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Manhaj - Methodology Attaining Allaah’s Help and Victory
By Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin Baaz
The Muslims took this call (da’wah) and this jihad beyond the Arabian peninsular; and through them Allaah guided those, from His worshippers that were foremost in [attaining] joy and bliss. It was through them that Allaah spread truth and justice throughout the greater part of the earth and they became - due to this - leaders of guidance, examples of truthfulness and callers to justice and reformation. Those who followed them in goodness also traversed this same path. They were also leaders of guidance and callers to the truth, who helped spread the Religion of Allaah, calling people to single-out Allaah alone with worship, waging jihad in His Path with their lives and their wealth, and not fearing, for the sake of Allaah, the blame of the blamers. So Allaah aided them, made them victorious over their enemies and fulfilled for them what He had promised in His saying:
“0 you who Believe! If you help the cause of Allaah, then Allaah will help you and make your foothold firm.” [Soorah Muhammad 47:7]
Allaah the Mighty and Majestic also said:
“Indeed, Allaah will help those who help His cause. Indeed Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Powerful. Those who, if We give them power and authority in the land, establish the Prayer, pay the Zakaah, order the good and forbid the evil. And with Allaah rests the end of all affairs.” [Soorah al-Hajj 22:40-41]
However, after this people changed. They split-up, became negligent about the matter of jihad, preferred luxury and easy living, began following their whims and desires and evil spread amongst them, except those whom Allaah, the Most Perfect, protected. Due to this, Allaah changed their condition and covered them with degradation and humiliation as a result of what they did; and indeed Allaah is not unjust in the least to any of His slaves. Allaah the Exalted said:
“Indeed, never will Allaah change the condition of a people, until they change themselves.” [Soorah Ra’d 13:11]
So it is obligatory upon the Muslims - both the rulers and the ruled - to return to Allaah the Most perfect; make their worship exclusively for Him; repent to Him with regards to their previous acts of neglect and sins; hasten to fulfill what Allaah has made obligatory upon them; keep away from what He has forbidden them; and to mutually help and co-operate with one another to achieve this.
From the most important of all this is to establish the Sacred Law (sharee’ah) and to judge with it between the people in all of their affairs, to refer judgment back to the sharee’ah, to abolish all man-made laws that oppose what Allaah has prescribed as law; not resorting to such laws for judgment, but rather making judging by the sharee’ah an obligation upon everyone. Also, it is obligatory upon the scholars to teach people to understand their Religion, to cultivate an Islamic awareness amongst them, to help them upon the truth, help them to be patient and steadfast, order the good, forbid the evil; encouraging the rulers with all of this. It is also obligatory upon them to combat the destructive ideologies, such as communism, socialism, nationalism and other false and destructive ideologies that oppose the sharee’ah. So only by fulfilling this will Allaah correct for the Muslims what has been corrupted, grant them what has eluded them, reinstate to them their glory; give them help and victory against their enemies, and establish them in authority upon the earth. Allaah, the Most Truthful in speech, said:
“And it was incumbent upon Us to help the Believers.” [Soorah Room 30:47]
Allaah the Most High said:
“Allaah has promised those who truly believe amongst you and act in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger, that He will grant them rulership upon the earth; just as He granted it to those before them. He will establish their Religion for them and grant them the authority to practice the Religion that He chose and ordered them with. And He will certainly change their situation to one of security, after their fear; providing that they worship and obey Me, not associating anything else in worship with Me. Then, whoever rejects this favor [by disobedience to their Lord] then they are the rebellious transgressors.” [Soorah an-Noor 24:55]
Allaah the Most Perfect also said:
“Indeed, We shall surely make Our Messengers, and those who believe, victorious in this worldly life and on the Day of Resurrection, when the witnesses will stand forth. The Day when the excuses of the unbelievers will be of no benefit to them. Theirs will be the curse, and theirs will be a painful punishment in the Hellfire.” [Soorah al-Ghaafir 40:51-52]
We ask Allaah, the One free from all defects, that He grants guidance to the Muslim leaders and their general masses, that He grants them all the understanding of the Religion, that He unites their word upon piety, guides all of them to His Straight Path, and that He supports the truth with them and vanquishes falsehood through them. We ask that He unites them all upon cooperating in righteousness and piety, helping one another upon the truth and upon patient perseverance. Indeed He is the Guardian for this, the One having power over this .
May Allaah extol and send blessings of peace upon His Slave and Messenger and the best of His creation, our Prophet and leader (sayyid) Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah; and upon his Family, his Companions and all those who follow his guidance until the Day of Judgment.
SOURCE: The Ideological Attack by Sheikh Ibn Baaz [Published by “Message of Islam” – Translated by Abu Aaliyah Surkheel ibn Anwar Sharif]
 Majmoo’ Fataawaa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah (1/75-76).
 The Shaykh also said (7/375): “There is no path for the Muslims to regain the great glory of their Pious Predecessors or to deserve help and victory over their enemies, except by returning to their Religion; being upright upon it, having allegiance to those who align themselves with it, having enmity with those who show enmity to it, judging by Allaah’s sharee’ah in all affairs, uniting their word upon the truth and co-operating with each other in piety and righteousness - just as Imaam Maalik bin Anas, rahmatullaah ‘alayhi, said: “The latter part of this ummah will not be rectified, except by that which rectified its former part.” This is the view of all the people of knowledge, that Allaah the Most Perfect rectified the first part of this ummah due to their following His sharee’ah and clinging to His rope upon truthfulness and mutual co-operation. There can be no rectification for the latter part of this ummah except by this great means.”
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