A friend of mine sent this picture from Africa. This picture was taken by him in Lusaka, Zambia. It is of a Hindu temple sitting serenely beside a Muslim mosque.
Zambia is of course a Southern Africa country. Lusaka is its capital. United Nation numbers for 2007 state that 68% of Zambian are living below national poverty line. Their per capita income is just USD395 per annum.
It is officially a Christian nation. 5% of its populace are Muslims and most of the Muslims stay in urban areas.
They are nothing compared to us in terms of material possession, education, health care, infrastructure and whatever.
But in terms of inter-faith understanding and harmonious co-existence on this borrowed place, we, especially our cow-head-carrying zealots and noisy insecure "defenders of Islam", have so much to learn from them.
All the wealth and education certificates which we possess don't make us a better human being.
Because at the end of the day, life is a journey from the lowest point on the ground that we stand - the soil which God used to make all of us - to the highest point of humanity - which is God's spirit which He blows into Adam after He shapes him from soil.
Until and unless we attain that highest level, or at least seek to attain it, we are nothing.