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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 10th September 2019 09:34
Encroachment Theory


If you do not protect your personal space then external agencies will encroach upon it in personal, social, cultural, theological, scientific, technological, industrial, business, economy, financial, commercial, military and political way.

Muslim Ummah became lax for last five centuries on this front and as a result there has been enormous encroachment on its space by external agencies.

This encroachment can be conveniently divided in two parts - encroachment at global level and encroachment in India.

At the global level the encroachment has been by the west - initially spearheaded by Britain and France and then taken over by USA. In India the encroachment has been initially by the liberal democrats (including the Marxists) and lately by the Saffronite.

I have got several threads on this theory that are running.

This project has been going for many years by now and many of my brothers and sisters have by now been exhausted by the sheer length and duration of my indulgence.

I apologize for my incompetence but assure my brothers and sisters that this is not an endless process but a finite, do-able and manageable project.

By the Grace of Allah SWT I am more or less at the fag end of this excruciating, enervating, tiring, lonely, energy guzzling and to my dear brothers and sisters a perplexing undertaking.

If you are still indulgent then you might be seeing its final shape already.

When I dived into these deep waters I had no idea about the final shape nor any clear course of action. It was a black box or a journey into the unknown.

Personally I feel the project was worth while.

My end product is some views about what Ummah should do at the global level and what India part of Muslim Ummah should do so as to come out of the current pathetic state and to compensate for the lethargy and lack of concern for worldly matters for five centuries.

In both Indian and global cases the question of identifying the forces and powers that can be mustered on our side.

Basically we have to do SWOT analysis for Indian case and we have to do SWOT analysis for global problems of the Ummah.

SWOT=Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat

We have to analyze what are our Strengths and Weaknesses in India and we have to analyze what are the Threats to us and what Opportunities we have.

We have to analyze what are our Strengths and Weaknesses in at the global level and we have to analyze what are the Threats to us and what Opportunities we have.

By the Grace of Allah SWTbelievers of strong Iman have been making huge sacrifices, progress and it is not a case of beginning at the sketch level.

And then let us not forget that our detractors are not sleeping - they will be very alarmed by our new found awareness and alertness.

As such there are very scared of us. Real politik demands that we do not put them in the scare mode. We got to reassure them.

That is where my Signature below every post comes in handy. We have to keep assuring our detractors at every step that we have no intention of encroaching upon their space.

And then we can tell them that we have no intention to continue with their encroachment on our space. Politely.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 10th September 2019 09:57
How is My Approach Different From Late Dr Israr Ahmed?


Not much. Though there are some minor variations.

In short I have borrowed most heavily from him as well as other Elders who invested their time and energy on the problems of the Ummah.

Late Dr Israr Ahmed was of the view that if you educate the people, the Muslims, about the situation of the Muslims then automatically there will be a revolution and the masses will solve the problems and put the things on the proper path.

I do not share this view. Though there has been revolutions in the world but these have been far too less than the situations where revolutions were needed.

Thus it is not a wise thing to depend upon spontaneous revolution for solving our problems - the problems whose solution is obligatory on us.

Thus individuals have to work to solve the problems of the Ummah.

There was Allama Iqbal who proposed a tentative possibility of autonomous administration of Muslim majority areas of India within India. He requested Muhammed Ali Jinnah to work on this problem. Latter did a splendid job of taking out two third of the Muslim population in 1947 from under the coming thumb of the Saffron in May 16, 2014.

So if the revolution comes in favour of Muslims of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh then well and fine but we shall not wait for it and do whatever we can do on our own.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 10th September 2019 10:17
The Solution to Indian Conundrum


I have been talking about the evidence for encroachment in other threads and though my case is not complete and a lot of work is still pending but we can already start talking about the solution. The pending work can be done in the meantime.

In this post I shall take up the solution to the encroachment in India.

The solution to this has to be based on the true image of Indian Independence Movement and the Partition of India as has been described by HM Seervai in Partition of India : Legend and Reality.

Muslims of India have been living for last 72 years with the guilt of Partition of India. Same is true for Pakistan.

As the secrets of the independence process and partition dynamics tumbled out slowly over the decades the picture cmpletely changes from the popular perception that is carried out in the history books mostly authored by the Marxist historians.

At the end of the day the Muslims of India come out very bright and even the people of Pakistan get no black spots on their self.

I saw Professor Ayesha Jalal finding it very difficult to make her case in a talk in the west that Qaid-e-Azam was not really for partition but that can be done. It has to be taken up by a person like Mehdi Hassan. I myself intend to take up this problem.

Combined with the sacrifices made by Indian Muslims in the cause of independence and their patience perseverance in last 72 years we have a very persuasive as well as decisive case for more positive steps towards getting equity in India.

Of course no one gives you your rights on a platter and Indian Muslims have to work very assertive to get their due in India.

In summary we have a two step process for removal of encroachment on our space in India - to clarify our role in independence movement and to make a programme to get our due in India.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 10th September 2019 10:43
Responsibility for Removal of Global Encroachment


In my view the responsibility for the removal of global encroachment on the space of Muslim Ummah falls naturally on Pakistan.

In my Days of Ignorance (Ayyam-e-Jahiliya) I constantly saw Pakistani diplomats giving not only Indian bureaucracy but even the common people a tough time by their up front attitude, mainly in connection with Kashmir but in general too.

Recently too they have not lost their sharpness. For example Hina Rabbani Khar yielded not a square millimeter to Shashi Tharoor on a Mehdi Hassan programme and came out brighter than India's best debater.

Pakistan has to make the best use of this talent.

Let us not forget that Pakistan is miniature as compared to India when it comes to economy but those kind of things can be managed. For that Pakistan has to go into diplomacy overdrive. At the moment the Saffron bigots have managed to get an upper hand even in Muslim countries but that can be and has to be managed.

In the international arena the academic ammunition will come from Edward Said's book called Orientalism. The way we Muslim of India have not made the best of our contributions to independence of India at the global level we have not utilized our outrage against the western perfidy against us called the Colonialism. Orientalism is the manifestation of the same calumny against Muslim Ummah by the west.

What I have discovered in my investigations is that the world in general and the Muslims in particular have not exploited Said's findings. In fact mostly people simply do understand what a mine of explosives said had uncovered. His job was to do the impartial academic work and he did that with perfection. Let me assure you that the west is shivering their coats lest the Muslims find out what Said has told to the world. I have read very profound and effective words written in this context by the likes of mighty lawyer AG Noorani but I am disappointed that even people like him have not got the real crux of the matter.

The truth is that at the finer level Colonialism and Orientalism is as gigantic and macabre atrocity committed upon Muslim Ummah as the Mongol holocaust of Muslim world. Mongol scourge lasted from 1218 to 1260 AC while the Colonialism-Orientalism lasted for at least two and half a century and even today the western attitude is completely governed by the same mindset. The west has got a lot to answer for - only if we Muslims know the right questions to ask.

And have courage to ask those questions. That it is difficult, very difficult, most difficult to ask these questions is something that we learn in a book by professor Mehmood Mamdani. I do have a thread on that book too. Name of the book is Good Muslim, Bad Muslim.

A lot of work in this sector remains to be done. As usual I have open invitation to my brothers and sisters to take part in it.

On my part I have put in my best abilities and have a high hope that Allah SWT will accept my perspiration that is something like beyond my personal capacities. Of course in His schemes of of things my efforts weigh less than the wing of a mosquito.
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