By K.N. Pandita
In an article titled Ghazavatu’l-Hind: A Matter of Faith published elsewhere, I had cited various ahadith (Arabic plural of hadith meaning traditions come down by word of mouth) handed down by Arab theologians or historians that speak about Muslims enjoined by faith to wage holy war for the conquest of al Hind – India.
Ayman al Zawahari, the lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, has, in recent past, broadcast the scripturally ordained Indian mission of his organization al-Qaeda. He professed to move beyond India— into Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Kashmir in South Asian region. Traditional Muslim historians clubbed all these countries as part of the region known to Arabs as al-Hind, and those living there were called Hindi in Arabic lexicon. Continue Reading…