DURING Ramadan — the month when the Holy Quran descended and the best month according to many verses of the Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) — successive events trapped us and left us so frustrated. We lead a life that fills our ears with prayers as well as speeches which insult or defame others and promises of bloody extremists who apparently belong to Islam of Paradise. When we live our actual life, we feel frustrated and even lost. Those who regard the believers of other religions as atheists despite the latter’s serious attempts and achievements to help humanity and alleviate their suffering, regard those who commit murders and practice terrorism as real believers.
To avoid talking without evidence, we have to present two examples — the incidents which occurred a couple of days ago. First is the piece of news from the USA about the space probe — Juno — sent by the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to Jupiter last Friday, making a great step by taking a polar orbit around the largest planet in the solar system. The task of the probe is to study how Jupiter was formed and how it paved way for starting life on Earth. It will also study the rocks of Jupiter, adding a spot of light on the topography of the planet … end.
We raise our hats to those who stand behind the unprecedented and great achievement as we say, “God bless you and God help you in making life easier.”
On the contrary, we find those who pretend to believe in Allah and who do not even believe that the Earth is like a ball engaged in bloody actions which we cannot even mention due to their horribleness. They turn us back to the old ages when the dominating extremist mentality was based on the slogan, “Those who do not belong to my religion deserve murder.”
In the same week, some European and Asian extremists, who rose up as per the directives of the so-called ‘scholars’, attacked Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. They fired at the innocent passersby who had nothing to do with any sectarian or ideological arguments and then they exploded themselves, committing suicide and booking a place in hell. Surprisingly, they had no specific demands and those who sent them did not announce any demand. This means that the pretenders of Islam simply killed for the sake of killing.
The other group that falsely belongs to Islam committed their crime in the capital of Bangladesh — Dhaka, killing 20 innocent civilians before the securitymen killed them.
The passengers in Ataturk International Airport and the customers of a coffee shop in Dhaka were killed for what? On Doomsday, this question shall be directed to those who committed the terrorist attacks and so as those who supported and financed them. On that day, no ransom will be paid and no guards can protect them from the punishment of God. The destiny of those who are considered true believers will be the bottom of hell for eternity. We are sure that those who helped humanity and paved the way to a happy life shall not share hell with the terrorist groups. God will not waste their good deeds and their service to humans. God will reward them with the best as He can do whatever He wills.
By Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli
Former Minister of Oil