A Muslim is identified by what he does and not what he thinks : Dr. Aslam Parvaiz

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Dr Aslam Parvaiz

By Muslim Mirror Network

 New Delhi:Prof (Dr) Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, former Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad on Saturday underlined that the Quran does not allow cherry picking and he whose knowledge and practice is limited to only 3.5 verses of the holy book is not a Muslim.

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 Elaborating this ,  Dr Parvaiz  said the problem with our Muslim  brethren is that their Islam is limited to 3.5 verses which includes namaaz, roza, Haj, etc., and a majority of Muslims mistakenly believe that if they follow these practices then they are fulfilling all commands of Allah.

He was speaking at a webinar organised by the Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community on June 20, 2020, on the topic Current Indian Situation and Muslim Society – A Qur’anic Perspective.

 Continuing his speech, he called out this belief saying these 3.5 verses do not make the Qur’an. “Just because one is not following the rest does not mean the rest does not exist,” he said, adding, “Those who have not read and understood the Qur’an are not even aware of what else is written.”

 The professor gave a whole new perspective to the interpretation of the holy Quran. By highlighting the social standing of Muslims in India and the community’s limited exposure in various professional sectors, he said the population of 14.2% Muslims in India but their share is 3% in the IPS/IAS field. He further said that a disappointing 4.4% Muslim representation in the health sector while there were approximately 21% Muslims in Indian jails and another 25% of them were beggars.  He regretted that even after 70 years of independence, the country’s Muslims continued to lag severely behind other communities in the socio-economical spheres and merely served as vote banks for politicians.

Bringing in a reference here to the Qur’an, the professor said that if Muslims want to improve their lot and be accepted in the Indian and global society, they must read the Qur’an, understand it and then follow it because Qur’an teaches one to be a good human being.

“If we improve ourselves as human beings, speak well, respect everyone, tolerate everything and behave well then we will not be rejected by others,” he stated, stressing that the problems Muslims face in the society can be resolved if they worked on these aspects.

Dr Parvaiz even blamed the social media for contributing to the spread of unrest in the society. Most people tend to believe whatever is circulated on social media and follow it leading to more problems, he said.

He reiterated that every Muslim has to improve self because the Qur’an allows no exception. “Adopt a holistic system of education and submit yourself to the divine order”, he said.

He clarified that submission to the divine order is different from prayer and worship referring to the common belief that if one prays and observes all rituals then one’s responsibility as a Muslim is complete. “You can become a Muslim only by submission to the divine order. No cherry picking is allowed”, he stressed.

The professor said that to become a true Muslim, read the entire Qur’an, understand it and adopt it completely as your lifestyle….adopt all practices written in the Qur’an. “Do we see any chaos in Nature, he questions. “No, everything is in perfect balance. And when you subscribe to this system then you will attain peace because imaan inside means peace outside,” he added.

He further elaborated that the holy book teaches Muslims to respect all humans. “Whenever you speak, speak good because it is the absolute hukum of Allah. If someone says something bad about your Allah it does not mean you should hit back at him. The Qur’an commands you to always speak the good. We are committing a sin whenever we speak ill of anyone,” he said.

“As a true Muslim, I am what I do and not what I think,” said Dr Parvaiz. “My amal is a reflection of what I am and it is very important that one’s deeds have to be compatible with his beliefs.”

He concluded his hour-long talk saying that for the Muslim there is no other way other than to return to the Qur’an.

“Read it and follow it. Understand it and put it to practice,” he said. “The Qur’an is not meant to be kept on a shelf in the house.”

The talk was followed by a Q&A session and the professor answered several questions from participants that had joined the webinar. Thousands attended the event through Zoom and Facebook.

The webinar was hosted by Shaukat Ajmeri, vice-chairperson of the Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community (CBDBC). Introduction of the guest and topic was given by Irfan Ali Engineer, general secretary of CBDBC. Cmdr Mansoor Ali Bohra, chairperson of CBDBC, ended the event with a vote of thanks.

Dr Parvaiz  heads the Islamic Foundation for Science and Environment, India, and has a doctorate in plant physiology from Aligarh Muslim University. He is a science communicator with five books and more than 350 popular science write-ups to his credit. He recently established a Qur’an Center in New Delhi where students of Grade IX and X are provided free coaching for Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also imparted knowledge of Qur’anic teachings with meanings.

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. Of course what a Muslim does..4 wives, 10 Children, some wives going through Halala, 2 wives at home and lawaris wives at Sheheen Bagh eating some Sikh’s langer, using lungs and cursing India, RSS (Hindu ) and Hindutv..calling upon Arabs who treat them garbage and will never allow their citizenship, let them marry their daughters..chatting Gazwa e hind, cheering Chinese..coming in hundreds and scaring Hindus by BLOCKING streets and parks ..opening mosques then 5 times a day azans on loudspeakers this lowering property values.. this what a Muslim does and gets recognized.

    • Just speculation and based on disinformation campaign, not on facts.if someone can show the last census data to substantiate, I will correct myself. If each Muslim man has 4 wives, then the woman population should be about 4 times the men. That is not the case.

  2. @Monkeystani.

    Hindu gutter rat Lulli boy posting nonsense as usual. Hinduism is trash, you and your 330000000 “gods, temple prostitution devdasis and you still can’t produce your own children..gang rapist wannabe. Why no Hindu “god” of basic hygiene I wonder? LOL Jealous of virile Muslims while. “They wouldn’t be any protests if RSS BJP terrorists were not trying to taking away the rights of Indian Muslims.Smelly mandir banders are jealous and nasty subhuman Nazi bastards. No wonder everybody hates your kind. Worthless corrupt garbage cow uring drinking pagan clowns with no future.
    RSS BJP terrorists will be dealt with. Cowards who the Chinese smashed without firing a bullet.Teri maa ka halala karenge, sadak pe hugne wale janvar.

    • Dear Mr Black, your reaction contradicts what the respected professor said in the news above. Talking ill of others will not make you great. Remember what your scripture taught how to handle dissent and not to revile other’s Gods.

      • @Vijay Kumar,

        I am responding to Hindu trolls who spam genocidal, violent, criminal lies against Muslims. Mt responses will be harsh without mercy. RSS Hindu extremists and terrorists need to be taught a harsh lesson. We will abuse them as they abuse them. The bastards think they can hide behind a computer and get away with it but they will not.
        We are now getting extremist Hindus kicked out from Muslim countries for their hatred. This is real life, not a game.
        Hindus need to do more to keep their extremists and fanatics under control, otherwise Muslim will permanently flush them down the toilet.

    • Nice suggestions from honourable vice chancellor that the each and every Muslim needs to respect all human beings, respect all religions and cultures on the earth,think and act good for all. No place for communalism, Redicalisation and hatred in today’s world Let the Muslim religious leaders realise the necessities of these essential human values and spread these values among the massesfor the wellbeing and progress of the people and the country.The fundamentalists Islamic ideology perpetrated by some Islamic radicals should be universally replaced by the human spirit of live and let live with respect to all Good education and progressive people can bring a positive change in this matter.

      • Its not Muslims who need these lectures but Hindus are the majority of fanatics and terrorists in India today. Hand all RSS members and then we will take you seriously.

  3. Wow, India used to be a decent country, a multi religion country. its turning to RSS and Hindutava Ideology of intolerance of country’s huge minorities. After inside job of 9/11 by world powers themselves, with their propaganda tool the Deceiving mainstream media and a term was brought in to use thru evil mainstream-media called,Terrorism. India has been using this term against Kashmiri freedom struggles. Even though the Maoist, the mostly poor farmers in the North East India have been fighting a Class War against Indian government for last 40 years or so, and carry a great influence in dozens of districts of India and have killed more Indian security personnel than Kashmir freedom fighters have,are not called Terrorist, Antaqwaadi. Why Maoist not called Antaqwaadi but Kashmiri, and Indian Muslims are also called Antaqwaadi too, whose population is 40 Corror. Indian Muslims have not provided any help to Kashmiri struggle, if they had provided help to Kashmiri struggle than Kashmir outcome would be different today, should be in the mind of Indian ruling class who is instigating against Indian Muslims thru Indian Media,about 80 TV stations own by Ambani. A RSS supporter. The comments trend have been witnessing on social media is very dangerous and catastrophic for Indian unity and Harmony. Hindu and lower Caste Hindu must understand that they be better off with Indian Minorities than Ruling Elites of Brahmans. Brahman s are outsider from Arab Peninsula, were the rouge followers of Prophet Moses, who started worshiping of Cow instead of Prophet teachings, escaped killings by Jews and found Refuge in coastal Gujarat. Brahmans gave Worshiping of Cow ,Diwali and Caste system to Hinduism.They are mentioned in Quran, in Surah Bakr. For 9/11 real truth, please follow Engineers and Architects for 9/11 truth .com , and show to Hindus/Sikh friends

    • This is how a “true” muslim responds. No logic, or real argument, just abusing the country and it’s people. Ni wonder no one in the whole world like muslims. If you muslims don’t like India and its original inhabitant Hindus, why dont to fuchoff to Pakistan or Middle East?

      • @Yash Kalsi
        Ah yes, the typical “true” Hindu responds with lies and hatred as usual. Filthy Hindu gutter rat. Muslims have every right to speak their mind and respond to Hindu extremism and terrorism. Muslims will not stay silent and allow anti-national RSS Hindu scumbags to take away their rights. No one like Hindus because they are lying two faced snakes who would sell their own mothers for less then a dollar.

        Hindus are not the original inhabitants of India. The Hindu religion was brought by Aryan invaders aka brahmin supremacy. You’re the one who needs to fvck off to the gau shalla and drink the cow urine, you smelly fascist dog.

      • The actual Indians are not Hindus at all, but Dravidian. Hinduism is not a religion but a Primitive myth and full of fiction, LOK VIRSA around River Ganga. Hinduism lacks equality among its followers. All true religions proclaim equality in humanity. Muslims are here for 1000 years and part of Indian fabric. Please stop the RSS ideology of Prejudices to Muslims and bring a harmonious India back.

        • Those who follow quran only are true muslims. Unfortunately majority muslims follow manmade ahadees which are fabricated. All should ponder over quran .
          Quran says DO GOOD.ALLAH LOVES THOSE WHO DO GOOD.

  4. Well said Prof Parvaiz…

    You are what you actually DO or accomplish like Dirilis Ertrugul uniting the Ummah towards Justice and Beneficial Knowledge with hard-work, sincere efforts, courage and absolute faith in Allah;
    and NOT what you say or think or dream like hypocrite heroes the ”Bol Bachchans”

    Best Daawah is the actual amal/ practice/ good akhlaaq/ justice/ truthfulness/ fulfilling even small promises/ striving for knowledge and betterment of entire Humanity……..Rehmatul lil Aalameen…

    Namaz/ salaah is just the ”kindergarten” KG of the vast field of Islamic knowledge; when will firqas understand this??..

    To relearn Islam as Muslims with authentic scientific, Quranic and Hadith references in all languages :

    http://www.islam-guide.com

    Be united as One informed Ummah……the ”Ahlul Sunnah wal Jamaah”…. (ASWJ)

    Set a good example of noble character in speech, manners and actions!

  5. Dear Mr Black, your reaction contradicts what the respected professor said in the news above. Talking ill of others will not make you great. Remember what your scripture taught how to handle dissent and not to revile other’s Gods.

  6. Hindustani ….if this is what u call urself,learn to be one ….if a Muslim has 4 wives he knows how to maintain them physically , mentally and monitarily,..A bastard like u need not worry of what our wives are doing ,,,kindly look at Ur wife ,,,u have only one wife and even she is unsatisfied physically, mentally because of which she always looks to easy ways to sleep.with newer people in Ur absence .
    Again if fighting for Ur rights calls to come on roads then so be it,u will once again see hundreds of Shaheen Bagh all over India.
    Boss our females.were enough to get people like u on Ur knees ,,,understood …kindly shut Ur filthy mouth and stop shitting from.ur mouth instead of Ur anus…..

  7. Why females are killed in womb in some countries?

    The sex ratio at birth is not equal: in every country births are male-biased. There are biological reasons why there are slightly more boys born every year than girls. The ‘natural’ sex ratio at birth is around 105 boys per 100 girls (ranging from around 103 to 107 boys).

    In some countries, the sex ratio at birth is much more skewed than would occur naturally. Today and in the recent past this is particularly common across Asia and North Africa. Here there is clear evidence of gender selection through prenatal sex determination and selective abortion.

    In countries where there is a clear son preference, the sex ratio at birth becomes increasingly skewed with birth order (the third or fourth born children are more likely to be boys than the first or second child).

    In nearly every country, boys are more likely to die in childhood than girls. There are biological reasons for this: boys are more susceptible to birth complications and infectious diseases.

    In countries where there is strong son preference, mortality rates for girls are higher than would be expected: this can occur either through direct infanticide, but also through neglect and unequal treatment.

    The sex ratio tends to decrease over the life course (from becoming male-biased to female-biased).

    This is because women tend to live longer than men.

    It’s estimated that today there are over 130 million ‘missing women’ in the world as a result of selective abortion and excess female deaths.

    The banning of sex determination scanning and gender-selective abortion may have limited the increase in sex ratio at birth in some countries, but did not fully address the problem.

    Development can have opposing impacts on sex ratio: there is evidence that the son preference declines with education, but this often goes hand-in-hand with declining fertility rates and increased access to selective technologies (which can increase the sex ratio).

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