Why Muslims hated?
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Can anybody be born or die without the will of Allah. Therefore isn`t all humans creation of Allah. So why is there no mass movement in explaining to all humanity the goodness of Islam. Instead Muslims have managed to make themselves most hated and suspicious community in the eyes of non-muslims. By creating this image haven`t the guardians and preachers of Islam done the, most damage to Islam and will be punished by Alllah. Secondly the education level amongst Muslims is absymally low and there seems to be nobody issuing any fatwa to force Muslims to educate themselves and their children in a way that is competent in modern world.
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Why Muslims hated?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: Can anybody be born or die without the will of Allah. Therefore isn`t all humans creation of Allah.
My dear and beloved Brother in Islam, leave alone the birth and death of human beings; not even a seed in the deepest end of the earth sprout, nor can a leaf from the tree in the fathest end of the earth fall without the Precise and Specific Will and Permission of the All-Mighty, All-Powerful Lord of the Worlds!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 1: O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a single person, created of like nature his mate and from them twain scattered countless men and women; reverence Allah through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.
Indeed, my beloved brother, Allah Subhanah is the Sole Creator of the human race, the Same Sole Creator who created the heavens and the earth, and everything that exists in between!
Your Question: So why is there no mass movement in explaining to all humanity the goodness of Islam. Instead Muslims have managed to make themselves most hated and suspicious community in the eyes of non-muslims. By creating this image haven`t the guardians and preachers of Islam done the, most damage to Islam and will be punished by Alllah.
May Allah Subhanah reward you generously in this world and the Hereafter for asking this all-important question.
Allah Subhanah created mankind, and all across the ages of time appointed His Prophets and revealed His Message for the guidance of mankind. In His All-Encompassing and Perfect Knowledge, when the human race was ready to receive His Last and Final Message, He appointed His Last and Final Messenger, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah and revealed upon Him His Final Message as a Book of Guidance for all mankind until the end of time.
Under the guidance and leadership of the Prophet Mohamed (saws), a Muslim Ummah was born, taught, trained and commanded by Allah and the Messenger (saws) to first and foremost follow the Straight Path, and made it the duty and responsibility of this Ummah of Prophet Mohamed (saws) to continue the Noble Mission of their Prophet (saws) and invite all of mankind to this Straight Path of Allah Subhanah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125: Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly Guided.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 110: Ye (the Muslims) are the best of peoples evolved for mankind enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said these words in his Last Sermon to the believers:
Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
O People, no Prophet or Messenger will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand my words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the Sunnah, and if you follow these you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me direcly. Be my witness oh Allah that I have conveyed your message to your people."
Thus my dear and beloved brother in Islam, the duty and responsibility of carrying forward and continuing the Noble Mission of the Prophet Mohamed (saws) has been clearly laid out for us by Allah and His Messenger (saws). This honor and responsibility of inviting mankind to the Truth of Islam was not entrusted to a group of people, or to leaders, or to scholars, etc.; but it was entrusted to each and every individual who claimed to belong to the Ummah of Prophet Mohamed (saws)!
Allah and His Messenger (saws) have made it your duty, and my duty, and the duty of each and every believer to first and foremost follow the Straight Path himself, and invite whoever is willing to listen to good caution to this Straight and Noble Path of Allah Subhanah.
Every believer is a guardian of this
Indeed my beloved brother, when you say that today we have made ourselves the most hated and suspicious community in the sight of the non-muslims; you are absolutely right; and Allah is our witness, if we do not seek sincere repentance and amend our conduct as individuals and as an Ummah, the Wrath and Anger of Allah upon us would indeed be unbearable!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 54: O ye who believe! If any from among you turn back from his faith soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him, lowly with the believers mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the Grace of Allah which He will bestow on whom He Pleaseth: and Allah Encompasseth all and He Knoweth all things.
May Allah Subhanah indeed reward you with the best in this world and the Hereafter, my dear and beloved brother in Islam, for reminding us, as you remind yourself and the Muslim Ummah of the responsibility we seem to have forgotten, in our seeking the transient pleasures and luxuries of this world! If you, and I, and all the believers do not fulfill this Noble Mission, it is the Promise of Allah that He will destroy us, take away this honor and responsibility from us, and produce a people whom He will love and they will love Him, and fulfill His Noble and Honorable Mission.
O our Lord, have Mercy on us, the Ummah of Prophet Mohamed
(saws), the first of us and the last of us; and O our Lord forgive us for our
shortcomings in fulfilling Your Mission.
O our Lord, have Mercy upon us, forgive us, help us, guide us, and honor
us and choose us and include us amongst those who love You and You love them;
and help us to fulfill our responsibility to invite all who are willing to listen
to good caution to Your Straight Path. O
our Lord, we implore you with the same words as prayed by Prophet Musa (a.s.)
when his people would not help him fulfill your
"O my Lord! If it had been Thy Will Thou couldst have destroyed long before, both them and me: wouldst Thou destroy us for the deeds of the foolish ones among us? This is no more than Thy trial: by it Thou causest whom Thou wilt to stray, and Thou leadest whom Thou wilt into the Right Oath. Thou art our Protector: so forgive us and give us Thy Mercy; for Thou art the best of those who forgive. And ordain for us that which is good in this life and in the hereafter: for we have turned unto Thee." (Surah 7 Aaraaf 155-156)
Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, Islam will only spread when each and every one of us who truly wishes to be successful in the Presence of his Majestic Lord in the Hereafter, recognizes his responsibility and duty and strives to, first and foremost implement Islam in his own life, and by his example invite and propagate its beauty and Truth to all who are willing to good caution.
If one looks at the state of the Muslim Ummah and the Muslims today, it indeed seems like an almost impossible task! But it is the Promise and Decree of our Lord that this Truth of Islam will be triumphant over all the other ways of life; what you and I and every believer has to decide today is what role, if any, he or she wishes to fulfill in this Noble and Honorable Mission.
Your Statement: Secondly the education level amongst Muslims is absymally low and there seems to be nobody issuing any fatwa to force Muslims to educate themselves and their children in a way that is competent in modern world.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 218 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 220 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: One who goes out to search for knowledge is (devoted) to the Cause of Allah till he returns.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 217 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: A single scholar of religion is more formidable against the Shaytaan than a thousand devout people.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 213 Narrated by Abu Umamah al-Bahili
Mention was made to Allah's Messenger (saws) of two persons: the one being a devout, and the other being a scholar. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (saws) said: The superiority of the scholar over the devout is like my superiority over one who is of the lowest rank amongst you. Then Allah's Messenger (saws) said: Verily (for the scholars) Allah and His Angels, the dwellers of the Heavens and of the Earth, even an ant in its hole and fish (in the depth of water) invoke blessings on one who teaches people goodness.
My dear and beloved brother, the fatwa regarding the seeking of knowledge and educating oneself has been issued by Allah and His Messenger (saws) 1,400+ years ago! We can blame none except ourselves for not following the wise counsel and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws)!
In conclusion, I would like to quote here a Prophetic Hadith from the Messenger of Allah (saws) who foretold the state of his Ummah 1400+ years ago! Unless and until we, as individuals and as an Ummah do not rectify our conduct and shortcomings according to the wise council of Allah and His Messenger (saws), we will remain in this state!
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4284 Narrated by Thawban
The Prophet (saws) said: A time is coming upon you (the Ummah) when the people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish. Someone asked: Will that be because of our small numbers at that time? He (saws) replied: No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear of you away from the breasts of your enemy, and cast Wahn (enervation) into your hearts. Someone asked: What is Wahn (enervation), O Messenger of Allah (saws)? He (saws) replied: Love of the world and dislike of death.
My dear and beloved brother in Islam, may Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for asking this very important question that should awaken the heart and mind of every true believer who is aghast and appalled at the state of the Muslims and the Muslim Ummah today. May Allah Subhanah accept this amongst your good deeds and your striving in helping awaken the sleeping Ummah. Ameen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,