The Qur’aan Majeed says: “Do not waste. Verily, the wasters are the brothers of the devils, and shaitaan to His Rabb was ungrateful.”
Salient features of all kuffaar governments and ideologies are gross waste of re sources and massive corruption whilst the masses languish in suffering. They leech on the population, wasting billions of the public’s money usurped from the people with bludgeoning taxes. They thrive and enjoy themselves on the sweat and labour of the masses who are the victims of exploitation. In lieu of the billions extravasted from the people by the governments, especially the governments of the third world countries (African, Asian and Arab), extremely little, in fact almost nil, services are provided.
On the contrary, they loot the public vaults, making merry with the hard-earned wealth of the people. The massive scams involving billions of rands coming to light are merely the tip of the iceberg. Even the billions wasted on seemingly ‘legitimate’ government expenditure, are cruel and heartless. The dire needs of the huge poor segment of the population are ignoredwhile the wealth of the tax payers is squandered in merrymaking, waste, wholesale theft and robbery by officialdom.
Consider just one supposedly ‘legitimate expense which the government proudly ad vertises. The presidential inau guration tea party costs the taxpayers approximately R250 million. This year, the govern ment boasts of keeping the ex pense for this evil party R100 million ‘cheaper than Zuma’s’ inaugural party. Taking into account three decades of expenses for these devilish merrymaking parties, the wastage is a staggering billions. Yet, millions of the masses are without essential services such as water, electricity, toilets, hospitals, etc. The very basic requisite of protection against criminals is not provided by a government drowned in merrymaking at the cost of the suffering of the masses.
Every government depart ment, from the top to the bottom, is riddled with corrup tion, incompetence and massive waste. All governments, rulers, kings and the like are driven by Shaitaan, hence waste and corruption are legit imate for them. The masses are too ignorant to understand the satanism with which their leaders are saddled. The cor ruption and waste lead to the ultimate demise of one satanic government, but only to be replaced by another satanic force perhaps worse than its predecessor.
The only solution for corruption is Divine Law the Law of Allah Azza Wa Jal. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “And whose law is more beautiful than the Law of Allah for a Believing people.”
But today, almost all those who profess to be Believers (Mu’mineen) are actually kuffaar, hence they search for the laws of the kuffaar. In this regard, the Qur’aan Majeed states:
“What! Do you search for the law of Jaahiliyyah.” Every law besides Allah’s Law is the law of Jaahiliyyah.
Once, a man went to a village and said he wanted to buy a monkey for $ 10.
Because there were so many monkeys in the surrounding area, the villagers started running to the forest and catching them. When the man bought thousands of monkeys for $ 10, the monkeys reduced in number and became harder to find and catch. The Villagers hence stopped catching the monkeys.
The man then said he would pay $ 20. The enthusiastic villagers then started catching the monkeys again. After a while, the price increased to $ 25, at this point, let alone catch any monkeys, they were so scarce that it become very difficult to come across any at all. Then the man raised the price to $ 50, but said that he had to leave and go to the city because he had a job and his assistant would buy instead.
When he left, his assistant told the villagers; There are monkeys in the big cage I’ll sell them all for $ 35, and when the man returns, you sell them to him for $ 50. The villagers gathered all their savings and bought all the monkeys.
Then they never saw the man or his assistant again.
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.
Would a liberal send their children to an Islamic school taught by Muslim teachers using an Islamic curriculum? Why do Muslims send their children to a school that teaches the opposite of what they believe? Muslims would never send their children to an RSS shakha or a Christian school but many Muslim parents have no problem with the typical private/public school. Why?
The reason is that falsity of and disagreements with Christian and Hindu beliefs/worldview are clear to us and we want to protect our children from them. On the contrary, most of us consider secular-liberalism and modern education (and schools) to be ideologically neutral, which is not true. The reality is that the education that is imparted in most schools today is based on certain philosophies, pre-suppositions and concepts. Those toxic concepts such as naturalism, progress, utility maximization, freedom, etc. are taught for more than 15 years to credulous impressionable children, permanently distorting the way they view the world. I will touch on a few of the numerous concepts that the modern “education” imparts us.
Naturalism peddled through different subjects and especially science makes us believe that the physical world is all that exists, and all phenomenon can and must be explained through physical causes only. This blatantly undermines the belief in the supernatural and, thus, weakens imaan, which by definition is on the ghayb, the unseen, the supernatural.
History promotes the idea of progress: mankind as a whole is progressing and becoming more rational, moral and advanced over time, pushing the idea of “the newer the better”. This gives a false impression that the moderns are more advanced, moral and rational than the previous people and, thus, Islam of the 7th century is outdated and needs revision.
Economics promotes the idea that self-interested rational man, homo economicus, is in a state of competition due to a scarcity of resources and, thus, he tries to maximize his pleasure (utility) from consumption of goods and services. This strikes at the root of compassion, selflessness, sacrifice and caring for the rights of others that Islam stresses so much.
Many other such toxic ideas incongruous to Islam are taught to students through different subjects over the school life. In the absence of hard work by parents to counter the influence of such toxic ideas, it is not surprising to find a Muslim after decades of schooling (brain-washing) become a naturalist, secular, careerist, progressive, etc.
We need to think seriously about what we are studying and imparting to our successive generations. May Allah rectify our affairs.
It’s the first of May. And the so-called “progressive” (rather satanic) West calls it as “May Day”. But what are the origins of the day, anyway? For many Europeans its roots lie in pagan rituals.
It all starts with druids. The Gaelic festival, Beltane, was one of four seasonal festivals where they made sacrifices to the god Beli to encourage fertility and protect cattle from disease – basically, a festival to stimulate growth and reproduction. During the Middle Ages, men, women and children would dance gaily around a large pole, usually made from birch wood.
Nobody knows exactly why people started doing this, but the maypole is often cited as an ancient symbol of fertility: it’s big, long and – well, you get it. In these ancient, free-spirited and highly sexed times, a procession would take place before the dancing began, led by a woman appointed May Queen for the day. She’d be dressed in green, a symbol of fertility from ye olden days, green being the colour most connected to spring. Towns across Europe still erect a maypole and hold processions.
It’s not just medieval Brits that recognised the start of May as a cause for optimism and celebration of sex: civilizations from centuries earlier identified the coming of May as a reason to party. For the ancient Romans, the beginning of May was also an important fertility festival called Floralia – in ancient Egypt, they celebrated Sham El-Nesssim in the hope that women would have strong and healthy babies, and the practice carries on today.
[The following wtite-up is by Mujlisul Ulama]:
In response to a call made by kuffaar political organizations to observe MAY DAY, Muslim shopkeepers closed their shops on the 1st of May. A few Muslim traders, inspite of veiled threats and subtle attempts of intimidation, ignored the call of the kuffaar and opened their businesses. Most Muslims who observed May Day, did so out of an unfounded fear–the fear of their shops being burnt. It is imperative that Muslims be made aware of the Shariah’s view and ruling on such observances.
From the introduction at the beginning of this article it is sufficiently clear that May Day is a day of celebration associated with kufr, shirk and immorality. There can, therefore, be no relationship between Muslims and a day, the very origin of which is seeped in kufr and shirk. It is a day of idolatry, of kufr celebration, of immorality, of sex-idol-goddesses–a day of communist and atheist celebration. The political character of May Day emanates from the atheist communist ideology which stands in diametric opposition to Islam.
Muslims have permitted themselves, by their inordinate fear for phantoms, to observe the holiday of such a nation (Russian Communists) who have been butchering millions of Muslims over the past few decades in the Soviet Union, in China, in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Muslims, being the members of the Ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) can have no truck with godless communists and their allies. Communism is the worst and the most brutal monster confronting Islam. Muslims should therefore not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the vociferous proponents and supporters of socialism and communism.
Islam abhors emulation of the kuffaar. Islam prohibits Muslims to voluntarily observe the holidays and festivals of other communities. When Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) arrived in Madinah Munawwarah he observed that even the Jews were fasting on the 10th Muharram which is an auspicious day in Islam. To negate even the superficial resemblence which was created by Muslims also fasting on 10th Muharram, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advocated the fasting of two days on this occasion. It is thus Sunnah to fast on either the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th Muharram. But, in having observed May Day, Muslims are guilty of openly and blatantly emulating the worst type of kuffaar – the communists.
Muslims must understand that communists are the worst enemies of Allah Ta’ala and Islam since they are a godless people and flagrantly advocate abhorrence to Deen. What has happened to Muslim intelligence? The intelligence of a Mu’min is supposed to be imbued with the Noor of the Wahi (Revelation) which came to Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). A mind which is imbued with the Qur’aan cannever submit to the opinions, desires and calls of athiest kuffaar. What relationship is there between Islam and kufr May Day observance? Indeed, we must hang our heads in shame for having betrayed our Deen in such a flagrant manner.
Some Muslims fail to close their shops for even Juma’ Salaat, yet they answered the kufr May Day call of godless people. People bearing Muslim names–officials and members of kufr political organizations–went around canvassing support for communist May Day observance. They sought to influence shopkeepers into closing their shops, threatening them with boycotts and other veiled impending disasters to be perpetrated by the supporters of communists. But, did these Muslims ever go around to those Muslim businessmen who do not close their shops on Juma’ and who neglect the Juma’ Salaat in the pursuit of pecuniary gain? Did these Muslims ever warn that the Fire of Jahannum awaits those who do not perform Juma’ Salaat? How can they? In fact, some of them do not even perform Salaat – they stay far away from the Musjid because of the athiesm which lurks in their hearts. Such “Muslims” are the sympathisers of communists and socialists. Muslims should beware!. Do not sacrifice your Imaan at the behest of the ignoramuses who lay postrate at the political feet of kuffaar and communists.
Muslims should not be overwhelmed by intimidation and the veiled threats of misguided juhala (ignoramuses). Our safety and our protection lie in upholding the pure Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Once a Mu’min develops his Yacieen by his submission to the commands of Allah Ta’ala, then he need have no fear of the kuffaar and of the political developments which arise from time to time. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“What! Is Allah not sufficient for His servant? They scare you with those ether than Allah. And, whomever Allah leads astray, he shall find no guide.”
(Surah Zumar, Aayat 36)
Allah Ta’ala assures Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) of His Protection. The threats of the kuffaar are to be ignored with contempt. The Muslim has to fear Allah Ta’ala.. Fearing Allah Ta’ ala is not an empty slogan or mere lip-service. Fearing Allah Ta’ ala is to submit wholeheartedly to the commands of the Sunnah. Following the teachings of Islam and refraining from emulating the kuffaar is the Islamic conception of fearing Allah Ta’ ala. When true Fear of Allah settles in the heart of the Mu’min, he shall have no place in his heart to contain the fear of created beings. Thus, Allah Ta’ala commands:
AND FEAR ME AND DO NOT FEAR THEM.
In regard to following the people of baatil, kufr and dhalaal, Allah Ta’ala declares in the Qur’aan: “And should you obey the majority on earth, they will lead you astray awayfrom the Path of Allah. Verily,they follow nothing but conjecture Verily, they only conjecture.”
“And should you follow them,then mostcertainly, you too are (among) themushrikoon (those who commit shirk).”
In these times of distress, mischief and political anarchy Muslims should focus their attention to the Deen – to the Sunnah which has long been discarded by the majority of the Ummah, the world over. Our success and salvation are inextricably interwoven with submission to Allah. Our safety is not in following in the footsteps of aliens. Muslims became dominant in the early days because they adopted the way of life which stemmed from Wahi, not by emulating the ways and methods of the kuffaar. Our direction is Islam and our Goal is Allah Azza Wa Jal. Muslims do not belong in any political camp of the non-Muslims, leave alone godless communists.
It is essential that Muslims understand well the following rulings of the Shariah and act accordingly:
It is not permissible for Muslims to join any political organization.
It is not permissible for Muslims to join any traders association.
It is not permissible for Muslims to participate in trade boycotts.
It is not permissible for Muslims to observe the calls of political organizations to close shops or to initiate solidarity action irrespective of any good or noble intentions such organizations may have.
If Muslims are threatened with violence by political organizations and their supporters as a result of their (Muslims) non-participation in the calls of kufr and communism, then the Shariah allows Muslims to institute measures to defend and protect themselves. Muslims must not give way to intimidation of the communists. Allah will protect us. Our non-participation in kufr politics should not be interpreted as impotency. If the anarchists can cowardly burn and loot defenceless people, we can, by the Fadhl of Allah Ta’ ala, stand up and defend ourselves with whatever means at our disposal. Muslims who act in accordance with the Sunnah are not spineless jellyfish over which godless people can trample without compunction. Allah Ta’ala calls to us:
“O People of Imaan! If you aid (the Deen of) Allah,He will aid you and plant your feet firmly (against the kuffaar).” (Surah Muhammad)
A Mu’min “aids” the Deen of Allah by thinking as a Muslim, acting as a Muslim and dying as a Muslim. Spineless following and emulating the kuffaar can bring neither protection nor honour for Muslims.
It is an obtrusive, vigorous force which will stop at nothing to reach its goals; obliterating anything and everything that stands in its way, whether it be a regime, a political movement, a universal concept, a religious belief, even the free-thinking mind.
Many people are now aware of Globalization; or as I like to call it, Glob-liberalization. The idea of seeing a global society where people from all walks of life – irrespective of religious belief, culture, race or ethnicity, embrace one ideological political and social system has empirically become our reality. The reality of liberal democracy where liberal concepts dominate the norms of society.
Liberalism, Secularism and Democracy are the all offspring of Capitalism, which originated back in the mid-seventeenth century, after 30 years of war between European powers and the Roman Church. The war ended with the “Westphalia Treaty” which united Europe under the principles of secularism, i.e., separation of religion from state.
It was after the “Westphalia Treaty” that state-sponsored religion started to decline rapidly in society and in people’s affairs. People in Europe during the late 16th century began to embrace anti-religious movements emphasising human reason, freedom, individualism, and scepticism about religious views.
Ironically, such a movement was defined as: “The Age of Enlightenment”. Although the Age of Enlightment materialistically pulled Europe out of the Dark Ages, it also spurned atheism, and raised sentiment against religious views due the oppression and exploitation Europeans faced in the name of religion – thanks to the Roman Catholic Church.
The newly established secular Europe managed to eradicate religion from most western societies; however, it still faced a grave threat from the Ottoman Caliphate, which had previously swept southern and Eastern Europe under the religion of Islam.
Britain and France countered the threat, not by military confrontation, but by attacking the Ottoman Empire’s greatest treasures which were the thoughts and concepts of Islam which Muslims politically and intellectually possessed.
This was executed strategically by planting western missionaries in the Muslim world whose objectives were to:
1. Interchange the Islamic thoughts and concepts with secular and liberal philosophies.
2. Detach Muslims from the political, social and economic regulations of Islam.
3. Instigate nationalistic conflicts between Arabs and the Ottomans.
Eventually the Ottoman Caliphate was officially abolished on 3 March 1924, and a secular Turkish state was established, while the Caliphate lands were divided and acculturated by secular colonial powers.
The map of the Middle East we see today is the work of the Sykes-Picot agreement where the British and French foreign ministers Mr Sykes and Mr Picot drew the national borders of the modern day secular-Muslim nations.
Islam as a comprehensive political system is no longer applied today because the Muslim world has adopted the same secular-liberal tenets which toppled the Roman Catholic Church and the Ottoman Caliphate.
These secular-liberal concepts are now inculcated universally throughout the world. They are praised and promoted by politicians, public figures, news networks, cartoons, and even so-called Islamic scholars and local imams who fervently hasten to show western-liberal powers that they have adhered and conformed to the global political ideology of liberalism.
In the UK, some religious personal and commentators have come out publicly announcing unequivocal support for the right of men to marry men, i.e., conforming to the liberal political position. One has to question why these religious figures would approve of such a notion if it’s clearly antithetical to the religion they follow. Did they just make a simple mistake, or have they embraced the secular-liberal ideology which views same-sex marriage as a basic human right?
The secular-liberal ideology has no tolerance for religion in state affairs, and will not accept any individual who uses religion as the premise for deriving laws and concepts of life. As the world has been witnessing in recent years, liberal society seems to be moving towards eradicating the effect of religion in people’s lives.
Richard Dawkins, an atheist and hardcore proponent of secular-liberalism, publicly calls for the abolishment of religion from education and even declared it as “illegal” and as “child abuse.” It’s not a coincidence that most atheists are liberal; however, in accordance with the global trend, we now also see that more and more religious clerics, scholars and Imams are embracing the liberal dogma and are propagating it every chance they get.
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, who many view as a “spiritual reviver of Islam” has publicly denounced the association of religion and state. In a lecture he delivered in 2013, he stated: “the vast majority of Islamic history had relatively secular-states, they weren’t really Islamic states. The whole concept of an Islamic state is a fantasy.” He also said: “Religion really has little to do with the running of a state”.
We are also coming to find out that liberal societies will stop at nothing to defame and discredit any person who seeks to shape his life in accordance with divine laws.
On April 6, of this year, The Telegraph published an article with the headline: “extremist working as psychiatric for NHC”. The article attempted to defame Dr Imran Waheed for being a member of an Islamic political group that seeks to establish a political system in the Muslim world based on the religion of Islam. The article labelled Dr Imran as an “extremist” and a “radical” because he is against the state of Israel and against same-sex marriage.
It seems liberal societies prefer a male doctor who is gay, than a Muslim who adheres to his religion peacefully and is against such sin. It is important also to note that choosing to be gay is not just part of a citizen’s freedom, it has become part of his/her basic rights in the liberal word.
Secular-liberal powers such as the US, will not even tolerate Uganda’s law to ban homosexuality which was passed by President Museveni. The US Secretary of State has publicly condemned the anti-gay law and has mentioned that it is similar to anti-antisemitism. John Kerry even went to the extent of sending “Homosexuality Experts” to convince Uganda’s president to change the law – which he passed after medical experts convinced the Ugandan President that there is no genetic basis for homosexuality.
The Huffington Post quoted the US Secretary of State as saying the following: “I talked personally to President Museveni just a few weeks ago, and he committed to meet with some of our experts so that we could engage him in a dialogue as to why what he did could not be based on any kind of science or fact, which is what he was alleging.”
In September of 2012, The Telegraph published an article with the title: “Teachers face sack for refusing to endorse gay marriages”. The article mainly stressed that if teachers refuse to teach same-sex marriage textbooks, they could statutorily be fired. The paper also imparted that parents would not be able to withdraw theirs kids from any same-sex marriage sessions in school.
For people of faith, this is indeed startling, whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Catholic or Jewish.
Irrespective of religion, people who practice any of the mentioned faiths, holistically, teach their kids to abstain from greats sins such as killing, fornication, intoxication and homosexuality.
Children who live under a religious roof are taught to shape their lives accordingly with their faith. So why has liberal society suddenly decide to radically impose homosexuality as a universal common norm, which everyone must accept, and which every religion must conform to?
Why should people of faith and their communities kneel before an arrogant anti-religious political system that demands explicit, unequivocal adherence? A system that will zealously rush to defend those who engage in sacrilegious invectives against God and his Prophets under free speech, and on the other hand, label those who get offended as extremist, undemocratic, close-minded and trying to suppress freedom.
How does religion maintain any effect in society if its virtues and moralities contradict the very law? In such a society, religion ultimately faces extermination; thanks to the aid of religious scholars, clerics, local imams, public figures, and activists who for years programmed the youth to believe that religion should not get involved in politics.
By default, if you hold the opinion that religion shouldn’t get involved in politics, you have indirectly embraced the most basic principal of secular-liberalism. And in such a case, any religious view you hold or try to live by, is not welcomed by law.
Ironically, the sternest secular society is not in the West; it is actually in the last base of the Islamic Ottoman Empire-modern day Turkey.
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.
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