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A Concerned Brother from the U.K. writes:

“An election campaign meeting took place in a Musjid in London, with Islam Channel TV moderating it and broadcasting it.

Table and chairs were placed right in front of the mehraab for four non-Muslim candidates – two men and two women. The latter wore scarves/shawls over their heads  in an indication that they were trying to accommodate the beliefs of Muslims at a time when some Muslim women have been attacked by Islamophobes  for dressing in accordance with our Shariah. The candidates spoke about themselves and their policies on a wide range of issues, including Islamophobia, to the free-mingling Muslim men and women, who also sat on chairs, in an attempt to gain their votes in Thursday’s general election.

One candidate spoke proudly in the House of Allah about how he started in life “delivering to off-licences”. Another said he supports Muslims having halaal meat but it must be stunned. With those silly comments they probably lost the votes of members of the congregation members, who gave them a tough time during question time. Nevertheless all the candidates were given a round of applause in the House of Allah and when the meeting ended the tables and chairs were moved, the TV cameras were switched off and the Azaan was given  for salaah. The hope of the proponents of such gatherings in the Musjid is that they help tackle Islamophobia and give Muslims political influence. Please comment on these developments.”

(End of the Brother’s letter)

While lamentable, nothing is surprising. This Musjid and the munaafiq/zindeeq scoundrels in charge of the Musjid are all signs of the Hour predicted by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). What has transpired in Allah’s House of Ibaadat is the prelude to cross-worship inside the Musjid. It will soon be the time for ‘muslims’ to worship the Christian cross. It will not be only chairs and filth in front of the Mihraab and Mimbar. It will be the cross of shirk and kufr. As sure as night follows day, so will cross-worship follow these preludes of fisq, fujoor and kufr.  Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has already informed us of the disaster of cross-worship in the Musaajid.

What is happening in Musjids in the U.K. is indeed mind-boggling. The same disaster will overcome Musaajid in other places as well. But the U.K. has taken the lead in the kufrization of the Musaajid. The so-called ‘muslims’ of the U.K., at least the scoundrel, munaafiq trustees and the moron imaams,  have initiated the process of converting the Musaajid into temples, publicity venues, political stages, and merrymaking halls of filth – fisq, fujoor and kufr.

In terms of the Hadith, the Musjid in London which has been so vilely desecrated as described in the Brother’s letter, is invoking Allah’s la’nat on all those who are complicit in the desecration. The scoundrels will not escape the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala, neither in this dunya nor in the Aakhirah, and their Aakhirah will soon commence with their maut when they will perish like swines.

Allah Azza Wa Jal is well aware of the villainy and satanism which the scoundrels are perpetrating in the Musaajid. These agents of Iblees have absolutely no understanding of the meaning of Imaan and Islam. They masquerade as Muslims whilst their hearts are saturated with kufr. They cannot escape the Grasp and Chastisement of Allah Ta’ala. In the Qur’aan Majeed, Allah Ta’ala says:

“Allah is well aware (and apprehends) those who take others besides Him as friends.”    (As-Shuraa, Aayat 6)

Not only are these scoundrels deficient in Imaan, in reality they are bereft of Imaan, hence they crawl into the ‘lizard’s hole’ behind the kuffaar seeking aid, honour and safety. But these bounties will be denied to them by Allah Ta’ala. Neither the Labour Party nor any other party nor any other entity is able to grant protection and safety to Muslims. Aafiyat (safety and security) is a Ni’mat which Allah Ta’ala bestows to only His obedient servants. It is not within the power of any wordly agency, government or political party or army or any security establishment to bestow aafiyat to us. It comes directly from Allah Ta’ala. But, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whatever is by Allah is obtainable only by means of obedience (to Him).”

These scoundrels in the U.K. and elsewhere who are most disgracefully on their knees licking the boots of non-Muslim politicians, blindly in fear of shadows, are bartering away the Deen for the phantoms which they are hallucinating will be delivered to them by the kuffaar politicians. It is nothing but kufr in the heart which constrains them to adopt such contemptible conduct.  Allah Ta’ala, interrogatively refuting them says:

“What do you search for the law of Jaahiliyyah?”

This most despicable and self-humilating bootlicking exhibited by Muslims at the London Musjid is the consequence of such inordinate fear for the kuffaar – fear which Allah Azza Wa Jal has instilled in their hearts because they are Ghutha  (Rubbish) – such as the scum brought down by floodwaters. In this regard, our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“………You will be ghutha (rubbish) such as the ghutha of floodwaters. Most certainly Allah will eliminate from the hearts of your enemy fear for you, and most assuredly Allah will cast ‘wahan’ in your hearts.”

When asked for the meaning of wahan, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Love for the dunya and aversion for Maut.” In other words, because of the haraam craving and love for the dunya, Allah Ta’ala inflicts on Muslims the punishment of fear for kuffaar, fear for the shadows of the kuffaar, and He eliminates all fear for Muslims from the hearts of the kuffaar enemy.  Thus, what is being demonstrated today in the Musaajid of the U.K. are the consequences of Wahan.

They can continue with their haraam and disgraceful bootlicking and desecration of the Musaajid, but never will they attain the phantom of safety and security which their damaged brains are hallucinating. Aafiyat cannot be granted by the kuffaar. It is a Ni’mat of Allah Ta’ala, and it is available only by total submission to the Shariah and adoption of the Sunnah.

Whatever satanic justification and interpretation the U.K. molvis fabricate in vindication of the kufrization of the Musaajid is downright dishonest and most dangerous for the Imaan of Muslims.



In light of the growing Islamophobia in the UK, which is fast gaining impetus mainly (but not exclusively) through the misdeeds of members of the Khawarij sect (Salafis) repeatedly murdering civilians in the name of Jihad and Islam, I have written a short message to my family and friends.


With the sudden increase in the number of people in the UK, and also in other parts of the world, expressing empathy with, and even praising the Chinese authorities for their internment and “Islamophobic” oppression of millions of Chinese Muslims, it is worth bearing in mind the Sunnah of Allah regarding the calamities that befall us.

The Qur’aan Majeed states explicitly:

And whatever strikes you of disaster (e.g. “islamophobic” oppression, internment camps, lynch mobs, genocide etc.) – it is due to what YOUR own hands have earned (i.e. misdeeds); although He overlooks much.” (42:30)

The early Muhaddith and contemporary of Imam Bukhari, Ibn Abi Haatim, relates the following Hadith regarding this Divine Rule stated in the aforementioned verse:

When it was revealed, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“By the one in whose Hands is the soul of Muhammad, there is no scratch from a twig, nor palpitation of a vein, nor a slip of the feet, except (that it occurs) due to a sin. And what Allah overlooks is more.”

Amongst the vilest examples of misdeeds which have become rampantly prevalent today is, the halaalization (treating as Halaal) of acts and practices which the Shariah regards as the worst of sins, and this was always the view of the senior Ulama of all Math-habs. But today, they all have departed from this earthly abode.

With their departure, the vacuum has been filled with molvis and sheikhs of the worst brand of corruption – worse than the corruption of the Ulama of Bani Israaeel who are severely castigated in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem. Regarding this state of affairs, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“The Saalihoon are departing (from this world) one after the other (in quick succession). Then will remain only the hufaalah (waste matter, rubbish) such as the chaff of barley or dates. Allah will have no care whatsoever for them.”

A few from the numerous acts of vice and evil are:

1) The widespread halaalization of pictures of animate objects (e.g. television) which according to authentic Hadith is amongst the very worst of sins, but which even the ulama or so-called ulama have halaalized on the basis of glaringly corrupt interpretation which is an insult to intelligence.

2) Eating during a fasting day of Ramadhan based on the so-called “Aadil” and glaringly invalid moon-sighting testimony of a non-existent moon, governed and controlled by one of the most evil regimes (Saudi) in the world. The gravity of this sin perpetrated by the vast majority can be understood by the fact that the compensation of an intentionally missed fast is 60 consecutive days of fasting.

3) The now widespread practice of Maulanas and Shaykhs doing away completely with the laws of segregation of the sexes while attending openly mixed weddings, events, and the like, with even senior Muftis now shamelessly conducting television interviews face to face with young attractive females, against a backdrop of deafening and satanic silence adopted by those who are meant to be at the forefront of condemning evil and issuing guidance and clarification to the masses.

4) The evil of interfaith functions supported and promoted by ulama to the extent of allowing non-Muslims to sing, pray and promote their religion inside the Musjid.

5) Using the Qur’aan as an object of trade for the acquisition of monetary gain. This is a spectacular evil today of the qaaris about whom Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Most of the munaafiqeen of my Ummah are its qaaris.”

Warning these villains, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Recite the Qur’aan. Do not eat with it.”

That is, do not make it a source of livelihood.

6) Ulama opening the Musaajid for females despite the Sahaabah having banned their attendance.

7) Ulama promoting entry of non-Muslims – men and women – to enter the Musaajid.

8) The vices of the masses are too numerous to list.

In brief, large scale flagrant transgression, in fact rejection of the Shariah, is practised by the masses of the Ummah

The calamities that descend due to our misdeeds is in proportion to their gravity – the greater the sin, the greater the calamity. The ploy (trick) of hiding behind scholars who halaalize doubtful and prohibited matters, does not work against this Divine Rule of calamities which often descend in the form of disease (mental and physical), family turmoil, accidents, and many other forms. These are the lesser forms of punishment which are the prelude to the greater, universal punishment which will take everyone – the masses, the ulama and the so-called pious – in its sweep.

Condemning the Muslims of Bani Israaeel for their haraam nafsaani taqleed (blind-following) of their Ruhbaan and Ahbaar (senior Muftis and Shaykhs), Allah Ta’ala states:

They take their Ahbaar and their Ruhbaan as gods besides Allah.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) explained that “taking gods besides Allah” was in reference to the masses treating as Haraam and Halaal what their Ahbaar and Ruhbaan ruled to be Haraam and Halaal in conflict with the Shariah.

If every type of taqleed was permissible, then Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) would not have condemned the Muslims of Banee Israaeel in the harshest possible terms, effectively stating that they had committed Shirk (polytheism).

The taqleed that is permissible, in fact Waajib (obligatory), is only to the ruling, derived from the Qur’an and Sunnah, by the galaxy of Mujtahideen, and which eventually became enshrined in the Four Madh-habs. Examples of such rulings to which Taqleed is Waajib include the absolute prohibition of pictures of animate objects, the absolute prohibition of free-mixing, and the absolute prohibition of accepting the moon-sighting testimony that is controlled, governed, monitored and declared by a Faasiq (openly sinful) and Faajir (criminal) regime such as the Saudi regime.

Allah’s declaration that calamities are a consequence of our sins is a recurring one in the Qur’an.

Allah Ta’ala states in Surah ar-Room:

Fasaad (anarchy / strife / killing) has appeared on the land and the ocean on account of the (misdeeds) perpetrated by the hands of the people, so that He (Allah) gives them to taste (the consequences) of some of their perpetrations (e.g. halaalization of sin and evil), for perhaps they will return (to the Path of Rectitude).”

The reference is to the lesser punishment which in terms of the Sunnah of Allah Ta’ala precedes the greater punishment which obliterates the villainous and unrepentant scum.

Says the Qur’aan Majeed:

Most assuredly, We shall (first) cause them to taste of the lesser punishment, not the greater punishment, for perhaps they may (heed) and return (to the Path of Rectitude).”

When the vile misdeeds become widespread and are met with silence even by the supposedly pious, then even those who do not transgress directly but fail to speak out (at the least to their own kin) will become enveloped by the Universal Punishment which usually develops incrementally and in stages, often culminating, at its peak, in the form of barbaric and sadistic hordes of Kuffaar rampaging and pillaging ravenously through Muslim neighbourhoods, as has occurred countless times in history, and is currently being enacted in Burma, India, China, and many other countries:

Beware of such a (universal) punishment which will not be restricted to only the transgressors among you.”

According to the Sunnah of Allah, He will not change our condition until we change what is within ourselves. Time is running out fast. We are swiftly approaching the point of no return.


Among the letters of indignation and shock regarding a zina-porno party being organized by a Devil so-called ‘mufti’ as a fund-raising stunt, a Brother writes:

“The mufti of our town who is the Amir of a local Muslim school is having a fund-raising comedy show called “Bash with Tash”. This is a female Hindu comedian. The show is restricted to females, but it has an 18 year age restriction because of the pornographic content of the jokes, etc. Please comment on this.”


This Rubbish so-called ‘mufti’ is Shaitaan-Incarnate. He must surely be a khuntha whose brains are incorrigibly messed up with a mass of indurate shaitaaniyat. Only a man who is bereft of Imaan has the shaitaaniyat to so brazenly exhibit his shaitaaniyat as this copro-porno devil’s ‘mufti’ has perpetrated.

With the approach of Qiyaamah, the haraam functions of munaafiqaat prostitutes and lesbians masquerading as Muslims, are on the increase. This development is entirely in consonance with the predictions of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) heralding the advent of Qiyaamah.

Immorality, sexual perversity and filth of every abominable conceivable kind will necessarily be the incumbent prelude to the Final Hour. In the Muslim community, all over the world, nowadays women’s zina-type functions are brazenly organized and advertised. One such zina function is dubbed ‘Ladies Brunch’ where the satansim which will be presented is called ‘Bash with Tash’.

These miserable ‘brunch’ women, born to be evil, do not have the faintest idea of the meaning of ‘brunch’, hence they proudfully advertise their ‘brunch’ rubbish and filth. ‘Brunch’ used to be the term describing the fees prostitutes charged for their devilish services. Since they are incorrigibly evil, lewd and immoral – rotten to the core with the fitnah of carnal lust – they revel in their zina ‘bash with tash’. No wonder that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that the vast majority of the inmates of Hell-Fire are women. They are most certainly women of the ‘brunch’ and ‘hijabs off’ kind who swoon in their drunken state of ‘bash with tash’ and nudity with ‘hijabs off’, and satanic ‘music on’.

The fact that they disallow women under 18 – women who are of marriageable age – from participating in their evil, stinking parties, speaks volumes for the shaitaaniyat and immorality which are the prime features of their evil functions. The evil of their parties is so abominable that it constrains these filthy vixen and vermin to debar 17 year old women from attending.

It is indeed shocking that the ‘brunch’ zina function is being conducted under the auspices of the ‘Islamia Muslim School’. There cannot be any Islam in this school, hence the zina party is encouraged.

About another function organized by these vile zaaniyaat, they most audaciously and immorally in kuffaar style, braying like donkeys, in a disgorgement of zina language, scream: “Music on-Hijabs off”. Then, adding filth to filth, they have the rude and naked temerity of saying that their zina stunts are ‘halal’.

These zaaniyaat have even arranged for a ‘bar’ as a feature of their zina stunt-function. While they claim that their ‘bar’ will serve ‘non-alcoholic’ drinks, the very wine-term, i.e. ‘bar’, reveals the filth in their brains and hearts. They are just as a person who says that his father commits adultery with his mother. Whilst the father’s indulgence in relations with the vile man’s mother is halaal, to describe such lawful conjugal relations of his father and mother with the term ‘zina’ betrays the evil and the kufr in the heart of  this satanic person.

These zaaniyaat at their ‘music on-hijabs off’ function are the progeny of Iblees. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has described women in general as Habaailush Shaitaan (Traps of the Devil). But these ‘music on-hijabs off’ filth, are worse than traps of shaitaan. They are she-devils parading as ‘muslim’ women. There is not a semblance of Islam in these zaaniyaat.

Another group of Shaitaanas in league with the shayaateen of the ‘Mountain Rise Madrasah’ organized their party dubbing it: ‘Connecting the lover with the beloved.’ In reality the connection is with Iblees executed under guise of the Deen. They make a mockery of the Ambiya (Alayhimus salaam) by making comparisons between the immoral kuffaar love affairs and the relationships between the Ambiya and their wives. They are indeed grovelling in the filth of the sewer drains where the rats dwell and revel.

Today the madrasahs have also become haunts for the propagation of satanism, fisq and fujoor.

The women masquerading as Muslims are setting the stage for the heinous public perpetration of zina predicted in the Hadith. These women and their immoral male cohorts who are aiding and supporting them in their filth are the type mentioned in the Hadith – the type of vermin earmarked for disfigurement and transformation into swines and apes.

These zaaniyaat-faajiraat have descended to levels of shamelessness unknown to even swines. While swines are proverbial for shamelessness, there are no adequate pejorative terms to adequately describe the shamelessness and lewdness of these ‘brunch’, ‘bash with tash’, and ‘music on-hijabs off’ Habaailish Shaitaan who have not only denuded and prostituted their physical bodies. The denudation of their physical bodies and their immoral acts and conduct loudly testify to not only the deracination of their Imaani hayaa (sharam / modesty / shame),but glaringly reveals the deracination of their Imaan, if ever they had been Muslims in the meaning of the Qur’aan and Sunnah.

About women and even men of the filthy satanic calibre who organize zina functions and parties, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that whilst the ‘hijabs will be off’, and the ‘music is on’, whilst these illegitimate progeny of Iblees will be enjoying themselves with their swinish acts of music, dancing, merrymaking and zina, then, LO!, suddenly they will find themselves transformed into apes and swines.

Let it be known that these types of gutter-sewer women have already been metaphysically transformed into swines and apes. Their shocking shamelessness and immorality perpetrated in the public domain confirm that their hearts and brains have already become like that of pigs and apes. Now remains only the physical transformation which shall occur most assuredly when the Decree of Allah Azza Wa Jal is announced.

The other shocking facet of all this vile satansim enacted in the public, is the total silence of the so-called ulama. Their miserable mouths have been welded by shaitaan, hence they come fully within the purview of the hadith: “He who is silent regarding the Haqq is a dumb devil.” These molvis and sheikhs are like the Ulama and Ruhbaan of Bani Israaeel whose outstanding feature was abstention from Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahyi anil Munkar (Commanding virtue and prohibiting vice).

This disastrous combination, viz., public haraam performances of the swines and apes coupled to the silence of the Ulama and their abstention from Amr Bil Ma’roof, is a glaring Sign of the universal Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal. It forbodes the imminence of the Aam Athaab. This Athaab has already apprehended and afflicted certain Muslim communities. Those who are as yet untouched by Allah’s Punishment should not be snug in their hallucinated safety and opulence. They will soon hang by the Divine Rope, the noose of which is already around their necks.

“What, are the people of the cities confident that Our Punishment shall not overtake them during the night time whilst they are sleeping? What, are the people of the cities confident that Our Punishment will not overtake them during the daytime whilst they are indulging in sport? What, are they confidant regarding the Plan of Allah (that His planned punishment will not seize them)? Indeed, none but  a community of losers has such confidence.” (Qur’aan)

“When We intend to destroy a place (city, town, village, etc.), We command its affluent transgressors (i.e. grant them respite). Then they proceed (recklessly) with their fisq (immorality) in the city. Then the decree (of the Punishment) is established for them. Then We utterly destroy them (with Our Punishment.)” (Qur’aan)

Describing this Athaab, the Qur’aan Majeed  says:

“Everyone (of them), We apprehended for  their sins. From among them are those on whom We sent (showers) of stones. And, among them are those whom the Mighty Scream apprehended. And among them are those whom We caused to be swallowed by the earth. And among them are those whom We drowned.” (Qur’aan)

Add to this, the supplement of the punishment of transformation into apes and swines mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).


Waqar Akbar Cheema


In a bid to rewrite history on the pattern of orientalists some people today seek to question the authenticity of the popular narrative about Muhammad bin Qasim being sent to Sindh after the local ruler had clandestinely captured an Arabia bound ship following which news of some Muslim women calling  for help reached the governor of Iraq. Taking a particular write up to this effect as an immediate reference point, this article analyzes the reality of arguments of such people with recourse to earliest sources. 1.


In recent times we have seen a host of pseudo-intellectuals and self-styled historians with borrowed minds questioning the episodes of Islamic history that they fail to reconcile with the peculiar image of the Muslim heroes originally painted either by the Orientalists or Hindu fanatics.

Backdrop of Muhammad bin Qasim’s conquest of Sindh is one such episode. It is being contended that there is no truth in the story of plundered and kidnapped Muslim women calling for help and that it was only a political expediency and pursuit of some rebels that made the Umayyads launch an offensive against Hindu ruler of Sindh, Raja Dahir. Lately a certain Farhan Ahmad Shah[1] has suggested that the rebels were actually the loyalists of Sayyidina Hussain, may peace be upon him. Moreover, he says, since Hajjaj was a governor for the Umayyads and is known for killing even some companions of the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, how can it be fathomed that he did something for such a noble cause? He also tells us that it is nothing short of an irony that on one side we hold Hussain, may Allah bless him, in respect and then “in the same breath we idolise his killers.”

2. The story of “damsels in distress”

Let’s first dwell on the story referred to as that of “damsels in distress.”

Mr. Farhan Ahmad Shah had the audacity to write:

The earliest source mentioning MbQ’s adventure in Sindh is Baladhuri’s ‘Futuh al-Buldan’. No maidens are mentioned therein and they found their way into historical accounts centuries later.

Seemingly he was over confident that every reader will swallow his blatant lies hook, line and sinker. Following exposes the ignorant rambling of this graduate from “Angraizistan.”

2.1 Al-Baladhuri’s account

Al-Baladhuri (d. 279/892) mentions the story in most categorical words. Here is the original Arabic:[2]

ثُمَّ استعمل الحجاج بعد مجاعة مُحَمَّد بْن هارون بْن ذراع النمري فأهدى إِلَى الحجاج في ولايته ملك جزيرة الياقوت نسوة ولدن في بلاده مسلمات ومات آباؤهن وكانوا تجارا فأراد التقرب بهن، فعرض للسفينة الَّتِي كنا فيها قوم من ميد الديبل في بوارج فأخذوا السفينة بما فيها فنادت امرأة منهن وكانت من بني يربوع يا حجاج، وبلغ الحجاج ذلك فقال: يا لبيك فأرسل إِلَى داهر يسأله تخلية النسوة. فقال: إنما أخذهن لصوص لا أقدر عليهم، فأغزى الحجاج عُبَيْد اللَّه بْن نبهان الديبل فقتل، فكتب إِلَى بديل بْن طهفة البجلي وهو بعمان يأمره أن يسير إِلَى الديبل، فلما لقيهم نفر به فرسه فأطاف به العدو فقتلوه … ثُمَّ ولى الحجاج مُحَمَّد بْن الْقَاسِم بْن مُحَمَّد بْن الحكم بْن أَبِي عقيل في أيام الوليد بْن عَبْد الملك فغزا السند

And the translation;

Then, after Mujja’ah, al-Hajjaj appointed Muhammad ibn-Harun ibn Dhira an-Namari, and during his administration the king of the island of Rubies (Ceylon) sent to al-Hajjaj some women who were born in his country as Moslems, their fathers, who had been merchants, having died. He wanted to court favor with al-Hajjaj by sending them back. But the ship in which they were sailing was attacked by some of the Mid of ad-Daibul in barks (bawarij), and was captured with all that was in it. One of the women, who was of the tribe of the banu-Yarbu‘ cried out, “O Hajjaj!” al-Hajjaj heard of this and exclaimed, “Here am I (ya labbayk).” He sent to Dahir, asking him to set the women free, but Dahir replied, “Pirates over whom I have no control captured them.” So al-Hajjaj sent ‘Ubaidallah ibn-Nabhan to raid ad-Daibul, but he was killed. Then al-Hajjaj wrote to Budail ibn-Tahfah al-Bajali, who was in ‘Uman, ordering him to go against ad-Daibul. But when Budail met the enemy his horse ran away with him, and the enemy surrounded him and killed him … Then al-Hajjaj put Muhammad ibn-al-Kasim ibn-Muhammad ibn-al-Hakam ibn-abu-‘Ukail in charge, during the reign of al-Walid ibn ‘Abd-al-Malik. He raided as-Sind.[3]

2.2 The narrative from Chachnamah

The same is recorded in another early work Tarikh Sind wa Hind, commonly known as Chachnamah:

It is related that the king of Sarandeb (Ceylon/Sri Lanka) sent some curiosities and presents from the island of pearls, in a small fleet of boats by sea, for Hajjaj. He also sent some beautiful pearls and valuable jewels, as well as some Abyssinian male and female slaves, some pretty presents, and unparalleled rarities to the capital of the Khalifah. A number of Mussalman women also went with them with the object of visiting the Kaabah, and seeing the capital city of the Khalifahs. When they arrived in the province of Kazrun, the boat was overtaken by a storm, and drifting from the right way, floated to the coast of Debal. Here a band of robbers, of the tribe of Nagamrah, who were residents of Debal, seized all the eight boats, took possession of the rich silken cloths they contained, captured the men and women, and carried away all the valuable property and jewels.

The officers of the king of Sarandeb and the women informed them that, the property was intended for the Khalifah then regnant, but they paid no heed and said: “If there is anyone to hear your complaint, and to help you, purchase your liberty.” Then they all cried with one voice: “O Hajjaj, O Hajjaj, hear us and help us.” The woman who first uttered that cry belonged to the family of Bani Aziz. Wasat Asaadi states that when Debal was conquered he had occasion to see that woman, who was fair-skinned and of tall stature. The merchants (who were in the boats) were brought to Debal, and the people who had fled from the boats came to Hajjaj and informed him of what had happened. “The Mussalman women,” said they, “are detained at Debal and they cry out: ‘O Hajjaj, O Hajjaj, hear us, help us’.” When Hajjaj heard this, he said, as if in reply to the call of the women: “Here am I, here am I.” It is also stated in a tradition about Hajjaj that, when the Mussalman women were asked what they meant by calling Hajjaj to their help, they replied: “We were in a sleep-like repose and we were disturbed in it, and so we called him to save us from the cruel and  unmerciful people, who had confined us in captivity.”[4]

For the antiquity and authenticity of Chachnama it should suffice to say that both Muslim and Orientalist historians have considered it reliable especially for cases where there is no rival narrative in any other early work. For multiple factors “it is reasonable to say that the book was written not long after that conquest was completed.”[5] H.M. Elliot has an elaborate discussion arguing for the same.[6]

The story is also narrated in a work, later but of established authority, Tarikh Farishta, of Muhammad Qasim Farishta (d. 1029/1620).[7]

3. The case of rebels

Before we look into the details of the rebels let it first be said that attempts to conquer Sind and Hind started as early as the time of Caliph Umar.[8] And such attempts were periodically made thereafter. Some of these efforts were actually successful but were not followed up passionately while others met failure.

According to Chachnamah when Hajjaj was appointed as the governor of Iraq and lands further east, he appointed Sa’id bin Aslam bin Zur’ah al-Kilabi as his representative in Makran. There he met a certain Safhawi bin Lam al-Humami[9] who refused to obey him. Sa’id had him killed. Author of Chachnama then states:

It is said in a tradition on the authority of Kaibat son of Ashas, that one day, Kublaibat son of Halaf Mughanni, Abdullah son of Abdur Rahím ‘Ilafi[10], and Muhammad son of Muawiyeh ‘Ilafi, conspired among themselves, saying  “Safahwi son of Lam was from our country. He belongs to ‘Uman[11] and our part of the country jointly. How dared Sa’id to kill a kinsman of ours?” So when they met him accidentally near Marali-Bakhraj, while he was coming to that place, (as said above) an altercation occurred between them, which ended in a fight and the ‘Ilafís made an assault on Sa’id and killed him.[12]

According to Khalifa bin Khayyat (d. 240/854) the chief perpetrators were two brothers Muhammad bin Harith al-‘Ilafi and Muawiya bin Harith al-‘Ilafi. This happened in the year 78/697.[13]

Sa’id was a trusted man of Hajjaj and his murder naturally infuriated him. In the year 80/699 he appointed Muhammad bin Haroon[14] in his place and ordered him, “Find out the Ilafis, and try your best to secure them, and exact the vengeance due to Sa’id from them.”[15] Muhammad bin Haroon killed Muawiya al-‘Ilafi while Muhammad bin Harth al-‘Ilafi took refuge with Raja Dahir. Hajjaj sought for Abdul Malik bin Marwan’s permission to launch an offensive in pursuit of these rebels but before the decision could be made Abdul Malik (d. 86/705) passed away. Thereafter the matter was pushed under the rug before the incident of plunder of ships with Muslim pilgrims drew Hajjaj’s attention to Sind once more.[16]  Muhammad bin Qasim attacked Sind in the year 90/711.[17]

It is therefore clear that while there was a will to conquer Sind from very early times and the support of then rulers of Sind for the rebels incited Muslims to attack it, the immediate cause and the “straw that broke camel’s back” was the very incident of Muslims, including women, getting plundered and kidnapped by Dahir’s thugs.

Further, it proves the incident that lead to the rebellion by the al-‘Ilafi brothers and their subsequent asylum in Dahir’s dominion was all about personal row between two individuals that lead to so-to-say a limited-scale ethnic feud which in turn resulted in a rebellion. There is no suggestion of it being related to opponents and loyalists of Sayyidina Hussain, may Allah be pleased with him.

4. An appeal to emotion about Hajjaj

No doubt Hajjaj was a cruel man and he did many wrongs and even treated some of the blessed companions very cruelly. This, however, does not mean that he could never do any good.  Mr. Shah’s arguments are nothing but an appeal to emotion far removed from objectivity of even the least degree.

5. The crime of Dahir

Dahir was actually the patron of the thugs who plundered the ships carrying Muslim women and pilgrims. This is proven by the fact that they were held as prisoners in the fort of Debal and were recovered therefrom after the fall of the fort.[18]

6. Muhammad bin Qasim’s conquests and the spread of Islam  

Muhammad bin Qasim like other Muslim conquerers of that time did not force people to embrace Islam. Their conquests, however, certainly removed the physical obstruction in the way of Islam in the form of non-Muslim rulers.[19] Moreover, an important aspect of the conquests of that era is mentioned by Ibn Kathir (d. 774/1373) in his comment immediately following the account of Muhammad bin Qasim’s victories. He writes:

وكان في عساكرهم وجيوشهم في الغزو الصالحون والأولياء والعلماء من كبار التابعين، في كل جيش منهم شرذمة عظيمة ينصر الله بهم دينه

With their armies in these campaigns there used to be  righteous men, saints and scholars from amongst the elder tabi’un (i.e. successors of Prophet’s companions). In every army there was a large group of them that supported the deen of Allah.[20]

7. Summary and Conclusion

a. The well-known story of a ship with Muslim women getting plundered is authentic and recorded in the earliest sources.

b. While there were other reasons for Muslims to attack Dahir it was this incident that finally brought about the expedient.

c. The issue of rebels that lastly caused the trouble had nothing to do with opposition and loyalty to Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him).

d. There is no point in questioning the account of Hajjaj feeling for Muslim women because he had been doing wrongs otherwise.

e. Dahir was indeed the patron of those plundered the ship with Muslims and captured those aboard including women.

 f. Hatred for Muslim heroes is actually leading some people to divorce with reason and honesty.

References & Notes:

[1] Shah, Farhan Ahmad, “Of textbooks, extremism and Mohammed bin Qasim”, Daily Times, Last Accessed Jan. 19, 2014 12:08 pm GMT

[2] Al-Baladhuri, Ahmad bin Yahya, Futuh al-Baldan, (Beirut: Maktaba al-Hilal, 1988), 419-420

[3] Murgotten, Francis Clark, The Origins of the Islamic State- Translation from Kitab Futuh al-Baldan of al-Baladhuri, (New York: Columbia University, 1924)  215-216

[4] Fredunbeg, Mirza Kalichbeg (trans.), The Chachnamah- An Ancient History of Sind, (Karachi: Commissioner’s Press, 1900) 67-68

[5] Jaffar, S.M., “End of ‘Imad-ud-Din Muhammad ibn Qasim. The Arab Conqueror of Sind” in Quarterly Islamic Culture, (Hyderabad Deccan, Jan. 1945) Vol.19, 57-59

[6] Elliot, H.M., The History of Indians as told by its Own Historians, Edited by John Dowson, (London: Trubner and Co., 1867) 131, 134-136ff.

[7] Farishta, Muhammad Qasim,  History of the Rise of the Mahomedan Power in India– Translated from the Original Persian by John Briggs (New Delhi: Oriental Books Reprint Corporation, n.d.) Vol.IV, 233-234

[8] The Chachnamah- An Ancient History of Sind, 57

[9] Athar al-Mubarakpuri puts it as al-‘Umani instead of al-Humami, See his al-‘Iqd ath-Thameen, 121. Perhaps Safahwi was al-Humami in lineage and al-‘Umani by region. (cf. al-Ansab of as-Sam’ani, Vol.4, 235)

[10] Translator actually put it as “Alafi” which is wrong. I have, therefore, changed it to al-‘Ilafi. Moreover, al-Mubarakpuri names him al-‘Umani instead of al-‘Ilafi, (al-‘Iqd ath-Thameen, 121)

[11] Translator put it is as “Amman” which is a mistake. It should be ‘Uman (= Oman)

[12] The Chachnamah- An Ancient History of Sind, 66

[13] Khalifa bin Khayyat, at-Tarikh, (Beirut: ar-Resalah publications, 1397 AH) 277 [14] ibid., 298

[15] The Chachnamah- An Ancient History of Sind, 67

[16] Najeebabadi, Akbar Shah, Aina Haqeeqat Numa, (Najeebabad: Maktaba ‘Ibrat, n.d.) 103

[17] Ibn Kathir, ‘Imad a-Deen, al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah, (Beirut: Dar al-Fekr, 1986) Vol.9, 77

[18] The Chachnamah- An Ancient History of Sind, 79-81

[19] For more on wisdom and rationale of Jihad on this account see Mufti Taqi Usmani’s “Islam and Modernism” Art. Aggressive and Defensive Jihad

[20] Ibn Kathir, al-Bidayah wa al-Nihayah, Vol.9, 87



By Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng


Ibraaheem Bin Adham (rahmatullah alayh) said to a person: “What do you prefer: A dirham (a silver coin) in your dream or a dinar (a gold coin) while you are awake?’ The man said: ‘A dinar while I am awake.’ Ibrahim said: ‘You are a liar! Whatever you love in this world is like a dirham you love in a dream.’

The world with its pleasures and comforts is like a dirham in a dream. Man hankers after this unattainable dirham while he abandons the dinar which is presented to him when he will be awake, that is, in the Hereafter. His love for this world signifies his abhorrence for the treasures of the Aakhirah.


Someone asked Hadhrat Hasan Basri (rahmatullah alayh): “What do you say about a man to whom Allah Ta’ala has bestowed abundant wealth – he gives munificently in charity and with it he maintains family ties? Is it valid for him to enjoy his wealth (for luxuries)?” Hadhrat Hasan replied: “No! Even if he possessed the entire world, it would not be lawful for him to spend except for that which is absolutely necessary, and he sends it ahead for the day when he shall be in need of it (the Day of Qiyaamah).”

Possession of an abundance of halaal wealth is not a license for extravagance and unfettered indulgence in even permissible luxuries. The avenues for spending in the Path of Allah are innumerable. The objective of wealth is not for amassing and hoarding, but to dispose of it constructively to build up your capital in the Aakhirah. Every unnecessary expenditure, be it for the acquisition of a lawful luxury, will prove to be a calamity in the Hereafter.


Hadhrat Umaamah Baahili (radhiyallahu anhu) said: “When Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was appointed the Nabi, the armies of Shaitaan said to him: “A Nabi has been appointed and an Ummah has been sent forth (for him).” Shaitaan said to his legions: “Do they love this world?” They responded: ‘Yes!”. Shaitaan said: “In that case I shall not be concerned even if they do not worship idols. I shall visit them in the morning and evening with three allurements:

(1) To earn wealth unlawfully

(2) To spend wealth unlawfully, and

(3) To abstain from spending on those who are deserving of it. All evil will then emanate from this.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The world will come to you after me, and it will devour your entire Imaan just as fire consumes fuel.”


Worldly deprivation in any field whatsoever is never a disadvantage nor harmful for the Ummah. The less of the world possessed by the Ummah, the better it is for the Muslimeen. Worldly wealth has destroyed the Ummah.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “I take an oath by Allah! I do not fear poverty for you. However, I fear that the world will open up its treasures for you. You will then vie with one another to gain it just as they (the Yahood and Nasaara) had competed before you. It will destroy you just as it had destroyed them.”

Thus, the destruction of the Ummah was initiated by the massive wealth and treasures which flowed into the coffers of the Ummah with the political rise of the Ummah, and with the discovery of oil, this Ummah, especially the Arab component, has been utterly demoralized and destroyed.

If ever the oil reserves of Muslim countries are depleted, it will be one of Allah’s greatest bounties for this Ummah. Barren deserts dotted with oases are best suited for this Ummah. In worldly frugality, austerity and poverty is the strength of this Ummah – its physical, moral and spiritual strength.




What is the ruling of the Shariah regarding barbers who massage females? In Hawarthia Drive, Malabar, there is a barber who would first cut only men’s hair. He then degenerated to cutting women’s hair. Now he even massages women.

Also of great concern is that some moulanas and turbaned tablighis lustfully sit side by side with these women without batting an eyelid. What does Islam say about this barber and these so-called men of the Deen who are able to tolerate such brazen haraam misdeeds, and even derive   lustful pleasure?


They are not men of the ‘Deen’. All of them – the vile barber and the molvis and turbaned tablighis – are of the progeny of Iblees. As for the barber he is a murtad. He believes that his acts of zina are halaal whilst in reality every zina step he takes believing it to be halaal, is kufr. The molvis and tablighis who grace the devil’s barbershop are fujjaar of the worst order. They are party to zina in the making.

When molvis, not only maintain silence in the face of flagrant fisq and fujoor being committed in the public domain, but derive haraam bestial and carnal pleasure  from the barbers immoral acts of fisq, fujoor and kufr, then there is no doubt in their own fisq and fujoor. They are fussaaq and fujjaar in terms of the Shariah. Their beards and turbans are extremely deceptive. These ‘deeni’ louts and scoundrels are bereft of the haziest idea of Deen. They are among the munaafiqeen while the barber is a murtad.

It is haraam for Muslims to visit the haraam barbershop which according to the Shariah is akin to a brothel. It is haraam to have one’s hair cut by the filthy hands of the murtad barber. It is haraam to have any kind of Muslim ties with this evil, shaitaani barber. Muslims should not invite Allah’s Curse on themselves by sitting in that evil barbershop which has become a venue for promoting zina.

We are living in the era in which the Signs of Qiyaamah are increasingly materializing by the day. The degeneration of the Muslim community into the cauldron of immorality is ample testification for the villainous and immoral conduct of this evil barber and his scoundrel molvi and tablighi clients.

This immoral state of affairs which has obliterated the Imaani conscience of Muslims is a sure Sign of the Impending Athaab of Allah Ta’ala. The rot of the community is now absolute. No one is deriving lesson from the heart-rending and miserable plight of the Muslims of Syria, Burma, Kashmir, etc. Eyes will open only when Allah’s Athaab is unleashed. But then it will be too late. Then no amount of duas and wazifahs will help.

“Beware of such a punishment which will not befall only the transgressors among you.” (Qur’aan)

The universal Punishment of Allah Ta’ala will take in its wake even the buzrugs, the molvis and the tablighis because all of them are hypocrites, hence they derive lustful pleasure from public acts of zina as the zina perpetrated by the scoundrel barber. (By Mujlisul Ulama).

The Meaning of Salah (Durood) and Salam

[By Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Uthmani (Rahimahullah)]

The word: Salah is used in the Arabic language to convey the sense of: Mercy (rahmah), prayer (du’a) and praise (madh and thana). The Salah attributed to Allah Ta’ala in the cited verse means His sending of mercy, but Salah from the angels denotes their prayer for him, and the sense of Salah (durood) from common believers is a combination of dua’ (prayer) and thana’ (praise). Most commentators have given these very meanings and Imam Al-Bukhari has reported from Abu’l-‘Aliyah that the Salah of Allah Ta’ala means the honor accorded to him and the praise showered on him before the angels. As for the honor bestowed on him by Allah Ta’ala within this mortal world, it translates as the high rank he was blessed with when, on many an occasion, his mention was joined with the mention of Allah Ta’ala in adhan (the initial call for prayers) and iqamah (the call announcing the immediate start of the prayer) and elsewhere, and that Allah Ta’ala made the religion brought by him spread and prevail throughout the world, and that He enjoined upon all people to keep acting in accordance with the Shari’ah brought by him right through the last day of al-Qiyamah and, along with it, He has undertaken to keep his Shari’ah stand perennially protected. Then, as for the honor bestowed upon him in the Hereafter, it can be said that his station was made to be the most exalted of the entire creation and, at a time when no prophet or angel could dare intercede on behalf of anyone, it was right at that time that he was blessed with the celebrated station of intercession called:(Al-ma’qam-ul-Mahmud: Praised Station).

Given the interpretation that Allah’s Salah in favour of the Holy Prophet ﷺ means praise, someone may raise a doubt that, according to the narrations of Hadith, Salah and Salam are also offered to the family and companions of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. If so, how can anyone other than him be made to share in the honor bestowed and praise done by Allah Ta’ala? This doubt has been answered in Ruh-ul-Ma’ani etc. by saying that the degrees of such honor and praise are many. The Holy Prophet ﷺ has it at its highest, while his family and companions and believers in general are included with him only to a certain degree.

As for the word: Salam, it is an infinitive in the sense of as-salamah and means staying in peace. And As-salamu-‘alaik conveniently taken as ‘peace on you’ means: May the state of peace and security from losses, defects and calamities be with you. And since, according to the rule of Arabic grammar, this is not the occasion to use the word: ‘ala: on, upon, but since the word ‘Salam’ implies praise, hence the word: ‘ala is appended with it.

And some other early commentators have taken the word: Salam here to mean the sacred Being of Allah Ta’ala, because Salam is among the beautiful names of Allah Ta’ala. According to this view the sentence will mean that Allah is enough to take care of your security and well-being.