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Where are Indian Ulema? Why No Refutation of the so-called Ghazwa-e-Hind, India-Specific online ISIS Propaganda in its Magazine ‘Voice of Hind?’


New Age Islam Staff Writer 

15 May 2020

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Our ulema should introspect deeply, and better decide to come out of their seventh century mindset, which is still celebrating Jang-e-Badr and other battles. We need a new theology, a theology of peace and pluralism, a theology of gender justice, free from patriarchal bias. ISIS is presenting a powerful Jihadi narrative based on the theology of the consensus of all sects in Islam. We need a coherent counternarrative, which is internally consistent and makes sense to the modern Muslim, living in the 21st century. Our ulema have a grave responsibility. Let’s hope they fulfil that.

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Despite its defeat and loss of territory in Iraq and Syria, ISIS still poses a grave concern worldwide, producing a wide array of propagandistic materials in multiple languages and spreading them through online platforms in order to radicalize the potential recruits. During its violent spread across the Middle East, ISIS gained both a local and international following due to its Jihadi propaganda through mouthpiece magazines like ‘Dabiq’ and its successor ‘Rumiyah’. Both the magazines served as propagandistic recruitment tools for ISIS’s sympathizers worldwide. Now the ISIS has started its India-specific propaganda calling for Ghazwa-e-Hind through the issue of new online magazine called ‘Voice of Hind’.

 

ISIS seeks to win the support of Indian Muslims through the online propaganda magazine ‘Voice of Hind’, of which there are recently three issues published by Al-Qitaal Media Centre of Junudul Khilafah al-Hind. So far, the ISIS has not been successful in gaining support of Indian Muslims except for a few self-radicalized individuals. A study of the current three issues shows that it has seriously made big plans to brainwash Indian Muslims; which will be futile, Insha Allah.

 

The magazine attempts to incite a sense of injustice and plants victimhood narratives among Indian Muslims in the recent issues. It seeks to provoke them to pick up weapons. In the first edition of ‘Voice of Hind’ released on February 24, the ISIS has mentioned the “atrocities against Muslims by vigilante groups in India” and highlighted the case of public unrest over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), portraying the policies of Indian government as anti-Muslim and thereby instigating Indian Muslims to use weapons against the law of the country.

 

The first edition of ‘Voice of Hind’ contains three articles titled ‘A Call to Muslims of Hind’, ‘Disease of Nationalism’, and ‘Matters of Aqeedah’. In its ‘Foreword’, the magazine urges Muslims to ‘Stand and Die’ fighting against ‘falsehood’. In the article “A call to Muslims of Hind”, ISIS strictly stops Muslims from being in agreement with the “wicked scholars of Hind -- Mahmoud Madani, Arshad Madani” and other Muslim clerics and scholars who call them towards peace and pluralism. Showing the images of Asaduddin Owaisi and Kanhayya Kumar, the ISIS urges that they “are at the forefront in misguiding the Muslim youth”. Dedicating an entire page to highlight the “disease of nationalism”, it says, “the call to nationalism is a call to transgression, pride and arrogance” and finally commands Muslims to “join the caravan of the Islamic State knights in the gateway of Hind”.

 

The second edition of ‘Voice of Hind’ was issued a month later on March 24. This mainly focused on ISIS propaganda based on theology, with some pages condemning the Taliban’s deal with the US as a “path from Jihad to apostasy”,  in addition to considering the coronavirus pandemic to be Allah’s punishment against those who did injustice to Muslims.  

 

The third edition of the magazine, released on April 22, contains four articles headlined “Call towards Tawheed and Jihad”, “Preparation of Ghazwa-e-Hind”, “We are victorious by Allah’s permission” and “So, Annihilate the disbelievers”. In the article ‘Call Towards Tawheed and Jihad” the pro-ISIS group argues that the recent changes in the Indian Constitution are meant to deny Muslims their rights. The article enumerates events of arresting, lynching and new laws of evicting Muslims as an argument to provoke Muslims. The magazine also uses the Ghazwa-e-Hind narrative and states that “they (Hindus) will not leave any one amongst you except the one who apostatizes from his religion and follows theirs. The only cure to it is Jihad as Shaykh Abu Musab Az Zarqawi said, “Verily after Tawheed the best antidote to the problems of this Ummah is Jihad for the sake of Allah”. 

 

The magazine goes on to say, “They (Hindus) wanted to show you the police are for them, the courts are for their benefit and they are only there to torture and persecute the Muslim community. Did the methods of voting and protests (anti-CAA) work for you? Have the courts and legislators (from) whom (you) seek help besides Allah done you any good”. Later on, the article titled “Annihilate the disbelievers” encourages attacks by means of knives, hammers, axe, petrol bombs, heavy objects, choking through belts or rope or using vehicles as weapons for wreaking havoc and maximum casualties.

 

The mainstream Muslims of India have trust in the Indian Constitution to resolve their issues, from the cases of lynching to NRC and CAA, stating that they are internal issues of the country and that the anti-national groups are not allowed to interfere into their internal matters. The ISIS supporters must rethink that they can’t exploit the current situation of Muslims to harm national interests. One wonders at the usage of victimhood narratives by ISIS while ISIS itself has committed awful oppression of Muslims in Iraq, Syria and around the world. They must look within themselves before interfering into the internal issues of Muslims and non-Muslims who, despite differences, come to support one another in times of distress, as their response to Corona pandemic has shown. Indian pluralism has deep roots.

 

As for the clerics and Muslim scholars of India, they must come forward to decry and refute the ISIS propaganda. When the so-called Islamic State came on the scene, at least one of them, wrote letters expressing loyalty to the self-styled Khalifa Baghdadi, addressing him as Ameerul Momineen. The rest kept quiet. Even Nadwatul Ulema, one of whose senior authorities, had written that letter, did not upbraid him. Indian Ulema, in general, have not gone beyond rhetoric, quoting a peaceful Makkan verse of Quran, which books in their madrasas teach, have been abrogated by later Madinan verses of war. This will not go. They should go deep in the theology propagated by ISIS and refute it, even if it accords with their own long held beliefs.

 

The Ulema must rethink their worldview, realize they are no longer living in the 7th and 8th centuries, when Islamic theology and jurisprudence had largely evolved. This is 21st century, need we tell them. The world has changed. You can no longer do ghazwas. The world is now governed by the United Nations Charter which practically every country in the world has signed. We are now governed by national and international laws. The laws of the jungle do not prevail any more. Might is no longer right.

 

Our ulema should introspect deeply, and better decide to come out of their seventh century mindset, which is still celebrating Jang-e-Badr and other battles. We need a new theology, a theology of peace and pluralism, a theology of gender justice, free from patriarchal bias. ISIS is presenting a powerful Jihadi narrative based on the theology of the consensus of all sects in Islam. We need a coherent counternarrative, which is internally consistent and makes sense to the modern Muslim, living in the 21st century. Our ulema have a grave responsibility. Let’s hope they fulfil that.


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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   18


  • “There are several Hadiths mentioning Ghazwa-e-Hind and its virtues, but the chain of narrators is weak, confusing and relies upon persons who are little known in the authentic collection of Hadith.”
     By GGS - 5/28/2020 7:34:55 AM
    Ghazwa-e-hind which means military expedition lead by Muslims against India, was actually predicted by Hazrat Muhammad according to a Sahih hadith found in the book of hadiths,” Sunan an Nasai. There are three ahadith ( plural of hadith), of which one has been graded sahih (authentic) and two are graded week by the authentic source ,  “Darussalam”. (Darussalam is an Islamic publishing house established in 1986 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by Abdul Malik Mujahid. It is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Lahore, Pakistan and has branches in 17 other countries.)
    Here we present all the three ahadith ( preditions of Hazrat Muhammad ).
    (41)
    Chapter: Invading India
    باب غَزْوَةِ الْهِنْدِ ‏.‏
    Sahih hadith:
    أَخْبَرَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَسَدُ بْنُ مُوسَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا بَقِيَّةُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو بَكْرٍ الزُّبَيْدِيُّ، عَنْ أَخِيهِ، مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْوَلِيدِ عَنْ لُقْمَانَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الأَعْلَى بْنِ عَدِيٍّ الْبَهْرَانِيِّ، عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ، مَوْلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ عِصَابَتَانِ مِنْ أُمَّتِي أَحْرَزَهُمَا اللَّهُ مِنَ النَّارِ عِصَابَةٌ تَغْزُو الْهِنْدَ وَعِصَابَةٌ تَكُونُ مَعَ عِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلاَمُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
    It was narrated that Thawban, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said:
    "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'There are two groups of my Ummah whom Allah will free from the Fire: The group that invades India, and the group that will be with 'Isa bin Maryam, peace be upon him.'"
    Grade  : Hasan (Darussalam) 
    Reference        : Sunan an-Nasa'i 3175
    In-book reference        : Book 25, Hadith 91
                 : Vol. 1, Book 25, Hadith 3177
    Weak hadith:
    أَخْبَرَنِي أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ حَكِيمٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا زَكَرِيَّا بْنُ عَدِيٍّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَمْرٍو، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَبِي أُنَيْسَةَ، عَنْ سَيَّارٍ، ح قَالَ وَأَنْبَأَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ سَيَّارٍ، عَنْ جَبْرِ بْنِ عَبِيدَةَ، - وَقَالَ عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ عَنْ جُبَيْرٍ، - عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ وَعَدَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم غَزْوَةَ الْهِنْدِ فَإِنْ أَدْرَكْتُهَا أُنْفِقْ فِيهَا نَفْسِي وَمَالِي فَإِنْ أُقْتَلْ كُنْتُ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَإِنْ أَرْجِعْ فَأَنَا أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ الْمُحَرَّرُ ‏
    It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
    "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised us that we would invade India. If I live to see that, I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar."  (Al-Muharrar means the one freed from the Fire).
    Grade  : Da'if ( weak ) (Darussalam) 
    Reference        : Sunan an-Nasa'i 3173
    In-book reference        : Book 25, Hadith 89
                 : Vol. 1, Book 25, Hadith 3175
    Weak Hadith:
    حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ، قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَيَّارٌ أَبُو الْحَكَمِ، عَنْ جَبْرِ بْنِ عَبِيدَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ وَعَدَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم غَزْوَةَ الْهِنْدِ فَإِنْ أَدْرَكْتُهَا أُنْفِقْ فِيهَا نَفْسِي وَمَالِي وَإِنْ قُتِلْتُ كُنْتُ أَفْضَلَ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَإِنْ رَجَعْتُ فَأَنَا أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ الْمُحَرَّرُ ‏.‏
    It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
    "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised that we would invade India. If I live to see that I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar."
    Grade  : Da'if ( weak ) (Darussalam) 
    Reference        : Sunan an-Nasa'i 3174
    In-book reference        : Book 25, Hadith 90
                 : Vol. 1, Book 25, Hadith 3176
    Ghulam Faruki Saheb says:
    Condemning the Ghazwa is the least that we can do. It may be the only thing we can do….That's why it is so important for India to maintain the  strongest possible military and security defenses.
    He is actually saying that “ Agar Hazrat Muhammad ne aisa kuchh bol diya to ab kya kar sakte hain, bus bharat sarkaar ko mashwerah hi de sakte hain ki hoshyar rehna....

    By Abdul Rehman Hamza - 5/29/2020 10:28:03 AM



  • Condemning the Ghazwa is the least that we can do. It may be the only thing we can do. We have no influence over Pakistani ulama or Pakistani Army. Arguing about whether a Hadith is authentic or inauthentic is a waste of time.
    That's why it is so important for India to maintain the  strongest possible military and security defenses.There is only one thing that is worse than having an evil neighbor. And that is to have an insane neighbor.

    By Ghulam Faruki - 5/28/2020 10:24:50 AM



  • so because mr. GRD refuted it now we can all go to sleep without worrying.
    mission accomplished.

    By hats off! - 5/28/2020 9:03:53 AM



  • There are several Hadiths mentioning Ghazwa-e-Hind and its virtues, but the chain of narrators is weak, confusing and relies upon persons who are little known in the authentic collection of Hadith.

     The Ghazwa-e-Hind narrative has already been refuted by Mr. Ghulam Rasool Delhavi and Mr Sultan Shahin  

    Pakistani Jihadis' War Cry of Ghazwa-e-Hind Is Entirely Based On Concocted Ahadith: No Religious Sanctity attached to Terrorist Designs on India


    By GGS - 5/28/2020 7:34:55 AM



  • "but if we want to carry on with little jokes to amuse ourselves, we can all do that"
    good point by Hats off 

    By NAI Staff Writer - 5/28/2020 7:16:56 AM



  • it is irrelevant if some indian muslims "debunk" ghazwa e hind. most of the pakistani muslims and their ulema believe in it and the pakistani army training school allegedly includes this in their syllabus.
    when you see that the army will rise up in khorasan, it is immaterial whether indian muslims condemn it or not.
    what is more important is whether pakistan - which broke away on the basis of the religion of islam - believes it or not.
    a simple and simplistic "rebuttal" to this hadith is just like the watery letter written by a hundred ulemas to the ISIS leader.
    this so-called letter NEVER categorically refuted anything the ISIS did nor did they refute the Quranic basis on which the ISIS supposedly acted. but the authors only kept asserting that jihad can only be declared by a calipha. apart from some weak wishy washy admonitions, the letter was entirely written in a carefully non-committal way.
    even the most "liberal" pakistani ulemas simply deflected the entire question without actually negating it. some ulemas mumbled something about this hadith coming true at the end of times and others escaped by saying that it alredy happend when muhammad bin invaded sindh. but no one ever clearly negated or refuted it. it is not possible to deny or negate a hasan hadith.
    but if we want to carry on with little jokes to amuse ourselves, we can all do that.

    By hats off! - 5/28/2020 5:01:05 AM



  • NAI advocate backdoor channels.
    By Aayina - 5/28/2020 2:38:10 AM



  • Anjum Miyan, soon it will come to you on this site 
    By NAI Staff Writer - 5/28/2020 1:06:18 AM



  • Staff Writer, why do you not write refutation of ghazwa hind narrative yourself?
    By Anjum - 5/28/2020 1:05:12 AM



  • Islam, Nationalism and Patriotism

    Refutation of Extremist Ideology Inimical to Patriotism (Hubbul Watani) is urgently Required

    http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/ghulam-ghaus-siddiqi,-new-age-islam/refutation-of-extremist-ideology-inimical-to-patriotism-(hubbul-watani)-is-urgently-required/d/118401


    By GG - 5/19/2020 11:16:51 AM



  • Dedicating an entire page to highlight the “disease of nationalism”, the pro-ISIS group’s magazine says, “the call to nationalism is a call to transgression, pride and arrogance” and finally commands Muslims to “join the caravan of the Islamic State knights in the gateway of Hind”

    This idea is inspired by the Saudi Wahhabi scholar Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Baaz who in his article “the evils of nationalism” published in ‘Nuqdul Qawmiyyatul Arabia (pp.39-44) writes, “And there is no doubt also, that the call to nationalism is a call to transgression, pride and arrogance,”.

    This ideology is creating a sense of extremism in the minds of these cults and must be refuted wholly.


    By GGS - 5/19/2020 10:42:14 AM



  • Just as I had said: "Hats Off's moderatophobia has reached delusional proportions. He needs help."
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 5/16/2020 12:25:30 PM



  • so the psychiatry quack speaks! ah frued version 2!
    go home! misfit liar.

    By hats off! - 5/16/2020 5:06:54 AM



  • Hats Off's moderatophobia has reached delusional proportions. He needs help.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 5/15/2020 11:16:47 PM



  • more than the ulama, it is the "moderate" talking-head muslims that are much more dangerous.
    the ulama are mostly true to what their books tell them. so blaming them without blaming the books they follow is hypocricy. this is typically the trecherous "modserate" muslim strategy.
    it is these moderates that mislead and lie to the kuffar and tell them what they want to believe. they give false analogies, smear critics as islamophobes, discourage integration of muslims into their adopted countries under the facade of religious freedom, dissimulate all violent and immoral verses, and when all this fails cry "victimhood". or "islamophobia".
    most moderates who are mostly liars, find their ulemas a convenient punching bag to blame them whenever some islamic nonsense makes the head line.
    an open enemy is anytime more honorable than the snakes in the grass moderates who hide their ill-will behind smooth talk and fake sympathy while harbouring hidden contempt and hatred for the kuffar and the western world.
    these are the kinds that enforce halal, turn a blind eye to sexual grooming gangs, provide support and political sympathies to immigrant war criminals and encourage hatred for the host country and its population.
    so blaming the ulemas is just a charade for public consumption and is just lip service.

    By hats off! - 5/15/2020 6:19:46 PM



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