Answering Question: What is Authenticity of Ahadith of Ghawa-e-Hind?

“Yes,no doubt hadiths play a major role in our deen, but not those that are weak or fabricated. Unfortunately, man of these weak and fabricated hadith are still going around the subcontinent. In order for a hadith to be accepted we have to know the chain of narration and its classification by famous muhaddiths like Bukhari, Muslim, etc.”

Answer:

Regarding References, well this is where I need an apology from you. Apology is for references not translated in English.
URL: GhawatulHind.com
This URL contains All the Ahadith of GhawatulHind. I have posted an email to webmaster and have requested him to put a translated version of these Ahadith with references. Although complete Hadith with Complete reference is provided but it is in Urdu and it might not be readable for some of us over here. In case he (The webmaster) is not able to provide English Translation, I would make research and find every single of them for our use. Don’t consider me as if I am preaching some ideology, I am equally a student of Islam as many of us are over here. I am also not trying to “make” any body believe what I believe. But since I know something, Its obligatory for me to share it with other brothers and sisters and Mashallah everybody is blessed with sufficient intellect to sort out and identity truth from the rest.
But let me put all the reference books for One Hadith now so you could also start and make needful research if needed.
HADITH OF ABU HURAIRA
=======================
“I was told by my khalil, the truthful and believed in, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) that there will be in this umma an expedition sent to Sind and Hind (India) … .” The rest of the narration is the same but it has the following addition, “… then I will be released from the Hellfire.
REFERENCES
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1st Referenced by Immam Ahmed Bin Junbal and Quoted in his Book “Albadaya-Wanahaya”
2nd REferenced by Immam Nissai (Author of Sunun Nissai) also Quoted this Hadith with slightly different wordings in his books “Sunun Almujtaba” and “Sununul Kubra”.
3rd Referenced by Immam Behiqi Quoted in “Sununul Kubra”.
4th Referenced by Immam Ahmed in Masnad.
5th Immam Abu Naeem Isfahani Quoted in his book “Khaliya-tul-Aoliya”
6th Saeed Bin Mansoor Quoted in his book “AlsunNun”
7th Naeed Bin Hammad (Teacher of Immam Bukhari) Quoted in “Alfatan”
8th Iban-e-Ibi Khatim in his book “Al-Allal”
9th Immam Bukhari in his book “Tareek-Al-Kabeer”
10th Immam Mazi in his book “Tehzeeb”
11th Iab-e-Khujar Askalani in his book “Tehzeeb Al Tahzeeb”.
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I have read the references of Hadith No. 1 and tried to write as much close to their original name as much I can. Howerver Arabic names might be pronounced a little diffent than they are done in Urdu and I appologise for any difference in them. Now that was one Hadith only, 11 References other than the original Reference of Immam Abu Huraira.. 12 in Total for just one hadith. There 4 more to go and I hope those references will be equally credible as these are.
Lets stop thinking that we are right and others are wrong on the basis of our limited intellect. We as a human dont know many things and there will be new things that God will keep revealing to us throughout our lives. So one should remain open to analyze and study the presented subject matter. If presented material is not credible enough, you are welcome not to believe it but rejecting before actually studying the content would be a fault. Lets avoid that and improve our approach towards Islam and Life in general.
Jazak-Allah for your time and attention. May God bless you all.

Regarding References, well this is where I need an apology from you. Apology is for references not translated in English. On the same blog, you can find reference screenshots over here.

URL: GhazwatulHind.com

This URL contains All the Ahadith of GhawatulHind. I have posted an email to webmaster and have requested him to put a translated version of these Ahadith with references. Although complete Hadith with Complete reference is provided but it is in Urdu and it might not be readable for some of us over here. In case he (The webmaster) is not able to provide English Translation, I would make research and find every single of them for our use. Don’t consider me as if I am preaching some ideology, I am equally a student of Islam as many of us are over here. I am also not trying to “make” any body believe what I believe. But since I know something, Its obligatory for me to share it with other brothers and sisters and Mashallah everybody is blessed with sufficient intellect to sort out and identity truth from the rest.

But let me put all the reference books for One Hadith now so you could also start and make needful research if needed.

HADITH OF ABU HURAIRA
=======================

“I was told by my khalil, the truthful and believed in, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) that there will be in this umma an expedition sent to Sind and Hind (India) … .” The rest of the narration is the same but it has the following addition, “… then I will be released from the Hellfire.

REFERENCES
=====================

1st Referenced by Immam Ahmed Bin Junbal and Quoted in his Book “Albadaya-Wanahaya”

2nd REferenced by Immam Nissai (Author of Sunun Nissai) also Quoted this Hadith with slightly different wordings in his books “Sunun Almujtaba” and “Sununul Kubra”.

3rd Referenced by Immam Behiqi Quoted in “Sununul Kubra”.

4th Referenced by Immam Ahmed in Masnad.

5th Immam Abu Naeem Isfahani Quoted in his book “Khaliya-tul-Aoliya”

6th Saeed Bin Mansoor Quoted in his book “AlsunNun”

7th Naeed Bin Hammad (Teacher of Immam Bukhari) Quoted in “Alfatan”

8th Iban-e-Ibi Khatim in his book “Al-Allal”

9th Immam Bukhari in his book “Tareek-Al-Kabeer”

10th Immam Mazi in his book “Tehzeeb”

11th Iab-e-Khujar Askalani in his book “Tehzeeb Al Tahzeeb”.

================================

I have read the references of Hadith No. 1 and tried to write as much close to their original name as much I can. Howerver Arabic names might be pronounced a little diffent than they are done in Urdu and I appologise for any difference in them. Now that was one Hadith only, 11 References other than the original Reference of Immam Abu Huraira.. 12 in Total for just one hadith. There 4 more to go and I hope those references will be equally credible as these are.

Lets stop thinking that we are right and others are wrong on the basis of our limited intellect. We as a human dont know many things and there will be new things that God will keep revealing to us throughout our lives. So one should remain open to analyze and study the presented subject matter. If presented material is not credible enough, you are welcome not to believe it but rejecting before actually studying the content would be a fault. Lets avoid that and improve our approach towards Islam and Life in general.

Jazak-Allah for your time and attention. May God bless you all.

2 Responses to “Answering Question: What is Authenticity of Ahadith of Ghawa-e-Hind?”

  1. Muhammad Says:

    Ghazwa-e-Hind is not mentioned in all 6 books of hadith ( Sihah-e-Sittah, the most authentic books of hadith) and it is also not mentioned in any Maroof or Mutawattar ( Authentic and continuously stated ) hadith. Ziad Hamid’s team have created a website to show its importance and they have provided total 5 Hadiths for ghazwa-e-hind.
    http://www.ghazwatulhind.com
    If you read the references of these hadiths, no hadith of ghazwa e hind is taken from Sihah-e-Sittah ( 6 most authentic books of Hadith). It means these Zaeef ( weak ) hadiths had no enough importance that the compilers of 6 books had not taken these hadiths in their books. And even no page number, chapter or addition of these books are provided here in this website.
    The word ‘ghazwa’ is only used for that war in which Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was personally present, so how after him a war can be said ghazwa?

    • ghazwatulhind Says:

      Hello Muhammad,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      Ahadith of Ghawaztulhind have been quoted by various Sahaba even by Immam Abu Hurraira who has quoted largest number of Ahadith. These Ahadith are also quoted by other Sahaba with little veriation in the level of detail but none of the Hadith is contradictory but supportive. But its a fact that these Ahadith are not there in the Sahe-e-Sita, the Books of Ahadith, which are considered authentic by Ahel-e-Sunnat and 2 books (Sahi Bukhari and Sahi Muslim) which are accepted to be authentic by all sects. However, lets also not forget that this compilation of Ahadith into books and their authenticity came a lot later in the time-line. When Holy Prophet Muhammad has mentioned to follow Quraan and Sunnah as reference, at that time no such Sahe-e-Sita existed. You cannot just trash an Hadith because it is not in those 6-books of Ahadith. We can still question its weightage but it is not weightless altogether. Again, there are 5 Ahadith and some of them are from the most credible Raviz like Abu Hurraira Himself and all other Ahadith are also quoted by Sahaba of high respect and credibility. So the over-all scenario asks us to ponder into these Ahadith and take them important if not very important like other Ahadith and that doesn’t mean you refuse to accept them altogether. Calling them “Zaeef” would be the right approach but even “Zaeef

      Also look at the way these Ahadith are connecting the arrival time of Dajjal and Arrival of Immam Mehdi which are part of Muslim Beliefs.

      Another important aspect is to see the matter described in these Ahadith. These are not directions about worship but these are forecasts. So even if we accept them, or reject them, there is nothing that would ham our belief or practices. But as mentioned, it is a forecast, there is no harm in keep them at heart and if this really happens, then we must unite our energies and fight the way Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH has described. Lets not forget it will be war of great sacrifices but regardless of what level of sacrifices it asks, we are told what it is going to result.

      Regarding calling this Ghazwa, you can recall the war of Constantinople in which Sultan Muhammad was told by Prophet Muhammad to follow him as he was going there. Holy Prophet (SAWW) did not participate in person but this wasn’t an ordinary war either as the winner of this war was to be a “Jannati” for sure. Also recall how Sultan Nuruddin Zanki was told by Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) himself to save him from two red skinned Christians. I would need to make further research why Ghazwatulhind is call so but from various incidents we know divine guidance of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) was available to Muslims in special wars. War of Ghazwa-e-Hind is of utmost importance as the same army who would conquer India would be with Isa-Iban-e-Maryam (Prophet Isa, PBUH) against Dajjal (the Anti Christ). It wouldn’t be a surprise if similar guidance would be available to Muslim in this battle who Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) describes as most rewarding for both who would embrace Shahad or would become Ghazi. The same reward was announced for the conquer of Constantinople as well where the divine guidance was provided.

      Hope I answered your questions.

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