|29 Apr 2002
Kind Attention : A. Sina Esq.
My dear brother Ali,
I find your views on the Holy Koran most enlightening, as like you I
cannot accept the contents of the Holy Koran which exhort us Muslims to
Kill, Hate, Destroy all other forms of Religion.
Now about myself. I am a non-practicing Muslim. Non-practicing as I am
My great grand father was a born Hindu Brahmin. However whilst he was
just aboy a Muslim Pir came into our village and announced that he had put
a big chunk of Beef in our well.
The community was shocked and felt that they were not Hindus anymore
and converted to Islam.
My great grand father instead of growing up to be a person of wisdom
etc. was now a Muslim and had his further education at the Madrasah. He
ended up as a trainee to the local butcher. As such we were now termed as
KASAIES - Butchers.
My grand father migrated to Bombay and found work at the Bandra
Slaughter House. My Father followed him.
Eventually my father got a job at a butcher shop in Bandra.
We were put in for education at the local Madrash. However, to my good
luck a Christian customer at the shop where my father worked saw me
helping my father to earn a few Rupees. This gentleman prevailed on my
father to send me to the local Christian School. My father said that we
could not afford it. This gentleman was a ~Teacher at the Christian School
so he arranged a Freeship for me.
My two brothers work with my father as butchers. We now have our own
On completing my Schooling my mentor arranged to get me a Maharashtra
State Scholarship to study at University. Whilst at University I got
selected for Engineering College - again on a Scholarship of the
I completed my degree and got a good job with an Indian Company. They
have now posted me here in London.
I was very fortunate. I have married the daughter of my mentor. Both of
us have a Condition Paramount i.e. :
Her Condition : I will not leave Islam
My Condition : She will not leave the Roman Catholic Church.
Our children will be given freedom of all religions.
My main problem as an Indian Muslim is that all my non-Indian Muslim
freinds i.e. Arabs, Iranian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi etc. do not
understand why I can be a Loyal Indian and Owe my Allegiance to India.
The Pakistanis especially and also the Bangladeshis expect me to be
disloyal to India as India is not an Islamic country. They expect me to
support Pakistan against India in every field.
Mr. Sina please understand that by being disloyal to India I will
become a Namak Haram. I therefor request your advice as to how I can ward
off these fanatic Muslims i.e. how can I Counter their arguement that
Loyalty to India is Anti-Islamic.
When I refer them to your site and the arguement that the Koran is not
right in preaching Killings etc they laugh at me.
Please help me
Thanks and regards / Abdul