The Downfall of Muslims and The Solutions By Imam Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani
The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “When you indulge in al-‘inah (interest) transactions and take hold of the tails of cows and become satisfied with cultivation and abandon striving in His Way, then Allah shall permit your humiliation and He will not lift it from you, until you return back to your religion.” Abu Dawud # 3455
He (peace and blessings be upon him) also said: “The people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish.” Someone asked: “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied: “No, you will be numerous at that time; but you will be like the scum carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear of you from the breasts of your enemy and place wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked: “O Messenger of Allah, what is wahn?” He replied: “Love of the world and hatred for death.” Abu Dawud # 4297
It is abundantly clear that the Muslims have been afflicted with great trials, their unity has been shattered, their strength has been exhausted and their ranks scattered. Today we are living in an age when the Muslims have reached a limit worse than which, no Muslim who believes in Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) could reach and it is one of humiliation and subjugation by others. Due to this and the sense of that humiliation which sadly reigns over all Muslim countries regardless of class or station we continually ask ourselves in our private and public gatherings and counsels: What is the cause that has led the Muslims to this lowly and despicable state and this humiliating and shameful condition? And what is the underlying reason for their arrival at this low level of debasement and wretchedness?
The Sheikh may Allah have mercy on him, discuss some of the important issues that caused the downfall of Muslims and its solutions in the light of the Qur’an and Sunnah. This book before you is very unique and contains very beneficial knowledge that will aid the Muslims in realising the problems within the Ummah and the need to return back to which will bring about success in this life and the next. It contains two treaties of the Sheikh dealing with this important subject that is often over looked.
Allah, the Most High has said: “This nation is the best raised for mankind. It enjoins good and forbids evil” (3:110) O Muslims realise your protentional, return to the truth, return to the Book and the Sunnah, and Allah will give you strength and honour!