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Jazakum Allahu khair for the link below. If it is true that the Qatari ‘leader’ helped Israel Defense Force (IDF) locate Hamas leaders (news link in the email below), then these leaders are definitely not working for their people. In that case who else is left that will protect people against the oppressors within and enemy without?
It is plain and simple that we have arrived at a point in time when true believers will not find any other protection and security but with other believers and Allah, The Almighty, and themselves. However, I ask myself…is Allah SWT’s help conditional or unconditional/unequivocal?
If I understand the following hadith correctly, it is as conditional upon us veering away from the Haraam, because if we are deeply stooped in the Haraam then Allah SWT does not have an obligation to assist us:
Abu Hurairah (rA’a) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (saas) said, “Allah The Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which he commanded the Messengers, and the Almighty has said: “O ye Messengers! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you”. Then he mentioned [the case of] a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying]: O Lord! O Lord! – while his food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful and he is nourished unlawfully, so how can he be answered! (related by Muslim: 10th Hadith from An Nawawi’s (rahimuhullah) “Forty Hadith”, translated by Ezzedin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies).
Allah SWT also operates on reciprocity (quid pro quo)…we have to meet our end of the bargain for Him SWT to extend His SWT help. When we become upright human beings as were the first three generations of Muslims we will begin to experience assistance from The Almighty.
Unfortunately, now our condition is pathetic. We have Imams who fight for positions, and Imams who do not care about changing our condition and are delivering Khutbah in Arabic in New Zealand when 95% of their congregation do not speak the language. Yet the flock/congregatin demands and insists on the Khutbah being in Arabic just to maintain the ‘form’ in Islam but there is no substance in the Khutbah that relates to our time.
In this sorry state we are receding into oblivion – neither going on the offensive (at least intellectually) nor defending Islam. The door is open for abuse of Islam and humiliation of Muslims. These are the things that our previous Imams were able diagnose and provide a way out of us. Unfortunately knowledge has been lifted by Allah SWT and we are in this sorry state.
Unless we make an effort and exert ourselves to improve our condition we should not expect that something is going to change magically by memorizing and chanting the Qur’an without reflection and comprehension so it can be applied. Like Allah SWT says in the Qur’an He SWT does not change the condition of a people who do not change themselves.
There is always a cause and effect for everything that happens to us as individuals and community…we just have to look harder at ourselves, our beliefs, our habits, our actions and measure against the first three generations to understand the gap and then be able to correct ourselves.
We have lost the Dunya and are about to lose the Akhira under the pressure of oppression. This has happened many times in the history of Islam, especially, during the times of Tartars in Baghdad. After all the massacres some people wondered how will Islam rise from this destruction. Nonetheless, Allah SWT destroys one community (sometimes even in the hands of His SWT enemies) and raises another community to carry out His SWT commands of reigning His SWT Deen to supreme position on this Earth.
We are no doubt going through a lowly state right now, and these are the growing pains and pangs of birth of Islam and Justice. It will rise again…the only question is will it be through us or some other people.
May Allah SWT make us the agents of change who will work through knowledge, wisdom, compassion and mercy, Aameen! The defining characteristic of this Ummah is Mercy. After all the starvation, violence and insecurity suffered in the hands of Dajjal and his helpers, humanity will return to peace through Justice balanced with Mercy of the True Deen of Allah Almighty.
There is a saying amongst addicts of vices…that healing only comes through admission. We need to admit where as Muslims have failed humanity before we can correct our path. Otherwise, there is a possibility that humanity will annihilate each other with weapons of mass destruction in the wrong hands, unlike any other time in history. The Prophet Muhammad (saas) changed the course of history once, and Muslims now have to cleanse themselves for Allah SWT to send a helper to unite, organize and lead the Ummah to the venerable/honourable position that Allah SWT meant us to have in this world. He SWT said we are the best Ummah created on the face of the universe, and we need to recognize this honour and act accordingly.
Otherwise, the Prophet (saas) said if we Muslims do not have the upper hand [of Justice] the non-Muslims will not only do injustice against each other, but will also do injustice against plants and animals. This is the reason why the Muslims have been placed by Allah SWT to be Khalifatul Eard – Vicegerents on the Earth.
I am afraid that human beings do not wake up willingly most of the time. We wake up only when we have experienced severe punishment (may Allah SWT protect us) which if my teachers’ analysis is correct is upon us in the way of WW III, which William Guy Carr wrote in his book “Pawns in the Game” in 1947 that it will start from the Middle-East.
Dr. Israr Ahmad (rahimahullah) wrote a little book (Lessons from History – Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Two Muslim Communities) in 1990, where he was that Allah SWT’s punishment will come first on the Arabs and then on Pakistan. He said on Arabs because Allah SWT revealed a book in their language and they did not establish the Deen, and on Pakistan because 3 million people gave their lives in 1948 in the separation of India and Pakistan to live under Allah’s Laws (as exemplified by the Prophet (saas) in Medina), which to this day it has not materialized. So it is time that Allah SWT will avenge their blood.
Allahu ‘alim…as to how much blood has to be shed this time for Justice to return. May Allah SWT give us patience through these trials and let us go as Muslims under any circumstance, and us time for Istaghfar. Aameen.
Attached is Dr. Israr Ahmad’s book for your own reading pleasure, awareness and self-correction with Allah SWT. For those who think I am extreme I only ask for time so they can witness the greatest atrocities mankind has ever seen is about to unfold, as is happening in Gaza and other Muslim lands.
May Allah SWT forgive me if I have said anything untrue about Allah SWT and His Messenger (saas), Ameen.
“All humans are dead except those who have knowledge; and all those who have knowledge are asleep except those who do good deeds; and those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere; and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry”. (Imam Shafi’ – may The Almighty Creator (Allah) be pleased with him.)
The Qatari Emir helped Israel to locate the Hamas leaders so they could be killed.