Mughal wrote:Muslims and nonmuslims are suffering at hands of each other because neither of them is paying attention to the message of Allah as they ought to.
What exactly is the "message of Allah", and how did Mohammed put this message into practice?
Dear frankie, People should educate themselves and each other so that they are reasonably self aware, aware of universal realities and the message of Allah.
The flow chart
1)people should know goals and guidelines as individuals
2)they should know needs of people and available manpower and resources as individuals
3)they should work out all necessary things as individuals that need to be decided at community level through consultation as an agenda for coming together to decide things.
3)they should get together as a community
4)they should go through consultation process on the agenda of the meeting and agree on what needs to be discussed and done to get the ball rolling
5)they should set up institutions required for carrying out various plans of actions that will be needed for fulfilling needs of all people in the community in every way possible
6)they should work out all plans of actions in each and every detail and go for community consultation to see if the plans of actions are fit for the set out purposes to be carried out
7)they should as a community distribute responsibilities to each and every institution and the rights as well for a set period of time and review and revise and readjust things as need be.
8)they should work out all systems, structures, procedures and practices to each and every minute detail possible then go through community consultation process for agreement on all this.
9)they should as a community select or elect appropriate people for carrying out specific roles for each and every institution for a fixed period of time but on trial basis for a few months and if all is ok then keep people on otherwise make appropriate changes as needed till a proper balance is struck.
10)they should implement program, constitution and law for fulfilling the set goals, and keep monitoring each and everything at all levels for problems and if any show up take care of them without delay
11)proper education and training is backbone of all this and it should never be neglected
12)as a new thing in place there are going to be plenty of problems but as time goes on if appropriate steps are taken for solving them then it should not take long for the whole machinery to start running smoothly
The very basic thing is land and resources and means of production and distribution and proper organisation of human population and its proper regulation so that all have a reasonably comfortable life and make progress.
In simple words, this is what the quran teaches us as the islamic way of life and doing all this is ibaadah=worship of Allah. There is no way any clever people could beat this way of life. the quranic way of life is totally different from all ways of life kufaar(=the opponents of way of life advised by Allah) will ever come up with. It is a way of life whereby each person lives for others not against others hunting down each other for personal gains at the expense of each other as in capitalist system. This is why there is no concept of rulers among brothers ie no masters no slaves just members of the very same one united human family. No one is rich and no one is poor. All people are children of humanity and the concern is for the well being and prosperity of each other thereby of humanity as a whole. All work for the good of each other and all share ups and downs together that is why there is no excessive burden on individuals due to balanced form of life. This is what makes life beautiful for those who live for it and makes them eligible for awards in hereafter. This is how islam removes unevenness and divisions by putting responsibilities on shoulders of those who have advantages over others ie adults look after children and when children become adults and adults grow into old age people they are looked after by those children who have grown into adults and so the cycles goes on. It is because none of the people is totally disadvantaged rather each person has advantage over others in his own way and when all work together on brotherly basis, it matters not who is adult and who is old, who is tall and who short, who is fat and who is thin because there is always somebody there to help do what needs to be done. So no one gets stuck.
Islam is not a mazhab=belief system but a deen=way of life from Allah and this is how it proves that none can produce a book like the quran ie human mind was never capable of looking that far ahead in time because it needs prompting and stimulation. Even though there is no direct evidence for existence of God, the quran puts forth a proof in form of an explanation that no human being can ever beat. Since the quran is beyond production of mankind therefore the sole explanation for existence of such a book is that it is from somewhere outside created intelligence. This is why man has no explanation for it other than to accept it as it claims ie word of God.
When ummah understands the quran along these lines it will become muslim as per quran. mere make beliefs do not make one a muslim. when ummah actually understand the quran and follows it there is none in this world who could beat it. This is promise of Allah repeated in the quran.
Those who say they are muslims must pay proper attention to proper education and training along these lines. If not then they can carry on the way they have been and the result will always remain the same. the further they go away from the quranic way of life the more and more problems are guaranteed for them and rest of humanity.
Ummah is supposed to be mother and father of its people. The very word ummah comes from same root ie ALIF, MEEM and MEEM. Words like IMAAM, UMMI, UMMAH etc come from the very same root. Imaam is father of nation or leader of the nation.
Your father is no use if community is not there to support him. Look at how many fathers are there in the world and what they are doing because there is no community support for them because they are not paying attention to having a community. Look at how many mothers are there in the world who are utterly useless because there is no support for them. The same is the case for all brothers and sisters in the world because there is no support for them and they are not even thinking about becoming a brotherhood. All human beings are orphans if there is no support for them and that support is provided by Allah on the basis of a way of life based upon bringing about a proper human community. A clear proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the quran is word of Allah as it claims.
Think about it, how long have hindu scriptures been in this world eg vedas, puraanas, upnishads, mahabarata, raamayana etc etc, the parsi scripture avesta, the jewish scriptures and the christian scriptures and now the quran. Think about how many messengers and books Allah sent in the world ie thousands of them yet humanity has failed to grasp the message of Allah for its own well being. Now imagine if this is the real situation of the world after having so many true teachers to guide it then where could humanity be without any of them being there?
We have heard people talking about instinctive behaviour, I want you to think about it in a bit of depth. Instinctive behaviour is that which is based upon reflexive action ie you cause something to happen and it happens eg you hit a glass with a hammer it smashes ie there is no thinking involved, you slap someone he slaps you back straight away without thinking about the consequences. The question is what made human beings to reflect the consequences before taking any actions? The development of thinking ability. What stimulated that process in deeper and wider way? This is the answer only external source could give human beings ie God. It is because humans could never think that far ahead all by themselves and the proof is state of humanity even today after thousands of years of learning and teaching. How could such people produce scriptures all by themselves? Why will rich and clever people produce scriptures which condemn them? How could poor who are ignorant, illiterate and uneducated? So existence of divine information is a mystery that is not possible for humanity to explain unless they accept the fact that these scriptures could never comes from people but God. There are scriptures which contain information from God none can doubt that but almost all of them contain human elements as well save the quran which none can deny who has studied the scriptures in a bit of depth.
The question is why we have people who refuse to accept existence of creator and sustainer? It is simply a matter of ignorance, illiteracy and lack of proper education. Those who deny existence of God do so because they have not studied the scriptures in light of real world realities. For the very same reason people are religious because they are not bothered with knowing things properly for themselves. They rather stay stupid than learn and improve themselves and humanity. This is why we have rulers, mullahs and money lenders because they never studied the scriptures and the real world realities to get the sense needed to be proper human beings so they are not a conscience people. They go by what suits them in context of what they know.
So if people want their world to be a beautiful place then proper education and training is prerequisite for that and based upon that hard work. The set-up systems and laws of Allah will then deliver that kind of world and that was the promise from Allah to all mankind in the world.
The idea is to deliver on time to people all things of their needs eg goods and services at the points of needs freely. No money is involved, no business for profit. Humanity comes first and foremost.
I hope this explanation helps but personal study cannot beaten. regards and all the best.