الدعوة الإسلامية في منطقة كشمير الحرة وتطورها
The Islamic Dawah in the Region of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and its Development
Keywords:Reflection of dawah, Islamic scholars, Quranic studies, Islamic history.
Islam arrived in the Indian subcontinent during the era of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him. In Kashmir and the northern regions, Islam entered in the thirteenth century AD. The region of Kashmir hardly knew the name of Islam, while the Islamic light was glowing on other regions of the Indian subcontinent, and there was no miserable hut left and there is no princely palace except that it be illuminated by it, and the followers of Islam had taken their share of all the amenities of life.
And the emperor of Kashmir, the so-called (Gyalyorin Chan), who was a follower of Buddhism joined the umbrella of Islam with all his family by being greatly influenced by the good biography of Sheikh Bulbul Shah, and this step resulted in the people not erupting until a huge number of them joined Islam, as the proverb says people on the religion of their kings and called the emperor Sadr al-Din.
Then when the role of the Umayyad Caliphate began in the year (661 AH corresponding to 1263 AD), and the Umayyad caliphate was able to achieve a hundred years after it, our master Muawiyah, may God be pleased with him, directed to the northern regions of Afghanistan, so the gates of the northern regions were opened for Sufis and scholars to convey the religion, so people entered Islam as the great historian said Sheikh Imad Al-Din known as Al-Hafiz Ibn Kathir, in his book: When the Umayyad forces rose to the jihad in India, the scholars and the righteous committed themselves to the Umayyad armies to convey the religion and its message, when some northern regions opened, some of the scholars and Sufis settled in these open areas to convey Islam and its Ulmah.