In principle Islam does not advocate imposition of Islamic values on others; there are several injunctions in Islamic sources which make this clear.
To cite only two; "Let there be no compulsion in religion" [Quran: 2:256] and
"To us shall be accounted our deeds, and to you, your deeds. Let there be no contention between us and you: God will bring us all together - for with Him is all journey’s end" [Quran, 42:15].
We can prove that Muslims can live in harmony with non-Muslims and that the thesis of the clash of civilizations is bogus. Muslims are required to deal kindly and justly with all non-Muslims [Quran 60:8].
Muslim scholars have a name for places like India – Dar-ul-Aman [House of Peace].
We, and by we I mean all Indians, Muslims and non-Muslims must not allow, a few rotten apples, to impose their thoughtless understanding of Islam on others, subvert free societies, distort Islamic teachings and undermine the hope for a harmonious relationship between India and its Muslims.
Secularism is the oxygen without which India cannot survive. India today is a diverse and pluralistic society; multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic, multi-religious and multi-cultural. That is its great strength. It must be preserved. -Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, Prince of Arcot.
Bad Qualities To Avoid: It is Anger, Envy, Jealousy, Greed, Arrogance, Guilt, Resentment, Lies, False, Pride, Violence, Intolerance, Superiority and Ego.
Imbibe Good Qualities: It is Truth, Peace, Love, Hope, Serenity, Humility, Kindness, Benevolence, Empathy, Generosity, Compassion and Faith.
Courtesy: Dinamani Tamil Newspaper
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