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The Islamic Caliphate in a Small Room in London

Solat berjemaah bersama adik saya, Muhsin, di Lake District, ketika suhu beku.

Solat berjemaah ketika suhu beku hanyalah cabaran kecil dalam kehidupan berbakti kepada Allah (gambar saya dan adik saya, Muhsin, di Lake District, Cumbria, UK)

Artikel yang ditulis oleh Dr Aidh Abdullah Al-Qarni ini sangat baik untuk dijadikan bahan renungan terutama bagi segelintir umat Islam yang gelojoh dan tidak berpijak di bumi nyata ketika mereka berdakwah. Islam ialah agama waqi’e iaitu agama yang mengambil kira faktor suasana persekitaran. Maka, seharusnya, apabila kita menyeru manusia kepada jalan Allah SWT hendaklah kita mengambil kira faktor-faktor persekitaran yang sedang dialami oleh masyarakat setempat agar dakwah kita sentiasa relevant dan mudah diterima oleh manusia.

The Islamic Caliphate in a Small Room in London


By Dr. Aaidh al-Qarni

A famous preacher told me that he heard a speaker giving a Friday sermon in a small room in London and calling for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate. The preacher told me: I laughed at the sight, which was actually tragi-comical: A person with little learning, far from his people and society, speaking in a rented room, unable to build a mosque, staying in the country on a temporary residence permit, calling for the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate, which Islamic countries, organizations, and groups have failed to establish.

I do not know what stupidity got hold of this speaker to make him commit this offense against himself and his reality and indulge in delusions. He would do better to seek greater learning so that he would pray to God with more understanding and say things that benefit his listeners like having true faith and fine morals. Before advocating the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, he should make sure that he can honestly earn the rent of the room where he speaks. He should also bring his residence in the country where he is staying or to where he fled in compliance with the law. Perhaps he went there to flee his poverty or hunger. After that he should improve the image of Islam, which is distorted among many non-Muslims. He can do this by friendly talk, a smile expressing friendliness, sound behavior, and wise actions.

The Islamic caliphate is not an issue on which to exercise one-upmanship or from which to profit. With or without a caliphate, the Muslims are commanded to believe in the One God and follow His messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, be united and in solidarity, show mercy to others and reform themselves and their society. We worship God and promote His cause by friendly counsel before we even call for an Islamic caliphate or an Awaited Al-Mahdi. Leading the people towards the unknown, however, and driving them into a dark, endless tunnel is the custom of frauds and quacks.

Do you not find it strange for a young man who requests political asylum in Britain and who has no money, no job, no home, and no residence permit, alone and destitute, to stand up in a room and call for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, forgetting that the entire Muslim nation of 1.5 billion people from Jakarta to Nouakchott failed to agree on one resolution pertaining to Iraq, Palestine, or Afghanistan?

This brother would like to unite the nation in a room, in a building, in one of London’s neighborhoods. Madness takes many forms. This nation’s representatives should be reasonable, sober, and wise. They should be mature, knowledgeable, and hardworking. People of ignorance, recklessness, and stupidity should rather seek to study and focus on their everyday affairs. The cabinetmaker should make cabinets, the baker should make bread, and the tiller should till the land. They will be thanked for their work because they have done their duty, but for everyone who has learned one hadith or an anecdote to go into the pulpit or appear on television preaching to the people is ridiculous and a distortion of religion.

Remember that learning and knowledge require many years of hard labor and long sleepless nights of study. No one acquires knowledge before his hair turns white and his body is wracked with fatigue. I urge young Muslim men to have the fear of God in their hearts in their vocation, religion, and nation and to stop manipulating religious terms and ideas. Let them not turn our religion into a joke for the haters to use against us.

Islam is a divine religion that was revealed to people of sound minds. It respects intelligence, purifies the conscience, clears the spirit, reforms society, spreads knowledge, and erects edifices of virtue, justice, peace, and brotherhood in the world.

Petikan dari,



Ahmad Jailani Abdul Ghani



4 responses

  1. zack

    Agree, Islam ada zaman di bawah, and zaman di atas. We need to know and realise kita ni dizaman Islam berada di kemuncak ( mengusai ekonomi/political/etc ) atau dibawah macam sekarang. When we know where we are, then we can act where to go.

    31/12/2009 at 12:45 am

  2. syed amir

    aku percaya Islam di kemuncak sokmo. penganut agama islam je yg ada posisi atas atau bawah….he hehehe Happy New Year. ada org nak buat majlis baca du’a akhir tahun/awal tahun dak?

    31/12/2009 at 3:36 am

  3. Ahmad Muatafa


    What wrong with that man? If he flight from his country… Why he could not speak about hukum?

    Rasulullah and Sahabat they were PENDATANG, and they don’t have the money. In Madinah they were nothing, but they become Mujahidin and became managers, administrator in Madinah Islamic State.

    If I applied your standard to Our Beloved Prophet and Sahabah radiallahu anhum. I should said a negative conclusion to them. NauzUbillah.

    Please correct our way of thinking, about someone else.

    Sekian wassalm

    12/01/2010 at 9:59 am

  4. Orang Jahat


    brother Ahmad Muatafa, though I understand your concern, somehow the article make sense.

    remember, first impression last. we say that Islam is the most modern and most “scientific” religion. We say that Islam promotes peace. We say that Islam loves all that is beauty and cleanliness, and Islam demands beauty and cleanliness from the followers.

    but the speaker who said such thing gives out the first impression which is totally opposite of what it says. We say Islam is modern, beautiful and clean, yet the speaker stands in an unwashed robe and unattended beard. the image itself contradicted the words spoken.

    the best way to dakwah, IMHO, is by give out impression. words may have an impact, but our image will make a HUGE impact compared to words. remember, action speaks louder than words.

    just my humble opinion, though.

    18/01/2010 at 3:25 am

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