The Muslim world
HOW CAN ISLAM BE STUDIED IN THE MODERN WORLD WHERE MUSLIMS ARE MALIGNED BY WESTERN FORCES, WRITES MUFTI MUBASHIR
The word `Islam' is derived from root words SALAM and TASLEEM which means peace and submission, to the will of Allah, complete submission, surrender to the will of Allah, His complete obedience. It does not recognize plurality of Gods. Muslims have a divine guidance in the form of Quran, which is guidance for all humanity. The Quran contains chapters on creation of universe, advent of prophet Adam (AS) and detailed accounts of human civilization. The human civilization is divided into broad categories, Prophet Adam (AS) to Prophet Noah( AS),Prophet Noah (As) to Prophet Ibrahim (AS), Prophet Ibrahim to Prophet Musa (As), Prophet Musa (AS) to Prophet Isa, and finally Prophet Isa to Prophet Muhammad (saw). Quran mentions that Allah has sent down Prophets to the people to guide them to straight path and warn them of bad tidings in case they violate the laws prescribed by Allah. The people who embrace Islam are to follow Quran (last book ) and the Ways (Sunnah) of Prophet (pbuh). The Quran in explicit details gives insight about existence of Allah, His oneness His attributes and qualities, human embryology , intense relations, economic policy to be adopted, creation of Islamic state, warfare, how prisoners are to treated. And above all how one has to perform the function of dawat. A Muslim has to perform function of Dawat and invite others to the fold of Islam. It lays down rights and duties of people (hukuk ul ibad) which has paramount importance.
There are chapters devoted to civilizations which stand wiped out for not following the command of Allah. The Quran reminds of about The day of Judgement and resurrection, life after death . It lays down in exquisite detail laws of inheritance and marriage. Thus it has touched all possible fields within which a Muslim has to operate and live in coexistence with others.
Allah reminds us that this is only true religion and all other religions are sealed, this is only religion to be embraced and practiced. Allah addresses people at large, that believe in oneness of Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet (pbuh), believe in earlier divine books, believe in life after death, and the last day of judgment. The establishment of Islamic state is paramount for a Muslim. In order to appease the forces inimical to Islam, section of muslim population do not clearly and in unequivocal terms spell out what an individual Muslim has to strive for. This is what is definition of “a hypocrite.” In their endeavor to get a thing done, they employ HIkMAT, these pseudo Muslims change the nomenclature of Islamic terms to be in sync with present times.
The call for Jihad is obligatory to establish the sovereignty of Islamic state. But for that the very concept of Jihad must be studied thoroughly.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) established first Islamic state when he migrated from Makkah to yathrib in 622. Immediately after the Prophet left us in 632, Arab armies conquered Syria and subdued Persia and later greater part of Egypt fell to the resistance.
The Holy Quran calls upon Muslims to enter Islam in its totality. There are no grey areas in Islam. The World has categorized Muslims into moderates and fundamentalist . Islam recognizes only those who adhere to the teachings of Quran and to the ways of sunnah. The rise in population among Muslims disturbs the West. According to Pew Research centre , there are about 1.57 Billion Muslims in the world . Islam is considered second largest religion after Christianity.
The World was divided into two major powers, the Roman and the Persian. The Romans ruled over parts of Europe, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and north Africa ( Byzantine) . The Persian empire had roots in Persia. These two powers were warring each other for expansion of territories. But Arabia was then in a far off corner of the world , with Islamic state becoming a reality it came in conflict with other religions.
1991: The world was again divided into two blocks - Communist block or Russian block and the democrats which referred to United States of America. The fall and disintegration of USSR was primarily due to Afghans who were trained and funded by Americans. The American government is controlled by strong lobby of free masons who control the finances, fuel and food cartels of the world. Meanwhile, the youth who were pushed into Russia—Afghan war, had been battle hardened programmed with the Islamic ideology. The world witnessed renaissance of Islam in the Afghan ---Iran region - Islamic crescent.
The eighties was beginning of Islamic renaissance throughout the world. The movement for tabligh propagation of Islam was pronounced in Western world which led to mass conversion and people embracing Islam. This reaffirmation and reinventing of faith in the Din-I-Islam created a prejudice against Muslims and eventually a Bipolar world with Islam and all other religions together out to wipe out Muslims who do not appease. Meanwhile concept of Islamic crescent was being moulded and Pakistan declared itself to be in possession of Nuclear bomb. This nuclear status of Pakistan came to be identified with Islamic Bomb. Pakistan can hardly be recognized as a sovereign state in the wake of developments and international law governing free states. The west and east seriously were concerned about this development and they have taken every logical step to see that Pakistan is not recognized as a responsible state and they are divested of Nuclear status. This also triggered the race for supremacy in the region. SAARC became meaningless. On the other hand, middle east peace prospects are dim, Israel is a reality and Jews cannot be underestimated, they control the financial system of the world. The concept of greater world in 1948 Brettonwoods agreement are indications of Jewish plans.
The 9/11 was a creation of their long standing policies. It was carried into effect to malign Muslims, the result was every Muslim was a suspect and are being persecuted throughout the globe. The war on terror which followed 9/11, every religious group identified itself and boarded this bandwagon of persecution of Muslims. A fear was created in the minds of Muslims all around, there was palpable fear among other people belonging to different faiths about the Muslims living around. A war cry was flashed across the globe to corner Muslims. The new terms hardliner, reactionary, fundamentalist have been tagged to address Muslims.
To counter radicalization of Islam talibanisation (they call it), Sufism as understood and distorted by west is being promoted. Rumi has become a household name in United States. Think tanks are preparing ground work for neutralizing such tendencies. Muslim youth are lured towards obscenity and power. This is all in the name of fighting terror. The think tanks are busy studying the mindset of such Muslims. The need of the hour is to study Islam in the true meaning of the word.
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