We are still held back from taking on our full, and as yet unconfronted, responsibilities as Muslims about to introduce Islam into a world at present deeply misled about its nature.
Perhaps the major harm and inhibition which prevents the new generation from embracing Islam – and we are referring to the Arab nation in particular – is the false idea caused by those ignorant men who boast its leadership while plunging the Muslims deeper and deeper into suffering and loss.
We are referring to the dismal failure and stubborn persistence, rejoicing as they do in defeat, of the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen.
Let us set the record straight. They have never once won a struggle or a battle. They handed the Shi’a their plan for the uprising in Syria because their false modernist doctrines led them to believe the Shi’a were their friends. Naively, they accepted the Teheran explanation that the Alawites were not ‘proper 12-ites’, which was a lie. Their double-dealing helped put the Nasserite dictatorship in place only to end up persecuted by Nasser and their position reduced to secrecy and illegality.
In every place they settle they propose this perfect political state while in its absence they insinuate themselves into the state they condemn, living in the conviction that their secret doctrine will one day prevail. Thus for years they have lived well in Jordan and the Emirates while denouncing the corrupt state which pays their wages.
It has been this stubborn and essentially fantasist idea that society is governed by political power that has left them utterly irrelevant and out-dated. This has been the result of following an intellectually bankrupt leadership. (‘The Esoteric Deviation in Islam’ by Umar Ibrahim Vadillo is obligatory reading for Arab Muslims).
The ills of the Muslim world today are not at all a matter of our political framework. This is the disaster of following the kafir measure of things.
Islam demands as its social prerogatives – a set of commercial parameters involving contracts, instruments of exchange, fixed markets (souks) and trade over sea and land (caravans), alongside strict avoidance of increase in the transaction (riba’).
This is all demanded by the Second Shahada. Yet even this absolute and comprehensive failure to understand the Deen is not the heart of the matter – of why the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen are finished as a historical phenomenon. A used ticket, worthless for our journey.
The disaster of the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen, the self-styled Muslim Brotherhood, lies in their simple rejection of the natural basis of life itself as made plain in the Noble Qur’an. Allah the Exalted in Surat al-Ahzab says (33:35-36):
Men and women who are Muslims,
men and women who are muminun,
men and women who are obedient,
men and women who are truthful,
men and women who are steadfast,
men and women who are humble,
men and women who give sadaqa,
men and women who fast,
men and women who guard their private parts,
men and women who remember Allah much:
Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward.
When Allah and His Messenger have decided something
it is not for any man or woman of the muminin
to have a choice about it.
Anyone who disobeys Allah and His Messenger
is clearly misguided.
Further, Allah tells us in Surat al-Ahzab (33:40):
Muhammad is not the father of any of your men,
but the Messenger of Allah and the Final Seal of the Prophets.
Allah has knowledge of all things.
From these blessed ayats we understand that at the core of the Islamic presence is the shared bonding of men and women. Allah also orders Muslim women: Surat al-Ahzab (33:33):
Establish Salat and pay Zakat
and obey Allah and His Messenger.
This places on women the full burden of the responsibilities of the Deen, alongside men. Both must establish Salat and pay Zakat.
Also these ayats show us that we are not Muslim brothers but brothers in Islam.
Rasul, Allah’s blessings and peace on him, said to Abu Bakr that he would have taken him as a friend but Allah had made them brothers in Islam.
The invention of the, up until that date, unknown phrase Ikhwan al-Muslimeen had built into it the utterly false implication of son-hood not brotherhood, or as if they as brothers were prophetic sons.
Not only this deception but, beyond that, if THEY were the brothers, members of this secret and special ruling society, who were we, the billions?
There it is – brothers but no sisters!
Half the Deen from Aisha is not a compliment, it is her station as a high expert of Fiqh, treated as such by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab when Amir al-Mumineen. Aisha, who, at the crisis of the Fitnat al-Kubra, made the correct judgment which saved the Deen, and who was the one beside the Messenger at his end, Allah’s mercy and peace on him.
It is this failure to appreciate the unique power and otherness of women – which transcends even motherly affection and tenderness – we mean, that faculty to see truth in the event and be the voice of truth, that leaves the “Ikhwan” in the wrong and in defeat.
This disastrous and failed movement must now fold its tents, pack up its rubbishy literature which licensed banking, and creep away into the Empty Quarter.
When they do not fail as in Syria, they collaborate with the rulers as they did in Egypt, in Tunisia and in the Emirates.
The choice in Africa now is not “Democracy” or the “Ikhwan”, they are already co-terminous, joined at the hip.
For “democracy” read banking (usury) hegemony and slave-citizens as in Greece, Portugal and Alabama, doomed to a spiral of poverty in a disintegrating playground. For the alternative – it is based on the burial of the false “Islam-ism” as named, correctly alas, by the kuffar, that is puritanism, paternalism and politics so extreme that it can only end in its opposite, mother-worshipping and self-flagellating Shi’ism.
Suicide bombing is nothing other than mechanised Shi’a self-flagellation.
With all that historically behind us we can turn to the new dawn of our sublime religion, in darkness for only just over one hundred years.
Allah the Exalted sublimely declares in Surat al-Fajr (89:1-30):
In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, Most Merciful
By the dawn
and ten nights,
and the even and odd,
and the night when it travels on,
is there not in that an oath for the intelligent?
Do you not see what your Lord did with ‘Ad –
Iram of the Columns
whose like was not created in any land –
and Thamud who carved out rocks in the valley-side,
and Pharaoh of the Stakes,
all of whom were tyrants in their lands
and caused much corruption in them?
So your Lord unleashed on them a scourging punishment;
your Lord is always lying in wait.
As for man, when his Lord tests him
by honouring him and favouring him,
he says, ‘My Lord has honoured me!’
But then when He tests him
by restricting his provision,
he says, ‘My Lord has humiliated me!’
No indeed! You do not honour orphans
nor do you urge the feeding of the poor;
you devour inheritance with voracious appetites
and you have an insatiable love of wealth.
No indeed! When the earth is crushed and ground to dust
and your Lord arrives with the angels rank upon rank
and that Day Hell is produced,
that Day man will remember;
but how will the remembrance help him?
He will say, ‘Oh! If only I had prepared in advance
for this life of mine!’
That Day no one will punish as He punishes
and no one will shackle as He shackles.
‘O self at rest and at peace,
return to your Lord,
well-pleasing and well-pleased!
Enter among My slaves! Enter My Garden.’
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