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Hadith: “Islam erases what came before it.”

By a sister

Most likely, you’ve heard of the famous hadith: “Islam erases what came before it.”

” ﺍﻹﺳﻼﻡ ﻳﺠﺐُّ ﻣﺎ ﻛﺎﻥ ﻗﺒﻠﻪ ”

But do you know the context in which the Prophet, peace be upon him, said it in? To whom he said it, and why?
Here’s the story (one of my all-time favorite stories of the life of one of my all-time favorite Sahaba, may Allah be pleased with them all!):

The Prophet, peace be upon him, always liked the personality of Khalid ibn Al-Waleed (radhiyallahu anhu), even before Khalid became Muslim, due to what he possessed of generous and noble qualities from a young age. He also awaited his accepting of Islam and expected it, despite the delay of this step in Khalid(radhiyallahu anhu)’s life.

One day, the Prophet, peace be upon him, said about Khalid to his older brother, Waleed ibn Al-Waleed (radhiyallahu anhu) “Where’s Khalid?”

Waleed replied, “Allah will bring him, O Messenger of Allah.”

“A person like Khalid is not unaware of Islam, and if he were to utilize his intelligence and strategy against the enemy, it would be better for him, and we would advance him above others.”
Years pass.

On the day that Khalid (radhiyallahu anhu) eventually makes the journey from Makka to Madina to take his shahada, this is the scene of his meeting with the Prophet peace be upon him, described by Khalid  (radhiyallahu anhu) himself:

Khalid ibn Al-Waleed (radhiyallahu anhu) says: “I walked toward the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, and my brother intercepted me and said, “Hurry, because the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, is waiting for you!”

So I quickened my steps toward him, until I reached him.

He continued smiling at me, peace be upon him, until I stood in front of him and greeted him with Prophethood. He responded to my salam with a beaming face.

Then I said, “I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and I testify that you are the Messenger of Allah.”

The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Praise be to Allah who has guided you. I had always known your intellect, and I’d always hoped that it wouldn’t deliver you except unto goodness.”

I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I had seen situations that would have been enough for me to testify about you, but I refrained out of stubbornness against the truth. So ask Allah to forgive me.”
So he said, peace be upon him: “Islam erases what came before it.”

I said, “O Messenger of Allah, despite that.”

So he said, “O Allah, forgive Khalid ibn Al-Waleed anything he has ever done to prevent from Your path.”

Islam & the Monoculture: A Parting of Ways

By Surkheel Abu Aaliyah

AT ROOT, THERE’S A PARTING of ways between Islam and the liberal monoculture when it comes to what human beings fundamentally are; what it is possible for them to be or become; and what it means to be liberated or free.

Islam teaches that the human person is imbued with a ruh, a “spirit,” that yearns to know God, truth and beauty. For the monoculture, there is no spirit or soul, merely a “self.” And this self is made up of our whims, wants and desires.

Islam teaches that the intellect or reason’s role, in light of Revelation, is to enable us to know the good and what is morally right, and to direct our desires and resolve towards it. Reason (‘aql) is a restraint on desires, it is master of desires; and so the importance of self-mastery or mastery of self in Islam.
In stark contrast, the monoculture would have us believe that reason is not, and cannot be, master of desire but only its servant. Reason can tell us not what to desire or want, but only how to get what it is we desire or want. For the monoculture, it’s not about restraining our desires or mastering the self; it’s about slavery to the self.

The monoculture’s freedom, then, is freedom of the self; freedom to be servile to the self. Islam’s freedom is freedom from the dictates of the self; freedom from self-slavery.

That being the case, any fiqh that isn’t rooted in this reality; any taysir or ease that fails to factor this into its fatwas, is sloppy and short-sighted and, in the long run, part of the actual problem.

Is Islam the Reason the Muslim World Is “Backwards”? Latin America Begs to Differ

By Daniel Haqiqatjou

The perennial question: Why does the Muslim world “lag behind”?

The perennial answer: Because of Islam!

We expect this kind of analysis from the likes of Orientalists, neoconservatives, and Barack Obama. But unfortunately, some Muslims also share such sentiments. From the beginning of the colonial period, self-hating Muslims have agreed with their colonial masters that Islam is the problem and the only way forward is to shed Islam.

Of course, the self-hating Muslims don’t come out and say, “Islam is the problem,” literally. They will, instead, say things like, “Islam needs to reform,” or, “We need to revisit classical fiqh and apply new ijtihad as needed,” or, “Classical scholarship had misogynistic elements.”

This is the not-so-subtle approach of Muslim modernists, who oftentimes will be classically trained themselves and will wear all the trappings of traditional scholars. Not all modernists wear suits and ties, like Adnan Ibrahim.

By wielding religious authority and using religious language, these modernists are better able to influence the average Muslim, who generally has a deep respect for ulama and sacred knowledge. The colonial powers, of course, recognized this and took advantage by deputizing some of these scholars to advocate for European Interests. This dynamic is still used in full force to this day.

Now let’s think more deeply about this question of “lagging behind.”

Who stands to benefit when Muslims view their bad economic position in the world as a function of their own religious tradition?

Well, if that question is too difficult, let’s look at other regions of the world that are lagging behind.

In the news recently is Venezuela.

Why do countries like Venezuela lag behind? According to Western liberal commentators, like the NYTimes and, recently, Donald Trump, the answer is simple:

THAT MR. MADURO [PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA] MUST GO HAS BEEN OBVIOUS FOR SOME TIME. SINCE HE SUCCEEDED THE LEFTIST STRONGMAN HUGO CHÁVEZ IN 2013, HIS MISMANAGEMENT, CRONYISM AND CORRUPTION, EXACERBATED BY THE DROP IN THE PRICE OF OIL, VENEZUELA’S DOMINANT SOURCE OF REVENUE, HAVE BROUGHT THE COUNTRY TO RUIN. HYPERINFLATION HAS RENDERED WAGES VIRTUALLY WORTHLESS, PEOPLE ARE DYING OF STARVATION AND LACK OF MEDICAL CARE, AND MILLIONS HAVE FLED TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.

See? Western powers only have the best interests of Venezuela’s people at heart. These poor Venezuelans are starving to death! They have no medicine! They’re experiencing hyperinflation! WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING! We have to support “regime change”! Perhaps, we need to invade! That is the only humanitarian option at this point!

Of course, no mention of the fact that the starvation, the lack of medicine, the hyperinflation, etc., are the direct result of years of sanctions on Venezuela. Gee, isn’t it amazing how when you put severe economic sanctions on a country, that country will suffer economically? Then, conveniently, you can blame whatever political faction you want to get rid of for the economic hardship in order to justify supporting a military coup or even a ground invasion. This is the circular reasoning the NYTimes and other Western media outlets trot out without a shred of self-awareness.

Poor Venezuela is not the only victim of this tactic. Many other Latin American countries have been brought to their knees by way of American “humanitarianism.” America, the savior of the world, has to save these backwards countries from their own incompetence. It’s the only way.

TruthDig reports:

A SURVEY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVES SHOWS THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD HAS SUPPORTED 10 OUT OF 12 AMERICAN-BACKED COUPS IN LATIN AMERICA, WITH TWO EDITORIALS—THOSE INVOLVING THE 1983 GRENADA INVASION AND THE 2009 HONDURAS COUP—RANGING FROM AMBIGUOUS TO RELUCTANT OPPOSITION.

THE REASON THE CIA AND U.S. MILITARY AND ITS CORPORATE PARTISANS HISTORICALLY TARGET GOVERNMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA IS BECAUSE THOSE GOVERNMENTS ARE HOSTILE TO U.S. CAPITAL AND STRATEGIC INTERESTS, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE UNDEMOCRATIC. SO WHILE THE POINTS THE TIMES MAKES ABOUT ILLIBERALISM MAY SOMETIMES BE TRUE, THEY’RE MOSTLY A NON SEQUITUR WHEN ANALYZING THE REALITY OF WHAT’S UNFOLDING.

So, in short, this is how America does things. First priority is American economic interests. Who is going to play ball? Who is going to let America and American corporations have their way and enjoy the world’s economic resources for pennies on the dollar? Most countries will quickly open their doors because who doesn’t love America?

But of course, there will always be the troublemakers who just can’t get with the program. So what does America do? Impose crippling sanctions. Brutal sanctions that end up starving the population to death. Who can forget Madeleine Albright saying 500,000 Iraqi children starving to death was “worth it”?

Then, the American media dutifully reports on the human misery and says, “See! These poor people are dying! We have to do something for those poor starving children!”

Of course, the human misery that is suffered due to the tyranny of American-friendly dictators is not commented upon or seen as a reason for action.

So, the Muslim world is not unique in its “backwardness.” Not at all. Many regions outside of North America and Western Europe are economically stunted in the same way. So why does Islam get all the blame? Why does the Islamic tradition and traditional Islamic scholarship get the blame? Why does Muslim male authority get the blame? This makes no sense.

We have to recognize what is really happening. A hostage situation. All these countries have the gun to their heads. After a while, Stockholm Syndrome sets in (i.e., a psychological phenomenon where the hostage starts to feel affection and affinity for the kidnapper).

Whenever someone starts running his mouth about the Muslim world lagging behind and how that is a function of Islam, just point him to all these other non-Muslim countries. What explains their plight? Is it just that a handful of countries in the West figured out the magic formula for not starving to death and wallowing in squalor and the other 90% of the world’s population is utterly clueless? Is that what the NYTimes and Donald Trump want us to believe?

Or is there something else at play?

The Meaning of the Word Islam

Further evidence that Islam is the true religion is from the meaning of the word ‘Islam’ itself. Basically the word ‘Islam’ is an Arabic word that denotes submission and obedience. As a religion, Islam has two meanings; general and specific. Islam in general, refers to the religion which God revealed to all prophets: the worship of God alone (Monotheism) and the avoidance of paganism. This explains why in the Qur’an all prophets call themselves Muslims. According to the Qur’an all prophets were Muslims, what they taught was nothing but earlier versions of Islam, and their sincere followers were Muslims as well. Consequently, one should not regard Islam as an innovation that was brought by Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), but as the original message of Allah (in its fundamentals) to all prophets throughout history. Specifically, the word Islam also refers to the religion that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). None of the previous religions were specifically given this name by Allah, except for this last religion – Islam.

Islam was not named after a person or a group of people, nor was it decided upon by later generations of humans. Indeed, the name ‘Islam’ was given by Allah Himself as is clearly mentioned in the Qur’an in many verses, for example:

Indeed, the only religion accepted by Allah is Islam [Qur’an 3:19]

On the other hand, Christianity was names (by its followers) after Jesus, and Judaism after the tribe of Judah. However, it is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible that the religion of the followers of Prophets Ishaq alayhis Salaam (Isaac) and Musa alayhis Salaam (Moses) and their descendants is called Judaism, or that the religion of the followers of ‘Eesa alayhis Salaam (Jesus) is called Christianity. In other words, the names ‘Judaism’ and ‘Christianity’ had no Divine origin or approval. It was not until long after ‘Eesa alayhis Salaam (Jesus’) ascension that the name ‘Christianity’ was given to the religion of those claiming to be his followers. The same applies for Buddhism, which was named after Gautama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius and Hinduism after the Persian word for India, ‘Hind’, and so on.

Another reason for calling Christians, Buddhists and others as such is because their followers worship them (in the case of Jesus and Buddha). However, Muslims are not called as ‘Muhammadans’ because Muslims do not worship Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam); they worship ‘Allah’ and submit to Him alone. In fact, this phenomenon of naming an ideology after a person has become so common that many mistakenly label Islam as “Mohammedanism”, although Muslims have never used, nor do they accept such a label.

Only Islam Values Sanctity of Life

By brother Abu Yusuf

Only Islam truly values the sanctity (hurmah) of life. It defines it, preserves it and practically protects it!

Many secular-liberalist may value ‘the sanctity of life’ but as they cannot actually define this sanctity, life itself becomes easily dispensable when material interests are greater! They may value a life if they know, relate or resonate with it – like the biases we have seen to the killer of NZ terrorist, or a fellow citizen in the developed world but not as much sympathy (or empathy) to others in far greater numbers being massacred in Yemen, Rohingya, CAR, Filistin, etc

Sufficient proof of their disregard for life in pursuit of materialism can also be found in secular-liberal societies from individuals and families on rampant knife-crime, mass shooting, organised assassinations to the highest authority of the state in perpetual wars and supporting massacres of tyrants. Not to mention modern day infanticide and patent laws on desperately needed medication, its restriction and absence led to the death of millions!

They may argue they have laws that punish the killer but the concern is not protection of life but the protection of individual freedom. Laws – viewed as a necessary evil – exist in secular-liberal societies to guarantee the individual’s liberty and to prevent infringement of another’s freedom!

The enlightenment believed in the creator and therefore understood, as a self-evident truth the sacredness of life, its utmost value and a responsibility and a trust from the creator that one would be accountable for – all due to religious concepts inherited from Christianity. However over time atheism and agnosticism became the dominant and religiosity weakened (at an alarming rate, almost diminished in certain areas) and subsequently the meaning and value of life became a commodity, and pursuit of individual freedom became a sacred duty! And we are witness to its misery and senseless killing today!

Islam understood the sanctity of life: “We ordained for the children of Israel that if anyone slew a person, unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land, it would be as if he slew the whole of mankind. And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of a whole people.” [Qur’an 5:32]

However the difference to Christianity and other religions is that Islam actually guarantees its protection via the State. The Rule of law is an integral part of Islam. The religions rely solely on the hope of individual’s personal will to act good but cannot protect life from murderers who do not wish to follow the ’Rules of do’s & don’ts’. Islam not only relies on the Taqwa of individuals but actually demonstrated the saving of a life by enforcing its strict laws in al-hudud, jinayat and ta’dheer that seek to preserve life by either a deterrent, just punishment or rehabilitation. Other religions simply have no system to regulate life’s affairs in politics.

It may be argued that there are Muslims, not liberalists, who do not value the sanctity of life like the isis militia and boko haram. That they kill innocent civilians in the name of Islam!

There are Muslims who sin this does not make it islamic, and killing in the name of Islam makes them no different to Ku Klux Klan killing in the name of Christianity! Furthermore these militia movements who initially began on a noble cause in defending their lands and the oppressed became excessive (ghulu) in imitating the enemies in targeting innocent civilians, and this has nothing to do with Islam or its theology. Islam places strict rules in the preservation of life, and in taking of a life in just causes like murder, adultery, highway robbery, retribution etc via the judiciary of the state and not left to whims of a people that feel oppressed.
Muslims must be on the offensive intellectually in exposing the capitalists in its audacity to police the world on its ‘high horses’ and ‘moral high ground’ when it is they the real cause of the decay and misery of the world! They are the causes of the violent militias that target innocent civilians. Muslims also must learn and present the true alternative that saves and protects the sanctity of all life.

THE SATANIC CALL FOR THE ABOLITION OF ISLAM

BY: INTERNATIONAL THAANVI ACADEMY OF ISLAMIC RESEARCH

BISMILLAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHEEM

INTRODUCTION

“Verily, We have revealed the Thikr, and Verily We are its Protectors.” [Al-Hijr, Aayat 9]
(For them) is some provision in this dunya, then unto Us will be their return. Then We shall inflict on them a severe punishment because of the kufr they perpetrated.” (Yoonus, 69, 70)

This world is the arena for the conflict between Haqq and baatil – Truth and falsehood. Allah’s Wisdom has dictated that this tussle between the opposing and mutually repellent forces of Truth and falsehood shall endure until the Last Day of the tenure of this world. Therefore, the continuous bobbing up of Satanists – murtaddeen, munaafiqeen and zanaadiqah – who are the agents of Iblees, has to be expected. A myriad of the agents of Iblees abounds all over the world in a variety of forms and in all institutions of life. All of them are in a satanic alliance to extinguish Islam. But this pernicious objective is unattainable. Allah Ta’ala Himself has undertaken the responsibility of safeguarding His Deen.

For protecting His Deen, Allah Ta’ala has established the Institution of the Ulama-e-Haqq who will remain dominant until the Day of Qiyaamah. In this regard, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“There will forever remain in my Ummah a group (the Ulama-e-Haqq), who will fight on the Haqq. Those who oppose them or who do not aid them, will not be able to harm them until the Day of Qiyaamah.”

One such Zindeeq/Murtad, Mr. Abraham Sool, has very recently bobbed up calling for the abolition of Islam despite professing to be a Muslim. His satanic call is quite expected since he had flagrantly jettisoned his Imaan out of his heart by his wholehearted acceptance and participation in Hindu wedding rituals of shirk and kufr.

Lacking in entirety in Ilm-e-Deen, this miscreant man shamelessly propagates the kufr ideology of “the need for Islam itself to be reformed”. This is tantamount to the denial of the Truth of Islam. It is a shaitaani call for the abolition of Islam – a goal which will never be attained even if he is reborn a million times, and even if all the kuffaar, munaafiqeen and zanaadaqah of the world aids him in this satanic mission.

Issuing a challenge to the myriads of Satanists who denied the Qur’aanic Deen, Allah Ta’ala said: “Call your helpers besides Allah if indeed you are truthful. And, if you are unable (to achieve your satanic goal), and never will you be able, then fear that Fire whose fuel is men and stones. It has been prepared for the kaafireen.” [Al-Baqarah, Aayat 24].

Their goal of obliterating Islam can never be attained because Allah Ta’ala has already declared: “Allah will establish the Haqq with His Word even though the Mujrimoon (criminals) abhor it.”

About these zanaadaqah, Allah Ta’ala says: “As for those in whose hearts is a disease (of nifaaq and kufr) – rijs (filth) upon filth is increased for them, and they perish as kaafiroon.” [At-Taubah, Aayat 125]

They are the worst species of Allah’s creation. There is no more hated species to Allah Ta’ala than the kaafiroon, and the worst of the kaafiroon are the murtaddeen. “Verily, the worst of creatures by Allah are those who commit kufr, thus they have no Imaan.” [Al-Anfaal, Aayat 55]

Mufti Abdur Rahman Khan INTERNATIONAL THAANVI ACADEMY OF ISLAMIC RESEARCH

RELIGIOUS REFORM IS KUFR

A MURTAD CALLS FOR THIS KUFR

In an extremely stupid narrative loaded with kufr, ‘Ebrahim Rasool’ (hereinafter referred to as Abraham Sool due to his irtidaad perpetrated in the recent Hindu wedding, has displayed his total jahaalat and exhibited the kufr embedded in his heart by calling for the abrogation of Islam. It will serve him better worldly dividends to once and for all publicly renounce Islam, and not pretend to be an adherent of this Deen whilst seeking to undermine it from within – a shaitaani exercise. The objective of which he shall not achieve, for Allah Azza Wa Jal says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“They (the kuffaar) intend (conspire) to extinguish the Noor (Deen) of Allah with their mouths (with their stupid shaitaani narratives), while Allah will complete His Noor even though the kaafiroon abhor it.” [As-Saff, Aayat 8]

It matters not how much the enemies of Islam may plot and scheme to destroy Islam, they will not succeed, for Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“Behold! The army of shaitaan, they are the losers.” [Al-Mujaadalah, Aayat 19]
“They who oppose Allah and His Messenger, indeed they are in disgrace. Allah has decreed: ‘Most assuredly, I and my Messenger shall be victorious, verily Allah is powerful and mighty.” [Al- Mujaadalah, 20, 21]

Flagrantly stating his capital idea of kufr, Abraham Sool disgorges:

“Islam itself needs to be reformed.”

In terms of his convoluted concept of ‘dear values’, his satanic theory is that there is a need to reform ‘Islam itself’ in order to give practical expression to whatever shaitaani ‘values’ he has hallucinated. A concept which necessitates the abolition of Islam via a process of ‘reformation’ is an inspiration of shaitaan. Islam, according to the Qur’aan was completed and perfected during the very age of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Thus, states the Qur’aan Majeed:

“This Day have I perfected for you your Deen, and completed for you My Favour, and have chosen Islam for you as Deen.” [Al-Maaidah, Aayat 3]

Leave alone total reformation, Islam does not brook the slightest change in any of its beliefs, tenets, practices, teachings, etc. That is precisely why Nubuwwat was finalized and ended with the Holy personage of Muhammad Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). If there had been any need for reformation, then Allah Ta’ala would not have sealed Nubuwwat. The long Chain of Ambiya which initiated with Hadhrat Aadam (Alayhis salaam) would have perpetuated after Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). But the ending of this illustrious Chain of Nubuwwat is absolute confirmation for the total inadmissibility of even the slightest change, leave alone the type of satanic reformation which the murtad has hallucinated.

Rejecting the kufr call of Mr.Sool, the Qur’aan Majeed states: “Just look how they are fabricating lies on Allah. Sufficient is it as clear sin………They are those on whom Allah has cast La’nat (Curse). He whom Allah has cursed, never will you find a helper for him.” [An-Nisaa’, 50, 51, 52]

Allah’s La’nat settles on those who call for the displacement of ‘reformation’. Islam This under reformation guise is of pure shaitaaniyat. Shaitaan employs his agents to undermine the Deen from within.

It is clear from his narrative of jahaalat that he is bereft of expert Ilm-e-Deen, hence his capital faux pas of kufr. No man who has an understanding of the Shariah – of the Qur’aan and Sunnah – will ever degenerate into the dregs of such jahaalat which obliterates Imaan. The call for “Islam itself to be reformed”, is kufr of the worst kind. Despite professing to be a Muslim, Mr.Sool comes fully within the purview of the Qur’aanic Aayat:
“Verily, those who commit kufr with Allah and His Messenger, and they say: ‘We believe in portion (of the Deen) and reject a portion and they intend to adopt a path in-between (i.e. the path of kufr), indeed they are the true kaafiroon.” [An-Nisaa’, 150, 151]

He calls for another brand of ‘islam’, but he desires to be known as a Muslim despite his compounded irtidaad – the irtidaad of the Hindu wedding coupled to the irtidaad of calling for the abolition of Islam. His call of kufr is a disingenuous, stupid and futile attempt to fabricate another ideology, totally alien to Islam, but to be advertised and known as ‘islam’.

Degenerating deeper into the dregs of jahaalat and shaitaaniyat, Mr.Sool states: “The problem is that it cannot contribute to democracy because its history is marred by the institutional support it has given to the caliphates, tyrants, authoritarian leaders and one-party dictatorship.”

This statement exhibits his gross ignorance of Islam, of the Qur’aan, of the Sunnah and of the institutions which developed out of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Describing the category of this Satanism, Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“And from people is he who disputes in (the Shariah) of Allah without any knowledge, and he follows every rebellion devil (shaitaan).” [Al-Hajj, Aayat 3]

Far from envisaging any contribution to democracy, Islam denounces democracy as kufrocracy. Democracy is the rule of morons – morons vote for morons and scoundrels. It is baboonocracy. Islam came to abolish all systems of kufr. Thus Allah Ta’ala states:
“Those who do not govern according to (that Shariah) revealed by Allah, they are indeed the kaafiroon.” [Al-Maaidah, 44]
“Those who do not govern according to (that Shariah) revealed by Allah, they are indeed the zaalimoon.” [Al-Maaidah, 45]
“Those who do not govern according to (that Shariah) revealed by Allah, they are indeed the faasiqoon.” [Al-Maaidah, 47]

The Qur’aan paints them as unbelievers, oppressors and flagrantly immoral. All of these satanic attributes are conspicuously displayed by the ruling cliques of all democracies. The hallucinating of the murtad that Islam has to contribute and support kufr democracy vividly exhibits his total jahaalat and kufr.

The only system of government recognized by Islam and commanded by Allah Azza Wa Jal is the authoritarian, one-man autocracy known as the Khilaafat. All other systems are satanic and haraam. The divine system of Khilaafat was practically demonstrated and implemented par excellence during the era of the Khulafa-eRaashideen of Hadhrat Abu Bakr, Hadhrat Umar, Hadhrat Uthmaan and Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu anhum). They ruled by the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal. There is no better, no superior, no more just system of government than the system of Allah Azza Wa Jal. In this regard, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“What do they search for the law of jaahiliyyah (ignorance)? Whose Law is better than the (Law of) Allah, for people who have firm faith (in Allah)?” [Al-Maaidah, Aayat 50]

Those, like the murtad who advocate democracy and the ways of the Yahood and Nasaara are in reality of them. The Qur’aan Majeed states in this regard:
“O People of Imaan! Do not take the Yahood and Nasaara as friends. They are friends to one other. Whoever from among you (O Muslims!) who befriends them, verily he is of them. Verily, Allah does not guide people who are oppressors.” [Al-Maaidah, Aayat 51].

The hearts of the murtads who creep behind the kuffaar swallowing whatever najaasat they excrete are diseased. Allah Ta’ala says: “Thus, you will see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of kufr and nifaaq) running among them…” [Al-Maaidah, Aayat 52]

The murtad and his ilk seek the law of jaahiliyyah (ignorance). Every system besides Islamic autocracy (the Khilaafat) is a law of jaahiliyyah which the Qur’aan Majeed describes as ‘Hukmul Jaahiliyyah.’ Islam is the very antithesis of democracy and of every other manmade system of jaahiliyyah, hence it is haraam to vote in this kufr system which the murtad espouses despite having been booted out by the ANC. Thus, the murtad’s idea of Islam contributing to democracy is pure baboonery. He simply does not know what he has blurted out.
“Who is a greater zaalim than the one who fabricates on Allah a LIE in order to deviate people without having any knowledge (whatsoever)?” [Al-An’aam, Aayat 144]

Fabricating falsehood in the name of Islam is to speak a brazen LIE on Allah Azza Wa Jal, hence the murtad is among the worst of the zaalimeen.
“You are following nothing but pure (satanic) conjecture, and you do nothing but stupid guesswork.” [Al-An’aam, Aayat 148]

Commanding the Mu’mineen to steer clear off all ideologies of jaahiliyyah, Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“Verily, this (Deen of Islam) is My Straight Path. Therefore, follow it, and do not follow different paths (of jaahiliyyah such as kufr democracy proposed by the murtad), for then it will take you adrift from His Path. This is what He has commanded you so that you fear (Him).” [Al-An’aam, Aayat 153]

Those who seek to mutilate Allah’s Shariah – His Straight Path — with the crooked and satanic ideologies of the kuffaar dwell in satanic hallucination. Describing them, Allah Ta’ala says:
“A group (among people) is guided while on another group (the Satanists) dhalaalah (deviation) has been decreed. They take the devils as friends besides Allah, and they hallucinate that they are guided.” [Al-A’raaf, Aayat 30]

The Satanist in the form of murtaddeen, munaafiqeen and zanadiqah appear in every era in a variety of guises. Allah Ta’ala always exposes them and fields Ulama-e-Haqq to lay to waste and demolish whatever stupidities they fabricate in the name of Islam, an example being the abolition of Islam under the deception of ‘reformation’ postulated by the murtad. By means of the institution of the Ulama, Allah Ta’ala demolishes the falsehood fabricated by the deviates. Allah Ta’ala states:
“And, Allah wills that He establishes Haqq (the Truth of Islam) with His Word, and that He cuts asunder the roots of the kaafireen, so that Haqq is established as the Haqq, and so that baatil is obliterated even though the mujrimoon abhor it.” [Al-Anfaal, 7 and 8]

The mujrimoon (criminals) mentioned here refer to the kuffaar in general with all categories of kufr, bringing within its purview the murtaddeen, munaafiqeen and zanaadaqah. Allah Ta’ala, with His Institution of the Ulama-e-Haqq, neutralizes and demolishes the type of kufr ideologies spun by the likes of Mr.Sool. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“This Ilm (of Islam) will be borne (i.e. guarded and transmitted in its pristine purity) by the Udool (uprighteous Ulama-e-Haqq) from among every khalf (later generation) who will negate (demolish and obliterate) from it (i.e. from the Knowledge of Islam) the fabrication of the heretics, the fraud of the votaries of falsehood, and the misinterpretation of the jaahileen (ignoramuses).” [Mishkaat, etc.]

When the vast majority of Ulama becomes ‘dumb devils’ by means of their silence when the Haqq is trampled on and attacked on all sides, and also by flattering the morons of the dunya, and by truckling up into their hinds either due to fear or in expectation of the fulfilment of their base worldly and nafsaani desires and despicable objectives, the deviates, murtads and munaafiqs and other similar devilish elements perceive the coast to be clear. They believe that the field is smooth and fertile for sowing their wicked kufr, hence they stupidly attempt to set themselves up as ‘experts’ of Islam, and begin to excrete their effluvium of zandaqah and kufr. They demonstrate and advertise their kufr in breath-taking ignorance of the Shariah, of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. The morons sniff around for evidence for their kufr ideologies in third and fourth class books compiled by greater morons than themselves to support their narratives which evoke mirth for the preposterous stupidity which diffuses their religion of kufr. They cavort blissfully in their theories and schemes of kufr little understanding that they have been created to be fuel for Jahannam. With their haraam twaddle they twiddle with the sacred Deen of Allah Azza Wa Jal, and only men who are atheists and munaafiqeen are capable of such kufr villainy.

Mr.Sool has acquitted himself socialistically. In fact, he has failed to do justice to even the smattering of knowledge of the subject of a sciolist. In reality, his attempt to set himself up as an expert of Islam is sciomancy. Shaitaan is the helper of such persons. This is confirmed in the Ahaadith. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that towards the approach of Qiyaamah, many jinn whom Hadhrat Sulaimaan (Alayhis salaam) had enchained and imprisoned on remote islands will be let loose. They will appear in human form in the guise of experts of the Shariah. They will acquit themselves with eloquence in their lectures in the Musaajid and recite even the Qur’aan Majeed beautifully. These devils will aid their myriad of agents (primarily graduates from the brothel universities) in the mission to undermine and extinguish the Deen, but which, of course, they will fail to accomplish. The Ulama-e-Haqq will always be present to neutralize and demolish their satanic plots and plans. This Deen is protected by Allah Azza Wa Jal Himself. Giving this promise and undertaking, Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“Verily, We have revealed the Thikr, and most certainly We shall be its protectors.”

The ideology of ‘reforming Islam’ disgorged by Mr.Sool is the devil’s work for creating disruption, corruption and doubts in the minds of the ignorant masses. However, he has grossly miscalculated even the mood and attitude of the ignorant masses. While other zindeeqs, munaafiqs and murtads will acclaim him for the najaasat he has disgorged, he will miserably fail to gain converts from the masses of Muslims. No Muslim in whose heart Imaan is rooted will ever accord a lending ear to the preposterous kufr of reforming Islam – the Islam which Allah Azza Wa Jal has completed and perfected more than fourteen centuries ago.

The primary motive for zindeeqs and munaafiqs setting themselves up as experts of the Shariah, and as reformers of Islam, is their insatiable lust for aggrandizement, for name and fame. Mentioning this fact, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“Verily, those who dispute in the aayaat of Allah without any proof having come to them, there is nothing but pride in their hearts, which they will not attain. Therefore seek the protection of Allah (from these murtad devils).” [Al-Mu’min, Aayat 56]

They believe that the donkey education acquired from universities qualify them to be experts of the Shariah. Dwelling in this deception, they make a monumental mockery of themselves. They fail to understand that their entry into the domain of the Shariah without the requisite qualifications is the effect of a Seal placed on their hearts by Allah Azza Wa Jal.
“Those who dispute in the aayaat of Allah without proof having come to them, indeed it is a mammoth sin by Allah and by those who have Imaan. Thus, has Allah placed a seal on every proud and arrogant heart.” [Al-Mu’min, Aayat 35]

When a man who is bereft of any Shar’i status in Ilm-e-Deen acquits himself as if he is an authority and an expert, then this is clear evidence for the divine Seal on his heart, and that he is destined to be fuel for Jahannam.
“What! Have you not seen those who dispute in the aayaat of Allah? Wither are they drifting (in their deception)? (They are) those who falsify the Kitaab (the Qur’an) and the (Deen) with which We have sent Our Messengers. Soon shall they come to know (when they will be cast upside down into Hell-Fire) – when yokes will be placed around their necks, as well as chains (and therewith) shall they be dragged (into Jahannam) into boiling water, then into the Fire shall they be cast to be fuel.” [Al-Mu’min, Aayaat 69 -72]

Mr.Sool, due to the divine seal on his heart does not realize the hideous fate which he has moulded for himself. Islam not only gives institutional support to the Khilaafat, it has ordained that the only form of government valid for Muslims is the Khilaafat system, which is a one-man dictatorship who governs by the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal.

Sool’s claim that Islam accorded support to tyrants is a blatant, mammoth LIE. The tyranny of the ruler has always been condemned. The Qur’aan and the Ahaadith condemn it. The Ulama-e-Haqq had always sacrificed their lives in the mission of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar in their endeavours to combat the tyranny of unjust rulers. The Ulama in every era were persecuted, tortured and even put to death for criticizing the rulers. And that is precisely what is happening today in Saudi Arabia where a murtad regime has been installed by Trump. Innumerable Ulama have been flung into dungeons, tortured and killed for opposing the kufr attempts to satanize the land with western kufr democracy. The Ulama-e-Haqq had always acted in the light of Rasulullah’s exhortation:
“The noblest Jihad is to proclaim the Truth to a tyrannical ruler.”

As for autocracy, the Qur’aan Majeed informs us that it is a divine institution. Allah Ta’ala had created the monarchy system. The Qur’aan says:
“And, he (the Nabi) said to them: ‘Verily, Allah has sent to you Taalut as king.” [Al-Baqarah, Aayat 247]
“And (remember) when Musaa said to his people: ‘O my people! Remember the bounty of Allah on you when He made from among you Ambiya, and He made you kings.” [Al-Maaidah, Aayat 20]

Both Nubuwwat and Monarchy are described as divine bounties.

Throughout the history of mankind, the monarchial institution was upheld by all the Ambiya. It is an institution created and ordered by Allah Ta’ala while democracy is a satanic institution. It is the reign of donkeys and baboons. Those who give preference to the shaitaani system of democracy and criticize Khliaafat as Sool does, are murtaddeen without the slightest vestige of doubt. Their ritual acts of mock ibaadat are worthless and invalid. The best system, divinely instituted is the Shar’i dictatorship called Khilaafat.

It should be well understood, that even a king who ascends the throne by hereditary succession will be a legitimate Khalifah if he rules according to the Shariah. Thus, monarchy is not nugatory of Khilaafat. Besides the Khulafa-e-Raashideen, all Khilaafats were monarchies.

Mr. Sool illustrating his jahaalat, digs up Saddam Husain from his grave with the comment: “Some even supported Saddam, merely because he claims to be a Muslim.” While it is necessary to support a Muslim, it is haraam to support a murtad. But, Sool being a lackey of the western kuffaar supports the U.S.A. and its gangs of oppressors who had invaded Iraq bringing wholesale slaughter, barbarism and misery to the Land of Iraq which Saddam was at the time defending. On the occasion of the invasion of Iraq by the western devils, it was Waajib for Muslims to support Saddam Husain. Sool by this averment has demonstrated where his sympathies lie. Since he is a murtad, he obviously is on the side of the kuffaar west.

Making a fool of himself, Mr. Sool says: “There are simply no grounds for that sort of religious opportunism and chauvinism in a liberation struggle.” This silly statement of ignorance is in the context of the Ummah’s support for Saddam Husain when Sool’s masters and bosses, the West, were invading and brutalizing the Ummah in Iraq. He labels the Ummah’s support for Saddam ‘chauvinism’. Perhaps the chap is unaware of the meaning of this term.

‘Chauvinism’ means bellicose patriotism. It is an attitude underlined by a fighting spirit. While Iraq was invaded and thousands of Muslim men, women and children were being killed by the kuffaar invaders, Sool finds fault with the bellicose support the Ummah was proclaiming for the suffering Muslims. This is the attitude of a murtad in whose heart kufr is rooted. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“The Muslimoon are like a single man. If the eye pains, the whole body is affected. If the head pains, the whole body is affected.”

His talk of ‘religious opportunism’ in the Iraqi context is absolutely stupid and conspicuously displays the hater of Muslims he is. Sool’s abhorrence for Saddam betrays his affinity for the Shiahs. Since Saddam was anti-Shiah, Mr. Sool, the Murtad, reveals vitriol for those who had supported Saddam during the kuffaar invasion of Iraq. Only murtaddeen, Shiahs and supporters of Shiahs cherished hatred for Saddam at the time when the U.S. with its satanic coalition was brutalizing the Iraqi segment of the Ummah.

As for the so-called ‘liberation struggles’ Mr. Sool rants about, there is no genuine liberation struggle. One evil regime is simply replaced by another evil regime. It is always a struggle of Satanists. There is not a single incident of a so-called ‘liberation struggle’ resulting in a benevolent, just and honest regime which has the welfare of the masses at heart. It is simply the substitution of one tyranny with another tyranny.

The murtad says in his insipid, baatil narrative:
“We have for too long, in too many places around the world, provided theological legitimation for the very kind of inequality between rich and poor that is now being rebelled against in South Africa.”

This is ambiguous nonsense. He does not know what drivel he has disgorged. Who are the ‘we’ this chap refers to? He needs to define the concept of ‘inequality’ he has blurted out. What are the details of this ‘inequality’? And, who had provided the hallucinated ‘theological legitimation’ for any of the injustices and oppression perpetrated by the ‘stalwarts’ of the liberation struggle. Yesterday they were paupers. Suddenly, in the aftermath of the ‘liberation struggle’, they became billionaires, pillaging and plundering the wealth of the masses, oppressing the poor who became poorer after the ‘liberation struggle’ while the ‘elite poor’ became filthy rich, swimming in filthy opulence.

Whilst the leaders of the ‘liberation struggle’ bask in opulence and luxury, living in mansions like kings, the masses on whom they had relied during the ‘liberation struggle’ degenerate incrementally in squalor and grinding poverty. The effluvium of the so-called ‘liberation struggle’ is the nationwide unrest, strikes, riots for nonprovision of services, mass unemployment, soaring crime rate, etc., etc. These are the bitter fruits of every ‘liberation struggle’ in every part of the world.

Who has provided ‘theological legitimation’ for these evil ‘liberation struggle’ entities? There is no genuine difference between one regime and another. All of them are the regimes of shaitaan. The most selfish blood-suckers of all so-called ‘liberation struggles’ are the political leaders. Sool must explain in detail his stupid allegation of ‘theological legitimation.’ In reality, his statements are simply ‘full of sound and fury signifying’ bunkum.

And, just who is rebelling against whom today in South Africa? Sool has acquitted himself with stupid ambiguity. The poor masses in the squatter camps and informal settlements are rebelling against the leaders of the so-called ‘liberation struggle’. These leaders have amassed billions by riding on the backs of the squatter-camp dwellers who still have no homes while the leaders of the ‘liberation struggle’ reside in opulence in mansions and palaces. It is the same story in every country which underwent the trauma of the socalled ‘liberation struggle’. In most cases, the regimes which were displaced by the so-called ‘liberation struggles’ displayed some benevolence and care for the masses. They had a better understanding of the science of looting the public treasury. They understood the limits, whilst today the plundering of the public treasury is executed with an unheard of insanity among former oppressive and tyrannical regimes. The regime prior to a ‘liberation struggle’ understood the limits of plundering, hence the country generally prospered. But, look at the condition of the country today after the so-called ‘liberation struggle’? Who are the fat cats today? Who are the exploiters and the oppressors today? They are the leaders of the ‘liberation struggle’ of yesterday.

Political leaders are the worst opportunistic scum. They are tainted beyond redemption by the evils spawned by their lust for exploiting the suffering masses. These vile opportunists are not only a simulacrum of the previous tyrannical regime, they are egregiously worse in oppression, crime and villainy. They have ruined the land by pillaging and plundering its resources regardless of the suffering of the masses who had installed them as the rulers. Democracy is a massive scam and fraud. With this stupid mirage they have succeeded to bamboozle the illiterate and stupid masses. This is the condition in all lands, with one country being worse than the other. Now the murtad seeks to make the Deen of Islam the scapegoat for the villainy of the political frauds and dacoits.

The murtad Sool, compounding his kufr, disgorges:
“Islam needs to rediscover the basis of its identity, asking to what extent suggestions that Allah provides for all of us in different degrees and that we should be satisfied with our lot in life, are really little more than ruling class ideology imposed on the poor in the name of Allah.”

Firstly, this disgorgement is pure rubbish. Secondly, this chap needs to re-educate himself in the English language. The composition of his idea as stated above is atrocious. He has failed to correctly articulate his kufr although the kufr percolates from this stupidity. Mr. Sool should submit to secondary level grammar lessons to enable him to at least acquit himself correctly in the grammatical composition of his silly ideas. In fact his entire narrative is an insipid effluvium of twaddle consisting of flapdoodle averments tantamount to kufr as well as explicit kufr. His ideas of kufr are the effects of divination with the aid of shayaateen. Such satanic deception causes induration of kufr in the heart which blinds the murtad to the reality of his villainy which will gain for him only everlasting perdition in Jahannam. Allah Ta’ala describes such satanic excogitations as zukhruful qawl (satanically adorned statements). Generally, brothel-university products excel in satanism, hence kufr is their capital.

The longer the donkey tail of degrees acquired from these donkey universities, the more indurate will be the kufr of these chaps.

Being satisfied with one’s lot in life is not “ruling class ideology imposed on the poor in the Name of Allah” as the murtad alleges. It is in fact a command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Allah Ta’ala has created mankind into classes – the rich, the poor, the middle class, etc. Denial of this Qur’aanic fact just adds to the kufr of the murtad. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“Do they (these kuffaar) distribute the mercy of your Rabb? We apportion their livelihood among them in this worldly life, and We have elevated some of them above others in ranks so that some of them may take others as servants.” [Az-Zukhruf, Aayat 32]

Sool, the murtad is in flagrant denial of the class system which Allah Ta’ala has created and which the Qur’aan Majeed confirms in the above Aayat. No one has imposed any manmade ‘class ideology on the poor in the name of Allah’. On the contrary, Allah Ta’ala has created the poor and has honoured them with lofty ranks which only the Ambiya, Siddiqeen and Shuhada will enjoy in Qiyaamah.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Poverty is my pride.” Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had, furthermore, supplicated to Allah Ta’ala to keep him alive in the class of the poor; to cause his demise in the class of the poor, and to resurrect him on the Day of Qiyaamah in the Assembly of the Poor. Thus, the ‘ideology of the poor’ is a divine ideology, the sublimity of which atheists, communists and murtads has not even crossed their minds nor are they able to hallucinate the lofty status of the poor in Islam is. And, Muslims are proud of this ‘opiate’.

Sool, the murtad, dwelling in shaitaani deception appears to be a murtad bedeviled with compound kufr – the kufr of denying the Qur’aan, Hindu shirk, and the kufr of atheism acquired from communism. The latter is evidenced by his reverence for the communist shaitaan, Marx. Thus, Sool says: “That kind of religion is no more than the opiate of which Marx spoke.” At this juncture the miserable murtad has let the cat out of the bag to reveal who exactly he is. He is a communist atheist masquerading as a Muslim. Since all murtads are cowards, he lacks the courage to proclaim his true identity.

Muslims declare with pride that this Deen of Islam as was handed to the Ummah by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is undoubtedly their beloved ‘Opiate’. We supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to keep us all addicted to this ‘Opiate’ on which hinges our everlasting success and salvation in the Hereafter. Those who have no addiction to this sacred ‘Opiate’ are doomed to the misery of the everlasting Fire of Jahannam which is the hideous abode for murtad creatures.

Just reflect! This chap proclaims himself to be a Muslim, yet he seeks to abrogate the Qur’aan and abolish Islam with the doctrine of atheism he has lapped up from the vomit of Marx who is a greater shaitaan than even Iblees.

Allah Ta’ala has created people rich and poor. The rich will be punished for their injustices and exploitation, and the poor will be highly rewarded for their Sabr and contentment. But the poor who are the followers of the devil will be in Hell-Fire with the rich who were exploiters. In the divine ‘ideology of the poor’ imposed on Muslims by Allah Ta’ala, the poor are expected to be contented with their lot. The view of the devil Marx to whose atheistic ideology Mr. Sool is subservient, is the very antithesis of the ideology of contentment which Allah Ta’ala has ordained for all Muslims, especially for the Fuqara. About the extremely lofty rank, significance and importance of the Fuqara, the following explanation in the Hadith is most salutary and debunks the rubbish of Marxist Satanism espoused by the murtad Sool.

THE COMPLAINT OF THE FUQARAA

Hadhrat Anas Bin Maalik (radhiallahu anhu) narrates that once the Fuqaraa sent a representative to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). He said to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam): “I am the delegate of the fuqaraa.” Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “I regard as my friends those whose delegate you are.”

The delegate said: “The fuqaraa say that all goodness has been acquisitioned by the wealthy, while we are deprived. In fact, the wealthy have gained Jannat. They perform Hajj while we lack the means for it. They give Sadaqah, while we are unable. They free slaves while we lack this ability. When they are sick, they transform their wealth into a treasure (by means of charity).”
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“Inform them that those among you who are patient and have the niyyat of attaining thawaab, for them are three such ranks which are not for the wealthy.
The first rank: In Jannat will be some mansions of red Yaqoot (a precious stone of Jannat) which will be situated at extremely lofty heights. The people of Jannat will look at these mansions in the same way as the people of the earth look at the stars. Besides a Nabi; a Shaheed and a Mu`min Faqeer, no one will enter.
The second rank: The fuqaraa will enter Jannat 500 years before the wealthy.
The third rank: When a faqeer recites with sincerity:


he gains such thawaab which the wealthy will not acquire even if they spend 10,000 Dirhams (in the Path of Allah). This is the superiority of the faqeer over the wealthy in all deeds of virtue.”
When the delegate informed the fuqaraa of this message, they exclaimed in ecstacy: “O Allah! We are pleased! We are pleased!”

It is with pride that Muslims say that we love the ‘Opiate’ bestowed to us by Allah Ta’ala in the form of this Deen of Islam. Sool can be enamoured with the kufr, devilish theories of the shaitaan Marx, but Muslims are proudly intoxicated with the divine ‘Opiate’ which Allah Ta’ala has awarded us. Our everlasting salvation in the Aakhirah is reliant on this ‘Opiate” of Islam while Sool’s everlasting perdition in Jahannam is being paved by his emulous imitation of Hindu and communist kuffaar such as Marx. He thus finds himself in a cesspool of kufr which has extinguished his Imaan, hence he calls for the abolition of Islam.

Regarding the divine validity of classes in society, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“Do they (these kuffaar) distribute the mercy of your Rabb? We apportion their livelihood among them in this worldly life, and We have elevated some of them above others in ranks so that some of them may take others as servants.” [Az-Zukhruf, Aayat 32]
“If Allah had to bestow rizq in abundance to His servants, they would spread mischief on earth. But, He grants according to the measure He wills.” [Ash-Shura, Aayat 27]
“Do they not see (can they not understand) that verily Allah increases (in abundance) rizq for whomever He wills and (for others) He restricts (rizq). Verily, in this there are signs for people who have Imaan.” [Az-Zumar, Aayat 52]

The great difference between the poor class in Islam and the poor class in the ideology of the ‘liberation struggle’, is that the Fuqara are ennobled, and the Muslim rich are ordered and encouraged to attain the success and happiness of Jannat by means of service to the poor – the Fuqara and Masaakeen. Thus, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“They (the rich) feed the poor, the orphan and the prisoners for the sake of His Love. (And they say): ‘We feed you for Allah’s Sake. We do not intend to receive any reward or thanks from you.” [Ad-Dahr, Aayat 8, 9]

This is the sweet ‘Opiate’ which impels Muslims to serve the poor class for Allah’s Sake. We are proud of being addicted to this ‘Opiate’ which the murtad and his master, Marx scorn and despise. While the Deen as Muslims believe in affects Sool and his master, Marx with severe mortification, it is for us, the Ummah, the sweetest ‘Opiate’, for it provides the necessary divine intoxication which is imperative for what the Auliya of Allah term Ma’rifat. But this concept can never be comprehended by those whose hearts and brains are necrotized by kufr. Allah Azza Wa Jal has created us to be ‘lost’ and become annihilated in His Remembrance, and this is not possible without addiction to the Divine ‘Opiate’. Those who are not addicted to this wonderful ‘Opiate’ grovel in humiliation, pillaging and plundering humanity for the jeefah (carrion) of this dunya. This is the fruit – the jeefah – for which the vultures of materialism live.

Regarding the poor class, the fat cats of the ‘liberation struggle’, once established in government, resort to the oppression and injustices of the earlier tyrannical regime, but only in a different form – old wine in a new bottle. These vile political leaders are the worst oppressors and scum. Their insatiable greed for worldly wealth and luxuries intoxicates them, making them blind to the hardships of the masses. Their exploitation exceeds the exploitation of the regime which their so-called ‘liberation struggle’ had displaced.

The classes of humanity created by Allah Ta’ala cannot be wished or worked away. The worst offenders of the theory of a classless society are the very propounders of this bunkum ideology. Even Mr. Sool who is proud of the devil’s ideology, does not live the life of the poor who dwell in informal settlements and squatter camps. His opulence exhibits his hypocrisy. The idea of a classless society is a hallucinated mirage of men whose brains have been gangerenized by kufr, hence they suffer from the malady of malfunctioning intelligence. That is why they are capable of propounding downright stupid theories and ideologies which they spin with the aid of shaitaani divination.

The religion which “is no more than the opiate of which Marx spoke”, is in fact the beloved Deen of Islam which Allah Ta’ala has bestowed to us, and of which we are the proud adherents and devotees while Satanism is the opiate of Marx and the Murtad.

Further illustrating his gross jahaalat of the Qur’aan the Sunnah and of the divine ‘Opiate’ of Islam, the murtad Sool, says: “There is, on the other hand, an ethical incentive in the Qur’an that needs to be rediscovered and related to the world in which we live. For this to happen, however, Islam is obliged to look critically at its own soul.”

The murtad who professes to be a Muslim should critically search his heart and attempt to fathom his own nifaaq, kufr and shirk which he clearly displays in the effluvium which emerges from his statements. His ignorance of the Qur’aan’s Message constrained him to blurt out the rubbish of ‘rediscovery’ of some stupid ‘ethical incentive’. What is this ‘ethical incentive’ which shaitaan has urinated into his heart and brains? He should expound what exactly this stupidity is which requires ‘rediscovery’. He should explain the concept in detail and state when did this claptrap disappeared from the Ummah. Was it in existence during the era of the Sahaabah? Just where in the Qur’aan is this ‘ethical incentive’ stated.

Blurting out bunkum and portraying it verbosely with fanciful to hoodwink ignoramuses, cannot mislead those who know and understand what Islam is. This Deen was completed and perfected more than 14 centuries ago. It does not tolerate the slightest deviation from the Straight Path which Allah Ta’ala has ordained for it.

The Qur’aan has been radiantly portraying the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal since its very inception more than 14 centuries ago. Only those who have lost their Imaan need to rediscover themselves. But such rediscovery of self-deviance and realization of the imposition of Satanism on the brains are possible only if Allah Ta’ala provides the necessary hidaayat. He says repeatedly in the Qur’aan Majeed: “Allah guides whomever He wills, and He misleads whomever He wills.” Allah Ta’ala has created fuel for Hell-Fire in human and jinn forms. The Murtadddeen are primary fuel for Jahannam.

The Qur’aan Majeed’s meanings and concepts are eternal, and cannever be changed to become subservient to the changing circumstances of the world nor to the vagaries of the wildly fluctuating nafs operating under directives of Iblees. The abstract nonsense disgorged by Sool clearly demonstrates the narrow confines of the satanic straightjacket with which his brains have been fitted. Just imagine, a total non-entity wallowing in compound shirk and kufr – Hindu kufr and Marxism kufr – offering the Ummah the kufr, Ibleesi advice of some stupid ‘rediscovery’ process to which the Qur’aan Majeed has to be subjected. Whilst his own soul is marred and ruined with kufr and shirk, he ventures the abomination of claiming that “Islam needs to look critically at its own soul.” Mr. Sool! Look at your own soul necrotized by kufr before that moment when it will be stuck in your throat when Malakul Maut calls on you, and that will be sooner than later. Maut is not a far off event. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that Maut and the Qabr call on a person five times daily.

For those who set themselves up as experts of the Deen despite their gross jahaalat which they conspicuously flaunt, the Qur’aan says: “For him in this dunya is disgrace, and on the Day of Qiyaamah, We shall cause him to taste the Blazing Punishment (of Jahannam).” [Al-Hajj, Aayat 9]

On the Day of Qiyaamah when it is too late, will they understand and regret, but to no avail. On that Day all these deviates plodding the path of kufr in obedience to the shayaateen will be united in Jahannam. The Qur’aan Majeed says to them:
“Thus, will they be cast upside down therein (in Hell)- they and the ghaa-oon (the deviates), and the armies of Ibless, all of them together. Disputing among themselves (in Jahannam) they will say: ‘By Allah! Most certainly we were in manifest deviation.” [As-Shu’raa, Aayaat, 94, 95, 96, 97]

Only those in whose hearts is embedded kufr dispute about the concepts, beliefs and practices of Islam which have been transmitted down the centuries from the Sahaabah most reliably. The kufr is of an aggravated nature when men who are bereft of Ilm-e-Deen, such as Sool, seek to acquit themselves as authorities and experts of the Shariah.
“Only those who are kuffaar dispute in the Aayaat of Allah. Therefore, do not be deceived by their strutting in the cities.” [Al-Mu’min, Aayat 4]

For those who believe in the satanic baatil ideologies of devils incarnate such as Marx, the Qur’aan states: “Those who believe in baatil (ideologies, and who commit kufr with Allah, indeed they are the losers.” [Al-Ankabut, Aayat 52]

Sool, the Murtad, with ambiguities devoid of even valid mundane meaning, attempts to bamboozle the ignorant and the unwary. His averments pertaining to institutional support to caliphates, support for Saddam, religious opportunism / chauvinism, liberation struggle, theological legitimation for the inequality between the rich and poor, the need for Islam to rediscover itself, class ideology imposed on the poor in the name of Allah, subservience to the atheist Marx , and his stupid ethical incentive to be searched for in the Qur’aan, are all shaitaani figments of his hallucination designed to flaunt expertise for the acquisition of self-aggrandizement. All these ideas are pure bunkum – a cacophony of stupidities which in addition to being meaningless, are kufr.

Kufr is the vilest spiritual disease which reduces man to sub-beast levels. The Qur’aan says in this regard: “Those who commit kufr, enjoy themselves, and they eat like animals eat, the Fire is their abode.” (Muhammad, Aayat 12)

They are worse than animals: “They are like cattle, in fact, they are more astray (than even cattle).” [Al-A’raaf, Aayat 179]

They fail to realize the gravity of their kufr, hence the Qur’aan Majeed is replete with Verses drawing attention to the notoriety and evil consequences of kufr and irtidaad. Allah Ta’ala says:
“Verily, those who have turned on their backs (i.e. became murtad with their kufr) after the guidance (of the Deen) was clarified for them, Shaitaan has adorned for them (their kufr) and has (deceived) them with hopes.”
This is because they say to those (their masters in kufr, e.g. Marx) who abhor Allah’s Revelation (the ‘Opiate’ of Islam): ‘We shall follow you in some issues (such as your ideologies of a classless society, and of religion being the cause of man’s problems, etc.). Allah is well aware of their (satanic) secrets (and schemes which they devise to hoist their atheism).” [Muhammad, Aayat 25 and 26]

The MJC is mute regarding the manifest kufr propounded by their bed-fellow, Sool. Their dalliance with him constrains condonation of his explicit kufr. The MJC was at great pains in its struggle and abortive attempt to exonerate Sool from the shirk of the Hindu wedding. Since they themselves were complicit in the shirk of Hindu rituals, they deemed it imperative to present downright stupid and baseless baatil ta’weelaat to save Sool and themselves from the Shariah’s Fatwa of kufr.

But now, they have no valid reason for silence. Sool has flagrantly called for the abolition of Islam. The MJC, if it genuinely believes in Islam, then despite its kufr of supporting Sool’s Hindu wedding charade, should comment on this latest kufr ideology propounded by this Murtad. The MJC sheikhs need to search their souls to discover what exactly they are. Are they Muslims? The Hadith: “The one who is silent about the Haqq (when it is being trampled and demolished) is a dumb devil”, is too mild a stricture for the manifest villainy of the MJC. They are not only silently condoning the brazen kufr propagated by their bosom friend, Sool, they are guilty of misguiding the ignorant masses whom they imagine they are leading and representing in the Western Cape. We hope that they can understand the danger to the Imaan of ignorant Muslims of the university kind, posed by characters such as Sool, and not attempt to kick up enough dust and smoke to protect their murtad cohorts.

We say ‘Muslims of university kind’ because stupid kufr ideologies have absolutely no appeal for Muslims whose brains and Imaan have not been corrupted and corroded by the atheistic education which the brothel universities impart.

Sool, the Murtad hallucinates that “Islam needs to rediscover the basis of its identity”. What is this satanic ambiguity. This character needs to define and elaborate what precisely he means by this shaitaani concept. In reality his kufr concept envisages an ‘islam’, the basis of which is crass materialism – the kind which the Devil, Marx had propounded. The Murtad desires that the primary and fundamental basis of Islam, namely its spiritual dimension in which Thikrullah and the Objectives of the Aakhirah predominate, be expunged. This is the objective of the atheists. Their ideology of life has no room for the spiritual domain which is the primary region wherein the Qur’aan commands us to dwell, to live and die.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) exhorted Muslims to live on earth like wayfarers. This world is a temporary inn where we shall be for an extremely short time period. Hence, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “What relationship do I have with this world? I am like a horse rider (on a journey). I take rest under a tree (in the desert). Then (after a short rest) I again issue forth (into the desert to continue the journey to reach home).” And the Home of the Mu’mineen is Jannat, not at all this dunya. Thus, said Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam): “This dunya is a home for a person who has no home. It is wealth for a person who has no wealth. He who has no intelligence, accumulates wealth for this world.” This is a lesson from the ‘Opiate’ to which all Mu’mineen have to incumbently become addicted. Minus this addiction, the future is bleak. It leads to Jahannam. Stating the difference between the atheists who abhor Islam and the Mu’mineen who are addicted to the ‘Opiate’ of Islam, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“Among people are those (the Marxists, atheists and murtaddeen) who take (for themselves) idols which they love like the love (the Mu’mineen have) for Allah. And, those who have Imaan are most profound in their love for Allah.” [Al-Baqarah, Aayat 165]

The opiate of the murtaddeen and atheists who are the mental slaves of Devils such as Marx, is crass materialism, lust for carnality and worldly objectives while the ‘Opiate’ of the Believers is Allah’s Love which is attainable only by means of addiction to the ‘Opiate’ of Islam.

In the society of mankind in which Allah Ta’ala has created a variety of classes, among which is also the “class ideology of the poor in Allah’s Name”, the ‘Opiate’ of Divine Love is attainable by serving this poor class. Thus, the Qur’aan tells us:

“Piety is not (confined) to turning your faces to the east and the west. But, piety is to have Imaan on Allah, the Last Day, the Malaaikah, the Kitaab and the Ambiyaa. And (it is to) give wealth for the sake of His Love to relatives, the orphans, the Masaakeen (the poor), the wayfarer, to those who seek (their freedom) from slavery, and establishing Salaat and giving Zakaat. And, they fulfill their pledges when they pledge. And, they are patient in hardship, adversity and war. They are indeed the truthful ones. Indeed they are the Muttaqoon.” [Al-Baqarah, Aayat 177]

The Muttaqoon are those who are addicted to the ‘Opiate’ of Allah’s Love. Whatever they do, is the effect of intoxication –intoxicated with this Divine ‘Opiate’. The atheists for themselves, substitute this Divine ‘Opiate’ with the opiate of materialism and godlessness. They are the slaves of passion, emotion and satanism. They labour in self-deception with the baseless idea of them being free from intoxication. They are drunk with the opiate of materialism and atheism.

Concluding his stupid dissertation of kufr, Sool says: “It is a process that is beginning to happen despite the desperate attempts by some within our ranks to suppress all forms of dissent.”

The ‘few’ to which the Murtad makes reference, are the Taaifah (the small group of Ulama-eHaqq) about whom Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“There will forever be in my Ummah a Taaifah who will fight on the Haqq until Qiyaamah. Those who oppose them or do not aid them, will not be able to harm them.”

The ‘few dissenters’ will always remain until the Day of Qiyaamah to keep aloft the Standard of Islam, to weed out the satanism which the deviates, murtaddeen and atheists introduce deceptively in the guise of the Deen. The deviates will not succeed. The ‘few dissenters’ will not allow these deviates to spin, fabricate and fraud ideologies to suit their satanic narratives, whims and fancies.

In his arrogant parade of compound kufr, Sool has miscalculated. He believed that he will not be held accountable, and that he would be able to slip his kufr ideology into the community with the aid of the MJC dumb shayaateen. They offer silent condonation for the baatil and even kufr of the political entities with whom they have struck up dalliances for their own pernicious objectives. As long as there is material gain, the MJC mudhilleen will support and justify whatever twaddle cranks peddle. Their interpretative mutilation of the Shariah leaves Muslims aghast. They parade as sheikhs and maulanas, but they propagate shaitaaniyat. It is indeed a sad indictment that the ulama today have become dajjaals. Anyhow, Rasulullah’s predictions have to materialize.

Belief in Islam is only the way in which the Ummah believes. No other brand is acceptable nor permissible. The Qur’aan Majeed referring to the kind of belief of the munaafiqeen, says:

“And from among the people are those who say: ‘We believe in Allah and the Last Day’, whilst (in reality) they are not Mu’mineen. They (scheme) to deceive Allah and those who have Imaan. However, they deceive none but themselves while they do not understand (the self-deception in which they are lost).”

In their hearts is a disease (the disease of nifaaq). Therefore, Allah increases them in (this) disease. And for them is a painful chastisement on account of the lies they speak.” (Al-Baqarah, Aayat 8, 9, 10)

The only valid Imaan, is the Imaan acquired from the Sahaabah – the Imaan of the Ummah:

“If they believe like your belief (like that Islam in which you believe), then only will they be on guidance.” [Al-Baqarah, Aayat 137]

The ideology fabricated by the Murtad, stemming from the nifaaq in the heart is a wretched, accursed concept of atheism lapped up from the vomit of the likes of Marx. The only objective of all ideologies other than Islam is crass materialism. While Islam has ordained laws for our mundane activities in this temporary worldly sojourn to guide us along this treacherous worldly trajectory, its emphasis and objective are only the Remembrance of Allah Ta’ala and the attainment of the Goals of Salvation of the Aakhirah. Thus, Allah Ta’ala repeatedly reminds us in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“This worldly life is nothing but play and amusement while the Abode of the Aakhirah is best for those who have fear. What! Have you no sense? “ [Al-An’aam, Aayat 32]

There is no other ‘incentive’ to ‘discover’ in the Qur’aan Majeed. This Maqsood of the Aakhirah is the theme threaded throughout the Qur’aan Majeed. The dunya is despised. Its materialism is despised. Those who pursue materialism on the basis of the ideologies of Satanist materialism are most contemptible, most stupid and more astray than the beasts. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that “this dunya is jeefah” (carrion), and that it is more worthless than a dead decomposing kid-goat. Sool, the Murtad in his satanically subtle and stupid manner calls on Muslims to reject the Divine ‘Opiate’ of Islam, and to adopt the rotten, carrion opiate of the Devil.

Muslims should remember and understand well that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has commanded Muslims to become addicts of the ‘Opiate’ Allah Ta’ala has presented to us. Thus, Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Make the Thikr (of Allah) in such abundance that people say: ‘You are mad.”

That is, the ‘Opiate’ of Islam has made you a mad man. Muslims are proud to be such men who are intoxicated with this ‘Opiate’ which leads to an Insanity beloved to Allah Azza Wa Jal.

SALAAM ON THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE HUDA OF ALLAH

“Verily, they spoke a word of kufr, and they committed kufr after their Islam, and they conspired such things (objectives) which they could not attain.” [Al-Taubah, Aayat 74]

Seven Messages For Those Who “Leave Islam”

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There is an Arabic expression along the lines of, “aslamat Sāra, lā zād al-Muslimūn wa lā qalat al-nasārā”, which literally means: “Sara has converted (to Islām), neither increasing Muslims nor reducing Christians”. The expression is sometimes said when a person leaves Islām, as an idiomatic “who cares?”. In any case, it is not an entirely sensible expression. Entering or leaving Islām is not a matter to be taken lightly.

However in recent times, where boasting about leaving Islām is construed by pseudo-Islamic mannequins (called ‘think-tank’) as ‘very brave’,[1] even in a society beleaguered by Islamophobia and piled on anti-Islamic rhetoric, maybe there is some space for an aslamat Sāra attitude. So, if that bob of Īmān shakes at the news of pop stars no longer ‘convinced’ by an afterlife, below are seven points to help it settle.

I. Islām does not depend on its adherents, unlike other faiths and systems

Islām is not a reality that needs human validation. It is a reality that transcends above the universe and governs everything within it. In fact, there was a time when a single Muslim was called the ‘community’ all by himself,

“Ibrāhīm was a community (Ummah) in himself…”[2]

The message stood firm against the odds. Ibrāhīm ‘alayhi al-Salām did not see his singleness as an existential threat to the message of Islam as he knew his Lord was preserving it. Islam survived through the 11th century Crusades, the 13th century Mongolian campaigns and the 15th century Spanish inquisition. Numerous political doctrines, religions and strains died out with the demise of their adherents, save unadulterated, Abrahamic monotheism that remarkably survives.

In fact, there will be a time when there will be no Muslim on the face of the earth at all. This will come, as far as the age of the earth goes, moments before its end (the Day of Judgement). But the non-existence of Muslims who believe in the afterlife prior to the Day of Judgement will not stop it from happening. Even without adherents, the universal system of Islām endures.

II. Islām’s ‘Golden Era’ was when its adherents were fewest in number

Having many people on your side cannot be a bad thing, and Islām far from disparages huge numbers. In fact, the Prophet (sall Allāhu ‘alayhī wa sallam) says:

“Marry the one who is fertile and loving, for I will boast of your great numbers.”[3]

But quality has always been centralised in the few. It was a few who followed Nūh ‘(‘alayhī al-Salām), a few who crossed the river with Tālūt to meet Jālūt’s forces, and a few who were persecuted alongside ‘Īsā the son of Mary (‘alayhimā al-Salām). The Battle of Badr is by agreement the greatest battle of Islām, yet prior to the confrontation, the Prophet (sall Allāhu ‘alayhī wa sallam), supplicated,

“O Allāh! Bring about what You promised for me. O Allāh! If you destroy this band of adherents to Islām, you will not be worshiped alone upon the earth…”[4]

Here is Abu Bakr al-Siddīq (radiy Allāhu ‘anhu) with Iman weighing more than the Ummah’s masses combined,[5] Abū ‘Ubaydah b. al-Jarrāh (radiy Allāhu ‘anhu), whom ‘Umar later wished that everyone  would resemble, and al-Qa’qa’ b. ‘Āmr, whose voice and military contribution were more effective than 1000 men.[6]

In fact, ‘many’ has almost never been mentioned in the Qur’ān except with a form of dispraise. “Many of the People of the Book would love it if they could make you revert to being disbelievers after you have become believers.”[7] “Many of mankind are deviators.”[8] “Surely many  people are heedless of Our Signs.”[9] The list goes on.

It was when the ‘Ummah’ comprised of handfuls, not hundreds of millions, when the empires of the east and west bowed and surrendered. It was that small collective who heard the Prophet (sall Allāhu ‘alayhī wa sallam) saying to them:

“The best of mankind are my generation, then those that follow them, then those that follow them.”[10]

III. Our happiness when people convert is for them, not for us

Seeing someone ‘take their Shahādah’ is extraordinary. We push and shove to set our eyes on the spectacle. But in many cases, we may never see the brother or sister again. And though seeing someone embrace Islām often increases or reinforces our own Īmān, our happiness is primarily unselfish. It is for them. It is their past slate that is wiped clean, their life that has taken a momentous turn for the better and their hereafter that has been salvaged.  It is their ability to see past the centuries of sustained myths and propaganda required to keep them away from the otherwise irresistible Islām in the first place, that we admire about them.

We love it when people become Muslim not just because we desire to see in them what we failed to see in ourselves, but because one more person has saved  themselves from hell and absolved us from their complaints on the Day of Resurrection. In fact, materialistically, there is little in it for us but a duty to give long lessons in Ghusl and Wudū’,  along with a thought of that ‘student’ one day replacing us for our inadequacies, as Allāh says:

“If you turn away, He will replace you with a people other than yourselves and they will not be like you.”[11]

Seeing someone leave only hurts for precisely the opposite; that they failed at a hurdle, sold themselves short and flushed a long life down the drain; that they gave precedence to transient gratification over long-term success. It reminds us of the statement of Hudhayfah b. al-Yamān:

“The thing I fear most for this Ummah is that they give preference to what they see over what they know; and are thus misguided without realising.”[12]

IV. Challenges garble out the worst Muslims

Exams separate the best students from the worst. Difficulties bring out the real nature of people, those who can weather the storm and those who crack under the strain. The idea that leaving Islām is a ‘very brave’ thing to do is simply farcical. British Muslims face more than a thousand hate crimes a year, are lambasted by some 500 posts a day and are three times less likely to be considered for a job.[13]

Most challenges and difficulties in the world today are faced by Muslims. Muslim vilification has become the international media’s staple diet and the fad of new-age populists. ‘Very brave’ is to be a self-assured Muslim, not someone who acquiesces and attempts to join the ranks of the “dominant” race or class.

The Quraysh of Makkah thought they had outsmarted the Prophet (sall Allāhu ‘alayhī wa sallam) when, in the Tready of Hudaybiyah, they stipulated that Makkah-bound leavers from Madīnah will not be sent back to the Prophet. They forgot that when weathering a challenge, a leaver is precisely who you could do without. On another occasion, in the Battle of Uhud, a contingent of soldiers led by the hypocrite Abdullāh b. Ubay b. Salūl left the Prophet and the companions, heading home. Later, during the campaign of Tabūk, the hypocrites stayed behind altogether. But rather than outlining the vulnerability of what became a much smaller contingent of Muslims headed into the depths of Roman lands, Allāh said:

“If they had gone out among you, they would have added nothing to you but confusion.”[14]

They say “sometimes more is less”. The very word ‘Fitnah – yuftan’ comes from applying heat to an ore to bring out a base metal, removing impurities and purifying the precious metal. Like when Allāh says,

“Do people imagine that they will be left to say, ‘We have Īmān,’ and will not be tested (yuftanūn)?”[15]

It is this heat which particularly knocks off those Muslims sitting on the fence, very ready to blame their ineptitude on their dwindling religiosity, neither addressing the real causes of their failures nor ending up winning anything in the hereafter.

“Among the people there is one who worships Allāh right on the edge. If good befalls him, he is content with it, but if a trial befalls him, he reverts to his former ways, losing both this world and the Next World. That is indeed sheer loss.”[16]

Leavers of Islām should know full well that they leave behind nothing but a purer base, a surer assembly, and a firmer, better bonded core, ready to weather whatever dreary day or turn of fortune awaits ahead.

V. Being Muslim is not supposed to be a walk in the park

Altruism, charity, nurturing children properly, checking on your neighbour, resisting temptations, speaking out against wrong—the list goes on—is what a Muslim is first, and is hard work second. Islām is neither a fashion, mere identity, nor a material possession that assents to any of our ways and desires. It was sent to guide to what we know, and to what the distortions of an era have made us forget.

Some leave Islām after feeling they bit off more than they can chew. But what is better, to find a truth you voluntarily chose to follow difficult, or to capitulate to the very lusts that you left behind? Every Muslim finds one thing or another difficult, but why do some assume that Allāh’s greatest commodity, Paradise, is cheap and easy to attain?

A champion does not enter a ring intending to throw in the towel but insists on getting up after every knockout. Allāh says:

“O Mankind! You are toiling laboriously towards your Lord, but meet Him you will!”[17]

We boast about ‘keeping our noses in the grindstone’, ‘blood, sweat and tears’ and ‘burning the candle at both ends’[18] to save for a package holiday that could turn out boring and stressful. Why then do we think we can pioneer Islām, around our own tastes and fashions when it is our deliverer to eternal bliss and ultimate enjoyment?

VI. The majority of leavers do not leave Islām on ideological grounds

History and the contemporary have shown that there are no ideologies that can rationally compete with Islām. Islamophobes will happily jibe, mock and defame, but come a civilised debate and what a pity.

As such, the majority of leavers, observably leave due to some sort of bad experience either unrelated to the ideological framework of Islām, or fail to rationalise an Islamic teaching with a different ideology, a cultural norm, practice or premeditated craving of their own, many a time carnal. Those will validate what they long craved by ‘reforming’ Islām to follow suit or raise doubts about the religion itself. Let us get real, was it 15-billion-year-old observable evidence that made that leaver question the Qur’ān’s account of creation, or a new boyfriend?

The Shaytān knew it was Allāh’s order he disobeyed but wanted to validate a premeditated superiority complex, paying attention to what he thought validated that complex, “I am better than him, You (Allāh) made me from fire, and made him from clay.” But he (conveniently) paid no attention to the fact the order to prostrate came from Allāh himself. His intellectual gaffs were because he had no ideological leg to stand on. The reason he left was because his continued arrogance blighted his ability to be true to his fault of refusing to prostrate in the first place.

It is useful to remember this hierarchy of disagreement when considering the bulk of the attacks levelled against Islām’s foundations.

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VII. Being a Muslim is not a favour to anyone but yourself

Imagine if I were to give you a pen. The following week I call asking for your help towing my car, “because I gave you a pen”, then I text you needing help with my shopping “because I gave you a pen”. Soon, I will find my pen in an envelope with a note reading “with thanks.” Imagine then if the receiver—youwas instead the person demanding favours and gratitude. It is madness. Imagine then if the gift was far better than a pen—Islām itself.

Some Bedouins embraced Islām near the 10th year of the Hijrah, long after the severe persecution of Makkah, the Hijrah, the Battle of Badr, Uhud, the startling Battle of the Trench and the testing pledge to avenge the blood of ‘Uthman rady Allahu ‘anhu they took with the Prophet under the tree (al Ridwan). Despite those latter Bedouins taking part in nothing of this, they felt that their Islām deserved the appreciation of the Messenger (sall Allāhu ‘alayhī wa sallam), forgetting that it is them that ought to have shown gratitude to Allāh for His inimitable gift that came to them on a silver platter in far more comfortable days:

“They think they have done you a favour by becoming Muslims! Say: ‘Do not consider your Islām a favour to me. No indeed! It is Allāh who has favoured you by guiding you to Īmān, if you are telling the truth.’”[19]

Likewise, leavers should know that nobody felt that your Islām was disruptive, ground-breaking or a monumental rift in a Da’wah that is divinely preserved and administered by men and women who struggle against desires and weaknesses, for your departure to be disruptive.

A person’s Islām does not benefit Allāh for their departure to harm Him. Likewise nothing that Allāh obligated upon us benefits Allāh in the slightest. He was the Almighty, the Wise, the All-Powerful before everything in existence and our obedience did not increase Him in any of this.

Any individual obligation is likewise an obligation on the rest of society. Just as Allāh commanded you not to steal and to lower your gaze, He likewise commanded millions of others. So who ends up benefiting? You yourself. You, being the beneficiary—whether you realise it or not—of what is Halāl and what is Harām is enough a payment. So Allāh, through His rulings gave you and then rewarded you on top of what He gave.

When the messengers called their people to Allāh’s worship, did their people generally accept or reject their call? They rejected it. Almost all the prophets we have been informed about, however, told their people: “I do not ask you for it any payment. My payment is only from the Lord of the worlds.”[20] This is despite knowing well that their people were less than willing to pay for something they rejected to begin with! It is as if the prophets are telling them, ‘Since I am calling you to what is entirely your benefit, I would otherwise instinctively deserve to be paid for it, but the magnitude of that benefit I am bringing you is so great that none, save Allāh, can pay for it.’[21]

Islām is an inimitable privilege and blessing, and supreme way of life and salvation that attracts for every leaver, thousands of entrants. What is ‘supreme’, stays so, even if a person is as deprived and naïve as to throw it away for whatever petty return. Likewise, what is already supreme cannot be made better by its followers. It is entirely a privilege to them that they should fear losing, the same way as they would fear to be thrown into fire.

“Our Lord, do not make our hearts swerve aside after You have guided us. And give us mercy from You. You are the Ever-Giving.”[22]

Source: www.islam21c.com

Posted by: Ahmed Hammuda

Notes:

[1] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6393821/Zayn-Malik-reveals-no-longer-identifies-Muslim.html

[2] Qur’an 16:120

[3] Sunan an-Nasa’I on the authority of Ma’qil bin Yasar

[4] Jami` at-Tirmidhi on the authority of ibn ‘Abbas

[5] Bayhaqi, Mawquf on ‘Umar rady Allāhu ‘anhu

[6] Ibn al-Atheer – Asad al-Ghaabah

[7] Qur’an 2:109

[8] Qur’an 5:49

[9] Qur’an 10:92

[10] Muslim on the authority on Abdullah ibn Mas’oud rady Allāhu ‘anhu

[11] Qur’an 47:38

[12] Recorded in Hilyat al-Awliyā’, Abū Nu’aym al-Asbahānī0

[13] https://mend.org.uk/resources-and-publications/factsheets/

[14] Qur’an 47:47

[15] Qur’an 29:2

[16] Qur’an 22:11

[17] Qur’an 84:6

[18] Meaning to get little sleep

[19] Qur’an 49:17

[20] See chapter 26

[21] Reflections based on Sheikh al-Sha’rawi’s Tafsir of al-Hujuraat

[22] Qur’an 3:8