In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
MUSLIMS DESTINED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
Muslims –who come from every band of the color spectrum– is the best nation: “And thus We have made you an exalted nation that…” “You are the best nation raised up for men: you enjoin good and forbid evil and you believe in Allāh…” (Qur’an 2:143; 3:110).
Muslims are the people of hope: “And be not weak-hearted in pursuit of the enemy. If you suffer they (too) suffer. And you hope from Allāh what they hope not. And Allāh is ever Knowing, Wise.” (Qur’an 4:104).
The Qur’an gives success: “O man, We have not revealed the Qur’an to thee that thou mayest be unsuccessful”–(Qur’an 20:1-2).
Since Allāh, God, the Creator and Doer of what He wills is the One Who holds sway over all things and as He revealed His Qur’an for Islam/Muslims to be successful then Islam/Muslims cannot be failures or be defeated (we only have setbacks).
The history of Islam/Muslims have testified to the truth of Allāh, the Glorious and the High.
Muslims who oppose/militate against Shari’ah are kindling their Hell-fire with their tongues and limbs. They need to learn Islam. There is no system more equitable and just than Shari’ah.
ALLĀH the Glorious admonishes us: “Be not of those who split up their religion and become parties; every sect rejoicing in that which is with it”–(Qur’an 30:32). We must be fools to defy Allāh and foster sectism and expect Allāh to give us Jannah.
Difference of opinion and in interpreting the Qur’an does not remove one from Islam nor constitute disbelief –the judgment thereofis with Allah, He will make clear to us wherein we differ–(Qur’an 16:92; 39:46; 42:10-13. So which part of ‘Do not divide your religion; Allah will show us the truth of the matter wherein we differ’ do we not understand?)
Our common factors are Faith in Allāh and Messengership of Mohammad; Prayer, Zakaat, Fasting, and Hajj.
“The believers are brethren,
so make peace between your brethren”
“Never should a Believer kill a Believer”
“If a man kills a Believer intentionally,
his recompense is Hell,
to abide therein (For ever):
and the wrath and the curse
of Allāh are upon him,
and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him”
(Qur’an 49:10; 4:92, 93).
Every person who accepts the Holy Kalima –There is no God but Allah, Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah– is a Muslim. To call a believer in Allāh an unbeliever is like killing him–(Abu Dawud 15:33; Bokhari Vol. 1 #386. Vol. 8 #71, chapter 73–#’s 125 (A), 125 (B), 126).
Prophet Mohammad admonishes us: ‘After my death do not become DISBELIEVERS by cutting the necks of one another” –(Bokhari Vol. 9, #7, 539).
The Prophet saying Islam will have seventy sects is no license for sectism when Allāh the Highest instructs us to not divide ourselves. (Seems the rulers and generals have forgotten or not care they have to stand before Allāh and account for discarding His Law and betraying the trust of Muslims. Islam is “democracy.”1
“Has not the time yet come for the
believers that their hearts should be
humble for the remembrance of Allah
and the Truth that is revealed”
Has not the time yet come for Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Turkey, Sudan Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, and other Muslim nations to uproot and incinerate the cancer of sectism ravaging the Ummah of Mohammad and to unite under our Faith and in all matters from economic to military and protect each other (as Allāh requires–Qur’an 3:199; 8:60, 72-73)?
Has not the time yet come for East and West Pakistan to reunite?
(Every Masjid in the world is to be re-named, or have added to its name, the title Ummah of Mohammad–Islamic Centre, and identified by its street address).
This resplendent throne of celestial excellence is ever available for Muslims to ascend:
“Allāh has promised to those of you
who believe and do good that
He will surely make them rulers”
The venerable Caliph, ‘Umar, reminds us: “God gave us honor and greatness through Islam, and if we seek it now in other ways than those enjoined by Islam, God will again bring us into disgrace.”2
“certainly the remembrance of Allāh
is the greatest (force)”
“And trust in Allāh.
And Allāh is enough as
having charge (of affairs)”
“Surely Allāh will not fail in (His) promise”
“Allāh is the Friend of the dutiful”
(Qur’an 29:45; 33:3; 13:31; 45:19).
Hijrah 1438 (year 2017) can be our reunification date. It is not a stupendous task for us to be united –we already are, under the Holy Kalimah. The tribes of 7th century Arabia had lascivity, poetry and idolatry: they united. We have Allāh, the Prophet and Qur’an –the invincible trio: Power, Morality, Spirituality. With Allāh, the Prophet and Qur’an we have the world at our feet and eternity in our arms. Muslims are destined to be successful, victorious, and triumphant.
Let us embark on our destiny!
1. Islam is democracy. Islam allows freedom of religion–(Qur’an 2:256; 6:105-109; 9:107-108; 10:88-100; 18:29; 42:15; 50:45; 76:3; 109:1-6); freedom of movement, thought, and expression [though freedom of expression even in modern advanced societies would seem to have its limit when it advocates anarchy, and when it proves slanderous]–(4:140; 6:68, 108; 29:52); the pursuit of knowledge, and the acquisition of wealth and property–(2:274-275, 276-282; 35:12; 53:48; 62:10); to choose only those worthy of power and to exercise justice–(4:58); to govern by consultation/ counsel.–(3:158; 4:58; 42:38. (Here’s democracy for you; and 1400 years ago, while Europe was yet running around with flint tools and torches).
Muhammad Ali notes to Qur’an 42:38: “In this, Islam has laid the basis of Government by parliaments, and the idea found a clear practical expression in the early days of the Caliphate, when the Khalifah had to refer every important affair to counsel. It is strange indeed that Government by parliament is now looked upon by Europeans as an institution which is quite foreign to Islam and unsuited for the Muslim people” (This must be “Europeans” arrogance or ignorance of Islam; or both).
Without doubt, “equality and freedom of opinion were the two most important rights that Islam conferred on every individual,” as noted by Muhammad Ali. (The Early Caliphate p. 143). See Islam & democracy).
2. Noted in Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury & London, p. 100. (In his book K.K has obliterated Christians’ “mis-statements” against Islam. Read also his book The Sources of Christianity, in which he has shown without doubt that Christianity, as practiced is patent paganism–(Ref. Qur’an 9:30). These books or info on them may be obtained from www.muslim.org.