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Awaken Bharata


Keys To The Awakening Of Bharata A Call For An Intellectual...
The Importance Of Kshatriya... 

The Two Wings Of Dharma

Anti-Brahmanism Sarva Dharma Samabhava...
The Danger Of Hindus.... Hinduism Under Siege...
Devic And Asuric ... Sufis And Militance
Hindu Dharma And ...

The New Masks...

Hindu Political And ... The Hindu Renaissance...
Vedic Dharma And ... A Hindu Call...
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Books By David Frawley

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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Another illusion people have is that there was some alliance between the Sikhs and the Sufis. Generally the Sufis considered the Sikhs to be great enemies because they projected a powerful and later militant form of religion that was hard for them to defeat. For example, Sirhindi felt that the "execution of the Sikh leader Guru Arjun (by Jehangir) was a great Islamic victory." Even the Chishti leader Miyan Mir, who had been his friend, turned his back on Arjun Dev when he was arrested by Jehangir and sent for execution.

"Shaikh Waliullah considered Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna Islam's greatest ruler as he launched and sustained the first real conquest of Northern India." Mahmud of Ghazna invaded India around 1000 AD and had as his greatest fame, the destruction of the Somnath Shiva temple, one of the largest, oldest and most sacred in India. Clearly his fame for destroying Hindu temples and killing Hindus was no bar on this Sufi's idea of the ruler's greatness but rather a sign of it. Even great Sufi poets like Attar and Sanai wrote in praise of Sultan Mahmud's destruction of Somnath as a great victory of Islam over idolatry.

Shaikh Walliullah (1703-1762) advised the Mughal Emperor of his time to strive to enforce intolerant edicts like "strict orders should be issued by all Islamic towns forbidding religious ceremonies publicly practices by infidels (such as the performance of Holi and ritual bathing in the Ganges)" Fortunately the Emperor lacked the power to do so. The Shaikh conspired with the Afghan king, Ahmed Shah Abdali, to invade India and put down the Hindus after the Marathas had gained power over the Mughals.

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