Pakistani NGO denies food to Hindus and Christians.
June 17, 2020, Washington, DC — The Center for Pluralism condemns the shameful act of a Pakistani NGO for denying food to Hindus and Christians during the Corona epidemic.
It is a disgusting act, this Muslim and Muslims across the world condemn it. Pakistan claims to be an Islamic country, but its behavior is not Islamic. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said, “When you eat stomach full and let your neighbor go hungry, you are not among my followers.” Such is the emphasis placed on caring for fellow humans.
Shame on Karachi’s Saylani Welfare trust. They have been refusing food assistance to Hindus and Christians, arguing that the aid is reserved for Muslims alone.
They need to learn about Islam; from the very first chapter to the 114th chapter of the Quran, God addresses humanity and not any particular group. Your duty to care for fellow humans is placed above all other duties.
Examples abound where a woman of the street (sinner) sees a thirsty dog, and she goes around and finds water and saves the dog, and per the Prophet, her sins will be forgiven. Quran adds, saving a life is like saving the whole of humanity.
There is another story where the Prophet’s associates ask him, who would be a better human – the one who prays all the times or the one who does not, but when the night falls, he walks over to the neighbor and offers a share of his food. The answer is obvious.
We urge Prime Minister Imran Khan to put a stop to this non-sense and restore sanity. Every Pakistani should have equal rights and equal access to food and water. Evil acts continue not because of the wicked people, but because reasonable people don’t speak up.
PM Khan wanted to model Pakistan after the Madinah Treaty, where all citizens were treated with dignity and respect and had the freedom to practice their faith. It is time for Khan to walk the talk.
Dr. Mike Ghouse is the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism. He is a speaker, thinker, author, community consultant, pluralist, activist, newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant. Mike is deeply committed to Free speech, Human Rights, and Pluralism in Religion, Politics, Societies, and the workplace. He has dedicated his life to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions to the media and the policymakers. The book information is at www.AmericanMuslimAgenda.com and his info at www.TheGhousediary.com.