The Civilizational Failure of the Mankind
The West’s continuous failure & Islam’s early success
Civilisation doesn’t entail mere making huge sates or kingdoms. Nor is it raising pyramids, palaces, buildings, statues or huge walls. Rather, it is about nurturing higher values, establishing rule of just law, abolishing inequality, slavery and crime. It is about eradicating practice of paganism and ignorance (jaheliya). A state depleted of the Divine guidance and pursuing only the human whims can’t achieve such a civilizational goal. Rather, such secular state could add a new level of barbarity. The British could promote worldwide colonialism, imperialism and ethnic cleansing. The Germans could set incinerating gas chambers. And, the USA could drop nuclear bombs, occupy countries and kill millions. They couldn’t set any example of higher values and civilisation. In such context, the Muslims are the most fortunate people on earth. They are the only blessed people with the highest and the purest source of Divine guidance; indeed, the holy Qur’an still stands as its purest source. Without forming an Islamic state, such a civilizational goal would have survived only in a book or as dream. Such a dream could never be fulfilled by mere prayer, it needed enormous sacrifices. Since Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) could build a state on Qur’anic guidance, he could build the finest civilisation, too. Thus, he could demonstrate the roadmap for realising the greatest vision and mission in life. Therefore, he had enough credit to stand as the best model for all ages to come.
The Muslims have attained failures after failures. All the bombs, deaths and destructions are their own earnings. Of all failures, the most crucial and the most pathological failure lies in understanding and protecting the greatest institutional legacy of the prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) –the khelafa. In those early formative days, each and every companion of the prophet had to engage in bloody wars against the brutal enemies. They fought wars not only against the local pagans, but also against the Roman and the Persian empires -the two contemporary world powers. In history of Islam, khelafa proved to be the most important and most costly institution. Islam’s global influence and the Muslims’ prestige, security, trade and strength owe to it. Protecting such a state is so high that the prophet (peace upon him) told, “Spending few moments in defending the frontier of Islamic state is worthier than spending whole night in prayer”. The companions of the prophet spend not only their precious time, but also their money, talent and lives to protect the greatest legacy of the prophet (peace upon him). In fact, the early Muslim didn’t spend so much wealth, energy or blood to build mosques or print Qur’an as they spend on defending Islamic khalifa. In fact, more than 70% of the companions became shaheed to protect the Islamic state from the enemies of Islam. Later on, the number of the Muslims increased manifold; but their failure is cataclysmic. They failed awfully to protect khilafa -the prophet’s greatest legacy that made him the most successful prophet on earth and turned Islam as the most powerful civilizational force in human history. Hence the Satanic forces didn’t need to target any mosque, madrasa or tribal state as the prime target, rather focussed fully to dismantle khelafa. And the opportunity came to them in 1923. They had enough Trojan horses in the Muslim land to help them dismantling this prophet’s legacy.
In such context, the failure of those who claim to be the scholars of Islam (ulama) is very painful and shameful. The secularists, the nationalists and the socialists –although Muslim by name, worked as the arch enemy of this fundamental institution of Islam. These internal enemies were trying hard to take the Muslims back to pre-Islamic jaheliya. In the name of different tribes, languages, regions and ethnicities, they were desperate to divide the Muslim Ummah. They got full provocation and supports from the enemies of Islam; they launched war shoulder to shoulder with the imperialists. During the First World War, these enemies declared war against khilafa. Osmania khalifa had lot of inadequacies and problems, but the abolition of khilafa and the division of the Ummah in the name of race, tribe and language were not the Islamic options. These are haram in Islam. Only the de-Islamised people can adhere to such satanic deviations. How can a believer support that? But the so-called ulama didn’t do anything to encounter these enemies of Islam and nor did defend the institution from these home-grown Trojan horses. They were in deep inaction. The Indian Muslims under the leadership of the prominent Muslim intellectuals like Muhammad and his brother Shaukat Ali mobilised khelafa movement -the first mass movement in India’s history, to press the British government -the main culprit to dismember khilfa, to disengage from such venture. That too failed; and the anti-Islamic coalition won. After the collapse of Osmania khilafa, the Muslims had no core civilizational state. So, the Muslims have no defender. Therefore, the USA and Russia enjoy full-scale freedom to drop bombs as much as they like; there is no place on earth where they need to be accountable. The US has dropped more than 11 thousands bombs only in Islamic State areas; that amount of bombs were not dropped even on Germany and Japan –the USA’s enemies in World War II. The destruction of Aleppo is much greater than the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since the largest Muslim population live in South Asia, the strategic Muslim thinker cum leader like Allama Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah launched movement to create Pakistan –a potential core state for the Muslim Ummah. But the majority of the so-called Ulama under the leadership of Hussain Ahmed Madani and Abul Kalam Azad showed their ugliest incompetence and ignorance to support such a brilliant project. They argued that instead of Pakistan, undivided India with its Hindu majority population would serve the Muslim interest better. That has been proven utterly false. India has now emerged as the exclusive core state of Hindu civilisation and a colonising power of the neighbouring states. They have already colonised Kashmir, Hyderabad, Sikkim and now attempting to colonise Bangladesh. Thus it ratifies the ignorance, miscalculation and far from reality state of the Deobandi ulama. Even after the creation of Pakistan –the largest Muslim country in the world, the so-called ulama showed little interest to Islamise the new country. These ulama were withdrawn from politics and confined the activities only within the confines of mosques and madrasas. Sometimes they labelled politics as the dirty job of the dirty people. But they forget the historical fact that before the take-over of politics by the prophet (peace be upon him), politics of Arabia was in the dirty hand of the people like Abu Jahl, Abu Sufian, Abu Lahab and Abdullah bib Uabai. So it is the great sunnah of the prophet not to disengage from politics, but to launch a full cleansing operation of the whole political arena. Only this way the deen of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala get the chance to prevail. It is the holy jihad in Islam. Politics is indeed a continuous intellectual as well cold and hot policy warfare vis-à-vis construction or deconstruction of the country. Sometimes it turns hot battle field of warfare. The Ummah’s fate is decided not only in the mosques or madrasas, but also in the war-fields. In prophet’s days, it was decided in battle field of Badar, Ohud, Khandak, Muta. Hunayun and many others. The politics of the Muslim countries still stay occupied by the brutal forces who are inimical to the Divine project of Islam. Due to such brutal occupation, the Qur’anic prescription stays unimplemented almost in all Muslim states. Hence, how can a believer withdraw himself or herself from such decisive crucial field? It is indeed the continuous jihad in Muslims’ life. But unfortunately, the Pakistani ulama remained almost aloof from such endeavour and the newly formed core civilisation state was handed to the de-Islamised secularists –who had no interest to work for Islam and the Muslim Ummah. Many of these Trojan horses fought war for their mentors in the past World Wars. As a result, the Pakistan project failed miserably and the country was dismembered. The so-called religious scholars conveniently forgot even the prophet’s most important sunnah (tradition). In the first 13 years of his prophet-hood in Makka, the prophet (peace upon him) didn’t build a single mosque or madrasa in the occupied land of kuffar. His primary priority was on building an Islamic state –whatever small it may be. He pursued such vision on the first day of his arrival in Madina. He become the head of the nascent Islamic state; as the formal head of the state he started making treaties with the neighbouring non-Muslim tribes and sent emissaries even to the Roman and Persian empires. It is also significant to note that the prophet (peace be upon him) built the first mosque in his life only after the arrival in Medina. He became the Commander in Chief of the Army, as well as the chief justice and the imam of the newly built mosque. The state, the mosque, the judiciary and the army –all these core institutions worked hand in hand with the prophet-hood to materialise the designated Divine vision and mission. As a result, speedily and steadily, the Muslims emerged as the top-most civilizational world power. Working with such full integration of all state institutions for the Divine cause is the lesson that the prophet (peace be upon him) left behind for the Muslim Ummah. No space or segment of the Muslim states should be left out or leased out to the enemies of Islam. Unfortunately, the Muslims ulama show deep disinterest towards following such prophetic route. By commission or omission, the whole statecraft of the Muslim states now stay under the enemy occupation. The prophet Musa (peace be upon him) was also given sharia; but couldn’t be implemented due to noncompliance of the followers –especially the ulama. They set their own agenda –far away from fighting in the cause of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. What could be the worst betrayal than it? Like Bani Israel, the Muslim ulama too, invented routes of escaping the prophetic path of jihad and establishing the Islamic state. As a result, Islam stand defeated and the Muslim ummah stand badly shattered and humiliated –as in Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Kashmir, Rohinga, Afghanistan and many other parts of the world.
The prophet has died, but his tradition must not die. It is the responsibility of every Muslim man and woman live with his Divinely guided tradition. As his rightly guided khalifa, the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him) continued with the same mission. But the so-called ulamas of today has divorced such prophetic tradition and has taken the different route. They have drawn a dividing line between state-affairs and religious affairs. As if they have no role to reconstruct the politics, education, economics, judiciary and military affairs. They have restricted their role only inside the mosques and madrasas. Under the occupation of anti-Islamic forces, the mosque and madrasas become dysfunctional. The perfect example of such dysfunctional mosques and madrasas is Bangladesh. The country has hundreds of thousands of mosques and madrasas; more than a million people assemble in Tablighi Jamaat’s ijtemah each year. It is a Qur’anic decree that a Muslim must live with the mission of enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong (a’maru bil ma’rul wa nehi anil munker). But all these mosques and madrasa and the ijtamas are utterly failing to generate such sense of responsibility among Muslim men and women. So the country is going to the opposite direction. The de-Islamisation project of the enemy of Islam is running with full swing; as a result, the country could get the topmost rank in corruption 5 times. The ulama failed to understand the importance of Islamic state. Establishing an Islamic state is crucial, but it was impossible under the infidel occupation. Hence the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) needed to migrate from Makka to Medina. On day one of his life in Medina, the prophet (peace be upon him) laid the foundation of the core civilizational state of Islam and become the head of the state and also took the responsibility of the supreme commander of the army.
The Muslim world have 57 Muslims countries. They have millions of mosques, thousands of colleges and hundreds of universities. Millions of Muslim are in the armies. They have thousands of war planes; and possess nuclear weapons, too. They also possess enormous wealth like oil, gas and other mineral and agricultural resources. The number of Muslim scientists and PhD’s are much higher than those that Japan had at the time of her economic or military take-off. But these are not the substitute of an institute like Khilafa.
So the Muslim lands like Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria could be easily occupied; and the hundreds of Muslim cities could be easily flattened. About three million Muslims killed The Iraqi, Afghan and Syrian cities and villages therefore could be easily bombed by the US, Russian war planes to the ground without any protest in any international forum. and of Even the non-significant ethnic entity like the Serbs could slaughter about three hundred thousand Muslims in the backyard of Europe, and no one came to their rescue. For the same reason, a tiny nation of Israelis could occupy the heart land of Islam and could kill and drove out the Palestinians from their ancestral homes. And such a barbaric act of the human history never got condemned in the UN; rather the most inhuman and immoral creation of Israel got the UN recognition. As a result, millions of Palestinians continue to live as perfect destitute. The same is happening with the Kashmiri, Uighur, Chechen, Arakan (Rohinga) and Moro Muslims. In fact, the colonisation has never ended in the Muslim lands.