‘World Kindness Day’ is celebrated worldwide every year on 13th November, to celebrate those good deeds that make someone else’s life little bit easier, making their day brighter, making their load lighter – even the smallest things for humanity, like holding the door open for someone, or smiling at someone on the street, or bringing meal to work for colleagues.
People around the world were encouraged to take a moment and pay it forward, however big or small their act may be. The internet goes gaga with beautiful stories and ideas of kindness that people share on Twitter.
The great thing about spreading kindness is that it doesn’t only benefit the recipient. It can also have unexpected effects for the giver. And here in India, we have a Saint who has redefined the meaning of philanthropy with his deep-dyed gumption to transform the society.
Unlike other religious Gurus and Saints and Spiritual Masters, this Guru is not asking his followers to follow a certain religion, he is not asking them to fight on the ideological differences, he is not dividing them on the grounds of beliefs, but he is uniting them under one banner, Humanity.
How A True Saint in India is Cherishing Humanity With His Magnanimous Endeavours
Who is True Saint: I wouldn’t go in the deep roots of spiritualism and ethereal definitions of a Saint or Guru or all that rhetorical discourse, rather here I emphasize on finding a True Master who can enlighten the way of living in this materialistic world.
Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, the present master of a socio-spiritual organization Dera Sacha Sauda, has ushered an ocean of magnanimity with his unique style of God’s realization. He doesn’t ask for any fee from those millions who come to learn meditation from him, but he asks them to serve the Humanity.
Followers inspired by his words, celebrate every day rendering selfless deeds towards underprivileged sections of the world. Providing free education to poor children, treatment of destitute patients, building shelters for helpless and disabled people, managing food banks and cloth banks are a few from the list of 131 Humanitarian Programmes being run by Dera Sacha Sauda in the guidance of Saint Dr MSG Insan. Rather than wasting their hard-earned money on pompous shows, these devotees celebrate the festivals spending it on charitable deeds.
I don’t intend to offend anyone for his religious beliefs, but honestly speaking I have never seen God/Allah/Ram helping anyone but history has witnessed brutal massacres of millions in the name of God!
Ok, I believe that there is something or someone Supreme that is driving this universe, but Gods from the heavens will not descend on the earth to help the needy, only a human can help the unfortunate, deprived and underprivileged fellow being. We have to understand that humanity is above all the religions and beliefs.
In the times of hatred, intolerance and violence Saint Ram Rahim and his ideology invokes the compassion, empathy and the values of ‘Vasudhaiv-Kutumbkam’. When everyone is consumed in their vested interests, he takes us to a parallel world of selflessness where Humanity is supreme.
One day to celebrate kindness, is certainly a good idea. But if we perceive this idea from a larger perspective, with a larger goal for the larger good of the planet, it seems one day in not just enough. The idea of changing the world can be daunting. But IF every person did just one thing to make the world a better place today, billions of acts of kindness, social responsibility and generosity would take place, and wouldn’t that alone change the face of this planet?
Who Is Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan – Biography
|Saint Dr MSG Insan – Quick Facts|
|Date Of Birth, Age||15 August 1967 (1967-08-15) (age 50)|
|Born In||Sri Gurusar Modia, Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan, India)|
|Residence||Sirsa, Haryana, India|
|Years active||23 September 1990–present|
|Organization||Dera Sacha Sauda|
Early childhood of Saint Dr MSG Insan: When divinity incarnates, the event is certainly associated with celestial happenings. The day Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan was born on 15th August, 1967, at Sri Gurusarmodia in the household of the village squire, Late Bapu Maghar Singh Ji and Mata Naseeb Kaur Ji.
A Saint, Triveni Das revered by the entire village came to congratulate them. In strict confidence, he shared with Saint MSG Insan’s father, “This child is not ordinary, but an embodiment of Almighty. He shall stay with you for 23 years and then join the power that has sent him.”
Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’s entire childhood is replete with such examples. He surprised the whole village when he started driving a tractor at the age of 7 years. His childhood friends recall that he could perform inexplicable feats of strength like knocking a brick out from the wall by hurling the shotput! Or breaking the net cord while smashing a volleyball!
On another occasion, when an erudite Brahmin asked Saint Triveni Das as to who could change the epoch of evil aka Kaliyuga into the epoch of truth aka Satyuga, Saint Triveni Das promptly pointed towards Saint MSG and said, “This child is going to transform the epoch.”
Innumerable such incidents that clearly pointed to Dr MSG’s divinity took place, while he was in his native village, Sri Gurusar Modia. At a very young age of just seven, he was initiated into meditation by Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj at Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa.
Saint MSG’s Family and Household: Saint Dr MSG Insan comes a family of landlords, who owned large tracts of land and worldly wealth, yet, steeped in utmost humility. His father, Bapu Maghar Singh Ji was the village squire. In fact, the village itself was established by Saint Ram Rahim’s great grandfather. Yet, when the call came from Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj, for him to move to the Ashram, he immediately renounced family ties and reached Sirsa.
Children: Saint MSG Insan’s children were young, the youngest daughter, Amarpreet was an infant. The two elder children, son Jasmeet and daughter Charanpreet were both in primary school at that time. Saint Dr MSG was merely 23 years old. The prospect of leaving ones ageing parents and little children would be impossible for any ordinary mortal, but he had vowed every breath to the commandments of the True Master.
Succession Ceremony: In a formal ceremony on 23rd September, 1990, Param Pita Shah Satnam SinghJi Maharaj bestowed his spiritual wealth to Saint Dr MSG Insan and handed him the true torch of spirituality. For the next year and half, Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj, made him preside over the spiritual congregations as his equal and likeness. On the other hand, Saint Dr MSG was a picture of absolute humility and devotion who followed every divine commandment with folded hands.
Hum The, Hum Hain.. Aur Hum Hi Rahenge
In the entire history of spirituality, True Masters have announced their successors as the next spiritual master, Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj made a radical departure by saying, “It was Us (as the first Master), It is Us (as the second), and we shall remain ! (as the third)
Dera Sacha Sauda Turns Into A College Of True Spirituality In Saint Dr MSG Insan’s Reign
After Saint Dr MSG Insan ascended the Holy seat, the Dera Sacha Sauda has grown several folds. The following has now swelled to over 50 million and growing. He has worked tirelessly to spread the divine message and message of Beparwah Shah Mastana Ji Maharaj and Param Pita Shah Satnam SinghJi Maharaj, throughout the world.
The endeavors of humanitarianism started by Saint Dr MSG Insan have reached a whopping 131 campaigns. All these programs are run simultaneously for the benefit of mankind.
Stellar Talents of Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan
Saint Dr MSG Insan’s creative side, the results of his peerless talents are also making waves, all over the world. Whether it is his music albums, his movies or technical feats, the world is applauding his creative genius.
The spate of world records in humanitarian pursuits, scores of remarkable initiatives and the rapid growth of institutions blessed by Saint Dr MSG Insan has left everyone astounded.
Saint Dr MSG Insan remains committed to earning his bread by dint of hard work. Not an iota of money is sought in the name of God. He excels in every role; a singer, composer, agriculturist, innovator, engineer, designer, littérateur, sportsperson, sports coach, architect, athlete, humanitarian social reformer, physician – the list is endless. Whatever he sets out to do, he shows his unmistakable Mastery.
Allegations and accusations: As the Ashram has grown into a force for social good, through introspection and collective action in everyone’s interest, certain vested interests have reared their ugly heads and fabricated malicious allegations. It is largely the people who seek to divide Indian society in the name of caste or religion plus the ones who profit from the sale of intoxicants and narcotics. But Saint Dr MSG Insan has remained stoic and steadfast in expanding the spiritual and humanitarian programs.
The fact that Saint Dr MSG Insan has concentrated on newer drives for social emancipation with zeal is a living proof of his greatness. The fact that Saint Dr MSG Insan has stuck to his agenda of communicating the truth and seeking betterment of society, despite several attempts upon his life, is an evidence of his Supreme Divinity.
The miracles of his grace, i.e. millions of cases in incurable diseases getting healed with meditation are an irrevocable proof that the True Master is here, upon this planet full of suffering and delusion.
(Source: College Of True Spirituality, Dr Aditya Insaan)
Irony of Happy Muharram – A Light Hearted Narrative Of Serious Issues
Someone said, “Anything can happen over a cup of coffee”. I would like to add one more line in this. Alternatively, you can say that I want to modify this with some twist, “Anything can happen over a cup of coffee especially in India”.
People are so much addicted to talking that they are ready to talk about anything and evening tea is a fantastic option for talking about things. People are an expert in giving views and what is better than discussing lives of Indian Muslims with family over an evening cup of tea, which in any way does not claim to be authoritative and specialized, yet it is the funniest discussion one can have.
Indian Muslims have always been in headlines. However, there is no logical reason for this. Yet, for many weird and funny reasons. Mr. Sayed Amjad Ali since living in India for years discovered that he is not allowed to vote of his name has been changed to “Shaheer Amar Ali” automatically. This is not the case only with Sayed Amjad Ali where he has faced this thing.
Many Indian Muslims have faced this thing in past or are facing it currently. Maybe, because Z is much easier than S and hence, many Muslims have been a victim of this name change. However, it is easy to say that this is just normal govt apathy, these mistakes are not limited to Muslims and you are right but they are more common among Muslims because after so many years we are still considered an unknown entity.
People are always like this way. They talk about things, make fun of things, name, people and their cultures irrespective of thinking that it might hurt them. However, what is more, depressing is their behavior towards Indian Muslims. They have always been seen with a different eye. This book is merely an attempt to show what an average Indian Muslim’s life is like; the good the bad and the ugly.
The book is based on rambling discussions over endless cups of tea and does not in any way claim to be an authoritative or specialized work. It merely aims to give a peep into the life and times of an average Indian Muslim who, based on my personal experiences, is an enigma for most people.
The book “Irony of Happy Muharram” authored by Syed Amjad Ali is filled with such experiences. Some of them will make you laugh, some of them will make you sad but in the end, everything will leave you with a question that whether this differential behavior is good for society or not. After all, humanity is all that we need irrespective of caste, religion and other things that make us do these things.
The irony of Happy Muharram – The Blurb
What does it mean to be an Indian Muslim in today’s day and age? If you have ever wondered about the answer to this question then this is the book for you. Find the answer to all those questions you have always wanted to ask about Muslim marriages, divorce and many other issues; but be prepared for the fact that the average Indian muslim is just like everyone else.
The main attempt of the book is to highlight, with the help of humour, that India is a huge country with many different communities and just as each community has its own customs and rituals so do Muslims but this does not in any way lessen any aspect of their Indian identity.
A light hearted look at serious issues
If we see the world from a different perspective, you will come to know that the world is a beautiful place and is filled with people from every religion, community and they celebrate different festivals. Have you ever noticed that during festivals, how the markets, malls, shopping centers’ are decorated beautifully decorated and everyone unites to celebrate those festivals irrespective of religion? If festivals are celebrated with so much of equality, enthusiasm, love, and respect then why can’t we be the same in normal days?
Additionally, the political system in India is also a factor that contributes to this indifference. Political leaders and political parties for the sake of their personal interest to win seats in parliament do this vote bank politics. Caste-based politics is also one main factor.
No matter how many schools are opening every year in cities, kids are getting the high-class education and getting jobs in MNC. But the sad part is despite getting so much education and working for good companies, their thinking is also the same.
People want to live a lifestyle that meets their every expectation. They will replace a broken vase but are not ready to change their broken mentality about Indian Muslims. How will the country work? In which direction are we all heading?
Nevertheless, as they say, a ray of hope is sufficient to provide sunlight to a completely dark room.
In a similar manner, let us get hopeful as the current generation by the grace of God is above all and are not of feud mentality and neither they favor all this differential behavior towards Indian Muslims and other community. They believe in equality in every field and this may be taken as a positive step towards a different India, Powerful India.
Read this hilarious yet funny story in all new form. Grab a copy of ‘The irony of Happy Muharram’ by Syed Amjad Ali at: The Irony of Happy Muharram
Muslim boy evinces the problems of Muslims in India, and it’s not funny
Why do Muslims have such a high population growth rate? Why do not they favor uniform civil code? What about the rights of Muslim women in India? Why Triple Talaq? Questions are many, that are being fired by ‘Virat’ social media warriors and then these are easily picked by ‘Pseudo’ liberals, not to answer these but to counter-question them. They use the ‘Muslim’ word/world for their own agenda and that revamps the hateful questions from form to another – Why are many Indian Muslims seen as untouchable? Why Government is oppressing Muslims? But amidst all this ruckus of downright nonsensical questions, one thing that is irrefutable about the Muslims in India that they love India and India loves them.
While wandering on Quora, I found a question gleaming on my timeline “What problems are Muslims facing in India?”, considering it another idiotic ‘agenda-driven’ audit, I was about to move on and then I saw this answer by a Muslim boy who revealed his ‘real’ problems in India and it touched my heart.
The ‘Real’ problems of Muslims in India
Much has been said about ‘Secular Fabric’ theories in India, newspapers have inked reams of paper, we have a long list of politicians who are thriving on ‘secularism’ and the intellectual society that is showering hypothetical cynicism in our society; I believe most of them make their ‘invaluable’ opinions sitting in their air-conditioned rooms without going through a grassroots’ survey.
The secularism written on a piece of paper, shouted in TV debates is far aloof from the secularism practiced in reality. Secularism is something new, but ‘Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb‘ is an age-old tradition being followed by Hindus and Muslims with an unwavering fidelity. Secularist hullabaloo dwells in TV debates and political spheres but ‘the real secularism’ lives in INDIA, in our hearts, in our veins.
There are some who sneer and cough in the times of rising intolerance and agenda-driven hatred, but here are many who know to smile in every milieu.
Yes! Being a Muslim I face many problems in India!
In School: Friends waited for me to snatch my tiff-in box for delicious Biryani and Kababs. I faced problems when all of them visited me at home on EID. I felt bad when I was spared from punishments during Ramzan. It was troublesome to visit each and everyone’s home on Diwali and other festivals.
In college: I again faced problems when my roommate in hostel made arrangements for me to offer Namaz. I got very angry when my college professor gave me enough liberty for attendance just to make sure I am offering my prayers on Fridays.
In office: During Ramzan, I faced problems being a muslim in India because every other individual wanted to offer me Iftar. Surprisingly, they even remembered my Namaz timings. I faced problems when my manager reduced my work load during those days and threw an Iftar party with people of every religion sitting beside me.
Here, Mokarram Iqbal tells how he have been lucky to live in a society that treats everyone equal regardless of their religious beliefs, while putting his experiences forward he opines it is the ‘Education‘ that makes the difference not the religion.
I don’t think I ever faced any problem regarding of my religious links rather I have been blessed and cared for being a follower of Islam in India. May be this is because my upbringing was in very favorable and great society. The major concern as if I can see is the “lack of education in the Muslim masses” that’s why they feel insecure to the majority masses. I lived 18 years of my precious life in a colony where we are only Muslim family and we are hell respected . I have got great friends who are not from my religion. I never got a single call of feeling problematic and insecure inside. In Ramzan when we were at fast, none of our teachers would even make us stand for punishment, this is not because they were afraid that we are Muslims but because they respect us. The major problem is the conventional approach of Indian Muslim society. May be in many parts of India any injustice is done to Islamic population but that doesn’t apply to general masses. Education stature of Indian Muslims must be enhanced and every problem will vanish. “I always feel safe and happy in India because I know I am living in the security of 100 million of Indian who follow Hinduism , Sikhism, Jainism, Christianity.”
And while everyone was putting their sentiments forward, here comes a #BrutallyHonest answer from Abdullah Al Faruque who evinces – Yes, Muslims in India are facing many problems that might or might not be associated with other religions. There are all kinds of problems Muslims face in India. Some of these “problems” may be across religions and culture while some may be community specific. But they are there. Muslims do not face any problem in India which is a lie. A big lie! The first step towards solving a problem is to acknowledge that there is a problem. Denial does not help.
High population growth rate: There are many reasons for this. Lack of family planning, overall economic backwardness, unwillingness to use contraception (due to the perceived “evil” nature of contraceptives and accepting high birth rates as gift from God), lack of awareness and ignorance among Muslim women, marriage at young age (especially females) etc. are among the major reasons. And this has hampered the Muslims more than any other community. The Muslim community must look within and not be intimidated/antagonized by such elements and lose track of the problem. There has been a good decline in the fertility rate of Muslims in India and the trend must continue. The xenophobia among some non-Muslims related to this is absurd though! Analyzing the whole problem will nullify any misplaced notion on this issue which is generally fueled by propaganda.
Gender inequality: Although this is a problem which is present across religions and cultures in India, Indian Muslims have the worst record for this. The reasons are high percentage of Muslims in agrarian and “physical labour focused” sectors, over-dependence on clergy in personal matters like marriage and divorce, marrying off girls at a young age, discouraging higher education among women (due to the age old “Indian” fear of not being able to find a groom) etc. It is absolutely incumbent for Muslim women to lead from the front in this regard. The victims have to make the loudest noise. And I am glad to say that it has already started in India. It won’t be eradicated completely in even the next 5–10 years but such change is seldom achieved in a haste.
Religious conservatism and intolerance: There…. I said it! I would like Indian Muslims to look at this issue rationally. I’m not going to quote verses here but will try to discuss this issue with nothing but logic. The main claim that fuels Islamic conservatism is that Islam is for eternity and it is perfect. OK! Let’s try and make sense of this. If the religion is for eternity, then it has to re-align itself with changing times to be conducive for progress. Change and progress are realities which only fools will deny. The modern world is radically different from what it was in the 7th century. We now know many things about the world which have never been mentioned explicitly in any of the religious texts.
“There are many other problems that Indian Muslims face but, in my opinion, these are the major ones. Most of the unmentioned problems here (poverty, illiteracy, political exploitation etc.) are common (both in size and scale) across the board which just proves my point of how Indian Muslims have integrated with the Indian culture now. Also, I think I must add that this answer might come across as pessimistic and rude to many but the question was about “problems that Indian Muslims face” and not how I party with my non-Muslim friends which of course I do and enjoy a lot,” further he says concluding his most rational reply in the thread.
When we talk about intolerance, paid-rioters, agenda-driven politics and TRP-thirsy media, we often ignore the fact that not all the fingers are same. Beliefs do not make anyone good or bad, every religion, be it Hinduism or Islam, has it’s own set of fanatic theories and blood-thirsty clerics, call them parasites who thrive on other’s blood and money. A rational approach is the need of hour, rules and verses were written in other times, if they are relevant in present times, follow them, if not – flout them.
Also read: A MADRASA THAT TEACHES SANSKRIT TO MUSLIMS
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