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#1006 [Permalink] Posted on 17th November 2021 14:27
Hope in Grim Times


Last few of my posts have got a grim texture but that is not how I am feeling.

The situation is indeed terrible, dreadful and awful but it is not completely devoid of hope.

This is the single most important message that has been on my mind while writing the last few posts.

I do not want to convey false hope and I would like to remain connected with ground reality that is why in each post I end up focusing on the negative aspects.

Thus though we face historically very alarming situation, a repeat of Spain, but there are parts of the setting that mitigates the situation.
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#1007 [Permalink] Posted on 17th November 2021 14:58
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With pleasure, Sir.

Mufti Saeed Khan HA on Ghazwa e Hind


"There are 4-5 narrations regarding Ghazwa e Hind, and they all come from two primary narrations. Rasoolullah SAW predicted (according to Nasai's narration) that Ghazwa e Hind would take place, and those who participate in this ghazwa would attain salvation, and Sayyinduna Abu Huraira RA said if I live to take part in this ghazwa, I would either attain martyrdom or return victorious. When Rasoolullah SAW heard this, he smiled. This narration has been mentioned most.

The other narration is related by Hafiz Nuaym RA, in which Rasoolullah SAW predicted Ghazwa e Hind, and when the Muslims defeat the enemy in Al Hind, they will be informed that Sayyiduna Isa AS has appeared in Al Shaam. The victors will then travel to Al Shaam and join Sayyiduna Isa AS. This second narration has been rejected by the Muhadditheen. The majority of the Muhadditheen hold the opinion that there is no substance to this narration. They only discuss the first narration (of Sayyiduna Abu Huraira RA). They debate the identity of the people who will attain salvation as a result of Ghazwa e Hind. I urge you all to read was is written about this in our books.

Hafiz Ibn Katheer RA was a polymath. He wrote books on Tafseer, Hadith, History, and Jurisprudence. Men of his caliber are born only once in centuries. Hafiz Ibn Katheer RA writes in his Al Bidaya wan Nihaya that Muslims attacked Al Hind in the year 44 AH during the reign of Sayyiduna Muawiya RA, nearly 30 years after the end of the Rashidun Caliphate. Hafiz Ibn Katheer RA further writes that the Son of Subuktigeen (Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni) attacked Al Hind in about 400 AH. The Son of Subuktigeen was an able monarch, and he performed many praiseworthy acts. He destroyed the idol at Somnath, and his forces returned to Ghazni with victory and the spoils of war. Hafiz Ibn Katheer RA concludes that the honor of Ghazwa e Hind should go to Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni.

Other historians opine that the first attack on Al Hind was by Muhammad bin Qasim RH.

We are free to choose any of these campaigns as the Ghazwa e Hind. It makes no difference which one we pick.

Regarding the second narration (of Hafiz Nuaym RA), the majority of Muhadditheen disregard its authenticity. Let us for the sake of argument consider that this second narration has some merit. The commentators on Nasai classify this narration as MDITD (an abbreviation for the major signs of Qiyamah). What this means is that if this Ghazwa e Hind is yet to take place, then it will happen when the major signs of Judgment Day have begun to appear. These major signs have yet to appear.

On of the major signs of the approach of the Final Hour is the appearance of Sayyiduna Mehdi AS. When Muslims were being driven out of Spain 800 years ago, holy men were awaiting the arrival of Sayyiduna Mehdi AS.

Another major sign of Qiyamah is the appearance of Dajjal.

The appearance of Sayyiduna Isa AS is another major sign.

The final three major signs are the appearance of Yajooj Majooj, the rising of the sun from the west, and the appearance of the Beast (Daabbatul Ardh).

The Muhadditheen that consider the narration of Hafiz Nuaym RA to be legitimate classify it as belonging to the period of the major signs of Qiyamah. At that time, the Muslims will be fighting the Christians in Constantinople. The victorious army of Ghazwa e Hind will make their first camp at Basra on the way from Al Hind to Al Shaam.

Those that propagate this second narration of Ghazwa e Hind and ascribe it to our present times are guilty of attributing falsehood (al ayazu billah) upon our Prophet SAW. Why do these people ascribe falsehood only for mere political gains? Why use religion and the sentiments of people for such base objectives?

When Sahaba RA first heard of Ghazwa e Hind, they took Al Hind to mean Basra, because that was the last outpost they were familiar with in the direction of Al Hind. This is the reason Muhadditheen consider Ghazwa e Hind to mean the Muslim conquest of Faras (Persia, Iran). The first battle for Faras was led by Sayyiduna Saad ibn Abi Waqqas RA, so his campaign is regarded by them as Ghazwa e Hind."
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#1008 [Permalink] Posted on 17th November 2021 15:29
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Sir, very recently the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. How many scholars, historians, strategists, and intellectuals predicted this? The Taliban themselves were taken by surprise at the ease with which they were handed over control of Afghanistan after the departure of the US.

In the grimmest of situations, our lot is only to strive, while accepting that the outcome of our striving lies solely in the Hands of Allah Taala. If we strive sincerely, we are successful, whatever the outcome. The spilling of the blood of sincere Muslims is never in vain. The Sahaba RA understood this so well, that they sacrificed life and wealth to such an extent that Islam will last until the Final Hour.

The struggle and sacrifices of Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed RA planted the seeds of Islamic authority in the subcontinent. Islam is still unchallenged in the soil that became the receptacle of the blood of Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed RA and Shah Ismail Shaheed RA and his followers.

It is the Sunnah of Allah Taala. When believers strive in a just cause with sincerity (and not for worldly gain), then Allah Taala grants them vice-regency.(24:55). This striving needs to only be to be best of our abilities. It need not match the outward razzle dazzle of the non believers.

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#1009 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 07:20
Samajwadi Party and Barelwis


In this report the non-Godi media is celebrating the crowds at the Samajwadi Party's supremo Akhilesh Yadav's rally in eastern UP.

In the Barelwi demonstration organized by the Raza Academy of Mumbai in Nanded, Amravati and Malegaon of Maharashtra the crowds were much larger than the SP rally.

But the media does not pick it up.

I am not a Barelwi fan but not only the Godi but even the non-Godi media did not present an accurate picture of the events related to Raza Academy demonstrations.

I am a bit relaxed after Raza Academy demonstrations because Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his PMship started the Bareilly-Mumbai Aala Hazrat (Ahmed Raza Khan) Express to play the Barelwi card against Muslims.

Like the Shia community there was a grave danger of the Barelwis going with the BJP.

The Tripura violence against the Mosques, burning of Noble Qur'an and insulting sloganeering against the Prophet of Islam, SAW, has put the Barelwis in their place.
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#1010 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 10:08
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Mashallah, Sir, the Barelvi development is good news.

The media does not cover positive Muslim news because there is little demand for news that does not portray Muslims negatively. Also, Muslim readership of English media is minuscule, so it makes little financial sense to devote time and effort to incremental positive Muslim efforts, because only Muslims will be interested in such endeavors. There were large rallies taken out by Maulana Sajjad Nomani's (HA) associates all over the country against the triple talaq bill, but virtually no visuals were carried by any news organization, and print media usually only mentioned the rallies as footnotes.

In a nation of 200 million odd Muslims, we do not have an Al Jazeera, so we do not have a voice.

PeaceTV was a huge positive step, and poised to grow by leaps and bounds, already reaching nearly every home, but it was nipped in the bud by our Barelvi informants. C'est la vie.
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#1011 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 11:39
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Sir, very recently the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. How many scholars, historians, strategists, and intellectuals predicted this? The Taliban themselves were taken by surprise at the ease with which they were handed over control of Afghanistan after the departure of the US.

In the grimmest of situations, our lot is only to strive, while accepting that the outcome of our striving lies solely in the Hands of Allah Taala. If we strive sincerely, we are successful, whatever the outcome. The spilling of the blood of sincere Muslims is never in vain. The Sahaba RA understood this so well, that they sacrificed life and wealth to such an extent that Islam will last until the Final Hour.

The struggle and sacrifices of Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed RA planted the seeds of Islamic authority in the subcontinent. Islam is still unchallenged in the soil that became the receptacle of the blood of Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed RA and Shah Ismail Shaheed RA and his followers.

It is the Sunnah of Allah Taala. When believers strive in a just cause with sincerity (and not for worldly gain), then Allah Taala grants them vice-regency.(24:55). This striving needs to only be to be best of our abilities. It need not match the outward razzle dazzle of the non believers.

I completely agree.

Actually in democracy there is no solution if majority decides to do wrong to a minority. Unfortunately that is what is under progress in India. The Saffronites are in the majority and they are implementing their nefarious agenda in such a way that nothing is working against them. Lord Most High willing this will run its course and after that nothing will work for them.

The question is how much damage they might inflict on Muslims in the mean time?
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#1012 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 11:42
Salman Khursheed


Salman Khursheed compared the Saffronite goons with ISIS and they in turn burnt his house in Nainital.
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#1013 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 12:26
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Masha Allah.

Jazakallah ya akhi.

I shall use your transcript in installments.

Such posts take a lot of effort to write and I thank you from the core of my heart.

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#1014 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 13:01
I shall take up an issue that I have taken up several times but it has not reached its logical conclusion yet.

After Aurangzeb many Mughals tried to take hold of the empire but they were not upto the mark.

Just like the gains of the Indian independence and the Nehruvian legacy that Rahul Gandhi can not simply snatch away from the Saffronites.

Then there was Ghulam Qadir Rohilla who deviously devoured the Mughal empire from inside.

And then there were many other forces that kept on gnawing on the empire.

Everything worked against the empire and nothing worked for it.

Then we came to 1857.

Our Ulama of Saharnpur fought valiantly.

The Hindu kings of north India rallied behind the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

The British came on top and went after the Muslims.

Thousand of Muslims were martyred.

When Kangana Ranaut says that we got independence in Bheek, alms, she certainly does not mean to discount our sacrifices.

She is aiming at the Congress.

Of course she is no Muslim fan but a Saffronite.

Then there was Sir Syed Ahmed Khan who realized that the British had an upper hand over us because of their science and technology.

And he also saw, as far back as 1868, that Hindus are rallying around Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan.

Congress was found in 1885 and the Muslim League in 1906 and the Hindu Maha Sabha in 1915 and the RSS in 1925.

MK Gandhi came back to India in January 19, 1915.

He pushed MA Jinnah out of the two most potent freedom fighting units, the Congress and the Hind Swaraj League.

Allama Iqbal and others made efforts to bring back MA Jinnah from UK where he had gone after being nudged out by MK Gandhi.

All that Jinnah could do was to carve out a separate state out of Muslim majority areas.

As far as Muslims of India after partition they were left with the implicit Congress promise of equality in independent India.

Congress did try to give an equal opportunity to Muslims but Muslims were too fearful after partition to take advantage of the opportunity.

The Saffronites were inflicting pogroms on Muslims even before partition and they continued after partition.

In addition there were actions of the Congress like the so called police action of Hyderabad 1948 and the Kashmir action.

Since 1947 RSS was trying to consolidate its democratic base in 1998 they formed a stable government which was different from Congress in the sense that they had already destroyed the Babri Masjid but Narendra Modi out smarted LK Advani and we entered the ugly phase of Hindu Rashtra.

Muslims were putting some resistance against the Saffronites in some of the riots but in 2002 Narendra Modi changed the game by giving the police the free hand.

Since then it is constant march for the Saffronite from one mile stone to another.

Arundhati Roy has listed some of the mile stones in an article earlier and recently Sonali Ranade has summarized the other mile stones.

In the latest phase Kangana Ranaut says that we got freedom as alms.

This is to rub the Lib-Dems in a wrong way.

My friend Professor Ariful Islam says that what she is doing is the right thing?

Why?

Because the Lib-Dems are no different from the Saffronites. How? Professor Ariful Islam will not be able to explain but one possible argument is that even today the Lib-Dems would not allow Muslims to take care of themselves.
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#1015 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 13:53
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Sir, this is what happened in Germany with the rise of Nazism.
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The question is how much damage they might inflict on Muslims in the mean time?

If history is anything to go by, Indian Muslims need to get ready to fight to the death to protect their lives and property. Many are already having to do this, in Kashmir, Assam, UP and elsewhere.

Maulana Sajjad Nomani (HA) has been repeatedly saying that the time of filtering is fast approaching for Indian Muslims. The ones who stand by their Islam in persecution will be the sincere ones, and the ones who sell out for temporary respite and meager worldly gain will be the hypocrites.

There's an anecdote regarding one of the elders of Tabligh. On one of his travels, he and his companions passed by a group of young Muslim men lining up at a cinema to see a movie. Someone from the entourage said something disparaging about those young men, and the elder replied that whenever the life, property, and honor of Muslims is in danger, it is not people like you and me, but it is these very youth that are the first to rush in and lay down their lives for the sake of Islam.

When Mufti Taqi Usmani (HA) talked about Ghazi Ilmuddin RA, he said to a group of scholars, what face will we (religious folk) show our Prophet SAW on the Day of Qiyamah when the matter of the Honor of the Prophet is brought up and Ghazi Ilmuddin RA is presented before Nabi SAW? What evidence do we have to show for our professed love of Rasoolullah SAW?

May Allah Taala make us unworthy ones from among the sincere, and protect us from falling in with the hypocrites. Ameen.
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#1016 [Permalink] Posted on 18th November 2021 14:05
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It seems to me, Sir, that Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni RA understood this game, which is why he bowed out of the political struggle as soon as independence was achieved. Did he leave it to people such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad RA to lead the Muslims politically, because Maulana Madni's RA teacher Maulana Mehmood Hasan RA had reposed faith in the leadership ability of Maulana Azad RA?

I confess I haven't read Maulana Azad's RA political thought, so I do not know what challenges he faced and how he overcame them.
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#1017 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2021 04:59
Hindus and Sikhs make alternative arrangements for Juma Prayers in Gurugram


"First, a businessman from the Hindu community, Akshay Yadav, 40, opened his shop to Muslims who did not have space to offer Friday prayers in Gurugram. Now, a gurudwara committee has decided to open doors to them.

“We won’t be mute spectators to what has been happening,” said Sherdil Singh Sidhu, the president of the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, which administers five gurudwaras, including one built in 1934 and believed to be the oldest Sikh place of worship in the Haryana district adjoining Delhi.

Singh was referring to the events of the past three months, when Hindutva groups have repeatedly blocked Muslims from gathering for Friday namaz at public grounds that the local administration had allowed them to use.

The recent confrontation has brought into public view a long-running campaign by Hindutva groups to deny public space to Muslim worshippers in the district.

In this environment of rising religious intolerance, a few residents from other communities are now stepping forward to show their solidarity by offering prayer spaces to Muslims.

Last Friday, November 12, as Hindutva groups took over the ground where Muslims used to read namaz, Yadav told a small group of Muslims in his neighbourhood that they could use his property – his home, the roof of a children’s hospital and a shop that is currently lying vacant – for afternoon namaz. Since they did not want to invade his personal space, and access to the roof of the hospital was not direct, the group gathered for prayers in his shop."

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#1018 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2021 11:24
Contentious Farm Laws Repealed


"New Delhi: In a televised ‘address to the nation’ on Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the three controversial farm laws passed in September 2020 stand repealed by the Union government. Farmers across the country have been protesting against these laws since even before they were passed. They believe that the laws will benefit large corporates and hurt farmers."

Source: The Wire

This is the only thing Indian Twitter has been talking about today.

Many are saying that the prospect of losing the elections in UP has forced the BJP to repeal these three contentious farm laws.
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#1019 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2021 13:35
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Maybe our brother sharjan8643 will be kind enough to transcribe some of it as he has been doing on other posts.

I'm sorry I didn't get round to doing this, because the video is already in English.
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#1020 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2021 16:37
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Transcribe ≠ Translate ;)
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