I want to share some really beautiful lines. Their beauty lies in their truthfulness.
إن جميع مشاكل العالم البشري تعود إلى عدم طاعة الله ورسوله..
ولحل جميع هذه المشاكل يجب علينا تحكيم القرآن والسنة، وأخذ العلاج منهما
وَمَن يُطِعِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ يُدْخِلْهُ جَنَّـٰتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا ٱلْأَنْهَـٰرُ ۖ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّ يُعَذِّبْهُ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا [الفتح: 17
Rough translation: “Indeed all the problems of the people of this world go back to the disobedience of Allah and His Prophet s.a.w. And for the solution of all these problems, it is incumbent upon us to establish the Quran and Sunnah as the final order (hakam). And take the cure from both of them.”
Every single problem that the world is facing today is because of the disobedience of Allah and His Prophet s.a.w. Analyze any problem and you will know it is true.
For example, today nations are fighting over water. Why? Because water is lessening in the world. Why? Because people used it in excess. Why? Because they disobeyed the verse: “Indeed, the wasteful are brothers of the devils, and ever has Satan been to his Lord ungrateful.” [Al-Isra 27]
Similarly, today we are crying because of terrorism. One bomb blast and millions die. Why? Because the terrorists are being supported somewhere. Why? Because they are disobeying: “…whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” [Al-Ma’ida 32]
This is on a community level, take it on the individual level as well.
For example, today the divorce rate has increased so much. Why? Because the man does not like something about his wife and so he gets rid of her. Why? Because he disobeys: “O you who have believed, it is not lawful for you to inherit women by compulsion. And do not make difficulties for them in order to take [back] part of what you gave them unless they commit a clear immorality. And live with them in kindness. For if you dislike them – perhaps you dislike a thing and Allah makes therein much good.” [An-Nisa 19]
Similarly, today discord and hatred is spreading like wild fire. People turn their faces away from others. Why? Because they disobey: “Abu Huraira r.a. narrated: Allah’s Messenger s.a.w said, “You will not enter Paradise until you believe; and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you to a thing which if you do, you will love one another: spread (the greeting of peace) Salaam amongst yourselves.” [Muslim, Kitab-ul-Eman:194]
On a side note, what if the person who is disobeying the orders of Allah and His Prophet s.a.w does not even know these orders exist? Whose fault it would be? Who is supposed to tell them? YOU! And why did you not tell them? Because you disobeyed: “You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.” [Al-i-Imran 110]
Take any example in the world and you will be able to break it down back to the disobedience of Allah and His Prophet s.a.w. It’s a CHALLENGE! Oh yeah!
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So what is the solution? Establishing Quran and Sunnah as the final order, final verdict (hakam). The cure lies in these two, indeed.
Allah says in the Quran, ” And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger – He will admit him to gardens beneath which rivers flow; but whoever turns away – He will punish him with a painful punishment.” [Al-Fath 17]
So save yourselves (and others) from that painful punishment!