[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai (Damat Barakatuhum)]
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“And with Him are the Keys of the Ghaib. No one knows them, but He. He is aware of what is in the ocean and the land. Not a leaf drops (from a tree) but He is aware. There is not a seed in the darkness of the earth (underground) nor anything moist or dry, but it is recorded in a Clear Book.”
“(O Muhammad!) Say: Allah is Maalikul Mulk (the Owner/King of the entire world and sovereignty). You (O Allah) grant mulk (sovereignty/political power) to whomever You will, and You snatch away mulk from whomever You will. You grant honour to whomever You will and You disgrace whomever You will. All goodness is In Your control. Verily, You have power over everything.”
Not an atom moves without the awareness, will and intervention of Allah Azza Wa Jal. There are no accidents in Allah’s creation. Every upheaval of whatever kind, every development, and every conflict and conflagration are by the decrees of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Powers are installed and powers are destroyed by Allah’s command. Empires are created and eliminated by the decree and command of Allah Ta’ala.
All forces in creation are the armies of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “ No one knows the armies of Allah, but He.” The Winds, floods, earthquakes, droughts, volcanoes, locusts, mosquitoes and the plethora of other disasters are all among the armies of Allah Azza Wa Jal. And, this includes the kuffaar whom Allah Ta’ala harnesses into His Scheme of Punishment for Muslims who have trespassed beyond the point of return into the domain of immorality, fisq, fujoor, bid’ah and kufr. Citing an example of the kuffaar army of Allah Ta’ala, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“And we sent against you (O Bani Israaeel!) such of Our servants who were powerful in warfare. Then they penetrated the homes. And that was a promise executed……..(and also) so that they disfigure your faces and enter the Musjid as they had entered (and destroyed it) the first time, and they laid to utter waste (and destruction) whatever they overran.”
These Qur’aanic verses mention the kuffaar army of Nebucanezzar whom Allah Ta’ala sent to punish the grossly treacherous and flagrantly immoral Muslim Ummah of the time, namely, Bani Israaeel. The Musjid refers to Musjidul Aqsa which was defiled and destroyed by the armies of the kuffaar. And that was Allah’s decree and command.
The U.S.A. terrorist is a cog in Allah’s machinery of Chastisement. The plots of the U.S. are designed to punish and humiliate Muslims in this era for their treachery and immorality. The events unfurling in our presence are not accidents. All of these upheavals are the decrees of Allah Ta’ala. The present Muslim Ummah does not deserve better than what is being inflicted on Muslims.
If Muslims were Muslims in the meaning of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, the conspiracies of the kuffaar would then not have been able to hurt and harm us. Stating this fact, the Qur’aan Majeed says:
“If you have Sabr and Taqwa, then never will their plots be able to harm you in any way whatsoever.”
Therefore, whatever calamities are befalling the Muslim Ummah of this age are befitting punishment from Allah Ta’ala.