Do we lack the du’aa’?
What will bring back the glory of this Ummah?
Do we lack the du’aa’?
How long have we been asking Allaah for help? What will bring back the glory of this Ummah? Is it the du’aa’ (invoking Allaah for help)?
Yes that is one of the way to bring back the glory of this Ummah, but that’s not the only method.
How will the help of Allaah come when we don’t fulfil the conditions of the Allaah’s help?
Allaah says in soorah al-Noor (tafseer), that Allaah promises those who believe (like they are commandedto believe) and those who do righteous deed (which are proven from the sharee’ah) that Allaah will keep their feet firm upon the Earth and He will make them dominant upon the land.
And He will make Islaam supreme for them and He will replace their fear (khawf) with peace and serenity (Amn). So without fulfilling these conditions of Allaah’s help, it is non-sense to wait for His help because Allaah does not break His promise.
Do we lack the resources? Many of the greatest natural resources are in the hands of the Muslims? Do we lack the money?
Muslims are the richest people in general and they have the black gold. Do we lack the power?
Are we less in numbers? How many countries are Muslim dominated?
It is not the lack of resources, lack of numbers, lack of power, lack of the Islaamic governance, lack of high class jobs or things like that which are bringing the glory of this Ummah down to Earth, but its the lack of the character of Muslims which is no more the character of al-Qur’aan.
We got inspired with the other cultures and fashion, we forgot the character of the (رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه و سلم.
Imaam Maalik rahimahullaah said, ‘The latter part of this Ummah (nation) will not be rectified except by what rectified its first part.’
That which rectified the first part was the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah. So the latter part will not be rectified except by the the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah, and by following the guidance of the salaf as-saalih.”
[Ittihaaf Al-Qaari’ bi ta’leeqaat ‘alaa Sharh As-Sunnah li Imaam Barbaharee. Page 87-88. | Explained by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan]
Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan comments regarding Imaam Maalik’s statement, “What was it that rectified the first part? It was returning to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah.
Likewise in the latter part of this Islaamic nation, when much evil and misguidance, sects and groups have become widespread, only by returning to the way of those in the first generation will the present situation be rectified.
This path, that rectified the first generation, is present today and all praise is due to Allah. That is the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of (رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه و سلم and those specific qualified scholars who are able to help us remove our doubts, should they arise.”
[Taken from “Trials Of Life” by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, Page 78-79]
@Muslimah in Jannah .