Abu Bakar Bashir
Why should we use the Dollar even when we trade among ourselves?
If my children do not behave according to Islam, if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor.
What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?
Islam’s laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family.
Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile.
What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?
The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets.
The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.
Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?