If you do not protect your personal space then external agencies will encroach upon it in personal, social, cultural, theological, scientific, technological, industrial, business, economy, financial, commercial, military and political way.
Muslim Ummah became lax for last five centuries on this front and as a result there has been enormous encroachment on its space by external agencies.
This encroachment can be conveniently divided in two parts - encroachment at global level and encroachment in India.
At the global level the encroachment has been by the west - initially spearheaded by Britain and France and then taken over by USA. In India the encroachment has been initially by the liberal democrats (including the Marxists) and lately by the Saffronite.
I have got several threads on this theory that are running.
This project has been going for many years by now and many of my brothers and sisters have by now been exhausted by the sheer length and duration of my indulgence.
I apologize for my incompetence but assure my brothers and sisters that this is not an endless process but a finite, do-able and manageable project.
By the Grace of Allah SWT I am more or less at the fag end of this excruciating, enervating, tiring, lonely, energy guzzling and to my dear brothers and sisters a perplexing undertaking.
If you are still indulgent then you might be seeing its final shape already.
When I dived into these deep waters I had no idea about the final shape nor any clear course of action. It was a black box or a journey into the unknown.
Personally I feel the project was worth while.
My end product is some views about what Ummah should do at the global level and what India part of Muslim Ummah should do so as to come out of the current pathetic state and to compensate for the lethargy and lack of concern for worldly matters for five centuries.
In both Indian and global cases the question of identifying the forces and powers that can be mustered on our side.
Basically we have to do SWOT analysis for Indian case and we have to do SWOT analysis for global problems of the Ummah.
SWOT=Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat
We have to analyze what are our Strengths and Weaknesses in India and we have to analyze what are the Threats to us and what Opportunities we have.
We have to analyze what are our Strengths and Weaknesses in at the global level and we have to analyze what are the Threats to us and what Opportunities we have.
By the Grace of Allah SWTbelievers of strong Iman have been making huge sacrifices, progress and it is not a case of beginning at the sketch level.
And then let us not forget that our detractors are not sleeping - they will be very alarmed by our new found awareness and alertness.
As such there are very scared of us. Real politik demands that we do not put them in the scare mode. We got to reassure them.
That is where my Signature below every post comes in handy. We have to keep assuring our detractors at every step that we have no intention of encroaching upon their space.
And then we can tell them that we have no intention to continue with their encroachment on our space. Politely.