Faithstreet.com: have a message for Muslims everywhere: it is time you accept the Caliphate. Before you object, before you let the vitriol and misunderstandings of the Caliphate make you stop reading, first consider my story.
I grew up in a majority Muslim country in North Africa. The Arab Spring erupted during my formative years as a young teenager. This was an exciting but tumultuous time that ran parallel with my own personal development.
I experienced the personal angst, frustration, and crisis that was taking hold of millions of us Muslim and Arab youth. Political and economic inequality, an overall social identity crisis, and religious frustration all fueled the tension. Something had to give. As religion began to further dominate the conversation, I was drawn to further engage in and study Islam. But I didn’t want just any Islam — I wanted Islam at its core, its original and unadulterated teachings.
My study of Islam only made me more cognizant of the struggles and inequities of the Muslim world. The corruption of our unjust governments and dictatorships left me discouraged and dismayed. Such failed leadership did a disservice both to the Muslim people and to the very religion of Islam itself.
I knew we needed a solution.
The Caliphate: Fulfilling Prophet Muhammad’s prophecy
As I continued my study, I soon learned something remarkable — 1,400 years ago, Prophet Muhammad had prophesized Islam’s deterioration. He foretold of a time when Muslims would be devoid of guidance, when we would be defenseless, when corruption would spread over the entire Ummah. With all the troubles and despair in the Muslim world, I had no doubt this was the era Prophet Muhammad foretold
However, just as Islam teaches that for every illness there is a cure, Prophet Muhammad also foretold of the cure for the ill Ummah.
Prophet Muhammad spoke of the re-establishment of the Caliphate. This Caliphate would join together Muslims from all over the world — from all origins, nations, and ethnicities. This Caliphate would be the ultimate defense of Islam against all opposition, and under its authority Islam would prevail.