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Reforming the Indian Muslims

Updated on December 23, 2017


The Indian Muslims are all converts from Hinduism and many of them are first-generation Muslims who have an ancient Hindu ancestry. This fact pinches them and is reflected in their treatment outside the Sub-continent. So much so that even Indian Muslims who venture out to support Baghdadi and the ISI are given only menial jobs and are not allowed to marry or have sex with Arab girls. In effect, they are given second-class status. Many Arab Muslims refer to them as Hindu Muslims.

In India, the Muslims are a backward lot. Almost 80% of their women are denied education by the community and nearly 45% of the males do not attend National schools. They thus live in their own world. Matters are not helped by the fact that the Indian government which was mostly the Congress government actively sided and planned to keep the Muslims in a backward state as they felt they would be good vote banks.

Indian Muslims

Thus Muslim representation in elite jobs is very small and they are mostly isolated from mainstream politics. They lead an insular life and prevail on their women to accept the Sharia, Polygamy, no education and wear the obnoxious Hijab or Burkha. This is enforced in a draconian way and there are reports of women being killed for not wearing the Burkha.

The Indian Muslims had also actively supported the Muslim League for the creation of Pakistan. They had hoped that once Pakistan was created they would be prominent there. Unfortunately, a moth-eaten Pakistan was created and areas which in effect had asked for Pakistan like the Bhopal Muslims were left in India. They were thus forlorn and saw the mirage of Pakistan slip away from them. They could not reconcile to this state of affairs and accordingly decided not to be emotionally involved with the new state as their sympathies remained with Pakistan. No wonder in a cricket match between India and Pakistan, the Indian Muslims always cheered for Pakistan and a Pak victory was their own win.

This led to most Muslims being marginalized in India and as India progressed, The Muslims got left behind. They resorted to all sorts of ruses including terrorism to undermine the Indian state, with which they felt no affinity. This led to Hindu-Muslim riots all over the country and the Muslims being a minority suffered more deaths. All this has increased their bitterness and now so many top Muslims are talking about insecurity and intolerance. The fact is the Indian Muslims have not emotionally bonded with India and still think and yearn for the days when they (Muslims) were the rulers of India.

Looking Forward

Muslims have to shed their inhibitions and come forward. The sad part is that it is not happening and many young Muslims are sympathizing with ISI and a local terror group the Indian mujahidin is formed. This is all very dangerous and one wonders where all this will lead to. The Muslims from India have not respected abroad in the Arab lands and even in India, they feel isolated. This, of course, is their own doing and one wonders how this jinx will be broken


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      muhammad abdullah javed 2 years ago

      Thanks Dear MG Singh, for such an elaborative response. May God bless you. To further the discussion I want specific references for all the details mentioned.

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      MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

      Dear brother Javed, Its so nice to interact with you. I have a few aanswers to the points raised by you.

      a) India was 99% Hindu country till the arrival of the Muslims in 9/10 century. Significant sections of Hindus, some of them to escape the cast cauldron converted to Islam. In addition the historian William Duff and many more have commented on conversion of Hindus to Islam. Perhaps you may not be aware that even Mohamedali Jinnahs father was a Hindu convert to Islam. Thus Jinnah had Hindu roots

      b) There is a steady stream of young Muslims proceeding to Iraq to join ISI. Older generation Muslims do not want anything to do with Baghdadi, but to younger Muslims he has tremendous appeal, though these people are not given proper respect there and made to do menial jobs. Many Muslim young men from India particularly South India are killed in Iraq.

      c) Indian Muslims are backward, mainly as education has not spread. This was a policy of the Congress party to create vote banks. That is the reason thhat most smugglers and dons are Muslims.

      d)Muslims certainly oppress their women. An example is triple talq which despite educated Muslims and women wanting it to go is not allowed by Muslim law board as well as polygamy. Many Muslim countries like Turkey have banned the Sharia totally. In Bhopal a tailor killed his wife for not wearing Burkha. it was reported in national press. However I know of many Muslim women who dont want to wear Burkha but parents and husbands force them. They also do not want that the rights given to men like triple talaq be abolished or given to women as well.

      e) It is a well known fact of history ( Last days of British Raj by leonard Mosely) that Indian muslims resident in Bhopal and Lucknow/Hydrabad wanted Pakistan. The people of present Pakistan were not enamoured of Pakistan. IN North West Frontier right up to 1946, a Congresss government under Ghafoor khan ruled, also in Punjab the national party ruled and not the Muslim league.

      There are so many facts. I will have to write another article on this, but as I say its a great interaction with you. God bless.

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      MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

      You are right. Muslims must get out of their love for Pakistan and live and believe in India

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      pramodgokhale 2 years ago from Pune( India)


      Aligadh University was set up for Muslims and that was part to get separate home land only for Muslims.Conspiracy was cooked by British imperialist and fundamentalist.

      I watched you tube Pakistani channels and they say they lost because of separation.

      There open forum discuses range of issues including sensitive issues

      When qualified Muslim is being caught in espionage then we get shocked this happens frequently.

      Congress used them for political dividends and just for vote bank politics.

      If Muslim qualified and secular then he/she has place in Secular India.

      They enjoy Indian democracy.

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      muhammad abdullah javed 2 years ago

      MG Singh... I appreciate you for framing the topic of your hub as "reforming the Indian Muslims" . As a Muslim I felt proximity with you for thinking positively about the topic. May God bless you for your concern.

      But as for reformation there is nothing of that sort. You should have specifically suggested the action plan for that.

      About the content of the hub, Mr MG Singh, there is a serious need of clarifications over many a issues that you have raised, ranging from the historical background of the Indian Muslims to their present conditions. If you don't provide any clarifications and evidences along with your claims, your words are surely be deemed as serious allegations.

      Hope you will provide clarifications about the following issues appeared in your hub :

      1) What is the proof of your claim that in India, All Muslims are converts?

      2) On what basis you say that Indian Muslims support Baghdadi and ISI?

      3)You say Indian Muslims are a backward lot, please explain how?

      4) Muslims are mostly isolated from mainstream politics, in what way, please explain?

      5) What evidences do you provide to prove that Muslims are oppressive against their women?

      6)Where and in which media the reports have published that women are being killed for not wearing burkha ?

      7)What is the evidence that Indian Muslims supported for creation of Pakistan?

      8) How Muslims have undermine the Indian state? And in what way they are not emotionally bonded with India?

      Based on your clarifications the credibility of your hub can be established. I promise upon getting the clarifications about all those issues I will surely join hands with you in the reforming task.

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      MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you Promod, your comment is very relavent. The fact is Indian Muslims are just sheep despised by Arab Muslims, but trying to be tigers in India.

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      pramodgokhale 2 years ago from Pune( India)


      Reforms have no place in this religion and Turkey, Egypt failed modernization but partly gained success. Democracy has no place in Islam.

      I worked in Arabian gulf for employment and found that under current against ruling Sheikhs is strong and sudden t that erupts but new government is suppressing opposite parties and show goes on.

      Converts are more radical than original so convert Pakistan and Indian Muslims are not different.

      Muslim community is not knowledge oriented so it has limitations

      ,They want freedom in foreign land ,enjoy benefits but keeping their practices intact and outside interference never allowed.