Islam embedded in our hearts and minds by the Christian Orientalists, striving to establish the same, when He, the most Gracious One granted the knowledge of distinction between the right and wrongful following of Islam to this slave of His, our Imam. Under his guidance, we have mended our ways, we now understand the actual concept of Islam, of Tawheed, of Imam,of Momen, Muslim and Ummat-e-Muhammadi; of Hedayah and Taqwa; what the goals and objectives of salah are, what the modus operandi of the establishment of Islam should be and what measures should be taken to achieve that goal.
It is clear before our eyes why the real Ummat-e-Muhammadi, numbering only about 150 thousand, steeped in poverty, illiteracy and insufficiently armed were able to in only about 70 years to bring the greater portion of the known world under the banner of Islam by defeating two super powers of the then world, not one at a time but, simultaneously an achievement unparalleled in the history of this world. This event struck fear into the hearts and minds of their enemies and today, there are millions of Fakihs, Mufassirs, Muftis, Alems, Peers, Derveshes among the population of over 1600 million Muslims worldwide; they own a lion’s share of the natural resources of the earth and yet are at the worst possible condition being kicked about by everybody. We are able to gauge the prophecies of the Messengers of Allah (SM) made 1400 years about the advent of the Dajjal during the akheri zamanah. We now know the fearsome Dajjal has made its appearance as said by the Rasul Allah (SM) and has successfully subjugated the entire mankind into accepting it as its Lord. Today, the world as well as the population of so-called Muslims lay prostrate at its feet.
As it is not possible to describe in detail, all the relevant issues pertaining to the understanding of the true faith in a paper of such small proportions, only some highly important issues have been earmarked for elaboration here, for ex- the classification of the Momens, Moshrek and Kafer. Allah has divided mankind into two halves; in the Quran it is said, “He, it is who created you, but of you is a disbeliever and one is a believer.”- Sura Taghabun, 2. Therefore, not being a believer is being an unbeliever.
Momen: - “True believers are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger and afterward have no doubts about it, and struggle the utmost struggle (Jahedu) with their wealth and their lives in the way of Allah.”- Sura Hujurat, 15. Here are two conditions provided by Allah in defining a true Momen. One is the belief e.g. iman in Allah and the Messenger, e.g. Tawheed, the vow to accept the words and limits set by none other than Allah and His Rasul in every sphere of one’s life, be it at the personal, social, national and international levels economic, judiciary or penal systems. This is Tawheed, acceptance of His sovereignty, to disavow; deny any other authority other than Allah and His Messenger. The second part of the definition calls for the sacrifice of life and property to establish this Tawheed on the face of the earth. Needless to say, the so-called Muslim population of this day falls in neither category. How can they claim themselves to be Momens by the definition provided by the maker Himself? Quite simply put, they cannot. Not to be a Momen is to be either a Moshrek or a Kafer.
Kafer:- According to the definition provided by the Quran, in Sura Maida, “Whose Judgeth not by what Allah hath revealed, such are disbelievers, wrong-doers, disobedient” Verses, 44, 45, 47; the Arabic words being ‘zalem’, ‘fasek’, ‘kafer’ in the Quran. The word used to denote ‘Judgement’ here is ‘Hukum’ therefore; it is inclusive of all types of judging, like that of the judiciary, social limits etc. No other condition or precondition e.g. of belief in Allah or performing Ebadat, is attached to this. Therefore, whoever or whatever society fails to mete out justice or rule by the limits set by the Quran, are indeed ‘Kafer’, irrespective of how much taqwa they maintain, how deep their knowledge of the faith is, or what heights they reach in purity of the soul as dervishes or ‘peers’.