The Downfall of the Muslims & the Calamities
Every downfall of civilization has its catastrophic calamities. The Muslims are now tasting the worst parts of it. Allah SWT has His set rules; He never helps those who decide not to change themselves and take a downhill course. Whereas, whenever they raise their heads for Allah SWT’s cause, Allah SWT comes to their help in miraculous ways. Then, the investments of time, talent, wealth and energy of the believers don’t work alone; Allah SWT also makes His own investment. He sends down His mighty angels to fight on their side –as mentioned many times in the Holy Qur’an. This is why a small number of believers could make history by winning over a huge army of the non-believers. As per Divine plan, even tiny birds called ababil worked as precision bombers; and pebbles became explosive missiles to decimate King Abraha’s huge contingent of elephants –as narrated in sura Fil in the holy Qur’an. He even divides sea to make a road for the believers –as was done to save Musa (peace be upon him) and his companions from Pharaoh’s army. Because of His help, the early Muslims defeated the two contemporary world powers –the Romans and the Persians; and could establish an Islamic state to practise khilafa, sharia, hudud, shura, justice and other obligatory elements of Islam. Because of their own investment of wealth, intelligence and lives, they received promised help from Allah SWT. As a result, they got successive victories over the enemies.
Obligatory five-time prayers, fasting in Ramadan, haj and charity for the poor are the recommended Divine curriculum to build up faith, commitment and attachment with Allah SWT. But, in order to dismantle the coercive and corruptive state infrastructure of the devils, the prayers and fasting alone don’t work. The prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam and his companions needed to defeat them in face to face bloody battles. Only this way, they could create needed space for Islam and build up state infrastructure to eradicate evils and implement justice. Allah SWT always reviews Muslims’ own investment of wealth, intelligence and lives prior to bestowing them with the promised victory. While the believers’ war against the evil power stops, the entitlement of victory also stops. Therefore, the war for the annihilation of the evil and implementation of the Qur’anic law –called sharia, always goes side by side in Muslims’ life –as has been the tradition in the early days of Islam. Such a relentless war in Muslims’ life is called jihad; it is indeed the expression of the belief of a true believer. Muslims could build the best civilisation on earth only through such jihad. It is indeed the highest act of piety that pleases Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la the most -as mentioned in the holy Qur’an: “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as if they were a cemented wall.”–(sura Saf, verse 4).
But today, the Muslims live with a different brand of Islam. Therefore, they are the different brand of Muslims, too: much dissimilar to the early Muslims. Their faith in Islam doesn’t express similar commitment and sacrifice for the cause of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la –as was seen in the early Muslims’ life. Nor does it practise Muslim unity, the establishment of an Islamic state, implementation of sharia and eradication of evils as the parts of Islamic prescription. So, fighting in His cause and sacrifice of wealth and life in His way has no place in their life. The government, the media, the textbooks and the so-called ulama of the Muslim countries are busy to hide those Qur’anic verses from the public eyes that tell about jihad and implementation. Pleasing the world powers like the USA receive more important than pleasing Allah SWT. So, the basics of Islam like sharia, khilafa, hudud, trans-ethnic Muslim unity and jihad are now given a new label called extremism; and get excluded from their political and social life. The betrayal of Islam is so explicit in their life that jihad for ending the foreign occupation, elimination of divisive walls and implementation of sharia is called terrorism; and killing Islamists is appreciated as the legitimate war on terror. The perversion has gone to the extent that even forging partnership with the invading kuffar enemies got eulogised. Because of such rabid perversion, the Arabs took the arms from the British in 1917 to kill Turk Muslims, the Bengalis took arms to from India in 1971 to kill the non-Bengali Muslims and the Kurds are still taking arms from the USA to kill both the Turks and the Arabs. More awfully, thousands of Turkish, Afghan, Kurds, Albanian, Iraqi and other Muslims fought side by side with the kuffars in the NATO forces. Even a Turkish Generals hold the position of the commander of the occupying NATO forces in Afghanistan and led the killing of Muslims there.
The corrupted priority
The Muslims have grown only in number, but not in iman and good deeds. Those who are true Muslims make a transaction with Allah SWT; they sell their life to Him to get paradise in the hereafter. The Holy Qur’an mentioned about such a holy transaction in verse 111 in sura Taubah. But today’s Muslims doesn’t live with the binding of such holy transaction; as a result, in politics, culture and warfare the Muslim men and women stand fully de-linked from Islam. They are overtaken by priorities linked with the family, race, language, tribe, secular ideologies and geographical entity. Hence, the agenda of bringing glory to Islam and the unity of Muslim enjoys hardly any impact on their life. Because of radical secularisation of their beliefs, culture and politics, they don’t feel restrained to get closer to the known enemies of Islam. They even engage with the enemies in their war crimes; as seen in the war of occupation and destructio1917, Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 were not the idol-worshipping infidels. Their fake iman thus gets clearly exposed.
Those who helped the kuffar invasion of Bengal in 1757 and 1971, of Middle East in 1917 are the fake Muslims who possessed no feeling or respect for life, honour, interest or independence of the fellow Muslims. Because of their moral death, hundreds of thousands of Arab, African and Indian Muslims fought in British, French and Italian Armies as a mercenary in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. They think the rituals like five-time prayer, month-long fasting in Ramadan, charity and haj are all about the whole of Islam. As if, the Holy Qur’an doesn’t give any political guidance vis-à-vis warfare and the selection of friends and foes. As if, they are free to select even the foreign invaders as a friend and fight with them to kill the Muslims. Islam -as was practised by the prophet (peace be upon him) and the early Muslims stands totally alien to them. The societies and the states that they have built and now rule are grossly dissimilar to that of the prophet (peace be upon him). In fact, they look more similar to those of the contemporary kuffars who practise secularism, nationalism, racism, capitalism and the kuffar law. Therefore, deviation from the Qur’anic road map has become the norm in the Muslim World. This is why the cultural life in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul with their pubs, clubs and casino shows hardly any difference from that of London, Paris, Rome or New York.
The forgotten benchmark
The deal with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la sets the benchmark of a true Muslim. He needs to be a full Muslim not only in name and rituals but also in belief, commitment and action. Because of fake belief, lack of commitment and treacherous acts, even five times prayer behind the prophet (peace be upon him) in prophet’s mosque in Medina couldn’t help the hypocrites to become true Muslim. The word “Muslim” means a believer who fully surrenders to the revealed wishes, rules, and guidance of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. It is a life-long and whole time commitment to bring the overwhelming victory of Islam. Hence, in the time of Prophet (peace be upon him), a Muslim was not only a symbol of a humble man engaged in prayer, pilgrimage, charity and other good deeds but also a model of a steadfast fighter against the enemies of Islam.
Every word, every pledge and every declaration of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la in the Holy Qur’an has a serious binding on a believer. It doesn’t need any repetition of order to make any deed obligatory; simple announcement in the Qur’an is enough for that –as has been the case of obligatory rituals like 5 times prayer, fasting in Ramadan, the performance of haj and deliverance of charity. To add extra importance to His pledge, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has incorporated the word “inna” (means: certainly) in the beginning of verse 111 of Sura Taubah. To reinforce the pledge further, the Almighty Lord has also invoked the names of three Divine books like Taurat, Injeel and Qur’an in the same verse. Thus the most powerful deal of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la was made public to the benefit of the true believers.
The change-maker and the neglect
The holy Qur’an worked as the most powerful change-maker in history. But now the Muslims stand disconnected from this powerful engine. Only a single command in verse 185 of Sura Baqara, made month-long fasting in Ramadan obligatory; and didn’t need a second verse to reemphasize it. Similarly, above mentioned single verse of Sura Taubah was enough to bring an overwhelming conceptual shift in the Muslim mind vis-à-vis their role on earth. The pledge of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala thus worked as the greatest change-maker in the whole human history. For any societal or civilizational change, such a ground-breaking conceptual shift is indispensable. The earth is not flat, rather round -such a discovery of Copernicus laid the foundation of Europe’s huge political, territorial and material gain and gave Europe quick global domination. Because the new concept of a globular shape of earth prompted Cristopher Columbus to navigate westward to find a shorter route to India. While searching a new route for India, he instead discovered America. Thus he opened a gateway to add enormous material splendour to Europe. The Muslims’ glory in the past also owes to such a huge paradigm shift. The holy Qur’an could successfully raise a new conceptual base in the Muslim mind. The new concept brought a ground-breaking revolution to vis-à-vis humans’ understanding of the ultimate fate. It reconfirmed the resurrection of every man and woman after the death, the accountability in the hereafter and abode in the paradise or in the hellfire. In the new conceptual premise, the worldly life is viewed only as a short exam period to qualify for paradise. And abode in the paradise is considered the greatest achievement in life, and hellfire comes as the punishment.
The new conceptual revolution instilled a new set of priorities in the Muslim mind. Whatever Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la wishes got the topmost importance; and the personal agenda wasn’t given any preference to that. In the deal, Allah Subhana wa Ta’la asks not only to slay His enemies; but also ask to be slain in His way. So the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him) showed exceptional valour not only to kill the enemies of Islam but also to embrace martyrdom. Khaled bin Walid was a great hero of Islam; he is recognised as a famous war strategist of exceptional talent. He led Muslim Armies so many times to victory. He could kill numerous enemies, too; but couldn’t be killed in the cause of Islam; that very point remained a source of his deep frustration in later years. Such a conceptual state of the believers tells a lot about the impact of the Qur’anic deal on the psyche of the early Muslims. Many other verses of the holy Qur’an reinforces the same spirit. For example: “O you who believe! Shall I guide you to a trade that will save you from a painful punishment? (It is that) you believe in Allah and His messenger and do jihad in the way of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you if you could know.”-(Sura Saf, verse 10-11). It is also revealed, “Therefore, let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell their worldly life for the hereafter; whoever fights in the way of Allah, then he be slain or be victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward.”-(Sura Nisa, verse 74). Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la also asks the Muslims to examine their own compliance with the Divine decree. Hence they are asked, “And what is (the matter) with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and (for) the oppressed among men, women and the children who say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper” -(Sura Nisa, verse 74).
The deal with Satan!
Islam stands firmly on some fundamental pillars of faith; a Muslim can’t grow up as a true Muslim with compromises on those basics. Any amount of compromise on those basics are not trivial; these are grave sins that reveals detachment from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. The deal with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la means strong attachment with the Qur’nic roadmap and jihad in His way. The Qur’anic straight path is only one; all other paths are the Satanic deviation. The Qur’anic straight path exists not only in prayers but also in politics, warfare, trade, education, culture and all other aspects of life. Hence, there is no scope of deviation in any arena of life; deviation means following the Satanic roadmap. Then, the journey starts towards the hellfire. The political and military pledges with the Satanic forces on earth are indeed the markers of such deviation.
The deviants don’t move alone; rather take other people to the hellfire, too. Hence, in Islam, it is the greatest jihad not only to defend the geographical frontiers of an Islamic state but also to protect the ideological purity of Islam and save people from Satanic truck. But the Muslims have terribly failed on both the counts. The mission of great prophets like Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Isa (peace be upon him) collapsed mostly due to ideological corruption of their Divine teachings. Due to such corruption, the monotheism of prophet Isa (peace be upon him) turned to polytheism with a deceptive façade of the so-called trinity. And sharia –as delivered to prophet Musa (peace be upon him) as Ten Commandments remains captive in the Book of Torah and receive no chance for the implementation.
Immunising against Islam
The Muslims now face the same evil strategy of the same enemy who corrupted the Divine faith of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Isa (peace be upon him). The several-century-old war of these enemies not only aim at occupying and exploiting the Muslim land but also at corrupting and dismantling the core elements of the Islamic faith. As the colonial occupation got its grip on the Muslim World, the sharia-based judiciary and the Islamic education were dismantled. The enemy used the whole education system as a tool of immunising people against Islam; hence those who received education in the colonial institutions strongly became immune against Islam. Like the kuffar colonialists, they too became the hardcore opponents to Islam. They easily became the Trojan horses cum political slaves of their colonial masters. Because of them, growing up as full Muslim, practising full Islam and full implementation of the obligatory sharia laws remained impossible even in the Muslim majority countries.
The colonial occupation has ended long ago. But, the legacy of savage colonial brutality still survives with greater ferocity –as seen in Islamabad (Lal Masjid, July 2007), Dhaka (Shapla Roundabout, Dhaka, May 2013) and Cairo (Rabaa Al-Adawiya, August 2013) by the secularised Army’s mass-slaughtering of unarmed Islamists. In fact, the new occupation of Muslim lands under the home-grown de-Islamised Trojan horses now goes unfettered. Hence, under this new occupation, more wine shops, more brothel houses, more casinos, more obscene sea beaches, more interest-based banking, more enforcement of kufr laws and more public shows of vulgarity are visible in the Muslim countries. On the other hand, the basics of Islam like sharia, hudud, shura, Muslim unity, jihad have become invisible. As a result of long kufr indoctrination during the colonial era, most of the Muslims have forgotten the most basic element of iman that entails abiding by the solemn transaction with Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la. Such a binding deal has gone completely to oblivion. As a result, fighting in His way is no more a part of their political, ideological or cultural roadmap. And the very few those who still try to fight in His way have fully forgotten that fighting in His way means fighting for His sharia, hudud, khilafa, justice and trans-ethnic Muslim civilizational state. Such an awful gross derailment from the Qur’anic straight path can only expedite further disaster and downfall. And the Muslims are indeed in the midst of that.