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Ghazwa-e-Hind: Revival and Re-Assertion Dangerous To Indian Security

By R. Upadhyay

June 28, 2017

The Indian Media on June 5 mentioned about a recorded message of Zakir Musa the former Hizbul Mujahideen Commander of Kashmir that slammed the Indian Muslims for not joining Islamic jihad for ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (the final and last battle for the conquest of India). This provocative audio message included the following excerpts:

“They (Indian Muslims) are the most shameless Muslims in the world. They should be ashamed of calling themselves Muslims. Our sisters are getting abused and dishonoured and Indian Muslims keep screaming that ‘Islam is peace’.”

“They are the most ‘Beghairat Qaum’ (shameless community) who cannot speak up against oppression and injustice. Is this what our Prophet and his ‘Salafs’ (followers) have taught us? They gave their blood during the wars and martyrdom for the honour of our sisters”.

“You still have a chance to stand up and join us. Come forward or it will be too late for you.”

It was not surprising that Zakir Musa used the term Ghazwa-e-Hind but the surprise was that the Indian Mullahs, other leaders as well as politicians from the community did not condemn it in strongest terms.

The Islamic term ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ reportedly had a reference in Hadees (sayings of Prophet Mohammad) with regard to final jihad with India that shall take place before the Qayamat (end of times). It was therefore, the strategy of the terror operative Zaqir Musa in Kashmir to entice, provoke and motivate the Indian Muslims with a call of this prophetic prophesy for joining this final jihad before the end of the world (Qayamat).

It all began with a prominent Pakistani Cleric Irfan-ul-Haq using this term in his lecture in 2011 when he said “Pakistan came about for the sole purpose of being the springboard of the end-of-times ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ when Pakistan’s military and people will swarm India and wipe out once and for all the practice of Hinduism from the face of the earth”. (http://tarekfatah.com/why-does-pakistan-seek-a-war-with-india-its-ghazwa… hind-stupid/)

Invoking the term Ghazwa-e-Hind has been a staple Islamist discourse earlier too and launched from time to time to call for jihad against India from the eighties of the last century. It is no surprise that all terrorist groups operating in Kashmir claim that their Jihad is a part of the prophesy of Prophet Mohammad.

Pakistani propagandist Zaid Hamid had also repeatedly invoked Ghazwa-e-Hind as a battle against Hindu India led from Muslim Pakistan. According to Hamid, “Allah has destined the people of Pakistan” with victory and “Allah is the aid and helper of Pakistan.” (hudson.org/research/11167-prophecy-the-jihad-in-the-indian-subcontinent)

Coming as it is from military-mullah establishment of Pakistan it was surprising that Indian Islamists didn’t challenge this campaign for this final Jihad with India. In fact, the Islamic clerics in India avoided a debate on the propagation of Ghazwa-e-Hind by Pakistan when Tarek Fateh, a Pakistan born Canadian citizen of Indian origin tried to drag them for discussion on this so called Hadees based Islamic doctrine that prophesied Islamic rule over India and total conversion of Hindus to Islam in his TV talk show in ZEE news. Is it to be understood that their silence on the issue or failure to condemn it was to be taken as one of approval?

In this context one should recall that in the past the collaborative politics of a group of Mullahs under the banner of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind with the pro-Muslim Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi during freedom fight against the British was their calculated strategy to defend and protect their Islamic expansionist agenda. For this, they were then even complimented by the Congress as nationalist Muslims despite the fact that they were pan-Islamists.

Although the long history of Jihadi poison in South Asian region has been changing its course with ups and downs for various reasons, those who have not lost their historical memory, may be aware that radical followers of Islam never gave up the ambition of re-establishment of Islamic rule in India.

“Many interpreters of Jihad in the Muslim world, and an equal number in the west, have explained Jihad with double meaning. It stands for Jihad bi al Saif (holy war by means of sword) and for Jihad al Nafs (literally, struggle for one’s soul against one’s own base instinct). Both interpretations are true, but Islamic militants have rejected the spiritual explanation as dangerous heresy…” (Walter Laquer, an American expert on terrorism -Pioneer dated October 2, 01)

Jihad was initially, a fight against the idol worshipers in Arabia, but subsequently it was used as a weapon to spread Islam in other parts of the world. The ongoing terrorist attacks in different parts of the world and similar attacks in Kashmir and its extension in other parts of India have by and large been understood or misunderstood as part of the Jihadi onslaught by Islam.

Emboldened with the successful history of Jihadi impact on conversion of a large number of natives, the Indian Ulema/ Islamists considered non-Islamic governance in India as Darul Harb (land of war) and felt that it is the duty of Indian Muslims to turn it into Darul Islam (Land of Islamic rule) after complete liquidation of non-Muslims in the region which could be possible only after Ghazwa-e-Hind.

Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al Qaeda had once declared India as one of his target countries for jihad. For some Indian Islamists like Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Maulana Abdul Ahmed Nawani, Mohammad Shafi Moonis and Javed Habib and organisations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and Jamat-e-Islami Osama bin Laden was their hero (Pioneer dated October 9, 2001). Ahmed Bukhari in a press briefing strongly asserted that “no Muslim considers Osama bin Laden (as) an accused” and “we will give moral support to the call of Jihad given by the Islamic Government of Afghanistan” (Hindu dated October 10, 2001).

It is in this context that the audio message of Kashmiri Terrorist to re-ignite the minds of Muslim youths to accept it as a part of their holy duty to join the Ghazwa-e-Hind for the final conquest of India and Islamisation of all the non-Muslims of this region should be seen as a dangerous move destined to create and incite more violence not only in Kashmir but in other parts of India.

The Muslim clerics may have a valid reason to disassociate Islam from such audio messages, but their silence and failure to condemn it in strong terms may give the impression to the common people in the community that they are not against it. Since Muslim intellectuals are not ready to confront the challenge of Jihadi radicals like Zakir Musa and others, the Muslim masses are bound to follow the dictates of the self-serving Ulema/ Islamist Indians who by and large are found expressing the move of anti terrorism camp as a challenge to Islam. Looking the other way over the call from Pakistan trained terrorists for Ghazwa-e-Hind is certainly not the right approach. A general perception is therefore, gaining ground that terrorism and Jihad are the two sides of the same coin.

It is a testing time for the common people of the community and they should keep away from the propagation of Ghazwa-e-Hind and the like and thus thwart the terrorists’ attempt to revive the medieval spirit of Jihad against India.

Source: eurasiareview.com/28062017-ghazwa-e-hind-revival-and-re-assertion-dangerous-to-indian-security-analysis/?utm

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  • As a Muslim ,I know it hurts so much for Hindus but the reality is reality .Pakistan is the first step towards ghazwa e hind and they have achieved the Nuclear weapons also .It is said that during Ghazwa e hind ,all the Muslim countries will merge and form a big Army that will invade Hind and bring the Rulers of Hind chained in Hands After that , the idol worship will be stopped in India permanently and Islam will rule .This is what i have learnt so far ..Whatever Prophet said has came true .No one invented Ghazwa e hind .It is there in Hadtih , the sayings of the Prophet .
    By Usman - 5/9/2018 8:17:30 AM

  • The so called prophet is the greatest deceiver. Islam is evil. Time to occupy Mecca and Medina and convert all to Dharma or kill them. Time to purge India off all non-dharmic beliefs. When India was only dharma, India was undefeated. Even Alexander was stopped. We got weak because we allowed filth and pollution into Indian religious life. Time to purify India.
    By Axe - 12/22/2017 8:00:31 AM

  • Hats Off says, " it was akhand bharat until islam broke it up."

    These are the kinds of lies he touts in NAI! His frenzied war against Islam needs such lies desperately.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 7/3/2017 11:18:36 PM

  • whether the hadees is sahi, hasan, daif or maudu, the hadees is there for use by whoever feels up to it.

    so if hindus are contemplating akand bharat it entirely justified as hindus have been at the recieving end of islamic barbarity right from the day islam was born in the sands of barbaria. it was akhand bharat until islam broke it up into afghanistan, pakistan and bangladesh.

    even today a large number of islamic scholars are asking for spain (al andalus) to be re-taken. and every islamic scholar is in agreement with the concept that once a land is conquered by islam, it can never go back to its original owners. how similar the abrahamic cults are!

    all in all islam is just a world dominationg scheme under the garb of religion. just as judaism and christianity are. but only christianity has succeeded and now islam wants a piece of the cake.

    all converting religions are inherently intolerant. conversion is just cult behavior exalted to spiritual activity.

    this is why on conversion one has to abandon all his past traditions, all his relations, and everything he believed in previously. he has to start with giving up his very name.

    all prophetic religions are merely cults masquerading as spirituality. this is revealed by how muslims are required to love their prophet more than their own children and parents and close relations.

    like frank zappa said, the only difference between a cult and a religion is how much real estate they hold. religions hold vast estates and cults hold small estates.

    By hats off! - 7/3/2017 7:44:55 PM

  • I cannot add more after Naseer Ahmed Saab. Completely agree with him. As many Muslims believe in Ghazwa e Hind as Hindus believe in Akhand Bharat. Such rabble rousing is best ignored and time used for more constructive activity.
    By Kamran Khan - 6/29/2017 2:05:05 AM

  • When there was no doctrine of Ghazwa-e-Mecca, how can there be a doctrine of Ghazwa-e-Hind?

     To get the concept clear, the Prophet was not given permission to fight while he was in Mecca. Only after he migrated to Medina and became their political leader, was he given permission to fight the Meccans if they fought against him. The Quran, makes it clear at the same time, that the Prophet had no responsibility for the Muslims who had stayed behind in Mecca and the verses regarding fighting were not applicable to them but only to the Muslims who were with the Prophet in Medina.

     The Muslims, who wish to wage Ghazwa-e-Hind, must therefore first quit India, if they are to follow their religion. They cannot remain in India and wage war against it just as Muslims who had remained in Mecca had no duty to fight the Meccans.

     The Prophet, in his lifetime, had sent emissaries to eight rulers/governors and these belonged exclusively to the two imperial powers of the day, viz the Sassanids and Byzantines who were engaged in constant war with each other trying to gain the upper hand and extend their rule. These were the rulers who had an eye on Hejaz also and tried to capture it. The Caliphs after the Prophet, confined their wars with only the Sassanids and Byzantines and after defeating these two imperial powers in the first hundred years, were content to live peacefully until they themselves were attacked by the Mongols and the Crusaders, several centuries later.  The exception being a few local wars by local governors to address local issues such as the conquest of Sindh which had to do with removal of obstruction to trade by the then ruler of Sindh. It is to be noted that after capturing Sindh, there was no attempt to capture any other part of India inspite of its famed wealth. The Islamic Caliphate was content to only carry on trade with India. If there was a doctrine of Ghazwa-e-Hind, would they have kept quiet?

     Subsequently, India was attacked by Afghan and Mughal warlords who entered Islam late, but these warlords and rulers were not part of the Caliphate. Although parts of India were under Muslim rule spread over 700 years, the doctrine of Ghazwa-e-Hind was never heard of during these 700 years.

     Ghazwa-e-Hind appears to be a new doctrine, spun by Pakistan. While in Pakistan the people are made to fear India by talking of the RSS doctrine of Akhand Bharat, the people in India are being made fearful by talking about Ghazwa-e-Hind! The objective of creating fear is to create an atmosphere of distrust and hatred and create chaotic conditions. It is mischief mongering.

     The Islamic doctrine of war from the example of the Prophet, is very plain and simple.

     Live amicably if you can practice your religion without hindrance.

     Migrate if you cannot, to a place where you can.

     Wage war only if the other party wages war against you.

     War can be waged only by a sovereign/ruler and not by any individual or groups of individuals.

     Only the subjects of a ruler can join the war effort of their ruler.

    There is no place in Islam for loose canon balls and mischief mongers.

    Pakistan does not appear to have learnt its lesson after losing Bangladesh. As a matter of fact, that loss appears to rankle to this day, and the doctrine of Ghazwa-e-Hind has been invented as a balm for those wounds. Such nonsense in the name of Islam will destroy them totally. Is it not clear to them that their demand for Pakistan in the name of religion has received no blessings from God? Pakistan is a country whose birth is illegitimate made worse by behaving like a prostitute, selling itself and its dignity to anyone who will throw money at them. They have enslaved themselves to the US and to Saudi Arabia for a few dollars.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 6/29/2017 12:20:05 AM

  • All Muslims should know that Ghazwa-e-Hind is a false doctrine from some weak Hadiths and is being exploited by some Pakistani  imams to increase their own popularity. It should be given no credence.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 6/28/2017 2:09:43 PM

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