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    Posted: 21 February 2006 at 12:33am
The Role of the Muslims of Britain

By Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi

Allah the Exalted has said in Surat ar-Rum (30:4-9):

The affair is Allah’s from beginning to end.
On that day, the muminun will rejoice
in Allah’s help.
He grants victory to whoever He wills.
He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.

That is Allah’s promise.
Allah does not break His promise.
But most people do not know it.

They know an outward aspect of the life of the dunya
but are heedless of the akhira.

Have they not reflected within themselves?
Allah did not create the heavens and the earth
and everything between them
except with truth and for a fixed term.
Yet many people reject the meeting with their Lord.

Have they not travelled in the earth
and seen the final fate of those before them?
They had greater strength than them and cultivated the land
and inhabited it in far greater numbers than they do.
Their Messengers also came to them with the Clear Signs.
Allah would never have wronged them;
but they wronged themselves.

A recent shameless event has shown to us both the weakness and the power of the Muslim World Community. Our sudden unity in the face of an attack on the honour of our beloved Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came as a terrible shock to the kafirun. They, being materialists, are structuralists in thinking and practice, in the manner of Pharaoh. Once our love was tested, they were faced with the spontaneous uprising of two billion people. At the same time, however, that this quite unquenchable power manifested, it also regrettably revealed our present weakness.

Firstly, we must establish that the shameful event was not the low and despicable insult by an ill-educated Danish journalist, but rather, the stunning arrogance and intellectual vacuity of the response by European media. The idea that the dubious doctrine of Freedom of Speech should be defended over the scribbling of an insult revealed the quite nihilistic bankruptcy of the current world-view of corporation capitalism. Significantly, an Israeli journalist on CNN declared that the jews receive vicious cartoons from the Arab press all the time, and they accept it under the principle of Freedom of Speech. Of course, they did not say that the publication of any text or drawing which could be construed as anti-jewish would result in devastating legal punishment, both in fines and imprisonment. As if the irrationality of their position was not extreme enough, the British Parliament proceeded to make any text or speech glorifying terrorism a criminal offence. Since the struggle of the IRA has been defined as terrorism, it presumably means that to quote from the great Irish nationalist poet W.B. Yeats has become an indictable offence.

On our side of the affair, our great weakness was revealed, and that is our lack of leadership. It is important that we set on record that that leadership is civic. Despite the persistent attempts of the media, using christian terms, to insist that we have a priestly class, this has never been and cannot be the case for Muslims. In that other religion, which despite its many new doctrines still clings to some elements of the Deen of Islam, that is the Shi‘a, governance by their Mullah class is necessary. To clarify this important matter, it should also be noted that the Imams of mosques are of relative insignificance. The correct situation is, of course, that any member of the Jama‘at may lead the Salat, in preference the one with the most command of the Qur’an. The Imam should be from within the local community by preference, and not from another place.

Read the whole article from Shaykh Abdal Qadir's website.
"I am a slave. I eat as a slave eats and I sit as a slave sits.", Beloved, sallallahu alyhi wa-sallam.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 February 2006 at 3:23pm

Reminds me of horses bolting and stable doors....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 April 2006 at 3:46pm

Assalamu Alaikum:

O.K. guys, are you testing the new Moderator or what?

This topic will be closed due to multiple violations of the guidelines and all abusive posts will be deleted.

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