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Ghazwatul Hind or Ghazwa-e-Hind (Arabic: غزوة الهند) is a prophecy of Jihad mentioned in some sayings of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad (ﷺ) foretelling battles in the Indian subcontinent between Muslims and non-Muslims, resulting in the victory of Muslims. [1]

Prophecy Edit

In the Hadith collections, the prophet is reported to have 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 ibn Maryam (عليه السلام)."
—Sunan an-Nasa'i, Book of Jihad, 3175 [2]
"The Messenger of Allah 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 (freed from the Fire)."
— Sunan an-Nasa'i, Book of Jihad, 3173 and 3174 [3] [4]
"In this Ummah, the troops would be headed towards Sindh and Hind."
— Naim ibn Hammad in Kitab al-Fitan [5]
"A group of you will conquer India, Allah will open for them (India) until they come with its kings chained – Allah would forgive those warriors – when they return back (from India), they will find Isa ibn Maryam in Syria."
— Naim ibn Hammad in Kitab al-Fitan [6]
"A king of Jerusalem (Baitul Maqdis) would make warriors move forward towards Hindustan. The warriors will destroy the lands of Hind; would seize its treasures; the king would use those treasures for the decor of Jerusalem. That troops would bring the Indian kings in front of the king of Jerusalem. His warriors by king’s order would conquer all the areas between East and West: and would stay in Hindustan till the appearance of Dajjal."
— Naim ibn Hammad in Kitab al-Fitan [7]

Interpretation Edit

Some scholars believe that the prophecy has already been fulfilled when Muslims invaded India during the reign of the second Umayyad caliph, Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan (رضي الله عنه‎) followed by Mahmud ibn Sebuktegin (Ghaznavi), Mu'izz ad-Din Muhammad Ghori, Taimur bin Taraghay Barlas etc. to this day while others believe that the conquest of India has not taken place completely yet, but it will occur when Isa ibn Maryam and Imam Mahdi (عليهم السلام) descend from the Heaven to fight Dajjal as per the reported traditions. [8] [9] [10]

References Edit

  1. "Ghazwa-e-Hind". tarekfatah.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  2. "Hadith -The Book of Jihad -Sunan an-Nasa'i, 3175". Sunnah.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11. 
  3. "Hadith -The Book of Jihad -Sunan an-Nasa'i, 3173". Sunnah.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  4. "Hadith -The Book of Jihad -Sunan an-Nasa'i, 3174". Sunnah.com. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  5. "Ghazavatu'l-Hind: A matter of Faith". jihadwatch.org. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  6. "Pakistani Jihadis' War Cry of Ghazwa-e-Hind". newageislam.com. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  7. "Ghazawatul Hind -Scoop News". scoopnews.in. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  8. "Hadith about the conquest of India". islamqa.info. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  9. "What is narrated in the Sunnah about the invasion of India". islamqa.info. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  10. "Prophecy & the Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent". hudson.org. Retrieved 2018-07-06.

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