We are on the verge of an Islamic Revival ~ Says Anwer Awlaki

2024 Revival of the Islamic Caliphate and the role of youth

Transcription of the lecture ‘State of the Ummah’ Part 1 by Umm e Aaminah

Dear brothers and sister, I am speaking to you from Yemen at the moment and there are some similarities between Yemen and Pakistan, so when speaking about one,it is like speaking about the other. Both countries have a strong popular attachment and affiliation with Islam, both claim to be democratic republics, both countries suffer from political instability and turmoil. Both countries are important US partners in the war on terror, both countries have lost their sovereignty to US by having drone strikes in their territory and have been used as supply stations for America’s war against Muslims and both countries are ruled by crooks. Infact all the way from Rabat to Kabul our landscape is littered by gangsters ruling over our passive population.

I believe that as Muslims we should advise each other sincerely and we should talk with honesty. Sugar coating is not going to do anyone any benefit. So if we want to change our situation, we really need to sit down and think about it and decide what the illness is, what the symptoms are and how to cure it. We need to get over the diseases of nationalism, tribalism, different ethnicities, and different languages that may lead to differences among us. When in reality they should be a reason for our strength as an Ummah.This variety that we have, the different backgrounds that we have, the different ethnicities that we have, the different languages that we speak, should be a source of strength for us and not a source of weakness. So I want to touch on some topics that might be perceived as sensitive by some but again as I said, I am saying this with sincerity and want it as an advice for myself and for my brothers and sisters.

This is the state of the Ummah today and we need to change it. And the change ALWAYS in history, depends on the YOUTH. When Allah zawjal talked about Ibraheem (Alayhissalam) when  he did a monumental event in his life which was the destruction of the idols. It says in Quran,

“We heard the young man speak about them, his name is  Ibraheem.”(Quran 21:61)

So he was young at that time. And the famous story of the youth of the cave. A whole Surah is named after them (Surah 18: Al-Kahaf) Surah of the Cave. They were youth. Rasool Allah (sallalahu alyhe wasalam) his followers were also youth. So it is youth who always in history, bear the burden of change.

Now to understand your role and your potential in bringing change, you need to first realize who you are and where you are.

Brothers and sisters, we are on the verge of an Islamic Revival. And there’s an evidence for this. I am not speaking out of my good hope and good expectations for the Ummah, but there’s evidence for this.

Rasool Allah (s) says in a hadith that is authentic,

Every century, every one hundred years,Allah would send someone or some people who would revive the religion again

If we go back and see when the Islamic Khilafah officially fell down, its in the year 1924. Thats when the last Islamic Khilafah ended, the Ottoman Khilafah.  Since then, we have not had a khilafah, but we have borrowed the .., actually we didn’t borrow it, it was forced upon us, the western concept of nation state. Since then. As Muslims we have been living in such .. a political environment.

If we take this hadith of Rasool Allah to mean that Allah will revive for us, the aspects of our religion that need revival, one of the most important, one of them is governance and Rasul Allah says,

[Translation]The rituals of Islam or the aspects of Islam will fall down one after the other, the first one would be governance and the last one would be Salah.

So if we take the hadith to mean that Allah will revive for us the aspects our religion that need revival, one of them as I mentioned is  governance. So since we have been missing Islamic governance, since 1924, we hope and we expect that one hundred years since that date, will not pass, until Allah will bring back Islamic rule for us in the form of a Khilafah. And that would mean that before the year 2024 BeiznilAllah , obviously no one knows the unseen but Allah, but we can derive the meaning from this hadith that Allah will not leave us for more than a hundred years without Islamic rule. So we are on the verge of an Islamic Revival. A revival not limited to the intellectual realm but a revival in governance , Jihad fe sabeelillah and every area that needs to be revived….

to be cont.

Listen to the full audio Lecture ‘State of the Ummah’ here:

Download the full transcript of this lecture from here. JazakAllahu Khairan Katheeran to whoever did this transcription.


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