by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Allah did not create humans without any reason or planning.
I have only created Jinns and men, that they may worship me. (Al_Quraan_051.056)
Allah has ordered all of us to do Dawah.
You are the best of peoples (all people), evolved for mankind, enjoining (order) what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it was best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors. (Al_Quraan_003.110)
(To order, you need to be in Ministries, parliaments, courts, police, defense systems and other law and order enforcement agencies. If you don’t fulfill your duties, then misleading people will destroy the whole system.)
O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded. (Al_Quraan_066.006)
An important matter for Muslims to realize is that Dawah is an obligation (duty) upon all of us. Allah (subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa) says in the Quraan:
Invite to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided."(Al-Quraan_016.125)
Media is an essential part of effective communication. You cannot communicate with others without Effective Media. To tell the Truth to the world you need effective Media. We Muslims are behind in this field, so we are facing many chalanges now a days.
Professor Mohamed Elmasry, President of Canadian Islamic Congress -http://www.canadianislamiccongress.com - has strongly emphasized on us to go and learn Media to say the Truth and to do Effective Dawah.
Learning Politics is extremely important to defend all type of chalanges, so We must learn Politics as well. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had emphasized Muslims of India to learn English to do effective communication with the British. He established Alighar School, now it is an University. The fruit of his great effort, we are eating in the shape of Pakistan.
Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi the GREAT Scholar of the Time and the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, started going for election, BUT perhaps he didn’t warn the Muslim Ummah that those who don’t vote to the Islaamic Party may be out of Islaam in front of Allah. How can a Muslim be a Muslim and do not support the Islamic Party to bring True Islaamic System (Khilafa) peacefully? For details please visit http://www.al-islamforall.org/ and http://www.jamaat.org/.
Media, Politics and Planing may cause anxiety or stress, and can sometimes cause Retaliation. Sometimes it is due to Dirty Politics or Dirty Planning or Negative Media coverage, so people retaliate wrongfully. BUT if it comes to religion, or God or his Prophets, it may cause God's Anger and the World may face Record Breaking Disasters. Since generally people don't care what they are and how they were born BUT people talk wrongly about God, God agnger may cause record breaking disasters.
Does not man see that We have created him from the small drop of seed? Then he turns into an ardent enemy. (Al_Quraan_036.077)
Now the World is getting more and more dangerous - SO - The World May Face More and More Record Breaking Disasters :::>>>
After the Tsunami in South East Asia, Katrina in USA, the Earthquake in Pakistan, Record Breaking Snowfall in Japan, China, and Rusia, the Warmest January in Canadian History, and the North East coast of US including New York faced record breaking SnowFall a Great Disaster during the weekend of 11&12-FEB-2006. Who is NEXT? For more information, please read my article on "Disasters: a Test – or – Punishment".
Since Insults to Humans are on the Rise, Insults to Religions are on the Rise and Insults to the beloved Prophets are on the Rise, SO be prepare to face more and more Record Breaking Disasters.
Don't take laws in your own hand, leave that on the Islaamic State. No-Violence. Violence is Hurting Islaam very badly. How dare you do unjust by hurting innocents instead of the guilty person. In any situation Islaam does not permit you to do unjustice. Do not destroy property or burn flags etc. Upto Boycotting to buy the products of those who hurt you is fine and is a Peacful JIHAAD. Doing Positive Dawah is also a Peacful JIHAAD.
Remember : There is NO Compulsion in Religion..... (Al_Quraan_002:256)
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)
Punishment for those who Fight against God or his Prophets in an Islaamic State by a law and order enforcing agency in an Islaamic State :::>>>
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned (exile from the land); this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement. Except those who repent before you have them in your power; so know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (Al_Quraan_005.033-034)
For those who are not in an Islaamic State :::>>> Leave that on Allah, No-Violence . Whoever can go for Peaceful Rally, must go for that. Boycotting to buy the products of those who hurt you is fine and is a Peaceful JIHAAD. Doing Positive Dawah is also a Peaceful JIHAAD.
Do not conduct ourselves with our fellow non-Muslim citizens in a way that offends them and provides them an opportunity to get back at us. We will then be the cause of them showing disrespect to Islam and Islamic values.
Always express good character and conduct to all according to the teaching of Islaam.
Making Mockery of Prophets is not new :::>>>
And when they see you, they do not take you for aught but a mockery: Is this he whom Allah has raised to be an messenger? He had well-nigh led us astray from our gods had we not adhered to them patiently! And they will know, when they see the punishment, who is straying farther off from the path. (Al_Quraan_025.041-042)Thus there did not come to those before them a messenger but they said: A magician or a mad man. Have they charged each other with this? Nay! they are an inordinate people. Then turn your back upon them for you are not to blame; (Al_Quraan_051.052-054)
How to reduce our Anxiety regarding this :::>>>> Things to do :::>>>Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion. (Al_Quraan_109.006)
O you who believe! do not take for intimate friends from among others than your own people; they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from out of their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater still; indeed, We have made the communications clear to you, if you will understand. Lo! you are they who will love them while they do not love you, and you believe in the Book (in) the whole of it; and when they meet you they say: We believe, and when they are alone, they bite the ends of their fingers in rage against you. Say: Die in your rage; surely Allah knows what is in the breasts. If good befalls you, it grieves them, and if an evil afflicts you, they rejoice at it; and if you are patient and guard yourselves, their scheme will not injure you in any way; surely Allah comprehends what they do. (Al_Quraan_003.118-120)
And bear patiently what they say and avoid them in a nice manner. (Al_Quraan_073.010)
O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient. (Al_Quraan_002.153)
In Brief :::>>>To whom Allah has given the ability to Dawah, MUST start doing Positive Dawah now.
To whom Allah has given the ability to Speak, MUST start Speaking now BUT No-Violence.To whom Allah has given the ability to Write, MUST start Writing now BUT No-Violence.
To whom Allah has given the ability to go on the Media, MUST start going on to the Media now BUT No-Violence.To whom Allah has given the ability to do other Peaceful and Non-Violent things, MUST start doing Peaceful and Non-Violent things now.
Violence is Hurting Islaam very BADLY.
Muttahidda Majlis Amal (United Islaamic Party) had managed to come into power in the Local Government of NWFP in Pakistan in one of the previous elections. They achieved success after uniting with the other Islaamic Parties to bring Islaamic Sharia through the present Election system. BUT if they don't implement the true Islaamic Sharia in the light of the Quraan, Allah will sure put them down and question them on the Day of Judgment. I wish people understand and help each other in a peaceful way to implement Islaamic Sharia Law in the light of the Quraan in the Federal government of Pakistan as well through peaceful Election. AMEEN.
No Vote to an Islaamic Party is also a Vote to other party. Election is a kind of Bai’ya (Oath of Allegiance, Promise, Agreement, Support) what Sahabaa used to have and it is a witness as well as a Justice. So be careful. It is also a Great Peaceful Jihaad to bring Islaamic System (Khilafa).
Caution! Allah may punish those who vote to Non-Islaamic party while there exists an Islaamic Party, which is sincerely, and peacefully working to established the True Islaamic System. Allah may also punish those who just sit in the home and don’t go for vote to the Islaam Party and because of that the Non-Islaamic Party may come in to power and destroy the Islaamic System.
Think! There is a way to get peaceful victory, and for that we only need majority of true Muslims voters then there is no doubt that the Islaamic Party will come in the power and be able to established the True Islaamic System. We may not get success without Perfect Unity.
Warning! Tell Every Muslims that they must support the Islaamic Party if it exists in their region by giving their vote as well so that the True Islaamic System may be established Peacefully, otherwise the Non-Islaamic Party may destroy the Islaamic System and Allah may punish you as well. So Be Careful. It is also a Great Peaceful Jihaad to bring Islaamic System (Khilafa).
Those who Vote to NON-Islaamic Party May actually be Disbelievers:
Have you not seen those who assert that they believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They desire to summon one another to the judgment of the Shaitan, though they were commanded to deny him, and the Shaitan desires to lead them astray into a remote error. (Al_Quraan_004.060)
Vote is a kind of Witness as well:
O you who believe! be maintainers of justice, bearers of witness of Allah's sake, though it may be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives; if he be rich or poor, Allah is nearer to them both in compassion; therefore do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate; and if you swerve or turn aside, then surely Allah is aware of what you do. (Al_Quraan_004.135)
Remember: There is NO Compulsion in the Religion… (Al_Quraan_002.256)
What about those Muslim Rulers, who don’t implement the True Islamic Laws, how come they are Muslims? 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% of the population want the Islaamic System, but didn’t vote, 49% vote to the Non-Islaamic party while 48% vote to the Islaamic Party. Then Non-Islaamic Party will be in power only because of 3% of the people didn’t vote. 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 help those who are sincerely & peacefully trying to build the Khilafa (United States of Islaam).
REMEMBER: To Establish True Islaamic Sharia we need Good & Effective Planning.