Dear Mr. Butani,
Thank you for publishing my article in your beautiful magazine “Sindhishaan”.
Honestly I am not a literary person nor have studied many scriptures but sometimes it comes from inside to write something.
Recently, I was talking to my childhood Muslim friend in Dallas (Texas) who was expressing his concern over the mess in this world in the name of religion. He was telling me he cannot find anything in Quran which suggests hate or violence. He was suggesting that this is basically a war of Economics in the guise of religion. People are misinterpreting teachings of Islam.
In this connection I also found something from quotes of Swami Rama Krishna Paramhansa.
“A truly religious person should think that other religions are also paths leading to truth. We should always maintain an attitude of respect towards other religions. Remain always strong and steadfast in your own faith, but eschew all bigotry and intolerance.”
I would like to say that “Hate and violence has no place in any religion”. “Can we live in peace with our neighbouring countries resolving problems with some give and take. Ameliorate the condition of masses, rather than spending our resources on war machinery.”
I hope everything is fine there.