By : Farooq Ahmad Bakloo
Noble Quran was revealed in the Arban society was the period of ignorance. The Arabic tribal society was in circles of strong ignorance. On small things wars were fought that remained for decades. The status of the women was so pathetic that the people Arab buried their daughters alive in this regard. There are several narrations mentioned in the Islamic tradition. The reason behind this corrupt act was the girl child was seen as maligning in society. Society was entirely the son-loving. There was no respect for women in that society; these women were only used as sexual pleasures. Some other traditions and customs were totally against the dignity of the civilized society. Adultery was the common practice one woman was engaged with several males. Society was hijacked by the rich class and the people who belonged to the poor class were facing a lot of troubles there were heights of injustice in society, the human trade in the form of slaves was common practice and these slaves were so much ill-treated by their masters.he noble Quran is the book that was revealed to the Prophet of Islam PBUH after the announcement of Mecca at the age of 40. The revelation started in the place of cave Hara. It was the place where the Prophet of Islam spent time remembering Allah. The time when the
From the early days, the Prophet of Islam PBUH never tolerated the injustice in society the famous Hilf – Al – Fudul an alliance which was formed at the house of Abdullah ibn Judan early 7 th century A.D. In this alliance, the Prophet of Islam PBUH participated along with the first Caliph Abu Bakar RA. The spine objective of this alliance was to defend the weak and innocent against the rapaciousness of those more powerful. Later on, the Prophet of Islam PBUH prised it and said I was witness to an alliance in the house of Abdullah Ibn Judan that was more beloved to me than a herd of red camels and me to be invited to join it now I would most certainly join it.
Regarding the religion the Arabs were considered that they were on the teachings of Prophet Ibrahim it was their clam but in reality, they have diluted the teachings of the early prophets as mentioned in several places in the noble Quran. There were 360 idols in the House of Allah Kabba these idols were invoked by these pagans and some Pagans encircled the Kabba in the naked form. Therefore, society was entirely forgotten the teachings of early prophets, and their teachings were so much diluted. In this scenario, the Prophet of Islam was born and was famous for the great character the people of the Arab called him Aameen( means honest person) and Sadiq ( means trustworthy). But when the Prophet of Islam announced that he is the Prophet the same people who once called him by the name of Aameen and Sadiq raise arms against the Prophet PBUH. The reason the Prophet of Islam called them towards the oneness of Allah. On hearing these Pagans said how we can leave the religion of our forefathers’ idol worship. Hence, the first thing that was addressed by the Quran was the teachings associated with the oneness of Allah. On reading the noble Quran we come to know that the message of Oneness of Allah was not only massaged of the Prophet of Islam, but it was the fundamental message of All Prophets. If we broadly divide the teachings of noble Quran we find: teachings associated with belief, Teaching focusing on the honor of different Prophets especially the Prophet of Islam the leader of All Prophets (Peace be upon all of them)
Teachings associated with the socio-economic and justice system, teachings emphasing on human development and morality.
The noble Quran was the big miracle of the Prophet of Islam as there are some narrations present in the Islamic tradition many people came to Islam after listening to the verses of noble Quran the main example of Umari Farooq the second Caliph of Islam. Hence, it is the book that connects the creation to the creator and this book is called the book of life.
CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM SOCIETY
In contemporary Muslim society, we have almost forgotten the massage of this book now we open this book only in the blessed month of Ramadhan and on some days. It is irony being a Muslim our priorities have changed we are blindly rushing behind the materialistic world without pondering the purpose of our existence why we were created by Allah? We have collectively sidelined the purpose of life, and we jumped into the flood of materialism world under the influence of hedonism. Upon observing the present Muslim society we found all those traditions and acts were germinated and are accepted by the Muslims that were directly or indirectly strongly forbidden by the Noble Quran. For instance, the noble Quran stringently banned and (even this type of thought is disliked by the Noble
Quran) . However, what we see today is a new version of female foeticide the difference during the days of ignorance the people killed them after they were born, but today the people killed them before they came to this world.
The second thing the economy of the Muslim Nations as they have adapted somehow the economic system that is directly based on the interest. This interest was strictly prohibited by the teachings of noble Quran even the teachings of Prophet of Islam PBUH have also very strictly warned about this type of trade that is based purely on interests. Besides this, there are various Muslim nations where these economic models are common even though Islam has its own economic system. Another disease is of Alcohol despite the alcohol consumption in few Muslim countries are small. However, that does not mean they are alcohol free.
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Alcohol is served in the hotels and the youth are very much inclined towards the case of drinking. The way western culture is popularised through specific TV shows. It is often observed the pope singers are doing shows in those Muslim countries. The films are promoted in these countries and there is a good audience to watch these films. This fame that is given to this poison culture has resulted in the Muslims who want to adhere to the Islamic principles are somehow targeted in the name of women empowerment. Apart from this due to the storm of this popular culture some Muslim girls who want to stand up on Islamic values have become the victim of inferiority complex because the society with core un-Islamic formation associated these Muslims with an outdated society. Due to this, these girls are facing a lot of impediments in society.
THE NOTION OF UMMAHA IS MISSING
There is no sense of Ummah prevailing in the present Muslims every nation has its precedence and is in a race to spread their business and trade in the world. Indeed, this trade and business are also vital, but it should cost the basic purpose of Muslim Nations which is calling to Allah. These Muslim nations are so much divided as their weight at the International level is not seen much. The powerful nations among these Muslims are controlled by the great powers of the world, and they have made strong friendships and ties with these nations which result in their religion are trade and business and these nations have nothing with the problems that are faced by the Muslims' Ummah today. The other categories of Muslim nations are facing socio-economic and political crises. For instance, the crises of Yamen and the conditions of other Muslim majority Nations are apparent to everyone. The wide gap between the rulers and the ruled, the corruption, and inflation is killing the natives of these poor Muslim nations.
The concept of the nation state has removed the thread of Ummah and the oneness from the hearts and minds of the Muslims. The outcome of which, the powers and the organizations in the world that are working to defame Islam are getting energy and every day. The Muslims were attacked directly and indirectly. Due to the silence of Muslim nations, these agencies have associated Muslims with hatred and negative tags. These Muslim nations have failed to resolve the Philistine issues that are forcefully occupied by the Zionists. The voiceless and powerless Muslims in some countries continue mob lynching and slaughter of Muslims in India and the designed way Muslims were targeted for corona pandemic in 2010 as spreaders. The pathetic and worst democide of Muslims in Myanmar results from a huge number of these Muslims were refused in different Nations.
At present, the divisions in the Muslim countries are apparent in the international arena the big divisions of Shia and Sunni. Today’s nations have divided the adherents of Shia are the supporters of Iran and the Muslims who are followers of Sunni are supporters of those Muslim majority nations that are Sunni. Saudi Arabia and the Iran rivalry are not hidden, the Sudia Ariba war in Yaman. These are the divisions that have divided the Muslims socially and politically and have created the molecules of hate against each other. Out of these divisions, there are divisions created by Muslims in the name of thought and personalities, and nations. The syllabus in these Madrases is also according to their school of thought. At the local level, it has much rigidity as one sect did not study or read the book of another sect. However, the teaching of the noble Quran is against the divisions and says hold the rope of Allah tightly; rope here the teachings of Quran and the teachings of the Prophet of Islam. The big cause of these divisions is an interpretation of the noble Quran teachings according to their understanding. These people are busy justifying their sects at every level and promoting their sect teachings to the people which results in this sect chain going on.
Sometimes Muslim preachers’ debate on those issues that are not the real concerns and the concerns that should be highlighted and debated are not getting their place in the contemporary Muslim society. These are the issues of Atheism, misconceptions about Islam, Islamophobia, the influence of the west on Muslim society, the ill uses of social media, and its impact on the Muslim children’s mindset. Un- Islamic social engineering programs. Awareness about the agencies and their tactics that are working to defame the Muslim societies.
Author is a regular columnist of Good Morning Kashmir. He can be reached at Farooqmajeed19@gmail.com