Bhai Alam, You said it well above, and that is the problem I have with these statements. When they make such claims as the above, I become skeptical of other claims that they make. For example, they say the truth is that "Nass was done on SKQ". But then if you claim as truth that the community had 100% literacy in 1947, that makes me skeptical of the nass claim.alam wrote: ↑Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:27 am Well DCP, you have a point there. More questions come up, like how many people were surveyed. What defined literacy. Is it being able to read and write in at least one language? Or is it 10th standard or 5 th standard? I don't believe that in 1947 there was 100% literacy even in Bombay. I too wonder how they come up with the conclusion, and more details of the studies that are undertaken.
My only big problem with the interview has to do with the idea of right and wrong, and that right cannot mix with wrong. I do not think it's as black and white, but that's besides the point. I do not believe the dialogue and narratives focused on right vs wrong is going to unite our community community. It is far more complicated than that. There is the nature of facts, multiple contradictory facts, perspectives based on one sides history with certain facts, and human errors of selection bias or choosing to pay attention to only facts that fit with ones worldview, and disregard facts that contradict your worldview. The focus of uniting the community is nothing but a fantasy, which is harmless if indulged in sparingly.
I would say the Jalaluddin Rumi offers deeper wisdom "Somewhere between wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there".
It would take a revolution in deepening and expanding insights and wisdom, and perhaps a few generations, if at all, for bringing unity in our community, or perhaps a miracle.
Which is why clear proofs and ruling by an independent authority (like a judge of the high court) helps. My request to STF saheb and the Fatemi Dawat folks is to be reasonable in making such claims, not make extraordinary claims, as that hurts their credibility.
I still believe that SKQ sahib was correct in the claim of nass on him, but please, FD folks, make reasonable claims.