The moral disability and the Muslims’ downfall  

Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal

The moral disability & the consequence

The most important cause of Muslims’ downfall is not any natural calamity or economic collapse or an epidemic of a killer disease. It is indeed the moral disability that has brought them to the current quagmire. Such disability also deters any fresh attempt to rise up as a civilizational force. If not treated, the ongoing disability can lead to moral death. A man then survives only as an animal with a human shape. None of the physical disabilities takes humans to such a disgraceful end. In the annals of mankind, the moral disabilities caused catastrophic calamities –much worse than any earthquake, epidemic, or tsunamis. Hundreds of earthquakes or epidemics couldn’t kill 75 million people, but only two World Wars could kill more than that. The ugliest crimes on earth like colonial genocides, imperialist occupations, ethnic cleansings, slave trading, gas chambers, World Wars, and dropping of barrel bombs, chemical bombs, drones, and nuclear bombs are indeed the works of these morally disabled.

Moral disability takes humans to a level much inferior to animals; animals do not show such deviation from their own style of survival. The Qur’anic narratives like “in hum illa ka’al an’am, bal hum adallu sabila (Sura: al-Furqan, verse: 44)” (meaning: they are nothing but cattle, rather deviated farther off from the path) gives testimony to that.  History abundantly displays such terrible ills. Like animals, such people become insensitive to the Divine Truth. Cattles search only for water, grass, and grazing fields; they do not ponder on Truth. Even miracles make no impact on them. The miracles like a resurrection of the dead, talking while in the cradle, cure of the born-blind, walking across the sea, foods descending down from the sky, water gushing out of a stone -as shown by Prophet Isa (peace be upon him), and Prophet Musa (peace be upon him), failed to impress any cattle. The same is true with the morally disabled ones. They fail to recognize the worst crimes of the criminals. This is why the morally disabled Muslims turn complacent with the horrendous crimes committed by the imperialist aggressors against innocent Muslim men, women, and children. So, they take the killers, the occupiers, and the bombers as friends. Even hundreds of thousands of Muslims registrar as mercenaries to fight the enemy’s occupational wars in Muslim lands –as seen in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

No nation collapsed or disappeared because of physical disabilities. It is the moral collapse or vileness that destroyed many nations in the past –as happened with the tribes of A’ad, Samud, Lot, Madaen, Pharao, and many others. Because of the same moral collapse, the Muslims failed to sustain as the civilizational power. What could be the worst disgrace for the Muslims that many Muslim countries stand top on the list of the most corrupt countries in the world? What is the impact of their Islamic faith and prayers on the acts and character? About 1.6 billion Muslims claim that they believe in Islam; more than a billion take part in five-time daily prayer and month-long fasting, and several million perform hajj and umrah each year, but all those rituals couldn’t help them to come out of the awful moral ills. Whereas those prayer modules were prescribed to make the Muslim morally competent to carry out the Divine mission of bringing the overwhelming victory of Islam over all sorts of falsehood (li’yuzhirahu ddini kullihi).

All shifts in the course of life –good or bad indeed owe to the shifts in the conceptual paradigm. The moral downturn of the Muslims indeed owes to a huge shift in paradigm vis-à-vis the agenda of survival. Now it appears that the survival agenda of most Muslims don’t align with the agenda of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, rather they serve the agenda of their leaders, parties, tribes, or nation-states -which has no concern with Islam. Because of the deviation from the objective of Islam, they do not bother about the Muslims’ defeat and disgrace. They are exclusively engaged to serve their personal interest. Moral purity or excellence only comes from an agenda that aims at pleasing Allah Subhana wa Ta’la. The agenda to serve any person, party, tribal or other parochial interest diverts away from the sole purpose of humans’ creation and adds a corrosive element in morality. In fact, such a perversion in the aim incorporates all forms of immorality and corruption as the expedient means of survival. As a result, “enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong (a’maru bil ma’ruf wa nehi’anil munkar)” – the obligatory Qur’anic mission, enjoys little importance. Instead, they get engaged exactly in the opposite mission; so, relish corruption, crimes, and even serving in the enemy armies.

Such an immoral shift in the purpose of survival has generated a new set of self-serving priorities and political culture at all levels. This is why even the worst despots do not face any shortage of mercenaries on the street of Muslim countries. Even those who are known as imams, sheikhs and religious scholars also rub their shoulders with the criminal despots. “Enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong (a’maru bil ma’ruf wa nehi’anil munkar)”is not an issue in their life. And sharia, hudud, khilafa, and jihad have no place in their Islam. Thus, the Muslims themselves display the vilest betrayal of the cause of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Such a betrayal tells a lot about the severity of their moral illness. How can such treachery bring any blessing from Him? Awfully, such moral perversion has fully incapacitated them to understand even the dire consequences of the disease. How could Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la select such morally sick people to accomplish His Own vision? So, the Muslims now stand unseated from the position of His khalifa. They indeed show the fitness as well as willingness to work as khalifa of the internal and external enemies of Islam! This is why ideological perversion like secularism, nationalism, tribalism, autocracy get so dominant presence in Muslim countries.

The best deed & the worst crime

Moral disease is the commonest and most calamitous disease of mankind. The physically fit people are not immune to it. Now, it prevails as a global epidemic. Awfully, the damage has the worst eternal consequence. In fact, it is a trillion times more awful than any vilest cancer. Even the worst cancer causes suffering for few years. But the moral illness takes to the hellfire not to be ended in trillions of years. The virus of the disease is conceptual. Therefore, the disease runs through thoughts, beliefs, and ideologies. Since the pathology lies in the soul, can be treated only by curative thoughts, beliefs, and ideologies –as was the methodology of all Divine prophets. For that, the Holy Qur’an exists as the only final prescription. In the history of mankind, only the Holy Qur’an could prove the full treatment efficacy -as could treat successfully one of the most morally diseased people on earth 14 hundred years ago. No other prescription has shown similar success in any part of the world in any time. History has been a witness to many revolutions; some were political, some were economical and some were dynastical. But none was a full revolution. In this regard, Islam is the only exception; it was a full revolution. Islam brought a revolution in people’s faith, behavior, character, culture, politics, human rights, dress code, education, spirituality, warfare, and human values. In fact, here lies the greatest and the unique strength of Islam. It possesses the most important and the only curative prescription for all moral ills of mankind. This is why Islam is the only target of all satanic forces on earth. In the whole length of human history, never worked such a huge global coalition against any faith as it is now against a resurgence of Islam. 

The deprivation of Qur’anic knowledge is lethal; it leads to the death of the soul. It is indeed the greatest catastrophe not only in individuals’ lives but also for the destiny of the whole of mankind. As a result, men and women survive only as biological beings and stay physically fit to execute their all abilities to commit even the worst form of crimes. Thus, they enhance their potentials to add terrible calamities not only to their own lives but also to others. In the past, the world experienced colonialism, imperialism, genocides, ethnic cleansing, slave trading, wars, and World Wars only because of such morally dead people. So, it is the most important task on earth to remove this deprivation of Qur’anic knowledge. People can grow cattle, grains, fruits, and vegetables, but can’t grow food for the soul. It is the exclusive domain of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Hence, He sent down the angel with the Divine knowledge to His apostles to address this crucial issue. And the Holy Qur’an survives as the final and the only unadulterated source of such knowledge. So, it is the only lifeline of moral survival of the whole of mankind. Hence it is the greatest deed to adhere to this Qur’anic knowledge. And it is the move towards the hellfire to get delinked from that lifeline of Qur’anic knowledge. The prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam said, “Those who learn Qur’an and teach Qur’an are the best people on earth”. Hence, every Muslim has a crucial role to play; it is to follow and disseminate the Qur’anic teachings.

 

Ancient ignorance is also a religion!

The denial of the moral ill has terrible calamities. Then, it becomes an obsession to live with the disease. Such moral perversions even thrive as a culture. In such a cultural milieu, manufacturing myths become a common practice. Such cultural practice has the potential to consolidate in the name of religion –as happened in the case of the Hindu faith in India. This is why the Hindus claim Hinduism as the common cultural expression of the people of India. Therefore, numerous myths of gods and goddesses, idolatry, cow worshipping, snake worshipping, river worshipping, and other expressions of primitive falsehood could be easily incorporated into that cultural practices. And whenever such falsehood gets ingrained in the cultural norm, it gains strength to stand against the Divine Truth. This is why Hinduism could effectively protect its falsehood against the Qur’anic Truth during more than six hundred years’ Muslim rule in India. Billions of dollars are being spent in India every year to build temples, statues, seminaries, and other cultural institutions to strengthen such cultural fortification. It has also proven that false propaganda could do miracles; it could promote idols, cows, monkeys and snakes to the rank of a goddess. And in such a jingoistic cultural milieu, slaughtering cows is a punishable crime but not massacring the Muslims or demolishing mosques. The people thus take huge pride in becoming the defender of falsehood.

 

The replication of ancient kufr

Since the ancient ignorance could survive in India even in modern days with its originality, India works as the perfect model for those who want to sustain their ignorance and to stand against Islam. Now the Indian model of cultural fortification against the resurgence of Islam is being replicated all over the Muslim World. Since idol-worshipping, cow worshipping, or snake worshipping doesn’t work in the Muslim World, the enemies of Islam have deployed other hybrid strategies. The fortification against the resurgence of Islam is being done in the form of a cocktail of nationalism, regionalism, traditionalism, secularism, racism, monarchism, tribalism, folk songs and other parochial obsessions. Every day, they are inventing new means of di­­­straction from Islamic revival. Billions of dollars are being spent in such projects in Muslim countries.

To replicate such a Hindu strategy, thousands of institutions are built and given sustenance by the anti-Islamic global coalition in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and other Muslim countries to run dance, drama, sports, and music classes. As if, these are the causes of Muslims’ downfall and miseries! As a part of the project, the former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif became a great fan of kite flying and Diwali. In Bangladesh, the secularists and the nationalists have become very enthusiastic about the spring festival, the New Year festival, Valentine’s day celebration along other festivals. Very recently they have started with light worshipping in the name of so-called mangal prodip (the lamp of so-called good fortune). To make it integrated with the ongoing anti-Islamic cultural cum ideological engineering, the hardcore secularists are asking to make it obligatory in the school curriculum. The Afghans and the Kurds are being fuelled with a new sense of pride and festivity on the occasion of Nowruz. In the Arab World, the people are being encouraged to get anchored to their local tribal traditions. The Egyptians are told by the country’s autocratic ruler to celebrate the ancient heritage of Pharaoh and keep distance from the prophetic teachings of the Islamic state, khilafa, shura, sharia, hudud, jihad, and the pan-Islamic brotherhood. This way, the cultural tide of old jaheliya that could keep the people of India and other parts of the world tightly anchored to the ancient belief and practices of falsehood are now showing a resurgence in the Muslim World.  

 

 

The consequences of moral death

So the prognosis appears very gloomy. Every day, the Muslims are drifting to a new low. Physical disabilities may make people frail to do anything good or bad, but that doesn’t kill the moral ability to know the right from the wrong. Nor does it destroy the ability to worship the Almighty Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Hence, physically ill people can still pursue the straight path towards paradise. But, the moral disability brings the worst calamity; much worse than wild cancer. It kills the soul and morality. Thus, it destroys the whole ability of a man or woman to align with the project of Islam. Islam wants every human must live with the Qur’anic Truth. He or she must work as a witness as well as the defender of the Truth. In one’s life, nothing is more important than getting integrated with the Divine project. For that, he or she is called khalifa of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, and his job turns into a life-long jihad. And those who die in defending the Truth is called shaheed –the greatest honor that a man can achieve in his life.

A seed can’t grow on a stone; it needs fertile soil and water for that. Likewise, the Qur’anic Truth can’t flourish on a dead soul. This is why recital and memorization of the Holy Qur’an don’t help those who are morally dead or disable. In fact, the powerful Qur’anic verses are falling on many of these dead souls. Of millions who recite the Holy Qur’an every day, very few could come out as the defender of Truth. Such people make themselves unfit for any Divine guidance. Proclaiming belief in Islam and reciting Qur’an is not enough, it has other obligations. A believer must live with the assigned mission. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la reveals His Own disappointment on those who distract from the belief and disengage from the assigned mission. So, He reveals, “How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and has witnessed that the Messenger is true and clear signs had come to them and Allah does not guide the oppressors?” –(Sura al-Imran, verse 86).

Such distraction from Islamic belief and its mission is the most common disease among Muslims. Such disease makes them morally sick, hypocrite and wrongdoer. Moreover, it makes them morally incompetent to stand for the Divine Truth. Whereas, a Muslim must show his readiness and competence not only in standing for five-time prayers and other rituals; but also for implementing sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, and other basics of Islam –as was the practice of every companion of the prophet. Such readiness and competence are indeed the expression of true iman and work as the benchmark of a true Muslim of all ages. Only this way, a Muslim can pass the obligatory tests in this life and enter paradise. About the test, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la reveals, “Do you think that you will enter Paradise while Allah has not yet known those who did jihad among you and those who are steadfast?”–(Sura al-Imran, verse 142).

Incompetence to stand for Islam doesn’t build up alone. Such incompetence makes people directly or indirectly complicit in serious crimes against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. People then work as mercenaries in the army of the enemies, as happened in almost every occupational war of the enemies in the Muslim lands –as happening now in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan. Because of such blatant complicity of the Muslims in crime against Islam, the Muslims have lost the war many in many vital areas. Sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, trans-ethnic Muslim ummah, and other qur’anic basics have become non-existent in the Muslim World. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la never recruits witness (shuhada) or defender (mujahid) for His deen from these morally dead or disabled people. Nor does He guide these people towards paradise. Hence come the repeatedly pronounced Qur’anic warnings: “la’yahdi’Allahu qaomazzalimeen” (Allah doesn’t guide the oppressors),“la’yahdi’Allahu qaomal ka’firun” (Allah doesn’t guide he disbelievers),,“la’yahdi’Allahu qaomal munafiqun” (Allah doesn’t guide the hypocrites,“la’yahdi’Allahu qaomal fasiqun” (Allah doesn’t guide the wrongdoers). And, those who are deprived of His guidance, can only pursue a path towards the eternal hellfire. Therefore, downfall in this world is not the only calamity; the worst awaits in the hereafter.




Absence of an Islamic State & the Calamities in the Muslim World

Living without a strategy

No faith sustains with its conceptual originality, vision and mission in absence of its core institutions. In such deprivation, not only the faith but also those who are adherents to the faith face an existential threat. Communism ceased to survive as a significant ideology after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The collapse of Asoka’s rule brought an end to Buddhism in India.  After the collapse of khilafa, the Muslims are facing the same consequences. Undoubtedly, Muslims need mosques, madrasas and political organizations. But the most important institution that helps practicing full Islam and protects Muslims is an Islamic civilizational state; and not any national, tribal, secular and monarchical state. The Muslims have already 57 parochial states with their own agenda and did little to save the persecuted Muslims. They proved utterly useless to promote the Islamic cause. Because of them, the Qur’anic prescription like sharia and hudud stay only in the Book, and the sufferings of the Muslims in Palestine, Kashmir, Myanmar, China, India, Russia, and many other parts of the world go unabated. The mushrooming of mosques, madrasas, and religious organizations in millions could help only to live with the rituals at the personal level but not to promote Islam’s core mission in the world stage.

The case of Indian Muslims presents enough evidence to understand the problems that are very common with the absence of an Islamic state. More than 200 million Indian Muslims are known for a huge number of magnificent mosques, madrasas, and religious outfits. But such institutions couldn’t save Muslims from lynching in public, mass rapes, arsons, and genocide. Mosques have turned to monuments; some are razed to the ground in front of the police. Muslims are being tortured and slaughtered even by the police –as seen recently in the streets of Delhi in February 2020. 

Such worst insecurity of the Indian Muslims owes to a single fact. They are increasing only in number, mosques, and seminaries, but living without any Islamic vision and strategy. Living with an Islamic vision and strategy is impossible without an Islamic state. On the contrary, they live in a state that stands against their existence. In the whole history of Islam, 200 million Muslims never lived on the mercy of the infidels. As a result, 200 million Indian Muslims stand as a lost force. Muslims never enjoyed any security in the land of idolaters; even the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) couldn’t get that either. Hence he had to migrate to Medina with a strategic vision. Establishing an Islamic state was his prime objective. Such prophetic tradition stands as the lesson for all Muslims of all ages. So, migration to a safe haven and establishing an Islamic state work as the survival strategy of every Muslim. But such prophetic strategy got little importance in the life of the Indian Muslims. They continue to live as sitting ducks in RSS infested killing fields in Gujrat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and do not bother to look for safer areas. Whereas in India, there are provinces like West Bengal and Kerala where anti-Muslim riot didn’t take place in the last 40 years. In a democracy, number counts; it gives weapons to fight with votes. Hence how a Muslim can think of restricting their population growth? It is indeed a strategic madness that still works among the Indian Muslims. Their demography needs to be transformed into a political force. If they had framed proper strategies, 200 million Indian Muslims could emerge as a powerful force in South Asia. No angel comes to help Muslims unless they start helping themselves.

 

Islamic State: the most important legacy

Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) survives with a huge number of legacies. Of all, the most important legacy is the establishment of an Islamic state. Because of that, the Muslims could practice sharia, hudud, Muslim unity, and jihad and could dominate world politics as a World Power for centuries. As a result, Muslims could live in various parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe with security and dignity. Whereas the Jews had a different fate. They had to roam as vagabonds and live in dilapidated ghettoes in various cities. The Jews earned such punishment by their cowardice betrayal of Allah SWT command. While asked to form an Islamic state, they flatly denied fighting with Prophet Musa (peace be upon him). Rather they were so arrogant to ask Musa (peace be upon him) to go with his Allah (SWT) to win the land for them. As a result, they didn’t have a chance to practice sharia that was given to Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) in Torah. Awfully, the Muslims now follow the same Jewish path. Hence, there exists no Islamic state. Nor does practice sharia in the judiciary. Moreover, like the Jews, they are ready to fight for such a state.  

To have an Islamic state, like the early Muslims, one needs to go beyond the regular rituals like 5-time prayer, fasting, haj, and charity. It needs a huge strategic investment in the form of men, money, and efforts. And they need to stay united in all circumstances. The establishment of an Islamic state indeed gives an accurate estimate of Muslims’ submission to the vision of Allah SWT. It filters out the hypocrites. The Islamic State has its own huge blessings; even a rudimentary early Islamic state with fewer Muslims than that live in a single province of India could emerge as a World Power. They could defeat two old World Powers like the Roman and the Persian Empires. The similar investment of the Afghan Muslims could also adorn them with a prestigious place in modern history. They could defeat two modern World Powers –Soviet Russia and the USA. Whereas the 200 million strong Indian Muslims are known for subjugation under the Hindus. Cattles are born to be slaughtered; the same fate awaits for those who live without a strategic vision and the prophetic roadmap.

In fact, Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) proved his political genius on the day one of his migration to Medina. Instead of laying the foundation of his own house, he laid the foundation of the Islamic state. And he positioned himself as the head of the state. Unfortunately, the Indian Muslim ulama took little heed from such great political strategy of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). On the contrary, the Indian Muslim ulama exhibited totally a different strategy. In the last days of British rule, they thought that if they are given the liberty in running mosques and madrasas and practicing Islamic rituals like five-time prayer, fasting, haj, and charity would be enough for the Indian Muslims. The Hindu leaders accepted their demand. As a result, the Muslim ulama -with the few exceptions sided with the Indian National Congress and endorsed its soft Hindutva project of the independent Hindu majority India. The despised the Pakistan project of the Muslim League. They would have been very happy if 400 million Muslims of Bangladesh and Pakistan were added to the Indian prison for the Muslims. They don’t realize that the increase in prison population doesn’t increase prisoners’ power and security. Now the same ulama, with rare exception, promote the movement of Tablig Jamaat –the Indian model Islam that was never found in Prophet’s (peace be upon him) life and in the life of his companions. They focus on wellbeing in the hereafter at the cost of security and wellbeing in this world. The concept of an Islamic state, running judiciary as per sharia and hudud, jihad in the way of Allah and many other basic practices of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) hardly find any mention in their lectures and literature. It looks like a ploy to de-empower the Indian Muslims politically and intellectually. Moreover, it generates a damaging sense of self-satisfaction among the followers that something is being done for the ummah. The known enemies of Islam have no problem with them –which is unknown in Prophet (peace be upon him)’s life and in the life of the early Muslims.

 

Muslims without Islam

The absence of an Islamic State has already inflicted the most damaging impact on Muslim lives. It has made it impossible to discharge the obligatory Islamic duty that has been assigned by the Almighty Lord on every man and woman. As a result,  Muslims are forced to live without full Islam. Whereas Allah SWT commands, “Udkhulil silma  ka’ffa”. It means, “Enter into Islam with the entirety of submission in every aspect of life.”  But how that could be done if the basics of Islam like sharia, hudud, khilafa, Muslim unity, jihad in the way of Allah SWT and other Islamic obligations stay outside the domain of religious practices? Moreover, such Qur’anic dictates can’t be practiced inside homes, mosques, and classrooms. It needs a larger socio-political and administrative premises that can only be provided by an Islam state. A secularist, nationalist or autocratic state can never fit into that Divine project. This is why the establishment of an Islamic state stands so crucial in Islam and for a Muslim. Therefore, obstructing the establishment of an Islamic state is not a simple criminal offense; rather it amounts to launching a war against Almighty Allah SWT and against the whole Muslim ummah.

In the Holy Qur’an, “Lahu mulkus samawate wal ardh” is one of the most reiterated proclamations of Allah SWT. It means, “Kingdom of the heaven and the earth belongs only to Him”. In Sura Nas –the last sura of the Holy Qur’an, Allah SWT describes Himself as “Ma’likun Nas” (the King of the whole mankind). The sovereignty of a king survives only through the supremacy of his laws. Otherwise, it turns mockery and anarchy overwhelms. Hence no king permits any violation of the law. Those who stand against the rule of the law face severe punishment. Let us examine the issue by giving some examples. The UAE government declared 15-year imprisonment for criticizing its policy and supporting the ruler of 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). Therefore, to protect their illegitimate rule, these cruel autocrats go to any length to forge laws to terrorize and kill people. With few exceptions, the whole Muslim World is indeed hostage to such state-occupying terrorists who have usurped the law-giving sovereignty of Allah SWT to establish their own sovereignty.

Now the question arises, what should be the punishment for those who break sharia and hudud –the Qur’anic law of the All-Powerful King of the universe? Is it not an overt rebellion against the All-Powerful King of the universe? Moreover, what should be the punishment for those who make a coalition with the kuffar forces to block the emergence of an Islamic state in any part of the Muslim World? Sharia is very explicit on these issues. Sharia draws a clear red line that must not be crossed any time by anyone. Standing against sharia and allying with the kuffar against the Muslims are indeed the violation of the Qur’anic red line.  In the past, those who disobeyed the rule of Allah SWT met severe consequences. The Holy Qur’an repeatedly tells the awful stories of A’d, Samud, the inhabitants of Madayen, the people of Noah (peace be upon him), the tribe of Lot (peace be upon him) and many others who faced total distraction for crossing the red line. Allah SWT is ever ready to execute the same punishment for those who take the same route –if not here, surely in the hereafter.

 

The rule of the rebels

In the history of Islam, crossing the red line is not new. How sharia punished the violators are not new either. After the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), many so-called Muslims started to transgress the red line of sharia. Many of them denied even to pay the obligatory zakat. Some people claimed even false prophet-hood. So, anarchy returned to Muslim life. It was indeed a critical crisis in the Muslim history. Caliph Abu Bakr (RA) declared full-fledged jihad against all those rebels. He could quickly annihilate these inner enemies; as a result, the discipline returned to the Ummah. Failure to suppress the rebellion would have severe consequences; Islam that was practiced by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would have found its place only in history books.

Now the same transgression of the red line is taking place everywhere and every day in the Muslim World. The rebels have become rulers. As a result, Prophet (peace be upon him)’s Islam with the Islamic state, sharia, hudud, rule by shura, unity of the Ummah, jihad in the way of Allah (SWT) has almost ceased to exist any part of the Muslim World. The deviated Muslims have invented their own brand. There exists no Caliph Abu Bakr (RA) to stem such deviations and take the Muslims back to the original Islam. As a consequence, the old jahiliyyah (ignorance) has robustly resurfaced in almost every part of the Muslim World -but with a new face and a new name. In such void of true Islam, the evil ideologies like nationalism, tribalism fascism, secularism, capitalism, materialism, socialism, communism, and many others have occupied the intellectual premise of the Muslims. So, they get a huge number of followers.

Despite deep differences among these deviants, they show a unified agenda against Islam. The common agenda of the enemies is none else but to block the establishment of an Islamic state in any part of the world. Donald Trump has already declared, he will bomb such a state to rubbles. Most Muslim rulers are ready to congratulate such bombings. Since no resistance exists against these criminals, they usurped the whole state power and its infrastructure to enforce their evil agenda. Hence, along with the ideological and military occupation by the enemies – both native and alien, all forms of sins like adultery, thievery, robbery, riba, gambling, obscenity, and other crimes are spreading like a wildfire.19/04/2020 

 

 

 

 




The Deceptive Goal & the Earned Failures

 The genesis of failures

A journey without a destination takes nowhere. Similarly, survival for the sake of survival only kills time and adds little worth to survival. In fact, the worth of one’s survival is decided by the purpose of survival. A martyr thus makes a huge difference from a mercenary killer. It is indeed a tremendous loss of life if that greatest gift of Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala (SWT) is wasted only for the sake of survival. People make the most disastrous error not in earning the means of survival but in setting the right goal of survival. Even an excellent driving skill doesn’t help if it is in the wrong direction. Hence, even a Nobel Prize winner may make the same common error and spoil the whole purpose of life. This is why knowing the right philosophy of life is more important than acquiring skills in science and technology. The philosophy of life must help us to know not only the origin of life but also the purpose of life. In fact, most people will enter the hellfire for this fundamental error. However, there is a genuine reason to make such errors. There is a major gap in understanding that life never ends in death, rather it gets a new phase of endless life in the hereafter. For setting the correct goal of life and the right roadmap, one needs to know the whole terrain of the unending journey. Since most parts of life lie in the hereafter and stay out of humans’ understanding, no one can set a true goal. Neither can perceive about a roadmap to reach there. Even as an assembly of all Nobel Prize winners can’t do that either. The matter remains exclusively in the domain of the All-Knowing Allah SWT. Hence, it is revealed in the Holy Qur’an that guiding humans or setting the goal is no one’s job. It belongs only to Him: “Truly! Ours, it is to give guidance”. (Sura Lail, verse12).

So, mankind possess no option but to submit to Allah SWT for guidance. But the problem takes a disastrous turn when humans ignore their own ignorance. And, instead of Allah SWT’s guidance, they adhere to the deceptive goal of their own making. Such arrogance is indeed the mother of all awful failures of the humans. They fail to understand that they can never envisage the right goal and nor can they frame a roadmap of eternal success. In fact, all the forged religions and ideologies still survive as proof of their past failures. Since it is the most important issue for humans, the ultimate goal and the guidance to reach the goal were made clear by Allah SWT on the first day of humans’ habitation on earth. Moreover, thousands of prophets were sent to refresh the original message. It has also been reiterated that they can attain success in this life and in the hereafter only if they pursue the set goal and follow the recommended roadmap.

 

The goal and the betrayal

As regards to humans’ survival goal, Allah SWT provides the following guidance: “Tell (O Muhammad!), certainly my prayer, my sacrifices, my survival and my death all are for the sake of Allah.”–(Sura Al-An’am, verse 162). Here, Allah SWT prescribes the intended intention (niyah) of survival of a human. Hence, a believer not only makes a niyah for every good deed, but also for his every step in the worldly survival. Therefore, the life and death of a believer stay reserved only for the cause of Allah SWT. It is indeed the fundamental reason for a believer to be here on earth. Therefore, whenever it meets any infliction, a believer proclaims -as recorded by Allah SWT Himself in the Holy Qur’an, “innalillahi wa inna ilahi rajiun (certainly we are only for Allah and we return unto Him)”. Such insight of a true believer provides not only the direction of his or her survival but also the whole philosophical basis for it.

How to live for Allah SWT is indeed the most crucial and the most relevant question in everybody’s life. Living for Allah SWT means working for His agenda; the Holy Qur’an is very explicit on this issue. How to live for the cause of Allah SWT and attain success both here and in the hereafter is indeed the core subject of the Holy Qur’an. Moreover, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave the field demonstration of the application of the Qur’anic guidance. Hence ignorance on these two key sources of knowledge is detrimental; it spoils the whole purpose of humans’ creation. It makes it impossible to live for the cause of Allah SWT. Such ignorance helps only the enemies to recruit people to promote their agenda. So, it is a great crime against the agenda of Allah SWT to hide those Qur’anic teachings from the public eyes. Awfully, this has been the most corrupted premise of human history. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah SWT severely condemned the religious scholars of the Bani Israel for hiding His message from the public eyes. For their own vested interest, they also corrupted the teachings of the previous prophets. As a result, the common people could be easily recruited by the evil forces as foot soldiers to promote their evil agenda. In this regard, the ulama of the Muslim World didn’t prove any better either. They built a huge deceptive world of fake religious practices to hide the right path –siratul mustaqeem. Because of them, the Qur’anic Islam survives only in the Holy Book and not in any of the Muslim lands.

The enemies of Islam is not ignorant of Islam’s source of strength. They do not find any problem with the rote recitation and memorization of the Qur’an. But they find existential threat from the dissemination of the Qur’anic knowledge. Therefore, dismantling the mosques and the madrasas is not the key strategy of the enemies. Rather they turn these core institutions non-functional or dysfunctional. This way, they create a social, cultural and political milieu for the Muslims to live without Islam. The outcome is obvious. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)’s Islam with its model of an Islamic state, sharia, hudud, shura, unity, khilafa, jihad no more exists even in predominantly Muslim majority countries.

 

The assigned role and the neglect

The survival for the cause of Allah SWT has a wider and deeper implication. Such an intention brings moral, political, social and spiritual revolution among the believers. Allah SWT raised the great human creation to work as His khalifa (viceroy) on earth. It is indeed the core reason for humans’ presence on this planet. But for such a Divine assignment, the humans need to equip themselves with the necessary intellectual, spiritual, behavioural, material and military capabilities. Hence needs the higher quality of educational and skill-developmental projects. Even an agent of a state or business needs some specific education and skills. But a Muslim’s role is the highest on earth. He or she has to work as the viceroy of All-Powerful and All-Wise Allah SWT. So, the role of a Muslim is highly important and huge. It amounts to bring an overwhelming revolution in the fields of theologies, ideologies, politics, judiciary, administration, culture, education and warfare. There exists no territorial limit to such a revolution. His or her quality and the role indeed decide the fate in the hereafter. The prize for sacrificing life, wealth and all abilities in such a mission is huge. It brings the never-ending pleasure in paradise; even the whole world full of gold can match its value.  Hence a true believer never stands idle in His cause.

In order to generate the needed competence, the first thing must be done first. Hence, seeking knowledge on Qur’anic revelations is made obligatory on every man and woman much earlier than the obligatory five-time prayer and month-long fasting. Such Qur’anic knowledge plays the most important role in consolidating the faith. It builds the mounting morality and personality of a believer. On the other hand, the lack of Quranic knowledge makes one not only unfit to play any role in the Divine mission but also easy prey for the devil. In fact, such people readily turn mercenary for the devil and qualify for the hellfire. Because of them, the European imperialists could recruit millions of mercenaries in their civil and military establishment to run their colonial exploitation in the Muslim World. For the same reason, ideologies like nationalism, fascism, tribalism, socialism, and capitalism could also run havoc; they got millions of foot soldiers to occupy the Muslim lands and de-Islamise the Muslims.

 

The evil takeover

Like a plant, corruption too needs a fertile seed. And the seed lies in humans. It is indeed the corruptive and deceptive objective of survival that takes over the intellectual premise of the humans. Then the people with the evil intention set breeding institutions to breed all forms of corruptive ideologies, faiths, cults, and religions to cause massive moral degradation of the people. Of all such institutions, the state and its institutions are the most powerful ones. These are the real barriers against any moral reconstruction and healthy societal change. So the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) not only taught the right objective of humans’ survival but also dismantled all the corruptive social and state institutions. He formed an Islamic state with 100 percent compliance with sharia and sat on the driving seat himself. Because of his revolutionary role as the head of the state, the most corruptive institution on earth becomes the most corrective institution in the whole human history. Therefore, not only he could stop the breeding of devils, but also he could start the mass-scale production of people with the level of morality that the world never saw before. As a result, the foundation of the finest civilisation on earth in the whole human history could have a robust start. It is indeed the most valuable legacy of Islam that still remains the only solution for the current malice. 

As per the Qur’anic verse mentioned earlier, a Muslim not only lives for the cause of Almighty Allah SWT, is also expected to die for it. If he or she wants to please Allah SWT, there exists no second option. Otherwise, his survival wouldn’t add any real worth to it. Rather, his long life would earn more fuel for the fire for himself in hell. Hence, it is forbidden that any human should invest any part of his or her life, time, intellect, energy or assets in the service of any evil faith, deity, religion, ideology or political power. These are the amanah (entrusted endowment) on behalf of his or her Almighty Lord; hence can’t think of becoming a mercenary of imperialists, monarchists, despots or any 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 a betrayal takes ones only into the hellfire –as repeatedly mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

But, it is a great irony that despite all the Qur’anic warnings, the survival with an inimical agenda against Islam has been the culture of the ruling elites in the Muslim World today. Therefore, the evil coalition of the US-led imperialists could recruit a large army of mercenaries from the Muslims to occupy the Muslim lands. Because of these mercenaries, the invading enemies could easily occupy the Muslim lands. And they could also kill and evict millions of the Muslims and turn hundreds of cities to rubbles.

In a milieu of corruptive ideologies and political culture, some unbelievable things happen. Even the evil people with the inimical agenda against Islam and the Muslims become the leader. More astonishingly, even those who join the foreign kuffars to dismantle any attempt of establishing an Islamic state in any part of the Muslim World also get 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 internal enemies; the contemporary Roman and the Persian Empires didn’t have the Trojan horses inside the Ummah. Neither did those enemies have their own cantonments inside the Muslim World -as they have today. In fact, most of the Muslim countries are now ruled by the embedded enemies who vehemently oppose any step to return back to the Prophet (peace be upon him)’s Islam! Moreover, their strong opposition to the Qur’anic prescription of sharia, hudud, shura, Muslim unity and jihad against enemy occupations is not hidden. Still, they sustain as the rulers of the Muslims! Because of these embedded enemies, the Vision of Allah SWT and His prescribed laws and the Qur’anic code of life stay badly defeated even in Islam’s heartlands. And space is seized by the laws, politics, judiciary, culture, and ideologies that are inimical to Islam. As a result, the decline of the Ummah continues. 11/04/2020

 




The Disconnection & the Debacle

The ­core issue & the betrayal­­­

The most important objective of Islam is to connect humans with the core agenda of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la (SWT). It is indeed the most important issue in human life and not the professional, the political or the economic successes. Whoever gets connected to his Creator indeed gets the ultimate success –both here and in the hereafter. Whoever misses this connection, gets pulled into the hellfire. The holy Qur’an doesn’t keep any ambiguity on it. Truly, it is the common issue of all religions on earth. Therefore, knowing the core agenda of Allah SWT and how to connect with that Divine agenda remain the two most important issues in life. Therefore, who be more foolish and ignorant than those who stand ignorant on these most important issues of life? Guiding and enlightening humans on these subjects are indeed the core subjects of Islam.

Since humans are not intellectually and morally equipped to discover the right code of life and the just parameter of right and wrong –as evidenced by the disastrous failures in the past, such issues stay exclusively in the realm of Allah SWT. The holy Qur’an illuminates such an exclusive domain of Allah SWT in the following verse: “Guiding people certainly rests on Me” (Sura Al-Lail, verse 10). Hence, adhering to the prescribed guidance must be an integral part of the faith component. In human life, nothing can be more important than this. Mere faith in Allah SWT and His attributes doesn’t make a significant impact on individuals if faith fails to build full compliance with the guidance given by Allah SWT. In fact, full compliance is the most decisive issue. Even an evildoer may possess faith in Allah SWT, but his evil deed tells how badly he is non-compliant with the Divine prescription. Whether a man will reach heaven or hell gets decided on this single factor. For a human, nothing is more important than such connectivity and compliance with the agenda of his or her Supreme Lord. The sole objective of all the prophets and the Divine Books was indeed to build and solidify such connection. In this context, the holy Qur’an –the final revelation from Allah SWT has very special and most pivotal importance. This holy Book has been prescribed as the rope of Allah SWT to build such a direct connection with the Almighty. The rope is indeed the Qur’anic roadmap. It is the greatest blessing of Allah SWT, and it is meant for the whole of mankind. There are numerous ropes in societies to bind people and raise divisive walls in the name of the race, tribe, language and geographical identities; but the Holy Qur’an is the only universal link to dismantle divisions and connect people with Allah SWT.

But the Muslims who claim to be the believer in the Holy Qur’an do otherwise. Their beliefs, behaviour, deeds, politics, warfare, laws, constitutions, education and culture display little connectivity with this holy Book of guidance. Rather, look fixed to their racial, tribal, linguistic and national priorities and have built walls on those divisive lines. What could be the worst betrayal against the agenda of Allah SWT that aims at building a universal brotherhood? Such betrayal illuminates another crucial lesson. If 1.5 billion Muslims had achieved any peace or glory with the current level of betrayal against the agenda of Allah SWT and the Qur’anic roadmap that would have easily nullified the need of Islam for anyone. But, that didn’t happen. Such a disconnection presents its own conclusion: more the disconnection and betrayal, more the failure. It indeed proves to be the mother of all ongoing failures of the Muslims.

The symptoms of disconnection are huge. Because of it, the fundamentals of Islam like sharia, hudud, borderless Muslim unity, jihad against crimes and enemy aggression and the rule by mutual consultation -as were practised by the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his rightly guided companions stand almost invisible in the Muslim World. More surprisingly, like the known kuffars, they too vehemently detest those Islamic basics of the golden days. For example, if a group of practicing Muslims make any courageous attempt to resurrect those prophetic traditions, these so-called Muslims make a coalition with the alien kuffars to dismantle that. What could be the worst betrayal against Allah SWT than this? They blame them as deviants. But the question arises: if they are deviant, why they don’t take the mission themselves to resurrect those basics of Islam that were practised by the prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions.  What could be the worst deviation from Islam than living without the practice of sharia, hudud, unity, khilafa, jihad and forming a coalition with the foreign kuffars in destroying Muslim cities and killing Muslims? Every disconnection has a severe consequence; it is indeed the sure route of steep deviation towards the hellfire. It brings disgrace not only in the worldly life but also in the hereafter –as repeatedly revealed in the Holy Qur’an.

 

The spiritual death

 The physical life is unsustainable without air. Similarly, the spiritual life can’t sustain without connectivity with Allah SWT. In such a milieu on the global stage, spiritual death takes a pandemic turn. Then the spiritually dead lose the moral compass. It is indeed the most catastrophic problem in the Muslim World. As a result, the Qur’anic Islam that was practised by the early Muslims under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stand alien to the current day’s Muslims. Hence, the non-Muslims need not oppose the practice of Islamic basics like sharia, hudud, khilafa, jihad, and unity in any of the Muslim land, these spiritually dead Muslims come to the forefront to launch a war against that. Because of the spiritual death, the alien kuffars are not alone in their campaign to occupy the Muslim lands and destroy the Muslim cities; they are supported by a huge number of native collaborators. Because of them, in the past, the European imperialists were not alone to dismantle the Caliphate –the traditional political structure of the Muslims. They could recruit millions of so-called Muslims in their rank. For example, the British alone could recruit more than a million Arab Muslims to keep occupying the Muslim lands. The other imperialists like the French and the Italians also got similar successes. It is astonishing to note that the Arab Muslims never took part in such a large number to fight any war for Islam in any segment of Muslim history. When the Muslims in Spain faced genocidal cleansing, these Arab Muslims didn’t show any interest to save their Muslim brothers.  –although it was a religious obligation on them. Whereas about half a million of the Arabs gave their lives to protect the British imperialism in the First World War. (Source: Al Jazeera English, the First World War through Arab Eyes). Their spiritual death was so complete that they detested selling their life in exchange for deathless life in paradise. Instead, they sold themselves to the kuffars for a salary of a few hundred pounds per month. Therefore, the Arab contribution in the disintegration of the Arab World and in the creation of their enemy –Israel, is no less than the enemies!

The state of the Indian Muslims hasn’t been different either. Because of the same disconnection with Allah SWT, more than 200 hundred thousand Indian Muslims fought as mercenaries for the British in two World Wars. They helped in the occupation of Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, and Palestine. All the ruling military elites of Pakistan like General Iskandar Mirza, General Ayyub Khan, General Yahiya Khan, and many others worked as the perfect mercenary of the colonial British. Later on, these Trojan Horses of the enemies and ideological cum cultural converts of the West grabbed the highest post of the country as the President. While in power, they could cause a rapid and immense ideological meltdown of Pakistan –a country that was created with a great Islamic civilizational objective by a pan-Islamic coalition of the South Asian Muslims. Because of the same spiritual death, the Bengali Muslims –like a non-Muslim radical nationalist got more connected to the land, language, and ethnicity and got deeply disconnected from pan-Islamic Divine objective. As a result, the success of the Indian infidels in a Muslim land like Bangladesh –the former East Pakistan was also huge. They could recruit hundreds of thousands of Bengali Muslims to kill Muslims and destroy Pakistan in 1971. The USA’s huge success in quick occupation and destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria also owes to the same disconnection of the Muslims with Allah SWT. Such disconnection with Allah SWT creates a void only to connect with the Devil. It is indeed a pattern that repeats again and again. Hence, millions of Muslims and their pro-occupation governments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and many other Muslim countries could support the US-led coalition in its destructive war in the Muslim World. So, rapes, deaths, destruction, and eviction in the Muslim lands get more expanse and a new speed with the collaboration of the native Muslims. 

 

Al-Qur’an: the only rope

A Muslim’s strong commitment to Allah SWT agenda is not utopian. Rather, it generates automatically out of his or her stronger spiritual connection with the Almighty. Such a strong linkage pulls men or women out of the hell-bound satanic march and puts them onto the straight path towards the paradise. Such a reality is very explicit in the holy Qur’an: “Whoever holds fast to Allah, he is indeed guided onto the straight path.”–(Sura al-Imran, verse 101). So, it is simple. Whoever adheres to the Qur’anic guidance takes the direct route to paradise.

 

Allah SWT is not visible; but His vision, mission, and agenda became distinctly audible and easily recognizable through the holy Qur’an. One gets properly connected to Allah SWT only through fully aligning with those expressed vision, mission and the objective –as expressed in the Holy Qur’an. In fact, such connectivity is the true spirituality. Because the holy Qur’an sets the Divine connectivity, it works as the direct rope of Allah SWT. Hence, whoever wants to connect with Him, must connect with Qur’anic teaching. Only this way one can enrich his spirituality. Since sufi khanqa, Darwish circles or shrines do not engage in inculcating and disseminating Qur’anic knowledge, spending thousands of hours in these places wouldn’t help people getting connected with the objective of Allah SWT. Absence of sharia in the Muslim World wouldn’t cause any pain or discomfort in the heart of these disconnected people. Such disconnection indeed disqualifies the spirituality of these people as fake. Such people can live a pain-free complacent life even while the enemy occupations with the consequent deaths, rapes, and destructions go on wildly in the Muslim lands. Absence of sharia, hudud, jihad, khilafa and the fragmentation of the Muslim Ummah is not an issue for them. Amidst such a disconnection, true Islamic belief can’t survive in their heart. It only grows disbelief and hypocrisy. In fact, such disconnection is the key factor that makes a distinctive difference from the early Muslims.

The Divine connectivity of a Muslim does not mean mere glorification (tasbeeh) of His holy name. It implies a deep commitment to abide by His every Qur’anic decree. In fact, whenever exists a rule, there exists no room of compromise and invention. Any amount of non-compliance means non-believing. A believer is truly known for his uncompromising attitude to implement His prescribed code of life (deen) in every arena of life. He runs the judiciary only according to sharia and never shows leniency in executing the sanctioned punishment (hudud). Establishing other institutional structures of Muslims’ security like khilafa, unity, and jihad also becomes the core issue of his life. But now the Muslims are now known for non-compliance –as expressed through their culture, politics, judiciary, economics, warfare, and religious beliefs. Kufr laws in the judiciary, riba-based banking, and prostitution in societies, nationalism, racism, tribalism, and despotism in politics. With such non-compliance, how Muslims can deserve success or glory? This way, they can only qualify for the promised punishment. In fact, they are already in the midst of such punishment. The enemy occupation, the destruction of Muslim cities, the genocidal massacre and the disgrace in the world stage give testimony to that. However, any amount of their success would have given a different message. They could genuinely claim that even devilish deviation from the Qur’anic roadmap also leads to peace and glory.

 

The connectivity and the Islamic methodology

Each faith, ideology or religion has its own ways to build the connectivity with the presumed gods or deities. The Hindu faith encourages the followers to retreat to jungles, caves, temples or monasteries for spiritual development. It also asks the Hindus to have baths in some rivers or springs and do contemplation in isolation with specific physical posture and recite some mantra. In the Hindu religion, the policy of exclusion and marginalisation works not only in communities but also even in temples. Only a priest enjoys the privilege to worship the deities. The common men and women are allowed to attend temples only as a visitor. The same is true for the Buddhists. The Christian faith tries to connect people by means of some short-lived weekly congregation in churches. Singing songs and reading pages from the bible remains as the practice. All these rituals are human inventions; hence show no universal procedure or structure. Western hedonism, materialism, and liberalism have their own way to connect the followers, too. Pubs, clubs, casinos, brothel houses, opera houses, theatres, drugs, pornography, and much other stuff do the job to train the people to embrace the new lifestyle.

In Muslim life, connectivity with the Creator is crucial. Without such a connection with the Supreme Creator, a Muslim can’t sustain as a true Muslim; nor can join His army of the believers. A disconnected Muslim can’t stand alone against the strong current of corruptive faiths, lifestyles, and cultural cum political tides. Rather gets quickly pulled away from the straight path and taken to the hellfire. Hence, building a faith-bound community is also crucial. So in Islam, building connectivity -both in the vertical and horizontal direction is critical. But such connection can’t be built by a mere pronouncement of faith in Allah SWT. Beliefs and practices need to be reinforced with deep understanding. The religious rituals of an ignorant man can’t help build such a connection. Neither does help the mere recitation of the Qur’an without understanding. For a full revolution in character, deeds, and behaviour, it needs a total revolution in the conceptual premise –the birthplace of all revolutions. For that, it is crucial to strongly connect humans’ body, mind, and conscience with the omnipresent and omnipotent Creator -Allah SWT. Islam has its own structured methodology to build such a Divine connection. In fact, Islam is the only religion that can successfully connect people with Allah SWT. It owes solely to the methodology devised only by the All-Wise Almighty Himself. All obligatory religious rituals like 5 times daily prayer, month-long fasting, charity, and haj are indeed the parts of that methodology.

But the most powerful tool to build this needed connection with Allah SWT is the holy Qur’an. The word “Qur’an” means the act of recitation. Islam didn’t start with five-time prayer, fasting, and haj, but by educating people with the Qur’anic knowledge. Understanding Qur’an itself is a great ibadah. In the initial 13 years of prophethood, there was no obligatory five-time salah (prayer) like today. Standing in the middle of night and recitation of the Holy Qur’an was the recommended ibadah. So, in one of the earliest chapters of the Qur’an it is revealed: “Stand (to pray) all night except a little; for half of it or a little less than that. Or a little more. And recite the Qur’an (aloud) in a slow (pleasant tone and) style. Indeed, We will send down to you heavy words (the obligatory prayers, jihad, and the sharia laws). Verily, the rising by the night is the most potent way to govern one’s self and suitable for understanding the Word (of Allah).” –(Sura al-Mujammel, verses 2-6). Through slow and mindful recitation of Qur’an, the mind gets the much-needed nutrition for his spiritual growth –crucial to survive as a true slave of the Almighty Lord.

An anemic patient needs a transfusion of blood for his survival. For the survival of iman, a believer, too needs regular transfusion; and it is the transfusion of Qur’anic knowledge. And it works through the recitation of the Holy Qur’an with the full understanding. The Message, the Vision and the Mission of the Almighty Lord then get direct access to his heart. The knowledge of the unseen world gets a powerful expression through believers’ voice only in His Own vocabularies. While a man or woman recites the holy Qur’an in prayers, indeed the message of the Almighty Lord gets dipped down into his soul and recharges his iman. Hence in salah, the best part is the qiyam when the Qur’an is recited. The deep understanding of the Holy Qur’an (not mere rote reading), five-time salah in the congregation, month-long fasting in Ramadan, haj, and regular charity in the way of Almighty Lord is the prescribed structural procedures to build and continuously strengthen such connection. In the early days of Islam, this Divine prescription worked with the tremendous success to build the best people on earth. Five-time salah worked as the meeraj of the believer –as described by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Meeraj is the ascension to the nearness to Allah SWT; it happens through the communication of His wordings deep into the heart of the believer. It generates deep integration with His mission. Such inner change takes place when a believer stands in salah (prayer) and recites the Holy Qur’an with a full understanding of its meaning. In the holy Qur’an, they are described as the people who say “samey’na wa ata’na” meaning “we listened and we obeyed.” But now such motivation of listening and obeying His message seldom works in the Muslim mind. Therefore, the disconnection with Allah SWT gets deeper. And such disconnection works as a powerful precursor not only for the ongoing debacle but also for the Divine punishment. 29.3.2020  




The Disconnection from Allah (SWT) & the Calamity

The connectivity from Allah SWT: the most crucial issue

The most important objective of Islam is to connect men and women with the All-Powerful and the All-Merciful Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la (SWT). Only this way Islam brings the greatest blessing of the Almighty Allah SWT to mankind. Since such a connection is the only way to get access to paradise, nothing can be more important than this. On the other hand, the disconnection from Allah SWT takes definitely to the hellfire. Therefore, nothing can be more disastrous than it either. In Islam, how to strengthen the connection with Allah SWT has always been an important issue; the Holy Qur’an and the tradition of Prophet Muhammad are very explicit on it. Such Divine connectivity comes only through full adherence to the siratul mustaqeem in every moment of life. Any deviation disconnects from Allah SWT and takes directly to the hellfire. Such a deviation is the path of the Devil. In fact, the connectivity with Allah SWT and the adherence to the siratul mustaqeem always run together. One can’t survive in the absence of another. In fact, only those who are connected with Allah SWT are guided onto siratul mustaqeem. The Holy Qur’an made this point clear in the following verse: “Whoever gets connected with Allah certainly gets guided onto the siratul mustaqeem (right path).”–(Sura Al-Imran, verse 101).

In order to follow siratul mustaqeem –the only heaven-bound path, one must know the roadmap and its identifying signposts. Only such knowledge can help differentiate it from numerous other paths created by the Devil and his followers. For such knowledge, one must understand the Holy Qur’an and the prophet (peace be upon him)’s life and traditions. Because the identifying markers of siratul mustaqeem are revealed only in the Holy Qur’an; and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has practically demonstrated it in all arenas of life. In fact, the siratul mustaqeem itself is the expression of the Holy Qur’an. In this regard, the defining statement of Allah SWT comes in the following verse: “This is the Book (the Holy Qur’an) which is free from doubt and it is the right path (siratul mustaqeem) for the Allah-fearing people.”–(Sura Baqara, verse 2).

Since siratul mustaqeem is the only route to the paradise, those who are guided onto this path are the most blessed people on earth. Such a blessing comes only to those who are deeply connected with Allah SWT. The five-time daily prayer, the month-long fasting, the charity of zakat and the haj are indeed the Divine curriculum to build up such connectivity. Since the guidance onto siratul mustaqeem comes only as of the mercy of Allah SWT, the supplication for it is crucial. Therefore, of all supplications, the most important supplication (dowa) is the one made for siratul mustaqeem. Such an invocation to Allah SWT is so much important that it has been made obligatory to say ih’dinas siratul mustaqeem (O Allah, show me the right path) in every unit of the daily prayers. Since the Divine blessing comes only through connectivity with of Allah SWT, nothing is more important in life than staying connected with Him. In fact, humans’ destiny in heaven or in hell, is solely decided on such connection or disconnection.

The Qur’an builds the connectivity

Since the Holy Qur’an itself is the siratul mustaqeem, the knowledge of the Holy Qur’an is crucial. The desired connectivity with Allah SWT can only be established by full adherence to the Qur’anic guideline. Any detachment from the Qur’an is indeed the disconnection from Allah SWT. The Prophet Muhammad described the Holy Qur’an as a strong rope of Allah SWT (hablillahil matin) that descends from heaven to the hands of the people on earth. Therefore whoever holds fast the Holy Qur’an, gets connected to Allah SWT. And whoever stands away from the Qur’an, is indeed disconnected from Allah SWT. This Qur’anic rope indeed pulls a human to His nearness and therefore to paradise. Otherwise one gets surely into the hellfire. Hence, even the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was advised, “(O Muhammad), Holdfast what has been revealed to you, (as a result of that) certainly you are on the siratul mustaqeem.”–(Sura Zukhruf, verse 43).                                                                                                                                      The connection or the disconnection of a man with Allah SWT never stays hidden. A Muslim’s connectivity with Allah SWT gets duly expressed not only through his five-time prayers, month-long fasting, the charity of zakat and haj, but also through his deeds in social, political, behavioural and cultural arenas. Hence, one’s role in the field of the pan-Islamic Muslim unity, the establishment of an Islamic state, the practice of sharia in the judiciary, the eradication of evil and the implementation of right deeds and the jihad in the way of Allah SWT are also the distinctive markers of such connectivity with Allah SWT. The life of the prophet (peace be upon him) and the early Muslims indeed give the most authentic display of such makers. On the other hand, the rule of the evil, the absence of Islamic state, the abolition of sharia, the abhorrence of pan-Islamic brotherhood, the divisive walls in the name of the race, language and landmass and the ideological conversion to secularism, nationalism, and racism exactly depict the deep connectivity with the Devil. Today, the Muslim World stands as an exact replica of such connectivity with the Devil. Today, the Muslims’ morality and deeds, states and ideologies, politics and law, constitutions and judiciary, education and culture give clear testimony to the fact that they are far away from the Qur’anic roadmap –the siratul mustaqeem. With such a gross disconnection from Allah SWT, if 1.5 billion Muslims had achieved any success or glory that would have nullified the need for Islam. But such disconnection from Allah SWT didn’t bring any success in the Muslims’ life in any part of the World. Rather, it shows the opposite. More the disconnection from Allah SWT, more the disgrace and failure.

 

The calamity of spiritual death

The wellbeing of a man depends solely on his physical and spiritual health. The foods and drinks ensure physical health, but spiritual health comes only from the connection with Allah SWT. In its absence, a man or woman ends up with spiritual death. And the spiritual death robustly expresses through rebellion against the Qur’anic rule and deeper detachment from siratul mustaqeem. Hence, those who oppose the practice of sharia, hudud, khilafa, jihad, Muslim unity and other Qur’anic basics in a Muslim majority country are the spiritually dead Muslims. Because of such a state of spirituality, they fail to respond to the Qur’anic call of jihad. Rather, they helped the imperialists in the past to raise a huge army of the Muslim mercenaries to occupy the Muslim lands and kill the Muslims. For example, in the First World War, the western imperialists received the massive Arab Muslim help to dismantle Osmania Khilafa. Because of such internal enemies, the foreign enemies could easily prevent the resurgence of any powerful Islamic state in any part of the Muslim World.

It is significant to note that such a huge number of Arab Muslims never fought any war for Islam in any segment of the Muslim history –not even in Abbasid and Umayyad period, as they fought for the imperialists. Only in the First World War, about half a million Arabs got killed for the British cause.-(Source: Al Jazeera English, the First World War through Arab Eyes). The spiritual death of these so-called Muslims was so complete that they disliked investing their life –the Amanah of Allah SWT, in His cause in exchange of a deathless life in paradise. It beggars belief that they sold the same Amanah only for a few hundred pounds per month to the enemy of Islam! Therefore, the contribution of the Arabs in the disintegration of the Arab World and in the creation of Israel is immense. The state of the Indian Muslims wasn’t any different either. More than 200 hundred thousand Indian Muslims fought as mercenaries for the British only in the First World War. They helped the British in the occupation of Iraq, Syria and the holy city of Jerusalem. All the ruling military elites of Pakistan like General Ayub Khan, General Yahiya Khan and General Zia ul Huq started their life as the mercenary of the colonial kuffers. They fought the World War for them. They were even ready to die for them. Later on, these real Trojan Horses of the West could easily grab the highest seat of power in Pakistan and ruled the country as the worst despotic ruler. While in power, they caused a rapid and immense ideological meltdown of Pakistan. Their radical secular rule dismantled the pan-Islamic glue and could precipitate the breakdown of the country in 1971. As a result, the great passion for an Islamic civilizational state of the South Asian Muslims stands shattered.

Because of spiritual cum ideological ill-health of the Muslims, even the cow-worshipping Indians could deeply influence the Muslim politics. In 1971, they could recruit thousands of Bengali Muslims to train them on their soil to kill the Islamists and the non-Bengali Muslims and used them to dismember Pakistan. For the same reason, the USA could easily occupy and destroy Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Because of the moral death, the government of Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, and others didn’t face any moral barrier to align with the USA to help its war on Islam. These Muslim countries spent hundreds of billions of dollars and sacrificed thousands of people in this pure American war.

Whereas the history of the early Muslims tells a different story. Their sacrifice was enormous. More than 70 percent of them sacrificed their own life to promote the agenda of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. As a result, they could add a huge glory to Islam and caused a sea of civilizational changes over a huge part of the world. Such a passion for Allah SWT’s agenda is indeed the product of strong spiritual bondage with Him. Such a strong passion pulled the Muslims out of the hell-bound popular march and could drive them onto the siratul mustaqeem (straight path) towards the paradise. This is indeed the exact showcasing of the Qur’anic promise that whoever holds fast to Allah, is indeed guided onto the straight path and gets saved from the hellfire.

 

The disconnection from Allah SWT and the catastrophe

The disconnection from Allah SWT never goes unpunished. In fact, it brings the worst consequences. It nullifies the ultimate purpose of humans’ survival and helps qualify for the hellfire. Such disconnection from Allah SWT means inviting Shaitan (Devil) on the shoulder that undo every effort to do any good and put a bar on the way towards the paradise. Allah warns about such an awful consequence in the following verse: “And whosoever turns away from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah SWT), We appoint Shaitan upon him. And verily they (Shaitan) hinder them from the path (siratul mustaqeem), but they think they are guided aright.”–(Sura Zukhruf, verse 36-37). Such disconnection from Allah SWT causes other disasters, too. Apart from a Shaitan on the shoulder, such a man turns himself to a Shaitan. Then he works on other people to make them Shaitan, too. Thus the Army of Shaitans gets bigger and bigger. A man can pursue the right path and can avoid any disaster only if he stays constantly focussed on it –like driving a car on a motorway. But such awareness gets switched off if he stays off the remembrance of Allah SWT. Such a stern warning comes in the following verse: “And be not like those who forget Allah; (because of that), He caused them to forget their own selves. These are the people who establish themselves as fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).” –(Sura Hashar, verse 19).  

The Divine connectivity cum spirituality of a Muslim does not mean mere remembrance or glorification (tasbeeh) of His holy name. Rather, along with His glorification, it is indeed the deep and unfaltering commitment to abide by His every command. The true faith of a believer gets expressed only through such commitment. Therefore, a true believer shows his uncompromising attitude to implement His prescribed code of life (deen) in every arena of life. He shows his commitment to run the judiciary only according to the sharia. Hence, he never shows any leniency in executing the sanctioned punishment (hudud) on the convicts. And establishing an Islamic state, Muslim unity and jihad (holy war) in His way become the parts of his life. Any amount of non-compliance or rebellion against any Qur’anic decree or sharia is a major sin. Such non-compliance or rebellion are incompatible with iman. It is indeed an indicator of total disrespect of Allah SWT. Only a man with total disconnection from Him can dare do that. No amount of religious rituals can repair such a disconnection. If a judge rejects sharia and gives judgment according to kufr law, how can his prayer, fasting, charity, and haj compensate such a rebellion against Allah SWT? Dividing a Muslim country –like killing a man, is a major sin in Islam. If a person takes part in dividing a Muslim country in the name of language, race or geopolitics, how can his prayer cover up such a huge crime? The ongoing downfall of the Muslims indeed owes to such disobedience, disconnection, and suicidal crimes. Instead of connection with Allah SWT, they showcase their deep connectivity with Devil. The supremacy of the kufr laws in the judiciary, riba in banking, prostitution in the society, and secularism, nationalism, racism, tribalism, and despotism in politics are indeed examples of such an evil connection.

 

How to build the connectivity with Allah SWT?

The connectivity with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la is very crucial. It is indeed the survival issue that helps to live as a true believer. But how to build such connectivity? How can one hold fast to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la? The answer is simple. It is true that Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala is not visible. None of the prophets saw Him either. But that didn’t stop them to get strongly connected with Him. Even amidst His full invisibility, His vision, mission and agenda are distinctly visible to the public eyes in the Holy Qur’an. In true sense, connecting with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la means connecting with His vision, mission, and objective. The true spirituality of a man or woman indeed gets its nourishment only through such connectivity. Otherwise, he or she dies a quick spiritual death and lives only with utter disbelief or hypocrisy.

Therefore, whoever wants to connect himself or herself with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, the Qur’anic methodology is clear. He or she hasn’t any option but to hold fast the Holy Qur’an and follow the embedded guidance in every step of his or her life. Only this way one can build up the true connectivity with Allah SWT and enrich the pure spirituality. A person may spend thousands of nights in Sufi khanqa, Darwish circles, shrines or caves but his spirituality is totally fake if he stays disconnected with the vision, mission, and objective of Allah SWT and doesn’t adhere to the Qur’anic guidance like performing obligatory prayers, establishing an Islamic State, implementing sharia, enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong, promoting the Muslim unity and engaging in jihad in His Way. Such a non-compliant man is indeed a disconnected man from Allah SWT and the ummah. And his disconnection expresses through his politics, culture, behaviour, attitude and worldviews. Such a man can enjoy a pain-free complacent life even after the enemy occupation of the Muslim lands. Deaths, rapes and brutality against the Muslim men, women and children in the occupied lands never touch his heart, nor does disturb his sleep and comfort. Because of such disconnection, the suffering of the Muslims in Kashmir, Palestine, Myanmar, Uighur, and India do not touch most of the ruling elites of the Muslim World. Although they claim to be Muslim, they prove fake in their claim by the actions. Because of such disconnection, such people even join the invading kuffar Army to celebrate their occupation of the Muslim lands. Such a scene was seen in the fallen Bengal capital of Murshidabad in 1757, in Dhaka in 1971, in Jerusalem and Damascus in 1917, in Kabul in 2001 and in Baghdad in 1917 and 2003. The disturbing pain that must generate from the absence of Islamic basics like Islamic State, sharia, hudud, jihad, khilafa, and Muslim unity doesn’t touch their hearts either.

Amidst a world of ideological warfare, only the infant, the insane and the dead stay neutral. Every sane man or woman takes a side.  Only a man who has the capacity to differentiate right from wrong can be a true Muslim. This way one has to prove his sanity. Moreover, those who fail to align with Almighty Allah SWT and His agenda, definitely align with the falsehood. These are the people who align with the army of evil forces. They differ only with the degree of involvement, but not in belief and intention. On the other hand, whoever gets connected with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, receives strong inner motivation to work as His most obedient servant on earth. As connection grows strong, he feels the passion to invest all of his talent, energy, skills and even blood to fulfill the Wish of his Supreme Lord. The early Muslims could stand as the best people in human history only because of the strong connection with Allah SWT and the relentless passion.

Without a strong connection with the Allah SWT, a Muslim can’t survive as a true Muslim either; nor can be aligned with His vision, mission and the prescribed roadmap. Such a disconnected man can’t stand against the strong current of corruptive faiths, thoughts, and cultural cum political forces. Like floating leaves in the wind, he also gets quickly pulled away from the straight path and ultimately finds a place in the hellfire. A man can’t build a strong connection with Allah SWT by a mere pronouncement of faith in Him, His revealed books and the prophets. Belief needs to be reinforced with deeper understanding. Jaheliyah (ignorance) is the worst enemy of Islam. Seeds can’t grow on a stone, likewise, the Qur’anic Truth can’t grow in a man of jaheliyah. For a full revolution in character and deeds, it needs a total revolution in the conceptual premise –the birthplace of all revolutions.

Islam has its own methodology to build such a connection. In fact, Islam is the only religion that can successfully connect people with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. And it owes to the methodology devised by Allah SWT Himself. All obligatory religious rituals like 5 times daily prayer, month-long fasting, charity, and haj are indeed the parts of that methodology. And the most powerful tool to build this connection is the Holy Qur’an. The word “Qur’an” means the act of recitation. It is itself a great ibadah. In the initial decade of prophethood, there was no obligatory five-time prayer like today. And there was no mosque to have any congregation. Standing in the middle of night and recitation of the Holy Qur’an was the recommended ibadah. So, in one of the earliest chapters of the Qur’an it is revealed: “Stand (to pray) all night except a little; half of it or a little less than that. Or a little more. And recite the Qur’an (aloud) in a slow (pleasant tone and) style. Indeed, We will send down to you heavy words (the obligatory prayers, establishing an Islamic State, jihad for protecting the state, practising sharia, and etc.). Verily, the rising by the night is the most potent way to govern one’s self and suitable for understanding the Word (of Allah).”–(Sura al-Mujammel, verses 2-6). Through slow and mindful recitation of the Holy Qur’an, the human mind gets the much-needed nutrition for his spiritual growth –crucial to grow as an all-time obedient slave of the Almighty Lord. An anemic patient needs a regular transfusion of blood for his survival. For the survival of iman, a believer, too needs a regular transfusion. It is the transfusion of the Qur’anic knowledge that builds his iman. It works through slow recitation and a deeper understanding of the Holy Qur’an. The Message, the Vision and the Mission of the Almighty Lord then get direct access to his heart.

The knowledge of the seen and the unseen worlds gets the most powerful expression only through Allah SWT’s Own vocabularies. While a man or woman recites the Holy Qur’an in prayers, indeed the message of the Almighty Lord dips down into his or her soul and recharges his or her iman. Hence in prayer, the best part is the qiyam (standing in prayer) when the Holy Qur’an is recited with the full understanding of its meaning. The understanding is so crucial that Allah SWT ordered not to come nearer to the prayer if one fails to know what is being recited. (It was revealed: “la takrabus salata hatta ta’lamu ma ta’kulun.” meaning: “don’t come near to the prayer if you don’t know what you say in the prayer”). The deeper understanding of the Holy Qur’an, the five-time prayer in congregation, the month-long fasting in Ramadan, haj and zakat are indeed the prescribed means to continuously strengthen the connection with the Almighty Allah SWT.

 

The worst scenario is looming

In the early days of Islam, the Qur’anic prescription showed a tremendous amount of success to build the best people on earth. In fact, the five-time daily prayer worked as meeraj in believers’ life –as has been narrated by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Meeraj is a Qur’anic jargon and has a special meaning in Islam. It is indeed an ascension to the nearness of Allah SWT. In such a special context, meeraj causes transmission of the Divine message deeper down into the heart of a believer. Thus it causes the closest integration with the Qur’anic mission. Exactly it happens when a believer stands in prayer and slowly recites a good portion of the holy Qur’an with the full understanding of its meaning. Such a believer is appreciated as an ever-ready submissive Muslim. Whenever such Muslims listen to the Qur’anic command promptly say “sam’yena wa ata’na” (meaning: we listened and we obeyed).

But nowadays, the Muslims have reached the lowest low of their iman. And it is proven by their sheer absence of promptness or readiness to listen and obey Allah SWT. Hence, the Qur’anic commands fall on deaf ears. Their prayer has turned into thoughtless and life-less rituals. So it fails to integrate the Muslims with the vision, mission, and objective of Allah SWT. Such a failure has made them ready to integrate with the Devil and his armies. As a result, the Muslim World is inundated with nationalism, secularism, tribalism, fascism and other Devilish ideologies. And the Qur’anic law -known as sharia, doesn’t get practised in any of the 57 Muslim countries. They practise the kuffar law introduced by the British or French colonialists. What an ugly betrayal! In the golden days of Islam, even the known munafiqs didn’t show such overt rebellion against sharia. Prior to the colonial occupation, even none of the Muslim rulers –despite their multitude of failures, showed such betrayal either. Now, the whole process of listening and obeying –one of the best attributes of a true Muslim, looks non-functional. The people recite the Holy Qur’an, even memorize the whole text only for the reward and not to practise on its teachings. As a consequence, they fail to get the desired benefit from this greatest gift of Allah SWT. The question arises, with such a cold-blooded betrayal, how can they expect a reward in the hereafter?

Although the disease has already turned really serious, what an irony that no effort is being made to deploy the best prescription that has already been authenticated by the All-Wise Creator for a sure cure. Surprisingly, they still think they will recover without following Allah SWT’s prescription! What else could be the worst contempt of Allah SWT’s Wisdom? Here an extreme arrogance has taken over to undo the Almighty’s plan for bestowing the best blessing for mankind. So, amidst such Pharaonic arrogance, the calamity in the world shows no sign of abatement, rather gets day by day much deeper. 08.12.2019




Tsunami of Secularism in the Muslim World & the Damage

Secularism: the vile ideology

Secularism stands inimical to the whole project of Islam. Although claim to be Muslim, the secularists in the Muslim World are the real distractors from the Divine vision, mission, and roadmap. In the golden days of Islam, the Muslims could stand united to promote Islamic vision only because of the strong pan-Islamic brotherhood. But the deep de-Islamisation through secularisation badly eroded such ideological glue. As a result, the body of the Muslim Ummah got deeply fractured and became unable to stand on the feet. Because of the corrosive impact, the secularised Muslim Ummah developed extreme incompatibility against the basic tenents of Islam. In the name of the language, tribe, sect, and geographical identity, they returned back to the days of the old jahiliyyah. So the Osmania Caliphate dismantled. The Arabs divided into 22 pieces. The united Pakistan project of the South Asian Muslims also collapsed. Such a state of crippling divisions of the Ummah gave a golden opportunity to the enemies to have a full reign on Muslims’ land, lives, resources, and dignity. The secularists, because of their deep detachment from Islam, prefer to ignore Islam’s golden past and celebrate their tribal, racial, linguistic or geographical identity. Like the known external enemies, they too perceive the emergence of Islam as a threat to their own political, ideological and cultural survival. During the colonial rule of the European imperialists, they got ideological cum cultural nurture in their secular educational institutions; as a result of such secular upbringing, millions of these ideological converts worked as footsoldiers both at home and abroad to protect the colonial rule. The colonial-era has ended; but the imperialists didn’t end their ideological, political, cultural and business enterprises in the former colonies. In fact, they have forged a coalition with the native secularists to protect their interests in the Muslim World. With the recent wave of Islamic resurgence in the Muslim World, they feel threatened and it has given them new impetus to develop a common ground to foil it. Such a coalition with the imperialists has given the ruling secularists a new opportunity to sustain their own rule and protect their own vested privileges.

To spread the ideological disease, the secularised education system works as the main vehicle. Devil doesn’t need to approach individuals to whisper into the ears; the secularised education system is doing the job. Through education, they alienate people from Islam’s core vision, mission, and objective. The students are taught to use profession, politics, culture, media and intellectual endeavors only for the worldly success. The subjects like Qur’anic education, moral development and Islamisation of state are kept out of the public domain. As per the plan, the issue of attaining success in the endless life in the hereafter is kept out of the focus. Even the Qur’anic concept of the worldly life as an exam period for the promotion or the demotion in the hereafter is kept out of the curriculum. Even the faith of Islam has been heavily corrupted. As a result, the religion of Islam -as practiced by the secularist Muslims is altogether different from Islam of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Whereas unlike other religions, Islam is known for its clarity.   The Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) didn’t leave any ambiguity or obscurity vis-à-vis how Islam should be practiced in private or public life, in politics or warfare, in judiciary or administration, in culture or education. He showed the distinct roadmap –as revealed in the Holy Qur’an and all the rightly guided Caliphs followed it. And it is obligatory on every Muslim to follow it. How one can deny the historical fact that immediately after the migration from Mokka to Medina, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) founded an Islamic state. He was himself the head of the state. And every Muslim, Jew, Christian and the kuffars living in that state recognized that. He also raised a state Army and took part in many war campaigns. He sent ambassadors to the foreign states. He also delivered justice as per sharia law. How can one follow the Prophet (peace be upon him) without following such prophetic practices?  Because of the deviation, the Qur’anic Islam and such prophetic teachings don’t exist anymore in any of the Muslim countries. The Muslims are living without Qur’anic Islam and the Prophet’s teachings. The secularists call such Islamic practice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the early Muslims as the political Islam. As if, politics is forbidden in Islam! As if, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) worked as the head of the Islamic State and led the Muslim Army without engaging in politics!    

In order to promote their selfish worldly agenda, the secularists brought a huge shift in Muslims’ conceptual paradigm. It is indeed a 180-degree shift against Islam. However, such a secular world-view is not modern either, rather as old as the origin of humans on earth. Humans had always the temptation of being focussed only on immediate worldly successes and ignoring the distant hereafter. The Holy Qur’an is also very explicit on such human tendency. Today’s Muslims have fallen into the same trap. The pre-Islamic Arab kuffar also had the same conceptual disease. They believed in Allah. They even named their son Abdallah -meaning a slave of Allah. They believed that Ka’ba is the house of Allah SWT and was built by His prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him). But they did not believe in the hereafter. Hence they did not have any fear of accountability of the bad deeds. So the concept of hereafter with its hells and heavens had no place in their life. Their only agenda of survival was to enhance their worldly gains.

 

The crimes of the secularists

The most catastrophic defeat of the Muslims did not take place in any battle-field. They lost their war on the conceptual premise. The defeats on the geopolitical frontiers came later on. The Muslims lost the war of ideas only because of the secularisation of their thought. The early Muslims used Qur’an as the most powerful ideological weapon. But the secularists ignored its importance. So they were ideologically defeated before the war started. Secularism is defined as a “system of social organization and education where religion is not allowed to play a part in civil affairs.”–(Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s Dictionary). Therefore, the prime political objective of the secularists is to restrict religions playing any role in the system of social organizations, politics, education, and warfare. In fact, here starts the conflict between the secularists and the believers. Islam is known for its all-inclusive global vision and objective. It is the greatest blessing of Allah SWT for the whole of mankind. Humans can get peace on earth and access paradise in the hereafter only through the path shown by Islam. Allah SWT has labeled it as siratul mustaqeem in the Holy Qur’an. And the Qur’anic path must be followed not only in five-time prayers, fasting, haj, and charity, but also in education, politics, judiciary, trade, administration, economics, and warfare. These are indeed the playing fields where the destiny of a people -both here and in the hereafter gets decided. But if Islam is kept out of the playing fields –as it’s the plan of the secularists, how can it deliver such blessings to the mankind? In order to take the blessings of Allah SWT to every man and woman, all the social, religious, political, judicial, cultural and educational institutions must work together –as was the case during the golden days of Islam.

Awfully, the secularists work in the opposite direction. They keep the statecraft and its institutions free from the Islamists’ control. This is their worst crime against humanity –worse than any worst war crimes in the history. Nuclear bombs instantly burn people to death but do not take people to burn eternally in hell. But the vile secularists take people to hellfire by putting an obstruction on the heaven-bound Divine roadmap. Moreover, they use the secular education system to immunize students’ minds against any Islamic influence. Thus they raise a barrier against the Islamisation of individuals, states, and societies. In the geopolitical arena, it raises divisive walls in the name of different language, ethnicity, geography and culture. Thus, the secularist forces could easily dismantle the unity of the Muslim Ummah and could restrict the spread of Islamic influence from one country to another. In addition, they execute other  strategies, too. They keep the Qur’anic lessons out of the classrooms, throw out the laws of Allah SWT off the courtrooms and restrict the practice of Islam only within the mosques. Because of such works against Islam and the Muslims, they could easily qualify as the trustworthy friend of the known anti-Islamic forces all over the world. Hence, many of them are taken as partners to occupy Muslim lands. So the Americans, the British, the Russians and the Indians were never alone in their occupational wars in the Muslim lands like Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and many others.

The moral, cultural, behavioral and political revolutions always start in people’s minds. The ideas generated in mind indeed work as the real engine of any revolution. Hence, the pre-Islamic Arabs did not remain the same after the acceptance of Islam. Prior to Islam, engaging in various crimes was not morally disapproved, rather many moral perversions worked in the name of religion. But after the acceptance of Islam, the people understood the agenda of life differently. Investment of time, talent, energy, and money for the promotion of the good and for the eradication of the wrong was considered an investment for profit trillions of times higher in the hereafter. Only such an investment can buy a place in a paradise for infinity. So they engaged in doing good deeds with all of their physical, financial and intellectual abilities. Because of such a strong passion to do the highest investment, more than 70 percent of the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him) preferred to sacrifice their lives.

Bu today’s  Muslims live with other paradigms in their hearts. As a result, they take a different path in their strategies of survival, politics, and ibadah. Although they recite the same Qur’an and read the same narratives of the prophet (peace be upon him), the missing element is the proper and deeper understanding of these two greatest sources of knowledge. Such a lack of understanding indeed caused the most paralyzing damage to the Ummah. And it owes to the secularisation of education. Because of that, the focus of all thoughts and activities shifts from the hereafter to the worldly life. Therefore, gratifying the personal whims gets the preference over satisfying Allah (SWT).

Since in a secular state the implementation of the Qur’anic law and its principles is not an objective, the understanding of the Qur’an gets heavily compromised. Who is going to study Qur’an, when there is no scope for the practice? In such a secularised context, the people are forced only to study and practice the law in operation. But the question arises, how can one sustain his faith if he ignores Allah SWT’s law? This way one can only forfeit his own faith and turns a rebel against Allah SWT. In fact, such a crucial point is made explicit in the Holy Qur’an. So, it is revealed, “Those who do not run judiciary as per my revealed law are kafir, … zaleem and …fasiq.” –(Sura Maida, verses 44, 45 and 47). Therefore, the Holy Qur’an keeps no ambiguity that whoever wants to live as a Muslim must live with sharia. There exists no exemption. This is why, prior to the occupation by the colonialists, the Muslims never spent a single day without the practice of sharia law. The occupation of the kuffar colonialists has ended, but the occupation of the native secularists still continues. So the crime of the colonial era still survives. As a result, the law of Allah SWT stays outside the courtroom in His own land! How can a Muslim please Allah SWT with such a rebellious act?   

 

The awful disservice

How to learn is education. And knowledge is the product of all educational endeavors. But what is the benefit of the knowledge if it imparts wrong objectives, wrong roadmap and wrong priority in life? Even criminals do have skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic. But for success here and in the hereafter, humans need the right vision, the right objective, the right role model and the right roadmap. More than a hundred thousand prophets were sent by the Almighty Allah SWT not only to show the right path but also to work as the role model. The Muslims have no option but to follow the prophetic model. In the early days of Islam, the Muslims didn’t have any university or college but have the institutions to show the right path and showcase the right role model as per Qur’anic and prophetic teachings. The Islamic state, the mosques, the madrasas, and the families worked jointly to promote the Divine agenda. But the secular education system does the opposite. In the name of education, it hides the Divine path (siratul mustaqeem) and the right role models from public eyes. Even the prophets –the greatest teachers and reformers in the history of mankind are not mentioned in the classrooms. This is indeed the greatest disservice in the name of education.

The educational institutions are committing colossal crimes by showing the wrong directions in life and presenting the wrong people as the model figure of highness to follow. Hence with the increasing number of colleges and universities, the deviation from siratul mustaqeem is getting much wider. As a result, the failures of Muslims are also getting much deeper. This is why, the secular universities –though in hundreds, couldn’t add any single glory to the Muslim history. In fact, some of the Muslim countries, with a higher number of university graduates earned the highest disgrace by ranking as the most corrupt country in the world.

The secular education is helping the greedy, the corrupt and the clever predators to gain more skills to do more harm to the societies. Wars, World Wars, colonial occupational wars, ethnic cleansing, dropping nuclear bombs and other genocidal crimes in the past are indeed the works of such secular university graduates. In fact, their knowledge, skills, and efforts get exhausted only to attain the worldly aims and nothing is left over to invest for the hereafter. Allah SWT labels these people as the ultimate loser and said, “Say (O Muhammad), “Shall we tell you who the greatest losers in respect of their deeds are? It is they whose labor has been wasted in this world’s life, while they think that they are doing good works. These are the people who deny the signs of their Lord and deny the fact of meeting with Him in the Hereafter. Vain will be their works. Nor shall We, on the day of judgment raise any scale to weigh their deed.”-(Sura Kahaf, verses 103-105).  Because of secular education, the Muslim World is full of such failed people. And awfully, the ever-increasing number of these failed people are adding more failures to the Muslim Ummah.

 

Failures are breeding more failures

Success starts with education. And its failure breeds more failures. Hence ensuring Islamic education for children is the most fundamental responsibility of the parents as well of the states. Education decides how children will grow up in the future. If such an Islamic obligation is ignored or delegated to a non-Muslim or a secularist enemy, it brings disaster -both here and in the hereafter. Since the Muslims’ mission of survival is different from that of the non-Muslims, their educational objective and need are also altogether different. Service of a non-Muslim can be acceptable in the field of medicine, engineering, agriculture or other non-ideological arenas, but not in the field of education. It is the duty of the Muslims themselves. So, the Muslims living in non-Muslim or secular Muslim countries face a catastrophic problem. In such countries, the aim of becoming a doctor, accountant, engineer or scientist can be easily met, but growing up with Islamic education, vision and ideology remain in great danger. A Muslim can never deserve any Islamic education from a non-Muslim.

Education is also the most powerful tool of indoctrination. In the occupied Muslim lands, the Christian missionaries used it as a tool of subversion against Islamic faith for ages. They opened hundreds of missionary schools not as a part of charity rather as a ploy to increase the speed of cultural and ideological conversion. Failing to make any significant gain in religious conversion, the Christian colonialists found such ideological and cultural conversion as the most successful means to harm Islam and the Muslims. Because of such colonial strategy, all the Muslim countries are now under the occupation of these ideological and cultural converts aligned with the old masters. In fact, more damages are done and being done to Islam and the Muslims by these ideological and cultural products of the colonialists. Because of them, the unity of the Muslim countries, the practice of sharia and reclaiming the lost glory stay almost impossible.     

The children of Muslim immigrants in non-Muslim countries are the easy prey of the anti-Islamic ideological predators. Since the Muslims started to send their children to non-Muslim schools at home and abroad, their downfall as a civilizational power also took a start.  The collapse of Osmania Khilafah is an example. The unifying force of the Osmania Khilafah was pan-Islamism. The Turks, the Arabs, the Kurds, the Albanians, the Kosovans, the Moors –all live in the same country for more than five hundred years. But the corrosive hatred against each other reached an explosive proportion while the Turks and the non-Turks were sent to European colleges for education. In those days, the West was the breeding ground of radical nationalism and secularism. They even fought a war of a hundred years to prove their tribal or national superiority. Therefore, while these Muslims returned back, they were already heavily infected with the toxic viruses of secularism and nationalism. As a result, they turned their faces against Islam. As two blades of the same scissors, nationalism, and secularism could cut the great Muslim empire into more than twenty-five pieces. The foreign military interventions during World War-I only expedited the process.

Another success story of the secular ideological converts in a Muslim land was the breakdown of Pakistan –the largest Muslim country in the contemporary world. This country was born out of India to meet the Muslims’ ideological, educational, cultural and civilizational objectives – as was envisioned by the great philosopher like Allama Iqbal. The foundation was also based on pan-Islamism. But the country did not have enough intellectuals and political leaders to understand such a profound vision. Such a huge void was filled with people who have little understanding of Islam’s civilizational need and goal. In the name of promoting education, the Bengali and non-Bengali academics and the army personnel were given scholarships to the western countries for education and training. The west got the golden opportunity to inculcate them with anti-Islamic venom. As a result, they returned back as the ideological and cultural converts. Their mind was so much embedded with the toxic virus of nationalism, secularism and western hedonism that they become highly incompatible among themselves.  The army cantonments and the civil and military officers’ club turned to be the protected islands of the western culture and ideologies. Drinking wine on taxpayers’ money and womanizing become the pastime of many army and civil officers. Drinking wine in Pakistan Army’s officers’ mess was firstly stopped by Gen. Ziaul Haque in the late seventies. The ideological converts in the universities were not idle either. They turned the university campuses into fertile breeding grounds for the radical secularists and the nationalists. So, the pan-Islamic glue of unity was eroded quickly and Pakistan become ripe for quick dismemberment from the inside. In 1971, the known enemy like India only played a midwife’s role.

The disease in remaining Pakistan still continues. The moral, political and economic crisis in Pakistan still owes to its educational failure. It has failed to mobilize people around Islam’s core vision and values. Because of the eroded pan-Islamic glue, the fracture lines in Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Turkey are also getting deeper on ethnic and linguistic fault lines. If the colleges and universities of the Muslim World continue to breed the enemies of Islam and the Muslims men and women fail to fulfill their Islamic obligation, many more failures are waiting in the line. Allah SWT never helps those who do not help themselves. How the Muslims can help themselves while they are not equipped with Islamic knowledge and not imbued with the Islamic vision and mission? The first thing must be done first. But awfully, such first thing has been neglected from the very beginning. 23/05/12; re-edited 27/11/2019.

 




Islam’s Recipe for the Glory & the Betrayal

 The past glory

Islam’s main focus is to guide humans towards attaining the successes both here and in the hereafter. For that, Islam considers man’s conceptual, moral, spiritual and behavioral purification as the most important issue in life. Men and women engage in doing good deeds and detest doing bad deeds only after such a purification. No amount of material gains and scientific progress will bring such purification unless one pursues the correct path conceptually, morally, and spiritually. These are also the indispensable pre-requisites to build any sound civilization. Only a relentless pursuit in making purification of the self helps people qualifying for Allah SWT’s visible and invisible mercy –crucial for any success in one’s life. So it is revealed: “Indeed he succeeds who purifies his ownself” –(Sura As-Shams, verse 9). But such purification doesn’t come through foods, drinks, and money, but through knowledge. And the Holy Qur’an is the only source of such knowledge.

The key to bring revolution in deeds, character, and behavior in people lies in the hand of the individuals. The Holy Qur’an reveals, “Certainly Allah does not change the affairs of a people unless they change themselves.”–(Sura Ar-R’ad, verse 11). Hence, engaging in changing the state of affairs is the most important task that decides the fate of humans. And, education works as a real change-maker. Humans could add invaluable worth to their own understanding, morality, and character only through it. In fact, the highest value-adding process doesn’t work in industries but through education. Hence, from day one of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, reading (iqra) which implies accessing the Holy Qur’an –the best source of the highest knowledge on earth becomes the first obligation in Islam. Other obligations like five-time prayer, month-long fasting, giving charity and hajj came a decade later. Hence, whoever ignores it, ignores Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala (SWT)’s prescription and methodology. In fact, the Qur’anic education worked as the most powerful tool to add the highest possible values to the early Muslims. In those early days, the Muslims didn’t have any school, college or university, but they had verses of the Holy Qur’an in their hearts. So every Muslim became a full-time moving student and a moving teacher of Islam. As a result, every mosque and every Muslim house turned into an effective learning institution. Because of such sacred educational inputs, the early Muslims grew up with the purified mind and could attain the status of the best people in the whole human history. In any part of the history, did any ruler of the largest country of the contemporary world make any journey of more than five hundred miles only with a single servant and a camel? Even a petty political leader or minister doesn’t walk alone. Did any head of the state ever alternate the ride on the camel with his servant? Did any ruler ever pull the rope of the camel while his servant is seated on it? Caliph Omar (R) did it while he made his journey from Medina to Jerusalem to take the city without any war. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions not only talked about equality, justice and morality but also practiced those principles. Therefore, although the early Muslims didn’t build any pyramid, great wall or other wonders, but could raise an army of the best humans in the whole history. Because of them, Islam could raise the finest civilization on earth.

In those golden days of Islam, the Muslims added incredible value to humans. In no other segment of human history, men and women received such a huge uplift in their worth –as was the case of the early Muslims. What those Muslims could practice 14 hundred years ago, the non-Muslims couldn’t think even a hundred years ago. It is significant to note that the equality of man and women, the inheritance of assets by the daughters, the freedom of the slaves and the rule of law are not be included in the menu of social reformations in other faiths. Therefore, occupation of the foreign lands, the enslavement of the weak and ethnic cleansing of the occupied lands was not the savagery only of the ancient Greeks and the Romans, but also of the modern European Christian imperialists. Burning down the Persian capital Persepolis by Alexander –the great icon of western values still works as a legacy closely followed by the modern protagonists of Western civilization. So, the US Army could raze to the ground the historic cities of Mosul, Raqqa, Deira’zour, and many others without an iota of remorse. Hence, the ethnic cleansing of the Muslims from Spain, the Red Indians from America, the Aborigines from Australia, the Maoris from New Zealand and putting Jews in the gas chamber could be practiced in the West with huge jubilation. Even such colonial barbarity is celebrated as a mark of glorious victory. The Muslims also conquered many lands, but never indulged in ethnic or religious cleansing in those occupied lands. This is why, even after more than 6 hundred years of the Muslim rule in India, Spain, and the Balkan states, the Muslims preferred to stay minority rather than launching any religious or ethnic cleansing. But this has not been the case with the Christian rule in Europe, Americas, Philippines, and many African countries; the original people of these occupied lands were coerced to Christianity within decades. Because of Muslims’ tolerance towards other faiths, a significant number of non-Muslims could live peacefully even in Islam’s heartlands like Iraq, Syria, and Egypt. Islam brought not only a faith-change, rather moral, cultural and civilizational change. Such change still remains unsurpassed in the whole history.

The physical strength owes to healthy foods and drinks. But the moral strength owes to healthy knowledge and correct understanding. In the annals of human history, the Holy Qur’an indeed proved to be the best source of moral and spiritual nutrition. The relentless current decline of the Muslims also proved its importance; since the Muslims stand deeply detached from the Holy Qur’an, no amount of petrodollars and numerical numbers could arrest their ongoing downfall. In fact, without understanding the Holy Qur’an, moral and spiritual growth of humans is unthinkable. The Holy Qur’an showed its miracles in the life of the early Muslim. It was the first book in the Arabic language, but within a short span of time they could develop a huge wealth of knowledge in diverse fields. In fact, whatever glorious achievements the Muslims achieved in the fields of Tafseer, hadees, fiqh, Islamic jurisprudence, philosophy and moral science, are the works of these early Muslims. They studied and translated a huge number of books written by non-Muslims. Even the works of the Greek scholars reached to the west through their translation.

 

The mother of all revolutions

Islam teaches how to prioritize issues in life. The last prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) didn’t make any political issues out of the socio-economic backwardness of the Arabs. Nor did he prioritize to revolutionize the Arab economy. Rather he brought a 180-degree shift in the conceptual model: a shift in people’s thinking. The prophet (peace be upon him) made his followers fully focussed on akhera (the hereafter). When such a shift was accomplished, the revolution took a gigantic start. Such a shift in focus indeed worked as the mother of an overwhelming revolution in people’s thoughts, behavior, attitude, values, culture, spirituality, and politics. The same people, who were the arch-enemy of Islam and kill their own daughters, became the protectors of people and the devoted Khalifa (viceroy) of Allah SWT. As a result, promoting the sovereignty of Allah SWT and practicing His sharia became the way of their life. In fact, believing in the hereafter worked as a key to bring such a paradigm shift in the early Muslims’ minds. To succeed in the hereafter worked as a powerful inspiration to do the good deeds; they spent their wealth and sacrificed even their life to enjoin the good and annihilate the wrong. They considered the life on earth as if sitting in an exam hall and the good score a key to get more rewards in akhera. Therefore, in order to get a good score, a true Muslim spends every moment of his life doing good deeds. Such an akhera–cantered belief opened the flood gates of good deeds in the Muslim World. In fact, such an understanding added a tremendous speed to the civilization making efforts of the early Muslims.

Allah SWT has His own vision vis-à-vis the world and mankind. Such a vision has been repeated several times in the Holy Quran to frame it in Muslims’ minds. The Holy Qur’an reveals, “He it is Who has sent forth His Apostle with the task of spreading guidance and the religion of truth to that end that He makes it prevail over all other religions..” -(Sura As-Saf, ayah: 9, Surah Fatah, ayat:28; Sura Taubah, ayah: 33). As an indispensable part of faith, the prime duty of a Muslim is to align himself with the vision of Allah SWT. Hence, a Muslim’s aim of survival and his educational need is altogether different from that of a non-Muslim. A factory man cannot do the job of an army man; he needs special training and education for that. In the Holy Qur’an, the Muslims are proclaimed as the army of Allah. So they need special education and skills to do the job properly. So, the role of education in Muslim’s life is crucial. But the secularisation of education has made it almost impossible to generate such skills in the Muslims.

Allah SWT wants the victory of His religion only in the interest of mankind. Such a victory is indeed the most effective way as well as the only way to save people from the hellfire. Only this way the right path towards havens can be shown to the people. Only then, a civilization can take a heavenly turn. To play such a crucial life-saving civilizational role, Islam can’t work in solitude. Its works must not be restricted within the confines of mosques, madrasas, and houses, rather they must go all-encompassing to the highest point. To fulfill such a Divine vision, the whole statecraft, the politics, the culture, the educational institutions, the judiciaries, the army, the police, and other executive agencies must be integrated with the Divine mission -the mission of enjoining the good and eradicating the wrong. During the rule of the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) and the early rightly guided caliphs, all such state and non-state institutions and faculties rendered their full and deliberate support to promote such Divine vision and mission. Otherwise, the job would have remained un-accomplished. Such a practice indeed stands as the most important legacy of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that can shape the world as per Divine roadmap at any point in time.

As per prophetic legacy, incorporating every individual and every state-institution in the service of Allah SWT’s vision is not only a political need but also an Islamic obligation. Any detachment or non-compliance not only forfeits one’s Muslimness but also showcases his rebellion. A Muslim -like any other Muslim of any other age and place enjoys no other option but to align with Allah SWT’s vision and fulfill the Islamic obligation.  But the secularist forces in the Muslim World stand against the practice of the prophet (peace be upon him)’s legacy. They keep the statecraft and the powerful state institutions captive in their own hands to undo any attempt of Islam’s revival. If they foresee any imminent defeat, they even take the help of the non-Muslim mentors. The secularists in the Muslim World thus work as the enemy inside. They oppose the role of Islam in shaping their fate as well as the fate of mankind. The secularists thus block the Islamisation of state and individuals and put serious obstacles to carry out Allah’s prescribed mission. Awfully, all the Muslim countries currently stand occupied by these internal enemies.

 

The mother of all failures

The most awful failure of Muslims today doesn’t owe to the failure in industry or agriculture, but in education. Educational failure is indeed the mother of all other failures.  Such failure has caused them to forget even the main purpose of their creation. Hence they failed to carry out even the most fundamental duty as Muslims. Because of that, many people have even retreated back to the old jahiliyyah –the era of ignorance. Due to such a retreat, Allah SWT’s sharia law –as revealed in the Holy Qur’an has been replaced by the kufr law in almost all the Muslim countries. To put in practice such manifest falsehood, the enemies of Islam didn’t need to launch any war. The new converts to the old jahiliyyah did the job eloquently. Like any physical disease, jahiliyyah –the most lethal illness in the conceptual premise has indeed shown its awful impact. Not only does it damage people’s moral fabric, but it also kills the iman (the belief).  As a result, instead of pan-Islamic brotherhood, the culture of tribal feuds, wars, disunity, disintegration, and rebellion against Allah SWT’s sharia laws thrived in almost all Muslim countries. Islam survives only as lifeless rituals.

For moral and spiritual growth, learning the truth and de-learning falsehood should go hand in hand and must happen all the time. A Muslim needs constant renewal of his relation with Allah, otherwise death of his belief and spirituality is inevitable. Five times prayers, month-long fasting, zakat, haj, regular study of the Holy Qur’an and giving charity are the parts of the Islamic curriculum to prepare a believer for the assigned job. But the devils have their own institutions and methodology to take them away from Islam. The immoral practices like prostitution, gambling, drinking wine, pornography, vulgarity and obscenity are not the only vehicles to take people out of the Islamic roadmap. In fact, the educational institutions work as the main and the most powerful tools to do such harm. Hence with the increasing number of secular educational institutions, the process of de-Islamization has got a very high momentum all over the Muslim World. So, in most of the Muslim countries, each day the tide of jahiliyah is getting stronger and the Muslims are getting more away from the Divine path. The impact of such de-Islamization is so explicit that the most Muslims have already de-learned the Divine narrative that they are the people who have been appointed by Allah SWT as His viceroy (khalifa). What could be worst betrayal than dishonouring such a Divine assignment? It indeed amounts to dishonouring Allah SWT’s vision. It is also an ugly betrayal against Muslim’s own mission.

The word “Muslim” carries a very meaningful historical connotation. It doesn’t mean merely to be a believer, rather a very committed actor to fulfil the Wish of Allah (SWT). His or her role is not to invent any new roads, but to follow the Qur’anic roadmap (siratum mustaqeem) -already shown by the prophet of Islam 1400 hundred years ago. Failing to do so leads only towards the most disgraceful failure -both here and in the hereafter. Such failure takes straight only to the hellfire. The most important task of education is indeed to generate a deep awareness of this Divine responsibility and showcase the failure of the evil people and the success of the believers. But, in almost all Muslim countries, education has failed to accomplish such a seminal duty. The current education system –even the religious one in madrasas, has failed to nurture such a sense of Divine responsibility. Awfully, the worst crime is being committed every day in the Muslim World in the name of education. As a result, Islam–as practised today by the most Muslims, looks spectacularly dissimilar to the Islam of the early Muslims. Therefore, the outcomes of these two sets of the Muslims couldn’t be similar, either. Today, the glory of the early Muslims stands terribly replaced by the ongoing decline. 18.11.2019




The Educational Failure of the Muslims

The worst sin                                                            

Knowledge works as the most powerful and the most decisive tool in transforming humans’ belief, behavior, character, culture, and fate. It decides the fate of humans’ destiny not only on the earth but also in the hereafter. On the other hand, ignorance works as the most unsurmountable barrier against peace, truth, justice, values and higher civilization. But knowledge has its own connotation and dimensions. To get the real benefit of knowledge, one must know its true depth and dimensions. In fact, the benefit of knowledge can be severely curtailed by restricting its focus and application. In the making of full humans and human civilization, knowledge must go beyond any restrictions; it must encompass the understanding of the Visible and the Invisibles. Both the material and the metaphysical domains of knowledge must be parts of it. Those who built pyramids in ancient Egypt were not illiterate or ignorant; their awe-inspiring talents in civil engineering and architecture still survives as one of the few ancient wonders. But, their ignorance vis-à-vis Divine Truth was awful. Like the ancient ignorant cave dwellers, they too worshipped tyrant Pharaoh as a god. It owes to their knowledge that had highly restricted focus and was de-linked from other highly critical mass of information. As a result, they failed to show their wisdom to appreciate the historical Truth. In fact, they proved extremely foolish and incompetent to understand even the simple message of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him). In comparison, the illiterate Arab –though didn’t build any pyramid, showed better wisdom. They could raise the foundation of the finest civilization on earth in the whole human history. Because, their knowledge incorporated the knowledge not only of the visible world but also of the invisible world –as revealed through the Holy Qur’an.  Because of similar restrictive focus and incomplete knowledge, many Indians with the highest university degrees worship cows as god and drink cow urine as a holy drink!

The secularisation of knowledge may add material prosperity to humans but can’t take them to any moral height. Neither can it show the path for success in the endless life in the hereafter. Knowledge gives light, and ignorance brings darkness. People deny Allah, His guidance and His prophets and get deviated from the right path due to ignorance. Ignorant men engage in major sins and ultimately reach the hellfire. Thus it nullifies the whole purpose of human survival. Such man lives only to add failures in the hereafter.  In fact, human’s greatest sin –as well as the mother of all sins is ignorance (jahiliyah). The pre-Islamic ignorance in Arabia ended more than 1400 years ago, but modern man’s ignorance thrives amidst all advancement of science and technology. The idolatry, gambling, alcoholism, obscenity, homosexuality, pornography, torture, mass-murdering, ethnic cleansing, economic exploitation, and other vile acts still survive with the same toxicity of ancient ignorance and arrogance. Therefore, in India, people are being lynched to death for eating beef. And in Europe, women are tormented in public and not allowed to enter universities for wearing a headscarf.    

Modern man’s ignorance cum incompetence is not in scientific invention, but in discovering the Divine Truth. Skills in knowing the Divine Truth comes only through Divine knowledge. And delivering such knowledge is the exclusive domain of the Allah SWT. Therefore Allah SWT proclaims, “Showing the right path is My task”–(Sura Layil, verse 12). Also revealed, “Allah SWT is the friend of the believing man and woman and takes them from darkness to the light. (And Satan does the otherwise); Satan is the friend of the non-believer and takes them from light to the darkness”–(Sura Baqara, verse 257). The holy Qur’an was revealed to show this right path. Hence, without the Qur’anic knowledge, the greatest Truth in life remains undiscovered, and the task of educating people remains awfully incomplete. So in Islam, education is not a mere academic and professional need, rather the most basic intellectual, religious and civilizational need. Otherwise, man fails to become a Truth-seeking honest human, thereby fails to raise a sane civilization. So the role of education is extremely crucial. Its success is measured not by the number of educational institutions, teachers and students, and nor by per capita income; rather by the number of people saved from hellfire. The ability of those who have gone through the education to know the Divine Truth is the real marker of its success.  Even dogs or monkeys, if trained, can do miracles. Man can do, too. The success of modern-day universities’ in adding such skills is undeniable. But its failure in saving people from hellfire is catastrophic. By preaching atheism, secularism, nationalism, racism, fascism, supremacism, materialism, Marxism, hedonism and Darwinism, these universities have opened a huge number of highways to the hellfire. 

Allah SWT loves His greatest creation – mankind. He wants their ultimate success – the success here and in the hereafter. But such success is pre-conditional. It does not come through economic growth or scientific invention; rather following the Divine path (siratul mustaqeem). Only this path leads to the heavens. Thousands of prophets were commissioned by Allah SWT to show that path. They did not teach science or technology but made Allah’s greatest gift – the true path, known to mankind. Man’s ugliest ignorance and failure are not assessed by the inability to build a pyramid, spacecraft or atomic weapon, rather by his inability to discover and adhere to this greatest Divine gift. This very inability drives him to the hellfire. Departure from this world without knowing and following this Qur’anic Truth will cause the greatest regret in the hereafter. Of all ignorance, this is indeed the most devastating one; and will torment endlessly in the endless life in hellfire.

 

Mis-education: the worst criminality

The man’s muslimness is crucial. The ultimate success in life depends on it. So, Allah SWT warns, “O you who believe! Fear Allah with all fearfulness – as deemed appropriate for Him; and do not allow death to overtake you unless you are a (true) Muslim”–(Surah Al-Imran, verse 102). So for the believers, Allah SWT sets the priority. It is not attaining great success in professions, politics or business; nor becoming a proud Arab, Afghani, Turkish, Iranian or Bengali, but to be a committed Muslim. For that, it does not require birth in a Muslim family but needs a qualitative change in belief and deeds. Fear of Allah is the essence of such change. And such change comes only through true knowledge –the true understanding of Divine guidance. Allah SWT reveals, “Of all His servants, only those who are endowed with knowledge fear Allah”–(Surah Fatir, Verse 28).  The prime objective of the education is to generate such fear of Allah SWT through Islamic knowledge. But if education promotes atheism, secularism, materialism, nationalism, Darwinism, Marxism only adds deviation. Thus, education helps people to go to hellfire. Such education then becomes the worst harmful criminal acts on earth. In the name religion, a lot of vile acts are still done. Ancient ignorance like worshipping man, animals, idols and deities still survive in the life of billions. Likewise, awful criminal acts are done in the name of education. More awfully, teaching falsehood and promoting deviation towards the hellfire –even in Muslim lands, enjoys huge public funds and acceptance as the modern education.

The first thing must be done first. Otherwise, many other crucially important issues stand unattainable. Seeking Islamic knowledge is such a first obligation. Without fulfilling it, becoming a true Muslim remains inconceivable. Hence, the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an was not on salah, fasting, haj, zakat or jihad, but it was “iqra” –which means “do read”. Reading with the understanding of the Holy Qur’an serves as the greatest source of the Divine knowledge. Indeed, Divine guidance comes only through it. Acquiring such knowledge is acknowledged as the most important act of ibadah; other ibadah indeed get added values if it is done with a deeper understanding of the Qur’an. With a void of understanding, ibadah turns to mere lifeless rituals. It fails to bring any qualitative change in man’s behavior and deeds. Such prayers do not prevent people from corruptions; rather people with such lifeless rituals may even overtake the non-believers in such vice. Bangladesh is a perfect example. Very few countries have such a huge number of mosques and mosque-goers; 90% of its people are Muslim. But Bangladesh stood first in corruption 5 times in the world. It is not an economic failure, rather an educational failure. Bangladesh has tens of universities and thousands of colleges and religious madrasas, but those institutions couldn’t add any higher moral values to the students. Rather brought worldwide disgrace. People have failed badly to learn and practice the basic lessons of Islam.

Seeking knowledge is so crucial that even a short engagement in its pursuit is superior to the whole night’s non-obligatory (nafl) prayer –as narrated by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Even the war criminals could be freed if they had delivered writing, reading and numeracy skills to the Muslims -as done with the kafir captives of the battle of Badar. The most distinctive feature of the early Muslims was their spectacular success in realizing and fulfilling this first Islamic obligation of seeking Qur’anic knowledge. They excelled not only as practitioners of religious rituals but also as torchbearers of knowledge in Islamic jurisprudence, politics, philosophy, geography, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, human and social development and military science. Their success was so great that within the shortest possible time, those ignorant people of Arabia became the most educated and civilized people on earth. As a result, the Muslims could become the number one global power and could subdue both the Roman and the Persian empires.

 

The failure of the West & the lesson

Western civilization added enormous values to stones, metals, minerals, agricultural goods, and other materials. It has added enormous skills and scientific knowledge to humans, too. But it has added little moral and cultural values. Western education is very asymmetrical; it runs only on one dimension. It is focussed only to attain material progress and gave little or no attention to humans’ spiritual development. Its scientific advancement has given the most devastating tools in the hands of the most greedy, brutal and immoral people. In savagery and brutality, they stand hardly better than the Mongol thugs of Halaku and Chengis Khans. In fact, colonialism, imperialism, ethnic cleansing, genocide, slavery, exploitation and other dehumanizing instincts attained more virulence and global expansion by them. They killed more than 75 million people in only two world wars. The Red Indians in the USA, the Aborigines in Australia, and the Maoris in New Zealand were almost ethnically cleansed by them. They didn’t bother to drop atomic bombs on the civilian population of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Millions of peoples are put to death in Vietnam and other parts of Asia and Africa. Their killing machines are still all-time active. The people of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine are their recent victims. All worst beasts in all ages could not inflict such deaths and devastations on humans as were inflicted by these torchbearers of this western civilization.

No doubt, science never advanced with such a tremendous speed in the past –as did in recent times. But it is also true, such huge atrocities never happened in any previous segment of human history either. That too happened by the hands of the flagship countries of western civilization like the USA, UK, France, Germany, and Italy. Military occupation, colonization, multinational capitalism, and global exploitation are their original inventions. Here too, the west’s failure owes entirely to its educational failure. The secularisation of knowledge has robbed people of their moral and spiritual compass. So, the so-called educated people terribly fail in distinguishing the right from the wrong and the civilians from the military targets. Therefore, crimes like genocide, ethnic cleansing and drone attacks get their moral, political and legal approval. Such moral failure could only lead to civilizational failure.




The Downfall of the Muslims & the Calamities

 An overview

Every downfall of civilization has its catastrophic calamities. The Muslims are now tasting the worst parts of it. Allah SWT has His set rules; He never helps those who decide not to change themselves and take a downhill course. Whereas, whenever they raise their heads for Allah SWT’s cause, Allah SWT comes to their help in miraculous ways. Then, the investments of time, talent, wealth and energy of the believers don’t work alone; Allah SWT also makes His own investment. He sends down His mighty angels to fight on their side –as mentioned many times in the Holy Qur’an. This is why a small number of believers could make history by winning over a huge army of the non-believers. As per Divine plan, even tiny birds called ababil worked as precision bombers; and pebbles became explosive missiles to decimate King Abraha’s huge contingent of elephants –as narrated in sura Fil in the holy Qur’an. He even divides sea to make a road for the believers –as was done to save Musa (peace be upon him) and his companions from Pharaoh’s army. Because of His help, the early Muslims defeated the two contemporary world powers –the Romans and the Persians; and could establish an Islamic state to practise khilafa, sharia, hudud, shura, justice and other obligatory elements of Islam. Because of their own investment of wealth, intelligence and lives, they received promised help from Allah SWT. As a result, they got successive victories over the enemies.

Obligatory five-time prayers, fasting in Ramadan, haj and charity for the poor are the recommended Divine curriculum to build up faith, commitment and attachment with Allah SWT. But, in order to dismantle the coercive and corruptive state infrastructure of the devils, the prayers and fasting alone don’t work. The prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam and his companions needed to defeat them in face to face bloody battles. Only this way, they could create needed space for Islam and build up state infrastructure to eradicate evils and implement justice. Allah SWT always reviews Muslims’ own investment of wealth, intelligence and lives prior to bestowing them with the promised victory. While the believers’ war against the evil power stops, the entitlement of victory also stops. Therefore, the war for the annihilation of the evil and implementation of the Qur’anic law –called sharia, always goes side by side in Muslims’ life –as has been the tradition in the early days of Islam. Such a relentless war in Muslims’ life is called jihad; it is indeed the expression of the belief of a true believer. Muslims could build the best civilisation on earth only through such jihad. It is indeed the highest act of piety that pleases Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la the most -as mentioned in the holy Qur’an: “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as if they were a cemented wall.”–(sura Saf, verse 4).

But today, the Muslims live with a different brand of Islam. Therefore, they are the different brand of Muslims, too: much dissimilar to the early Muslims. Their faith in Islam doesn’t express similar commitment and sacrifice for the cause of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la –as was seen in the early Muslims’ life. Nor does it practise Muslim unity, the establishment of an Islamic state, implementation of sharia and eradication of evils as the parts of Islamic prescription. So, fighting in His cause and sacrifice of wealth and life in His way has no place in their life. The government, the media, the textbooks and the so-called ulama of the Muslim countries are busy to hide those Qur’anic verses from the public eyes that tell about jihad and implementation. Pleasing the world powers like the USA receive more important than pleasing Allah SWT. So, the basics of Islam like sharia, khilafa, hudud, trans-ethnic Muslim unity and jihad are now given a new label called extremism; and get excluded from their political and social life. The betrayal of Islam is so explicit in their life that jihad for ending the foreign occupation, elimination of divisive walls and implementation of sharia is called terrorism; and killing Islamists is appreciated as the legitimate war on terror. The perversion has gone to the extent that even forging partnership with the invading kuffar enemies got eulogised. Because of such rabid perversion, the Arabs took the arms from the British in 1917 to kill Turk Muslims, the Bengalis took arms to from India in 1971 to kill the non-Bengali Muslims and the Kurds are still taking arms from the USA to kill both the Turks and the Arabs. More awfully, thousands of Turkish, Afghan, Kurds, Albanian, Iraqi and other Muslims fought side by side with the kuffars in the NATO forces. Even a Turkish Generals hold the position of the commander of the occupying NATO forces in Afghanistan and led the killing of Muslims there.

 

The corrupted priority

The Muslims have grown only in number, but not in iman and good deeds. Those who are true Muslims make a transaction with Allah SWT; they sell their life to Him to get paradise in the hereafter. The Holy Qur’an mentioned about such a holy transaction in verse 111 in sura Taubah. But today’s Muslims doesn’t live with the binding of such holy transaction; as a result, in politics, culture and warfare the Muslim men and women stand fully de-linked from Islam. They are overtaken by priorities linked with the family, race, language, tribe, secular ideologies and geographical entity. Hence, the agenda of bringing glory to Islam and the unity of Muslim enjoys hardly any impact on their life. Because of radical secularisation of their beliefs, culture and politics, they don’t feel restrained to get closer to the known enemies of Islam. They even engage with the enemies in their war crimes; as seen in the war of occupation and destructio1917, Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 were not the idol-worshipping infidels. Their fake iman thus gets clearly exposed.

Those who helped the kuffar invasion of Bengal in 1757 and 1971, of Middle East in 1917 are the fake Muslims who possessed no feeling or respect for life, honour, interest or independence of the fellow Muslims.  Because of their moral death, hundreds of thousands of Arab, African and Indian Muslims fought in British, French and Italian Armies as a mercenary in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. They think the rituals like five-time prayer, month-long fasting in Ramadan, charity and haj are all about the whole of Islam. As if, the Holy Qur’an doesn’t give any political guidance vis-à-vis warfare and the selection of friends and foes. As if, they are free to select even the foreign invaders as a friend and fight with them to kill the Muslims. Islam -as was practised by the prophet (peace be upon him) and the early Muslims stands totally alien to them. The societies and the states that they have built and now rule are grossly dissimilar to that of the prophet (peace be upon him). In fact, they look more similar to those of the contemporary kuffars who practise secularism, nationalism, racism, capitalism and the kuffar law. Therefore, deviation from the Qur’anic road map has become the norm in the Muslim World. This is why the cultural life in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul with their pubs, clubs and casino shows hardly any difference from that of London, Paris, Rome or New York.                                                                                                               

The forgotten benchmark   

The deal with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la sets the benchmark of a true Muslim. He needs to be a full Muslim not only in name and rituals but also in belief, commitment and action. Because of fake belief, lack of commitment and treacherous acts, even five times prayer behind the prophet (peace be upon him) in prophet’s mosque in Medina couldn’t help the hypocrites to become true Muslim. The word “Muslim” means a believer who fully surrenders to the revealed wishes, rules, and guidance of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. It is a life-long and whole time commitment to bring the overwhelming victory of Islam. Hence, in the time of Prophet (peace be upon him), a Muslim was not only a symbol of a humble man engaged in prayer, pilgrimage, charity and other good deeds but also a model of a steadfast fighter against the enemies of Islam.

Every word, every pledge and every declaration of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la in the Holy Qur’an has a serious binding on a believer. It doesn’t need any repetition of order to make any deed obligatory; simple announcement in the Qur’an is enough for that –as has been the case of obligatory rituals like 5 times prayer, fasting in Ramadan, the performance of haj and deliverance of charity. To add extra importance to His pledge, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has incorporated the word “inna” (means: certainly) in the beginning of verse 111 of Sura Taubah. To reinforce the pledge further, the Almighty Lord has also invoked the names of three Divine books like Taurat, Injeel and Qur’an in the same verse. Thus the most powerful deal of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la was made public to the benefit of the true believers.

 

The change-maker and the neglect

The holy Qur’an worked as the most powerful change-maker in history. But now the Muslims stand disconnected from this powerful engine. Only a single command in verse 185 of  Sura Baqara, made month-long fasting in Ramadan obligatory; and didn’t need a second verse to reemphasize it. Similarly, above mentioned single verse of Sura Taubah was enough to bring an overwhelming conceptual shift in the Muslim mind vis-à-vis their role on earth. The pledge of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala thus worked as the greatest change-maker in the whole human history. For any societal or civilizational change, such a ground-breaking conceptual shift is indispensable. The earth is not flat, rather round -such a discovery of Copernicus laid the foundation of Europe’s huge political, territorial and material gain and gave Europe quick global domination. Because the new concept of a globular shape of earth prompted Cristopher Columbus to navigate westward to find a shorter route to India. While searching a new route for India, he instead discovered America. Thus he opened a gateway to add enormous material splendour to Europe. The Muslims’ glory in the past also owes to such a huge paradigm shift. The holy Qur’an could successfully raise a new conceptual base in the Muslim mind. The new concept brought a ground-breaking revolution to vis-à-vis humans’ understanding of the ultimate fate. It reconfirmed the resurrection of every man and woman after the death, the accountability in the hereafter and abode in the paradise or in the hellfire. In the new conceptual premise, the worldly life is viewed only as a short exam period to qualify for paradise. And abode in the paradise is considered the greatest achievement in life, and hellfire comes as the punishment.

The new conceptual revolution instilled a new set of priorities in the Muslim mind. Whatever Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la wishes got the topmost importance; and the personal agenda wasn’t given any preference to that. In the deal, Allah Subhana wa Ta’la asks not only to slay His enemies; but also ask to be slain in His way. So the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him) showed exceptional valour not only to kill the enemies of Islam but also to embrace martyrdom. Khaled bin Walid was a great hero of Islam; he is recognised as a famous war strategist of exceptional talent. He led Muslim Armies so many times to victory. He could kill numerous enemies, too; but couldn’t be killed in the cause of Islam; that very point remained a source of his deep frustration in later years. Such a conceptual state of the believers tells a lot about the impact of the Qur’anic deal on the psyche of the early Muslims. Many other verses of the holy Qur’an reinforces the same spirit. For example: “O you who believe! Shall I guide you to a trade that will save you from a painful punishment? (It is that) you believe in Allah and His messenger and do jihad in the way of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you if you could know.”-(Sura Saf, verse 10-11). It is also revealed, “Therefore, let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell their worldly life for the hereafter; whoever fights in the way of Allah, then he be slain or be victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward.”-(Sura Nisa, verse 74). Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la also asks the Muslims to examine their own compliance with the Divine decree. Hence they are asked, “And what is (the matter) with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and (for) the oppressed among men, women and the children who say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper” -(Sura Nisa, verse 74).

 

The deal with Satan!

Islam stands firmly on some fundamental pillars of faith; a Muslim can’t grow up as a true Muslim with compromises on those basics. Any amount of compromise on those basics are not trivial; these are grave sins that reveals detachment from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. The deal with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la means strong attachment with the Qur’nic roadmap and jihad in His way. The Qur’anic straight path is only one; all other paths are the Satanic deviation. The Qur’anic straight path exists not only in prayers but also in politics, warfare, trade, education, culture and all other aspects of life. Hence, there is no scope of deviation in any arena of life; deviation means following the Satanic roadmap. Then, the journey starts towards the hellfire.  The political and military pledges with the Satanic forces on earth are indeed the markers of such deviation.

The deviants don’t move alone; rather take other people to the hellfire, too. Hence, in Islam, it is the greatest jihad not only to defend the geographical frontiers of an Islamic state but also to protect the ideological purity of Islam and save people from Satanic truck. But the Muslims have terribly failed on both the counts. The mission of great prophets like Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Isa (peace be upon him) collapsed mostly due to ideological corruption of their Divine teachings. Due to such corruption, the monotheism of prophet Isa (peace be upon him) turned to polytheism with a deceptive façade of the so-called trinity. And sharia –as delivered to prophet Musa (peace be upon him) as Ten Commandments remains captive in the Book of Torah and receive no chance for the implementation.

 

Immunising against Islam

The Muslims now face the same evil strategy of the same enemy who corrupted the Divine faith of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Isa (peace be upon him). The several-century-old war of these enemies not only aim at occupying and exploiting the Muslim land but also at corrupting and dismantling the core elements of the Islamic faith. As the colonial occupation got its grip on the Muslim World, the sharia-based judiciary and the Islamic education were dismantled. The enemy used the whole education system as a tool of immunising people against Islam; hence those who received education in the colonial institutions strongly became immune against Islam. Like the kuffar colonialists, they too became the hardcore opponents to Islam. They easily became the Trojan horses cum political slaves of their colonial masters. Because of them, growing up as full Muslim, practising full Islam and full implementation of the obligatory sharia laws remained impossible even in the Muslim majority countries.

The colonial occupation has ended long ago. But, the legacy of savage colonial brutality still survives with greater ferocity –as seen in Islamabad (Lal Masjid, July 2007), Dhaka (Shapla Roundabout, Dhaka, May 2013) and Cairo (Rabaa Al-Adawiya, August 2013) by the secularised Army’s mass-slaughtering of unarmed Islamists. In fact, the new occupation of Muslim lands under the home-grown de-Islamised Trojan horses now goes unfettered. Hence, under this new occupation, more wine shops, more brothel houses, more casinos, more obscene sea beaches, more interest-based banking, more enforcement of kufr laws and more public shows of vulgarity are visible in the Muslim countries. On the other hand, the basics of Islam like sharia, hudud, shura, Muslim unity, jihad have become invisible. As a result of long kufr indoctrination during the colonial era, most of the Muslims have forgotten the most basic element of iman that entails abiding by the solemn transaction with Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la. Such a binding deal has gone completely to oblivion. As a result, fighting in His way is no more a part of their political, ideological or cultural roadmap. And the very few those who still try to fight in His way have fully forgotten that fighting in His way means fighting for His sharia, hudud, khilafa, justice and trans-ethnic Muslim civilizational state. Such an awful gross derailment from the Qur’anic straight path can only expedite further disaster and downfall.  And the Muslims are indeed in the midst of that.

 

 

 

 




Murder of President Morsi & Death of Democracy in Egypt

The premeditated murder

Allowing an ill person to die in prison without medical care is itself a homicidal crime. Such death is never called natural death, rather a deliberate murder. It is indeed a horrendous punishable crime; those who are responsible for it must face the punishment. Such a crime has exactly been committed against Dr Muhammad Morsi by Egypt’s brutal dictator President Abbel Fattah al-Sisi. In 2013, within one year of the election, al-Sisi removed Dr Muhammad Morsi from the Presidency by a military coup. So, al-Sisi committed another punishable crime by removing the country’s first and the only elected President to grab power for himself.

Dr Morsi was known for diabetes and liver disease which required regular investigation and treatment. Any criminal negligence could only precipitate his premature death. It was his basic human right to have the necessary medical care. The Egyptian law and the international law make it an obligatory duty of the Egyptian government to provide such care. But an established killer doesn’t care about the legal obligation. Otherwise how could he make a coup and kill the people? Hence deprivation of Dr Morsi’s medical care became a reality. Thus, he was forced to die without the treatment. Whereas, his treatment need was so crucial that once he collapsed in his prison cage inside the court because of low blood sugar. In fact, an enemy like al-Sisi could only ignore the treatment and wished his early death. 

 

The pure evil

One can seldom expect any kindness, morality or humanity from a proven mass-murderer, let alone medical care. Al-Sisi deployed the Army to massacre about 1,500 people in Raba al-Adawiya square in Cairo on 14th August in 2013. Whoever luckily survived were put in prisons only to suffer further thuggish torture – both physically and mentally. The fake courts were staged to put people on death penalty in mass. The western government didn’t show any interest to stop such brutality of this new Pharaoh. In fact, none of the western governments showed any appetite to look into this massive gruesome cruelty. Rather, the western leaders were seen to rub their shoulders with these brutal killer in Washington, Paris, Rome, Berlin and many other western capitals. Thus they stay complicit in the crime by supporting al-Sisi to practise his worst fascism against the Egyptian opposition. Only a British MP named Crispin Blunt -the ex-head of the House of Commons’ Selects Committee on Foreign Affairs, agreed to make a short visit in 2018 to Egypt –only while he was approached by Dr Morsi’s helpless family. The family were desperate to know what is going on to Dr Morsi’ health. Al-Sisi was not ready to give such an opportunity to the family or any native Egyptian. The cruelty, inhumanity and immorality of al-Sisi is so extreme that Dr Morsi was allowed to see his family only three times in almost 6 years period.

At the end, Mr Blunt could tell some bare truths in his report on horrendous sufferings of Dr Morsi. He found that Dr Morsi was being deprived of necessary medical care -as entitled as per Egyptian and International law. Mr Blunt predicted that Dr Morsi will die prematurely if he continues to suffer such dire deprivation of the medical care. The Conservative British Government of Theresa May didn’t take any heed from such a highly alarming report, rather preferred to sell more arms to feed al-Sisi’s killing machine. The other leaders of the western governments that lecture on human rights and higher values continued to do the same. Whereas, if the report was timely and properly pursued, Dr Morsi would have survived the easily preventable death from diabetes and its complication. Since the Islamists are considered foes by the Islamophobic west, the western leaders too, like their friend al-Sisi, wished Dr Morsi’s quick death and not a cure. As a result, Dr Morsi had no option but to face a premeditated murder. Whereas the same western leaders embrace the Marxist YPG of Syria and the leftist Mujahedin-e-Khalq of Iran –who have been involved in the terrorist killings of thousands, as friends of the west to promote their agenda in the Muslim World.   
 

The disease & the pathology

While deciding the political priority in the developing countries –especially in the Muslim countries, the western leaders drop issues like humanity, morality, liberty, rule of law and democratic values deep into the bins. They stand only for their selfish whims and strategic interests. Therefore, while supporting the killer regime of al-Sisi in Egypt or the brutal autocrats of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and others, the morality, humanity and other higher values do not work. Rather, these killer regimes look perfectly compatible with their own western imperialistic ideas and values. However, these are only the symptoms of the western disease; the real disease with its inherent pathology lies much deeper. The disease is radical secularism that kills people’s faith, spirituality and accountability in the hereafter. And the hidden pathology lies in the absence of faith in Allah –the Almighty Creator and the lack of sense of accountability in the hereafter. Such an evil pathology could prompt people to generate evil ideologies to commit and sanctify even the worst crimes. So the west –the birth place of secularism, could give birth to toxic ideologies like racism, nationalism, colonialism, apartheidism, imperialism, slavery, ethnic cleansing and even genocide –which have always been incompatible with any Divine faith of the east. They could also do the gruesome practice of these evil ideologies and could manufacture even two World Wars to kill more than 75 million people. They even could drop nuclear bombs without any moral remorse.

During the colonial occupation, the European secularists with their moral diseases moved from the birth place to the occupied lands in the east –birth place of all Divine religions. As a result, they could disseminate the western disease to the eastern people –especially among those who closely worked with them and received their secular education and training. So the worst and the most brutal people in the Muslim world are born neither in robbers’ dens nor in brothels’ wombs, but in the military cantonments and in secular institutions.

In the Muslim lands, the Army cantonments worked as the most fortified cultural islands of the radical secularists and gave zero access to Islamic ideology and culture. So they could emerge as the worst enemy of Islam in Muslim lands. In almost every Muslim country, they have proven to be fully incompatible with ideology of Islam and could be close friend of the imperialists. For example, those who are considered the role model in Pakistan Army -like General Ayyub, Yahiya, Tikka, Niazi didn’t join the Army to serve the Muslims or Islam, but to defend and strengthen the British occupation of the Muslim lands. In 1947, the colonial occupation ended in Indian subcontinent, but the secular belief and culture continued to thrive in the protected and secluded premises of the military cantonments. So the ideologically incompatible military elites trained in the secular cantonments could successfully dismantle the Islamic project of the Indian Muslims in Pakistan. And in 1971, because of their political incompetence they could also dismember the united Pakistan.

Any physical disease like malaria or pneumonia shows similar symptoms all over the world. The same is true with the moral disease. So, the Army raised by the colonial occupiers are showing the same enmity against Islam in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Algeria, Libya and other Muslim countries. In Egypt, their toxic venom against Islam and Muslim Brotherhood has made dark pages of extreme barbarity in the Muslim history. The secularist Army dictator Jamal Abdun Naser hanged one of the greatest son of Egypt like Sayid Qutb –the writer of one of the greatest tafseers of the holy Qur’an. And now al-Sisi executing the same barbarity against the current Islamists. In Syria, the Army has turned to be the worst forces of destruction. In Algeria, the Army generals could indeed metamorphose the whole holy Jihad of the Algerian Muslims against the French occupiers into radical secularism cum nationalism. And in Sudan, the Army has badly lost its war against the secessionists of the South, but has launched its brutal war against its own people.

 

Al-Sisi’s crimes & the western complicity

Only because of radical secularism, the western leaders could easily justify their support for all worst crimes of al-Sisi. Because, such an evil ideology disconnect people from any moral obligation and accountability. Because of that, they could also forget al-Sisi’s gruesome crime that he committed while dislodging the legitimate President Dr Morsi. In the past, because of the same immorality, the western war lords and leaders could easily justify and sanctify the colonial occupation, genocidal killing, ethnic cleansing, slave trading and other worst crimes in the occupied lands.

President Donald Trump recently mentioned al-Sisi as a great President doing great jobs against the terrorists. Such appeasement and appreciation for al-Sissi indeed tells a lot about his own moral disease. It exposes his own complicity in the crime through his political and moral endorsement. Such narratives give an expression to the selfish political and economic agenda of the western powers. Of course, al Sisi is doing good jobs for the USA and Israel, but not for the common Egyptians and democracy. He is indeed an Egyptian replica of Adolf Hitter to do all reprisals against his own people. The western leaders call him a force of stability. But what stability? Stability through mass killing? Stability through fake judiciary and election. Such narratives indeed fully exposes the western hypocrisy and complicity in crimes. Whereas al-Sisi has proven to be the perfect model of inhumanity, brutality, extreme fascism in the Middle East. President Trump’s appreciation shows how they prefer the brutal dictators to dismantle the democratic institutions in the Muslim countries. Like President Trump, other western leaders too, conveniently forget the facts that more than 60 thousands political prisoners are languishing in Egyptian jails in dire prison conditions.

Al-Sisi is not working alone. He is indeed showcasing all evil forces in the Middle East. He is fighting an unending war not only for himself but also for all anti-democratic and imperialistic forces of the whole Middle East. This is why, his war is rapidly expanding to Libya, Sudan and other neighbouring countries too. This is why he enjoys the support of a bigger global coalition. Unlike the old pharaoh, this new pharaoh is enjoying the full support of the Jews. The USA, Israel, the UK, France, King of Saudi Arabia, Shaikh of UAE, ruler of Bahrain and other autocrats of the Muslim World are also the part of the coalition. In fact, the death of Dr Morsi gave an opportunity to expose their true faces and motives. 20.06.2019