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India bloody conquest by Islam

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Submitted by Sandhya (United States), Nov 19, 2006 at 16:51

What Koenraad Elst says is true.
I found direct translation of Arabian texts in English which lists in detail all the killings and lootings.
It is hosted by Packard Humanities Institute at Los Altos, California
Here are relevant links

You are right in saying that true India's history can be found at Arabian records. and this is what precisely I set out to do. If every Hindu kid today reads those Arab texts, their blood will boil at plundering and Muslims atrocities done in 800 years of Muslim rule. Only exception is Akbar and his Ain-E-Akbari tells what he thought of Islam. Indian Muslims are themselves are afraid to read truth in original.These excerpts are all from a persian institute, so you can not charge that this is VHP/BJP/RSS distorted propanganda. I am a happy middle class Indian only interested to find out the truth,To me, all faiths are personal and belong to that person only.

But, negation of history disturbs me. When Hindus can take Kansa, Duryodhan,Nanda dynasty and all evil kings in their stride, why can't Indian Muslims recognise truth for what it is.Muslims were converted at Point of Sword, and reason Hinduism survived was because of Zaziya. This is truth, and will remain truth.Nobody told me this., I found it myself from your arabian archives. I dare anyone to defy these facts.

Below snippets are true for each and every ruler . (except Akbar)


The Ā'īn i Akbarī of Abul Fazl, translated by Blochmann and Jarrett


Akbar Prohibited temple destruction

Anecdotes of Aurangzib

Select Letters of Tippoo Sultan (Kirkpatrick)

Mysorean Revenue Regulations by Tīpū Sultān

The Memoirs of the Emperor Humayun (The Tezkereh al Vakiat) (translated by Stewart)Memoirs of the Emperor Jahangueir (The Tūzuk-i-Jahāngīrī) (translated by Price)

History of the Moghuls

The History of the Reign of Tipú Sultán by Mir Hussein Ali Khan Kirmani

Very interesting facts come out.

  • Jaziya was imposed by all Muslim rulers except Akbar
  • Akbar was most benevolent Mughal King who had denounced Islam,became vegetarain and took Hindu lifestyle
  • Undescribable wealth of India. Interesting , agricultural yield in 16th century is still higher than today.
  • Lists of ALL temple destroyed and looted in name of Islam.
  • Taj Mahal is nowhere mentioned, but a octagenoal structure is mentioned during Babur's time frame.
  • So, these sources prove that Taj Mahal was not built by Shah Jahan..


From that place the royal army proceeded towards Benares, "which is the centre of the country of Hind," and here they destroyed nearly one thousand temples, and raised mosques on their foundations; and the knowledge of the law became pro­mulgated, and the foundations of religion were established;"


The strong men of Hind have been trodden under foot, and all are ready to pay tribute. Islám is triumphant, idolatry is subdued. Had not the law granted exemption from death by the payment of poll-tax, the very name of Hind, root and branch, would have been extinguished. From Ghazní to the shore of the ocean you see all under the dominion of Islám


Khán-Jahán Bahádur arrived from Jodhpúr, bringing with him several cart­loads of idols, taken from the Hindú temples that had been razed. His Majesty gave him great praise. Most of these idols were adorned with precious stones, or made of gold, silver, brass, copper or stone; it was ordered that some of them should be cast away in the out-offices, and the remainder placed beneath the steps of the grand mosque, there to be trampled under foot. There they lay a long time, until, at last, not a vestige of them was left.

Shah Jahan

It had been brought to the notice of His Majesty that during the late reign many idol temples had been begun, but remained unfinished, at , the great stronghold of infidelity. The infidels were now desirous of completing them. His Majesty, the defender of the faith, gave orders that at , and throughout all his dominions in every place, all temples that had been begun should be cast down. It was now reported from the that seventy-six temples had been destroyed in the district of Benares.


Khusrú Khán is despatched for the conquest of Arangal (Warangal), in Tilang,* with an army consisting partly of Hindus. "The king said, ‘Turn your face to Tilang to demand jizya.'" "Hindus made an attack upon Hindus, to try their respective strength. If the Turks had charged, they would have annihilated the enemy, for, from time immemorial, the Hindus have always been the prey of the Turks."

11. The Hindus and idol-worshipers had agreed to pay the money for toleration (zar-i zimmiya), and had consented to the poll tax (jizya), in return for which they and their families en­joyed security.

Some graceless Musulmáns, thinking only of their own gratification, took part in these meetings. When intelli­gence of this came to my ears my religious feelings prompted me at once to put a stop to this scandal and offence to the religion of Islám. On the day of the assembling I went there in person, and I ordered that the leaders of these people and the promoters of this abomination should be put to death. I forbad the in­fliction of any severe punishments on the Hindus in general, but I destroyed their idol temples, and instead thereof raised mosques. I founded two flourishing towns (kasba), one called Tughlikpúr, the other Sálárpúr. Where infidels and idolaters worshiped idols, Musulmáns now, by God's mercy, perform their devotions to the true God. Praises of God and the summons to prayer are now heard there, and that place which was formerly the home of infidels has become the habitation of the faithful, who there repeat their creed and offer up their praises to God.

I also ordered that the infidel books, the idols, and the vessels used in their worship, which had been taken with them, should all be publicly burnt. The others were restrained by threats and punishments, as a warning to all men, that no zimmí could follow such wicked practices in a Musulmán country.


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