The Mess we Muslims create in the name of Islam. Is praying on streets really piety?

The video shows Muslims in New Delhi taking over a section of a major city traffic artery to offer their Friday midday ‘Jumaa’ prayers causing huge traffic jams and public resentment.

Is this piety? Do non-Muslims have to be inconvenienced to please Allah?

16 comments for “The Mess we Muslims create in the name of Islam. Is praying on streets really piety?

  1. John Dimple
    November 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Lack of education and blind superiority of faith above human values has created this problem all over the world. Religion seems to exaggerate the poverty, misery, violence and disrespect for human values . May we learn to live in peace with the knowledge and understanding of the natural phenomenon rather than trying to prove the superiority of the religions.

    • Lizzy
      December 16, 2016 at 1:30 AM

      Rubbish. This is Islam pure and simple. Stop trying to deflect.

  2. Mahmood Asim
    November 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    This is really not allowed in Islam. but the mission you are assigned to about Indian Muslims tells different story. you visited JNU and delivered your talk under the banner of INDIA FIRST. This the organization promoting Mr. Modi ‘s and RSS’s ideas about Muslims. Do you want to fight Muslim extremism with Hindu extremism because iron cuts iron???

    • Amit
      August 26, 2014 at 6:05 AM

      not surprised to read a funny and distracting response from one of our muslim bros. There is a thing called stretching the things too far for making a public statement and over stretching your social right…this is just one of the example of what muslims in India think they can do everywhere…might seem odd to you but if u travel in delhi, u will see where and how the Mosques have been constructed. Random and insensitive to social responsibility. There r two mosques in CP alone which are encroaching over main roads…people get irritated but dont say anything coz the moment some logic is talked, it is straight away taken as an act of Anti Islam, suppression of Islam, Hinduism of India, communalising etc etc…Just like stupid brats, Muslims make it an RSS agenda just to divert the attention from their utter unsocial and uncivilized goonism??? Indians still tolerate but i guess its time that Islam learns to live along with others rather than FORCING its way and testing others patience too long. Dont mistake courtesy for submission!!

      • tariq ahmed
        September 30, 2014 at 2:04 AM

        very well said.

        • muhammad zahir
          November 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

          Any kind of encroachment which creates hurdle or halt right of easement is not part of Islam it may be negotiated with local muslims rather discuss on media as it may be provoking & create difference between two.However Tarek has his own liberal intellectual extremism compaign to portrait negativities only to defame a particular which is not fair.

          • Alm Chapel
            December 16, 2016 at 12:52 AM

            Tarek Fatah is only voicing the concerns that we all face every friday! Stations r blocked by namazis even when huge mosques r created to accommodate praying men.

    • Moh
      December 16, 2016 at 3:27 AM

      Hindu extremism? How many bombs, invasions, rapes loots destrction of other’s places of worship committed by HIndus?
      Can you give comparative data in a tabular format for HIndus, Buddhis, Christian Mulsims and Jew?
      I am waiting to here from you.

    • Dinesh
      December 16, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      You are very polite.Thos community is made very arrogant by its mullahs and by Walliullahs phosophy which predates Wajabs in Saudi & brotherhood in Egypt…Also they just are inconsiderate of troublesomes.Firat sign of crude is consideration for others… Op

    • Sam
      December 16, 2016 at 9:43 AM

      So you are changing the subject ? That is your problem.

    • Vik
      December 16, 2016 at 7:48 PM

      RSS is India: it espouses Indian heritage, history, its fight against all invaders including Islamic, subsequent distortion of history in the name of “secularism”, cosmopolitanism, etc and Indian values. If you don’t like it, too bad — shift to another country of choice. We don’t need middle-eastern types trying to cast India in a middle-eastern mold just in the name of “secularism”.

  3. QuiCreva
    December 15, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    These worshippers ought to have been ordered off this road by the police; if they refused, they should then have been arrested. In a democratic society, your rights end where my nose begins. Blocking public roads, thereby increasing the possibility of serious traffic accidents, is unconscionable. Nor does it occur only in India. There are numerous pictures and videos of Muslims blocking streets during prayer in French cities and other parts of Europe. This discourteous behavior would not be tolerated in the US or Canada, I’m pretty sure.

    • Vik
      December 16, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      That is Kejriwal trying to prove his “secularism”

  4. Khan
    December 16, 2016 at 4:00 AM

    You are a dirty old fool Tarek

    Hindu pollute Ganga by throwing dead bodies / ashes

    Hindu create noise pollution for months on dasera / Ganesh pooja / holi / Diwali on the street

    You must be born to a Hindu pristitute to count on Muslim worship on the streets

  5. maddy
    December 16, 2016 at 4:13 AM

    I appreciate their commitment towards the prayer. But, I fear if we do not consider this as serious issue, going forward they will definitely block the road for prayer and fight with non Muslims as they have right to do so. If the government oppose such act they will exaggerate it as intolerance.

  6. December 16, 2016 at 4:26 AM

    Religion- the art of masquerading fiction as fact so that people can do away with the need to know.

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