“And the disbelievers planned, but Allah planned. And Allah is the best of planners.” TMQ 3:54
وَمَكَرُوا وَمَكَرَ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ
It never fails to amaze us how powerful the All Mighty Allah (swt) is. We need not look far to see the effort the enemies of Allah are putting in to derail the Islamic revival. The CIA alone spend 65% of the world’s intelligence spending. They spend $75 billion each year on its intelligence alone. Yet they seem to be facing a losing battle. It reminds me of the verse in the Quran:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّوا عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَسَيُنفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ ۗ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ
“Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcomed. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell.” TMQ 8:36
Since the collapse of the Islamic State in 1924 we can see how many Muslim countries started to become secular. This was visible even in the most superficial of ways such as the way in which Muslims dressed.
Image: Egypt in the 60’s
Since then, the rapid incline in the understanding of Islam, be it spiritually alone, has undone the centuries of work done by the West in colonising the minds of the Muslims and secularising them. Battles may have been won, but not the war…
The West were clearly behind the Arab Spring to mobilise popular youth movements as a springboard for ‘revolution’. A revolution that duped many Islamic groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, only to be scorned and discarded as a failed movement.
Other movements such as Abdul Qadim Zallum’s party are still holding onto to the fact the revolution was ‘blessed’ and that it was hijacked by the West. They are still supporting armed factions in taking the Nusra (support) to move into the implementation (ruling) stage. However the future for such an aspiration, which all it was, is bleak. Syria has not only become a playground for Jihadi’s but a political mess leading to the balkanisation of it. The plan in which the West drew up years prior to the civil war.
The Muslims have been duped and misled by such stratagems by the West and will do so no doubt in the future. However, no matter how detailed and planned their sugar-coated projects are, the Muslims seem to overcome them with the help of Allah (swt) because He plans and He is the Best of Planners.
This does not excuse us from doing nothing. We will all be accountable for the decisions we made in life and for all the time spent idle while the Deen of Allah (swt) remained absent.
We’re in the blessed month of Ramadhan. We should all make a conscious effort to be aware of their plans from now on, so that we don’t see another year of misery but a year of progress and change.