(Most of readers have heard that Islam Spread through Sword, This is Truth in every sense if we concern History of our country but very few people have heard that Islam had spread through Cheating, Seduction, Treachery, Ill Tactics, Deceit, fake, fraud and betrayal. This Article is referred from book “The Preaching of Islam by Sir Thomas Walker Arnold ” Page 224-227. Muslims of Gujarat Specially in Kutch Area, Sindh and Area of western India Should Identify this Truth and return Back to their original roots. This act will be a true homage to their Forefather’s who were once cheated by so called messengers of Peace-The Sufis.)
One of the most famous of these missionaries was the celebrated saint, Sayyid Yusufu-ddin who came to Sind in 1422;after labouring there for ten years, he succeeded in winning over to Islam 700 families of the Lohana caste, who followed the example of two of their number, by name Sundarji and Hansraj; these men embraced Islam, after seeing some miracles performed by the saint, and on their conversion received the names of Adamjl and Taj Muhammad respectively. Under the leadership of the grandson of the former, these people afterwards migrated to Cutch, where their numbers were increased by converts from among the Cutch Lohanas. 1 Sind was also the scene of the labours of Pir Sadru-d
Din, a missionary of the Ismailian sect, whose doctrines he introduced into India about 400 years ago. In accordance with the principles of accommodation practised by this sect, he took a Hindu name and made certain concessions to the religious beliefs of the Hindus whose conversion he sought to achieve and
introduced among them a book entitled Dasavatar in which 'All was made out to be the tenth Avatar or incarnation of Visnu ; this book has been from the beginning the accepted scripture of the Khojah sect and it is always read by the bedside of the dying, and periodically at many festivals ; it assumes the
nine incarnations of Visnu to be true as far as they go, but to fall short of the perfect truth, and supplements this imperfect Vaisnav system by the cardinal doctrine of the Isma'ilians, the incarnation and coming manifestation of 'All. Further he made
out Brahma to be Muhammad, Visnu to be 'All and Adam Siva. The first of Pir Sadru-d Din's converts were won in the villages and towns of Upper Sind : he preached also in Cutch and from these parts the doctrines of this sect spread southwards through Gujarat to Bombay ; and at the present day Khojah communities are to be found in almost all the large trading towns of Western
India and on the seaboard of the Indian Ocean.
Pir Sadru-d Din was not however the first of the Isma'ilian missionaries that came into India. Some centuries before, a preacher of this sect known by the name of Nur Satagar, had been sent into India from Alamut, the stronghold of the Grand Master of the Isma'ilians, and reached Gujarat in the reign of the
Hindu king, Siddha Raj (1094-1143 a.d.). He adopted a Hindu name but told the Muhammadans that his real name was Sayyid Sa'adat ; he is said to have converted the Kanbis, Kharwas and Koris, low castes of Gujarat.Many of the Cutch Musalmans that are of Hindu descent rever-
ence as their spiritual leader Dawal Shah Pir, whose real name was Malik 'Abdu-1 Latif the son of one of the nobles of Mahmiid Bigarrah (1459-1511), the famous monarch of the Muhammadan dynasty of Gujarat, to whose reign popular tradition assigns the date of the conversion of many Hindus.
To the efforts of the same monarch has been ascribed the conversion of the Borahs, a large and important trading community of Shi'ahs, of Hindu origin, who are found in considerable numbers in the chief commercial centres of the Bombay Presidency, but as various earlier dates have also been assigned, such as the beginning of the fourteenth century s and even the
eleventh century, when the early Shiah preachers are said to have been treated with great kindness by the Hindu kings of Anhilvada in Northern Gujarat, it is probable that their conversion was the work of several generations. A Shiah historian has left us the following account of the labours of a missionary
named Mulla 'All, among these people, about the beginning of the fourteenth century. As the inhabitants of Gujarat were pagans, and were guided by an aged priest, a recreant, in whom they had a great confidence, and whose disciples they were, the
missionary judged it expedient, first to offer himself as a pupil to the priest, and after convincing him by irrefragable proofs, and making him participate in the declaration of faith, then to undertake the conversion of others. He accordingly passed some years in attendance on that priest, learnt his language, studied his sciences, and became conversant with his books. By degrees he opened the articles of the faith to the enlightened priest, and persuaded him to become a Musalman. Some of his people changed their religion in concert with their old instructor. The circumstances of the priest's conversion being made known to the
principal minister of the king of the country, he visited the priest, adopted habits of obedience towards him, and became a Muslim. But for a long time, the minister, the priest, and the rest of the converts dissembled their faith, and sought to keep it
concealed, through dread of the king.
At length the intelligence of the minister's conversion reached the monarch. One day he repaired to his house, and finding him in the humble posture of prayer, was incensed against him. The minister knew the motive of the king's visit, and perceived that his anger arose from the suspicion that he was reciting prayers and performing adoration. With presence of mind inspired by divine providence, he immediately pretended that his
prostrations were occasioned by the sight of a serpent, which appeared in the corner of the room, and against which he was employing incantations. The king cast his eyes towards the corner of the apartment, and it so happened that there he saw a serpent ; the minister's excuse appeared credible, and the king's suspicions were lulled.
After a time, the king himself secretly became a convert to the Muslim faith ; but dissembled the state of his mind, for reasons of state. Yet, at the point of death he ordered, by his will, that his corpse should not be burnt, according to the customs of the pagans.
Subsequently to his decease, when Sultan Zafar, one of the trusty nobles of Sultan Firuz Shah, sovereign of Delhi (1531-88), conquered the province of Gujarat, some learned men, who accompanied him, used arguments to make the people embrace the faith according to the doctrines of such as revere the traditions " (i.e. the Sunnis). But, though some of the Borahs are Sunnis, for example in the district of Kaira, the majority of them are Shiahs.
Another missionary who laboured in Gujarat in the latter part of the fourteenth century was Shayjdi Jalal, commonly known under the appellation of Makhdum-i-Jahaniyan, who came and settled in Gujarat, where he and his descendants were instrumental in the conversion of large numbers of Hindus.
Dr Vivek Arya