WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY—
And a UK Conference Made in Heaven
May 23: World Day of Democracy!
We call on the world – the entire world, Muslim as well as non-Muslim; in the East as well as in the West – to declare and celebrate Wednesday, May 23, 2012, as WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY.
This year, May 23 coincides with 1st of the blessed month of Rajab Al-Murajjab Al-Ahsab Al-Asamm.
For, democracy is Islam and Islam is from Allah!
And it is the first day of Presidential Elections in Egypt.
Islam was sent into this world by the maker and master of the world to guarantee basic freedoms and rights to all human beings, regardless of their race, gender or religion.
Umar’s Words: Lodestar of Democracy
As sayyidina Umar put it, people are born free, and part of their right to freedom is their inalienable right to choose their own governments and elect their own leaders and rulers – in every place and in every age.
The words of Hazrat Umar have been the lodestar of democracy through the ages. They have shaped the fight for freedom on the part of all oppressed people throughout the world over the past 1400 years.
And here they are, those earth-shattering words of Hazrat Umar:
Mata’asta’abadtumunnaas, wa qad waladathum Ummhaatuhum Ahraaraa!
“How dare you enslave people – People/Annaas as the Qur’an calls them– and deny them their freedoms and rights, when their own mothers gave birth to them as free men and women in this world?”
Egyptian Presidential Elections – And Freedom-Loving People Everywhere
As I said earlier, this call for WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY on this day of May 23, 2012 – 1st of Rajab, 1433– coincides with the first day of presidential elections in Egypt.
And the blessed month of Rajab is the month of Bi’athat – according to some.
The fight of the Great People of Egypt for freedom and Democracy is the Badr of our time. To support and participate in it is a Fard ‘Ain – incumbent on all freedom-loving people everywhere.
No matter who we are, and no matter where we are, if we truly love freedom and democracy, then it is our duty to throw into it everything we have – I mean the Great Egyptian People’s fight for freedom and democracy in this Egyptian presidential election cycle.
When confronted with a similar life-or-death situation earlier for freedom and democracy in the history of Islam, Umar brought half of his wealth and gave it to the public treasury.
Abu Bakr did even better: he brought everything he had – leaving only Allah and his Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, behind for himself and his family.
Let Us Not Miss This Opportunity!
You and I were not at Badr. But we are here now. And this is our opportunity.
Dr. Muhammad Mursi and the Ikhwan are fighting the fight the Sahabah – the noble companions of the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam – fought.
For justice, truth, equality, freedom and democracy – for all.
The Great People of Egypt – and Dr. Mursi and the Ikhwan – are now fighting the great fight for freedom and democracy for all.
Physically, we are separated by thousands of miles of sand and sea and air from them – and from Egypt. But cognitively and emotionally – and spiritually – the Great Egyptian People and Dr. Mursi and Ikhwan are in our hearts and minds and souls.
For, their fight for freedom and democracy for the Great Egyptian People is the fight of every one of us everywhere for freedom and democracy for all the people of the world.
Therefore, just being where we are, we can still do a great deal to help the Great Egyptian People in their fight for freedom and help the universal and divine cause of freedom and democracy and justice for all.
We can, and we will, Bi-Idhnillah, by God’s will, command and mercy, change the world. And make it a better and freer place for all human beings, regardless of their race, religion, gender or nationality.
Ending Kingship and Restoring Democracy
For, the time has come, one more time, for the world to end tyranny in all its forms and manifestations and restore freedom and democracy to the people of the world everywhere.
The way Umar bin Abdul Aziz, nearly 1300 years ago, ended kingship and restored democracy to the world – starting with the Muslim world.
The world today deserves another chance at freedom and democracy after Umar bin Abdul Aziz.
Wherever You Are, Call a Conference
Here is what I respectfully suggest we all do: Call a conference.
Don’t worry who will or will not attend.
Malaa-ikah (Angels) and their Rabb – Rabbul ‘Aalameen – will be there, in such a conference. What more can you ask for?
The great Battle of Badr during the life of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was not won by men – it was won by Malaa-ikah (Angels) and Rabbul Malaa-ikah.
Because it was a battle between Right and Wrong and between Truth and Falsehood and between Oppression and Tyranny on the one hand and Freedom and Justice on the other hand.
So, set aside Saturday, May 19, 2012 for this great big conference of yours in the service of Democracy and Freedom for the world.
Or make it Sunday, May 20, 2012, if that is more convenient for you.
Bi-Idhnillah – do so in the name and with the command of God.
The Battle of Badr Was Fought for Freedom for All
That is what Badr was. It was a primordial human struggle for basic human freedoms, democracy, justice, equality and dignity for all human beings everywhere.
Most of all, it was a fight to give all human beings on earth the right to worship the God of their choice, without hindrance or force or coercion from anyone.