In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
لِكُلِّ قَوْمٍ وَارِث وَلِكُلِّ أَرْضٍ حَارِث – Every people have an inheritor and every land has a cultivator! Just as the khawaarij (extremists) inherited their path from predecessors, likewise the European rabble-rousers inherited their path from predecessors, whilst the people of Sunnah adhere to justice based on the path of the Salafus Saaleh – the righteous predecessors (the companions of the Prophet and those who followed them).
Seeking to Divert Attention From Their Political Spins and Broken Promises
During the Ottoman era, the Christian leaders, amongst them priests, monks and kings, filled the European streets with hatred and grudges against Islam and Muslims, and the Christian clergy mobilized funds and volunteers to attack Muslims. The more the Ottomans defeated these crowds, the greater the wave of hatred and hatred for Islam and its people. So, the Christian leaders falsely accused the Ottomans of piracy and brutality, and these false accusations remained in the memories the Europeans. The attacks that were carried out by the Christian leaders in public was so that they could safeguard their political and material gains, maintain their hatred for Islam and its people, and in effect some of the ruling families in Europe were able to dominate European societies for a long period of time, amassed huge wealth, greatly enriched themselves, established a great aura around themselves, and in most cases persisted upon this path through misguidance and misleading others.
Although European societies revolted against these groups after discovering their perversion and misguidance with the beginning of the Renaissance and the beginning of a new stage in European history, (a) however the conscience of European society could not get rid of the sediments inherited from these groups towards the Islamic world in general and towards the Ottoman Empire in particular. So, because of this – with their military forces and backed by its material civilization, they rushed to take revenge against Islam and the Muslims, and took away their good possessions in the name of religious, economic, political and cultural motives. (b) And their writers and historians supported them to insult and distort Islam, propagate doubts about Islam, its creed and history. The Ottoman Empire received a great share of this fierce attack. (1)
Fear-mongering and Arousing Nationalistic Sentiments- [An Inheritance From Fir’awn]
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَقَالَ فِرۡعَوۡنُ ذَرُونِىٓ أَقۡتُلۡ مُوسَىٰ وَلۡيَدۡعُ رَبَّهُ ۥۤۖ إِنِّىٓ أَخَافُ أَن يُبَدِّلَ دِينَڪُمۡ أَوۡ أَن يُظۡهِرَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ ٱلۡفَسَادَ
Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said: “Leave me to kill Musa (Moses), and let him call his Lord (to stop me from killing him)! I fear that he may change your religion, or that he may cause mischief to appear in the land!” [Surah Ghaafir. Verse 26]
[وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ – Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said] – Meaning, with haughtiness and tyranny, whilst deluding his foolish people; [ذَرُونِي أَقْتُلْ مُوسَىٰ وَلْيَدْعُ رَبَّهُ – Leave me to kill Musa (Moses), and let him call his Lord (to stop me from killing him)!] This was his (false) claim that had it not been for his consideration of the wishes of his people, he would have killed Musa and that (Musa’s) supplication to his Lord would not have prevented him from that. Fir’awn then mentioned what made him want to kill Musa and that he is a sincere adviser to his people, and that he wished to remove mischief from the land. Allaah (The Most High) stated that Fir’awn said:
[إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَنْ يُبَدِّلَ دِينَكُمْ أَوْ أَنْ يُظْهِرَ فِي الْأَرْضِ الْفَسَادَ – I fear that he (Musa) may change your religion, or that he may cause mischief to appear in the land!]
This is the most amazing the affair can be! The most evil one among the creation gives advice to the people against the best among the creation. This is (nothing but) disguised falsehood and propaganda, which cannot seize except the intellects of those (people) about whom Allaah stated: [فَاسْتَخَفَّ قَوْمَهُ فَأَطَاعُوهُ ۚ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا قَوْمًا فَاسِقِينَ – Thus he Fir’aun (Pharaoh)] befooled and misled his people, and they obeyed him. Verily, they were ever a people who were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah)]. [Surah Az-Zukhruf. Verse 54]
Allaah [The Most High] said: [قَالَ أَجِئۡتَنَا لِتُخۡرِجَنَا مِنۡ أَرۡضِنَا بِسِحۡرِكَ يَـٰمُوسَىٰ – He [Fir’awn] said, “Have you come to drive us out of our land with your magic O Musa?]
Fir’awn’s statements were intended to influence his people, because people are naturally attached to their homelands and it is difficult for them to abandon them. He told them that this was Musa’s goal, so that they hate and oppose him. (2)
Islaam and The True Adherents to The Authentic Prophetic Tradition Are Free From The War Between The European Rabble-rousers and Proponents of Religious Innovations
Whenever the khawaarij or so a called lone wolf commits a crime against European citizens, the irresponsible politicians call it “a war declared on civilization,” in order to sow the seeds of discord between Muslim and non-Muslim citizens, whilst seeking to consolidate their divide and rule agenda. This is one of their strategies inherited from Fir’awn – the vile disbeliever. Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِنَّ فِرۡعَوۡنَ عَلَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَجَعَلَ أَهۡلَهَا شِيَعً۬ا يَسۡتَضۡعِفُ طَآٮِٕفَةً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يُذَبِّحُ أَبۡنَآءَهُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡىِۦ نِسَآءَهُمۡۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ
Verily, Fir’aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidoon]. [Surah Al-Qasas. Aayah 4] Imaam Al-Aloosee [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “He made them into sects and incited hatred and enmity between them, so that they do not come to an agreement (or become united in their stance against him)”. (3)
[ إِنَّهُ ۥ كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ – Verily, he was of the Mufsidoon]- Meaning: Those whose intention is neither to rectify the religious nor worldly affairs. (4)
Indeed, just as we are well acquainted with the religious innovations of the extremists, we are also well acquainted with some of the plots of the opportunistic fear-mongers amongst the politicians who employ Fir’awn’s strategy of divide and rule in order to secure their interests. Our stance is clear and we strive to follow the path of sound rectification. Must read clarifications by some of our Mashaayikh in the UK.
The Salafi Response To The Terrorist Attacks In Paris, France: “Were they forbidding an evil?
Living With Non-Muslims In The West
Informing The Authorities Of Terrorist Plots
We are innocent of the deeds of the terrorists and the immoral Islam haters
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Footnote a: The Muslims are not indeed of this Renaissance or any change to return to glory, rather the only path to glory is the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and understanding of the Sahaabah. Read here: [Plight of a Pseudo Muslim Intellectual-[Seeks Rectification Through Other Than Path of Pious Predecessors, Replaces Upright Scholars With Heretical Philosophers And Seeks Victory Through Ideals of Militant Secularists In The Name of Civilization]:
Footnote b: This military and cultural war against Islaam reminds us of one of the plots of King Louis IX. https://salaficentre.com/2019/08/25/two-plots-of-king-louis-ix-leader-of-the-seventh-crusade/
[Ref 1: An Excerpt from ‘Ad-Dawlah Al-Uthmaaniyyah Awaamil An-Nuhood Wa Asbaab As-Suqoot’. Vol 6. pages 14-15. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 2: An Excerpt from ‘Tayseer Al-kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan’ by Imaam As-Sadi (rahimahullaah)]
[Ref 3: An Excerpt from ‘Roohul Ma’aanee’ 11/64-65. Slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 4: An Excerpt from ‘Zaadul Maseer’. Slightly paraphrased]