The Muslims’ Collaboration with the Enemies
The most important issue
Fully aligning with the wish of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la is the most important issue in Muslim’s life. For that, it is crucial to have the Qur’anic knowledge. Otherwise, how one can know the wish of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and the revealed methodology of alignment? In fact, the holy Qur’an is the only source to know the Almighty Lord’s expressed wish, expectation and strategies. Hence, with inadequacies of the Quranic knowledge, the congruence with His mission is impossible. With ignorance, one can align only with the agenda of the enemies. It works as a tool in the hands of Shaitan. So, learning Qur’an was made obligatory on the day one of revelation of al-Qur’an. Five times prayer, month-long fasting in Ramadan and haj were made obligatory more than a decade later.
In those days of Islam, the countries like Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and many others didn’t have the Arabic language as the mother tongue. Only for knowing the Supreme Lord’s message and to align with His mission, they ignored their mother tongue and took the language of Qur’an as their beloved language. So, the Muslims of those formerly non-Arab countries could merge with the great civilizational march of Islam. This could only happen because of their intense desire to be fully congruent and merged with the mission of Allah Su’hana wa Ta’la. But today’s Muslims are known for deeper incongruence with the fundamentals of Islam. It owes mostly to their gross inadequacies of Qur’anic knowledge. They can take part in 5 time prayers, fasting, haj and other rituals, but can’t align with the prophet’s (peace be upon him) mission.
Even an ignorant man can keep fasting, do prayers and give charity. But to develop the level of motivation for taking part in a life-long jihad in the way of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and to receive the honour of a martyr in His way needs much deeper enlightenment with the Qur’anic knowledge. It is a massive prophetic job. Islam could generate such people in significant numbers only after the full Islamisation of the state and its institution. Living in an enemy-led corruptive educational, cultural and ideological environment, it is extremely difficult to attain such a depth of enlightenment. Thus the kuffar occupation commits the most catastrophic crime against the mankind. Hence, what else could be the best rewarding deed (amalus saleh) than releasing the people from such shackles of this evil occupation? It amounts to opening the road to haven and obstructing the way towards hellfire. The early Muslims realised its importance fully; therefore left their homes and crossed mountains, rivers, seas and extremely harsh deserts and become shaheed in the distant warfronts to end such occupation. But, today’s Muslims are failing to end the enemy occupation even in the own homeland! This is indeed the difference between the two distinctive brands of the Muslims.
Punishment & blessing: the Divine strategy
Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has His own revealed strategy vis-à-vis giving prize cum victory to the believers and punishing those who stand against Islam. Almighty Allah could crush the power of Arab kuffars by sending some angels or earthquakes; but that was not His strategy. He asked Prophet Muhamad (peace be upon him) to raise an army of the believers to do the job. Hence, the believers are ordered, “Fight them; (as it is the strategy that) Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and (this way He will) satisfy the hearts of the believing people.” –(Sura Taubah, verse 14). So, victory doesn’t come by mere supplication or prayers; the believers must engage in war and present sacrifices to achieve that. Hence, if there exists no fighting Army for Islam, there is no victory of Islam either. Then, the Muslims stand defeated and humiliated –as is the case of the Muslims today. Only with serious engagement in war against the enemies, the believers qualify for a genuine help from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Such a strategy has been repeatedly revealed in the holy Qur’an. So it comes, “Allah intends to establish the Truth by His words and to cut off the roots of the unbelievers. That He should establish the Truth and abolish the falsehood, even if the criminals disliked it.” –(Sura Anfal, verse 7-8). So, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la loves to cut off the roots of the wicked unbelievers; but it should happen by the hand of the believers. The angels are only to play a supportive role -if needs arise in the battle field. And whoever does the job that Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la likes the most, gets His love, too. And whoever gets His love, he definitely gets a place in paradise. Such a solemn principle of Almighty Lord still operates to punish His enemies; but today’s Muslims utterly failed to be the part of that. Instead, many of them live in the fantasy world that their supplication will do the job.
Intoxication & the missing tool of purification
People need an effective tool for the purification of their souls and the community. For Muslims, it is jihad. It works as a filter to keep the garbage out of the Muslim body polity. If the tool of purification stops working, the people get impregnated with the toxic waste. A man can’t survive an obstructive gut that stop eliminating the excreta out of the body. The same is true with the Muslim ummah. The downfall of the Muslims indeed owes largely to absence of such a purifying tool. Even in prophet’s (peace be upon him) time, the dischargeable waste in the ummah was huge. At the time of Ohud expedition, it was about 30 per cent of the Muslim community. The rough estimate comes from the figure of 300 who departed from an army of 1000 at the starting point of the war rally. They are called munafiq –the worse and most damaging elements than the kuffars. Thus, jihad at Ohud helped the Muslim ummah to eliminate these harmful waste out of their body. As a result, the ummah stayed healthy. Now the ummah stands huge -mostly because of accumulation of the harmful waste. The great number hasn’t increased the real strength, rather caused more weakness.
Jihad as a tool of purification has been emphasised by the All-knowing Almighty. It is revealed, “And that He may purify (through jihad) those who believe and deprive the unbelievers of the blessings,” –Sura Al-Imran, verse 141). Such a Divine tool of purification stopped working for many centuries in the Muslim ummah, hence the most harmful waste still stay inside. They even control the ummah’s destiny. As a consequence, the moral, the political, and the cultural entity of the Ummah show symptoms of sever ideological cum conceptual intoxication. Amidst such toxicity, the true Islam of prophet’s (peace be upon him) time has died long ago. Islam with its indispensable components like sharia, hudud, khilafa, shura, judiciary, jihad and Islamic state can be found only in the history books, not in any part of the Muslim World.
An intoxicated man can’t behave or work normally. He can’t be a true Muslim either. They lose the common sense. Under the spell of such intoxication, even the perfect jihad looks terrorism; a genuine war of liberation against the occupation looks crime. Such intoxicated men even embrace the worst enemies as friends and kill the best mujahid as enemy. This is the reason that those who occupied Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq and killed millions of men, women and children and bombed many cities to rubbles, get friends who celebrate their occupation in the Muslim lands -as was seen in Baghdad in 2003. With more occupation, the intoxication gets more intense. The intoxicated Arabs thus invest trillions of petrodollars to enrich the enemy banks and the enemy companies in the west. The enemies want that the Muslims must live with the current level of intoxication; because, they know it is easy to rob and rule the intoxicated people. With the same objective, the British colonialists spread opium freely among the Chinese. But the ideological intoxication is more lasting and more incapacitating than opium. Moreover, opium can’t make people friendly or mercenary, but the corruptive ideologies do. Jihad is the sole and the most powerful antidote to fight against such intoxication. This is why they are deadly against jihad. Hence, it is their key policy that jihad must not be allowed to work in any of Muslim countries.
Test, strength and the failure
Islam didn’t reach its golden days by mere 5 times prayer, fasting, haj and other rituals. Hundred times more people perform such rituals now. To emerge as the number one World Power, it indeed needed huge strength to eradicate the deep-rooted kuffar occupation from a vast area of Asia, Africa and Europe. What is the source of such strength? It is true that every victory comes as a blessing from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. But such blessing doesn’t come to a people until they fulfil the precondition. The precondition is nothing else but the believers’ best investment in His cause. Almighty Lord never helps those who doesn’t help themselves. Hence, it is the believers’ investment in jihad that brings down the promised blessing from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. In fact, it is an embedded test in Islam that come to every Muslim’s life. A long-term lack of victory and the continued downfall are the indicators that the Muslims are continuously failing the test. Thus, they are continuously failing to qualify for the blessing, too.
A test always initiates a value-adding process that adds strengths and perfection to the participants. As a result, more tests bring more perfection. This is why, no school or institution can achieve any progress without tests. Likewise, the Muslim ummah can’t attain any moral progress without an inbuilt process of continuous testing either. In fact, in its absence, the ummah quickly degenerates and turns weaker. The current state of the Muslims is a testimony to that. In the early days of Islam, jihad –the continuous test in Muslims’ life, did the most remarkable job to add enormous moral strength to the Muslim ummah. They lost large number of their best men in jihad; but that didn’t make them weaker. In fact, the weakness and the downfall started when they withdrew from jihad. Such cowardice withdrawal could save them from dying in warfronts; but brought destruction and genocidal massacres in their cities and villages –as happened in Spain, Palestine, Balkans, Chechnya, Iraq, Kashmir, Syria and now Arakan.
The paradise doesn’t give any entry to those who avoids or fails the test that happens in the field of jihad. In jihad, the Almighty Lord testifies the level of true belief and picks up the true martyrs. The fake ones get filtered out from the body of true believers. War in the way of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la thus plays a crucial role to purify the community of the believers. It can’t happen in an assembly in a mosque or in the congregation of Arafat. Jihad comes with a huge life and death issue; it shakes people’s heart like earthquakes. The early believers were shaken, too. Those who withstand such terrible shakes in the way of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and challenge the enemies get the pass mark for the paradise. So, it is revealed, “A calamity has afflicted you (at Ohud), similar calamity like it already afflicted the unbelieving people; We bring these days to men by turns, and (so that) Allah may know those who believe and may select from you the martyrs; and Allah doesn’t like the wrongdoers. And (so that), Allah may purify the believers (through such trials) and destroy the disbelievers.” It is also revealed, “Or do you think that you will enter paradise while Allah hasn’t make it evident those of you who fight in His cause and made evident those who are steadfast.” –(Sura al-Imran, verse 142).
In any exam, one needs to know the pass mark; and needs to be focused to achieve that. Likewise, a believer must know the pass mark for getting an entry to the paradise. It is not a hidden issue in Islam. In the above verse and also in many other verses of the holy Qur’an, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la made it clear about the required pass mark. Performing the rituals like 5 times prayers, fasting, haj and giving charity are very important, but not mentioned here. The key issue goes much deeper. It is indeed the full alignment with His revealed agenda. It is the ever-readiness to stand as His soldier to fulfil the agenda. But where is the Muslims’ success to meet this criteria? A munafiq can also perform the religious rituals -as munafiq leader Abdullah bin Ubai and his followers could do even behind the prophet (peace be upon him) in Medina. But they can’t align with the vision, mission and agenda of the Almighty Lord. As a result they can’t go to jihad. Those who have already aligned with the USA and Russia-led international coalition of the imperialists, monarchists, nationalists, secularists and other despots to stop Islam’s resurgence, can they align with Islam? Are they better than Abdullah bin Ubai –the munafiq leader and his comrades?