By Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin on 05-11-2010
India is a land of diversity and this diversity had been the
very beauty of the land. India contains three major ethnic groups and all world
religions.The message that each religion give to the society but seems to be that
Rule No. 1 is ‘being aggressive’. Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin, who ever had
been an advocate of inter-religious harmony and Gandhian philosophy of
non-violence, shares with us the Islamic vision on aggression.
“Co-operate with one another for virtue and seedfulness and do not co-operate
with one another for the purpose of vice and aggression.” This means that a person who does noble and
righteous deeds has the right and active cooperation.
On the contrarary,
see who commits acts of vice and aggression.Even if the aggressor is a close
relation, friend or neighbor, he does not have the right to win our support in
the name of religion, race, country, language or nationality.
The Prophet said, “You
render help to your brother, whether he be an aggressor or victim of
aggression.” The companions of the prophet asked him how they can help an
aggressor. The Prophet replied, “By preventing him from his act of aggression.”
On another occasion the Prophet said, “The ugliest face of a communal bias is
to help the aggressor who belongs to ones community in his act of aggression.”
About The Author
Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin (High Court of Kerala) is a great Gandhian and a noted humanitarian, who could successfully steer World Fellowship of Inter-religious Councils. His relentless efforts for inter religious harmony was awarded by HH Pope John Paul 2nd and Parliament of World Religions.