Ghazwatul Hind also known as Ghazwa-e-Hind is a prophesied battle in which Muslim armies would invade Indian subcontinent and would be victorious and will establish Islamic law in the subcontinent. The war is confirmed by several Hadiths. The battles in which the Islamic prophet Muhammad personally participated. n. A battle associated with the expansion of Muslim territory. This Hadith is related to Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R. A. ). He says that my intimate friend Hadhrat Muhammad (Sall-Allaho-‘Alayhe-Wasallam) told me that: “In this Ummah, the troops would be headed towards Sindh ; Hind” “Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R. A. ) says that if I could find a chance to participate in any of such movement & (while participating in it) I be got martyred, then well & good; if came back as a survived warrior, then I would be a free Abu Hurairah, to whom Allah Almighty would have given freedom from the Hell. ” A few references: With these words, only Imam bin Hambal (R) narrated this Hadith in ‘Masnad’ and Ibn-e-Kaseer copied with his reference in ‘Al-Badaya Wa Nahaya’.
Imam Nisai did narrate this Hadith in both his books: ‘As Sunan Al Mujtaba’ & ‘As Sunan Al Kubra’ with the following wordings, that Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R. A. ) says, Hadhrat Muhammad (Sall-Allaho-‘Alayhe-Wasallam) did promise us of Ghazwa-e-Hind. If I got chance to participate in it, then I would spend all my energy & wealth in it. If I got slained, then I would be considered among the most great martyrs. And if came back, then would be a freed Abu-Hurairah.
Imam Behqi (R) has also copied the same wordings in ‘As Sunan Al Kubra’. In his another narration, there is one addition. With the reference of Ibn-e-Daood, Masdad told about Abu-Ishaq Fazari that he used to say: ‘I wish that I could participate in the Ghazwat of Marbad (some place in East towards India from Arab), instead of all those Ghazwaat which I did in city Rome’ (3) HAZRAT ABU HURAIRAH’s 2nd HADEES It is related to Hazrat Abu Hurairah(R. A) that Hazrat Muhammad(P. B. U. H. ) talked about Hindustan(India) & said: “Definitely, one of your troop would do a war with Hindustan, Allah would grant success to those warriors, as far as they would bring their kings by dragging them in chains / fetters. And Allah would forgive those warriors (by the Blessing of this great war). And when those Muslims would return, they would find Hazrat Isa Ibn-e-Maryam(A. S. ) in Syria (Shaam)”. References: 1. Naeem bin Hammad quoted this Hadees in his book ‘Kitab Al Fitan’. 2. (4) HADEES OF HAZRAT KAAB (R. A. ) 3. This is the Hadees of Hazrat Kaab(R. A. ), he says that: 4. “ A King of Jerusalem (Bait-ul-Muqaddas) would make a troop move forward towards Hindustan. The Warriors destroy the land of Hind; would possess its treasures, then King would use those treasures for the decor of Jerusalem. That troop would bring the Indian kings in front of King(of Jerusalem). His Warriors by King’s order would conquer all the area between East & West. And would stay in Hindustan till the issue of Dajjal”. 5. Reference: 6. Naeem bin Hammad(R) Ustaaz Imam Bukhari(R) did narrate this Hadees in his book ‘Al-Fitan’.