Shamim A. Siddiqi
Different brothers define in their way that who is an ideal
Muslim. Those are the qualifications of a "routine" or a
"traditional" Muslim whereas the need is that of an Ideal
Muslim and for that we need extra efforts to find out who are they,
where they are found, what they constitute, how they can be built, how they
live, act and behave, and how they would look like as living human beings
in the context of the modern world.
Ideal Muslim - He is a twentyfour servant [Abd] of his Master, leading a
consciously life that his â€œSalah, sacrifices, life and death all are for
his Lordâ€, seeking help only for â€œRabbunnasâ€ [The Sustainer of humans] and
constantly feeling accountable to Him for all his actions and deeds on earth.
always tries to seek the pleasure of his Master, obeys His commands to the
maximum possible extent and keeps away from all that He has prohibited not
to go nearby it
â€˜Whenever his Lord said unto him: â€œSurrenderâ€, he said: Lo! I have surrendered
to the Lord of the cosmosâ€ [Ref: Verse # 131 of Al-Baqarah]
always sustains the vision as how to get the world streamline for
Truth and bring it under the control of its Creator and Sustainer?
Ideal Muslim would always be thinking as how to manage his
life for the prolong struggle against Batil forces who are occupying
the abode of man â€œforcefully and wronglyâ€ and filling the earth with all kinds
of torture, corruption, confusion, oppression, exploitation, fraudulent
practices, filth and wrongful usurpations?
Ideal Muslim is the most obedient servant of Allah, maneuvering
always as how to get the Deen of Allah introduced, spread and establish His
authority ultimately on self, family and the society in which he pulsates;
ideal Muslim would always champion the cause of the poor, the needy, the
incapacitated and the have-nots through the prescribed self-sustained
welfare system of Islam with justice to all at equal footings;
Ideal Muslim will always fight for human rights at all levels and
constantly struggle to deliver Justice [Adl and Qist] to all and sundry;
his whole life will be a living embodiment of total fight against Batil
and to continue that fight ceaselessly, he would require a life long companion
to give him comfort in life, bear and rear the new
generation to continue this struggle for ages to come till the Batil
and the untruth is rooted out from human society altogether and Haq is
established in its place as ordained by Allah in Verse # 18 of Chapter # 21,
but We hurl the truth against falsehood [Batil], and it crushes/breaks the
latterâ€™s head. And lo! It vanishes or withers awayâ€.
* The Muslim
society must be constantly busy and immensely pre-occupied in
creating, producing and sustaining that ideal trustworthy character in its sons
and daughters in transforming them into Ideal Muslim
and Ideal Muslimah as its prime obligation on earth and making them
complimentary and supplementary to each other.
â€œIdeal Muslimahâ€ will then emerge as the prime need of the aforesaid â€œIdeal
Muslimâ€ to produce the ideological "fighters" ceaselessly for
the dominance of Haq over Batil as ordained by Allah in Verse # 18 of Surah
Al-Ambiyah (21) as quoted above.
These ideal Muslims and Muslimah through their determined and sustained
joint and concerted efforts will fill the earth with peace,
justice, compassion and harmony and will inhabitate their next world,
the â€œJannahâ€ after death as the reward of the sacrifices that they
both would render for the whole of their life in the way of Allah to attain His
society, our fathers and mothers and the Muslim leadership would have to produce
and culture a generation like that towards the resurrection of the fate of
Muslim Ummah as the prime most obligations of Muslims on this earth.
humble way, I appeal the Muslim leadership to rise to the occasion, feel the
onerous responsibility that is lying on their shoulders, accept this most
sacred challenge of time and put tremendous efforts in producing the
requisite generation of Ideal Muslims and Muslimah. The Muslim Institutions of
the USA and that of the Muslim world at large must undertake this
task forthwith as their life-long mission to accomplish.
Muslims resolve to produce the requisite team of Ideal Muslims and Muslimah as
early as possible. If they resolve today it would take a generation or
so to abridge the gap towards resurrection.
(Shamim Siddiqi Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)