In contemporary world we see modern Hindus being more devoted to Dargas than muslims. While Wahabi muslims stand stiff against going to dargas because Islam categorizes idol worship as “shirq”, it is Hindus who have kept the Sufi tradition alive in India by visiting and donating to Dargahs. Going of dargahs has come became an act to get the badge of secularism pinned on your left lapel. But Is going to Dargahs be considered a badge of honour or a badge of shame ? Let’s find out . Here are some of the examples which demystifies the nature of Sufism in India.
1. Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani was greatest Sufi Saint of Kashmir. He imposed 20 mandatory commandments on Hindus of Kashmir. A Hindu could be could be kiIIed and his property confiscated if he violated any of these conditions.This law was strictly implemented for almost 500 years. The commandments were-
A- The Hindus will not construct any temple under the territory of a Muslim ruler.
B- Hindus will not reconstruct any temple that may fall or ruin
C- Hindus will not prevent Muslim travellers from staying in their places of worship.
D- They will receive any Muslim traveller in their house for 3 days and provide hospitality to him
E- They will not harbour any spies and not act as spies themselves
F- If any of their relation have any inclination towards Islam they will not prevent him from embracing Islam.
G- They will respect Muslims.
H- If they are holding a meeting and Muslims comes by they will respect the Muslim and respectfully receive him.
I- They will not dress up like Muslims.
J- They will not keep Muslim names.
K- They will not ride a saddled horse.
L- They will not carry any swords for bows and arrows.
M- They will not wear rings with diamond.
N- They will not openly cell intoxicating liquor.
O- They will not abandon their traditional dress so that they can be distinguished from Muslims.
P- They will not openly practice their customs in front of Muslims.
Q- They will not feel their houses in front of the houses of Muslims
R- They will not cremate their dead.
S- They will not moon their dead loudly.
T- They will not buy muslim slaves.
2. The Sufi Shah Hamadan’s mosque was constructed after the destruction of Kali temple at the site which was called Mahashri. Even to this day, a Sindoor mark of the old temple and an old spring dedicated to the Goddess can be seen on the foundations of the mosque.
3. Baharistan-I-Shahi, a 17th century Persian chronicle which praises Sufis of Kashmir , gloats that Hamadan built his mosque on top of a Hindu temple.
4. According to Tarikh I Kashmir, Sufi Hamadani asked the Brahman of the Kali temple to recite Shahada and give up Hinduism (“idolatry”).The Brahman refused to chant Shahada. Enraged, Sufi Hamadani cut the Brahman’s tongue along with his Janeu.Both were put on public display.
It was the followers of Sufism who were responsible for the Noah Khali incident where thousands of Hindus were butchered, raped and forcefully converted. Sufism also had an upper hand over Calcutta killings and Moplah Genocide.Sufism is not distinct from Islam and comes under the Sharia law which categorically states it’s hatred towards non muslims. It should be noted that the attitude of Sufism towards blasphemy is way too much violent than others. Sufism covers its hatred and venom against non muslims with a garb of the term “peacefulness”.
There has always been an attempt to showcase Sufism as the most peaceful side of the most peaceful religion on earth. Historians and Intellectuals from “Nehruvian Marxist bent of mind have tried tooth and nail to turn the background of Sufism in Bharat from red to white and to be honest they have very much succeeded in doing so. It is modern Hindus who are more devoted to Dargas than muslims. While Wahabi muslims stand stiff against going to dargas because Islam categorizes idol worship as “shirq”, it is Hindus who have kept the Sufi tradition alive in India by visiting and donating to Ajmer as well as most other dargahs. A tradition which has always wanted to convert them. People devoted to Nehruvian Marxist dispensation have misled Hindus and made them believe that Sufi “Saints” love hindus and their traditions and does not look up to Hindus with hate eyes which factually doesn’t hold a single mole of truth.
History describes Sufi “Saints” with red (blood) and black (hate) paint. Islamic scholar Aziz Ahmad says “In Indian sufism anti-Hindu polemics began with Muin al-din Chishti. Early Sufis in the Punjab and early Chishtis devoted themselves to the task of conversion on a large scale.” Sufism is just a sophisticated looking tool developed in order to give a pace the conversion rate. Nizamuddin Auliya who is regarded as a great spiritual figure actually thought that Hindus could not get Allah’s grace and could not be easily converted until they were in the company of some Muslim fakirs and saints for a long time. Sufi “Saints” started following the Bhartiya traditions to lure Hindus. They started imitating the Guru Parampara of Hindus and tried to spread the message of Sufism through songs and literature which could connect to the masses but the Islamist mindset never changed. Sufism is nothing but an enemy to Hindu culture who is covering it’s intentions with Bhartiya clothings. Amir Khusrau & Ziauddin Barani were disciples of Auliya but were deeply fanatic. The point here is: all the four Sufi Silsilas (Chishtiya, Suhrawardy, Qadiri, Naqsbandi) have an agenda against non-Muslims. Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer Sharif who is celebrated as the epitome of peace and harmony came to India in order to fight war against Infidels (Hindus). He actively helped Ghori in the war against Prithviraj Chauhan. He advocated for the destruction of Hindu temples and also saw his dream become reality. He celebrated Prithviraj’s capture, & slaughtered a cow daily at Ajmer in order to insult Hindus. But still Ajmer dargah and songs like “Khwaja mere Khwaja”, “Kun Faya Kun” manages to find a place in the wishlist of Indians.
In Indian sufism anti-Hindu polemics began with Muin al-din Chishti. From Nizamuddin Auliya to Moinuddin Chishti, Sufi “Saints”. It is H. who have kept the Sufi tradition alive in India by visiting and donating to Ajmer as well as most other dargahs. A tradition which has always wanted to proselytize them. All the four Sufi Silsilas (Chishtiya, Suhrawardy, Qadiri, Naqsbandi) always had an agenda against non-Muslims. They imitated the Guru Parampara of H. in order to connect to the masses.
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