Insulting the Nabi SAW

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"Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them."

[Surah Al A'raf verse 157]

Wa Ba'd:

Anybody who has studied the Most Noble and Holy Qur’an will know that Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala has recorded multiple instances spread throughout various chapters of the Glorious Qur’an on how the Ambiya Alayhim Salaam were physically attacked, rejected, ridiculed, laughed at, scorned, spat upon and cursed in the most obscene ways and how the Prophets themselves felt the great pain inflicted upon them. In verse 7 of Surah Nuh, we find Nabee Nuh Alayhis Salaam complaining to Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala:

“(O Allah!) Every time that I have called to them, that Thou may forgive them they respond by trusting their fingers into their ears, cover themselves up with their garment. They are obstinate and they have given themselves up to arrogance.”

Our Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam is no exception. It is with Mercy and compassion that Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala sent him as a great blessing to all the creatures of the world. Almighty Allah declares in verse 107 of Surah Al Anbiya:

“We sent thee (O Muhammad) as a Mercy to all creatures.”

Despite the fact that Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala has honoured His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam, the Holy Qur’an confirms and records the vile and hurtful curses, the insults, the Fithnah and the hatred directed towards him. They referred to the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam as an insane magician, they called him a perpetual liar, an imposter and a disbeliever of their pagan religion. All these accusations, lies, innuendoes, and curses are preserved and recorded in the Most Holy Qur’an.

Surah Al Anbiya [The Prophets Surah 21] begins with the external obstacles placed by evil people, and gives the assurance of Almighty Allah’s Power to defend his Prophets Alayhim Salaam, illustrating this with reference to Nabee Ebrahim Alayhis Salaam’s fight against idolatry. Nabee Loot Alayhis Salaam’s struggle against injustice and failure to proclaim Almighty Allah’s Glory by making full use of man’s God-given faculties and powers, and that of Hazrat Ayub Alayhis Salaam against impatience and want of self-confidence.

The Surah then continues with Hazrat Ismail, Hazrat Idris, and Hazrat Dhul Kifl Alayhim Salaam against want of steady perseverance, Hazrat Zakariya Alayhis Salaam against spiritual isolation and that of Sayyidatina Bibi Mariam Alayhis Salaam against the lusts of this Doonya. In each illusion there is a special point about the soul’s purification. The common point is that all Prophets’ Alayhim Salaam had to win their ground inch by inch against all kinds of resistance from evil.

Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala wants us to remember that although all the Prophets Alayhim Salaam were the noblest of His creation, He had honoured them but they all had to endure great suffering, humiliation, hatred, ridicule, curses, and hardships. We know about the terrible things that were done to our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam by the Kufaar of Taif. The purpose of his trip to Taif was to deliver the Message of Islam to the inhabitants of the city.

The people of Taif turned out to be as cruel and as hateful as the people of Makkah and the elders of the town organized a campaign to insult, mock, humiliate and ridicule the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam by preventing him from preaching Islam. They gathered all the town hooligans with the purpose of wounding the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam and driving him out of town by pelting him with rocks. It is reported that after the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam took refuge from the stone-throwing mob, Hazrat Jibra’il Amin Alayhis Salaam came to the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam and informed him that he would bury the city of Taif between two mountains if the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam desired it.

When the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam was so severely beaten in Taif, none of the Sahaba Ridwanullahi Ta’ala Alayhim Ajma’een, or members of his family demonstrated or displayed their rage by taking up arms by attacking the people of Taif. None of them went out on a screaming rampage because they knew fully and understood that the Holy Qur’an didn’t just instruct them to love and honour the Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam, but also taught them how to respond to the attacks and insults. Almighty Allah had instructed His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam in verse 10 of Surah Al-Muzzammil how to respond:

“And (Muhammad) have patience with what they say, and leave them with noble dignity.”

In this verse Almighty Allah commands His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam to be patient regardless of whatever his tormentors may say or do. So with this verse, where do we Muslims justify our anger by behaving in an un-Islamic manner by killing, and attacking innocent people because of their insults leveled against Almighty Allah’s Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam. Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala has honoured His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam with his name inscribed next to His in the Shaha’dah:

“La Illaha Illalahoo Muhammadar Rasooloollah!

The enemies of Islam cannot ever hurt, harm, or take away the honour that Almighty Allah has bestowed upon the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam. Absolutely nothing on this planet can take that away. No cartoon, no video, no movie, no newspaper article, no hatred, no speaker, no hate speech and no form of art can take away or deprive the dignity, the honour, the Muhabbat and the nobility of Allah’s Rahmatul Liel Ala’meen Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam. All this hatred against Islam and the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam are futile attempts to undermine the True Message of Islam. If Muslims respond in an un-Islamic manner by resorting in unnecessary violence are we not playing into the hands of our enemies? Almighty Allah Informs His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam that He has cursed His enemies in verse 23 of Surah Muhammad:

“Such are the one’s Whom Allah has cursed for He has made them deaf and blinded their sight.”

They are cursed and deprived of Almighty Allah’s Grace: they are left straying because they deliberately rejected Allah’s Guidance. The result is that what they hear is as if they had not heard, and what they see is as if they had not seen. They have no desire to understand Allah’s Will or the revelation of His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam because they have locked and bolted their hearts and minds so nothing can penetrate them. Almighty Allah then informs the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam in verse 48 of Surah Al-Tur:

“And be patient (O Muhammad) for the decision of your Lord, for indeed you are under Our protection. Exalt Allah with Praise when you arise.”

In this verse Almighty Allah informs the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam that he must strive his utmost to proclaim Allah’s Message: as for the outcome of the results it is not for him to command them. He must bear with Sabir in the knowledge that he is never forgotten by Allah, but is constantly under Allah’s care and protection. And he must glorify Allah’s Name, as he is a standard bearer of Allah’s Truth. In verse 9 of Surah Al Tahrim Almighty Allah’s informs his Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam about the destination of his enemies:

“O Prophet! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. Their destination is Jahannum, a wretched destination.”

We live in a very strange world today. When you attack members of any visible minority you are labeled a racist. When you attack the Jews you are guilty of anti-Semitism. When you speak out against gays and lesbians you are guilty of homophobia. When you attack a religious sect you will be guilty of hate speech. When you speak out against women’s groups you will be guilty of sexism. When you express your hatred for Islam and Muslims you are indulging in Islamophobia. Yes, but when you attack the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam they call it “freedom of speech”.

The producers and perpetrators of the latest piece of filth and their cohorts imagine that by insulting the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam, they will bring down Muslim morale and weaken their spirits. Little do these deranged specimens of humanity know that a Muslim is one for whom it is a great honour to show their undying love for the greatest man who walked upon the face of this earth. It is really heartening to note that despite all this hatred for Islam, the Din of Haqq continues to spread like wild fire and this is driving the enemies of Islam to great despair.

If we tolerate the wrong, or encourage the wrong by allowing the Fithnah against us to run rampant by resorting to unnecessary violence we fail in our duty to Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala and His Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasalla, The Muslim Ummah today stands exactly where the early Muslims stood when they were hemmed in from all sides by the most powerful countries at the time. It is unfortunate that the enemies of Islam have been unable to drink from the fountains of life that springs from the Divine religion of Truth.

They continue to block the Divine Light that Islam and the rejection of Divine guidance is not allowed to penetrate the hatred that they have in their hearts for Islam, for the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam and for the Muslim Ummah. With the ingoing volcanic eruption of Muslim anger raging throughout the world in the midst of what the movie perpetrators considered their paradise, and their impregnable fortress of power under the guise of freedom of expression to insult and to humiliate, the truth of the matter is that world is now bound to realize the great importance of Islam and to adopt its principles even if it does not formally embrace it as a religion or way of life.

As for the servants of Islam, we admit that we are fully alive to the fact that the road ahead is no bed of roses. We must march on with heads held high and must make whatever sacrifices are called for great and many sacrifices, in order to convince a hateful world of the intrinsic goodness and Truth of Islam. But let us bear in mind that the only way towards that end is through self-sacrifice and self-immolation for this has been made very clear to us in verse 30 of Surah Al-Ahqaf:

“It guides mankind to the Truth and to the Straight Path.”

And Almighty Allah knows best.

 

The condition of the Ummah

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"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]

Wa Ba'd:

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.

The Fitnah of wealth

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Al Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil 'Aalameen was Salaatu was Salaamu 'alaa Ashrafil Anbiyaa'e wal Mursaleen

Wa Ba'd: Alal Muslimeena Jamia'h! Some people hope for wealth as if there is nothing else worth hoping or living for.

There are even some people who deprive themselves of knowledge and sleep because their primary goal is to acquire more wealth. Such individuals deprive themselves of the truth for they imagine wealth to be a goal and not a means. Wealth is like a bridge that rescues us from destruction. How wrong are those who spend their entire lives strengthening the bridge itself while ignoring its purpose. Did our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam not remind us when he said:

"The greatest Fitnah of my Ummah will be their wealth."

 

People of Imaan! As true Muslims, we must never ever give ourselves up for the love of wealth, instead we should give up wealth for our sake. There are many people who spend their entire lives searching for more wealth and by the time they find it they need another lifetime to spend it.....but alas, that day that they long for shall never come! In one of the most explicit verses in this regard the Most Holy and Noble Qur'an in verse 24 of Surah Al-Tawbah, a Muslim is advised to understand his or her priorities, or suffer the consequences:

"Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight, are more beloved to you that Allah and His Messenger, and striving in His Cause, then wait until Allah executes His Decision (torment). And Allah guides not the people who are rebellious (disobedient to Allah)."

Ayyuhal Muslimoon! There are many wealthy people who abandon the borders of humanity and decency as a result of their intense inclination towards acquiring wealth to the point that they add to their oppression the act of depriving the needy of their rights. Such oppressors have certainly lost the human light in them. Generosity is a factor of human integrity. It is a manifestation of the originality of human feelings and a sign of stable thinking. Generosity is also the best trait among all authentic characteristics.  It is evident that generosity can only be praiseworthy, if nearness to Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala is sought. Bragging, boasting, seeking name and fame should not play a role in generosity. Almighty Allah informs us in Surah al-Taghabun verse 15:

"Your wealth and your children are only a trial (Fithnah).

And Allah - With Him is a great reward (Paradise),"

Ummatal Islam! Some people appear to be very rich but are actually very poor. They possess all the wealth in the world but cannot even spend it on themselves. Their wealth becomes like a chain of gold tied around their necks from which they gain nothing save pain and torture. Here money becomes an affliction and wealth a disaster. In this life our existence is surrounded by certain necessities which hold a tight grip on us from the day that we are born. Some of these necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter are basic and preservation of life's system depends on them. And in verse 28 of Surah al-Anfal we are informed:

"And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial

(Fithnah) and that surely with Allah is a mighty reward."

Ya Ibad Allah! According to natural motives and the sense of need, man seeks wealth and struggles with all his might against all problems and difficulties which may stand in his way to make more money; for to most people wealth - and owning more and more is the great beauty of life. It is natural for the condition of men to vary in this field. For instance, if a man is surrounded by poverty and weakness, he starts to seek sustenance by all means possible trying to eradicate the poverty which surrounded him. If a man has acquired wealth, he becomes inflicted with conceit and arrogance as if there was a direct relationship between wealth and the latter traits.

Shaba bal Islam! Finally, if a man acquires wealth and security for himself, he becomes intoxicated with conceit and arrogance and evil inspirations endlessly battle his mind. Wealth, while one of the greatest blessings that mankind has been given, is at the same time one of the greatest trials and temptations.  Hence, every material possession is only a test and a trial. To make this test even more difficult, the value of wealth is raised high above most other worldly goods. Almost every person has a strong craving for wealth. Almighty Allah informs us in verse 14 of Surah Al-Imran:

"Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; women, children, much of gold and silver

(wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present

world's life; but Allah has the excellent return (Paradise) with Him."

Countless verses throughout the Most Glorious Qur'an censure those who hoard wealth in denial of Almighty Allah's rights as we learn from verses 1 to 3 in Surah al-Humazah:

"Woe to every slanderer and backbiter. Who has gathered wealth and counted it. He presumes that his money will make him immortal."

And in verse 77 of Surah Mariam Almighty Allah makes things crystal clear:

"Have you seen him who disbelieved in Our Verses and (yet) says: 'I shall certainly be given wealth and children."

Beloved Ummah of Rahmatul Liel Ala'meen Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam! Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala threatens such people with the warning that is made clear to us in verse 178 of Surah Al-Imran:

"And let not those who disbelieve ever think that (because) We extend their time (of enjoyment) it is better for them. We only extend it for them so that they may increase in sin, and for them is a humiliating punishment."

By these sacred verses, we come to understand that an unrighteous life of wealth and worldly enjoyments is not a blessing, but rather a curse (balah). In truth, man is tested both in wealth and in poverty for Almighty Allah informs us with words of wisdom in verses 15 to 20 in Surah al-Fajr;

"As for man, when his Lord tries him by giving him honour and gifts, then he says (puffed up): My Lord has honoured me. But when He tries him, by straightening his means of life, he says: My Lord has humiliated me!. Nay! But you treat not the orphans with kindness or generosity! And urge not on the feeding of the poor! And devour inheritance - all with greed! And you love wealth with a great love!"

Three things destroy, and three things save. As for the three things that destroy, they are: greediness that is obeyed, and desires that are followed, and a person becoming self-conceited (and proud) with himself. As for the three things that save, they are: the fear of Almighty Allah in secret and in public, and moderation in poverty and richness, and fairness in anger and pleasure."

Ih'watal Imaan! Extreme love for this world cannot exist in a heart devoted to Allah. The Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam said: "The Day of Judgement has come close, and mankind will only increase their desire for this world, and they will only go farther and farther away from Almighty Allah Subhanahu Waya'ala. There is a direct relationship between a love of this world and loss of devotion to Almighty Allah; the more a person loves this world, the less he or she loves Allah, and vice-versa.

Ayyatuhal Muslimeen! Therefore, one's love for money will harm him or her in this world, and in the Hereafter as well. On the Day of Judgement, every single person will be questioned about the money that he or she has earned. In fact, this questioning will take place as soon as one is resurrected from the Qabir. Our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam stated: "The two feet of the son of Adam will not move on the Day of Judgement in front of Almighty Allah until he or she is asked about five things: about one's life, and how it was spent? About our youth, and what we consumed in it? About our money and how it was earned? How was our wealth spent? And how much did he we act upon that which we knew. Out of the five above questions, two deals directly with money. It is for all of these reasons that the Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam used to pray:

"O Allah! I seek Your refuge from the evils of the Fithnah of wealth, and the evils of the Fithnah of poverty."

Ya Ummatal Tawhid! Both poverty and wealth are Fitnahs - ways by which Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala tests us.A person cannot remain upon two divergent paths, or retain a tight grip on two items moving in opposite directions. Given that the path to fulfillment of illicit worldly desires and the path to the pleasure of Almighty Allah travel in different directions, excessive love of wealth risks compromising obedience to Allah, and the blessings to be gained from seeking His pleasure. This section can be summarized in the hadith of our Beloved Nabee Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam in which he said: "The plentiful (i.e. the wealthy) will be the lowest on the Day of Judgement, except he who distributed his money unselfishly which was earned from pure Halal means."

Ya Bani Adam! The vast wealth of the rich does not deceive the poor. Wealth is like salt water - the more you drink the thirstier you become. Wealth is not everything in man's life, nor does his real happiness lie in collecting money. Many people today make the mistake of believing that money is the be all and end all of life. They waste the primes of their life seeking wealth while depriving themselves of everything else. We struggle to acquire grand palaces, fancy cars, the latest fashions, etc. thinking that they are the way to earthly happiness while in fact they only bring disappointment and deprivation to us. Hazrat Ali R.A. said: "A greedy person is a captor of humiliation, whose captivity does not cease."

And Almighty Allah knows best.

Imam Abdul Hamid

The Concept of Khilafah

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What is your take on these movements based in the West that propagate the idea

that the solution to the Ummahs problems is the re-establishment

of the KHILAFAH! They believe there cant be a real Islam without

a KHALIFAH, therefore, we must all leave everything else and woork

towards the reviving the KHALIFAH.

Shukran

Answer:

Wa Alaykum As-Salam,

One of the big problems with our Ummah today, esp the youth,

is the obsession with "quick fix solutions" !!!

The Salafi sect feels, everything will come right the moment the Ummah

stops celebrating Mawlid and the 15th night of Shaban and believes that Allah (SWT)

has "hands" and "feet"!!! So all effort is put into that "priority"!!!

Many angry politcisized Muslim younghters in the West believe the answer to all

problems is having a KHALIFAH!

We tend to mock the Sufis who believe in a long-term process of self-purification.

Its too long for todays youngsters (my generation)......we wanna destroy the USA now, says

the kid wearing levis and nike. Hes been brainwashed to believe that Islam

means: "hating the kuffar...esp the americans".

No time to love and praise the Prophet (SAW) and his Inheritors, the Awliya. Thats

Shirk and Bid'ah anyways. We are too arrogant to follow a Shaykh or a Murshid.

Anyways, about the Khilafah:

The way I understood it, it is Islam that established the

Khilafah, and not Khilafah that established Islam.

The Prophet (SAW) spent 23 years establishing Islam, not

Khalifah. That came afterwards; as a RESULT of Islam being

established, in its entirety, in the hearts and minds of the

whole community.

Is Islam (in the FULL sense of the word) established in the our

community's heart and mind today???

The Ummah is ridden with countless spiritual diseases

(nationalism is only one of them), that make us unworthy of the

Khilafah.

If that wasn't the case, then the already established Osmanli

Khilafah would not have fallen in the first place.

To those who naively think that having somebody declared as

"Khalifah" will solve all our problems instantly, i say:

Let us not forget that the entire Muslim world was taken over and

raped by the European Colonialists under the "auspices" of the

Khalifah and the Khilafah State, who could not do anything to

stop them. In the end, they finished him and his State also.

We have to be realistic and learn from history. Salafis/Wahhabis

cant revive Khilafah as they contributed to its destruction.

For me, these tiny "khalifah revival" groups are simply cults

where some frustrated young western Muslims vent out their anger

against the system. In the Muslim world however, nobody is

interested in them!

"Angry Muslims" in the West should learn that the millions of

protesters in Egypt, Yemen or Tunisia are not looking for some

new ruthless dictator called "Khalifah", but rather a democratic

system more like they have in the West!!!

How will this so-called Khilafah be established if most Muslims

themselves dont want it?

It is absolutely ridiculous to think that all our problems will

be solved if a few hundred blokes in the UK or Europe "appoint"

the head of the Murabitun or al-Muhajiron or HT as a "Amir

al-Mu'minin"!!!!

The minimum requirement for a Khalifah would be to have some

piece of land that he CONTROLS absolutely. Which of these groups

have that?

So we have an Ummah that is not at all deserving of the Khilafah

(leadership of the World) due to its countless maladies, and we

have groups that don't control an inch of land, so where will

this Khilafah start and for who?

How can we have "one Khalifah that unites the entire Ummah", when

there are at least 3 Khilafah movements in the UK itself who

don't see eye to eye!!! Even they cant agree on a Khalifah!

The racial, ethnic, political, economic and sectarian disunity in

the Ummah is to such extremes that having "One leader for all" is

impossible, unless a miracle occurs. Perhaps, the Mahdi (AS). And

even he wont be accepted by many Muslims!

There is not even a "single spiritual leader" for all Sufis, or

all Salafis or all Shia in the world!

From a Fiqh point of view, if there is any contender for Khilafah

today, it would be the King of Morocco!

The Sultans of Morocco have titled themselves "Amir al-Mu'minin"

for centuries and come from a well-established and legitimate

Hashemite dynasty! They never accepted the Ottoman Khilafah.

So i suggest, all "Khilafah freaks" migrate to Morocco and give

bay'ah to Mawlay Muhammad the 6th! That would be the "right

thing" to do from a Fiqh point of view! Maybe they should help

him "reconquer the rebellious Wilayah of the South Sahara"!!!

At the moment, historic style political Khilafah is a very very

long-term goal for us. The immediate goal is to establish Islam

in the hearts and minds of the Ummah, through the spiritual

Khalifahs of Rasul-Allah (SAW).  That's what our true Scholars

and Saints are doing. They are the ones really paving the road

for the Khilafah.

First, the spiritual Khilafah must be established, then that will

result in the political Khilafah. The Earth was promised to the

"Ibadi al-Salihun". That's how it happened in the first place. And

the Last of this Ummah will only be fixed by what the First of

this Ummah was fixed by.

No hurry though....Allah is with the Sabirin.

"History is in Good Hands" as Sidi Abdal-Hakim Murad said!

Was-Salam

Fakhruddin Owaisi

The Truth about Wahhabism

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As-Salam Alaykum,

By the 17th century, Muslims were at peace under the Ottoman Khilafah following the 4 Sunni Madh-habs....

Until....one man appeared in the scorching deserts of central Arabia (Najd).

That man was "shaykh" Muhammad bin Abd-al-Wahhab al-Tamimi (1703-1792).

This man, influenced by the fanatical puritanical ideas of Ibn-Taymiyyah and by the inherent harshness of the desert...started a new Sect.

This Sect was called by him and his followers as: "al-Muslimun", then "Ahl al-Tawhid", "al-Wahhabiyyah", "Ahl al-Hadith "and then finally "al-Salafiyyah".

Muhammad bin Abd-al-Wahhab believed that ALL THE MUSLIMS of his time were actually kafirs and mushriks. In other words, they were all apostates (Murtadds)....including all the Ulama of Makkah and Medina, and even the Islamic Khalifah in Turkey.

He reckoned, by visiting the Tombs of the Prophet (SAW) and the Awliya and seeking their Barakah...muslims had reverted to SHIRK and IDOL-WORSHIP.

He also reckoned that by following the 4 Imams, muslims had abandoned the SUNNAH.

Anyways, he considered everyone but his followers to be Kafir, and therefore declared WAR against the Muslim Khilafah State, forcing everyone to become a Wahhabi-Salafi or be killed.

As soon his evil Fitna started to spread, the Ulama of the Muslims World started to write Fatwas and books refuting his dark takfiri ideology.

For more info, http://www.sunna.info/antiwahabies/wahhabies/htm/spy1.htm

 

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