The Lost Objective & the Muslims’ Downfall
The lost vision & identity
Every human –except the mad and the imbecile, survives with a key objective. The faith, the philosophy, the ideology and the politics of a man or woman indeed get very vividly expressed through such objective. However, the objective of the survival and the strategy of the survival are not the same. The strategy of survival gives strength and sustenance to life. But the objective of survival adds meaning, purpose and guiding direction to the life. Such an objective constantly survives in any human’s attitude, works, prayers, politics, culture, speech, arts, literature and warfare. A man may hide his hypocrisy for a while, but can’t hide his true objective from the public eye. A thief, a robber, a corrupt or a despot gets truly exposed to the people only through his objective. Likewise, an imperialist, a secularist, a monarchist, a capitalist, a socialist, a fascist, or a nationalist gets known to the public by their objective, too. Such an objective indeed adds a distinctive moral, cultural and behavioural identity to every human.
A Muslim too, survives not for the sake of survival; but to fulfil his prime objective of the survival. It is indeed to please Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la by fulfilling His Vision and Mission; thereby to be blessed with a space in paradise. His survival strategy as a factory worker, farmer, doctor, teacher, trader or other professional doesn’t make him any compromise on that core issue. Such an objective indeed gives distinctive identity to a Muslim. Awfully, it is indeed the core area where most of the Muslims have lost their distinctiveness from others. They hardly look dissimilar to the non-Muslims in their survival objective. This is why, their politics, culture, education and warfare have become so compatible with those of the kuffars. So, joining a kuffar army for occupying a Muslim land and killing the Muslims has become so common in the Muslim lives. In the days of the early Muslims, it was unthinkable. Only the people with lost vision and objective can show such extreme madness.
Mere belief in Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, His angels, His prophet (peace be upon him) and in the hereafter is not enough to be a true Muslim. His objective in politics, deeds, speech, literature or warfare must be consistent with the objective of survival. His belief in Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la shouldn’t express only through the religious rituals; must have a full control on every aspect of his life. His agenda of survival must embrace the Vision and Wish of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Dissemination of the Qur’anic Truth, establishing an Islamic state, and implementation of sharia, hudud, khilafa, pan-Islamic Muslim brotherhood and jihad in His Way must be the integral parts of it –as was the case in the early Muslims. Any compromise on the Wish of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’lam and Islam’s obligatory basics is incompatible with iman. The Qur’anic narrative like “Li’yuz’hirahu al’ddini kulli’hi” (meaning: His deen should overwhelm over all other deens or faiths) in fact gives the exact expression of His Great Wish. As a result, fulfilling Almighty Lord’s Wish becomes an indispensable agenda of every believer.
Hence, for knowing the true iman of an individual, there is little need to dig down into his or her souls. His or her agenda in politics, speech, writings, deeds, education and warfare gives an exact depiction of that. Those who do politics for tribal, racial, nationalist, socialist, secularist or monarchical cause and fight against the practice of Islamic basics like sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, jihad and trans-ethnic Muslim unity, can’t hide their inimical agenda against Islam. These people can claim to be true nationalist, capitalist, socialist, secularist or monarchist, but lose the credibility to be a Muslim. The fake believers who still claim to be Muslim, they are indeed munafiq. They are as the worst enemy of Islam; and worse than kuffar as the human. Because of their huge number, Islam that was practised by the prophet (peace be upon him) now stands badly defeated in the Muslim World.
Like true iman, fixing the correct objective of survival is the most crucial issue in life. Success in this world and in the hereafter indeed depends on its correctness. Life must not be spent merely for the sake of survival; rather for serving the core objective of survival. In fact, most of the people fail at this point to make the correct decision vis-à-vis this critical issue of life. Their journey towards the hellfire indeed starts here. The professional means of survival as a factory worker, doctor, engineer, businessman, teacher, lawyer or others become the core objective of survival. Such survival strategies override even the most crucial objective of life. The reason of his creation as a human receives little importance or stays in oblivion. Hence, they may grow up as successful professional, but not as a true servant or khalifa of his Almighty Lord. Thus they move towards to the hellfire. They will not be given a second chance to undo such a deviation towards an eternal doom. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la wants to save humans from such catastrophic loss. To make humans’ survival a great success, His crucial guidance comes in following verse: “Say (to them O Muhammad)! Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my survival and my death are all for Allah alone –the Lord of all the worlds. No partner is there for Him. And to this I have been commanded. Moreover, I am foremost of them who are Muslim” –(Sura Al-An’am, verse 162-163).
The inimical agenda
As per above verse, a Muslim must live only for the cause of his Almighty Lord; and he must die for His cause, too. Otherwise, his long survival may only add few years to his life, but wouldn’t add any real worth. Such long life may even add more fuel for his life in hellfire. Hence, it is forbidden that any human should invest his life, time, intellect, energy or assets in the service of other faith, deity, religion, ideology or any evil political power. These are the amanah (entrusted endowment) of his Almighty Lord. Hence, he can’t think of becoming a mercenary of the imperialists, the monarchists, the despots or other enemies of Islam. Such acts are indeed the khiana (betrayal) of the amanah (trust). Such forbidden (haram) acts are indeed the ugliest crime in Islam. It is the greatest betrayal of the whole purpose of his or her being here on earth. Such ugliest betrayal takes ones only to the hellfire. But, it is a great irony that survival with the inimical agenda against Islam has been the culture of the ruling elites in the Muslim World today. As a result, the evil coalition of the US-led imperialists could recruit a large army of mercenaries among the Muslims to occupy the Muslims lands. Because of these mercenaries, the invading enemies could kill and evict millions of the Muslims and bomb cities and villages to rubbles.
In a corruptive political, ideological and cultural milieu, always some unbelievable things happen. Even the people with inimical agenda against Islam and the Muslims become leader or ruler of the Muslims. Even those who join the foreign kuffars to dismantle any attempt of establishing an Islamic state in any part of the World also gets a label of a Muslim! It is also strange that the corrupt rulers who collaborate even with the established enemies of Islam claim to be the custodian of Islamic holy sites! The early Muslims didn’t face such a big problem of the internal enemies. In those days, the Roman and the Persian Empires didn’t have such a huge number of Trojan horses and the enemy cantonments inside the Ummah -as the USA, Russia and others have today. Their presence only prolongs the enemy occupation of the Muslim lands. In fact, most of the Muslim countries are now ruled by such embedded enemies who vehemently oppose any step to return back to the prophet’s day of Islam! Their strong opposition against the Qur’anic prescription of sharia, hudud, shura, Muslim unity and jihad against enemy occupations is not hidden. Because of these inner enemies of Islam, the Vision of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His prescribed laws and the Qur’anic code of life stay badly defeated even in Islam’s heart lands. And the space is seized by the laws, politics, judiciary and ideologies inimical to Islam.
Absence of an Islamic state and the calamity
Absence of an Islamic state makes a highly damaging impact on the Muslim life. It makes it impossible for a Muslim to discharge the duty that has been assigned by his Almighty Lord. An individual can’t take the assigned task of implementing sharia, hudud, khilafa, Muslim unity and other Islamic obligations in his own hand. For that, he or she needs an Islamic state. Only an Islamic state can provide with a supportive infrastructure and a conducive environment to comply with the rule of Allah Sub’hana Ta’la. This is why, it becomes impossible to be a full practising Muslim in a kuffar state. So, obstructing the establishment of Islamic state is not a simple crime. It is indeed the worst inimical act, not only against Islam and Almighty Allah, but also against the whole Muslim Ummah. Recently, UAE government declared 15 year imprisonment for criticism of its policy and support for Qatar. The Saudi government sentenced 1000 lashes and 10 year jail for Raif Badawi – a pro-democracy blogger, for his non-compliant expression. (The Economist, July 1st-7th 2017). The question arises, what should be the punishment for making coalition with the US-led occupying forces of the imperialist killers and for standing against the rule of Allah Subhana wa Tala on His Own earth? It is a clear proof that if the sovereignty for framing law is usurped by a human, he can go to any length to forge any brutal law to protect their illegitimate rule. What could be worst terrorism than this? With few exception, the whole Muslim World is indeed hostage to such state-run terrorism.
After the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), many Muslims started to transgress the red line. Many of them denied even to pay the obligatory zakat. Some people claimed even prophet-hood. Khalifa Abu Bakr (RA) declared jihad against them. Because of jihad, the inner enemies got quickly annihilated and the discipline returned to the Ummah. Now, the same transgression of red line is taking place everywhere in the Muslim World. Idolatry is no more a problem among the Muslims. The jaheliya (ignorance) has now a new face and a new name; but the agenda is the same. These are the evil ideologies like nationalism, fascism, secularism, capitalism, materialism, socialism, communism and many others. They could get a large number of converts, too. Like the devilish forces of all ages, blocking the resurgence of Islam and stopping the people’s march towards the paradise is their main agenda. Adultery, thievery, robbery, riba, gambling, obscenity and other crimes have assigned also spread like a wild fire. Since no jihad exists against these criminals, they could easily usurp the whole state power. As a result, they could cause a speedy and terrible decline for the Ummah.
Deception of the middle path
Islam has its own Qur’anic vocabulary vis-à-vis the correct roadmap towards the paradise. It is called siratul mustaqeem. It is the Qur’anic straight path that takes people not only towards peace and prosperity in this world, but also towards the ultimate success in akhira. There exists no alternative. It is the greatest Divine blessing for a human to get such a straight path to the paradise; otherwise all other worldly gains, merits or successes –whatever great they may be, go in vain. Hence, it is the most important supplication in any prayer to ask Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la for His constant guidance towards paradise -the greatest gift on earth. The endless and the deathless life in the hereafter with all the utmost pleasures in haven is only possible by following the right path. In order to emphasize on the importance of getting Divine guidance, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has embedded the supplication ih’dinas siratul musta’qeem (O Allah! Show me the right path) in Sura Fatiha to be recited in every unit of all obligatory or non-obligatory prayers.
But it is the ugliest self-imposed deviation of the Muslims that they now argue for a so-called middle path instead of the Qur’anic siratul mustaqeem. Siratul mustaqeem survives only in the rote recitation in the prayer, but not in Muslims’ deeds, politics, warfare, culture, education, trade or judiciary. Siratul mustaqeem is not a path of mere rituals like 5 time prayer, fasting, zakat, haj or supplication. It is known for its iconic mileposts all along its full length. It starts with the firm belief in Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, His prophets, the revealed Books and the hereafter; but doesn’t end there. Sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, Muslim unity, jihad in His way and running an Islamic state are its indispensable segments. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala has drawn a clear red line around this Qur’anic roadmap –called hudud; any attempt to cross the red line is indeed a deviation towards the hellfire. Any non-compliance against sharia, shura, khilafa, Muslim unity, jihad or Islamic state is indeed the grotesque transgression of the red line. Not only the state apparatus, but also every Muslim needs to be full-time vigilante on those who violate the road line.
In the holy Qur’an, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la describes the whole mankind divided only into two groups. They are either the followers of the Divine Truth –the true believers (ahlul haq) or the followers of the satanic falsehood -the disbelievers (ahlul batil). In such an area of aligning with the Truth and falsehood, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la leaves no room for any ambiguity. Both the Truth and the falsehood are categorically defined in the holy Qur’an. Hence, “Inna deena endalla’hil Islam” (meaning: certainly the only acceptable faith unto Allah is Islam) works as the Divine compass to show the Truth. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la certifies Islam as the only True faith. All other ideologies or faith represent only falsehood. According to the affinity towards Truth or falsehood, they indeed get conglomerated around two opposite poles -the pole of Truth and the pole of falsehood. The whole length of history is indeed the history of wars between the followers of these two opposite camps. Nimrod, Pharaoh, Abu Jahl, all the tyrants and the disbelievers represented the camp of falsehood. All the Divine prophets like Prophet Noah (peace be upon him), Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), Prophet Musa (peace be upon him), Prophet Isa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and all the true believers fall in the camp of Divine Truth.
Since war is the most decisive part of human history; only the people with true faith are seen in war. It doesn’t give any hiding space for any one. To add more clarity to the issue, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la made the following revelation: “Those who believe they fight in the way of Allah, and those who disbelieve fight in the way of Shaitan.”–(Sura Nisa, verse 76). Since war between Islam and non-Islam is a constant phenomenon, the position taken in the field of the ongoing war tells very accurately the state of iman of a man. Therefore, those who make collusion and coalition with the imperialist kuffars and fight war against the Islamist –as is the case in Afghaistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, can claim to be Muslim? In fact, their politics and warfare and the association with the kuffars exposes their fake Muslim identity. In such bipolar world, there exists no middle path or middle ground. The believers can come to the middle ground only through a clear breach from the people of Qur’anic Truth. Such breach works through full de-Islamisation. As a result of such a breach, they turn disbeliever in sharia, hudud, jihad, khilafa and other Islamic basics. Race, language, geography or skin colour plays no role to influence the nature of the combative dichotomy of the world; nor do restrict anyone from joining any of the two camps. This is why, the people of different race, language and skin colour of Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas could find a consensus goal and war strategy to work against the emergence of Islam in any part of the world. For the same reason, the USA could assemble more than 60 countries in its rank as the partners; and could also draw armies from 40 states to Afghanistan. In such a global war against Islam, even the Russians, the Indians and the Chinese find a common ground to work together with the US-led coalition.
The so-called middle path is indeed a fabricated deception to encourage people to cross the red marking of the siratul mustaqeem. Sharia, shura, khilafa, Muslim unity, obligatory zakat, jihad and other Islamic basics are labelled by them as extremism cum doctrine of terrorism; hence given no space in this so-called middle path. These so-called moderate Muslims are not bothered about the Qur’anic prescription. They do politics, lecture on Islam and write books. But they show little displeasure on absence of khilafa, sharia, hudud or Muslim unity. Rather, they show their anger on emergence of Islamic state, dismantling of divisive borders, practice of sharia and jihad in any Muslim land. They even show deep hatred when people became martyrs fighting the occupying kuffars. What could be worst deviation from Qur’anic roadmap than this? As a result, co-operation with the coalition of the kuffar imperialists, monarchs, despots, secularists, nationalists, fascists and other wicked powers on earth get easily acceptable to them. The occupying imperialists too, take them as the trustworthy partners in their war against Islam and the Muslims. With such gross deviation from the siratul mustaqeem, the Muslims can only pursue the path of their own downfall.