Is RSS & Muslim Brotherhood Same…???


Now that we are comparing the two most renowned organisations across the globe, we must atleast have a short introduction about the two organisation that we are going to talk about. We shall start with, the RSS followed by the Muslim Brotherhood.

RSS, an abbreviation for Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh is currently being considered as the parental organisation behind the ruling party of India, the Bhartiya Janta Party, more commonly known as BJP. Found on September 25, 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, RSS being one of the principal organisation of the Sangh Parivar group, has since ever claimed to selflessly serve India. It has also held the title of being the world’s largest voluntary missionary organisation.

Serving the nation since its advent with more than 6 million voluntary membership, RSS had its intial purpose to unite the Hindu communities for the formation of Hindu Rashtra. RSS for the three times has been banned by the Indian government for different reasons including the Mahatma Gandhi’s assasination by the organisation’s former leader.

The society of the Muslim brothers, more commonly known as the Muslim Brotherhood, is a transnational Sunni Islamist organization in Egypt. The organisation was found by Islamic scholar Hassan al-Banna in the year 1928. The organisation has had gained support across the regions of Arab and has been constantly influencing the islam groups. The eventual goal of the organisation was to instill the Quran and the Sunnah.

Alike RSS, Muslim Brotherhood too is an organisation that started up with a movement. Now that we are here to compare the two organisations. We must do so in a pointwise manner. We shall so start up with the ideologies that the two aforesaid organisations had adopted or are influenced by.

Hegdewar, the founder of RSS was strongly influenced by the writings in the Hindu Ideologies and adopted most of them to create a Hindu nation. He formed RSS with the disciplined group of high class brahmins who were all dedicated towards the independence, and would stand out to protect the political and religous interests of the Hindus.

While the Muslim brotherhood was formed to unite the Egyptians through religion to protect the country from foreign imperialism.
Egypt along with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain came out to severe its’ ties with Qatar claiming it to be the supporter of terrorism. Hassan Al-Banna transformed the Muslim Brotherhood into the prominent voice favouring Islam with the organisation’s motto being, “Islam is the solution”.

The Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on August 24, at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London drew out the comparison between the RSS and Muslim Brotherhood to criticize the BJP where he stated about the two institutions following same agenda and phenomenon to rule the country. He had also listed out a few major unsolved problems of the country under the rule ot BJP.

Congress IT cell head, Divya Spandana had also used her twitter handle to share her views upon the similarities shared by the two organisations. Rahul Gandhi too used twitter handle to express his anger over RSS being the only NGO that can easily be legalised.

Well if you ask me to conclude as to if the two aforesaid organisations are same or different. I fell it to be just the matter view point that makes the difference. The citizens who support the congress finds the two organisations to be similar while the ones supporting BJP do not feel so.


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