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By  Dr Radhasyam Brahmachari

Glorification of Sher Shah:

Sher Shah Suri, “The Tiger King”, founder of the Suri Dynasty, was born at Narnaul in Punjab in 1486 and died on May 22, 1545 at Kalinjar. His original name was Farid Khan. His father Hasan was a Jagirdar at Sasaram, Bihar . Ill-treated by his stepmother, he left home at an early age. He went to Jaunpur where he set himself to serious study and there he acquired good command over the Arabic and Persian languages. Because of his abilities, he was soon appointed by his father to manage the family Jagir at Sasaram. [1]

Picture of Sher Shah

Farid Khan exploited this opportunity to accumulate riches by highway robbery and plundering the wealth and riches of the Hindus, taking their women and children as captives and selling them as slaves, following the foot steps of Bakhiyar Khalji, the famoue warlord of Bihar , who lived in early 13th century AD. In one occasion, Farid succeeded to kill a tiger and hence earned the title “Sher (tiger) Khan“. The money that Sher Khan accumulated by Criminal means helped him raise a small army and hence to begin his political career. Later on,  Sher Khan could consolidate his power by gaining  the possession of the Chunar Fort by marrying the widow of Taj Khan Sarang-Khani, the Governer of  Ibrahim Lodi.

It may be mentioned here that Chunar is in the Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh state, India. Though a small town, Chunar has a great influence in Indian history. The Chunar Fort was built by Maharaja Vikramaditya, the King of Ujjain, in honour of the stay of his brother Raja Bhrithari. As per Hindu records, Chunar is the corrupt of Sanskrit Charanadri as Lord Vishnu had taken his first step here in his Vaman incarnation. The place was also well known as Nainagarh.

However, Sher Khan gained considerable strength after defeating the combined army of Bengal and Hamayun with his own Bihari army and some Pashtun tribes men, in 1537. Then he defeated Humayun at the Battle of Kanauj on May 17, 1540, and ascended the throne of Delhi with the title Sher Shah. His reign barely spanned five years, but the so called secular historians of India , who are not prepared to miss even a single opportunity to glorify the Muslim invaders, portray it as a landmark in the history of the Sub-continent. They project Sher Shah as a rare genius and say that he made many brilliant additions and improvements to the existing system of administration. [2]

They narrate Sher shah as an outstanding military genius, a great civilian administrator and, according to them; he left not even a single area of administrative syatem where he had not set up reforms. But to an unbiased reader, all such narrations appear to be nothing but cock-and-bull stories. According to these spineless slave historians, Sher Shah had revolutionized the revenue syatem which Akbar later on copied. But according another group of historians, Todar Mal, a Rajput minister of Akbar’s court, had implemented all such reforms connected to revenue administration, which are now being wrongly attributed to Sher Shah. [2]

Road Building Enterprise of Sher Shah:

The most interesting part of the episode is that, theses spineless historians are projecting Sher Shah as a great builder, particularly a road builder. From their childhood, the students of India are being taught that Sher Shah Suri had built the road which is now known as the Grand Trunk Road ( G.T. Road ). But how far is this correct? Let us read further to find more information on this matter.

During the days of undivided India , the said G.T. Road ran from Sonargaon near Dhaka (now in Bangladesh ) up to the bank of River Indus in Punjab . Historian R.C. Majumdar writes, “Length of the road was 1,500 kos or 3,000 miles (4,800 km).”[3] According to another historian, Shri Atul Chandra Roy, the length of the road was 1,400 miles or less than half of R C  Majumdar’s figures.[4] Moreover, R.C. Majumdar holds that the champion road-builder, Sher Shah, undertook construction of three more roads and completed them in his lifetime. “One road from Agra towards south up to Burhanpur (600 miles), the second road from Agra via Chittor up to Jodhpur (200 miles) and the third road from Lahore to Multan (100 miles).”[5]

Thus, according to the estimate of R.C. Majumdar, the total length of all the roads built by Sher Shah stands at 3,900 miles or 6,240 km. These historians also say that Sher Shah planted trees on both sides of these roads to provide shades for the travelers and, in addition to that, he set up sarais (inns) at an interval of 2 kos along the roads where the travelers could take rest. In these sarais, Sher Shah provided separate accommodation facilities  for the Hindus and the Muslims. He also employed Brahmin and Muslim cooks for preparing the meals of the Hindu and Muslim visitors. The reader should keep in his mind that all these things Sher Shah did within 5 years, despite his hectic military activities.

It has been mentioned above that the history books also tell that Sher Shah ascended the throne of Delhi on May 17, 1540, by defeating Humayun in a battle near Kannauj and in the same year organised a military campaign to suppress the revolt of the Gakkars in Punjab . He moved east, the next year, to suppress a similar revolt in Bengal in March, 1541 AD. The next year, he moved against the Rajput kings in central India and conquered Malwa. The very next year (i.e. in 1543 AD), he organised a campaign against the Hindu king Puran Mal and took control of the fort at Raisin and then moved against the Rajput king of Marwar. In 1544 he subdued the Rathore king, Maldev and in the subsequent year, he died in an accident in 1545 AD, in Kalinjar.

So, the rule of Sher Shah lasted only for five years and out of these five years, he spent nearly one year to gain control over the fort of Kalinjore.[6] During the rest of his reign, he was on hectic movement from east to west and north to south for suppressing revolts or conquering new forts. It should be mentioned here that the period under consideration was a period of political chaos and lawlessness and to restore order, Sher Shah had to fight many battles and that too with partial success. Thus the question naturally arises-Was it possible for Sher Shah (or any other ruler of that time) to build such long roads within such a short span of time? Furthermore, is it possible to make roads, nearly 6,240 Km long, today using modern technology, within a period of 4 or 5 years? The real story is that, Abbas Khan, a court-chronicler of Sher Shah had written some lies to please and glorify his master and our historians took those narrations at their face value, without applying their common sense to estimate the credibility of those blatant lies.

A close scrutiny of events, during the time of Sher Shah, also reveals that, despite his vast efforts, he did not succeed in bringing the vast stretch of land, from Dhaka in Bengal and River Indus in Punjab , under his control. So, how could Sher Shah carry out such a gigantic project like making a road from Bengal to Punjab , when the territory in question was not under his supreme control?

A Muslim chronicler, Sheikh Nurul Haque, most probably honest, who mentioned in his Zubdatut Tawarikh, the road-building endeavour of Sher Shah, and wrote, “Sher Shah made the road which now runs from Delhi to Agra, by cutting trees in jungles, removing obstacles and built serais. Before that time people had to travel through the doab between these two places.”[7] This description seems plausible and Sher Shah could have built a road, 300 Km long, within his reign of 4 years. It is important to note that this chronicler did not mention a single word about building a road from Bengal to Punjab by Sher Shah.

However, regarding the road building activities of Sher Shah, Abbas Khan, a court chronicler of Sher Shah, in his Tarikh-i-Sher Shah, writes, “May glory and blessings be upon his eminent dignity! For the convenience in traveling of poor travelers, on every road, at a distance of two kos, he made a sarai (inn); and one road with sarais he made from the fort which he built in the Punjab to the city of Sunargaon , which is situated in the kingdom of Bengal , on the shore of the ocean.. Another road he made from the city of Agra to Burhanpur, which is on the borders of the kingdom of the Dekhin, and he made one from the city of Agra to Jodhpur and Chitor; and one road with sarais from the city of Lahore to Multan . Altogether he built 1700 sarais on various roads; and in every sarai he built separate lodgings , both for Hindus and Musulmans, and at the gate of every sarai he had placed pots full of water, that any one might drink; and in every sarai he settled Brahmans for the entertainment of Hindus, to provide hot and cold water, and beds and food, and grain for their horses; and it was a rule in these sarais, that whoever entered them received provision suitable to his rank, and food and litter for his cattle from Government.”[8]

Villages were established all round the sarais. In the middle of every sarai was a well and a masjid of burnt brick; and he placed an imam and a muezzin in every masjid, together with custodians (shahna), and several watchmen; and all these were maintained from the land near the sarai. In every sarai, two horses were kept, that they might quickly carry news. I have heard that Hussain Tashtdar once, on an emergency, rode 300 kos in one day. On both sides of the highway, Sher Shah planted fruit-bearing trees, such as also gave much shade, that in the hot wind travelers might go along under the trees; and if they should stop by the way, might rest and take repose. If they put up at a sarai, they bound their horses under the trees”, Abbas Khan continues.[8]

Sher Shah’s Mausoleum at Sasaram

From what has been said above, it becomes evident that Abbas Khan wrote darkest lies in his Tarikh-i-Sher Shah, to please and glorify his master and our historians simply copied those narrations without considering the credibility of those narrations. To any unbiased reader, it would appear utterly impossible for Sher Shah to build such long roads, even if he would have devoted his 5 or 4 years of rein entirely for road building setting his military and political aspects aside. However, it is a shame that the spineless secular historians of India , to glorify the foreign invaders, are believing in these cock and bull stories which, perhaps, even a donkey would refuse to admit.
As a matter of fact, India is a great country and its civilization is oldest in the world. And it is needless to say that such a grand civilization could not have developed and sustained without extensive trade and commerce, and without good roads such large scale trade and commerce could not have been possible.. So, simple common sense tells us that there were networks of good roads in existence throughout the country from very ancient times, centuries before the arrival of the Muslim invaders. One should remember that, in those days, military campaigns among the Hindu kings were very common affair. How could these military campaigns have been possible without good roads? It means that there were good roads, wide enough for chariots drawn by four horses, even in very ancient times. For example, the epic Mahabharata describes how kings from remote corners of this country had assembled at Kurukshetra with their army to participate in the war. Did they come to Kurukshetra through jungles?

Picture of Chunar Fort on Ganga

Other Credits Attributed to Sher Shah:

According to our historians, Sher Shah was not only a champion road builder but “Sher Shah planted shade-giving trees on both sides of the roads and sarais or rest houses at an interval of 2 kos, where separate arrangements were provided for the Muslims and the Hindus.“[9] How could Sher Shah do all these things within a period of about four years? No sane man would believe in this garbage of lies except the secular historians of India .

To glorify Sher Shah, our historians write, “Sher Shah was indeed a striking personality in the history of medieval India … His military character was marked by a rare combination of caution and enterprise, his political conduct was, on the whole, just and humane; his religious attitude was free from medieval bigotry; and his excellent taste in building is well attested, even today, by his noble mausoleum at Sasaram. He applied his indefatigable industry to the service of the state, and his reforms were well calculated to secure the interests of the people.”[10]

What Sher Shah Really was:

But, in reality, Sher Shah was a Muslim Pathan from Afghanistan and like any other Muslim invaders, he was equally treacherous and cruel to the Hindus. His court chronicler, Abbas Khan, in his Tariq-i-Sher Shah, says that in 1543, Sher Shah invaded the kingdom of the Hindu king, Puran Mal, and put his Raisin fort under siege which compelled the Hindu army to surrender. Puran Mal sought a safe passage for his royal family and army. Sher Shah agreed. So Puran Mal and his army came out of the fort and took shelter in a pre-arranged camp provided by Sher Shah, just outside the fort.

In the meantime, the Pathan army started massacring the Hindus and to describe the wholesale slaughter, Abbas Khan writes, “While the Hindus were employed in putting their women and families to death, the Afghans on all sides commenced slaughtering of the Hindus. Puran Mal and his commanders, like pigs at a bay, failed to exhibit valour and gallantry, and within the twinkle of an eye, all were slain. Such of their wives and families, as were not slain, were captured. One daughter of Puran Mal and three sons of his brother were taken alive and the rest were all killed. Sher Shah gave the daughter of Puran Mal to some itinerant minstrels (bazigars) that they might make her dance in the bazaars, and ordered the boys to be castrated, so that the race of the oppressors (i.e. the Hindus) might not increase.” [11]

At that time, the Rohtas fort in Bihar was under the control of the Hindu king, Hari Krishna Roy, who was a friend of Sher Shah. In 1537, Humayun launched a military campaign against Sher Shah and proceeded to attack the fortress at Chunar. Sher Shah had 1,000 women in his harem in the said fort at Chunar. Apprehending the fall of Chunar fort, Sher Shah requested Raja Hari Krishna Roy to provide a safe place for his harem in the Rohtas fort. Once upon a time, the Raja had given, in a similar crisis, shelter to Mia Nazim (younger brother of Sher Shah) and hence Sher Shah could request the Raja for a similar benevolence. At first, King Hari Krishna was hesitant.

However, on Sher Shah’s promise by touching the Quran, the Raja agreed to give shelter, but could smell a rat. As soon as Raja Hari Krishna agreed, Sher Shah hatched a plan to capture the fort. About 1,200 dolis (palanquins) were made ready overnight and two Afghan soldiers, clad in burqas, occupied each doli. The security staff in the fort checked the first few dolis and failing to detect the conspiracy, allowed the rest to enter the fort. Nearly 2,500 Pathan soldiers succeeded in entering the fort and in the mid-night they started killing the Hindu security guards and thus occupied the fort. King Hari Krishna somehow managed to escape the fort through a secret passage. [12] Our spineless historians describe this incident as exhibit of exemplary military acumen and bravery of Sher Shah. [13]

But Hari Krishna Roy did not know that the Koran instructs the Muslims that they can enter into any agreement with the kafirs and break that agreement in the opportune moment, for the benefit of Islam. Moreover, Allah designates such a treachery with the kafirs as taqiyah or holy deception and attaches merit for such treacherous activities.

This kind of treachery is still going on today and an incident may be cited in this context. When Indian Prime Minister A B Vajpayee and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharf were having peace talks at Rawalpindi in 1998, the Pakistani army, at the instigation of Nawaz Sharif, was crossing the Line of Control (LOC) between India and the Pak occupied Kashmir (POK) and occupying the military bunkers on the Indian side at Kargil.
However, our so-called secular historians carefully avoid all these aspects in their versions of history and prefer to follow two fundamental guidelines, as mentioned above, to glorify the Muslim rulers.

How Farid Khan became Sher Shah:

It has been mentioned earlier that the so called secular and Marxist historians distort the Muslim colonial period of Indian history following the guidelines-

1) The period of Muslim rule in India was not a colonial period as the Muslim rulers, though came from outside, stayed back in this country.

2) The said Muslim period of Indian history should be mentioned as a golden period of Indian history, not a colonial period.

3) The ugly face of Islam is to be suppressed and it should be projected as a noble, generous, extremely tolerant and socialistic religion, and religion of universal brotherhood.

4) The Hinduism is to be exposed as a base religion infected with the inhuman institution like casteism and full of despicable superstitions.

5) The foreign Muslim rulers are to be narrated as highly civilized, generous, polished and valorous people and they were far superior to the Hindus in military skill and bravery.

6) During the Muslim rule, the Hindus and Muslims lived in peace as good neighbours and the present enmity and hatred between the two communities was created later on by the British colonialists.

7) It should never be mentioned that the Muslim rulers had massacred the Hindus in hundreds of thousands, demolished thousands Hindu temples or converted them into mosques.

8)It should never be mentioned that the Muslim rulers converted the Hindus at the point of sword. On the contrary, it should be said the low caste Hindus, being oppressed by the high caste Hindus and attracted by the generous and socialistic ideals of Islam, accepted Islam in droves and so on and so forth.

According to the set guidelines as mentioned above, the so called secular historians are projecting Sher Shah as a great ruler, a rare genius free from religious bigotry and by any similar lofty word the might find in the dictionary. They also say that exemplary military skill, keen foresight, extreme diligence and prudence helped Sher Shah rising from humble Farid Khan and ending up ultimately as the Sultan of Hindustan . But the real story is quite different.

In an earlier article, it has been pointed out that Islam has nothing like human resource development program and it has no plan to develop its followers as wealth creators. On the contrary, the Koran inspires the Muslims to acquire wealth by criminal means such as theft, robbery and plunder of the kafirs by waging jihad against them. Most importantly, their Prophet taught his followers this easy means for acquiring wealth by killing and driving away the Jews from Medina and confiscating and distributing their wealth and the riches among the believers. It is needless to say that these teachings of Islam have made its followers, though poor in creative intelligentsia, expert in criminal activities.

As a Muslim, Farid Khan also utilized that celebrated criminal path to accumulate wealth while he was serving his father to manage his jagir. He used to conduct raids on Hindu villages, plunder the wealth and riches of the Hindu subjects of his father’s jagir, to become rich. As a procedure, he used to encircle a Hindu village, kill the adult males and sell the women and children as slaves and confiscate their properties. He also used to bring false allegations against the Hindu landlords and occupy their wealth and properties after killing them en masse or driving them out of the jagir.

To narrate such a raid in a Hindu village, Abbas Hasan in his Tarikh-i-Sher Shahi, writes, “His horsemen he directed to patrol around the villages, to kill all men they meet and to make prisoners of the women and children, to drive in cattle to permit no one to cultivate the fields, to destroy the crops already sown and not to permit any one to bring anything in from neighbouring parts.” [14]

To describe how Farid Khan attacked and plundered the wealth of the Hindu zamindars, Abbas Hasan, in his Tarikh-i-Sher Shahi, writes, “Early in the morning, Farid Khan mounted and attacked the criminal zamindars, and put all the rebels to death, and making their women and children prisoners, ordered his men to sell them or keep them as slaves and brought other people (i.e. Afghan Muslims) to the village and settled them there.” [14]

While commenting on such oppression of the Muslim rulers on the helpless Hindus, H M Elliot writes,”Under sauch rulers, we cannot wonder that the fountains of justice are corrupted; that the state revenues are never collected without violence and outrage; that villages are burnt and their inhabitants mutilated or sold to slavery; that the officials, so far from affording protection, are themselves the chief robbers and usurpers; and that the poor find no redress against the oppressor’s wrong and proud man’s consumely.” [15]

He also writes, “The few glimpses we have of Hindus slain for disputing with the Muhammadans, of prohibitions against processions, worship and ablutions, and of other intolerant measures, of idols mutilated, of temples razed, of forcible conversions and marriages of proscriptions and confiscations, of murders and massacres, and of the sensuality and drunkenness of the tyrants who enjoined them, show us that this picture is no overcharged, and it is much to br regretted that we are left to draw it for ourselves from out of the man of ordinary occurrences, recorded by writers who seem to sympathize with no virtues and to abhor no vices.” [16]

But it is a shame that the so called secular historians of India are portraying oppressive and jihadi rulers as extremely kind hearted, generous, tolerant and polished people free of religious bigotry. It is needless to say that, by such false portrayal of those diabolical rulers, they are committing an unpardonable crime.



[2] R.C. Majumdar, H.C. Raychaudhury and K. Datta, An Advanced History of India, Macmillan & Co (1980),


[3]   R.C. Majumdar (General Editor), The History and Culture of the Indian People, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan   (in 12 volumes), Mumbai (1996) VII, 87.

[4]  Atul Chandra Roy, Bharater Itihas (in Bengali), Maulik Library, Calcutta (1985), I, 84.

[5]  R.C. Majumdar, H.C. Raychaudhury and K. Datta, An Advanced History of India, Macmillan & Co (1980),  .434

[6] Atul Chandra Roy, ibid, Maulik Library, Calcutta (1985), I, 27.

[7] H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson, The History of India-As Told by Its Own Historians (in 8 volumes), Low Price Publication, Delhi (1996) IV, 488.

[8]  H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson, (ibid) Low Price Publication, Delhi (1996) IV, 417-418.

[9]  R.C. Majumdar et al (ibid) Macmillan & Co (1980), 434.

[10] R.C. Majumdar et al (ibid) Macmillan & Co (1980), 435.

[11] H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson (ibid) IV, 403.

[12] H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson (ibid) IV, 361.

[13] Atul Chandra Roy, ibid, Maulik Library, Calcutta (1985), I, 25..

[14] H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson (ibid) IV, 316.

[15] H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson (ibid) I, xx.

[16] H.M. Elliot and J. Dowson (ibid) I, xxi.

·                                 (To be continued)


written by Dr Radhasyam Brahmachari



June 10th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

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1.                              1. Sumanyu Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 9:54 am

perhaps these historians portray such violent invaders and plunderers as kind hearted rulers so that foolish masses think that these historians are very honest and secular in their writings.

i fail to grasp that if these plunderers were such nice and kind people then why did they wage demolitions of civilizations, why they conquered other peoples land.

2.                              2. JAH Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Is caste prejudice still an issue?

By John McManus
BBC News

Groups who say they face discrimination within their religions because of their ranking in society are gathering for a conference in London on the theme of “untouchability”. But is the caste system still used as means of excluding people within some religious groups in Britain?

Some Hindus and Sikhs believe the caste system is divinely-inspired
The first world conference on “untouchability” aims to draw together the experiences of people from as far afield as Nigeria, Britain, and Japan.
Such “untouchability” or social exclusion, based on membership of certain groups, is a continuing problem for sections of the population worldwide, say the conference organisers.

One of the most well-known forms is the caste system which is practised in the Indian sub-continent, but activists claim similar ways of organising people into higher and lower groups in society can be found throughout the world.

They say that up to 250 million people are affected by the issue, and children of immigrants who settle in different parts of the world are not immune.

Reena Jaisiah is a 29-year-old teacher and arts director from Coventry.
She was raised by parents from a Punjabi background who were not particularly religious, but were from the Dalit community, a group of people who are considered to be ritually unclean by Hindus.

Dalit discrimination

In India, Dalits are often forced to take the worst kinds of jobs, and can live their lives in poverty because of a system that gives religious sanction to discrimination.

Reena’s parents rejected the caste system, but did not tell her about her background - which led to questions from schoolmates and ultimately, bullying when they discovered that she was a Dalit.

She still refuses to take the change from my hand when I serve her

Reena Jaisiah

“People with a strong religious feeling always want to know what caste you are”, she says.

“My parents encouraged me to conceal my background, but I felt inferior to children from other castes.”

Reena also encountered prejudice while at university and says she can still see the caste system at work today amongst Hindu schoolchildren, with pupils exhibiting a form of “caste consciousness” by treating others according to their perceived place in society.

The Indian government made caste discrimination unlawful in 1976, though it is still practised in some areas.

So why is the problem continuing, and will any Indian reform affect British communities?

Babu Gogineni is from the International Humanist and Ethical Association, one of the conference organisers.

He believes that political reform in India will not solve caste prejudice.

Reena Jaisiah has been questioned about her caste throughout her life
“There are Dalit politicians in India, but nothing has changed. The answer is to educate Dalits and empower them.”

Mr Gogineni says that Dalits also discriminate amongst themselves; that there is in effect, a hierarchy even amongst the untouchables.

The National Secular Society however, does think that legislation can be used to tackle the problem in the UK.

The society’s Keith Porteous-Wood wants the government to include a clause in the Equality Bill which is currently going through parliament, which would be enacted if subsequent research indicated that discrimination was apparent.
But the Hindu Forum of Britain says caste does not exist in the UK.
They maintain that the only remnant of the system is a tendency for like-minded people to seek each other out for social or marriage purposes.
Reena Jaisiah, however, is in no doubt that her Dalit origins still cast a shadow over her life.

“I own a shop in Coventry and there is one customer - who is from the higher Brahmin caste - who keeps asking me what caste I am.

“She still refuses to take the change from my hand when I serve her.”

3.                              3. Sumanyu Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

mr JAH,

4.                              4. Sumanyu Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 12:44 pm


my friend who happens to be a SHIA muslim from UP did not take the cold drink, i offered him because it was tasted by another friend of mine(happens to be a SUNNI muslim).
Remember: i am studying engineering and so are both these friends(educated) of mine .
could you please explain me this phenomenon.

5.                              5. a_comment Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Non Muslims are Unclean?
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.
PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! The idolaters only are unclean. So let them not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year. If ye fear poverty (from the loss of their merchandise) Allah shall preserve you of His bounty if He will. Lo! Allah is Knower, Wise.
SHAKIR: O you who believe! the idolaters are nothing but unclean, so they shall not approach the Sacred Mosque after this year; and if you fear poverty then Allah will enrich you out of His grace if He please; surely Allah is Knowing Wise.

6.                              6. Halalpork786 Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

# 4. Sumanyu ;

I know JAH is a Sufi who hates the Sunnis and the Shias also. I think it is below his Islamic dignity to even take side with untouchables like Sunnis and shias .Ha ha ha ha ha

7.                              7. JAH Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 1:11 pm


If what you are saying is true then it’s because of the influence of Hinduism and Hindu culture in India. You are probably aware of the fact that the concept of caste system can be seen in Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, and Christian communities in India. This is because they are Hindu converts and they have not yet been able to abandon their past culture. However, it has nothing to do with Islam. Shia and Sunni are just two schools of thoughts, something like Catholic and Protestant, that can’t anyway be compared with caste system. Hindu caste system is unique and a disgrace to humanity that has direct link with Hinduism.

8.                              8. JAH Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 1:29 pm


You are a liar. Pagans and non-Muslims are not the same. The verse 9:28 addresses the Pagans of the then Arabia. Now if you consider yourself as Pagan then we have nothing to say. And if you want to enter into the Sacred Mosque, then you have to take shower with clean water, not in dirty and poisonous water of the river Ganges!

9.                              9. pathfinder Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

If you are from Iran, know that your ancestors were Zorastrians who faught very hard to prevent this Islamic virus. Many males were killed, women raped and many were converted on point of sword.

If you are from pakistan or bangladesh, you should know how great hindu civilization was there. In afghanistan, buddhists and brahmins lived together and made so beautiful art sculpture, temples etc. But the barbaric muslims killed them and destroyed them. Hindus resisted the moslems till the end and thats why hindus were able to keep the faith.
Just remember your DNA is same as other hindus of the sub-continent, your ancestors were raped by foreign muslims. Your ancestor converter to avoid sure death or to pay jazziya, thinking that they will again revert back to there ancestor religion , when the barbaric cult of islam is defanged.

Now is the time to join the age of enlightenment and leave islam. Spit on that mass murderor , rapist mohommed. The intelligent muslims are leaving in droves.

10.                          10. a_comment Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 1:46 pm


“{ يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوۤاْ إِنَّمَا ٱلْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ فَلاَ يَقْرَبُواْ ٱلْمَسْجِدَ ٱلْحَرَامَ بَعْدَ عَامِهِمْ هَـٰذَا وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ عَيْلَةً فَسَوْفَ يُغْنِيكُمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ إِن شَآءَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ }”

28. Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo innama almushrikoona najasun fala yaqraboo almasjida alharama baAAda AAamihim hatha wa-in khiftum AAaylatan fasawfa yughneekumu Allahu min fadlihi in shaa inna Allaha AAaleemun hakeemun

Each author translates according to his own understanding

The following ten things are essentially najis:
Dead body
Alcoholic liquors
The sweat of an animal who persistently eats najasat.


107. * An infidel i.e. a person who does not believe in Allah and His Oneness, is najis. Similarly, Ghulat who believe in any of the holy twelve Imams as God, or that they are incarnations of God, and Khawarij and Nawasib who express enmity towards th e holy Imams, are also najis. And similar is the case of those who deny Prophethood, or any of the necessary laws of Islam, like, namaz and fasting, which are believed by the Muslims as a part of Islam, and which they also know as such.

As regards the people of the Book (i.e. the Jews and the Christians) who do not accept the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah (Peace be upon him and his progeny), they are commonly considered najis, but it is not improbable that they are Pak. However, it is better to avoid them.

108. The entire body of a Kafir, including his hair and nails, and all liquid substances of his body, are najis.

109. * If the parents, paternal grandmother and paternal grandfather of a minor child are all kafir, that child is najis, except when he is intelligent enough, and professes Islam. When, even one person from his parents or grandparents is a Muslim, the child is Pak (The details will be explained in rule 217).

110. * A person about whom it is not known whether he is a Muslim or not, and if no signs exist to establish him as a Muslim, he will be considered Pak. But he will not have the privileges of a Muslim, like, he cannot marry a Muslim woman, nor can he be buried in a Muslim cemetery.

111. Any person who abuses any of the twelve holy Imams on account of enmity, is najis.


I am immune to personal attacks. Your taquiah also does not work with me.

11.                          11. Shafee al-Zindig Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

My tit-for-tat response to #8 JAH.
Did you know that in my civilized, secular country, hajj pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia have all their zam-zam water from Mecca confiscated and poured down the drain at the airport on arrival? This is because independent laboratory tests have found that this zam-zam water is not fit for human consumption and makes all who drink it suffer from cholera.

12.                          12. pathfinder Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 2:08 pm


You can see this website and see the appeal.

Your mullahs have brain washed you, your father etc. Know the full truth not the half or twisted truth. Study every literature, do critical thinking and come out of the barbarism.

13.                          13. JAH Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Teachings of the Qur’an

The Qur’an offers freedom of faith (10:108, 6:104, 10:99, 39:41, 11:121, 73:19, 43:88-89, 2:272, 76:29, 18:29, 42:48, 76:2-3, 3:20, 88:21-22, 16:82-83, etc.), freedom of religion (2:256, 109:6, 22:67-69, 42:15, 10:41, 2:139, 42:6, etc.), and freedom of freethinking (15:3, 17:84, 6:110, 10:11, 11:121, 52:45, etc.) without any temporal punishment.

The Qur’an teaches to believe in all the previous Prophets of God as they represent the chain of evolution of the Prophethood (2:1-4, 3:84, 2:285, 4:152, 37:37, etc.).

The Qur’an teaches that Islam is for everyone (2:62, 22:17, 21:107, 2:111-112, 5:69, 34:28, 103:1-3, 22:67, 10:47, 35:24, 16:36, 68:52, 49:13, 4:1, 2:213, 10:19, 17:70, etc.).

The Qur’an teaches love, mercy, kindness, and forgiveness (1:1-2, 85:14, 21:107, 60:7, 4:17, 7:199, 39:53, 16:119, 3:159, 15:85, 16:119, 19:96, 2:160, 2:163, 4:27-28, etc.).

The Qur’an is the only non-Jewish scripture in the world where Jews have been honored and protected in so many verses (2:40, 2:47-52, 2:57-58, 5:20, 5:44, 10:47, 10:90-93, 14:6, 17:2-3, 20:47-52, 20:77-80, 44:30-32, 45:16, etc.), good Jews have been praised and they have also been offered salvation if they follow the true teachings of Moses (2:62, 2:121-122, 3:113-115, 3:199, 5:12, 5:65-66, 5:69, 29:46, etc.).

The Qur’an is the only non-Christian scripture in the world where Jesus and Mary have been honored with very high respect (3:42-55, 5:44-46, 5:110, 43:59, Chapter 19 on Mary, etc.), good Christians have been praised and they have also been offered salvation if they follow the true teachings of Jesus (2:62, 2:121-122, 3:113-115, 3:199, 5:65-66, 5:69, 5:82, 29:46, etc.).

Unlike Bible that prescribes death penalty for idolatry and polytheism (Deuteronomy 17:3-5, 13:6-16; 2 Chronicles 15:13; Ephesians 5:5; Revelation 21:8; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Exodus 20:4-5; etc.), the Qur’an doesn’t have any temporal punishment for the same (22:17, 6:107-8, 22:67-69, 17:84, 49:11).

The Qur’an teaches that the pre-Qur’anic people will be judged according to their own deeds and actions (2:134, 10:47, 35:24, 16:36, 40:78, 4:164, 17:15, 62:5, 5:44, 20:133-4, etc.).

The Qur’an is the only religious Book that strongly condemns female infanticide (16:58-59, 81:8-9, 6:137, 6:140, 6:151, 17:31).

The Qur’an teaches in various ways to free the slaves that come into possession as a result of war (90:12-13, 9:60, 5:89, 2:177, 4:3, 4:25, 4:92, 24:33, 58:3, 8:67, 47:4, etc.).

The Qur’an strongly condemns terrorism and oppression (4:75, 22:39-40, 9:13-14, 42:39-43, 38:28, 2:190-193).

The Qur’an strongly condemns unjust killing and suicide (5:32, 2:195, 4:29-30, 4:91-93, 17:31, 17:33, 6:151, 25:68, 3:21, etc.).

The Qur’an teaches self-defense and tolerance (60:7-9, 2:190-3, 6:107-8, 6:68, 49:11, 39:3, 16:126-128, 73:10, 19:46-47, etc.).

The Qur’an strongly condemns priesthood and religious peddlers (2:41, 2:79, 5:44, 3:187, 9:9, 9:31, 9:34, 2:174, 12:104, etc.).

The Qur’an strongly forbids eating up others’ property (2:188, 4:2, 4:10, 4:161, etc.).

The Qur’an strongly condemns defrauders (83:1-4, 55:7-9, 17:35, 6:152, etc.).

The Qur’an teaches not to follow feeble oath-monger, slanderer, greedy, and hinderer of the good (68:10-13, 49:11-12).

The Qur’an protects religious temples (22:40).

The Qur’an teaches to follow the middle and straight path (17:29, 25:67, 2:143, 23:62, 4:171, 17:9, 2:286).

The Qur’an gives equal status and rights to men and women (4:1, 4:7, 4:124, 3:195, 16:97, 33:35, 49:13, etc.).

The Qur’an is the only religious Book where women have the right to inherit (4:7).

The Qur’an gives rights and dignity to orphans, needy, and widows (2:177, 2:115, 2:220, 2:240-241, 4:2, 4:8, 4:10, 4:36, 9:60, 17:26, 17:34, 93:9-10, 89:17-18, 6:152, 107:1-3, etc.).

The Qur’an encourages men to give dower to women as free gift whom they marry (4:4).

The Qur’an teaches to give charity to poor and needy (2:43, 2:177, 2:277, etc.).

The Qur’an protects women’s dignity from wicked men (24:4, 24:23).

The Qur’an teaches that widow can re-marry if she wishes (2:234-240).

The Qur’an teaches that woman can get divorce if she wishes (2:228-232).

The Qur’an teaches that divorced woman can re-marry if she wishes (2:229, 2:232).

The Qur’an teaches to be kind, helpful, and respectful to your parents (29:8, 17:23, 46:15, 19:14, 6:151, 4:36, 2:215, 2:83, 71:28, etc.).

The Qur’an forbids marrying one’s mother, daughters, sisters, and many other close relatives (4:22-23).

The Qur’an encourages both men and women to be modest and chaste (7:26-28, 24:30-31, 33:59, 2:268, 17:32, etc.).

The Qur’an prescribes hundred stripes as a symbol of punishment for adultery and fornication to keep the society healthy (24:2).

The Qur’an strongly discourages intoxicants and gambling (5:90-91).

The Qur’an forbids eating dead animals, ferocious animals, blood, and pork (16:115).

The Qur’an condemns bad magic that may harm gullible people (2:102).

The Qur’an teaches to strive for good works (2:148).

The Qur’an teaches not to lie and not to mix up truth with falsehood (45:7, 2:42, 52:11-12, 3:94, 3:71, 39:3, etc.).

The Qur’an encourages people for seeking knowledge and asking question (17:36, 39:9, 47:24, 25:33, 38:29, 17:85, 21:7, 2:215-220, etc.).

The Qur’an teaches not to ask those types of questions, which may cause you pain and trouble (5:101). For example, who is your real father?

The Qur’an teaches not to follow conjecture (10:36, 17:36, 49:12).

The Qur’an teaches, contrary to the superstitious belief of the then Arabs, that adopted son and biological son are not the same (33:4-5).

The Qur’an teaches that majority may not be granted (6:116).

The Qur’an encourages traveling (29:20, 22:46, 6:11, 40:21, 47:10, 30:42, 3:137, etc.).

The Qur’an offers practical Golden Rule that can be followed (2:44, 41:34, 11:88, 60:7-9, 61:2-3, 8:61; Sahih Bukhari 8:73:26, 1:2:12).

The Qur’an teaches to invite people to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and to reason with them in ways that are best and most gracious (16:125).

The Qur’an teaches to argue with the People of the Book in the best manner (29:46).

The Qur’an teaches that God begets not, nor is He begotten as begetting is an un-Godly act (112:3, 4:171, 19:35, 10:68, 19:88-92, 5:75, etc.).

Both the Qur’an and Bible teach that Jesus was a human (Acts 2:22; Qur’an 5:75, 25:20) and a Prophet of God (Matthew 21:11, Luke 24:19; Qur’an 2:87).

The Qur’an teaches not to believe in Trinity as Jesus himself never preached this kind of irrational doctrine (Mark 12:29; Qur’an 4:171, 5:73).

The Qur’an teaches not to believe in Original Sin as Jesus himself never preached this kind of inhumane doctrine (Ezekiel 18:20; Qur’an 17:15, 6:164, 53:38).

The Qur’an invites people from the depth of Darkness into Light (14:1, 57:9).

The Qur’an teaches not to practice monasticism as it is an impractical way of life (57:27).

The Qur’an teaches to have Imaan (conviction) in The One and Only Unseen God (2:3, 112:1-4, 67:12, 36:11, 42:51, etc.).

The Qur’an offers falsification test and challenge for the skeptics to falsify its Divine Claim (4:82, 17:88, 2:23-24, 10:37, etc.).

The Qur’an very emphatically and uniquely claims to be the Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds in so many verses (4:82, 17:88, 2:23-24, 10:37, 32:2, 26:192-4, 16:102, 36:5, 42:51-53, 41:52-53, 56:77-82, 69:40-51, 25:4-6, etc.).

The Qur’an offers various logics for the unbelievers of Creator (22:5, 75:36-40, 22:73, 23:91, 2:28, 17:99, 19:66-67, 21:22, 29:46, 6:99, etc.).

The Qur’an ensures absolute justice in this world and in the hereafter (4:135, 5:8, 4:58, 57:25, 39:69-70, 40:17, 21:47, 36:54, 2:281, 7:29, 16:111, 17:13-15, 20:134-135, 4:123, etc.).

The Qur’an teaches that this temporal world is a test for the hereafter (18:7, 67:2, 2:155, 2:214, 29:2-3), and each and every individual will be judged perfectly according to his/her own deeds and actions (36:54, 4:85, 40:17, 21:47, 36:54, 2:281, 7:29, 16:111, 17:13-15, 20:134-135, 42:24, 4:123).

The Qur’an promises eternal peace and salvation in the hereafter (85:11, 4:122, 14:23, 19:60-61, 32:19, 2:25, 2:112, 16:97, 4:124, etc.).

14.                          14. samir Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Let me continue

The Qur’an promises a good toillet paper till the Judgement day and is final revelation of Allah to Prophet ( 1:1 to Z:Z All the verses )

15.                          15. Sumanyu Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

# 7

I can understand your plight, frustration. It happens. Let us assume that the SHIA-SUNNI thing is influenced by Hinduism.Consider the following facts(from wikipedia):

“Al-Banna killed 125 Shia and wounding another 150 in the February 28 vehicle bombing of a police recruiting station and adjacent open air market”

” Shias have been treated harshly in some countries dominated by Sunnis, especially in Saudi Arabia. Some Sunnis have complained of mistreatment in the Twelver-dominated states of Iraq and Iran.”

“Wahabi suicide bombers continue to attack Iraqi Shia civilians,”

“From January to May 1997, Sunni terror groups assassinated 75 Shia community leaders “in a systematic attempt to remove Shias from positions of authority.”
“The “Islamization” of General Zia ul-Haq that followed was resisted by Shia who saw it as “Sunnification” as the laws and regulations were based on Sunni fiqh”

In a letter purporting to be from the International Islamic University Malaysia, the university is denying employment to a person based on what it claims to be government policy “against employing staff from a particular denomination, Shiite”.

Do you think Hinduism has anything to do in these countries?????I think my assumption is wrong because
Hate and intolerance are intrinsic properties of islam.

16.                          16. Sumanyu Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

#6. Halalpork786

“i know JAH is a Sufi who hates the Sunnis and the Shias also. I think it is bellow his Islamic dignity to even take side with untouchables like Sunnis and shias”

You reminded me to add sufi-sunni-shia brotherhood facts:

Many attempts were made on Shahi’s life(Gohar Shahi ) including a “petrol bomb” attack, thrown into his Manchester residence, and an attack with a “hand grenade” during the discourse at his home in Kotri, Pakistan.


17.                          17. Kafir123 Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

This is indeed a very good and informative article.

I always thought that the fort, temples and other buildings could have been partially destroyed to give them the Islamic Look by refurbishing them. I always believed that Sher shah was the builder of Great roads in India, but after considering the Time period (5 years), his territory (he did not control whole India) and his involvement in so many wars and activities, it is very clear that he was not the one who could have built these long roads in his five year long time. A person who even could not respect his friendship with non Muslim ( King Hari Krishna ), how could he be the one who would have provided meals and rest house for non Muslim travelers in his kingdom.

Indians historians are really the bunch of morons.

18.                          18. Kafir123 Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 8:26 pm


Thanks for all the verses from Holy Koran which says that Islam gives equal right to the females as it gives to male, how ever I have following question as it is not there in your references:


That would be the real equality between male and female.

19.                          19. Sumanyu Says:
June 10th, 2009 at 8:29 pm


It has happened with a women India, her name was Draupdi(she had 5 husbands)

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