Is Rumi’s Islam different from Pakistan’s Islam?

Published: September 14, 2012

Rumi understood the necessity of a righteous path to live a purposeful and dignified life. DESIGN: IMAAN SHEIKH

While stranded in a traffic jam under the hot, blazing sun of May, I looked at a traffic warden from my car window. His sun-bleached uniform was drenched with sweat and he was gesticulating like an actor in a mime.

The loud, blaring car horns and impatient shouts of drivers and pedestrians tweaked my weak nerves and I pressed my throbbing temples to soothe them.

The whole rumpus had been caused by green-turbaned clerics, some of whom were young boys and teenagers with budding moustaches. Speaking from their loudspeakers, mounted on minivans, they passionately denounced social networking sites for uploading blasphemous material against Islam. Some turbaned boys snaked through traffic congestion and distributed pamphlets against social media sites to passengers in their sizzling cars.

A pamphlet landed into my lap from the rolled-down car window. It was an invitation to a bigger protest demonstration against Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Putting the pamphlet inside Maulana Rumi’s poetry book laying on the car seat, I kept blowing a paper fan to beat the summer heat.

I forgot about traffic snarl-up, the warden, and the protest demonstration, but after a few days, that pamphlet again landed into my hand. It dropped out of the Maulana Rumi’s verse book, and, opened at a page where I had underlined a verse with a pencil. The verse was:

“Man khāk-e rah-e Muhammad-e mukhtāram”

(I am dust on the path of Muhammad, the chosen one.)

With profound reverence, I held Maulana Rumi’s poetry book as it oozed out love of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from its verses.

However, it was a love of different hue; without clamour and rancour and without malice and bitterness. It was sweet and pure as if gushing forth from a mountain spring; and it was love of a man mellowed with spiritual contemplation; and of a man who had experienced vagaries of life and tasted the bitterness of exile. So, it was not exclusive, disdainful and full of spite for others.

Recurring interminably in Rumi’s poetry, Muhammad’s path has been held as an emblem of spiritual journey. Maulana has described it as a path that could illuminate the ultimate reality of Allah.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had to weed away nettles of murderous vendettas, inequity, pride and avarice to set the contours of a new way leading to Allah. Breaking apart the linear and biologically determined ties between parents and children, he created community bonds on the basis of compassion, justice, tolerance and eschewal of worldly desires. Prophet’s (pbuh) whole life was a shining emblem of this righteous path.

Persecuted by rich, powerful Quraish cheftains, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) found refuge in Medina and established a confederate of different communities on the principles of mutual respect and tolerance. At the time of the Prophet’s (pbuh) victorious march into Mecca, not a single drop of blood was shed, no house was set ablaze and no one was forced to convert to Islam.

A year later, during Hajj pilgrimage, the Holy Prophet (pbuh) had the realisation that his earthly existence was nearing an end, which would mark a new beginning and terminate one part of history. He also had the realisation that history had the tendency to repeat itself in cycles and cruelty of past could recur. So, in his last sermon, he enjoined;

“Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you,” and “Do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.”

Rumi understood the necessity of a righteous path to live a purposeful and dignified life. Maulana and his family had experienced displacement and exile and journeyed through unfamiliar lands to reach their final destination in Konya.

He also understood that despite the impermanence, uncertainty and mortality inherent in human life, it had to be lived according to a divine plan; and that path had been set out by Muhammad (pbuh). It was necessary to become dust on rah-e-Muhammad (path of Prophet Muhammad) to fulfil the divine scheme.

The verses of Maulana Rumi and the pamphlet are two different pathways: one is a way of inner reality and the other of outer form; one is a way of clemency and the other of mercilessness; and one is a way of inclusion and the other of exclusion. Finally, the rhythm of Maulana’s verses subdued the inner clamour provoked by the pamphlet:

Come, come whoever you are.

Come even though you have,

Broken your vows a thousand times,

Come, and come yet again,

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

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Sameera Rashid

Sameera Rashid

A research analyst, blogger and a graduate of King's College, London, in public policy.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • http://lonepkliberal.wordpress.com Loneliberal PK

    Though an atheist myself, I’ve had great respect for Rumi and his philosophy.

    In Istanbul not too long ago, I was profoundly moved by the prayer of the dervishes – though it is little more than just whirling with one hand pointed to the earth and other to the heavens, there’s so much more to it than what meets the eye.

    In Pakistan, one’s religiosity is often measured by the level of rage and eagerness for destruction he displays when his beliefs are criticized. This is in stark contrast to what Rumi taught his entire life – about love, and the folly of responding hate with hate. So yes…Pakistan’s Islam is very, very different from Rumi’s.Recommend

  • https://ambiography.wordpress.com Simba

    after watching the Image above, i was wondering the man lacks one hand or is there any error in editing this image????Recommend

  • Fahad Raza

    Hmm …things in the days of Rumi were not complicated like today Ma’am. He wrote the verse to realize what he was in the path. Now I wonder how would he react to the blasphemy against “Muhammad-e mukhtāram”. I doubt he would be sitting writing verses when who he loved was Idealize was disrespected.
    Since the last decade or so we as the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (ASWS) are tested to check how much the mercury rises in when caricatures, clips and movies ridicule our religion in the name of “Freedom of Speech”. And some who are delayed by the protest can write the blog and think they know Islam better by Rumi’s verses. Where as the verses of Holy Quran in Al-Ahzab, verse 57:
    “Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.”
    and In the when these days some do not even consider what the Prophet himself said
    ” He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand( activism, organization, movement ); and if he has not strength enough to do it, then he should do it with his tongue( by seaking out against it ), and if he has not strength enough to do it, (even) then he should (abhor it) from his heart( by always disliking what is evil or harmful ), and that is the least of faith(Muslim: Book 1 : Hadith 79 & 81)
    I hope next time you see some protesters you will write about the actual issue. Recommend

  • BlackJack

    Prophet’s Islam, Pakistan’s Islam, Rumi’s Islam, Jinnah’s Pakistan, Zia’s Pakistan – do you people have nothing that you can call your own? The issue is that you are always on the look out for someone else’s example or path or intervention to ferry you to some distant paradise – ignoring the impracticality of constantly quoting examples from ages ago to manage life today, (regardless of how noble and pious the example-setter may be) or the fact that the rigidity of your beliefs has already made life hell on earth. ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is within you’- said Jesus Christ. ‘Do not believe in anything that has been spoken of many times just because it has been repeated that way’ – Gautam Buddha. Look within for the answers.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Very well said. You can’t compare apples with oranges. One talks of religion and all the good that goes with it, the other simply does a disservice to religion.Recommend

  • rizwan

    Persecuted by rich, powerful Quraish cheftains, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) found refuge in Medina and established a confederate of different communities on the principles of mutual respect and tolerance.

    you call someone’s god false, deride them for their reverence to it, mock them, and the maximum you get is thrown out of city, so that you spread your religion outside.

    now, in ISLAMIC nations, the moment a non-muslim tries to even criticize your god or prophet, you label him fit to be murdered, and infact kill him too(an example being RANGEELA RASOOL PUBLISHER).

    so, that brings me to the point:

    who is more civilised: pre-islamic arab pagans or the muslims.Recommend

  • asad

    “At the time of the Prophet’s (pbuh) victorious march into Mecca, not a single drop of blood was shed, no house was set ablaze and no one was forced to convert to Islam”.

    best fiction ever readRecommend

  • http://mozumbus.blogspot.com Muzzammil

    Some people think that the traffic mess is peculiar to Pakistan, and all other things which they don’t like. I had the same opinion until visited Cairo, Colombo, KL, etc. Point is, blaming Pakistan in every situation might not work anymore, especially when a lot of expatriates had to come back to the country after the financial crisis, etc. Recommend

  • Tahir

    Simply quoting a couple of verses from someone out of context does not prove any point. In fact this twists the meaning of the verses in the context those verses were said. One has to understand the whole work and flavor which the person offers.

    I have seen people quoting Rumi without even understanding what he stood for. They just put up a couple of verses that suit them or their situation, which is ridiculous. People need to stop quoting Rumi like this.

    At numerous places Rumi mentioned other religions as well, and had said on various occasions that everyone had their own unique way to experience the great mystery.

    Rumi had always stressed out to find out one’s own unique way to experience that great mystery. He never emphasized only one and single way to reach to pure truth. In fact, at times Rumi would get quite discontent and uncomfortable with those who offered only “one and true” way to experience the grand reality. He had always emphasized to be open to individual’s own unique beauty and connection to pure consciousness.

    One needs to stop looking for “someone’s version of something”. Go out and find out what suits you best. Recommend

  • Farian

    Absolute NO!
    Pakistan’s Islam is the Islam of Ibn e taimiya, Bin Baz, Ghazali, Wahab, Hasan Albanna, Maududi Qutub and Bin Laden.

    The Islam that gave Golden Age was the Islam of Hazrat Muhammad PBUH, followed by Ibn e Sina, Ibn e Rushd, Ibnul Haitham, Ibn Tufail and likes of Rumi.

    The Tyrannical Politics branded in the name of Islam introduced in the modern are in the name of Islamic revival by Albanna, Qutub And Maududi is the religion of street, internet, politics and army of Jehadists who believe its holy to behave violently in response to any kind of act which these fanatic ‘Islamists’ think is blasphamous.Recommend

  • Tahir

    Arab’s Islam, Iran’s Islam, Sunni’s Islam, Shia’s Islam, Salafi’s Islam, Wahabi’s Islam, Europe’s Islam, Libral’s Islam, Conservatives’ Islam…
    Jinnah’s Pakistan, Iqba’s Pakistan, Zia’s Pakistan, Bhutto’s Pakistan, …
    …and blah blah blah.

    We want to become everyone, yet we dont want to be ourselves.Recommend

  • Muhammad Daniyal Saad

    “Persecuted by rich, powerful Quraish cheftains, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) found refuge in Medina….”

    Aap Sarkar Ya Muhammad (S.A.W) migrated to Madina as and when ordered by Allah SWT and did not go to Madina just to take refuge. Don’t get me wrong here but one gets the perception from “found refuge in Medina” that he fled from Makkah. There is a stark difference in fleeing a place and in migrating to a place. Wouldn’t you say?Recommend

  • elementary

    I thought it was ET moderator policy not to allow quoting of verses from Holy Quran directly.Recommend

  • Ahsan Ikhlas

    @rizwan

    brilliant. we need more such saner voices in these time of method and madness.Recommend

  • Raw is War
  • http://Birmingham. elementary

    @BlackJack: “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you’- said Jesus Christ. ‘Do not believe in anything that has been spoken of many times just because it has been repeated that way’ – Gautam Buddha. Look within for the answers”.

    That’s what Rumi’s message is , which author was trying to emphasize.You disagree with author give your own viewpoint ,which is similar to author’s!!. Recommend

  • http://NewYork Falcon

    @rizwan:
    Either you don’t know the history well or you have conveniently ignored the facts. Many companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were killed in Makkah for siding with Islam. Furthermore, why else would they go for multiple wars with Muslims in Muhammad (PBUH)’s time? So saying that everybody other than Muslims has been a saint is convenient amnesia.
    Having said that, I certainly agree with the fact that Muslims can certainly make things much better by staying calm and following the path of tolerance preached by sages such as Mevlana Rumi and Sheikh Saadi.Recommend

  • rizwan

    @Falcon:

    really!

    mind giving me references.

    also, what the prophet was doing, was directly attacking their gods(false or true is out of question).

    what would be a standard muslim response, were someone to attack their gods directly?

    please, don’t take my question otherwise, i am just trying to make muslims realise, how far have they deviated from the real message.

    and, how the anti-islamists are utilizing this hysteria to their benefit.Recommend

  • BlackJack

    @elementary:
    That’s what Rumi’s message is , which author was trying to emphasize.
    Maybe I am more dense than usual today. Could be pls share specific lines within the article that give the same msg as in my post. Pls do not try and interpret them – just share them as is. I will provide the two quotes from my post once again. The Kingdom of Heaven is within you’- said Jesus Christ. ‘Do not believe in anything that has been spoken of many times just because it has been repeated that way’ – Gautam Buddha. Recommend

  • Imad Uddin

    I do respect authors views.
    But the author should understand that those protesting on the road are exhibiting the street culture and level of literacy and NOT a type of islam… hence as per Rumi´s islam et should have peacefully protested against the blasphemy….

    Today dr shahid masood tweeted:”LIBERAL FASCISTS..are upset because there were massive protests across Pakistan against blasphemous film BUT all remained Peaceful”Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    rizwan

    I was saddened to note that you have thoughtlessly absorbed Islamophobic propaganda, none of which has ever been supported by a shred of evidence. Yes, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) did attack their “gods” as you said accusingly, and I daresay, foolishly; but let not your bigotry blind you to all of the Prophet’s and Muslims’ attempts to arrive at peaceful resolutions of differences. All their overtures and signs from Allah were vainly, contemptuously, and violently rejected. He and his people were put in grievous harm’s way by the fanaticism, cussedness, and unimaginable deviousness of their opponents. But for Allah’s promise to save Islam for the eternal benefit of mankind, unbelievers had done everything in their power, singly and jointly, to harm both Islam and the believers in every way possible.

    Furthermore, none who has any interest in the truth can deny that the Prophet was under the direct command and protection of Allah. He had been assigned a role, and was granted an ability to play that role. When Jesus returns as a Muslim, carrying the banner of Islam and fulfills the role assigned to him by Allah to destroy all existing false religions and establish only Islam triumphant on the face of the earth, which one of us, pray tell, is not going to rejoice? Are you going, your head swollen with pride, your tongue uttering rank falsehoods, your eyes shot red with the wages of sin and hatred for Allah’s Word, are you going to to stand his way to save ‘gods’?!

    Don’t be naive. Destruction and construction are two sides of the same coin. One is impossible without the other. Only by destroying the old and the false, can the new and the True be given life. Islam guides and instructs humanity over the entirely of life’s cycle. Rumi has his part; he opens the hearts of unbeliever so they can be filled with the beauty and love of Islam. He comforts those whose hearts are darkened by doubt, and puts their minds to rest, as a mother rocks a baby to sleep – safe and sound – firm in sajda before Allah, who is Haq.Recommend

  • Falcon

    @rizwan:
    In reference to your first question, at the least two famous martyrs from Makkan life come to mind: Yasir Ibn Amir and Sumayya bint Khayyat. Furthermore, Muhammad (PBUH) migrated from Makkah to Medinah only after detailed plan for his assasination was laid out by members of the local tribe of Quraysh (they would have done it earlier, but they didn’t do so till the time Abu Talib was alive, who was Muhammad (PBUH)’s uncle and politically very strong in Makkah).

    To your last point, again, your info is wrong, Muhammad (PBUH) did not attack their Gods. It is forbidden in Islam to mock or disrespect Gods of other religions.

    I usually don’t comment on religious issues. But please get your facts straight!Recommend

  • Mohammed

    Take some time to read the Prophet’s biography and you will realise who went to wars against whom. Don’t believe all the moulvis tell you.@Falcon: Recommend

  • Mohammed

    Yes! Best fiction ever [email protected]: Recommend

  • http://doomedlionsinstarlight.wordpress.com Doomed Lions

    It is totally justified for a man who has been exiled from his land to be spiteful. If Prophet was spiteful, I’d have same reverence for him as I have now.

    Rumi was an okay writer, nothing unique about his poetry. I personally think he is given way too much credit by people who have not read much. They stumble upon one book and lo and behold, Rumi is the greatest poet ever. Recommend

  • pmbm

    @rizwan
    Reference is Quran! Prophet Ibrahim was the one destroying his father’s gods. These prophets were guided towards a different GOD, who says in the Quran some will believe in HIM and others would not. To each his own.Recommend

  • rizwan

    @Falcon:

    yes, i found it. the lady died in 615 AD, but prophet still lived for years in mecca and was not killed, before eventually leaving for madina. so, it took the pre-islamic arabs 7 years to plan his assassination, maybe they had slow processor, they should have realised the danger to their faith earlier.

    however, what would muslims today do, if someone leaves islam, and join other religion, say christianity.
    would they behave any better than those pagans?

    PS: and yes i am no more a muslim, and if you are worried by my name, ignore it.Recommend

  • http://Birmingham elementary

    @BlackJack:
    Rumi is the Poet of love and inner beauty.
    Few quotes from Rumi for you.
    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”.”

    “What you seek is seeking you”.

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about”.”
    ― Rumi
    Author’s last paragraph mentions the diametrically opposite path of violence,clamour and aggressiveness taken by Pakistan’s maulvis and how she is eventually soothed by calmness and rythm of Rumi’s poetry,Recommend

  • http://NewYork Falcon

    @Doomed Lions:
    Most likely Rumi thought like you before he met Shams Tabraiz. Its your time to find Shams. Recommend

  • Mohammed

    @kaalchakra: “I was saddened to note that you have thoughtlessly absorbed Islamophobic propaganda, none of which has ever been supported by a shred of evidence.”

    If so where is the shered of evidence for your statement later given below??

    “Furthermore, none who has any interest in the truth can deny that the Prophet was under the direct command and protection of Allah. He had been assigned a role, and was granted an ability to play that role.”Recommend

  • Vikram

    @kaalchakra: “But for Allah’s promise to save Islam for the eternal benefit of mankind”

    Every one can see Islam has done wonders for the eternal benefit of citizens of Islamic countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Taliban Islam has replaced Rumi’s Islam. Recommend

  • BlackJack

    @elementary:
    As expected, you have chosen to ignore the content of the article and to come up with your own interpretation based on other lines from Rumi. Recurring interminably in Rumi’s poetry, Muhammad’s path has been held as an emblem of spiritual journey. This is where the article comes from, and this was what my post has decried. Yoru logic is similar to those who choose to ignore the discrimination and hatred for non-muslims that can directly be seen in your holy book based on a couple of other lines within the same book that preach peace and kindness.Recommend

  • Baloch

    @BlackJack:

    Not related to your comments on this post but do you realize that you come across as rude and supremely arrogant ? It’s rare to find people who hold others in the level of contempt that you do.You may feel you’re superior to the rest but is it necessary to force others to say the same?Recommend

  • http://doomedlionsinstarlight.wordpress.com Doomed Lions

    @Falcon: If you could come up with an argument, I might give you more attention. You are good with ad hominems, a personal attack, and a form of logical fallacy. What I need or do not need should not have any bearing on my argument, as long as my argument is logical, rational, logically follows from the assumption, and as long as the assumption is realistic, probable and testable.

    All you do is make random value claims, learn the art of argumentation first. Recommend

  • http://live.com mayo

    @asad: The holy prophet was the best example of tolerance and steadfastness. This has been acknowledged by many great personalities including Mahatma Gandhi and George Bernardshaw .A famous American author Michael H. Hart has chosen Muhammad p.b.u.h. over other great personalities as the most influential person ever, in his book “the 100; A ranking of the most influential persons in history” Islam has never preached violence. Islam the word means ‘peace’. The Quran calls the killing of a single person muslim or non muslim as the killing of the whole mankind. One can simply not condemn Islam without any proper justification. So first read the quran people and contemplate on its teachings with a clear mind. I challenge you, all your misconceptions will be washed. Islam was the system which established basic human rights.Recommend

  • abhi

    @rizwan

    I think one thing you are ignoring here is that Islam being true religion opposing islam is bad while oposing other false religions is duty of faithful. It is like you are with us or against us.Recommend

  • kaalchakra

    Abhi

    My friend, Islam is not about being ‘with us or against us’ but about ‘with Allah, the Last and the Final Prophet (PBUH), and Allah’s literal wod – the Holy Quran. You either accept them as your last, final, and the only guide in all matters, or don’t. There is no half Muslim.Recommend

  • umer

    @rizwan:
    Reference for what? the muslims who killed by Quraish? He is Hazrat Ammar Bin Yasir and his wife Hazrata Summaya.
    If you are talking about Prophets (PBUH) attitude towards false prophets – When in power he during his life sent 2 assassins to kill the false prophet. Afterwards Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique waged a war known as “riddia wars” against false prophets.
    You say you are not muslim – thats totally your business.Recommend

  • umer

    @doomed lion

    your comment is hillarious ! being far from logic itself yet talks about logic.Recommend

  • http://Birmingham elementary

    @Doomed Lions:
    Have you actually read Rumi?. If yes in persian or translations?Recommend

  • Vikram

    @kaalchakra: My friend, Islam is not about being ‘with us or against us’ but about ‘with Allah, the Last and the Final Prophet (PBUH), and Allah’s literal wod – the Holy Quran. You either accept them as your last, final, and the only guide in all matters, or don’t. There is no half Muslim.

    Looking at Pakistan and Afghanistan, I can say there are no half Muslims. Pakistanis follow true Islam and reflect how Islam can influence its followers.

    Pakistan has multibillion rupees prostitution business.
    Drugs are multibillion rupees business in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    Terrorism is a multibillion rupees business in Pakistan

    I am glad Kaalchakra has accepted there are not half Muslims in Pakistan. All Pakistanis are full Muslims and Pakistan is a true Islamic country.

    May other Muslim countries follow in Pakistan’s foot steps.Recommend

  • Vikram

    @elementary: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”.”

    “What you seek is seeking you”.

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about”.”
    ― Rumi

    Did Rumi find this in Quran? Sounds more like Hindu Philosophy There is no place for such things in true Islam. I bet many Muslims scholars reject this mystic and sufi stuff. Many Jihadi scholars even send suicide bombers to destroy shrines of Muslim saints.

    Comparing Rumi’s Islamic philosphy to Pakistan’s islam is insulting Rumi. Recommend

  • gp65

    @Falcon: “It is forbidden in Islam to mock or disrespect Gods of other religions.”

    Why then did Muslim conquerors and rulers like Bin Qasim, Ghaznavi and Aurangzeb destroy Hindu temples? Were they being un-Islamic? IF there actions were indeed unIslamic why are they so highly respected in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan?Recommend

  • Mohammed

    @Falcon: So who destroyed the idols in the Kaaba?is destruction of idols not mocking of and disrespect for other religions?Recommend

  • TI

    Love the article.
    Only those who have spent time pondering his words or taking in the whirling dervishes, mawlids and impromtu dhikr in countries like Cyprus and Turkey can really understand sufism.
    I respect that it isn’t for everyone but personally, I can’t separate Islam and sufism. Whilst shariah is the body of our religion, it is the mystics that truly understand it’s soul.Recommend

  • Muhammad Daniyal Saad

    @TI: Well said.Recommend

  • http://Turkey Zalmai

    People in Afghanistan quote Rumi’s poems and most of the popular singers of Afghanistan regularly refer to his poetry for material. Afghans take great pride in the fact that he hails from Balkh, Afghanistan and this literary heritage inspires Afghans to pursue education and shun false ideologies peddled by semi-literate foreigners disguised as students/Taliban. Recommend

  • http://Turkey Zalmai

    @Vikram:

    “Every one can see Islam has done wonders for the eternal benefit of citizens of Islamic countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Taliban Islam has replaced Rumi’s Islam”

    Please don’t lump Afghanistan and Pakistan together. Afghanistan is confronted by an ideological and cultural war waged by its two giant neighbors to rob Afghanistan of its identity in order for said neighbors to exert their cultural hegemony over Afghanistan.

    Afghans face the onslaught of Shiite influence from Iran and Taliban influence from Pakistan, yet they have retained their own cultural ethos and they will prevail against all odds.

    The Afghan ethos, which is unique in the region has endured despite repeated attempts by super powers and lately regional powers to make Afghanistan over in their image but history has proven that Afghans are masters of their own destiny. No place on earth is more influenced by the teachings of Rumi like Afghanistan, the birthplace of Rumi. Recommend

  • NNi

    ALI SINA exposes why this is so….Pls readRecommend

  • Kaunhai

    Lets all wish pure Isalm on Pakistan. Of Rumi;s, Muhamad’s, Taliban’s or others. all knowing Allah will make sure all the false islams persih and only true Islam bless Pakistan with eternal peace.Recommend

  • Umair Aftab

    Simply Loved It :)Recommend