[6] Ideologues hiding behind journalism – Patrick Wintour

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ

They want to extinguish Allaah’s Light with their mouths [i.e. the Qur’an, the pure Islamic monotheism, and the guidance Allaah sent Muhammad with] but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers hate (it). [Soorah At-Tawbah: Ayah: 32]

Imaam Ibn Katheer [may Allah have mercy upon him] said: They want to extinguish that which Allah sent His Messenger with of guidance and the religion of truth, merely by way of their arguments and fabrications, so their example in this is that of one who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by way of blowing at (them) and this (person) can never achieve this. (1)

Regarding a disagreement between the French Militant Secularists and the Muslim president of Turkey, Patrick Wintour wrote the following in an article dated October 25, 2020:

Prior to anything else, it is imperative that these reporters either gain solid knowledge to cease speculating or save humanity from their abhorrent ignorance while attempting to address the sole infallible religion and way of life until the day of judgement. There is no such thing as “Radical Islam,” despite the fact that these pseudo-analysts on Islam keep using the term. The word ‘Radical’ in the English language means “Believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change”. [end of quote]

Therefore, regardless of whether the person promoting the change is a Muslim or not, it is without a doubt sinful in the Sight of the Creator to pursue societal change based on sources other than the infallible final revelation (the Qur’an and the Sunnah) as understood and implemented by the Prophet’s companions. Neither is a Muslim permitted to seek rectification through innovated religious practices nor on the basis of their own ideas; rather, social change can only be pursued through the Prophets’ methodology. Here is a detailed explanation of the affair:


Rectification of Modern Societies – By Saudi Scholar Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz

As a result, any course of action for rectification that complies with the Prophet’s methodology is free from radicalism, and any course of action that departs from it is either an extremist course of action or an extreme course of carelessness and negligence. Shaikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, “The (infallible, uncorrupted) divine (creed, obligations, commands, prohibitions, methodology) are nourishment for the hearts, so when the hearts are nourished by innovated religious practices, the virtue of the Sunan does not remain in them, and thus they are in the same position as those nourished with filthy food”. (2) Imaam As-Sadi [may Allah have mercy upon him] said, “Among the most amazing affairs is that many contemporary writers and politicians seek to remedy the many social ills and attempt to do so from various perspectives; however, when it comes to the problem of deviation from Allah’s path, which has carried away the majority of young people, they have not rushed to stop it by returning to sound faith and certainty; rather, those who have strayed from the (infallible divine Islamic) revelation have been left to wander aimlessly in their misguidance and wavering in beguilement, and as a result, the social ills they seek to address give rise to additional social ills because if the path to addressing social ills is not based on sound faith and religion, they will increase and worsen”. (3)

The Prophets and Messengers of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them), including Nooh, Ibraaheem, Musa, Eesa, and Muhammad, brought about the social change and rectification that is the only one required by humankind and Jinn in all spheres of life, despite the fact that their opponents mocked, insulted, and planned to kill them. Those antagonistic polytheists, ideologues, demagogues, rabble-rousers, poets, and leaders viewed the infallible rectification pursued by the noble Messengers based on the orders and prohibitions of their Lord as being unworthy, radical, and excessive. Would Mr. Wintour and his ilk now claim what the messengers’ opponents stated previously?! Indeed, Islam cannot be characterised as radical, despite what Mr. Wintour and many of his colleagues among ideologues who conceal themselves beneath journalism claim. Rather, what is expected of reasonable, well-informed, and honest people who seek to address this issue is that they use the word radical alone when describing terrorists or those who take the law into their own hands while pursuing political change because Islam is completely free of such people – those brainwashed by ISIS, the far right, and other lunatics.

So, Mr. Wintour and his prejudiced associates must understand that, despite the fact that militant secularists and vile atheists – the cartoonists hiding behind freedom of expression – are immoral individuals who harbour hatred in their hearts for the noble Messenger, however, we treat them fairly and do not harm or slander them, despite the fact that they commit one of the most heinous crimes and we hate them for Allah’s sake. Similarly, we are free from the activities of those who oppose them by violence, which is why our Mashaayikh in the West continuously denounce the un-Islamic actions of those who unlawfully murder in the name of Islam.

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(1) Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdheeb Tafseer Ibn Kathir

(2) Iqtidaa As-Siraat al-Mustaqeem. page 64

(3) An Excerpt from Al-Adillatul Qawaatiq. Page 40-41

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