Wednesday, 28 October 2009
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
There is a report on Muslim demographics produced by Christian evangelical groups that make extraordinary claims on Muslim fertility. The BBC has produced a report that comprehensively refutes it as fear mongering.
As Muslims, we should not be concerned about the number of Muslims there are but the quality of the ummah. One perfected soul sustains Creation. That one perfected soul is Given a universe. What are mere numbers to Allah (s.w.t.)? Do not see the world with your eye. Look at it with His Eye and you will see the Immensity and the Subtlety of His Creation. And you will understand that Laa ilaha il Allah sustains Creation.
It was not numbers that established the faith and it is not numbers that perpetuate it. We are almost a quarter of the world’s population and yet we are weaker because we have loved this world more than we love the next. And because Muslims have let go of spiritual, they have embraced the material. That is our tragedy. It is not and never will be about the numbers.
Muslim Demographics: The Truth
Assuredly Allah did Help you in many battle-fields and on the day of Hunayn: Behold! Your great numbers elated you, but they availed you naught: the land for all that it is wide, did constrain you and ye turned back in retreat. But Allah did Pour His Calm on the Messenger and on the believers and Sent Down forces which ye saw not: He Punished the unbelievers: thus doth He Reward those without faith. (Surah at-Tawbah:25-26)