This year has been a very tough year for the world and especially Muslim world. With regimes falling, thousands of deaths and a wave of change the year is always going to be one of the most remarkable years in the lives of people like me. Islam the religion of peace and tolerance has maybe vanished from the lives of the multi million Muslim populations around the world. The teachings of peace and tranquillity, tolerance and forbearance seem a far cry. Above all the very notion of revolution is muddled up with burning tyres, taking up guns and killing fellow countrymen and brothers for material interests.
When the prophet of humanity and Islam said when returning from a Qital (jihad with sword) “we are returning from a smaller jihad towards a bigger jihad and that jihad to cleanse your inner self”. I believe the calls of dharnas, protests, and uprising and above all so called revolutions should be pushed behind to fulfil the essence of Islamic teaching and that is to strive for the betterment of one self. Because at the end of the day the clean, pure and responsible individual would lead to a better society, country and above all world. We need that revolution, we need that change, and we need that uprising. The dharna we need to give is in front of Allah to rid us from the evils and make us a momin, the protest we need to make is in front of satin who is destroying the very core of our ideology and social values. The uprising we need to make is against this material world, which is pulling towards us a rat race that has no ending. The revolution we need is inside us without the influence of anyone but our very own self.