Globalization is the worst form of colonialism the earth has ever witnessed. It is extremely overbearing and oppressive. It does not only want to take the power of the peoples and exploit them, it wants to completely destroy the personalities of the peoples and turn them into slaves. However, it is certain that imperialism will face an extreme reaction by the exploited peoples. People will take action to regain what they lost again. The leader and commander of this liberation movement will be Islam.
This fact was also expressed by the famous British historian Toynbee in the 1950s. In a lecture titled “Islam and the Future,” Toynbee says:
“Islam is now asleep like the sleep of the companions of the kahf. But a sleeping person wakes up if there are compelling reasons for waking up. Islam has proven its strong existence twice in history before that. The first, when it ripped out half of the Roman Empire in a few years; the second is when he defeated the crusaders in the middle ages. Today, however, there are proletarian peoples. (By this, he means the peoples of the third world and the peoples of the third world who are humiliated and submit to this humiliation and do not rise up against those who humiliate them.) The westerners also exploit these proletarian peoples and put pressure on them. If this oppression intensifies, these peoples will take action to reclaim their taken possessions. At that time, Islam will have the opportunity to lead this movement and to command these peoples in its war with the West.” “We hope that doesn't happen,” he says at the end. What Tonybee feared and hoped would not happen is actually starting to happen. The Islamic awakening began to rise.
Today, Muslims complain about globalization and the imperialism that threatens them. Although they are right to complain, the first reason for this trouble they suffer is themselves. Because in recent centuries, we have witnessed that Muslims have not fulfilled their obligations to the religion of Islam, have moved away from their religion and deviated from it. In this regard, the following hadith of our Prophet (pbuh) clearly describes the situation of Muslims today:
When the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “The time is very near when all the communities will call each other to come at you, just as the people who eat are calling each other to the table”, the Companions said, “O Messenger of Allah! Or will we be few in number then?” they asked. The Messenger of Allah said, “No, on the contrary. On that day you will be many, but you will be like the foam of a flood. By Allah, Allah will remove your fear from the hearts of your enemies and leave “vehen” in your hearts as well.” The Companions asked, “What is the Vehen, O Messenger of Allah?” The Messenger of Allah said, "To love the world and not to like death." (Abu Davud, Melâhim 5; Ahmet b. Hanbal, V, 278)
Dimensions of Globalization
Globalization has many dimensions. It is not as one-sided as it seems at first glance. It is an octopus that encompasses the economy, politics, thought, religion, morals, culture, traditions and customs. One branch of this octopus is the economy. The task of this branch is to establish the dominance of the western capital in a way that will destroy the third world economy. To ensure this, third world countries are borrowed and privatization is imposed on them. By indebted to the third world states, by promising them economic revival, their future is fully dominated. These countries are forced to sell their raw materials at the lowest prices, and they buy the manufactured industrial products at the most expensive prices. Thus, international capital gains great incomes. In addition, it makes the third world weak and humiliated, giving the consciousness of always being subordinate to others and being weak and helpless.
Privatization is a trick that globalization imposes on third world countries. In this way, the state abolishes national authority over property. With privatization, state economic enterprises are transferred to the ownership of private individuals. These private persons allow international capital to produce on this property. Against this, international capital put forward some special conditions: such as lowering taxes, transferring profits abroad, customs protection, imposing obstacles in front of local small industrialists. Thus, the domestic small industry becomes uncompetitive, it will become a partner with foreign capital or it will disappear.
Imperialist globalists strive to corrupt morality and generation, as well as economic despotism. They describe immorality, sexual perversion, freedom of abortion, living without marriage as civilization. He also tries to disrupt education. They create an image as if they are civilizing third world countries by making decisions at international congresses about these. In fact, this is a cover for making mischief on earth.
“They spread evil in the earth. But Allah does not love the evil-doers.” (The Table, 5/64)
Muslims should not overlook the fact that the primary target of the actions is Islam itself. They come up with projects such as Moderate Islam and Interfaith Dialogue for Muslims to convert from their religion. They will never rest until they turn Muslims from their religion.
“If they can afford it, they will continue to fight you until they turn you from your religion.” (Al-Baqarah, 2/217)
Responsibility of the Islamic Ummah
The ummah of Islam is the best ummah on earth in all respects. When this ummah was at its most advanced in all areas of life such as faith, morality, thought, science, politics, war, economy and civilization, the Europeans themselves were buried in the darkness of the medieval centuries.
There is only one bond that binds the Islamic Ummah together, and that is Islam. Although the distances between them are far, the Islamic bond that unites the hearts and feelings of Muslims is stronger than the conflicts between them. Although each people and each person has their own characteristics, they base their beliefs on Islam. They live their lifestyles, moral values and lives by being inspired by the basic principles and laws of the religion of Islam. With the scattering of Muslims across the world, an economic abundance also took place. Thanks to them, light and illumination spread on the earth. The earth was built. Thus, the meaning of the following verse was fulfilled:
“It is He who has subdued the earth to you. So walk on the shoulders of the earth and eat provisions of Allah. The return is only to Him.” (The Kingdom, 67/15)
“He is the One who created you from the earth and wanted you to build it.” (Hud, 11/61)
At the end of these activities, unprecedented intellectual and scientific developments took place. The products of those ages were formed as a result of these activities. A tremendous production emerged in all areas of life such as fiqh, history, medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and geographical discoveries.
Thus, a perfect civilization took place. The purpose of this civilization was not only to establish cities, to build high buildings, to open roads. He realized the meaning that was the essence of Islamic civilization, that is, raising humanity. Thus, man was worthy of the glory and honor of his Lord. Humanity had risen with its morals, life, thought and knowledge.
Muslims are the first nation to know free education, free medicine and treatment. Many foundations were made for these two areas. It is an ummah that builds institutions to care for the needy and shelter stray animals. He has stood by his promises. He complied with his treaties. He did not put pressure on those who were dissidents in terms of belief. On the contrary, he protected them and gave them full confidence in their faith, worship, and all other vital activities - as long as they were not fighting or openly hostile. According to all these, there is only one ummah that is the most civilized in the world, and that is the ummah of Islam.
The Islamic Ummah does not have the economic and industrial power to resist the hegemony of globalization in the world today. However, the Islamic principles he believes in have features that will save him from this bad situation. There is no doubt that Muslims will get rid of this powerless situation by following the basic orders and prohibitions of Islam.
However, Islamic countries are rich in natural resources such as water, plants and raw materials. This is God's grace. When Muslims can make wise use of these resources and opportunities, the plans of the imperialist capitalists will be turned upside down. For this, Muslims must establish administrations in their own countries that truly love their country and want to serve it. Governments that do not want to be dependent on foreign countries and to be under their yoke can only fight against imperialism. To achieve this, Muslims must first consolidate their Islamic consciousness and realize what divine commands are. For this reason, they should examine the Qur'an and Sunnah from reliable sources and learn the orders and prohibitions of Allah. Necessary training should be sought for this. In addition to this religious education, they should learn science, which has been the most important element of the Islamic Ummah for centuries.
The level of science of the century is certain. In order to reach this level, science education should be given importance. When Muslims had a say in science, they dominated the world. This should not be forgotten. There is no struggle in the world with religious education alone. The science and technology weapons of the opposing side should also be possessed. In order to ensure this, it is necessary to try to get education in quality universities.
In addition to learning science, Muslims must also protect themselves from all the ugliness of the secular society. These uglinesses are: moral depravity, spiritual corruption, sexual anarchy, permissiveness, perverted relationships, alcohol, drugs, crime and murders, unjustly raging on earth, humiliating others. It should be known that Almighty Allah does not like such negativities. Societies with these ugly qualities will eventually perish. This is a sunnah of Allah.
“When they forgot what they were reminded of, we opened the door to everything. Finally, when they rejoiced and enjoyed the blessings bestowed upon them, we suddenly seized them with Our torment. They immediately fell into despair and bewildered.” (Enam, 6/44)
“There are many examples (of the cattle communities) that have passed away before you; travel through the land, and see what was the end of those who rejected the Truht” (Al-Imran, 3/137)
“There are so many peoples of the country that I gave them a respite while they were persecuting, that I finally caught them. The return is only to Me.” (Al-Hajj, 22/48)
Globalists try to cover up their actions by using the concepts of democracy and human rights. Because of these concepts, most people do not have the opportunity to see their evil. It is a theatre. In this theater, it is observed that the man in the street is helpless and the dominant one is the ones who determine the final fate of the works. Who is the decisive force behind this theatre, the real sovereign? The answer is undoubtedly global capital. 80% of this capital is in the hands of a very small group. With the power of this capital, governments in countries are designed, the media is directed as desired, civil wars and terrorism are supported, and sectarian and religious wars are fueled.
In this environment, people are not allowed to have science and technology freely. The main secrets on which scientific and technological progress rises are monopolized by this international capital. No one is allowed to have these secrets. We see this in how scientists in third world countries are murdered under the guise of an accident. In the past years, we have witnessed how the scientific team investigating the thorium mine in our country was destroyed by a plane crash. We witnessed the assassination of engineers doing weapons research in Aselsan. The same applies in other countries as well.
In this case, Muslim scholars should continue their struggle in the light of this fact. Because this struggle is a jihad for them. Thus, they both help Allah's religion in this world and earn a reward in the hereafter.
“Whoever among you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; if he cannot change it with his hand, let him do it with his tongue; if he cannot do it with his tongue, let him do it with his heart. However, this is the weakest form of faith. He who fights against them with his hand is a believer. He who fights against them with his tongue is a believer. He who strives with his heart against them is a believer. But beyond that, there is no faith as much as a mustard seed.” (Hadith)
It is impossible to export to the world the real rights and guarantees of the people, which are the most precious things of real democracy. Because these are the monopoly of the “white man” who sees himself as a superior race. Granting these rights to people living in third world countries is the greatest fear for imperialists. Because if they were to really settle in the third world, the third world countries would be liberated in a short time. At the end of this, they regain their lost structure, their selves, and finally they oppose the globalization that enslaves them. What is desired, then, is that the theater of democracy of the third world continues to be played. Despite all this, we will strive for what is right, persevere in adversity, and strive to obtain both worldly goods and Allah's consent.
“God has promised to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion – the one which He chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived),to one of security and peace: “They will worship Me (alone) and not associate anything with Me” If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.” (Light,24/55)
“These are the limits set by Allah. Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, Allah will admit him into Gardens under which rivers flow. They are permanent there. That is the great salvation.” (Women, 4/13)
Islam Is Against Globalization
There is no doubt that the correct world order is Islam. This is true both for those who believe in him and for those who do not accept Islam. The most obvious sign of globalization is that it oppresses, forces and destroys those who do not submit to its dominance. This is something that Islam will never accept.
"There is no pressure in religion." (Al-Baqarah, 2/256)
“Are you going to force people to believe?” (Yunus, 10/99)
Globalization forces people to be in a certain mold. This pattern in question is the pattern determined by America. People are forced to enter this mold. If there are those who do not fit into this mold and do not consent, violence and terror are used for this.
But Islam, the religion of Allah, accepts difference and conflict as a phenomenon. Almighty Allah has intended this as a wisdom.
“Had your Lord willed, He would have made all mankind one nation. But they will continue to fall into conflict. Except for whom your Lord has mercy. That is why your Lord created them.” (Hud, 11/118,119)
Islam asks its believers to adhere to certain criteria. Almighty Allah, who has infinite wisdom and is aware of everything, said the following because people are suitable to be caliphs on earth:
“Remember when your Lord said to the angels, “I will create a caliph on earth.” (Al-Baqarah, 2/30)
“O David! We have made you caliph on earth. So judge between people with justice and do not follow your desires. Then it will lead you divert from the path of Allah.” (Sad, 38/26)
Those who did not accept the religion of Islam were protected in the lands dominated by Islam. On the other hand, people who fight outside of the lands and domain of his dominance are fought. Peacemakers, on the other hand, make a peace treaty with them and are treated fairly.
“Allah does not forbid you to be kind and fair to those who do not fight you on account of religion and do not drive you out of your homes. For God loves those who are just. Allah forbids you from taking friends only those who fight you for religion, drive you out of your homes, and assist them in your expulsion. Whoever befriends them, they are the wrongdoers.” (Al-Mümtahanah, 60/8,9)
The religion of Islam has bestowed upon people an advanced human civilization in all areas when they cling to it. There is no moral corruption or spiritual degradation in this civilization. On the contrary, the Islamic society is the society that is least subject to prostitution and indecency among all societies. It is the society in which alcohol is consumed the least, drugs are used the least, crimes are committed the least, on the other hand, it has the most prayers and worship, the strongest family ties, the most peace and the most advanced abundance.
The religion of Islam was not sent down to walk parallel to the deviations of societies. But it was sent down to correct the deviations of societies and to dominate them.
“And We have sent you the book (the Qur'an) in truth to confirm and protect the previous book. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed. Do not follow their desires by leaving the truth that has come to you.” (Table, 5/48)
Muslims need an education that focuses on the truth of the religion of Islam. This is quite tiring and a great effort. But its effect is certain to be certain. If this training takes several generations to complete, it is the only way to get results.
Allah Almighty invites people to His way of tawhid:
“Say: This is my way. I call on you to have faith in God. I and those who follow me are on a bright road. God is Holy; I am not of those who associate partners with God.” (Yusuf, 12/108)
However, it may not be easy to continue on this path, it may be met with obstacles. However, it should not be forgotten that this is a destiny ordained by Allah.
“Do people think that they will be left without being tested, just saying, "We believe,"? We have certainly put those before them to the test. Surely, Allah will reveal the truth, and He will certainly expose the liars.” (The Spider, 29/2,3)
Completion of the desired goal may continue for several generations. However, this goal is the emergence of a civilization that is necessary and real to bring people from darkness to light.
“Let there be a community of you that calls for good and enjoins good and forbids evil. Those are the ones who will be successful.” (Al-Imran, 3/104)
Professor Muhammad Qutb states the following in his book “Globalization and Muslims”:
“What do the Muslims have in the face of this taghut, which is in front of them and destroys everything in front of them? The totality of the ummah has the weakest form of faith. It is to deny the denial in the heart, to oppose it. This is a religious duty on them. Because beyond this, there is no faith as much as a mustard seed. The Islamic movement, on the other hand, has a long-term project that is likely to continue for several generations. But from now on, he must prepare himself for such a job. This is a religious duty on the ummah. This is to bring the Islamic Ummah back to the truth of Islam by educating it. In this way, it will also present an example of civilization that will help people to bring light from darkness.”
The Future of Globalization
It is certainly not long-lived as the owners of globalization wish. Because, first of all, it is against Allah's predestined destiny. People will not come together in faith or disbelief and form a single ummah. This is the will of Almighty Allah.
“Had your Lord willed, He would have made all mankind one nation. But they will continue to fall into conflict. Except for those whom your Lord has mercy on. That's what your Lord created for them. The word of your Lord, "I will fill hell with people and jinn," has been fulfilled." (Hud, 11/118, 119)
“Had Allah willed, He would have made you one community. But he did so to test you in the ways and laws He gave you.” (Table, 5/48)
According to the expressions of the verses above, globalization, which was introduced with the aim of painting all people in one color, is doomed to failure. The fact that it temporarily succeeds in some parts of the earth does not mean that it will be permanent. Globalization is doomed to fail. Because this is contrary to the divine and eternal will. It is God, not people, who judges destinies. People will realize in the future how wrong they were when they think that their power is unlimited and that they think they are gods because of their pride.
Today, globalization is opposed in many places and confrontations occur. In Europe, France and Germany do not accept that America shapes their way of life for them. They fiercely resist any attempt to shape their personalities and selves. They absolutely do not accept any outside intervention in their language, thought, culture and daily life, including in the political and economic field. In Asia, too, it is not easy for China and Japan to fall under the yoke of globalization, which wants them to be wiped out from the face of the earth.
Even if we assume that globalization originates from the USA, America does not show a strong structure even within itself. Their internal problems are expressed in their own newspapers and books. Although America's material power is difficult to oppose by other international powers, it is not material power that determines the final fate of the ummahs. In a speech to his people, Clinton said that luxury, comfort and indulgence are spreading, sexual perversion and anarchy are widespread, and perverts openly demand their legality from the parliament. If alcohol, drugs, and murder are rampant in a society, they are signs of destruction, whatever their financial strength.
Surely America will not be destroyed tomorrow morning. With the positive factors of America's strength, it is possible for him to prolong his life for a while, in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah. However, it is thought that this situation will not last long.
All this does not mean that globalization is a simple business, therefore there is no danger and we should ignore it. Undoubtedly, globalization is a violent storm that sweeps away and destroys what is in front of it. The storm subsides after a while. But many things are also destroyed. These can also take years to fix them.
We can say to people in the Islamic world: protect yourself against this terrible storm as much as you can, first of all, try to hold tight to your religion, morals and values. This is how you are protected. Then use your power to the maximum extent to realize science, technology and more production. In this way, the effects of the damage caused by the storm will be reduced. In addition, maximum effort should be made to comply with Allah's orders and prohibitions in the Qur'an. In this regard, the following verse clearly states what people should do:
“Ask Allah for help and be patient. Undoubtedly, the earth belongs to Allah. He gives it to those of His servants whom He chooses, and the future belongs to the God-fearing.” (Al-Araf, 7/128)
Although globalization continues at full speed today, there are important dangers waiting for it in time. We can examine them in two parts.
1. In the future, a conflict of interest may arise between the Zionist power and the American Christian and evangelical power for religious and ideological reasons. This may be a factor that weakens them.
2. Large masses of people in the world are waking up against globalization. This awakening can create a counterforce. Some protest actions are observed in various countries. These protests are also seen in the USA, Russia and China. As the justification of these protests spreads among the people, it is possible that there will be broad opposition to the new world order.
Our statements against globalization are not exaggerated or conspiratorial. There are many people in the world who share these views. This issue is being handled more and more in the world day by day and people are expressing their opinions openly. These actions are indicators of the emergence of a strong resistance against the new world order.
Today, the world is experiencing the 3rd World War, which has not been named. The reason for this war is the ideology imposed as the new world order. The contradictions within this ideology show that the globalization movement will get bogged down more and more. Because the desire to establish a new world order causes civil war in various countries in the world, conflicts of interest between countries, and therefore wars. The Russia-Ukraine war is in this context.
The contradictions here are constantly increasing. Because people's selves always want more. This prevents them from being self-possessed and justly. As a weakness of man's love for material satisfactions, contradictions deepen. As a result, conflicts and wars and an increase in terrorism are inevitable. In such an environment, the world will lose peace and comfort. The powers of those who have the power to globalize will also be broken and they will become ineffective over time. In this case, the probability of each country to return to their former independence will be high. This means ensuring justice and peace in the world again.
In such a situation, the duty of Muslims is to examine the reality of events very well and not to make a concession on the basic principles of Islam. By strictly following the orders and prohibitions of the Qur'an and Sunnah, it is possible to attain a just world order again. There is no other way like this. Success is from Allah.
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Islam and Globalization
Publishing Date: 14.08.2022