7. Now, after the ground rules are laid down, it seems there are only two options open to mankind. One to accept the Guidance brought by the Nabis, Rasuls, live their collective lives by the Guidelines sent by Allah, or the second to reject these and come up with alternatives ways to govern their lives by. Mankind has to accept either of these two alternatives; there is no third way out for them. Allah has affirmed that they who remain steadfast on the first will be granted paradise, all their personal transgressions will be overlooked and forgiven. On the other hand, those who reject the system, way of life brought down by the Nabis, Rasuls and implement systems of their own creation on the collective life of society will be thrown into the throes of fire notwithstanding all their personal piety and good deeds. This apparent extremist approach of granting Paradise to those who implement Allah’s way of life disregarding their personal sins, while on the other hand undermining the good deeds of those who do not implement the same on their collective rises from the fact that once Allah’s system is implemented on the collective life of a society, all types of disparity, blood–shed and injustice as well personal acts of sin and transgression will all be wiped out. While on the other hand if any manmade system is adhered to in lieu of the one sent by Allah, society will be rife with injustice, turmoil, unrest and blood–shed, no matter how good pious people want to stay at the personal level. Example – present day societies all over the world.
8. To accept Allah as the Elah, the Law–giver/Word–giver is to accept Him in every level of Man’s life e.g. the personal, social, national, economical, judiciary, education etc. in one and all aspects of collective life. This is Tawheed, Serat–ul–Mustaqim, Deen–ul–Kaiyema. Those who remain steadfast on this, deter not ever so much from its teachings will be granted paradise all their personal sins forgiven.
The Messenger of Allah has stated quite clearly and firmly that it is a contract between Allah and His slaves that whoever accepts no other than Allah as the Law–giver, the Elah, it is incumbent on Allah to grant Jannah (Paradise) to them– (Hadis, Maaz (RA) Bukhari, Muslim, Meskat). It is interesting to note that there is no pre–requisite to this statement. If this one condition is met, no other transgression or sin can keep a person from entering Jannah, not ever the sins of adultery theft mentioned as ‘Kabirah’ or ‘Grave high’ ones by the Messenger of Allah himself. On one hand is Allah’s mentioned contract with His servants while on the other, He vows not to forgive those to reject any one of this edicts at any sphere of their lives, e.g. commit ‘Sherk’. Those who do commit Sherk will not be forgive even if they undertake hundreds of thousands good deeds, stay up in prayer all night or fast the whole year through (Sura Nessa 48, 116).
9. Over the ages, Allah has sent this Nabis/Rasuls to every people, every nation on earth with guidance ‘Deen’ from Him. When mankind was ready for it He sent the last Version of this Deen this way of life for the people of the world for all time to comes through His last Messenger ‘Mohammad (sm). The question that now arises is, is it enough to merely reveal the Deen, the Constitution? The answer must surely be in the negative for no constitution, no guideline can suffice if it is not put to correct use, if it is not implemented correctly or rejected under the influence of Eblis, Shaitan. Therefore Allah himself took the responsibility of establishing it as well as making it effective. To make this Deen effective and to implement it, the means, the process He decided upon is Jehad and Kital meaning all out struggle and armed fight (Sura Baqara 216). Therefore Allah has decided upon Jehad as the principle for establishing His Deen on earth. Allah’s sovereignty meaning all encompassing Tawheed and the Deen, way of life based on this Tawheed together with the implementation of this Tawheed based Deen on the collective and personal lives of man– these are primary principles of Islam, of this Deen. It is because Tawheed is the primary principle of this Deen that those who remain steadfast on this, their grave sins will be overlooked, those who lay down their worldly lives for this Deen, pass off with flying colors, even those who only stay up a night guarding camp even their sins are to be forgiven and paradise granted to them even if they earn no other good deeds [Hadis Ibne Ayaz (ra) Bukhari, Meskat].
All other components present in this Deen apart from these two primary principles, are supplementary to its character. While if the two principles do not remain as the guide, then everything else related to then naturally become void, useless. For this, the one who brought this Deen to the world, he prophesied, “In the future people will fast but it will not be considered as fasting, it will be like going without food, similarly people will wake up in the middle of the night to say Tahajjud, but it will be tantamount to just losing sleep.” (Hadis– Meshkat)