Shah Waliullah Dehlawi – on whose ideology the Taliban is built.

This man actions directly resulted to rise of Anti-Hindu rulers like Tipu Sultan. The name and heinous deeds of Shah Waliullah has been completely wiped off our history by these left leaning historians.

He was born on 21 February 1703 to Shah Abdur Rahim, a prominent Islamic scholar of Delhi. He memorized the Qur’an by the age of seven. By sixteen he had completed the standard curriculum of Hanafi law, theology, geometry, arithmetic and logic.

After the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, the Mughal empire was involved in continuous wars of succession, which weakened the Mughal rule. The biggest blow was given by the Marathas led by Bajirao Peshwa, at The Battle of Bhopal. The battle was fought on 24 December 1737 in Bhopal between the Maratha Empire and the combined army of the Nizam and several Mughal generals. The battle resulted in decisive Maratha victory mainly through the swift tactics of Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao. Later, on 7 January 1738, a peace treaty was signed near Bhopal. Marathas were given the territory of Malwa. This battle proved that Mughals rule is all but gone.

In his narrow-minded approach, Waliullah believed that he was sent by God to save and lead the Muslims of India. He claimed to have dreamt that he was appointed by the divine authority to guide the Muslims. As a self-proclaimed leader of the Muslims, his major concern was to unite the Muslim community which was in a state of chaos and disorder. He firmly believed that only the Muslims were capable of ruling India and that if the Hindus were desirous of power, they would have to convert to Islam.

According to Waliullah, this was what had happened with the Turks who had accepted Islam after becoming rulers. He believed that Islam was a universal religion and therefore, all other religions should be eliminated and Islam imposed on everyone as the true faith. Waliullah exhorted the followers of Judaism and Christianity to adopt Islam and any refusal was regarded as an unpardonable denial of God.

To revive Muslim power in India, Waliullah decided to take a strong step against the Marathas, Sikhs, and the Jats. However, he failed to understand that it was not possible to recruit an army which purely consisted of Muslims, since the society consisted of many religions, communities, sects and ethnicities intermingled and inseparable from each other.

When the Muslim nobles did not respond to his appeal, he called upon Ahmad Shah Abdali to help materialize his scheme. He wrote letters to Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India promising him all support. Ahmad Shah Abdali had never gone beyond Kandahar in South Afghanistan. He urged Abdali that it was his religious duty to help and save the Muslims as the infidels (Marathas) had defeated them. Consequently, Abdali attacked India and the Marathas were defeated in the third battle of Panipat in 1761. The loss in the third battle of Panipat broke the backbone of the Maratha empire and this may have resulted to the rise of Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan in South India.

According to Shah Waliullah, the subcontinent was not the real homeland for the Muslims and that they were mere strangers. He introduced the idea among the Muslims of India that they should embrace Arab culture and language and that God would help them to get out of the subcontinent.

Sadly, the ulema of the subcontinent led the Muslim community towards separation rather then integration with other communities.

It is important that this name is brought to the records and every one knows about this.

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