Killers Of Faith
Kabir believed in equality of every religion which was also the reason for changing his name. The word Kabir didn't tell his religion,caste or community as it belonged to a saint poet of 15th century India who was equally followed and appreciated by Hindus and Muslims of that time. He married Dhara who also believed in the same way this was the reason they came close and married against their families' wishes. They both visit each temple,sufi shrine,mosque,gurudwara and churches and giving alms to poor was their routine during those visits.
While visiting different places of different religion they noticed a beggar common to all these places. He was handicapped but during a long drive at night, they saw him walking with both feet. They were shocked and decided to caught him red handed next time they visit a temple or a mosque. They also informed police about this con-man. Next day when they visited a temple police accompanied them. Kabir snatched his crutch to show police his real face. When he stood straight he asked him the reason for his behaviour.
"Sir I am very poor,I tried for work but nobody gave me a job. To run my family it was necessary that I would beg and who gave alms to a healthy person?" " But you are playing with people's faith." " I am playing with people's faith? I am not sir! I am doing this only to rear my family, killers of faith are those who mint money in the name of god ,who raped girls hiding behind godly masks,who make charity to hide their black money,who instigate riots backed by political parties.I also believes in every religion like you the only difference is that I am poor."
Kabir didn't know what to say. He didn't have counter questions for him. He asked police to leave him and gave him peon's job in his company.
Killers of faith are everywhere around us but then there are also savers of faith who are also thriving fast.
Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is K and it's UBC DAY 12.
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We see such people every day around temples here. Fake bandages and fake crutches; but life has become so cynical that we don't know what to believe and what not to!ReplyDelete
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