Downfall of the Muslims: A Review (Part-4)
By Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal
The most important agenda of Islam is to connect humans with their Almighty Creator. For a human, nothing is more important than this connectivity with his Supreme Lord. Whether a man will reach heaven or hell is solely decided on this single factor. The basis of this Divine connectivity of a believer is the perfect congruity of his vision, mission and objective with that of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. For that, one needs to hold fast the teaching of the holy Qur’an. But now, the Muslims are known for a deeper disconnection. Their vision, mission, ideologies, politics, warfare, law, constitutions, education and culture show little or no connection with the objective of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His final Book of guidance –the holy Qur’an. Moreover, the state and the institutions that the last prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam built in those early days of Islam, hasn’t been accepted as a model in the state building. With such disconnection from Almighty Lord, the holy Qur’an and the last prophet (peace be upon him), if the Muslims had achieved any success, peace or glory, that would have easily nullified any need of Islam for any human. But, that didn’t happen in any part of the Muslim World. Instead, such disconnection has caused catastrophic deviation from the straight path (siratul mustaqeem); and has led to a destination far away from the early Muslims. The difference is so huge and the failure is so disgraceful that one can genuinely ask whether today’s Muslims believe in same Islam and follow the same Qur’an.
Today, in the Muslim life, the symptoms of disconnection from Allah Sub’hana wa ta’la are huge. Such disconnection can only lead to spiritual cum moral death. Because of such spiritual and moral death, they could easily alienate from Qur’anic roadmap and align with the enemies to execute their agenda. This is why, those who oppose the practice of sharia, hudud, khilafa, jihad, Muslim unity and other basics are not the native non-Muslims; they are the spiritually dead Muslims. The disease has already spread like an epidemic. Hence, the warmongering imperialist invaders are not alone in their war against Islam; millions of the so-called Muslims also support and join their occupation and killing. Hence, in 2003, while the USA and the British Army invaded Iraq, millions of Iraqis welcomed them. In 2016, while the Russian war planes were busy in flattening the city of Aleppo, Raqqa and Idlib, the Syrian depot Basher al-Assad, the Iranian President Ruhani and the Turkish President Erdogan were busy in cementing their relation with the killer Vladimir Putin. Even in 1917, the imperialist invaders were not alone to dismantle the Osmania Khilafa; they could recruit millions of mercenaries from the Muslim countries to fight their war. The British, alone, could recruit more than a million Arab Muslims –especially the Egyptians, in their Army. The other imperialists like the French and the Italians also got similar successes. Hundreds of thousands of the Arabs died for the Western imperialists’ cause in the World Wars. It is astonishing to note that such a large number of Arab Muslims never fought any war for Islam in any segment of the Muslim history; nor did they die for Islam in such a huge number either. Their spiritual death was so complete that they detested to sell their life in exchange of deathless life in paradise –as was asked in sura Taubah, verse 111. But they sold the same amanah of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la only for a salary of less than a hundred pound per month to the kuffars. Thus the Arab contribution in the disintegration cum subjugation of the Arab World and in the creation of their own enemy –Israel, is immense.
The state of the Indian Muslims was not different either. More than two hundred thousand Indian Muslims fought as mercenaries for the British imperialism only in the First World War. They fought war against the Khalifa’a Army; thousands of them died to occupy Iraq and Syria for the British colonialists. It was 100 per cent haram in Islam. But their spiritual and moral death depleted their ability to detest such a haram act. All the ruling military elites of Pakistan like General Eskander Mirza, General Ayub Khan, and General Yahiya Khan and other senior Army officers suffered from the same moral and spiritual death. They started their life as the perfect mercenary of the colonial British. Later on, these Trojan Horses of the enemy and the ideological cum cultural converts of the West could easily grab the highest post of the country. As despotic ruler, they could successfully stop the Islamisation of Pakistan –the life line for its united survival. Thus they could start the process of rapid ideological as well as physical meltdown of Pakistan –a country that was created with a great Islamic ambition by the pan-Islamic coalition of the South Asian Muslims. In Pakistan –especially in its eastern wing, even the success of the cow-worshipping Indian infidels were huge. They could easily recruit millions of Muslims to kill fellow Muslims and destroy United Pakistan in 1971. The enemy’s success in quick occupation and destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq and now in Syria also owes to the same spiritual and moral death. Millions of Muslims and the pro-occupation governments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Turkey, and many other Muslim countries have already joined the USA or Russia-led coalition in its destructive war in the Muslim World. So, the rate of deaths, destruction, rapes and eviction in the Muslim countries has attained a new high.
A Muslim’s self-sacrificing jihad in the way of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la’s is not utopian. While the so-called Muslims can join in millions for the cause of the imperialist kuffars, why the true Muslims shouldn’t join jihad for Almighty Allah? Such a spirit generates spontaneously in those who have true iman and build strong spiritual connection with Him. Only such a linkage can pull them out of the hell-bound satanic track; and guide them towards the paradise. Such a certainty of an auspicious outcome 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). Therefore, those who seek straight path to paradise, the above verse gives them a crucial message. It makes “holding fast Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la” an obligatory necessity. The verse has tremendous depth and dimensions. The question arises, how can one hold fast to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la? To understand the implication of the verse, one needs to fully understand what does it mean by holding fast to Him?
No one on the earth could ever see Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala. But that never stopped the prophets and their companions to build strong linkage with Him. For such linkage, the holy Qur’an and the last prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam showed the most effective and the most sustainable way. Holding fast to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la doesn’t have any physical implication; instead, it provides very powerful spiritual, ideological and political connotation. Holding fast to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la means holding fast His prescribed religion, vision, mission, agenda, laws, hudud, khilafa and fighting a life-long jihad for full implementation of His Sovereignty on earth. Although Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala is invisible, but His mighty presence is easily recognisable through His immense worlds of creations, the Divine Books and the chain of prophets. He also expresses Himself through His proclaimed vision, mission and agenda, as revealed in His final book of guidance -the holy Qur’an. Through recitation of the holy Qur’an, His Supreme Power, the Wisdom, the Law, the Order and the Guidance become distinctly audible and understandable even to a layman. Therefore, there exists no problem to hold fast those Laws, the Orders and the Guidance in practical life. Only this way, the issue of holding fast the Almighty Lord -as has been asked in the above verse gets fully practised. The early Muslims excelled in that; hence could achieve the full benefit of being guided towards the paradise. But today, the Muslims are going in the opposite direction. Instead of holding fast the Guidance of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la, they are holding fast the imperialist kuffars and their evil ideologies. As a result, secularism, nationalism, racism, capitalism, socialism, fascism and despotism get bumper growth in the Muslim World. And holding fast these evil ideologies can only lead to an eternal life in the hellfire.
It is the great Wisdom of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la that the holy Qur’an was not revealed as engraved tablets –as was the case with other Divine books. Instead, it came down piece by piece as the recitation. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) received the holy Qur’an as a recitation from the angel Jibrael (AS); and he recited the same to his companions. The word “Qur’an” itself means recitation. Hence, it needs only the listening and memorising skills and the faculty of understanding to get the message deep down into the heart. Therefore, even an illiterate slave, shepherd, trader or farmer could get directly connected with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la through recital of His Own wordings. Thus they could become the best educated man or woman in the entire history of mankind. In the golden days of Islam, the urge to be firmly connected with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la was very intense. Even the new converts from non-Arab lands gave more emphasis to learn the original language of the Qur’anic message. As a result, non-Arab countries like Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, and Mali became Arab country.
With the emergence of a class of clergy among the Muslims, a process of brahmanisation started. The Brahmins belong to the highest cast in the Hindu hierarchy of idolaters in India. They possess the exclusive right to interpret the books of Hindu religion and conduct the religious rituals. They have also successfully embedded a coercive belief in the Hindu psyche that if a non-Brahmin interprets the religion, he will face the wrath of the deities. Thus, they could easily extinguish any appetite for seeking religious education among the non-Brahmins. That happened among the Muslims, too. With the emergence of a class of clergy, the spirit of seeking knowledge on Islam quickly died out. The Qur’nic knowledge and its language turned captive in their hand. As a result, the spiritual linkage with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la got badly affected. A new sect of sufi or darwish appeared with an exclusive claim as the intermediary to help in setting such a linkage. They positioned themselves as the gatekeepers of the spiritual journey; even invented their own tarika (roadmap) for that. Whereas, in setting a linkage with the Almighty Lord, no one needs an intermediary –the early Muslims didn’t need either. Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has given the direct contact line for that. He has given a promise: “You remember me, I shall remember you”. (Sura Baqara, verse 152).
Such a class of clergy, sufi or darwish never existed in the days of the prophet (peace be upon him) and the rightly guided caliphs. They could only appear in the days of decadence. With their emergence, the Muslims got rapidly de-educated and de-Islamised. The clergy could hide a highly alarming Qur’anic Truth that without Qur’anic knowledge it is impossible to fear Allah; as a result, equally impossible to be a true Muslim. The Truth was revealed in the following verse: “Of all His servants, only those who have knowledge fear Allah”. (Sura al-Fatir, verse 28). Hence, knowledge is indispensable. As per above verse, an ignorant man can be something else, but can never be a true Muslim. Only the Qur’anic knowledge can gives the needed capability to comprehend the Greatness of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. And, only such knowledge can generate true fear of Him and can provide the proper insights vis-à-vis servitude towards Him. The early Muslims never belittle the importance of this most decisive factor in life. Therefore, seeking Qur’anic knowledge received the highest priority in their life. But now, the Muslim has taken the opposite route. Rote recitation of the holy Qur’an receives more importance than the understanding. As a result, although the clergy could preserve the monopoly, the Ummah continues to sink in darkness.
The fake spirituality
The Divine connectivity cum spirituality of a Muslim does not mean mere remembrance (zikr) or glorification (tasbeeh) of the holy name of Almighty Lord. Rather, it is the deep commitment to abide by His every Qur’anic decree. It is indeed the remembrance and fulfilment of the assigned role that has been sanctioned by Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. True faith and the true spirituality of a believer get expressed only through commitment to fulfil the assigned role. Such a 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 prescribed law –called sharia. Moreover, a true Muslim can’t show any leniency in executing the sanctioned punishment (hudud) on the convicts. It is indeed a rebellion against the ruling of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. While Almighty Lord doesn’t show any leniency to the criminals in His law, how a believer dare show any leniency to them? But such rebellion has been the dominant culture in the Muslim World. Such a culture of rebellion has also dismantled many basic pillars of Islam. As a result, many obligatory basics like establishing sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa, Muslim unity and jihad (holy war) in His way survive only as some non-issues. Whereas, the last prophet (peace be upon him) never practised Islam without practising these basics. Absence of such core Qur’anic prescription indeed works as an authentic marker of disconnection from Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. No amount of religious rituals or tasbeeh or zikr can’t repair this disconnection. Even millions of mosque and religious madrasa can’t do it either. Success, honour or glory comes only as the blessing from Almighty Lord. But how a Muslim can deserve that with such disconnection? Instead, their connectivity with the evil ideologies and the evil forces is huge. Kufr laws in the judiciary, riba in banking, prostitution in the societies, and nationalism, racism, tribalism and despotism in politics and partnership with enemy coalition are indeed the evidences of such connection.
Fake spiritual linkage doesn’t stay hidden; rather gets exposed through detachment from the fundamental basics of Islam like sharia, hudud, shura, khilafa and the Muslim unity. They stay far off from the proclaimed vision, mission, and objective of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. They rather detest any jihad for establishing a sharia-based state in any part of the World. Due to such spiritual detachment, the ongoing bloody occupation, death, rapes and destruction in the Muslim World do not touch the mind of these diseased people on earth. The tears, the groaning, the mourning from the land of occupied Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Arakan do not reach these sufi khanqa, halaqas or shrines. In the name of Sufism such fake spirituality has turned into a terrible disease in the Muslim World. The disease has metastasised in almost every aspects of the Muslim life and has already damaged the immunity of the Ummah against any enemy invasions. Because of its damaging impact on the Muslims’ immunity, the enemy occupations, deaths, rapes and destructions in the Muslim lands raise little protest or resistance. As a result, neo-colonialism could take control much more areas of the Muslim lands. The army garrison in the Muslim lands of Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, UAE, Bahrain, Somalia, Mali, Turkey, and many more Muslim countries is a clear marker of such occupation. Because of spiritual death, it is not surprising that sizable number of the Muslims adapt the enemy law, culture, ideology and life-style as their own. They even compete each other to be a partner in the enemy’s war on Islam.
Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la has described the holy Qur’an as His own (connecting) rope; and the believers have been asked to hold fast the rope unitedly and warned not to divide. It shows as well as pulls the believers along the straight path (siratul mustaqeem) towards the paradise. Since Qur’an is the book of His revelation; whoever wants to connect with the Almighty Allah, must connect with the revelation. There exist no alternative. During the initial 11 years of prophet-hood, there was no five times prayer, month-long fasting or haj -as exist today. In those long years, recital of the holy Qur’an, standing erect in perfect serenity of the deep nights, was practised as the prayer. It worked amazingly to transcend the Divine message deep down into the believers’ heart. The Almighty Allah Himself thus could talk directly to the inner faculty of a believer in His Own words. Salah thus works as virtual meeraj of a believer. Internalisation of the Qur’anic revelation thus worked effectively to build strong connectivity with Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. It is indeed the true spirituality of a man or a woman. But such Divine methodology does not work in noisy and chaotic sufi khanqa, darwishi circles or holy shrines –where recitation of the Qur’an receives little importance. Hence, a person may spend thousands of nights in those sufi khanqa, ijtimas, circles or shrines, but his spirituality turn fake.
The travesty of zikr
While driving a car on a busy motor way, even a very brief inattention may cause disaster. Similar calamity may happen while leading the life on a politically, culturally and ideologically turbulent world. It is such a crucial task that no one can afford any failure. Accidental death on a motor way doesn’t take one to the hellfire. But failure in leading the life on the assigned roadmap definitely takes one to the hellfire. It is eternal. In fact, a man’s all amount of talent, wisdom, knowledge, skills and sagacity is tasted on this single task; not on science, technology, industry or any other skill. Like failure, life’s ultimate success is also eternal. Hence, it is the most crucial issue in life. For success, it needs constant focus on the entrusted role. In Islam, such constant focus cum remembrance is called zikr. But travesty of zikr has played a terrible role to cause the current downfall. Zikr never entails only the counting of the name of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Rather, it is the constant reminder to one’s own self vis-à-vis the all-encompassing mercy of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and also about his own role as His assigned khilafa (viceroy) on earth. It is also the constant mindfulness of the message, the command and the obligation that have been revealed to him through the holy Qur’an. For giving such reminder again and again, even the holy Qur’an itself has been described as zikr. In order to stay constantly on the right track, it also needs constant vigilance for not getting deviated from the roadmap. It is called taqwa. Both zikr and taqwa must work together in a believer to help him treading down the straight path to the paradise
Zikr is a powerful tool to connect people with the Almighty Lord. Zikr is always reciprocal. Whenever a true believer remembers Allah Sub’hana Ta’ala, the Almighty Lord also replies his zikr by remembering him. In the holy Qur’an, Allah Sub’hana Ta’ala has made a solemn promise on that, “You remember Me, I will remember you.”–(Sura Baqara, verse 152). But when Allah Sub’hana Ta’ala remembers someone, it brings blessing. But it is conditional. In the same verse, He has asked the believer to be grateful unto Him; and must not be a rebel against Him. A believer must prove his truthfulness of belief through action. That should happen also in the case of zikr. But how one can be remembered by Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la when he himself stays oblivious of His mercy and neglects the specific role delegated to him. In this field, the Muslims’ failure is massive. In the name of zikr, they indeed run an ugly travesty of zikr. In such travesty, counting and reciting the name of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la attained a ceremonial dimension. For that, people even run special circles (halaqa) and raise special premises (sufi khanqa). But in the premises of politics, culture, education, judiciary, media and warfare, the ongoing zikr tells something more awful. It is a pure disease. It is indeed the practice and the ceremonial glorification of the evil. The symptoms of the disease gets truly expressed through evil ideologies, sick behaviour and misdeeds of the people. In their midst, the Qur’anic message, the Islamic education, sharia, khilafa, jihad and other basics of Islam stay clearly ignored.
Turning away from Islam -the Divine roadmap, is itself a punishable crime. It does not need to kill, rape or torture someone to get into the hellfire. Even an active or passive act of defiance against Qur’anic Truth is enough to get an infinite stay in the hellfire. Such a man gets possessed by Shaitan, and as companion of Shaitan gets into hellfire. The holy Qur’an is very explicit on that. This is indeed the punishment for staying away from Divine Truth. A Muslim gets protection from hellfire by being possessed by the Truth of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. As a result, he get engaged in fulfilling His agenda. It is a life-long process; and it generates not only life-long zikr, but also fikr (thought cum contemplation) and action in His way. But those who disengage from His mission, get Shaitan as the comrade and guide. And whoever gets Shaitan as the comrade and guide, how can he think of straight path to paradise? For such crime, many mighty nations in the past were erased from the surface of the earth. The same warning comes to the Muslims, too. It is revealed, “And whoever turns himself away from zikr of the Beneficent Allah, We appoint for him Shaitan, so he becomes his associate. And most surely they turn them away from the (straight) path, (but) they still think that they are rightly guided.”–(Sura Zukhruf, verse 36-37). Hence, whoever wants to get protected from Shaitan, zikr should be the most integral part of his life -irrespective of time, place and works. As a result, a Muslim can’t run any business, politics, administration, judiciary, warfare or intellectual work without zikr and a fear of deviation from the Divine straight path. Absence of sharia, hudud, shura, Islamic education, khilafa and jihad in a Muslim land gives a true measure how far its people have turned away from remembrance of Allah Subhana Ta’la. In such context, Shaitan becomes the imposed comrade and guide on their shoulder. And with Shaitan as a guide, how can they protect themselves from satanic deviations? Is there any doubt that the whole Muslim World is already in the grip of Shaitan? Absence of sharia, hudud, jihad and khilafa from every bit of the Muslim land give clear evidence for that. Millions of mosque, madaras and scores of ijtamas couldn’t release the Muslims from the grip of these evil forces.
Mother of all crimes
Murder, rape, robbery, thievery, torture and other punishable crimes are the symptoms of a core crime. The core crime is indeed to turn blind eye to Almighty Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His revealed code of life –called Islam. It causes serious deprivation of Divine guidance. Embargo on foods and drinks causes physical death. Hence, it is a cold-blooded murder. But more catastrophic crime is committed through deprivation of Divine guidance. It causes moral cum spiritual death. Such moral cum spiritual death can only bring eternal agony in the hellfire; hence much worse than the physical death. Awfully, such horrendous crime against more than a billion people is being committed by the anti-Islamic secular rulers of the Muslim countries through their government and non-government institutions. Hence they are the worst enemies of the mankind: much worse than any mass murder or ethnic cleanser. They fiercely oppose the establishment of an Islamic state only to continue their heinous crime. Thus they perfectly fit into the satanic agenda.
Because of moral cum spiritual death, a kafir fails to distinguish even the most monstrous crimes from good deeds. This is why, colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, fascism, ethnic cleansing, war of occupation, World Wars, dropping nuclear bombs and industrial scale of mass killing by gas chambers could be comfortably practised and sanitised in kuffar counties; and never in a Muslim country. Throughout the whole history of mankind, denial of Divine guidance always worked as the mother of all crimes. It could breed innumerable brands of evil ideologies that caused the worst havocs on earth. The followers of these ideologies could kill more than 75 million people only in two World Wars. The moral pathology of such criminals have been exposed in a very short narrative of the holy Qur’an. It is revealed: “And the kafirs (denier of the Qur’anic guidance) are the jalims (oppressors cum criminals).”–(Sura Baqara, verse 254). Therefore, kufr (denial of Qur’anic guidance) is not an innocent act. Nor does it come alone; it brings all sorts of zulm (oppression cum crimes), too. Therefore, it is unthinkable that such a kafir can ever be acquitted of crimes. His single act of denial of the Divine guidance (kufr) indeed opens the flush gates of crimes not only his private life but also in politics, economy, education, culture, warfare, judiciary and other fields. Such crimes take the perpetrator straight to the hellfire. Hence, freeing a country from these criminals is the greatest piety in Islam. Most of the companions sacrifices their life to do that. Only this way one can end the evil occupation of the criminals; and can build the safest path to the haven. The last prophet (peace be upon him) of Islam and his companions set illustrious examples to show how to do that great job.
Humans’ ultimate success is directly and entirely linked with mercy of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. It is His mercy and guidance that give men and women ultimate success in this world and takes them to the paradise. Hence, nothing can be more important than making a strong relationship with Him. Delinking with Him is, in fact, delinking with the Qur’anic roadmap; hence opens the gateway to the hellfire. Hence, any act of such delinking with the Divine guidance is indeed the greatest crime on earth. Only the people with deeper disbelief and arrogance can think of that. In the name of sports, cultural shows, TV shows, songs, operas, clubs, pubs and many other intoxicating tools operate in a society to de-link people from Almighty Allah. Such an act of forgetting Almighty Lord make people easily forgetful of their own destiny. It depletes their ability to distinguish their own benefit from the wrong. As a result, he can take the terrible route towards hellfire without an iota of thought or contemplation. To make himself perfectly fit for the hellfire, he also join the kuffar army to do ugliest atrocities against the innocent Muslims. The Muslim World, especially the whole Middle East is embedded with such criminals. What Israel is doing against the people of Palestine, the rulers of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Yemen are doing the same against the Muslims. Moreover, they have taken the murderous USA and Russia as the closest ally. So, they have taken the same route towards the hellfire with the established kuffars. It is indeed the perfect symptom of betrayal against Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la and His prophet’s (peace be upon him) tradition. And what else would be the worst transgression than these? Only those who forget their own destiny in the hereafter, can commit such horrendous crimes. So it is revealed, “And (O people) do not be like those who forgot Allah (i.e. His Vision, Mission and Objective) so He made them forget themselves. Those are the people who are definitely the transgressors. –(Sura al-Hashr, verse 19).
Forgetting the dearest one has never been a moral or civilised act in any society. Hence, how can one forget the remembrance of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la who has created him as one of the best creation on earth and has given him the Divine guidance and can give him an eternal place in the paradise? Forgetting His remembrance is indeed an utter ungratefulness to His Supreme Beneficence. It is a crime of inflicting the self-imposed blindness on the conscience; hence brings punishment not only in this world, but also in the hereafter. Even for unlawful killing of people, no one will be resurrected as eternal blind in the hereafter. But such blindness will be enforced on those who turn blind eye to remembrance of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. Thus, an extra distressful agony will be added to his suffering in the hellfire. It is revealed, “And whosoever turns away from My remembrance, his life will narrowed down (constrained) and We will raise him up blind on the day of Resurrection. He will say, “O my Lord, why have You raised me up blind while I had sight before? Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la will say, “Thus did you, when Our signs came to you, you disregarded them; so this day you will be disregarded, too.”–(Sura Ta’Ha, verse 124-126). The Almighty Lord wants to eradicate the mother of all crimes; hence, wants to make people constantly mindful and thoughtful of His Supreme Beneficence and guidance. Only such remembrance keeps people focussed on the key agenda of life. But such remembrance of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la must not stay only on the lips of a believer; rather needs to be reflected through his deeds and deep political commitment. A true Muslim must engage in ending the system of forced-feeding of lies through secular education, media, culture, and politics. For that, it direly needs an Islamic state and its institution –as was established during the golden days of Islam. Otherwise, the Islamic project of saving people from hellfire is destined to fail.
(To be continued)