Question: O eminent shaykh! How do see the future of the Religion of Islaam amongst the various ideologies that stand up in hostility in direct confrontation to it?
Response: By the permission of Allah, I see that Islaam will be victorious over all of those destructive ideologies and philosophical paths that have plagued the world in our present time and that everything that has been directed towards Islaam by way of plotting to tarnish its image and to prevent it from having dominance in the earth will fall back on the perpetrators. This is due to the fact that Allah, (the Al-Mighty), has taken it upon Himself to protect and preserve the Glorious Qur‘an which serves as the ‘firm foundation’ for the Religion of Islaam.
Allah, (may He be glorified) says in the Qur‘an:
The Prophet, (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
There will always remain a group from my Ummah victorious and steadfast upon the truth. They will not be harmed by those who forsake them up until the affair of Allah comesOr in another narration:
They will not be harmed by those who oppose them up until the Hour is establishedAlso, that which serves as a glad tiding of what we have already mentioned is the spread of movements that call for adherence to ‘the Book’ & ‘the Sunnah’ both in and outside of the ‘Islamic World’. Not to mention, the very promoters of those philosophical ideologies and theoretical schools of thought, from Communism to Capitalism etc that are generally accepted nowadays, their very own advocators, by first-hand experience, have admitted both to their failure and also to the futility of the very principles and foundations upon which they were based. They have also bore witness to the fact that those philosophical methodologies have not brought about any happiness to humanity. In-fact, in reality, they have only proven to be detrimental to the Religion, morality and the financial well-being of mankind (i.e., their economies). This is due to the fact that they are merely the product ‘human intellect’ which is naturally prone to deficiency, short-sightedness, ignorance and following its own whims and desires; just as Allah states:
Indeed, it is the Religion of Islaam, alone, that possesses the true capability of saving humanity from those destructive elements; and mankind will come to realise this reality sooner or later by the permission of Allah. Allah mentions that: