Weirdness Of The People In The End-Times: Mujahidun
4 January 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
Indeed, the weirdness of the people in the end-times
are so many and common. Sometimes we are less alert in
noticing them that the world seems to be moving quite
well. However, if we observe them closely, we would
find a myriad of weirdness and peculiarity in the
lives of the people of the end-times and they exist in
almost all lines of existence. The weirdness that we
mean here are not those related to natural events such
as earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. or other kind of
strange occurrences, but the paradoxical thought
patterns of mankind which are thriving in this
The followings are a small part of the paradoxical
thinkings which are thriving in the general public, as
of late. It is even stranger when those paradoxes are
possessed by some people in the Islamic ummah along
with their notable figures. Examples are:
When entrepreneurs or government high officials commit
corruptions worth thousands or even millions of
dollars, the law enforcement apparatus will easily say
that they don’t have the evidence to arrest and try
However, when the one who steals is an old grandma or
a low-class (weak) citizen, she’ll easily be arrested,
tried and sentenced, despite for only stealing a
watermelon or three cocoa fruits from the big
plantation belonging to a big firm, maybe due to
When there are people or a group who clearly harm or
deride the fundamental teachings of Islam such as that
of God, the Holy Book and the Prophet, in the Muslim
countries, they will be easily seen as fulfilling
their freedom to speak, express and interpret
However, when there are khatibs, ustadzs or speakers
in the Muslim community who invite the jamaah and
Islamic ummah to be consistent with the teachings of
their religion, then they will easily be accused as
radical khatibs, speakers or ustadzs, who do not know
how to conduct da’wah with hikmah, in fact they should
be suspected as potential terrorists.
Whatever is written in the newspaper will easily be
believed by the masses, despite being only human
writings in which the truth has not been put to a
test. Reading and studying them is considered as a
symbol of progress.
However, what have been included in Al-Qur’an might
not be believed as certainties, despite claiming to be
Muslim. Whereas, the Qur’an is the Kalamullah (Speech
of Allah) which is impossible to contain lies. Its
truth has put to a test, in all times, from the aspect
of various sciences or knowledge. As of late, there
appeared a belief that Al-Qur’an could teach the ideas
Not a few people, including those who claimed to be
Muslims are confident and proud with the man-made (jahiliyyah)
living system, even though the system they are
confident and proud with has caused their lives to be
in a mess and made them endure various atrocities and
injustices from the rulers of their countries. They
are still claiming: “this is the way of life that is
compatible with the modern times (end-times)”.
However, when they are people who invite and call upon
the ummah to return to the rules of Islam, they will
be accused of inviting and calling towards
backwardness, radicalism and terrorism, whereas they
know that Islam is created by God, their Creator
(Allah), for their safety in the dunya and akhira and
it is impossible for Allah to be confused and
oppressive to His slaves.
When the Jews or people of other religions grow their
beards, people will say that they are just practicing
the teachings of their religions.
However, when a Muslim maintains his beard, he will
easily be accused as a fundamentalist or terrorist who
has to be suspected, especially when entering public
places like the hotels and so on.
When a nun wears a dress that covers her head and body
tidily, people will say that the nun has presented
herself for her god.
However, when a Muslimah covers her awrah with a
jilbab or hijab, people would accuse her of being
backward and not compatible with the modern times,
whereas, those who accuse claimed to be following the
concept of democracy, which according to them views
people as free to practice his/her own religion.
When the Western women stay at home and choose not to
work outside due to intending to look after or tend
the house and teach the children, people will praise
them for willing to sacrifice and not work outside for
the interest of the families and households.
However, when the Muslimahs stay at home looking after
the properties of the husband, tending the house and
children, people will accuse them as oppressed and
that they should be freed from being dominated by men
or what they also refer as gender equality.
Every Western female university student is free to go
to campus with an array of accessories or dresses that
she likes, for a reason that it is their basic rights
and freedom of self expression.
However, when the Muslimahs go to the campus or
workplace wearing their Islamic dresses, people will
accuse them of being restricted and narrow minded,
incompatible with the regulations and paradigms of the
campus or workplace.
When their children are busy with a variety of toys
that they invented, they will say that it is talent,
intelligence and creativity development for the
However, when the Muslim children follow the education
of their religious practice, it will be said that that
kind of educational pattern has no hope and future.
When the Jews and Christians kill someone or commit
aggression against an Islamic country particularly
Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. nobody relates it
to their religion. In fact, they say that it is their
right and for the sake of saving the Muslim community
However, when the Muslims fight the Jewish aggression
in Palestine, or the Christian Americans in Iraq and
Afghanistan, they will surely accuse those Muslims as
insurgents and terrorists.
When someone sacrifices himself to save others,
everybody will praise him and he will be given the
right to be honored or respected.
However, when the people of Palestine do the same
thing in order to save their children, brothers and
sisters or parents from abductions or slaughtering by
the Israeli forces, or to save their houses from
destructions by the Israeli rockets, or to save their
masjids or holy books from vandalisms or defacements,
people will accuse them as TERRORISTS. Why? Because
they are simply Muslims.
When Jewish children are taught about war and
automatic weapons to kill the Palestinian Muslims,
people will say that what they are doing is an effort
to defend themselves despite they are the aggressors.
However, when the Palestinian children learn to throw
stones to confront the Jewish soldiers who are fully
equipped with tanks and other sophisticated weapons to
demolish their houses, masjids and villages, people
will accuse them as the perpetrators of crime who are
fit to be arrested, their hands broken and imprisoned
for a dozen years.
See, these are just a bit of the peculiarity of the
people in the end-times. Could we extract a good
lesson from here, so that we can determine the right
attitudes? Otherwise we would fall and become victims
of the peculiarity in this end-times? The Prophet SAW
said that amongst the signs of the Age of Fitnah
(Trials) is that truth and falsehood will change
place, falsehood will become truth (and vice versa).
Only those blessed by Allah SWT have the knowledge
that would enable them to distinguish between truth
and falsehood and fight falsehood with truth,
otherwise they will be left confused following
The Prophet SAW taught us a do’a to this effect:
"O Allah, show me the truth as the truth, and enable
me to follow it. O Allah, show me falsehood as
falsehood and enable me to stay away from it and do
not let it confuses me, so I may not be misguided."
The Prophet SAW also recommended reading Surah al-Kahf
which contains very important signs for today, the
signs of the End Times, a time near the Hour, during
which the practices of systems of unbelief and
falsehood become widespread and Allah sends forth the
truth to destroy them.
By Allah's will, this time is very near, so much so
that it has become crucial for people to reflect upon
this matter. Allahul musta’an.