DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SANATANI AND MUJAHID
When islamic imperialism reached the borders of Hindustan, it marked the start of a series of cataclysmic events which saw two diametrically opposite ways of life clash.
Before the advent of Islamic imperialism, India was not exactly a zone of peace. There were plenty of wars fought by Hindu princes & kings. But in all their wars, the Hindus had observed some time-honored conventions sanctioned by the shastras.
The martial classes who clashed, mostly in open spaces, had a code of honour. Sacrifice of honour for victory or material gain was deemed as worse than death.
Islamic imperialism & its Mujahids came with a different code. They were from a culture that was still in its infancy. Like a pre-mature child the people of the desert were poorly served by their leaders and social philosophy was virtually non existent. Their way was the way of the sword, with little or no nuances and finesse. This code required its warriors to –
And they did all this as mujahids (holy warriors) and ghazîs (kaffir-killers) in the service of Allah and his Last Prophet. Religious justification of violent animalistic behaviour along with prize of everlasting orgy freed the mujahid of any guilt or pangs of conscience
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