Is the Muslim World Cursed?
By: Ali Reza There are many problems and issues with Islam and the so-called Muslim world today. There are and has been many conflicts and injustices blamed on Muslims well documented throughout the Islamic history. In addition to wars and conflicts, there are many social issues, political issues, and economical issues as well as sectarian divisions. Social, political, economical , and religious leaders have made many attempts to eliminate or at least curb and reduce such issues but all the efforts have gone in vain and have failed. Thestate of Muslim world has not improved it actually seems to have become worse as if there are hands of a higher power involved which is preventing the world of Islam from unifying and healing. For those that believe in God of Moses (a), Jesus (a), and Muhammad (saws), they would know the God they were talking about was God of love and mercy but also God of justice. All scriptures clearly indicate that God punishes people after giving them many chances to revert to truth and righteousness. In Quran for example, one can find that God curses a group of people and even entire nations and generations because of their sins, misdeeds, and their arrogance. "...unquestionably, the curse of God is upon the wrongdoers." [11:8] God obviously does not curse people because of their race, nationality, color of skin or appearance . According to the verse above, His curse is often put on people who are the sinner and wrongdoers. In addition to the sinners and wrongdoers, there are other types of people that can be punished or cursed according to Quran. For example people can be cursed for deviating from truth after accepting it and committing injustice intentionally; "But those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined and spread corruption on earth - for them is the curse, and they will have the worst home." [13:25] As the verse above shows, God curses people who deviate or break their promise and spread corruption. Muslims Who Killed Hussein (a) Ashura, the 10th of Islamic month of Muharram, has just passed. For those that don't know, the month of Muharram is a very holy month especially its first 10 days. In this day, Prophet's grandson, with his family, close relatives and handful of righteous companions stood against an oppressive so-called Muslim army who brutally killed him, his family and his companions in battle of Ashura in land of Karbala, which is today's Iraq. Who Was Hussein (a)? Words cannot explain who Hussein (a) was. Let's just say, he was very close to God because he was very close to Prophet of God Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). The Holy Prophet has been narrated to have said the following about Imam Hussein (a):
- Hasan and Hussein are the chiefs of the youth of Paradise and Fatimah is the chief of their women.
- Hussein is from me and I am from Hussein
- (O Hussein) I am in war with those who will fight you, and in peace with those who are peaceful to you
- He who loves Hasan and Hussein, loves me, and he who makes them angry has made me angry
- I named Hasan and Hussein and Muhsin the names of the sons of Aaron who were: Shubbar, Shubair, and Mushbir
- They (Hasan andHussein) are my two sweet- smelling flowers in this world
- Hussain is of myself and I am of Hussain. O' God be pleased with those who please Hussain and hate those who hate Hussain.