The Islamic world, which has always had a spiritual leader in all periods after the Prophet (saas), finds itself leaderless in Hijri 1400...
The Islamic world is fragmented and scattered when people holding all different kinds of ideas and beliefs have formed their own unity...
And the Islamic world is suffering all over the planet...
Reports of the martyrdom of hundreds of Muslims come in on an almost daily basis. The repressive Ba'athist regime tortures and brutalizes its own people, including even children. People have their hands tied behind them and are martyred. Women and the elderly are ruthlessly slaughtered.
1.2 million people have lost their lives since 2003; 4.5 million people have had to abandon their homes. The fighting goes on seemingly without end. Reports of bomb attacks have become a part of daily life.
In the first four months alone of the American occupation, 20,000 civilians lost their lives, and the number has risen every year thereafter. Civilians are still dying in bomb attacks, and millions of Afghans are trying to survive under very harsh, starvation conditions in the refugee camps.
To date, 35 million of our Uighur Turk brothers have been martyred. Ten thousand Muslims disappeared in a single night in 2009, and 100,000 of our Uighur sisters were forcibly removed from their homes and taken away.
More than 400 people have disappeared under the state of martial law in force in the region for the last three years, some 2,300 people have been martyred and 4,000 people have been detained on illegal grounds. Some 30,000 people are still being detained in concentration camps today.
Five hundred places of habitation have been wiped off the map in the last 50 years in Palestine, where millions of people are still living in what is essentially an open-air prison camp surrounded by high walls.
Our Muslim brothers of the Philippine island of Moro have been oppressed by dictators and communist regimes for the last 60 years. To date, 150,000 of our Muslim brothers have been martyred on Moro.
Fifteen thousand settlement units were destroyed in Myanmar between 1942 and 1996, and 2 million people were forced to emigrate. 300,000 people were martyred. Twenty thousand women were raped. Five thousand mosques and madrassas were burned down. In 1991-92, 300,000 Arakan Muslims were forced to leave their own homeland out of fear of being slaughtered. Hundreds of Arakan Muslims were slaughtered in a single month as of May 2012.
All this oppression, of which we have described just a very small part, shows the Islamic world something very important indeed:
ALLAH WANTS MUSLIMS TO BE UNITED!
Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate... (Surah Al ‘Imran, 103)
NOBODY COULD OPPRESS THE 1.5-BILLION PEOPLE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD LIKE THIS IF IT WERE UNITED, and nobody would even think of committing such wickedness.
If the 1.5-billion Muslims of the Islamic world were united, THEN NOT A HAIR ON THE HEAD OF ANY MUSLIM anywhere in the world could be harmed.
But if Muslims are fragmented and leaderless, then the door will be wide open to the wickedness of the cruel.
Until Muslims give one another the glad tidings of the Mahdi (as) as commanded by our Prophet (saas), and understand the extraordinary nature of the time we are living in and desire the system of the Mahdi, until they obey this explicit commandment of Allah’s and become united, then this suffering will never end!
The way for this suffering to come to an end
is not by shouting angry slogans in the streets,
or talking for hours in the language of despair!
The way to put an end to this suffering is by striving for Islamic Unity.
It must not be forgotten that every Muslim who does not strive for Islamic Unity is morally responsible for every drop of blood spilled!