The Islamic Aqeedah has two sides, a spiritual Aqeedah, and a political Aqeedah. After being colonised (still continues in different forms in the Muslim world today) the political Aqeeda of Islam has been widely erased from our minds. The so-called Ulema of today focus only on the spiritual Aqeedah (worship, ritualism, recitation, meditation etc), forgetting all about the political Aqeedah (economy, political administration, military, education, science, technology, marriage, inheritance, rights and legislations etc). This separation between spiritual Aqeedah and political Aqeedah has brought us death and destruction to the point that we think Aqeedah and Imaan (Faith) have the same meaning.
What is the Islamic Aqeedah? Aqd itself means to “tie the knot” (as in a marriage), its a contract, a permanent relationship, a long term bonding, a life long solution for a comprehensive and complete way of living. This comprehensive idea in Islam covers all aspects of man’s relationships covering both the spiritual and the material aspects, by combining spiritual need with physical desires as being part of the natural way of life for mankind. In other words, Islamic Aqeedah is the “natural creed” for mankind.
All other Aqeedas are split into two categories, they are either materialistic or spiritual, but never are they combined into one single system of life. The western clergy has no role in legislation, economy or social administration. More importantly, churches dont have any Holy Law with which they can regulate life’s material affairs, all they have is spirituality and morals, which are openly neglected by the western governments anyway.
Because of the impact of colonization, Muslim Ummah has been forced to place the materialistic Aqeedah above the Islamic Aqeedah. We are told that the best way to build a society is to “separate the church from the state”. Only through this separation can the Muslims expect to modernize themselves in the western ideal of liberalism and secularism, runs the imported philosophy in the Muslim world. The masjid in Islam is the government house unlike the church in the west. Masjid Nabawi was the center of the International Muslim Ummah, only if a muslim would care to look up the fact in any Islmic history book. The masjid in Islam is for governing both spiritual and material needs, muslims pray and prepare for politicl administration in it. This is where the Islamic Aqeedah (spiritual and material) join hands to make the “comprehensive system of life” the Islamic Aqeedah, the natural creed for all mankind.
With the exception of few countries almost all the so-called independent Muslim states are today free only to brutalize their local population so that the western style political framework can continue. Muslim Ummah has no Islam left after their Islamic Aqeedah has been corrupted and diluted by the colonizing forces. No where else is it more radiant than the Arab heartland. Dictators and lunatics are in plenty in these areas thanks to the generosity of the imperialists and the rising price of oil. But mostly gratitude is reserved for the so-called Ulema whose collection of books could dwarf the Arabian Sea, yet their vacancy in intellect be deeper than the Pacific. Their endorsement of the incomplete Aqeedah is the lifeline for the dictator-maniacs to remain in charge of the Ummah. With that these so-called scholars must be ready to take responsibility for all the bloodshed in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and in other countries.
No Aqeedah means No Islam. Does’nt matter how much we pray, fast, sadaqah and hajj, we will be outside the fold of Islam without the Islamic Aqeedah.