Aggressive thinking proves dangerous
Aubaid Ahmed Akhoon
Aggressive thinking in the face of peace is the result of a reaction under a negative mindset. Aggressive thinking, whether individual or collective, is an example of a weak mind in itself. There is no place for aggressive thinking in Islam. The second and last name to ignore all other possibilities is the aggressive move. If you do not have the knowledge and penmanship then your last weapon is either ignorant words or arbitrary fraud.
A gentleman said to me during the conversation that Allah Almighty will destroy the disbelievers. I briefly objected to this gentleman saying that you are speaking ignorantly and not wisely. I said that if we look at our genealogy, then a few centuries ago our forefathers were infidels. That we have become Muslims through preaching. If the callers of that time had the same opinion about the invitees like us that they are infidels, then why should we be called among the Muslims today.
Allah, the Lord of Wisdom, in His Holy Book, advises the Messenger of Allah (Pbuh ) to invite the polytheists to Makkah to the path of Allah Almighty with good speech, wisdom and understanding. Messenger of Allah, call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good advice, and argue with them in a way that is most beautiful. Verily, your Lord knows best him who strays from His Path, and He knows best those who are guided. سورہ النحل 125 selfishness; Hard-heartedness, miserliness and narrow-mindedness have never been honored.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: I have been sent to fulfill good morals. There are three things in the sight of Allah Almighty from high morals. Forgive him who wrongs you. Give to him who keeps you from giving. And whatever you cut off, stick to it.
In a nutshell, it means that you should not consider the other as the other party in your competition, but should understand that he is also a human being like me. Your good morals will awaken a moral person like you from within. High morality is that in which man rises above the attitude of the other party and deals. And it should be remembered that a person’s morals should be positive without repetition of words and not retaliatory morals under negative thinking..
Thus, 6236 verses in the Umm Al-Kitab are related to the Positive Values or Negative Values. But in both cases there is moral education. “The Ethics of the Prophets and the Righteous” is one of the most important topics in the Qur’an.
What could be a better and more miraculous example of good speech than that in Kashmir Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) known as Shah Hamdani in 714 – 786 who went to the subcontinent and then especially Kashmir?
Formerly Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) was the son of the King of Hamdan of Iran and was known by the title of Amir Kabir. Among the famous mosques built by him during his preaching is the famous ‘Khankahi moula ‘which is located on the banks of the Jhelum River and Dargah Shah Hamdan Srinagar etc.
Personal character was prominent in his preaching
With a brilliant literature and beautiful insight, he did not have a luminous face and any kind of aggressive initiative, but for the expansion of preaching, along with the promotion of industry, he also preached industry in Kashmir due to which carpet making or pashmina making is common.
Industrialization with the flourishing religion among the people in itself shows that it was due to smooth the da’wah of religion and not industrialization as the real purpose. The real and fundamental reasons are that we lack the tendency to invite.
The fact is that the Muslims proved their irresponsibility towards other nations for the sake of other nations which they had-a model of da’wah. Inviting religion from this is an empty wound. Not only that, but it also gave rise to a pragmatic mindset, another name for which is reactionary psychology, which is not useful for a healthy nation.
Do not lose the purpose of the caller by speaking. This way of thinking is very harmful and useless. I can be right or Islamic only when I can prove others wrong and un-Islamic.
In any case, after the Prophets, it is our duty to take care of this duty till the Day of Resurrection so that the preaching of the Da’wah may be completed.
According to poet “Mita de Apni hasti ko agr kuch martabah chahiye, ki danah khaak mai mil kar gulo gulzaar Hota hain”
“Surukh roo hota hain insaan thokray khane ke baad, Rang laati hain hina pathar pe piss Jane k baad”
Erase your being if you want some honour, that the grain blooms together in the dust.
A person learns only when he stumbles, color comes after henna is grind on the rock.
(The author is a teacher and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)