A glimpse at Darul ‘Ulum Deoband
Friends! These are all historical facts. Riyasat ‘Ali Zafar mentioned something rather strange when he asked about our past. He said: “You are asking about the history of our pious predecessors? Their history is as follows:
‘Every flower of this valley earned the title of ‘the sun of the world’.
Every free-thinker who left this environment earned a rank of ‘spiritual leader of the Magi’.
Every (spiritually) besotted man of this association reached a divinely elevated rank in every field.
Our legendary stories run from the gardens to the prisons.
Over a hundred times we had re-adorned the disheveled mess of this country.
These (spiritually) insane people will inform you of what we had given to the world.
This sun of the Din of Ahmad will shine on the horizons of the entire world.
This Nur has always illuminated and it will persist in its refulgence.’ “
A brief background to Indian History
Friends! I was saying that we should briefly understand the history of India. This will enable us to get a better understanding of the history surrounding our pious predecessors.
Friends! The Indo-Pak subcontinent – a reference to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – was divided in 1947. Why did this division come about? The English ruled India for around three hundred years. Hence the need arose for the ‘Ulama to confront the English colonialists. The ‘Ulama were imprisoned and hanged for conspiring against the English. Ultimately, the English were compelled to leave the subcontinent.
Late on in my lecture I will give you details as to how Pakistan was formed and whose blood was shed in its formation. ‘The stomach is not satiated with the last morsel but with the entire roti.’ If a man comes right at the end and claims that he has done all the work without even considering the struggle of the preceding two hundred years, then he is mentally defective.
Friends! This is something we have to understand. I hope the learned people will listen to my lecture attentively and they will be forced to accept that until today we were left in the dark. And up to this day we were not informed about the true history of India and what we regard the true history of India to be like.