Different Muslim theorists and intellectuals today present a number of reasons for the downfall of Muslim Ummah. Out of many grave reasons behind the decline, both intellectual and materialistic, the abolition of Caliphate is considered as the biggest of all. The stupendous reign of the Ottoman Caliphate state lasted for 623 years after it was officially abolished on March 3, 1924, certainly the darkest day of the Islamic history. The evil plots of the western colonialist states against the Khilafah as well as our inabilities to protect it played a pivotal role in the destruction of the Islamic State.

Today, it marks 89 years since the formal abolition of the Khilafah. The Muslim world ever since has been divided into a number of nationalist, secular states, the reality that Islam strictly condemns. The nationalist flags, national identity or even national boundaries and its sovereignty have nothing to do with Islam.

The enemies of Islam, the torchbearers of ‘Secularism’ and ‘Nationalism’ will not let us bring back the Caliphate rule again, which rule is according to the teachings of Quran and Sunnah, unlike the Democratic Muslim states, neither it wants us to even think about re-uniting under one Caliph. Thus, it supports democracy across the Muslim lands, the authorities of which support sectarian violence and division among the Muslims.

Without the Islamic political and ruling system, the prosperity of Muslim Ummah seems impossible. Now, when the economic system is based on Ribah, social system is based upon profit and loss instead of Halal and Haraam and judiciary is out of reach of the poor, the society is bound to fail and injustice will prevail. Muslim Ummah is going through its darkest period, in order to get out of the pathetic situation we ought to make sincere efforts. We must have the revolutionary spirit in our hearts with a clear vision and a rational approach towards the ultimate goal.

SYED HASSAM AHMED,

Karachi, March 2.