THE SOCIAL SITUATION IN THE WORLD OF ISLAMMadinat al-Muslimeen Islamic Message Board A R C H I V E S THE SOCIAL SITUATION IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM Halima 12/26/03Message 1 of 1 , Sep 16, 2009View Source
THE SOCIAL SITUATION IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM
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THE SOCIAL SITUATION IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM Halima 12/26/03 at 01:41:23 THE SOCIAL SITUATION IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM
by Dr. MUHAMMAD FAZL-UR-RAHMAN ANSARI
Combined with this tragic intellectual situation is the still more tragic social situation, which renders the world of Islam vulnerable to all kind of external influences, especially Marxism. Since the day when Yazid aimed his first blow at the Islamic democracy and the Muslim Welfare State, the Muslim world has been gradually and persistently drifting away from the social and political ideals of Islam, substituting classes for the original classless society, monarchy for the original democracy and Individualism for the Islamic type of Collectivism. It was this tragic transformation which, in the fullness of time, brought about the political downfall of Muslims two centuries ago and it is this again which is inviting today the substitution of Islam by such heretical socio-economic ideologies as Communism.
The fact is that there is hardly a social, political or economic evil, which does not exist in the world of Islam today. Feudalism has been the order of the day in our countries for a long time past now. Lately it was reinforced by mercantile Capitalism. Industrial Capitalism is being added now. As the Islamic social values have receded into the background, the sufferings of the common man have multiplied until they have become intolerable today under the combined pressure of internal and external exploiters. Love of money and lust for power, which had been ruled out by Islam as symbols of infidelity, crept stealthily into the Muslim society and have now come to stay with only light opprobrium sticking to them. Social evils borrowed from non-Islamic systems have been sanctified and legalized by the passage of time, so much so that the ignorant would consider it an act of impiety to voice a protest against them. Our social conscience has been benumbed and the vested interests in our midst have even had the courage of justifying their evil ways on the basis of pseudo-religious sanctions.
The Muslim body-politic has lost its backbone. The contented middle-class forms only a virtually impotent minority. The bulk of Muslim society consists of poverty-stricken masses groaning under the dual tyranny of the Muslim vested interests and the imperialist bloodsuckers. The rich and well-to-do have deleted philanthropy from their code of life and, with few exceptions worship the demon of wealth instead of Allah. The consequence is that widespread poverty, hunger and want, ignorance and illiteracy, disease and debility, frustration and bad government have become the hall-marks of Muslim society all over the world. Poverty and want, said the Holy Prophet Muhammad (on him be blessings of Allah) lead people to infidelity. Can we, therefore wonder, if we find that the Muslim masses today are susceptible of all sorts of un-Islamic and anti-Islamic influences and are eager in utter desperation, to catch hold of any helping hand, even though it may be that of a non-Muslim!
"THE COMMUNIST CHALLENGE TO ISLAM" BY MUHAMMAD FAZL-UR-RAHMAN ANSARI.
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