World history has portrayed splendourous contributions of Muslims in controlling the world during the hey-day of Islamic rule and the expansion of its empire. Then, how did their dowfall start? What was the reason and factor behind it? The fact is that it initiated out of Ignorance. When internal diasagreements and clashes of views began due to lack of true knowledge it led to the decline of their glory. The weakness of islamic civilisation emerged in the era of Abbasid Dynasty. The Muslims had started practicing some ritual acts and apparent deeds that became the identity and symbol of Islam. In that period, the story tellers and narrators gained the popularity describing the important virtues of these ceremonial acts by their own self made stories to attract people. People had been deviated so much so that they contradicted the actual teachings of Islam and became firm on this formal religion and fell into the innovation forgotting the true responsibilities of Deen individually or collectively which was imposed upon them.
This continue till the present era, there are many such personalities and groups who persistently enforce these wrong notion in the people by narrating inauthentic stories in such a manner that people don’t fear or bother about their deeds which are prescribed by Allah and Prophet pbuh rather developed the false assumptions towards deen that the rituals acts hold the goodness which carries more weightage. These people are in the dellusion that they are following the right path and will receive God’s bounty and will eventually enter into heaven.
It is undoubtedly misguided, those who are unaware of it are in deception, and those who are silence should clear these misunderstanding otherwise it will bring a serious result. As removing wrong beliefs/practices is surely a good thing just as eradication of evil. But only the correct method should be used, and it’s wrong to be violent on this basis, should be polite in our advice not harsh. Prophet pbuh has been very kind to people and we have to choose the same way. In the present era, the reformation of Muslim Ummah is a great challenge. The previous nation exactly adopted the same methodology which became the reason of their downfall which is mentioned in the Qur’an.
“And among them are unlettered ones who do not know the Scripture except in wishful thinking, but they are only assuming;
So woe to those who write the “scripture” with their own hands, then say, “This is from Allah,” in order to exchange it for a small price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn”. (Qur’an 2 :78-79)
They are in the deception that false belief and informal actions will earn a great rewards. And previous nation had done the similiar act and that became the reason of their destruction as per Quran and hadith, the exactly the same will happen with Muslim Nations these things will lead to their downfall if they dont change their way. We should take the relgion as guven by our Prophet pbub.
Quran state : This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. (5 : 3)
Thus, corruption not only means change, it also means ‘addition’ or ‘deletion’. So we should carry out what is obligatory or mandatory acts. No matter if majority of people are against it. It’s very pathetic that today we have adopted the religion which was not directed by Prophet pbuh but often following the customs and traditions which is implemented by the society. The only solution is to enhance esteemed spiritual and moral values by understanding the true knowledge of Islam as well as changing in our attitude and perspective. We should follow only the spiritual and the moral elements adviced and recommended by Prophet pbuh and later done by Companions. This is the only way we can restore the dignity as well as the honour of Muslims.