What may happen if we adopt Islam?

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What may happen if we adopt Islam?

All perfect praise be to Allaah The Almighty and peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his household, his companions and all of those who adheres firmly to his footsteps.

To proceed:

The West and their allies of hypocrites have tried to frighten people from Islam and promote what they called Islamophobia to keep people away from this great religion.

Accordingly, many people have acquired such fear from Islam, believing that adopting Islam and applying the religion of Allaah The Almighty means cutting hands and suppressing freedoms. They have also believed that the religion of Islam is limited to these prescribed punishments. They believed that embracing Islam means stoning Muslims and returning to the dark middle centuries. They filled the hearts of many people with terror and fear. They even claimed that if Islam is put into effect, tourism will be prohibited, playgrounds will be closed, women will be forced to wear Hijaab and so on. Indeed, all of these things are a kind of oppressing and distorting Islam. In the following words, I would to explain for all people what Islam really is?

Dear readers, when revolution were broken out in our countries; there were many mottos that young people and others raised. Most of these mottos focused on justice, freedom, safety, combating corruption, equality, increasing salaries, economical reform and the like of such great correct mottos.

When I contemplate them, I observed that there is only one word that combines all of these mottos, do you know what it really is?

 

It is Islam

Surely, it is Islam; the religion of Allaah The Almighty.

If we adopted Islam, then all of these needs will be satisfied and even much more than that. Furthermore, let Muslims; rather the whole world, know that the first of the fruits of Islam is the reformation of the worldly life and the first of the benefits of applying the religion of Allaah The Almighty is to have a noble natural life, then what else may happen if we adopt Islam? 

If we adopt Islam, then desired justice will be attained:

It is the justice that makes the president of the state in the sight of Islam is equal to the lowest man (in rank) in it.

In Islam, powers and positions cannot be used to oppress people for our Lord has said in the Qudsi Hadeeth: “I have forbidden oppression to Myself and I have made it forbidden among you, so do not wrong one another.”

Dear readers, do you know if we adopt Islam, then any one of the people has the right to meet the president to ask his needs and no one can prevent him. This is really a kind of complete perfect justice. Contemplate thoughtfully the Hadeeth in which the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Whoever oversees an affair for my nation and disappeared or abandoned them without fulfilling their needs while impoverishing them, Allaah The Almighty will debar him from his needs and impoverish him on the Day of Resurrection.” Glory be to Allaah, it is the perfect justice.

If we adopt Islam, then true equality will be achieved between the ruler and the ruled, honorable and humble, rich and poor. You will not find mediation and favoritism because all people are really equal

This is how our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, lays down the pillars of equality when a noble woman from Bani Makhzoom stole.  Usaamah ibn Zayd, the beloved one to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, went to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to intercede for her so that he, peace and blessings be upon him, may give up punishing her. Usaamah was then surprised with the principle of equality when the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, rebuked him saying: “O Usaamah, are you interceding concerning one of the punishments prescribed by Allaah? ...” Islam is really sufficient!

If we adopt Islam, there will be neither dictatorship nor autocracy. But rather, there will be mutual consultation with complete kindness, mercy and leniency. Islam is the religion of real mutual consultation. Contemplate the saying of Allaah The Almighty to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him:

{So by mercy from Allaah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter.} [Aal-‘Imraan: 159]

Therefore, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, consulted his companions regarding the captives of the battle of Badr. He adopted their opinion. Rather, he, peace and blessings be upon him, adopted the opinion of his wife on the Day of Al-Hudaibiyyah and carried out her consultation.    

If we adopt Islam, Allaah The Almighty will reform economy and He, the Most rich and Most Generous, will enrich His slaves.

Islam has prohibited wasting wealth and urged defending it. Rather, the one who is killed defending his wealth is a martyr. Moreover, Islam has fought Riba (usury, interest, etc) which is a kind of consuming the wealth of people unjustly and a war against Allaah The Almighty and His Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him. Do you believe that prominent economists in Europe said: “We have to apply the Islamic economy entirely so that we may find a way out of this international economical crisis? We will decrease the rate of interest to zero and impose taxes ranging from 2% to 3%.” This is exactly what the good loan and Zakaah really mean.

If we adopt Islam, provisions will be increased, Allaah The Almighty will confer great blessings upon them as He The Exalted says:

{And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah , We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth.}[Al-A‘raaf: 96]

These blessings from Allaah The Almighty is what made the grain of wheat during the time of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil Azeez as much great as the pit of a date over which it was written: This is what really grows during the times of justice.

If we adopt Islam, corruption will be stopped and rights will be regained from the corrupters. That is because Islam has the prescribed punishment of Haraabah (waging war against Allaah and His Messenger and causing mischief in the land) that is carried out against the one who harms, kills, steals, plunders and causes mischief in the land. Allaah The Almighty says:

{Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.} [Al-Maa’idah: 33] 

 

If this happens, the needs of the needy will be satisfied and salaries will be raised.

If we adopt Islam, our hearts will be purified, our streets and public squares will be cleaned and our ways will be paved.

 Islam is what teaches us that we can take a reward for just removing harmful objects from the way of Muslim. Also, the ruler will fear that if he does not pave ways for people and even for animals, that Allaah The Almighty will hold him accountable and ask him: Why did he not pave the way for them?

If we adopt Islam, social solidarity will be achieved.

Zakaah is one of the pillars of Islam. It is taken from the rich. It is not put, like what happens with the unfair taxes, in the pockets of the presidents. But rather, it is given to the poor so that life will not be limited for the rich alone. In addition, the door of charity is widely open and Islam has encouraged it.

Islam encourages taking care of the orphans and that whoever takes care of an orphan will be brought together with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, in Paradise. Also, Islam states: “Whoever has extra provision should give from it to the one who has no provision.”

If we adopt Islam, houses will be reformed and families will become better.

Children will be dutiful for their parents for this is an obligation imposed by Allaah The Almighty and parents will take care of their children for this is a command.

By Islam, honors will be preserved and thus fornicators will not be able to attack them.

Marriage will be facilitated; rather, plural marriage will be available. This will surely put an end to the forbidden acts.

If we adopt Islam, different parts of life will be organized and improved even what is hidden of it such as food and drink; rather, sexual intercourse and answering the call of nature.

If we adopt Islam, freedom will be attained.

O you who seek freedom! Freedom is surely in Islam which declares: “Since when do you enslave the people when their mothers bore them as free men?” We will not be salves for wealth, wives, presidents, officer nor for anything else. We will be freed of all of these things and be slaves for only one i.e. Allaah The Almighty. This is really the perfect form of freedom. 

If we adopt Islam, the whole society will be reformed.

Everyone will feed his neighbor for he will be rewarded for this good action.

One will honor and be generous towards his guests for this is from Imaan (sound faith) and implies great reward. Even the strangers and wayfarers should feel happy, eat, drink and feel satisfied for Islam gives them right to do so. 

If we adopt Islam, our manners that the West stole from us will be regained. Lying is not permissible in Islam; rather, it calls for truthfulness and purity of the heart. Also, immorality and slander are not permissible in Islam; rather, it calls for mutual communications and kindness. There is no negligence of responsibility in Islam for it calls for perfecting work.

If we adopt Islam, we will be the scholars of the whole world as we had been before. Also, development and civilization will be disseminated. That is because the first word in Islam is (Read!). Indeed, it is the knowledge on which the invitation of Islam was based.

If we adopt Islam, all creatures will be happy even the animals.

Showing kindness to animals does not have just an association in Islam; but rather, it is a basic element of our religion. A drink of water you gives to a dog may make you enter Paradise. Showing mercy or giving a piece of bread to a cat may make your sins be forgiven.

If we adopt Islam, balance will be realized between soul and body, worldly life and religion. Islam orders us: “Your Lord has rights over you” and in the same time: “Your body has rights over you, your family has rights over you, and your guest has rights over you …”

If we adopt Islam, safety and security will be achieved for us and others.

Allaah The Almighty says:

{They who believe and do not mix their belief with injustice - those will have security} [Al-An‘aam: 32]

We will combat those who went astray and criminals. Amongst the basic objectives of Islam is to preserve soul, honor and wealth in the same way of preserving religion.

 

If we adopt Islam, Christians and all non-Muslims will be safe.

Whoever causes harm to them in our countries, we will fight him, believing that “for you is your religion, and for me is my religion” and “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion”. Moreover, the Prophet of Islam is the one who said: “Whoever killed a Thimmi (a free non-Muslim subject living in a Muslim country) or a Mu‘aahid (who has a peace treaty with the Muslims) will not smell the fragrance of Paradise.”

If we adopt Islam, we will not break a promise or an agreement even if it is with the Jews unless they break it.

Allaah The Almighty says:

{Excepted are those with whom you made a treaty among the polytheists and then they have not been deficient toward you in anything or supported anyone against you; so complete for them their treaty until their term [has ended]. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him].} [At-Tawbah: 4] 

Fearing Allaah The Almighty regarding honoring agreements is with them and others.

If we adopt Islam, we will fight for the Sake of Allaah The Almighty. It is not a kind of having thirst for blood, but rather for preserving it, regaining rights, opening the doors of invitation and restoring the rights of people. Amongst the surprising matters is that if we take those who fight us and seek to kill us captives, we do good with and feed them for we will be reward for this. Our Lord says:

{And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive.} [Al-Insaan: 8]

If we adopt Islam, woman will be happy for her inheritance will be preserved. No oppressor will be able transgress it. Her honor will be preserved. Whoever slanders her will be flogged 80 times. She is not responsible to spend upon anyone, but rather, she has to be spent upon and given a salary even if she does not go out of her house. Also, due to her is similar to what is due to man, according to what is reasonable. Allaah The Almighty says:

{And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable.} [Al-Baqarah: 228]

The best of the people is the one who does good to her. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “The best of you is the one who is best in attitude towards his womenfolk.”

If we adopt Islam,

·         We will communicate with Allaah The Almighty via prayer five times without experiencing any fatigue. Whoever is unable (i.e. physically disabled or very sick) can do it even while he is sleeping.

·         We will fell the poor and thus fast and whoever is sick can fast some other days instead.

·         We will go to the journey of Hajj and whoever is unable, it will be dropped from him.

Obligations involve neither difficulty nor hardship; otherwise, they will be dropped.

Allaah The Almighty says: {And has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty.} [Al-Hajj: 78]

He The Exalted says: {Allaah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship.} [Al-Baqarah: 185]

In conclusion, I would like to say that the affairs of this nation will not be corrected except by religion. The affairs of the later generations of this nation will never be corrected except by that by which the affairs of the earlier generations were corrected, i.e. Islam. Adopting Islam and applying the rulings of Allaah The Almighty is not at all a supererogatory or recommended matter; but rather, it is a compulsory one. As Allaah The Almighty says:

{There is no deity except Allaah} [Muhammad: 19]

 He the Exalted also says: {The decision is only for Allaah.} [Al-An‘aam: 57]

We ask Allaah The Almighty to endear for this nation His religion, Quran, and the Sunnah of His Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and to apply their judgments and rulings in us, guide us to Him, appoint the best of us over us and not appoint over us the evilest of us, and reform our religion, worldly life, rulers and subjects. Indeed, He The Exalted is able to do all that. He The Exalted is the excellent Protector, and excellent Helper.  

Written by

‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Saawi

Mansura- Monday, 18th Rabee‘Al-Awal 1432, 21st February, 2011.

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