by Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
The betrayal and the punishment
Muslims are the only people on the earth assigned to work as the viceroy of the Almighty Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. It is indeed the highest honour that a human can ever imagine. This is the only reason that makes a man or woman to bear the title of a Muslim. The term “Muslim” is the emblem of total surrender to Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la. So it signifies that a Muslim becomes Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la’s own man or woman. Almighty Allah has two best gifts for the mankind: one for this worldly life and another one in the hereafter. The best gift in the hereafter is paradise. And the best gift for this worldly life is the holy Qur’an. In fact, this is the only gift that can take to paradise for an endless time. Since they possess the best gift, Muslims are the most blessed people in this world. The crime of betrayal of this great blessing is also huge. Such a betrayal is enough to take one to the hellfire.
The holy Qur’an works as the Book of service rules to work as Almighty’s deputies on the earth. As per the Qur’anic rules called sharia, they are entrusted with the responsibility to eradicate all injustices at levels and implement justice. Such a mission in life makes them the best people on the earth -as promised in sura Al-Imran, verse 110. The Muslims possess the only perfect and tested Prescription for all moral, social, political, cultural and economic ills of the mankind. The holy Qur’an is the only Roadmap –siratul mustaqeem to guide people towards paradise.
Ignoring a genuine prescription is a huge punishable crime in every law. Such a neglect causes disasters. The negligence of a nurse to deliver medication to patients as per doctors’ prescription causes deaths. It is a homicidal crime. Such a nurse can’t stay in her job. She finds her place in a prison. The same crime is being done by the Muslims vis-à-vis the Qur’anic prescription. The Muslims are the only people designated to treat all moral, societal and political ills as per this prescription. But what a betrayal! Such a prescription -the best gift for the mankind has no place even in Muslim countries, let alone non-Muslim countries. Except Afghanistan, all Muslim countries run their judiciary as per non-Qur’anic laws. It is an utter betrayal of the duty that instantly makes one kafir, zalim and fasiq –as announced in sura Maida, verse 44, 45 and 47. Can they go unpunished after committing such ugly crimes? Can they still stay as khalifa of Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la? The current world crises indeed owes to such criminal negligence of the Divine prescription. By such defiance, Muslims can only earn severe punishment. It is indeed the summit of all of their crimes.
Betrayal of potentials
Muslims neglect not only the bestowed Divine duty but also ignore the endowment of huge potentials. Other nations lie in the periphery of the world stage. But Muslims are in the heart of world’s geography, geopolitics, trade routes, oil and gas resources, solar energies, wheat-rice-cotton producing agricultural lands and human resources. They live in the birth place of all great religions and civilisations. They are in the midst of the battleground of all decisive civilizational wars that took place in the past. All civilizational war of the future will be fought in this area, too. China can’t get its energy and trade routes without passing through this area. The USA can’t get any foothold in world politics without military bases in this area. Russia can’t get access to international water routes without crossing this Muslim lands. Indian economy can’t survive without energy supply from the Muslims. It is squeezed between two Muslim states. India has to go through Bangladesh to its 7 provinces in the east.
The Muslim World spanning over three continents like Asia, Africa and Europe will decide the fate of the future world politics. The all big powers understand that. This is why the countries like the USA, China, the EU, Russia and India are doing everything to get dominance in Muslim countries. But unfortunately, the Muslims –the real stakeholders of the area show very little concern to take control of their own land. What an awful apathy! Their land, their men and their energy resources are being used to enhance others’ strength and dominance. And the Muslims continue to survive as the powerless and defenceless.
The divided Muslims and the curse
The only key strategy that can dramatically change the current world politics in favour of the Muslims is nothing else but the unity of the Muslims. Who knows better than Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’la about the most crucial route of glory? So Allah Sub’hana wa Ta’ala made it obligatory to stay united and also warned about the worst punishment for disunity –as revealed in sura Al-Imran verse 105. But unfortunately, Muslims have taken the path of disunity. So they continue to get punishment. And the punishment has its worst visible forms. It comes in the forms of enemy occupation, deaths, destruction, rape, humiliation and exploitation. So the Muslims face the occupation of Muslim lands like Palestine, Kashmir, East Turkistan, Arakan, and Mindanao. They face genocides, rape and torture in India, Myanmar, Central Republic of Africa and many other countries.
The enemies have their own strategy to keep Muslims powerless and defeated. Muslims have also home-grown internal enemies to help the enemies’ strategy. When the Arab, the Turk, the Kurd, the Iranians, the Moor, the Balkan Muslims and the Muslims of other areas could transcend their parochial priorities and identities they could get victory and honour. When they could hold fast unitedly the holy Qur’an, they were blessed with the immense mercy of Allah Sub’han wa Ta’la. They got victory over huge enemies.
But now the Muslims have left unity, therefore they qualify for the Divine curse. Awfully, the Muslims still fail to understand the core cause of their failure? So they still celebrate the division in the name of nation state, language, tribe, sect and race. Such divisive celebration can only please Shaitan and bring punishment from Allah Sub’hana wa T’ala. The history continues to prove that. 15/01/2022
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