Category Archives: Islamic History

US author debunks Hindu lies about Mughal ruler

American history professor Audrey Truschke (Rutgers University, New Jersey) claims she has been target of Hindu extremists on social media since the release of her second book, Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth, in February 2017.

Responding to her Hindu critics, she says she didn’t write the book for her critics or reviewers who dismiss her research on the basis of their hatred and distorted narratives of Muslim rule in Indian sub-continent for nearly 1000 years especially the last powerful and longest reigning Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

The Indian ruling BJP and its anti-Muslim bigots have long declared that Mughal rulers have no place in India’s history.

The other Muslim ruler who is hated the most by the Hindu-Fascists is Tipu Sultan also known as the Tiger of Mysore.

Audrey Truschke is not the first author to be chased by BJP and its Hindutva allies. The have declared India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru as a traitor and meat-eater for praising Mughal rulers in his 1946 memoir, The discovery of India.

US-born Canadian war reporter, journalist and author, Eric Margolis, in his 2000 book, War at the Top of the World, said: “When London was home to 15,000 ‘unwashed’ people – Muslim Mughals had created the greatest civilization in India.”

Aurangzeb, as a young prince lived a very lavish life – dinning in gold-dishes, enjoying music and served by dozens of servants. However, later influenced by some Sufi scholars he decided to fight the Deen-e-Iallahi (Allah’s religion) fitna created by his grandfather Emperor Akbar, the Great to please his Hindu Queen Jodha Bai (born 1542), a Rajput princess. The new religion became the religion of the royal court. It remained such during the periods of Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan who built the world-famous Taj Mahal in memory of his Queen Mumtaz Begum.

During the war of succession, prince Aurangzeb always maintained that he was not interested in Mughal throne but his only objective was to protect true Islam from the Deen-e-Iallahi fitna which was practiced by Crown Prince Dara Shukoh. When he was declared Emperor of India by the royal court on July 31, 1658, he declared that he wouldn’t take a single penny from the royal treasury. He fired all the royal servants and until his death on March 3, 1707, the Emperor of the richest country of the world lived on the sale of handwritten copies of Holy Qur’an and prayer caps. Aurangzeb’s wife Nawab Bai Ji (died 1691) used to cook food herself.

Anti-Muslim Hindu and Sikh writers and authors have accused Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir of destroying Hindu temples and Sikh Gurdawaras while both Christian and Jewish historians have not accused him of such religious discrimination. Yes, Aurangzeb did close-down some Hindu and Sikh worship places, an act against Islamic Shari’ah, but not on religious basis but because those places became breeding-grounds for anti-government rebels. Interestingly, the Mughal officials and soldiers involved in enforcing these acts had always been non-Muslims.

Aurangzeb donated land and cash to several Hindu and Sikh worship places such as the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

Aurangzeb’s royal court had more Hindu nobles than any other Mughal Emperor.

 

Trump brings joy and sorrow to Polish Jews

US president Donald Trump visited Poland last week. His visit brought mix feelings among the leaders of 20,000-strong Jewish community.

Trump was applauded by Jewish leaders when he made the statement: “Americans, Poles and nations of Europe value freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come inside or out, from the south or the east, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are,” claiming Trump was talking about the anti-Israel Islamic Terrorism as Trump’s speech was written by his Jew speech writer Stephen Miller.

However, their joy vaporized when Trump refused to visit Auschwitz Museum to shed tears on behalf of 310 million Americans. This was breaking a historic American tradition. Since the demise of Soviet Russia in 1989 in Afghanistan – every US president who visited the country, has paid their respect at the Holocaust monument.

Ever since the fall of Communism in 1989, all US presidents and vice-presidents visiting Warsaw had made a point of visiting the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto,” Chief Rabbi said in a statement.

Trump also irked Polish Jewry when he invoked Katyn Forest massacre committed by the Soviet Army during its invasion of Poland in September 1939 in support of the Nazis. The murder of 25,700 Poles by NKVD was ordered by Jewish patron Josef Stalin, who established the Jewish state in USSR in May 1933.

Trump said: “In 1939, you were invaded yet again, this time by Nazi Germany from the west and the Soviet Union from the east.”

Rabbi statement reminds me one of the inmates, Chaim Kaplan, who kept a diary during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, wrote: Every nation, in its time of misfortune, has conspirators who do their work in secret. In our case an entire nation has been raised on conspiracy. With others the conspiracy is political; with us it is religious and national (here).

Jewish leaders fear that Trump’s action will give rise to Jew hatred among the Polish Catholic majority. In September 2015, Polish-US professor Jan T. Gross (Princeton University) had accused Polish Christians for killing more Jews than the German Nazis during the WWII.

In January 2017, Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo, a Islamophobe Christian Zionist, welcomed first batch of American troop on Polish soil since the end of Russian installed communist-Jewish regime in 1989. US has built a military base in the town of Zagan which was condemned by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Islam has a long history in Poland dating back to the 14th century with little recorded hostility towards the then quite sizable Muslim minority. Before Poland disappeared from the maps of Europe at the end of the 18th century it was home to almost 30 beautiful mosques. Currently, Muslims make less than 0.1 % of country’s 38 million population – but thanks to Israeli propaganda, Polish Christians believe that they’re invaded by 260,000 anti-West Muslims (here).

In 1795 Poland disappeared from map of Europe for the next 123 years. Throughout that period the Ottoman Empire protected Polish interests. It became a second home for many Poles, who, after settling in Istanbul or Anatolia were not just ordinary refugees but they contributed greatly to Turkey’s development. Officers such as Józef Bem (Murad Pasha), Konstanty Borzęcki (Mustafa Celaleddin Pasha), Ludwik Bystrzonowski (Arslan Pasha), Feliks Breański (Şahin Pasha), Władysław Kościelski (Sefer Pasha), Antoni Aleksander Iliński (Iskender Pasha) and Seweryn Bieliński (Nihad Pasha) earned the title of General in the Ottoman army and would not only work to Turkey’s advantage on the battlefield, but they also shared their insights on internal matters and Foreign Policy issues.

In 1909, Count Leon Ostroróg  became the adviser to the Minister of Justice, while Alfred Bieliński (Ahmet Rüstem Pasha) was appointed ambassador of Turkey in Washington. The Poles also helped in the field of mining.

China, Silk Road and spread of Islam

China held a two-day conference in Beijing to sell its trillion dollars mega international trade project, called the Silk Road or Belt and Road early this month. Head of states from 29 countries attended the conference which was boycotted by United States, European Union, India and Japan.

Chinese president Xi Jinping in his keynote speech assured the world leaders that China wants to bring countries in Asia, Europe and Africa closure through trade without internal political or military interference. He pledged US$124 billion toward the project.

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan also addressed the conference.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi criticized the Chinese plan on the basis that Beijing supports Pakistan’s claim on the Indian occupied Kashmir Valley. Ironically, leaders from India’s all neighbors, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal and Bhutan attended the conference.

The Silk Roads (Silk Routes) initiative is nothing new. This vast expanse of intercultural trade routes traversed Eurasia from the Mediterranean all the way to Japan, crossing into India on the way. Textiles, spices and even religions were all exchanged along the Silk Roads starting around 1,000 B.C. and continuing for several millenniums. For much of this time, Islam was the dominant religion among Silk Roads traders coming from western Eurasia, and they brought with them their belief system and a culture rich in tradition and advancements to millions of people.

Muslim traders established a network of business spreading to several major foreign cities along the Silk Roads such as Xi’an, Samarkand, Aleppo, Mosul, and Merv.

Today the Hui, a Muslim Chinese minority numbering 5 million, are widely thought to be the descendants of Muslim merchants who settled in China at the end of their Silk Road journeys (watch video below).

Muslim traders introduced Islam to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Korea, etc. via Silk Roads.

S.A revolutionary icon Uncle Ahmed Kathy laid to rest

One the most respected of all South Africa’s revolutionaries Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy) Kathrada was buried on March 29, 2017 in Johannesburg in accordance with Islamic traditions. He was 87.

Affectionately known as Uncle Kathy, he was a close friend of Nelson Mandela and Achmad Cassiem aka Little Mandela, the fellow Robben Island prisoners where he spent 26 years.

Kathrada was founder-president of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

Former archbishop of Johannesburg Desmond Tutu paid glowing tributes to his former comrade Kathrada by calling him a great champion of no-racial justice.

His memorial was attended by hundreds of family members and admirers from Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Hindu communities who paid tribute to the veteran of the decades-long national liberation struggle that brought the ANC to power in 1994.

Born into an Muslim South Indian immigrant family on August 21, 1929 – Kathrada at age 12 played an instrumental role in forming coalitions among the oppressed national groups across the country during the 1940s and 1950s.

Kathrada was inspired by another South African freedom-fighter Dr. Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo. Dadoo, a medical practitioner, was an important figure in the Non-European United Front (NEUF) which initially opposed African and Indian involvement in the military services during the early phase of World War II.

In 1964, Kathrada along with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Dennis Goldberg, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni were tried for treason and found guilty in an apartheid court. Although the defendants felt they would be hung, the ANC-SACP leaders were given life in prison without parole under hard labor conditions. Mandela, the last of the group to be released, served twenty seven and a half years in prison at Robben Island, Pollsmoor and at a residence in the Western Cape.

Khamenei prays for MalcolmX

xandking[1]On February 21, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatuallah Ali Khamenei began his address at the 6th International Conference on Palestine by asking the audience to recite Surah al-Fatiha in the memory of Malcolm X on the 52nd anniversary of his martyrdom (watch below).

In the US the martyrdom of Malcolm X, the great Afro-American human rights leader of the last century, was commemorated on Tuesday at a cultural center dedicated to him and his wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz. His daughters Ilyasah Shabazz and Malaak Shabazz represented the family at the Malcolm X Betty Shabazz Cultural and Educational Center in Washington Heights, where organizers chose to remember him not in mourning but in celebration of his legacy.

Malcolm X prophesized the current White racism and hatred toward Muslims and Islam under Donald Trump administration over 60 years ago. Though US government, Black Christians and the Jewish controlled media project Rev. Martin Luther King being the greatest American human rights leader of the same period of time – American Christian journalist and author Chris Hedges pointed out in 2015 that Malcolm X understood America’s racist culture far better than MLK.

Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings of empire. He had no hope that those who managed empire would ever get in touch with their better selves to build a country free of exploitation and injustice,” Chris Hedges wrote at Truthdig on February 1, 2015.

Malcolm X as a Black Muslim activist not only fought for the rights of Afro-Americans and Blacks all over the world but also raised voice in support of oppressed people in Palestine, and Kashmir. Contrary to that MLK collaborated with the Organized Jewry.

Malcolm’s break from the Nation of Islam in 1963 was the opening the FBI was looking for to not only undermine the NOI but also eliminate the charismatic Malcolm X. The US establishment viewed him as a threat. In America, any person regardless of color or race who exposes the true nature of the establishment is marked for elimination. Malcolm was beginning to have a profound impact on the thinking of people with his mesmerizing speeches. He could arouse people one moment and pacify them the next. This was a frightening prospect for the establishment and the FBI worked through the NOI to eliminate Malcolm,” said Khadijah Ali at Crescent International.

Elkader: US town named after a Muslim Saint

In 1846, the Christian Iowa farmers in Clayton County named a new town Elkader in honor of Algerian prince Abdel Kader el-Jazairy for saving 12,000 Maronite Christians from massacre during the 1860 Mount Lebanon Civil War (an uprising by Syrian Maronite Christian farmers against their Druze landowners) – an act for which US President Abraham Lincoln lauded him for his bravery and respect for Christian faith.

Even the Jew York Times eulogized the Algerian Emir as “one of the few great men of the century. The nobility of his character won him the admiration of the world.”

Syrian Maronite Church declared prince Abd el Kader el Jazairy as a Muslim Saint .

Elkader is the only American town named after an Arab hero. It has a total population of 1,500 with three churches – but no Muslim, Arab or a mosque.

Since 2008 Elkader has been reviving his legacy, thanks largely to the 9-year-old nonprofit group, Abdelkader Education Project (AEP).

Abd el-Kader led Muslim resistance against French colonists in the 1830s. He liberated two-third of Algeria occupied by the French Judeo-Christian settlers. He bought arms from Ottoman Turkey and England. The French army succeeded in defeating the Muslim resistance by 1848 and Abd el-Kader took refuge in Morocco. But Paris forced King of Morocco to extradite him. He was handed over to France on Napoleon III’s promise that he would be allowed to migrate to Syria or Egypt. But the good Catholic king abandoned his promise and put Abd el-Kader in jail where he suffered torture and religious humiliation for five year before Napoleon III released him on the condition never to interfere in the affairs of Algeria. Abd el-Kader, thus went to the Ottoman town of Bursa in October 1852. Following a severe earthquake in 1855, he left Bursa and settled in Damascus where he died on May 26, 1883. He was buried near the tomb of Sheikh Ibn Arabi. On July 5, 1966, his body was taken from this place with a great ceremony attended by Muslim and Christian religious leaders and Syrian president and cabinet ministers (watch a video below).

American Jewish historian Jan T. Gross (Princeton) said last year: “In the face of anti-Muslim sentiment and religious intolerance, AEP seeks to counter stereotypes about Islam as a religion of violence and the Muslim as terrorist and enemy of the West. The Emir’s life offers a perfect way to understand how religions can help to build bridges and preserve humanity even in wartime.”

American author John W. Kiser’s book, Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader, says: “The students’ stereotypes about Muslims and Arabs have been challenged, and their minds opened to the diversity of the Muslim world,” he observes. As a role model, he says, Abd el-Kader is a unifierwhose probing intellect, ethical courage, compassion, depth of knowledge – impress all who learn about him.

In 1842, Emir Abd el-Kader established the Code for the Protection of Prisoners of War – based on Islamic Sharia’h. It was two decades before the Swiss millionaire and Christian Zionist Henri Dunant established the International Red Cross in 1863. Henri Dunant, a personal friend of Theodor Herzl, attended the first Zionist Conference at Basel in 1897.

In 1843 Marshal of the French empire, Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult (d. 1851) declared that ‘Abd el-Kader as one of the three great men then living ; the two others were, Chechen Imam Shamil and Ottoman Gen.Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Viceroy of Egypt.

In 2012, Hollywood director Oliver Stone (Jewish) showed interest to make a movie on Emir Abd el-Kader with the notorious Islamophobe Jew actor George Clooney playing the Muslim Saint part. However, opposition from Algerian and Syrian cultural ministries killed the project.

Said Musa: Palestinian prime minister of Belize

belize_flag1South Americans being victims of the US imperialism for centuries (Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Nicaragua) are more sympathetic toward Palestinian sufferings at the hands of Europe’s unwanted Jews.

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega government is hosting an international conference on Occupied Palestine in Managua on February 4, 2017. The UN sponsored conference would focus on strengthening ties between Palestinians living in central America and the occupied Palestine.

Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, will be represented by its former prime minister Said W. Mousa, a Palestinian whose father Hamid Musa immigrated to British Honduras from Ramallah (British occupied Palestine) in 1930. He married a native woman and started a small business. His son Said went to Britain to study law and later entered politics.

Said visited the occupied Palestine in 1965 for the first time to discover his Palestinian roots while studying law in London. Since he couldn’t speak Arabic, he took an Arab friend along on the trip.

Said was one of the authors of Belize’s Declaration of Independence. After Belize gained independence from Britain in 1981, he was appointed foreign minister. In 1998, he led the Popular Union Party to victory in national elections, and became the first Muslim prime minister of the tiny country.

Prime minister Said Musa appointed Assad Shoman, the only Palestinian Jew in Belize as his ambassador to London. Listen to Musa’s interview below.

British Jewish oligarch Lord Michael Ashcroft has sued financially-battled government of Belize for $50 million in US court after prime minister Dean Borrow refused to pay the Shylock.

Dean Borrow and his ruling United Democratic Party have very close links to the Zionist regime. Thanks to Christian majority Dean Borrow has succeeded in ignoring plight of Palestinians.

Belize is a 9,000 square mile Caribbean nation of 360,000 people – 70 % of whom are Christians. Belize have over 10,000 Arab Diaspora – but less than a dozen Palestinian families among them. Belize is also home to 3,000 European Jews.

The first mosque in Belize was built in 1997 – not by Arabs but the descendants of former African slaves who converted to Islam. The Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has visited Belize three times so far.