New Age Islam
Tue Jan 18 2022, 10:06 AM

Islamic Society ( 11 Jan 2022, NewAgeIslam.Com)

Comment | Comment

Causes of Downfall of Muslim Community: How To Regain The Honour and Progress

Muslims Who Excelled In The Sciences And Arts Were Admired By People From All Walks Of Life All Around The World

Highlights

1.      When did the Muslim Ummah start to fall apart?

2.      There are numerous reasons for the Muslim Ummah's collapse.

3.      Muslim backwardness has also been attributed to a lack of interest in education and technology.

4.      We would not be in such a state of deterioration if we were real believers.

5.      In today's Muslim community, moral values guided by Islam are on the decline.

----

By Kaniz Fatma, New Age Islam, New Age Islam

12 January 2022

When did the Muslim Ummah start to fall apart? Nothing can be said for definite, but history shows that the Muslims began to decline in every sector around the end of the twelfth century, when they endured political and military collapse and became stagnant, leaving the road of research and writing, ijtihad, and inventions. The Muslim Ummah plunged from here, having attained the zenith of development in technology, industrialization, civilization, culture, sciences, and arts.

There are numerous reasons for the Muslim Ummah's collapse. The main reasons are: lack of religious education, faith weakness, Muslims attacking one another, failure to judge with justice in affairs, adopting extremist attitudes, distancing oneself from wisdom, not caring about Haram and Halal, lying, betrayal, lack of sincerity and love, unjust occupation of one another's property and lands, lack of respect for saints and religious leaders, increase of enmity, doing religious work for the sake of fame, and in short doing what is forbidden in Islam, etc.

We will discover that we are not sincere believers if we analyse our beliefs today. We would not be in such a state of deterioration if we were real believers. Today, oppressive rulers are imposed on the Muslim Ummah in various parts of the world because Allah Almighty says that if the Ummah is involved in evils, an oppressive ruler will be imposed on it, but if they come out of the mire of evils and walk on the path of goodness, they will be protected from the tyrant rulers. Our obsessions with worldly issues, as well as our ignorance of the light of faith, show that our faith has weakened significantly. So, first and foremost, we must illuminate our faith and belief within our hearts.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Also Read:   Had Muslims Gone For Universal, Modern Education There Would Have Been Peace in Islamic Societies and the World, Not Terrorism and Militancy, Either Religious or Social

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Distancing From Education

Muslim backwardness has also been attributed to a lack of interest in education and technology. Even small nations are developing through education today all throughout the world. Muslims, on the other hand, are at a disadvantage in terms of education and technology. Muslims who excelled in the sciences and arts were admired by people from all walks of life all around the world.

There are 57 Islamic countries that are autonomous and independent. Their overall population is estimated to be around a hundred billion people. An estimated 40% of the population is illiterate. The entire manpower in the disciplines of science and technology in these Islamic countries is only about 8 million, or about 4% of the global population working in these fields. Every year, about 100,000 scientific books and 2 million scientific articles are published around the world. While there are fewer than a thousand scientific and research books and articles published each year in Islamic countries.

Sectarian Clashes and Disagreements among Muslims

Muslims’ backwardness is primarily due to sectarian conflicts and disagreements within Muslims. Allah and His Messenger have constantly admonished Muslims to stay united and avoid strife. Allah said, “Obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute, lest you falter and your strength departs; and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient” (Al-Anfal 45-46). As a result, disagreement is a source of stumbling and the enemy's win over you. And dispute is a gateway for evil and hate to infiltrate your relationship.

There have also been numerous hadiths recounted in this regard. According to a hadith, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) stated, “A believer is like a building for another believer, with each part strengthening the others” (Sahih). Despite all of these commands, the Muslims grew increasingly split, as a result of which they declined, becoming backward in several fields.

Decline of Moral Values

In today's Muslim community, moral values guided by Islam are on the decline. This has also contributed to their downfall. The renowned historian Ibn Khaldun writes in his work 'Muqaddama,' that a nation that has gained prosperity and advancement in the world is always seen as having good morals, whilst a nation with evil morals collapses.

If the Muslim Ummah is to restore its magnificence and avoid the traps of humiliation and dishonour while also ending oppression, it must address the flaws, which can be accomplished through education and reformation. The Holy Qur'an also emphasises the significance of first gaining knowledge and then reforming in accordance with the criteria.

-----

Kaniz Fatma is a classic Islamic scholar and a regular columnist for New Age Islam.

URL:   https://www.newageislam.com/islamic-society/downfall-muslim-community-honour/d/126138

New Age IslamIslam OnlineIslamic WebsiteAfrican Muslim NewsArab World NewsSouth Asia NewsIndian Muslim NewsWorld Muslim NewsWomen in IslamIslamic FeminismArab WomenWomen In ArabIslamophobia in AmericaMuslim Women in WestIslam Women and Feminism

Loading..

Loading..