Love Jihad: Islamophobic tool in the hands of hatemongers

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Love Jihad is defined as an activity under which young Muslim men and boys target young girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love. The origin of the word is unknown but attributed to the far-right groups. There is no official evidence supporting these claims.   –  source: wiki

As per the very definition love jihad is an oxymoron as jihad is an Islamic terminology which means to struggle against inner self and for righteousness, justice and truth & for upholding the supremacy of gods command whereas there is no concept of love and romance before marriage in Islam. There is no concept in Islam of forcing women for the sake of marriage neither is there any concept in Islam of forcing women to convert for the sake of marriage. Furthermore marrying non-Muslims in general and idol worshipers in particular is prohibited in Islam for both man and women.

There is nothing in Islamic scriptures which can even remotely be linked to encouraging so called “love jihad” in fact what is mentioned is totally opposite of it as Islam strictly prohibits marriage to Mushrik (Idolators like hindus) as is clearly seen in the following verses from the Noble Quran which prohibits Muslim man to marry mushrik women & Muslim women to marry Mushrik man.

“And do not marry Al-Mushrikaat (idolatresses) till they believe (worship Allaah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress), even though she pleases you” [al-Baqarah 2:221]

“And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al‑Mushrikoon till they believe (in Allaah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikoon) invite you to the Fire, but Allaah invites (you) to Paradise and forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember” 

[al-Baqarah 2:221]

“They are not lawful (wives) for them, nor are they lawful (husbands) for them.” [60:10]

So the origin of the term “love jihad” is a vile attempt to make it sound as if this practice is encouraged by Islam to first lure Hindu women in name of love and forcefully convert them for sake of marriage however those who coined this term were clearly ignorant about tenets of Islamic religion. As depicted in the image below Love Bhakti or Love Puja makes more sense than Love Jihad as people who are in love devote themselves to their beloved;

If we agree for sake of argument that the in case of love jihad marriage happens after forced conversion hence it is Islamic-ally legal then the problem is that Islam doesn’t allow forced conversion.

Why should a Muslim man convert a Hindu women forcefully to get married in first place ? There can be only two possibilities: a) If the Muslim man is concerned about religion then he will be well aware that Islam neither permits forced conversion nor marrying idolaters; b) If he is not concerned about religion then why will he try to convert any Hindu women to Islam in first place when he himself is only Muslim for name sake ?

If someone is forced to convert to Islam without being convinced in his/her belief (as faith is matter of belief) then his / her conversion itself is null and void and if there was no conversion then the marriage itself is null and void and if there was no marriage then as per Islam the relation between the so called forcefully converted women and her husband is mere adulterous relationship which is one of the major sins in Islam. Clearly no good Muslim will ever take such a risk of incurring major sin of adultery and exposing himself to the wrath of god almighty.

So as we see in the above discussion it is clearly proven that love jihad is nothing but a myth created by hatemongers to create phobia and religious polarization between Hindus and Muslims to meet political ends. Also it is very important to note that the issue of love jihad has come up for investigation time and again by various government agencies but no evidence of any organized islamic racket or conspiracy of love jihad has been found to date.

“Repeated police investigations have failed to find evidence of any organised plan of conversion. Reporters have repeatedly exposed claims of “love jihad” as at best fevered fantasies and at worst, deliberate election-time inventions.”

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Forced Conversion & Marriage of Muslim Women to Hindus at behest of Hindutva Goons

It has become the norm nowadays for the oppressors to blame the victims same is the case with love jihad. Whereas Repeated police investigations have failed to find evidence of any organised racket of love jihad there is clear examples of forced conversion and marriage of Muslim girls many underage at the behest of hindutva brigade. Especially in rural areas several Muslim families especially from economically and socially backward classes had to bear the brunt of such humiliating incidents where their underage daughters were forcefully converted and married against their will. As per the statements of the victim families the government machinery failed as many laws were violated while the police either remained mute spectator or even supported such crime happening under their noses. Most of such incidents are planned, executed by hindutva organizations like Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) and get legal and political support by leading BJP / RSS politicians some of whom were part of such organizations during some part of their political career. One such incident is described in the news report mentioned below.

False Allegation of Love Jihad by Parents disapproving their daughters Relationship with Muslim

Reverse love jihad surfaces in UP [link]

 

Known Hindutva Hate-Monger creating phobia against so called love jihad


Girls, love jihad is a reality.
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In Pakistan & Bangladesh, it’s a matter of pride & done in the broad daylight by means of kidnapping followed by rape & forced marriage to convert the girl. In the Hindu land of India, it’s done under the garb of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, secularism, false assurances & love trap.
Before you decide to destroy yourself, plz seek these answers from yourself:
1. Can you marry him without converting to his religion?
2. Will he allow you to stay a Hindu after marriage?
3. Are you free to worship idols in his house?
4. Will he not consider you a Kafir if you devote your life to him?
5. Will you go to heavens if you don’t convert to his religion?
6. Is he OK with the idea of his sister falling in love with a Hindu?
7. Since love doesn’t see religion, can he follow your faith instead?
Again, use your gut, use your brains. Listen to your parents.
Regards,
Sonam Mahajan
P.S. Just Another Woman Who Cares.

As quoted from her online blog we can clearly see that intellectual fraudster Sonam Mahajan tries to incite Hindus by propagating love jihad myth which has been clearly busted in this article.

Love Jihad : When It Hits Closer To Home

Renowned Hindus who have / had Muslim wives

Other side of ‘Love Jihad’- List of renowned Hindus who had a Muslim wife

 

Further Reading:

  • https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/qvvd85/love-jihad-the-sikh-family-fear-of-dating-muslims
  • http://www.firstpost.com/india/love-jihad-phobia-grips-kerala-growing-rhetoric-around-forced-conversions-is-denting-social-fabric-of-state-4201539.html
  • http://www.loonwatch.com/2012/06/muslim-youths-again-targeted-with-love-jihad-hate-campaign-in-kerala/
  • https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/12/love-jihad-hate-politics-in-the-name-of-love/
  • http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/9/3242/The-Hate-Mythology-of-Love-Jihad
  • http://www.newageislam.com/islam,-women-and-feminism/the-%E2%80%98new-and-improved%E2%80%99-love-jihad-formula,-unethical-media-and-%E2%80%98social-science%E2%80%99-votaries/d/99739
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42261797
  • https://www.siasat.com/news/ghaziabad-bjp-saffron-activists-disrupt-wedding-clash-love-jihad-1285247/
  • http://www.firstpost.com/india/hadiya-case-karnatakas-hindutva-brigade-vows-reverse-love-jihad-says-network-of-informers-in-place-to-monitor-youth-4266243.html
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/29/love-jihad-india-one-man-quest-prevent-it
  • https://thewire.in/207736/hindutva-activists-disrupt-wedding-ghaziabad-clash-police-love-jihad/
  • https://www.hindupost.in/news/muslim-husband-forcing-hindu-wife-convert-eat-meat-gujarat/