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State of Muslim Ummah - Why?



 

Why are Muslims in Trouble Today

From the day messenger of Allah publicly announced the message of islam and invited people to its teachings, life for him and other Muslims was made difficult. The message itself was one of peace and the freedom of choice to pray to the One deity, Allah the Merciful. This included the freedom to invite others to hear the teachings and essence of islam. They were, however,  not only not given this choice, they were ridiculed, persecuted and denied even the basic rights. 

 

This deen was the first to acknowledge equality of humans irrespective of their race, color, or place of origin 1400 years ago.The messenger of Allah was the first one to declare that all people are equal in his last khutbah. He was also the first to preach equality and respect for women in a way that made sense. That is, that you can not compare men and women. It is like comparing apples and oranges. The  problem in case if a conflict, was solved by Allah SWT who declared in the Quran that men are qawwam, meaning have the upper hand and final decision resides with man who was made the head of the househol, in case of a conflict. If a woman does not like the decision, she has the option of asking for separation called khula' .

 

It is interesting to note that no war was started by the messenger of Allah unless there was a reason for it.

 

Since that auspicious day in Mecca in the 5th year of the first revelation,  muslims have been targeted, bullied, misrepresented,  attacked and socially boycotted. This process continued and is still alive and the hatred keeps on growing stronger. Throughout history, muslims had to defend themselves which in a way helped them as they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 

 

In the end, this defensive posture gave rise to the idea,  that to have peace,  one has to be strong,  hence the rise of Muslim civilization and building of a large Islamic state. 

 

What is happening today to the muslims have many causes rooted in several areas.

1  Muslims loosing the understanding and practice of the fundamental teachings.

2. Arab culture going back to tribalism which messenger SAW cleaned up in just 23 years.

3. Interest in the worldly gains and forgetting their fundamental purpose of serving Allah SWT.

4. Islamic state turning to gaining power and wealth rather than following the sunnah of prophet SAW and his companions like Omar bin Khattab and Abu Bakr  Siddique. 

5. As more and more distant territories became part of the Islamic state, the local language and culture seeped in  to the degree that they outright became totally opposite to Islamic teachings 

6. This combined with pursuit of wealth and power, they forgot that their only connection with Allah SWT left for them is the Quran. They stopped learning the language of quran and hence the understanding and basic tenets.

7. The other damaging development of the fake version of sufism. This was the final nail in the coffin. The muslim started using Quran as a book of magic believing that an ayah wrapped  in a piece of paper would help them in succeeding. They started using Quran as means of healing and book of shifaa using its verses not as a message for how to live your life. Rather its use was to reading a particular verse 100,000 will achieve certain goals without even understanding it. Wherever the messenger of Allah guided us to recite something multiple times. It was for  understanding and solidifying your faith

8. The rise of industrial west helped in diverting the philosophy of life even among Muslim thinkers. Although there is a lot to be learned from this development, it could be done without loosing the fundamentals principles of islam.

 

More on the subject of Muslim persecution history and fall of Muslim influence.

 

 

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