Interacting With Jews, Christians and Pagans In The West: [Brief Rebuttal of Ed Husain – A Murji, Carrier of Corrupt Creed, Pretender to Knowledge and Misguided Self-appointed Speaker On behalf of Muslims]

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

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] said, “It is obligated on the people of truth to exercise patience and increase in adhering to this religion of truth. Whenever the desires become abundant, it becomes necessary to increase in acquainting (oneself) with the truth and adhering to it, as the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The one who lives long amongst you will see a lot of differences, so upon you is that you follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khulafaa. Bite onto it with your molar teeth (i.e. hold onto it firmly) and beware of newly invented matters (in the religion), for every newly invented matter (in the religion) is a bidah and every bidah is misguidance”. [Majmoo 14/294 (3rd paragraph)]

Murji – Misguided Ed Husain – stated:

Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee [may Allaah preserve him] stated:

Amongst the liars in this era are the figureheads of the political groups, such as the secularists and Baathists [Arab Nationalists], and many of the people who carry alluring slogans in the name of Islaam, such as Islamic socialism, Islamic democracy, the call to unity of religions and many other misguided claims made in the name of Islaam (a).

This takes place amongst groups who claim that they are seeking to raise Islaam very high and that they are established to return the Islamic Ummah to its past glory; however they increase the people in misguidance and darkness, and Allaah’s Refuge is sought. This poses a more severe danger to the people and the youth, therefore it is obligated on the Muslims and the students of knowledge to be extremely cautious of all these types of people, warn the Muslims against their plots and plans, and unveil their secrets. And the Muslims should adhere firmly to the Book of their Lord and the Sunnah of their Prophet; follow the Salafus Saaleh [pious predecessors] in their creed, methodology, loyalty and disassociation, and to deal with this dangerous category of people about whom the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] feared for his Ummah – warn them against these groups and make it known that he feared for them regarding these people more than he feared for them regarding Dajjaal, so that they deal with them in the manner that the Salafus Saaleh [pious predecessors] dealt with them- by being cautious, warning against them, unveiling their hidden affairs and making known the defects within them in order to protect the religion and as a means of sincere advice to the Muslims. (1)

There is no doubt that Ed Husain is one of the liars – those misguided deceivers who carry alluring slogans in the name of Islaam, such as the callers to unity of religions and many other misguided claims made in the name of Islaam, especially in the name of peaceful coexistence. Indeed, misguided Ed Husain and his ilk seek to distance themselves from the extremism of the Khawaarij and Hizb at-Tahreer, but then they end upon falling into the extremism of those whose pursuit of peace coexistence has led them to transgression against the sound Islamic creed from another angle, especially in the subject matter of Walaa Wal Baraa [Loyalty and Disavowal For The Sake of Alaah]. [Previous rebuttal: ]

Types of Loyalty and Allegiance to Non-Muslims

The Loyalty That Would Remove a Person From The Fold of Islaam: The precise principle regarding this loyalty and allegiance is when a person loves and supports the religion of the disbelievers and their creed. Whoever loves a disbeliever due to his religion or creed, or helps a disbeliever due to his religion or creed, then indeed he has fallen into this type loyalty and allegiance. The second type of loyalty is related to dealing with them in trade, visiting them and they visit you, giving gifts to one another etc This does not remove a person from the fold of Islam, rather at times it is permissible, such as being kind to a disbeliever who is not at war with the Muslim state, just as Allaah [The Exalted] said:

لاَ يَنْهَاكُمْ اللَّهُ عَنْ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِكُمْ أَنْ تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity. [Surah Al-Mumtahina. Verse 8]
And at other times, this loyalty is forbidden, such as imitating their specific traits [i.e. either their un-Islamic customs and habits, whether clothing, appearance, behaviour or religious practices]. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever imitates a people is from them”. [Read more heres: ]

Sometimes this loyalty is recommended such as being kind to a disbeliever to draw his heart to Islaam and calling him to Islam, and at other times this loyalty is obligatory, such as kind treatment to non-Muslim parents. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَوَصَّيْنَا الإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ وَهْنًا عَلَى وَهْنٍ وَفِصَالُهُ فِي عَامَيْنِ أَنْ اشْكُرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيْكَ إِلَيَّ الْمَصِيرُ
وَإِنْ جَاهَدَاكَ عَلى أَنْ تُشْرِكَ بِي مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ فَلاَ تُطِعْهُمَا وَصَاحِبْهُمَا فِي الدُّنْيَا مَعْرُوفًا وَاتَّبِعْ سَبِيلَ مَنْ أَنَابَ إِلَيَّ ثُمَّ إِلَيَّ مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ

And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years give thanks to Me and to your parents, unto Me is the final destination. But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do. [Surah Luqmaan. Verses 14-15]

A Muslim Helps Without Intending to Aid The Disbeliever’s Religion or Creed

Prophet Moosaa [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] helped the disbeliever who was from his nation against a person from the people of Firawn. Allaah [The Exalted] said:

وَدَخَلَ الْمَدِينَةَ عَلَى حِينِ غَفْلَةٍ مِنْ أَهْلِهَا فَوَجَدَ فِيهَا رَجُلَيْنِ يَقْتَتِلاَنِ هَذَا مِنْ شِيعَتِهِ وَهَذَا مِنْ عَدُوِّهِ فَاسْتَغَاثَهُ الَّذِي مِنْ شِيعَتِهِ عَلَى الَّذِي مِنْ عَدُوِّهِ فَوَكَزَهُ مُوسَى فَقَضَى عَلَيْهِ قَالَ هَذَا مِنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ عَدُوٌّ مُضِلٌّ مُبِينٌ

And he entered the city at a time of unawareness of its people, and he found there two men fighting, – one of his party (his religion – from the Children of Israel), and the other of his foes. The man of his (own) party asked him for help against his foe, so Musa (Moses) struck him with his fist and killed him. He said: “This is of Shaitan‘s (Satan) doing, verily, he is a plain misleading enemy.” [Surah Al-Qasas. Aayah 15] (2) Must read:

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] stated regarding the relationship between between a Muslim and a Non-Muslim: “He [i.e. the Muslim] must not oppress him – neither physically nor with regards to his wealth and honour. If the Non-Muslim is citizen in the Islamic state, a Mustamin or Mu’aahid, then his rights must be given. He must not be oppressed with regards to his wealth, such a theft, treachery nor deception”. (3) Must Read:

Loyalty to Believers

Abu Umamah [may Allaah be pleased with him] said, “Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, ‘Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of Allah, and withholds for the sake of Allah has perfected the faith'”. [Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawud 4681]

The Prophets and the righteous are given full loyalty. There are believers who are given loyalty in one way but not the other, such as the open sinners – those whose sins have not removed them from the fold of Islam. The loyalty they receive necessitates that they are advised, commanded to do good and forbidden from evil. And the disavowal shown to them necessitates that they may be boycotted and the distinguished people of piety refrain from attending their funerals. (i.e. as a rebuke, so that others do not follow their footsteps, but not because they are disbelievers, rather their funeral is attended by other Muslims). (4)

Replying to The Greeting of Non-Muslims

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said:

If the non-Muslims give us salaam, we return the (Salaam) because Allaah [The Most High] said: When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally. [Surah An-Nisaa’ Aayah 86] So, if they [i.e. non-muslims] say: ‘Assalaamu alaykum [i.e. peace be upon you]’, we say clearly ‘Alaykumus salaam’ [i.e. peace be upon you], because [Allaah] states in the Aayah [i.e. Aayah 86 Surah An-Nisaa]: Greet in return with what is better than it, or [at least] return it equally. The only [reason] the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] commanded us to say ‘Wa alaykum’ [i.e. ‘And upon you’ without the word Salaam] is because they [i.e. some of the yahood in Madeenah used to say to the Muslims out of hatred], ‘As-Saam Alaykum [i.e. death be upon you] as occurs in the hadeeth narrated by Abdullaah Ibn Umar: “Indeed, when the Yahood give you salaam, they say, As-saam ‘alaykum [i.e. death be upon you]; so say, ‘Wa alaykum’ [i.e. And upon you]. (5) [Must Read: Greeting and Interacting with the Jews, Christians and Pagans ―Even if they are oppressive: ]

Therefore, one should differentiate the corrupt loyalty championed by the callers to misguidance – Ed and Husain and his ilk – and the one ordained in the sound divine texts. Islaam is free from the extremism of the khawaarij (ISIS and ilk) and the destructive negligence promoted by Ed Hudain – the caller to falsehood – and his misguided companions amongst the Murji’ah. [Muslim listen: ]

The Islamic Condemnation of Extremism and Terrorism. An eBook presentation for non-Muslims and for Da’wah.

Christmas Celebrations, Imitating the Unbelievers and Preserving Your Islamic Identity:

Ibn Taymiyyah on Participating in the Festivals and Annual Celebrations of the Unbelievers

Finally: Previous Refutations Against The Murji – Misguided Ed Husain:

[24] A Brief Rebuttal Against Ed Husain: [Out of The Frying Pan Into The Fire]

[25] Brief Rebuttal Against Ed Husain: [Slap In The Face]

[26] Brief Rebuttal Against Ed Husain – [Ed Husain Promotes One of The Figureheads of Kufr Akbar]

[27] Brief Rebuttal Against Ed Husain – [Uttered a Dangerous And Ambiguous Statement Regarding Secularism and Modernity etc]

[28] A Brief Rebuttal Against Ed Husain: [Utilises The Upgraded Terror Threat to Propagate His Philosophy]

[29] Brief Rebuttal Against Ed Husain – [An Example of How The Philosopher Transmits Texts In An Ambiguous Manner And Some of His Statements Regarding Mockery, Joke and Blasphemy]
[Ref a: Islamic socialism, Islamic democracy, the call to unity of religions and many other misguided claims made in the name of Islaam]: Firstly: All the above concepts are alien to Islaam and must be refuted; however this does not negate living with non-Muslims with fine conduct. See here:
Secondly: We do not behave like sheep and go along with every term just because it is has been beautified. See article here:
[Ref 1:
[Ref 2: Al-Walaa Wal Baraa. pages 114-. Publisher Daar Al-Istiqaamah. 1st Edition 1427AH (2006)]
[Ref3: ]
[Ref 4: Al-Walaa Wal Baraa. pages 114-. Publisher Daar Al-Istiqaamah. 1st Edition 1427AH (2006)]
[Ref 5: Sharh Hilyati Taalibal Ilm 54-55]

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