கில அகராதியில் ஜிஹாத் என்பதற்கு, “நம்பிக்கையில்லாதோர் மீதான போர்’ என குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. அல்-குவைதா, ஹிஸ்புல் முஜாகிதீன் மற்றும் லஷ்கர் – இ – தொய்பா தலைவர்களும் பல முறை இந்த வார்த்தையை பயன்படுத்தி உள்ளனர்.
ஜிஹாதைப் பற்றி காஃபிர் சிதம்பரத்தின் விளக்கம்!: “ஜிஹாத் என்ற வார்த்தை பொதுவாக பயன்படுத்தப்படுவதைப் போல் நானும் பயன்படுத்தி விட்டேன். அதை திருத்தும் வாய்ப்பு கிடைத்ததற்காக மகிழ்ச்சியடைகிறேன்’ என குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார். முஸ்லிம் சமுதாய மக்களின் மார்க்க உணர்வுகளை புண்படுத்தும் உள்நோக்கம் தனக்கு இல்லை என்பதை, தன் கடிதத்தில் உறுதிபட தெரிவித்ததன் மூலம், தான் ஒரு நியாயவான் என்பதை உள்துறை அமைச்சர் நிரூபித்துள்ளார். அவருக்கு நன்றியும், பாராட்டும் தெரிவித்து கடிதம் அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது.இவ்வாறு அறிக்கையில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

“வந்தே மாதரம்” கீதத்திற்கு ஃபத்வா போட்டபோது நான் அங்கு இல்லை: முன்பு இதே சிதம்பரம், “வந்தே மாதரம்” கீதத்திற்கு எதிரான ஃபத்வாவை உறுதி செய்தபோது, நான் அங்கு இல்லை என்று தப்பித்துக் கொண்டார்.

இந்தியாவில் யார் “நம்பிக்கையில்லாதோர்”? பொறுப்புள்ள நியாயவான் சிதம்பரம் இந்தியாவில் யார் “நம்பிக்கையுள்ளவர்” மற்றும் “நம்பிக்கையில்லாதோர்” என்று கூறுவாரா? பிறகு “நம்பிக்கையில்லாதோர் மீதான போர்’ என்றால், இந்திய முஸ்லிம்கள் யார் மீது அத்தகைய போரை நடத்துவார்கள்? முஸ்லிம்கள் மீதா?

பயங்கரவாதத்தைப் பற்றி பேசலாம்.

பயங்கரவாதம் ஏன் ஏற்படுகிறது?

அதன் பின்னணி என்ன?

என்று ஆராய்ந்து பார்த்தாலும், அறிந்தாலும் அதனை அடையாளங்காணக்கூடாது!

குண்டுவைத்த தீவிரவாதிகள் தமது ஈ-மெயிலில் என்ன சொன்னார்கள்ம்(கீழே பார்க்கவும்)?

தாங்கள் இந்தியாவிற்கு எதிராக “ஜிஹாத்” நடத்துகிறோம் என்றுதானே சொன்னார்கள்?

அப்படியென்றால் அந்த “ஜிஹாத்” வேறு, சிதம்பரம் சொன்னது வேறா?

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Intelligence sources have claimed that the 408 Detachment of ISI based in Karachi — which oversees terror operations in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat — is behind the floating of this ‘Indian Mujhaideen’ — a deliberate ploy with specific passages to insist that the blasts are the handiwork of Indians and that foreign (read Pakistani or Bangladeshi) groups are not involved. After taking due counsel and thought as to the inflammatory potential and the readers’ right to be informed about the contents of this email, we decided to publish the following edited extracts:

Text of the email:
Subject: AWAIT 5 MINUTES FOR THE REVENGE OF GUJARAT

In the Name of Allah The INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN strike again! – Do whatever you can, within 5 minutes from now, feel the terror of Death!

Edited text of the attachment

Target these evil politicians and leaders of BJP, RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal, who provoke the masses against you. Target and kill the wicked police force who were watching the “fun” of your bloodshed and who handed you to the rioting sinful culprits. Target their hired informers and spies even if they are the disloyal and betraying munafiqeen (hypocrites) of our Ummah. O Muslims of Gujarat! If a petty population of Rajasthani Gujjars can use force for fulfilling their needs, then are we even more subjugated than these backwards?

With these triumphant attacks, we send our message to all those faithless infidels and their hypocrite allies from amongst the so called Muslims like Arshad Madni & Mehmood Madni who have bartered their faith in return of just one seat in the Parliament and we hereby declare an ultimatum to all the state governments of India, especially to those of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra to stop harassing the Muslims and keep a check on their killing, expulsion, and encounters. We warn you of your foolish plots that you plan against us, thinking that you can curb our missions and foil our targets. Here are our demands that you must fulfill if you hope for your well being.

a) You agitated our sentiments and disturbed us by arresting, imprisoning, and torturing our brothers in the name of SIMI and the other outfits in Indore, Ujjain, Mumbai, and in other cities of Karnataka. We hereby notify you, especially the ATS and the STF and the governments of Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, to release them all, lest you become our next targets and victims of our next attack. Don’t consider us heedless about the crimes you have committed in recent Indore riots and all this will be, Insha-Allah brought to account very soon.

b) We warn the Andhra Pradesh government, specifically the Hyderabad Police, to release the imprisoned Muslim youth immediately, and to be wise with yourselves. We are watching you, and our ground-work to gun you down has already begun. Insha-Allah, we will be rid of you very soon.

c) To the Maharashtra government and the rascals like Vilasrao Deshmukh and R.R. Patil, we announce the deadline to take heed before it is too late. Don’t think we are unaware of the SRPF attacks on our Masjids and our homes, the insult of our Qur’an and your enmity with the Muslims in Digras and the nearby areas in Yavatmal and of the burning alive of three Muslims in Jalna with the backing of police. Yes! It is all being recorded and you will face the ill consequences thereof. And also the troubles faced by the Madrasa students and Muslim women in Mumbai Western Railways. We wonder at your memory. Have you forgotten the evening of 7/11/2006 so quickly and so easily?

You try to fool us in the name of fast-track courts made for ’93 riot cases, through which you wish to free the actual Hindu culprits like Madhukar Sarpotdar who was caught red-handed with illegal firearms while the innocent Muslims arrested in the bomb blast case are being tried in the courts for years and years. Is this the hellish justice you speak of? I urge all the Muslims of Maharashtra to denounce those Muslim MLA’s who prove themselves to be the loyal dogs of Congress and NCP. Beware! O you criminals! you are already on our hit-list and our cross-hair now! We also alert Mukesh Ambani to think twice before usurping and building a citadel on a land in Mumbai that belongs to the Waqf Board, lest it turns into horrifying memories for you which you will never ever forget.

d) The news of the lawyers of the Bar Council in UP denying to fight the cases of our Muslim brethren has already reached us. Remember, you are provoking us to repeat the same blasts in civil courts that blew up your bodies into pieces.

e) Lastly, we intimidate and threaten the Media and the News channels, especially the TIMES OF INDIA and the TIMES NOW to be extra cautious in their propaganda war against the Muslims. Your biased and impartial approach to the news and the noise and the politics you make of ‘Islamic Terrorism’ indicates your hostility, hatred and fear that you grudge against Muslims and your loyal allegiance to the cunning ones who call themselves the “Intelligence Bureau”. You become dumb when it comes to the oppression and torture of the Muslims, faced in riots, firing, encounters, police custodies, remand homes and civil courts and your propaganda turns violent to project the ‘brutality’ of ‘Islamic terrorists’ and their ‘ruthlessness’ and their ‘merciless mentality’ and so on. We warn you to end this hypocrisy or get ready for a bloody slaughter.

இந்தியன் முஜாஹித்தின் குஜராத் தொடர் குண்டுவெடிப்புகளுக்கு பொறுப்பேற்கிறது. அது இந்தியர்களால் திட்டமிட்டு நடத்தப்பட்டது. ஆகையால் அல்லாவின் பெயரால் லஸ்கர்-இ-டோய்பா போன்ற இயக்கங்கள் பொறுப்பேற்க வேண்டாம் என்று நாங்கள் விண்ணப்பிக்கிறோம்.

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  1. vedaprakash Says:

    Had no intention to hurt Muslims, happy to stand corrected on Jihad: Chidambaram
    Saturday, January 09, 2010 09:45:50 PM, Shafee Ah Ko & Mumtaz Alam Falahi
    http://www.ummid.com/news/2010/January/09.01.2010/chidambaram_corrected_jihad_remarks.htm

    Leave Jihad for America to tackle. Try to curb local terror: AIMM to PC: In a strongly worded letter to Home Minister P Chidambaram, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMM) today said that he should leave the so-called “Jihad” for America to tackle as it is the creator and beneficiary of this monster…… Read Full

    Shariath Protection Council mulling legal action against Chidambaram

    ‘Apologise to Muslims for Equating Jihad with Terrorism’

    US Muslim council calls on Chidambaram to clarify his remarks on Jihad

    Chidambaram, Jihad and Congress politics

    Chennai: Following fierce criticism by Muslim leaders and organizations for equating Jihad with terrorism, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on January 8 said that he didn’t have the knowledge of the real meaning of Jihad and he used the term as it is used in common parlance. While clarifying that he had no intention to hurt the sentiments of anybody in the Muslim community, he said “I am happy to stand corrected” regarding the true meaning of the term.

    While addressing Intelligence Bureau officials in New Delhi on December 23 the Home Minister had equated Jihad with terrorism and said it is a war against non-believers. Muslim leaders and groups including All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam and Secular Democratic Party of India had promptly condemned him for the statement. Some of them had sent letter to him urging him to withdraw the statement and tender apology to the Muslim community.

    In his faxed riposte dated January 8, 2010 and addressed to Prof. Jawahirullah, president, Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, Home Minister P Chidambaram stated: “I am sure that as a devout Muslim you are more informed about teachings of Islam and the true meaning of the word “jihad”. Therefore, I accept what you have stated in your letter, and I may assure you that there was no intention to hurt the sentiments of any one in the Muslim Community.”

    On 31 December 2009, availing the service of TwoCircles.net Prof. Jawahirullah urged through his letter to the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to set right for his misconceived concept of the Arabic word “Jihad” equating the term to ‘terrorism’, while the fact remains that the very word “Jihad” actually stands for meaning for “struggle or striving”.

    Prof. Jawahirullah with an encouraging tone and tenure exhorted Chidambaram’s comment that, “Your statement has caused anguish and resentment affecting the good relations between the Muslim community and the party in power at the Centre. It is our hope that you will be gentlemanly enough to withdraw your statement.” This was an open letter of TMMK President Prof. Jawahirullah to the Union Home Minister Chidambarm.

    Prof. Jawahirullah further added in the said letter that,” Your reported speech at the recent Intelligence Bureau meeting equating two diametrically opposite concepts viz., the noble Jihad with the abominable terrorism, has very badly hurt the sentiments of the Muslim minority community.”

    Now that Chidambaram has made clarification, Prof. Jawahirullah is a bit satisfied and does not want to drag the issue further.

    Asked if he is satisfied with the response from P Chidambaram, Prof. Jawahirullah told TwoCircles.net from Chennai: “In the beginning of his letter Chidambaram says he had no intention to hurt the sentiments of anybody in the Muslim community. He also admits that he doesn’t have the knowledge about Jihad and Islam as Muslims have. He also clarified that what he said was based on the common use of the term Jihad today in the media and by Muslim militant groups. He accepted that he happily stands corrected on the real concept of Jihad.” He added that now it is not good to drag the issue.

    “We do not know his intention behind what he said on that day. But now if he says he is happily correcting himself and what he said was based on common use of the term and he had no intention to hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community, it is not good for us to doubt him,” said Prof. Jawahirullah when asked if Chidambaram was not deliberately presenting the incorrect concept of Jihad while addressing IB officials in Delhi on December 23.

    Prof. Jawahirullah further added: As community we have failed to explain to our non-Muslim brothers the real meaning of Islam and matters like Jihad which have got a lot of misinterpretation these days.

    Why he thinks it was important to correct Chidambaram, Prof Jawahirullah said: Because he is Home Minister, and he was speaking to security and intelligence officials. If we had not taken up this matter with the Home Minister then whatever had said would have gone down to the cadres and every Muslim would been seen in wrong perspective and with suspicion. Further concentration would have been only on some misguided Muslims who take up to terror activity and people like Pragya Singh and Purohit would have been ignored.

    The story began on December 23, as the Union Home Minister Chidambaram while delivering 22nd Intelligence Bureau Centenary Endowment Lecture in New Delhi, equated “Jihad” with “terrorism”, and said that the objective of Jihad was war against unbelievers and he made a distinction between Crusades and Jihad while terming Crusades as “conventional wars” and “Jihad” as “terrorism”.

    Showing a positive response to the letter by Prof. Jawahirullah, the Union Home Minister’s letter further clarifies that,” In common parlance, the words “jihad” and “jihadi” are used to describe militant activities and militants in different parts of the world, including India.

    The media routinely uses these words. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary gives the meaning of “jihad” as war or struggle against unbelievers”

    The Union Home Minister further explains in his letter how the word ‘Jihad” is being used by the terrorist such as Al Qaeda, Hizbul Mujahedeen, and LeT. He also refers to a conversation, “between one of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008 and his handler in Pakistan”. The letter exposes further how the Union Minister was so far driven to the habitual wrong usage of word “jihad” stating that, “Recently ,the father of Abdulmutallab (the would-be suicide bomber of an aircraft) is reported to have said that, ‘my own son fell under the influence of a jihadist version of Islam that I do not recognise”.

    The Union Home Minister in his own noble and generous spirit, further explains that,” As you have pointed out, it is possible that ‘jihad” as used in common parlance is a wrong use of the word. Like others I used the word as it is used in common parlance, and I am happy to stand corrected.” (TCN)

  2. vedaprakash Says:

    Leave Jihad for America to tackle. Try to curb local terror: AIMM to PC
    Monday, January 04, 2010 11:16:35 PM, ummid.com News Desk
    http://www.ummid.com/news/2010/January/04.01.2010/leave_jihad_america_to_tackle.htm

    Malegaon: In a strongly worded letter to Home Minister P Chidambaram, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMM) today said that he should leave the so-called “Jihad” for America to tackle as it is the creator and beneficiary of this monster.

    “It is my sincere advice to you as a learned, sincere and secular leader, to look beyond the popular clichés and the vague claims of your officials and try to curb the real terror within the boundaries of our country”, AIMM president Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan wrote in his letter to the Home Minister today while adding, “Kindly leave the so-called “Jihad” for America to tackle as it is its the creator and beneficiary of this monster to this day in its quest to control energy resources of the Middle East.”

    Home Minster P. Chidambaram during Intelligence Bureau centenary endowment lecture on December 23 had reportedly said, “Just as the Cold War came to an end, we witnessed the emergence of another kind of war, namely, jihad. Jihad is a war or struggle against unbelievers and, currently, it is waged by a number of groups owing allegiance to Islam. Unlike the original Crusades, jihad is not fought like a conventional war. Jihad employs terror as an instrument to achieve its objectives. Such terror is directed against all and sundry, its victims are usually innocent people, and its goal is to overawe and overthrow the established authority. The tactics of the jihadis have been copied by militants belonging to other groups too, not excluding militants professing the Hindu faith.”

    Reacting on this statement, Dr. Khan further wrote, “What goes as “Jihad” these days is a product of American designs to takeover foreign lands and resources.”

    “It all started with their training, arming and financing fighters in Afghanistan against the Soviet occupation and it was hailed as “Jihad” by the US-controlled media. Later their own creation turned against them for a plethora of reasons which cannot be explained in such a letter”, he added.

    Stating that this “Jihad” has nothing to do with Indian Muslims who have refrained from taking to violence despite gravest of provocations in recent years, Dr. Khan wrote, “No Indian Muslim has taken part in such activities whether in the Indian part of Kashmir or in Afghanistan or Iraq or elsewhere.”

    “At the same time there is ample evidence of Hindutva terror even since before Independence. During recent years its votaries like Sanatan Sanstha, Bajrang Dal and Abhinav Bharat have committed umpteen terrorist acts while carefully trying to pass them on as acts of “Islamic terrorism” but overwhelming evidence is now available in the public domain to nail them beyond any shred of doubt”, Dr. Khan wrote in the letter.

    “Despite all this your ministry and your subordinate departments like IB seem to be in no hurry to curb them and ban such poisonous and dreadful organisations. Various departments of your ministry are still beating about the bush, making tall claims about “Islamic terrorism” while there is none as far as Indian Muslims are concerned”, Dr. Khan concluded.

  3. vedaprakash Says:

    Apologise to Muslims for Equating Jihad with Terrorism: SDP to PC
    Friday, January 01, 2010 08:28:48 PM, Pervez Bari, ummid.com
    http://www.ummid.com/news/2010/January/01.01.2010/apologise_to_muslims_chidambaram.htm

    Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has demanded that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram should clarify his position forthwith and immediately tender a public apology to Muslims for having hurt their feelings by reportedly equating Jihad with terrorism.

    The SDPI General Secretary A. Sayeed in a Press statement deplored Chidambaram for his reported remarks about Islam by equating Jihad with terrorism. The double-speak of his now stands exposed and his outrageous comparison of the two has hurt the feelings of Muslims to the core. His remarks show the shallowness of his knowledge about Islam and its teachings, h said.

    The statement said: “The SDPI wonders how an erudite person like Chidambaram can stoop so low and indulge into balancing act. A few months back he had praised Islam in high terms while addressing the gathering of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind in Deoband and said that terrorism has been wrongly attached with Islam which preaches peace. However, now addressing police and intelligence officials last week he has equated Jihad with terrorism.

    It was never expected of Chidambaram to play such a dirty game when Muslims had propelled Congress to retain power in the last Lok Sabha elections. This time round Muslims having high hopes from the Congress to extricate the community, which has been pushed down even below Dalits according to Justice Sachchar Committee report, from the quagmire of fear and hunger, the two worst hallmarks of any underprivileged class in any society, the statement stated.

    Sayeed said the tag of terrorism in the name of Jihad is haunting Muslims since very long time. A number of bomb blasts over last few years in the country was even before any investigations was always branded the handiwork of Muslim youth and they were targeted inside-out so vehemently so much that the community was at its wits end as how to tackle the situation. However, investigations by some upright officers of law enforcing agencies stumbling over some concrete evidence found a link between Hindutva forces and these blasts has given relief to one and all as no more blasts are now occurring. The needle of suspicion moving 180 degrees from Muslims to the saffron brigade had given Muslim community a sigh of relief and hoped truth would come out but the calculated elimination of some of these upright officers has dampened it all.

    He said now Chidambaram equating Jihad with terrorism has nullified all the gains of investigations which the Muslims thought were working in their favour. For Chidambaram’s information Jihad actually is a pious war and it is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. Jihad is a struggle against evils and evil forces. It starts from oneself and goes to the struggle with weapon. It does not always mean war.

    The statement pointed out that it is incorrect to say Jihad began from a particular date. Jihad is part of the teachings of Islam. Islam asks its followers to forgive their enemy but also asks them to wage Jihad against them when required. Prophet Muhammad has done both. He forgave his enemies – even those who were his blood thirsty – but at times waged Jihad against them. The Quran has given both instructions.”

    Chidambaram’s reported statement that Jihad began after 1989, shows his ignorance about the issue. Jihad is as older as the teachings of Islam. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did Jihad so also his companions (Sahabis).

    It seems Chidambaram could not understand the meaning, conditions and limitations of Jihad when he reportedly said Crusades were traditional wars but Jihad is terrorism. Islam says that killing of a single person is like killing of all human beings, the statement added.

    (pervezbari@eth.net)

  4. vedaprakash Says:

    Chidambaram, Jihad and Congress politics
    Monday, December 28, 2009 09:31:02 PM, Paluvakka Mohamed Ameeன்
    http://www.ummid.com/news/December/28.12.2009/chidambaram_and_jihad.htm

    By expressing his biased or uninformed views on Jihad, India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram seems to be deliberately playing a political game in order not to lose the votes of the mainstream Hindu masses. A few weeks ago, he had described the demolition of Babri Masjid as a terrorist act by the RSS-backed groups. He might have thought that this has humiliated the Hindu voters and hence he has to attack Islam in order to equalise his party’s pretentious neutral stand.

    He knows pretty well that the Muslim voters will have their allegiance towards the soft Hindutva of the Congress party at the national level come what may, rather than supporting hard Hindutva of BJP. So he can voice any opinion without permanently antagonising the Muslims.

    His party will make it up before the next election. His views are the usual vote bank tactics.

    Jihad is grossly misunderstood by many non-Muslims including our Hindu brothers. The great Hindu religion based epics such as Bhagwat Gita and Ramayana are stories of holy wars too. A great God based and morality based religion is not worth the name religion at all if it does not support Jihad, that is: making efforts, struggling hard and if necessary taking arms by the good against the evil.

    In Islam Jihad signifies a physical, moral, spiritual and intellectual effort. There are plenty of Arabic words denoting armed combat, such as Harb (War), Sira’a (Combat), Ma’arakah (Battle) Qita (Killing). The Quran could have used these words if war had been the Muslims’ principal way of engaging in this effort.

    Instead the Quran choses a richer word with a wide range of connotations. Jihad is not among the five pillars of Islam. It is not the central prop of the religion despite the common view of non-Muslims.

    But it was and remains a duty for Muslims to commit themselves to a struggle on all fronts – moral, spiritual and political – to create a just and decent society, where the poor and the vulnerable are not exploited and all could live the way that God had intended man to live.

    Fighting and warfare might be necessary, but it was only a minor part of the whole Jihad or struggle. There is a well known saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Once he was returning from a battle. He said: “We return from the little Jihad to the greater Jihad.” The little Jihad he mentioned was the battle and the greater Jihad he mentioned was conquering the forces of evil in oneself and in one’s own society in all the details of daily life.

    The Quran amplifies this forcefully: “ Had God not driven back the people, some by the means of others, the earth had surely been corrupted; but God is merciful unto all beings.”

    When the people of a territory have been chased out of their land like morbid dogs by the merciless hordes and aggressors (as it happened in Palestine), the Palestinian victims can engage in Jihad but strictly under the laws of Islam following their spiritual leader. This is a present day example for those who ask for one.

    The Quran says: “Fighting is an evil thing, but to bar people from God’s way, disbelief in Him and the Holy Mosque, and to expel its people from it – that is more evil in God’s sight. And persecution is worse than killing.” (Holy Quran 2: 213)

    (The writer can be contacted at pakma19@yahoo.com)

  5. குப்புசாமி Says:

    இப்படி ஊரை ஏமாற்றும் ஒரு ஆள் உள்துறை அமச்சராக இருப்பது வெட்கக்கேடு.

    பேசாமல், இந்த ஆளை ஆப்கானிஸ்தானுக்கே அனுப்பி வைத்து விடலாம்.

    சர்தார் பட்டேல் உட்கார்ந்திருந்த இடத்தில், இந்த ஆள் உட்கார்ந்திருப்பது, சிம்மாசனத்தில் நரி உட்கார்ந்திருப்பது போல் உள்ளது.

  6. metro boy Says:

    Chidambaram, after all, is a politician, that too belonging to a “secular” political party.

    Let an enlightened Muslim condemn the blasts, latest of which is Pune incident. Let there be “fatwa” against Indian muslims who provide infrastructure support, and lodging, recruiting local accomplices, etc to these terrorists, correctly or incorrectly called “jihadis”.


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