Some aspirations from the global Muslim community are purely optional; playing the Olympics, seeing who is able to build the biggest masjid, and holding star studded fundraisers. Others are crucial responsibilities to which were perpetually obligated. Assuming the Islamic moral imperative can be a responsibility where Muslims cannot escape. In the scheme with the modern global civilization, the Muslims peoples are obligated to become beacons of morality and guidance for the world. Now before a few of you chuckle, sigh, or gasp, permit me to explain. Allah has unequivocally declared;
"Let there arise from a band of people inviting to everyone that is certainly good, enjoining precisely what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: These are ones to realize felicity."3:104
There must be a least a gaggle of the Muslims that are engaged in the technique of enjoining what's right and forbidding what is evil. Otherwise, all of us are in fault. Our net worth like a religious group is connected simply to experiencing the good and forbidding the wrong "You are the most useful nation extracted for the people; you enjoin good and forbid evil." 3:110
Thus we can't ignore as Muslims there's some obligation for all of us to supply moral leadership around the globe. As we approach the 100 year mark of the post khilafate environment, although you'll find over one billion Muslims on earth, spiritual leadership are at a premium, when present, is frequently divided against itself, and systems of Islamic constraints are conspicuously absent. So the challenge of making a pragmatic, morally principled and purpose driven umma is perhaps greater now than anytime through the 1400 plus years since epoch from the Prophet (SAWS).
Away from the masaajid, Muslim schools several charities and the institution of hajj, there are almost no faith driven institutions stewarded by the Muslim community. Our feeling of spiritual purpose is eroded with the din of hyper-reactionary politics, the ever-present religious sectarianism, a deeply rooted cynicism, and lack of confidence within the restorative powers of our own faith doing his thing. Furthermore, it would appear that our pursuit of worldly status has made a lot of us ingratiating foot stools around the globe and blinded us as to what made the Muslim peoples great to start with.
In a arena of sexual mania , universal distraction through entertainment and pandemic, narcissistic driven materialism, the voice of our own faith is seldom heard unless it's a demand jihad, an apologetic discourse aimed at spin control or regurgitation of religious principles which might be without empirical substantiation. If our religion is situated upon peace you have to needs to be the principle authors from it, starting in our personal ranks! If we are the champions of justice and goodness, then allow us to see our very own samples of solution based justice on the planet. And when Islam preaches politeness and civility, allow us to make our own global mark upon it.
Every time we point our finger on the world, there are fingers pointed back at us.
We point to corruption each of us overlook the corruption in our own societies. We point at intolerance and miss out on our very own intra-religious intolerance. Whenever we point at unbridled materialism, unfortunately we cannot could consider looking far to determine it in our own selves. When we indicate violence against the innocent; unfortunately we cannot need to look very far to find out it happening by us and against your own people.
On the modern global stage which all of us share, the Muslims are not the ones to whom the world looks to for guidance, direction or help. More regularly were seeking it from others. I will not feel that answers for that world's problems don't happen in the fact that was revealed to our Prophet (SAWS). Indeed the answers are there if we engage the total breadth of what Islamic divine texts have to give. We can not rush to use shariah laws to prayer, hajj and marriage and in many cases argue over it while not applying divine guidance towards the approach we take to manage our governments, our societies, or our business and civil codes of ethics.
Dichotomizing our faith has led us to a kind of schizophrenic modality whereas we argue about beards and burqas, yet take part in fratricide. We decry ethnic profiling while being obsessive about status and ethnicity. We construct masaajid in America and call them Afghani Masjids or Arab Masjids. Even while with this writing, demands jihad against America if she attacks Iran are emanating from your minbars on the planet but did necessitates the cessation of hostilities between Iran and Iraq have the same resonance in that terrible war which led to the loss of over 1,000,000 Muslims? The Turkish government has approved making military incursions into Kurdish controlled regions of northern Iraq. Are there calls against Turkey not to attack the Kurds? Am i stating that non-Muslims are not permitted to violate our sanctity basically we routinely violate it ourselves?
The subjective putting on Islamic principles have their consequence and possibly that could explain why Muslim life, Muslim societies and Muslim sanctity are undervalued about the world stage. Under use of Islamic principles along with the devaluation of Muslim honor and prestige are inextricably connected;