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#406 [Permalink] Posted on 12th October 2018 06:00

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Let me do the needful before Khan Sahab.


After one of the many clashes with Abu Sufyan beloved Prophet SAW said to him the words to the effect that he, Rasoolallah SAW, will be back. Means he will have another go at Abu Sufyan.

For reasons best known to them our Ulama do not talk about these kind of events.


The fact on the other hand is that Beloved Prophet PBUH quite often replied to the parting pungent shots of the enemies.

This has to be taken as a protocol for the conflict times.


If we combine this with the Hadith you have mentioned then to my untrained mind it boils down to the following - we should not fall to cheap levels.


With that understanding now let us take the current times. We Muslims today are passing through a phase in which we are just coming out of about a five hundred years old lethargy. The west has been besting us for all those years and has been at our throat.


In such a situation if we rejoice a little when Allah SWT implements a decision that is relieving for us I feel it is alright to feel happy.


Of course Allah SWT knows better.
 
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#407 [Permalink] Posted on 12th October 2018 09:33

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Can you kindly inform me of the Hadeeth which prohibits rejoicing on the calamity upon your "enemy"?

Jazakallahu Khayran

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#408 [Permalink] Posted on 12th October 2018 16:02
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Sorry, my mistake.

The hadith in Tirmizi Shareef is "Do not rejoice over the misfortune of your brother."

And, MJ Akbar is at least nominally a Muslim, isn't he?

However, there is another hadith in Hayatus Sahabah in which a tribe had come to meet Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Among their qualities even in jahiliyyah were, "they did not rejoice at the misfortune of their enemies." Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had said about them that they possessed many qualities of the ambiya even in jahiliyyah. I only have access to the Urdu version of the book, so it's going to take me a while to locate the exact hadith.
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#409 [Permalink] Posted on 12th October 2018 16:19

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Let me know when you find the Hadeeth about enemies, please. Back to the topic...

So we are defending whiskey drinking, Sunnah hating, Islam-defiling, sexual predators just because the name is "Muslim"?Man can defile Islam, sell Indian Muslims to the dogs and our heart cannot feel pleased at the humiliation Allah Ta'ala is inflicting upon him BY the very same people he chose to align himself with?

 
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#410 [Permalink] Posted on 13th October 2018 15:07
While I look up the hadith requested by Brother Muadh, here is an excerpt taken from a Firstpost article, in keeping with the India Diary theme.

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A Kozhikode-based progressive Muslim women’s forum is all set to approach the Supreme Court not only for women’s entry to the mosque but also for priesthood.

A fatwa issued by PKK Ahmed Kutty Moulavi, the head Imam of Palayam Jumma Masjid in Thiruvananthapuram, in 1998 permitting women to enter the mosque and offer prayers during the month of Ramzan spurred a strong demand from progressive sections in the Muslim community for ending gender discrimination in places of worship.

The activists who spearheaded the campaign beat a retreat after the Imam’s Council issued a counter fatwa denying women entry in the mosque and pressed a squad of Kazis to conduct a door-to-door campaign against the plea. The demand re-erupted several times from various parts of the state since then but the conservative sections suppressed it.

However, the last month’s Supreme Court verdict lifting a centuries-old ban on the entry of menstruating women in the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple has rekindled the hopes of Muslim women in securing their constitutional right.

While a few organisations are planning to launch a campaign in the light of the apex court judgment, a Kozhikode-based progressive Muslim women’s forum is all set to approach the Supreme Court not only for women’s entry to the mosque but also for priesthood.

https://www.firstpost.com/india/after-sabarimala-verdict-muslim-women-are-all-set-to-approach-sc-demanding-entry-to-mosques-priesthood-5361661.html

(WARNING: Article contains images)

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#411 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd October 2018 13:27
General Zameeruddin Shah Sahab


A liberal democratic sweetie interviews our former Vice Chancellor Lt Gen Zameeruddin Shah and he schools her in Islamophobia of the likes of Salman Rushdie and Tasleema Nasreen in this video.

I love General Shah. As the luck would have it I had a very unpleasant tiff with him in last year of his tenure but I do remain a fan of him. He has been doing, lately, what a genuine Muslim should be doing.

Proud of him.
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#412 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd October 2018 15:41
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#413 [Permalink] Posted on 24th October 2018 06:05
BJP Leaders Cause Vigilantism


Read it in India Today.

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#414 [Permalink] Posted on 24th October 2018 15:49
@Maripat Saheb,

What are your views on Mayawati? She can potentially emerge as a candidate for PM in 2019 depending on "Mahagathbandhan" is stitched together.

Kejriwal is not the candidate so potentially we have Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav or Rahul Gandhi against Modi...No one else looks promising to compete against Modi.

As far as I can see Modi will win simply because there is no good personality to galvanise others. We cannot discouint the power of regional political parties but Indians also need a personality.
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#415 [Permalink] Posted on 25th October 2018 06:25
Mayawati, I realize, is a parasite. She is absolutely unreliable and untrustworthy. The only explanation I can think of for her character is that after a five thousand year period of utter and complete degradation a community might lose all sense of propriety and loyalty and keeping up promises. And I talk of politics where political parties routinely betray the trust imposed in them by the people. Mayawati can not be trusted even by her allies. These allies include BJP. Even they can not trust her. And they do know it. (Of course they have their usual derision for her but I digress.) But what has happened lately is that after decimating and squashing their opponents in the last general elections the Saffron powers came to realize the jackpot they had hit upon. So election is a once in five years opportunity but what , at least, BJP realized is that they can do much better - to just finish the opposition once and for all. So Lalu is languishing in jail. He perhaps deserves the term there but I am talking about another angle. After managing the coup in Bihar BJP also realized that the enemies are even more vulnerable than political fortunes in a dynamical system. In case of Mayawati they have used her weakness emanating from her shady deals to browbeat her into submission and turn her back on the Mahagathbandhan.

Kejriwal was a unknown black box for me for some time but now realize that he is merely what his opponents trash him with - RSS B team.

That Congress herself has metamorphosed into RSS B team because of their soft-Hindutva approach has been known slightly earlier.

That leaves Samajwadi Party for us and in the mean time it has grown more pathetic than it ever was - not worth talking about.

Now this is not a zero sum gave for us Muslims - only if we can manage our own votes well and the votes of what meager supporters we have.

For some time I have been thinking and discussing, only privately, the prospect of somehow diverting Muslim votes to Muslim parties. At the political platform it has to be called minority votes for minority parties. BJP, VHP, Shiv Sena can polarize Hindu votes for themselves but Muslims will not be allowed either by the executive or the judiciary to do that same.

The problem is that politically aware Muslims are in a state of stupor and simply panic at this thought. Any such move will infuriate the majority - they argue. But this has to be done because this game of looking towards Congress, mayawati, SP and AAP to do the needful for Muslims is a vain fantasy. At the academic level the problem is very simple but at the ground and practical level it has these stumbling blocks that I have recorded here.
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#416 [Permalink] Posted on 25th October 2018 10:42

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Consider tactical voting...

British System:

  1. People vote for their local MP (member of parliament)
  2. The party with the biggest share in the House of Commons nominates a Prime Minister
  3. The Queen then invites the majority party to form a Government

Indian System:

  1. People vote for members of Lok Sabha
  2. The Party with the biggest share in the Lok Sabha nominates a Prime Minister
  3. The President of India then invites the majority party to form a Government

In both scenarios, Muslims numerically are too few to be able to influence the elections nationally. However, in both scenarios

Muslims have concentrated pockets of population where their vote bank can make a difference in certain constituencies. This requires tactical voting.

It means that Muslims need to evaluate their local situation and vote tactically for the best interest of Islam and Muslims to whoever is the best candidate for them.

British Muslims have proven that they are not intelligent, wise or savvy enough to do so. In Muslim areas, British political parties would put up Muslim “candidates by name” which will divide the Muslim vote bank.

Majority of Indian “Muslim politicians” appear to be just a much a useless bunch to me but I don’t reside in India.

Its these “Muslim politicians” who are put up to divide the political power of Muslims which is the issue for us and not the parties.

India actually has an advantage that the regional parties still hold tremendous powers and regional parties are actually the “King Makers” in the vast Indian political landscape. However are Indian Muslims wise enough to see the advantage in their system and play to the strengths of their vote bank? I don’t think that Indian Muslims even have a vote bank! Just like British Muslims, Indian Muslims are also all over the place. 


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#417 [Permalink] Posted on 26th October 2018 07:10
Muslims Should be Negros of India


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Muslims ''will have the position of negroes in your country'' is only one of the many things Hindu ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar says to his American interviewer Tom Treanor. Charming man, wasn't he? There are many attempts currently to portray Savarkar not only as a nationalist icon but also as a modernist who supported social reform, but a read through of this 1944 interview of Savarkar by the seasoned American war correspondent Treanor should disabuse anyone of that notion.

Treanor talked to him when he was perhaps the only Hindu political leader to not be in jail (having asked the British for a pardon so he did not have to serve his 50-year prison term and the "prodigal son'' could return to the ''parental doors of the government"). Here is Treanor writing on meeting Savarkar in an excerpt from his posthumously-published book, One Damn Thing After Another: The Adventures of an Innocent Man Trapped Between Public Relations and the Axis:


Source : Dailyo
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#418 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2018 13:51
Portrait of Gandhi, Nehru and Azad as Losers


In today's India all these three mighty figures of the movement for independence look like losers.

Gandhi a very successful stint, not of law practice but, of social activism. He skillfully and deftly utilized his expertise to organize a gigantic country to freedom from the British. There are skeptics who say that Gandhi had his way because British were already in a bad position owing the the economy and the war - that is a distraction. There are always circumstance, some good and some bad. The important thing is to garner your resources to your favourite cause and to it. Gandhi did that.

Additionally Gandhi did the biggest favour to his own religion. Because of the new awareness among the so called Dalits of India, the people not included by the caste system in its fold, there was this danger of a huge mass moving over to Islam. He had the huge brain wave to thwart that kind of possibility for eons to come. How? He made a pact with the Dalit leader named B.R.Ambedkar, a mighty lawyer in his own right, to not convert to Islam. Ambedkar had declared that if he was born a Hindu he had no control over it but to die or not as a Hindu was in his control and he was determined to exercise that option. Ultimately he converted to Buddhism and thus saved Gandhi the embarrassment of huge increment of Muslim population in India. What did Ambedkar get in return? Will according to the Poona Pact Dalits would get huge reservations both in government services as well as the legislatures, both state level and central government level. The Dalits have been enjoying this huge windfall till today and long back left the Muslims far behind in terms of the development index.

Even after doing so much for India and so much for Hinduism he cuts a sorry figure in the public domain today. Firstly immediately after independence India did not think even ones about the Gandhian way of life, including non-violence, and Nehru took India on a path that had very little room for Gandhian idealism. The worse soon started opening up. First the Mahatma was ruthlessly killed very soon. The immediately cause that was ascertained by the people was his insistence on paying the initial starting sum of some 550 million rupees to Pakistan so that the nascent nation could begin it functioning. Then around seventy years after the founding of RSS, the organization to which the killer of the Mahatma was affiliated, got a shot at the power in the central government. Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the PM of India. Then in May 2014 RSS got the second and even more awesome chance to put its dream into work when Narendra Modi won the national elections fabulously to become the PM. In this regime the birth day of the Mahatma was reduced to as mundane an activity as the cleanliness drive. Mahatma was reduced to the level of a sweeper, not a very high or honourable position in the Indian pantheon.

The commentators of the current affairs all know it, some even try to talk about it it and everybody is aware of the ground reality that this is a fait accompli. Gandhi has ended up as a loser.

Nehru himself had a pathetic death - he died after the awe and shock of defeat against Chinese aggression in 1962. With the collapse of the USSR in 1989 communism itself collapsed and soon it was the turn of the Nehruvian socialism. The Chandrasekhar and PV Narsumha Rao governments soon took India on a path of so called globalization, capitalism by other name, and India ll but forgot Nehruvian socialism. Earlier his daughter had already done irreparable damage to the image of social liberal democracy. Today his great grandson is competing with the Saffronite with his own brand of Hinduism - the Soft-Hindutva.

Nehru himself looks like a complete loser today.

Out of the three great figures of Indian Movement for Independence Maulana Abul Kalam Azad cuts the most sorry figure. Though Nehru tried to maintain the Hindu-Muslim amity kind of status quo in the public domain in post independence India but soon Azad himself became aware of the second rate and a subservient position that he had negotiated for himself in the Congress and as an implication for the Muslims of India. India gave Muslims an equal opportunity on paper, an opportunity that could never translate into reality on ground and it never did. Azad in fact did not fully comprehend the debacle but was completely aware of the fact that there was something amiss. Ambedkar had negotiated a splendid deal for his people, the Muslim League when it realized that they can not negotiate an equitable deal chose to go for an independent state of Pakistan in two disjoint pieces of rather small proportions and the Muslims ended up in three parts plus the Muslims of India were left with the bill for Pakistan's creation and Maulana Azad perhaps at the end of the day did not know what hit him. Today the way Muslims are facing the Saffron wrath it makes him as the most consummate loser.
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#419 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2018 14:04
Liberal Democracy Committed Harakiri


The Scroll.in is complaining that Shashi Tharoor's new stand on Sabrimala is a gesture pandering to majoritarianism so as to save the Congress votes.

May be that is the case but there is even a bigger disaster that has already taken place.

Sabrimala was a watershed in its own right and we shall know it slowly when we ponder over its implications.

Liberal democracy committed Harakiri in Sabrimala. Think about it.

You do not try to take on a moving juggernaut at its peak by sheer attrition with your complete resources when these resources are rather meager.

That is what the lib-dems did. Please do not consider it a fall out of the Supreme Court decision or the Saffron machination via the Supreme Court.

It was simply liberal democratic mechanism operating in a pathetic manner in rather hopelessly adverse times.

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#420 [Permalink] Posted on 11th November 2018 15:34
Muslims of India and the World


I wish that things for the Muslims of India as well as the Muslims of the world change for the better.

Yet there is precious little I can do in that direction. But whatever I can I have been doing it constantly - even at the cost of my person and my family and near and dear ones. Of course all of this amounts to the academic discussion that I am having here, on FB, my blogs or among friends.

Of course nothing is happening.

In this regard think of late Engineer Ahmed Saleem Peerzada who launched a political party for Muslim - the Parcham Party of India. He sacrificed his career, his family life and all earnings and yet ended up with zero results.

Or think of Maulana Abdur Rasheed Gazi RA. He sacrificed his eight hundred girl students and twelve hundred boy students and his own life and achieved nothing.

Both of them look most tragic figures. What is happening? Well Allah SWT has told us clearly in the Noble Qur'an that a time is ordained for every thing and things can not happen before their appointed time. Another pesky thing is that we do not know the appointed time of the things.

So then what can we do? How long should we wait for the right time? How will we recognize the right time? How should we react to the approach of the right time?

My personal answer to this question is that we must at every moment of time be aligned according to the will of Allah SWT.

In this regard I am not talking about aligning ourselves perfectly along Sufism.
I too am not talking about what the Ulama want from us.
I am also not talking about the Tabligh work.
Nor I am talking about Dawah.

I most humbly agree to the fact that all of these are important things and we should align ourselves perfectly to these.

But in addition to that we must also perfectly align ourselves along the worldly interests of the Muslims. I mean the the scientific, technological, industrial, business, economic, financial, commercial, political and military interests.

I have aligned myself perfectly with the academic interests of the Ummah of beloved Rasoolallah SAW. This is not a claim but Tehdith-e-Niamat - narration of Godly blessing.

Please understand that when a man can not earn enough to even see his family through the day he is completely free from the responsibilities that I am talking about. And when he has provided for his family then he must first take care of his immediate relatives and neighbours - as much as ordained by the Shariah. Only then he is free to move to the things that I have been talking about.

In this regard I do not think that even most of the Sufis come out clean - they are ignoring their duties towards Ummah. Same about the Ulama and same about the Jama-at people. I am sorry but that is my dry, forthright and direct observation.

I also believe that it was not Maulana Abdur Rashid Gazi's calling to sacrifice his students. Of course I am sure Allah SWT will accept every sacrifice that was made.

Finally I would like that the things start happening around us in such a manner that would give cheer to us and the Ummah in general.

May Allah SWT turn the tide in favour of the Ummah of his beloved Prophet PBUH.
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