"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.
may Allah(sbwt) help u in your great mission
keep up the good work
please let me know
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.
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?!!!
I HATE EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT LOVE MOHAMMAD[PEACE BE UPON HIM AND HIS COMPANIONS]
I AM AGREE WITH YOUR VIWES AND WORDS.THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME AN E-MAIL.
PRAISES DUE TO ALLAH FOR HIS PROPHET AND FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE MISSION.
If every body in this world would do what Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) wanted us to do than this world would be a perfect place.
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.
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.
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.
Just a correction:
George Bernard Shaw's book is "The Genuine Islam" not Genuine of Islam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
this r the type of words the previous dictators were used to.
be just and hit the nail on the head.
Jesus or Moses. If only those Christians and the Jews would know!
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.
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
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.
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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.
Resting in Him,
May God bless you all,
Believer and Servent of Christ the King
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!
Baraka Allah feekum.
Your words have catch our hearth Hail for that.
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.
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.
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!
and thats for your site i find it has opened my eyes and i am enjoying it , so thanks .
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?
GIVE EXPOSURE TO THIS ARTICLE IN NATIONAL MEDIA. GLAD THAT THIS TEXT DID HAVE SO MUCH OF IMPACT ON ME.
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
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 .
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.
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!
Assalamu 3alaykum w.w
Alhamdulillah Ni3matul of being a Muslim and Alhamdulillah Mohammed is the last messenger of Allah (SWT).
Hope this broadens your horizon.
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.
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,<
Thank you for this article.
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.
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.
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
STOP there and Ponder...and thne Click on the site:
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.