Muslims lost the battle long before 1911
I would like to comment on the article “Battle for Islam” carried recently in the letter pages. The article was very well researched and written. But I would like to say that we the Muslims lost the battle long before 1911.
The first ‘madrassahs’ were founded by Lord Warren Hastings in Calcutta in 1780 (what irony!). In these ‘madrassahs’, a dead version of Islam was thought and then propogated to Muslims. This version of Islam was then brought by the jihagis to the new world. An Islam minus its soul (Tawheed) and life (the establishment of the faith on collective level) were taught in great detail where Namaz, Roza, Hajj, Zakah, Ablution, laws and Fatwas regarding marriage and divorce, turbans and lebass, Meswak, Kulukh, the length of beards and pajamas, etc, all petty matters, were taught to be the all important issues in Islam.
In their cunning brains, the masters correctly conceived that the more engrossed these Muslims would remain in these less important matters thinking these petty matters to be the most important issues of Islam, the easier it would be to govern them and the idea of freeing themselves from their Christian masters would not occur to them. They only taught us to worship Allah and not to obey Allah. We were then taught to obey our British masters and not Allah – this has continued to today. I would say that we have lost the battle because we have lost Allah!