Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu
''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.''
"O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.
Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You,You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you;You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!.On the authority of Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from his Lord Almighty that He said:
"O My servants ! I have forbidden zulm (oppression) for Myself, and I have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except those whom I have guided, so seek guidance from Me and I shall guide you. O My servants, all of you are hungry except those whom I have fed, so seek food from Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except those whom I have clothed, so seek clothing from Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you commit sins by day and by night, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness from Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm me, and you will not attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as pious as the most pious heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not increase My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as wicked as the most wicked heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not decrease My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all to stand together in one place and ask of Me, and I were to give everyone what he requested, then that would not decrease what I possess, except what is decreased of the ocean when a needle is dipped into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I account for you, and then recompense you for. So he who finds good, let him praise Allah, and he who finds other than that, let him blame no one but himself." (Muslim) For each individual there are three levels of evaluation of Oppression:
1. To look within oneself not once not twice but intermittently and continuously to keep ones behavior fair and just with all his/her contacts, neither oppressing them, nor being oppressed.
2. To look in ones immediate environment for signs of oppression and to assist the oppressed and desist the oppressor.
3. To look further away into society at large and if oppression is apparent, to assist the oppressed and desist the oppressor.
If the inner code of human ethics as taught by the words of ALLAH in the Quran coupled with a healthy fear of ALLAH is present it usually is enough to keep oppression in check both in society and the in Civilization. There are so many people in the world living silently in pain and fear and have no hope or roadmap of how to get out of their complex life situation.
Unfortunately there are no quick fixes without an understanding of the basis and etiquette of the global relationship of the human race with each other individually and collectively.
Allah Subhanawataala guides us in the Quran modulating human behavior to avert the pain and suffering that humans afflict on each other:
It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards East or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing. Quran:2:177
The believers are guided to what is good for fellow human beings on one hand and sternly warned against Oppression on the other hand by Allah (SWT). Repeatedly in the Quran the oppressors are given due notice that if they continue in this world to oppress the weak, there awaits for them in the Hereafter, the pit of fire from which there is no escape. It will burn their skin, baring the nerve endings, new skin will be replaced with all its sensitivity to burn again and thus the cycle will continue forever. A soul shaking warning for those who are cognizant and not blinded by arrogance or blinded by ignorance.
The Arabic word for oppression, as it is understood it is dhulm. Some how the translation into English as oppression just does not equival it. Dhulm on the other hand is not a single action, but a series of continuous acts to denigrate-belittle-defame, dehumanize-to deprive of human qualities, and subjugate- to domination,control and to make something subordinate ,someone by encroaching indelibly on his or her rights and who is unable to resist this encroachment.
The means employed by the oppressor are not as important as the actual intention and act of oppression. The oppressor is called Dhalim and the oppressed is called Mazloom.
There are many types of oppression, but one thing is consistent in all forms: the oppressor is powerful and the oppressed is powerless against the onslaught of dhulm or oppression. when ALLAH speaks about oppression! that He has forbidden it, He speaks about it in every aspect of life, and in every form.
O People of Authority! O Tyrants of the world! O Oppressors Fear ALLAH! and beware! Be kind and mercyful to the Muslim people,Being kind and mercyful do not mean,being kind and mercyful to one set of people and being cruel, unfair and oppressive to another!''Give the muslim people who are under your authority their Rights and what is justly due to them and do not be cruel and unfair by treating the people like dirt!"...,Allah SWT repeatedly warns humankind to be kind to each other and not oppress each other and not take another’s right by force or fear?
This stern warning in the Quran serves as the great balancer of life in this world. One person oppresses another one, and a third one comes to the rescue of the oppressed. Sometimes the oppressor begins oppression and then because of his fear of Allah retracts his behavior and lets go of the subjugation of the oppressed.
There are two formats of Oppression:
1. Deliberate: Inebriated with Blind arrogance of power the Dhalim (oppressor) rides rough shod over the weak and when he/she succeeds in usurping the rights of the weak continues to do so as he does not have any fear of Allah in his heart or mind.
2. with blind Ignorance: A Dhalim oppressor may be unaware that his actions may be a form of oppression and the obedience that he is extracting is at the expense of the rights of the mazloom or oppressed. This I call silent oppression,silent compassion comes from two source fear and ignorance ,
The reason it is call silent oppression is because the oppressor conducts it silently and secretly and sometime this Silent oppression is inflicted on a whole Nation of people,a whole society,sometimes the people may even be unaware of this silent oppression because it has been go on for generations or the Tyrant may consider it his right to impose this form of Dhulm-oppression on the people.
On the other side there is silence from the mazloom or the oppressed who is slowly and gradually being “gaslighted”-A form of intimidation or psychological abuse, or chronically-Subject to a habit or pattern of behavior of abused fore a long time such that they begins to have great fear that this is something that they can not escape from and it is a hopeless situation, therefore they no longer stands up to their rights. And yet one day the mounting acts of oppression are no longer tolerable even with the rationalization noted above. The situation between the oppressor and the oppressed explodes into external violence. That is the day when the issue of oppression becomes a headline not as oppression but only the result of it. That which has befallen Gaddafi in Libya, Is not a thing to be over looked! It Can happen any where in the world at any time, and too any Tyrant! Bad actions brings about bad consequence!"... weather that tyrant is over a Country,over a state, over a city, over a town, over a village,over a commuity,or over a masjid, Any one resembling an oppressive ruler in the harsh use of authority or power, in this time that we are living in it can happen!"...
Examples of silent oppression are seen in schools and the outcomes are seen in the actions of the carnage done by the two boys of Columbine High School or more recently the single shooter of Virginia Tech.
Silent oppression usually does not have the explosive outcome in the devoutly muslim people,but it has happen! as a result of tyrannical behavior! as it has in the non-muslim countries. The reason being two fold:
1. The oppressor in moments of cognizance recognizes his oppression and backs off due to fear of Allah, or someone in the muslim society puts pressure on the oppressor and puts the fear of ALLAH in him thus forcing him without violence to accede the rights to the oppressed,that was at a earlyer time in our history when we could recite the words of ALLAH! and His words would instill fear in the heart of a tyrant or a wrongdoer.! But Now these oppressive tyrants and wrongdoers of this day and time can only see raw power,tyanny and oppression. 2.The oppressed turn to Allah and it is a Hadith that the Dua of the oppressed to Allah is never turned away by Him ( SWT), Allah promises to answer the dua of an oppressed person. Rasulallah (SalAllahu 'alaihi wassallam) said: "Be afraid of the curse of an oppressed person as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah." (Al-Bukhari),Allah gives an oath by His Majesty and Honor that anyone who is oppressed and invokes Him, He will grant him victory. There are three people who Allah will never reject their prayer. They are:
1) a just leader
2) a fasting person
3) someone who is oppressed. There lived a group of leaders in the Arabian Peninsula known as Barak. Though they were Muslims, they oppressed others and seized the wealth of people. The people living in the area continually made dua against the oppressive leaders. Eventually, the cruel leaders were apprehended. Once they were captured, one of the sons asked his father how they were able to be imprisoned. The father replied that it must have been by the prayer of someone who was oppressed, and therefore, Allah granted him his invocation.
Allah says in the Quran:
"When people forget and transgress their boundaries, we let them do what they want. When they feel proud that which they got, we take them swiftly, we annihilate the oppressors and praise be to Allah."
Thus the ability to bear minor oppression is strengthened in a person who remains in Dhikr.
Factors propagating oppression in muslim societies:
Sometimes the veil of Lies invented from cultural religiosity is used to continue oppression and repression,(this Repression is an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)This is when both the oppressor and the oppressed believe this oppression to be right, this is religious ignorant and repression , as they are ignorant of ALLAH's way of given rights to the victim clearly outlined in the Quran and summarized in Surah al Baqara. The right of being treated with dignity by all irrespective of caste creed and gender given to human beings by Allah SWT are distorted by self serving, ignorant tyrants and wrongdoers and wannabe People of authority who imitates the behavior of the ignorant tyrants. Where is silent oppression most evident?
1. Silent oppression is most overt in the beaurocratic organization where people are captive due to their dependence on the goodwill of their bosses for their jobs rather than their expertise. Their bosses if they are not ALLAH fearing, recognizing the helplessness of the people under them oppress them. Examples are the sexual advances towards female workers under male bosses. The male bosses do not feel that they are accountable to Allah SWT for their behavior. They are ignorant of the fact that making sexual advances to a woman is working under them are against the Law of the Land,and against Islamic Law that is punishable by the severest laws of the hudood. The laws of sexual harassment in secular countries are mild slaps on the hand for such people.
2. The other place where silent oppression and repression (repression- forced submission to control by others), is most evident and yet unrecognized is in the home.In the Din of ALLAH, In islam there are rights that cover every aspect of the muslim life,the muslim society. one of these aspect of life is the knowledge(Ilm) of islam, and the Rigth to have knowledge of Islam and that right is for all People the Muslim and the Non muslim. As the Holy Quran teaches,
Islam is the religion of knowledge. .Here if each individual does not ask the question of himself or herself before demanding something from the other “ Am I asking her or him to do something which is beyond my right to ask for?” then oppression occurs and slowly builds creating a power structure in the heart and mind of the oppressor and suppressed anger and evolving passion of violence in the hearts and mind of the oppressed.
Again this wound festers and eventually boils over and the public sees it in a newspaper headline where a wife set fire to the bed in which her husband was asleep, or a husband kills his wife and children after she separated from him and went to live elsewhere. In society this factual report is only the tip of the iceberg.
In the second surah of the Quran, Surah Baqara Allah SWT has given us a summary of the code of ethics and behavior to follow in our daily life. He (SWT) outlines the “Haqooq al Ebad” (which means the rights of the humankind over each other.)Our Holy Qur'an was revelaed to us for our guidance with Man as its Subject.. With this blessing to mankind, we muslims have been invited to the right path .. Allah(swt) said " Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah... Surah Al-Imran :110)
(Haqooq ul Allah and Haqooq ul Ibaad are the two most important aspects in a life of a Muslim to complete his Faith .
Haqooq Ul Ibaad is the duty we owe to makind.. the rights of every Muslim on the other Muslim. A Muslim who fulfills the " Haqooq Ul Allah" will also fulfill the ' Haqooq ul Ibaad " these are two different things but still intertwined. A Muslim must himself be good and must also encourage others to do good, and he must strive for the welfare of society. This duty is called - Amar Bil Maroof, which means enjoining the right. A Muslim must also refrain from sins and must try to prevent sins and corruption from occurring in the society and this duty is called - Nahi Anil Munkar(forbidding the wrong.) Amar Bil Maroof and Nahi Anil Munkar together form one of the most important duties in Islam for every Muslim. Fortunate are the ones who practise this in daily life to live a peaceful life in the spirit of brotherhood as one Muslim Ummah. 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 honoured 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-Hujrat :13) There is a hadith of when Prophet Mohammed (saws) was asked, “Who is the best Muslim?” He replied, “He is the one from whose hand and tongue all Muslims are safe .... Sahih Bukhari... What a beautiful lesson taught to us, If we all sincerely follow this I think we would have not been in a situation where we stand now...where there is injustice, Back biting, slandering, hatred, Bloodshed etc. humanity needs to revive on these lessons....In another Hadith Prophet Mohammad(saws) said "'None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself ..... Sahih Bukhari.... If only we followed all this, we can be a true momin and make our self way to Jannah. There is also this beatiful Hadith that makes us ponder and realize our duties towards each other... Once Prophet (saws) was asked by the Sahabah “Do you know who a bankrupt person is?” They said “the bankrupt among us is the person who does not have any wealth. He (saws) said, “The bankrupt of my Ummah, the bankrupt person is someone who comes on the day of judgement with many rewards, prayer, fasting, Zakat, but he had accused this person falsely, he abused another, cursed a third, taken the money of somebody else, spilt the blood of someone else, so he ends up giving them from his good deeds and if he runs out of good deeds and he didn’t pay them back, then they start giving him some of their sins and he ends up going to hell fire.” - Sahih Muslim On the day of judgement there will be no wealth, the only wealth that exists is hasanat (good deeds) and he has a lot of them, but because of his dealings with others and because he scored low on the scales of Akhlaq (morals) and he was cursing people, backbiting others, causing fitan (mischief), He has to pay them back. Everything must be sorted out. He will pay them back and if his good deeds are not enough, he will start receiving some of their sins and will end up going to hell fire. This clearly states how much Islam Values about Good Conduct . And indeed our Prophet (saws ) is the Best example to follow as how to fulfill our duties and rights towards mankind. Whatever has been done to any of the humanity(Allah's Creations) .. we are answerable on the day of Judgement.. and Allah(swt) will not forgive us unless the person who we hurt or did injustice to forgives us.. suchis the Value of humans and all this comes under haqooq ul ibaad..We have to live our life in accordance to the guidelines of Islam.. Every single person from our Parents, borthers, sisters to relatives, Neighbors, traveller, strangers.. every person have to be treated fairly and in the best manner. We will be accounted even for our behaviour towards animals. ALlah(swt) created us as Ashraf Ul Maqlooq and as Muslim we belong to the best Ummat. Indeed we have been given so many favors and its our responsibility to give back to Allah (swt) by loving him and being grateful to him, Our Prophet(saws) and also the mankind ( All the creations of Allah(swt) . We have to consider the circle of rights of human beings (Huqooq al ebad) as defined in the Quran (Surah Baqara), which creates harmony in society.These include the rights of human beings on each other, parents, spouses, relatives, neighbors, other human beings, needy people etc. We are accountable to Allah Subhanawataala for fulfilling them in the most honorable manner and we will be questioned about them on the Day of Judgment. We consciously endeavor to obey the “rules” in this life of 75-85 years, thus opting for harmony, peace and beauty in the Eternal Life of the Hereafter. Why is there such a code of behavior in Islam? non-muslim people often ask this question. The answer is, having a global code of ethics that is based on humanity and following guidance of ALLAH and the Excellent Example of Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) makes for a peaceful and happy world.
Say: "Think ye, if Allah took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up your hearts, who - a god other than Allah - could restore them to you?" See how We explain the signs by various (symbols); yet they turn aside.
Say: "Think ye, if the punishment of Allah comes to you, whether suddenly or openly, will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?
This ayah is revealed at a time when Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is surrounded by the Qaum ud Dhalimoon. In it is Allah’s promise of justice that will be meted out to the Dhalimoon “suddenly and openly”. A promise by which the weak and the opressed believers live and know that Dhulm cannot surpass the justice of Allah now or ever.
When we think of Dhulm we think in a global context of nations and organizations commiting oppression. However the Dhulm as defined here is on a very personal level. When we continuously tolerate small injustices in and around us, we desensitize ourselves from the more Kabeer (huge) injustices, and then we are shocked when Allah sends His punishment “suddenly and openly”. We then try to rationalize it as being a ” A freak of nature”.
This Ayah is a stern warning to the Dhalimoon (inadequately translated as “those who do wrong”)
We should never be without the fear of Allah. As we look around there is no constancy in life and environment, it can change any moment. The only constant is Allah SWT. Even sleep cannot be taken for granted. We may never awaken, after sleep, which is the reason Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam), would make the dua on awakening. (Farhat Hashmi’s tafseer)
The instructions from Allah to “rush to do good” i.e. do not put off performing a good deed are for a reason as the opportunity may not come again. The outcome of the Dhalim (one who commits dhulm/opression) knowingly or out of heedlessness is glaringly apparent in this brief ayah:
6:47 Say: “Think ye, if the punishment of Allah comes to you, whether suddenly or openly, will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?
Qul araaytakum in atakum AAathabu Allahi baghtatan aw jahratan hal yuhlaku illa alqawmu alththalimoona
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What is dhulm and what does it do to the human being?
Dhulm is the death of the ‘human’ in the human being, the human is gone and being is left.
Dhulm is to deprive someone of their rights
1. The Rights of a person over his goods and things or rights as a human being (human rights)
2. The Rights of Allah, rushing through salaat, in adequate or mindless wudu, distracted ibadat (worship) In all of these actions we are not fulfilling the rights of Allah on us by giving priority to the created over the Creator.
3. The rights of human relations such as the rights of the spouse, the child, parents, the neighbors, the orphan etc (Huqooq al Ebad).
4. To usurp rights by harming people directly or indirectly such as preparing ways and means and tools and objects to destroy human beings.
What is Qaum ud Dhalimoon? It is a Nation of Dhalimeen or a nation of people who do dhulm),
Allah reminds us that If He (SWT) is allowing Dhulm to happen it is merely to see if human beings will give up this behavior (Dhulm) and return to Allah. He is giving us a long leash, a second and third chance and a glimpse of his infinite rahma and patience with His (SWT) disobedient Abds. Ya ALLAH You are the witness to all things! Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!. That You would answers the Prayers of the Oppress! O ALLAH curse these oppressive kafir governments throughout the world! that are oppressing the Muslims, O ALLAH ! these fakes, these phonies ,these hypocrites, these kafirs,these satanic jews and these satanic christian,and their Bosses in this city of houston,tx. they are oppressing me! Ya ALLAH they are your open enemies and who make mockery of Your Din, and of our Faith and they make mockery of the Sunnah of Your Nabi(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) in this city of houston,tx..they have taken my possession and useing them as tools to oppress me through black magic ,sorcery,witchcraft,voodoo and the shaytaan, O ALLAH curse their wealth, their power and their Authority! O ALLAH strip these black hearted wicked hypocrites and kafirs of their power and authority for their unjustifiable cruel and malicious abuse and misuse of power and Authority by oppressing me and other,O ALLAH curse these enemies of Your! with a powerfull curse that will last to the Day of Judgement. Ya ALLAH bring your justice in its entirety upon this Kafir government and its forces,its secret agencies and its secret organisations who encouraged its people to practice homosexuality and to be disobedience to You, these kafirs are Your open enemies are oppressing me and many others and has been oppressing us for years,O ALLAH curse these oppressive kafir and their secret agencies and secret agents,who sole purpose is to bring disgrace upon Islam and hardship to the believers people,O ALLAH curse these kafir every day of the Islamic calendar year, O ALLAH curse them with such curses that their entire Secret Organisations and open Organisations and Secret Agencies disintegrate before their very eyes under the weight of Your curses!And that they destroy themselves with their own hands. O kafirs if you think that this cannot be a reality then keep living! and less see if you are not Under the curse of ALLAH! O Enemies of ALLAH! O followers of the dajjal,O Oppressers! Fear ALLAH! as he should be Fear! Do you fear the Pin(Pen) more then you Fear ALLAH! Do you fear that this Pen will write about your Disgraceful behaviour! then know that your already in disgrace! and you do not know it! And ALLAH! can disgrace you for eternity, or Do you fear that the Pen will expose your sinister Ploting with the secret societys and secret agencies against Islam and against the Believers Muslims, Its already expose! and ALLAH can bring to public notice every detail of your Evil plot. So O foolish ones give up your madness and come to ISLAM! come back to ISLAM Wholehearedly the time is getting short and the Hour is near. O ememies of ALLAH! You can run around and tell as many lies to all of those who will accept it, spreading dissension among the Muslims, telling lies causeing the muslims to mistrust each other, and stir up sedition and creating hostility between the Muslims and the non-muslim, tring to destroy the Character and Integrity of the Believing Muslims,you can fool some of the people, but you cannot fool all of the people with Lies, the people can ask you one question what did this person or these people do wrong? where are the facts? where is the prove? All this is the characteristics of Enemies of ALLAH. Allaah says: “They wish that you reject faith as they have rejected (faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another).” (An-Nisaa’: 89).