Discrimination against Muslims living in India and United States

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World’s largest Muslim minority population lives in India. It shares land borders with China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north, Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east and Pakistan to the west. It has eight recognized national parties and 40 regional parties including the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In India, the telecommunication industry is the second largest in the world and the world second fastest growing industry is automotive. At the same time, it is also facing socio-economic challenges. There are 22 scheduled languages spoken in India but Hindi is the official language of the government. The largest religion in India is Hinduism and it is the dominant religion in Nepal and Mauritius. The second largest religion in India is Islam. In 40 years, the 2001 census found the Muslim population in India has increased almost 200% which is higher than the national average of 2.1%. India also a land of notable Muslim scholars.

Notable Muslim Indian Scholars

Mufti Muhammad Akthar Raza Khan Qadiri Al-Azhari (Barelwi Leader): He was an Indian Barelvi Scholar and considered as the Grand Mufti of India. Tens of millions of followers followed him globally. The Centre of Islamic Studies Jamia-tur Raza based in Uttar Pradesh in India was founded by him. Also, he was allowed to visit inside of Kaaba (Holy Mosque of Allah).

Mufti Muhammad Akthar Raza Khan Qadiri Al-Azhari (Image Credit: Twitter)

Maulana Mahmood Madani (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind leader): He is ranked as the 27th most influential Muslim and was son of Islamic scholar Asad Madni. He became Interim President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) on 27 May 2021. On 15 October 2002, he led a march of 10,313 protesters to demand rights and safeguards for the Muslim community. He also called for protest against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visit to India in January 2018. He also launched Jamiat Youth Club for the mental and physical training of youths in 16 districts of 15 states and offered 10,000 COVID-19 isolation centers in India during the initial period of COVID-19.

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Sheikh Ahmed Deedat: For his missionary work in Islam for fifty years, he was awarded with King Faisal International Award in 1986. An International Islamic missionary organization IPCI was established by him and he has held numerous inter-religious public debates with evangelical Christians. He has even promoted a South African printing of the Holy Quran Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

Sheikh Ahmed Deedat (Image Credit: IPCI)

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan: He died in New Delhi when got tested positive for COVID-19. He was awarded with India’s second highest civilian honor known as Padma Vibhushan. His noble contributions to Islam included: written a two volume commentary on the Holy Quran, insight full knowledge on knowledge on matters of theology and spirituality, reinforcing culture of peace in the wake of the demolition of Babri Mosque in state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Maulana Shakir Ali Noorie: He is head of Sunni Dawat-e-Islami. The annual conference held by this religious organization is attended between 150,000 and 300,000 people. The followers of this organization wear green and white turbans. It has 15 schools in India that teaches Islamic education in English and has a North American headquarter in Chicago and other English towns such as Blackburn, Bolton, and Manchester.

Maulana Shakir Ali Noorie (Image Credit: Twitter)

Professor Sayid Ameen Mian Quadri: He is a heartthrob for millions of Sunni Muslims. He is considered main leader of Barelwis and started chain of educational institutions in India Al-Barkaat. His two million followers in India and aboard follow Silsila.

Professor Sayid Ameen Mian Quadri (Image Credit: AMU News and Views)

Dr Bahauddeen Muhammed Jamaluddeen Nadwi: He has authored number of translations in Arabic, English and Malayalam spanning Quranic Sciences, Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith, Arabic language and literature. He is the founding vice chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University located in Kerala, India and chief of an International Journal of Islamic Studies.

Dr Bahauddeen Muhammed Jamaluddeen Nadwi (Image Credit: Muslim Mirror)

Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleel al-Bukhari: He is the General Secretary of Kerala Muslim Jamaat and graduated in second rank in Islamic Theology from Baqiyat Salihat Arabic College in Tamil Nadu, India. Being vice president of Islamic Educational Board in India which runs educational institutions all over India and various Asian and African countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Tanzania, he is also active collaborator of G20 Interfaith Forum.

Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleel al-Bukhari (Image Credit: YouTube)

Dr Zakir Naik: He has received Doctor of humane letters by University of Gambia and has been awarded with the King Faisal International Prize in recognition of outstanding services and has established series of schools which train non-Arab students and founder of Peace TV which televised comparative religion in languages such as Bengali, Hindi, and English. He has passion of defending Islam by exerting strenuous efforts to counter Islamic Sentiments in the Western Media.

Dr Zakir Naik (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

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Video#6: The woman who used to clean Prophet Muhammad’s(SAW) Mosque

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Video#9: Chinese Muslims learning Arabic

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Hadith and Quran Verse Reference

Hisham ibn Hakim reported: He passed by some people in Syria who had been forced to stand in the sun and had oil poured over their heads. Hisham said, “What is this?” It was said, “They are being punished for not paying taxes.” Hisham said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say: Verily, Allah will torture those who tortured people in this world.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2613

Khalid ibn al-Walid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the people most severely punished on the Day of Resurrection are those who most severely tortured people in the world.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 16819

Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sa) said:

“A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfills his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfill his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…”

Source: Bukhari and Muslim

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sa) said:

“He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; he who covers up (the faults and sins) of a Muslim, Allah will cover up (his faults and sins) in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…” [

Source: Muslim

Prophet Muhammad (sa), said:

“Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…”

“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought” [Quran 30:21].

“To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ” [Quran 5:48].

And as for those who strive in Our path — We will surely guide them in Our ways. And Indeed, Allah is with those who are of service to others. (Al Quran 29:70)

Indeed, Allah is with those who are righteous and those who do good. (Al Quran 16:129)

Indeed, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed. (Al Quran 16:91)

Domestic Violence against Muslims in India

Many shops, businesses, Muslim homes were looted by Hindu nationalist mobs in India on February 23, 2020. Many of these Muslims were killed, half beaten to death and even a two year old boy was stripped by a gang to see if he was circumcised. In order to escape, some Muslim women pretended to be Hindus. An Indian Muslim named Irfan was jobless and terrified to leave his house. He was under close watch by ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He requested a pseudonym for protection with help of his lawyer.

At least four mosques were left in charred ruins and video showed Indian Muslim men covered in blood from beatings by Indian Police Officers. For several days, no legal action was taken by Delhi High Court. There was also a threat from National Register of Citizens (NRC) to deprive many Indian Muslims of their citizenship. Also, under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Muslims cannot gain Indian citizenship while non-Muslim migrants can swiftly gain citizenship. It was a relentless bid to evict 200 Indian Muslims.

The Modi’s extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party even violently attacked students at the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University.

Muslims Getting Beaten by Indian Police

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Citizenship Law Protest in India

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Muslim Clerics Beaten in India

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Violence against Muslims in India

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Mobs set mosques on fire in India

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Muslim Houses Vandalized in India

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Muslims Discrimination in USA

Other notable lawsuit for religious discrimination was filed against Amazon who created a hostile environment for Muslim workers by not providing space to pray and assigning them less favorable work. The Muslim workers were also denied promotions and training opportunities which clearly violated protections laid out in Tile VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

As a Muslim father of five year old innocent son Hashir Umar, I was discriminated by Abercrombie and Fitch located in New Albany, Ohio where our lunch bags were continuously monitored by Ohio Sheriff and get job terminated by a supervisor from Nepal whose name was Lal Bahttari. On several occasions I was getting threats by Staff Supervisor of Abercrombie and Fitch for getting fired if asked any questions about leadership job opportunities or applying jobs. I kept sending letter of request to Ohio Governor and Senator to help out with jobs applied in Ohio and no help or job opportunity was provided. Even on several occasions, my request was denied by clerk of courts located in Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio and Ohio Legal Aid. Just recently when applied for jobs at Limited Brands, Abercrombie and Fitch, SIMOS and several other agencies , no response or follow up call was received.

It was also quite astonishing when people living in neighborhood are watching you closely like when are you leaving home, where are you going and then sending a text message through their phone to alert Police or Sheriff to chase you around in town.

Jobs Applied History as of Year 2021

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No response from Continental AG HR or Recruiter while unemployed

Applied Job At Continental, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No response from Hitachi HR or Recruiter while unemployed

Applied Job At Hitachi, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No response from Valeo HR or Recruiter while unemployed

Applied Job At Valeo, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

Response from Stryker HR or Recruiter while unemployed

Applied Job At Stryker, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No Response from Advantage Resourcing (Sister Company of Staffmark) Recruiter while unemployed

Applied Job At Advantage Resourcing, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No Response from Intertek HR while unemployed

Applied Job At Intertek, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No Response from L Brands since June 2021 while unemployed

Applied Job At L brands, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

Message sent to Ohio Governor Mike Dewine

Message sent to Ohio Governor, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No Response from Abercrombie & Fitch Co. since June 2021 while unemployed

Applied Job At Abercrombie & Fitch Co, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

No Response from Aerotek since June 2021 while unemployed

Applied Job At Aerotek, no response while being unemployed and 6 year old son suffering

CAIR Religious Discrimination Lawsuits and other videos

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Conclusion

A self-fulfilling prophecy is Pessimism. As a nation to resolve rut of ubiquitous and permanent racism is a hopeless task. Both systemic racism and interpersonal discrimination can lead to chronic stress activation for young children. As everyone is aware that when children reach adolescence, they become more susceptible to peer influence. The children cannot enjoy, learn or explore till they feel secure. As John Lewis said,

“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.”

So, as parents, when you are working in role of police officer, US military soldier, software programmer, lab manager, doctor, lawyer, teacher, bank advisor, priest, imam, rabbi and so on, it is your job to create healthy and positive environment for children by suppressing the hate feelings.

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