Ghazwatulhind Authentic References – Sunan-Nasai Vol.2

Posted in Ghazwatulhind References, Prophecies of Islam with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2011 by ghazwatulhind

In lots of discussions online and elsewhere, Ghazwatulhind is often described as a “myth” and its Ahadith are described as “fabricated”. Even some Muslims in India like to deny them in swing of Patriotism for their homeland. To answer this heinous propaganda against Islam and the Ahadith, I am attaching reference of Ghazwatulhind which is present in Sunan-Nasai, one of the 6 Authentic Books of Ahadith in Islam. Regarding Ghazwatulhind, there are two Ahadith available at the mentioned page number.

Sunan Nasai – Volumen No. 2,
Chapter “Kitab-ul-Jihad”
Sub-Chapter “Ghazwatulhind”
Page No.  63

Online Reference:
Scroll to Page No. 337/580.

For quick review, I am placing a screen-shot of Ahadith and their translation but I encourage everybody to explore the original references and witness these Ahdith themselves.

Ghazwatulhind in the books of Islam - Sunan Nasai Vol. 2


Mahatma Gandhi’s Prophecy – 4 Wars with Pakistan

Posted in Threats to India with tags , , on August 17, 2009 by ghazwatulhind

“The Partition of India will be the cause of Four Wars with Pakistan.”

mahatma-gandhiBefore Gandhi’s martyrdom, and before he received the title Mahatma (great soul), he prophesied that any partition of India would magnify the historic discord and suspicion between Muslims and Hindus in South Asia. Partition, he said, would destine India and Pakistan to fight four wars — each more terrible than the last.

Gandhi lived to see the first Indo-Pakistani war erupt in the mountains of Jammu-Kashmir at the close of 1947.  In 1965, India and Pakistan fought a second and much larger war over dominion of Kashmir across the frontiers of West Pakistan.  A third and even bloodier Indo-Pakistani conflict came six years later in 1971.


It remains a question that why Mahatma Gandhi did not reveal result of 4th and the final war. Had he revealed the results, Indians would fight that with higher level of moral. Is 4th war of Mahatma Gandhi the battle of Ghazwatulhind?  According to Muslim Scriptures, this war will be one of the toughest and that is why Muslim Warriors are promised of great reward in case of “Shahadat” (the one who dies in the battle field) or being “Ghazi” (survives of the battle).  According to Muslims, this War will be won by Muslims and Muslims will chain the Sultan of Hind. Is it a fact that India will lose the war? Are these prophecies really true?  Considering Mahatma Gandhi’s Prophecies, 3 of them have been true already… Want to bet on 4th?

The final countdown begins, China-Pakistan defence pact is here.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 4, 2016 by ghazwatulhind

This is meant to be the last major sign before GhazwatulHind may finally begin. China and Pakistan are about to form a militry alliance, as foretold by NiamatAllah Shah Wali.

Pakistan’s cabinet gives nod for security pact with China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cabinet has given the go-ahead for negotiating a long-term defence agreement with China, according to documents available with The Express Tribune. The approval was given in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 15, 2016 at the Governor House in Lahore soon after his return from London.

The cabinet considered the summary to initiate negotiations on a draft agreement between Pakistan and China on a long-term strategic framework agreement for enhancing defence and security cooperation in diversified fields. The cabinet held detailed discussions on the proposed agreement before giving the nod of approval.

The cabinet was informed that the draft agreement was based on principles of mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity, sovereignty, non-integration and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and cooperation for mutual benefits, and peaceful coexistence for strategic gains in defence and security, including arms and technology transfers.

The cabinet was informed that input from ministries of foreign affairs, interior and defence production as well as the Joint Staff Headquarters had been obtained and incorporated in the draft agreement which was subsequently vetted by the law and justice division.

In April 2015 when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan, the two countries agreed that their relationship had acquired greater strategic significance against the backdrop of complex and changing international and regional situations. They agreed to elevate the Pakistan-China relationship to the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

Saturday’s disclosure came less than a week after the United States signed an agreement with Pakistan’s archrival India governing the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step towardsZ building defence ties as they sought to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China.

Pakistan called the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement between the US and India as an agreement between the two sovereign states and hoped it would contribute to peace and stability. “Pakistan would like to see that such arrangements do not contribute to polarising the region by disturbing the strategic balance in South Asia and escalating the arms buildup,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told a news briefing on Thursday.

In 2011, the then prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, expressed a desire to sign a defence deal with China during a trip to Beijing. At the time, the Chinese leadership advised Pakistan against such an agreement fearing that it might create a strain in Islamabad’s and Beijing’s relations with both Washington and New Delhi.

However, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry recently informed the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence that Pakistan’s growing strategic partnership with China was one of the main reasons behind the current strain in its ties with the United States. The United States was probably upset with the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, according to him.

What does this mean for India? 

The 3rd and 4th war are looming upon India – and the 4th war will be India’s last.

Verify GhazwatulHind Hadith Online

Posted in Ghazwatulhind References on September 9, 2015 by ghazwatulhind

Somehow there is this misinformation among Muslims that either Ahadith of GhazwatulHind are fake or weak. Ahadith of GhazwatulHind are found in Sunan-Nasai which is 3rd most credible book of Ahadith after Sahi Bukhari and Sahi Muslim.

You can find these Ahadith online in Sunun Nasai over following URL. Search for Chapter No. 41 – Invading India and go through its Ahadith. Also check the level of authenticity of these Ahadith and one of the Hadith is Husun while two others are rated as Daief.

May Allah help you all learn and spread the words of Prophet Muhammad SAWW.

Why China may be plotting a ‘short’ border war with India as in 1962

Posted in Threats to India with tags , , on June 7, 2015 by ghazwatulhind

Threats from China

Source: First Post – by R Jagannathan  Jun 6, 2015 12:15 IST

The signs are ominous on the China front for India. Consider the smoke signals emanating from Beijing.

First, it has told us clearly that it is not interested in clearly delineating a line of actual control (LAC) on the border, pending a final settlement. This shows that it wants to change the status quo and take some territory from us. No willingness to agree on the LAC means China will not settle the border except on its terms.

Threatened bonhomie? Reuters

Second, it has taken a deliberately contradictory position on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), China-occupied Kashmir (mostly Aksai Chin in Ladakh) and areas in India – mainly in Arunachal Pradesh – that it says are disputed areas. It protests any development project or Indian action in Arunachal, or even the South China Sea (again, a sea with several claimants) but has no qualms about investing in PoK or CoK, which are clearly in dispute or illegal occupation by Pakistan or China.

Third, the recent escalation of terrorism in Manipur should been seen in context. Yesterday (4 June), 18 armymen were killed in an ambush in Manipur, and last month a similar attack took place in Nagaland, where eight Assam Rifles jawans being killed. While there may be no direct China hand in this resurgence of terrorism (or, at least, none that we know of), ask yourself a simple question: who benefits the most from bringing the North-East back to boiling point? It suits China to keep our army tied up in various insurgencies, especially when Indo-Bangladesh ties are improving and Sheikh Hasina has taken a strong line on containing anti-India forces.

Fourth, we already know that China has backed its territorial claims by constantly patrolling and even transgressing into Indian territory, with the incursion into Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh in August 2013 being the most blatant and indicative of where future perils lie. It was the first instance where Chinese soldiers just walked into Indian areas and tried to demolish a boundary wall. (Watch these videos of the incident here and here).

There are good reasons to believe that China may not be beyond contemplating another short war with India. We should be on an extraordinary alert for Chinese war signals, preparations or indications of hostile intent.

As India strengthens it Asian alliances and improves its defence capabilities steadily, the current huge asymmetry in military power between the two will be partially redressed. If China wants to try any strong-arm tactics against us, it has to do so using the narrow window of time when the military skew is against us. After 5-10 years of economic and military build-up by us, China’s capacity to act against us will fall dramatically.

Moreover, the Chinese economy is slowing while the Indian economy is putting its UPA-induced slowdown behind. This means domestic anger in China will need channeling into jingoism as jobs and growth slow down. While Japan is one perennial target, a small territorial grab from India will seem attractive to China’s Communist leadership. China is currently calculating how India will respond to this, and that is the prime purpose of its incursions into Indian territory. It is trying to figure out how we will respond.

It would also be instructive at this point to figure out what China wants and what it may do to get what it wants.

#1: The most likely territorial gain it seeks is probably Tawang in Arunachal, which houses a key Buddhist monastery that threatens China’s complete domination of ideological Tibet and its future. As long as Tawang remains Indian, China fears it could be a staging post for a future Tibetan insurrection or even in the creation of a Dalai Lama based on Indian soil. As we have noted before, Tawang is psychologically crucial to China’s hold on Tibet as it was the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama and hosts an important 17th century Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The current Dalai Lama (the 14th) spent some time in Tawang after he fled Tibet in 1959 post the Chinese takeover.

#2: China believes that. It made a mistake in 1962 when it held on to large areas of Aksai Chin in Ladakh to ensure easy access to Tibet, but voluntarily withdrew from areas seized in the North-East, including Tawang. It wants to rectify this by any means possible. This explains why it tried to intrude into Tawang in 2013. Rest assured, the Chinese troops who came by would have taken excellent pictures of the Indian fortifications and local topography, especially details that could not have been captured from satellite cameras.

#3: China’s massive investment plan in Pakistan, which includes large areas of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, is less about development and more about a military capability. Chinese investment and construction activities in PoK are important for they indicate how much it is willing to risk in order to defend its interests in the region. PoK and CoK constitute the vortex of central Asia: between them, they abut Afghanistan, Tibet, the Islamic republics of Central Asia and China’s own alienated Muslim province of Xinjiang. So China’s massive investment is intended to maintain a military presence in this area for defensive and offensive reasons: it will try to block jihadi influence in Xinjiang, and also maintain pressure on the Indian army on the Pakistan border.

Now consider how China may be weighing the risks and benefits of a short war over Tawang.

One, it will ask its lackey Pakistan to make the entire western border hot when it wants to pressure India. Pakistani firing and shelling of Indian positions has been not so much on the Line of Control (LoC) but the settled international border (IB). This has probably been done at the urgings of China. It means, when China winks, Pakistan can make the entire Kashmir LoC and IB a live battleground.

Two, insurgency in the North-East will keep the army busy in Nagaland and Manipur, while distracting us from Arunachal.

China’s calculations could revolve around a quick surgical strike to capture Tawang – despite adverse terrain – or a bigger grab in Kashmir to use as a bargaining chip to gain Tawang. It may also be betting that India will not fight too hard for Tawang or threaten nuclear mayhem in retaliation. India has made the mistake of not developing tactical nuclear weapons unlike Pakistan, which will have no qualms about using them if we make territorial gains on the western front.

In essence, China is developing a two-front war capability vis-à-vis India and hobble it with various insurgencies – a Pakistan-propped one in the west, and a more covert one in the north-east. The aim may be to get us to part with Tawang, with or without a short war. With Tawang won, China will put up a show of “magnanimity” and offer to settle the border elsewhere.

The point is simple: China will not see a “short” border war as necessarily a bad thing. India should be more than ready for it, and must lose no time preparing for it.

The key elements of our strategy should be the following: strengthen the army’s preparedness to defend Tawang and Ladakh at all costs and make this obvious to China; create the new mountain corps quickly, and speed up investment in border infrastructure; create a crash pan to develop and deploy tactical nuclear weapons and make it clear that these will be used only on the China border.

The paradox of Narendra Modi successful Asian diplomacy involving China’s rivals (Japan and Vietnam specifically) is that China may want to strike before Modi manages to strengthen India’s economy, defences and alliances. This calculation may have the adverse consequence of making China rush into a short war before India improves his fighting capabilities.

The only way to prevent Chinese adventurism of the 1962 kind is to prepare for one.

Classification of Ahadith and GhazwatulHind

Posted in Ghazwatulhind References with tags , , , , on May 18, 2013 by ghazwatulhind

Ahadith in Islam are classified according to their degree of authenticity and credibility of narrator. Ahadith have following classifications.

  1. Sahih: A Sahih hadith is the one which has a continuous isnad, made up of reporters of trustworthy memory from similar authorities, and which is found to be free from any irregularities (i.e. in the text) or defects (i.e. in the isnad).
  2. Hasan: Al-Khattabi, it is defined as “It is the one where its source is known and its reporters are unambiguous”
  3. Da’if: A hadith which fails to reach the status of Hasan is Da`if. Usually, the weakness is one of discontinuity in the isnad.
  4. Maudu: fabricated, forged

Some readers have claim that Ahadith of GhazwatulHind are Daeef but I wanted to correct their misconseption that this is what is being spread by uninformed people. These Ahadith are found in Sunun-Nasai with complete chain of narration but despite their chain of Narration, two Ahaidht are still called Da’if but one Hadith is Hasan. There are 14 other Ahadith about GhazwatulHind which are not reffered because their chain of Narration is not dependable – but – how can you deny existence of this Hadith when it is Hasan?

People who fail to research and make their opinions because of some political, sectarian and relegious biase are invited to read the books of Sunnah and only deny them if their research leads them to that. Sunun-Nasai, the Sunun-Al-Sughra is shorter version of Sunun-Nasai-AlKubra and contains most credible Ahadith of the collection of Immam Nasai.

More information about the classification on Ahadith can be found here.

Download Sunun-Nasai

You can download Sunun-Nasai and study these Ahadith yourself. For the given link, Ahadith of GhazwatulHind are found in Book No. 4, Book Page No. 67, Chapter 41: Invading India, Ahadith No. 3175, 3176, 3177.

Its always better to do research before making an opinion, specially on religious matters which can guide or misguide you.




Chinese-Pakistani Alliance Deepens

Posted in Threats to India with tags on November 30, 2012 by ghazwatulhind


The link below (sent by a reader) reveals that Pakistani and Chinese military cooperation is becoming both broader and more obvious. If you look at the array of Chinese military equipment flowing from China to Pakistan, it is clear that this is a military alliance which is growing stronger. India has every right to feel threatened by this trend, and the link reports India is boosting its military spending to counter the joint Pakistani-Chinese threat.

Quite noteworthy is the fact that Pakistan invited Chinese soldiers to participate in military exercises on Pakistani soil. Such an action indicates that these nations’ military alliance is becoming so strong that there is no point in hiding it from the world. Of course, China, India and Pakistan are all nuclear powers.

This has huge ramifications for the USA. Pakistan and the USA have been heading toward an open breach. Pakistan is furious at the USA for America’s frequent raids into Pakistani territory and the high-profile raid to grab and kill Osama bin Laden, who was hidden (“sheltered?”) near a major Pakistani military facility. It strains credulity to think that Pakistan didn’t know that bin Laden was there. Convoys transiting Pakistan loaded with heavy supplies needed by US troops in Afghanistan are coming under attack periodically, and Pakistan makes little or no effort to protect them. Now that Pakistan has invited Chinese soldiers into Pakistan for military exercises, how long might it be until Pakistan “invites” Chinese troops to help Pakistan secure its Afghan border? If this happens, it will put American soldiers and airmen at risk of being killed by Communist Chinese forces if the USA stages further attacks into Pakistani territory. Indeed, the time may be coming when Pakistan will openly ally itself with China and forbid the USA to transit its territory with supply convoys. This will make the USA’s position in Afghanistan untenable.

This development continues to fulfill the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:1-6 that Pakistan (part of “Cush” or “Ethiopia” as the KJV translates it) will eventually be part of the Gog-Magog alliance that will attack the nations of the modern ten tribes of Israel (the USA, UK, much of NATO and their allies) at the end of this age. It also pushes India deeper into a necessary alliance with the West and/or an anti-Chinese Pacific Rim alliance made up of Japan, India, and the “young tiger” nations of Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and even Vietnam. Previous posts to this blog have been predicting the Pakistani-American rift for a long time, based on biblical prophecy in Ezekiel 38, as well as a Pacific Rim alliance based on the prophecy of Ezekiel 38:13. Key modern trends, about which Americans know little, are confirming relentlessly that the Creator God who authored the Bible is directing world events “like a script” to make sure the nations fulfill their Divinely-ordained roles for our critical “latter day” period of time. Isaiah 41:21-26 contains God’s challenge to all other so-called “gods” to make prophecies about the future and prove they can bring them to pass. Ezekiel 38′s prophecy about our time was inspired about 2500 years ago, and the same God who inspired Ezekiel’s prophecy is proving his reality and sovereignty by bringing that prophecy to pass before our very eyes.

For further recommended reading, I refer you to the articles: Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about a Future World War III [PDF], The USA in Bible Prophecy and the article on Japan’s role in latter-day prophecy (all available at either this website’s homepage or at the Articles link).

PS. I’m supposed to be on a writing Sabbatical, but so many key world events are occurring that it is hard to refrain from writing some blog posts. Please continue to pray that God will heal me and restore me to wholeness so I can write as often as I previously did.

Islamic Research Center on GhazwatulHind

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 23, 2012 by ghazwatulhind

Ghazwatul Hind -1 (Authentic Ahadith)

On August 8, 2010, By Waqar Akbar Cheema

Ghazwatul Hind (The War on India) is mentioned in Ahadith and recently it has got some extra-ordinary fame due to its mentioning by certain ideologues and the discussion that has sprung from it.

The context:

The very first thing we need to understand is that Holy Prophet (SAAW) has given the glad tidings of Islam dominating the whole world before the End of Times. Following narrations testify to it;

عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ زَوَى لِي الْأَرْضَ فَرَأَيْتُ مَشَارِقَهَا وَمَغَارِبَهَا وَإِنَّ أُمَّتِي سَيَبْلُغُ مُلْكُهَا مَا زُوِيَ لِي مِنْهَا

Thawban (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAAW) said: “Allah drew the ends of the world near one another for my sake. And I have seen its eastern and western ends. And the dominion of my Ummah would reach those ends which have been drawn near me …” (Sahih Muslim, Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa`ah, Hadith 5144)

الْمِقْدَادَ بْنَ الْأَسْوَدِ يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ لَا يَبْقَى عَلَى ظَهْرِ الْأَرْضِ بَيْتُ مَدَرٍ وَلَا وَبَرٍ إِلَّا أَدْخَلَهُ اللَّهُ كَلِمَةَ الْإِسْلَامِ بِعِزِّ عَزِيزٍ أَوْ ذُلِّ ذَلِيلٍ إِمَّا يُعِزُّهُمْ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فَيَجْعَلُهُمْ مِنْ أَهْلِهَا أَوْ يُذِلُّهُمْ فَيَدِينُونَ لَهَا

Miqdad bin Aswad (RA) reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah (SAAW) say;“There will not remain a single house, of clay or fur, which the word of Islam will not reach either by bringing honor to the one worthy of it or debasing the one worthy of it; that is to say Allah will give them respect by making them its [Islam’s] followers or He will humiliate them by making them subject to it.” (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 23865. Shuaib Arnaut classified it as Sahih)

Thus it is established in the light of Hadith that before the End Islam will one day prevail over the whole of the world and its authority will be established.

Ahadith on Ghazwatul Hind:

While the Ahadith like the above two tell us about Islam’s domination over the world in general, there are certain Ahadith that do tell us about the conquest and domination of some regions specifically. This is the case with India as well. Ahadith do inform us about the conquest of India and the virtues of the Muslims who will conquer it. One report says;

عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ مَوْلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ عِصَابَتَانِ مِنْ أُمَّتِي أَحْرَزَهُمْ اللَّهُ مِنْ النَّارِ عِصَابَةٌ تَغْزُو الْهِنْدَ وَعِصَابَةٌ تَكُونُ مَعَ عِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام

Thawban the freed-slave of the Messenger of Allah (SAAW) reported that the Prophet (SAAW) said; “Allah has saved two groups of my Ummah from the hell-fire, the group that fights in India and the group that fights along with Eisa ibn Maryam (A.S.).” (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 22449. Shuaib Arnaut classified it as Hasan. Albani classified it as Sahih in Sahih wa Daif Sunan Nasai, Hadith 3175 and Silsala Sahiha Hadith 1934)

Shaykh Muhammad Rafi Usmani says about this Hadith; “First Jihad on India took place in the first century after Hijrah under Muhammad bin Qasim in which participation of some Sahaba and many Tabi’in is related. After that many Jihads have been launched against India in different times so the question arises if the virtue of the Jihad mentioned applies to the first Jihad only or to all the Jihads that have happened in the past or will be launched in future? Pondering on the wording of the Hadith one learns that they are general and there is no reason to limit them to any specific Jihad, therefore all the Jihads that have been launched against the infidels of India in various times or that will be launched in future they will Insha’Allah receive the great virtue mentioned and Allah knows the best.” (‘Alamaat Qiyamat aur Nuzul Masih p.58 Note to Hadith 9 pub. Makteba Darul Uloom, Karachi 2008)

In another Hadith we are told;

عن أبي هريرة رضى الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وذكر لهند فقال (ليغزون الهند لكم جيش يفتح الله عليهم حتى يأتوا بملوكهم مغللين السلاسل يغفر الله ذنوبهم فينصرفون حين ينصرفون فيجدون ابن مريم بالشام).

It is narrated from Abu Huraira that he said: The Messenger of Allah (SAAW) made a mention of India and said, “An army from amongst you will attack India, Allah will grant them victory until they put their leaders in chains. Allah will forgive them (members of that army) their sins and when they will return they will find the Son of Mary in Syria.” (Na’im bin Hammad’s Kitabul Fitan pp.252-253. Also see Musnad Ishaq bin Rahwiya Hadith 477, Kanzul Ummal Hadith 39719. This Hadith is also included in Shaukh Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Al-Tasrih bima Tawatur fi Nuzul Al-Masih Hadith 46 and Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah who did research on it and mentioned, wherever he could find, the weakness of its narrations did not criticize this narration and thus implicitly authenticated it)

Now this Hadith clearly relates the conquest of India with the arrival of Eisa (A.S.) showing the proximity of the two and clearly implying that it is an event yet to take place.

According to Ishaq bin Rahwiya’s narration, listening to this saying of the Holy Prophet (SAAW), Abu Huraira (RA) said;

فإن أنا أدركت تلك الغزوة بعت كل طارد وتالد لي وغزوتها فإذا فتح الله علينا انصرفنا فأنا أبو هريرة المحرر يقدم الشام فيلقى المسيح ابن مريم

“If I could join this Ghazwa I will sell all my belongings, new and old, and join it. Then when Allah will give us victory and we will return I will be the relieved one [from Fire] who will come to Syria and meet Masih (Eisa) ibn Maryam.”

These words in most explicit terms show that even Abu Huraira (RA) understood the conquest of India and arrival of Eisa (A.S.) to be events of the same time.

At the end of his Urdu translation and abridgment of Al-Tasrih bima Tawataur fi Nuzul Al-Masih Shaykh Rafi Usmani has given a list of the signs of the Doomsday arranged in the most probable chronological order wherein he, citing the above narrations, puts Ghazwatul Hind during the very times of the descent of Eisa (A.S.) See ‘Alamaat Qiyamat aur Nuzul Masih p.143 pub. Makteba Darul Uloom, Karachi, 2008

Indeed Allah knows the best!


Answer to “Myth of Ghazwatulhind” – Correcting Misconceptions

Posted in Ghazwatulhind References with tags , , , , on January 22, 2011 by ghazwatulhind

Answer to “Myth of Ghazwatulhind”

By: Salman Ali

Original Article “Myth of GhazwatulHind”
By: Ale Natiq
Original Article URL: The myth of Ghazwa-tul-Hind

Purposes of this article is to analyze various aspects of Ghazwatulhind and learn through healthy discussion. Howerver I will try to give references and counter-arguments wherever necessary.

Religion has quite frequently been used as an excuse for military motives. Talking specifically about Islam, hadees has been used as a tool to invent excuses for political motivations and military interventions/attacks as and when required .

It is a fact and unfortunate one that Islam along with other religions of the world has a history of being misused and this is one of the unfortunate realities we are living with today.

There has been enormous hue and cry over Ghazwa-tul-Hind for years. This was probably first used by self-styled Jihadi activists in Pakistan for getting public support in Pakistan and raising funds to be used in their attacks in Kashmir with the aim of conquering India and creating what they call dar-ul-Islam. It is very interesting to note that neither Arabs nor the Mujahideen of Afghanistan made use of these ahadees to wage a war against India. Pakistan Army, ISI and the local Jihadis have a monopoly over Ghazwa-tul-Hind for now, although they don’t talk specifically about Green Pakistani Jihadis waging the war.

If Ghazwatulhind and its Ahadees are discovered/produced recently, it will be very easy to nullify their credibility. If a Hadees was authentic, that must have been known to the Muslims before ISI and Jihadis started using it. Is there any historical reference of Ahadees of Ghazwatulhind in the past? Lets explore.

Hafiz Ibn Kathir [Author of Tafseer Ibn Kathir] in his book “Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya” [From the Beginning to End]’s last Volume “Al Nihaya Wal Bidaya” had discussed this Hadith of Ghazwa-e-Hind and in total had given names of multiple Islami military campaigns on Hind. The commentary by Ibn-e-Kathir [Mohaddis] on that “Ghazwa-e-Hind” Hadith is worth reading and he interpreted that Hadith [with Historical References and Health of the Narrators’ Chain] and clearly written that all those Islamic armies who launched expedition on Hind were Jihad and he included Mohammad Bin Qasim and Mahmood Bin Subugtagin [Mehmood Ghaznavi] and many other Turk Kings. He included China and Central Asia while interpreting these Hadiths. [Reference: Authenticity of Hadiths anc Narrators get Al Taqreeb by Ibn Hajar Asqalani.

Learning aspect: Hafiz Ibn Kathir was born in 1302 AD, some 709 years ago and is author of one of the most respected Tafseer-e-Quraan existing to-date. [Reference of Hafiz Ibn Kathir’s age.] [Reference of Tafseer-Ibn-Kathir]. Hafiz Ibn Kathir has mentioned several expeditions against India that were done because of Ahadith of GhazwatuHind. So Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind were known to Muslims tens of centuries before Pakistan or ISI existed.

Islamists and right-wing-military-apologists have fallen to the propaganda of Pakistan Army and ISI when they propagate waging a war against the neighboring country India, finding excuses for ding so through hadees. Zaid Hamid, the mouth-piece of ISI and Pakistan Army has been making use of Ghazwa-tul-Hind (6 hadees in total), promoting hatred against Hindus and war hysteria. These hadees are available here.

This paragraph is more of a political opinion and targets a personality. Whether these allegations are true or not, they do not deal with the credibility of Ahadith so let’s stay focused to the topic.

Are they authentic ?

The writer of the original article has given a very good set of questions that challenge the authenticity of these Ahadith. And if answer of these questions goes against the Ahadith, we can safely declare Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind as false or fabricated. So let’s explore them one by one.

Just a brief look at these will make it clear that none of these five ahadees are found in Sihah-e-Sitta. Two of these appear to be in the collections of ahadees by Imam Nisai but not in Sunan an-Nisai al Sughra, the book considered to be among the Sihah-e-Sitta, the six books considered most reliable by main-stream Muslims.

Factually wrong: Imam Nisai has narrated this Hadees in both of his books; ‘As Sunan al Sughra (also known as Al Mujtaba) as well as in ‘As Sunan Al Kubra. This is exactly the same book in which writer suggests it does not exist but the fact is that it is there in the same book. Would you like to see that?

Learning Aspect: Please browse Sunan-Nasai available online or in any public/Islamic library. Sunan-Nasai is available at, (you can also download that from the links given at the end of this article) and there will be 1000s of online reading resources which you can try. I encourage you to visit any nearest library and find Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind yourself. Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind exist at:

  • Sunan-Nasai (Al Sughra/ Al Mujtaba) Vol. 3/6
    • Chapter No. 26 – KitabulJihad
      • Sub Chapter No. 41 –  Ghazwatulhind
        • Hadith No. 3173 (By Hazrat Abu Hurraira)
        • Hadith No. 3174 (By Hazrat Abu Hurraira)
        • Hadith No. 3175 (By Hazrat Soban)

Note: There are two Hadith narrated by Abu Hurraira and one by Hazrat Soban. Somtimes two Ahadith of Abu Hurraira are considered as one Hadith and therefore three Ahadith of Sunan-Nasai are sometimes described as two Ahadith.

The others are not even found in the reliable collections of respected muhadiseen.

Factually Wrong: Immam Nasai is one of the most credible and respectable Mohadis. To establish his credibility further, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal, (Sheikh Ul Islam) narrated this Hadees in ‘Masnad’. And Immam Ibn-e-Kaseer (the author of Tafseer ibn-e-Khatir) mentions this Hadees with his reference in his book ‘Al-Badaya Wa Nahaya’.

Also it is important to note that in the list of books called Sahi Sita (6 credible books of Hadith), Sunan-Nasai  is accepted third most credible book after Sahi Bukhari and Sahi Muslim.

Note that Imam Nisai died in 915. The years of death of other respected muhadiseen to whom Sihah-e-Sitta are attributed to: Imam Bukhari in 870, Imam Muslim in 875, Abu Daud in 888, al-Tirmizi in 892,Imam Malik in 796, Ibn Maja in 886. All of them died before Imam Nisai. It does not make much sense that we have these ahadees being narrated through Imam Nisai but not through any of the other respected muhadiseen who lived before him.

Learning Aspect: There are thousands of Ahadith which are narrated by Immam Nasai and not all of them exist in Sahi Bukhari or Sahi Mulims or other books of Ahadith. Also Sahi Bukhari has narrated hundreds of Ahadith which are not listed on other books. To judge the credibility of a Hadith, this is not a criteria to see if it exists in other books too but there are parameters and defined procedures to evaluate whether given Hadith is credible or not-credible. [Learn what makes a Hadith Sahi, Hasan or Zaeef]

They are narrated through a single chain. Reported only once through one companion of the Prophet.

Factually Wrong: Hadith has been quoted by multiple narrators with independent chain of references.

Learning Aspect: Ahadith mentioned in Sunan-Nasai Al Sughra quotes it with reference to “Hazrat Soban” and “Hazrat Abu Hurraira” independently. There are 3 unique and credible chain of narration for the 3 Ahadith mentioned in Sunan-Nasai.

It is also important to learn that there exist more than 14 “Ravis” who have quoted the same Hadith with “slight changes” but because of weaker chain of narrations, those Hadith are not given their due significance. Regarding Ahadith of Sunan-Nasai, there are more than 16 witnesses of one Hadith alone. So there aremultiple, independent and credible narrators who quote these Adhadith in various times all being independent of each other in various books.

Considering the reward for participating in this war and the importance of it, as these Ahadees tell, they should have been narrated by more companions of the Prophet and should have been there in more books of Ahadees.

First: Hadith of Ghazwatulhind are not “the” most important Hadith as it is about future events instead of belief or practices which constitute Fiqa (the Islamic Law).

Second: there are already multiple witnesses to the Hadith and Multiple and Independent Muhadiseen have narrated it.

Third: there are extremely important Ahadith which were narrated by Hazrat Ayesha Sadiqa and Hazrat Ans bin Malik alone as they were among few companions of Prophet Mohammad PBUH who stayed close to him at times when others were not. This has never been a pattern of the life of Prophet Mohammad PBUH that the most important Hadith would be told before many Sahaba (R) and least important ones would be told before one, two or few companions.

It is very important to note that none of these are found in any of the collections of ahadees which the Shia Muslims consider authentic. This raises the question if they were invented by the Ummayads/Abbasids considering their expansionist designs? This is also to be noted that Ummayads did reach Sindh, a part of Hind back then.

Learning Aspect: Shia Muslims do not rely on source of Ahadith outside Silsila of Ahle-e-Bait. That’s why Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind is not the only Hadith but there thousands of Ahadith in Sunni Muslim’s books but not in Shia Mulims’s books. For more learning: Wikipedia: Shia Muslims books of Ahadith.

One must also note the fact that we don’t have any history report telling us about the use of these ahadees in the past by Muslim rulers or conquerors, even those who did invade India or waged a war on it. If they were respected and authentic ahadees, we should have such history reports.

Factually Wrong: Muslims in the past made several military expeditions in the light of these Ahadith. The commentary by Ibn-e-Kathir (written around 1370 AD, some 700 years ago) on that “Ghazwa-e-Hind” Hadith is worth reading and he interpreted that Hadith and clearly written that all those Muslim rules who launched expedition on Hind were Jihad. He included Mohammad Bin Qasim and Mahmood Bin Subugtagin [Mehmood Ghaznavi] and many other Turk Kings as well.

After understanding various aspects about Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind, we can establish

  • Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind hasn’t been discovered recently and Muslims know them since the time of Holy Prophet PBUH.
  • Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind are Authentic and found in Sunan-Nasai Al Sughra, one of the 6 credible books of Ahadith.
  • These Ahadith have multiple narrators and Independent Silsila of Naration.
  • Muslims in the past knew about these Ahadith, referenced them and used them in their books.
  • There has been multiple expeditions against Hind by Muslims in the past on the basis of Ahadith of Ghazwatulhind.

In the “What if they are authentic ?” section, the writer has provided testaments of Ulema who believe Ahadees to be true. The only difference of opinion they have is that in their opinion, the Ahadith have came true already. If these Hadith were non-credible, the Ulema must have rejected them the first place, but rather they gave their opinion about the fulfillment and believed these Ahadith have already came true.

The Ulema who has given this verdict include:

  • Maulana Abdul Hamid Numani, a leading figure of the Jamiat ul-Ulema-i Hind.
  • Mufti Sajid Qasmi, who teaches at the Dar ul-Uloom Deoband.

Are these Ahadith fulfilled already?

Now let’s look at all the Ahadith of GhazwatulHind once again and try to understand if they have been fulfilled already.

In addition to 2 Ahadith of Sunan-Nasai, there exist 3 more Ahadith and one of them says

A King of Jerusalem (Bait-ul-Muqaddas) would make a troop move forward towards Hindustan. The Warriors destroy the land of Hind; would possess its treasures, then King would use those treasures for the décor of Jerusalem. That troop would bring the Indian kings in front of King(of Jerusalem). His Warriors by King’s order would conquer all the area between East & West. And would stay in Hindustan till the issue of Dajjal”.

Reference: Naeem bin Hammad(R) Ustaaz Imam Bukhari(R) narrate this Hadees in his book ‘Al-Fitan’. In it, the name of the quoter is not mentioned who related it to Hazrat Kaab(R.A.). But some Arabic words are being used, so this would be considered intersected. Those wordings are: (Almuhkamubnu Naafi-in Amman Haddasahu An Kaabin).

In the last line, the Hadith says “And would stay in Hindustan till the issue of Dajjal”. The Dajjal didn’t arrive after the expeditions on Hind in the past. That means the battle which is being referred to hasn’t happened yet.

Question: Does it mean Muslims would arrive in Hind as conquerors and thereafter would stay there centuries after centuries until Dajjal would appear? Is Hadith referring to past expeditions and settled Muslims of Hind of today?

Answer: According to Hadith, the Muslims will capture the Kind of Hind and present him before King of Jerusalem. In the past conquests over Hind, such incident did not happen. So that gives us an indication that past campaigns against Hind were not GhazwatulHind. Following Hadith makes this aspect further clear which says:

Some people of My Ummah will fight with Hindustan, Allah would grant them with success, even they would find the Indian kings being trapped in fetters. Allah would forgive those Warriors. When they would move towards Syria, then would find Isa Ibn-e-Maryam(A.S.) over there

Reference: Naeem bin Hammad did narrate this Hadees in ‘Al Fitan’.

Thus Hadith is reffering to the warriors who would conquer Hind and when they would move back, they would find Isa Ibn-e-Maryam (A.S) in Syria. Thus same army would Join Hazrat Isa (R.A) who would conquer Hind and this event never took place in the past battles.

It is also important to note that the events of Dajjal, the Immam Mehdi and Prophet Isa (A.S) are connected and will happen within a short period of time, one after the other. There is good deal of detail available on this the subject at (which discusses Shia and Sunni point of view) and a Sunni Fatwa which explains and connects these Ahadith without leaving a shadow of doubt whether the time of Ghazwatulhind was in the past or lies ahead of us. However if we only consider Ahadith of Sunan-Nasai, we wouldn’t be able to derive any conclusion.

Some contradictions and flaws found in the original article.

  • The writer gives wrong information, claiming Ahadith of GhazwatuHind do not exist in Sunan-Nasai al Sughra but later in the references of First Hadith, Mentions the references to Sunan-Nasai AlMujtaba which is the same Sunan-Nasai Al Sughra and Al Mujtaba is its second name. [Wiki Reference] It is sad to know that the writer does not know names of books of Ahadith.
  • The writer himself quotes one of the Hadith that has broken chain of command and insist the event has already taken place, while ignoring 2 similar Ahaidth (similar because they also lie outside Sunan-Nasai/Sunan-Nasai Al Sughra/Sunan-Nasai Al Mujtaba) that give answer to his own question.
  • After acknowledging the Ahaidth of Ghazwatulhind do not exist in the book accepted by Shia Alims, he has presented Fatwa by a Shia Alim who cannot testify in any case.
  • In the Section “Opinions of Scholars”, the given references who speak against are weak and not compareable to Jimeat-Ulema-i-Hind or Dar-ul-Aloom Deoband who are in the favor and who represent millions of Muslims.
  • People with no religious background are considered adequate to comment on religious aspect  while Alims and Mohadaseen are considered as non-credible.
  • Representing “Al Mawarid Institute”, the ‘Editor’ has mentioned only 3 out of 6 books of Ahadith who he searched for reference for “Ghazwatulhind”. His searched books include Sahi Bukhari, Sahi Muslim and Moutha etc. It is essential that whoever gives Fatwa must do so after making complete research and exploring every possible authentic resource. But the “alim” made search through ‘3 etc’ books. The ‘Editor’ did not mention name of Sunan Nasai altogether, thus an incomplete research cannot be accepted as basis of a Fatwa.
  • Reference Article written by Khalid Zaheer ( Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of University of Central Punjab) himself states that he has not made any study on the authenticity of these Ahadith.
  • The writer claims Ahadith of GhazwatulHind to be in the “Collection o f Immam Nasai” withuot giving name of that collection and negates their existance in Sunan Nasai. However Ahadith of GhazwatulHind exist in Sunan-Nasai (both collections of Ahadith known as Al Kubra and Al Sughra/ Al Mujtaba).
  • The over-all understanding of writer on the subject is weak and he has made claims without making research.

Since deen is a sensitive subject and not everybody who follows religion has capacity to make research, who-ever writes about religion must have adequate knowledge and research in hand before writing something. It is unfortunate that writer has been factually incorrect and used selective material to build his argument. I request all Muslims to make proper research before believing or accepting anything about religion.

May Allah help you find the right path and may all Muslims be on Sirat-e-Mustaqeem. Aamin.

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Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of University of Central Punjab