Mankind is in need of Radical Change.
Give some deep thought for a while about all that you know and have learned about your life, God (if you believe in One), and all that He has Created. Hold your current thought and belief, and all of your thoughts about all that surrounds you in your life, your family, environment and society.
When you are convinced of a thing in your mind your heart is at peace. If you see an ant carrying a leaf, you soon learn that it can carry up to 47 times its weight. When you feel a slight breeze, watch the leaves of the trees sway and turn over to receive oncoming rain, and then turn autumn colors as the season changes, you give some thought about the beauty of it all, how wonderful it all is. You've watched storms destroy structures that man has built. You hear the neighbors' dog bark; the night birds or crickets and see the stars and moon at night, and you know, accept and believe that these are things that man did not build nor create.
Man can see, understand and comprehend a total solar eclipse. Man has built telescopes that allow us to see far into the universe. Throughout Al-Qur'an Allah Tells mankind to do so, to look deeply into the heavens with the knowledge that he has been given to understand the laws of the universe so that through deep thought man can be convinced by Allah's Creation that He truly exists. As our minds can grasp, understand what we can see, hear, touch, smell and taste throughout Allah's Creation, this is the path to Iman (Faith) that Allah Calls us to, not what was handed down by culture and tradition, nor what was forced upon man by either conquering, subjugation nor enslavement. Once our mind grasps the existence of Allah through His Creation and is convinced of this fact, our hearts are at peace; nothing nor anyone can influence or change our mind about what Allah Has Made Clear to us.
"And of His Signs is the creation of heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colors. Behold! Herein indeed are signs for men of knowledge.” Surah Ar-Rum "The Romans" 30:22
"Will they not look at the camels, how they were created! And the heaven, how it is raised! And the mountains, how they are set up! And the earth, how it is spread!” Surah Al-Gha'ashiya "The Overwhelming" 17:20
"So let man reflect from what he is created. He is created from a gushing fluid, that is issued from between the loins and the ribs.” Surah At-Ta'ariq "The Night-Comer" 86:5-7
Islam is an Ideology that requires man to think. Allah Provides man with His Clear Signs throughout Creation as Guide-posts all around us.
"Behold! In the Creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alteration of night and day, these are indeed sings for men of understanding." Surah Al i'Imran "The Family of Imran" 4:190
What clearer sign to and for mankind that Allah Gives than the total eclipse that traversed this country Aug. 21. The - for many of us a once in-a-lifetime (Allah Knows Best) — event was studied and analyzed from the ground, in the upper atmosphere and in space. Whatever knowledge mankind gained from this event, it is and should be a clear sign that the rotations and orbits of the earth and moon around the sun all follow the Commands given them by Allah, who Controls all things at all times.
What clearer sign to and for mankind that Allah has power over all things than the recent Hurricane that Allah sent upon Houston, Southeast Texas and the South-Central region of this country where up to 40 inches of rain has fallen in just a few days. Now witness the successive full force hurricanes that have recently traversed and devastated the Caribbean, Florida and the Southeast region of this country.
Allah Has Given mankind the knowledge to know when the next total eclipse will occur, over what lands, how long that next eclipse will last, and the next one, and so on. There is an obvious order to these events; obviously not random, nor are they from chance, circumstance or happenstance, as some would have you believe.
Now some of us can comprehend that an object is 1,000,000 light years away, and some of us can understand that there may be what scientists called "exo-planets" that may have the same geological planetary make-up as this earth. Allah Knows Best, and as Al-Alim, “The All-Knowing,” whatever knowledge gained by man concerning the planets, our solar system and universe, all of Allah's Creation is from Him.
If you have faith in our Creator from the things that you can see, then you believe in what He tells us about things that we cannot see, touch, taste, smell nor feel.
"Allah will not leave the Believers in the state in which you are now, until He separates what is Evil from what is good, nor will He disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen..." Surah Al i'Imran "The Family of Imran" 3:179
"With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knows but He. He knows whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf does fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read)." Surah Al-An'aam "The Cattle" 6:59
As mankind can see that the sun and moon that Allah Created follow a specific order in its orbit, these things, as with all of Creation, have a relationship in the form of a system when they follow the Commands of being in existence, function and purpose given them by Allah. This is their relationship with and how they worship Allah. Mankind, when he follows a similar system of worship, which satisfies man's instinct and organic need, is afforded that same relationship with His Creator. Without this system of worship, while not following this system of worship and choosing his own man-made systems, mankind loses his way. This affects every single aspect of man's life.
Mankind, in his arrogance, thinks and feels that he knows better than the One Who Created him. During the week Man goes about his state of affairs; and relegates Allah to Saturday and Sunday, "resting," claiming, with no proof whatsoever, that Allah did the same.
“Allah! There is no god but He — the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permits? He knows what (appears to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass anything of His Knowledge except as He Wills. His Throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).” Surah Al-Baqarah "The Heifer" 2:255
Allah - the Uncaused Cause of all that exists - needs no rest in controlling all things at all times. Man, in his continuously failing effort to design and control other men, should know and understand that all of his man-made systems, philosophies, theories, disciplines, “isms,” — all the prejudices positive or negative that man has come up with only work to define a person based on their ethnicity, nationality, personal life choices, or the societal, economic, moral and political environment they were raised in. All the political parties, governments and "ists" groups that man has made up and joined, all for the “betterment” of man or for a "cause" against other isms and ists have led and only lead to conflict. Mankind knows better, but instead chooses to follow his own design. All are mis-guided efforts when they are not Guided by Allah.
“Say: ‘I am forbidden to worship those — other than Allah - whom ye call upon.’ Say: ‘I will not follow your vain desires: if I did, I would stray from the path, and be not of the company of those who receive guidance.’ Say: ‘For me, I (work) on a clear sign from my Lord, but ye reject Him. What ye would see hastened, is not in my power. The Command rests with none but Allah: He declares the truth, and He is the best of judges'.” Surah Al-An’aam “The Cattle” 6:56, 57
As Allah is One, Absolute, there are no illusions nor delusions about Allah and what He Has for mankind.
As Islam is an Intellectual Ideology, Allah Has Challenged Mankind to prove that the final message He Sent, Al-Qur'an is authentic and otherwise unduplicated since it was revealed. The language that Al-Qur'an was revealed in is known as the natural language of mankind — as many forms of Allah's Creation pronounce the sounds that are contained in the Arabic language: the wind, thunder and rain, a cow, snake, crow, an owl, or the sound of the ocean waves. Mankind, as eloquent as he can possibly be, cannot duplicate the language of Al-Qur’an.
“Say: ‘bring ten surahs like unto it’.” Surah Hud "Prophet Hud" 11:13
"Say, ‘bring one surah like unto it’." Surah Yunus "Prophet Yunus" 10:38
“Say: ‘If all mankind and the Jinn would come together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce its like even though they exerted all and their strength in aiding one another.” Surah Al-Isra’a “The Israelites” 17:88
“Or do they say that ‘he [Muhammed] forged it’.” Say, ‘Bring you then ten Surahs it, and call (for help) whomever you can, other than Allah, if you speak the truth!’.” Surah Hud “Prophet Hud” 11:13
“And if you are all in doubt about what I have revealed to My Servant, bring a single chapter like it, and call your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful.” Surah Al-Baqarah “The Heifer” 2:23
To this day mankind has been unable to do so. And as proof that Allah Has Created all things...
"Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise." Surah Al-Baqarah "The Heifer" 2:164
"Now have come to you, from your Lord, proofs (to open your eyes): if any will see, it will be for (the good of) his own soul; if any will be blind, it will be to his own (harm): I am not (here) to watch over your doings." Surah Al-An’aam "The Cattle" 6:104
Mankind needs a revolution, a radical change in all aspects of his life. Islam as a spiritual, intellectual and political ideology is the vehicle that can provide mankind the means to re-connect with Allah's Creation so that he can re-connect with His Creator.
The revolution that mankind needs is Islam, which by the Grace of Allah provides a Radical Change from his current declined thought process. Instead self-guided government and ever-changing societal rules and norms, philosophies, theories and policies, which have failed him, a thought process that correctly connects man with his environment and the universe, and gets him on the path of revived thought towards enlightened thought.
Muslims around the globe are charged with the task of spreading Islam to Mankind. The Mu’mineen, the Muttaqun; wherever we are, whether in the lands of the Muslims or lands of the Kufar — as Islam has no borders — we are to spread the word of Islam, and invite humanity to the Deen of Allah. This is accomplished by following the Methodology taken by the last Prophet Allah sent to mankind, Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.).
“Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity.” Surah Al i’Imran “The Family of Imran” 3:104
As Allah is One, and the religion He has Given Mankind (“…This day have I perfected for you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion…" 5:3) Islam, the Deen of Allah does not require a mixing with other religions, a dilution, nor a “reformation” as so many inside and out of Islam claim.
Sugar and water by itself is pure sugar and water. Mix the two and you have syrup. Islam stands on its own; there is no such thing as an “Islamic Democracy,” nor a “Democratic Islam.” You mix with Islam with any man-made philosophy, religion, man-made laws or system of government, you don't have Islam. You have something else. Allah has Given Mankind what he needs for his own salvation. As Islam is complete and pure in its entirety, it does not require that man be “born in sin,” and therefore does not require the sacrifice and blood of another human — Created by Allah — for mankind to be forgiven for his sins.
Once mankind re-connects with Allah's Creation, he will be blessed and be given Allah's Guidance and be provided the means to govern himself and society under the Rule of Allah and change his society for his own benefit where the whole of humanity has full human rights. Once mankind re-connects with His Creator, the ills that plaque man are thoroughly and completely eradicated.
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” Surah Al-Hujuraat “The Chambers” 49:13
May Allah (s.w.t.) Guide us all, as surely from Him Who Created us, to Him we shall return.