Wednesday, 25 May 2011

WHY DID Colonel DONALD ROCKWELL (USA) EMBRACED ISLAAM ??? MD ABUL KALAM AZAD






         

        Countless Non-Muslim big guns , charmed by the beauty of Islaam , abandoned their former religion and embraced Islaam. Colonel  DONALD  ROCKWELL   of America is one of them. He explains why he accepted Islaam in the following words :


     
     "Why did I accept Islam? For a long time I had been greatly
impressed by Islam’s clear logic and formal simplicity, by the
magnatizing attraction felt towards its mosques, by the great
solemnity and deep affection with which the adherents of that
religion had devoted themselves to their faith, by the profound
respect and pure sincerity in which Muslims all over the world
had been prostrating themselves simultaneously five times
daily. However, all these things were short of causing me to
become a Muslim. Only after a thoroughgoing analysis of the
Islamic religion, which resulted in my exploring a myriad of
beautiful and useful aspects in it, did I become a Muslim. A
solemn and, at the same time, sentimental, attachment to life,
[which was Muhammad’s ‘alaihis-salâm’ personal approach]; a
mutually consultative method in doing daily chores; a habitually
soft behaviour flavoured with mercy and compassion in social
lives, indiscriminately; charity for the poor; property rights, which
women had been given for the first time; all these things, which
were only a few of the many other revolutions that could only be
evaluated as ‘the most tremendous’, and how aphoristical and
concise a language it is through which Muhammad ‘alaihissalâm’
expresses these concepts! By cautioning,
“Place your
trust in Allâhu ta’âlâ; yet do not forget to tie your camel!”,
Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’ conveys also that Allâhu ta’âlâ
commands His born slaves to put their trust in Him only after
taking all sorts of necessary precautions. Then, contrary to
Europeans’ assertions, the Islamic religion is not a religion for
those idlers who expect everything from Allâhu ta’âlâ without
doing anything for their part. The Islamic religion commands
everybody first to do their best and only then to put their trust in
Allâhu ta’âlâ.
The justice which Islam rendered to people of other religions
was one of its aspects which had had a great impact on me.
Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’ commands Muslims to be benign
towards Christians and Jews. Qur’ân al-kerîm acknowledges
the prophethoods
of the other prophets as well, beginning with
Âdam ‘alaihis-salâm’ and including Mûsâ and Îsâ ‘alaihim-assalâm’.

This is an exalted sense of faith and a great model of

justice, which other religions do not possess. While the

believers of other religions are casting inconceivable aspersions

on Islam, Muslims are answering them favourably.

One of the most beautiful aspects of Islam is that it has

completely purified itself of idols. Whereas pictures, icons and

signs are still being worshipped in Christianity, things of this

nature do not exist in Islam. This is an indication of how pure

and unstained a religion Islam is.

The facts stated and taught by Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’,

the Messenger of Allâhu ta’âlâ, have reached our time without

any interpolation. And the Qur’ân al-kerîm, which is the Word of

Allah, has been preserved in its pristine purity, exactly as it was

revealed, without losing anything from the limpidity it had in the

time of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’. The fabricated superstitions

and legends with which Christians have defiled the religion of
Îsâ ‘alaihis-salâm’ are not the case with Islam.

Of the determinants that motivated me to become a Muslim,

the last one was the fortitude and the will power that I observed

in Islam. Islam induced an overall cleanliness, not only

spiritually, but also physically. Examples of the features that

make up this superior nature are not to overload the stomach

when eating, to fast for one month every year, to be moderate

in every respect, to be neither extravagant nor parsimonious in

spending money, etc. In an exquisite style, facts that would

guide humanity not only temporarily but also ever after were

being inculcated into individuals. I visited almost all of the

Muslim countries. I saw in person how all the Muslims in

Istanbul, in Damascus, in Cairo, in Algeria, in Morocco, and in

the other Muslim cities observed all these rules and thereby led

a peaceful life. They did not need ornaments, pictures, icons,

candles, music, or other trivialities of the same sort to initiate

themselves into the life-style leading to the sympathy of Allâhu
ta’âlâ. The sense of awareness of the fact that they were the

born slaves of Allâhu ta’âlâ and their acts of supplication before

Him afforded them the greatest source of spiritual peace,

happiness and flavour.

The qualities of freedom and equity inherent in the Islamic

religion have always magnatized me towards it. Among

Muslims, a person occupying the highest rank position and the
poorest member of the society are equal before Allâhu ta’âlâ,

and they are merely two individuals in the general recognition of

fraternity. Muslims perform their acts of worship side by side in

mosques. There are not any special places allotted for the

leadership.

Muslims hold the belief that there is not a third person to act

as an intermediary between Allâhu ta’âlâ and His born slave.

The Islamic acts of worship are performed between Allâhu

ta’âlâ and the slave. They do not appeal to men of religion for

the forgiveness of their wrongdoings. Every Muslim is the only

person responsible for his personal behaviour.

The mutual fraternity among Muslims has always been

helpful in my personal life. This fraternity was one of the factors

whereby I was charmed towards Islam. I know that, wherever I

go, a Muslim brother of mine will help me and sympathize with

me. All Muslims the world over, of different races, colours and
political views as they may be, are brothers and they look on it

as an obligation to help one another.

These are the causes for my becoming a Muslim. I wonder if

it could be possible to conceive of causes more beautiful or

more exalted than these?" ( Why Did They Become Muslims: pages; 26-28. Pulished by www.hakikatkitabevi.com)
         
     

No comments:

Post a Comment