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A short clear statement of an important truth.
Do not expect the world of the future to be as it is now, but to include Islam. It will not be the world of the time of the Prophet Muhammad , but it will indeed be very different from the world of today.
We live in a world developed in an atmosphere of 'western' secular materialism. We should not seek always to make Islam conform to the established world order, it is perhaps always better to reshape the world in accord with the Will of Allah.
A Muslim is responsible for any harm which befalls another Muslim if he does not do whatever is within his ability to stop that harm from occurring.
To say, "I can't do it" is excuse from shaitan if it is not true.
This transition point in the history of life on Earth comes from the realization of our our true nature. This true nature has been long known through spiritual faith, perfected in the 'religion' of Islam. Now is the moment when we first come to know the full inapt of this remarkable truth objectively through science and reason.
Given the circumstances in today's world it is 'normal' to have thoughts about doing wrong things. Remember that Allah in his great mercy not only does not punish the thought of doing wrong, but He gives one full reward for not doing the wrong thing you think of doing.
The consensus of the Ummah can never be wrong - if the Ummah has full and correct knowledge of the circumstances.
There is more more than symbolic meaning to the statement of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that "the pen of the scholar is more powerful than the swords of a thousand warriors."
In the creation of a true Islamic state, and in regard to the place of non-muslims in that Islamic state, a fair first step is to be sure the non-muslims do nothing which is a bad influence on Muslims.
In Islam we must learn to correctly distinguish between the unchanging revealed truth and our changing understanding of that revealed truth. That Allah is God and that Allah is the Creator and Sustainer of the physical existence in an unchanging revealed truth. How well we can understand the nature of Allah and how well we understand the processes by which Allah creates and sustains the physical existence are constantly undergoing progressive change. It is against the true nature of Islam to at any point believe that the changing understanding of revealed truth is in fact the unchanging revealed truth.
Islam is not consistent with democracy, at least it is not consistent with what is widely believed to be democracy in today's world. The only freedom that exists is the freedom to do anything that is in accord with the Will of Allah. To do anything that is not in accord with the Will of Allah is the exercise of license not freedom. Therefore there is to be no 'freedom' of choice outside of the range of behaviour that that is consistence with the Will of Allah. This means there can be no 'democracy' concerning that which is outside the Will of Allah. Only within the range of behaviour that is consistence with the Will of Allah can democracy exist, although ultimately our form of governance will most likely be an enlightened Islamic anarchy. On the way to that final state we may need to go through the stage of Islamic democracy.
Due to the fact that we are shaped by our environment we must create an environment that in every way influences us in accord with the Will of Allah. Ultimately, everything in our environment that is an influence not in accord with the Will of Allah must be eliminated.
Matter at every level of complexity has certain orderly rules it must follow. Within the parameters of that order there is allowed an expression of free-will. That is the 'choice' within the 'necessity'. The free-will aspect is perhaps described by 'chaos theory' and at its most basic level is governed by quantum uncertainty.
The possibility of punishment exists and works as it does because Allah uses it as one of the means by which he shapes his created beings according to His Will, in particular those without His Spirit having been breathed into them. After Allah breathed His Spirit into man there is a much reduced reliance on punishment, ideally no punishment, because Allah has determined that there is to be no compulsion in our Islamic way of life. Man must ultimately do that which is right because he chooses the right by his free-will.
No matter how negative any object is believed to be, nor even how negative that object is in reality, it is better that the object be dealt with in a positive manner than that it be dealt with in a negative manner.
The cure for all the ills of human society has to be a cure of the spirit - a breaking away from the old wrongful patterns of thought and behaviour based on a secular, materialistic world view, into a new, vaster area of spiritual enlightenment for all of us to explore and grow within.
Many believe that everything which happens is the Will of Allah - that is of course true, but we should not think all that is the Will of Allah is what Allah would 'want' to have happen. Allah has imbued all physical matter with some degree of free-will, that portion being allotted in varying amounts based on the complexity of the organization of that physical matter. It is the Will of Allah that some actions be due to the exercise of free-will, and it is the nature of free-will that its exercise will result in some of these actions being what Allah would 'want' and some of the actions not being what Allah would 'want'.
At the human level of existence Allah has granted us a sufficiently large degree of free-will so that we must suffer or benefit from our actions as a consequence of the exercise of our free-will.
Everything in Islam is open to interpretation.
Skepticism is the acceptance of only that which is of logical necessity given reasonably reliable evidence and keeping that acceptance always open to the arrival of new evidence.
The nature of the physical universe is that it first encourages then allows material existence to move toward Allah. Every bit of matter in the physical universe is involved in that progression, from the most simple sub-atomic particle to the most complex grouping of sub-atomic particles that can exist. The sub-atomic particle being the nexus point with the originating power that provides the impetus for the creation of these sub-atomic particles, and for the progression of these sub-atomic particles from their simple deterministic beginning to their return in complexity to the fullness of their creator, Allah. As this progression goes on throughout the universe there are many different paths which matter may take in its inexorable movement toward Allah. Not all of these paths will prove successful, and many will fall back into the pool of less complex basic material to perhaps participate once again in another attempt to find a successful path back to Allah.
No Muslim should ever influence any person to go down the negative path as judged from the perspective of where that person is at that point in their life on the continuum of good and evil.
Much, perhaps most, of the wrong done in the world today is done by people who believe that the wrong thing they do is somehow necessary. If that perceived necessity was eliminated then there would be a substantial reduction in the amount of wrong done.
As a simple statement of the right way of life one could say that everything done should be consistent with the general guideline of being fair, honest, and positive.
Every being is deserving of a truly fair and equitable world. Unfortunately, fair and equitable does in no way describe our present world society. Everything that is consistent with the terms fair, honest, and positive must be done to achieve that grand goal as quickly as possible.
The idea that Allah personally looks over all of us, is concerned with our welfare, and intervenes in our lives through various means is so attractive that even if it wasn't entirely true it still offers a most wonderful path to a very positive future.
A united ummah can effectively say no to anything that is wrong.
If any Muslim knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is necessary at any given point to do or not do any specific thing which is in accord with the Will of Allah then he is should willingly do so.
Every Muslim should personally love Allah, and believe that Allah does love all the ways in which His Creation does move toward Him. As Muslims we should do no less.
The saying of, " Shaitan begone" is therapeutically very powerful. In this case the term 'Shaitan begone' is defined as giving acknowledgment to the general negative influence that exists within the physical creation, and saying, "I see what you are trying to do to me and I don't want anything to do with you".
To every person within the ummah, from criminals to pious religious leaders, it is fairly asked of them in an Islamic society that they constantly attempt to at least consider moving their lives in a more positive direction.
Whenever feasible, whenever someone does something wrong that person who has done wrong should not be punished - but, that person has the responsibility to truly acknowledge the wrong they have done, do what they can to rectify the harm from that wrong, and attempt to the best of their ability to never do that wrong again.
We are presently at a transition point from the old way of thinking, with all of its accompanying problems, to a new way of thinking that naturally suppresses the power of negative influences upon us while at the same time enhancing the effect of the positive influences; and, which will empower the ummah to finally achieve the ordained destiny of the human race - a veritable utopia here on earth and beyond.
To do whatever is is fair, honest, and positive is the right of every person.
The Prophet Muhammad is the only prophet of Allah that we can really know as a historical figure.
Islam can no longer be objectively denied; so, it is fair to ask anyone who does not accept Islam to successfully deny it.
We have reached a point in human history when all the problems in the world can be solved relatively easily and quickly.
Every Muslim has the responsibility to find a positive solution to any problem.
Good and evil are two ways of achieving goals. Often evil works faster than good, but it is much less effective in the long run. Ultimately, the only way the full destiny of the human race can be achieved is through the path of goodness.
This is the first time in our particular line of material progression that the movement toward all that is good and right falls under the responsibility of the created consciousness.
A simple but accurate knowledge of Islam is sufficient to bring about a world good and right in every aspect, but a full and sophisticated knowledge of Islam can greatly accelerate that process.