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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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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 06:34
The Main Encroaching Elements


The encroachment situation is extremely complex. I shall not be surprised if it is the most complex problem of not only the Muslim Ummah but humanity itself. I am talking about encroachment upon the life space of Muslim Ummah.

Even the United Nations problems pale in comparison. Suppose UN has to deal with famine in Africa. The problem as well as the solution is simple. Take money and material from the member countries and organize relief. The problem is operational and that is not a problem at all because for those companies who supply material and who take up the ground work these are God sent opportunities.

In fact once blurted out in front of a senior friend that UN secretary general has the most difficult job. This friend retorted that his job is absolutely trivial. Clearly he meant that though the secretary general of the UN is dealing with the whole world his responsibilities do not weigh much.

But encroachment upon Muslim Ummah's life space is a different beast.

There are 180 crore Muslims in the world today.

There are 110 crore Hindus today.

There are 218 crore Christians today.

There are 1.5 crore Jews in the world today.

All other people are effectively aligned against Muslims today. That is what makes it possible to encroach upon the life space of 180 crore Muslims today.

This is the gigantic problem that I am talking about. The enemies of Islam and Muslims would like to tell us that serious problems of the world today are the climate and environment change, spread of disease and the so called Islamic or Muslim terrorism and Muslim fundamentalism.

Even academic rounding up of this problem of encroachment upon Muslim life space is very difficult.

To simplify the academic discussion we should break up the problem into parts.

One possible break up of the problem is to classify the encroaching elements.

In my view the main encroaching elements are (i) The Zionists (ii) The West (iii) The RSS (iv) The Chinese (v) The Buddhists and (vi) Shias.

I suppose brothers and sisters might enumerate other agencies also but the main ones are these.
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 06:57
Encroachment Removed


In two cases, by the Grace of Allah SWT, Muslims have pushed back the encroachment to a very large extent.

(1) Dawah Space (2) English Translations of the Noble Qur'an.

We must pay attention to these two success stories in order to address our problems.

In the Dawah Space encroachment removal the story is very long but it has a very small number of heroes.

Maulana Qasim Nanotvi RA and chased the people like Bishop Pfundar and Swami Dayanand Saraswati in India.

Then there was Maulana Rahmatullah Kairanvi RA and Dr Wazir Khan who took the Christians very effectively in theological debates and decimated the missionary might in India. In fact they had to flee India to escape the British wrath.

Then we have the most recent phenomena of Shaikh Ahmed Deedat and Dr Zakir Naik who have incessantly pursued both the Christian and Hindu debaters and have decimated them again and again.

In fact my perusal of history has lead me to the conclusion that it is not the one time victory or defeat that decides the final outcome but the constant efforts over the time, in particular in between the victories or defeats, that really count.

But the fact remains that Muslims have performed spectacularly on the Dawah space. So much so that the west has really abandoned religion, that is Christianity. Of course now they want us Muslims to give up religion that is Islam because religion is passe. Christianity is passe and hence Islam is passe.

Of course Dr Zakir Naik has paid an extremely high price for this - hundreds of crores of his property has been attached by the government and he is exiled in Malaysia and even Dr Mahathir Muhammed is hosting him because of sympathy rather than real appreciation of the technical details of the case.

Of course I must mention honourable names like Dr Shabir Ally in Canada and Ustad Ali Atai. (Last mentioned might be a Shia and I would appreciate efforts on part of my brothers and sisters at this forum to clarify whether this is the case.)

Now let us take the case of English translations of the Noble Qur'an. The Christians have been translating the Noble Qur'an in English for a long time and telling us what is written in our Book.

And somewhere Muslims started doing the translation themselves. And slowly the western game was up. By now their, west's, obsession with translating the Noble Qur'an has ebbed out and very few translations from them have appeared in last fifty years. The research on these issues has been conducted by my senior colleague Professor Abdur rahim Kidwai of the English Department of our University. His article on English translations of the Noble Qur'an that has by now become a book is available on the internet and is very illuminating and inspiring.

We Muslims should be inspired by both of these success stories and take full advantage to address our problems at global and local levels.
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 10:21
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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.


That is only the first phase. People like children need to be lead by elders (intellectuals and leaders) by holding their hands and leading them to the glorious reality they have dreamt for those people. Along with education, the emotions of the people must be stirred in the right direction and they must be fed and programmed with revolutionary ideology which the leaders are promoting through that education. Also the leaders must focus on developing future leaders and examples of highly cultured, socially astute, intellectually polished beings with high moral standards and ideal ethical characteristics (the heros who can inspire the masses) with a clear vision and knowledge of creating a truly modern yet Islamic society.

Dr.Israr Ahmed's work was mostly academic in nature which is necessary. However, in order to move the masses into action, you need to come in the streets and have to motivate the masses through enlightening speeches and mass protests against unjust mafia of the corrupt elite. However, before reaching to that phase, the revolutionaries must create a good will among the public through social welfare and must create great leaders who could lead the revolution as well as maintain it after it's settling down. So first of all the leader must create a Jamaat of highly motivated and properly educated heros before coming to the streets.
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 13:26
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Ya akhi you quoted the following segmet from my post:
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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.

And then expressed views contrary and in addition to this quote.

Why did you not read my next statement quoted below?
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I do not share this view.

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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 14:22
Most Difficult Encroachers


Out of the five main encroaching agents (i) The Zionists (ii) The West (iii) The RSS (iv) The Chinese (v) The Buddhists and (vi) Shias the most difficult to deal with are the Zionists, the RSS and the Shias. All three of them are powered by the so called chosen people.

The Zionists think that they are God's chosen people. The RSS is Brahmanism based organization and the Brahmins think that they are superior to the rest of the humanity because they were born, according to their mythology, from the head of Brahma, the lord of creation as per their mythology. The Shias have the superiority complex because by some magical trick they connect themselves to Rasoolallah SAW via Hazrat Hussain RA.

Unfortunately I have written least amount of material about these three agents because of the difficult nature of the forces that operate for these.

Most of my writing here at MS has been revolving around the liberal democrats of India (the Congress and the socialists) and the west. Though RSS finds frequent mention in my posts.
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 14:48
Uses of Encroachment Theory


Irrespective of the chosen or otherwise mindset of the encroachers we have to think of the ways to come out of their grip.

How will the analysis that I am busy with will help in removing, lifting and pushing back the encroachment?

My focus has turned to the book by HM Seervai on India's partition and the book by Edward Said on Orientalism.

Former book will serve to shed light on Muslim attitude during partition and Muslim contributions to the formation of modern India and hence will give us a natural right to have a share in the definition of India that stands completely encroached by RSS today.

Latter book will help us exposing the western encroachment completely.

In both cases we shall have very robust, strong, powerful and decisive arguments and these will be of immense help to put forward and push our case.

This will bring us to in the game, the game that is being played at our expenses and in which we have little or no say at all today.

This does not mean that we shall have a cake walk after that. Far from that. Wrong doers never accept their mistakes. They do not relent and they do not back out.

That is the sad reality.
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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 15:04
Comparing Theories


It is obvious that I am not the first one to talk about these issues and hence there is this natural question: How do my views differ from the views of those people who came earlier and had a view about Muslim politics.

To do this comparison we have to take individual cases of views that have already come to the fore.

For example if we take the case of Jamaluddin Afghani, Muhammed Abduh and Rashid Rida then the difference is that their view today is classified with Muslim Brotherhood and it is like Jama-at-e-Islami. My views will be more closer to Deoband view of Islam.

If we think of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan then again my views will be more closer to Deoband than Sir Syed Ahmed Khan because of the reasons that I keep writing about. Of course I do admit that I am a very staunch Aligarh votary.


Then there is the question of comparing with late Shaikh Abdullah Azzam RA and the Taliban. In this case too my views are more derived from modern political discourse and less from theological base that was the forte of these ideologies.

This brings me to the issue of treading the finer line - full demonstration of Pul-Sirat. Any and every view that brings Islam into discussion is unacceptable to the detractors of Islam and Muslims. This is the problem that is foremost in my mind and that is the problem at the centre of my approach. It is all very well to do political analysis but to bring it to public is fraught with touchy issues.

At the moment I have only one idea in this regard and I suppose the main work after this academic brain storming that I have been doing for more than a decade. The idea is the following : We should ask our detractors, the west and the RSS as well as the liberal democrats in India that you have a narrative and the people whom you are calling the terrorists have a narrative. Where is the Muslim narrative in this game? Do we 180 crore people have aright to have an opinion and a narrative or not?

We can also tell them that we know that you desire us to not have an opinion and a narrative but we do have. You certainly do not like it but you got to accept that we do exist and you can not wish us away.
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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 15:09
Why is it taking so long?


Answer : (1) My incompetence.

(2) It took a long time to figure out what should I be looking for.

(3) Subject matter is inherently very difficult.

(4) In spite of a long list of past efforts by very worthy people the status of the problem was really in very bad shape.

(5) The subject matter was very vast, touchy and undefined.

(6) I has very scanty support. (Thanks guys for being around - that is the only help that I had at hand.)

(7) This is not my primary field.
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 15:10
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At the moment I have only one idea in this regard and I suppose the main work after this academic brain storming that I have been doing for more than a decade. The idea is the following : We should ask our detractors, the west and the RSS as well as the liberal democrats in India that you have a narrative and the people whom you are calling the terrorists have a narrative. Where is the Muslim narrative in this game? Do we 180 crore people have aright to have an opinion and a narrative or not?


And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance." If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.
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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 15:16
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I know what you are trying to say Akhi and you are right there is something called Atmaam-e-Hujjat.

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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 15th November 2019 18:00
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Hazrat! I read your whole post. I was just sharing my views that what Dr.Israr Ahmed RH could have done better in order to bring a true revolution and an idea for future revolutionaries. They may stumble upon these posts and may polish these ideas and may become successful in bringing true change.

It was not meant to oppose or disrespect your position. I apologize, if I have given this impression and I am ready to delete my post if you say so...
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