Rising without Uprising

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Civilizations do not clash over cultures; only States clash over territories and resources. History never came to an end and never will, only the regimes, oblivious of their outmoded paradigms come to end. Romans did not realize that equality of all human beings in the eye of one God was the new creed of the time and lost  to the Christians. Muslims failed to notice that state power now resided in development of technology and new weaponry and thus went into decline. Likewise, if the present superpower continues to be blind to the foremost issues of the present day world, it will come to grief.

The over riding issues predicate international justice to lessen the pains of nations who have been rendered defenseless and are subjected to inequities, and the safety of global environment which may die off if not protected from the heedless commercial abuse. The process of inflicting remote-controlled weapons on people who cannot retaliate, declaring freedom struggles to be a crime and unleashing surrogate agents against the weaker states for selfish motives cannot go on forever. People of the world would find ways to rise against tyranny as they always have in the past. 

Disregarding the ugly alternatives, hopefully information can prove to be the weapon of peace. Information Technology is already working as a catalyst to bring together the people of the world in awareness about facts that at one time could be hidden and distorted by the media, influenced by the state and military-industry complex.

IT has established new linkages between one set of problems and the other, turning the whole world into one integrated network. The deteriorating global environment is linked to extreme poverty on the one hand and a high degree of affluence on the other. The exploding population in the tropics gets poorer as it keeps destroying the rain forests to make a living. The political oppression in distant lands that enrages the youth, the diseases that fester amongst the poor, and the opium farmers that must produce to buy food, eventually come calling at the doors of the rich in the form of terrorism, AIDS and drug packets.

People of the world are now interacting with each other and asking "Is not elimination of poverty now, a necessity rather than charity for saving the world? Will it not be cheaper to nip the diseases in the bud rather than wait till they reach epidemic scales and devour billions of dollars?  Why not divert a part of the budget of Drug Enforcement Agencies to educate and help the farmers earn a better living with other crops or taking up other professions? Will not a small part of trillions of dollars spent on crushing dissent in pursuit of national interest; remove the very causes of dissent and terrorism? What is the cost-benefit ratio of covert intervention in the affairs of the underdeveloped nations? Will it not be eventually more profitable to allow them to develop themselves? " 

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In a multilateral world America cannot afford to maintain a unilateral policy like opposing: the establishment of an International Criminal Court of Justice, Kyoto  conference on climate change or the World Conference against racism. As the Internet grows numerous web sites are reaching out to the conscientious citizens of the world with facts, where there are undeniable indications that a new global consciousness is developing which will be a force to reckon with. The human concern is breaking through the national borders and carving out new virtual territories on the map of universal morality. It is evolving new centers of opinion-power in the domains of environments, human rights, economic tyranny and weapon trade, which monitor, censure and expose the mindless onslaught of the conventional politics against humanity. This emerging universal morality is nameless, but will soon organize as a global community of their own, like Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others, to awaken the conscience of the world.

We, the people of the world, have to join hands against the oppressors of the world. We must serve each other with truth and goodwill and struggle for the same justice amongst the nations that is expected for people within a nation. We have to make sure that our Governments establish and open up to the global network of information and look after the global interests of humanity as well as our local concerns.


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Older Comments:
MOHAMMED BUKAR HABIB FROM ABUJA NIGERIA said:
Please I want know why America after the terrorism and who are the terrorist.
2002-06-05

FARAH MUSTAFA FROM UAE said:
Very insightful comments indeed. It is good to see articles like these from Muslims thinkers. It is more valuable to give suggestions to change the world rather than only criticize with no sense of where to go.

Thank you.
2002-05-31

PHIL FROM LATIN AMERICAN said:
very nice.......i would like to ask you(everyone) to read a book called "we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our famillies"by philip gourevitch, i think it opens eyes on the UN and co hypocrisy, feeling concerned for human sufering has become a bizness........salam
2002-05-24

DR A. M. CHAUDRI FROM UNITED KINGDOM said:
Just brilliant, absolutely brilliant article. All of humanity should read it, learn from it and act upon what they have learnt.
I congratulate the author on his vision of a new world order, that of common humanity against economic and military tyranny from the rulers of the "rich civilised" world whose motto is " Democracy for the West, tyranny for the rest", which they practice through surrogate proxy regimes in two-thirds of the world as the author so eloquently put it. Well written and well done.
2002-05-24

DR.I.SAEED JAFRI FROM I N D I A. said:
An eye opener for power countries.
2002-05-24

NIELA PEACH FROM CANADA said:
What an EXCELLENT editorial! Mabruk to its writer and many thanks. Jazal Allahu khairen.
2002-05-24

SULAIMAN FROM NIGERIA said:
sallam alaikum,
i am indeed very glad to know there are still some people in this world of ours thinking like i am .it is quite clear to me , and it even becoming clearer that most of the well doctored news provided by the self declared "world news leaders" and there fellow news networks are all lies .it is therefore necessary to have such organisations such as this which will uphold and speak the truth all the time, no matter which "country ,person, or group of people" is involved.
let me once again express my heart felt gratitude by congratulating the organizers and conveners of this organisation , may almighty Allah reward you abundantly.i will be very glad if you can be sending me your papers ,mails ,leaflets, works e.t.c ..maybe i could also help to disseminate this message of wisdom over here
ma salam
sulaiman
2002-05-23

TODD WINSLOW FROM USA said:
Outstanding article. Well put, well said.
2002-05-23

NAVEED FROM PAKISAN said:
It is always easy to look back for help and unfortunately this is the present dilemma of muslim world.Why to look back to somebody who will always remain enemy to Islam.What is the problem with the muslim world.Are they less in number or they dont have the resources to match with their enemy.Please give me the basic answer to why the Allah should forgive us when muslim brothers are been murdered every day besides,being a wellknown fact that muslim have the power to stop them and can standup with their brother for the fight.
Oppressors are the not the words to be used for the Muslim Ummah.One believes in God and still you feel that he is oppressed.I am sorry brother i am not going to buy this point.Muslim needs awakening and we should help all muslim brother to stand against tyranny and injustice.
2002-05-23

JAVED AHMEDI FROM NA said:
Peace be upon you,
We all speak of living in peace and harmony regardless of colour, race or religion. My question is this: what is been done in Muslim countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, for example, to stop the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and the false propaganda distributed about this sect of Islam?
In order for global peace and harmony to prevail, it is absolutely vital that Muslims learn to live with other Muslims not matter the difference. As the Holy Quran emphasises: there is no compulsion on religion for you your religion for me mine.
Javed Ahmedi
2002-05-23

ZAINUDDIN BIN MEERASAHIB FROM MALAYSIA said:
The Almighty Allah hasgiven examples of several peoples of this universe who rebelled against His commandments and finally were distroyed. Today, the superpoewers are repeating the same mistakes as the tyrannical rulers of the past. The oppressed are helpless too. The day will come when Allah's words become true, but it will be too late for confession. Allah is with those people bear sufferings patiently.
2002-05-22

ZAHIR ABDUL- RAHMAN FROM U.S.A. said:
You call for globalization and yet take a stab at America. I cannot help it that some Muslim Nations are in the sad situation they are in due to tyranical leaders and their own short sightedness. There is not one country in this entire world that has not recieved money from America for relief or other needs. Yet the dogs bite the hand that feeds it. When America defends itself against the dog. Then it is America that is wrong and not the dog. I am glad we have such a wise President to guide us through such troubled times. I am glad we have technology to help us win our battles. But make no mistake we can fight face to face just as well.
2002-05-22

MUHAMMED FROM UK said:
Americans have to take responsibility, and take the initiative back from the right-wing that places money above all else, and in the process will destroy the environment of the whole world. They will realize their mistake when sea-levels rise due to global warming, but that would be too late. America was led into one disaster by the greed of the Right(the Great Depression), this time their greed will lead the whole world into a far greater catastophe, and any environmental "New Deal" will come too late.
2002-05-21

NOOR MOHAMMAD MOTEN FROM U.S.A said:
THANKS SIR FOR THE INFORMATION. SIR I REQUEST YOU ONE THING THAT EVERY MONTH IF POSSIBLE PLEASE SEND ME SOME INFORMATION ON ISLAMIC MONTHS AND THE HISTORY OF ISLAM LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN RAMADAN ETC.
THANK YOU
ASSALAM-WA-ALAIKUM
2002-05-21

SAUDAT GIWA FROM NIGERIA said:
i could not have written that article any better than you did. i'm happy it is also coming from a muslim. we all have to wake up to the challenges of today. Let us promise ourselves and God Almighty to start by creating an oasis of peace and love in our immediate environment, tolerance is Key, if Allah wanted one religion, one race, He would have done it that way, He is the perfect one, and He makes no mistakes, all He does and all that happens, happens for a good reason, you have to believe it, you have to live by it, in no time our little bits of oasis will meet and create a peaceful world to live. Remember we must start within ourselves and our immediate environment.
On judgement day Allah would ask us, what we did with the resources he gave each and everyone of us, what will we say, if death takes us today, are we ready to face judgement,
IS OUR SOUL PREPARED?.

May the Almighty Allah make it easy for us. May Allah guide us aright. Amen
2002-05-21

RIZWAN FROM HONG KONG , CHINA said:
Dear Abidi,
Thanks for the e-mail. I agree with you, but we have a steep road ahead and we need to move fast.
Please let me know what i can do to help. Islam is
suffering and so are millions of muslim brothers, our numbers are do great yet we are so weak. The reason is that we lack unity. We have to unite in order to defeat our enemies. Our leaders are blinded by their selfishness, they have failed our people on many occasions. We have to find a way.
2002-05-21

NAVID-UR-REHMAN FROM PAKISTAN said:
highly appreciated, n , we have to present this world the true , picture of islam, which is;
QURAN.
SHARAIAAT.
MAY ALLAH BLSS THE WHOLE WORLD, N, THE MISNOMERS OF FUNDAMENTALISM, N, CRUSADES, N , CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS, IS, FIGMENT OF IMAGINATION MISDIRECTE INDEED.
2002-05-20

GERARD ZABIK FROM USA said:
We in the USA are the largest consumers of the worlds "raw material", we are also the most wastefull. It is about time we as a nation took a deep look at what we are doing to our "brothers and sisters" around this planet. We need to take active responsibility for what is going on. We have had so many wake up calls, in so many ways, "we have eyes and do not see and ears and do not hear".

People of "good will" need to come together and work together towards solutions. There are many who work to keep people angry and apart, this keeps the "flow of cash and wealth" in the pockets of a few. Evil will always seek to elivate the mighty against the poor and the miserable. History demonstrates this.

God invites and does not compel. Those who compel are not of "The Compasionate One". There is a fine line one must walk when one deals with politics, power, and corporations, one always needs to keep in mind what ones actions will cause in the short and long term.

We as people must reflect on our actions and not just do "knee jerk responses" to issues. We have been given a beautiful gift; a mind and a will of our own. We are to use it wisely, or as a community we will reap the bitter harvest of our doing.
2002-05-20

JAMES PROBE FROM USOFA said:
I like this. It was sent to me by a friend in
New Zealand. I Middle East culture, dance and
art. I am baffled by the politics and conflict,
the eternal enmity vis-a-vis the Jews.
But unfortunately, I am quite sure that my
own country's govenment is not acting properly.
2002-05-20

JACKLYNN RAJAB FROM USA said:
As Salaamu Alaikum
Alhamdulillah, i agree very much with your article. What I would like to know, insha ALLAH, when is the Arab or Muslim countries going to unite as it says we are suppose to in the Quran? If we had one leader and a good one, insha ALLAH, maybe we could do something about this situation.
wa alaikum as salaam
Jacklynn Rajab
2002-05-20

AN-NISA EL-AMIN FROM USA said:
Finally!! Al hamdulilah. Well written and concise.

Let's not close our eyes.
2002-05-20

NASSER KANAWATI FROM USA said:
Hats Off to S. A. Abidi
That you for contributing your profound articulation of a problem that we ALL should be engaged to resolve.

Best Regards,
2002-05-20

JEANNIE EDWARDS FROM USA said:
Appreciated the article, the great insight.
2002-05-20

AMNA FROM US said:
i dont have a comment but i hope for freedom in peace
inshallah i believe that allah will help us.
2002-05-20

SAIFUL ISLAM FROM ENGLAND said:
The question still remains. What is the criterion of justice (source of legislation) people should turn to in order to regulate their affairs. International Law or the Law of the Creator? Believe it or not this argument is still alive though many would have it buried. Though IT and the internet opens up a new medium for discourse, it is worth bearing in mind that the majority of the underdevelopped world do not have access to this resource. This in itself is part and parcel of the inadequacy of the western economic system, based on its intrinsic creed of benefit and self-interest. This in turn breeds a self destructive and abusive society. Understanding the purpose creation is at the heart of the matter. This in turn is what shapes our perception of reality and potentially can put us back on the right track.
2002-05-19

ROBERT RAHIMAN STRICKLAND FROM USA said:
Dear Islamic City,

I found your article interesting and valid. As you may know by the last Presidential election in the United States, most Americans agree with your perspective. However the votes that went in this direction were split between Al Gore (a good man) and Ralph Nader (another good man). This was a real opportunity for this Nation to start turning things around. The current administration does not represent the interests of the vast majority of people in this country or the rest of the World for that matter. He exists primarily to promote big business and increased millitary spending. I feel that your comments are targeting all Americans and frankly this makes me a little uneasy.

Please try to understand that not all of us over here are out to destroy the world inadvertantly by pursuing our own personal agendas. Many citizens of this country are working tirelessly to make real changes both locally and globally. Our institutions of higher learning are developing new technologies and methods of dealing with World environmental problems. You must realize the fact that there are a lot of intelligent and highly educated people in America trying to effect real change in the way we do business.

Please relay these points to your readership and try to tone down the anti-American rhetoric. It simply isn't fair to the many millions of us trying to make changes from the inside.


Sincerely Yours,
Robert Rahiman
2002-05-19

OUSAINOU KEITA FROM U.S.A said:
This is a well pieced article and I hope that it reaches those to whom it corcern.Ii wish to make a commend on the statement "Muslims failed to notice that state power now resided in the development of technology and new weaponry and thus went into decline". I do not agree with this statement, because the decline of the Muslims was not a result of their failure to realise that state power now resided in the development of technology and new weaponry, but rather a result of the fact that they allowed themselves to be invaded by the corrupt Western World.Whose motive is to destroy the formidable power of the muslims.
2002-05-19

RAZI ALLAH FROM PAKISTAN said:
The most succinct caveat that i have read of late that not only puts things in historical perspective but is also admirably prescient.
2002-05-19

L HOLMES FROM U.S.A said:
May ALLAH bless your message no truer words have ever been spoken, I pray that your message spreads and grows into a unity across the world,

L Holmes
2002-05-19

ASAD RASUL BARRUTTI FROM USA said:
VERY WISE ARTICLE. I'M AFRAID THAT LIKE BEFORE
PEOPLE WILL TURN A BLIND EAR TO THE WORDS OF WISDOM. THAT CRY OUT FROM THE SIDELINES...

ASAD RASUL BARRUTTI
2002-05-18

ESTHER FROM USA said:
You may think that this is not a clash of civilizations. Maybe it isn't, but alot of people see it as that. Historicaly Asia has been filled with conquerers. Then the Greeks came around. Their goal was that the whole world would speak one language, and have one religion. Then came the Romans. Now the Western European conquering was different then most others, because it was only about getting resources. Nothing more or less.
2002-05-18

PHILLIP E. RAMSEY FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN said:
Wonderful,, live is from Allah.
"This eart is but One Country and Mankind its citizens." Baha'u'llah

Thank You, God is Great
Phil Ramsey
2002-05-18

ALEX MCALOM FROM NY-USA said:
We Americans need see ourselves through the eyes of others. Thank you IslamiCity for an Excelent article!
2002-05-18