بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Perished Nation – Migration – Suicide
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Life is A Lot More Important than Land
Every Nation has Certain Period to Live:
Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, save that which Allah willeth. For every nation there is an appointed time. When their time cometh, then they cannot put it off an hour, nor hasten (it). (Al_Quraan_010.049)
And how many a community have We destroyed that was thankless for its means of livelihood! And yonder are their dwellings, which have not been inhabited after them save a little. And We, even We, were the inheritors. (Al_Quraan_028.058)
No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind. (Al_Quraan_015.005)
Then after them We brought forth other generations. No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it. (Al_Quraan_023.042-043)
Have they not traveled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those before them? They were more numerous than these, and mightier in power and (in the) traces (which they left behind them) in the earth. But all that they used to earn availed them not. And when their messengers brought them clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) they exulted in the knowledge they (themselves) possessed. And that which they were wont to mock befell them. Then, when they saw Our doom, they said: We believe in Allah only and reject (all) that we used to associate (with Him). But their faith could not avail them when they saw Our doom. This is Allah's law, which hath ever taken course for His bondmen. And then the disbelievers will be ruined. (Al_Quraan_040.082-085)
Have they not traveled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? They were stronger than these in power, and they dug the earth and built upon it more than these have built. Messengers of their own came unto them with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty). Surely Allah wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves. (Al_Quraan_030.009)
And do not stretch your eyes after that with which We have provided different classes of them, (of) the splendor of this world's life, that We may thereby try them; and the sustenance (given) by your Lord is better and more abiding. (Al_Quraan_020.131)
O you who believe! surely from among your wives and your children there is an enemy to you; therefore beware of them; and if you pardon and forbear and forgive, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Your possessions and your children are only a trial, and Allah it is with Whom is a great reward. Therefore be careful of (your duty to) Allah as much as you can, and hear and obey and spend, it is better for your souls; and whoever is saved from the greediness of his soul, these it is that are the successful. (Al_Quraan_064.014-016)
O you who believe! let not your wealth, or your children, divert you from the remembrance of Allah; and whoever does that, these are the losers. (Al_Quraan_063.009)
And let not their property (wealth) and their children excite your admiration; Allah only wishes to chastise them with these in this world and (that) their souls may depart while they are disbelievers. (Al_Quraan_009.085)
Why Nations Destroy?
Allah Never Destroys the Good Nations:
why were there not among the generations before you those possessing
understanding, who should have forbidden the making of mischief in the
except a few of those whom We delivered from among them? And those who
unjust went after what they are made to enjoy of plenty, and they were
Lord never annihilates any community unjustly, while its people are
Allah Never Changes the Conditions of a Nation till their People (NOT their Leader) Changes themselves:
the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them; they
Allah's communications, therefore Allah destroyed them on account of
faults; surely Allah is strong, severe in requiting (evil). This is
has never changed a favor which He has conferred upon a people until
their own condition; and because Allah is
Hearing, Knowing. (Al_Quraan_008.052-053)
Corruption in the Land is because of Peoples Deeds:
Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have wrought (done), that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, so that they may return. (Al_Quraan_030.041)
Even if a Quraan caused mountains to move, or the earth to tear asunder, or the dead to speak (they will not believe). Allah controls all things. Is it not time for the believers to give up and realize that if Allah willed, He could have guided all the people? The disbelievers will continue to suffer disasters, as a consequence of their own works, or have disasters strike close to them, until Allah's promise is fulfilled. Allah will never change the predetermined destiny. (Al_Quraan_013.031)
Miserable Life of Disbelievers:
And whoever turns away from My reminder (message), he will have a miserable life, and We will raise him on the Day of Resurrection, blind. (Al_Quraan_020.124)
Disbelievers are Loosing their Lands:
Nay, We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; Do they not then see that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win? (Al_Quraan_021.044)
Destruction of Disbeliever's Land:
And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction. And how many of the generations did We destroy after Nuh! and your Lord is sufficient as Knowing and Seeing with regard to His servants' faults. (Al_Quraan_017.016-017)
Why Muslims and Muslims countries are getting more affected, while Allah promised to protect the believers? We need to find out immediately, what was the sins of those Muslims who were affected by such disasters, so that we can avoid those sins.
the people of the towns had believed
and guarded (against evil) we would
certainly have opened up for them blessings from the heaven and the
but they rejected, so we overtook them for what they had earned. (Al_Quraan_007.096)
Recently Indonesia got affected by Tsunami triggered by an under sea Earthquake on 26-DEC-2004. Before Bangladesh got affected by massive flood and over 2/3 of Bangladesh gone under water. History of Earthquake in Iran and Turkey is not too old as well. It looks like we are Muslims by name only. We have the Quraan and we believe on the Quraan that it is from Allah and free from any kind of error or contradiction BUT when the time comes to practice it, we try to deviate from it and start looking shortcuts. Enter into Islaam Completely and immediately without any delay.
Disasters are not without any reason:
Mischief (Disaster or Corruption) has appeared on land and sea because of (the evil) that the hands of men have earned, that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil) [Al_Quraan_030:041]
As for those who disbelieve, disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do, or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of Allah come to pass. [Al_Quraan_013.031]
In the above two Ayaat Disaster points to both the Natural Disasters as well as Man Mad, including a Cruel Ruler.
Do we think that Allah will change our conditions, since we just recite Kalima and obey his few commands. It is our mistake. Allah never changes the condition of people unless they change themselves. Our Ummah has to change immediately, so don't delay, time is running out. Do you think that Cruel Ruler is not a Disaster, Think again.
Remember: After Listening or watching or reading etc. of Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth, it is your responsibility to think and decide as well as change accordingly and immediately. Yes, Rasool Allah already warned that there will be around 73 sects of Muslims BUT only one will go to the Heaven, doesn't mean that in any sects I am fine. I must need to find out the right one and change accordingly and immediately, only then there is a real hope to enter to the heaven. Tomorrow may never come so don't delay and Enter into Islaam immediately. Also telling others as well is your responsibility.
Possible Reason Why Muslim Ummah is suffering Badly:
Yet you it is who slay your people and turn a party from among you out of their homes, backing each other up against them unlawfully and exceeding the limits; and if they should come to you, as captives you would ransom them-- while their very turning out was unlawful for you. Do you then believe in a part of the Book and disbelieve in the other? What then is the re ward of such among you as do this but disgrace in the life of this world, and on the day of resurrection they shall be sent back to the most grievous chastisement, and Allah is not at all heedless of what you do. These are they who buy the life of this world for the hereafter, so their chastisement shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped. (Al_Quraan_002.085-086)
(Here Believing means Practicing. Islaam is a Practical Religion and NOT a Verbal Religion. Today vast majority of Muslim Ummah are not Practicing Islaam completely, so it means, they are believing in some parts of the Quraan, while disbelieving in the others.)
Allah has promised for the great bounty, BUT why Muslim Ummah are suffering:
And if the people of the towns had believed and guarded (against evil) we would certainly have opened up for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they rejected, so we overtook them for what they had earned. (Al_Quraan_007.096)
Do not hold the Messenger's calling (you) among you to be like your calling one to the other; Allah indeed knows those who steal away from among you, concealing themselves; therefore let those beware who go against his order lest a trial afflict them or there befall them a painful chastisement. (Al_Quraan_024.063)
Behold! You are those who are called upon to spend in Allah's way, but among you are those who are niggardly, and whoever is niggardly is niggardly against his own soul; and Allah is Self-sufficient and you have need (of Him), and if you turn back He will bring in your place another people, then they will not be like you. (Al_Quraan_047.038)
Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And He it is Who has revealed to you the Book (which is) made plain; and those whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by your Lord with truth, therefore you should not be of the disputers. (Al_Quraan_006.114)
Those who don’t do Justice according to the Laws of Allah they are unbelievers:
Surely We revealed the Taurat in which was guidance and light; with it the prophets who submitted themselves (to Allah) judged (matters) for those who were Jews, and the masters of Divine knowledge and the doctors, because they were required to guard (part) of the Book of Allah, and they were witnesses thereof; therefore fear not the people and fear Me, and do not take a small price for My communications; and whoever did not judge by what Allah revealed, those are they that are the unbelievers. (Al_Quraan_005.044)
What about those Muslim Rulers, who don’t implement the True Islamic Laws, how come they are Muslim? What about those who appoint them by giving vote in a democratic system, although there are others asking their support, so that they may be able to implement the True Islaamic System (Khilafa)? What about those who don’t go for vote where there is a democratic system, to elect someone who is promising to implement the True Islaamic System? As an example, suppose 3% who wants Islaamic System, but didn’t vote, 49% vote to Non-Islaamic party while 47% vote to Islaamic Party. Then Non-Islaamic Party will be in the power only because of 3% people. Why there are so many divided Islaamic Parties? Suppose that the majority of the people don’t want Islaamic System then, would you like to force the people or do Dawah and leave the rest on Allah? A Muslim can never vote to a Non-Islaamic party, while there are Islaamic Parties available. These things are extremely important and need TRUE Justice otherwise the corrupt Rulers will be appointed and will destroy the Nation. You must need to help those who are sincerely & peacefully trying to build the Khilafa (United States of Islaam).
Those who vote for NON-Islaamic Party May be actually Disbelievers:
O ye who believe! Whoso of you becomes a renegade from his religion, (know that in his stead) Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble toward believers, stern toward disbelievers, striving in the way of Allah and fearing not the blame of any blamer. Such is the grace of Allah, which He gives unto whom He will. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing. [Al_Quraan_005.054]
Remember: There is no Compulsion in the Religion… (Al_Quraan_002.256)
Those who Divide the Religion are NO Longer Muslims:
As for those who Divide their Religion and break up into Sects, thou hast NO part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did." [Holy Quraan 6: 159]
Allah wants us to be United Perfectly:
If you DIFFER in anything (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, etc.) amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger, if you really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for determinations. [Al_Quraan_004.059]
Weather you believe or not, our Foundation (Worshipping Method) is widely divided into several sects. Not only every group, believing on, that they are right, BUT every person practically believe that he is right, and perfect, so he is acting accordingly.
Check your Faith, Kalimah, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, Hajj, etc (Every Act including Worship). Think again, why you are different from other Muslims. First see yourself, may be you are not Correct.
Only No Innovations, No Additions or Subtractions in our Faith, Kalimah, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, Hajj, etc. will bring us to Perfect Unity.
Allah Saved only those Who were doing Dawah:
But why were there not among the generations before you those possessing understanding, who should have forbidden the making of mischief in the earth, except a few of those whom (ONLY) We Saved ( from harm)? And those who were unjust went after what they are made to enjoy of plenty, and they were guilty. (Al_Quraan_011:116)
It is NOT only Duty of Scholars to do Dawah (Tell the TRUTH about the Message of Allah), to save the whole world from Disasters. A single Scholar may not do door to door Dawah to tens of millions of people. It is DUTY on EVERY Single Muslims to do Dawah with Wisdom. As an example, I included at the end, "My Way of Dawah". Do some dialog and give them Quraan, if they are really interested and give the address of Scholars to contact for more clarifications.
Allah Never Destroys the Good Nations:
But why were there not among the generations before you those possessing understanding, who should have forbidden the making of mischief in the earth, except a few of those whom We delivered from among them? And those who were unjust went after what they are made to enjoy of plenty, and they were guilty. Your Lord never annihilates any community unjustly, while its people are righteous. (Al_Quraan_011.116-117)
Allah Never Changes the Conditions of a Nation till their People (NOT their Leader) Changes themselves:
In the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them; they disbelieved in Allah's communications, therefore Allah destroyed them on account of their faults; surely Allah is strong, severe in requiting (evil). This is because Allah has never changed a favor which He has conferred upon a people until they change their own condition; and because Allah is Hearing, Knowing. (Al_Quraan_008.052-053)
Migration in Islaam (To Save a Life):
Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) migrated to save his life. Many Sahabaas migrated to save their Lives. Moses (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and his people migrated to save their lives. Noah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and his people migrated via their boat to save their lives.
The Purpose of Migration is to save a life, since saving a single life is like saving the life of the whole world, (Ref. Al_Quraan_005.032).
When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: "In what (plight) were ye?" They reply: "Weak and oppressed were we in the earth." They say: "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (From evil)?" Such men will find their abode in Hell, - What an evil refuge! - Except those who are (really) weak and oppressed - men, women, and children - who have no means in their power, nor (a guide-post) to their way. (Al_Quraan_004.097-098)
O my bondmen who believe! Lo! My earth is spacious. Therefore serve Me only. How many are the creatures that carry not their own sustenance? (Al_Quraan_029.052-063)
Migration when having very less power to defend, Allah knows how to protect his land:
Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant? Did He not bring their stratagem to naught, And send against them swarms of flying creatures, Which pelted them with stones of baked clay And made them like green crops devoured (by cattle)? (Al_Quraan_105.001-005)
(Abraha wanted to destroy the Kabaa, BUT Allah destroyed them, and people of Makkah al-Mukarramah ( مكة المكرمة) managed to save their lives by hiding them from Abraha’s forces, in the caves etc.)
Migration after suffering oppression:
To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, after suffering oppression, We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world; but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater. If they only realized (this)! (They are) those who persevere in patience, and put their trust on their Lord. (Al_Quraan_016.041-042)
Staying in a Non-Islaamic State without any VALID reason is Forbidden, Must Keep doing Dawah:
Surely! Those who believed and left their homes and strove with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah, and those who took them in and helped them: these are protecting friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave their homes, ye have no duty to protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek help from you in the matter of religion then it is your duty to help (them) except against a folk between whom and you there is a treaty. Allah is Seer of what ye do. And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another - If ye do not so, there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption. (Al_Quraan_008.072-073)
(If Kafir stops you from offering Prayers then migrate, Allah’s earth is spacious. Do not worry about sustenance (rizk). Now let us see how Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) implemented this. As you know Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) migrated from Makkah al-Mukarramah ( مكة المكرمة) to Madina and never ever think to return. This is the Great secret of migration, so Allah has given such a great reward by turning Makkah al-Mukarramah ( مكة المكرمة) into the center place for all Muslims. In brief, no fighting for the land)
Are we ready to support New Muslim Women?
O ye who believe! When there come to you believing women refugees, examine (and test) them: Allah knows best as to their Faith: if ye ascertain that they are Believers, then send them not back to the Unbelievers. They are not lawful (wives) for the Unbelievers, nor are the (Unbelievers) lawful (husbands) for them. But pay the Unbelievers what they have spent (on their dower), and there will be no blame on you if ye marry them on payment of their dower to them. But hold not to the guardianship of unbelieving women: ask for what ye have spent on their dowers, and let the (Unbelievers) ask for what they have spent (on the dowers of women who come over to you). Such is the command of Allah: He judges (with justice) between you. And Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom. And if any of your wives deserts you to the Unbelievers, and ye have an accession (by the coming over of a woman from the other side), then pay to those whose wives have deserted the equivalent of what they had spent (on their dower). And fear Allah, in Whom ye believe. (Al_Quraan_060.010-011)
Suicide Never Allowed in Islaam (Life is A Lot More Important than Land):
O you who believe! Do not devour your property among yourselves falsely, except that it be trading by your mutual consent; and do not kill yourselves; surely Allah is Merciful to you. (Al_Quraan_004.029)
Killing of Innocents Never Allowed in Islaam:
And do not kill any one whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause, and whoever is slain unjustly, We have indeed given to his heir authority, so let him not exceed the just limits in slaying; surely he is aided. (Al_Quraan_017.033)
Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the doers of justice. (Al_Quraan_060.008)
Killing of Your Own Child Never Allowed in Islaam:
And do not kill your children for fear of poverty; We give them sustenance and yourselves (too); surely to kill them is a great wrong. (Al_Quraan_017.031)
May Allah UNITE all Muslims. AMEEN.