WHY WAS HALAKU KHAN MADE TO SET FIRE,
THE LIBRARY OF BAGHDAD, THE ARCHIVES OF ISLAM
A CONSPIRACY TO ERASE RECORD OF ISLAMIC WORKING
We have all heard of Halaku Khan barbarity in setting Baghdad on fire and the killing of the Caliph of Islam. But it makes us wonder about many things. The very man who destroyed Islamic Archives, in his very next generation, we see conversion to Islam. It is very strange that the victor takes up the way of life of the vanquished in this case. And generation after generation of Muslim rulers from the Halaku Khan’s blood. The Mongols knew the value of looted treasury of any kind. Why not save the best library in the world which included documentary record of the various Governments of Islam from the Prophet (Blessings be upon him) to that day. Even basic guesses can tell us that there was so much importance in the destruction.
Nasiruddin Tusi was adviser to Halaku Khan. An exceptional bibliophile and a scholar of repute to this day, why did he not stop Halaku from this carnage? Or was he part of that conspiracy too. In fact some manuscripts are known to have survived the destruction and recovered from the river banks. The aim was not the library, the aim was the records of the Islamic governments.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are as old as Prophet Jesus Christ itself. Even Quranic fragments have been discovered. So what the fuss about Islamic records? After all it was the instruction of the Holy Prophet (Blessings of Allah be upon him), that written record be kept of all transactions and doings. It was certainly kept. Sooner or later with the Caliphs, it must have been shifted to the archives of Baghdad. It was essential to destroy same so that different innovations be introduced through imagined and created stories about the past. With presence of documents, Islam would not be vulnerable to attacks from those who opposed Divine doctrines. Baghdad came under heavy attack from the Mongols. But after the destruction of the library at Baghdad, Islam came under the heaviest attacks from those who wanted to remove its pristine revolutionary concepts of life. Opposition thrived, and Islam suffered the most with the loss of this library of the past.
Fortunately the QURAN is intact and we need to go back to it. The message of Dr Allama Iqbal was exactly same. The sooner the ignorant Mullah is removed and the law of blasphemy should include tempering with the message of the Quran, Pakistan will stand tall again in the world.