Absence of Islamic State & the Worst Calamity in the Muslim World
The missing institution
Even the best and the most powerful law or constitution stands powerless, useless and grossly violated -if there exists no powerful authority to enforce that. To work as such a law-enforcing authority, an Islamic state becomes so indispensable. In absence of such an authority, even the most magnificent laws of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la stay defunct or non-functional. In absence of such a state, even the heart land of Islam could go under the full occupation of the enemy forces and the laws of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la gets confined only in the pages of the holy Qur’an. Then, the rule of the wicked overwhelms. As a result, committing heinous crimes becomes the norm. Therefore, along with the awful brutalities of the despots, crimes like thievery, robbery, killing, rape, cleansing of Islamic ideologies show the terrible resurgence. This is why, establishing an Islamic state is crucial in Islam; and war in the way of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la (jihad) becomes such an integral part of the Muslim life. The prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) indeed demonstrated the importance of such a state; he had to become the head of the state and fight so many wars to defend its stability and security. The companions of the prophet (peace be upon him) displayed the same spirit; they had to delay the burial of prophet’s (peace be upon him) dead body to fill in the political void first. Whenever the Muslims neglected such a prophetic spirit, they suffered very badly. In fact, the Muslims’ worst calamity started when they failed to defend the sanctity of the Islamic state that was built by the prophet (peace be upon him) himself.
Because of absence of an Islamic state, the Islamic World stands badly disintegrated. Most of the bits and the pieces of the Muslim Ummah are now ruled by the people who have little or no commitment to discharge duty as the viceroy of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala. The whole emphasis of their rule is focussed only to protect their own rule –even by killing the Muslims, obstructing the teaching of Qur’an and making alliance with the enemies of the Muslims. As a result, the basic human rights and the rights to practise full Islam -as practised by the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) with the full implementation of the Qur’anic basics like sharia, khialfa, hudud, shura and jihad, lie in the death bed. And the forbidden (haram) practices like despotism, monarchism, fascism, nationalism, tribalism, adultery, riba (interest-based economy), gambling, and all sorts of obscenity receive new lease of life.
The usurped authority & the calamity
The current disgrace of the Muslims indeed owes to their despotic rulers. The most exulted seat on earth -where the great prophet (peace be upon him) and his great companions used to sit, stays forcefully and deceitfully usurped by these criminals. Thus the most powerful infrastructure on earth for enjoining the right and annihilating the wrong became hostage in the hands of the evil; as a result it is doing exactly the opposite. As a result, the Muslim states could emerge very fast as the most corrupt countries in the world. Therefore, the basic human rights, the political rights, the freedom of expression and the rule of law became a rarity in the Muslim World. In fact, in most of the Muslim countries, the common people are deprived of any freedom to elect their own ruler. These rulers get elected by themselves. These corrupt despots have been very successful to corrupt even the most basic teachings and the core ideological elements of Islam. As a result, the basics of Islam like sharia, hudud, khilafa, shura, jihad, trans-ethic Muslim unity have disappeared from the Muslim life. Islam that survives today is not the same Islam that brought glory to the Muslims 14 hundred years ago. In those days, the complete surrender to the Qur’anic law (sharia) was the most unquestionable practice in the Muslim life. But now, rebellion against sharia, cowardice submission to the kufr law and aligning with the coercive constitutions of the criminal rulers have become the new norm. The early Muslims followed the Qur’anic roadmap; such adherence to Qur’an was recognised as the marker of taqwah. But now they have invented their own deviations to fit into their racist, nationalist, secularist, monarchist, fascists, socialist, capitalist or hedonist agenda. As a result, they stand far away from prophet’s Islam. Because of the wrong roadmap, they could quickly attain the lowest of the low in modern history.
Collective immorality and surrender to a despot is indeed the mother of all social ills. It is indeed the sign of collective moral failure. Then, the whole state infrastructure and its human and non-human resources become complicit in spreading the corruption on earth. In such a milieu, true Islam can’t survive. Rather, criminality in every heinous ways becomes a cultural norm. Such corruptive culture make people compatible with the worst criminals and turn inimical against the Qur’anic Islam. In such corruptive culture, thieves, cheats, robbers, killers, and political despots thrives and the enemies of Islam receive the warmest welcome. In such political cum cultural setting, even the most brutal dictators succeed to raise huge army of the political foot-soldiers.
A new disgrace in the history
The 22nd May, 2017 is now added as a marker of new disgrace in the Muslims’ calendar. On this day, the ruling class of the Muslim World displayed their deep immorality and spineless submissiveness to the topmost devilish power on earth. The US President Donald Trump is known for his extreme hatred against Islam and the Muslim. He put a ban on entry into the USA from 6 Muslim countries. The Muslim World is currently embedded with so many catastrophic problems; but the Muslim rulers couldn’t meet anywhere to find the solution. Whereas, 55 Muslim Heads of the states assembled in the holy land of Islam only to welcome an established Islam-hater and to listen his political sermon. Since no crime goes unpunished, the Muslims now stands at the receiving end of the worst punishment. For betrayal against Divine decree, the people of Bani Israel went through similar turmoil through centuries. They faced occupations and massacres by the Greeks, the Romans, the Iranians and others. Likewise, the Muslims now face enemy occupations, bombs, drones, torture, eviction, famine and genocidal killing. Moreover, much more await in the akhira –as revealed in the holy Qur’an.
The people of Bani Israel were the most blessed people in history. They were blessed with thousands of prophets. They receive food from the sky. The sea made ways for them; and water gushed out of stones. But, in response to all those blessings, they showed the ugliest rebellion when asked to comply with the Divine decree. They confined their duty only in reciting the sharia revealed in the Torah; and utterly denied its implementation. Because of such collective rebellion, Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) couldn’t implement sharia in his life time. His disappointment was so high that he said, “O Allah! Except me and my brother Haroon (peace be upon him), I have no control on others.” Because of such betrayal, they turned into the cursed nation on earth. Many of them were disfigured to monkeys. The target audience of such Qur’anic testimony on the failures of the Jews are not the dead Jews of the pre-Islamic era. They are the Muslims - the new students of Islam. But today’s Muslims -contrary to the early Muslims, hardly learnt any lessons from those old and failed students of the Divine religion. Therefore, they too, are failing in the same way as did the Bani Israel. By sustained submission to the wicked rulers and staying away from implementation of sharia, they too, show their complicity in the same crime.
Oblivious of the role & the assignment
The Muslims enjoy a Divine role, designation and the assignment. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la labelled them as the best people on earth (khaira ummah)–as announced in the holy Qur’an. But such a status in the midst of the whole mankind is not a birth right of the Muslims. It comes only as a Divine reward for fulfilling the assigned task. In fact, the highest status of the Muslims and the assigned mission are the part of the same package as revealed in the following Qur’anic verse: “You are the best of the nations raised up for the benefit for the mankind; you enjoin the right and eradicate the wrong and believe in Allah.”–(Sura Al-Imran, verse 110). As per above verse, enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong are the key parts of the assignment. Those who sincerely engage in this mission are labelled as the best of all nations. Benefits of the Muslims as well as of the whole mankind depend on exact execution of the mission. And while engaged in the execution of the assignment, defining the right and the wrong emerges as the most crucial moment in life. True iman of a believer as well as his understanding of Islam is indeed tested here. At such junctures, the holy Qur’an and the tradition of the prophet (peace be upon him) work as the ultimate arbitrator. This is why, the Qur’anic knowledge and knowledge of prophetic tradition are the most important matter in in Muslims’ life. No one can’t be a true Muslim without such knowledge, let alone enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong.
The Islamic option and the ammunition
No rightful act can ever be enacted under the occupation of the wrongdoers. Hence, for enjoining the right, it is crucial to eradicate the evil rulers –the promoter of the wrongs. So, the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) needed to eradicate Abu Jahl, Abu Lahab and other infidel chieftains from the Arabian Peninsula. The Roman and the Persian Empires needed to be dismantled, too. So, in Muslims’ life, a holy war is indispensable. It is indeed the most costly and the most difficult task in Muslims’ life. For catching even a thief, one needs to engage in a difficult hassle and run a long way. Therefore, for eradicating any evil or brutal despot and his corruptive institutions, it needs a long war -called jihad. It is indeed the only prescribed tool of the Almighty Lord for eradication of the wicked. Otherwise, these evils –supported by the coalition of the national and international devils, never disappear on their own.
Like a disease, evil never ceases to exist on earth. As a result, jihad of the believers never stops at any frontier either. Alongside other obligatory rituals like 5 time daily prayers, month-long fasting, zakat and haj, jihad becomes life-long integral part of the Muslim life. As a part of the role, every Muslim turns into vigilante cum fighter against the evil. As a result, the early Muslims didn’t need any cantonment to raise an army. A war-ready army used to be ever-ready in every nook and corner of the country. This is why, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) could easily mobilise 19 expeditions during his 10 ten years’ rule. The whole Muslim population were always with him. On the other hand, absence of jihad only promotes and prolongs the corrosive occupation of the evil forces. Such evil occupation builds and paves the way in a community only towards the hellfire and restricts any activities that take people towards the paradise. Therefore, for the whole humanity, nothing can be more catastrophic than the rule of the devils. Mere supplications and sermons -even of great prophets, didn’t work to end the evil occupation. Hence, mere supplications and sermons are not the prescribed Qur’anic methodology, either. Instead, a protracted war against the devils with huge investment of wealth, intellect, energy and lives is crucial. It also needs the Qur’anic knowledge and the understanding of the prophetic tradition -the indispensable ideological ammunition.
It was indeed the greatest wisdom of the early Muslims that they didn’t fail to understand the most critical Islamic issue on earth. Therefore, they took eradication of the occupying evil forces as the highest act of ibada in their life –as emphasised in the holy Qur’an. Hence, for enactment of the sovereignty of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His sharia, they considered it so indispensable. This is why, their ibada was not confined within the rituals. Rather, their participation in jihad in one form or other was hundred per cent. More than 70 per cent of the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him) sacrificed their life in direct combats against the enemies. In those golden days of Islam, any form of peaceful compatibility or co-operation with the evil or staying away from jihad were considered as the most definite markers of hypocrisy (munafiqat). The early Muslims could become the best people on earth and could emerge as the most powerful civilizational force in the whole history only because of a combative virtue against the evil and for a promotive role for the Qur’anic Truth. Otherwise, like many other spoiled nations, they too, would have gone down the drain of history without making any positive impact.
Inaction & the collective cowardice
Inaction against the forces of evil has never been an option for a true Muslim. In fact, such inaction is an expression of the death of iman. Only those who have been proven to be a rebel against the Sovereignty of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His sharia can take such a route. They consider the act of inaction, submission and friendly compatibility with the wicked evil as the necessary pragmatism cum wisdom (hikmah). It is indeed an overt hypocrisy. The politics of extreme brutality, despotism, and authoritarianism and the corruptive ideologies like nationalism, racism, fascism, secularism, and capitalism could thrive in most of the Muslim countries in a milieu of such collective cowardice and inaction. If the issue of success in akhira stays constantly on the focus, a Muslim can never stay inactive in a state of such evil occupation. Then, engaging against such occupation emerges as a core element in his ibada. In absence of such a collective combative role of the believers, the Sovereignty of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His sharia fail to prevail in His Own lands. Instead, the forces of evil gets the upper hand –as has been the case in the Muslim World. What could be worst failure of the Muslims than this?