Thursday, May 11, 2006

Definition of Indian Muslim

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, one of the greatest freedom fighters of India said:

"I am a Musulman and proud of the fact. Islam's splendid traditions of thirteen hundred years are my inheritance. I am unwilling to lose even the smallest part of this inheritance.

In addition, I am proud of being an Indian. I am part of that indivisible unity that is Indian nationality. I am indispensable to this noble edifice. Without me this splendid structure of India is incomplete. I am an essential element which has gone to build India. I can never surrender this claim.

It was India's historic destiny that many human races and cultures and religions should flow to her. One of the last of these caravans was that of the followers of Islam."