“Appearances are often deceptive”; The axiom seems to be true when they say that there are 57 Muslim states. Yet a Muslim born in one such state is alien to the other. A Muslim mother giving birth to someone in Qatar just few miles away becomes a foreigner to Saudi Arabia ,the land of the two holy Masjids where the Prophet of Islam SAW had pronounced his first and last sermon of Islam tying the entire Muslim Ummah in a single brotherhood of physical and spiritual unity. Today, in a despicable defiance to their own messenger SAW, the rulers of these sliced pieces of Muslim lands have agreed to tear the Ummah apart and carve out an identity for themselves by accepting a distinct crown, a unique flag, a different currency , a filthy fleet of luxury cars and a couple of flying machines.
Those clans who once ate on the same table and fought shoulder to shoulder with the Prophet SAW defeating empires after empires of tyranny and prayed in a single row, none having precedence over the other; today; are making each other stand in queues awaiting visas and passport clearance to be able to even shake hands with each other. Many of them are not even allowed to set foot in the other’s territory. They have gone up to the extent of imposing land, sea and air embargo on one another citing imaginary threats from brothers in faith and blood.
Then there are those Muslim countries who have developed a sense of pride in being a culturally , linguistically and geographically different race. Islam for them is the thin outer coat of hue on the reinforced brick wall of their dominant and separate identity , say as, Turkish, Iranian or European. They have been living and ruling as Turks, Persian and Europeans with Islam peeping from the margin of their man made constitution effervescing under the facade of western Judeo-Christian democracy or even autocracy. The spirit of universal Islamic brotherhood is nowhere to be seen. No one who is born outside their cartographical boundaries is allowed to live in their dominion as a free citizen with rights to reap the fruits of his efforts even though he professes to follow the ruler’s own version of Islam.
Across the ocean in India, Pakistan , Bangladesh and Sri Lanka that once were the part of a single undivided land, the division among Muslims is far too deep and racially and linguistically motivated.
Each of these countries has developed it’s own version of Islam though conveniently sweeping it under the carpet of nationalism and socio-cultural pride. The Bengali, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Hindi, and Tamil Muslims hardly share anything in common let alone the Quranic ordinance of mandatory brotherhood.). The subcontinental Muslims have even gone up to the extent of calling each other “Kafir” while ignorantly adding and subtracting in the ritualistic manifestation of the religion which otherwise preaches nothing but tolerance and inclusivity among its followers.
When the Muslims were united under a single “Kalima” and a single book “The Quran” and were listening and submitting to the commands of their Prophet SAW, they had an undivided territory governed by the divine laws. They had common friends (the Muslims from around the globe) and enemies (the Satan being the worst) and had a just distribution of wealth and resources and a sincere acceptance of duties and responsibilities; the Muslims then had a state of their own governed from their central global capital of Madinah. The Islamic state had a common language of Quran, a common culture of empathy towards the weak and audacity against the oppressors. Their piety and bravery had won them accolades around the planet. People were entering in the Islamic faith in tens and hundreds and thousands. The tyrants who disturbed world peace were dealt with power and force in alliance with the promised divine army in every battle that were fought for the sake of justice and peace. People coming from far off lands to join the sacred movement of Islam were given priorities in shelter and food. No wonder why we saw Salman al-Farisi, Bilal al-Habashi and Suhayb ar-Rumi in the front row of the Prophet’s (SAW) administrative council as well as in the battle formations. One Muslim’s problem was every Muslim’s concern in the Islamic state.
The consequence of losing the Islamic state:
Imagine the now two brotherly neighboring Muslim countries Qatar & Saudi (made by the UN of course) groping for a common ground to get back on talking terms! And like in the olden days of Jahiliya (ignorance) when Jewish Kahin (soothsayers ) were approached to sort out the differences between two warring Arab tribes, Zionist Jarred Kushner today is condescendingly playing the jurist among the warring Arabs. This is just one example of how the differences brewed among Muslims due the abandonment of Islamic laws and obedience to the western world order has left each one (individual and subservient states alike) of us tragically lonely and hauntingly helpless.
Look at the situation today, In whatever garb the so called Muslim leaders may appear, either as Presidents of giant Muslim countries like General Ziaul Haq of Pakistan or Mohammad Morsi of Egypt or even as top nuclear scientists like Yahya al-Meshad of Iraq And Mohsen Fakhrizadeh of Iran or as great Islamic scholars like Sheikh Ahmad Yasin of Palestine or Sheikh Anwar al- Awlaki of Yemen, NO ONE IS SAFE from the danger of being assassinated. Since there is no Islamic state for Muslims, security for the ummah is a thing of the past. Condition of the so-called Muslim countries is such that many of them are under constant enemy bombardments. Muslims have become sixty percent of the total global refugees. Children of the Islamic state founded by the Holy Prophet SAW (that once was the universal shelter for the oppressed people from around the world) are themselves running for cover in search of a place to hide and a piece of the loaf to eat. Most of them are living at the mercy of western mercenaries who keep them as slaves, as a symbol of their victory over Islam and Muslims.
No Peace and Security for Muslims without a Islamic State :
It had taken the sweat and blood of the purest of pure and the noblest of the noble companions to walk shoulder to shoulder with the last and final messenger of Islam SAW through thick and thin to build the world’s most ideal state and the exemplary Muslim civilization. The state that sheltered the vulnerable and instilled honesty and integrity, justice and audacity, moral and ethics, diligence and knowledge in its citizens. The state that sent delegations far and wide to invite people to the worshipping of Allah and to rid the world of all its evils. The state that fed the hungry and clothed the poor, honored the pious and punished the criminals, anointed the scholars and enlightened every soul, disbanded obscenity and promoted modesty, discouraged hoarding and encouraged charity, honored women and glorified family unions, followed the Quran and discarded the traditional absurdity and ignorance. That state has been militarily conquered by the army of Satan and ripped into bits and pieces. The Quran has been snatched from our hands and filth has been filled in our hearts and minds. A vulnerability has been pumped into our psyche. We are living in a state of fear and surrender and all the 57 so-called Muslim states are mere pawn in the hands of the merciless western mercenaries who hold all the 57 rulers as hostages. Time has come to peel off the fear and rebuild the Islamic state for the Muslims who choose to refuse the slavery of the western thugs. The desire of the reconstruction of the blessed state is rippling through every Muslim’s heart from Ghana to Fergana and the young generation is more willing to follow the path of the Prophet SAW than to cave in to the diktats of the Kuffar.
By: Arshad Mohsin