It is the exclusive right and prerogative of only Allah (azza wa jal) to grant dominion to the Kuffaar enemies of the Islam, and to impose the most ruthless, bloodthirsty tyrants as rulers over the Muslim lands. These are the consequences of any Muslim Nation which commits flagrant transgressions and has the audacity to justify such transgressions, as this Ummah is currently doing. This is the Sunnah of Allah (azza wa jal) as indicated by numerous Ayaat (verses) of the Qur’an and Ahadith of the Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). No-one has the power to override this Divine Sunnah. Even if the Muslims acquire all the weapons and military arsenal of the world, even if every single Muslim embarks on the battle-field in order to fight back, even if every single Muslim engage in Du’a such that their tongues dry up in prayer, Allah (azza wa jal) is ever-able to maintain this state of utter humiliation and disgrace the Ummah is currently wallowing in. And this state will continue so long as the we refuse to look inwards, reflect on all the Haraam and Mushtabah (doubtful) we flagrantly indulge in particular under the ever-expanding banner of “valid ikhtilaaf”, repent sincerely, and repose complete Tawakkul on Allah (azza wa jal) by adopting Yaqeen that the Sacred Bounds of Allah (azza wa jal) Glorious Shariah are more than sufficient to deliver victory our doorsteps, regardless of how restrictive such Sacred Bounds may seem to our puny intellects suffering from crass materialism to such an extent that we labour under the terrible self-deception that Allah’s Nusrat (Divine assistance), Barakah, and Pleasure can be acquired through Asbaab (means) which are Haraam, or at the very least, Mushtabah (Doubtful).
“Imam Sufyan Thowri (Rahmatullah Alayh) relates that such a severe drought came over Bani Israel once. So severe was it that because of lack of food the people picked up dead animals from the dirt-heaps to eat. It finally became so bad that people even began to eat human flesh. The people became so bewildered and troubled that for days and days they proceeded to the deserts and onto the mountains to pray for rain.
Then Allah spoke to the Prophets of that time through Revelation:
“Even if your tongues become dry from all the prayers you say (while calling on Me) and even though you lift up your hands in prayer till they reach the very heavens, I shall not show any Mercy to any of you who cry and wail so bitterly until you people discard all your unjust dealings and unfair treatment among yourselves.”
Similar stories are numerous in the books of history and Ahaadeeth.
Indeed, there are many Ahaadeeth which tell us that the attainment of success and prosperity in this world and in the Hereafter comes through the doing of deeds of righLousness. They also clearly indicates that the losses and blows suffered in this world and in the Hereafter is as a result of evil deeds committed. To quote all those Ahaadeeth is not possible for me and neither is it my objective.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said:
“When my Ummat will begin to bear hatred in their hearts against the Ulama [i.e. Ulama-e-Haqq whose salient sign is Taqwa, Wara’ – abstention from Mushtabah – adherence to every minute Sunnah, and unambiguous proclamation of the Haqq, and whose numbers will dwindle to extremely few as we approach the time of Imam Mahdi] and when they shall make the construction of their bazaars and shopping places conspicuous and grand, and when they shall in contracting marriages consider only the possibility of accumulating wealth (instead of looking at the honesty, piety and deeds of suitable partners) then Allah will set four calamities over them: famine, the oppression of rulers, dishonesty of the officials administering their affairs and attacks by their enemies.” (Haakim)
Is there any of the facts mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) which are not present in our day and age? And how widespread? Take each of the things mentioned, cast a look at the present day world and and you will surely come to the conclusion that the while world is involved therein.
Sayyidina Abdullah bin Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) said:
“Among whichever people there is much treachery and fraud (dishonesty) Allah will cast into their hearts fear of their enemies and among the people where there is much fornication and adultery, there will be much death occuring. And that people who cheat with the scales (when weighing) rizq will decrease. And where unfair judgement is given, many murders will occur. And that people where there is breaning of covenants and agreements, Allah will set an enemy power in authority over them.”
Sayyidina AbduLlah bin Umar (Radiallahu anhu) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once said with great urgency:
“0 people of the Muhajireen there are five things which if you ever indulge therein, calamities will engulf you. Allah forbid that you ever indulge therein. One is that when among any people promiscuity (fornication and adultery) become widespread, plague will overtake them as well as new diseases which were previously unknown, and when any people cheat in weighing and measuring they will face drought, famine, hardship and the wrath of unjust tyrant rulers; and when any people withhold Zakaat, rains from the heavens will be withheld from them and had it not been for the presence and needs of mute animals even a little sprinkle of rain would not fall; and those people who break their covenant with Allah and His Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) will fall prey to enemies; and the people who enforce unjust laws will
be involved in civil war and rebellion.” (Targheeb).
It is also the theme of many reports from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) that where adultery and immorality abounds, poverty will surely prevail. According to another Hadeeth:
“The people who are guilty of breaking their trusts will face bloodshed and civil war. And where indulgence in immorality and promiscuous behaviour occur there will be much death. And the people who withhold Zakaat, from them rain will be withheld.”
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said:
“Fear for others will engulf the hearts of the people among whom there is much bribery.”
Sayyidina Ka’ab (Radiallahu anhu) said: .
‘The doom of this Ummat will be breach of trust.” (Durr Manthoor).
Once Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said with much emphasis and urgency:
“By Him in Whose Hand my life lies, you shall continue to exhort others towards righteousness and continue to prohibit them from the doing of evil. Otherwise Allah will send down upon you such calamities and punishment that you will pray to Him but He will not answer you.”
Also: “You shall continue to comniand others towards righteous deeds and continue to prohibit them from evil before such a time will dawn that you will beg of Allah and He will not answer your prayers.”
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) warned:
“Through the iniquitous deeds of a few people Allah does not cause widespread calamity to descend upon all until such time that those deeds are performed in their presence and they, in spite of being capable of stopping it, refrain therefrom. At such a time the punishment descends upon all, high and low.”
Sayyidina Ali (Radiallahu anhu) said:
“The wages of sin is carelessness ifl Ibaadah, scarcity of rizq and lack of pleasure.” (Tarikh_ul-Khulafa)
If the Rasul of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is indeed considered by us to be a truthful informer, what great injustice are we not doing to ourselves by knowingly allowing ourselves to be involved in those things which, according to him, most certainly causes our destruction? Why do we still adopt this line of action which causes ourselves great harm and misery? And yet our tongues still proclaim loudly that we are Muslims?
We are exactly like that sick man who suffers from diarrhoea. While his stomach continues to run because of open bowels, he still continues to take purgative medicines and laxatives. This further aggravates his illness. Now he complains that his stomach does not stop running. Let someone ask this foolish man:
Dear brother, you treat your diarrhoea with purgatives. Tell me: Are these medicines supposed to stop the running stomach or to increase it? Why this oppression At this moment we are protesting against the persecution and oppression of the British colonial power in India. At the same time we fear even more the future government that will take over (from them.) Did not Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) warn us about this? Did he not in very clear terms explain to us the causes of such goverments and actions? Is there any fault in the affectionate love, teachings and warnings of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
May my soul, my father and my mother he sacrificed for him!! Never is it possible that there can be any flaw in his teachings!
He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“As you are (as far as your actions are) so will be the rulers that will soon be set over you.” (Mishkat)
Therefore if we desire the best (and most just) government to rule over us, there will be only one way of assuring that. And that is righteous deeds. In a second Hadeeth it is reported: Abu Darda (Radiallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“Allah says: I am Allah besides whom there is no Diety, the Master of Kings, King of Kings. Verily the hearts of kings are under the control of My Hands. When My servants obey me, I turn the hearts of kings and rulers towards them so that they rule over them with mercy and kindness and when My servants disobey Me, I turn the hearts of kings and rulers to treat them harshly, with anger and vengeance. Thereby they mete out torture and oppression. Hence do not occupy yourselves with praying for curses upon kings and instead turn to Me in remembrance and with humility. And I will preserve you against the tyranny of the kings.”
Malik bin Maghool says: “I have read a verse similar to this in the Zaboor of Nabi Dawood (Alayhis Salaam).”
Similar guidance is also given in many similar Ahaadeeth.
Imam A’mash (Rahmatullah Alayh) again says it means that when the deeds of people become bad, the worst of cruel and unjust rulers are made to rule over them.
Sayyidina Umar (Radiallahu anhu) says:
“I have been told that either Nabi Moosa or Nabi Eesa once asked Allah: “What is the sign of Your being pleased with people?”
Allah replied: “The sign is that at the time of their sowing the fields I send the rains and at the time of harvesting I keep the rains away. Their administrative affairs I place in the hands of soft-hearted people and their public finances I allow to be controlled by generous ones.”
They then inquired: “And what is the sign of Your being displeased with people?”
Allah replied: “The sign is that at the time of sowing the fields I withhold the rains and at the time of harvest I send torrential rains. Their administrative affairs I place in the hands of the foolish ones and their public finances I allow to be controlled by stingy persons.” (Durr Manthoor)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“You people should continue to enjoin people towards the doing of righteous deeds and you should continue to prohibit them from evil; otherwise Allah will put into authority over you the worst of people to rule over you. At such time the best from among you will pray to Allah (for deliverance) and your prayers will go unanswered.’.’ (Jami-us-Sagheer)
In one Hadeeth it has been said:
“When Allah desires the well-being of a nation, He appoints tolerant good- natured rulers over them. The learned scholars (Ulema) judge their cases (justly and with knowledge). And their wealth lies in the hands of the generous ones (so that all benefit through their generosity). And when Allah desires bad for a nation (because of their iniquity) He appoints fools to rule over them, their ignorant ones judge their cases and their wealth lies in the hands of the stingy ones.’’
According to another Hadeeth it is said:
“When Allah is angry with a people and the ultimate extreme punishment like the earth caving in upon them, or transfiguration of men into animal does not descend upon them, he causes prices (of commodities) to rise high and rains to be withheld from them and the worst of people are made to rule over them.”
According to another Hadeeth reported by Jabir (Radiallahu anhu):
Verily Allah says: “I take revenge against those who have earned my anger and then I shall cast them all into hell.” (Tabrani)
For this reason it has been stated in another Hadeeth:
“Do not curse or swear the rulers. Instead pray to Allah for their goodness for indeed their goodness is their well-being.” (Tabrani)
This Hadeeth indicates that abusing, swearing and cursing the rulers is not going to improve them. In another Hadeeth we are told:
“Do not occupy your hearts showering abuse on the rulers and kings. instead draw near to Allah in prayers for them. Perchance Allah will cause their hearts to turn in kindness towards you.” (Jami)
Makki Bin Ibrahim (Rahmatullah Alayh) says:
“While we were sitting in the company of Ibn ‘Aun the people started to discuss and abuse Bilal bin Abi Burdah. Ibn ‘Aun remained silent. They said to him: “It is because of you that we are abusing and reviling him because of the fact that he had treated you badly.”
Ibn ‘Aun replied:
“Every single word of mine becomes registered in my book of deeds. Surely on the Day of Judgement those deeds will be read out. I so much more prefer that instead of abuse against another in my book, much Zikr of La Ilaha Iilallah should be registered therein on that day.” (IHYA)
Once in the presence of a saintly man someone cursed Hajjaaj the great tyrant. The saint said:
“Do not do that. What happens now is because of your own actions. I fear the possibility that in the event of Hajjaaj being dismissed from office or in the event of his death, monkeys or swine may be made to rule over you.” (Maqaafid-ul-Hasanah)
There is a famous proverb in Arabic:
‘Your deeds are your rulers.’
In other words: As your deeds are, so too will be your rulers.”