In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Allah [The Exalted] says:
الٓرۚ ڪِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ إِلَيۡكَ لِتُخۡرِجَ ٱلنَّاسَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّهِمۡ إِلَىٰ صِرَٲطِ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡحَمِيدِ
ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِۗ وَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ مِنۡ عَذَابٍ۬ شَدِيدٍ
ٱلَّذِينَ يَسۡتَحِبُّونَ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنۡيَا عَلَى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَيَبۡغُونَہَا عِوَجًاۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ فِى ضَلَـٰلِۭ بَعِيدٍ۬
Alif-Laam-Raa. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. (This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you (O Muhammad) in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness by their Lord’s Leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praise. Allah to Whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth! And woe unto the disbelievers from a severe torment. Those who prefer the life of this world instead of the Hereafter, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (i.e. Islam) and seek crookedness therein – They are far astray. [Surah Ibraaheem. Aayaat 1-3]
At present, the thoughtless Danish moron – Geert Wilders – calls a Muslim leader an Islamofascist!
Indeed, every charlatan who attempts to misrepresent Islam is driven to carry out the diabolical suggestions of “French King Louis IX, who was captured in 1250 while on a crusade against the Muslims of Egypt. After paying a significant ransom, he was eventually freed from prison. But while he was imprisoned, he used the time to plan ways to undermine Islam and Muslims, so the devil inspired him with the following schemes: first, the battle between Western Christians and Muslims should be replaced with a conflict over ideas and culture. Second, prepare the West to pervert Islam’s reputation around the world and damage Muslims’ religious beliefs”. (1)
Second, it is undeniable that one tactic used by the openly hostile to Islam, particularly those lying under the call to moderation, tolerance, and liberty, is the attribution of ideas and conceptions to Islam without guidance from Allah and His Messenger. Additionally, some Muslims also commit this mistake as Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadi [may Allaah preserve him] stated: “Those who carry seductive slogans in the name of Islam, such as Islamic socialism, Islamic democracy, the call for religious harmony, and many other misguided claims made in the name of Islam, are among the liars of this era, along with political figures like the secularists and Baathists [Arab Nationalists]. This occurs among organizations that claim that their goals are to elevate Islam and restore the Islamic Ummah to its former splendor, but they only serve to lead more people astray and into darkness, and Allah’s Refuge is sought! The Muslims and scholars have a duty to be exceedingly watchful of all of these types of persons, warn the Muslims about their plots and intentions, and reveal their secrets because this puts the community and the youth at greater risk”. (2)
Therefore, the true meaning of Islam must be made public and then distinguished from everything that is not in accordance with it in order to expose the lies of these declared opponents, such as the thoughtless Danish moron Geert Wilders. What is the meaning of Islam? Islam means Al-Istislaam (to submit) to Allaah with Tawheed (i.e. pure Islamic monotheism), obey Him, and keep away from Shirk and the people of Shirk. Allaah [The Exalted] stated about Prophet Ibraaheem [peace be upon him]:
وَإِذۡ قَالَ إِبۡرَٲهِيمُ لِأَبِيهِ وَقَوۡمِهِۦۤ إِنَّنِى بَرَآءٌ۬ مِّمَّا تَعۡبُدُونَ
إِلَّا ٱلَّذِى فَطَرَنِى فَإِنَّهُ ۥ سَيَہۡدِينِ
وَجَعَلَهَا كَلِمَةَۢ بَاقِيَةً۬ فِى عَقِبِهِۦ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَرۡجِعُونَ
And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father and his people: “Verily, I am innocent of what you worship, except Him (i.e. I worship none but Allah Alone) Who did create me, and verily, He will guide me.” And he made it [i.e. La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone)] a Word lasting among his offspring (True Monotheism), that they may turn back (i.e. to repent to Allah or receive admonition). [Surah Az-Zukhruf. Aayaat 26-28]
Allaah [The Exalted] said:
قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ
Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture: Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.” [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 64] (3)
This is Islaam – submission to the Creator, worshipping Him alone, obeying Him alone without reservation, and avoiding Shirk and its adherents.
What is Fascism? They say that it is a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government; a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. A political system based on a very powerful leader, state control, and being extremely proud of country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed.
Let’s make a few quick observations regarding the thorough and distinct definition provided above. Islam is neither a political theory nor a political movement, and Islamic authority does not rely on autocracy; rather, both the ruler and the subject are expected to adhere to everything revealed in the Qur’aan and the authentic Sunnah.
Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said:
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَأۡمُرُكُمۡ أَن تُؤَدُّواْ ٱلۡأَمَـٰنَـٰتِ إِلَىٰٓ أَهۡلِهَا وَإِذَا حَكَمۡتُم بَيۡنَ ٱلنَّاسِ أَن تَحۡكُمُواْ بِٱلۡعَدۡلِۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُم بِهِۦۤۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ سَمِيعَۢا بَصِيرً۬ا
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِى ٱلۡأَمۡرِ مِنكُمۡۖ فَإِن تَنَـٰزَعۡتُمۡ فِى شَىۡءٍ۬ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡيَوۡمِ ٱلۡأَخِرِۚ ذَٲلِكَ خَيۡرٌ۬ وَأَحۡسَنُ تَأۡوِيلاً
Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer. O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for the final determination. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayaat 58-59]
Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: The first verse, according to the scholars, was revealed in relation to the rulers; it commands them to return trusts to those to whom they are due and to decide between the people justly. The second verse was revealed in reference to those who are under the ruler’s authority, including the armies and those who were not. It states that they are required to obey the rulers who uphold justice in their decisions, rulings, military campaigns, and other matters, with the exception of times when they give orders to disobey Allah, as there cannot be obedience to the creation while disobeying Allah. And if they disagree on anything, they should refer back to Allah’s Book and His Messenger’s Sunnah. If the rulers fail to achieve this, then they will only be obeyed in accordance with obeying Allah and His Messenger, and their rights will be fulfilled in accordance with what Allah and His Messenger instructed, with the result that they will be supported in righteousness and piety but not in sin and transgression. (4)
In addition, a strong leader is something that is desired because, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily, the leader is a shield behind whom they fight and he protects them. If he commands (people to) fear Allaah [The Exalted] and justice, then he will have a reward. If he commands something else, then it will be against him”. [Ṣaḥeeh Muslim 1841]
Imaam An-Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: “Meaning, he is like a shelter because he prevents the enemy from harming the Muslims, prevents the people from (harming) one another (i.e., establishes justice), protects the Muslim nation, and the people fear his authority because he will establish justice against the oppressor. “Behind whom they fight,” means that they stand by him in their struggle against the unbelievers (i.e. those at war with his nation), the rebels, the Khaarijites, and all other instigators of injustice and corruption. (5)
Regarding the coercive repression of opposition, the believer has been given a pure approach to dealing with unjust governments. Read the article by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allaah preserve him]: https://abukhadeejah.com/the-tyranny-of-the-rulers-a-reason-for-rebellion/
With regards to the mention of philosophy or a political ideology found in the definition of Fascism, then indeed, Islam is innocent of that which they necessitate. Islam is not a set of ideas and it is free from the requirements that the definition of fascism makes reference to in terms of philosophy or a political ideology; rather it is a divine revelation revealed by the Creator (Allah) in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah of the noble Messenger, who never speaks out of his own desires. Allah said:
وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ ٱلْهَوَىٰٓ
إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْىٌ يُوحَىٰ
Nor does he speak out of the desire (of his own soul) (and forge revelation thereby); it is nothing but revelation revealed to him (containing guidance, rectitude and piety which he follows). [Shaikh Abu Iyad: https://www.thenoblequran.com/q/#/verse/53/3 ]
“Concepts or ideas can be contested, rejected, disapproved, etc., and submitted for discussion. It may be right or wrong. Due to the fact that an idea or concept is something that is particularly linked to the creation (i.e., humankind and Jinn), as well as the fact that an idea or thought might be right or wrong, it is not acceptable to associate Islam with the words “idea” or “thought.” The Sharee’ah [the infallible divine law, belief, and acts of worship] as transmitted by the last Messenger from the Qur’an, and the authentic Sunnah is infallible”. (6)
How can fascism be linked to Islam when everything included in the concept of fascism is in direct opposition to what Islam commands? However, the thoughtless moron Geert Wilders uses the term without any justification; rather, he is one who is filled with hatred, therefore anything he says is only a reflection of what is concealed in his heart. Allah says:
قَدْ بَدَتِ ٱلْبَغْضَآءُ مِنْ أَفْوَٰهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِى صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ
Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. (Surah Al-Imran. Ayah 118]
يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِـُٔوا۟ نُورَ ٱللَّهِ بِأَفْوَٰهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى ٱللَّهُ إِلَّآ أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُۥ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْكَٰفِرُونَ
They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it. (Surah At-Tawbah. Ayah 32)
Finally, we ask Allah:
رَبَّنَا لَا تَجۡعَلۡنَا فِتۡنَةً۬ لِّلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ
وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحۡمَتِكَ مِنَ ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ
Our Lord, make us not [objects of] trial for the wrongdoing people, and save us by Your Mercy from the disbelieving folk.
[Ref 1: خطة لويس التاسع – page 6]
[Ref 3: See Thalaathatul Usool By Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen]. Also read meaning of the word Muslim: https://salaficentre.com/2020/10/18/one-must-call-himself-a-muslim-if-he-truly-follows-the-path-of-the-prophets-and-messengers/
[Ref 4: An Excerpt from ‘As-Siyaasah Ash-Shar’iyyah 16-18]
[Ref 5: Sharh Saheeh Muslim Vol 12. page 193. Publisher: Daar Al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah. 1st Edition 1421 AH (2000)]
[Ref 6: An Excerpt from ‘Mu’jam Al-Manaahiy Lil-Laf’dhiyyah’. pages 430-431]