The conceptual corruption and the calamity in the Muslim World
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
The worst crime
In the Muslim World, the worst crime against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, Islam, and the Muslims haven’t been committed by the kuffars. It’s the work of the Muslims themselves. The objective of such crime is not to take back the Muslims to idolatry, atheism, or other religions; but to take them away from the Qur’anic guidance and the prophetic practice of Islam. A man gets physical death if his body is invaded by lethal bugs, viruses, or cancer. He meets the spiritual death if his conceptual premise is infiltrated with the corrosive faiths, beliefs, or ideologies. The physical death doesn’t take one to the hellfire, but spiritual death certainly takes there for the infinity. This is why preventing spiritual death is so crucial in Islam and healers of spiritual ills get more importance and honour than the healer of physical ills. A man can save his soul from such death only by full adherence to the Qur’anic teaching and the teaching of the prophet (peace be upon him). It is only possible through an understanding of the Holy Qur’an. This is indeed the lifeline for the spiritual health of a man or woman. But now, the Muslims show their ugly defiance against such teachings. As a result, spiritual cum ideological illness overwhelms the whole Muslim World. In Muslims’ lives, such moral and spiritual ill-health shows awful immorality, division, disintegration, deviation, corruption, and rebellion against the Qur’anic doctrine. At the state level, the disease shows the absence of Qur’anic education, sharia, hudud, jihad, and shura-based rule.
Because of the absence of Islamic identity the so-called Muslims boast as proud defenders of the divisive national walls, flag, maps, and evil ideologies like nationalism, tribalism, secularism, monarchism, fascism, capitalism. For them, to be a true follower of Islam is no more an objective. This is why building national, tribal, secular, or other forms of kuffar state become their political objective, not establishing an Islamic state. For such an anti-Islamic objective, they even make a global coalition with the known infidels. As a result, the Qur’anic Islam with its sharia, hudud, shura, khelafa, jihad, and pan-Islamic brotherhood -as was practised by the prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam and his companions survive nowhere in the lands of 57 Muslim countries. Such a robust form of rebellion against His prescribed deen –Islam, never goes unnoticed in the sight of All-knowing Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la; hence doesn’t go unpunished either. More than 1.6 billion Muslims’ status as the most powerless, defenseless and humiliated people on earth and the ongoing deaths, rapes, evictions, and destruction in the Muslim World tell a lot about the intensity of such punishment. More awfully, such punishment doesn’t end here on the earth, rather will continue in the infinite life in the hellfire.
The lost immunity
Immunity against evil faiths, beliefs, or ideologies never grows from good foods, good drinks, or a good economy. One gets such immunity only if imbued with the Qur’anic knowledge and fear of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la -called taqwa. There exist no alternative means to build such immunity. Since such immunity is crucial for survival as a true Muslim amidst all forms of toxic ideologies, seeking Qur’anic knowledge was made obligatory from day one of Islam –more than a decade prior to five-time prayers, month-long fasting, zakat, and hajj. Because of such immunity, the early Muslim could build up perfect moral health in the midst of all alluring distractions. The need of such immunity is no less even today. Hence, seeking Qur’anic knowledge is made obligatory for all ages. This is why “iqra” (means read) that gives a command to access Qur’anic knowledge is made the first word of the Holy Qur’an. It is very significant to note that Almighty Allah didn’t use any other expression to start His most important conversation with mankind.
Acquiring the Qur’anic knowledge is so vital that any failure in the field leads only to non-Islam and ultimately to the hellfire. Hence, for men, women, and children, no other moral, social or educational service is more crucial than the provision of the Qur’anic education. To address such a critical need of mankind, the mosque –the house of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, was built as the first and the most important institution on earth. In fact, during the golden days of Islam, the Muslims didn’t have any other institution apart from the premises of mosques to run mass education. Thus, it showed how the five-time prayer to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and seeking His Qur’anic knowledge should run side by side in the same Divine premise. Like two wings of a bird, these two twin projects of Islam are vital, otherwise, a Muslim can’t survive with his fully-fledged Islamic objectives. The strategic importance of such twin projects becomes more pronounced even on the first day of the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him)’s arrival in Medina. He didn’t waste even a single day to start constructing this Divine institution there. Five-time prayer as well as educating the Muslim started on the same floor of the prophet (peace be upon him)’s mosque from day one of the Islamic State in Medina. The issue of building his own abode came later.
The enemies of Islam are not ignorant of the true power base of Islam. Hence, they do not destroy the food, drinks, homes, highways, or industries of the Muslims; rather, dismantle the mosque-based infrastructure of Islamic education. Because of the huge success of the enemy project, millions of mosques in the Muslim World now run fully dysfunctional. The vast premises of the mosques are strictly restricted only to hold five-time prayers. This way, one vital wing of Islam now stays dismantled. As a part of the same inimical project against Islam, the anti-Islamic rulers of the Muslim states allocate more money, more manpower, and more time to teach even evil ideologies, kufr laws, riba-based banking, dance, drama, and music in state-run schools, colleges and universities. They have stopped or strictly restricted the resources to teach the Holy Qur’an and the Qur’anic language. The powerful media organs are doing the same. This way the despotic tyrants and their cronies manipulate the huge state-infrastructures to corrupt the Muslim’s mind and intellect. Thus, the taxpayers’ money is spent to hide the Qur’anic guidance and to guide people towards the hellfire. Because of such corruptive institutions, the Muslims now lead a life without the Qur’anic roadmap. As a result, the sovereignty of Allah Subhana wa Ta’la, as well as the practice of sharia, hudud, khilafa, borderless pan-Islamic Muslim unity, jihad, and other basics of Islam, stand missing in the Muslims’ life. Because of the similar crimes by the Jews and the Christians, the great Ibrahimic faith of full submission to the revealed commandments of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la -as was practised by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and Prophet Isa (peace be upon him) now stand fully extinct. Judaism and Christianity survive only as an archive of massive corruption on the polity of the original Divine faith. The Muslims too have taken the same route. Hence, Islam that dismantled the divisive tribal and racial walls and raised pan-Islamic Muslim brotherhood and sharia-based finest civilisation on earth, doesn’t exist anywhere in the Muslim World. In a true sense, the Muslims now live without Qur’anic Islam. What they follow are indeed the cultural, racial, tribal, or sectarian perversions of Islam. Because of such perversion, even the so-called ulama and the leaders of the so-called Islamic parties could maintain their tongue-tied silence and inaction even in absence of sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, jihad, and Muslim brotherhood in the Muslim lands. Such silence matter a lot. It tells a lot about their conceptual corruption and disbelief in the Qur’nic Islam. Like the cursed Jews and the deviant Christians, they also keep the Qur’anic Islam in the archive. More awfully, most of the Muslims have even converted to evil ideologies like secularism, nationalism, capitalism, monarchism, liberalism, and socialism. As a result, they could stand shoulder to shoulder with the kuffar co-believers of the same ideologies to resist the resurgence of Islam in any part of the Muslim World. They could even generate protracted wars to kill the passionate followers of the Qur’anic Islam.
The corruptive engineering and the calamity
The corruptive social, cultural, and ideological engineering by the secular rulers of the Muslim states has been so pervasive that it could successfully kill the Qur’anic concept of Islam in most of the Muslims’ minds. As a result, Islam that prescribes the Sovereignty of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, sharia, hudud, shura, khilafat, borderless Muslim brotherhood, and jihad in His way stand strange even to the Muslims. As if, they have never heard of such Islam before. The ideological conversion has been so complete that these converts call that Qur’anic Islam that has the political, social, and civilizational aim as barbarism or terrorism. So, in opposing the Islamic way of life, they look no different from the known kuffars of other faiths. Because of that, millions of such Muslims could be easily recruited by the native tyrannical despots or the invading foreign kuffars as the servants to serve their anti-Islamic agenda. In the past, such people were used by the criminal rulers to kill even Imam Hussain –the leader of the youth in the paradise, and to abuse the family of Ali bin Abu Talib –the great hero for Islam. Now, the same de-Islamised Muslims are being used by the imperialists and their local cronies to kill Islamists; thereby sustaining their brutal occupation of the Muslim lands –as seen in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. What could be the worst calamity for the Muslims than such state-sponsored corruptive ideological engineering?