From Knowledge to Action: Embracing Quranic Teachings with Thoughtful Reflection

The Quranic teaching should be expanded to wider and wider audiences. But that is the first step. The next step to understand and teach the Quran by deep pondering using intellect, reason, and logic.

The Quran’s teaching is to be expanded slowly and gradually. The Quran says that its opponents will put all kinds of barrier in its path until finally they will be gathered together and will face the Momineen in the battlefield. The Quran asks the Prophet ﷺ to warn them about it:

وَكَذَٰلِكَ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لِّتُنذِرَ أُمَّ الْقُرَىٰ وَمَنْ حَوْلَهَا وَتُنذِرَ يَوْمَ الْجَمْعِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ فَرِيقٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَفَرِيقٌ فِي السَّعِيرِ

(42:7) – [Thou art but entrusted with Our message:] and so We have revealed unto thee a discourse in the Arabic tongue in order that thou mayest warn the foremost of all cities and all who dwell around it to wit, warn [them] of the Day of the Gathering, [the coming of] which is beyond all doubt: [the Day when] some shall find themselves in paradise, and some in the blazing flame.

The Prophet ﷺ told this to his opponents during the early life of his messenger-hood in Makkah because they were not listening to reason and logic. Not that they will be forced to accept Islam – because there is absolutely no compulsion in Islam (2:256) – but that their opposition in the path of Allah will be broken.

So, it is absolutely false that Islam spread by the sword. The sword was used only to break the opposition barrier in the way of implementation of the divine program. Islam neither spread by sword nor it can, because for Islam, Iman (conviction) is required that springs from the deep inside the heart. Iman is conviction in the heart and mind about the truthfulness of the Quran’s message based on clear understanding and full voluntary acceptance of the heart without compulsion or force.

Even after the Prophet ﷺ, wherever the rightly-guided Khalifas went, the reason was to break the barrier in the path of the Quranic system of life. Whoever, did not put barrier in its path, the rightly-guided Khalifas signed peace treaty with them that they will protect them as long as they didn’t put any barrier in the path of Islam. So, then, how did Islam spread?
The world adopted Islam due to its shining results

The Quran says:

وَرَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًا ; إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ

(110:1-2) – WHEN GOD'S SUCCOUR comes, and victory, and thou seest people enter God’s Deen in hosts.

After breaking the barriers of the opponents in the path of the Truth, commence the next part of your program. You will see how quickly the results ensue. However, at this juncture keep it clearly in mind that when succor and victory are achieved according to the Divine Laws; when opposition from these opponents dies off; the avenues of Deen open up.

And you will see people joining the Divine Order in groups, one after the other (19:96). When any business or industry opens then initially it attracts no one. But when people see the positive results then people flock to it in droves and it becomes popular. It is the positive results of practical implementation of Islam that attracts people. It cannot spread by sword.

Our Mullahs and the Western priests

Our kings changed the Prophet’s ﷺ Islam. It is their corrupted version of Islam that continues till today and thus we have become the roadblock in the path of true Quranic Islam. Many top Western scholars get completely convinced about the Quranic Islam due its Universal Permanent Values for humanity. They say that if this is so, then why it is not implemented in any Muslim country out of more than fifty countries in the world. If that is the case, then why no Muslim country in the world is implementing it.

So, Muslims have become barrier in the path of Quranic Islam and the world is disgusted with Islam because of the current corrupted version of Islam that Muslims have been practicing and consequently are suffering; and have become dependent on others even for their basic needs, let alone developing their own technology.

Without Quran’s sovereignty there is no Islamic system

After the rightly-guided Khalifas, the kings came and the system they instituted was not based on the Quran. It was the rule of Muslims, not of Islam. Islam has nothing to do with this system that continues till today. It is the same system that the Quraysh were following: Parochialism, Sectarianism, Political Partisanship, Familiosis, and other forms of Exclusivistic Particularism.

And it was this system which was the barrier in the path of Islam. The Prophet ﷺ peacefully invited them to the Quran’s message but the Quraysh opposed it because it challenged their false system based on tribalism and elitism. The Quraysh were told that if you didn’t desist from your false system then you will force the Momineen to come to battlefield. We don’t want any war but you will force it upon us. And they did.

The Prophet ﷺ migrated to Medina with his small group of supporters to Medina as helpless refugees. The Quraysh didn’t leave them alone even there. They came fully prepared with a big army to Medina to crush and wipe out the Momineen.

The Prophet ﷺ and his small group of companions were forced to come out and face the Quraysh in the battlefield of Badr; and they fought the Quraysh with so much bravery that they defeated the huge army of Quraysh which was ten times larger in number and laden with all the war resources.

The Quran has summed this up in this verse:

فَرِيقٌ فِى ٱلْجَنَّةِ وَفَرِيقٌ فِى ٱلسَّعِيرِ

(42:7) – All groups will be gathered on an open field. One group will enter heavenly society (as victors); while the other will fall in the ditch of Jahannam (as losers).

Allah says here that if He wanted he would have usurped human freewill and then humans will never violate Our commands just like animals. In that case humans will turn into animals. But that was not Allah’s Will.

Allah showed through His guidance the right way and wrong way and left humans to use their freewill to choose either the right way or the wrong way. Allah has created laws that provide measure for everything. The entire universe is running on Allah ordained laws. Everything has its own peculiar characteristics and measure, and follows Allah-ordained laws.

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