New Revolution…

February 24, 2011

Going through the TV and newspapers, watching whats happening in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya…

The New Revolution starting from Africa!

I hope the revolution goes on, from Africa to Midlle-east to Asia to Europe to Americas to Australia.

I pray for the spark to burn the whole world… and let the earth get purer like  gold being purified by melting it in fire.

Let the corrupt leaders flee…

Let the aristocracy vanish…

Let the democracy prevail…

Let the mass be free…

Let the world become a better place to live in…

I join in prayers with the people who took part to get their freedom from their pharaoh-like leaders…

Praying for a better tomorrow.

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3 Responses to “New Revolution…”

  1. Rashid Says:

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmathullah,

    Dear Sister,

    Ali(radiyallahuanhu), during his caliphite, once encountered a person(from Khawaarij sect). This person enquired why there was so much problems/tribulations those days.”During the reign of Abubecker(radiyallahu anhu) or Umar(radiyallahu anhu) we never encountered such problems. We encounter this in your times. Why is that?” To this he(radhiyallahu anhu) replied: ” During the reign of Abubecker and Umar(radiyallahu anhumaa) we were the people upon whom they ruled. As for during my reign, I rule upon persons like you.

    In short, as Ibn Qayyim(rahimahullah) mentioned our leaders are a reflection of our lives. When we are corrupt, it is no wonder that our rulers are corrupt. So blame not the ruler rather blame ourselves.

    So sister, you do not understand what revolution is nor do you comprehend what democracy is, all you know is people are being freed and they are embracing freedom!

    Subhaanallah (Golry be to Allah)!

    This is not what you should be doing.
    Rather, we should be praying to Allah for this Fithna to end and peace to return.
    May Allah guide you to the Truth. Aameen.

    To understand what Fithna is and to realize what position a muslim should take during the times of Fithna, one should strive to learn the lessons what Allah(subhaana wa taala) and His Messenger(sallallaahu alahiwasallam) taught. This book shall shed some light Insha Allah.
    http://www.qsep.com/books/fitan.html

    This is just a Naseeha because the Dheen(Islam) is nothing but Naseeha.

    Wabarakallaaahufeek
    Abu Hamna Rashid Khaleel Rahman
    (An Ansar Alumni)

  2. Najeeba Says:

    Dear Brother,
    Wa alaikumussalam Warahmathullahi wabarakathuhu,
    Thanks for your comment, and I do respect your views about fitna, revolution and freedom. I do know what democracy is, and I am not 100% sure that people in Tunisia, Egypt etc etc will get what they want, until they strive for that very hard.

    As you said, our rulers are a mirror image of ourselves. So until we become good humans, we cannot expect such a Utopian system.
    But that doesn’t mean we should be slaves of the aristocracy. Should we allow ourselves to be ruled by a single man for 30+ years? Should we wait till the whole citizens to become good to change our rulers? I got a blogger from egypt, and what she hopes is to get government services without paying bribes.
    I’m an Indian (and I think you too are one) and I know the situation in India. Is there a single system here that does not go without the bribes? Shouldn’t we do anything against it? Or should we just sit here and pray… just pray that the fitna should end?

    As you said, our rulers reflect us. That is the reason why the people in tunisia, egypt etc got rid of their rulers – the rulers (some of them richer than Bill Gates) doesn’t reflect the poor citizens anymore.
    Revolution sometimes brings many bad things too. Many people die, so many buildings, monuments etc will be destroyed, economy grows weak, many become homeless and orphans. But for a good tomorrow, we should suffer these damages.
    I am praying for the fitna to end, and for the brave revolutionists to get a better country where they can live ‘freely’ and peacefully.
    I don’t have any Quran verses or hadeeth to put here, for a proof of what I said ( I can give you if you want it). But I know the present day great scholar Yusuful Qardavi was there in Egypt during the protests, and he joins the people in it.

    With prayers,
    Wassalam,
    Najeeba.

  3. Rashid Says:

    Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmathullah,

    Dear Sister,

    Your statement:

    “But that doesn’t mean we should be slaves of the aristocracy. Should we allow ourselves to be ruled by a single man for 30+ years? Should we wait till the whole citizens to become good to change our rulers? ”

    Regarding this, a similiar question was posed by the tabieen to the sahabi Anas bin Malik(radiyallahu anhu)

    In Saheeh Bukhari you can find this:

    Narrated Az-Zubair bin ‘Adi:
    We went to Anas bin Malik and complained about the wrong we were suffering at the hand of Al-Hajjaj. Anas bin Malik said, “Be patient till you meet your Lord, for no time will come upon you but the time following it will be worse than it. I heard that from the Prophet.”

    Hope the above quotes would shed some light to your statement.

    In this world there are umpteen number of ways/thoughts/ideologies/means to get rid of rulers. Islam does not necessarily see all those ways are correct. Islam sees things through the rulings in Sharee’a. So a Muslims primary obligation is to look into Sharee’a inorder to find out if such a deed is right or wrong.

    I just informed you of that path. So ask those people with knowledge in Sharee’a what is the proof from Quran & Sunnah for laymen to revolt aginst their rulers.

    Your statement:

    “As you said, our rulers reflect us. That is the reason why the people in tunisia, egypt etc got rid of their rulers – the rulers (some of them richer than Bill Gates) doesn’t reflect the poor citizens anymore. ”

    I think you did not clearly understand the statement of Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah). Here they are from Mifthaahu Daar-Ssa’aadha:

    ———————-
    “And reflect in His, the Most High’s wisdom in making the kings of the servants, their leaders and their rulers to be of the same species as the actions [of the servants]. Rather, it is as if their actions became manifest in the appearances of their rulers and kings.

    If they remain upright, then their kings will remain upright, and if they turn away (from uprightness), then they (the kings) too will turn away from uprightness.

    And if they (the servants) oppress [themselves and others], then their kings and rulers will oppress [them].

    And if their appears plotting and deception from them, their rulers will [be made to] behave likewise, and if they (the servants) prevent the rights of Allaah that are between themselves and become miserly with respect to them (i.e. withhold the rights of each other), then their kings and their rulers will withhold the right that they (the servants) have upon them and will become miserly with respect to them.

    And if they take from the one who is considered weak, what they do not deserve to take from him in their dealings (i.e. misappropriate from him), then the kings will take from them (the servants) what they do not deserve to take (from them) and will inflict them with taxes.

    And everything that they (the servants) take away from the weak person, the kings will take away from them with power, force.
    So their actions (those of the servants) become manifest in their actions (those of the kings and rulers). And it is not from the Divine wisdom that the evil-doers and the sinners are made to be ruled over [by anyone] except by one who is of their like. ”
    ——————

    And laslty, your statement

    “But I know the present day great scholar Yusuful Qardavi was there in Egypt during the protests, and he joins the people in it.”

    The presence or absence of any scholar does not make anything Islamically good or evil. It is the ordainments in Sharee’a and the understanding of these ordainments by the Sahaba/Tabieen/tabi-Tabieen that tell us exactly what is Islamically correct/good.

    Imam Malik said, ‘The affairs of the later part of this ummah can never be corrected except with that which corrected the affairs of the early generations of this Ummah.’

    The early generation(the first three generation: Sahaba, Tabieen and Tabi-Tabieen) of this Ummah relied on Quran & Sunnah, so long as we rely on it we shall be saved.

    Allah knows best.

    Wabarakallaahufeek
    Abu Hamna


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