Praise be to Allaah.
“For had it not been that Allaah checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allaah is mentioned much would surely, have been pulled down. Verily, Allaah will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allaah is All-Strong, All-Mighty”
WHY IS ALLAH CHECKING THE MOSLEMS WITH THE "disbelievers"?
“And if Allaah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allaah is full of bounty to the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”
WHAT MISCHIEF HAS ISLAM BEEN UP TO, THAT ALLAH GIVES VICTORIES TO THE "disbelievers".
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I have been sent ahead of the Hour with the sword so that Allaah will be worshipped alone, and my provision has been placed in the shade of my spear, and humiliation has been decreed for those who go against my command, and whoever imitates a people is one of them.” Narrated by Ahmad, 4869; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2831.
"humiliation has been decreed for those who go against my command"....MOISLEMS HAVE BEEN GIVEN A DOUBLE DISH OF HUMILIATION IN THE LOSS OF AFGAN AND IRAQ, HOW HAS ISLAM STAYED FROM ALLAH?
The fact that the sword and power were means of spreading Islam is not a sources of shame for Islam, rather it is one of its strengths and virtues, because that makes people adhere to that which will benefit them in this world and in the Hereafter.
THE MANY LARGE LOSSES MOSLEMS HAVE SUFFERED IS A SHAME FOR ISLAM, And Allaah knows best.
Many people are foolish and lacking in wisdom and knowledge, and if they are left to their own devices they will remain blinded to the truth, indulging in their whims and desires. So Allaah has prescribed jihad in order to bring them back to the truth and to that which will benefit them.
COULD ALLAH USE JIHAD AND THE LOSSES TO BRING THOSE BLINDED TO THE TRUTH, AND INDULGING IN THEIR WHIMS BACK TO ISLAM?
Undoubtedly wisdom dictates that the fool should be prevented from doing that which will harm him, and should be forced to do that which will benefit him.
false Moujahedeen = DEFEAT
This is something for which Islam deserves to be praised, not condemned. The defeatists should fear Allaah lest they distort this religion and cause it to become weak on the basis of the claim that it is a religion of peace. Yes, it is the religion of peace but in the sense of saving all of mankind from worshipping anything other than Allaah and submitting all of mankind to the rule of Allaah.
"The defeatists should fear Allaah lest they distort this religion and cause it to become weak" JIHAD COULD HAVE TWO EDGES, VICTORY OR DEFEAT FOR THOSE DISTORTING THE RELIGION, Allahu Akbar!
When the ideas that people follow are all produced by human beings and the systems and laws that control their lives are all made up by human beings, then in this case each idea and each system has the right to live safely within its own borders so long as it does not transgress the borders of others, so the various ideas and laws can co-exist and not try to destroy one another. But when there is a divine system and law, and alongside it there are human systems and laws, then the matter is fundamentally different, and the divine law has the right to remove the barriers and free people from enslavement to human beings…Fiqh al-Da’wah by Sayyid Qutb, 217-222.
WHOM HAS ALLAH SAVED FROM ENSLAVEMENT? WHAT BARRIERS HAS ALLAH REMOVED, WHOM HAS ALLAH ALLOWED TO BE DEFEATED? VICTORIOUS?
And Allaah knows best.