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Some Historians have written that the Hindus of that time were coward and pusillanimous and were not skilled in the skill of warfare and the performance of battle and fight. However, this conception of these Historians is totally wrong. How can one call the men of that nation coward and pusillanimous, whose women can play the game of death burning alive in fire in the custom of Sattee for the cause of their respect and honor. The art of Gatka (the use of sword blowing skill to kill the opponent in shortest possible time) of Hindustan, which is one of the arts of fight, is considered the best of Hindus of that time and the 'Killing of Sword of the Hindustanis' is a famous proverb. Hence, these absurd logics of timidity and cowardice of the Hindus has been devised by the afore-said Historians because of their blindness and unawareness concerning the Spiritual Power (of the Muslims).
It is said that when Sultan (Mahmood of Ghzni) exhausted after prolonged fighting at the battle of Somnath and the hearts of the gallant turned down and swords became blunt and spears got broken and arrows ended and the Outward Powers and Physical Weaponry had no avail, at that time, the Sultan, finding no other way out and finding no alternative thereof, decided to utilize the last resort of seeking Divine Help and offering Dawat on the trust of which he had been attacking on such mighty powers of distant lands and states. It is said that Sultan left his army for offering two Rakat Assalaat (Prayers) before Allah Almighty and the presented the auspicious Cloak gifted to him by the Shaikh (Hazrat Abul Hasan Kharqani Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe) in the Hazoor of Allah Almighty as Waseela and prayed (for Divine Help). The audacity and the Tawajuh of the Shaikh, which was associated and linked with that Cloak like electricity, it filled the prayer of Sultan with the magnetic power of acceptance and reception. What the result was that acceptance and reception rushed running to welcome in a fraction of second. Divine Help reached. The valor and audacity at once exhausted from the hearts of the Kuffaar and the Mushrikeen and they lost their wits. On the other hand, valor, manliness and the fervor of martyrdom surged inside the hearts of the Muslims. In short, it was an Invisible Magic which worked in the hearts and minds of both sides which depicted crow to be mount and grain to be mountain. Kuffaar lost their grounds and the Muslim army stood victorious. Historians have quoted the tale of the Nawafil offered by Sultan and his praying for Allah's help.
However, since the materialistic minded Historians of this age are deniers of the Divine Sovereignty and the Invisible Help and they know and believe only the matter or physical force, therefore, they have given this shade to this incident that 'after offering two Rakat Nawafil Assalaat (Prayers), the Sultan gathered the generals of his army and delivered an enthusiastic speech in front of them by virtue of which an extraordinary effect overcame their hearts and they were filled with passion and etc. etc'. As has ever been the way of these materialists that they craft sundry ways and logics while portraying every such extraordinary affair in order to match it with their materialistic approach and perception and add in a few self devised patches. Hence, this was their own and fabricated patch which they added in the real story which they understood not. Otherwise, in the astonishing Conquest of Somnaat (or Somnath), the real agent was Allah's Invisible and Divine help and patronage. Late Iqbal has said this for this occasion:
Not in wealth and treasures nor it is in army and weaponry,
That thing which is inside the Court of a Mard Qalander!
It is said that when Sultan Mahmood returned Ghazni all victorious and triumphant from the mission of Somnaat with immeasurable gold and jewels and slaves, he humbly appeared in the Court of Hazrat Shaikh Abul Hasan Kharqani Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe). The Shaikh said 'O Mahmood! What did you do with my cloak?' . The Sultan humbly replied 'I have sold your cloak to Allah in price of the victory over Somnaat'. Hazrat Shaikh said with a smile 'O Mahmood! You have sold our cloak in very cheap price'. For such occasion, someone has said:
Hazrat Shaikh Abul Hasan Kharqani Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe was a highly respectable and Kaamil Wali-Allah. He came after one hundred years of Hazrat Bayazid Bastami Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe, and he received the beneficece from Hazrat Bayazid Bastami Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe Inwardly and in Owaisi style.
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