HAS ALLAH NOT GIVEN US THE RESOURCES?
Recognize how many important resources are within Muslim control.
To mention just a few………..
70% of world oil reserves, totaling 550 billion barrels, are in “Muslim countries.” (U.S. Geological Survey & Oil and Gas Journal)
49% of the world’s Natural Gas reserves, totaling 2532 trillion cubic feet, are in Muslim majority countries. (Oil and Gas Journal)
21% of world production of Uranium, totaling 6,421 tons annually, is from “Muslim countries.” (The Journal of the Uranium Institute)
Aren’t Our Resources What We Were Colonized For?
Saudi Arabian Crude Oil and Petroleum products alone generated $43.2 billion in revenue in 1999.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “People share in three things. The water, the graze, and the fire (includes power resources).” (Abu Dawud)
This hadith establishes public ownership of the natural resources in the Islamic State.
If money from the Ummah’s resources today were distributed according to Allah’s Laws, nobody in the Islamic State would be living below poverty level. Do we need relief organizations, or international aid? Or do we need the backbone to establish all the systems of Islam?
For example, 717-720 C.E: Khalifa Omar ibn Abdul-Aziz: Under the Khalifa’s guardianship, there was no poverty in the Islamic State. No one qualified for Zakah money, so the money was sent out of the State to free slaves in Europe.
DO WE NOT SUFFICE IN NUMBERS?
Today, there are an estimated 1.4 – 1.6 billion Muslims in the world.
They form about ¼ of the world’s population. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish.” Someone asked: “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied: “No, you will be
numerous at that time: but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will remove the fear of you from the breasts of your enemy and put enervation into your hearts.” Someone asked: “What is enervation?” The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) replied: “Love of the world and dislike of death.” (Abu Dawud)
IS IT ARMIES WE LACK? OR THE SHIELD?
837 C.E.: Khalifa Mutasim sends the entire army of the Islamic State in response to the call for help of only one Muslim woman, who was captured by the Romans, and rescues her.
1993: Approximately 30,000 Muslim women were raped in Bosnia alone.Their cries for help not met.
Muslims have 119,381,333 million men available in their militaries,and 72,247,573 in military manpower fit for service.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Behold, the Imam (Khalifa) is but a shield from behind whom the people fight and by whom they protect themselves.” (Muslim)
ARE WE NOT AWARE THAT NATIONALISM IS HARAAM
The Muslim Ummah, which should be One, is today divided into 53 different countries, where Muslims form the majority by religion.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The Muslim Ummah is a unique Ummah among the whole of mankind: Their Land is one, their War is one, their Peace is one, their Honor is one and their Trust is one.” (Ahmed)
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “People should give up their pride in nations because that is a Coal from the Coals of Hell-Fire.” (Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi)
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “He is not one of us who calls for asabiyyah, (nationalism) or who fights for asabiyyah or who dies for asabiyyah.” (Abu Dawud)
OUR POWER IS IN RE-ESTABLISHING THE SYSTEMS OF ISLAM.
As a Muslim community, we do not lack any type of assets – whether it be natural resources, our numbers, or our capabilities. We have the power to be successful in this world and in the hereafter.
What we lack is the proper implementation of this power. What we lack is the proper organization of the State. We have the perfect solution for our current condition in the form of the Islamic systems. The longer we delay in implementing this solution, the more will our resources be wasted in mismanagement and extortion, and the longer the Muslim Ummah suffers.
(Brother Mohammad R. Awal)