IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL
MUSLIM UMMAH -THE FOCUS POINTS OF ITS DECADANCE
[Shamim A Siddiqi,
every five humans, there is one Muslim walking on the surface of this earth. In
fifty-six countries around the world, Muslims are in dominant position. But
Allah’s Deen is nowhere the law of the land. Human and material resources are
in abundance in these countries but they are not used to get their countries
modernized. Most of the strategic waters of the world’s sea roots are under
their control but they are of no “strategic” use to them. Valuable minerals
including oil and gas deposits are available to these countries but they are
harnessed and used by others. In spite of these basic resources, Muslims have
no say in the affairs of the world. They are treated by their adversaries like
pieces of “garbage”. The cheapest thing on the surface of this earth is the
blood of Muslims. It is being shed in
Many a times this question occurred to my mind as well in the minds of many other Muslims around the world as why it is so. What is cause or the causes of a continuous decadence and down fall of the Muslim Ummah? Where we are lacking and what we could not do so far to put the “fall” in the reverse gear. After giving a thoughtful consideration of the issues at stake, I have worked out the following points of focus. If they are removed and the rebuilding process is started, there is every possibility that we can turn the table of decadence and humiliation towards progress, recognition, self-respect with values that are loved and promoted by all the Abrahamic faiths in the body politics of Muslim societies.
They can be briefly summarized as follows:
1. In the bipolar age of American domination in the name of “war against terrorism”, constant threat of “preemptive” attack against Muslim lands and ever-increasing Euro-American “greed” for oil and gas fields, the No 1 “culprit” is Bush-Blair-Sheron axis that has entrapped Gen. Musharraf, the Sheikhs of ME and many other despotic and undemocratic rulers of the Muslim world. They all are playing in their hands like the fools of the first water. It is a menacing point of focus and the Muslim Ummah has to get rid of it through a united stand against the hegemony of the modern-age Czarists and Zionists.
2. No 2 “culprit” is the opportunist leadership of Muslim Ummah that includes secular parties, political factions, secular media and the self-seeker businessmen that are opposing the emergence of Islam as a political identity throughout the Muslim world.
3. No. 3 “culprits” are the Muslim masses and their continuously adopting negative or dead attitude towards Islam and its system. They are just Muslim in name only. They “cry” for Islam but at the time of voting, they cast their votes in favor of the secular parties in their respective countries. They are divided into different innumerable sects, unfortunately, have left the Qur’an behind and their love for Rasulullah (S) is marginalized.
4. No 4 “culprits” are the people at the helm of
affairs in the Muslim world as a whole. They look to
5. No 5 “culprit” is the Muslim “intelligentsia”, the so-called educated people who claim vociferously that they are the "masters" of Islam whereas, in fact, they are suffering mostly from the evil designs of modern Jahiliyah [ignorance], with inferiority complex about Islam and the Islamic system of life. Truly speaking, they want to change or modernize Islam but not to change themselves as Allah ordains.
The main cause of all these evils is that we do not have a trusted
leadership in the Muslim world that could unite the Ummah around the
Qur'an and the one that we have is not doing its job "properly"
and effectively. I worked with late Brother Salahuddin of Takbeer, and Hakim
Mohammad Sayeed of Hamdard Dawakhana to tour the Muslim world, meet the Muslim
leadership of each country and organize them on one platform. They agreed and
took some initiative but unfortunately, both were killed by the vested
interests within a year in 1994-95 in
7. No 7 point of focus is the most important and
crucial one. Our job is not to find fault with the Muslim leadership but to
strengthen their hands and reform them both from inside and outside by being an
integral part of it. Mere criticism, as very often people do will do no good, rather,
it will create frustration in Muslim masses and we must avoid it, if we are
really sincere to Islam and Muslims, The MMA in
Shamim A Siddiqi
April 25, 2004