Indian Muslims

In Indian Muslims Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that centuries ago, the Muslims—Arabs—who came to India, were welcomed because of their superior qualities. In his Discovery of India Jawahar Lal Nehru writes of the Arabs coming to India with their 'brilliant culture' (p.227). For centuries Muslims have lived amongst other cultures as one of them. Then India gained its independence in 1947. But at this point Muslims, lacking an effective leadership, became the victims of circumstance. Prior to 1947 they had enjoyed the status of a giver group. But after 1947 they were reduced to being a mere taker group. And this is the greatest tragedy for Muslims in modem India. This book takes a detailed look at Indian Muslims and offers guidance to them on how to become a giver community again. The author explains that Muslims should close their eyes firmly to the past, and fix their gaze resolutely upon the future. They must seize every possible opportunity for constructiveness and consolidation, and must strive particularly to make progress in the fields of education, commerce and industry.

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