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Friday, 16 October 2015


1437 Hijrah
Happy New Year Muslim Ummah!
May Allah Bless You,
Unite You And Guide You!

(M. Javed Naseem)

The new Islamic Year 1437 is already upon us. The first month of the Islamic calendar – Muharram – has started but never has this month seen the Muslim Ummah in such a dilapidated state as today. We have no leadership, no direction, no plan and no clue as to how we are going to get out of this crisis.

The Zionists are running a fierce campaign of Islam-bashing and every day more and more countries (or their leaders) are joining the band wagon. Their hands are bloody with the innocent blood of Palestinian, Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian children, women and the elderly. They are sympathizing with the victims with their mouths but helping the terrorist groups with their hands to kill more Muslims and destroy more towns. The hypocrites are dancing with joy while the innocent victims of aggression are bleeding to death. There’s nobody to stand up to the aggressors and stop the oppression.

The only people you can blame for this tragic situation are the leaders of the Muslim states who are mere puppets, pimps, corroborators in evil, inept to govern, incapable to deliver social justice to their people and unfit for the Parliaments. They go beyond any point of corruption and low-life to protect their own interests and stay in power.

The general populace is not guilt-free either. They claim to be Muslims but are far away from Islam and the Quran – the source of all guidance. They have become hypocrites and Allah does not like the hypocrites. So, who is better or who is worse in this scenario, is hard to decide. The only thing that is clear is the identity of the ‘aggressor’. All others are victims.  
Let’s hope that sanity and reason prevail and hardships of the innocent victims are eased up.

People talk about tolerance but the oppression and apartheid cannot be tolerated.

People talk about peace but nobody is making any sincere effort to bring peace. On the contrary, more arms and bombs are being sent to the disaster areas. You cannot promote peace with bombs and guns. Peace is based on justice, equality and fair-play. If there’s no justice, there’ll be no peace!

People talk about co-existence but don’t do anything to stop the ethnic cleansing of the weak. They are being driven into non-existence.
This world is full of hypocrisy!

Under these circumstances, the weak, the wretched, the down-trodden look up to the heavens and expect some miracle. The miracles do happen and let’s hope for one now. The question is how? Do we qualify to ask Allah for any help or a miracle? I guess not! Allah says:

فَٱذْكُرُونِيۤ أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَٱشْكُرُواْ لِى وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ
“Then do remember Me; I will remember
you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Me.”
(al-Quran 2:152)

We don’t respect Allah the way we should. We don’t love Allah although we claim to. We don’t fear Allah the way He should be feared. And we don’t obey Allah at all. We show our ingratitude, disobedience, defiance, stubbornness, revolt or rebellion and disrespect day in and day out.

If we obey Allah as His faithful servants, He’ll surely help us because He has promised it. But we need to stand up and fight the aggression. We need to do our part and then expect the miracles.

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُدَافِعُ عَنِ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوۤاْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ كُلَّ خَوَّانٍ كَفُورٍ
أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَاتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ظُلِمُواْ وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِيرٌ
“Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe.
Verily, Allah loves not any that is a traitor to faith,
or show ingratitude to those against whom war is made,
permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged;
and verily, Allah is most powerful for their aid.”
(al-Quran 22:38-39)

God helps those who help themselves. He has given us a Book of Guidance (the Quran) and that Book guides us at every step. It tells us how to seek Allah’s help:

يَآأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱسْتَعِينُواْ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلاَة
ِ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَ ٱلصَّابِرِينَ
“O you who believe! Seek (Allah’s) help with
patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is
with those who patiently persevere.”
(al-Quran 2:153)

Do we follow the Book that also tells us that we should stick together in the name of Allah because there is strength in unity?

وَٱعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ ٱللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ
“And hold on fast, all together, to the rope of
Allah, and be not divided (among yourselves)”.
(al-Quran 3:103)

The blessed Book also tells us that we should be grateful to our Lord for all the favors so that we enjoy more of His bounties.

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ
وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِى لَشَدِيدٌ
“And remember! Your Lord caused to be
declared (publicly): If you are grateful, I will add
more (favors) unto you; but if you show ingratitude,
truly My punishment is terrible indeed."
(al-Quran 14:7)

By the above measures, if we review our relationship with Allah, where do we stand? Can we call ourselves "friends of Allah"? Do we enjoy a close relationship that we could command miracles? I guess not! We are shamelessly ungrateful. And Allah is very well aware of it.

إِنَّ ٱلإِنسَانَ لِرَبِّهِ لَكَنُودٌ
“Truly man is, to his Lord, ungrateful.”
(al-Quran 100:6)

يَعْرِفُونَ نِعْمَةَ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنكِرُونَهَا وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ ٱلْكَافِرُونَ
“They recognize the favors of Allah;
then they deny them; and most of them
are (creatures) ungrateful.”
(al-Quran 16:83)

He warns us that He does not like the ungrateful folks and there’s no guidance for them. Allah loves grateful and obedient servants. The ungrateful and disobedient would  rather be punished.

وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَهُمْ نَارُ جَهَنَّمَ لاَ يُقْضَىٰ
عَلَيْهِمْ فَيَمُوتُواْ وَلاَ يُخَفَّفُ عَنْهُمْ مِّنْ
عَذَابِهَا كَذٰلِكَ نَجْزِى كُلَّ كَفُورٍ
“But those who reject (Allah), for them
will be the Fire of Hell. No term shall be
determined for them, so they should die,
nor shall its Penalty be lightened for them.
Thus do We reward every ungrateful one!

(al-Quran 35:36)

It tells us that we must believe in Allah with all sincerity and honesty to get Allah’s favors in the fight against Unbelievers. Allah has guaranteed that the Unbelievers will never succeed against the believers.

وَلاَ يَحْسَبَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ سَبَقُوۤاْ إِنَّهُمْ لاَ يُعْجِزُونَ
“Let not the Unbelievers think that they
can get the better (of the godly). They
will never frustrate (them)”.
(al-Quran 8:59)

The Unbelievers always get united against the believers but they will be defeated. Only we need to prove that we are the true believers.

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
فَسَيُنفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ
وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوۤاْ إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ
“The Unbelievers spend their wealth to hinder
(man) from the path of Allah, and so will they
continue to spend; but in the end they will
have (only) regrets and sighs; at length they
will be overcome; and the Unbelievers
will be gathered together to Hell.”
(al-Quran 8:36)

The first thing we need to do right now is to repent; beg for Allah’s forgiveness and then ask for His Mercy and help. This is the only way to fix our relationship. The Most Merciful will definitely grant us solidarity, steadfastness, stability and finally the victory too.

ربَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِىۤ أَمْرِنَا
وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وٱنْصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ
"Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything
We may have done that transgressed our duty.
Establish our feet firmly, and help us against
those that resist Faith."
(al-Quran 3:147)

I wish you all the best during the new year! I pray and hope that Allah, the Almighty, bestows upon you His mercy, blessings with guidance and protection; and grants you the courage and strength to fight all the evil and injustice facing the Muslim Ummah. Stay on the right path and help each other in the righteousness to achieve peace, happiness, contentment and success! May Allah be your Friend and Protector! Aameen!


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