The Betrayal of Islam by the Muslims
The changed objective & the betrayal
In some diseased conditions, the human body fails to discriminate its own cells from the cells of the invading bugs. In such misplaced immunity, the body’s own organs are perceived as foreign and get badly damaged. It is called autoimmune disease. Similarly, the self-harming conceptual state runs very high in the Muslim ummah. The disease has gone to the extent that the Muslims have turned themselves the worst enemy of the Muslims and Islam. In the early days of Islam, the Muslims fought many wars for defending the nascent Islamic state –established and headed by the Prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam himself. More than 60 percent of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) sacrificed their life in such holy wars. Because of their huge sacrifice, the Islamic state could stand on its feet and showcase the beauty of sharia, hudud, shura, trans-ethnic unity, jihad, khilafa and other Qur’anic prescription. This way they could create a strong trend of mass conversion to Islam. The state and its various infrastructures worked as powerful instruments for social engineering to embed Islam’s core teaching and values in the heart and mind of the new Muslims. Thus, the Islamic state worked as a powerful vehicle to take people to paradise.
But now, the priority has changed. The Muslims now fight wars, sacrifice lives, and establish a state with an exact opposite purpose. They fight wars in coalition with the kuffars to stop the emergence of an Islamic state. Instead of implementing sharia, they showcase kuffar law in their judiciary. They celebrate the divisive walls, borders, and flags of the Muslim lands. They even welcome the kuffar forces to the Muslim lands to bomb the Muslim cities and villages –as seen in Afghanistan. Iraq, and Syria. Instead of showcasing Islam, they showcase racism, nationalism, secularism, fascism, despotism, monarchism, and other evil ideologies through their constitution, administration, state media, and politics. Betrayal against the Qur’anic agenda thus has become the politics of these anti-Islamic Muslims.
Such betrayal against one’s own faith doesn’t exist among the kuffars. They are steadfast in their disbelief. Even the illiterate idolaters of an Indian village know the exact meaning and implication of idolatry. So, they do not do any compromise in the practice of their religion; so primitive ignorance (jaheliyah) like idolatry could thrive even in modern India. Hence the most devout worshippers of idols, cows, snakes, monkeys, and other stuff could easily defeat the modern secularists in the general election; and could become the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister, or Member of the Parliament in India by popular votes. On the other hand, Islam stays as the most misunderstood as well as the most betrayed religion by its own followers. Such misunderstanding cum betrayal is even much deeper among the mullahs, the imams, and the religious leaders. So, in most of the Muslim countries, in order to get any electoral victory, one receives impetus from his own followers to get secularised and de-linked from Islam. The Qur’anic Islam –as was practised by the Prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam and his companions, stands alien and ignored even in Muslim lands.
Such a milieu of betrayal and misunderstanding has twisted even the leaders and the activists of the so-called Islamic parties to entirely shift their political agenda. As a result, the Qur’anic vocabularies like sharia, shura, hudud, khilafa, jihad, and many others are dropped from their intellectual or religious discourse, let alone struggling for implementation. The fear of evil forces -not the fear of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, has influenced to bring such political swing. While inside the mosque or standing for rituals, they declare their allegiance to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala; but while in politics, judiciary, or other business, they appear in their real colour. Then they show their full ideological and cultural conversion to secularism and complete submission to kufr law. Like any nationalist or racist, they too, celebrate their political cessation from other Muslims based on ethnic, linguistic, or tribal identity. For protecting such divisions, they even fight bloody wars.
Such inconsistency in faith and practice is indeed the clear symptom of deviation from the Qur’anic straight path (siratul mustaqeem). Such deviation now overwhelms the whole Muslim World. Whereas, the key agenda of Islam is not to build mere mosques, madrasahs, and minarets; but to bring Islamic revolution over all faiths and ideologies in the whole world. In this regard, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la’s Own narrative “li’euzhira’hu alad’dini kullihi” (to overwhelm all religions of the world) is very explicit. The early Muslims exactly got the message; hence, they invested their all physical, financial, and intellectual abilities to fulfil the Divine vision. As a result, a few millions of them could do a lot to overwhelm huge parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe by the Islamic faith. But now, about 1.5 billion Muslims are doing exactly the opposite. Instead of influencing others, they are themselves overwhelmed by the kuffar faiths and ideologies. As a result, nationalism, tribalism, secularism, monarchism, and other evil ideologies got victories in Muslim lands.
Today’s Muslims terribly fail to understand even the key message of Islam; it is indeed the mother of all failures. Islam was never revealed for the man-fearing cowards who even can’t announce publicly their faith in sharia, hudud, jihad, khilafa, border-dismantling Muslim unity, and Islamic state. There exists no proof that Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has ever built any paradise for such fake Muslims. A Muslim is required to express his Allah-fearing courage in his political and intellectual discourses and in warfare. The early Muslims sacrificed their life and wealth for spreading and defending Islam. But today, the Muslims are moving exactly in the opposite direction; they are spreading and defending their own ideological perversion. They even die for the cause of the kuffar enemies. For example, more than a million Muslims fought and several hundred thousand died in both the World Wars to bring victory to the western imperialists. In recent years, for the same known enemies, several million fought in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and many other parts of the world. Because of them, the whole Muslim world now stands fully occupied by the internal and external enemies who fiercely oppose any victory of Islam even in the Muslim majority countries. Such a betrayal against Islam cum submission to the kuffars has serious consequences. Such a betrayal against Islam and Muslims makes people fully unfit for making any acceptable repentance (taubah) and deprives them of the Divine guidance and blessings. As a result, they get farther away from Islam. The sustained deviation and downfall of the Muslim ummah indeed a living testimony to that.
The culture of compromise
Islam is a religion of all-time full submission to all rules of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. There is no scope of part-time compromise or short-term deviation from the Qur’anic roadmap. Every wilful compromise or deviation is a major sin and nurtures a culture of rebellion against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Only a quick correction of such deviation and deep repentance on doing such sins can save one from eternal hellfire. A Muslim ceases to exist as a Muslim with the continuation of any compromise or deviation. Such a compromise or deviation indeed takes a Muslim to the enemy camp. It is the route of Iblis that made him a rebel against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. But it is awful that such compromise on Islam or the deviation from the Qur’anic roadmap has become the norm in Muslim life. Because of such compromise and deviation, even many obligatory key components of Islam like sharia, hudud, jihad, shura, khilafa are no more visible in the Muslim World. On such flip-flopping believers, the Holy Qur’an reveals a very stern warning in the following verse: “Surely, those who disbelieve after believing and then increase in the disbelief, their repentance shall not be accepted, and these are the people who stay deviated.” –(Sura al-Imran, verse 90). So, the consequence of any compromise and deviation is very catastrophic; his or her taubah doesn’t get accepted. And, the rejection of taubah equals nothing but entering into the hellfire for infinity.
So-called Muslims’ enmity against Islam has other ugly faces. Their enmity gets visible when they see a practising Muslim. Whenever a brave Muslim stands against the internal or external occupying enemies and starts struggling with a mission for establishing sharia, hudud, khialfa, shura, jihad, and trans-ethnic Muslim unity –as was practised by the prophet (peace be upon him) and the early Muslims, is quickly labeled as terrorist. As if, adherence to Qur’anic Islam and the prophet’s tradition is a doctrine of terrorism. The brutal murder of such Islamists by the US-led coalition in any part of the Muslim World even gets celebrated by these so-called Muslims. Thus their alignment with the enemies gets quite explicit.
The Muslims’ failure to distinguish jihad from terrorism is huge. They even distort the dictionary meaning of these two distinctively different words. Jihad is the holy war prescribed by Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la for dismantling the rule of kufr and for implementing His Own sovereignty and His sharia law. It is the defensive as well as the executive arm of Islam. Without jihad, a Muslim can’t engage in the Divine mission of “enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong”. In absence of jihad, the full practice of Islam becomes impossible even in Muslim lands. The occupying forces in the Muslim countries allow doing some rituals like five-time prayer but never leave any space for the full practice of the Qur’anic Islam. Because the Qur’anic mission like “enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong (a’amaru bil ma’rul wa nehi anil munkar)” aims at eradicating their existence.
Whereas, terrorism –as per the standard lexicon is the use of the violent act to frighten people of an area for political and economic gain. It is the offensive arm of kufr to bring the rule of kufr and to dismantle the rule of sharia. Terrorism was the tool of the European colonialists to occupy and exploit the weaker Asian and African countries. This way, they abused the weakness of the weaker people of the world for their imperialistic benefit. In Muslim countries, they act as terrorists not only to dismantle Muslim rule, but also to abolish the pre-existing sharia law and judiciary. Israel is using the same state-run terrorism against the people of Palestine. And India is showing the same in Kashmir.
Now the US-led coalition is using the same tool to terrorise the people of the whole Muslim World. In recent years, the US Army has dropped a 10-ton bomb –called the mother of all bombs, in the eastern part of Afghanistan. Its destructive power is only next to a nuclear bomb. Flattening a hill or killing some Islamists was not the only target; the objective was to show the terrorising power of the USA. The predator beasts show their teeth with the same purpose. For the same reason, they also dropped nuclear bombs in the past. To give sustenance to their imperialist dominance in the world, displaying such terrorising power is part of their key strategy.
The greatest benevolence act on earth
Iblis never failed to understand the meaning of Islam. He didn’t fail either to understand Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la’s vision, mission, and objective vis-à-vis the creation of mankind. Hence, from day one, he stood against it. Hence, ignorance vis-à-vis Islam’s objective is not an issue among the followers of Shaitan. Even in the very early days of Islam, the kuffars of Arabia didn’t make any mistake to understand the agenda of Islam either. They could foresee their own doom in Islam’s victory –as was the case with Nimrod and Pharaoh. Hence, in those formative days of Islam, all brands of the enemies made the coalition to destroy the nascent Islamic state headed by the great prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam. Then, the newly formed Islamic state was inflicted with an unending chain of wars. Even the two contemporary World Powers –the Roman and the Persian Empires, engaged in the war against the prophet’s state. Islam could secure its security and stand as the number one World Power only after defeating those enemies.
Muslims now live without the assigned mission. Nor do they have any Islamic state. Nor do they feel any responsibility to establish one and defend it. In fact, they find an Islamic state obstructive against the fulfillment of their own whims. Hence, they have conveniently forgotten the indispensable part of Muslim history that the last prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) was not only a preacher but also the founder of a state. He was the head of that state for ten years. Thus the Prophet (peace be upon him) showed that the Islamic state is indispensable for the full practice of Islam. Without the Islamic state, sharia, hudud, consultative rule, jihad, and other obligatory components of Islam will remain only in the Holy Qur’an. But now, the Muslims show little interest to live with that prophetic tradition. Instead, they have turned inimical to that key project of Islam. Moreover, whoever takes that prophetic path, calls him a terrorist with full congruence with the enemy narrative.
In any segment of history, the absence of an Islamic state is catastrophic. The Muslims then miss the powerful state infrastructure on their side. Instead, they are then subjected to state-run social and political engineering aimed at dumping them in the hellfire. Whereas, the benefit of the Islamic state is huge. The state and the state institutions then turn into powerful instruments to protect people from the hellfire. Through pious leadership, enlightening education, humanising cultural engineering, the Divine law, and the state-run welfare, an Islamic state works as the most benevolent institute on earth. Because of such a state power, the early Muslims could rescue millions of people from their awful march towards the eternal hellfire. It was indeed the greatest and most successful rescue effort in the whole history of mankind. Millions of mosques and madrasas can not do such a job. Economic aid of a trillion dollar to a man is nothing in comparison to such a rescue from the hellfire. One can only understand the worth of such a rescue if he comprehends the meaning of the following Qur’anic verse: “Surely, those who disbelieve and die while they are unbelievers, the whole earth full of gold shall not be accepted from one of them, though he should offer to ransom himself with it.” –(Sura al-Imran, verse 91). By bringing millions of people to the path of paradise –as was possible through conversion to Islam, the early Muslims thus could accomplish the greatest benevolent task in the whole history of mankind. Through such huge rescue efforts, they could rightly prove their credential as the best people among all people of all ages –as narrated by the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Corrupting the meaning of Islam
It is a great mockery that most of the ulama, mullahs, imams, and political leaders tell the people that Islam means peace. But what is that peace? And where was that peace found in the history of Islam? Did the prophets of Islam like Prophet Nuh (peace be upon him), Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), Prophet Musa (peace be upon him), Prophet Isa (peace be upon him), Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and many other prophets and their followers had ever enjoyed such peace? For them, peace exists only in paradise. Those who tell that Islam means peace, probably talk about peace that comes through inaction, submission, or peaceful co-existence with the evil forces –as they themselves practise in their life. They make jIhad -the most important ibadah incompatible with such a version of Islam. But such peace has never been a part of the life of these great prophets. They took the mission of “enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong (a’amaru bil ma’ruf and nehi’anil munkar)” as the life-long motto, hence invited incessant challenges from the enemies. The enemies of Divine Truth never allow such prophetic mission to go unchallenged. As a result, from day one of their prophethood, they had to suffer oppression, suppression, persecution, and eviction. Thousands of the great prophets and their followers were labeled as the public enemy by the contemporary rulers and were killed brutally. So embracing Islam doesn’t bring any peace in believers’ life on the earth; rather pushes them towards dangerous challenges that may cost their life. It gives the believer a Divine purpose of survival. And it brings a life-long war in believers’ lives for the revealed Truth against all types of falsehood.
In fact, “Islam means peace” is the most ridiculous expression of ignorance on Islam. They reiterate such cliché with a sinister political cum ideological motive. They want to hide Islam’s real vision, mission, and objective by spreading such a concocted narrative. This way, they are harming Islam. Islam’s dictionary meaning and ideological connotation is totally different from such hugely circulated lie. In fact, Islam is all about full submission to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’al’s Qur’anic orders. The word “Islam” is the verbal noun of the verb “aslama” which means “to surrender”. Any rebellion against any of the Qur’anic commands is kufr (disbeliever), and such rebellion against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la is indeed the distinctive marker of a kafir. And those who enter into the full submission are called true Muslims. And how to submit to all Qur’anic prescriptions, the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions set the perfect example. Not only the obligatory prayers like five-time prayer, month-long fasting in Ramadan, zakat, and hajj, but also the implementation of sharia, hudud, shura, Islamic state cum khilafa, jihad, and trans-ethnic Muslim unity come under the gamut of such submission. It was the true expression of Islam at the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and it needs to be practised as such even now. 24/04/2017