I think we can definitely expect to see a big conflict upon the establishment of a real khilafah and ISIS declaring a war against it under the pretext of "kill the ladder" and I got a hunch that ISIS will still exist once the event unfolds...
I think we can definitely expect to see a big conflict upon the establishment of a real khilafah and ISIS declaring a war against it under the pretext of "kill the ladder" and I got a hunch that ISIS will still exist once the event unfolds...<<Show less
I'll tell you why I think the Arab Spring has put back the khilafah for decades. The Arab Spring - in Libya and Syria at least - has destroyed countries and a khilafah built on rubble is not a khilafah.
The khilafah should be a strong state capable of defending itself and bringing peace and prosperity to its citizens. Countries at war cannot do that and will inevitably become prey to foreign exploitation.
The Arab Spring has also persuaded many Muslims and non Muslim and secular minorities in the Arab world that a khilafah would inevitably be run by extremists and they have decided to fight tooth and nail against that.
So in short you have very powerful interest groups who will not accept a khilafah while at the same time the cause of khilafah has been hijacked by ISIS types.
Now some will doubtless argue that this period is one of change and will only last a decade or so before real Islamic change begins.
I disagree. I think the wars, sectarianism and hatreds that we are witnessing are unIslamic in themselves and will poison relationships for decades. And I don't believe the means justify the ends, we cannot walk the path of zulm to reach a destination called Islam.
Now before people accuse me of supporting dictatorships etc I fully realise that the pre Arab spring status quo was completely unacceptable and that change was needed. But I think the change that came was too quick and violent in certain countries and has been easily defeated in others.
The real powerful players in the Arab Spring are not well intentioned Muslim groups but powerful states like the West, Saudi, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Iran etc. And these powerful entities will always prevail.
Unfortunately real Islamic change will have to be very slow and will have to be consensual rather than forced on people. And in certain Arab and Muslim countries it will be easier than others.
But as usual I conclude by saying if Allah wills a thing it will happen regardless of our political calculations.
That said, we should not commit the sacrilege of testing God by behaving in any way we want in the expectation that He will make it all right in the end.
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