: What is next? 1


aammar
11-02-2013, 07:27 AM
It is one of the natural cycles of history. The nature of history is to raise a nation up to the highest position, and then takes it down to the lowest bottom: {And these days [of varying conditions] We Alternate among the people.} [Quran 3:140] The Tatars rose up and then fell down, and the Muslims fell down and then rose up. However, after this rise, they will decline, and after their decline, they will rise once again, and so on until Allaah The Almighty Would Inherit the earth and everything on it.

We do not present history only to see the rise and decline of nations, but to study the causes that led to the rise of a people and the decline of others. History always repeats itself amazingly. Whoever reads history adds to his experience the experiences of those of the past years, of the various peoples, and of different times and places.
In this story, we have seen how the course of history changed drastically by the emergence of a particular man, i.e. Qutuz, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, just as it had already dramatically changed by the appearance of another man, i.e. Genghis Khan, May Allaah Curse him.

How far they are from each other! But both are similar in being effective. Each of them left his influence on millions, on the geography of the land, and on the motion of history. But how far both effects are from each other! The first effect derived its force from the power of the body, weaponry and the law of the jungle; whereas the other derived its force from the power of faith, spirit and the Islamic law (Shareeah).
It is very easy, my brothers and sisters, to destroy; but it is very difficult to build.
It is very easy to be unjust; but it is very difficult to be just.
It is very easy to grow angry; but it is very difficult to pardon.
That is indeed the marvel of Islam.

Both Qutuz and Genghis Khan were human beings. But the first was endowed with Islam, whereas the other was deprived of it; and in accordance with each case, the motion of history changed.
Qutuz, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, constructed a civilization of humanity, and deserved to be a true vicegerent on earth, in realization of the Words of Allaah (which mean): {"Indeed, I Will Make upon the earth a successive authority."} [Quran 2:30]

But Genghis Khan demolished the civilization of humanity, thereby he deserved to be a cursed monster, in confirmation of His Saying (which means): {[Allaah] Said, "Go, for whoever of them follows you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of you - an ample recompense.} [Quran 17:63]
Of course, many are the likes of Genghis Khan, and very few are the likes of Qutuz, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, because, as we have already said, it is very easy to destroy, but very difficult to construct:
{And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the Way of Allaah.} [Quran 6:116]
{And most of the people, although you strive [for it], are not believers.} [Quran 12:103]

Some historians doubt the fact that history could be made by a certain man, and that one individual could alone be able to change the communities, and the motion of history. However, history itself proves otherwise.
The motion of history changed at many times and in many places by the emergence of certain personalities. I do not say that it changed by the existence of a Prophet or a Messenger, since it is out of the question, and the descent of the Divine revelation directly from Allaah makes the time of a Prophet incomparable to all periods of history. But I rather tell you that the motion of history could change by the emergence of certain men who are neither Prophets nor Messengers.

The motion of history changed by the existence of a man like Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, May Allaah Be Pleased with him; and you could review the wars of apostasy to prove that. The motion of history changed by the existence of a man like Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, and you could review the Islamic conquests to be sure about that. The motion of history changed by the emergence of such men as Umar ibn Abdul-Azeez, Moosa ibn Nusayr, Abdul-Rahmaan Ad-Daakhil, Abdul-Rahmaan An-Naasir, Imaad Ad-Deen Zengi, Noor Ad-Deen Mahmood, Saladin, Qutuz, Abdullaah ibn Yaaseen, Yoosuf ibn Taashfeen, Muhammad Al-Faatih, and many others like them, May Allaah Have mercy upon them all.
It is true that they emerge at intervals quite far from each other, but their effect extends over a very long period of time.
It was narrated on the authority of Abdullaah ibn Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, that he said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, saying, Verily, people are (as numerous) as one hundred camels, and you could hardly find even one out of them fit for a riding mount." [Al-Bukhaari]
But if this riding mount exists, how happy the inhabitants of the earth will be with it!

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, that he said that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "No doubt, Allaah The Almighty Sends, in the beginning of each century, to this (Muslim) Ummah, somebody to revive its religion for it." [Abu Daawood]
Qutuz, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, undoubtedly, was one of those revivers.

If you so like, you could talk about his faith and submissiveness; his asceticism and chastity, his competence and skill, his sincerity and truthfulness, his Jihaad and sacrifice, his patience and perseverance, and his forbearance and humbleness.
He was a reviver, in the whole sense of the word.
He was, as described by Imaam Ath-Thahabi, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, in his Siyar Alaam An-Nubalaa ,"A brave horseman, a good politician, religious, and beloved by his people. He defeated the Tatars and purified the territories of Shaam from them on the Day of Ayn Jaaloot (battle); and his Jihaad, Allaah willing, will be held valid for him. He was a blond thick-bearded well-built youth. He was credited with the favor of fighting the Tatars. May Allaah recompense him (being killed when he was still a youth) with Paradise and be pleased with him."
He was, as described by Ibn Katheer, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, in his Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, "A courageous hero and constant doer of good, sincere in his deeds to Islam and its men; and the people loved him greatly, and supplicated Allaah in his favor."

Observe that Muslim historians always comment on the love of the people for the person and the subjects for their ruler. That is indeed a very accurate measure of real magnificence. The righteous from among this Ummah love only the righteous, and hate only the mischievous. If the righteous agree on liking a person, he will be beloved in the Sight of Allaah; and if they agree on disliking him, he will be hateful in the Sight of Allaah.

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, May Allaah Be Pleased with him, that he said that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: When Allaah Loves a slave, He Calls Jibreel (Gabriel) and Says, 'I Love so-and-so; you should also love him.' Then Jibreel loves him. Then he makes an announcement in the Heaven saying, 'Allaah Loves so-and-so, and you also should love him.'

Thus, the inhabitants of the Heaven (the Angels) also love him, and then honor (acceptability) is bestowed upon him in the earth. But, when Allaah Hates any slave, He Calls Jibreel and Says, 'I Hate so-and-so, and you also should hate him.' Then Jibreel also hates him and then makes an announcement among the inhabitants of the Heaven, 'Allaah Hates so-and-so, so you also should hate him.' Thus they also hate him. Then he becomes an object of hatred on earth." [Muslim]

Thus; we see, my brothers and sisters that in the motion of history, there are certain men who could change the course of history. But it is amazing that people always look for this, man outside their houses, streets and cities, as if coming from a very far distance, a very far distance in time and place, or even farther, from beyond the world!
Why does anyone of us not prepare himself, his family, children and brothers to be this man?
Why could Qutuz not be you? Why could Qutuz not be your child? Why could Qutuz not be your brother? Why should we study history, my brothers?
Should we not study it in order to follow the way of the righteous, and avoid those of the mischievous? Why should we not follow the clear firm steps of Qutuz, May Allaah Have mercy upon him, in order to reach Ayn Jaaloot at a time when there are lots of the Tatars and their likes?
By Allaah! We are no longer excused, since the argument has been established against us!
{that those who perished [through disbelief] would perish upon evidence and those who lived [in faith] would live upon evidence} [Quran 8:42]
That is the story of Qutuz, May Allaah Have mercy upon him.
However, there still remains a surprise!

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