Age of Rumi part 2 life and work of Rumi. The reasons leading to the decline of Islam can be understood best by a reference to the causes of its success Islam owed its spectacular success entirely to the teachings of the Qur’an and the life example of the Holy Prophet.
The world of Islam flourished the teaching progressed to an extent which was unparalleled annals of history. It produced a civilisation at once refined and progressive at a time when Europe was sunk in superstition, stagnation and reaction.
It will be no exaggeration to say that the West owed its regeneration considerably to the intellectual energy released by the dynamo that was Islam. This period of regeneration is rightly referred to by the West as the Renaissance, which means re-birth, for so it was indeed for the stagnant civilisation of Europe. Age of Rumi part 2 life and work of Rumi.
These achievements were possible only because of the teachings of the Qur’an and the life example of the Holy Prophet. They were possible as long as Muslims were ready and eager to surrender themselves to the commandments of their faith.
They became difficult and impossible to a degree corresponding with the Muslims unreadiness to allow their lives to be conditioned and modelled on the tenets of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
While the pioneers of Islam found no sacrifice too great to observe and enforce the laws of the Qur’an, their successors, on whom fell the duty of preserving their legacy, proved unequal to the task, for they had learnt to place their own comfort before the demands of the fundamentals of their faith. They accepted what was convenient and rejected what appeared to be inconvenient.
While paying lip-service to the Qur’an, they refused to pay it the homage of their actions without which Islam becomes a mockery.
Instead of accepting the Qur’an as an unchallenged guide to life in all its manifold aspects, the Muslims relegated it to the status of a treatise on dogmas.
No wonder, therefore, that the active vigour and utility of the system was neutralised. Age of Rumi part 2 life and work of Rumi.