A lot of Muslims are open to integrating with Hindu ways of living. But often we present a version of Hinduism that is not appealing to Hindus, forget about being appealing to a non-Hindu.
A Hinduism based on foundation of stories that one cannot explain or justify. The person thinks – I have such miracles in my faith as well. Why do I need to adopt yet another set of miracle stories?
Or a Hinduism that debates what caste would such people who become Hindus belong to! The person thinks – why take so much risks to continue to suffer from discriminations that already inflict my society?
Or a Hinduism that is so intellectual that there is no room for emotions or Bhakti. Just some Hawan that he cannot emotionally relate to!
Or many myopics would issue a statement that we do not need Muslims to pollute our Sanatan Dharma.
We forget the meaning of Sanatan Dharma. Sanatan Dharma is natural Dharma for all humans at all times in all situations.
If your Dharma cannot appeal to every human, it is not Sanatan. If it demands belief in some historical stories or rituals, it is not Sanatan.
Sanatan Dharma will be based on core principles. And allow to be adapted as per region, time, situation.
This is what Hindus are internally. In fact they flout even the core principles at times and yet call themselves Hindu. But for a Muslim, they would put a bar that is impractically high.
This happens because most of us do not understand and have pursued Sanatan Dharma ourselves. We just believe that because we can argue and write well, Dharma is a cakewalk.
Or we consider our own cult-preference to be real Hinduism. Or we become so liberal that even Lal Chaddis and Jihadis would be termed Hindus.
Need of hour is for Karma Yogis. Who strive to humbly understand and live Dharma. And break every glass window that blocks access to fresh air of Sanatan Dharma to anyone.
90% Muslims of India are tired of their jihadi moles who bring bad name of their society. They remain passive because there is no access to integrate with majority society. They are either mistrusted or no one welcomes them. One Muslim went to a temple in Delhi after reading Agniveer articles. He said he wanted to become Hindu. These people called police!
And then we complain about demographic problems, jihad etc etc.
My association with Muslims (and Christians) proves that 90% of them would gladly worship Ganesha and build Ram Temple with us like our own family members. We need to open up, replace fear with invitation. And genuinely help them free themselves from disgrace of belonging to society where Jihadis emerge.
The zealots you fight in Kashmir or on FB do not represent real population. Just as Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai do not represent real Hindus just because they bark a lot.
We must work to spread Hinduism of Shivaji and Pratap to every Muslim and every Christian and every human so that we can together fight the Jihad.