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Islam and the Western Culture

THE BEGINNING

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala designed and created this universe and all that is within, without any model. He also did not need any assistance in creating it. Among His creation is also Ashraful Makhluqat (the best of the creation), that is the human being. The first one to be created was Adam, followed by Hawa. He later had them brought to the earth and that heralded the advent of mankind on the earth. However, He did not leave human beings alone to wander like vagabonds, people having no purpose in life. He sent Prophets at different times and in different places to guide mankind on the right path, the path that would lead them to their salvation. Ultimately He sent the Khaataman Nabiyyeen (the Seal of the Prophets), Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) as a model for all mankind.  He made Islam a perfect way of life and then ordained that mankind must submit to Him in Islam, in accordance with the ways that were manifest in Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe wassalam)’s Mubarak Sunnah. Islam, in essence, is the same message and guidance which Allah revealed to all Prophets, from Adam to Issa (‘AlaihimusSalaam). But the message which was revealed to Nabi Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihe wassalam) is the Islam that is in its comprehensive, complete and final form. In the beginning Nabi Muhammad (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) and a handful of Sahaba who had accepted Islam faced great difficulties in spreading Allah’s divinely sublime message. We find it really very difficult today to imagine, and much less to endure or even to attempt to endure, the hardships that were borne by Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) and his illustrious companions in the path of Allah. The Golden History of Islam is full of stories of their sufferings.

ALLAH’S NUSRAT (DIVINE HELP)

Ultimately, after a prolonged period of sufferings and hardships, Allah opened up the ways for them. From the oasis cities of Makkah and Madinah in the Arabian desert, the message of Islam went forth with an electrifying speed. Within half a century of Nabi Muhammad (Salllallahu ‘alai Wasallam)’s passing away, Islam had spread to three continents.

Maulana Ehtesham-ul-Hassan Kandhalvi, in his book MUSLIM DEGENERATION AND ITS ONLY REMEDY says, “About fourteen centuries ago, when the world was sunk in the darkness of ignorance, sin and impiety, a light of true knowledge and guidance rose from the horizon of the rugged hills of Batha (the hills around Makkah). Its rays spread to the East, West, North and South; they reached every corner of the earth and within the short period of 23 years, the way was paved through that light for the mankind to move to such heights of glory as had never been attained before. By following the right path and the guidance emanating from that light, the Muslims moved from success to success and attained the highest pinnacle of glory in history. For centuries, they (Muslims) ruled on this earth with such grandeur and strength that no contemporary power had the courage to challenge them and, if someone dared to do so, he did that at the risk of being annihilated. This is the historical truth, which cannot be erased.”

Wherever Muslims went they brought with them the Islamic way of life. People were amazed to see their manners, their discipline, their tolerance and their way of conducting business that even without any formal Da’awah (propagation) vast number of Ghair-Muslims started coming into the folds of Islam.

What was the reason that people found Islam so attractive? The answer is simple. Islam is the code of conduct designed by Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala Himself. These codes were spelled out in the Qur’an, the Divine Book and personified by the greatest person that ever lived on this earth, the Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam) himself.

When people in countries other than Arabia accepted Islam, in the beginning they practiced it mixing with their own customs and traditions. But soon the Qur’anic laws perfectly blended with the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam) prevailed and most of the un-Islamic local rituals and practices became things of the past. Wherever Islam was practiced in its pristine form, Allah’s Nusrat (Divine Help) started descending in those lands.

ADVENT OF THE WESTERN CULTURE

Enter the Western way of life, and everything goes topsy-turvy. The glitz and the glamour that is the hallmark of this hollow culture took the world by storms. Soon the Muslims too, and especially the youth, were swept off their feet by it.

As time passed the Western influence began to penetrate more and more deeply into the fiber of Islamic society. Today we have firmly accepted the Western culture to dominate our lives. Rasulullah (Sallalahu alaihe Wassalam) never hated Kuffars but detested their ways. Today we hate Kuffars but are deeply in love their ways. We have let the West choose for us our lifestyle, the literature that we read, the way we dress-up, the canned food that we eat with all its haram ingredients, the way we perform our wedding ceremonies and the way we celebrate our kids’ and sometimes our own birthdays (the blowing out the candles that decorate the birthday cakes, playing of music, singing of the traditional birthday song) and so on and so forth.

One of the worst things that the Western Culture has ‘presented’ us is the constant urge to be entertained. As a result today we have become enslaved to the electronic media that thrives on entertainment. Watching TV, browsing the filth in the Internet (especially in the Youtube), socializing via Facebook and other social networks have become the accepted norms today.

This Western ways that we have unconsciously allowed to dominate and dictate our lifestyle has grossly affected our education system too. The secular education has taken up a large chunk of our children’s time, leaving minimal time for the religious instructions. And the amount of money that we spend in the form of tuition fees and other expenses for the secular education is colossal in comparison to the amount that we are ready to spend for the religious education. Not only that, we have we gladly embraced the infamous co-education system in our schools, where we voluntarily let male teachers teach a mixed class of adolescent boys and girls, material that at times not only has a certain degree of sexual explicitness,  but is against the Shariah.

If we may once again take the liberty of quoting Maulana Ehtesham-ul-Hassan Kandhalvi, he goes on to say in his book MUSLIM DEGENERATION AND ITS ONLY REMEDY, “The Muslim youth of the new generation, which has been affected and influenced by the so-called modern trends or the Western way of life, take pleasure in laughing at the very ideals of Islam and openly criticize the sacred code of “Shariat” as being out of date and impracticable. One wonders at such behaviour and finds that a people, who once gave strength, happiness, honour and peace to the entire mankind, have now become completely demoralized, apathetic, shallow and helpless. Those who had once taught the world the golden lessons of etiquette and culture are today found wanting in these very adornments.”

IMITATING A NATION

In a Hadith recorded by Imam Abu Dawud (Rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) and others, the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu ‘alaihe Wassalam) said: ‘Whoever imitates a nation is amongst them’. (Sunan Abu Dawud).

Today we have firmly entrenched ourselves in the Western ideologies. In fact, some of us actually take pride in following the Kuffar culture. How do we then expect Allah’s mercy to touch our lives?

We conclude with the prayer that May Allah Ta’ala save from His chastisement the Muslims who have become the perpetrator of the sin of imitating the West…ameen.

…and Allah knows the best.

By: M. B. Ahmed

Western Radicalisation in Schools

[By Brother Colin Turner]

It is not “radicalisation” in the mosques that we need to worry about. It is radicalisation in the schools that we need to prevent. Radicalisation that begins at the age of four and continues without ceasing until the child is delivered up to society some thirteen years later, fully indoctrinated and radicalised into believing that:

material causes create;

the universe is a product of chance;

nothing existed, then it exploded and produced something;

there is no ultimate purpose in our existence;

‘nature’ is the source of all material phenomena;

democracy is the best of a bad set of options;

secularism is the only fair system;
religion is largely superstition;

all moral beliefs are equal;

you can do what you like as long as you don’t hurt anyone;

gender is a social construct;
and so on.

We can conclude that Schools are far more dangerous places than mosques have ever been.

The Mock “Free Speech” Stunt of the Western Extremists’

By Daniel Haqiqatjou

Every now and then, a “brave” atheist mocks Islam, burns pages from the Qur’an, publishes a cartoon insulting the Prophet ﷺ , etc., and justifies his attack by claiming that he is demonstrating the value of free speech.

You see, he explains, in the free and enlightened West, there is this golden principle called free speech that allows us to publicly say whatever we want about anything, no matter how offensive closed minded Muslims might find it. In fact, he argues, we must strive to be as offensive as possible on occasion because the more offensive we are, the more we demonstrate how free and liberated we are from authority – the more we demonstrate our belief that there is nothing that is sacred!

Whenever an atheist or liberal secularist in the West gives you this dumb lecture, simply ask him whether he is willing to demonstrate the beautiful, inviolable principle of free speech by publicly denying or mocking the Holocaust.

Then sit back and watch him squirm.
To date, you will find the bastion of “free expression” Charlie Hebdo magazine in France insult almost every religion with crude, disgusting portrayals of Jesus, etc. But they have never mocked anything related to that particular historical event.

Or how about all these brave atheists and “ex-Muslim” murtaddin who puff their chests and tell us about how oppressed they are while spewing the most vile words against Islam. Why don’t they extend the scope of insult and demonstrate “true” freedom? Why this limit to their willingness to offend? Why this selectivity? Are some things truly sacred for them?

Of course, I’m not advocating anyone publicly mock war and genocide. But that’s because of my religious principles coupled with the fact that I find the whole liberal argument for free speech and the connection between insult and freedom stupid and incoherent.

The free speech extremists, however, have to explain their arbitrary limits. They can’t.

The real question, then, is who decided what is or is not off limits for mockery? Are the edgy satirists at Charlie Hebdo and the atheists in the West really bucking authority and demonstrating their freedom when they mock Islam, which is not even considered sacred in the societies they live in? If they are as principled and brave as they constantly tell everyone they are, why don’t they move past the soft targets and publish something “truly” obscene?

You will find that they, too, are not willing to tolerate blasphemy against their gods.

SATANIC WASTE AMID-LARGE SCALE SUFFERING

By Mujlisul Ulama

The Qur’aan Majeed says: “Do not waste. Verily, the wasters are the brothers of the devils, and shaitaan to His Rabb was ungrateful.”

Salient features of all kuffaar governments and ideologies are gross waste of re sources and massive corruption whilst the masses languish in suffering. They leech on the population, wasting billions of the public’s money usurped from the people with bludgeoning taxes. They thrive and enjoy themselves on the sweat and labour of the masses who are the victims of exploitation. In lieu of the billions extravasted from the people by the governments, especially the governments of the third world countries (African, Asian and Arab), extremely little, in fact almost nil, services are provided.

On the contrary, they loot the public vaults, making merry with the hard-earned wealth of the people. The massive scams involving billions of rands coming to light are merely the tip of the iceberg. Even the billions wasted on seemingly ‘legitimate’ government expenditure, are cruel and heartless. The dire needs of the huge poor segment of the population are ignoredwhile the wealth of the tax payers is squandered in merrymaking, waste, wholesale theft and robbery by officialdom.

Consider just one supposedly ‘legitimate expense which the government proudly ad vertises. The presidential inau guration tea party costs the taxpayers approximately R250 million. This year, the govern ment boasts of keeping the ex pense for this evil party R100 million ‘cheaper than Zuma’s’ inaugural party. Taking into account three decades of expenses for these devilish merrymaking parties, the wastage is a staggering billions. Yet, millions of the masses are without essential services such as water, electricity, toilets, hospitals, etc. The very basic requisite of protection against criminals is not provided by a government drowned in merrymaking at the cost of the suffering of the masses.

Every government depart ment, from the top to the bottom, is riddled with corrup tion, incompetence and massive waste. All governments, rulers, kings and the like are driven by Shaitaan, hence waste and corruption are legit imate for them. The masses are too ignorant to understand the satanism with which their leaders are saddled. The cor ruption and waste lead to the ultimate demise of one satanic government, but only to be replaced by another satanic force perhaps worse than its predecessor.

The only solution for corruption is Divine Law the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “And whose law is more beautiful than the Law of Allah for a Believing people.”

But today, almost all those who profess to be Believers (Mu’mineen) are actually kuffaar, hence they search for the laws of the kuffaar. In this regard, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“What! Do you search for the law of Jaahiliyyah.” Every law besides Allah’s Law is the law of Jaahiliyyah.

Evil of Capitalism through an Example

What is Capitalism?

Once, a man went to a village and said he wanted to buy a monkey for $ 10.

Because there were so many monkeys in the surrounding area, the villagers started running to the forest and catching them. When the man bought thousands of monkeys for $ 10, the monkeys reduced in number and became harder to find and catch. The Villagers hence stopped catching the monkeys.

The man then said he would pay $ 20. The enthusiastic villagers then started catching the monkeys again. After a while, the price increased to $ 25, at this point, let alone catch any monkeys, they were so scarce that it become very difficult to come across any at all. Then the man raised the price to $ 50, but said that he had to leave and go to the city because he had a job and his assistant would buy instead.

When he left, his assistant told the villagers; There are monkeys in the big cage I’ll sell them all for $ 35, and when the man returns, you sell them to him for $ 50. The villagers gathered all their savings and bought all the monkeys.
Then they never saw the man or his assistant again.

Islam & the Monoculture: A Parting of Ways

By Surkheel Abu Aaliyah

AT ROOT, THERE’S A PARTING of ways between Islam and the liberal monoculture when it comes to what human beings fundamentally are; what it is possible for them to be or become; and what it means to be liberated or free.

Islam teaches that the human person is imbued with a ruh, a “spirit,” that yearns to know God, truth and beauty. For the monoculture, there is no spirit or soul, merely a “self.” And this self is made up of our whims, wants and desires.

Islam teaches that the intellect or reason’s role, in light of Revelation, is to enable us to know the good and what is morally right, and to direct our desires and resolve towards it. Reason (‘aql) is a restraint on desires, it is master of desires; and so the importance of self-mastery or mastery of self in Islam.
In stark contrast, the monoculture would have us believe that reason is not, and cannot be, master of desire but only its servant. Reason can tell us not what to desire or want, but only how to get what it is we desire or want. For the monoculture, it’s not about restraining our desires or mastering the self; it’s about slavery to the self.

The monoculture’s freedom, then, is freedom of the self; freedom to be servile to the self. Islam’s freedom is freedom from the dictates of the self; freedom from self-slavery.

That being the case, any fiqh that isn’t rooted in this reality; any taysir or ease that fails to factor this into its fatwas, is sloppy and short-sighted and, in the long run, part of the actual problem.

“Modern Western” Education???

[By Hasan Mahfooz]

Would a liberal send their children to an Islamic school taught by Muslim teachers using an Islamic curriculum? Why do Muslims send their children to a school that teaches the opposite of what they believe? Muslims would never send their children to an RSS shakha or a Christian school but many Muslim parents have no problem with the typical private/public school. Why?

The reason is that falsity of and disagreements with Christian and Hindu beliefs/worldview are clear to us and we want to protect our children from them. On the contrary, most of us consider secular-liberalism and modern education (and schools) to be ideologically neutral, which is not true.
The reality is that the education that is imparted in most schools today is based on certain philosophies, pre-suppositions and concepts. Those toxic concepts such as naturalism, progress, utility maximization, freedom, etc. are taught for more than 15 years to credulous impressionable children, permanently distorting the way they view the world. I will touch on a few of the numerous concepts that the modern “education” imparts us.

Naturalism peddled through different subjects and especially science makes us believe that the physical world is all that exists, and all phenomenon can and must be explained through physical causes only. This blatantly undermines the belief in the supernatural and, thus, weakens imaan, which by definition is on the ghayb, the unseen, the supernatural.

History promotes the idea of progress: mankind as a whole is progressing and becoming more rational, moral and advanced over time, pushing the idea of “the newer the better”. This gives a false impression that the moderns are more advanced, moral and rational than the previous people and, thus, Islam of the 7th century is outdated and needs revision.

Economics promotes the idea that self-interested rational man, homo economicus, is in a state of competition due to a scarcity of resources and, thus, he tries to maximize his pleasure (utility) from consumption of goods and services. This strikes at the root of compassion, selflessness, sacrifice and caring for the rights of others that Islam stresses so much.

Many other such toxic ideas incongruous to Islam are taught to students through different subjects over the school life. In the absence of hard work by parents to counter the influence of such toxic ideas, it is not surprising to find a Muslim after decades of schooling (brain-washing) become a naturalist, secular, careerist, progressive, etc.

We need to think seriously about what we are studying and imparting to our successive generations. May Allah rectify our affairs.