The World Does Need a Dictator!

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"We sent you not, but as a Mercy to the Worlds. (21:107)".

He is not a Hitler or a Mussolini, a Pinochet or a Franco, a Stalin or a Saddam. In fact, he was an anti-thesis to the concept of dictatorship yet everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims who understand his message, passionately wish him to rule the world!

The Creator bestowed upon him the title, "Mercy for all Creatures". Muslims believe in him as the epitome of humanity and the ultimate role model.  Non-Muslims, such as the famous French Author Lamartine affirms: "As regards to all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"

However, it is still not the physical "he" of this great man that attracted the admiration and respect of humanity, for he himself forbade his companions to draw his portrait, make a statue out of him, or equate his actions and sayings with the Divine revelation. He even instructed never to glorify him but instead to refer to him as "Servant and Messenger of God". But he did ask of his admirers to follow the legacy he left behind to be merciful and establish peace and justice for all as that is "the" purpose of our creation.

Islam is not a religion revealed to the inhabitants of a certain geographical area, race, color, caste or class. It is the Universal Constitution, and the ideal way of life for the entire humanity. Those who choose to live by it will prevail. Those who deny will have to plead their case to the Creator. But will those who believe and accept the Message of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) ever be able to defend themselves on the Day of Judgment for not conveying the message to mankind?

In 1936 George Bernard Shaw wrote in his book, "Genuine of Islam": "I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion, which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence, which can appeal to every age. I have studied him (Muhammad) - the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the DICTATORSHIP of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today."

Muslims and non-Muslims who are blessed with wisdom, understanding and leadership must, look unto the life of the Prophet for the sake of the all Humanity. Else, humanity may see them as nothing more than silent milestones unlike Him who is remembered, admired and respected even more each day by all.

O Allah, help us understand the purpose of our being. O Allah, bless us with the strength to pursue the mission of the Prophet Muhammad. O Allah, empower us to actively participate in the struggle of establishing peace and justice, as he did. O Allah, we ask no one but You to help so please help us, Ya Rabb.


  Category: Faith & Spirituality, Life & Society
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Older Comments:
AHMAD FROM PAKISTAN said:
I REALY LOVE ALL YOUR ARTICLES
may Allah(sbwt) help u in your great mission
keep up the good work
your brother
AHMAD
2002-12-04

SHAHBAZ FROM USA said:
Excellent article! JazakAllah
2002-11-17

TOM FROM UK said:
what does islam about how the world should be run eg. one leader, many leaders, leaders for each nation, dictator, democratic??????????????
please let me know
2002-11-13

BENCAKIE FROM TAIWAN said:
not bad, but I don't believe in god.
2002-11-04

ASLAM AHMED said:
salaam
no doubt prophet was the graetest man who ever lived.but that's a part of faith withiut which we would not be muslims.but I'm amazed as to who we r telling this to.Most viewers are muslims only.
2002-11-02

NAZ BHATTY FROM CANADA said:
Aslaam ele kum to you all ,it eas indeed a pleasure to read this and wuold like to join in saying AMEEN,
2002-10-31

NASEEM QURESHI FROM INDIA said:
this is a urdu lung.aj kiya baat hay jiss ki wajha say muslim duniya pitt rahi hay kiya islamic countreys ekk nahi hou sakthiaaj zarorat hay islmic countres kou ekk mushtarka fojj (trops)mushtarka bank mushtara industreyislmic duiya kii
2002-10-29

FAIYAZ MUHAMMED FROM INDIA said:
Though your sketch of the Prophet(PBUH) is excellent, your prayers at the end surprised me.

You are asking for empowerment to actively participate in the struggle for the establishment of peace and justice! What do you think the Book of Allah, Al-Quraan al-hakim, came down for? This is the book of empowerment. It is lying with us, at every home for the last 1400 hundred years. We read it invariably, but without understanding it, again invariably. If only, if only, oh if only Muslims can understand and pursue the Book, there would be peace and justice all over the Earth. But we do not. Except wailing, except reciting long and winding supplications, we do nothing. The Prophet, acted. We do not act. We expect everything to descend upon us directly from the heavens.

There are many problems, humankind to-day faces. Fundamental problems. Problems of food, water, energy, pollution, transport and a host of others. What has been our contribution in the attempts everybody else is making in this regard. Take for instance, the Earth Summit? What is Muslim contribution to the predictions/projections and efforts to ameliorate the situation. Muslims should be surprised to know, inlcuding the great ulema of the past and the present, that the fears of the Earth Summit are exhaustively, very clearly and very succinctly sketched in the Book of Allah, not since 1992 when the first Earth Summit was organised, but since 682 AD! When Science was a big zero.

It was our duty, dear Brothers, to propound the warnings in the Book to the humankind. I wonder, how many of us know the verses that hold the warnings. When we ourselves do not know, how do we tell it to others? That is a pity. It was our duty to explore these warnings, suggest solutions to present and projected real-time dangers, and then recite these verses before the mankind. We miserably fail in our duties, but wail enormously or go berserk killing others for land and buildings?!!!
2002-10-29

MANZOOR AHMAD WANI FROM OCCUPIED KASHMIR said:
I LOVE MOHAMMAD[PEACE BE UPON HIM AND HIS COMPANIONS]
I HATE EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT LOVE MOHAMMAD[PEACE BE UPON HIM AND HIS COMPANIONS]
2002-10-29

MASOODH BASHA FROM INDIA said:
assalamu alaikum.i have a problem convincing nonmuslims about the many wives of mohammad,p.b.u.h.can you recommend sites or books on this regard and on the issue of slavery in islam and if men con have physical relation with slaves as many as they wish.kindly let me know.jazakallah.
2002-10-28

ARJETA FROM KOSOVO said:
the life of the prophet by Imam Hamza Yusuf
2002-10-28

ABDURRAB CH. FROM PAKISTAN said:
DEAR SIR,
ASSALAM-U-ALAIKUM,
I AM AGREE WITH YOUR VIWES AND WORDS.THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME AN E-MAIL.

YOURS TRULY,
ABDURRAB CH.
2002-10-28

KERAT EMAM FROM CANADA said:
I found the message very interesting. Furthermore, I have a favour to ask, for The pase three weeks of Tuesday I had followed a story of Islam in CBC televion by the title "Islam the Impair of faith". It was a three hour story made by scintists kind of short and sweet and to the point, my qustion for you is if you ever came across the document I would love for me and for those who did not see the program to read it.
Thankyou!!!
2002-10-28

DENISE MAJIED FROM UNITED STATES said:
THIS ARTICLE IS SO TRUE THAT IT BOUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES IF ONLY EVERYONE COULD JUST READ THE LIFE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD AS A NON-MUSLIM AND THEN AS A MUSLIM - YOUR HEARTS WOULD BE CHANGED FOREVER.

PRAISES DUE TO ALLAH FOR HIS PROPHET AND FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE MISSION.

YA RAAB
2002-10-28

NASIR MANZOOR FROM USA said:
Mohammad (PBUH) was not only a prophet of Allah (God, Lord, creator)but also the wisest man ever lived. He had all the miracles of all the prophets yet so humble who always reffered to himself as a"servant of Allah(the creator)"
If every body in this world would do what Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) wanted us to do than this world would be a perfect place.
2002-10-27

ATHAR FROM INDIA said:
Respected Sir,

Assalam Walaikum,
I have read your article "The World Does Need A Dictator". In this chaotic period, for not a single country but the whole world need a dictator but definitely not like Hitler or Mussolini type leader but very true like Muhammad (saw). But he was one of the only ruler who not only preach others for equality in every aspect of life but also set an example with himself. Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked people to shun notions of racial, family or any other form of superiority based on mundane things and said that righteousness alone was the criterion of one's superiority over another. . However, in today's world we seems that most of the leader think only them and in this extension they do pressurize to their neighbor country to do whatever they like. However, in this exercise, they overlook the repercussion because of their stubborn attitude. We all can easily understand it through some of the countries that called civilized, progressive and democratic but in my opinion, they even don't know the proper meaning of democracy. You are quite right if some one has wisdom than try to understand the life of prophet and to know the true meaning of leadership. The prophet's leadership can understand by this hadees:
It was narrated that al-Nu'maan ibn Basheer said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The believers, in their mutual mercy, love and compassion, are like a (single) body; if one part of it feels pain, the rest of the body will join it in staying awake and suffering fever." Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5665; Muslim, 2586.
In last, i would like to thank you for this article and i like the prayer too.
May ALLAH bless us with beneficial knowledge, righteous deeds, humble hearts and answered prayers.
ALLAAH HAFIZ.




2002-10-27

UMORU YAKUBU AGBOMEIRE FROM NIGERIA said:
sir,
I have been following the war waged against islam by G.w. bush under the pretence that he is fighting Sadam. I advice Americans to bring Bush to order, Else will plunge the world into word war.
2002-10-27

ABDUL RAZAQ FROM US/MY LANDS said:
I would like it very much that when there is mention of tyrants of the world, if you would include many US Presidents that have stood for the brutalization of Natives (my people) here over the last 500 years.

The US is not a democractic nor a free country and it resrvation system which iis still intact is ample testimony to the kind of system that really exists here in this country.

Its an injustice for the rest of the world communities to see this country (US) as fair and balanced when it is not.

The world commuunity tooo has a prejudical view of Natives here and the western movies--"cowboys and Indians"--that have been reported back to me by Muslims and others, are just a small example of this kind of inaccuracy being prepetrated against my people towards the world communities.

Please make a note for the record.
2002-10-27

MOHAMMAD ABDUL QADEER FROM INDIA BUT LIVING I SAUDI ARABIA said:
I am a Muslim i need the information about Jihad what is jihad and is this the right situation to muslim do the according to islam give the answer by coating the hadiss on it with reference of quran i will be thank full to you.
2002-10-27

KARIEM ABDUL HAQQ FROM USA said:
I disagree. The world does not need a dictator! Allah gave mankind free will and He created us as individuals with freedom to think and choose for ourselves. Not for anyone to control our minds. We were not created as robots or clones of anyone. We are not some collective homogeneous entiy made for the purpose for someone to manuever and control at their will. One of the problems with the Islamic world today is that nearly every nation has a dictator. A world dictator would be no different. The people would lose their freedom to think for themselves and their progress and prosperity would become stagnant. We need guidance but no dictatorship. Prophet (PBUH) is an excellent "example" not someone we have to try to be exactly alike. If we did that I feel we would go against the will of Allah who made us as individuals with diverse potentials, characteristics, cultures, colors, shapes and forms, etc. Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was not to govern over our affairs. This dictator kind of thinking seems to come from Arab propaganda. Some of them feel they are Allah's chosen race and that they should rule and dictate to the world. But the only material gains that they have made is due to the West showing them how to get it. Humanity is the Khalifah not one man. We have the Holy Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet(s) and the laws of the universe to draw knowledge and to apply it for our benefit. The Laws of the Universe should not be neglected, but most and I mean most of the religious "Scholars" have not a clue about them. Especially in the field of government and economics. They think they know but they do not. They have very elementary and simplistic "solutions". Most prove to be erroneous, conterproductive and go against the human nature and the laws of the universe. It takes all the good minds of the human race to contribute to prosperity and peace, sometimes working independedly without someone else telling them when, what. where, how, why, etc.
2002-10-27

AADIL MUSLIM FROM UNITED STATES said:
MAY ALLAH(SWT) BLESS US
2002-10-26

MEZNA FROM USA said:
good article
2002-10-26

FAISEL FROM USA said:
may ALLAH's peace and mercy be with you all. Thank you for posting a wonderful article,may ALLAH reward you .Please Keep up the good work. I would like to see town meetings organized all over the country on the subject of our beloved prophet muhammed(peace and blessing of ALLAH be upon him } so people may be enlightend and reminded the real character and way of life so that can beemulated or understood and appreciated. May ALLAH reward you
2002-10-26

ZAREEN FROM USA said:
Assalaamualaikum
Just a correction:
George Bernard Shaw's book is "The Genuine Islam" not Genuine of Islam.
2002-10-26

SHELIA FROM USA said:
AsSalaamu Alaykum,

Very beautiful,mashallah article...With all the bitterness, hatred, bigotry, etc in the media as well as in the world connected with the religion of Allah which is Islam, Still I believe and yet millions upon millions of others still believe and practice our religion. We are constantly working, praying and hoping inshallah for a brighter tomorrow as well as today. True believers in Allah are not terrorists, bigots, fascists, etc. We should never fret to realize that most of the Prophets of Allah (Peace Be Upon Them) are from the East**If we As humanity would truly value human life, decency, family, righteousness, etc then in our world as we know it we would value this from the people of the middle east and the world and not just look at them as being a natural resource that we can just drill and take whenever, whatever and however we want.-whether its the oil from Saudi, Kuwait, or Iraq or the diamonds from the diamond mines in parts of Africa. The truth of the matter is this-People of the world do not hate us in the US, but rather they despise the cruelty of our government going in and draining the resources from within countries which these countries need in order to survive;protecting our own political interest at all costs.This war on Terrorism is a war from within and well as from without. How strange is it that most of the countries that have had recent terrorist attacks were not on our president's agenda as an ally in his war against Iraq..Why would criminals Such as Mr. Muhammad(Gulf War Vet) and as called his stepson be driving around with evidence in their car?Why would terrorists leave an arabic flight manual in a car to be found?-Most Pilot tests will be given in English anyway??Why no airports pictures of the other highjackers???If our leadership, CIA, military knew of a possible tragic event, why wasn't it stopped?This is all part of a bigger picture...NEW WORLD ORDER ...Peace Be Unto You and All Who Strive for Peace.
2002-10-26

COMMON SENSE FROM USA said:
Dictator is not a good a word and should never be associated or atttributed to a person like Mohammad. We see your point. But do you really think that it is necessary to caption your beatiful articles like that at the expense of attracting more viewers ?

While the worst words of the world vocabularly have already been mixed and blended with Islamic concepts and keywords, why add an another bit to it ? I recommend to take it easy on the captions and be balanced at all times, top to bottom, caption to footer.
2002-10-26

ABDUL GHAFOOR FROM INDIA said:
Posted By:A Lutheran
10/25/2002 - 2:20:12 PM - The World Does Need a Dictator! - Ref: 7571



Christ died for our sins. Through his death we have achived grace. Belief is the way to salvation. I pray for peace between our religons.Christ died for our sins. Through his death we have achived grace. Belief is the way to salvation. I pray for peace between our religons.

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REPLY:
YEA. FOR YOU IT'S OK. That is why the Priests around the world have been molesting the young boys and girls and women, committing lot of indecent acts. Anyway they have their sins nullified by the Crufixion (Crucifiction?) of Jesus, so now who cares if they did most heinous crimes?
And also the actions of America and European countries against muslims are all pardoned well in advance due to the crucifixion of Jesus and they can now drop atom bombs on anyone.
O.K., O.K. When the angel of death visits them, they will come to know what it means by real salvation, real truth, Islam etc. Stay in your cave until then...
Best of luck.
2002-10-26

ABDULSALAM FROM USA said:
Your latest bulletin is an emabrassment to our religion.
2002-10-26

MD ISHAQUE FROM INDIA said:
Crisp and informative.
2002-10-26

WWJD FROM ANYWHERE said:
This is for Amen. Don't feel like you are singled out because my sister experienced the same treatment with Saudi Arabs Muslims who came to her hospital for treatments. They treated her very rudely too and she was their nurse treating them! She said they are loaded with money and flaunt it and expect to be treated like royalty. They also have an entourage of beautiful white women at their sides. And they think our Western culture is corrupt. Go figure.
2002-10-26

FROM UNITED STATES said:
It is BEYOND WRONG to say that Mohammad is a far greater man than Jesus or Moses. I am a Christian, but I just wanted to learn about Islam. Comments like those make me not appreciate the religion because I feel that no one should "put down" another one's beliefs. In order for people to pass on the word, it must be done in a tasteful way...and that was far beyond tasteful. It CANNOTfor me to respect anyone that will not respect my religion. I am not saying that anyone is better than anyone, because I believe that ALL it takes is to believe in yourself and your religion rather than worrying about who is going to be able to face their creator in the end. Who are you to make that judgement? You Can't!
2002-10-25

MISTURA MARTINS FROM NIGERIA said:
Salam alaykum,
I got the message above.I really commend those behind this work of DAWAH.I APPRECIATE every bit of it.This has shown us that we as muslims should take to the prophet's way of life i.e what he said and as exemplified by him. We all really need to propagate Islam with characters and good dispositions.We pray Allah makes it easy for us all.
2002-10-25

A LUTHERAN FROM USA said:
Christ died for our sins. Through his death we have achived grace. Belief is the way to salvation. I pray for peace between our religons.
2002-10-25

AXMED FROM UK said:
why not include bush among the dictator? for this (either with me or against me) is what he said.

this r the type of words the previous dictators were used to.

be just and hit the nail on the head.
2002-10-25

AHMAD SIRAJUDIN FROM MALAYSIA said:
Prophet Mohamad is a great man- much greater than
Jesus or Moses. If only those Christians and the Jews would know!
2002-10-25

LAILA FROM USA said:
Salaamu Alaikum,

A Leader Yes! A dictator, No. It was Mohammed's message that there should be no compultion in religion. Dictators are not held accountable for their actions. This is in direct opposistion to everything we believe in. If Mohammed were here leading the world, it would not be as a dictator.
2002-10-25

MISTURA IREWOLEDE FROM USA said:
No greater gift can one receive than the message from Holy Prophet Mohammad(PBOH). Islam is a way of life and the teachings and practices of Mohammad(SWS) are the perfect instructions people of the World-muslims and non muslims have to do things right and to make sure peace reigns all over the World. I feel sorry for some people when they condemn muslims or Islam. All I do say is, forgive them Alightay Allah for they know not what they are talking about. Islam is like honey once you tasted it, you will always want to have more. Alihamudu Lilahi that I am a muslimat. May Allah(SWT) conatinue to increase my knowledge and bless all the muslims throughout the World. I wish all the muslims throughout the World-RAMADAN KARIM-AMIN. MA SALAM.
2002-10-25

ANNE MARIE HABIBI FROM HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA CANADA said:
To be servant and messanger is not to be a dictator.

Democrarcy is better than a dictatorship of any sort.

Indeed Mohammed PBUH was a wonderful man.

If he was here today I am sure he would become an elected leader.

Dictators seem to fall pray to being evil and oppressing people.

Islam is far from being a dictatorship as Aallah still gives rights and freedoms to all people.

There are some things that Islam can improve upon too like teaching healthy boundaries, good communication skills, effective conflict resolution skills and ensuring everyone under their care recieves a free education and medical attention.

I have spoken with some black folk and I was surprised they think Christianity, Islam and Judaism are made up by white folks to oppress black folk.

email me what you think of this

[email protected]
2002-10-25

FATIMA THOMPSON FROM USA said:
Assalamu Aleikum
Well, Allah has sent Prophets, and the best among them Muhammad, peace be upon him, to help humanity.
Humanity will save itself by making Allah the dictator of their lives, neither committing acts nor avoiding acts except by His leave.
That would be our salvation.
Sincerely,
Fatima Thompson
Wappingers Falls, NY
Assalamu Aleikum
2002-10-25

SHAHID FROM USA said:
i liked it. if i get the chance i want to print out a copy of it and read it to my msa club at the college i go to in walnut. it is called mount san antonio college. assallamu alaikum
2002-10-25

ERIC DUNN FROM USA said:
This is a sad commentary about upholding a mere man to an elevated position which no man should be on. Islam has taken over many a country and ruined it. Men, women, and children cry out for freedom in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and many other places Islamic law has been inacted. Jesus said my kingdom is not of this world and those who follow Him should not make this world there home. To do so is to make the same mistakes all religions have made and thus wars break out to claim land as there own. Our dictator is God alone and He has manifested Himself perfectly in His unique Son who every knee will bow to in heaven and earth, including Mohammed, the messenger of 7th century Islam.
2002-10-25

ISMAIL FROM U.S.A said:
Please I would like to know if George Bernard Shaw is a muslim.
2002-10-24

CHRISTOPHER DARWIN COLE FROM USA said:
What utter nonsense! Mr. Shaw was fortunate to have lived in an era of Turkish Westernization, a time when militant Islam had long before ceased its incursions into Europe and the deep flaws of that belief system were still hidden by the relative silence of the Muslim world. Mr. Shaw was most certainly mislead about the character of Islam, as was I until about 1997. The Islamic nations are home to the most deceitful, hypocritical, pridefully ignorant, and viciously aggressive collection of deluded peoples in history. For the sake of humanity, Islam should admit that it is a fraud and a failure recede quietly into the past.
2002-10-24

SHAHZAD ASLAM FROM PAKISTAN NOW IN SPAIN said:
its paragraph is really nice with a lesson of the right path and shows the greatness of Islam and our Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him tanks for sending and i will wait next time Allah Haafiz
2002-10-24

MOHAMMAD ABDUL KAFEEL FROM CANADA said:
I am impressed about the column, I do not have words to expressed. I hope Inshallah one day all the human being will unite and live peacfully,
Ameen
2002-10-24

SHAMSHAD FROM CANADA said:
AMEEN, to the wonderful words of wisdom given in this text!!!. May Allah grant us the hidayat and wisdom to follow the right path chosen by his beloved Muhammed(P.A.B.U,H).
wE ALL SHOULD UNITE IN PRAYERS FOR THE PEACE AND STABILITY OF THIS WORLD AND FOR THE SAKE OF OUR OWN PERSONAL GREED SHOULD NOT DESTROY THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD THAT Allah Subhanatala has given us. Ameen.
2002-10-24

SYEDMANZOORALAM FROM USA said:
The cure of all the present ills,lies in living the prophets way and truely following him.
2002-10-24

FADHIMA THIAM FROM USA said:
Thank you for conveying these kind words in these trying times. May The Almighty grant us wisdom to fulfill our duties in Islam.
2002-10-24

FAIQ FROM USA said:
Alhamdulilah, no doubt, it is a great and beautiful document.
2002-10-24

THANKFUL FROM USA said:
AMEN to Crissy, Rachel and Kalhaldi! I've studied both religions intensly and have only witnessed the Love of God in Christianity (I practice & teach the Catholic faith). The Muslims are like the Pharasis during the biblical times. I encourage any one who is close to God to study Islam to see for themselves. It is obvious to anyone who has prayed to recieve the Truth. Amen Brothers and Sisters, keep studying and bridging the gap of hatrid between the World's religions! I'm sure you will here, "Well done my good and faithful Servent."
Resting in Him,
Sister Brink
2002-10-24

LOUBNA NASSER FROM U.S. said:
WE MUSLIMS ALWAYS LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF ADMIRATION ABOUT THE PROFIT MOHAMMAD (PBUH), AND THINK THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS REALLY MEANS THEM. IT THEY REALLY MEAN WHAT THEIR SAYING, THEN WHY ALL THE RESISTANCE AND WARS THAT PROFIT MOHAMMAD(PBUH) HAS TO GO THROUGH WHILE HE MEANT TO SOLVE ALL HUMAN PROBLEMS. THESE WORDS ARE SAID AFTER HIS DEATH BY PEOPLE WHO WILL NEVER SUBMITT TO HIS AUTHORITY WHILE HE IS ALIVE.
2002-10-24

ME AGAIN FROM USA said:
I said it before when I studied Islam while dating a Muslim man in Houston, Texas and I'll say it again, "Islam is an evil religion and this article just proved it again." Love for God cannot be forced. It is a Gift and will be given to any one who seeks it.
May God bless you all,
Believer and Servent of Christ the King
2002-10-24

ZAI SARKAR FROM CANADA said:
This is indeed the best concise article I have read on the Prophet(PBUH) as the exemplar for mankind. Whoever the author is, may Allah Bless and reward him/her with wisdom and the power to communicate the Message. I have saved a copy for distribution to others.
2002-10-24

JEAN-LOUIS HOUILLET FROM BELGIUM said:
This is really true. Very good text and analysis. May the humanity believe that and condamn wars and terrorism. May ALLAH (Holly) gives to the humanity the solutions to stop the horror with palestinians and make PEACE on earth because there is only one GOD and one human type !!! We are all different but all the same.
2002-10-24

ATIYYA KHAN FROM USA said:
It is so beautiful and heart-warming!!
2002-10-24

ALI YASSIN FROM ENGLAND said:
Mashallah. ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR,ALLAHU AKBAR.Keep on brothers/Sisters may ALLAH protect us and reward us at this fitma times where we are very divided and all are against us. Subhanallah.
Your brother
ALI YASSIN
2002-10-24

F.RAHIM FROM PAKISTAN said:
the title, relevant Qur'anic verse, and a passage from "Genuine of Islam" by G.B. Shaw, is timely. it should be repeatedly circulated for the attention of all non-muslims especially today when terroism is ascribed to Islam.
2002-10-24

MUHAMMAD JAMAAL FROM UNITED STATES said:
Bismillah:

You are wrong to equate the Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (Peace and Blessings Upon Him) with a dictator. Allah gave the authority of the Prophet to lead, it did not come from himself, thus he was not a dictatior.

The Prophet did not force anyone to follow him. We follow the sunnah today of the Prophet Muhammad even though he is not alive today. Islam is the correct way of life and in fact the only way of life. Bayat to the Prophet Muhammad was in fact a vote confirming his leadership by the follower. --the Companions

May Allah give you guidance!
2002-10-24

YOUSEF FROM KUWAIT said:
Thank you very much for your time and effort, we muslims need to reflect our religion in a way to attract and conveince the non belivers all over the world that Islam is calling for peace and justice not for terorizm.

Baraka Allah feekum.
2002-10-24

ABDOOL HAMID JAINOODEEN FROM MAURITIUS said:
Prophet MuhammadPBUH will always, and until the end of the universe be the 'UNIQUE' saviour.
Your words have catch our hearth Hail for that.
Hamid
2002-10-24

CENAP CAKMAK FROM USA said:
In my opinion, the title is not so appropriate. It might cause misunderstandings. The word "dictator" sounds so unattractive. The world does not need a dictator. It needs solely His tolerance, the message He brought, His passion.It was unnecessary to say "dictator".
2002-10-24

ELIJAH FROM USA said:
The meathod the Prophet (pbuh) chose for his Ummah was an Islamic one. The political strife of Muslims can only be solved with an Islamic political solution: return to Khilafah. ONE leader, just like the Prophet commanded.
2002-10-24

HAJAH UMIKALTUM HAJI DAUD FROM BRUNEI DARUSSALAM said:
Assalamualaikum,
A few times I want to comments but what limited me is my english in terms of saying/writing anything religiously. Anyway I am interested to talk to anyone from there who just convert to Islam, male or female.hope u can help.

Thank you,

mimi.
2002-10-24

YOUSEF MOHAMAD MUSLET FROM USA said:
Peace be upon you dear brothers & sisters ! I would like to tell all people who truely believe in GOD all migty "ALLAH" that if you don't want to be in regret on Judgement Day that you read the Holy Qu'ran in what ever language you can understand it the best and believe in it ,all of it for the whole of it is from GOD.I completed for the 1st time at the age of 33 and it completly changed my life I've completed many times since then and now I live my life by the Qu'ran and only the Qur'an .I found all the answers to all the questions that I've had since I was 3yrs old.I was born in Palestine and came to the U.S.A. at the age of 7 so was not fortunate enough to learn to read arabic but I speak it so I read the Qu'ran in engish some people say thats not good enough but I say this to them God created the Heavens,the Earth ,and every thing in between and that includes all languages if every one in the word would read and follow the Qu'ran we would have Heaven on Earth but I doubt that would happen .Also just something for everyone to think about ,evryone I talk to believes Christ Jesus will return before Judgement Day how will people know him ? He will come with the last miracle that God sent with the prophet Mohamad may Gods peace & blessings be upon him .For 3 years now I have told people that the only thing left on the earth that will guide us help us live lives as Mohamad,Jesus,Moses,Abraham,etc.may Gods peace and blessing be upon them all for they all formed one brotherhood ,they will all in Heaven for the did there duties .What are we going to do?So please if you havn't read the Qu'ran please do before it's to late because we never know when death or Judgement Day will come but as a Muslim "someone who submits his or her wholeself to the will of God"we must be ready for that day.God bless you all and may He have mercy on all those who believe in Him.By the way the world just needs to follow the Holy Qu'ran and we will have peace and tranquility in this world.Peace!
2002-10-24

CRISSY FROM USA said:
The author and Mr. Shaw sound dangerously close to deifying Mohammed (pbuh). Mohammed could never be a dictator because he is simply a messenger of Allah. Allah controls all of creation and did not appoint Mohammed to rule over the Earth, rather chose him to be the means by which Allah reveals the Qur'an.

As the messenger of Allah, Mohammed was an imam and spiritual leader. However, by the wonderful wisdom of Allah, every person possesses free will. A dictator implies absolute dominion over his subjects. Therefore, Mohammed could never have been a dictator.

Nor is Mohammed "the savior of humanity." Allah alone has the power to decide who will be saved and who will be thrown into hellfire. As a former Christian, I have heard this title used many times in reference to Jesus (pbuh). The words of the Qur'an were composed by and belong to Allah. Mohammed only heard these rules and delivered them to humanity.

My intention is not to discount the phenomenal contribution made by Mohammed. I only want to set the record straight that Mohammed could never have been a dictator, nor could he be the savior of humanity.

If anyone has any comments about my message, please bring them to my attention. I am only human, and my faults are many. Thank you.
2002-10-24

CLEOPATRA CLAYTON FROM U.S.A said:
I should say that the love for the creator and his messenger effectively goes beyond the dictatorship of this world.Our purpose on earth was to worship,to marry and to prosper and to return to God.All faith should it be Christians,Jews or Muslims have indeed recieved the same message,but what have we all done with it? I therefore think that Dawa should be free.
2002-10-24

ASMAHAN FROM USA said:
I totally agree with this essay. Islam is justice and peace to all humanity.
2002-10-23

UMM MUHAMMAD FROM AMERICA said:
Al-hamdulillah!! This is the truth now please accept it!! But some people are in such depths of darkness they don't even know light exists!!b
2002-10-23

SHIRINE ALI EL-HOSSAINI FROM USA said:
I just want to let you know that I really liked your article "The World Does Need A Dictator!". I believe that if all Muslims truly followed the prophet's(pbuh) teaching the world would be a better place. "Islam" means "peace". This peace should be in our hearts and show on our countenances and in our daily activities. Peace is attained through the love of God and by carrying it in our hearts constantly. When we give God will bless us. If everyone could find it in their hearts to give just a little love the world wouldn't be such a scary, violent place. May God bless all who read this.
2002-10-23

ALEX NODOPAKA FROM USA said:
That's the problem with mankind when it seeks a single dictator. Allah knew better and gave us free will to exterminate each other while we look for unity and as He probably exclaims "Hey Man! What happened? I must've made a mistake somewhere!"
2002-10-23

FAEZ KHAN FROM UK said:
Ameen!
As a young immigrant to England from Pakistan I used to attend Christian School assemblies in a school with a high Jewish population.Even though then a was young and relatively quite ignorant of my Islamic Heritage, what struck me immediatley was not the differences and antagonisms (that man has created) but the amazing similarities and overlaps of all three religions. Even though True Imaan is not dependant on mere logical thought,my idea was:how could a series of such divers yet similar (Abrahamic)'religious revolutions' occur without some Divine 'backing'? And how could one man alone in one decade fundamentally alter almost the whole of Civilisation with his simple message? One must be almost totally blunt in perception not to suspect the Divine Hand!
2002-10-23

SHAHEEN FROM UK said:
It isvery useful site. it gives alot of information which one can not study in routine. May God bless u all.
2002-10-23

CHARLES K. DRIVER FROM AUSTRALIA said:
a dictator is probably the wrong word to use here but i can see your point. the only thing wrong with living in a dictatorship is if you do not fit into the leaders idealolgy you tend to be inprisoned.i am not a muslem but i am trying to understand and from what i see is amazing so far. what scares me is all the radical fringes who use islam for killing . most people in australia have no idea what islam is truely about all they see is these disasters and think negatively about the whole of the religion.i am a complete novice when it comes to religion and so i wouldnt dare tell anyone what is right or wrong but i feel that people have there own lives to travel and having the right to choose is there god giving right. in a ditatorship that right is denied and that is not healthy.by respecting peoples differences and there different thoughts we can all grow together and in the end the truth will emerge from tolerance. from what i have read so far about islam is there is a lot of truth there.if i was living in a dictatorship i would not be alowed to find this out for myself and no matter how benelavant the dictator the truth would be lost to me.people need the right to be free to say whatever they want, and when they are ready the truth should be there for them to find.so i respect what you said and thanks for the e-mail
and thats for your site i find it has opened my eyes and i am enjoying it , so thanks .
charlie
2002-10-23

MARA E.GNGORA FROM CHILE said:
I am grateful to receive the Islamicity Bulletin. Not being a muslim myself, it always gives me another view on different subjects and problems which I always appreciate. I liked this wonderful desciption of the Prophet, it was marvellously written and inspired. Thank you
2002-10-23

SHAMSHAD QUAMAR FROM USA said:
Indeed the world today, needs to follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad(SWAT). I see a ray of hope in each and every teachings of his.One doesn't have to be muslim in order to read and understand him. But we definitely need an open mind. Prophet Mohammad(SWAT) was not only a messenger of allah, but he was one of the great social reformer and a wonderful leader. His life and his actions proved that we could change the world by showing the right path to humanity. Today, when the whole world faces a greater danger in one way or the other, Muslims needs to see how far they have come from his teachings and non-muslims needs to study the true islam and its teaching. No wonder, the world would again see a light of peace and justice if we all read and understand him, who changed the History of Mankind. May peace be upon him(Muhammad) and may we all follow his sunnah.
2002-10-23

LUAI FROM US said:
May Allah bestow his mercy and guradness on all human beings believing in peace .
2002-10-23

TOM07 FROM UK said:
assalamualaikum
i dont understand this in islam are we supposed to have one leader in the world or different leaders in each nation or no leaders at all? can u teel me which is correct in islam and what its called?
jazak allah
2002-10-23

FAHIM FROM CANADA said:
I strongly believe that not only prophet Mohammad(peace be upon him) is the saviour and messenger of peace to this world, he is not a terrorist nor he wrote the Qorane Shariff. The enemies of Islam like to call him so many things, because they are afraid of his message and know that their books do not have the same messages that Quran has. They are like a weak enemy who cannot fight but likes to use bad word to upset the enemy. We all know Quran and Mohammad(peace be up on him) are the last purest wisdoms that guides people of the world towards peace and humanity, away from sin and opperession.
2002-10-23

HAMID KHAN FROM USA said:
WONDERFUL. TO SAY THE LEAST IT IS MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. MY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL BULLETIN ARTICLE. I WILL BE GRATEFUL TO TALK TO THE AUTHOR HIMSELF IF HE IS ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME.
GIVE EXPOSURE TO THIS ARTICLE IN NATIONAL MEDIA. GLAD THAT THIS TEXT DID HAVE SO MUCH OF IMPACT ON ME.
2002-10-23

KOFI YUSUF FROM USA said:
AA the article in scope is a good one ,but the title is one for the discussion table. Why did you use the word dictator in your title? As a muslim who loves our Prophet dearly the attribute of "dictator" is offensive. please clearify your position and not Mr.Shaws
2002-10-23

BRADON INSKEEP FROM ASIA said:
islam needs to to shut up we do not need to have the dictator. u are wrong.
2002-10-22

WISH TO REAMIN UNAMED FROM AMERICA said:
yes i think every beleiver and non-beleiver should look into the life and message of prophet Mohammed (pbuh) but do we not also have to read and learn about Jeus and Moses too from the Jews and Christians side we all have something to learn from prophet Mohammed (pbuh) but do we not all have something to learn from Jesus and Moses, Christians, and Jews we all have something to learn from all different religions races and colors.
2002-10-21

NASIR FROM ITALY said:
it is quite obvious that this world is full of
evil and injustice. all people " esp. those of
young ages" are subject to falling in the sin
every time and everywhere.esp. after the existence
of the so called"Globalizzation" so it is our duty
"MOSLEMS" to save the mankind by conveying the message of islam to every one we meet in this world, but the question here: does that happen or at least "would happen" i do not think so ,because mosles have become an essencial part of this new system !!! Nasir
2002-10-21

HASIBUL HAQUE FROM USA / BANGLADESH said:
AssalamuAlaikum
I commend you on the good service you have been giving to the people around the world thorough this website. I often come to your site to read the hear the Quran recitation or read the hadith or just look up on the Q and A section. To me this site is like a Oasis in the internet.
Please keep up the good work .

wa salam .

2002-10-21

PMV FROM USA said:
I read with interest the article titled 'The World Does Need a Dictator!' Dictator is a tyrant who rules with absolute authority and if you don't like it you are doomed. Is this what you want Muhammad to be?
Our Heavenly Father does not rule humanity like a dictator. He gave us free will to choose to love Him (also to love all, even our enimies) or reject Him. God our Creator loves us all unconditionally. In John 3:16-18 says "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
In John 14:6 Jesus says "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Only through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior can there be true peace in our lives when we accept Him.
God Bless
2002-10-21

USMAN ABDULAZEEZ OGIRIMA FROM NIGERIA said:
This are lecture i will like to be hearing because it touches human mind.
2002-10-21

ZILZAAL AZZIZI FROM WASHINGTON,DC/USA said:
Editor/IslamiCity:

Salamun `alaykum! IslamiCity's article--Issue 35, "The World Does Need a Dictator," is a bankrupt idea, an exercise in futility, and a work of feeble minds!

Moreover, the premise of 'prophetic dictatorship' is not only ludicrous, but it stereotypes Muslims as a people and as nations. This silly presentation also tells me that you people up there have nothing constructive to do; so you think up "nonsense scenarios," which impress no one but yourselves.

The idea of the Prophet being a 'world dictator' may appear to be tempting and romantic to the weak minds and feeble minds making this suggestion. In doing so, however, you belittle the noble status of the Messenger (pbuh), who was commissioned to carryout a spiritual mission, of a unique and unparalleled purpose, by bringing to fruition the last Divine Dispensation to all mankind, a task he successfully completed in 23 short years, and the world has never been the same since! Never in the history of homo sapiens has one, simple man produced so much, in such a short time, for so many....!

So, instead of thinking up ways how the deceased Prophet can redeem and restore a world filled with chaos and turmoil, you should be "researching and documenting" the "Madina Experiment," which exemplified the Prophet's diplomatic, management, administrative, and military skills and proficiencies, outside his designated religious mission.

After you compile the results of your research, I suggest that you distribute them to the petty "tyrants and dictators," who now "pretend to govern" the many Muslim nations around the world.

Let them learn from the actual sunnah of the Messenger!

This is my humble recommendation to you nice people of IslamiCity.com.

Overall, I admire your incredible good work! Al Hamdulillah!


2002-10-21

AMAL FROM UNITED STATES said:
Bismilahi Rahmani Rahiim

Assalamu 3alaykum w.w
Alhamdulillah Ni3matul of being a Muslim and Alhamdulillah Mohammed is the last messenger of Allah (SWT).
2002-10-21

NAEEM AHSAN FROM USA said:
Allah Bless you for a thought provoking note.
2002-10-21

FARHANA FROM PAKISTAN said:
salaam. This is w.r.t. the comments posted by Rachael herself. (1) Yes Islam does encourage converting rest of the world to Muslims just like every other religion. If you believe that your religion (any religion) is the best you would like others to follow the same.. its selfishness to follow what you call the right path and let others be unaware of it (applicable to any religion). (2) Its not the religion that brings misery to world but the incorrect implementation of it. One should not look at Crusades as part of Christianity.. right? (3) Killing is justifiable under certain circumstances. Again.. the emphasis is on JUSTICE. Was not the Oklahoma bombing person killed? Would it be justice not to kill him? (4) and last but not the least (since this can go on forever)- Australia can be as careful and attentive as it can be - but for what?? it is strategically located where it has no bordering countries which even endanger its sovereignty unlike most of the muslim countries which have to defend themselves all the time. It does not (correctly) interferes with world politics much.

Hope this broadens your horizon.
2002-10-21

ZIYAAD FROM SOUTH AFRICA said:
Rachael, Islam's teachings come from the Quraan and the Sunnah. I suggest that you study these before posting anymore nonsensical comments. One simply cannot be foolish enough to assume that by visiting a website, and watching the evening news ("..., but the evidence is so brutal.") one knows enough about Islam to make an educated judgement.

Do yourself a favour and acquaint yourself properly with your topic before making any statements.

To the Islamicity team....Good work, keep it up. May Allah reward you for your effort.

Wassalaam.



2002-10-21

YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Dear IslamiCity -- Are you expecting that this particular dictator would abolish the jizya?
2002-10-21

YAHYA BERGUM FROM USA said:
Sister Rachel, Catholics have more in common with Muslims than with Protestants. Purgatory (Chastisement) is considered a complete fiction among Protestants (just ask them). Hell (the Fire) is usually not taken seriously by Protestants (just ask them). Protestants generally believe they are guaranteed salvation - so what would be the point of such negative concepts?

Members of the Protestant clergy (always!) told me that Christians are guaranteed admission to Heaven - it's Christ's gift to them (just ask a Protestant). Please note that I have yet to encounter a Muslim who suffered from any such delusions.

Now that I'm a Muslim, I kneel before God - do you? Now that I'm a Muslim, I believe I will be held accountable for my deeds and intentions - do you?

Before you reject Islam, would you please consider taking a different approach (then it sounds like you've taken so far)? Please base your research first on the Quran and secondly on the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). What you find posted at websites - expressed by individuals (such as myself) - should be ranked far, far below those first two sources.

Also, know that I can't turn my back on Jesus (peace be upon him) any more than you could do successfully, as a devout Catholic. Whether you choose to believe it or not, becoming a Muslim has never-the-less made me five times a better Christian.

I had previously only heard a handful of things about Muslims (all lies). Then, I started meeting Muslims for myself and thought they were nothing like the stories I heard. So I started to read the Quran at a bookstore (to learn more about Muslims' religion) and embraced Islam before reaching the checkout stand.

Please don't reject Islam due to the statements of zealots who would enjoy attempting to convert the world by the sword. May you be guided by the Holy Spirit (I don't know how else to say it). May peace and blessing be yours always.

God is alone worthy of worship,<
2002-10-21

KALHALDI FROM USA said:
Yes, I belive Muhamed taught and accomplished great things in his lifetime. However, is message was not black and white. he left us with a huge great area, which has always been a source of huge controversy. The fact that some of his closest companions life Ali on the one hand, and Aisha and Muawiya on the other, had to fight each other in a war shows that Islam is not a very clear message. Is the Muhammad's closest companions were not able to overcome there difference of opinion without killing each other, how can you expect the 21st century Muslims do rule the world in a peaceful manner? Also, after Muhammad, how many dictators like him have you seen, COMING FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD? Not one!!!!! Since Mumammad's death, Muslim leaders have been jailing, torturing and killing each other for all kind of reasons. enough with dictatorship. We need democracy!!!!
2002-10-21

AMIRUL ISLAM FROM U.S.A. said:
Yes, we need a world leader.
Thank you for this article.
2002-10-20

MAJIDA FROM UNITED STATES said:
I just read what Rachael had to say. She is so wrong. Islam is a religion of peace, not hate. If she is a Catholic she should know about the Crusades. Islam does not try to convert people. Only Allah can do that. I pray that Allah allows Muslims to create a TRUE Islamic state. May Allah have mercy upon you. Peace
2002-10-20

AMIR SULAIMAN FROM USA said:
Bismillahi Rahmanir Raheem
May Allah reward you with the good of this life and the good of the Hereafter.

Thank you for reminding us of the banner we should hold high, the method we should hold close and the man we should hold dear.

salaamu alaikum
2002-10-20

AHMED ELMASBAHI FROM USA/ MOROCCO said:
To Rachel

One of the British historian, Karen Armstrong, a former nun and a renowned expert on Middle East history. In her book, Holy War, in which she examines the history of the three great divine religions, she comments:

The word Islam comes from the same Arabic root as the word peace and the Koran condemns war as an abnormal state of affairs opposed to God's will: "When the enemies of the Muslims kindle a fire for war, Allah extinguishes it. They strive to create disorder in earth, and Allah loves not those who create disorder." (Koran 28:78). Islam does not justify a total aggressive war or extermination, as the Torah does in the first five books of the Bible. A more realistic religion than Christianity, Islam recognizes that war is inevitable and sometimes a positive duty in order to and oppressions and suffering. The Koran teaches that war must be limited and be conducted in as humane a way of possible. Mohammed had to fight not only the Meccans but also the Jewish tribes in the area and Christian tribes in Syria who planned on offensive against him in alliance with the Jews. Yet this did not make Mohammed denounce the People of the Book. His Muslims were forced to defend themselves but they were not fighting a holy war against the religion of their enemies. When Mohammed sent his freedman Zaid against the Christians at the head of a Muslim army, he told them to fight in the cause of God bravely but humanely. They must not molest priests, monks and nuns nor the weak and helpless people who were unable to fight. There must be no massacre of civilians nor should they cut down a single tree nor pull down any building. This was very different from the wars of Joshua.

2002-10-20

SAIF FROM ENGLAND said:
This is in response to Rachael. Stop acting irrational. Firstly the religion (way of life) of your country as understood by Islam, which is an ideology, is not christianity but is Capitalism. Islam has divine injunctions which can accomodate both and provide the practical solutions.
The following are quotes from an interesting article that highlight the ideological nature of a state:

A CIA instruction manual entitled "Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare".
Written in the early 1980s (coincidentally, soon after Bush Sr. headed the Agency) the document was part of the US government's crusade to bring down Nicaragua's leftist government, by providing training and weapons to the Contra rebels. Detailing how to gain a community's support through propaganda and selective violence, the manual begins "In effect, the human being should be considered the priority objective in a political war ...Once his mind has been reached, the 'political animal' has been defeated, without necessarily receiving bullets."

The following are quotes from the original psyop textbook, along with contemporary examples-
PSYOP quote: "It is appropriate ... to guide the discussion of a group to cover a number of points and to reach a correct conclusion." The people "should 'feel' it was their free and own decision."

So we can snippets from this that capitalism is based on a thought and that it wishes to indoctrinate that thought for a particular agenda or interest.

Islam has a thought and viewpoint about life and societal interactions too, including war (jihad). Uunlike the west the thought is not triggered through social or mental conditioning like dogs or brainwashing of the masses. It is based upon subservience to Allah (swt) who's existence and message requires acceptance thro proof and awakening in the individual. Thus Allah(swt) says in the quran (translation of meaning):
We (Allah) shall throw the truth agaist the falsehood and veily the truth will knock o
2002-10-20

F.S.LIMANI FROM USA said:
This article should be made available nationwide so the hatemongers(like the people who follow and agreewith Mr Fallwel) will understand who Muhammad (SAWS)was. There is a lot of blind hatred out there due to the ignorance of the islamic faith. This, has to be corrected somehow.
2002-10-20

TO RACHAEL FROM INDIA said:
Rachael - You wrote: "After reading some information about Islam on this site, it became apparent to me that this religion is about converting the whole world to your religion." All I have to say...Study MORE and when you come across this verse of Quran: "60:8 Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just."

STOP there and Ponder...and thne Click on the site:

http://www.jesuswillreturn.com/
2002-10-20

RACHAEL FROM AUSTALIA said:
In the light of political unrest and horror, in the name of religion, I needed to do some reseach on this religion called ISLAM. I did not want to be a sheep and attack Islam before finding out more about it. I have a close friend who is a Muslim, and a very beautiful lady. I am a Catholic, I attend Mass each Sunday, I am a young woman in my 20's, and live a free existance.
After reading some information about Islam on this site, it became apparent to me that this religion is about converting the whole world to your religion. People all over the world have many different beleifs and it is only arragance and foolishness to beleive that your religion is the TRUE religionl. It also concerns me greatly that you say that if Muhammad were here he would bring "much needed peace and happiness" - but your religion has brought nothing but misery and horror to thousands of lives. It is not a religion of love, mercy and compassion, but one based on force, power, domination, violence and fear. Your site says "we need to be remembered, admired, and respected even more..." for what? For trying to convert the whole world?
And this prayer which asks "Allah" to give all Muslims the "strength to pursue the mission of Muhammad" and to "establish peace and justice" - what is the mission of Muhammad and what on earth is your meaning of peace and justice?
The Islamic thinking has come from years of brainwashing. They see killing as justifiable. In my religion, killing is the work of the Evil one.
I am trying to remain open-minded about this, but the evidence is so brutal. Muslims are coming to our peaceful, tolerant, Christian country. If they want to assert their religion on us it will not be tolerated, because we never asserted our religion on them. Why can't Islam accept people the way they are?
...Like a wolf in sheeps clothing. The more I research Islam, the more I see how careful and attentive Australia should be. Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Shepherd. A
2002-10-20

KHAIR BEGUM FROM USA said:
May Allah reward u (aameen)
2002-10-20

SAIF FROM ENGLAND said:
Assalamualaikum,
It is a grave mistake to insinuate that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was a dictator as does the title of this passage. The Imamate of the Prophet(saw) just as in the representation of the Khaleefah, cannot be considered a dictatorship as they are not ruling by their own whims and desires. They only represent and impliment the laws of Allah (swt) on the people.
Neither does Islam leave muslims to simply follow in the example of contemporary rulers. The actions of the Sahabi after the death of the Prophet(saw) instructed the muslim world to give Bay'ah to a Khaleefah. A Khaleefah is the single leader for all the muslims and there were many instructions by the prophet for there not to be two or more.
Muslim reported that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:

'He who pledged allegiance to an Imam giving him the clasp of his hand and the fruit of his heart shall obey him as long as he can, and if another comes to dispute with him you have to strike the neck of that man'

Again the fact that there can only be a single leader for the muslims, does not make the ruling a dictatorship or an autocratic one. The distinction being that the leader impliments a body of law that does not emenate from his mind or even a collection of minds. Furthermore there are injunctions from the prophet (saw) for the leader to be removed by the council of representatives if he commited a flagrant sin.
On the contrary however, all the leaders of today are dictators as they rule by the arogance of man made laws. It is well known that opinion polls are manipulated or swayed in one way or another in the systems of so called Democracy. Either the rulers are set there after invasions or wars or there aren't other parties to challenge the existing 'order' or the majority haven't the confidence in their leaders to vote or don't care about politics. So they dictate to a people who couldn't care less and don't have the confidence for there to be an alternative.
2002-10-19

MUTIA ALOMARI FROM USA said:
Asalamu alaikum:

Jazaka Allahu khairan for the article, I enjoyed reading it. However, I would NOT use the word dictator, because Allah tells us in Surat Alghashiya (Surah 88: Verse 22) "You are NOT upon them a dictator". Therefore, as you began the article, I would agree to title it, a MERCY to the universe.
wa salamu alaikum
2002-10-19

YAHYA GHALAYINI FROM U.S.A. FLORIDA said:
every thing that was said and written, was good and to the point . But I fault some of the people who write these statements by reffering to God Almighty by Allah, we all know that Allah is the Lord God Almighty , but if I was an ignorant -----
I would call your Allah so and so may god forgive me . lets write to the idiots of the world and may God Almighty bless us all.
2002-10-19

NAKA AL JADA FROM UNITED STATES said:
Whenever we consider such an option we must take into consideration one thing,The Heuman factor. No matter how noble or just religon starts. People can't or wont fallow the rules. Prehaps it is because we aren't sheep, goats or cattle to be hearded, grazed, or controled.
2002-10-19

ADAMU IBRAHIM MUHAMMAD FROM NIGERIA said:
Salamu Alaikum,

That was a well said prayer at the end of the writeup. And we all say AMEEN to it.

Islamicity is doing a wonderful job to Islam. However I want this effort not to be one-sided(i.e to the non-believers reverting to Islam) but let the effort be 25-75. 75% to the already so called "Muslims" of today.

You see, the fact of the matter is that the Dictator to emulate the Prophet as George Barnard Shaw prophesized, is almost impossible to emerge with the present generation of Muslims we have, who knowingly or ortherwise have sold out their Islam to the Ahlil-Kitab. This you will agree with me is a disaster which the repercussions is known to me and you. In fact, it is manifesting itself now with the US led assault on Islamic states. And the irony is that nobody seems to see anything wrong with that, not even the Saudis(so called custodians of the two holy mosques. Israel has annexed Masji-al-aqsa for thirty years now, also no Muslim is saying anything about that. All we hear is Palestine, Palestine. SAVE PALESTINIANS! Brother it is Msjid Al-aqsa we should be talking of saving, that and only that can bring about emancipation of the Palestenians. After all Allah does'nt need us but he needs and would save his DEEN. I hope I am making any sense!

Bissalam.
2002-10-19

SAIF FROM ENGLAND said:
Assalamualaikum,

A look at the life of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) would be incomplete without the realisation that it culminated in the formation of the First Islamic State in Medina. An event so important to the muslims of the time that they marked the Islamic Calendar from that date. This event would also seal their fate for all time.
However in todays world the muslims can't even decide on the phases of the moon in unity to know the month of Ramadhan. We have been left in religious, intellectual and technological darkness through division into many western backed nations and statelets. Furthermore muslims have been 'given' pride and greatness in those nations and states in complete contradiction to the sayings of the Prophet (saw) who hated Assabiyah (nationalism).
Moving on to the time shortly after the death of the Prophet(saw), would reveal that the sahaba, faced with impending crises and collapse of governance actually stopped everything (even to burying the Prophet (saw)) to elect a new leader. The Khalifa. Their concensus on this matter abiding by shariah, allows a period of 3 days and 2 nights for muslims to be without a bay'ah (oath of allegiance) to a Khalifah, upon their necks as often quoted. 'Upon their necks' signifies the weight of the obligation, as muslims are collectively sinful if they don't work in a group to complete this task following the method of the Prophet (saw) to accomplich it.
The muslims need to be more optimistic in their affairs as there are many muslims today who can take on this challenging role. This is possible if muslims really feel the weight of the burden of responsibility and leave their arogance and wish to absolve themselvs of the sin of dying in Jahiliyah. The only thing left then is the Nusrah (the support from the people of authority). Collectively, the muslims have an army that can easily remove American occupation from our lands. Only the false borders remain.
2002-10-19