“The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to Allah that haply ye may obtain mercy.”
Allah stated in the surah Al-Hujurat, verse 10. I am not here today to preach on political importance, or to support any form of racial prejudist. I’m here today for a call to action, to my Muslim brothers and sisters, to unite so we can stand tall and strong, in the name of Islam, as we did centuries ago. From years back, we see our beloved religion facing harsh attacks from the Western prejudistic minds, Muslims being harrased mentally and physically, Islam being made to be nothing but a joke, and Western Muslims being continuously discriminated. Most of us will think that these things started after 9/11, but it was all wrong. All these started way before that time, centuries ago, even before the crusade.
The kuffar will always try to bring us down, and now, looking into our current condition (by our, I mean the Muslims), they had definitely succeed. But be aware, brothers and sisters, we will be victorious again, only if we unite. Remember 1942? Recall your history lessons that might not even be taught in your History class at those vernacular schools. The end of caliph system in Turkey denoted the end of the world Islamic empire. I will help you recall. When our most beloved Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) started his preaching, he, with other 313 man from Mecca moved to Medina for good. Being only a few years in Medina, our Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) have gloriously conquered Mecca, and thousands of its people resent to Allah, being touched by our prophet’s forgiving traits.
Let’s look back in history and remember what happened during the Jamal civil war. The Muslims were killing each other, where one troop was led by Amirul Mukminin Ali bin Abi Talib R.A., while the other troop was led by Ummul Mukminin Aishah R.A. We do not want the history to be repeated. Our Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) have also mentioned, "The People will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their food." Someone asked, "Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?" He replied, "No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast Al-wahn into your hearts." Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is al-wahn?" He replied, "Love of the world and dislike of death." (Sunan Abu Dawud).The scenario depicted in the hadith above was us. We are now a lot by numbers but we are being played by the others. We are now all afraid, for Allah A.W.J. has taken the fear to us from our enemies, and we have al-wahn in our heart. We love the world, which is not real, which is temporary and deceiving, and we dislike death, where we will head to our eternity, actual life. Now let me help you to synchronize the past and the present time. We are all aware of what happen to Libya now, an Islamic country. Their people are revolting, demanding democracy. Recapitulate your history lessons; do you know Sheikh Omar Mukhtar? He was a fighter leader for the Libyan people during the invasion of Italy in 1911. He finally caught wounded by the Italian army in 1931, and when he was asked either he would stop fighting if released, he replied, “I shall not cease to fight against you and your people until either you leave my country or I leave my life. And I swear to you by Him who knows what is in men's heart that if my hands were not bound this very moment, I would fight you with my bare hands, old and broken as I am.” From here, we could see clearly that the fighting spirit of Sheikh Omar Mukhtar was astounding. Both that happened in 1911 or 2011, was ignited by one thing; unity amongst Muslim.
And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute and [thus] lose courage and [then] your strength would depart; and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.(Surah Al-Anfal, 46)
The previous verse from the Quran have clearly mentioned to us to be patient, and most importantly, do not dispute or quarrel as it will only make things worse. Being nice to our Muslim brothers and sisters is the best way to begin unity. Stop being scums and garbage, let’s unite again, and built the trust among Muslims. We will once again rise as one big, victorious yet respectful empire, and spread the good news of Islam to the whole world.
p/s: ini adalah teks syarahan yang ditulis untuk Sekolah Menengah Agama Haji Mohd Yatim, Ulu Gadong, Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, sempena Pertandingan Syarahan Agama Bahasa Inggeris, Majlis Tilawah Al-Quran Negeri di USIM, Negeri Sembilan.
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