The Reality of Muslim People Today: Rubbish and Scum of Earth
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: The people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish. Someone asked: Will that be because of our small numbers at that time? He replied: No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear of you from the breasts of your enemy and last enervation into your hearts. Someone asked: What is wahn (enervation). Messenger of Allah (ﷺ): He replied: Love of the world and dislike of death. (Sunan Abi Dawud 4297 Saheeh by Albani)
This hadith has come true because of what Muslims have wished for themselves through their indifference. Today people are calling each other to kill Muslims whether in global wars or communal riots and violence. We are numerous (1.6 billion!) however we cannot do anything because we do not want to do anything. Due to our meekness, gullibility, naivety, slavish mentality and indifference our enemies do not give a damn about Muslim blood or Muslim interest. Another reason is our blind sectarian violence of fighting over whose creed is the correct one. Argument about this Islamic creedal aspect is to be left in academia and education and not realized in our politics or society because it is harming us and benefitting the enemies. If we cannot handle our theological differences in a civilized manner, then this yet again is another proof of our scumness and rubbishness. Another big reason for us being scum of earth is because Islam not being established among Muslim lives and Muslim countries. The reason of this is Muslim indifference. Muslims are suffering from colonial mentality which has become now self-inflicted. They have no desire to Islamize their existence in fear for minority reaction or reaction of western imperialism. Such is the feebleness of Muslim people even though they will boast that Islam is the best system and religion. They just only provide lip service and fail to invest in Islamic development and research to bring back Islam to challenge the 21st century liberalism. Islamic republic of Iran has set a real model of Islamic establishment in 21st century. The rest of the Muslim countries are just too greedy of losing western favors and their powers.
Some Muslim people in their ignorance will say that we are not following correct Islam. They have little idea of what this really means. To them mostly this correct Islam is fighting over creed and spirituality. Even if we Muslims become saints we still will continue to remain scum because we would not have taken part in the political Islam (Jihad) for our revival and self-determination. The Sahabas were saints but they did not sit idle for God to do everything. They were persecuted, punished and martyred for the glory of Islam and Islamic rule. Islamic political power was realized by constitution of Medina. Without God’s khaleefas His authority and dominion over land is not realized. Political Islam is not secular politics. While secular politics is about cheat, fraud and winning votes political Islam is about establishing divine rule. Prophet’s whole life was political Islam and so was the movement of Imam Hussein.
Treatment of these Muslim diseases (naivety, gullibility, indifference, meekness, colonial mentality) is completed through political Islam. It starts through education and information to Muslims about, first the colonial history, and then the active neocolonialism. This prepares them for a movement and organization because it clarifies their purpose which is completed by the lesson of Imam Hussain's sacrifice.
Muslims are the most persecuted people today because of their resources, their rightful claim to Palestine and for their desire to Islamic self-determination which is a threat to western hegemony. Muslim countries have willingly given up Islam for western favors and they have helped create a mentality of normality towards un-Islamic, anti-Islamic existence and system. Only through a revolutionary willingness can this miserable Muslim existence be rectified. Revolutionary mindset is the key to open Islamic development and overcome obstacles Islamisation is facing and will face. We have the tools, knowledge and skills but we can improve on that even more if only we could kick the Muslim up from their slumber, paralyzed and failure mentality.
The first step towards Islamization is to implement Quran’s and Sunnah’s collective obligations. By collective obligations I mean Hukm which must be implemented through the law of the state. I saw Muslim countries’ stupid laws of spying on non-fasting Muslims in Ramadan which is a totally personal worship while in fact they turn a blind eye for example on Hijab implementation or patriarchy which are essentials of Islam and Islamic society. Our priorities are messed up and self-destructive. Therefore, we must prioritize what Quran and Sunnah have prioritized. Even this sentence Muslims will find difficult to understand, such is the backwardness and intellectual rigidity we have fallen into.
Collective obligations are mostly those commands and prohibitions of Allah which are addressed to the political establishment of Muslims in Quran. Quran addresses us both in the individual and political levels among other levels as well. Military, economy, social welfare, moral health of society, criminal laws, foreign policies and al-wala wa al-bara for example are some of the features of these collective obligations. We forget Quran is a civilization builder and not only a worshipper builder. We forget the model of Quran and substituted the essential model with an anecdotal ritualistic model.
So, when Quran commands us to fast then enforcing this is not a priority because this does not help us become free from our persecutors or does not make us fast easily given the pornified society that we exist in. Priority thus will be ban pornification of women for example. This achievement will not only help people fast in Ramadan but also help them save their marriage even! So, priority is do the thing which is most needed. For us now it is political Islam which is most needed.
For us to be free from Prophetic description of our rubbishness and scumness we need to go back to Islam as a whole, as Prophet established Islam as a whole. We are not supposed to erode Islam just because some minority finds it distasteful. It is because our politicians do not really understand Islamic existence they oppose Islamisation. When Abraham named us Muslims he did not name a nation of ritualistic worshippers but rather a nation which does Jihad and clings to Allah obediently. Quran 22:78 just proves this as Jihad is an enormous duty for Muslims to be successful. The Jihad Quran means is not only fighting but also any struggle for God and Islam. Jihad is not only personal and spiritual but collective and political as well.
The pathway to Islamisation is Dawah. One type of Dawah is for non-Muslims and another for Muslims. What Muslim Brotherhood is doing is Dawah for Muslims. What Imam Khomeini did was Dawah for Muslims against the oppressor Shah. Dawah not only mean words by mouth but also actions by limbs and wealth. Dawah is thus Jihad. The people of Dawah must not limit themselves with only learning theology and spirituality but also politics, economy and finance. In other words, a Dawah center or organization must act like a mini state. It must also have it’s agents and security apparatus to monitor and address hostilities. For this Dawah center or organizations to work we need finance and publicity.
When the political establishment of Muslim countries behave like a Dawah center or organization then we are already on the road to Islamic revival. If not, then the people of Islam must strive to overwhelm the un-Islamic or anti-Islamic political establishment of Muslim countries. This is not the only work but the Dawah process is multi-processed and multi-threaded. Like I said, the Dawah organization or institute should be like a mini state and devout Muslims must subscribe as it’s member or activists. The Jama Islamiyah model or the Muslim brotherhood model can be copied as well.
In the absence of Dawah if you are a revolutionary and feel disgusted by self-inflicted Muslim rubbishness then you can also play a role. One obstacle towards our unity is the Shia Sunni hostilities. These hostilities are not innate to Islam but a result of history and its tyrants. When Quran commands us to hold the rope of Allah together then this is purely a socio-political faith-based unity as we know even Sahabas disagreed over creedal issues. Our disagreements based on creed have led us to hostilities and benefits for the enemies of Islam because of envy and geopolitics today. Theological differences are there and it had been studied in religious academia for centuries. Problem is when we politically and socially disunite by our religious disagreements which happened in past. Difference of religious interpretation thus do not in itself cause divisions or breakage of unity. It is when you abuse this difference. In the past Sunni theological and legal schools were studied in religious academia including sciences of the Greeks and the Indians but Shia studies were rejected. Why? As I said the tyranny of the ruling establishment which created this hostility starting against Imam Ali.
When Imam Ali fought the transgressors, it was not purely a theological difference that he fought for but for a religio-political difference. In that standard any Muslim can fight for his or her justified right against transgressors which Imam Ali did. In fact, the right to Imamate is God given and for the benefit of Ummah unity. The Imams of Islam also had fought the transgressors of their time and not because those transgressors were Sunnis but because they were transgressors. So, this religious conflict today is not because it is inherent in Islam but because of the envy that Muslims possess, envy manufactured through historical politics and geo-politics. It should have been religious dialogue, but it has become religious conflict due to politics of America and Gulf rulers today.
Yes, I did not blame Iran because Iran has prohibited conflict between Shia and Sunni and the objective of Iran is to see a strong, free and independent united Islamic Ummah. Political Islam is the utmost necessity of Muslims at all levels to be rid ourselves from being rubbish and scum of earth. The objective is to realize Islamic self-determination in Muslim countries from East to West. Infuse yourself with the zeal of Imam Hussein and Islamic character.