The leader of the Time, Mohammad Bayazeed Khan Panni
Founder and Emam, Hezbut Tawheed
Islam is now a days described as submission “to the will of Allah”. There is another type of men who say, Islam means peace; by this type means that Islam is peaceful, there is no violence, no conflict, no fight in it with others. The very meaning of the word Islam is peace so they argue; it cannot have anything, which is not peaceful (Islamic). Wars, battles, conflict and clash with other are not peaceful (Islamic) hence these can have no place in Islam.
Islam, the meaning of this word is most favorite of the present day leaders of the populace called Muslims, and their ardent followers about whom Allah has said in His Qur’an – I have blinded them though they have eyes, have made them deaf though they have ears and put seal on their hearts. (Qur’an: Sura Baqarah- 7). These leaders and heir followers don’t understand that by giving that meaning to the word Islam they are not only denying the words of Allah where He is saying – return the kind of injury they inflict on you in the same kind (Quran, Sura Anfal-39)], but also the very biography of the Messenger of Allah and his history of real Ummah, which is full of wars and battles against the unbelief and Code of life based on sovereignties other than Allah. When confronted with these facts they say, those were defensive fights which, is not only wrong and false, but a lie. The leader and their followers love this meaning of the word Islam as they are not only unable to oppose or resist their masters but are afraid to say or to do anything that may cause any displeasure to them, and the masters hate to see any sign of disobedience in the populace who call them Muslims. The masters of the leader of this ‘Muslim’ populace and the section, which is with them, want to see that they believe and practice a kind of Islam, which produces a docile and spineless people, a people they love to call ‘Moderate’ Muslim people, a people who will be busy in saying prayers, paying Zakat, performing Hajj, fasting, grow long beards, clip away mustaches put caps or pugrees on their heads, obey them in all other ‘worldly’ matters, not Allah and the Messenger Allah, the result of which is complete absence of Islam.
Islam as depicted by both the meaning above is wrong as used for this Code of life by Allah and the Messenger of Allah. Firstly it is not submission to the will of Allah. There is nothing in the heaven and earth that can resist the will of Allah even minutely. If it the will of Allah that mankind submits to His (Allah) will, then there cannot be the second’s delay in its happening and then the creation of Adam, the Man, blowing of the soul of Allah into him, ordering all Malaeks (Angels) to prostrate before Adam, Iblis’s refusal to do so, Allah’s permission to Iblis to enter Adam’s body and mind to induce him to disobey, and most significantly his challenge to Allah that he will coerce Adam to disobedience to Him (Allah), all these would be meaningless in an instant. That is why Allah says in His Qur’an that – If I will all Mankind will become instantly. (Qur’an- Al An’am-35, Yunus- 99)]. No, Allah will not impose His will on mankind as, that will, as I have just said, will render all these things waste, but Allah wants to see what we, Mankind do. When Allah blew into Adam from His Soul (Qur’an-Al Hijr-29)], His Free-will, ability to do or not to do a thing, along with all other qualities, attributes of Allah went into Adam. Allah wants to see what Man does with that Free-will, whether it accepts the Hedayah (Guidance. Way to Islam), sent through the Messengers of Allah of it listens to the evil suggestions of Iblis and disobeys Him, ignores the Guidance, creates new sovereignties and conducts of life according to laws, rules, systems (Code of life) made by themselves. So Islam is not submission to Allah’s will but obey Him, nor as the kind of peace (Islam) the present day ‘Moderate Muslim’ proclaiming it to be for Islam.
Islam, to make the true meaning of it (Islam) clear, we have to go back for a while to the Creation of Man. When Allah declared to the Angels His decision to create His vice-gerent on earth, the opinion of the Angels was that vicegerent of His will cause Fasad and Safaquddima (totally opposite of Islam) on the earth. (Sura Baqarah-30)]. Like most other Arabic words these two words also imply and contain wide range of meaning. Fasad means and implies unrest, turmoil, injustice, wrong, anxiety, worry etc. and Safaquddima means and implies fight, battles, wars, killing, murder and any flow of blood. It is to be noted that the Angels did not say that your new creation will not say their prayers regularly, will not pay Zakat, will not perform pilgrimage, will not fast but will commit theft, will commit adultery, will lie, will cheat other people etc. etc. They did not mention any one of these things but said it will cause Fasad and Safaquddima, two words that depict a condition, a state exactly opposite of Islam (peace). It also should be noted that Allah did not say to the Angels that they were wrong, that His vice-gerent will not cause Fasad and Safaquddima on the earth, or that His Vice-gerent will live on the earth in Islam (peace), nor did Allah contradict His Angels, but only said that yet I shall create My Vice-gerent, because you Angels do not know what I know. We know that then Allah created His vice-gerent Adam and from him Hawa (Eve), and us. When challenged by Iblis He said – I shall send My Messengers to Bani-Adam (Children of Adam, the Mankind) with Guidance (Code of life) so that by abiding to that Guidance (Cofe of life) Mankind can live on earth in Islam, peace and security and not fail into the Fasad and Safaquddima as predicted by the Angels in which the Iblis was included. And those who will not accept the Guidance and the Din (Code of life) mane on that foundation but will make system of life founded on their own thinking will result in the Fasad and Safaquddima. So the system, which if established in life will result in wiping out all injustices, turmoil, unrest, insecurities is named Islam, literally peace. This system has been named as Islam in this sense, and not in the sense used today by the religion’s pundits, political leaders, so called intellectuals etc. which implies escaping from all Jihad (struggle) conflicts, fights which will be necessary to establish the system founded on the Guidance (Code of life) from Allah sent through His nabies and rosuls (the Messenger of Allah), which is Tawheed, deny every and any authority, every sovereignty other than Allah. This is the real meaning of the word Islam.
Islam, about which Allah has said that no other Din (Code of life) is acceptable to Him other that this (Islam). (Qur’an: Sura Al Imran- 85)]. If we realize the sum and summary of above discussed situation, it will be easy for us to understand the word Islam.
Islam, In short is that peace and security which is inevitable result of conducting personal and collective lives of Mankind by the system (Code of life) based on the Guidance, i.e. the sovereignty of Allah, given to us by Him through the Messengers of Allah, not only through Mohammad (SM.), but by all the Messengers of Allah from Adam (AS), Nooh (AS) (Noah), Ibrahim (AS) (Abraham), Musa (AS) (Moses), Isa (AS) (Jesus) and many others and lastly through Mohammad (SM). That is the real meaning of Islam.