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Religious scriptures and beliefs have many ambiguities, leave them aside

There are many debatable arguments about the Prophet Muhammad and his marriages. Some traditional hadith sources state that Aisha was betrothed to Muhammad at age 6 or 7; other sources say she was 9 years old when she had a small wedding ceremony, but the date and her age at marriage and later consummation with Muhammad in Medina are sources of controversy. Sunni Hadith books have documented that Aisha’s age was 6 years old when she married the Prophet Muhammad. But Shia Muslims believe that the real age of Hadrat Ayesha, the wife of Prophet Muhammad (the lady in Nupur Sharma’s discussion) was between 15 and 18 at the time of her marriage. Muslims themselves are divided into facts and figures.

Muslims revere Muhammad as the perfect example of all conduct. We are aware that many Muslims have rejected Islamic sources, especially the commentaries of al-Tabari and al-Qurtubi, which is obviously due to their embarrassing and humiliating severity for the integrity and prophetic claims of Muhammad. . Many early ancient Muslims such as Ibn al-Rawandi, Al-Ma’arri and Abu Isa al-Warraq were famous religious skeptics, polymaths and philosophers who criticized Islam. Muhammad ibn Abdullah was the founder of the world religion of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets.

Then there are arguments that he had a lot of women that normal men never believe, but a lot of people jump to the wrong conclusion on this topic. Of 11 marriages, two divorced before the couple even met. Therefore, Islam considers that actual marriages were only 9 and not 11. Many do not know that out of 9 wives, 8 were widows. On the contrary, the Prophet Mohammad had married all those women who had no man in their life, adding the name of the Prophet Mohammad, they were assured. The widows he married were of different ages, the eldest being a 60-year-old lady at the time of her marriage to the Prophet.

Every religion had contradictions; Hindu deities have also intermarried many times. Some had more than 100 wives, others had a hundred children, some women had several children by more than one man. The time they lived in was different from the time we are in. God is a human feeling and a personal belief. Muslims believe that Prophet Mohammad was right and I strongly believe that what Krishna did was the need of that time. When the men of the kingdom died fighting demons, most of the women were widows and needed protection. It is a matter of trust in religious scriptures.

Many have arguments about books and religious beliefs, but evoking religious sentiments makes no sense. Why should it make a difference to Hindus how many times the Prophet married and to whom and when he married? Similarly, no one should have a quarrel with the Hindu gods and goddesses; it’s none of their business. What one believes is one’s personal conviction. Just about anything, your religion should never be the reason for riots. No God likes to kill innocent people. Responsible citizens of our nation should surrender the religions of others to their own beliefs.

During the wars, there were also captured widows who were daughters of tribal chiefs. At that time, if someone married outside of their tribe (like inter-caste marriage nowadays), there was enmity that turned into friendship between them. So, by marrying widowed daughters of tribal leaders who were waging war against particular communities, the war would end and result in peace and friendship. Marriage was a social event and a way to create a bond between two kings, two entities, two kingdoms and two different sects.

The problem of widow support was also faced by the western world after World War II, when millions of men and soldiers were killed in the war, leaving behind millions of widowed women. The West solved this problem by bringing women into the workforce, as telephone operators, accountant receptionists, etc. and at the same time the freedom to meddle sexually without marriage was promoted, while in the religious scriptures they gave the status of wife to widows. Going back a few centuries, we know how widows were abused. In Buddhism widows were required to shave their heads, in India religiously observant widows were encouraged to jump into their husband’s pyre, widows were not allowed to wear any colors except white, widows not not being allowed to participate in auspicious functions, etc.

I don’t want to get into a lot of discussions because I know it won’t go well with common minds on both sides. For them, religion and religious beliefs are just political tools. I am a staunch Hindu, my belief should be kept, and at the same time, I don’t find anyone an obstacle to my beliefs. Responsible citizens and especially public officials should refrain from hurting religious feelings by making unwanted remarks. Nupur Sharma was part of a debate panel on Times Now, discussing the discovery of Shivling in the Gyanvapi complex and the subsequent mockery of Hindu gods and goddesses that followed in the wake of the discovery.

The Islamists claimed that the Shivling discovered inside the wuzukhana of the disputed Gyanvapi structure was not a Shivling but a fountain. On social media platforms, critics have repeated ad nauseam that the Shivling found inside the Gyanvapi premises is a fountain and not the idol of a Hindu god. In response to the widespread contempt and contempt for Hindu gods and goddesses, which was evident even during the Times Now debate where some of the other panelists called the Shivling a fountain, BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma addressed them. asked to refrain from insulting Hindu gods and goddesses. cited Islamic scriptures and the Holy Quran to support his remarks on the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.

First of all, convening religious debates and mocking God is not civilized conduct. Gyanvapi is under investigation and justice does what is necessary. What we all need is patience to see what happens. The overreactions on both sides are conniving with the peaceful atmosphere of our nation. We must believe in our PM and his slogan Sabka Saath Sabkaa Vikas and think about the development of this nation.

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