"The enemies of Faith would fain put out Allah's Light, but Allah's Light
will shine more glorious than ever. Wealth is for use and on trust for mankind:
Hoard not, nor misuse it. Fight a Straight Fight in the Cause of Right:
Go forth bravely to strive and struggle and prove yourselves worthy of Almighty Allah."
[Synopsis of Surah Al-Tawbah Verses 30-42]
Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala appointed the Ummah of His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam as the torchbearers of humanity and to testify to the Absolute Truth because the success of humanity depends upon the Muslim nation leading mankind onto the Straight Path.....The Path of Seerathal Mustaqeem. The world today is in chaos and we have reached the stage in the history of our nation that was predicted by our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam when he said: [I quote from Abu Daud and Baihaqi].
"Soon there will be nations who will pounce upon
you just like an animal would pounce on his prey."
Alas it is indeed so very sad to note that we were warned of what would happen to us when the forces of evil would pave and prepare the way for the inevitable coming of the accursed Dajjal. We have known about it for the past fourteen hundred years but we have continued to wander through life in a deep slumber, confused, totally disunited, ignorant and chasing after name and fame and amassing the treasures of the Doonya. We continue to witness the approaching disaster almost on a daily basis. The rape, the plunder, the brutality, the subjugation, and genocide against the Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Algeria, Syria, Libya, Egypt, the Caucasus, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosova, Somalia and the Philippines.
The annihilation of the Muslim nation continues with little assistance from the international community to bring this madness to an end. Everyday, the ungodly signs of approaching doom seems evident with greater frequency just like the scattering of the beads from a snapped Tasbee. Very plainly speaking - Islam and the Muslim Ummah are under siege. When will we, who have been raised for the benefit of mankind, awake from our deep slumber and start analyzing the situation from an Islamic perspective? How long will we continue to wait before we chalk out a correct line of action to follow in order to fulfill our divine duty for the salvation of mankind?
Is it not true that we have not awakened as yet from our very deep slumber? The Muslim nation is passing through a time of unprecedented stress and gravity, a time that calls for the utmost moral and physical effort on the part of every individual Muslim. It is precisely because of our lack of spiritual integrity that we have fallen so low and unless we regain it quickly we will remain lost in the wilderness of confusion. I am addressing my concerned brothers and sisters in Islam who realize the desperate crisis confronting the entire Muslim nation.
I am talking and addressing all those who are concerned and dedicated to the Divine Truth of our Glorious Din. The Truth that Islam has to offer to the world and to a confused humanity. I am talking to those Muslims who have the courage to face the facts as they are and who, in short, desire not only to serve the Din of Al-Islam but to live it totally and completely for the Pleasure of none other than Almighty Allah Tabaraka Wata'ala. Our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam said that the rightful believers would face extreme trials and tribulations. Since the birth of Nabee Adam Alayhis Salaam to the Day of Reckoning, there will be no greater danger to fear than the tribulations of Dajjal. This will be the most difficult period in the life of the Muslim nation till Kiyamah. [Sahih al-Bukhari]. Yes, it appears that we have now entered that phase.
At a time like this, it is imperative that we begin to take stock of our lives as Muslims and show that our faith in Almighty Allah Azza Wajjal is strong enough to withstand the pressure of these hard and difficult times. We cannot go on like this at this crucial juncture in the history of our nation when the entire Muslim world is in the throes of a crisis that may jeopardize Islam's validity as a way of life for a long time to come. In the words of the late Muhammad Asad: "Let us be honest with ourselves and admit that we have strayed far away, indeed, from the ideology provided by the Glorious Qur'an and Sunnah. Ours is an old, old story of the rich man's son who has squandered his splendid patrimony and now wallows in the gutter."
The appearance of Dajjal will be possible, only when Shaytaan has consolidated his hold on the world, to the uttermost extent. That means that satanic concepts and systems will dominate all other systems, cultures and individuals. Every opposing system will be overwhelmed and destroyed. The system of Dajjal will come into effect and will annihilate all opposing systems, all opposing cultures and finally, all opposing nations. No individual will be allowed to lead a life according to divine values and beliefs. All opposing systems will be outlawed and they will be declared terrorist. All opposing cultures will meet the same fate. These then are the real dangers that threatens humanity.
The struggle between the Muslim Ummah and the forces of Dajjal is a contest between two sets of opposing world-views. The mission of the forces of Dajjal is to bring the mission of Shaytaan to a successful conclusion so that Dajjal himself can make his appearance. On the other hand the followers of Nabee Muhammad Al-Mustapha Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam must fulfill their roles of vicegerents to gain the Pleasure of Almighty Allah and to lead humanity out of darkness and onto the Royal Highway leading to the Path of Seerathal Mustaqeem.
This tug-of-war between the Will of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala and the forces of Dajjal, is in fact a war between truth and falsehood. Thus the very same threats and dangers envisaged, as would be prevailing on the eve of the advent of Dajjal, have become a reality. It has been foretold that the satanic system would have been established as a precursor prior to the advent of Dajjal. This system will now proceed to eliminate all other opposing systems. Anyone opposing the system will be branded an outlaw and declared a terrorist. You are either with us or against us! Our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam is reported to have said and I quote the Hadith from Sahih Muslim.
"The time will come when a dismal form of evil will overtake the Muslims.
None will be able to withstand the onslaught. Evil will grow to the extend
when a believer who is a true Muh'min in the morning will become a kafir by
nightfall. Such a person will sell his or her Imaan for small worldly gain."
Most certainly, under such circumstances, whoever is a true and committed Muh'min who lives only for the Pleasure of Almighty Allah Jallah Wa'ala would be asking for death because occupying oneself in Ibadah would be equal in status to Hijrah for the purpose of joining our Beloved Nabee - Rahmathul Liel Ala'meen. Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam who in a Hadith related by Muslim said:
"In the face of certain death and destruction, the
worship of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala
is like migration towards me."
The system of Dajjal possesses the most sophisticated technology and capabilities to observe everything that is happening in any part of the world. Any state declared to be "terrorist" would face the same fate as Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Bosnia, Kosova, Somalia, Syria, the Philippines, Egypt, Libya, Chechnya and the Caucasus regions. There can be no mistake but the day is coming when a Muh'min, who engages himself or herself on any tenet of Islam will suffer the consequences and declared a terrorist. Yes, every act of Ibadah whether one follows the injunctions of Salaat, Zakat, Fasting or Hajj will be declared acts of terrorism. It has already commenced with the wearing of Hijab so need I say more?
Islam is a message of Truth that is in constant need for messengers to deliver it to the world. Yes, the Heavenly revealed Book of Almighty Allah is there, the guidance of our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam is there, the testimony of history is there, but where are the Muslims? Where are the messengers? Where are the Mujahids of Allah? They do not exist. What exists in the world today is "de-Islamized" and "de-politicized" Muslim leaders throughout Muslim states who have the audacity to call themselves Muslims because the brand of Islam that they practice is a vague shadow of the Islam described in the magnificent words of the Most Glorious Qur'an.
We Muslims of today must practice an Islam with the true spirit of a vicegerent, an Islam with a divine message to humanity, an Islam with a divine mission, an Islam with ambition, an Islam with the identity of a true Muh'min. Unless we can achieve all this, I can assure you that Islam will never revolutionize the world, as it once did. Muslims who are true to the Din of Almighty Rabbul Ala'meen; Muslims in thought and in action, Muslims in theory and in practice, Muslims in private and in public, Muslims in spirit and in intellect, Muslims who will protect and safeguard the honour of Islam and the Muslim nation, Muslims who are more than willing to care and share and above everything else, Muslims who are prepared to face and confront the Fithnah and the intense hatred towards Islam by the followers of Dajjal.
The road to produce such Muslims is long and hard. The very first step would be to raise a generation of Muslims who will take pride in their great faith. A generation of dedicated Muslims whose identity is purely Islamic. A generation of Muslims for whom Islam comes first and every thing else - i.e. national, ethnicity, racial, linguistic identity, geographic etc. - comes a distant second- a generation that totally believes in what the great Khalifah Hazrat Omar Radhiallahu Ta'ala Anhu once said:
"It is only because of Islam that we gained 'Izzah'
(honour, dignity, and pride), and if we seek 'Izzah'
outside of Islam, Almighty Allah will humiliate us."
Alhumdoelillah! Yes, we are Muslims, and we are the Ummah of the greatest man who walked upon this earth. If being a dedicated Muslim is a sin in the eyes of its avowed enemies then we will gladly plead guilty to that, and we praise Almighty Allah Jallah Wa'ala for blessing us with such a divine gift for which we are extremely grateful for. Our nation must act in accordance with the Most Holy and Glorious Qur'an in order to combat the hazards of this great evil that all the Ambiya Alayhim Salaam have warned and cautioned their respective Ummah's about. If we reflect and study the conduct of the followers of Dajjal, we note that which arouses their intense hatred is the threat to their ungodly system of murder, injustice, domination and subjugation.
Islam does not and can never recognize such interests as violate the criteria of justice and human dignity. Islam seeks to abolish them. It is this kind of human being which is the greatest threat to the avowed enemies of mankind, whose domination depends on enslaving others and depriving them of their God-given dignity as human beings. A study of the Most Noble and Glorious Qur'an and Hadith reveals that Almighty Allah Rabbul Ala'meen desire every Muh'min to be steadfast in pursuing the duties connected with his or her position and status among his or her fellow humans, for in this is the deliverance of humanity.
Another fact reveals that our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam has given us comprehensive and specific instructions for upholding Truth and justice and combating the onslaught of Dajjal and his forces of evil. The greatest aspirations of mankind today is towards the establishment of a peaceful, humane and just international order. The immediate order of the day in the face of all the hatred, the Fithnah, the trials and the challenges facing the Muslim Ummah is that we live, act and behave like a united Ummah, an Ummah raised for the benefit of mankind, a caring, sharing and loving Ummah and an Ummah in the true sense of the word. It is our Islamic duty to take a strong public stand and save the Doonya from sinking further into the quicksand of certain destruction.
Today Islam is the only force on the world stage that can challenge and oppose the efforts of the arrogant agents of Dajjal. It is the divine duty of the Muslim Ummah to prevent putting humanity in chains and to bring about a new "world disorder" based on the satanic system of universal slavery and subjugation. These enemies of humanity have set themselves up against Almighty Allah Rabbul Ala'meen and His Beloved Rahmathul Liel Ala'meen and have been warned by the Most Exalted and Glorious Creator and Sustainer of the inevitable punishment awaiting them in the Aghirah [verse 13 of Surah Al-Anfal].
"And whoever sets himself against Allah
and His Prophet shall be sternly punished."
And Almighty Allah knows best.
Baarak Allaahu Feekum wa-sal-Allaahu wa-Sallam 'alaa
Nabiyyinaa Muhammad Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam.