Islam is the most violent and intolerant faith that has
ever been presented to mankind. Those, who hold this view usually quote, The
Disputer, LVIII: 20, which declares that non-Muslims are Satan's party but
the Muslims are God's party. Thus, it is the most sacred duty of the Muslims to
annihilate the non-Muslims or at least reduce them to the status of tributaries.
On the contrary, the enlightened Muslims protest
against this non-Muslim attitude: they quote Sufism to prove that Islam
is an international ambassador of love. Of course, there is some truth in it,
but who deserves the credit - Islam or Hinduism?
Basing his judgement on the historical and scriptural
evidence, Anwar Shaikh concludes that what is called Sufism or Tasawwuf,
collides with the basic principles of Islam, but it does conform to the Vedic
doctrines. Therefore, Sufism, broadly speaking, is an offshoot of Hindutva.
Then, why is it considered an extension of Islam? It is a pity that the
people of India have forgotten all about their ancestral glory.
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