Dialogue – 78 (Dis-informations / Mis-conceptions)

[This dialogue is a tribute to “Mushaf” by Nirmah Ahmed….]

 

 

“Wanna eat ice cream…?..”

“Sure…”

“Here it is…”

“Thank you…. Which ice cream it is..?”

“Walls..”

“Walls is not an ice cream…!!..”

“Good God… What are you saying…?..”

“I am saying, Walls is not an ice cream…. Yes, its a fact….!”

“But how..!?… Why…?..”

“Dear! There is a difference between perception and reality… We live in a world of information, hence information must be authenticated always…. Have you ever seen words ‘ice-cream’ written on any Walls product in Pakistan, except Magnum….?…”

“Well, I did not try…. Lets see this packing….. Hmm… Nowhere do I find words ‘ice-cream’… 😦 …. Means, all these years, I have been eating something else in the name of ice-cream…!! Would you please tell me why it is not an ice cream…!?..”

“.. 🙂 …. Because it is not dairy-based product… Its all chemicals…. That’s why they cannot write ice-cream with their product, as per food regulations…. So, they write ‘dessert’…. 🙂 .. The companies which use milk based products in their ice cream, can and do write these words on their ice-cream; like Hico and Omore… Try Magnum by Walls, and you’d know whats an actual ice-cream… 🙂 …”

“Hmmmmmm…. That’s a strange info for me…!”

“Do you know how much percentage of our budget is spent on Armed Forces of Pakistan, annually…?…”

“Almost 70 percent…”

“Wrong…. Have you checked it…?..”

“No man…”

“It was never 70 percent… It’s almost 18 percent…. That’s an other misconception, or may I say: disinformation….”

“Hmmm…..”

“Do you know how many aayaat are there in Quran..?..”

“6666…”

“Wrong.. Those are 6236…”

“Do you know which is the longest aayat of Quran….”

“Aayat ul Kursi…”

“Well, to your dismay it is not…. It is aayat 282 of Soorah Al Baqarah…”

“That’s so weird…!…”

“May be its just new…”

“Ahan….”

“Perception is perhaps only weird…. But misinformation and disinformation are dangerous….. There are people who take decisions without authenticating facts… You know, some weeks back a Muslim man known as Mashal Khan was killed in the name of God, by Muslims, in a country built in the name of God… His killers raised loud slogans of ‘Allah o Akbar’ while slaining him, and termed their act as a step to keep the Hurmat of Namoos e Risaalat (PBUH)….. It was all due to disinformation, basically….. In the same country, there were people who used to blow themselves up in markets and mosques and schools and churches, shouting Allah o Akbar, and even had Fawaata issued by religious Muftis in their favour….!!…. It took fifteen years of this nation to separate facts from disinformation, and lives of almost 70,000 people too…”

“So, what to do….?….”

“Always go to source for authentication… Our Nabi e Kareem’s (PBUH) first titles were ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’… That means, the first quality of a Muslim is about the attribute of truthfulness….. Dig out facts….. Ask for sources…. Confirm things first….. There is a Hadees e Rasool (PBUH) which means, ‘Do not pass on a news, without authenticating it’ (words to that effect)…”

“Hmmmmmm….”

“Let me tell you a personal experience…. During Operation Raah-e-Raast, Troops under my command arrested a would-be suicide-bomber in Orakzai Agency… We took him to our unit, and locked him up…. He was a kid of 14 years’ age…. We started to interrogate him, in Urdu and Pashto.. He would not answer us, not even talk to us, and shout, ‘You are all kaafir, and I will not talk to you… You will burn in hell’… The whole night passed. He threw away the food and water served to him… Considering him a young lad, I did not want to use any pressure technique on him…. I kept thinking, what to do…. He was not uttering a single word, and was hostile, throwing away things around, refusing to sleep even… We tried to feed him with force, and he made quite a fuss and bite our men and hit his head on walls….. I had lesser service, and had no idea what to do…. We decided to shift him to Peshawar and hand him over to Military Intelligence the next day…. We actually wanted that he should open his mouth now and give us information… At Fajr time, I spread out my jai-namaaz in front his detention cell, and offered Fajr prayers there, asking Allah to make him talk to us, or at least have food and not die of malnutrition…… To my astonishment, he stood up, kept staring at me for a while and then broke down into tears, while saying a sentence in Pashto which I would never forget my whole life…… He was then completely broken, and gave us very important information about his sources and handlers……”

“What did he say…?..”

” He said, ‘OMG! OMG! OMG! You are Muslim…!!…!!!….”
(He was brain-washed to such a high degree, that he had firm faith in the fact that we all were Kaafirs, and only he and his peers were Muslims…)

“Any lifetime tip to be on right path…?..”

“… Always read, consult and follow Mushaf….”

“Mushaf…?…”

“The Book… Al-Quran…”

“Its name is Mushaf…!… But its name is Quran only…”

“… 🙂 …. Yes…. Is it not Mushaf..!… Al-Mushaf, Al-Shareef…. You see, there are Muslims outside Indo-Pak too….. 🙂 …..”

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10 thoughts on “Dialogue – 78 (Dis-informations / Mis-conceptions)

  1. It’s a wonderful thing to share. It’s early morning here and you have made my day by such a lovely search. To your surprise we exercise the same school of thought and our kids too, from finding “ice cream” out of a bunker full of ” frozen desserts​” to checking what is being reported to us in social circles and family gup shups. But we never tell guys in Pakistan that there are infact very few people for us to believe among a whole bunch of loved ones.

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