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==The term==
 
==The term==
 
In Arabic, it's ''ghazwa al-hind'' (غزوة الهند), but it's more known in it's Urdu/Persian version ''ghazwa-e-hind'', which uses the Urdu/Persian [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ez%C4%81fe ezafe] ("-e-" meaning "of"). ''Ghazwa'' means military expedition, attack or conquest <ref>https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/%D8%BA%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%A9/</ref> and ''hind'' means India <ref>https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/%D9%87%D9%86%D8%AF/</ref>.
 
In Arabic, it's ''ghazwa al-hind'' (غزوة الهند), but it's more known in it's Urdu/Persian version ''ghazwa-e-hind'', which uses the Urdu/Persian [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ez%C4%81fe ezafe] ("-e-" meaning "of"). ''Ghazwa'' means military expedition, attack or conquest <ref>https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/%D8%BA%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%A9/</ref> and ''hind'' means India <ref>https://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/%D9%87%D9%86%D8%AF/</ref>.
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==The hadiths==
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This one is graded hasan (good). It promises Muslims being safe from fire, if they go and kill people in India:
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{{Quote|{{Al Nasai||1|25|3177}} (hasan) from The Book of Jihad, chapter "Invading India"|
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It was narrated that Thawban, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said:
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"The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'There are two groups of my Ummah whom Allah will free from the Fire: The group that '''invades India''' (تَغْزُو الْهِنْدَ, ''taghzoo al-hind''), and the group that will be with 'Isa bin Maryam, peace be upon him.'"
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From the same source we have also two weak hadiths:
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{{Quote|{{Al Nasai||1|25|3176}} (weak)|
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It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
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"The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised that we would '''invade India''' (غَزْوَةَ الْهِنْدِ, ''ghazwa al-hind''). If I live to see that I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar."
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{{Quote|{{Al Nasai||1|25|3175}} (weak)|
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It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
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"The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised us that we would '''invade India''' (غَزْوَةَ الْهِنْدِ, ''ghazwa al-hind''). If I live to see that, I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar." [1] [1] Al-Muharrar: The one freed (from the Fire).
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 10:23, 28 July 2018

Ghazwa-e-hind means military expedition (conquest, attack) lead by Muslims against India, which was predicted by Muhammad.

The term

In Arabic, it's ghazwa al-hind (غزوة الهند), but it's more known in it's Urdu/Persian version ghazwa-e-hind, which uses the Urdu/Persian ezafe ("-e-" meaning "of"). Ghazwa means military expedition, attack or conquest [1] and hind means India [2].

The hadiths

This one is graded hasan (good). It promises Muslims being safe from fire, if they go and kill people in India:

It was narrated that Thawban, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'There are two groups of my Ummah whom Allah will free from the Fire: The group that invades India (تَغْزُو الْهِنْدَ, taghzoo al-hind), and the group that will be with 'Isa bin Maryam, peace be upon him.'"


Sunan an-Nasa'i 1:25:3177 (hasan) from The Book of Jihad, chapter "Invading India"

From the same source we have also two weak hadiths:

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised that we would invade India (غَزْوَةَ الْهِنْدِ, ghazwa al-hind). If I live to see that I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar."


It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) promised us that we would invade India (غَزْوَةَ الْهِنْدِ, ghazwa al-hind). If I live to see that, I will sacrifice myself and my wealth. If I am killed, I will be one of the best of the martyrs, and if I come back, I will be Abu Hurairah Al-Muharrar." [1] [1] Al-Muharrar: The one freed (from the Fire).


References