In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
The Speculations of Francis Fukuyama – An Inheritance From The Ideologues of Old
Francis Fukuyama speculated – in 1989 about the great victory of Western democratic and capitalist societies- that different events will certainly continue to occur, and that ideologies have come to an end after the emergence of the Western liberal political and economic system as the unmatched system and the dominant Western model- the one (and only) choice for humanity’s future in his view! This – in brief – is one of Mr Fukuyama’s delusions. It is nothing else but a view of those who reject the infallible guidance of the Prophets and Messengers of Allaah, especially disbelievers who set up principles to divert humankind from the path ordained by the Creator. Allaah [The Most High] 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. Aayaat26-27]
They plotted against their Messengers, employed various tricks in order to reject that which the messengers brought and established gigantic safeguards (by way of arguments, views etc) for 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, 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, concocted principles and rules based on falsehood, referred back to them to reject that which the Messengers came with, employed tricks to bring about discomfort to the Messengers, and to inflict harm on them and their followers, but their plot became a source of evil against them, so their plan became their destruction, because their plot was evil as Allaah said: [ وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ – But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it]. [Surah Faatir. Ayah: 43]
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]. (1)
Allaah [The Exalted] said: [وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلٌ۬ۖ فَإِذَا جَآءَ أَجَلُهُمۡ لَا يَسۡتَأۡخِرُونَ سَاعَةً۬ۖ وَلَا يَسۡتَقۡدِمُونَ – And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment)]. [Surah Al-A’raaf. Aayah 34]
Imaam As-Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Indeed, Allaah brought the children of Adam to the earth and made them reside in it, and He has decreed an appointed term for them. No nation amongst the nations can advance or delay its appointed term – neither the nations that come together nor the individual nations. (2)
The Reality In Our Present World
Imaam Sadi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Whoever utilises sound intellect to examine what the Messengers brought (i.e. the unadulterated revelation) – what they commanded and guided the people to, such as knowledge and Awareness of Allaah, the worship of Allaah alone, turning to Allaah in repentance and obedience with true Faith (Islamic Monotheism) and the command to fulfil all the rights (of the people) based on courteous good will, perfecting one’s actions (i.e. based on sincerity to Allaah alone) and treating others with kindness (by sincerely seeking to benefit people though one’s knowledge, wealth or position), and that which they forbade; then thereafter, he examines what the Mul’hidoon [i.e. those who have deviated from right conduct or completely from the path of Allaah] call to, he will know that good (and its outcomes), success, sound rectification of the hearts and deeds, (sound rectification of) the worldly affairs and (sound rectification of the religious affairs and their end results in the afterlife) are all in agreement with what the Messengers called to. On the other hand, he will know that the call of the Mul’hidoon is designed to do away with good manners, whose end result is nothing but complete chaos and a state in which one goes along with lust (or evil desires of the soul) until animals become more noble and beneficial than humans. This is no doubt their state of affairs – clearly manifested by what they are upon and what they proclaim with their tongues. And one of the most amazing affairs is that many contemporary writers and politicians seek to remedy the many social ills and try to do so do from many angles, however as for the problem related to deviation from Allaah’ path – whose surge has carried away the majority of young people, they have not rushed to stop it by returning to sound faith and certainty; rather they have been abandoned to wander blindly in their misguidance and wavering in beguilement, and thus the social ills they seek to remedy gives birth to other social ills, because if the path to remedying social ills is not based on sound faith and sound religion, they will increase and become worse. (3)
Imaam As-Sadi also stated: One of the harms that afflicts a person is that when he is distinguished with some knowledge related to the natural sciences, which is not possessed by the common people, he negates knowledge of the religion if it does not enter the (realm) of his knowledge, so he loses his religion and the portion of knowledge he possesses in those sciences brings about evil upon him. This is what you witness from some of those who are distinguished with a type of knowledge that is unknown to the common people, so, he remains upon his ignorance and negates that which he cannot comprehend. The misguidance of the children of Adam in relation to what they obstinately reject and negate without knowledge is more than their misguidance in relation what they affirm and approve to be true. [Nay, they have denied the knowledge whereof they could not comprehend and what has not yet been fulfilled (i.e. their punishment)]. [Surah Yunus. Verse 39]
Indeed, most of them or the majority of them negate that which they do not know and they belie that which they cannot comprehend. And based on this false principle arises their ignorance in the subject matter regarding divine revelation and knowledge of the Messengers. And for this reason, the heretics among the philosophers and other than them were misguided, denied the (existence) of the Jinn, the Angels and the affairs of the unseen. They obstinately reject (these affairs) because it is not included in their deficient sciences, so they deny that which they could not comprehend. The Messengers came to them with clear proofs and evidences, (but) they were glad (and proud) with that which they had of the knowledge (of worldly sciences), so that at which they used to mock surrounded them [i.e. Allaah sent them punishment]. [Then when their Messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were glad (and proud) with that which they had of the knowledge (of worldly things): And that at which they used to mock, surrounded them (i.e. the punishment)]. [Surah Ghaafir’ Aayah 83] (4)
Pay close attention to Imaam As-Sad’s statement, “This is no doubt their state of affairs – clearly manifested by what they are upon and what they proclaim with their tongues. And one of the most amazing affairs is that many contemporary writers and politicians seek to remedy the many social ills and try to do so do from many angles, however as for the problem related to deviation from Allaah’ path – whose surge has carried away the majority of young people, they have not rushed to stop it by returning to sound faith and certainty; rather they have been abandoned to wander blindly in their misguidance and wavering in beguilement, and thus the social ills they seek to remedy gives birth to other social ills, because if the path to remedying social ills is not based on sound faith and sound religion, they will increase and become worse”.
Indeed, the proponents of this so called superior Western liberal political and economic system continue to enslave, manipulate, oppress and exploit many other nations. Many countries are always in bondage and not in control of their economies – heavily in debt to lenders who easily gain the upper hand through Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs), so not only do these international capitalist loan sharks secure repayment of the debt, but they can also demand economic restructuring and thus – in many cases – the weaker nation is forced to reduce spending on essential social services, such as health, education and development, whilst repayment of the debt is given priority as well as the possibility of giving the lender an easy access to the country’s raw materials! This is well known and whoever researches will come across a lot that has been written on the subject matter.
Indeed, there is no benefit in providing financial assistance that is going to permanently make a nation dependent on another nation due to usury. Debt is a heavy burden, let alone when accompanied with usury. Aa’isha [may Allaah be pleased with her] narrated that the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] used to invoke Allaah in the Salaah [before the Tasleem] saying: “O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave and from the trial and affliction of Maseeh Ad-Dajjaal and from trial and affliction of life and death. O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from sins and from being in debt”. (5)
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] combined [in this supplication between seeking Allaah’s refuge] from sins and debt, because indeed sins necessitate loss in the afterlife and debt necessitates loss in the worldly life”. (6)
And with regards to buying and selling, Shaikh Abdul Waahid Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] stated: “The way that countries buy and sell with each other does not always help people in poor countries. Producers of crops like wheat and rice will usually sell to the country that will pay them the most for it, so poor countries cannot compete and therefore cannot buy crops to feed their people. So these poor people have to grow their own crops to feed themselves. In many poor countries the rich farmers grow cash crops such as fruit and flowers that they sell to rich countries and their profit often does not help the poor people. So the Muslim is always encouraged to give aid to those less fortunate, so that no one in the land remains hungry, unclothed or unsheltered. Islam has no problem with people becoming wealthy so long as the poor not are neglected; they must be taken care of, helped, educated and empowered to look after themselves. Wealthier Muslims are obligated to give in charity (zakāt) every year, and each Ramadān (zakāt al-fitr)”. (7)
Pay close attention to what Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him] stated above about empowering and educating poor people as opposed to what some of the greedy exploiters stated in the past! Cecil Rhodes stated: “We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labour that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods of our factories.” Nye Bevin stated: “Africa is a valuable source of manpower and raw materials. The US is very barren of essential minerals. In Africa we have them all.” Larry Summers stated: “I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that.” These were some of their statements and its effects are still witnessed in our era in many previous colonies in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. [Woe to Al-Mutaffifin (those who give less in measure and weight (decrease the rights of others)], those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, and when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due. Think they not that they will be resurrected (for reckoning), on a Great Day, the Day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)?] [Surah Al-Mutaffifeen]- Meaning, they take from them in full what is established to be their due and demand in full without any loss; but when they give the people what they are entitled to by way of measure or weight, they give them less- either by giving short measure or weight, or by not giving .the full measure or weight, or by not filling the measuring or weighing equipment and what is similar that. This is tantamount to stealing the people’s wealth and not being fair to them. If this is the threat of divine vengeance against those who give short measure and short weight, then those who take people’s wealth by force or by stealing are more deserving of this threat than those who give short measure and short weight. This noble verse shows that just as a person takes from the people what he is entitled to, it is also obligated on him to give them everything they are entitled to – whether related to wealth or mutual dealings; rather included in the generality of this Aayah are proofs and statements, because indeed what usually takes place between those engaged in argumentation and discussion is that each of them is eager to establish his proofs, therefore, it is obligated on a person also to make known the proofs possessed by the other person and examine the proofs of the other person just as he examines his own proofs. In relation to this affair, the justice of a person is known as opposed to whether he is afflicted with bigotry, his humility as opposed to being haughty, his common sense as opposed to foolish behaviour. We ask Allah bestow on us every good. Then Allah issued a threat to those who give short measure, stated with amazement regarding their state of affairs and their persistence upon what they are doing. [Think they not that they will be resurrected (for reckoning), on a Great Day, the Day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of all that exists – Meaning, what makes them dare to give short measure is because they do not believe in the Last Day, otherwise had they believed in it and known that they will stand before Allah to give account – whether related to something small or big, they would stopped and repent. (8)
Caution Against The Analysis and Speculations of The Philosophers – A Waning to Those Muslims Who – Due to Corruption In Creed – Incline Towards The Ideas of The Philosophers
Many similar mishaps [troubles, problems] of life were faced by nations that have passed away before you, so travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who disbelieved. [Surah Al Imraan. Aayah 137]
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Indeed, there were nations like yourselves before you, so look to their evil end. You have to know that the reason behind their evil end was due to their disbelief in the revelations of Allaah and disbelief in Allaah’s Messengers. They were the forefathers and you are the descendants. The main affair that connects you to each other is your disbelief and the ruling on that disbelief is destruction”. (9)
Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “If it is said, ‘What is the benefit in narrating to us the stories of the destroyed nations despite the fact that this Ummah will not be completely destroyed in a manner similar to the destruction of the previous nations before it?’ The Answer: Indeed, this has two benefits: The first benefit is a clarification of Allaah’s blessings upon us that the occurrence of a complete destruction is removed from us, and that were it not for Allaah’s Benevolence we would have been deserving of it. Second, the likeness of the punishment they received may occur in the hereafter for the one who did what they did, if punishment was not received in the worldly life. And this may be understood from the statement of Allaah: “Such is the Seizure of your Lord when He seizes the population of towns while they are doing wrong. Verily, His Seizure is painful and severe. Indeed in that (there) is a sure lesson for those who fear the torment of the Hereafter. ” So what is apparent from this Aayah is that what is similar to the punishment they received will happen in the Hereafter, and Allaah knows best'”. (10)
Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said, “Maybe one acquires knowledge of current affairs through weak and fabricated narrations via the media, or he bases knowledge of current affairs on the analysis and speculations of a person. The person who is engaged in the subject matter of current affairs may seek to establish an analysis that is far from what the current affairs (shows in reality), or he looks into affairs that have been concocted for him by the enemies (regarding) a particular event; but then this event happens to be something else and does not exist at all, so all those plans come to nothing. Therefore, what is of (paramount) importance is that one acquires understanding of what Islaam requires of a person. And the understanding related to one’s self (necessitates) rectification of heart by way of sound creed and to wish good for the Muslims, and this is (also) connected to the understanding of halaal, haraam and other affairs of a similar nature. A person must acquaint himself with knowledge of current affairs if he is in need of it, but as for giving it complete importance in relation to affairs that have not occurred in reality, such as lies, deception, analysis and speculation, then this has no basis”. (11)
Therefore, we do not entertain the speculations of the disbelievers, rather if there is a need to look into their analysises, especially whilst seeking to protect the Muslim nations, then indeed this task is carried out by the people of knowledge. Al Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee’s statement as follows, “So it is not permissible for the Ulamaa to remain heedless of their plans (i.e. the enemies of Islaam), their actions, their publications, their missionary activities and their various calls (to the Muslims). And also the various poisons they are infusing – which are in opposition to the Qur aan and the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sunnah. And nor of what plans they have for (the destruction of) the beliefs and methodologies of Islaam. It is not permissible either, to remain heedless of their concentrated efforts to Christianize or secularize the Muslim youth. And along with that, the Muslim youth and the students are not able to oppose this plan and strategy. Rather it is necessary that the distinguished Ulamaa – those who are experienced and shrewd – it is for such people, in all the places to undertake this duty. So it is obligatory for some of the intelligent and ingenious people from the field of Aqeedah to be mobilised for opposing these plans. And likewise it is a must that the intelligent and distinguished from amongst the specialists in the Sunnah – that they be mobilised for the refutation of these and similarly the eminent and distinguished from amongst those in the fields of Orientalism for the refutation of the plans of the Orientalists”. (Ahl ul-Hadeeth, p.102) [Salafipublications.com]
He also says: “I myself believe that it is a benefit – rather it is of necessity – that we know what the enemies are planning for us, and that it is necessary for us to prepare (ourselves in strength) to destroy their plans. However, I do not exaggerate in this matter, rather my view is the view of our Ulamaa and they have all agreed upon this – that amongst the obligatory matters there are some that are Fard Ain and others that are Fard Kifaayah – and even if knowing the state of the enemies is harmful – it is still necessary for us to know it – but it is treated as Fard Kifaayah. When some attend to it, then the harm is removed from the rest” up until he said: “So I consider that there is no criticism for the Ulamaa and the students of knowledge who take great concern for preserving the Sharee’ah of Allaah – in terms of the Book, the Sunnah and its understanding – for this is one of the duties of the Kifaayah actions. And I believe that these people are more superior, noble, truthful and of more benefit to Islaam than those who are weak in their knowledge of the religion of Allaah or those who have no share in acquainting themselves with it”. [salafipublications.com]
Therefore, this knowledge of current affairs is only to be given consideration after analysed by the upright people of knowledge, just as our Mashaayikh in the UK quoted from Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee that “It is necessary that the distinguished Ulamaa – those who are experienced and shrewd – it is for such people, in all the places to undertake this duty. So it is obligatory for some of the intelligent and ingenious people from the field of Aqeedah to be mobilised for opposing these plans. And likewise it is a must that the intelligent and distinguished from amongst the specialists in the Sunnah – that they be mobilised for the refutation of these and similarly the eminent and distinguished from amongst those in the fields of Orientalism for the refutation of the plans of the Orientalists”.
None of us should incline towards the analysis offered by the likes of Mr Fukuyama and his ilk regarding the so called “End of History” nor that of those so called Muslim intellectuals – those corrupted by the speculations of the disbelievers – such as Ed Hussain – and thus begin to utter statements that are tantamount to disbelief in the name of civilization, freedom and progress. Indeed, every Muslim should know that “The Messenger of Allaah [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and what has been reported from him is the authority to which one must return in order to understand the subject matter regarding the trials and tribulations. Therefore, one cannot return to the following affairs: (a)The narrations of the ahlul kitaab; (b) Opinions and dreams; (c) Weak and fabricated ahaadeeth; (d) Qiyaas and (e) Political, Economic or socialist analysis-since the ahaadeeth regarding the Fitan, the portents of the Hour and what is to take place of strife are from the (affairs) of the Religion, and the Religion is Tawqeefee (i.e. its source can only be established from the divine texts of the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah). All that is reported from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)with sound chains of transmission concerning (affairs) that are to take place, then it is obligated on every Muslim to have Eemaan in it, whether it appeals to his intellect or not. And this is the reality of one’s testimony that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the Messenger of Allaah. Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him] reported: One day while we were sitting with the messenger of Allah there appeared before us a man whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of journeying were to be seen on him and none of us knew him. He walked up and sat down by the prophet. Resting his knees against his and placing the palms of his hands on his thighs, he said: ”O Muhammad, tell me about Islam”. The messenger of Allah said: “Islam is to testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so.” He said: “You have spoken rightly’’ And we were amazed at him asking him and saying that he had spoken rightly.
He said: “Then tell me about Iman. ”He said: ”It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil thereof.” He said: “You have spoken rightly”. He said: “Then tell me about Ihsan.” He said: “It is to worship Allah as though you are seeing Him, and while you see Him not yet truly He sees you”. He said: “Then tell me about the Hour”. He said: “The one questioned about it knows no better than the questioner.” He said: “Then tell me about its signs.” He said: “That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute herdsman competing in constructing lofty buildings.” Then he took himself off and I stayed for a time. Then he said: “O Umar, do you know who the questioner was?” I said: “Allah and His messenger know best”. He said: “He was Gibreel (Gabriel), who came to you to teach you your religion.” [Reported by Muslim. Kitaab al-Eemaan. Chapter: Imaan, Islaam and Ihsaan. Hadeeth Number: 8]
The testimony in this hadeeth is the statement of the Prophet, “He was Gibreel, who came to you to teach you your religion”. And the guiding principle in the above hadeeth is that he asked a question about the Hour and its circumstances, and he established that it is something included in the affairs of the Religion. Events regarding trials and its circumstances, and the affairs of strife are all related to the (portents) of the Hour; therefore, it is included in the Religion and it is not for anyone to speak about it based on his own (opinions, views, analysis or interpretations etc)”. (12)
Be Warned Against The League of Iblees
Shaikh Abu Iyaad- Amjad Rafiq [may Allaah preserve him] stated: “We are living in a time in which the League of Iblees have a frightening grip and amazing amount of resources and means through which waves and waves of assaults are maintained against faith (eemaan), and against tawhid (monotheism), and against the morality that is based upon revelation (as opposed to the “do what thou wilt” of secular humanism), and against the family unit and its bonds (husbandwife, child-parent). And so it is necessary for the Muslims to beware and take extreme caution against the waves upon waves of such assaults that are being made from all directions, the aim of which is to desecrate the foundations of faith, and to desecrate the Prophets of Allaah, in particular Jesus, the Son of Mary (peace be upon them both) and to replace the foundations of faith with a “new age spirituality” which is nothing “new” at all, but comes from none other than Iblees himself and is but the same deception that Iblees used to make Adam err, which is the promise of immortality and eternity, and this is the core, underlying principle of the “new age spirituality” in all of its flavours and manifestations. Further, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) warned that there would be many dajjaals (liars) in the later times. Such liars and imposters claim divinity or prophethood, and preach a religion other than that preached by the Prophets and Messengers, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (peace be upon all of them). For this reason, given the huge amount of propaganda disseminated through the great many forms of media in the modern age, it is necessary for Muslims to be wellinformed about the plots of Iblees his deception and misguiding of the people through their army of devils amongst Jinn and men, all of whom refer to Iblees, spuriously, as “the light bearer”. [salafitalk.net]
The meaning of the word “Dajjaal” linguistically means “a great liar, deceiver”, and signifies great deception and lies. As such, all magicians and soothsayers are also referred to as “dajjaals”, because they lie and deceive. Hence, we will also be discussing magic and its practitioners on this site as they come under the general meaning of “dajal” (deceit, trickery, deception)”. Read this article: The Role of Television in Social Engineering, Predictive Programming, Culture Creation and Destruction of Children and Society: http://www.dajjaal.com/liar/articles/xsxprthe-role-of-television-in-social-engineering-predictive-programming-and-destruction-of-childrenand-society.cfm
Be Warned Against Giving Going Along With The Majority Without Weighing Up Affairs Based On The Infallible Divine Revelation
Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Let every Muslim be careful of being deceived by the great numbers [of people upon such and such idea, view, belief, way of life etc], whilst saying: ‘’Indeed, the people have become such and such, and have become accustomed to such and such, so I am with them’’. This is a great calamity, for indeed many people of the past were destroyed due to this [i.e. blindly following the majority]. Therefore, O sensible one! It is obligated on you to examine yourself; take account of yourself and adhere to the truth, even if the people abandon it. Beware of what Allaah has forbidden, even if the people do it, for indeed the truth is more worthy of being followed, just as Allaah [The Most High] said:
[وَإِنْ تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّه ِ -And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s Path. [Surah Al An-aam Ayah 116]
And Allaah [The Most High] said: [ وَمَآ أَڪۡثَرُ ٱلنَّاسِ وَلَوۡ حَرَصۡتَ بِمُؤۡمِنِينَ-And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly] [Surah Yusuf Ayah 103]. (13)
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts there is a disease saw that the party of Allaah [i.e. the believers] were small in number and the enemies of Allaah were numerous, they thought that victory would be for those who were huge in number. Allaah [The Most High] says that the hypocrites said: [غَرَّ هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ دِينُهُمۡ – These people (Muslims) are deceived by their religion]. [Surah Anfaal Ayah 49]. So, Allaah [Glorified be He and Free is He From all Imperfections] informed [them] that victory is achieved through placing one’s trust and reliance upon Allaah and not due to being huge in number, for indeed Allaah [The Most High] cannot be defeated; rather Allaah [The Most High] is All-Wise and He aids those who deserve help, even if they are weak. Allaah is the All-Wise and All-Mighty, and this necessitates that He will aid the party that truly relies upon Him. (14)
Al-Allaamah Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: If numbers is the scale by way of which you judge, then the majority are mostly blameworthy; and if persuasive speech and eloquence is the scale by way of which you judge, then indeed Allaah described the Munaafiqoon that they have tongues that utter beautiful speech. Allaah said: [وَإِن يَقُولُواْ تَسۡمَعۡ لِقَوۡلِهِمۡ – And when they speak, you listen to their words]. [Surah Al-Munaafiqoon. Aayah 4]
Therefore, what is given consideration is that one knows the people of truth by their characteristics – that they call to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, his family and companions], and they neither desire reward from the people nor seeking to be thanked. (15)
Allaah [The Exalted] stated about Fir’awn – the wicked disbeliever and deceiver:
[فَٱسۡتَخَفَّ قَوۡمَهُ ۥ فَأَطَاعُوهُۚ إِنَّهُمۡ كَانُواْ قَوۡمً۬ا فَـٰسِقِينَ – 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)].
He befooled their intellects, called them to misguidance and they responded to him. (16) He stirred up their feelings, befooled their intellects and thus deprived them of intelligence through his plots and misguidance. (17) He sought to make a fool of them to follow him and thus they quickly responded and followed. He befooled their intellects, so they followed him. [إِنَّهُمۡ كَانُواْ قَوۡمً۬ا فَـٰسِقِينَ – Verily, they were ever a people who were Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah)]- Meaning, this why they hastened to obey that wicked sinner and misguided individual. (18)
Fir’awn deceived them through those doubts, which were portrayed as something true. He deceived his people and his chiefs through words that neither carried any reality nor were such words a means by way of which truth could be distinguished from falsehood. And those words cannot deceive, except the possessors of feeble intellects. Fir’awn did not possess any proofs; rather he only stated that he was the king of Egypt (at the time) and that the rivers flow beneath him? He did not produce any proof to nullify the message brought by Musa [peace be upon him], even though Musa had few followers, found it hard to express himself clearly and did not possess the riches that Firawn possessed. However, the fact of the matter is that Fir’awn’s chiefs had no common sense, so they followed whatever he said -whether truth or falsehood. And because they were rebellious sinners, Fir’awn beautified shirk and evil for them. (19)
Bad Behaviour, Obstinacy, Lies and Plotting of The Majority of ( الْمَلَأُ ) Throughout Human History!
The Aided and Victorious Group Will Always Remain – Neither Harmed By Those Who Forsake Them Nor Those Who Oppose Them: https://salaficentre.com/2020/06/01/a-brief-reminder-regarding-at-taaifah-al-mansoorah-the-victorious-group-by-shaikh-fawzaan-and-shaikh-rabee/
The Khilaafah Will Definately Return Upon The Methodology of The Prophets: The Prophethood will remain amongst you for as long as Allaah wills it to be. Then Allaah will raise it when He wills to raise it. Then there will be the khilaafah upon the Prophetic methodology. And it will last for as long as Allaah wills it to last. Then Allaah will raise it when He wills to raise it. Then there will be biting kingship, and it will remain for as long as Allaah wills it to remain. Then Allaah will raise it when He wills to raise it. Then there will be tyrannical (forceful) kingship and it will remain for as long as Allaah wills it to remain. Then He will raise it when He wills to raise it. Then there will be a khilaafah upon the Prophetic methodology. Read full article here: http://www.aqidah.com/creed/articles/kyvik-the-khilaafah-lasted-for-30-years-then-there-was-kingship.cfm
Signs Before the Day of Judgement
Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve him]:
Shaikh Abu Iyaad [may Allaah preserve him]:
Finally, rebutting the speculations of the disbelievers and their philosophers does not necessitate that we endorse the path of the khawaarij – those terrorists who break their covenants and harm fellow non-Muslim citizens. Just as we are free from the misguidance of the disbelievers, we are are also free from the misguidance of the terrorists.
Must read below:
Allaah Warns Against Extremism And Negligence – By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve him]:
Living With Non-Muslims In The West: With Fine Conduct – By Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-westwith-fine-conduct/
Alliance with the non-Muslims is of two types – misunderstanding this affair leads people astray:
Treaties With The Non-Muslims: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/treaties-with-the-nonmuslims-do-they-necessitate-allegiance/
The Islamic Condemnation of Extremism and Terrorist Ideologies:
Terrorism is Never Islamic: https://soundcloud.com/learnaboutislam/terrorism-is-neverislamic-abu-khadeejah-stoke
Informing The Authorities Of Terrorist Plots:
Understanding The Terrorist Insurgency in Light of ISIS and the Paris Attacks:
Informing The Authorities Of Terrorist Plots: http://www.salafipublications.com/sps/sp.cfm?
The Historical Roots of al-Qaida and ISIS By Shaikh Abu Iyad Amjad Rafiq [may Allaah preserve him]
Ignorance and its Effect upon Terrorism By Shaikh Abu Hakeem [may Allaah preserve him]
The Destructive Ideology Of The Khawaarij By Shaikh Abdul- Ilaah Lahmami [may Allaah preserve him]:
And Allaah knows best.
Refs 1 and 2: An Excerpt from Tafseer as-Sadi
Ref 3: An Excerpt from ‘Al-Adillatul Qawaatiq Wal-Baraaheen Fee Ibtaal Usool Al-Mulhideen. Pages 40-41
Ref 4: ibid page 26
Ref 5: Bukhaari, Hadeeth Number: 832
Ref 6: Al-Fawaa-id: page: 97
Ref 7: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/the-causes-of-poverty-in-light-of-climate-changepopulation-growth-and-other-factors-part-ii-ethics-2-4/
Ref 8: An Excerpt from Tafseer As-Sadi
Ref 9: I’laam Al-Muwaqqi-een: 1/181
Ref 10: Al-Muntaqaa Min Fawaa-idil Fawaa-id 123-124
Ref 11: An Excerpt from ‘Sharh Hilyati Taalibil Ilm’ pages 194-195
Ref 12: Mawqiful Muslim Minal Fitan. Pages 15-18
Ref 13: An Excerpt from ‘Majmoo Al-Fataawaa 12/ 412-416
Ref 14: Zaadul Ma’aad 3/181
Ref 15: قم المعاند – 2/547
Ref 16: Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdheeb Tafseer Ibn Katheer page 1248
Ref 17: Zaadul Maseer Fee Ilmit Tafseer. Page 1281
Ref 18: Roohul Ma’aanee 14/140 by Imaam al-Aloosee.
Ref 19: An Excerpt from ‘Tayseer As-Sadi