The Qur’an says, “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, ruthless to unbelievers” (48:29).
So Islamic charity tends to go only to Muslims; indeed, it is forbidden in Islamic law to give zakat to non-Muslims, although that prohibition can be set aside for purposes of proselytizing. In this case, the charitable help was made contingent upon conversion.
The Rachakonda Police of Hyderabad on Sunday arrested nine persons for allegedly converting children to Islam .
The accused were running an orphanage named Peace Orphan Home Society and were luring children from poor families of Telangana and making them to convert to Islam by assuring free education, food and shelter.
Police has rescued 17 children in the age group of 4-14 years, including 7 girls from Moula Ali area on the complaint of the Districts Child Welfare officials.
While the police has 9 accused, including prime accused Mohammed Siddiqi alias Satyanarayana and eight others, search for one more accused is on.
“They were luring parents from tribal areas of Bhadrachalam, Mahabubnagar, Khammam and Warangal districts of Telangana and converting them illegally,” said Mahesh M Bhagwat CP Rachakonda while speaking to India Today.
The main accused Siddiqui converted to Islam in 2003-2004 and started Peace Orphan Society in Warangal and last year he started running a school-cum-hostel in Hyderabad.
“The organisers who himself are converted to Islam intentionally not changed their names to obtain reservation for future government services. They are in opinion that using their position they can convert huge number of people to Islam,” added CP Mahesh Bhagwat….