The enemies of
Islam were successful in bringing about changes by implementing a unique policy.
The Holy Qur’an was seized from the hands of students and put away on the shelf;
it was replaced by the book of principles and philosophical discussions. So, it
is obvious what the enemies can do to us when the Qur’an is absent from the
lives of Muslims and not included in the curriculum of Muslim students!
intellectual individual who feels a responsibility towards his people and a
Muslim whose faith endows him with a responsibility or an intellectual Muslim
who has this dual responsibility feel at ease by sitting passively? Does he
think resorting to a western ideology will save his people and solve their
problems?!? NO!! ! Oh my intellectual friend and my Muslim brother and Sisters -
either you feel a responsibility toward the people or toward Allah. It does not
matter; we are in the same boat and are endowed with the same responsibility. In
order to liberate ourselves and regain our honor, it is best to employ the same
tactics that our enemy used. We must return to the path from which we were
abducted! Therefore, we have to bring the Holy Qur’an from the graveyard back to
the city and read it to those who are alive (not deceased)! We have to remove
the Qur’an from the shelf, open it before the eyes of the students and let them
study it. Since our enemies could not destroy the Qur’an, they closed it and
left it in a corner to be respected as the HOLY BOOK! It is our duty to re-use
it as a "book" - a "book to study" - as is designated by the name QURAN!
If we return to the
Qur’an and make it part of our lives, we will realize the essence of life. If we
consider the Qur’an as the structure of our system, we will realize the
creativity and efficacy of such duties as: Ibadah (worship), Jihad (Fighting in
Allah’s cause), ‘adl (Islamic justice), Muhasabah (Criticism and
self-criticism), Shura (Co-operation and consultation for the benefit of the
community), Shahadah (Martrydom) ... and the meaning of our lives!!!!
Life today (not
life as it should be carried on) is an idle cyclical action a movement with no
goal! A meaningless pendular action starts with the day only to end at night and
night starts only to disappear at dawn. In the mean time, man is busy watching
the play of these black and white "rats" who chew the strings of our life until
we die. Life today is an inert cyclic shift, a futile action with no goal and
day of which is more dangerous than its night. Simultaneously man is busy doing
and watching the deceiving, dishonoring, demoralizing and finally slaughtering
of humanity. What exists in us is a dead spirit having no sense of even beasts.
Oh Muslim brothers,
you are a representative of Allah on earth! Allah taught you the names and
endowed you with special qualities. This earth and everything in it was made
available to man. God is with you at all times and watching all of your actions.
Are you living up to His expectation? With the passage of time and the influence
of various forces of the social system, your character has been changed. The
vicissitudes of life have affected you to the degree that you became alienated
and neglectful. Originally, you were supposed to shoulder the responsibility of
being Allah's trustee on earth. You were granted time as a means for fulfilling
this task but you failed because the gift was used carelessly! What constructive
contributions have you made? What have you gained? So many precious years have
been lost, yet who are you?
Oh Muslim brothers
and sisters, you have turned to money, sex, greed, aggression, and dishonesty.
You have regressed to the inferior status of beasts. Where is the spirit of
Islam now? Oh, rise out of this decadent situation! Divorce yourself from this
gradual death. Leave your surroundings and make your land pure. Separate
yourself from all those needs and greed’s which distract you from Allah. Study
the Qur’an with understating and judge the thing properly.