We Are Embracing Our Call Again
Allah is Great, Allah is Great there is no God, but Allah. Allah is Great, Allah is Great to Him belongs all Praise.
Allah is Great whenever fasters are thirsty for His sake. Allah is Great whenever they are standing praying all night for His sake. Allah is Great whenever they are humbly asking Him for their needs.
Allah is Great whenever Muslims learn from fasting how to be honest to Allah so that their hearts abandon all creatures and cling only to the Creator. Allah is Great whenever they learn how to possess strong will so that they can control their lusts. Allah is Great whenever they learn to be helpful and merciful so that they keep searching for poor people to help them.
Allah is Great, Allah is Great, Allah is Great there is no God, but Allah.
Allah is Great, Allah is Great to Him belongs all Praise.
to Him belongs all Praise who fed us after we were hungry, watered us after we were thirsty, granted us dignity after we were humiliated, sat us free after we were imprisoned, made us rich after we were poor and bestowed upon us rewards of Eid after we worked paciently for them.
To Him belongs all Praise who didn't prevent us from our call for which we devoted ourselves and sacrificed our days of youth. To Him belongs all Praise who facilitates for us the way to call for Him for the real hardship was not being humiliated in prison and away from our families but it was depriving us from our heritage, the heritage of prophets and messengers; the call for Allah.
Allah is Great, Allah is Great to Him belongs all Praise. The season of obedience has ended and there were winners and losers. We don't know how many sinners were forgiven, how many broken hearted were cured and how many people were rescued from hell. So thank God for His graces.
Today is the Eid. The day of prizes for those who worked hard; for those who performed fast, prayers and charity. This day bears the good tidings of leisure after labor and easiness after hardship. It is the unchangeable law of Allah.
The experience of al Jamaa al Islamiya is the best proof for this law. Thousands of Al Jamaa members lived hard times in prisons where they were about to become a memory. However, Allah wanted to give them a new beginning. He changed their reality. They were freed and they resumed their lives enjoying the rewards of Heaven.
Some weak hearts were skeptic that this calamity would be released. They never imagined that al Jamaa members would go out of prisons one day. But Allah never fails those who believe in His liberality. Now, those skeptics come bake to doubt that al Jamaa will practice the call for Allah once again. But we say to them: we never lose hope. As Allah released all the detainees, He will create for us new opportunities that we have never thought of as long as we are keen to defend our religion.
We have an example here. This website started working by five writers only. They did their best to perform their jobs and their voluntary work. Besides, it was hard for them to learn how to deal with the new technology that they ever witnessed.
Today, al Jamaa website has a respected position among thousands of Islamic sites and the five writers are now dozens although they don't have an official building to work from.
We are embracing our call again putting before our eyes Allah's words to His messenger Moses "then comest thou (hither) by (My) providence, O Moses". We returned believing that the call for Allah is our destiny. It is obligatory to call for Allah in these days.
Is there anything nobler than delivering the message of Allah?
Is there anything better than he who calls for Allah and does good?
Calling for Allah is twofold. It benefits the caller and that who is called. When people feel the words of the caller and respond to them, he himself will rather practice what he preaches. There is a rule says "the caller won't be called". That means he who calls for the truth cannot be called for falsehood and he who calls for monotheism cannot be called for tripling, etc. If it is not except for these two benefits, it is enough.
So, all preachers must know they are performing the job of the Prophet- peace be upon him- and they must not misrepresent Islam. They must do good to all people even if they were harmed, offended or defamed for it is a rule of Allah for all messengers and their heirs.
Remember that gradation is a universal law so you must follow it to change your societies to a better condition. And you must know that whoever neglected this rule returned empty handed.
The main problem of the modern Islamic movement is that some preachers preach what they found in fiqh books without putting into consideration the reality of people: their difficulties and hopes. We should be close to the rules as much as possible since we cannot apply them strictly as the messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, advised us.
But the joy of the Eid was incomplete because of the bad conditions of the Muslim countries. It is no doubt that our societies are exposed to great dangers, which hinder them from progressing. The worst thing is that we are responsible for quite big deal of this condition. And if we didn't move to solve these problems, they would be more serious.
We are living an unprecedented state of division among Sunnis. The scene reminds us of the periods of decay in the Islamic history when the Muslim empire was attacked by crusaders and Mongols.
Translated by: Fatima Suleiman
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