Why other muslims don’t like us

After spending so much trying to liberate Kashmir from the Indian yoke, we now find that they do not want their state to be a part of Pakistan. In a recent survey, half of them said they want an independent Kashmir, while the other half wants Kashmir to be a part of India. No one in Indian-occupied wants Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan. What have we done to alienate the Kashmiris? Why don’t they like us? Perhaps it’s because Pakistan is now dominated by corrupt politicians. Maybe they don’t like the way we pretend to be more Islamic than the Arabs.

Whatever the reason, it’s time we realized that being muslims doesn’t automatically make us acceptable to muslims of other countries. I know many Arabs who hate it when Pakistanis quote from the holy Koran and the Hadith frequently. One Arab in fact reminded me that Islam was founded in the seventh century (not on 14th August 1947) and the language of the Koran is Arabic, not Urdu.

Once, in Dubai, after offering the maghrib namaaz behind a Pakistani, the Arab guests told me they would never pray behind a Pakistani ever again. “You people do not know how to pronounce Arabic words”, they said. “When you recite from the Koran, and mispronounce the words, it’s just like you’re using filthy and abusive words”.

Coming back to why Kashmiris are more attracted towards India, the reason is that we have made a mess of Pakistan (which is now considered to be a near failed state). We need to realize that apart from religious education, students of madressahs should be made to study science and other subjects. But this is the kind of giant leap which our illiterate people are not prepared to take.

2 thoughts on “Why other muslims don’t like us”

  1. While most of the Arabs do have nationality complex (and they are paying heavily for it), I feel its our own fault that developed the dislike and distrust for us. I have read and heard how Pakistanis were welcomed in the days when UAE and Saudi Arabia were developing. In fact, Pakistanis were involved in almost all of the gulf and african muslim countries. But our greedy and corrupt countrymen tried to get all golden eggs in one go. We have issued green passports to Afghanis and Bangladeshis who got involved in criminal activities and brought disrepute to Pakistan.

    I agree with what Arabs say about people of Sub-Continent incorrectly reading Quran. As you know, Arabic is a sensitive language and slight misspelling or twist of tongue can change meanings of words. However our people apparently do not care to rectify their lacking. Its a pity we give so much attention to pronounce proper English words but when it comes to Quran, we argue that we can’t do that cause its not our mother tongue.

  2. Despite the fact that I agree with you on the general reason you have given why Kashmiris may not want to be a part of Pakistan anymore, the events related to the arabs that you narrated only reflect on the complex that the arab nation has devveloped since they discovered oil, and should not be made a pretext to decry our other follies, particularly political ones that have disenchanted the kashmiris. I mean, what is their problem if anyone qoutes over extensively from the koran or hadith? and what does “more Islamic than the Arabs” has to do with anything. Are you trying to imply that Arabs are more muslim than the rest of the muslims or atleast no one else can be a better muslim than them, just because the prophet belonged to that part of the world??? The arabs don’t have greater right (so to say) over Islam; only one who is best in piety does and with Islam being revealed in the 7th century or its language being arabic doesn’t make it an Arab religion, for cryin’ out loud. aannnd Pakistanis and actually muslims of the indo-pak subcontinent have alwways proven to be true brethren of muslims all over the world, with their unflinching support for the palestinians (which cud easily be interpreted as an Arab problem), or the chechens or the afghans, while they wud never say a word in support of the kashmiris and their right to self determination.

    So lets not belittle ourselves by citing the arabs atleast. We have got genuine problems of our own which are enough to turn away anyone. Our issues are more political than religious. The arabs and their superiority complexes should not blurr our orientation.


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