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Jizyah in India

In this article, Dr. Harsh Narain explains how Jizyah helped the spread of Islam in India. It tells us how it was a primary agent in the conversion of Hindus. It also contributed to the systematic impoverishing of India, making it so costly for the Hindus to remain Hindu that they all became poor overtime.

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Jizyah: The Humiliation of Non-Muslims

In this article, Dr. Harsh Narain explains how Jizyah is not only an instrumentation of fiscal terror. He tells us how Jizyah uses humiliation as an instrument in order to intimidate the non-Muslim to eventually convert to Islam. The very process of Jizyah, which is touted as a tool of ‘protection of non-Muslims’ is actually

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Jizyah in History

Jizyah, is not a concept which came later in Islam. It is a concept embedded in the very origin of Islam. In this excerpt from his book 'Jizyah and The Spread of Islam', Dr. Harsh Narain discusses how Jizyah was implemented by the Prophet himself and how the First Four Right Guided Caliphs made it a permanent institution of Islam, realizing that it was both a source of revenue as well as an ultimate weapon for conversion to Islam.

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Jizyah: The Fiscal Jihad

In this second part of the series on Jizyah, Dr. Harsh Narain, one of India’s finest historians of modern India tells us how Jizyah was nothing more than a means of fiscal Jihad, through which conversion to Islam was sought and encouraged by fiscally punishing the Hindus. This is an excerpt from ‘Jizyah and the Spread of Islam’.

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The Moderate Muslim Test

It is often claimed that Islam should not be judged by its extremists, but by its moderates. It is a reasonable proposition which then necessitates the question: What is a moderate Muslim? Before we decide whether the moderate or the extremist Muslim represents Islam, we must first ascertain the qualities of the moderate Muslim. This article is an attempt to do just that.

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Jizyah: The Tax of being Non-Muslim

In this brilliant excerpt taken from ‘Jizyah and the Spread of Islam’, Shri Harsh Narain, one of the finest historians of modern India, tells us what Jizyah is, and what it means for the Hindus. The Muslim psyche is of a peculiar making, vis-à-vis its attitude towards non-Muslims. According to the Prophet, every child is born in Islam, but its parents make it a non-Muslim. The Qur’an also says that ‘the earth belongs to Allah. He causes it to be inherited by whom of His Servants He will’. On the basis of it all the Prophet rules that all land belongs to God or himself, the natural corollary being that all land belongs, through God and the Prophet, to the Muslims.

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Religious Pluralism or the Unity of Religions

What does religious pluralism really mean in practice? Does it mean making all religions just the same? Does it mean an uncritical acceptance of all religions? Does pluralism, as the name sounds, actually give any choice, or is it a tyranny of an ideological dogma? David Frawley discusses these questions in this brief foray, which is an excerpt of 'Awaken Bharata'.

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Heroic Hindu Resistance To Islam – The Defense Of Kabul And Zabul

In this piece, taken from “Heroic Hindu Resistance to Islamic Invaders”, historian Sita Ram Goel explains how Islam did not get a toehold in India easily. Sita Ram Goel tells us how the defense of Kabul and Zabul was also very heroic and even these peripheries of India were not won by Islam easily. Sita Ram Goel based this book on another great work called “Indian Resistance to Early Muslim Invaders Up to 1206 A.D.” by Ram Gopal Mishra, who is quoted profusely in the text by Sita Ram Goel.

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Heroic Hindu Resistance to Islam – The Arab Failure

In this piece, taken from “Heroic Hindu Resistance to Islamic Invaders”, historian Sita Ram Goel explains how Islam did not get a toehold in India easily. Often by looking at the eventual defeat of most Hindu kingdoms, it seems as if Islam won over India easily. However, looking at history one realizes that it took Islamic armies several hundred years to get a toehold in India. And that owes to their great valor and chivalry and immense military prowess. Sita Ram Goel based this book on another great work called “Indian Resistance to Early Muslim Invaders Up to 1206 A.D.” by Ram Gopal Mishra, who is quoted profusely in the text by Sita Ram Goel.

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Psychology of Jesus

Everyone knows that the sources on Jesus’s life are insufficient for writing his biography.  But they are sufficient to reach the conclusion that he was a pathological personality.  At any rate, these are the conclusions which liberal theology has reached by thinking and taking into account the findings of modern psychiatry.

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