We, the people think of ourselves as Mo’mens, Muslims and Ummat–e–Mohammadi, what is our history? Where have we come from, what are our origins, why were we created as a nation? These are questions that no longer cross the minds of 120 million people that make up this nation. One would come up with no less 10 million different answers from this crowd of 120 million people. Yet, when this nation was brought into being 1400 years ago through the tireless effort, unparalleled sacrifice, unwavering perseverance, unflinching integrity and armed combat by the Messenger of Allah, if the same questions were asked to any number of people of this group, one would receive only one answer, there would have been no differences of opinions or in answers. The history of this nation is such that within 25 years of its inception, they were able to in armed battles and conflicts defeat the two then superpowers of the world and bring the whole of West Asia under the rule of Allah, establish His way of life. One was the Christian Roman Empire and the other fire worshipping Persian Empire. In terms of numerical strength, wealth, weapons and every conceivable way, these armies were far superior to this newborn one, yet little could they do when it came crashing down on them from all sides. After these armies were completely routed, the Christian Romans left Asia for good and while the Persians accepted this new faith, new way of life and was incorporated into this growing nation making up what we know as Iran today. During the next 60 to 70 years, this nation was able to bring half of the known world under the banner of Allah’s rule, His law. The history of this nation up to that point is of victory only, of one gain after another over armies many many times larger, stronger and far more experienced than them, an unbroken record of victories in every battle they fought.
What was the objective of those battles and the victories? Was it to expand their kingdom? Or to force people of other religions to accept theirs? The reason was none of the above. The objective, aim was the very reason for which under Allah’s instruction His Messenger created this nation: that is to establish the Deen, His rules and regulations on the face of this earth through armed combat. Once Allah’s Deen is established all kinds of unrest, turmoil, injustice would be eradicated and a situation of peace, justice and security would be ensured – for which reason this Deen is named Islam, literal meaning for peace. From the First Rasul Adam (AS) to the Final Messenger of Allah Mohammad (SM) the name of this way of life, this faith has remained the same. However, this peace is in exact opposition to the meaning for which it is used today both by religious and non–religious (political) leaders alike.
It is common fact, that let alone Allah’s rule no law, rule can be established without first acquiring state power, just as it is apparent that no one will give up this power without a fight. Therefore it was necessary for the Ummat–e–Mohammadi to engage in combat to acquire it; but they did not force a single person of any other faith to accept Islam. On the other hand, in one and all places the Deen of Allah was implemented, the victors themselves undertook the security of the churches, temples, synagogues and pagodas to ensure that people of all the other faiths could practice their religions without any hindrance. The level of religious freedom and security this nation provided for people of other faiths is one that remains unparalleled, unique in the history of mankind. There has been no other nation that could come anywhere close to achieving this. With the introduction of Allah’s law on half of the world, all sorts of injustice, misrule and insecurity e.g. Fasad and Safakudimma were abolished and instead was established peace, security, justice in every level of life, both personal and collective, social, economic, political security in one word: peace.
Unfortunately for this nation, a great tragedy gradually ensured. This nation that the Messenger of Allah took so much take and effort to rear, personally trained to become some of the fiercest warriors this world has ever known, lost sight of their goal and objective. They forgot why they had been created, to what end, what their objective was. They became oblivious to the fact, that forsaking the very reason of their creation, of their training was tantamount to breaking their covenant with Allah and His Messenger. Yet this was what they did. Their objective and aim, e.g. Aqida became distorted and forsaking the Jihad, all out struggle to establish Allah’s Deen on the earth, they took to enjoying the privileged lives of kings and monarchs. They failed to realize the disastrous consequence to their actions, neglected to see that if the particular purpose for which a thing is made is not served by it, then that thing loses all value. The purpose of a watch is to tell the time, however if it does not work or even show the incorrect time, that watch will not be of any use, even if it is studded with diamonds and pearls. Similarly, if a car does not work or due to error in Aqida, concept it is left rotting in the garage, it does not serve the purpose of its creation, it is worthless even if it is the most expensive car in the world.