In the present-day world, influenced by the anti-theological propaganda of the non-believers, some people are calling “Religion must be separated from politics / administration (government)”.
While this slogan has deep and well-meaning roots, I will only briefly deal with its premise. It is said that the reason why the Western world developed is that they were wise to have eliminated religion from politics and business 500 years back. Without going in to the fact to what extent they had disfigured their religion before throwing it out as a whole, let us examine what good has mankind achieved during these 500 years and what resulted in industrialization.
The first and second world wars were fought during these 500 years.
Nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki not only killing but destroying hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings including young and aged men and women, boys, girls and infants.
Slavery and colonization are also features of these 500 years. The American and Europeans captured African young men and women by deceit and sold them as cattle in the market.
Thousands of innocent citizens were killed in Vietnam by
The industrial revolution was achieved by looting and suppressing the weak nations sometimes disguising as friends. Who doesn’t know what East India Company did in
Thousands of defenseless Palestinian refugees were butchered in Lebanon by
Israel, the state which is fully supported by the so-called human loving Western world.
Palestinians are being killed in their own homeland for the last nearly 6 decades by
Israel’s armed forces again supported by the Western world.
Thousands of Afghans were killed and burnt alive by carpet-bombing and dropping Daisy Cutters by
America and her allies.
Iraq devastated by killing hundreds of thousands of human beings by
America and her allies maiming additional thousands and the killing spree still continues.
Even progress in the field of medicine was mainly used for commercial purposes and was also used as a cool weapon against enemy. Was it not the Western World who developed Heroin, Anthrax, fatal & nerve racking gases and the like?
Research in traditional curing methods, which had long research effort spread over thousands of years starting from times unknown and had rich knowledge-base, was purposely discouraged by multinational firms of the so-called Free Western World.The reality is that decline of Muslims set in when they assumed kingdoms separatin religion from state and, later, from business, thus discarding the ways prescribed by The Creator. They ignored message of Qur’aan: “O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty unto whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Lo! Thou art Able to do all things”.( Sura 3 Al-e-Imran, Verse 26),. When religion is separated from other aspects of life, the result is that a person obeys God only once in a year, in a week or, may be, even five times a day only for few minutes and there-after remains under no obligation to do so whether in the home, in school, at work, in the street or in the battlefield. The result is evident.
According to the poet-philosopher Dr Muhammad Iqbal:
جُدا ہو ديں سياست سے تو رہ جاتی ہے چنگيزی
“Jooda ho Deen siasat say to reh jati hai changaizi”, meaning if religion is separated from politics, then what remains is brutality.
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