Indian Muslim youth from Kalyan realised a few months back, and the Rohingya Muslims and the Bangladeshis are realising of late that Umma, the universal Muslim brotherhood, is a total mirage.
Areeb Majeed- one among the four men from Kalyan who left their homes and went to fight for IS in Iraq- had got highly motivated when the local Mullah, the handler for recruitment for the dreaded ISIL, preached for joining Caliphate, to die a death of martyr for the sake of Islam; to attain heaven, enjoy heavenly gardens with rivers flowing and tastiest fruits as assured in the Holy Koran (HQ 3:15, 198, 5:85); and, to have pleasure time with beautiful virgins with big and lustrous eyes (HK 44:54, 52:20). He was joined by three other young men who too were highly motivated to work for the dreamed Caliphate that would establish its hold all over the globe.
These young men were assured that, “they will not taste Death, except the first Death; and that they will be preserved from the Penalty of Blazing fire – As a bounty from thy Lord! That will be the supreme achievement!” (HK 44:56-57). Although two of them achieved martyrdom, Areeb was nabbed by the sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The Indian recruits though took great risk in traveling to the war zone in Iraq but they were not trusted by the Arab bosses there. They treated them as third class citizens. As such, Arabs from these countries treat Indian-Pakistani Muslims as second class citizens and expect them to be fully loyal to their Arab masters.
However after Pakistan ditched its mentor Saudi Arabia in the war against Houthis of Yemen, the conditions have worsened. Indian and Pakistani Muslim of all hue and colours, belonging to every sect are treated worse than pigs, an abominable animal in Islam.
Areeb revealed a lot more in his testimony-When he said that the ISIL masters treated men and women in captivity as sex slaves, it implies that Areeb too faced the same ordeal. There have been reports of unfortunate Yazidi female captives abused sexually by the perverts of the ISIL gangs. To exploit women captives as objects of sexual gratification is part of the tradition established right in the Hadith (Hadis)- it is the collections of the reports of the teachings, deeds and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
It does not stop here. Some emaciated men from the Yazidi tribe were released some months back. They reported to have been sexually abused by the perverts of the ISIL. Areeb Majeed faced the same ordeal before he came back home way back in September 2014 when he managed to escape from the clutches of ISIL. (Areeb Majeed had returned totally disillusioned (as was reported by Indian Express, 21st May 2014).
Illusion of umma
Islam enshrines the concept umma- universal brotherhood for Muslims. New self-proclaimed Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made élan to Muslims all over the world to unite under his Caliphate and be loyal to him. The mullahs and maulavies in South Asian countries who were fed on doles from Arab countries vigorously preached for joining the upcoming Caliphate. The gullible Muslims, especially the Sunni youth were influenced by their appeals. The four Sunnis from Kalyan, Maharashtra State, Areeb Majeed, Fahad Shaikh, AmaanTandel and SaheenTanki, were alsoenamoured by the illusion of umma, such that they virtually staked their lives for Caliphate and umma. While two of them are reportedly killed, Areeb was fortunate enough to return back to Darul-Herb, Hindustan, the land of infidels, but totally disillusioned, physically and psychologically wounded.
Once again there should be realization on the part of Indian Muslims who very quickly get incited by the paid mullahdom to accept Arab countries as Darul-Islam inculcating mirage of umma, which does not exist. In a democratic setup like India, renegades like Owaisi brothers act with impunity threatening majority of Hindus with dire consequences. If they were in an Islamic country, they would face death squads as President Morsi and his men are to face in not so religious Egypt.
Kafirs to their Rescue
Plight of the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar along with Bangladeshi migrants is another incidence that has come to the fore in the first week of May 2014. Several thousands of them were adrift on the ramshackle boats in the Indian Ocean. Anti-Rohingya riots erupted in Myanmar two years ago when the local Buddhist people went against them and displaced them from their habitats. Thousands of these got shelter in north-east India through seemingly secular political outfit of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) actively patronized by the baron and don from Assam, Badruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi. They constitute sure shot vote bank for the forthcoming elections in Assam. As reported by Arvind, a researcher from the J&K Study Centre, New Delhi, the Rohingyas are illegally settled in Srinagar also (Organiser Weekly May 17, 2015 Pg 31).
The unfortunate lot of Rohingyas left the Myanmar shore in the hope to get shelter with the not so neighbourly Islamic countries of Malaysia and Indonesia in the vain hope of invoking umma enshrined in Islam. However their hopes were belied. After the first lot of Rohingya Muslims illegally alighted on the Langkawi island of Malaysia, though few people in the boat were given some food packets and water bottles, others were toed back to sea to fend for themselves (The Hindu May 15, 2015). No solidarity for fellow Muslims was shown to them; no umma came to their rescue. As a consequence an estimated 7-8 thousand Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims, all Sunnis, are still drifting on the sea unwanted by their own countries and rejected by fellow religious countries (The Indian Express 12th May 2014).
Surprisingly, who came to their help? The Kafirs! Tom Andrews- who is president of ‘United to End Genocide’- a NGO that has raised voice against apartheid practised by these Islamic countries. Chris Lewa of The Arakan Project, a human rights group, an infidel herself, has been trying to get in touch with these Rohingya boat people and trying to save them (Nicholas Kristof in The Hindu, May 15, 2015). What motivates these infidels, whether practising Christians or atheists, but surely the enemies of Islam as they are considered to be, to take on the Governments for Rohingyas? It is but the spirit of humanity. Many NGOs are fully aware of the long term implications about those Muslims taking refuge in countries like Greece, Italy via Mediterranean Sea, or in India and other south eastern countries. Because in due course of time when they achieve stability, they get easily incited by the diehard mullahdom to indulge in anti- host country activities. That’s what has happed in Britain, in the European countries, in India and in Malaysia, where home grown terrorists have been operating.
Death Knell for Umma
On May 22, 2015, a suicide bomber detonated himself in a Shia mosque in Eastern Saudi Arabia killing instantly 19 people and wounding another 28. It has become the target of the Sunni diehards. ISIL has owned responsibility for the attack. The hatred for Shia has manifested in the very same country considered by Muslims world over as the land of peace, the Islam. Not only that, Saudi Arabia is ruthlessly bombing towns in Yemen where the civilian casualties have mounted to thousand in a span of just one month. It is death knell not only for umma but for the humanity as a whole.
AreebMajeed case should be eye opener for all of them. Consorted efforts should be done to awaken the Muslim community in India, irrespective of the sectarian divide, that Indian Muslim will never be accepted by the Arab Muslims as equals, be these from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia. They should forget about Dar-ul-herb, the land of the infidels, Dar-ul-Islam, the dream land of Muslims, but accept India as Dar-ul-aman- the land of wellbeing where they can lead much more secured life than any other Arab country.
Dr Pramod Pathak
(The writer is a Vedic Scholar, based in Goa and a freelancer)