Without the collective readiness to sacrifice, the Ummah will be humiliated
Hadith 62, "The People will soon summon one another to attack you from every place in the same way that a pack calls around its prey" Someone asked, "Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?" He replied, "No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts." Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah , what is al-wahn?" He replied, "Love of the world and dislike of death." (Ahmed)
A: Just as a previously mentioned narration clarified that seeking material gain is not a reason for success, rather it would be a reason for failure when it comes ahead of Jihad and adhering to the deen, the number of Muslims is also not a factor for success if they are not united together and ready to sacrifice but rather like the froth on the sea.
B: From the point of the dissolution of the Uthmani Khilafah, and the competition between the Europeans and Russia over the spoils and lands outside of the core territory of Turkey, the disbelievers have colonised and competed over the Muslim lands, inviting each other in their military and cultural invasions such as the UN involvement in the first gulf war, the NATO involvement in Afghanistan and the cooperation between different forces in Somalia. And it is in this manner that the enemies of the Ummah summon one another to attack in the same way as a pack of wolves around its prey.
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