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Maiwand
05-15-2010, 02:19 PM
The Ummah: On the Path to Revival (http://awaremuslim.blogspot.com/2009/04/ummah-on-path-to-revival.html)


From Morocco to Indonesia, the Ummah is demanding Islam as the only way to achieve success in this life and in the hereafter. In Algeria, Turkey, Palestine, Pakistan and other Muslim countries, the Ummah is supporting parties and organizations that call to Islam with the hopes that they will bring revival through the implementation of Islam. This indeed is a turning point. The Ummah must now work to re-establish the Khilafah Rashidah – the only way to establish shariah comprehensively – in the Muslim lands.Recently, the media widely reported a demonstration carried in Afghanistan by 100-300 “young women” who were protesting the infamous shi’te family law. Some media outlets also reported on the counter-protests, where between 800-1000 men and women came out to show their support for the law. Many at the counter-protest voiced their opposition to interference from the colonial powers. One student from the counter-protest summarized the sentiment as follows: "We must trust Allah, instead of listening to the Western countries and the European countries who come here to meddle and interfere.”

Regardless of one’s opinion about the specific law, the larger issue is that the Ummah is turning to Islam and rejecting ideas that are foreign to it. In the case of Afghanistan, the Muslims have been resisting foreign occupation for over 20 years – first against the Soviets and now against the US-led NATO forces. Despite these challenges, the Ummah has not given up its resolve in returning to shariah.

The Call for Shariah: From Morocco to Indonesia
Throughout the Muslim world, the Ummah is breaking out from the shackles of colonialism and is actively seeking the implementation of shariah. For example, the Ummah no longer supports parties that raise the banner of nationalism. Instead the only parties that are seen by the Ummah as a credible source of opposition to the Western-backed dictators are those that promise to implement Islam.

In Algeria, the Ummah actively sought the implementation of Islam. This transformation reflected the changes in the thoughts and emotions of the society. For example, in the 1970s it was considered civilized for women to abandon the hijab and to adopt European fashion. By the 1990s, the thoughts and emotions in the society had not only accepted the hijab, but saw dressing any other way as “jahil” (ignorant). Furthermore, the Muslims supported the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) with the hopes that they would implement Islam. During the run-up to the 1992 election, hundreds of thousands of supporters filled stadiums to show their support for Islam.

In Turkey, the Ummah has also struggled tirelessly to retain its Islamic character. Mustafa Kemal did his best to purge the former seat of the Khilafah from any traces of Islam. He banned the hijab, forced the adhan to be made in Turkish instead of Arabic, and replaced the Arabic script with the Latin alphabet. At odds with the Western-backed and openly secular military, the Ummah sought to return to Islam by continually supporting parties with the hopes that they would repeal the ban on the hijab and implement shariah. During the Gaza Massacre of 2009, thousands of Muslims demonstrated in support of their brothers and sisters in Palestine. In addition, when the Prime Minister of Turkey showed an inkling of dignity by exchanging heated words with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Davos conference, the Ummah in Turkey was again on its feet demonstrating its support for Islam.

In Palestine, the Ummah turned to the Islamic groups as a means to resist the occupation – shifting support away from the secular groups. In addition, a growing number of Muslims in Palestine are openly calling for the re-establishment of Khilafah as they realize this is the only way to reverse the occupation. This is despite the violence meted out to them by the treacherous Palestinian Authority who has shamelessly acted as Israel’s attack dog.

In Pakistan, the Ummah ardently wants the implementation of shariah. Throughout the years the Ummah has supported political parties who promised to rule by the book of Allah (swt). Most recently the Muslims living in the Swat region were able to get the government to apply shariah – although only to a limited extent.

In Rajab 1428 (August 2007), thousands of Muslims around the world attended conferences to remember the obligation of Khilafah. In Indonesia, 100,000 Muslims attended such a conference to openly call for the re-establishment of Khilafah and the comprehensive implementation of Islam.

Turning Point: The Ummah seeks Islam
For over 80 years, the Ummah has witnessed some of the darkest moments of its entire history. However, by Allah’s (swt) leave, this period of darkness will end. As narrated in the following hadith, this era of tyrannical rule will be replaced by a Khilafah on the method of the Prophethood (saw):

“Then there will be a tyrannical rule (i.e. all the current regimes) for as long as Allah wills, then he will lift it when he so wills, then there will be a Khilafah Rashidah on the method of the Prophethood”
[Ahmad]


We must remember that for decades after the destruction of the Khilafah, the Ummah had become enchanted with concepts emanating from secular-Capitalism and Socialism. In addition, the seeds of nationalism implanted by the colonial powers during the years of occupation had also taken root within the Ummah. When the above events are witnessed individually, they may seem isolated. However, reviewing the events together – across time and geography – we see that the Ummah is shifting away from foreign ideologies and placing its trust in the Deen of Allah (swt). By Allah’s (swt) leave, the Ummah is on the path to revival.

Khilafah: The only way to implement Shariah
The paradigm shift away from jahiliyah to Islam is significant. However, we must work with the Ummah to refine its vision and set its sights upon the Khilafah Rashidah – the only legitimate authority to implement the Quran and Sunnah at a state level.

The Khaleefah is the single leadership over all Muslims in the world. Its responsibility is to implement the laws of Islam in the state and convey the Islamic Message to the rest of the world. The Khaleefah is not a king or dictator, but an elected leader whose authority to rule must be given willingly by the Muslims through the ruling contract of bayah (i.e. just as the Ummah gave it to Abu Bakr (ra) after the death of RasulAllah (saw)). Without this bayah he cannot be the head of state. This contract of bayah stipulates that the Khaleefah must rule the people by shariah and cannot legislate from his own mind or adopt laws from other systems. All laws must be derived from the Islamic legal sources of Quran, Sunnah, Ijma as-Sahabah (consensus of the campanions) and Qiyas (analogy).

The concept of Khilafah is an integral part of Islam as evidenced by the Sunnah of RasulAllah (saw) and the Rightly Guided Khulafah who succeeded him. It was narrated that RasulAllah (saw) said:

“Whoso takes off his hand from allegience (bayah) to Allah will meet Him on the resurrection day without having any proof for himself, and whoso dies while there was no allegiance on his neck dies a death of the days of ignorance (jahiliyyah).”
[Muslim]


The Islamic State – the Islamic authority for all Muslims – was established by RasulAllah (saw) in Madinah. It lasted for over 1300 years: from the hijrah of RasulAllah (saw) until 1342 Hijri (1924). When RasulAllah (saw) passed away, the issue of leadership in Islam was so important that the Sahabah delayed the burial of the Prophet (saw) until they had appointed a khaleefah over their affairs.

The Khilafah is the Islamic system of government that oversees all affairs of the Ummah. The Khaleefah is responsible to ensure that all the systems of Islam including the social system, economic system, education, foreign relations and judiciary are implemented. These systems work in unison to build a coherent legal framework that covers all aspects of life. Only the Khilafah can pool together all the resources of the Ummah to protect its citizens and propagate Islam to other nations. For example, the disbelieving colonial powers were only able to invade Iraq because the treacherous rulers allowed these colonial powers to use their lands and airspaces to attack on the Ummah living in Iraq. If these lands were united under a Khilafah, the invasion of Iraq would not have been possible.



Prophet’s (saw) Method: The Only Way for Change
Islam is a complete way of life that does not need to borrow from any other system. Through the Quran and Sunnah, Allah (swt) has provided us guidance on how to work for change. RasulAllah (saw) did not seek change through the parliamentary system of the day, which was known as Dar-ul-Nadwa – the place that the leaders of Quraish would gather, consult one another, and decide on how to settle their affairs. Furthermore, when the leaders of Quraish offered RasulAllah (saw) kingship, he refused. That is, he did not become the ruler of the society based on a kufr system to later implement Islam once he was “on the inside”. As a result, the Ummah cannot work through the democratic system to change it once they are “on the inside”. RasulAllah (saw) also did not use violence to establish the Islamic State. Rather he restricted his actions to those in the political and intellectual realm.

RasulAllah (saw) followed three specific steps to attain authority and apply Islam comprehensively:


First, he built the Sahabah through an intense culturing process, in Dar Al-Arqam Ibn-Abi-Al-Arqam, where the Sahabahs’ thoughts and concepts were transformed. Through intense study of the ayat of Quran, RasulAllah (saw) changed their measures of success and failure from those that were used by the Quraish to those defined by Allah (swt). For example, the Sahabah abandoned the concept of the tribal bond and embraced the bond of Islamic brotherhood.
Second, RasulAllah (saw) interacted with the society around him through the ayat revealed to him by Allah (swt). For example, he (saw) would recite the ayat attacking the corrupt practices of Quraish, such as worshipping idols, burying their new born daughters alive, and dealing in riba (interest).
Finally, he sought nusrah (i.e. the support) from the people of power. Ibn Kathir writing about the Seerah, narrated that Ali bin Abi Talib (ra) said, “When Allah commanded His messenger to present himself to the Arab tribes he went out to Mina accompanied by myself and Abu Bakr where we came to a gathering of Arab tribes.”


Hizb-ut-Tahrir works with the Ummah throughout the Muslim world on this method: building an Islamic culture that rejects all non-Islamic (i.e. Capitalistic) measures of life, interacting with the Ummah through leaflets, weekly halaqas, and conferences, and calling the Ahl Al-Hal Wa Al-Aqd (People of Power and Influence) to yield the authority to Islam, by establishing the Islamic State, appointing the khaleefah, and giving him the authority to implement Islam.

Ultimately, the success of this effort is with Allah (swt). May Allah (swt) guide this Ummah and the hearts of those with the authority to replace the current corrupt rulers with a Khaleefah Rashid.

“You are the best Ummah brought forth to mankind - enjoining the good and forbidding the evil and believing in Allah.”
[TMQ 3:110]

MazloomyarMaseed
05-15-2010, 02:49 PM
There is a Ummah but dont day dream about one whole muslim country government by just one person strenghing from Africa to South East Asia and indonesia etc. U shud concentrate on the ills and problems of Muslim countries as present and dont day dream so much, u shud visit a muslim country then u wil realise what true problems muslim suffer.

MazloomyarMaseed
05-15-2010, 02:55 PM
What problems do they suffer besides poverty and corrupt leaders?

And your telling me some by joinng With Africans,Arabs,Morrocans, Saudis, Iranians, Pakistanis this will prevent poverty and we will be ruled by one person who can deal with everything in our lives. Its day dreaming, one shud solve their own problems instead of day dreaming by joing africans, as if they will treat u any better. what world do people live in! Majority of such day dreamers alawys turn out to be living in the west with a good lifestyle, when they taste reality of what its like in Afghanistan and Pakhtunkhwa and then they will realise what true probems are, and poverty isnt just one problem, the whole society is corrupted

Maiwand
05-15-2010, 03:01 PM
Well this the prophetic method of changing society and ultimately the world and achieving vitcory. One has to have tawakkul (reliance) upon Allah (swt) and educate the muslims and take positive actions and we leave the outcome to Allah (swt). We will be rewarded for our efforts and good deeds, even if we don't achieve victory or social change in our lives. We can learn a lot from the history and the live of our prophet. When he started with his mission, the world was worse than today, everyone was living in jahilya. But look what the muslims achieved in less than 100 years. Today we have even more opportunities and assets, we have to utilize them and don't sit idly and passively. Because if you don't do anything and don't change yourself first, then the status quo will remain forever.

MazloomyarMaseed
05-15-2010, 03:07 PM
Well this the prophetic method of changing society and ultimately the world and achieving vitcory. One has to have tawakkul (reliance) upon Allah (swt) and educate the muslims and take positive actions and we leave the outcome to Allah (swt). We will be rewarded for our efforts and good deeds, even if we don't achieve victory or social change in our lives. We can learn a lot from the history and the live of our prophet. When he started with his mission, the world was worse than today, everyone was living in jahilya. But look what the muslims achieved in less than 100 years. Today we have even more opportunities and assets, we have to utilize them and don't sit idly and passively. Because if you don't do anything and don't change yourself first, then the status quo will remain forever.

Ive heard this all before, but its never worked. Secondly Muslims have acheived nothing in the last 100 years.

What do you mean by victory? do you really think Europeans are going to bow down and allow you to just take over and declare your Conquest?

Maiwand
05-15-2010, 03:28 PM
Victory has many dimensions. It shouldn't be seen just in the material sense. First of all the greatest victory would be to liberate the Islamic countries from foreign occupation and control and then educate our muslims so that the become real muslims and pioneers in very field. Secondly that we become all united. And there is also a subtantial amount of muslims living in the west, they will grow in the coming years, so we will also stay here permenently and change the society here and Islamise it slowly but surely. And finally Islam will rule the whole world as promised in the Quran. But you shouldn't attach some kind of time-span to this, this is a continious process and finally it will culminate in the victory of Islam militarily, socially, economically and spiritually.
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Badlun
05-17-2010, 01:59 PM
This is all wishfull thinking. Ask a Saudi Sheikh that will you allow the Muslims of Bangladesh , Sudan and Niger to be citizens if Saudi if they live there for 50 years? Never never will they allow. But if you are born or live few years in a non Muslim country and fullfills all the legal requirements , you can become the citizen of that kafir coutry.

How Arabs will allow the Ajam to live together in one Khilafah? Even bangalis did not want to remain united with Pakistanis. Even Arabs have been divided into more than 20 nations.

Muslim Umma and khilafah are all nice dreams and things of fiction just to make one self happy. Muslims could not do it in the past 1400 years , how will they do it now when Nation state is the only reality.

Please concentrate on the material development and on spiritual enlightenment by separating religion from the non religious spheres like politics, economics, science and technology and this way you can make the Muslim world a developed world like the rest of the world.

abubaker
05-17-2010, 02:23 PM
This is all wishfull thinking. Ask a Saudi Sheikh that will you allow the Muslims of Bangladesh , Sudan and Niger to be citizens if Saudi if they live there for 50 years? Never never will they allow. But if you are born or live few years in a non Muslim country and fullfills all the legal requirements , you can become the citizen of that kafir coutry.

How Arabs will allow the Ajam to live together in one Khilafah? Even bangalis did not want to remain united with Pakistanis. Even Arabs have been divided into more than 20 nations.

Muslim Umma and khilafah are all nice dreams and things of fiction just to make one self happy. Muslims could not do it in the past 1400 years , how will they do it now when Nationa state is the only reality.

please concentrate on the material development and on spiritual enlightenment by separating religion from the nn religious spheres like politicsm economics, science and technology and this way you can make the Muslim world a developed world like the rest of the world.

will you can say what ever you want, your words are insignificant, when the beloved of Allah JJ says the khilafah will be re established then who are you to deny it

MazloomyarMaseed
05-17-2010, 02:29 PM
will you can say what ever you want, your words are insignificant, when the beloved of Allah JJ says the khilafah will be re established then who are you to deny it

Sitting in the west makes it look very easy for you to suggest such things as the west is very multicultural, but there story is very different in other countries. You need to taste Reality instead of convincing yourself that it will happen. Pashtuns cant even get food on their plate and yet you offer them illogical realities about how Arabs and so will come to their rescue under one ummah ruled by one man. Its highly impossible. Iam sure it says the khalifate will happen when the Imam mehdi arrive? so why do the zionist route and establish it so early?

abubaker
05-17-2010, 02:49 PM
Sitting in the west makes it look very easy for you to suggest such things as the west is very multicultural, but there story is very different in other countries. You need to taste Reality instead of convincing yourself that it will happen. Pashtuns cant even get food on their plate and yet you offer them illogical realities about how Arabs and so will come to their rescue under one ummah ruled by one man. Its highly impossible

do you believe in the words of our beloved prophet, if so then what is your problem with the unification of the Muslim ummah under one ruler, is it the fact that, that ruler may not be from among your own clan. the only people who could have problem with the concept of muslim unification and the khilafah are the non believer, because they know once the khilafah has been established then their is no stopping the Muslims. . Iam sure it says the khalifate will happen when the Imam mehdi arrive? so why do the zionist route and establish it so early?

reality lol you assume iam living on the moon or some thng don't assume that i was born and raised in the west. i have spent most of time in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, so believe when i say Islam is the only thing that unite all different races and ethnicities