All praise be to Allah and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.
A Muslim worships Allah (Glory be to Him) in this world with pure intention and draws near to Him by means, as people worship Him (Glory be to Him) by obligatory duties. Every step a Muslim takes in obeying Allah is an act of worship if the intention is sincere. Each movement and silence in the way of Allah for the victory of the religion, annoying the infidels, and fighting the enemies of Allah are sincere acts of worship that put a Muslim in the lines of the good-doers. "It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the neighborhood to remain behind Allâh's Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him when fighting in Allâh's Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue nor hunger in the Cause of Allâh, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers, nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, Allâh wastes not the reward of the Muhsinûn." [Surat At-Tawbah: 120].
That kind of servitude was called by Imam Ibn Al Qayyim (may Allah bestow mercy on his soul) "The Servitude of Muraghamah (Fighting or teasing the infidels for the sake of Allah)" or the battle of Al Muraghamah, whereas scholars in modern times named it the approach of teasing the infidels.
It is a special kind of servitude which many Muslims do not realize.
However, the Prophet (peace be upon him) followed that approach when he dealt with the polytheists of Quraysh in the Conquest of Makkah when he gathered the entire Muslim army to pass from a narrow passage to display the glory of Islam and to affect the hearts of the polytheists so that their hearts would subject to Allah, would believe in Him and in His Messenger. Moreover, to offer loyalty and obedience to Allah and His Messenger willingly while they are humbled.
There are many situations in the biography of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to show the glory of Islam. "They (hypocrites) say: "If we return to Al-Madinah, indeed the more honorable ('Abdûllah bin Ubai bin Salûl, the chief of hypocrites at Al-Madinah) will expel therefrom the meaner (i.e. Allâh's Messenger peace be upon him)." But honour, power and glory belong to Allâh, and to His Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him), and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not." [Surat Al Munafiqun: 8].
`Umar ibn Al Khattab, the Emir of the believers, (may Allah be pleased with him) approved Mu`awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan (may Allah be pleased with him) when he over-exaggerated to display the appearance of kingdom, the luxurious clothes, and the convoys of his kingdoms in traveling and non-traveling. Although that is against the harshness of `Umar and its approach in accounting his emirs for the minor and major faults, he approved Mu`awiyah's action when he appointed him on the Levant (the region covering Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine) because of its nearness to the Romans in order to show the glory of the Islamic State before the Roman army to break down their fork and their repeated tries to avenge on Muslims who destroyed the Roman empire which subjugated the entire world for years until it exhausted people and countries, and blocked the way before people to believe in Allah.
However, today we were stunned by the West with something we have not seen since the crusades against the Muslim world, which is the revolution of knowledge and technology. The West inflicted us with another campaign but in the image of scientific revolution which it used to invade the Muslim world by Marxism, Bahaism, Masonry, Secularism, and the international Zionism. The West invaded our countries with that huge amount of scientific researches and the scientific and the industrial revolution and we brought poor knowledge that does not fatten and does not appease hunger. The West could not have done this except for it started from the endpoint of Muslims and not from where others started.
See how we were the best nation and ponder over this message which shows the glory of Islam which prevailed by pure faith and truthful worship; of which Al Muraghamah which showed up clearly in the field of science. The message reads: "Your Highness, the venerable Hisham III! After veneration and reverence, we have heard about the great progress which your institutes of science and industry have, so we wanted that our children would benefit from these virtues so as to be a good start in tracking your way and follow your steps in spreading knowledge in our countries. Accordingly, we sent to you the daughter of our brother Prince (Dobant) at the head of a mission from the daughters of the English Nobles to have the honor of meeting you, seek your kindness, and to be with her colleagues under your kind attention and your honorable protection. I sent a humble present with the little princess to your high prestige which I hope that you kindly accept.
With my deep respect and sincere love,
Servant / George II. "
A true copy from the message of George II, the King of England, France, Sweden, and Norway to the Muslim Caliph in Andalusia, Hisham III.
The West have wakened up from their sleep, whereas we fell into deep sleep. Now, the West has institutes for scientific research which it spent on them monies equal to the budget of the entire Arab world in this field, whereas we are spending lavishly on arts, artists, sports, and soccer players more than them. They have channels for information and entertainment, whereas we have channels for the interpretation of dreams, fashion, and other channels which is full of immorality and singing.
In my belief, we will not move forward until we return to our pure religion, our constants and high morals, and to care about scientific research. Moreover, we should have a true future vision and an overview for the education problems in our Arab world. We should forsake the memorization method in education so as to get rid of the (phobia) of certificates which waste energies, times, and efforts such as high school certificate in Egypt and other certificates in the Arab world. At the same time, we should adopt the experimental scientific method which the former Muslims adopted such as Avicenna, Abu Bakr Ar-Razi, Al Faraby, Al Khawarizmy, Al Bayruny, Al Khalil ibn Ahmad, and others from the great thinktanks of this nation when we were the best nation and when we adopted the causes of progress and ingenuity.
In my opinion, causes still exist, and all we have to do is to blow that monster inside us, which is faith, and follow the same methods which the West followed to reach renaissance and to be the best nation that was offered to people as an example to follow; and this is not difficult for Allah. "Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they) enjoin Iqamat-as-Salât. [i.e. to perform the five compulsory congregational Salât (prayers) (the males in mosques)], pay the Zakât and they enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do), and forbid Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism and all that Islâm has forbidden) [i.e. they make the Qur'ân as the law of their country in all the spheres of life]." [Surat Al Hajj: 41].
And peace be upon our Master Muhammad, and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World.
Dear Dr. Tariq,I will start with your words (we will not move forward until we return to our pure religion, our constants and high morals). Really that is enough. we followed the west for a long time and we gained nothing. We must go back to Islam our religion with its noble morals. We must wake up from our deep sleeping, in other words our death.I think I see some kind of light shining in a distance. I hope from Allah it is our return.Allah lead you to the right way.your brother Mahmoud salah
Dear sir,This is the first time in my life to hear about this kind of worship, but it is good and that is why we were ordered show our power to the unbeliever and boast of our Islam, in a time people are feeling humiliated because they are Muslims.
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