In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
قَدۡ مَڪَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ فَأَتَى ٱللَّهُ بُنۡيَـٰنَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡقَوَاعِدِ فَخَرَّ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلسَّقۡفُ مِن فَوۡقِهِمۡ وَأَتَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ
ثُمَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يُخۡزِيهِمۡ وَيَقُولُ أَيۡنَ شُرَڪَآءِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ كُنتُمۡ تُشَـٰٓقُّونَ فِيہِمۡۚ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡعِلۡمَ إِنَّ ٱلۡخِزۡىَ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ وَٱلسُّوٓءَ عَلَى ٱلۡڪَـٰفِرِينَ
Those before them indeed plotted, but Allah struck at the foundation of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them, from above them, and the torment overtook them from directions they did not perceive. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them and will say: “Where are My (so called) ‘partners’ concerning whom you used to disagree and dispute (with the believers, by defying and disobeying Allah)?” Those who have been given the knowledge (about the Torment of Allah for the disbelievers) will say: “Verily! Disgrace this Day and misery are upon the disbelievers. [Surah An-Nahl. Aayah 26-27]
[قَدۡ مَڪَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِهِمۡ – Those before them indeed plotted]: Meaning plotted against their Messengers, employed various types of tricks in order to reject that which the messengers brought and established gigantic safeguards (by way of arguments, views, opinions etc) on their plots. [فَأَتَى ٱللَّهُ بُنۡيَـٰنَهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡقَوَاعِدِ – but Allah struck at the foundation of their building]– Meaning, an affair came to them from its basis and foundation [فَخَرَّ عَلَيۡہِمُ ٱلسَّقۡفُ مِن فَوۡقِهِمۡ – and then the roof fell down upon them, from above them] -Meaning, so what they built became a punishment for them. [وَأَتَٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡعَذَابُ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ لَا يَشۡعُرُونَ – and the torment overtook them from directions they did not perceive]- Meaning, that is because they thought that such a building will benefit and protect them from punishment, but their punishment occurred from that which they built and established.
This is one the best of parables regarding how Allaah nullifies the plots of His enemies, for indeed they pondered and reflected on that which the Messengers brought when they belied them, made up principles and rules for it based on falsehood, referred back to them to reject that which the Messengers came with, employed tricks to bring discomfort to the Messengers and inflict harm on them and those who followed them, but their plot became a source of evil against them, so their plan became their destruction, because their plot was evil as Allaah said: [َلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ – But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it]. This is in this worldly life and the punishment in the afterlife would be more disgraceful, and due to this Allaah said: [ثُمَّ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ يُخۡزِيهِمۡ – Then, on the Day of Resurrection, He will disgrace them]. [Ref 1]
Indeed, some of the French Militant Secularists are well-known for concocting ideas to wage war against Islaam and this behaviour of theirs was inherited from one of their kings – Louis IX, who in the year 1250 was captured whilst on a crusade against the Muslims of Egypt. He was imprisoned and later released after paying a large ransom. However, whilst in prison he utilized his time to think about ways in which to plot against Islaam and the Muslims, so shaytaan inspired him with the following plots: Firstly: The war in the battlefield between the Christians of the west and the Muslims should be replaced with a war based on ideas and cultural supremacy. Secondly: Prepare the West to corrupt the creed of the Muslims and distort the image of Islaam in the world. [Ref 2]
What is separatism? It is the belief held by people of a particular race, religion, or other group within a country that they should be independent and have their own government or in some way live apart from other people.
If this is what the French Militant Secularists intend by separatism, then indeed it is not what Islam teaches. Shaikh Abdul Waahid – Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] says: “Many Islamic countries are ruled by Muslims in line with their faith and the teaching of the Qur’an and Hadeeth. They can hear the call to prayer, they are not allowed to cohabit with the opposite sex, and must marry if they want to start a family, they cannot drink alcohol, gamble and so on. So those laws help Muslims live a more Islamic life. Offences such as rape, pedophilia and murder carry severe punishments because they are: (a) destructive crimes, (b) go against Islamic teachings, (c) ruin the fabric of civil society. The British government is a secular government (i.e. not based on religion). It allows practices that Muslims are not allowed to indulge in, such as drinking alcohol, eating pork, partaking in interest transactions, having sexual relations before marriage. However Muslims do not have to partake in practices that go against their faith. There were many practices that took place in Makkah when the Prophet (peace be upon him) lived there for the first thirteen years of his Prophethood, the worst of those being idolatry. Other oppositions to Islam also took place (such as the killing of baby girls), but he persevered patiently with the people and did not abandon calling them to worship Allah alone and to good conduct and morals. He lived amongst them and had great concern for their spiritual well-being”. [Ref 3]
Therefore, the above is enough to make it absolutely clear that our Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] lived amongst the people and dealt with them in the best manner; rather even before receiving revelation he was given the title Al-Ameen – the trustworthy one. And as Shaikh Abu Khadeejah stated, “There were many practices that took place in Makkah when the Prophet (peace be upon him) lived there for the first thirteen years of his Prophethood, the worst of those being idolatry. Other oppositions to Islam also took place (such as the killing of baby girls), but he persevered patiently with the people and did not abandon calling them to worship Allah alone and to good conduct and morals. He lived amongst them and had great concern for their spiritual well-being”.
Therefore, this is enough for the French Militant Secularists and leftists to know that a practicing Muslim – one who understands the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah in the manner they were understood by the companions of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) – will not violate the rights of other members of society, but also he will strive to refrain from all un-Islamic practices and maintains his Muslim identity – in belief, mannerisms, dress, dealings etc.
Imaam Al-Albaanee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Part of the perfection of Islam is that it laid down rulings and divine legislation in order for Muslims to preserve their Islamic personality and are not (deviated) – in any era – towards the (Un-Islamic) personality of another nation”. [Ref 4]
And what follows in the following links will give one a broader understanding of this important subject matter. The people who adhere to the authentic Prophetic tradition are free from the separatism intended by the Militant Secularists and the Khaarijites (terrorists), because the Militant Secularists accuse Muslims of separatism when they refuse to engage in Un-Islamic practices and the Khaarijies (terrorists) betray their fellow citizens by committing terrorist acts. Therefore, read the articles in the following links to educate yourself so that you are aware of the correct stance in this matter – free from the evil intentions of the Militant Secularists and the Khaarijites (terrorists).
Living With Non-Muslims In The West: With Fine Conduct – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]
How the Muslims are to Behave & Live with Non-Muslims- By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]
Muslim lifestyle choices, and adopting non-Muslim practices that conflict with Islamic teachings – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preseve him]
Alliance with the non-Muslims is of two types – misunderstanding this affair leads people astray [By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah (may Allaah preserve him)]
Islam Against Extremism
The Islamic Condemnation of Extremism and Terrorism. An eBook presentation for non-Muslims and for Da’wah.
Terrorism Is Never Islamic: A Refutation of Terrorism Based on the Texts of the Quran and Sunnah, and the Sayings of the Scholars (eBook)
FREE leaflet: ISIS: Jihad in the path of Satan – An article by Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al- Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him]
Why do these militant Khawārij look upon the rest of humankind and see them as worthless scum who can be killed without regard?
“Jihadi Brides”: Youth of today enticed by the Khawarij insurgents – History repeats itself: Ibn Katheer
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
The Ruling Concerning Street Demonstrations In Non-Muslim Countries (Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bukhari)
Demonstrations: [A Satanic Innovation and Satanic Methodology of Misguided Karl Marx And Vladimir Lenin]
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi]
[Ref 2: خطة لويس التاسع – page 6]
[Ref4: https://salaficentre.com/2020/08/05/the-true-reality-of-mustafa-kemal-ataturk-a-discussion-between-imaam-albaanee-and-a-priest-english-translation/ ]