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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Biography of Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a)1841-1951 Part 16

Biography of Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a)1841-1951 Part 16 Sirat Amir e Millat

Fitna e Irtad .Calamity of Apostacy

The Hindus organized two highly anti Muslim movements, the Shudhi and the Sangathan. The former movement was designed to convert Muslims to Hinduism or drive them out and the latter was meant to create solidarity among the Hindus in the event of communal conflict,started by Arya Samaj and its founder Swami Daynand Saraswati and his followers like Sawami Shraddanand, who also worked on the Sangathan consolidation aspect of Hinduism, in North India , especially Punjab in early 1900s, though it gradually spread across India . Shuddhi had a anti-Muslim agenda by converting Muslims to Hinduism, and prevent low-caste Hindus from converting to other religions .

Hazrat Sayyid Jama'at Ali Shah (r.a) started a unique movement to stop this fitna and sent Tablighi missions across India. His memorable khutaba was deliverd on April 23,1923.He emphasized the need for Muslims to sacrifice everything to stop the Arya Samaj and established a special fund . He himself led the first tablighi mission to Ruhtak that included 15 scholars and was very successful. Anjuman Khudam al-Sufiyya established 45 Religious Schools (Madaris ) in different cities where Arya Samaj was active to educate thousands of children,men and women. The Anjuman also built Mosques and Hospitals and developed social & economic network to help the affected population.He praised the efforts of Anjuman at its annual meeting stating " Some groups with lack of understanding oppose Sufis and consider them worthless and passive.The Sufis deserve a lot of praise for serving Islam for the pleasure of Allah with sincerity.We can witness their contributions and successful efforts in propagation of Islam in Indian Subcontinent.Every Muslim is familiar with the missions of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz (r.a), Hazrat Baqi Billah (r.a),Hazrat Makhdum Hajveri Data Ganj Bakhsh (r.a) and many other Great Sufis.They surmounted lot of difficulties to achieve their mission.This is very evident from reading our history. "Aftab Amad Dalil e Aftab " Rising of the Sun is proof of the Sun." Anjuman has achieved tremendous success in stopping Fitna e Irtad due to blessings ( baraka ) of these Sufis. Anjuman deserves praise for opening madrasas,mosques,hospitals and bringing back thousands to the fold of Islam. We thank Allah Taala for His favours."


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