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GHOUTA SYRIA = Srebrenica Bosnia

Guardian 20/02/18

Eastern Ghouta is another Srebrenica, we are looking away again

The horror of the Bosnian Muslim massacre of 1995 is being repeated today in Syria.

With every child who dies, with every act of brutality that goes unpunished, eastern Ghouta more closely resembles what Kofi Annan once called the worst crime committed on European soil since 1945. Eastern Ghouta is turning into Syria’s Srebrenica.

Like the Bosnian Muslim enclave in 1995, eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, has been besieged by regime forces since the early stages of the Syrian war. Years of attrition have failed to dislodge rebel factions that control it.

As was the case in Srebrenica, food supplies, aid and medical assistance have been cut off. In 1993, the UN designated Srebrenica a “safe area”. Last year, as part of Moscow’s abortive Astana peace process, the Russians declared eastern Ghouta a “de-escalation zone”.

‘It’s not a war. It’s a massacre’: scores killed in Syrian enclave To no avail. As in Bosnia, nobody attempted to protect the civilian population when a regime offensive began there in December after negotiations failed. The airstrikes and bombardments are carried out with impunity by Syrian forces and their Russian backers.

The UN has almost begged the pro-Assad coalition, which includes Iranian-led militias, to agree to an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. Its appeals have been ignored. Relief agencies’ pleas for access have also gone unanswered.

The attention of the big powers – the US and Russia – and regional actors such as Turkey, is focused instead on a grand strategic game played over the corpses of half a million Syrians. Their eyes are on future control of a country in effect partitioned into zones of influence.

For the Trump administration, this means curbing Iran’s supposed ambitions to create a “land bridge” to the Mediterranean, or a “Shia crescent” stretching from Herat in Afghanistan to the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. For the Turks, it is all about crushing the Kurds. For Vladimir Putin, it is about power.

But for the residents of eastern Ghouta, it is about survival. Record numbers have died in the past 36 hours in an area where the overall death toll since 2011, when the war began, runs into uncounted thousands. And there is no escape.

More than 200 dead, over 500 wounded and five hospitals bombed in last 2 days. The violence is relentless and unbearably cruel.

In Srebrenica, about 8,000 Muslim men and boys were massacred in a few days. Between 25,000 and 30,000 Bosniak women, children and elderly people were subject to forcible displacement and abuse. The international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia later decreed that these crimes constituted genocide.

At the time, the world stood back and watched as Gen Ratko Mladic’s Bosnian Serb army and Scorpion paramilitaries closed in, overrunning Dutch peacekeepers. The international community knew full well what Mladic might do, that a massacre was imminent. It looked the other way.

The agony of eastern Ghouta, already infamous as the scene of a 2013 chemical weapons attack using sarin gas, is slower but similarly ignored. Once again civilians, including large numbers of children, are being killed. Once again, the western powers, with forces deployed in the country, refuse to intervene. Once again, the UN is helpless, the security council rendered impotent by Russian vetoes.

“This could be one of the worst attacks in Syrian history, even worse than the siege on Aleppo … To systematically target and kill civilians amounts to a war crime and the international community must act to stop it,” said Zaidoun al-Zoabi of the independent Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations.

But for now at least, Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad – like Mladic in 1995 – appears to be impervious to reason or outside pressure. The evidence implicating Assad in war crimes and crimes against humanity is plentiful. So far no charges have been brought, and he carries on regardless.

Today, in eastern Ghouta, like Srebrenica in 1995, vile crimes that could constitute genocide are being committed. In November, Mladic was finally convicted of genocide in The Hague. That took 22 years. How many more children will die before justice is served in Syria?

#Ghouta #Shaam




Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

Yesterday, the Muslim Personal Law Board held a meeting in Hyderabad (India) related to the Babri Masjid and they concluded that they won’t compromise on the land of Babri Masjid and they will fight the case in the courts.

On the contrary Maulana Salman Nadwi after meeting with a kaafir boet (idol) pujari endorses that there should be an “out of court” settlement, and even if it means that we should compromise on the land of the Babri Masjid for the sake of a temple, we should do so, so that we can build another Musjid “in a land allotted somewhere else”.

There has been a huge uproar in the Media and the Muslims are divided in their own opinion. While some supporting the stance of Maulana Salman Nadwi, others are supporting the stance of the Muslim personal law board.

Please comment on this issue. What is the actual stance of the Shariah?

ANSWER [By Mujlisul Ulama]

The stance of the Shariah on the issue of Musjids is clearer than daylight at the zenith. A Musjid is termed, The House of Allah. Once a land has been made Waqf for a Musjid, it will remain a Musjid even after the Day of Qiyaamah. All the plots of land on which Musjids have been built will be incorporated into the land of Jannat.

There is absolutely no way of desanctifying and de-Musjidizing a Musjid. It will remain a Musjid forever even if a temple or a brothel has been built on it by the worshippers of Shaitaan. A Musjid can never ever be sold or bartered away or alienated in any way whatsoever.

What the character Salman Nadwi disgorged about an ‘out of court settlement’  to make way for the construction of an abode for idol-worship – for kufr and shirk, is pure, unadulterated bootlicking – licking the boots of the Hindu boet-pujaaris. Whatever this chap’s satanic motive for his bootlicking stupidity may be, is known to only Allah Ta’ala. If he is a ‘maulana’, he appears lamentably stupid for disgorging the haraam flotsam of exchanging the Babri Musjid for land somewhere else. The worst satanistic aspect of his stupid ‘fatwa’ is that he agrees for constructing a temple to worship idols on the Musjid’s site. He appears to be a hidden Hindu.

A Musjid built on any other allotted land will be a new Musjid. It will not be the Babri Musjid which the idol-worshippers have usurped by force and violence with the active connivance of India’s Hindu government. These worshippers of Satan have forcibly usurped and wrenched the Babri Musjid from the Muslim community. Although this was a punishment from Allah Ta’ala for Muslims, we are not in a position to comment on that aspect. Our comments are restricted to the ostensible law of the Shariah.

It is the incumbent obligation of the down-trodden, weak and morally degenerate Muslim community of India to adopt all lawful methods, such as the courts, in a bid to reclaim the Babri Musjid land. There should be absolutely no compromise. It is haraam to accept any other land in exchange for the Babri Musjid land. That Land will remain a Musjid and shall, Insha-Allah, reclaim its status in Jannat.

If the community fails in its bid in the court, they should accept it as Allah’s Decree, increase Istighfaar and Taubah, and reform their absolutely rotten moral condition, and this has greater applicability for the Ulama. If Muslims are unable to reclaim the Babri Musjid by lawful means, let the followers of the Devil keep it. But never should Muslims settle and compromise.

Salman Nadwi, the Hindu bootlicker should hang his head in shame. If he happens to be associated with a Madrasah, the authorities should give him the boot for his Hindu-bootlicking.


Question: A lot of women are saying they were groped and sexually assaulted by men during Hajj and Taawaf.  Their bottoms and breasts were grabbed and so on, including my mother. What is the solution to this? Can the hajj be segregated? What should the punishment of such a man be? I’ve heard it’s been done by Saudi guards as well. This has really disturbed me a lot.Wallaahul Must-aan!

Answer [By Mujlisul Ulama]:

Yes, only Allah is the Musta-aan. Only Allah Ta’ala can help the Ummah in this rotten, satanic state which prevails even right at Baitullah Shareef. The only available solution for the shocking filth taking place in the Holy precincts is to refrain from going for Nafl Hajj and Umrah. In the present scenario it is HARAAM to go for Nafl Hajj and Umrah There is nothing one can do to curb this filth and fitnah because the Najdi Saudi regime is kuffaar, and these miserable villains are allowing all this corruption to happen.

Only the authorities can segregate the men and women.

But they will not do so since they are not even Muslims.

It is incumbent to stay away from even the Holy Cities. Only those on whom Hajj is Fardh should go. It will not be permissible for a woman to make Tawaaf without her male mahram.

Zindeeq morons who have lost their Imaan always present intermingling of men and women in Musjidul Haraam as ‘daleel’ (stupid proof) for claiming permissibility. Their moronic argument is that if it is not permissible for women to attend Musjids as the Ulama-e-Haqq propagate, then women would not have been allowed to make tawaaf with men. According to these morons whatever happens in the Haram is proof of the Shariah. By the same token they now say that the zina groping as mentioned in the question is permissible because it happens in the Haram. Their brains are corrupted by shaitaani manipulation. Zina-groping is now a new ‘daleel’ in the armoury of stupidity of the morons.  Henceforth groping women in the Musaajid will be permissible according to the morons because this takes place in the Haram.

Many women are now exposing the zina harassment to which they had been subjected to by swines in the Haram Shareef right in front of the Ka’bah Shareef and whilst waiting to kiss Hajr-e-Aswad. There can be no worse pigs than these evil scoundrels.

Those who perpetrate the heinous acts of zina right in front of Baitullah Shareef are worse than pigs. These swines cannever be Muslims. It does not occur to them that it is quite possible for Allah Azza Wa Jal to physically transfigure and transform them into pigs and apes or into stone. In bygone times a man and a woman had been transformed into rocks for having committed zina in Baitullah. The mushrikeen then made deities of these zina idols and worshipped them.

Those who perpetrate such filth in the Haram, if they are not physically transfigured, they should know that at least their hearts have been transmogrified into pigs and apes.

In these circumstances it is HARAAM for women to go to Makkah for Umrah or Nafl Hajj. Only such husbands who are DAYYOOTH can be comfortable with the acts of zina to which their womenfolk are subjected. There are utterly shameless and without a semblance of honour (ghairat).



Another Satanic ploy to undermine Islam is the satanic deception of opening up Musjids for visits by napaak kuffaar men and women. Explaining this evil, Maulana Zameelur Rahman of the U.K. states in his article:

Avoid ‘Visit My Mosque’ Open Days

A number of masjids throughout the country have introduced a ‘visit my mosque’ initiative to give non-Muslim residents the opportunity to visit their local masjids and interact with the Muslim community. The purpose of the initiative appears to be to counter negative attitudes towards Islām and Muslims by making non-Muslims feel at ease with their Muslim neighbours.


While adopting means to bring the message of Islām to people is commendable and rewarding, the attitude of many Muslims, including those who have introduced this initiative, is incorrect. The main priority of a Muslim is obedience to the Divine Will. There is no objective, interest or purpose for a Muslim greater than this. However, on questions such as these, rather than obedience and submission to the will of Allāh being a priority, it is unfortunately treated by most people almost as an irrelevance.

To acquire some secondary benefit of dīn or dunyā, it is not permissible to disobey the Creator. There are several examples of where the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) and Ṣaḥābah (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhum) disregarded an apparent benefit when it clashed with the clear command of Sharī‘ah. Success of all kinds lies only in obedience to Allāh. Seeking secondary benefits of dīn or dunyā will only ever be of true benefit when it is conducted within the parameters of Allāh’s obedience. If it falls outside of these parameters, there is never any benefit or success, but only loss, no matter what the apparent outcome.  [For details, see: Aḥsan al-Fatāwā, 6:35-84]

A great act of disobedience takes place in the masjid open-days, namely the intermingling and interaction of men and women in a, generally, crowded and confined space. Creating such a situation is undoubtedly ḥarām and sinful, and violates core Islāmic principles of modesty and gender segregation. It is all the more egregious that this is done in the masjids, the most sacred and beloved of places to Allāh.

The Qur’ān commands averting the gaze from what is forbidden (Qur’ān, 24:30), while there is no doubt that looking at ḥarām will be inevitable for many who attend these events. In the early period, when men and women would attend ṣalāh together in congregation, efforts were taken to ensure there was no intermingling. (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 850, 875) Similarly, even in the ṭawāf around the Ka‘bah, efforts were made to keep the men and women separate. (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 1618; Akhbār Makkah, 1:252; al-Nawādir wa l-Ziyādāt, 8:35) There is generally no attempt in masjid open-days to avoid intermingling, and, if anything, an impression is given of it being encouraged! [1]

Muslims should not compromise on their values in efforts to create a positive image of Islām. In fact, it is counter-intuitive to compromise on our values when trying to show the positivity of those very values to others. In order to change non-Muslim attitudes towards Muslims, we have only to imbibe the beautiful values and teachings within Islām – of hospitality, charity, kindness and generosity, especially with neighbours. Imām al-Bukhārī reported that a sheep or goat was slaughtered for the eminent Ṣaḥābī, ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Amr (raḍiyallāhu ‘anhumā), and he ordered that a share be given to his Jewish neighbour first, explaining that he heard the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) say: “Jibrīl kept on instructing me about [kindness to] the neighbour, until I thought he will make him entitled to inheritance!” (al-Adab al-Mufrad, 105, 128)

It is only Allāh who is in control of the hearts of people. Our duty is only to pursue the worldly means in a manner that is most pleasing or, at the least, acceptable to Allāh. Only then are we entitled to expect aid and assistance from Allāh – without which no effort, no matter how extensive and no matter how superficially “successful” in the short term, will ever come to true fruition. Allāh, Most Glorious, says: “If you show restraint, and be conscious of Allāh [and His boundaries], their ploys will not harm you in the least. Indeed, Allāh encompasses all that they do.” (Qur’ān, 3:120) He, Most Exalted, says: “If Allāh should assist you, no one can overcome you, but if He should forsake you, who is there to assist you after Him? Upon Allāh alone let the believers put their trust.” (Qur’ān, 3:160)

[1] Note: Circumstances and situations which arise in the land of non-Muslims, that are beyond our control, and which might temporarily constrain us to enter into environments of free-mixing to fulfil a genuine personal need (ḥājah), can never justify introducing such an abomination right into the most sacred of places.

Zameelur Rahman


Concept Of “Practicing Muslim” 100 years ago and during Present-Day

Concept of “practicing Muslim” 100 years ago:

➡ Studies ‘Ilm and is aware of the right beliefs and has a good amount of knowledge of several abwab of ‘Ilm.

➡ Salah in Jama’ah at the Mosque.

➡ Hours of Dhikr and Tilawah Daily

➡ Tahajjud at night

➡ Various Nawafil across Day & Night

➡ Wonderful Akhlaaq polished by company of Ahl Allah.

➡ Islamic values and mentality, rules interiorized in the Baatin as well as practiced on the Zaahir, and in all aspects (not only ‘ibadat, but also mu’amalat, mu’asharat, akhlaq, etc).

➡ You see him, you are reminded of Allah.

➡ His word means something, his promise is binding.

➡ Knows and personify the meaning of honor and manhood ( if a woman, of haya).

➡ Plural wives and Jariyat to keep his gaze at bay.

➡ Striving to implement Islam, Shari’ah and Sunnah at all levels.

➡ Holidays in some ribat.


Concept of “practicing Muslim” 2017:

➡ Fulfills the basics of a minimally valid iman..

➡ Does his fardh salah (may be as qada’ in the evening).

➡ Shows up for ‘Id and Jumu’ah.

➡ Replies to salaam

➡ Has a Muslim Name..

➡ You see him, you guess “he might be a Muslim..”

➡ Plans to marry with nikah after college, university, graduation, job, house and car.

Holiday in some so-called “halaal honeymoon” with his wife whose pics he posts for everyone enjoy.


October 27th: The Darkest Day Of Kashmiri History

Why Kashmiris around the world commemorate this day every year.

27th October 1947 is being the darkest day of the Kashmir history, on this unfaithful day when Indian Armed forces with the help of British conspirators landed their forces in the peaceful land of Kashmir. It was 2 pm when first British Imperial Royal Air-forces plane landed on the air strip of Srinagar and it is the day when the illegal occupation of Kashmir started by Indians, it was the same year that Israelis with the help of British disembarked on the shore of Palestine and we can say the 1947 marked as the year of starting of Dual Nakhba, it was to weaken the power of two Muslims nucleus of power of Ottomans empire in Middle East with the illegal occupation of Palestine and other in the heart of Mughal empire with the invasion of Kashmir.

Kashmir known to the world as a paradise on the earth, lies between India, China and Pakistan, size of 86,000 square kilometers, 6000 feet above the seas level, three times the size of Belgium, it is situated at most high altitude and now turned into a prison for 14 million Muslims, since 1947 over 100,000 Kashmiris had been killed in brutal way by Indian army in their attempt to suppress the Kashmiri demand for a Free and Fair referendum, which has been enshrined in UNSC resolution 47 of 1948 (S/726).

The biggest casualty of this catastrophe is the women and children of Kashmir, women have been used as weapon of war. There is no normalcy in Kashmiri peoples lives, there is no freedom of expression, speech, association and movement, even Muslim cannot walk to masjid in group of three, and if they do, they order to shoot to kill as prescribed in Indian ordained draconian laws in Kashmir. Alas, very little attention had been paid by Ummah to bring a peace in valley of Kashmir, as Kashmir is burning for last 70 years, as we glorify India and consume her goods and services. If it is haraam to buy Israeli products then it is haraam to watch Bollywood movies, as one more coca cola we buy and drink is one more bullet into the nozzle of Israelis soldiers, and one more subscription to ZEE Tv or Bollywood movies, one more Kashmiri will die.

To understand the 70 years old dispute of Kashmir one need to look at six most important aspect:

1. Background: Pre Indo-Pak Kashmir
2. Kashmir and Act of Indian independence.
3. Demystified instrument of accession
4. Nehru approached UN and UNSC resolution
5. Status quo
6. Possible role thay can be played by International and Muslim world.

1. Background: Kashmir Pre Indo-Pak independence

When the British left India in 1947, British-controlled states, also called British India, were divided between India and Pakistan in a plebiscite along religious lines. Twelve million Hindus and Muslims fled from one area to another and half a million people lost their lives in the ensuing communal riots. Under the Indian Independence Act of 1947, the paramountcy of the British over about 600 princely states lapsed and these states were free to join India or Pakistan or become sovereign. The Indian National Congress had demanded that the two-nation theory [one for Hindus and another for Muslims] be applied to these princely states as well. In 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, and his Muslim League party, however, said that the princely states were sovereign for every purpose. In order to accommodate Jinnah’s point of view, the British enacted article 7(b) of the Indian Independence Act of 1947. (The Indian Act of Independence 1935, clearly state that if a princely state have majority Hindu population, it will automatically be  formed of Hindustan and Muslim majority areas to be formed Pakistan, the sovereign state of Kashmir had a 90% Muslim majority and it should have been awarded to Pakistan).

For some unknown reason head of boundary commission Sir Radcliff left the Kashmir as un-awarded and awarded Ferozpura which was Muslim majority area to India, and this state in North-west Punjab provide India with a vital road link to Kashmir.

Within a few months after independence, Sardar Patel, the Indian home minister, integrated 561 princely states, covering 800,000 square kilometers and containing a population of 86 million, into India. For this reason Patel is often compared with Otto von Bismarck, who unified Germany in the late 19th century. His work was much harder than that of Bismarck, who used “blood and iron” to integrate 39 states, whereas Patel integrated 561 without shedding blood or going to war.

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was one of these princely states. Had it been part of British India, it would have gone to Pakistan, since Muslims constituted about 90 percent of the state’s population. After the lapse of the paramountcy in August 1947, the Maharaja of J&K, Hari Singh, was uninterested in joining either country. He enter into a standstill agreement with India and Pakistan, but Nehru with the help of British imperial Air-force landed Indian forces into the valleys of Srinagar on the 27th October 1947, under the false pretext of that Maharaja Hari Singh had signed an instrument of accession to cede Kashmir to India. This so called Instrument of accession is still to be provided by India into international court of justice, but this document does not exist. Indian landed their armed forces illegally to occupied Kashmir against the will of Kashmiri people.

This illegal act of invasion of Kashmir state by India prelude to the breakout of civil unrest and end up in civil war. Nehru underestimated the situation on ground and took the matter to UN to legitimized their illegal landing of armed forces. UNSC listen to the complaint laid by Nehru and representation by Pakistan in its defense, subsequently passed the resolution, UNSC Resolution 47 of 1948 (S/726) which compelled Indian to hold free and fair plebiscites for three months. Indian PM Nehru accepted the resolution, but since then it has been denied to afford an opportunity for a referendum to facilitate Kashmiri rights of practicing “Right of Self Determination”.

Extract of UNSC Res 47 of 1948 S/726 Para B stipulation 6 to 9


6. The Government of India should undertake to ensure that the Government of the State invite the major political groups to designate responsible representatives to share equitably and fully in the conduct of the administration at the ministerial level while the plebiscite is being prepared and carried out.

7. The Government of India should undertake that there will be established in Jammu and Kashmir a Plebiscite Administration to hold a plebiscite as soon as possible on the question of the accession of the State to India or Pakistan.

8. The Government of India should undertake that there will be delegated by the State to the Plebiscite Administration such powers as the latter considers necessary for holding a fair and impartial plebiscite including, for that purpose only, the direction and supervision of the State forces and police.

9. The Government of India should, at the request of the Plebiscite Administration, make available from the Indian forces such assistance as the Plebiscite Administration may require for the performance of its functions.
The resolution was approved by nine votes against none. The Soviet Union and Ukraine abstained”.

Currently, India, Pakistan, and China control 45 percent, 35 percent and 20 percent, respectively, of the original J&K territory. China received about 35,000 square kilometers in Aksai Chin in the 1962 war with India as spoil of war. Indian Kashmir has three regions: Kashmir Valley, Jammu, and Ladakh. The Indian-controlled Kashmir Valley (IKV), Jammu, and Ladakh have Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist majorities respectively. Pakistan-Administered Kashmir (PAK) has a Muslim majority.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars — in 1947-48, 1965, and 1971 — and two out of these were over Kashmir. In addition to this, India has been fighting a covert war in Kashmir since 1989. The two countries came close to a full-scale war in 1999 when some freedom-fighters occupied the peaks in Kashmir overlooking the important Indian highway linking Srinagar to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. It is known as Kargil war, and a full scale war was averted at 11th hour by the direct intervention by Clinton administration.

The Status Quo:

Since the 1947, Kashmir has  remained in the state of emergency and in perpetual curfew. There is no freedom of movement, association, speech and self-expression. In recent years all internet connection have been banned and total communication is tapped.

There is no normal life, even going to masjid in group of 3 will attract the rule of law “ Shot to kill” as prescribed by POTA act Prevention of Terrorist Act.
Kashmir remain the highly militarized zone in the world with 750,000 Indian army and 200,000 BSF Border security forces. It has been witnessed and reported that at every 50 metres, there is an Indian soldier stationed to monitor the movement of Kashmiri people.

Women had become the weapon of War and the biggest casualty of the this tragedy are children and vulnerable women of Kashmir.

In 2005, there had been a discovered of 5000 unmarked mass graves site and international inquiry had been curtailed to blocked the investigation.

Statistical Human Right Violation in Kashmir:
Politically motivated murder over 100,000
Forceful abduction and arbitrary arrests: 17,000
Political prison without legal representation in jails: 32,013
Arson attacks: 7,890
Fake encounters: 2790
Women rape and molested: 21,345
Widows: 19,459
Orphans: 27,089
Violence against women and girls:

Reported crimes against women and girls continued to rise. According to statistics released in August, over 327,000 crimes against women were registered in 2015. Women from marginalized communities continued to face systemic discrimination, making it harder for them to report sexual or other forms of violence.
Source: Amnesty international :

Extrajudicial executions

In April, a former Manipur state policeman told journalists that he had been involved in more than 100 extrajudicial executions in the state between 2002 and 2009. In July, the Supreme Court, hearing a case related to over 1,500 extrajudicial executions in Manipur, ruled that armed forces personnel should not enjoy “blanket immunity” from trials in civilian courts, and that the allegations needed to be looked into.

Sources Amnesty international:
Rape as weapon of War report by Human Right Watch:
Documentation of human right violation in Kashmir :

What can we Do to assist the Plight of Muslims of Kashmir:

What international community and Muslim ummah should demand to UN and India and also to South Africa government.

First and foremost as Muslim we must turn to Allah and pray to Him to ease the prevailing suffering on Kashmiri brothers and sisters and ask for His mercy to melt the heart of Muslim ruler and influential leaders in our community to pay attention towards the ongoing violence in Kashmir and use whatever leverage we have whether it may be economic saction, social, political and moral boycott of India in order for them to stop their state-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir.

Furthermore we must demand the following:

We demand that the United Nation take immediate responsibility and permit the independent Human Rights bodies to do a fact–finding mission into IoK Indian Occupied Kashmir and more specifically the affected areas to investigate the allegations of mass rape, genocide, war crimes, mass graves, arbitrary arrest, forcefully abductions, fake encounters and all other civil and social crimes against Muslims of Kashmir.

These atrocities are being systemically orchestrated against the Muslim of Kashmir people since 1947 and prior thereto to suppress their just struggle to determine their fate.

We demand that the continuing ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Muslims of Kashmir including war crimes and crimes against humanity cease immediately and withdrawal of 750,000 Indian armed forces

We demand that the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing and genocide must be immediately investigated, arrested and indicted for international war crimes and crimes against humanity.

We demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of Modi’s RSS ”Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh” right wing ultra-nationalist leaders who spread Islamophobic hate speech and incite violence which is causally linked to the ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Muslims of Kashmir.

The Indian Government must implement whatever measures are necessary for the immediate end to all hostilities and atrocities being perpetrated against the Kashmiri people. This must include the recommendations of the Advisory and investigative Commission on Indian Occupied Kashmir State, led by former UN Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan.

The Indian Government must implement measures for normalize daily lives in Kashmir, allow freedom of speech, freedom of association, access to all civil, social and political liberties. The Indian Government must allow the unhindered access of international humanitarian aid and relief into all affected areas since 1947.

The Indian Government must immediately allow the United Nations and SAHRC South African Human Right Commission, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty international groups as well as independent observers into affected areas with the purpose of protecting the people of Kashmir and documenting the perpetration of gross violation of human rights since 1947.

We demand proper and immediate medical care and unhindered access of medical personnel and supplies including international medical rescue and the Red Cross, Al-Imdaad international, Islamic Relief, Gift of the Giver foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and similar organizations into all affected areas to provide the necessary urgent services required by the displaced and suffering people of Muslims of Indian occupied Kashmir.

We state that the process of rehabilitation from the effects of brutality, ethnic cleansing and genocide, psychological counseling is of paramount importance to ordinary civilians, women and children abused and devastated in conflict areas.

We demand that the Muslim of Kashmir be accorded their fundamental human rights and freedoms. The Myanmar Government including all its organs of state and military must adhere to and respect the fundamental human rights of the Kashmiris as guaranteed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Notwithstanding the aforesaid, measures must also be implemented for the immediate and unfettered investigation and prosecution of perpetrators under Rome statue and by International Criminal Court in Hague.

We state unequivocally that under her watch the Indian military under the leadership of Commander in Chief Narendra Modi supported by ultra-nationalist and extremist Hindus RSS and other right wing organizations have committed unconscionable deeds such as crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, genocide and political extermination.

The respect for international law, international humanitarian law and Geneva conventions must prevail under all circumstances where equality, human dignity, preservation of human life and human rights are paramount.

Most importantly there must be an immediate implementation plan towards the holding for free and fair plebiscites as promised by UN and enshrined in UNSC resolution 47 of 1948, so Kashmiris can practice their right of Self-determination.

The Kashmiris must be guaranteed freedom to practice their religion, the rights to freely associate, freedom of trade, freedom of movement, education, privacy and all other fundamental rights accorded with equality and human dignity.

Issued By:
Salman Khan.
SAKAG “ South Africa Kashmiri Action Group”.
Founder and Chairman SAKAG
082 691 6048


Government And Politics in Islam

By Maulana Manzoor Nu’mani (rahimahullah)

So much for Muslims living in their own independent countries, we will address ourselves to the problem of Muslims who belong to countries where they are in a minority, as in India and China. Since the conditions in these vary greatly from one to the other, a single code of conduct cannot possibly be evolved in the light of Islamic teachings for the political guidance of their Muslim citizens.  We can only enumerate the board principles that can be taken recourse to the circumstances permit or require. 

(1) A time was that when the truth of Musa (alayhis salaam) was revealed to the prestidigitators of Egypt and they bowed in obedience to the Divine faith and entered into its fold, the Fir’awn (pharaoh) felt so greatly outraged that he immediately pronounced a most brutal death on all of them. The tyrant did not spare even his wife the consequences of his wrath. 

In the same way, the pagans of Makkah practiced such ghastly atrocities on the poor, weak people who were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet ﷺ and embrace Islam that a recounting of them can even today make the eyes of the most stout-hearted among us well up with moisture. 

That age of savage cruelty and bestial oppression is now, should the situation in any country become, by any chance, so flagrantly unbearable for Muslims, it will be open to them to migrate to another land, even though it be a non-Muslim one, where they can live peacefully as Muslims, as their co-religionists had done by moving away to Abyssinia at the Prophet’s ﷺ advice, or, if it be not possible to tread the path of the martyrs and lay down their lives gallantly in the cause of Allah every drop of their blood will Insha Allah lend new life and vitality to the faith and be the cause of its resurgence in that very land and for those to whom this too should not be possible due to want of sufficient courage, there is the permission to concern their faith and continue to live in that country, hoping for a happier turn of events and making humble entreaties to Allah. 

“Our Lord; rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from these one who will protect, one who will help.” [Al-Qur’an: Nisa, 10]

(2)  To the best of our knowledge, a situation as grievously dismal as that does not obtain anywhere in the world today. There are, nevertheless, states which aspire not through the crude methods of old but through newer and more subtle ways to the Muslims away from Islam (or, rather, all God-abiding peoples from their spiritual moorings) without placing a legal ban on religion or God-worship. 

The Muslim citizens of these states should resolve to make undivided allegiance to Allah and the Holy faith and constancy of purpose and patient perseverance the spearheads of their policy and do whatever lies in their power to keep the spirit of Islam warm in their homes by imparting to them an aver-all atmosphere of religiousness. They should leave nothing undone on their part to arrange for the religious instruction and training of their rising generations. (It is our considered opinion that all this can be done if the right and the will to do it be there). Judicious and well-meant steps may also be taken. As far as they are possible, to make the powers that be realize the folly of their ways. These steps can be of a political as well as a non-political nature and they can produce results beyond all expectations. The might of the Lord is supreme: His ways are beyond our understanding, and it is an unchanging habit of His and a firm, definite promise that He will make His aid available to those of the faithful who will remain steadfast in his cause dating times of trial and suffering, and instead of giving way to despair, persevere in their efforts as they can in the circumstances. Situations will arise and factors will emerge, as if from nowhere, that will alter the course of things and remove the difficulties in their path.   

With most of the non-Muslim countries the position is that they are not antagonistic to Islam or harbor a fundamental prejudice against God or religion. Their Muslim inhabitants enjoy full freedom of religious belief and practice under the constitution along with the other communities. But since the ideological climate and the sociopolitical structure there are un-Islamic and wholly materialistic, some of their laws come into conflict with the tenets of Islam, or it becomes very difficult to fashion one’s life according to the teachings of Islam in their presence. In some of these countries, the population of Muslims runs into several crores. Take our own homeland, India, the Muslim population lies between four to five crores. These Muslims, naturally, have got to live in the countries of their birth. The question of migration does not at all arise for them as no Muslim country can afford to accommodate so many people within its frontiers. In these circumstances, it is absurd to suppose that they can live permanently in isolation from the governments of their lands nor does the Shariah require them to adopt such an impossible and unnatural course. At the same time, it is impossible for them to participate freely in the government and politics of their countries like any other community, telling themselves that religion had nothing to do with politics and that they could render to God the things that are God’s and to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and still remain good Muslims. That would entirely be opened to the purpose and meaning of Islam. It would mean that although God was the Lord and sovereign of the universe, government and politics did not fall within His Jurisdiction.

Such being the case, what the Muslims of these countries can and should do is to chalk out a positive program of action for themselves with reference to their particular needs and conditions. This program must, however, be inspired by a twofold conviction: firstly that they have to stay Muslims first and last, unflinching in their loyalty to the commands of God and the Prophet ﷺ as far as the circumstances allow and valuing that loyalty above everything else; and, secondly, that they have to confirm to the best standards of citizenship and render unstinted allegiance to their homelands. But it can be achieved only when the Muslims are absolutely clear and their minds on these two points and it is their collective decision.  To  produce the requisite collective consciousness, it may be necessary for them to launch an educative campaign among themselves so that once the decision is taken it may hold good for the entire community functioning as a unit. 

Another matter of crucial importance to the Muslim minorities in non-Muslim states is that, together with their co-religionists in all other parts of the world, it is a question of faith for them too to believe in Islam as the Ideal program of life, both individual and collective. As against it, all other programs are false and worthless. In consequence of this conviction, as from the humanitarian point of view also, It should be their sinceres desire to see that the other communities also adopted it as their own, and the Holy law, as revealed by  Allah in his infinite Mercy, reigned supreme all over the world. But, with all this, that cannot manage to ignore the realities of the situation as prevailing in their countries. They will have to determine their attitude after giving the most careful thought to all the aspects of the problem and with this dictum of the Shariah as their guiding principle: “Wherein lies most of good and least of evil.” In the light of this dictum they can also decide whatever to offer loyal support and co-operation to the governments of their lands in a particular situation or not. 

A living faith in God and a life wedded to the ideals of virtue and service to mankind are equally necessary for all Muslims irrespective of the lands to which they belong. The real reward for these high moral and spiritual qualities lies in the Hereafter, but for Muslims living in non-Muslim countries they are of the greatest advantage in this world as well. They are the safest, surest and the most universally effective means for the overcoming of their difficulties and for ensuring for them a place of honor in society. It is absolutely imperative for them to strive to their utmost to cultivate these qualities and to propagate them in the circle in which they move. If they can bring themselves to it, they will see that success beyond their fondest dreams will kiss their feet. Allah has held out a promise to this effect at various places in the Quran, as in this verse: 

“Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil; for them are glad tidings in the present and in the Hereafter : No change can there be in the  Words of God. This is indeed the Supreme Felicity.” [Quran: Yunus, 7]

Muslims, who in the modern world, are feeling despondent and frustrated at their lot of being placed in the position of a weak minority in the countries of their birth have for them a special message of courage and hope in Surah Yusuf in the Quran. 

The story of Hazrat Yusuf (Alai-hiSalam) teaches us the moral that however weak be the numerical or political position of Muslims in a country they may even be in the minority of one and isolated completely from the rest of the people, religiously as well as racially, if they are true in their faith and righteous in their habits and are also ready to render whatever service they can to fellow citizens and to the State, they are bound to carve out a position of honor and trust for themselves and win the respect and admiration of its inhabitants for their religion. On being questioned by his brothers how a person whom they had pushed into the well could come to rise to such great heights, Hazrat Yusuf (Alaihi-Salam) offers this explanation:

“Behold, he that is righteous and patient, never will Allah suffer the reward to be lost, of those who do good.” [Quran:Yusuf, 10] 

So, this is the unfailing Law of Allah never to suffer the reward of one who believes and does good to be last and that we have said in the preceding paragraph was only an elucidation of this truth. It may not be very easily be convinced logically of its effectiveness in the political field, yet it should also not prove so very difficult, especially in the modern world of democracy and liberalism. But, alas, the spectacle that Muslims are presenting is that while they are eager to take recourse to all sorts of agitational methods for the solution of their political difficulties methods which are totally the product of the materialistic frame of mind and from which no good has ever accrued or can ever accrue, they are not prepared to give a trial to the remedy prescribed by the Qur’an. Indeed, it would seem that their state of mind today was identical to that of the unenlightened group among the Israelites of old as portrayed in the Qur’an in these words: 

“And if they see the way of the right conduct, they will not accept it as the  Way; but if they see the way of error, that is the Way they will adopted.”  [Quran: A’raf,17]

Muslim minorities in non-Muslim lands can also draw a most valuable lesson from the episode of Hudaibiyah in the life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. The treaty of Hudaibiyah had apparently been contracted by the Prophet ﷺ on such weak and humiliating terms that it had become impossible even for a Companion of the unbounded devotion and loyalty of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) to suppress his disappointment and resentment against it. But the point is, why had the Prophet ﷺ agreed to a humiliating arrangement like that? It was because the Prophet ﷺ had wanted channels of contact to be established between the Muslims and the people of Makkah who were then in the forefront of the campaign of war and hatred against Islam so that the Makkan polytheists could get an opportunity to observe the Muslims and their religion at close quarters and to ponder, in a peaceful atmosphere, over the all-important question of faith he had posed before them. History records that it was this very treaty, shameful and degrading as it looked at first sight, that paved the way for the Makkans to embrace Islam. It was as a consequence of it that outstanding leaders of the Quraish of the caliber Khalid bin  Waleed and Amr bin al-‘Aas (radhiyallahu anhum), entered into the fold of the Divine faith. The biographers of the Prophet ﷺ and the early historians of Islam are agreed that far more persons accepted the Faith of their own choice and violation within a few years of the singing of the Treaty than during the whole of the preceding 19 or 20 years of the ministry of the Prophet ﷺ. That is why, the Quran has spoken of it as a “Manifest Victory.”

“Verily, We have granted thee a manifest Victory.”   

The unique advantage to which the Prophet ﷺ had turned the seemingly hopeless treaty of Hudaibiyah is today within the reach of the Muslim populations of most of the non-Muslim countries. But the Muslims themselves are so utterly lacking in that life of faith, Islamic morality and devotion to mankind, and that unselfish religious enthusiasm and solicitude for the Hereafter without which they can have no complaint if they fell forlorn and abandoned. If they want to seek an answer to their ills and problems in Islam and the Quran, it is this: “Become Muslims: produce in yourselves the fire of conviction and adopt a life or faith and virtue and an earnest love for humanity and paths will be opened up for you that you cannot conceive of.”

Besides this fundamental principle, a passing reference may also be made to certain question of detail. As we have said before, it is essential for Muslim minorities everywhere to get it into their heads, clearly and once for all, that they have to live and die in the lands of their birth, and, at the same time, stay true to their faith. This is a matter about which a government, in spite of its being a non-Muslim one, can be most sensible and co-operative if it is just and liberal, but if it is otherwise, it can also put all sorts of impediments. Should it, therefore, be possible for Muslims to be helpful in bringing more enlightened and broadminded sections of the possibilities that may be open to them. In a democratic set-up, at the time of elections, for instance, there should be nothing to prevent them from offering support to a political party that may be expected to safeguard their religious and other interests more justly and fruitfully than the other contesting parties. They can also participate in the government if it is felt that they can serve their interests better that way. 

This is the verdict of common sense as well as that of the Shariah. In our support we can cite an instance from the conduct of the Holy Companions who had migrated to Abyssinia at the time of the Prophet ﷺ. During the period of the stay of the Companions in the country, Abyssinia was attacked by a foreign invader, and the Companions prayed more earnestly to Allah for the victory of the Negus.  Their leader, Zubair (radhiyallahu anhu), is also reported to have performed some highly meritorious service for the emperor on the battlefield. Explaining their conduct, one of the immigrant Companions, Umm Salama, has stated that it was because they felt that if the enemy won he would not treat them as generously as the Negus had been doing.  

Finally, Muslim personal law is a part of the religious structure of Islam and no non-Muslim government has the right to interfere with it. Muslims living under non-Muslim system are, as such, required to make every possible effort for the recognition of this principle by their governments. They may also take steps to set up, under the aegis of the Shariah, a separate arrangement of their own for the management of such problems of their individual and social concern as cannot otherwise be taken care of adequately in a non-Muslim State.

Before concluding, we would like to repeat that the Muslims falling in the category of a minority in a country should keep before them for their guidance the Story of Hazrat Yusuf (alayhis salaam) which has been narrated in the Quran in proper detail. There is not an iota of doubt that Muslims cannot fail to secure a position of honor and trust for themselves and their religion in any country they live in provided that they possess real faith, and lead a clean life illumined with God-consciousness and show proper discretion and prove their usefulness to their countrymen and the State. This is the way of God, and “No change can there be in the way of God.”

Islamic Voice Vol. 6, Issue. 2 Feb, 2011