Those who do not judge according to that which Allah has sent down are the evildoers, harmdoers, unbelieveres. (Surah Al Maida 5:44,45 and 47)
Muslims around the globe are facing a weird situation. We have around 50 Muslim Majority countries around the world, which are 'Islamic Republics' in the paper-work but there is no true Islamic Country on this gloomy globe. We are being lead by kings, prime-ministers, presidents or military leaders who are ruling us by a muddle of secular and divine laws. We are made to spend our lives in systems that have no concern for the Islamic sprit and rulings. We do our utmost to save ourselves from polytheistic activities (involving shirk) but doing nothing to transform this system which is continuously feeding our minds and bodies with polytheistic dust.
Those who do not judge according to that which Allah has sent down are the evildoers, harmdoers, unbelieveres. (Surah Al Maida 5:44,45 and 47)
Islam is not a mere set of traditions and customs, it is a complete code of personal and social life, hence, a total socio-economic system. These divine laws were revealed to become the foundation of Islamic governments at-first, and then encompass the whole world. The Muslim countries have ignored the perfect divine laws and imposed the modern secular blend on themselves. We, the money-making robots, don't realize the gravity of the situation because our own personal lives are void of Islamic spirit. The 'religious' amongst us are pretty staunch on the Islamic laws regarding personal life but unknowingly they are doing much more to serve and strengthen this unislamic system than they are doing for its reformation of revolution.
This prelude was essential to highlight the difference between the world-view of those who are unplugged and those who are still 'connected' . The former is buried under the intense responsibility of giving light to this gloomy globe. He sees no good in strengthening the current systems. He's proud of injecting religion into everything. He has a single mode of life, whether he's at work, at school, at his home, the first and fore-most thing on his mind is the responsibility to establish the law of Allah in every corner of the world. On the contrary, the connected ones have multi-modes of life. Religion seems good to them in the worship place or on religious days, but they close their eyes from all evils in the practical life. They are busy in making a living, and don't really bother from where the money comes and who they are serving. Working in banks and brothels is an act of blasphemy to them, but they don't find any problem in serving the anti-Islamic governments and American companies.
The case-study that we have in this document is that of Pakistan Army. Those who cannot listen anything against the immune organization which their fore-fathers served should simply close this document and pray for their own hidayah. For others, I hereby declare that I am an extremist who sees everything first in light of the Islamic spirit, and then extend it in line with logic and wisdom. Oh Allah! Give us all the understanding of religion.
Mission of an Islamic Army:
An Islamic Army protects the Islamic states and strives to extend the Islamic rule throughout the globe by fighting the oppressors. In the current world as there is no Islamic state so the purpose of an Islamic Army would be first to establish an Islamic State. Prophet Muhammad SAW fought a series of battles in Madinah until they finally established the first Islamic state after the conquest of Makkah. Pakistan Army is doing exact opposite of what it is supposed to do. It is protecting the un-Islamic state and fighting against those who are striving for an Islamic State. My brothers, the rebels are not those whom you murdered in Lal Masjid or Swat Valley on the American orders just because they were holding the flag of Islamic Law, the rebels are those who have hijacked this state and are using it to glorify their banks and homes.
Prophet Muhammad SAW so beautifully summarized the mission of a Mujahid :
" He who fights to make the Kalimah of Allah the supreme, is on the path of Allah" (Sahih Muslim).
I urge you all to go and conduct a survey, ask those in army, who has heard this hadith? They don't know their own slogan and motto dedicated to them by Prophet Muhammad SAW. They don't envision the spring of Islam, and a Global Islamic State. This leaves us with no other option but to conclude that they have some other mission. They are serving army for their family, their nation, but certainly they are void of the Islamic vision.
Prophet Muhammad SAW said, " Prophethood shall remain among you as long as Allah wishes. Then, Allah will raise it when he wishes. Then, shall come a khilafah according to the path of Prophets. It shall last amongst you as long as Allah wishes. Then, Allah will raise it when he wishes. Then, shall come biting (long-period) kingdoms. It shall last amongst you as long as Allah wishes. Then, Allah will raise it as he wishes. Then, shall come military (power-controlled) kingdoms. It shall last amongst you as long as Allah wishes. Then, Allah will raise it when he wishes. Then, shall come a Khilafah according to the path of the Prophets. Then, he kept quiet" (Narrated by Ahmed, Authenticated by al-Albani in Silsilitul Ahadith us Saheeha)
Protecting Muslims from Non-Muslims Oppression
Pakistani Army has been protecting the Kashmiri's from the Indian Aggression since the last sixty years. This has been viewed as a great service throughout the Muslim world. No doubt, this task needs to be done, but there are few questions that come in my mind.
Point # 1 – Protecting the Kashmiri's from Indian oppression but not doing anything to turn over the un-Islamic rule in your own home means that we are just striving to maintain them as a part of this Muslim Secular State. They cannot practice full-Islam if they are a part of India, they cannot practice full-Islam if they are a part of Pakistan. They would continuously be dealing in Riba, they'd be forced to pay taxes, they'd be made to solve their disputes in un-Islamic courts.
Point # 2 – The Kashmiri riots provoke us, but the Gujrati riots don't. What is the reason for that?
Point # 3 – Isn't it a must on the Army to go and strive against the American and Israeli aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine?
Forming Military Alliances with Non-Muslims
Instead of Helping the Muslims against American aggression in Afghanistan, we helped the American army in bulldozing Afghanistan. We provided them our bases and commandoes and the army-escorted NATO supply is on the move since. And this is no hidden truth. We did all this openly. So, where does the Pakistan Army stand now? After serving Satan instead of Allah, preferring non-Muslims over Muslims, and forming a military alliance with non-Muslims against Muslims, this is where the army stands:
O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people. (Surah Al Maida – 5:51)
Those who prefer non-Muslims amongst Muslims are counted as non-Muslims in the sight of Allah. Mufti Nizam ad din Shamzai said," It is not permissible for a Muslim in any land, be he government employee or any thing else to put forward any assistance of any type that was for the American aggression against Afghanistan, especially when this attack is compromised of Crusade Onslaught against Muslim Afghanistan. Any Muslim that extends any assitance in this aggression is considered an apostate from Din". No one can save himself from sin totally these days. Prophet SAW had prophesized this in a hadith :
A time is certainly coming to mankind when only the receiver of usury will remain, and if he does not receive it, some of its vapour will reach him. Ibn Isa said: Some of its dust will reach him. (Sunan Abu Dawud)
We need to save ourselves,the much possible from this system of taghoot. How can we ever think of joining forces which are striving to strengthen and protect this system of taghoot, whereas the need of the hour is to overturn this system and implement the divine laws ? Would we wish to join an institution which is helping non-Muslims bulldoze Muslims? How can we join an institution which sells Muslims to American Forces? How can we join hands with those who are against the flag bearers for Islam? How can we join those whose Kufr has been exposed when they supported American Army against Muslims again and again?
Training of an Islamic Army
What is in the roots of our army men? What sort of training do they get? Are they trained the way Prophet Muhammad trained his army? Is it possible that we sow wheat grains and we get sugar canes out of it?
Army training starts from PMA Kakool, a place where new-comers are bombarded with –galiyan-. The first thing they learn are new dimensions in the dictionary of immodest words. Those who say a few prayers in the academy are considered pious monks. There is no religious training. No one teaches them fiqh of Jihad. No effort is made for spiritual elevation. Hollywood and Bollywood is their entertainment. Cigarette is their dose. Very few would turn up when Azaan is recited. These are obvious truths, that no one can deny. Is this the way Muslim army used to be at the times of Prophet Muhammad? Were they not the highest in the spiritual status?
The immense contrast in the Army of Sahaba and the Pakistan Army forces one to think, what are they fighting for? The Sahaba would not even leave Salah in the battle field, and they prefer chilling out in their rooms rather than responding to the call of Allah. The love for Allah made the Army of Sahaba Disciplined, and the Pakistan Army is forcefully disciplined by mental and physical tortures. When they don't implement Islam in their own lives, how can they hold the flag of spreading Islam in the world? When they don't turn up for Salah, but stand still in respect of the national anthem, one is forced to think, who are they serving?
The Neutral Trap
' Ok ! The Army is wrong, I know. But, so is every other organization of this country. Every organization is corrupt'. This is the pet argument of army men. Dust is all around. No one can save himself totally from it. A sane person, and a true Muslim has to skid by the worldly requirements of earning a living and give the rest of his time to a noble mission of establishing the rule of Allah. Can we select our job so carelessly? Can we start any other job before starting the job assigned to us by Allah?
Your house is unclean. You were supposed to clean it up yourselves. You are not doing the job yourselves and you are wiping out those who wish to take up this job themselves. You still think your job is neutral?
The Individual Mission Trap
' Everyone in army is not same, there are very pious people in army as well'. Pakistan Army has seen people who were truly motivated by the Islamic spirit. Many people have sacrificed their lives, deeming it to by martyrdom in the path of Allah. May Allah forgive them for their ignorance and accept their efforts.
Some people just need a platform to sacrifice their lives for Allah, and without careful thinking they select this as the path. The Islamic socio-economic vision is very scarce in the present world. In this age of confusion, misinformation and very little Islamic education it is expected that people would be doing things with and Islamic intention, but in actual serving the satanic missions.
Would you ever join a brothel, to educate people on the prohibition of wine? Is it allowed to work in a music-band to tell people that music is prohibited? Is it sane to join army with an 'individual' mission ignoring what the mission of the army is?
If you are motivated by the Islamic spirit, then why don't you join any amongst the wide-range of movements and groups working for the Islamic revival? Look inside, judge yourself. Have you not joined army for material gains?
One can be either with those who are striving for the Islamic revival or one would be directly or indirectly against them. This is the gift of the global village. You are involved in strengthening one of the two systems: the secular or the divine. Are you ready to meet your lord on the day of judgment having spent your life in strengthening man-made systems?
The touch-stone of Success
"I swear by the time, Most surely man is in loss, Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience." (Surah Al Asr – 103)
The Surah tells us four must-have qualities of successful person . (1) He should have faith, (2) He should strive to establish Islam in his own self, (3) he should strive in a group to establish Islam in the world and (4) he should be patient and stead-fast on this and enjoin on others, the same. Anyone who misses out any of the ingredients of success, is actually in loss. The Surah gives us clear guidelines on how to select our path in life.
And the touch-stone of Successful Organization (group of people) is :
(They are) those who, if We establish them in the land, establish regular prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs. (Surah Al Hajj – 22:41)
They are those whom when Allah gives power, do their very best to establish the socio-economic and worship system of Islam, and try to inculcate Islam in the lives of People by enjoining the Good and forbidding the prohibited.
Hence, striving for establishment of an Islamic state is not a choice. It is a must do work.
Prophet Muhammad SAW said , " He, who died in such a state that he never participated in Jihad and never intended it in the heart, died in a degree of hypocrisy" (Sunan Abu Dawud)
Prophet Muhammad SAW said , " He, who never participated in Jihad or financed a Mujahid or looked after a Mujahid's family in his absence, then Allah will put him in some difficulty" (Sunan Abu Dawud)
May Allah give us all the understanding of religion and put our name amongst those who strive to make the Kalimah of Allah the Highest. May Allah make us all momin, mohsin and mujahid.
Author : Mohammad Awais Tahir
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