Muslims’ Neglect of the Role & the Infrastructure of Downfall
Neglect of the greatest gift
How a sick man can get cured when he ignores the only true prescription of the cure? Iman of a believer is very inclusive; believing only in Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, His prophet, His angels and the hereafter (akhera) is not enough. Iman of a man is not iman if he denies or ignores the Truth that the holy Qur’an is the only prescription from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la for all moral, social, political, spiritual and economic ills of the whole mankind. Iblis became a cursed Shaitan cum despised kafir not for disbelieving the Almighty Lord and His attributes, but for disobeying only one of His many commands. The rule of “all or none” works here. Hence, a believer is not a true believer if he shows any disobedience or betrayal against any of the Qur’anic commands. This is why, believing and obeying the Divine prescription revealed in the holy Qur’an is the most important element of a Muslim’s life.
About the holy Qur’an, Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la reveals His Own powerful statement: “Thus, We send down through this Qur’an all that gives health (to the soul) and is a mercy for those who believe (in Us); but it only adds to the ruin of the evildoers.” – (Sura Isra, verse 82). The above verse works as the guiding compass for every Muslim. It also makes it clear that the holy Qur’an doesn’t help those who are disbeliever in the holy Qur’an and persistent wrongdoer. Hence, unflinching faith in all elements of this Divine prescription must be an integral part of iman of a believer. It is also crucial for acceptance of any of his good deeds. In absence of such faith, rituals like 5 times prayer, month-long fasting, haj and charity go in vain. Moreover, without such inclusive iman, how can one get motivated to put all of his efforts, energy, and wealth and even sacrifice his life to practise the Qur’anic prescription?
Iman must play the most crucial role in a Muslim’s life. It must work as the engine to pull him towards the paradise; otherwise he goes downhill towards the hellfire. Even a perfect prescription can’t help a patient if the medicines are not taken accordingly. Picking up an item according to the wish and ignoring the others does cure the disease. Reciting and kissing the prescription even thousand times doesn’t help either; rather invites the death. But now, the Muslims are doing the same with the holy Qur’an –the Divine prescription. Some people have taken 5 times prayer, month long fasting, haj and giving some charity as the complete Islam. They have totally disregarded the core mission of the Muslims’ life like ‘amaru bil maruf and nehi’anil munkar’, establishment of Islamic state with its obligatory sharia, hudud, khilafa, shura, jihad and the Muslim brotherhood. It is indeed the explicit disrespect to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la who has bestowed this the greatest gift for full implementation. Such a disrespect to His prescription makes them altogether different and far deviated from the path of the early Muslims. Such deviation could only add more to their own ruin –as mentioned in the above verse.
Failing the most crucial test
Knowing the correct roadmap is the most crucial issue in any journey. Without knowing the roadmap, no sane man starts walking. It is far more crucial for the journey towards the paradise. Any failure to take the right roadmap definitely takes one to the eternal hellfire. This is the only plausible possibility. Hence, nothing is more important in life than rightly knowing the siratul mustaqeem –the Qur’anic roadmap. Therefore, while standing in a prayer, the greatest and the most important supplication is not asking the Almighty Lord for any professional, political, economic or marital success, but seeking the right path called siratul mustaqeem. To emphasize on this most crucial point in life, recital of “ih’dinas siratul’mustaqeem” (meaning: O Allah! Show me the right path) –as it is embedded in Sura Fatiha as its most important part, is made obligatory in every rakah (unit) of 5-time prayer. And after being blessed with the right path from Allah Sub’hana waTa’la, it becomes obligatory to follow that path and try hard to get protected from any slightest deviation. What could be the highest priority in life than this? Hence, to keep focussed on such priority, supplication in Sura Fatiha receives so importance in prayers.
But awfully, such supplication in 5-time prayers shows little or no reflection in Muslims’ life. It is limited only within the rote recitation in prayer rituals. In practice, they are consciously and deliberately following the Devilish deviations in every Muslim country and pays little or no attention to seek the right path towards the paradise. Siratul mustaqeem –the Qur’anic roadmap, has its own very robust and distinctive signposts. These are the Islamic state, shura, sharia, hudud, khilafa, jihad, and dissolution of ethnic boundaries, trans-ethnic Muslim brotherhood and the politics of “a’maru bil ma’ruf and nehi’anil munkar” -as found in the holy Qur’an and in the history of early Muslims. A true believer who has the spiritual insights, the Qur’anic knowledge and knows the history of early Muslims must not miss such sign posts. And every Muslim must pursue every mile post of siratul mustaqeem in his or her personal and collective life. Whoever stay away from it, can never pursue the Qur’anic right path; as a result can’t achieve the ultimate success either.
Like siratul mustaqeem, the satanic deviation too, has its own eye-catching robust signposts. These are the corruptive ideologies like tribalism, nationalism, secularism, capitalism, socialism, despotism, monarchism, and their oppressive political institutions like civil and military infrastructures, kufr judiciary, kufr law, and the divisive states based on ethnic differences. And the political cum military coalition with the kuffar imperialists reinforce such divisions and deviation among the Muslims. A true believer with some insights must not fail to figure out such deviation. Whoever fails to detect such deceptive signposts, indeed follows the road towards the hellfire. In fact, only those who are spiritually deaf, dumb and blind (summun, bukmun, um’yun -as per the Qur’anic narrative) and don’t bother about knowing the siratul mustaqeem, fail to recognise such huge devilish diversion.
The most important test of wisdom or IQ of a man or woman doesn’t take place in any exam hall, but in identifying the True path –the siratul mustaqeem towards paradise. The test instantly starts in everyone’s life when he or she stands on a crossroad face to face with only two options: either to take the route towards the paradise or towards the hellfire. Such cross-roads are present everywhere – vis-à-vis every personal, familial, social, political, cultural, judicial, economic issue of life. In fact, every decision of life till death –whether political, ethical, economical or familial, works as a crucial exam outpost. Humans’ ability to identify the Truth from the established falsehood and to cut off his or her bondage with falsehood and also with the evil forces of falsehood is tasted here.
For success in any test, it needs knowledge. Ignorance can only generate failures. But the test that examines the ability to figure out the Divine Truth from the falsehood needs deep understanding of the holy Qur’an. In absence of that, even intellectuals, imams, mullahs and Nobel Prize winning scientists may fail the test very badly. Such disqualified people in the test may turn to be slavish foot-soldier of the worst devilish ruler on earth. All the horrendous criminal acts like making and dropping the nuclear bombs, chemical bombs, barrel bombs, mother of all bombs are indeed the works of these intelligent criminals. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and George W. Bush had many of them in their armies; hence could occupy states and slaughter millions of people in an industrial scale. On the other hand, because of Qur’anic understanding, a shepherd can pass the test with high marks –as happened in the early days of Islam. The finest and the greatest men and women in the whole span of human history indeed come only from this category of people who could pass the test. The success in the test leads to eternal pleasure in the paradise; and the failure takes to infinite hellfire. But awfully, most of the ulama, mullah, imams, darwish, and sheikhs in the Muslim countries show their dismal failure to take the right path –as happened with the ulama of bani Israel. In the past, the despotic rulers like Yazid bin Muwabiah, Hajjaz bin Yousuf and others had many of such people in their armies. Today, the situation is not different either. The ranks and files of the current despots in the Muslim World stand heavily embedded by them.
The ideological ignorance
An idolater doesn’t have any ignorance on idolatry. A racist, nationalist, fascist, colonialist or imperialist hasn’t any ignorance on his ideology either. Hence, racial hatred, ethnic cleansing, colonial occupation or imperialistic wars are always the essential part of their politics, culture and warfare. This is why, they do not possess any iota of distaste or hatred against their criminal practices. Rather they receive inner incentive to such utter brutalities. Hence, the brutal occupation of Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria is so dear to them; and never get condemned in the imperialists’ international club like the UN.
Awfully, a Muslim’s ignorance is also very huge; it revolves around the key conceptual cum ideological attributes of Islam. Because of such ignorance, the Muslims now survive only with some religious rituals and cultural practices. Such ignorance runs deeper not only among the common Muslims, but also among the so-called mullah, imams, sheikhs, ulama and the Muslim intellectuals. They commonly tell people that Islam means peace and there is no holy war or Islamic state in Islam. They also tell that Islam has only rituals like 5 time prayer, month-long fasting, haj, and charity; and whoever excels in that will definitely enter paradise. This way, they hide the fact that the prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam himself was the head of the Islamic state with the capital in Medina. He was the Commander in Chief and led 19 wars himself. He kept multiple swords and other war-weapons in his own residence. How one can be the true follower of the prophet (peace be upon him) if he defy such prophetic tradition?
Because of deep disbelief and ignorance, millions of Muslims who offer five times prayers, keep month-long fasting, perform haj and also take part in door to door campaign of Tablighi Jama’at, show conspicuous compatibility with the most corrupt and criminal rulers of their countries. The Qur’anic decree like “a’maru bil ma’ruf and nehi’anil munkar” doesn’t inspire their soul. Nor do they show any interest in the revival of sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, trans-ethnic Muslim unity and jihad in Muslims’ life. Because of such detachment from Islam, these people could easily work as mercenaries of the internal and external enemies of Islam in all ages. Even today, they vote for the enemies, fight for the enemies and even die for the enemies. The enemies they serve can be foreign or native. Their service to the foreign enemies has been very catastrophic for the whole Muslim ummah. More than a million Muslims of Arab and Indian origin fought in the First World War as the mercenaries in the European armies to dismantle Osmania Khilafa, The didn’t bother to kill the soldiers of Khalifa’s Army and occupy the Muslim land to hand over that to the kuffar. Thus they collaborated with the kuffar to disintegrate the heart land of Islam –the Middle East. The creation of Israel, indeed owes to their crime against Islam and the Muslim. Awfully, such crime still continues.
The perfect setting for downfall
Most of these enemy mercenaries of the Muslim World are not full disbeliever in Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la and His prophet (peace be upon him). Many of them offer five time prayer, keep month-long fasting and performed haj. But, such belief and religious practices do not stop them from doing the most heinous crimes against Islam and the Muslims. It owes to their severe inadequacy in iman. They even fail to understand the full gamut of iman. Because of such incompetence and deficiency, they voluntarily join the war-mongering enemies and became easily compatible with their anti-Muslim agenda. Because of them, the enemies find no difficulty to get native collaborators to execute their crimes in Muslim lands. Their toxic enmity against Islam gets fully exposed through their politics. Their congruity with the kuffar is so complete that they too, stand against the implementation of full Islam like the worst kuffar enemy.
Since full practice of Islam is a rarity, even the Muslim families produce the worst enemies of Islam. They can even match the agenda of the nastiest foreign enemies. Their number is huge and could roll tanks on the streets and kill more than 12 hundred unarmed protestors in the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo in 2013. They could massacre hundreds of innocent Muslim protestors in Shapla Square in Dhaka in 5th May, 2013. They could storm Red Mosque and the adjoining Al-Hafsa women’s Madrasa in Islamabad in July, 2007and could kill more than 150 female students in the compound. Because of them, the colonialists, the imperialists, the nationalists, the autocratic despots and even the Hindu idolaters find no difficulty to recruit large number of mercenaries in the Muslim land. In the early days of Islam, such joining to the enemy rank was unthinkable in a Muslim land.
So, in Islam, implementation of full Islam in all segments of public life is crucial. No space in life, society or state should be kept outside the rule of Islam. Such space never stays empty, rather works as the breeding ground for such criminals. A Muslim needs to be full Muslim not only in faith and rituals, but also in deeds, education, culture, politics, trade, and warfare. So, the Qur’anic command comes: “udkhulu fis silm ka’ffa” –enter into the submission (to Allah) with the entirety. But while the country’s judiciary, law, politics, administration, education, culture, banking, and warfare stay outside the domain of Qur’anic prescription –as is the case in every the Muslim country, how can one show his or her full submission to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la? With such failed submission, people can still loudly claim to be Muslim, but can only add new speed to the Muslims’ downfall. This is indeed the perfect setting for a sustained downfall. 07/05/2017