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Study Tour of Mrs. Shaheena Khatib
May/June 2005

Desecration of The Holy Qur’an by the US Military Personals

Being a Muslim, I am very much concerned with the incident of insulting Holy Qur’an by the US military, and being a human, I am deeply hurt. I studied the literature provided to me by the American Centre at Mumbai. Here in America, I am observing, the society is much civilized, secular and educated. They know how to live in a pluralistic society. Great country has well organized and disciplined military. Then why such incidents of Abu Ghuraib Jail or Guentenamo Bay take place? Why we humans, at times, are back to square one, to ages of barbarism?

This is million Dollar question. It is high time for the American Government as well as the society and its intellectuals to find out the cause and its solution. To punish the guilty or to ask apology is the need of the hour, but not a permanent solution.

A person or the society is tested at the time of crisis. In this test, American Military seems totally failed. In my opinion, human being has the tendency to keep himself under control under the pressure of accountability.

Yes, but many a times he feels, this will go unnoticed by my authorities. Yes, it happens, but nothing will go unnoticed, unwatched, unaccounted by The Creator of the humanity Who is ever watchful on every soul at every time. More so the records are prepared in which each and every small or big happening is entered, and the culprit, on that Dooms Day will cry out :

“….. What a record is this! It leaves out nothing, be it small or great, but takes everything into account......”

(From Holy Qur'an 18/49)

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The life is not going to end here only. It will enter in its final phase which starts from the death of an individual. Will the Master of the world allow the people of power to use their powers at their own? He will definitely take account of it. Excesses He never likes. Indecency He never allows. Torture He never approves. The society, if feels itself above the accountability of its Master, is not given much time to carry on.

This is the time to think, why and where the American intellectuals are missing to inculcate in their society, the sense of accountability, as shown in the Scriptures like the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur’an. No body will be spared on account of his caste, creed, gender, color, nation or religion. The Master of the Universe will not spare Jews or Christians or Muslims on the ground of their birth or faith, to commit the crimes and go unnoticed!

“It may not accord with your wishful thinking (O Muslims) - nor with the wishful thinking of the followers of earlier revelation, (Jews and Christians) - one who does evil, shall be requited for it, and shall find none to protect him from ALLAH, and none to bring him succor.” (The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 4 verse 123)

(From Holy Qur'an 4/123)