So-called Peaceful Protests- [Brief Account of How Some Ideologues Felt When What They Support Elsewhere Haunted Them Recently]


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

It used to be said that whoever perpetrates these three acts will be haunted by them:

[1] Rebellion against Allaah’s commandments. Allaah [The Most High] said: [يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَا بَغْيُكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِكُمْ – O mankind! Your rebellion (disobedience to Allah) is only against your ownselves]. [Soorah Yoonus: Ayah: 23]

[2] Evil plotting. Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ – But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it]. [Soorah Faatir: Ayah: 43]

[3] Breaking pledges. Allaah [The Most High] said: [فَمَنْ نَكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنْكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ – Then whosoever breaks his pledge only breaks it to his own harm]. [Soorah Al-Fath: Ayah: 10] [Ref 1]

A Brief Account of How Some of Them Felt When What They Support Elsewhere Haunted Them Recently

These are a people who sometimes support the rabble-rousers, opportunists and power-hungry in other nations – in the name of liberty and freedom of expression – when they attack political institutions during so-called peaceful protests; but examine the brief account given by some of them when – recently – a mob amongst their own citizens took the law into their own hands and attacked them in their most precious political institution. One of the victims said, ”It was a deadly insurrection when rioters searched menacingly for the House speaker and Vice President. They smashed into the building, whilst distraught members of Congress were receiving comfort. Rioters engaged in hand-to-hand combat with police, whilst police pleaded for re-enforcement. Rioters were very close to having contact with the nation’s leaders, staff whispering in despair, rioters roaming the halls chanting “Hang such and such person”, some carrying combat gear and some set up makeshift gallows outside. Police shot and killed a woman as the mob attempted to break through doors near the House Chamber. The vice president was rushed to safety and sheltered in an office just over 30 metres from the mob, the House speaker was evacuated from the complex as staff hid behind doors in the offices and some senators hurried down a hallway to avoid the mob. It was very distressing. Five people died as the mob ransacked the building. They used our national flag to batter and bludgeon”. [End of quote]

Indeed, this incident is nothing compared to the distress experienced by some people when some instigators, demagogues, ideologues and rabble-rousers in the West defended mobs in other countries in the name of so-called peaceful protests, liberty and freedom of expression.  This is why the true rectifiers in the earth do not support protests- neither in Muslim nor Non-Muslim lands because they value peace, life and property. They know that whoever perpetrates injustice and hides behind deceitful slogans will one day be haunted by his plots. Reminder once again that it used to be said: Whoever perpetrates these three will be haunted by them:

[1] Rebellion against Allaah’s commandments. Allaah [The Most High] said: [يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَا بَغْيُكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِكُمْ – O mankind! Your rebellion (disobedience to Allah) is only against your ownselves]. [Soorah Yoonus: Ayah: 23]

[2] Evil plotting. Allaah [The Most High] said: [وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ – But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it]. [Soorah Faatir: Ayah: 43]

[3] Breaking pledges. Allaah [The Most High] said: [فَمَنْ نَكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنْكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ – Then whosoever breaks his pledge only breaks it to his own harm]. [Soorah Al-Fath: Ayah: 10]

Finally read:

The Ruling Concerning Street Demonstrations In Non-Muslim Countries (Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhari) – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [hafidhahullaah]

The Ruling Concerning Street Demonstrations In Non-Muslim Countries (Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhari)

The Ruling Concerning Street Demonstrations In Non-Muslim Countries (Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhari)

Protests, Demonstrations and Civil Disobedience in the Light of Islam (Ethics 3.8) – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [hafidhahullaah]

Protests, Demonstrations and Civil Disobedience in the Light of Islam (Ethics 3.8)

Are Street Protests and Demonstrations Legitimate Means of Response to Oppression? ―Answer to Question 5 in the Methodology of the Sunnah – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [hafidhahullaah]

Are Street Protests and Demonstrations Legitimate Means of Response to Oppression? ―Answer to Question 5 in the Methodology of the Sunnah

——————————————————————————————————————————–[Ref 1: Kitaab Uyoonul Akhbaar of Ibn Qutaybah (rahimahullaah) Vol 1: page: 149]

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