The Pulwama attack Fidayeen, a 20 years old Kashmiri youth and JeM cadre claiming in a pre-recorded video, ‘by the time people watch this video, I will be in heaven’ has explicitly confirmed the incongruity of the illusion as well as incited euphoria of a section of Muslim youths, who have joined extremism/violence. This false notion of sacrifice is derived neither from Quran nor from Hadees/teachings of Prophet but self-styled upshot of unfounded ideology/notion infused by radical organizers or the vested interest states promoting it for their own political ends. These terrorist organizations and radical ideologues, spreading the violence resulting in death of innocents, have remained a permanent threat for world peace.
Islam is a religion based on peace and tolerance where violent extremism of any form has been unlawful: ‘God, calls to the Home of Peace’ (10:25). This ideology of violence, misinterpreting Islamic dictate, has been developed as ‘an attempt to regain the lost political glory of a bygone’ by terrorist/radicals is a challenge to the human race as well as the Muslim community, though the Quran says ‘Strive for the cause of God as it behooves you to strive for it’ (22:78), and it also opposes radicalisation: ‘Not to be extremist in your religion’ (4:171) & ‘Refrain from extremism, it is highly disastrous for you’ (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith : 3248) and also ‘No’ to violence, ‘God grants to non-violence, what he does not grant to violence’ (Sahih Muslim, Hadith : 2593).
Indeed, the Fidayeen is a coward, bound to hell and not heaven, has been termed as a most condemnable soul in Islam. Youth of the nation, a force to reckon with should always refrain from such misplaced sense of vision should realise the true meaning of peaceful co-existence, harmony and universal brotherhood, in order to glorify the nation and upgrade their future as well.