[2] Brief Reply to Middle-aged Contemporary Flag-bearer of French Militant Secularism Who Says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”.


In the Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, this statement of yours is nothing but one of your cheap tactics and a propaganda, which you desperately hope will stop your people from listening to the Qur’aan.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَا تَسۡمَعُواْ لِهَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ وَٱلۡغَوۡاْ فِيهِ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَغۡلِبُونَ

And those who disbelieve say: “Listen not to this Qur’an, and make noise in the midst of its (recitation) that you may overcome.” [Surah Fussilat. Aayah 26]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, we except this arrogance from disbelievers in this worldly life, because they are deceived by their short-lived and temporary worldly achievements.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَإِذَا تُتۡلَىٰ عَلَيۡهِمۡ ءَايَـٰتُنَا بَيِّنَـٰتٍ۬ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَىُّ ٱلۡفَرِيقَيۡنِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مَّقَامً۬ا وَأَحۡسَنُ نَدِيًّ۬ا

وَكَمۡ أَهۡلَكۡنَا قَبۡلَهُم مِّن قَرۡنٍ هُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ أَثَـٰثً۬ا وَرِءۡيً۬ا

قُلۡ مَن كَانَ فِى ٱلضَّلَـٰلَةِ فَلۡيَمۡدُدۡ لَهُ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ مَدًّا‌ۚ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا رَأَوۡاْ مَا يُوعَدُونَ إِمَّا ٱلۡعَذَابَ وَإِمَّا ٱلسَّاعَةَ فَسَيَعۡلَمُونَ مَنۡ هُوَ شَرٌّ۬ مَّكَانً۬ا وَأَضۡعَفُ جُندً۬ا

And when Our Clear Verses are recited to them, those who disbelieve (the rich and influential among them) say to those who believe (the weak, poor companions of Prophet Muhammad who have a hard life): “Which of the two groups (i.e. believers and disbelievers) is best in (point of) position and as regards station (place of council for consultation).” And how many a generation (past nations) have We destroyed before them, who were better in wealth, goods and outward appearance? Say (O Muhammad) whoever is in error, the Most Beneficent (Allah) will extend (the rope) to him, until, when they see that which they were promised, either the torment or the Hour, they will come to know who is worst in position, and who is weaker in forces. [Surah Maryam. Aayaat 73-75]

 

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, is Islaam in crises or are the Muslims in crises due to falling short in that which Allaah has commanded us? Rather, Islaam will never be in crises and disbelievers can never produce what Islaam has brought by way of the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَإِن ڪُنتُمۡ فِى رَيۡبٍ۬ مِّمَّا نَزَّلۡنَا عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِنَا فَأۡتُواْ بِسُورَةٍ۬ مِّن مِّثۡلِهِۦ وَٱدۡعُواْ شُهَدَآءَكُم مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَـٰدِقِينَ

فَإِن لَّمۡ تَفۡعَلُواْ وَلَن تَفۡعَلُواْ فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱلنَّارَ ٱلَّتِى وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلۡحِجَارَةُ‌ۖ أُعِدَّتۡ لِلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ

And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur’an) to Our slave (Muhammad), then produce a Surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful. But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.

[Surah al-Baqarah. Aayaat 23-24]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, this statement of yours is nothing else other than transgression due to arrogance. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعۡلَمُ بِٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ

Certainly your Lord knows best the transgressors. [Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 119]

Meaning: O Messenger! Your lord is most knowledgeable regarding the affair of the one who transgresses against His divine ordainments and He is the one in full control of their reckoning and recompense. [Ref 1]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, indeed you only say this because you desperately desire – due your disbelief – the disappearance of Islaam, so that led you to utter such a false statement that is enough to make a cat laugh!

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَحۡدَهُ ٱشۡمَأَزَّتۡ قُلُوبُ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ‌ۖ وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِۦۤ إِذَا هُمۡ يَسۡتَبۡشِرُونَ

And when Allah Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are filled with disgust (from the Oneness of Allah) and when those (whom they obey or worship) besides Him are mentioned, behold, they rejoice! [Surah Az-Zumar. Aayah 45]

Meaning: When Allaah alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the afterlife and resurrection take to flight, but when those other than Allaah are mentioned, such as the idols, statues of personalities and those whom they take as protectors and allies besides Allaah, then indeed they rejoice, because Shirk is that which agrees with their desires. [Ref 2]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, may Allaah guide you to the truth, otherwise you do not have a true life.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

إِنَّمَا يَسۡتَجِيبُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسۡمَعُونَ‌ۘ وَٱلۡمَوۡتَىٰ يَبۡعَثُہُمُ ٱللَّهُ ثُمَّ إِلَيۡهِ يُرۡجَعُونَ

It is only those who listen (to the Message of Prophet Muhammad), will respond (benefit from it), but as for the dead (disbelievers), Allah will raise them up, then to Him they will be returned (for their recompense).

[Surah Al-An’aam. Aayah 36]

Meaning: O Messenger! Indeed, one who will respond to what you call to of guidance is the one who listens to speech that must be accepted; but as for the disbelievers, they are like the dead people [i.e. cannot respond] because true life is when [one’s heart submits] in Islaam. And as for the dead people, Allaah will remove them from their graves alive, then they will return to Allaah on the day of judgement to be recompensed. [Ref 3]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, indeed, you utter this statement because you do not want to abandon your Kufr.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَقَالُواْ قُلُوبُنَا فِىٓ أَڪِنَّةٍ۬ مِّمَّا تَدۡعُونَآ إِلَيۡهِ وَفِىٓ ءَاذَانِنَا وَقۡرٌ۬ وَمِنۢ بَيۡنِنَا وَبَيۡنِكَ حِجَابٌ۬ فَٱعۡمَلۡ إِنَّنَا عَـٰمِلُونَ

And they say: “Our hearts are under coverings (screened) from that to which you invite us, and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a screen, so work you (on your way); verily, we are working (on our way).”

[Surah Fussilat. Aayah 5]

Meaning: Those who turned away – the disbelievers – said, “Our hearts are covered and this prevents us from understanding what you call us to. There is deafness in our ears so we cannot hear and between us and you – O Muhammad – there is a barrier that prevents us from  responding to your call, so act in accordance to your religion just as we will also act in accordance to our religion. [Ref 4]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, indeed the Prophets and Messengers- who were all Muslims and brought Islaam – were victories and the disbelievers were destroyed.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَلَقَدۡ أَهۡلَكۡنَآ أَشۡيَاعَكُمۡ فَهَلۡ مِن مُّدَّڪِرٍ۬

And indeed, We have destroyed your likes, then is there any that will remember?

[Surah Al-Qamar. Aayah 51]

Meaning: Indeed, we have destroyed those similar to them in disbelief amongst the perished nations, so is there anyone who will take admonition regarding that which happened to them of torment and punishment? [Ref 5]

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَكَم مِّن قَرۡيَةٍ أَهۡلَكۡنَـٰهَا فَجَآءَهَا بَأۡسُنَا بَيَـٰتًا أَوۡ هُمۡ قَآٮِٕلُونَ

فَمَا كَانَ دَعۡوَٮٰهُمۡ إِذۡ جَآءَهُم بَأۡسُنَآ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوٓاْ إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَـٰلِمِينَ

فَلَنَسۡـَٔلَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ أُرۡسِلَ إِلَيۡهِمۡ وَلَنَسۡـَٔلَنَّ ٱلۡمُرۡسَلِينَ

فَلَنَقُصَّنَّ عَلَيۡہِم بِعِلۡمٍ۬‌ۖ وَمَا كُنَّا غَآٮِٕبِينَ

And a great number of towns (their population) We destroyed (for their crimes). Our torment came upon them (suddenly) by night or while they were sleeping for their afternoon rest. No cry did they utter when Our Torment came upon them but this: “Verily, we were Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)”. Then surely, We shall question those (people) to whom it (the Book) was sent and verily, We shall question the Messengers. Then surely, We shall narrate unto them (their whole story) with knowledge, and indeed We were not absent. [Surah Al-A’raaf. Aayaat 4-7]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”.  We say to him, kufr stops you from being aware of the fact that Allaah knows all your plots and plans – statements and actions!

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَلَا تَحۡسَبَنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَـٰفِلاً عَمَّا يَعۡمَلُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ‌ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمۡ لِيَوۡمٍ۬ تَشۡخَصُ فِيهِ ٱلۡأَبۡصَـٰرُ

Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the wrong-doers do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror [i.e. the day of judgment]

[Surah Ibraaheem. Aayaat 42-52]

Middle-aged contemporary flag bearer of French Militant Secularism says, “Islaam is a religion in crises”. We say to him, the truth has come to your from your Lord, so accept it otherwise you are not following except your vain desires.

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

فَإِن لَّمۡ يَسۡتَجِيبُواْ لَكَ فَٱعۡلَمۡ أَنَّمَا يَتَّبِعُونَ أَهۡوَآءَهُمۡ‌ۚ وَمَنۡ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ ٱتَّبَعَ هَوَٮٰهُ بِغَيۡرِ هُدً۬ى مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَہۡدِى ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ

But if they answer you not (i.e. do not believe in your message of Islamic Monotheism, nor follow you), then know that they only follow their own lusts. And who is more astray than one who follows his own lusts, without guidance from Allah? Verily! Allah guides not the people who are (wrong-doers, disobedient to Allah, and polytheists). [Surah Al-Qasas. Aayah 50]


Refs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: Excerpts from At-Tafseer Al-Muyassar’ printed under supervision of Shaikh Saaleh Aala Ash-Shaikh (hafidhahullaah)

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