Global Islamism, jihadism and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

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  1. Bharat Ek Khoj

    Bharat Ek Khoj Senior Member Senior Member

    Apr 21, 2016
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    On 27 October, 1914, addressing a large Muslim gathering in Kolkata, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the internationally known cleric of his era, reflected on what should be the relationship between a jihadi son and his family members.

    He said:

    "This biradri (community of Muslims) has been established by God...All relationships in the world can break down but this relationship can never be severed. It is possible a father turns against his son, not impossible that a mother separates her child from her lap, it is possible that one brother becomes the enemy of other brother...But the relationship that a Chinese Muslim has with an African Muslim, an Arab bedouin has with the Tatar shepherd, and which binds in one soul a neo-Muslim of India with the right-descendant Qureshi of Mecca, there is no power on earth to break it, to cut off this chain…"

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