|Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear questioner, we are greatly pleased to have your question and we appreciate the great confidence you place in us. We implore Allah, Glory be to Him, to help us fulfill the task of conveying message to others in a way that will please Him, He is Most Gracious, All-Knowing.
In these times, Muslims should be faithful to their religion in order to regain their lost glory. They should establish Islam firmly in their hearts and demonstrate Islamic manners in public life so as to become good examples for other. They should also seek knowledge and science, abhor injustice, and realize that their glory and supremacy are in being close to Allah and applying His commands.
Responding to the question, the eminent Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, states the following:
However, we’d like to make it clear that, based on the notion “Nothing comes from nothing”, all those glad tidings, stressed in the afore-mentioned fatwa, will not materialize unless Muslims themselves stay firm on the divine path set for them by Almighty Allah. This is the fact further elaborated on by the eminent Muslim scholar,Dr. As-Sayyed Nuh, professor of Hadith at the faculty of Shari`ah, Kuwait University:
In conclusion, as we strive hard to rectify the situation, we should never allow despair to creep into our hearts. Yes, what is happening is sorrowful and heart-bleeding to all: lands usurped, children orphaned and women rendered widowed, due to atrocities perpetrated by the enemies of Islam, but we shouldn’t lose hope in Allah. We would like to cite for you the following Arabic lines of verse:
There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
And joy, for man, is an end of sadness.
Why feel despair, as you always hear.
That Yusuf gained kingship after years in prison.
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May Allah guide you to the straight path, and guide you to that which pleases Him, Amen.
Allah Almighty knows best.