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Islam is victim of "linguistic violence"

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Submitted by Nishi (India), Sep 5, 2008 at 00:10

Dear PI

It is not clear that whether you will ever understand the real message behind my posts, as you are not able to understand it, I am giving you the real messages. Firstly, I am trying to tell that Islam in no circumstance is at fault. Its scriptures were badly misunderstood by reading them out of context, quoted a line & non referring the other parts which completes the sentence. Quran was misunderstood because non of you read & understood it yourself, you all read only the portions which were taught to you in books of interested people who wanted to project this Book as disharmonious.

I may be permitted to place before you an example, i.e. meaning and interpretation of ‘Jihad' in ‘Quran'.

In Islam, the central doctrine that calls on believers to combat the enemies of their religion. According to the Qur'an and the Hadith, jihad is a duty that may be fulfilled in four ways: by the heart, the tongue, the hand, or the sword. The first way (known in Sufism as the "greater jihad") involves struggling against evil desires. The ways of the tongue and hand call for verbal defense and right actions. The jihad of the sword involves waging war against enemies of Islam. Believers contend that those who die in combat become martyrs and are guaranteed a place in paradise.The Arabic nouns juhd, mujahid, jihad, and ijtihad mean endeavor, training, exertion, effort, diligence, and fighting. "Traditionally jihad was understood to be justified for three reasons: to repel invasion or its threat, to punish those who had violated treaties, and to guarantee freedom for the propagation of Islam". According to Iranian ayatollah Morteza Mutahhari, Jihad as a defensive act is explained in the Hajj sura 22:38 - 41, where it is said that God gives permission (for warfare) to those who have been attacked.

First kind of Jihad is being fought inside of a human being, i.e. to believe in God, Allah or Bhagwan, and to follow the truth, good behaviour, to avoid accepting more than what you deserve after performing your duty. Not to snatch others share etc.

Second category, obviously, one which I am performing now with you, to try to remove misconceptions about religion. (Now you will say that we are engaged with each other through writings and not through speech. But this negotiation is virtually a verbal one, except the fact we are not sitting side by side.)

Third one involves, that don't do anything which hurts others.

Last one is the battle with evil. Take example of ‘Bhagwad Gita' where Lord Krishna exhorted Arjun to kill his brothers Kaurawas, and Arjun showed his reluctance as he was exhorted to kill his brothers. You are aware that what Lord Krishna told Arjun, that Kaurawas are evil forces against Dharma hence forget the relationship and kill them. Can this exhortation of Lord Krishna be termed for years to come as an exhortation to kill brothers wherever they are found? No, Not at all, because the correct interpretation is that the ‘evil' is to be removed, and if it is your brother then also he is liable to be killed. But in the ages to come it can be interpreted in any manner as per the mind of the person who is interpreting it. Same is the case with Jihad, you are only reading the last interpretation as it appear to you and other people that it places you in an advantageous position. "This is the Psyche which is being referred to by me as "linguistic violence".

I have already informed you that your doubts about me has no meaning. The truth I have stated, you believe it or not it is upto you. kindly examine some of the posts of Your Attri Jee Maharaj on this page alone. Does it not deserve the reply which he got?

With warm regards

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