The Ethics of Celebrating a Death or a person maimed for life.

M G Singh By M G Singh, 21st Apr 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/uyntfsa6/
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No death should be celebrated and unfortunately some people in the Muslim world have debased themselves and gone contrary to the Koran by dancing and distributing sweets

The Words of the Lord

A few Americans and ill advised people outside the Muslim world have justified the dancing, distribution of sweets on the occasion of the Boston blasts and deaths as well as the maimed for life in this terror attack. They feel it is justified because of the Drone and other events. What do the scriptures say?
Lord Krishna in the Gita admonished Arjuna before the battle of Mahabharata with words” O Arjuna, now fight your enemy, because an enemy may be any one, even a brother. But do not gloat over their death and follow the path of Dharma”
The crucial words are do not gloat over their (enemy’s) death and follow the path of Dharma (righteous path).
Even there is no sura in the Koran and I have read the entire Koran many times (as it was a gift to me from professor Riaz , principle of the Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim university) which talks or advises any Muslim to hold macabre celebrations on the death of an enemy.

An Example

In this connection I draw attention of the readers to a famous battle between 21 Sikh Soldiers and a horde of 10,000 Jihad Muslims under Gul Shah at Saragrahi on 12 September 1897. The Sikhs were holding small fortress and one by one they died, but they held on for many hours and killed over 1200 Jihadis. It was an act of tremendous bravery and that is the reason 12 September is the raising day of the Sikh Regiment.
After the battle Gul Shah did not celebrate the death of 21 Sikh soldiers who were killed and had accounted for the death of 1200 of his own men. He knelt down and instructed his soldiers to do the same and pray for the departed Sikhs as they have had shown tremendous bravery.

Facing Law of Dharma

Thus it is travesty of human ethics and everything noble to celebrate any death. People who celebrated have brought out the basest instinct in their character and men who have justified this dancing and distribution of sweets, like a few misguided people in other countries and all over the Muslim World will have to answer before the law of Dharma.

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Celebrations, Death, Gita, Lord Krishna, Terror Attacks

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Apr 2013 (#)

Right now many Americans are cheering that one of the suspects was shot dead and the other lay dying.

If anyone is to be disgusted that Muslims were seen cheering after the bombing they should not be such hypocrites to cheer after the death of a young many who was a suspect. Nor should they have cheered the shooting death of Osama Bin Laden.

Either you cheer for death and or you do not, but you do not do one then think it is wrong of your "enemy" to do the same.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Apr 2013 (#)

People gotta stop demonizing others and start focusing on themselves. I am sick of the perpetual hate.

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author avatar M G Singh
21st Apr 2013 (#)

You are a venerable writer Mark, but I think you are confusing the issue.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Apr 2013 (#)

I am just saying that the cheering of any death is wrong, even if the one who died is seen as an enemy, cheering the death itself is wrong. Perhaps I am tired, it is late, I am off to bed.

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author avatar Retired
21st Apr 2013 (#)

Sounds like the same thing when Americans cheered and danced after Osama bin Laden was killed. :-(

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author avatar M G Singh
22nd Apr 2013 (#)

I hope Starrleena you are not naive. Americans cheered on the death of a terrorist who murdered hundreds. No american cheered on the death of innocent non-combatants., if so please enlighten me. this is the problem with pseudos like you who try and rationalize. How can you compare a death and cheering for a murderer with innocent deaths. I am stumped.

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