Maulana Mufti Salman Mansoorpuri
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There’s a phrase that Pakistani militant leaders have used against India for decades – Ghazwa-e-Hind or a holy raid of India. Ghazwa in Arabic implies a war that is guided by faith rather than materialistic or territorial gains and is widely attributed to an Islamic concept derived from the hadiths — a set of sayings by Prophet Mohammad. The phrase is used refer to Muslim warriors conquering the Indian subcontinent.

Both radical Islamists in Pakistan and Islam-haters like Tarek Fateh have propagated this meaning. It is also frequently used as a trope to put devout Indian Muslims on the defensive. Their loyalty is questioned – will they put religion first or India?

Now, ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ has made a noisy return among scholars, security analysts and rabble-rousers, especially after the Narendra Modi government’s action on Article 370 and Pakistan’s isolation in the international theatre.

But what has gone largely unnoticed is that the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, a leading body of Muslims in India, has already called out the error in this popular interpretation. The group has supported the government’s decision on Kashmir.

Maulana Mufti Salman Mansoorpuri, a Jamiat scholar, insisted late last year that Pakistan has been erroneously and mischievously linking the term to their rift with India. Mahmood Madani revealed this at an Observer Research Foundation (ORF) conference last month, sparking renewed interest in the theological interpretation of the phrase.

Pakistan-based terror groups, notably Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), have been using Ghazwa-e-Hind as a Hadith to recruit, fund and justify its audacious terror strikes as a religious holy war against India. The Jaish and others falsely propagate that Jihad against India is considered holy in Islam and that those participating in it [the battle against “infidels”] will be granted an easy entry into paradise.

In a widely-circulated note by Jamia Qasmia Shahi of Moradabad, Maulana Mufti Salman Mansoorpuri had debunked the Jaish’s assertions and argued that prophecies and sayings of Prophet Mohammad should not be used for political or material gains.


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In a video posted on Facebook on 31 August by Zaid Hamid of Pakistan, a radical who fancies himself as a security analyst, said: “We are entering Ghazwa-e-Hind, the war which was prophesied by Prophet Muhammad.” The video shows him brandishing a Kalashnikov, as if ready to march off to the “Great War between believers and non-believers”.

He then added: “After what Narendra Modi and the infidels of India have done to Kashmir, no one should have any doubt that in the coming times. The final battle of the Ghazwa-e-Hind will soon be fought between Muslims and infidels.”

Zaid Hamid may be from the fringe, but his video has been watched by over 13 lakh viewers. More mainstream Pakistani individuals like minister of state for parliamentary affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, made a reference to Ghazwa-e-Hind while speaking in parliament and thundered: “Pakistan didn’t make an atom bomb for fun and games [khel tamasha]. We will show you if it becomes necessary.”

Zaid Hamid’s Twitter, Facebook and other social media contents are blocked in India.

Not to be left behind, actress Veena Malik also tweeted a Hadith on Ghazwa-e-Hind on 1 September. In a recent interview to Samaa TV she said: “If you look at history, Ghazwa-e-Hind is mentioned…. It is also true that there comes a point when Muslims had to raise their swords and had to fight.” After famously posing with a grenade and an ISI tattoo for an Indian magazine, Veena Malik is now a born-again Muslim.

Amir Rana, director of Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies, told Samaa TV: “It has been going on for years… whenever things get bad in Kashmir you will hear it.”

Closer to home, our own TV studio warriors have been raising the bogey of Ghazwa-e-Hind. On 26 September, Times Now declared: “Ghazwa-e-Hind a new enemy of India, will Lutyens believe now?” In India Upfront, Times Now editor-anchor Rahul Shivshankar spent 34 minutes and eight seconds trying to prove #ModiRightOnIslamicTerror. The channel said: “Times Now has accessed a top-secret report that reveals that a new uncompromising hardline Islamic radical terror group has been founded in Pakistan with a specific aim of targeting India. The Ghazwa-e-Hind will be launched with immediate effect on India soil…”

On 5 September, Swarajya magazine ran a story on a propaganda video reportedly released by a Pakistani agency in which the filmmakers had preposterously predicted that the Islamist dream of Ghazwa-e-Hind will be realised by 2025. It even claimed that Virat Kolhi will then be a part of the Pakistani cricket team in World Cup matches against England.

Jamiat scholar Mansoorpuri has questioned these facile interpretations.


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The Jamiat

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, firmly rooted in Islam, is a leading body of nationalist Muslims and clergy in India. It had opposed the Muslim League’s demand for Pakistan, and since 2001, is effectively using renowned Islamic seminary Dar-ul-Uloom, Deoband to issue comprehensive fatwas declaring terrorism as un-Islamic. Last month, it had adopted a resolution backing Narendra Modi government’s decision to abrogate the special status given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Hadiths on Ghazwa-e-Hind, according to Mansurpoori, reads: “The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said – ‘Allah has saved two groups of my Ummah from the hellfire; the group that will invade Al-Hind (the subcontinent) and the group that will be with Eesa (Jesus), the son of Mariam.’ Quoting the narration of Abu Hurairah [the narrator of over 5,000 hadiths] – ‘The Messenger of Allah promised us the conquest of Al-Hind (the subcontinent). If I am able to join it, I will spend on it my wealth and my life. If I am killed, I will be the best of martyrs and if I return, I will be Abu Hurairah, the freed one (i.e. from hellfire).’”

The Hadiths are a primary source of guidance in Islam. It is unanimously agreed by Muslims that the authority of the Hadith is second only to that of the Qur’an.

According to Mansoorpuri, 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 role of the narrator is key in how the Hadiths travelled down the centuries.

It is important to understand how Hadiths were collected and preserved. A Hadith consists of two parts – the matn (text) and the isnad (chain of the narrator). A text may seem logical and reasonable, but it needs an authentic isnad with reliable narrators to be acceptable. During the lifetime of the Prophet and after his death, his Companions used to refer to him when quoting his sayings. The Successors (Tabi’un) followed suit; some of them used to quote the Prophet through the Companions, while others would omit the intermediate authority – such a Hadith was known as mursal (loose).


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Mansoorpuri’s rebuttal to propaganda

Mansoorpuri argues that apart from the faulty chain of narrators of the Ghazwa-e-Hind Hadith, it is also spoken in absolute form without any indication of specific timing for its occurrence. He says, there are three possibilities as to which war is being referred to:

(1) The battle that took place in the Indian sub-continent in the early and middle ages of Islam, which led Muslims to take hold of the country for a long time. Like the battles fought by Muhammad Bin Qasim and Mahmud Ghaznawi. This view is also supported by the narrations which, apart from Hindustan, also mentions the Sindh. One Hadith mentions the conquest of Sindh, which took place under the command of Muhammad Bin Qasim.

(2) The second possibility is that the word ‘Hind’ mentioned in the Hadith may not be a reference to India specifically. Instead, it may refer to the Indian region and surrounding areas, especially the Basrah and its neighbouring places, currently in Iraq. This view is supported by some statements of the blessed Companions who used to say: “We interpret Hind as Basrah.”

According to this explanation, Mansoorpuri adds, these Hadiths may be referring to the battles fought against Iran in the early periods of Islam.

(3) The third possibility is that the war to which these Hadiths refer to have not yet taken place. Instead, it will take place during the period of re-emergence of Isa and Mehdi as mentioned in Islamic traditions.

The return of Isa (Jesus) is a core Islamic belief. Mansoorpuri relies on several authentic narrations to reiterate some of the conditions that are mentioned, such as Muslims being restricted in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and the appearance of Dajjal (anti-Christ). When these happen, Muslims will get involved in a war and Isa will descend.

“The above detail makes it amply clear that encouraging the present-day Muslims in the Indian sub-continent for Jihad on the basis of the Hadiths concerning Ghazwa al-Hind is completely wrong. That is because the first two interpretation of these Hadiths do not leave any further possibility (of war) for them. The third interpretation is doubtful. But if we accept it, even then the signs of the Dooms Day after which Isa (as) will descend have not so far appeared,” concludes Mansoorpuri.


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Mansoorpuri’s work offers a blunt rebuttal to Pakistan’s propaganda literature that urges Muslims to pick up arms to counter riots and discrimination.

The author is a visiting fellow at ORF and working on a book on Islam and Indian Nationalism. Views are personal.

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  1. A very very disturbing and hateful article which then idiotically promotes itself as some sort of sermon of love towards Hindus n Pagans.
    Every word in this article first suggests how Hindus must be and will be massacred for being Pagans as per Islamic holy texts, and then rather than offering a sincere apology for it, and urging Muslims to not obey such references, the writer shamefully tries to come clear on these violent commands.

    A plain apology and urge for transformation was needed from the writer and his fellow Muslims, instead what was offered was more hatred, more propaganda, and their dangerous endorsement both from the writer and the Muslim commentators below.
    WOW.. Religion of peace and Peacefuls.

  2. Though without any real contradictions to otherwise meaning of “Gazwa e hind” , butter to cover rotten part of bread was well tried to fool some readers. But people who don’t like butter & live among people know very well that the rotten one’s have increased drastically.
    It’s not only about what’s written in Hadith, pick anyone including Quran & you can find the hatred towards non believers & especially idolaters & polytheistic. Considered as worst living creatures as per Quran. The ways of torturing, killing of children by smashing their head after making them watch rape of mother, sister and relatives, are also mentioned in that very book. Tactics to show good in front & curse them at heart, is also mentioned, if majority are non believers. It’s says to wait till you over power them & then either get them converted or do all above mention acts. It even say that while doing above acts feel lucky that Allah is giving punishment through your hands. So be proud in doing so to non believers. So much is there, that hardly a page you will get, where hate & fear is not created.
    After all this you guys try cover up. What a shame to have human like you. Just because you wish to put on different clothes to fool people, doesn’t change your ideology. It was well seen how much dramatic respect the writer of blog was trying, just to make assumptions & accuse Tarek Fathe. He is much more Islamic then most of them. It’s just that, he can’t accept double standard of some Muslims leaders, who on one hand declare themselves as savers of Islam and on other hand give no heed to minorities in Muslims.
    Why you guys don’t do story about some Muslim caste minorities in Kashmir. Where they are not considered Muslims.
    Actually can’t mention everything, but clear is “kaffir o phobia” & those paid media house of INC & Western media that can’t see India rising.
    One should know Hinduism is one & only religion that was never created by humans. Our books have all knowledge of universe & living creatures, which till date scientists are discovering or will do in future.
    We taught the world & you can fool who hardly know Hinduism or Islam. So Keep doing that for the money you get out of it.

  3. How conveniently some are mentioning fate, or who can change future. Can’t get funnier than some are considering religion of “Satan” or “Shaitan” as their ideal one inspite of being so close to real humanity religion. But it’s not their fault either. Well the real future is mentioned correctly in holy books of gods & not Satan. When religion of “satan” or “Shaitan” was not thought off, in our books everything was pen down. How & what this era is going to be like, the entire knowledge of universe & species in this universe are there in our books before the very existence of evil followers. Which science & scientists are knowing today or will know in future is already what we know from very beginning of humanity in this era. So the present era is exactly shaping the way we know, I.e “rise of satan”, people going towards following satan & the world turning into a battle ground between “Hindus or humans” & “satan or Shaitan”. Even Satan becoming a king on earth for some time is mentioned, only when he exceeds his unholy deeds towards the “religious saints” of Himalayas & the real followers of “Sanatana Dharam” not those who act as being one or change or mould religion as per convenience or create new set of rules which is not acceptable in our dharam. The God will take birth as “kalki” and the fall of satan will start. Then world will once again be a living place for all living things. All will respect each other beliefs, society, family & women above all. But not son & daughter’s of satan will have that respect or knowledge of it, due to fear of god, initially they will descended down with their unholy activities & then the Details of that new era will be given by “kalki” before ascending to heaven. Things are exactly shaping the way it’s mentioned in our books. So there is nothing surprising but there is thousands of year left for that to become reality on ground but if satan & it’s followers wants earlier entry & exit then no a problem I guess.

  4. Though without any real contradictions to otherwise meaning of “Gazwa e hind” , butter to cover rotten part of bread was well tried to fool some readers. But people who don’t like butter & live among people know very well that the rotten one’s have increased drastically.
    It’s not only about what’s written in Hadith, pick anyone including Quran & you can find the haterate towards non believers & especially idolaters & polytheistic. Considered as worst living creatures as per Quran. The ways of torturing, killing of children by smashing their head after making them watch rape of mother, sister and relatives, are also mentioned in that very book. Tactics to show good in front & curse them at heart, is also mentioned, if majority are non believers. It’s says to wait till you over power them & then either get them converted or do all above mention acts. It even say that while doing above acts feel lucky that Allah is giving punishment through your hands. So be proud in doing so to non believers. So much is there, that hardly a page you will get, where hate & fear is not created.
    After all this you guys try cover up. What a shame to have human like you. Just because you wish to put on different clothes to fool people, doesn’t change your ideology. It was well seen how much dramatic respect the writer of blog was trying, just to make assumptions & accuse Tarek Fathe. He is much more Islamic then most of them. It’s just that, he can’t accept double standard of some muslims leaders, who on one hand declare themselves as savers of Islam and on other hand give no heed to minorities in muslims.
    Why you guys don’t do story about some muslim caste minorities in Kashmir. Where they are not considered muslims.
    Actually can’t mention everything, but clear is “kaffir o phobia” & those paid media house of INC & Western media that can’t see India rising.
    One should know Hinduism is one & only religion that was never created by humans. Our books have all knowledge of universe & living creatures, which till date scientists are discovering or will do in future.
    We taught the world & you can fool who hardly know Hinduism or Islam. So Keep doing that for the money you get out of it.

  5. Hi
    I am. An Indian Muslim.
    As per my understanding of Islam,

    We all muslim belive in quran and hadees. Whatever written in quran and hadees we muslim 100℅ belive it means keeping iman on it.

    What ever written about future in quean and hadees it has to be happen and we belive no one can stop it not any super power.

    Either it is about ghazwa or Israel.

    We Indian Muslims are peaceful

    Naseeb ka likha kaun taal sakta hai.

  6. Good to hear the author’s interpretation. I was having nightmares about Zaid Hamid charging forth on a white donkey (Pakistan is too broke to afford a horse) leading a brigade of the Paki crazies to capture Lal Quila and India.

    I hear statements saying that Islam is a peaceful and loving religion; and I believe it. But, my doubt is why does that religion talk about a “holy” war? War is an event in which many men, women, children, and animals are slaughtered. No war can be holy. I know of no other religion that talks about a holy war. Oh, there could be a “just” war – – to fight off and defeat evil people like Genghis Khan or Hitler. Also, why put the non-believers (kaffir) to the sword? Why not live in harmony with people of other faiths?

    • Mr GUPTA
      Ur intellectual HANGOVER can b cured if u UNDERSTAND the ENGLISH PARALLEL of two words.
      1) Islam
      2) Muslim

      ISLAM;
      is the precedent set by the PROPHETS: such as ABRAHAM, JOSEPH, ISAAC, MOSES, JESUS and PROPHET MUHAMMED.

      2) EVERY THING that is between the earth and heavens is MUSLIM. The earth, the sun, the mountains, the deserts, the oceans, the wind,
      Even u are a MUSLIM from head to toe; except for ur INTELLECT.

      If u decide not to follow the rules/precedent set by the prophets (ISLAM) then u are a PAGAN/KAFIR/NON MUSLIM

  7. Prophet Mohammed had love for india….he used to say i recieve cold air from india,,, he said a prophet named kanha took birth in india…he said indian agarbatti has cure for seven types of diseases…

  8. I read this article just now after talks of ghazawa-e-hind again surfaced in pakistan media. after that i googled and read a lot of stuff on this.
    the author is trying to hood wink all of us and seems to be so apologetic for pakistan after trying to blame a few individuals here and there.
    From what i have read and seen in pakistan media the threat of ghazawa-e-hind to india is real.
    this article is ABSOLUTELY anti national.
    Howsoever so of you in the print may hate mr.modi, please do not let that blind you to real dangers to india. please please do not publish such articles in your magazine. The author we all know is absolutely anti modi and there are limits to anti modism.
    Ghazawa-e-hind is definitely targeted against india.

    • I find it disturbingly hard to believe
      that someone could take PRIDE in
      WORLD ACKNOWLEDGED SUPER TERRORIST,
      none other than than PRIME MINISTER of FILTHIA,
      the so called INDIA:
      SHIRI SIRF MOOZI, NARINDRA MODI

  9. I read the article because the phrase Ghazwa-e-hind has been cited by the jihadis from across the border and some from the middle East.

    It is strange that every phrase and it’s true meaning and context in Koran is smartly deflected on interpretation of the hadiths. Now Islamists are unable to rely on Koran, they take an easy route to unwrangle out of the situation by citing hadiths.

    This what confuses Islamists what to follow – The Koran or the hadiths. Both are manipulations aimed at conquering people, territory, wealth and power. There is nothing spiritual about it. Only killing, vengeance and war. Why???

    • MR AMISH
      I do not know how to help u cure ur problem as I do not know whether u are NAIVE, ARROGANT or HELL BENT on MISCHIEF.
      HOWEVER consider this
      JIHAD is originally an arabic word meaning bitter struggle.
      Thus on individual leve English parallel would b; efforts directed at SELF REFORMATION, SELF CORRECTION.
      When managing the affairs of STATE/COUNTRY/PAKISTAN: conducting war against a rouge state like FILTHIA, the so called INDIA will B JIHAD.

  10. What Ghazwa ?

    The Indian scriptures itself talk of an Islamic takeoiver.dindooohindoo

    The Mahabharata, Book 3: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva: Section CLXXXIX

    And the whole world will be filled with “mleccha behaviour” (means Islamic behavior) and notions and “ceremonies, and sacrifices” (Like in the Cresent and Muslim India) will cease, and joy will be nowhere and “general rejoicing” (like gandoo Deeewali and Holeee) will disappear. And without doubt all men will adopt the behaviour of the mlecchas, “become omnivorous”(eat Gau Mata) without distinction, and cruel in all their acts, when the end of the Yuga will come And, O king, overwhelmed with covetousness, “men will kill Brahmanas” and appropriate and enjoy the possessions of their victims. And the regenerate ones, “oppressed by Sudras”,and afflicted with fear, and crying Oh and Alas,will wander over the earth “without anybody to protect them” And the earth will “soon be full of mlecchas” (an Islamic World in Asia and Africa and EU), and the Brahmanas will “fly in all directions for fear of the burthen of taxes”

    • Hi, but u forget at last VISHNU AVATAR KALKI WILLCOME AND DESTROY EVIL Allah and Islam and establish TRUTH.
      AT LAST TRUTH WIN ON FALSEHOOD

      • Mr VIVEK
        I can take it for granted that u r very NAIVE
        ALLAH is an ARABIC WORD.
        ENGLISH PARALLEL of word ALLAH is GOD
        PERSIAN/URDU parallel is KHUDA.

        Because u are NAIVE, i can assume that u are a HERETIC/ KAFIR/NON BELIEVER in GOD.
        B just to yourself
        CONSIDER THIS
        ALLAH/GOD sent scriptures so that humans would treat each-other fairly once PROPHETS were dead.
        Hindus believe in GEETA to b a scripture.
        However i believe it has been TAMPERED with and is not in its origional and pristine shape like other scriptures such as OLD TESTAMENT or NEW TESTAMENT except for QURAN
        I assume that ur skills in ENGLISH LANGUAGE are above average.
        Avail ur self ENGLISH TRANSLATION of MEANING of QURAN by MUHAMMAD ASAD/LEOPOLD WEISS
        and 2 epics of MARTIN LINGS & MUHAMMAD ASAD: to understand ISLAM (DIVINE GUIDANCE/PRECEDENT SET by the PROPHETS).
        The word which RESONATES with u is VISHNU KALKI AVATAR as an EMBODIMENT of TRUTH, JUSTICE and FAIRNESS.
        AVAIL UR SELF and opportunity to find out if READING THROUGH the PAGES of QURAN about the PROPHETS of PAST AGES such as MOSES, JESUS, JOSEPH, ABRAHAM, ur expectations of VISHNU KALKI AVATAR are MATCHED.
        FIND OUT for URSELF if through the pages of QURAN, ALLAH/GOD is speaking to U.

        HELP ur self avert an abode in HELL.

  11. The print is biased towards muslim. they always support muslim in name sikcularism ….They are getting funding from congress

  12. This doesn’t seem to be a rebuttal or ruling out the Hadith. The cleric has just lowered the probability of the Hadith being true. The rebuttal in true sense would have meant to be like saying that one should not waste time on these idiotic things but should live in harmony with all religions, take care of own family and do ones duty diligently. This article is like a feint attempt to promote image of Islam, which is being associated with chaos, terrorism and anarchy.

  13. This jammat approved injustice by aligning withe the facist BJP/rss on the iok curfew. Not to mention supporting state sponsored rapes and genocide in progress in iok till this day. If pak is to be blamed for iok situation, then why iok leaders are under house arrest ? If pak is the culprit, why not allow a UN team to show the dark side of oak ? The answer is that Hindu fundamentalists never accepted any other religion followers as citizen of india. Not only that, that medieval inhumane ideology never accepted pak just because of being a Muslim state.

    • Get your facts right. Do some good fact findings, research and then comment.
      islamic fundamentalists, have been following cult for past 1400 yrs. History has proved again n again, Islam is expansionist ideology, nothing related with Spirtual mind development, Live and Let live, is not at all there in it. It’s spread by sword and now it’s always trying to do it. Islam has converted people by force and for wrong reasons, please get yourself alright, else pain follows, as it’s Universal law, what you shall sow, will reap.
      And what about Kashmiri Pandits, which has not the issue from 1990, but from 16/17 century…..were their women not raped, killed brutally,

    • Can you apply all what you are saying to Balochistan? Just like J & K, the state of Kalat was an independent entity until Jinnah manipulated the Khan of Kalat in to an accession to Pakistan. Now, the Balochs want out. Pak army kills the Balochs. Thousands of missing persons. People who live in glass houses should not be stupid (like the Pakis) and throw stones at others.

  14. Problem is, Islam is by definition AGAINST polytheists and idol worshippers – YES OR NO??? once it is clear …things will fall in place. Polytheists, idol-worshippers and atheists are never safe as long as Islam’s holy books are there and people take them seriously.

    • Brother with no Offense to u, i want a peaceful discussion. ..u r wrong…..Read History of Islam Golden Age…..n read the Islam holy books…I can guide u bcoz i hv read it deeply…there is Sword Verse but only for aggresor, there is “DROP SWORD” Verse also……1400 yrs Holy Prophet had lot of enemies, in that scenario, it was ordered to fight only to those who fight u….Example….if u read 9.5,its very hard verse but please just read 9.4,,things will become clear to u, 9.4 Exclusively which ppl not to Fight…..similarly, 60.8 n 60.9 clearly tell which to fight n which not to fight …..Fight is only for SELF DEFENSE……NOT for Offence…
      Brother, do research with clean Heart….its totally 100% wrong view that Islam teaches killing non-muslims…Trust me bro, i hv done research on violent verses of Quran……..Ghaz we hind is something which i myself 1st hear from Media, I hv not heard in Maajid n any cleric explaining….ppl hv misinpreted this Ghaz we e hind hadith..its not that u assume…
      Ask me questions around violent verse of Quran, bcoz this is my research area which i came to conclusion as Conditional SELF DEFENSE..please dont ask me from every topic as I m not scholar…….
      Bye
      God Bless you……

      • Your research is failed , and so as this religion. Kaffirs, jihad and many more definitions quoted by Ur horny prophet who was not a prophet at all . He killed the kings and made their queens widow and then again married her, now promoted that ‘i support widow marriage’. Pls wake up , there is no peace in Islam and not also in u guys. Love for animals is hardly there, and now don’t promote becoz of protein. Waste…

      • Chapter 2 -verse 24 of the Holy Quran can you explain, what it says.
        But if you do not—and you will not—then beware the Fire whose fuel is people and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.

        • It is there to tell those who do not beleive , that even after you have got to know about the truth ,, you still dont accept it and continue with you shirk(worshiping others with Allah) then HE te supreme will burn u in hell after the day of judgement cuz thats their destiny.
          And dont use abuse as this religion is peace loving . if u have any doubts , clear them by asking those who know. not everything on Internet and media is true.
          Islam strictly prohibits war, it is only allowed in very special conditions , as told above in this comment, even after those conditions are met its not good for muslims to start war until we are attacked by other side.

          Then THERE ARE RULES OF WAR , 1) NOT TO KILL CHILDREN,OLD AND WOMEN. NOT TO KILL THOSE WHO DO NOT FIGHT , NOT TO KILL THOSE WHO SURRENDER , NOT TO KILL THOSE WHO CAN BE CAPTURED (see killing is strictly prohibited)
          NOT TO HARM ANY ANIMAL , NEITHER ANY TREE AND NOT TO DESTROY BUILDINGS , GARDENS.

          Please do proper research of everything, it wont affect you if you study Islam, i am muslim and i have studied all religions just for knowledge.
          And what Morphious said above is completely wrong as it shows lack of knowledge , respect, and any kind of sense. These vague and fake statements just deteriorate the respect of other nations infront of our eyes.

          You can Question any thing you want to about Islam!!!

      • Brother Faisal, what Islam teaches and how it is practiced are vastly different. And, let us not blame all Muslims and Muslim nations. It is just the fundamentalists like the Wahabis, Deobandis, and Barelvis that have hijacked Islam. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan preach hardcore Islam: what happened to the gentle Sufi Islam? Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world. It proudly acknowleges its Hindu past (unkike Pakistan). There is wonderful sculpture of a scene from Mahabharata in the center of Jakarta, Hinduism is proudly and freely practiced it Bali, and there is an image of Lord Ganesha on one of its currency notes. Whan the Emir of Abu Dhabi had agreed to the building of a Hindu temple in his country, there was a great deal of chagrin in Pakistan. Islam is benign in Central Asia, South Asia, Europe, and even in large part of the Middle East.

  15. Rashid Kidwai is hardcore (Kattar) islamist ,by writing this article he has exposed himself. It does not matter how the hadit should be interpreted , what matters is how it’s interpreted and taught in Madarsas in India. This writer does not have guts to denounce the Madarsas ,where it is taught , rather this moron will lie that no madarsa teaches Gadwa E hind. Must say this Chamcha of Congress is very dangerous for country.

  16. what more can we expect from theprint.in ? they post false things and try to make people of India suffer, its all propaganada.

  17. Gazwa e hind is real. What theprint does first trash the concept of gazwa e hind by quoting some cleric while they are sure that he is telling the truth? And then trash tarekh saab because he is telling the truth. ThePrint and quint are some of the sleeper cells of this ideology. They will try to cover it as much as a possible from unassuming general public. We should shunt these media houses else they will convince us that killing fellow beings also is secular.

  18. Actually Ghazwa Hind doctorine is to kill all kafirs of Indian Subcontinent and Convert this whole Indian subcontinent in Islamic land.This media channel is Pseudosecular and AntiHindu so want to cover up and to hide the malafide intentions of Islamists over India.

  19. Actually Ghazwa Hind doctorine is to kill all kafirs of Indian Subcontinent and Convert this whole Indian subcontinent in Islamic land.This media channel is Pseudosecular and AntiHindu so want to cover up and to hide the malafide intentions of Islamists over India.

  20. They took away Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Bangladesh from India. Illegally occupied part of Kashmir. Infiltrated Muslims in Assam , West Bengal. Radicalized people in Kerala . They are present in every state every district of India. All Muslim celebrities are marrying to Hindu girls called as love jehad. We Indian especially Sanatani Hindus should be careful against such demons who wants to marry 4 times and want to enjoy 72 hoors in jannat. Actually this theory of 4 marriage and dream of 72 hoors is the reason behind dumb people getting converted to Islam. Quiet sure they are going to hell. Inshallah

  21. Totally biased and false things written. Reality remains reality. This Arabic concept is there. Print.in media house is sold out to Congress , I understand. Piecefulll Kaum.

  22. After reading the whole story or misguidance.
    I can say the author got good amount from Pak or playing a important role in Gazwa e Hind because whenever these people grow more than 40% then there is no place for Infidels there and it’ll be a Islamic State. Right now he’s doing Taqqiya. I know these people in and out and what Deobandi or wahabi or Dar up ulum teaches in it’s all of madarsas. 90% of these people voted for Pakistan and majority still remained here. I challenge you give me a single reference of a country where majority is Islam followers and that is secular country but I can give example of Kashmir where people like you of radical ideology killed thousands of native kashmiri pundits. Shame on you Eat in Bharat think of Pakistan. Shame Traitor

  23. This news channel is a dangerous like Rana Ayub, always defended rape, violence, intellectual terrorism, secular, democracy….etc These funded by parties want to see divided india with veil of secular

  24. The idea of Ghazwa-e-Hind is not only idiotic and mischievous, it is also dangerous. To attribute such an evil notion to our Prophet is not only an insult to him but is a total negation of Islam.

  25. All right,I am always trying to Pakistan freinds to understand the real meaning of this gazwa e hind hadith.Option 3 will heppen when we struggle to survive and Isha a.s & mahedi a.s will come as our saviour.

  26. Humbug. Islam is a death cult. This author is just trying to put lipstick on the pig, it will still be a pig. Let this author write this article in Saudi Arabia or Pakistan. People like this author are more dangerous than the ISIS terrorists. With the terrorists, at least you know their intentions and weapons. Writers like this are hidden internal enemies, trying to cloak hideous ideologies like Ghawa-e-Hind as something benign.

  27. Islam and Jehad are inseparable. Islam, at the outset, was aware that Sanatan Dharma was nursed in Hind and its principles were outcome of seers’ and Rishis’ chintan and none claimed to be in command of Sanatan Dharma. Vedas – a storehouse of gyan – was passed through direct practice and narration to their disciples for passing on the gyan to able bodied disciples down the generations. This Dharma continued for generations in the form of Shruti for a long time and much later it was formalised as Vedas by Rishi Vyas much later. Thus Dharma’s origin is traced to Brahama, the creator of this creation. Islam found Sanatan Dharma as a great hurdle in its expansion through length and breadth of the world. It has cherished Gazwa-e-Hind through Hadith and commanded Jehad against Kafirs for its expansion throughout the world. G S Verma.

  28. Who is Rashid Kidwai addressing through this article? Muslims or non-muslims. Non-muslims are only bothered about what muslims understand by the term “GHAZWA-E-HIND” because their understanding of it is a existential threat to every other Indian. So there is no point addressing this article at non-muslims as long as muslims imbibe the wrong interpretation.
    Rashid Kidwai and his contingent of Congress, presstitute contingent needs to go into the muslim masses and educate them about the actual meaning of this term, not sit in office and write articles like which most muslims will not read on THE PRINT.
    My own lab technician, who is a Shia Muslim, will not watch or read news, will not even try to learn the latest in laboratory technology which is his profession, but is an absolute practising Muslim.
    He once believed that the Battle of Karbala was between Jews and Shias until I corrected him. There are many such false stories being propagated by Imams & Mullahs in the mosques of India. As a doctor, the change is very evident to me.

  29. Hello, Mr writer, why r u hiding the truth of islamic scripture like Hadis n kooran.
    The very basics of Islam is based upon violence, war n killing of Kafirs( non muslim) has been regarded as holy act clearly stated in Muslim scripture, don’t make fool other people, u may, but in the time of technology everything is available in one,s hand.
    ‘Gajzwa e Hind’ is a reality accept it, islamic forces on the basis of this idea fighting against India n Dharma for more than 1000 years n it is unfulfilled dream of Islamic forces.

    • From the way you talk about Islam, I see that you do not know anything about Islam

      I will only say these points

      Islam is the religion of peace.

      Islam stops us from attacking non-Muslims if it does not attack us.

      Islam prevents us from continuing to fight when the infidels stop attacking.

      Islam prevents us from killing
      And it does not prevent us from defending ourselves.

      Even in war, Islam prevents us from killing women, children, and the elderly.

      If the Muslims wanted to kill you as you claim, they would have killed you
      What prevents them? There are more than a billion Muslims.

      I advise you to follow Dr. Zakir Naik, you may know the correct Islam and also that Islam is the right religion.

  30. Don’t see such long write-up for the malaise in the Muslim society. Just one q to the author- why is Muslim society in perpetual conflict with itself and/or non-muslims ? Conflict is in the DNA of Islam, always angst, always Us-vs-them narrative. Amazing superiority complex, to the extent -willing to kill or get killed. Out there to convert everyone like them. First non-muslims, then when they are no more then comes fellow religionists who differ with their narrative. Wow. And this is the religion of peace….

  31. What matters is how Islamic terrorists interpret Ghazwa-e-Hind because it’s they who want to destroy Hindus. How peace loving Muslims interpret Ghazwa-e-Hind is immaterial.

  32. Tarek Fatah exposes this death cult badly, so author is feeling pinched.
    Anyways we should know it is an dangerous Arabic ideology which needs to be eradicated from our country.

  33. How easily and conveniently the author brands Mr. Tarek Fatah ( a practicing Muslim) as anti-Islam. Why? Because Mr. Fatah’s views differ from a huge majority of Muslims. One can easily see the intolerance built in the thoughts and deeds of the erudite author.
    He seems more interested in acting as an acolyte of the Jamiat Ulema e Hind and the Deoband seminary.

    • Tarek Fatah exposes this terrorist ideology badly. Taqqiya is the habit of these people. The author is doing that. Anyways I believe offensive against the practise of this Middle East based desert cult.

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