By: Yusuf Al-Qaradawi


Dedication
Prelude
Auspices of the Ultimate Victory of Islam
Auspices From The Glorious Quran
Auspices From The Muhammadan Sunnah
Auspices From History
Auspices From The Actual Time
Auspices From The Divine Laws
A Necessary Pause
Light Shed on Misconceived Hadiths

Islambasics Library: Auspices of the Ultimate Victory of Islam

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Graicous, the Most Merciful

 

Auspices of the Ultimate Victory of Islam

 

Penned by

 

Doctor Yûsuf Al-Qaradâwy

 

Prelude

 

All praises and thanks be to Allah by Whose Grace righteous deeds are perfected and may the Blessings and Peace of Allah be ever bestowed upon Muhammad, the tutor of righteousness to mankind, its guide to the right path and the leader of creation to truth; our master and Imam, our role model and our beloved one and upon his family, his Companions and those who sincerely follow them till the Day of Recompense.

 

Now then…

 

This thesis discusses (The Auspices of the Ultimate Victory of Islam), and I believe that discussing such an issue is necessary – especially nowadays – for more than one reason:

 

1. It is necessary because generally we are ordered to inspire hope, not to arouse aversion, just as we are ordered to ease matters, and not render them difficult. When the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) sent Mu‘âdh bin Jabal and Abu Mûsâ Al-Ash‘ary (may Allah be pleased with them) to Yemen, he enjoined them with the following comprehensive and concise piece of advice (saying): “Ease (religious) matters and do not render them difficult, give glad tidings and do not cause aversion (towards Islam), and be in accord.” Moreover, his companion and servant, Anas bin Mâlik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that he instructed the entire nation with the same words he gave to Mu‘âdh and Abu Mûsâ (may Allah be pleased with them), saying: “Ease (religious) matters and do not render them difficult, and give glad tidings and do not cause aversion (towards Islam).”

 

I thank Allah that this is the course that He has guided me to adopting when issuing Fatwa and propagating Islam. For in the domain of Fatwa, I adhered to the precept that religious matters should be facilitated rather than made difficult. Whereas, in the domain of propagating Islam, I endeavored to inspire hope, and avoided causing disheartenment, verily to Allah is owed all thanksgiving and gratitude.

 

2. It is also necessary because Muslims generally, and those dedicated to the service of Islam specifically, are currently living through a critical period in their history; this period is overcome by the begetters of despair and feelings of frustration. When souls surrender to such feelings, they kill in them the strength of will, benumb the fixity of purpose, and destruct ambition. Indeed, such values are what motivate the willpower to act and strive hard.

 

The instigators of such somber feelings are the successive blows that are aimed – viciously and cunningly – by the enemies of Islam – at the Islamic arousal and the Islamic movement, while harboring a design upon Islam; namely, to extinguish its light, abort its progress and deaden its wakefulness. In pursuit of this end, they resorted to some Muslim rulers, within whom they inspired the fear of such an arousal, incited them against the devotees and ordered them to suppress the call to Islam. Regretfully, they won those rulers who fear that the victory of Islam may deprive them of fulfilling their desires, dispossess them of their illegitimate gains and arouse the people against them to indict them for their crimes. 

 

3. It is also necessary because the forces hostile to Islam intend to declare – in fact, have already declared – a psychological war against the Muslims to make them lose hope for a better tomorrow and faith in a brighter future. Furious campaigns have flared, motivated by fevered hearts, led by hired pens and subjugated spokesmen that condemn, blemish and distort all that is Islamic, accusing the preachers of Islam and the offspring of the Islamic arousal of extremism and violence sometimes, terrorism at other times, and fundamentalism time and again. Detractors named the movement for an integrated Islam “Political Islam” because it called for beliefs to be in league with the shari‘ah [Islamic Law], and religion to be in league with the state. In fact, true Islam is essentially political.

 

Therefore, we have to resist such antagonistic campaigns with a counter weapon, that is by spreading the hope for the ultimate victory of Islam, reviving faith in its future, and saturating the souls of the future generation with such a ray that dispels the darkness of despair and the fogs of frustration.

 

4. Furthermore, it is necessary because there is a misconception concerning the End of Time, or in other words, the future of the nation, that is circulated among many pious servants, which has lead to a feeling that it is a future nearly dark, if not pitch-dark. This misconception is based upon a prevalent misunderstanding of some hadiths that were mentioned in the context of discussing seditions, warfare and the portents of the Last Hour, but such conceptions are flawed.

 

Therefore, we have to clarify the reality of the Auspices, that elude many, based on: the Noble Qur’an, the sanctified Sunnah, the great rich history, the present state of affairs, and the firmly established Laws of Allah for which you will find no substitute, nor will you find aught of power to change.

 

Every preacher of Islam must be certain of the Promise of Allah, The Most Exalted, and must be full of hope with respect to the future of His last celestial Message (Islam) to mankind, and His eternal religious Call. Dismissing despair, which is inherent to disbelief, and despondency, which is a sign of going astray.

 

Furthermore, we all have witnessed the martyr Hassan Al-Bannâ, in whose heart the gleam of hope never died down even during the hardest times. Indeed, endless were the articles he wrote that revived hope and inspired faith, and ever and again did he state that the realities of today were the dreams of yesterday, and the dreams of today would be the realities of tomorrow!

 

The martyr Sayyid Qutb also wrote down his book entitled [The Future Belongs To This Religion (Islam)], and all sincere preachers should follow his example.

 

 

So let us hope for the best, and wish for the best:

 

يقول الله تعالى في كتابه العزيز:

 

وَقُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ سَيُرِيكُمْ آيَاتِهِ فَتَعْرِفُونَهَا وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ {93} (النمل: 93)

 

Almighty Allah says in his Noble Book what means:

 

“And say [(O Muhammad) to these polytheists and pagans etc.]: ‘All the praises and thanks be to Allah. He will show you His Ayât (signs, in yourselves, and in the universe or punishments, etc.), and you shall recognize them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do.’” (An-Naml, 27: 93)

 

 

Doha, Shawwal 1416 A.H.

 

March 1996 A.D.

 

                                                                  The servant ever in need of The Most Exalted

                                                                                                         Yûsuf Al-Qaradâwy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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