January 5, 2019

The legacy of Islamic revolution

Shahid Amin Malik
There is a huge collection of writings about the comparative study of the revolutions of the world. The researchers who studied the world revolutions without prejudice had to accept the bitter truth and to admit the superiority of the Islamic revolution. For instance a famous american writer Michael Hart in his masterpiece book ‘The Hundred’ which is the selection and gradation of the hundred most influential personalities of the human history has written about the Islamic revolution . In this book Michael Hart keeps Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on top and unveils the cause of of his top position. He says ‘ He is the only person who is supremely successful in both religious and secular fields’. And the Author of concise history world H G wells who initially criticized the different aspects of Prophet Muhammad’s life finally admits ‘although the sermons of human freedom, fraternity and equality were said before and we find a lot of these sermons of Jesus of Nazareth but it must be admitted that it was only the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who for the first time in human history established the society based on these principals’. There are countless non Muslim acceptors of this bitter truth.
Now coming to practical phenomenon that is the criteria of an ideal revolution. If we analyze any revolution of the world we find that ideology was given by some people and revolution was brought by different people. As French revolution Ideology was put forward by Voltaire, Montesquie and Rousseau but they were not the men of field. Similarly in Russian revolution ideology was put forward by Karl Marx and the the final leadership was of linen. But Islamic revolution scenario is entirely different. The same person is preaching in the streets of Makka and the same person is leading the armies of Bader, Uhad and Hunain
Secondly, Islamic revolution took only one human span to occur. It was completed just in twenty two years. In other revolutions time period is too long. Islamic revolution was spreading like fire over globe which also adds to its superiority.
Third and most important one is that the change was in all the three human collective fields including secular : political, Economic and Social. And Religious: Belief, Social customs and culture. There was not anything which was not changed. This revolution had changed every thing from hearts to global maps. In other revolutions the changes were in limited sects. For instance, In French revolution only political system was changed. Monarchy was replaced by democracy. All other fields of life remained as they were. In Russian revolution the change was only in Economic field. On the analysis of the revolutions of the world we find that all the revolutions of the world have been partial and Islamic revolution is only one having legacy of being complete revolution.
All the revolutions of human history demanded much human blood. In French revolution the death toll wad 1,000,000 human lives. In Russian revolution 11,000,000 human lives were lost. It was only Islamic revolution where only 1018 human lives were lost out of which 259 were muslims and 759 were non-muslims but the influence of the revolution was that much which changed the ignorant Arabs into the most productive humans of world, changed the foot pads of arabs into the renovators of human rights and gave those teachings which touched the hearts of people in every corner of world.

(Author is a freelancer. Views are his own)

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