Muhammad was a prophet who got messages from God, he was the ruler of the new Arab nation founded by himself, he was the supreme judge and he was the supreme commander of the army of the Arab nation. The Arab nation founded by prophet Muhammad was the absolute theocratic state. The only parallel for this theocratic state was kingdom of Egypt under Pharaohs and the Holy roman empire. In Egypt the king claimed to be the God himself. But Muhammad claimed to be only messenger of the God. In the holy roman empire the ruler and head of the religion were different persons. The ruler became subordinate to the head of the religion. But in the first Arab nation Muhammad was both the ruler and and the head of the religion. Here is the origin of the political Islam.
In modern era the kingdoms are secular. So believers of the Islamic faith shed off all the political content of their religion including the criminal and civil Sharia' laws.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Recent terrorist attacks in Bangaluru in Karnataka and Ahmedabad in Gujarat in India are retaliatory in nature. The Islamists were retaliating against the Gujarat pogroms against the Muslims a few years back. In my opinion the religion of Islam is responsible for these retaliatory attacks. The Qur'an which is believed to be the words of the God almighty, Allah says as follows: "We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers." (Qur'an 5.45 translation by YUSUFALI) The believers should take this historical fact into serious consideration: Islam was organised as a religion in the background of the nomadic tribal culture of Arabia. The Qur'an in fact glorifies the tribal culture. Unless the believers get out of the tribal culture, discard all the political aspects of the religion and shed off the ethos of war Islam will not become a religion of peace. In India retaliatory actions by the Islamic terrorists against the pogroms and ethnic cleansing actions of the Hindu fascists will worsen the conditions of the Muslims. Terrorist actions of Islamists will cause Islamophobia and it will make the life of Muslims in India miserable.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
A teacher died in the attack by those who agitated against the 7th standard text book in Kerala. It is a sad thing. But what is haunting me is that some figures who appeared in the television discussions could not even condemn the incident heartily because of their McCarthy mental illness. The McCarthy mental illness is a type of paranoid schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia is a mental illness characterised by symptom of suspicion amounting to delusion. A delusion is a false belief which is not shared by society. A delusion is bizarre and incorrigible. Some persons who pretend to be politically neutral are really suffering from paranoia of anticommunism.