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Sudhir Chaudhary's Malafides and Pretences

15 May 2020 11:05 AM, IST

Sudhir Chaudhary's Malafides and Pretences
Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor-in-Chief, Zee News TV channel

Mohammed Tahir Hakim


AHMEDABAD, MAY 15— Around a month back Sudhir Chaudhary, the Editor-in-Chief of Zee News, in his prime time show ‘DNA’ fictionalised various types of Jihad perpetrated by Muslims in India. Thereby once again, he spewed venom against Islam and Muslims and also committed criminal offences against them i.e. of promoting enmity and hate against them, outraging their religious feelings and also insulting their religion and religious beliefs.  Therefore, expectedly, but belatedly, FIR was registered against him.  Consequently, immediately thereafter, to mitigate his criminality, he was coerced to say some good words about Islam and Jihad in Islam. He, therefore, pretended to explain and clarify the true and correct fundamentals and pillars of Islam and the true and correct meaning and concept of the term Jihad in Islam.  But as is expected from him, he has again, deliberately and maliciously, misrepresented and stated, incorrect and misleading facts, and again repeated the very same criminal offences against Islam and Muslims.


Thereby, firstly Sudhir Chaudhary misrepresented and misinformed the viewers about the pillars of Islam as being six, though they are five. Secondly, he misrepresented and misinformed the meaning, connotation and concept of the term Jihad in Islam, as “Pavitra Yudh” (Holy War) and then went on to describe how, why and when Islam permits such wars.


Therefore, the said misunderstanding and misinformation, misrepresented, misinformed and propagated by Sudhir Chaudhary, is required to be dispelled.


As per the Hadith (words, actions, approvals or attributes of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)) recorded in the hadith books of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, pillars of Islam are five, i.e.

(i)                Shahadah (testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah),

(ii)             Salaah (establishing the salaah (prayer)),

(iii)           Zakaah (paying the zakaat (obligatory charity))

(iv)           Hajj (making the pilgrimage to the House of Allah in Mecca and record presence in Arafat, in Saudi Arabia) and

(v)             Saum (fasting in Ramadhan). 


Therefore, on the basis of this Hadith, the almost entire Muslim Ummah (Community) has the agreed upon belief, that the pillars of Islam are five, as aforesaid.  However, some insignificant and small number of Muslims differ on this and believe that pillars of Islam are six and in addition to the aforesaid five pillars, Jihad is the sixth pillar.


It was therefore incumbent upon Sudhir Chaudhary to accept the majority and the agreed upon belief qua pillars of Islam and inform the same honestly and correctly to the viewers. But as his intentions are never bonafide, he maliciously and misleadingly chose to inform the viewers about the disagreed upon and insignificant minority belief.  Thereby incorrectly, he informed the viewers that pillars of Islam are six and in addition to five mentioned herein above, Jihad is the sixth pillar. Thus from the said conduct, his intentions to malign, outrage and insult religion Islam and the religious beliefs of Muslims is explicit and glaringly obvious.


Similarly, Sudhir Chaudhary further and again, maliciously, misleadingly and incorrectly translated and explained the term Jihad, as “Pavitra Yudh” (Holy War).


The meaning and concept of the term Jihad in Islam and Arabic can be easily known and understood from some routine and basic search on internet. As per the same and particularly to put it correctly, Jihad in Arabic and Islamic terminology means and conveys the meaning “to strive or to struggle or to make effort”. The term Jihad is mentioned many times in Quran and Hadith, to indicate and instruct striving, struggling and making effort in the cause of Islam, pillars of Islam and for the spiritual wellbeing of man. Further as per Islamic theology based upon the Quran and the Hadith, Jihad is understood to be of four types:

(i)                Jihad al-nafs (Jihad against one’s self),

(ii)              Jihad al-Shaytaan (Jihad against the Shaytaan),

both the above are obligatory upon everyone who is accountable.


(iii)           Jihad against the hypocrites, disbelievers and leaders of oppression and innovation, and

(iv)           Physical Jihad (i.e. fighting) against the disbelievers,

both the above are obligatory upon the community as a whole and in certain circumstances may become obligatory on an individual, who is able to do it.


As regards the first two types of Jihad i.e. Jihad al Shaytaan, and Jihad al Nafs in particular, as per many Ahadith, Jihad al-Nafs is the most important, greater and difficult Jihad for a Muslim. Since for Jihad al Nafs, one has to strive and struggle within himself and against his own soul and sinful desires.  Consequently Jihad al Nafs is considered to be the best and greater Jihad and better than all other Jihads, and it is obligatory upon every Muslim.


Whereas the term “to fight” in Islamic and Arabic theology and terminology is literally “Qital”. Therefore the last two Jihads and particularly, the Physical Jihad i.e. fighting against the hypocrites, disbelievers and leaders of oppression and innovation is more of “Qital”. However, since the same is also through striving, struggling and making effort in the cause of Allah and by physical fighting, Qital, it is also referred to as Jihad. However, physical fighting Jihad/Qital is permissible only if the specified stringent, specific and special conditions for it are fulfilled and further it is obligatory mostly only on the community as a whole and rarely individually.


It is therefore evident that striving, struggling and making effort by physical fighting, war, is known as “Qital” in Islamic and Arabic theology and terminology and is one of the types of Jihad. Whereas, Jihad as such is also of other types which involves striving, struggling and making effort against one’s own self and desires and otherwise, in the cause of Islam.


Though the term and concept of Jihad in Islam is as aforesaid, Jihad is maliciously and denigratingly referred to and propagated as “Holy War” by non-Muslims, particularly the western people.


Intriguingly, Sudhir Chaudhary chooses to disregard the true and correct understanding of term and concept of Jihad and mischievously and disparagingly, to mislead and misrepresent the same to people, uses the wrong, incorrect and denigrating connotation, as “Pavitra Yudh”/”Holy War”. 


It is therefore obvious that under the guise of providing true and correct information about pillars of Islam and Jihad in Islam, Sudhir Chaudhary deliberately and maliciously promotes incorrect, misleading and misrepresenting misinformation. The said conduct of Sudhir Chaudhary is evident of his adamant conduct that he continues to persist with and to perpetrate the criminal acts of promoting enmity and hate and outrage and insult against religion Islam and the religious beliefs of Muslims. Therefore, the present act of Sudhir Chaudhary is nothing but merely pretence of his bonafides.


(The writer is an advocate practicing in the Gujarat High Court, Ahmedabad).

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04 June 2020 02:41 PM
sir. why it has become common by every muslim to play victim card. hinduphobia is there , you tell me a timeline from where i can start .. history has been painted red by sanatani blood by so called peaceful brother of islam .. why you cant raise your liberal voice when mopla happened , when chitpavan brahmin were massacared , kashmir is world famus genocide have you ever ask your mullahs or yourself why women small childrens were raped , you dont talk about 250 girls rape(india biggest rape scnadal) in 1992 at mayo college ajmer and culprit was kept hidden by muslim for 15 years , you love to discuss gujarat riots but have you ever dared to ask why did godara train was burned.. no . because you are afraid to because if you show your liberalism against muslim there will be action by muslim ummah . remeber we loved apj abdul kalam but muslim community mocks hidu when they gathered for yakub menon( the terrorist) in lakh but failed to do so for kalam sir . will you be able to ask why muslim organisation are hell bent on converting people , zakir naik became famous by mocking hinduism why no muslim raised voice against him . at time of independence we were given a chance to set aside our defference but u choose islam supremacy, . sir since 412 we are being massacared by muslim later british ..now enough is enough .we are tired to show one sided love for ganga jamuna tehajeeb . first you reform yourself start cleaning from your home then your raise voice against this so called islamophobia


16 May 2020 09:46 PM
Your article is biased and hate it f speech and it is clear you are defending your communal ground in name of freaking journalism. And all your articles are favouring your religion not mation

Arnab Choudhary

16 May 2020 08:28 PM
Sudhir Chaudhary is just spreading truth but some fuc**ng and damn shit people like you are misleading the people. I salute Sudhir Chaudhary for his honest work

Pritish Bhattacharjee

16 May 2020 06:55 PM
Islamic Scholars should come first and criticise whenever their is wrong things done by Muslim community, you people do not want to come forward and make them understand. Always you come after some other community make comments. You people can change the view with your goodness.

Ram Prasad

16 May 2020 06:16 PM
Whatever he said is true

Z S Bhakna

16 May 2020 04:55 PM
Md Takir Islam might have been a good religion if the maulana may not have destroyed its credibility. You know there are more than 200 jihadi organisations in the world who are resorted to terrorism. It\'s you people who defends these jihadis and they\'re destroying the Islam. Why you don\'t believe in humanities instead of jihadi Islam. Islam is a religion who attract the people towards radicalisation,militancy, multiple marriages for sex and towards this materialisation. It very rarely attract towards self realisation. Overall I very humbly discard your mythology of Islam which does not teach us about the knowledge of soul.


16 May 2020 02:59 PM
He is mouth piece of Islam indirectly supporting wrongdoings of the then jk govt. Non sense comments


16 May 2020 02:15 PM
India Tomorrow.net should be banned for spreading fraud and false news over truthful news of India Today.

True Indian

16 May 2020 01:26 PM
Fuck you writer. Sudhir chaudhary is correct. You bloody moron. Slave of mohammad. Bloody jihadi . Jab kashmir mai hinduan ko pratadit kiya gaya tum kahan the bc.


16 May 2020 01:05 PM
Tahir Hakim saheb I have an advise you.Focus on ppracticing law.In case you have to entertain yourself watch,Rajdeep Sardesai,Barkha Dutt Ravish Kumar and write on their loyalty to those you may wish to support.All the best

Diwaker Bhatnagar

16 May 2020 12:59 PM
Sudhir has portrayed only a practically true picture what's happening all arround & all the more in J&K public isnt blind so understand well what's being done & by whom

Hansraj Shukla

16 May 2020 12:45 PM
First of all whatever you write is not India tomorrow. You guys are hatemingers and Like Sudhir Chaudhari many more guys must come and show the truth... Jehadi like you must not be able to fulfill your hate against HINDUSTAN..

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