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Islamic Integration

For quite some time I was wondering how followers of Islam can benefit from Rajoday ideology. I develop the Durga symbolism and Kali mantra to help Hindus impress the ideology. So I was thinking to develop something similar to help Muslims also solve their economic problems and attain to prosperity.

Today I develop that method and sealed the integration of Islam and Hinduism, for which Bhagwan Ramakrishna came to earth.

It will happen like this. If we study the lives of Four Caliphs of Islam, there happen to have some striking similarity with the Rajoday Ideology.

Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq

One of the closest companions of the Prophet, he was two years younger than the prophet. He was the first man to accept Islam. Abu Bakr (RA) was made the first caliph after the Prophet (SWS) passed away.

He earned the title Al-Siddiq (true believing person) because of his unfaltering faith in the Prophet (SWS). One example would be after the Prophet (SWS) night journey from Makkah to Jerusalem to the ascension to the heaven. When some of the Muslims doubted the Prophet (SWS), Abu Bakr (RA) faith never faltered. When the Prophet (SWS) told the pagans of his journey, they mocked him. Some of the pagans went and told Abu Bakr (RA), when Abu Bakr asked them if their statement is true, they confirmed it, and Abu Bakr (RA) said ‘If he had so I believe him, for I am believing him in matters and reports he brings from the heaven, and doubt him not in such an affair!’ When the Prophet (SWS) heard this statement he was the given the name As-Siddiq. He was also known to be very softhearted, but he was also strict and firm.

Umar Ibn Khattab

Umar (RA) was nicknamed Al-Farooq. He was twelve years younger than the Prophet (SWS). Umar (RA) was a staunch enemy of Islam before accepting it. The famous story of how he accepted Islam is well known. Umar (RA) wanted to kill the Prophet. But he was caught by the charm of the prophet and converted to Islam.

Some of the Characteristics of Umar (RA) was his toughness and courageous. He was to become the second caliph of Islam after the death of Abu Bakr. Under Umar the caliphate expanded at an unprecedented rate, ruling the Sasanian Empire and more than two-thirds of the Byzantine Empire, his attacks resulted in the conquest of Persia in less than two years. During his reign the Levant, Egypt, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, Fezzan, Eastern Anatolia, almost the whole of the Sassanid Persian Empire including Bactria, Persia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Caucasus and Makran were annexed to the Caliphate.

Uthman Ibn Affan

Uthman (RA) was born in Makkah and was six years younger the Prophet Muhammad (SWS). He was the fifth person to accept Islam. Uthman (RA) will be famously remembered by the Muslims for his generosity. Uthman was a wealthy merchant and would be spend a lot of his wealth in the way of Allah and his Prophet.

One famous story of Uthman (RA) generosity I would like to mention. It was for the battle of Tabuk, During this time things were not well for some of the believers as most of them were suffering from poverty, and the Prophet Muhammad (SWS) wanted to launch an attack against the Arab vassals of the Roman empire, the reason for this was because the Prophet had heard that the Romans were preparing to wage war against the Muslims so the Prophet (SWS) wanted to deter them. Due to the poverty many Muslims could not join the exhibitions. So in order to help, Uthman (RA) gave 10,000 gold dinars, three hundred full-equipped camels, and fifty horses, and he also supplied three hundred learned companions of the Prophet (SWS) with full provisions to accompany the army.

During the caliphate of Uthman (RA) rose argumentation amongst the Muslims, thus causing the assassination of Uthman (RA). During the conflicts between the Muslims, Uthman (RA) was confined to his house, with the protections of Muslims surrounding his house, however at night some of the misguided insurgents climbed over the wall of Uthman (RA) house and assassinated him.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Ali (RA) was the cousin and son in law of the Prophet and is also known to be the first child to accept Islam.

With the assassination of Hazrat Uthman, state of complete disorder and anarchy ruled in the city of Medina. Uthman’s assassination meant that rebels had to select a new caliph. This met with difficulties since the rebels were divided into several groups comprising the Muhajirun, Ansar, Egyptians, Kufans and Basrites. After five days of political wrangling, Ibn Saba, leader of the rebel groups supported Hazrat Ali as the rightful Khalifah.

Ali thus inherited the Rashidun caliphate — which extended from Egypt in the west to the Iranian highlands in the east. However the appointment angered some Muslims and some of them repelled against him, one of the main reasons for their anger of his appointment was because they wanted Ali (RA) to take avenge of Uthman (RA) death. After his election, he faced the popular demand of Muslims, including influential companions of the Holy Prophet, to immediately punish the murderers of Uthman. Ali announced that his top priority was to restore law and order in the state, and only then he would be able to bring the assassins of Uthman to justice.  But many did not agree with Hazrat Ali and started raising an army.  Soon after his election, Hazrat Ali also moved the capital of the Muslim State from Medina to Kufa in Iraq, thus starting the integration of conquered areas.

Ali is respected not only as a warrior and leader, but as a writer and religious authority. Ali is credited with having established Islamic theology. Ali’s sayings and sermons were increasingly regarded as central sources of metaphysical knowledge or divine philosophy. And therefore is central to mystical traditions in Islam such as Sufism.

Integration into Rajoday Ideology

Now comes the similarity. If we check the qualities of 4 caliphs, we find a striking similarity with Durga Symbolism.

Abu Bakr can be compared to Saraswati, for his Faith and Feeling. Umar can be compared to Kartikeya as the God of War. Uthman can be compared to Lakshmi as the person of wealth. And finally Ali can be compared to Ganapati for his unification of different races.

Thus Muslims can also follow Rajoday Philisophy, while meditating on their own revered figures.  

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