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Soldier Hussaini Brahmins Fight For Muslims

In Hinduism on November 5, 2014 at 11:54

Dronacharya was castigated by Lord Krishna during the Mahabharata War for taking up arms in the Battle saying that Drona has lost the moral right of censuring either Yudhistra or the Pandavas for using the ploy of misinforming him of  the death of his son Aswathama, which resulted in Drona’s death.

 

Reason, Drona was a Brahmin.

 

He is empowered to teach warfare not actually fight, forsaking the duty of a Brahmin.

 

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Brahmins who fought for Muslims,Hussein Brahmins

 

Lord Parashurama comes under fire for the same reason for bearing arms against the Kshatriya.

 

Yet there is community  Brahmins that has taken up warfare as their profession , forsaking the Brahmin duties.

 

Mohayal Brahmins of Punjab, who trace their origins to the following seven Rishis/Gotras.

 

  • Bali: Parashar
  • Bhimwal: Kaushal
  • Chhibber/Chibber:Bhrigu
  • Datt: Bharadwaja
  • Lau: Vasishtha
  • Mohan: Kashyap
  • Vaid: Dhanvantri/Bharadwaja

 

In India, they are also called ‘Hussaini Brahmins’ as Muhiyals proudly claim that though being non-Muslim, a small number of them fought in the battle of Karbala on the side of Hussain. Muhiyals are very close to Pushtuns in their character.

For centuries, they never or seldom paid in their revenue until coerced by a military expedition involving a number of casualties on both sides.

On one occasion, they fought three sanguine battles against Babur’s army as they refused to surrender a khatri girl to Mughals who had sought their protection.

The testament to their chivalry is the fact that during Muslim rule, they were the only non-Muslim group on whom the title of Khan or Sultan was ever bestowed. During British rule, a number of them were residing in the military belt of Campbelpur, Rawalpindi and Jhelum area.

A number of Muhiyals served with distinction in British Indian army especially cavalry. They served in many regiments especially 9th, 11th, 13th, and 19th Lancers, 3rd, 4th and 15th Punjab Cavalry and Guides Cavalry.

 

They celebrate Muharram.

 

This community is concentrated  in Punjab,Jammu and Kashmir,Haryana mainly and are present in North India.

Their main languages are Punjabi and Hindi.

Some of these Brahmins are Sikhs.

As Muharram passed off peacefully in the capital amid heavy police presence on Tuesday, a group of brahmans in east Delhi were wondering what the tension was all about. Like every year, these Hindus took out a Muharram taziya of their own in Kalyanpuri, crying and beating their chests in ritual mourning that marks the occasion.

The community proudly claims that one of their ancestors, Rahib Datt, fought in the Karbala battle on the side of Imam Hussain and even sacrificed his sons in the conflict. Ever since that historic battle, they came to be known as Hussaini Brahmins.

Citation.

 

  • Defence Journal, Pakistan- June 2003:Tribes and Turbulence by Hamid Hussain
  • Reg-i-Surkh: Dut Brahman Imam Husain se Rabt o Zabt, by Mahdi Nazmi, Abu Talib Academy, New Delhi 1984, Pages 63-71.
  • Alnataq (Urdu), by Shah Nazir Hashmi, Lucknow 1926
  • Mohyals, Muslims and Mustafabad: The Tribune, Chandigarh (8 August 1993).
  • Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory, by Syed Akbar Haider, Oxford University Press 2006, Page 175
  • “2nd Lt. Puneet Nath Datt [www.bharat-rakshak.com]”. Bharat-rakshak.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  • “Major Vijay Rattan Chaudhary MVC – Maha Veer Chakra – Indian Army – Haryana Online – India”. Haryana Online. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  • The War Decorated, India
  • History of the Guides, 1846-1922 – by Sir George Fletcher MacMunn, p. 161
  • Leadership in the Indian Army: Biographies of Twelve Soldiers – By V K Singh, p. 329

 

All Religions Are Not The Same

In Hinduism on November 5, 2014 at 00:22

The common refrain of Hindus, especially the species who call themselves as Secular, that all religions are the same.

 

All religions are equal.

 

All religion teaches the same thing.

 

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Hinduism Christianity

 

I am one of the few who maintain in private conversations and in Public including my blogs that it is sheer non sense and it is nothing but hypocrisy or inadequate knowledge of the Religions being talked about.

 

I have been meaning to write on this for quite sometime, but the spark that made me write now is a piece written by Maria Wirth, which was forwarded to me by  Hindu Association,USA.

 

I am reproducing excerpts towards the close of this post.

 

When people talk of all religions being the same, they mean only two,Christianity and Islam.

 

How are these the same as Hinduism?

 

Christianity was framed , not formed by Constantine some three hundred years after the death of Christ.

 

As a matter of record nobody knows the name of Jesus Christ, Jesus meaning son of God,

 

“A typical Jew in Jesus’ time had only one name, sometimes supplemented with the father’s name or the individual’s hometown.[27] Thus, in the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as “Jesus of Nazareth”[g] (Matthew 26:71), “Joseph’s son” (Luke 4:22)

 

“The etymology of Jesus’ name in the context of the New Testament is generally given as “Yahweh is salvation’

 

The word Christ is derived from the Greek Χριστός (Christos), which is a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Masiah), meaning the “anointed” and usually transliterated into English as “Messiah

 

Christ meaning,

 

Christ (/krst/; ancient Greek: Χριστός, Christós, meaning “anointed”) is a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Māšîaḥ) and the Syriac ܡܫܝܚܐ (M’shiha), the Messiah, and is used as a title for Jesus in the New Testament”.(wiki)

 

Hinduism was not founded or framed by any one.

 

Its date is unknown, but to get an idea it is commonly agreed, to have some date, that the Vedas were composed around 5000BC

 

Nor does it have a Preacher.

 

Christianity talks about Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.

 

Will some one tell me how many worship the Father?

 

Hinduism has Attributeless Reality,Brahman and has Reality with names and Forms to fecilitate  concentration.

 

Christianity calls people who believe in things, faiths other than Christianity as heathen and it comes these people to Hell.

 

Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita in the 18th Chapter to Arjuna that though He (Krishna) has taught Arjuna about what Reality is in the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna is to thin for himself and choose a path that suits him!

Christianity decries Idol worship,but the irony is it worships +!

Hinduism worships many Gods and Goddesses(there are as many Gods and Goddesses as Human dispositions are)

For explanation on these please read my posts filed under Hinduism/Indian Philosophy.

Hinduism does not believe in individual irresponsibility.

One is responsible for his actions.

There is none to bear your Cross(pun intended)

Hinduism does not believe in Religious conversion, while Christianity breathes it.

Christianity believes in salvation  through Christ.

Hinduism speaks more of your effort.

God does not condone your sins, even if the doer is the personification of God Himself.

Hinduism does not ascribe an entity,Satan solely responsible for everything that is presumed to be evil.

In Hinduism everything is God, including what we humans decide and often change what Good is.

Non violence and forbearance is the hall-mark of Hinduism.

Christianity shuns dissensions.

Hinduism does not impose itself on others, the credo of Christianity is to force it down the throat.

Christian Ethics is being spoken as if it is some thing that has not found in Hinduism.

One tenet of Christianity that you should proselytize against one’s Will is enough to wipe off its Ethics.

People say in Christianity all are equal.

Then why separate Churches for the Dalits?

I am not touching the philosophical aspects as it would need at least five or six posts.

I have briefly stated the most salient points here.

In what way then, is Christianity and Hinduism are the same?

 

Post on Hinduism and Islam follows

 

Observations by someone who grew up in the stifling atmosphere of dogmatic Christianity and appreciates the freshness and freedom of undogmatic Hinduism– and wonders why a section of Hindus are so apologetic about their religion when it actually is the best bet for a fulfilling life.

Hindus used to say, “All religions are equal”. They did not want to see that the two biggies, Christianity and Islam, did not agree. Each of those religions claimed for itself, “We alone are the only true religion. Our God is the only true God.” They pitied Hindus that they might actually believe that by stating that all religions are equal, Hinduism would be elevated to their level. Of course, the ‘true religions’ will never allow this.

Now Hindus say, “We respect all religions. We teach it to our children. Our children hear a lot about Christianity and Islam and how good these religions are. We don’t want to offend anyone, so we teach very little about Hinduism and what we teach is only about superficial things, like festivals and customs and not about the deep philosophy and scientific insights which would portray Hinduism in a good light and might irritate other religions.”

Again, Hindus don’t want to see that Christianity and Islam do not respect Hinduism. The clergy of those religions don’t say it into their face, but to their own flock: “Hindus go to hell, if they don’t convert to the true religion. It is their own fault. We have told them about Jesus and his Father or the Prophet and Allah respectively. Still, they are so arrogant and foolish and hold on to their false gods. But God/Allah is great. He will punish them with eternal hellfire.”

In a variation of “We respect all religions” Hindus also say, “All religions teach the human being to be virtuous and good and lead him to God, the creator. Hindus attend Inter Faith Dialogues and try to find the commonalities. Of course these are there. Hindus try to build on them. “Yes, all religions have good points. Yes, all religions have good people.” They keep repeating that all religions teach goodness, as if to convince themselves. However, deep down, Hindus know that this is not honest and lacks intellectual integrity. They know that Christianity and Islam have gone off track by preaching exclusiveness and hate to their flock. Those religions have encouraged persecution of others and brainwashed otherwise kind human beings into fighting for an imaginary god who supposedly hates all those ‘others’ who don’t believe, what they are told to believe. They have left a trail of bloodshed in history. But Hindus choose to ignore it. ‘Why provoke unnecessarily?’ they might feel, still betraying a psyche wounded by thousand years of oppression.

Is it not time that Hindus call a spade a spade? Swami Vivekananda has said that every Hindu who leaves his faith is not one Hindu less but one enemy more. He said this while India was ruled by the British, and Christians and Muslims were encouraged to feel superior to the “idol worshipping Hindu”. Hindus were not in a position to put the record straight, as their own elite put Hinduism down due to a malicious British education policy. Yet today, 66 years after independence, it is about time to tell the world loudly and boldly what Hinduism is about.

Citation.

 

http://mariawirthblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/about-calling-a-spade-a-spade/

Where Are These Muslims?

In human interest on September 26, 2014 at 17:50

My father worked in Bodinayakkanur, Tamil Nadu,as a Teacher before he settled down in Srivilliputhur.

 

He served as a Teacher for 35 years.

 

He had a student, Habib, who was a Devout Muslim at Bodinayakkanur.

 

After quite a few years he received a message from Habib that he had become a DEO, District Educational Officer and he would be visiting the school where my father was working,Srivilliputhur.

 

DEOs visit schools to inspect them and as such,schools, especially aided schools are very vigilant and accord all respects to the DEO when he is on Inspection tour.

 

He had informed my mother, not my father, through a messenger , that it had been long since he ate my mother’s food, he would like Ragi Dosa every night and he would be sending a boy to pick it up daily during his stay at the Traveler’s Bungalow.

 

After completing the inspection, he sat with the Headmaster of the school , informed him that he was satisfied with his inspection and he would be leaving.

 

The Headmaster who knew the relationship of the DEO with my father asked hm whether he had visited my Fathers Class.

 

He is reported to have replied that he could not visit his teachers class and he(Habib) was  an example of what a Teacher could do a poor student.

 

Till his untimely demise, he used to come to our Home at least once a year and pay  his respect to my father!

 

I was in Bangalore with three of my friend and we were staying together for about six years.

 

I had/have a friend Syed Siddique.

 

He might even forget the dates of Ramzan and Bakrid, but very sure about Amavasya!

 

He was very much attached to my parents.

 

He used to go to my mother in kitchen and demand food/special dishes and she would oblige him.

 

My father had a stroke and was admitted to a Hospital.

 

Siddique came till the Hospital and refused to come inside the room saying he could not bear the sight of my father lying sick.

 

My father expired the next day.

 

Siddique was nowhere to be found.

 

While we were preparing the body for funeral.

 

He came, inebriated, crying , demanding that he be allowed to carry my father’s body to the cremation ground.

 

The priests objected to this, him being a Muslim.

 

My eldest brother said that Siddique was more attached to our father than us and my father reciprocated that.

 

Siddique carried the body.

 

He vowed that he would not eat non vegetarian food and sop drinking till the thirteenth day ceremony and he stuck to it,

 

When I lost my first wife he was one of the few who was by  side leaving his family commitments and consoled me.

 

Even after 40 years, I can not forget his affection .

 

I am still searching for him for we went our ways because of our profession.

 

He is a native of Chozhachakkaranallur,near Myiladuthurai, en route to Vaitheeswara Koil.

 

I have tried to locate him, in vain.

 

If some one, his children, grand children happen to read this remind ‘Swamigal’, that’s how I used to call him because of his knowledge of Hinduism, or Vellai Iyer is searching for him.

 

Now where are all these Muslims Gone?

 

Are we missing them or they are not showing up?

Prophet’s Grave To Be Demolished By Saudi Govt

In Islam on September 24, 2014 at 17:03

A 61 page secret note prepared by Academics has recommended the shifting of the grave of Prophet Mohammed in Saudi Arabia to an anonymous grave yard.

 

 

This note is being considered by the Saudi  Government for implementation.

 

Saudi Arabia follows a stricter version of Islam and it considers the veneration of an individual,Prophet Mohammed as sacrilegious.

 

“The controversial proposals are part of a consultation document by a leading Saudi academic which has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi mosque in Medina, where the remains of the Prophet are housed under the Green Dome, visited by millions of pilgrims and venerated as Islam’s second-holiest site.

The formal custodian of the mosque is Saudi Arabia’s ageing monarch King Abdullah.

The plans, brought to light by another Saudi academic who has exposed and criticised the destruction of holy places and artefacts in Mecca – the holiest site in the Muslim world – call for the destruction of chambers around the Prophet’s grave which are particularly venerated by Shia Muslims.

The 61-page document also calls for the removal of Mohammed’s remains to the nearby al-Baqi cemetery, where they would be interred anonymously.

There is no suggestion that any decision has been taken to act upon the plans. The Saudi government has in the past insisted that it treats any changes to Islam’s holiest sites with “the utmost seriousness”.

But such is the importance of the mosque to both Sunni and Shia Muslims that Dr Irfan al-Alawi warned that any attempt to carry out the work could spark unrest. It also runs the risk of inflaming sectarian tensions between the two branches of Islam, already running perilously high due to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Hardline Saudi clerics have long preached that the country’s strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam – an offshoot of the Sunni tradition – prohibits the worship of any object or “saint”, a practice considered “shirq” or idolatrous.

Dr Alawi, director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, said: “People visit the chambers, which are the rooms where the Prophet’s family lived, and turn towards the burial chamber to pray.

“Now they want to prevent pilgrims from attending and venerating the tomb because they believe this is shirq, or idolatry. But the only way they can stop people visiting the Prophet is to get him out and into the cemetery.”

For centuries Muslim pilgrims have made their way to Mecca in order to visit the Kaaba – a black granite cubed building said to be built by Abraham, around which al-Masjid al-Haram, or the Grand Mosque, is built, and towards which every Muslim faces when they pray.”

 

Citation.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabias-proposal-to-destroy-prophet-mohammeds-tomb-and-move-remains-to-anonymous-grave-risks-new-muslim-division-30557589.html

 

 

Islam Reined In Japan Muslims Can Obtain Citizenship

In consumer forum, Islam on June 28, 2014 at 10:04

There have been posts that Islam has been banned in Japan.

 

It is not so.

 

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2006 study of Muslim residents in Japan.

 

Banned?

 

1. Japan has put strict restrictions on the Islam and Muslims !
Have you ever read in the news paper that a political leader or a Prime Minister from an Islamic nation have ever visited Japan? Have you ever come across any news paper that King of Iranor Saudi Arabia has visited Japan?
The reasons are:

a) Japan is the only nation that does not give citizenship to Muslims.
b) In Japan permanent residentship is not given to Muslims.
c) There is strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan.
d) In the University of Japan Arabic or any Islamic language is not taught.
e) One cannot import ‘Kuran’ published in Arabic language.
f) According to data published by Japanese government, it has given citizenship to only 2 lakhs Muslims. These Muslims speak Japanese and carry their religious ritual in the same.
g) Japan is the only country in the world having negligible number of embassies of Islamic countries.
h) Japanese people are not attracted to Islam at all.
i) Muslims residing in Japan are the employees of foreign companies.
j) Even today Visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or managers send by foreign company.
k) In majority of the companies, it is stated in their laws that no Muslims should apply for the job.
l) Japan government is of an opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist and even in the era of globalization, they are not willing to change their Muslim laws.
m) Muslims can not even think about getting a rented house in Japan.
n) If anyone comes to know that his neighbor is a Muslim then the whole colony stays alert.
o) No one can start a Islamic or Arabic ‘Madarsa’ in Japan
p) There is no personal law in Japan.
q) If Japanese women marry a Muslim then she is banned.
r) According to Mr. Komico Yagi (Head of Department, Tokyo University) “There is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it.”
s) Freelance journalist Mohammd Juber turned many Islamic countries after 9/11 incidence and at that time he went even to Japan. He found out Japanese are confident that extremist can do no harm in Japan.

 

Islam is kept under check by tough legislation.,

 

The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. The trend in the government’s respect for religious freedom did not change significantly during the year.

There were few reports of societal abuse or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.

The U.S. government closely monitored the state of religious freedom, conducted outreach to minority religious groups and NGOs, and discussed religious freedom with the government-

The Statistics Bureau estimates the population to be 127.5 million as of October..

The Religious Juridical Persons Law, as amended in response to the 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo’s subway system by Aum Shinrikyo, provides the government with some authority to supervise certified religious groups.

The law requires certified religious groups to disclose their assets to the government and empowers the government to investigate possible violations of regulations governing for-profit activities.

Authorities have the right to suspend a religious group’s for-profit activities if the group violates these regulations.

The government does not observe any religious holidays as national holidays.

 

Can A Muslim become a Citizen of Japan?

 

Yes.

 

The Japanese Constitution states that

第14条
すべて国民は、法の下に平等であって、人種、信条、性別、社会的身分又は門地により、政治的、経済的又は社会関係において、差別されない。

Article 14:
All of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race,creed, sex, social status or family origin.

“In Japan permanent residency is not given to Muslims.”

This is also easily demonstrably false. If you live in Japan you will probably eventually meet somebody who is Muslim. There are a lot more permanent residents in Japan than there are naturalized citizens.

However, even if you don’t, a look at the official immigration statistics for Japan shows a large percentage of legal immigrants, both non-permanent and those with Permanent Residency Status of Residence (永住者資格eijūsha shikaku), come from countries where the vastmajority of the citizens are Muslim or the official state religion is Islam.

Studies of Muslims in Japan have shown that about 35% are Indonesian, 15% are from Bangladesh, and 10% are from Pakistan.

 

Citation.

 

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm?year=2012&dlid=208234#wrapper

 

http://harshad30.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/islam-is-ban-in-japan/

 

http://www.turning-japanese.info/2013/10/can-muslims-acquire-japanese.html

 

 

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