Originally Posted by May Ayob
walaikum salam sister,
Violence in islamic countries? For that sister you have to look at the state of affairs of a muslim country at this point. This is one of the main confusion new converts come across when they look at a muslim society and are disappointed to find some contrasts there, I myself too am disappointed, but I understand the reasons for it as I am living in a ,apparently muslim country, but there is nothing islamic going on here, as islamic law is not being practised since it is not implemented anywhere, except few clauses of it in Saudi arabia and some states which has greatly prevented those countries from a high crime rate.
You must understand that the spirit of islam ,and the practise of it, is something people have to make an effort to learn because your parents wont teach you, the schools wont teach you, there is nothing on the media about it, if you look closely, most people in muslim countries live just the western lifestyle, there is nothing different, the eat the same junk food, they listen to the same music, they go watch the same movies, the youth has pre/ extra marital relationships just like non -muslims, where is Islam in this? And the reason this is happening is the you cant be a good muslim just because you're born in a muslim country to muslim parents, unless your parents are learned and practising, you would know as little about Quran as non-muslims do.
And this time period was predicted in the hadith when the Prophet Saww told his companions that " There will be a time when you will be great in numbers, but yet faith-less and powerless" .
So one cannot judge the quality of eeman by looking at the billion plus population, people who are true in their faith are always less in numbers but valuable in the eyes of Allah swt, and more so at this time, because non practising muslims have become hypocrites and munafiqs, those people who profess to be muslim, but do nothing like them. They are blinded by the glitter of this world, consume haram with fearlessness ( people take interest and give it and it is so haram, if you eat haram, you cannot purify your soul, and hence you cannot control your actions, you literally sell your soul to the devil and he takes it and ruins you completely)
The whole world is running on the interest banking system and businesses at this moment, people wonder where are the blessings of Allah swt, how can we see and absorb them when we have legalized interest, and Allah swt has clearly said in the Quran something like, that
"After What I have said to you regarding interest, if you still fall into it, consider yourself at WAR with Allah swt and the Prophet saww."
Who can withstand a war with Allah swt and his beloved prophet saww?? And yet we boldly not even engage it, we support it, throwing our hands in helplessness saying 'but we are not doing it, thats how the system of the world is what can we do? we cannot de-escalate our lifestyles, we have to take loans with interest for studies, buying a house and etc etc'
And as you may know that Allah swt says that hypocrites will burn in the most lowest level of hell, even dis believers (kaffirs) will be above them, for hypocrites are liars and think that they could lie to Allah swt, excailm their helplessness and go scot free.
So there are many many glaring reasons for the fall of muslim Ummah, I don't mean for anybody to be depressed, but it is high time we at least rose to the truth and consider it atleast bad in our hearts what has been called absolutely haram in the Quran. You cannot be too nice if you eat haram, even though you'd be going to the masjid, keeping rozas ( asom, fasts )giving huge charity, going to hajj and umrah and what not, but yet you are missing quite a few important fundamentals of Islam, and eating haram, which will make you ill at ease.
(I knew this banker family who used to pray and all but were quite miserly ( and were in favor of taking interest) the family was quite rich , but their problems were never ending, had an abnormal only son, the grandsons were born abnormal, with diseases, Astaghfirullah all this is a part of trials but if our trials fail to make us realize that we need to get to close to the creator, they become our reasons of un-happiness and distress. The poor banker was shot by some people who had a bad eye on his wealth. May Allah bless his soul and forgive him, but his wealth and power was of no use to him at any time of his life.)
May Allah swt bless us all and keep us far away from haram and fitnah.