Most Commonly Used Arguments to Justify Voting in American Elections(SHIRK)

1. The participation of Prophet Yusuf, upon whom be peace, as a minister in the Government of the King of Egypt

Allah, the Most High, said:

“And the king said: “Bring him to me that I may attach him to my person.” Then, when he spoke to him, he said: “Verily, this day, you are with us high in rank and fully trusted.” [Yusuf] said: “Set me over the storehouses of the land; I will indeed guard them with full knowledge.” Thus did We give full authority to Yusuf in the land, to take possession therein, as when or where he likes.” 20

So those who use the example of Yusuf, upon whom be peace, use this to show that he became established in the government of the King and they conclude on the basis of this that if it is permissible to become a minister in a non-Muslim government, then surely it is permissible to vote for the least harmful candidate who will become a Member of Parliament to act on our behalf.

And those who use this as evidence must have missed what Yusuf, upon whom be peace, said to his two companions of the prison prior to his taking this position:

“The Hukm (i.e. judgment) is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him, that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not.” 21

So how could we say about Yusuf, upon whom be peace, that he would compromise and cooperate in a government with those who legislate man-made laws, while he was the very one who admonished others about this issue, saying: “The Hukm (i.e. judgment) is for none but Allah?!”

Firstly, those who use this example are in need of evidence to substantiate their claim that the law of this government was not in accordance with the Shari’ah of Yusuf, upon whom be peace. And there is nothing to indicate this within the example itself. Rather, it was narrated that the King whose Kingdom Yusuf became a minister within became a Muslim.

Ibn Jarir At-Tabari narrated that Mujahid said,

“The King whom Yusuf was with entered Islam.” 22

And Al-Baghawi said,

“Mujahid and others said, ‘Yusuf, upon whom be peace, did not stop calling the King to Islam while being kind to him, until he and many of the people entered Islam.”

Also, it is narrated that Yusuf, upon whom be peace, was the ruler himself and his duties as Minister also was to govern Egypt.

Ibn Jarir At-Tabari narrated from As-Suddi that he said,

“The King employed Yusuf over Egypt and he was the person in authority and he (also) used to supervise the buying and the trade and all of its matters. So that was His saying: “Thus did We give full authority to Yusuf (Joseph) in the land, to take possession therein, as when or where he likes.”

Also, he narrated from Ibn Zayd concerning His saying: “…to take possession therein, as when or where he likes…” He said,

“We put him in authority over whatever was in it (i.e. Egypt), wherever he willed from that place. He did in it whatever he willed. It was granted to him.”

And Al-Qurtubi narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas said about Yusuf,

“So he sat upon his bed and the Kings approached him. And the King entered his home with his women and the authority of Egypt was granted to him.”

Al-Qurtubi said, “And when the King gave the authority of Egypt to Yusuf, he was generous to the people and called them to Islam until they believed in him and he established the justice amongst them. So the men and the women loved him. And from what has come from Wahb and As-Suddi and Ibn ‘Abbas and others is the saying of the King to Yusuf, when he saw his complete wisdom in implementing the ruling and spreading the justice: “I give you the authority, so do whatever you will. And we are merely your followers and I am not one to refuse being your subject and obeying you and I am no more than one of your subjects.”23

If this is a possibility – that the King entered Islam – and quoting it as evidence becomes questionable, then it would be incorrect to use it, due to the principle: ‘If possibility arises, the usage of it as evidence drops’ (Itha Waradal-Ihtimal, Batula Bihil-Istidlal).

Furthermore, the legislation of those before us, is a legislation for us – according to the majority of Usiliun – only if it does not contradict our legislation, and if one were to hypothesize, for sake of argument, that Yusuf had not followed his own Shari’ah, then we say, had he been alive today, he would have not had a choice but to follow what has been revealed upon Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

The second argument we will look at is:

2. The Rule: “The Lesser of Two Evils is Chosen”

And with this rule, those who permit the participation in elections, use this to suggest that in voting for the candidate whose policies are the least in opposition to Islam, this is the selection of the lesser of the evils. Or they say that the choice between not voting at all and allowing a worse candidate to prevail is a greater evil than to vote for another one, whom they intend to elect due to his policies being closer to Islam. Like with most rules of Islamic Jurisprudence, people often name a correct rule and then implement it either incorrectly or in circumstances where it would not apply.

The error of those who use this rule is that it can only be applied when the choices are inevitable. An example of this rule is when someone is faced with two choices that are completely unavoidable, each of which are impermissible. So if a person was in a situation where they are being compelled to choose between two issues that are both essentially impermissible, the lesser of the two sinful choices is to be selected. As one brother put it:

When one attempts to implement this principle in this situation, it is akin to him drinking alcohol in the following scenario: A brother invites another to his home. There, he forces him at gun point to drink either one of the two glasses of alcohol: one with 50% alcohol, and one with 25% alcohol. He chooses the latter.

As for the participation in these democratic elections, there is no compulsion whatsoever, so there can be no excuse for committing this Shirk by using the excuse of “the lesser of two evils.” Rather, we say that choosing to commit the act of Shirk – sending someone to rule according to man-made law instead of the Shari’ah of Allah – is a far worse evil than abstaining from voting in this Taghut oriented system. So in reality, it would be like the person choosing the 50% alcohol over the 25%.

3. The rule: “The Benefit is taken over the Harm”

And this rule is similar to the one which has passed. Those who use this rule to permit the participation in democratic elections say that the benefits that result in electing a candidate whose policies are the least harmful to the Muslims, outweigh the harm of other candidates, whose policies are more threatening towards them.

Firstly, the claimed benefits of electing a candidate within a democratic election – while this is Shirk, as it has passed – does not permit the action being encouraged. This is because the one who participates in this action is in reality seeking a benefit from Allah while violating the sanctities of His Tawhid. In his rebuke of Dr. Safar Al-Hawali’s “Open Letter to George W. Bush”, Shaykh Abu Basir Mustafa Halimah, said the following regarding Al-Hawali’s mentioning that he had encouraged the Muslims in the United States to vote for President Bush:

“I say: The words of the Shaykh (i.e. Safar Al-Hawali) here are false and rejected for different reasons. From them, it was wrong for him to encourage the Muslims to participate in the game of Democracy, which is in place in America and that which takes place due to it from mistakes in creed (i.e. ‘Aqidah) and Shari’ah, whose results are un-praiseworthy, and which can not be excused no matter how many benefits are claimed. So how about here when it opposes the fundamentals of the Shari’ah and its general matters, as we have clarified in many places throughout our projects?!” 28

And even if we were to concede that there are actual benefits in the participation in democratic elections, this still does not make the action permissible. As Allah, the Most High, said:

“They ask you concerning alcohol and gambling. Say: “In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit.” 29

And with that, Allah said:

“O you who believe! Alcohol, gambling, Al-Ansab, and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytan’s handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that in order that you may be successful.” 30

In his Tafsir of the first verse, Ibn Kathir said,

“As for their benefit (alcohol and gambling), it is material, including benefit for the body, digesting the food, getting rid of the excrements, sharpening the mind, bringing about a joyous sensation and financially benefiting from their sale. Also, (their benefit includes) earnings through gambling that one uses to spend on his family and on himself. Yet, these benefits are outweighed by the clear harm that they cause which affects the mind and the religion. This is why Allah said: “…but the sin of them is greater than their benefit.” 31

And likewise, even if we were to concede that their may be a benefit in participating in democratic elections, 32 the harm upon one’s religion in committing this act of Shirk, by sending someone to legislate laws besides Allah is far greater upon one’s religion and faith than any possible benefits. And we say with all certainty that Shirk is far more harmful to the slave than any intoxicant or gambling and its effect is far more threatening.

4. The Rule: “Actions are based on Intentions”

And those who apply this principle say that as long as one’s intention is to lessen the oppression upon the Muslims, or to provide them some relief or things of this nature, then the action becomes permissible. And they say that as long as one does not intend by his participation in democratic elections to commit any evil and as long as the only intent is to bring about the good, then this permits the action and makes it praiseworthy.

And we say that this error in logical thinking is not only prevalent in the topic we are addressing, but it also permeates other serious topics as well. Therefore, we will give it some detail here, Insha’Allah.

The first point is that sins do not stop being sinful due to the intention of the one who commits them. Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, may Allah be merciful to him, said,

“The sins; they do not change their nature by the intention. So the ignorant one must understand that from the generality of his saying, peace be upon him: “Actions are based on intentions”, then thinks that a sin can be turned into an obedience by (a good) intention, such as the person who backbites a man to please the heart of someone else, feeds a needy person with someone else’s money or builds a school, a mosque or a military camp with unlawful money, while his intention is to do good. This is all ignorance, and the intention has no effect in ruling out its being a transgression, a wrongdoing and a sin. In fact, his intending to do good by an evil means – which opposes the requirement of the Shari’ah – is another evil. So if he is aware of this (evil means), then he is stubborn in regards to the Shari’ah. But if he ignores it, then he is sinful for being ignorant, because seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim. In addition, since good things can only be known as such by the Shari’ah, how can an evil be good, then? That is very unlikely. As a matter of fact, the things which cause this in the heart are the hidden pleasure and the inner desire…”

Then he went on to say,

“What is implied is that whoever ignorantly intends to do good by means of a sin, he will not be excused, unless he is new in Islam and does not have the time wherein he can acquire the knowledge, and Allah, the Most High, indeed said: “So ask those who possess the Reminder if you know not.” 33

And he (i.e. Al-Ghazali) further said –

“Therefore his saying, peace be upon him: “Actions are based on intentions” is restricted, as far as the three categories are concerned, to obedience’s and permitted things (i.e. Mubahat), but not to sins. This is because an obedience can be turned into a sin by the (the wrong) intention. Also the permitted action (i.e. Mubah) can be turned into a sin or an obedience by the intention. In contrast, a sin can never be turned into an obedience by the (good) intention. Yes, the intention could have an interference in it (i.e. the sin); and that is when (other) evil intentions are added to it, and which would increase its burden and its great evil result – as we have mentioned in the Book of Repentance.” 34

And in his refutation of the Fatwa of Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz Ibn Baz, who permitted becoming a Member of Parliament and the participation in democratic elections, based on the rule: “Actions are Based on Intentions”, 35 the Shaykh, ‘Abdul-Qadir Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Aziz, said:

“I say that this Fatwa is wrong, according to what we have quoted from Al- Ghazali, that sins do not become permissible by the intention. Besides, the Kufr is the greatest of sins. So as joining the Parliament is Kufr, it will not become permissible by the intention. This is because (of the fact) that the Parliament is the means by which the democratic system is implemented. So knowing the verdict of participating in it or electing (a member) relies on knowing the verdict of democracy, the verdict of which is dependent on knowing its reality.” 36

Therefore the intention is not a factor in permitting a sin as long as the one is aware that it is a sin. And it does not permit committing Kufr or Shirk even if the intention for the outcome of that action is a benefit or relief for the Muslims. If this were the case, then we would permit the selling of Bibles and idols so that the proceeds could be donated to the Muslims in need, and no one would permit such a thing.

5. The Rule: “Commanding the Good and Forbidding the Evil”

Those who use this rule say that to vote for the least harmful candidate in the democratic election, or to vote for him based on some of his good policies which are in opposition to the evil policies of his opponents; then this is a form of commanding the good and forbidding the evil.

So our reply to this is that participating in the democratic elections is itself an evil which is to be forbidden, as it seeks to associate the desires of men with the Legislation of Allah, the Most High. And if this concept is clear in the mind of the reader, then the argument that voting for a candidate in a democratic election – which is Shirk, is equal to the commanding of the good and the forbidding of the evil – which is obligatory, then he will see that this is the exact opposite and reversal of the ruling, which was applied incorrectly in the first place.

From the known conditions of commanding the good and forbidding the evil is that it must be done by means of permissible methods. Thus, it is not allowed to kill a man to stop him from stealing, and it is not allowed to cheat a Muslim out of his money in order to keep him from paying interest (Riba) and it is not allowed to kidnap a man’s family in order to keep him from beating them. This is not hidden from the one with the most basic understanding of commanding the good and forbidding the evil.

Another condition is that the outcome of that commanding or forbidding must not result in a greater evil. Shaykh Al-Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah be merciful to him, said,

“And if those commanding and forbidding know that the outcome of their action will have an inseparable combination of good and evil, then they are not allowed to do it until they evaluate its outcome. If the good would be predominant, then they should proceed with it. And if the evil would be predominant, then they are prohibited from doing it, even if it entails the loss of a lesser good. In this case, commanding the good that would result in more wrong would be an act of commanding evil and promoting disobedience to Allah and His Messenger.” 39

And Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah be merciful to him, said,

“So if one’s act of forbidding the evil will lead to what is worse and more hated by Allah and His Messenger, then it is not allowed to forbid it, even though Allah hates it (i.e. that evil) and hates those who do it.” 40

So the attempts to forbid the evil, by those who call to participation in the democratic elections, are paid for by the price of Shirk and disobedience. So examine the scale. Even though we agree with our brothers about the terrible and grievous situation faced today by the Muslims in ‘Iraq and elsewhere, we weigh this against the act of Shirk, which we are being invited to, with the intent of reducing this oppression of these Muslims. Allah, the Most High, said:

And ‘Al-Fitnah’ is worse than killing. 41

And He, the Most High, said:

…and ‘Al-Fitnah’ is greater than the killing. 42

And here, the word “Al-Fitnah” means the Shirk and Kufr, as it has come in the books of Tafsir. Shaykh Al-Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah be merciful to him, said about these verses,

“In other words, that the killing; even if there is an evil and malevolence in it, then in the Fitnah of the disbelievers, there is from the evil and malevolence which is even greater than it.” 43

And Shaykh ‘Ali Al-Khudayr mentioned in his chapter: “Calling to the Testimony of ‘La Ilaha Ill-Allah’ that Shaykh Sulayman Ibn Sahman said about these verses:

“Al-Fitnah’ is the Kufr. So if all the Bedouins and the city dwellers (i.e. all the people) fight until they are all gone, that would be less severe than them establishing a Taghut in the land who rules with what contradicts the Shari’ah of Islam.” 44

Therefore there is no doubt that to commit an act of Shirk with the intention of reducing the harm upon other Muslims (even when this harm reaches the level of death), then the Shirk is a greater evil and can not be performed as part of commanding the good and forbidding the evil, as the evil of that action outweighs the evil of the harm upon the Muslims. 45

6. The Rule: “The Necessity Permits the Unlawful”

So those who use this rule say that the Muslims are in a situation of necessity (Dharurah) wherein performing unlawful actions, such as participating in the democratic elections becomes permissible.

As for the usage to this rule then the reader must know that it is not absolute. Rather, there are exceptions and stipulations to this rule which make it inapplicable to the participation in democratic elections.

Firstly, there are matters that do not qualify as necessities. Therefore, one must be careful not to apply the concession of this rule to something that does not even qualify as a necessity. And it is known that the necessities are five basic categories; one’s religion, one’s self (life), one’s mind (i.e. sanity), one’s linage/honor, and one’s money. 46 Therefore, it is not permissible for one to commit fornication or marry someone who is essentially un-weddable (i.e. Mahram) due to his sexual desires and then for him to excuse his sin with the above rule. Therefore, we see that only certain matters fall into necessities and not all things can be permitted with the application of this rule.

Secondly, when it comes to Kufr and Shirk, there is no excuse to perform it due to a necessity (Dharurah). This is because committing Kufr or Shirk is a violation of one of the categories of necessity itself; one’s religion, as it has passed. Rather, it is in violation of the greatest necessity of all; one’s religion. So how can one seek to justify the preservation of one necessity at the expense of another? Rather, the only time it is permitted is when one is under compulsion (Ikrah). 47

And how could we look to some examples where it is permissible to perform a sin, based upon a legitimate necessity and then use that comparison to permit the performance of an act of Kufr or Shirk?

Shaykh Al-Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah be merciful to him, said,

“Verily, the things which are forbidden; from them is that which is clearly stated that the (Islamic) legislation did not permit anything from it; neither for necessity or for other than necessity, such as Shirk and illegal sexual acts and speaking about Allah without knowledge and the clear transgression. And they are the four things mentioned in His, the Most High’s, statement: “Say: ‘The things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are the great evil sins, whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, making Shirk with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge.” 48 So these things are forbidden in all of the Shari’ahs. And with this prohibition, Allah sent all of the Messengers and He did not permit anything from them whatsoever, not in any condition from the conditions. And due to this, they were revealed in a Makkah chapter (i.e. at the beginning of the Revelation).” 49

Shaykh ‘Ali Al-Khudayr narrated from Shaykh Hamad Ibn ‘Atiq, who said,

“He, the Most High, said: “He has forbidden you only the Maytah (dead animals), and blood, and flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered in sacrifice for other than Allah. But if one is forced by necessity without willful disobedience nor out of transgression of limits, then there is no sin on him.” 50 So it was made a condition, while necessity exists, that the one who eats it, does so without willful disobedience or transgression. And the difference between the two conditions is not hidden (meaning between compulsion and necessity).” And he (i.e. Ibn ‘Atiq) said, “And in the permissibility of the dead (meat) for the one in need, is there anything that indicates the permissibility of voluntary apostasy?! And is this comparison anything like the comparison of marrying one’s sister or daughter, based upon the permissibility of marrying the free one marrying the slave, when he fears fornication and inability (to marry a free woman)? So this purveyor of doubt has added more than the comparison of those who said: “Trading is only like Riba (usury).” 51 52

And Shaykh ‘Ali Al-Khudayr continued,

“And we say: Is there in the permissibility of the dead (meat) for the one who is in need, anything to indicate the permissibility of entering into the councils of Shirk voluntarily, while allying oneself with the secularists and the Taghut-oriented governments by using the argument of ‘the benefits of the Daw’ah’?!” 53

7. The Rule: “Kufr is excused Due to Compulsion”

Once since it is established that Kufr and Shirk are not permitted by necessity, as it has passed in the previous rule, the next step is to validate the participation in democratic elections by using this rule. And those who use this rule attempt to show that the situation is so dire, that it is a matter of compulsion (Ikrah). And we say that if a person were truly compelled to participate in the democratic elections, then this rule would excuse him and there would be no blame on him for doing so.

However, the definition and conditions for compulsion are not found in the situation we are discussing. Firstly, the definition of compulsion (Ikrah) necessitates that one is literally being forced to do something, and not that he voluntarily does it.

‘Ala’ Ad-Din Al-Bukhari defined compulsion as:

“Holding another person upon a matter, which he refused to do, through his fear that the one who is committing it (i.e. the compulsion) is able to implement it (i.e. his threat). So the other one becomes fearful and his being satisfied is removed, due to the implementation (of this compulsion).” 54

And Dr. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdillah Al-Wuhaybi said,

“It is the type which takes place upon the compelled one himself and the individual has no more ability or choice due to that.” 55

Therefore, the one who uses this rule to permit the participation in the democratic elections can not claim that this is compulsion (Ikrah). And the mere fact that the Muslims are being called to do this action voluntarily is the clearest proof that they are not being compelled to commit it.

As for the conditions of compulsion (Ikrah), Ibn Hajr said,

“And the conditions of compulsion are four. The first is that the one committing it is able to implement what he is threatening with, while the one being threatened is unable to repel that (threat) even by fleeing. The second is that it is his strong assumption that if he refuses (to comply) then this (threat) will be put upon him. The third is that what he threatened with is immediate. So if he says, ‘If you do not do this, I will beat you tomorrow,’ he is not considered a compelled one. And an exception from that is if he mentioned an amount of time, which is very near or if customarily he does not backtrack. The forth is that nothing is shown by the commanded one that would indicate his voluntary compliance.” 56

Therefore this is a correct rule and if one were truly compelled to participate in the democratic elections, this would excuse him from the Kufr and Shirk he committed thereby. However, it is clear that what is being called compulsion, in this case, does not meet the definition of compulsion (Ikrah), nor does it meet the criteria for the conditions for it to be valid.

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20 Yusuf, 54-56
21 Yusuf, 40
22 “Jami’ Al-Bayan ‘An Ta’wil Ay Al-Qur’an”, Vol. 9/217
23 “Al-Jami’ Li-Ah’kam Al-Qur’an”, Vol 9./215
28 “Waqafat Ma’ Ash-Shaykh Safar”, Pg. 18
29 Al-Baqarah, 219
30 Al-Ma’idah, 90
31 “Tafsir Al-Qur’an Al-‘Athim” 1/345

32 And this is yet to be proven as the outcome of the election is not certain nor is any action of the party or Member of Parliament who takes power. What is certain; however, is that in order to reach these claimed benefits, one must engage in an act of Shirk, as it has passed.

33 An-Nahl, 43
34 “Ihya’ Ulum Ad-Din ”, Vol. 4/388-391
35 And this Fatwa was issued in “Liwa’ Al-Islam” magazine, issue #11, 1409 H. Pg. 7
36 “Al-Jami Fi Talab Al-‘Ilm Ash-Sharif ” 1/147-148
39 “Al-Amru Bil-Ma’rufi Wan-Nahyu ‘An Al-Munkar”, Pg. 21
40 “‘I’lam Al-Muwaqqi’in”, Vol. 3/4
41 Al-Baqarah, 191
42 Al-Baqarah, 217
43 “Al-Fatawa ”, Vol. 28/355
44 Look to “Al-Jam’u Wat-Tajrid Fi Sharhi Kitab At-Tawhid ”, Pg. 121
45 And this ties in with the next two rules so pay attention to how these are linked.
46 Look to “Fath Al-Bari ”, Vol. 1/179
47 And we shall address this within the next rule, Insha’-Allah.
48 Al-‘Araf, 33
49 “Al-Fatawa ”, Vol. 14/470-471
50 Al-Baqarah, 173
51 Al-Baqarah, 275
52 “Hidayat At-Tariq ”, Pg. 151
53 “Al-Jam’u Wat-Tajrid Fi Sharhi Kitab At-Tawhid ”, Pg. 121
54 “Kashf Al-Asrar ”, Vol. 4/482
55 “Nawaqidh Al-Iman Al-I’tiqadiyyah Wa Dhawabit At-Takfir ‘Ind As-Salaf”, Vol. 2/7
56 “Fath Al-Bari ”, Vol. 12/311

Fatwa on Voting

In order to be able to answer the urgent question of participating in the American Elections and voting for candidates who want to participate in congress or Senate we must understand the reality, for the Juristic principle states part of Judging a matter is comprehending it or understanding its reality. Therefore we must understand the reality of two things:

1- The American Congress and Senate where some candidates want to participate in and

2- The election which the people want to be involved in i.e. voting.

We must remember that part of our Imaan and Aqeedah in Allah (SWT) is At-Tawoheed which means Submitting, obeying, following, worshipping and elevating Almighty Allah (SWT) exclusively, without associating with HIM or HIS attributes anyone else, and that conversely associating with God or with any of his attributes is an act of Shirk which makes a person go outside the fold of Islam and that is why At-Tawoheed is the fundamental pillar of Islam. One of Allah (SWT)’s attributes is that HE is the LEGISLATOR and the commander and he has the absolute right and power to command and legislate, and no-one shares this absolute power with him. For Allah (SWT) says:

“Verily the absolute right of legislating is for none but Allah
(SWT)” [EMQ 12:40]

And Allah (SWT) says:

“It is unlawful for Believers male or female if Allah and His Messenger decree a command to have any choice but to abide with it and whosoever disobeys Allah or his Messenger went astray in plain mis-guidance” [EMQ 33:36]

After having established this absolute fact let us investigate the reality of Congress or Senate as it has been described ‘the Legislative House’ for the People; this is its description according to lawyers who call it the legislative body formulated for passing laws, Those who are associated with this body are called Congress men/women or Senators i.e. The Representatives or Deputies of the people, who have been elected by them. There is no disagreement among anyone in the Eastern or Western Countries that the main function of Congress, Senate or Parliament is to legislate law and that the role of its member is to choose from among themselves Secretaries/Ministers. We can summarize the main duties of this legislative body or parliament as:
1- Legislating or passing bills or law,
2- Giving a vote of confidence for the President/vice-president and his/her cabinet as the government.
As for the Sources of legislation for Congress/Senate, it includes:
1- The mind and desires of the President’s or Secretaries as representatives on behalf of the people
2- International institutions or so-called international law.

The Deen of most people in the World today is Secularism which states that; God has Sovereignty ONLY in
Heaven or Inside the Church /Masjid and in the places of worship, whereas Man i.e. People, have Sovereignty On Earth in all other Spheres of Life Except Religion (which according to the Deen of Secularism States that Religion is a Personal experience between an Individual and a supernatural power or God such as the Sun, a Cow, Statues or people etc…) this is the reality of Parliament and the basis upon which it is built.

As for the reality of Voting; Voters have a common sovereignty as people who legislate for their own affairs in society therefore as a sovereign body they establish a mechanism to have representatives from among themselves, who they choose and vote for, who become Congressmen or Senators and legislate law and order on their behalf for their own interests. This is manifested in the political man-made principle, which states that ‘the Rule is by the people, for the people over the people’, hence we can say that people are the source of legislation.

The reality of the voter is that he/she is the one who chooses his/her representative, which results in fact in his/her joint liability for whatever the representative has been chosen and allocated for. The task here being to legislate laws in order to manage peoples interests.

In Summary, Congress or Senate is a body which legislates, people are sovereign and the source of legislation, and Congressmen/women or Senators are chosen by the people to legislate on their behalf.

The Islamic verdict on the above:

1- Anybody who believes that almighty Allah (SWT) is not the only, exclusive Legislator and Commander is a disbeliever i.e. Kaafir.

2- Anybody who believes in Almighty Allah (SWT) and associates anyone else with Him, contravening his being the sole legislator and commander is a Mushrik i.e. associates another as partner unto Allah (SWT).

3- Any Muslim who votes for a person knowing that the Congress or Senate including on State or City level is a body of legislating law is an apostate.
4- Any Muslim who participates in elections to become an Congressman or Senator including on State or City level knowing the reality of Congress or Senate as a legislative House is an apostate.

5- Any Muslim who does not know the reality of Congress or Senate and he votes is sinful because he did not seek the divine ruling for his action before committing it, since the Juristic Principle is that every action, verbal or physical, must be based on an Islamic ruling which is derived solely from the Qur’an and Sunnah
6-Any Muslim who participates in voting for a candidate whether the candidate is Muslim or non-Muslim basing his action on a misled so-called ‘opinion’ from a rationalist or secular clergyman has been misled and the issue must be explained to him/her. Though believing that Allah (SWT) is the only legislator is a matter known from the Deen of Islam by necessity, therefore ignorance about it is not an excuse and he/she is therefore sinful.
7- The only excuse is for a person who is new Muslim or fully Jaahil or someone ignorant about what is known by necessity from the Deen of Islam due to the fact that he has grown up under kufr law and between non-Muslims. Those Muslims need the matter explained to them but if they continue to vote claiming that they have a different opinion from another person they are sinful.

As for the divine evidences for the above verdicts, they are derived from the fact that Allah (SWT) says:

‘They imitate the sayings of the disbelievers, Allah(SWT)’s curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth; They took their Rabbis and their Monks to be their Lords and Legislators besides Allah(SWT) and took the Messiah, the son of Mary, while they were commanded to worship, obey and follow none but one God/Allah; none has the right to be worshipped or followed and to legislate but he, praise and glory be to him from having the partners they associate with him.30:31]

The circumstances in which this ayah was revealed are as follows:

It has been reported by Hudhaifah in Ahmad, Tirmizi and Ibn Jarir that the Messenger Muhammad (saw) was reciting this verse and Udayy (ra) said to Him (saw): ‘Oh Rasoul Allah, they do not worship the Rabbis and the Monks’ To which He (saw) replied: ‘The Rabbis and Monks make that which is lawful unlawful and that which is unlawful lawful and they i.e. the people, follow them, and by doing so they worship them

In addition, Allah (SWT) says in another clear-cut and explicit evidence that obeying any man-made system knowingly with consent for its source, different to Allah (SWT) is apostasy. For Allah (SWT) says;

Or have they partners with Allah, who have legislated for them what Allah (SWT) has not decreed and had it not been for a decisive word the matter would have been judged between them and verily for the Polytheists and wrongdoers there is a painful torment’ [EMQ 42:21]

Moreover we know very well that Allah (SWT) says:
And He made none share in his decision or rule’ [EMQ 18:26]
It is well known in Islam that any law different to the law of Allah (SWT) is Taghout and Allah (SWT) rejects us to refer to Taghout:
Have you seen those who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you and that which has been sent down before you and they wish to go for judgment in their dispute to the Taghout i.e. false Judges etc… while they have been ordered to reject them but Shaytaan wishes to lead them far astray’ [EMQ 4:60]

It has been reported concerning the circumstances of the above ayah that some hypocrites claimed to be Muslims and yet in their own disputes they tried to refer to the man-made decision of some contemporary Congressmen/women or Senators as legislators such as Amru Bin Luhay, Al-Khuzaa’ie and Ka’ab Bin Al-Ashraf with other Monks, Priests and Elites of that time who used to legislate for them, instead of going to the Messenger of Allah and seeking the legislation of the almighty Allah.

As for those people who have been misled and have fallen down in this clear-cut apostasy and crime, the Messenger Muhammad (saw) said: ‘One of the things I fear strongly for my Ummah is mis-guided Imaams( DIY Scholars) who will lead part of my Ummah to worship Idols and they will lead others of my Ummah to follow the Mushrikeen’

Therefore whoever votes or follows any of those misguided legislators and gives them the vote enabling them to legislate has in fact chosen a lord to legislate for him and this is associating with almighty Allah another legislator and commander. Allah (SWT) says:

‘Are many different Lords better or Allah, the one the irresistible, you do not follow, obey, worship beside him but only figures which you have named, you and your fathers for which Allah has sent down no authority, Verily the Command and the Judgment and the power of legislation is for none but Allah, he has commanded that you worship and follow none but him, that is the true path but most people know not’[EMQ 12:39 & 40]

This is the reality of the new Deen and Lordship, which declares sovereignty for man which most of the people have embraced. This is why whatever man does as a good Deed and whatever a Muslim does as prayer or fasting and other good deeds and afterwards commits this apostasy and does not repent from it, thereafter all his deeds will be abolished, for Allah (SWT) says:

‘This is the guidance of Allah with which He guides whomsoever
he wills of his servants but if they have joined or associated

in worship others with Allah all that they used to do as

good will have been of no benefit to them’ [EMQ 6:88]

And for those who claim that we are not calling them Creators but we are merely calling them “ Legislators” or ‘Commanders’, we will remind them that Allah (SWT) says:

‘Surely he is the only CREATOR and the only LEGISLATOR- Commander, blessed be Allah, the Lord of all that exists’ [EMQ 7:54]

Hence as no one is allowed to be associated with him in his absolute power of creation similarly no one has the right to associate with him in his absolute power of commandment and legislation.

There is a world of difference between someone who votes out of error and mistake thinking he/she is doing a good deed and those who do such evil actions intentionally and they call people to participate in elections and voting day and night, collecting money for it, setting up stalls, writing and distributing leaflets for it, inviting Congressmen/women or Senators to the houses of Allah (Massajid), offering gifts to them, slaughtering meat and even sacrificing their Imaan/Tawoheed in order to be elected or to vote so that they may get some benefit. Is there any comparison between such people and the Bedouin living in a Desert where he never heard of Islam or a person in an African jungle.

Finally we would like to stress that the above seven verdicts passed do not include the one who voted under duress or absolute ignorance or the one who has been misled without any clarification for him/her. This is one of the calamities, which has affected many Muslims both in Muslim countries and non-Muslim countries today.

We pray to Allah (SWT) to forgive all those who commit sins out of mistake and to guide all of us to work to implement his command and to establish his Deen so that Sovereignty is for none but Allah and the Supremacy of Islam is dominant over the Whole World. All Glory and Thanks is for Him alone (SWT). We Must invite (society) people to Islam, command good and forbid the evil openly and publicly and work to establish Islam in its totality wherever we are through an intellectual and a politcal struggle. (3:104).

Remember there is no Life or Dignity without Islam.

A Time for Thought.
A Time for Change.
A Time for Action!

Voting: Path to Hellfire

At every election, like clockwork, the Muslim Ummah throws their support behind a candidate, and the Muslims are made into fools once again.  Why is it that we constantly find ourselves in this terrible position?  We make unrealistic expectations and project them onto these tawagheet, hoping that they somehow make life better for us if we elect them.  What does Islam say about voting, elections, and democracy in general?  What does Islam say about participating in these elections as voters, or even as candidates for US congressional seats etc.?

First, we must understand the reality regarding voting, elections, and politics in this country.  Namely, participation in the elections comes in two forms:

1)     Participating as a candidate
2)     Voting for a particular candidate.

So, what are the roles of candidates and what are their responsibilities?

They are described as legislative authorities, who convene to make laws and enact them once they are passed.  Their sources of legislation are either the American Constitution, the consensus of Congress, the consent of the voters, and their own opinions, backgrounds, and beliefs.

As for voting for candidates on a ballot, this vote entails endorsing the candidate’s right as a legislator (Law-maker).  By voting, you are supporting the framework of the election, and saying that you agree that the candidate you vote for, or whoever wins, has the right to make laws on your behalf.

Our aqeedah and tawheed as Muslims entails submitting, obeying, following, worshipping, and elevating Allah SWT only in every aspect of life including voting and electing.  This is the definition of ibadah, and it must be done exclusively, without associating Allah SWT or His attributes to anyone else.  For example, saying that George Bush is ar-Rahman is explicitly forbidden—an act of shirk which takes you outside of Islam; meaning, you become a kaafir.  As Muslims, our belief entails accepting Allah SWT as the sole Legislator , law-giver (al-Hakaim), with no one sharing in this authority ,right and attribute. إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ )“Verily the absolute right of legislating is for none but Allah (SWT)” [EMQ 12:40]

And Allah (SWT) says: “It is unlawful for Believing male or female when Allah(SWT) and His Messenger(SAW) decree a command to have any choice but to abide with it and whosoever disobeys Allah or his Messenger went astray in plain mis-guidance” [EMQ 33:36]

So, the question is: Is voting in man-made systems such as democracy allowed in Islam? Would Allah SWT tell you that He is the sole Legislator and then accept that you give this right to a mere human?  On top of that, you give the right of legislation to a kaafir?   وَلَنْ يَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلًا {141} . The negation particle ‘lan’ in the verse is emphatic and is grammatically known as the ‘negation of the future’ (li nafy al-mustaqbal).

So, Allah will never allow or want – ever – the enemies of the believers to establish themselves, preside over them or to dominate them (4:141).  How is it that we, the Muslims, would give the right of Legislation, of creating laws, to another person, to put them in power and authority instead of Almighty Allah SWT?  It is a mockery of Islam. Moreover,  to put a Kafir or even a Muslim in a legislative position in a kufr system is to take the Right of Allah SWT, to make Halal as Haram and Haram as Halal!

By voting, you fall into the trap of secularism.  Secularism states that God has sovereignty and rules only in heaven and inside the church, masjid, synagogue, temple etc. and Man has sovereignty on Earth.  The idea of mankind legislating for themselves can be summed up in the famous statement: the Rule is by the People, for the People, over the People.”

In Summary, the Congress or Senate is a body which legislates-makes LAWS; people are sovereign and the source of legislation, and Congressmen/women or Senators are chosen by the people to legislate-to make laws on their behalf.  Basically, they have the right to make haraam into halaal and vice versa!

The Islamic  verdict on the above:

1. Anybody who believes that almighty Allah (SWT) is not the only, exclusive Legislator and Commander is a disbeliever.

2. Anybody who believes in Almighty Allah (SWT) and associates anyone else with Him, contravening His being the sole legislator and commander is a Mushrik i.e. associates another as partner unto Allah (SWT).

3. Any Muslim who knowingly votes for a person who is a part of a legislative body, whether on the higher levels of Congress/Senate, or even on a city/town level, is an apostate-Murtaad.

4. Any Muslim who participates in elections to become a Congressman or Senator including on State or City level knowing the reality of Congress or Senate as a legislative House is an apostate.

5. Any Muslim who does not know the reality of Congress or Senate and then votes is sinful because he did not seek the divine ruling for his action before committing it. The Juristic Principle is that every action, verbal or physical, must be based on an Islamic ruling which is derived solely from the Qur’an and Sunnah.

6. Any Muslim who participates in voting for a candidate whether the candidate is basing his/her action on a misled so-called ‘opinion’ from a rationalist or secular clergyman has been misled and the issue must be explained to him/her. Believing that Allah (SWT) is the only legislator is a matter known from the Deen of Islam by necessity, therefore ignorance about it is not an excuse and he/she is therefore sinful.

7. The only excuse is for a person who is new Muslim or fully ignorant about what is known by necessity from the Deen of Islam due to the fact that he has grown up under kufr law and between non-Muslims. Those Muslims need the matter explained to them but if they continue to vote claiming that they have a different opinion from another person they are sinful.

As for the divine evidences for the above verdicts, they are derived from the fact that Allah (SWT) says: ‘They imitate the sayings of the disbelievers, Allah(SWT)’s curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth; They took their Rabbis and their Monks to be their Lords and Legislators besides Allah(SWT) and took the Messiah, the son of Mary, while they were commanded to worship, obey and follow none but one God/Allah; none has the right to be worshipped or followed and to legislate but he, praise and glory be to him from having the partners they associate with him.’30:31]

In addition, Allah (SWT) says in another clear-cut and explicit evidence that obeying any man-made system knowingly with consent for its source, different to Allah (SWT) is apostasy. For Allah (SWT) says;  ‘Or have they partners with Allah, who have legislated for them what Allah (SWT) has not decreed and had it not been for a decisive word the matter would have been judged between them and verily for the Polytheists and wrongdoers there is a painful torment’ [EMQ 42:21]

Therefore, whoever votes or follows any of those misguided legislators and gives them the vote enabling them to legislate has in fact chosen a Lord to Legislate for him and this is associating with almighty Allah SWT another legislator and commander.  One who does this has given up his belief in Allah SWT and committed shirk, the one crime for which Allah SWT deems there is no forgiveness!

Certainly, there is a reasonable amount of understanding for someone who is ignorant of the truth, or someone who does not realize he is committing shirk by voting. However, for the one who stands as a candidate, who wishes to take the right of Allah SWT as the Legislator and apply it to himself, what excuse does he have?  Can someone who calls people to vote, collects money for it, writes about it and distributes pamphlets, invites other congressmen and politicians to the Masaajid to speak on his behalf… can this person be called a Muslim after that?  How ironic is it that this so-called Muslim has no problem inviting the Senator or Councilman to the Masjid, but as soon as you mention the conflicts occurring in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine he immediately shuts you down and says, “Akhi, no politics in the Mosque.”  Then what exactly is the kaafir congressman doing there being showered with gifts, praises, and endorsements from you?

For one moment, push aside the Islamic viewpoint.  Many people claim that the benefit is too substantial NOT to vote.  If that’s the case, then ask yourself what exactly happened after Bush was voted out and Obama came to power.  Did things really change course?  Let us explore some examples.

1)     If Bush’s policy was war, then Obama’s has been war on steroids.  Muslims expected that Obama would end the wars, when in fact he opened up more fronts and put Drone attacks into overdrive.

2)    The casualties of the wars enacted under Bush’s regime are laughable compared to Obama’s.  In fact, Obama can boast 5 times as many dead civilians as Bush on his CV since he came into office.

3)     The Patriot Act, which practically destroys any Constitutional principles, was enacted by Bush and RENEWED by Obama.  Doesn’t the fact that the kuffar can change the laws any time they want worry you as a Muslim?  They would willingly go against even their own Constitution (a document considered almost sacred) to push laws in order to oppress you.  America, Dear Muslim, is simply a more civilized, better organized dictatorship.  This is the person you wanted to vote for?

4)     Just like under Bush, under Obama anyone can be detained INDEFINITELY without trial.  You can be locked in prison without ever being told why, without any trial, and the key to your cell can be thrown away.  We have to give some credit to Obama, however.  Under Bush, Saddam Hussein was at least captured and put on trial, even though it was a kangaroo court.  Obama is more ruthless than Bush.  Under Obama, certain individuals (al-Awlaki—an AMERICAN CITIZEN, Osama bin Laden) were simply assassinated.  No trial, no charges, no jury, no “justice.”  Even by their own standards, they are hypocrites.

The point we are trying to make is that it simply does not matter who wins the election.  Whether it is Romney, Obama, or some other person, the policies and ideology will stay the same.  The same people who are in the Pentagon now have been working for decades and shaping long-term policy.  Do you think the bureaucrats and executives who orchestrated and organized policies for decades will allow someone to simply get voted in and change their establishment?  They are far less concerned with whoever is in office than the public.  Obama cannot change decades-long policy in 2, 4, or even 8 years.  Nor does he really want to. 

Aside from the fact that it is pure shirk to vote in these elections, consider the examples we provided and think about whether there actually was any benefit. How beneficial was it that there were two troop surges in Afghanistan so that American soldiers can continue their crimes against humanity?  How much benefit is there in being caught by a bullet from a drone?  Is there really benefit in living in fear here at home, wondering if you’ll be swept off the street and stashed into a prison?

Did the Prophet PBUH care about benefit?  He could have easily deferred to the senators and congressmen of his time such as Abu Lahab, Abu Jahl, Omaya bin Khalaf and “voted” for the causes they espoused. The mushrikeen were offering him(SAW) women, gold, kingship and the keys to Mecca to stop establishing Islam.  . Instead, he(SAW) rejected all their offers wholeheartedly, choosing only Allah SWT as his Legislator and encouraging Islam. Today, we have the opposite: Muslims are beggars, giving up parts of Islam they deem inconvenient, rushing to  compromise and twist Islam in order to please the kuffar.  Allah SWT has completed our Deen for us, and given us a political, economic, judicial, social system completely independent of man-made ideologies such as democracy/capitalism.

In a society that is veering toward fascism, the only option we have as Muslims living in the West is to invite people to Islam through intellectual and political means, and bring about change by offering Islam as the only solution to the problems we face today.  Muslims do not realize that this Islam is unique as it offers a solution to the destitute situation that society finds itself in today.  Islam did not simply come for Muslims, or for a certain ethnicity or tribe, but it is a complete system of governance for Muslims AND non-Muslims.

If one needs to gain perspective on what is right and wrong, then one should not look any further than the divine laws encoded in the Shariah based on Quran and Sunnah.

Do the Muslims realize that the West already knows for itself that Capitalism is dying?  Do the Muslims realize that Islam is the only solution for the West?  By now, they should realize that Islam is the next dominating ideology.  Why would they adopt inferior ways of life such as Capitalism and Democracy when Allah SWT sent his Messenger PBUH with a complete way of life; Islam carries a social system, a political system, a punitive system, a judicial system, an economic system, a foreign policy… everything which makes a nation is encoded in the Shariah.  Even then, the Muslims look to man-made systems for guidance instead of the Quran and Sunnah-that is sad! Our attitude and purpose of Islam is clearly defined by Allah(SWT), and we have to submit to that without any ifs and buts!‘…Verily Allah sent the Messenger with the Deen of guidance and truth (Tawheed+Shariah) in order to dominate over all other Deens (i.e. religions; such as Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism and ideologies; such as capitalism and Communism) even if the idolaters dislike it…[EMQ 9:33]

ITS is an Islamic ideological and political organization which is working to establish Islam in its totality i.e. Tawheed+Shariah-Islamic system , Islamic way of life through an intellectual and a political struggle i.e. non-violent means!  Islam is the only solution and the way forward.  Learn how Islam can offer a solution to all of your personal problems as well as those that affect society.  We invite you to seek a better way of life and question the roots of your government.  We encourage you to seek alternative solutions to the problems facing society today.  Islam will eradicate poverty, Islam will bring true justice, and it will liberate society from the shackles of man-made law.

It’s the defining moment in the history of Islam like Badr:
Either you stand for Islam and your identity FIRMLY, or the kuffar will define Islam for you and you lose it completely.

A Salutation of Eid ul-Adha to the Noble Islamic Ummah

Eid-ul Adha Mabrok to the Nobal Ummah of Muhammad sallahu alahi walahi wasalam

Imam Shafi’ said, “All humans are dead except those who have knowledge … and all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds … and those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere … and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.”

“O you, who believe! Fear Allah (swt) as HE (swt) should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam. And hold fast all of you together to the rope of Allah (swt) and be not divided amongst yourselves.” (Ali-Imran 3:101-102)

On the day Eid-ul-Adha we will notice that the Muslims in the different places of the world will celebrate Eid on different days. Some will celebrate on Satureday and some are going to be celebrating on Sunday or may be on Monday?

According to the hadith of the Prophet (saw) the next day of Arafat is the day that we should celebrate Eid. Bukhari, 5/17, Abu Dawood: Manasik 71… Muslim: Kitaab Eidein ….. All of them refer to the day of 10th of Zulhijjah as the Day of Eid-ul-Adha. However the hadith which is narrated by Ibn Majah V2 Kitaab As-Siyaam, Chapter 9 Hadith No. 1659 Subject of: The two days of Eid: Hadathana Muhammad Bin Omar Al-Muqri, Hadathana Ishaq Bin I’ssa Hadathana Hammad Bin Zaid from Ayoub from Muhammad Bin Sireen from Abu Hureirah (ra) said: The Messenger (saw) said: “(Eid) Al-Fitr is the day you break your fast and (Eid) Al-Adha is the Day you Slaughter.”

Some will celebrate Eid on the 4th of October and some on the 5th th or 6th of October instead of celebrating as one united Ummah and even within the USA Muslims will probably celebrate on two different days. These differences show there is something missing and that there most definitely is a problem when we Muslims cannot agree on when to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on ONE universal day worldwide when in fact it is possible to determine it TEN days ahead. Though we repeatedly claim that we are all Muslims, with one Aqeedah and are one brotherhood, why are there then these differences existing amongst Muslims in different parts of the world?

Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an, “The believers are brothers.” (Al-Hujurat 49:10)

While we will be busy celebrating Eid just spare a thought for the Muslims worldwide who are suffering by the kuffar -the massacred Muslim found in Kosovo, Chechnya, Kashmir, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan and the innocent women, children and men who have been and who are butchered by the West, the Crusaders and its Puppets for the last century, the deprived, orphaned children in Syria Iraq and Afghanistan, the Muslim sisters are raped and demonized in Kashmir, Bosnia, Kosovo and Chechnya, the sisters being denied basic human rights to education in Turkey, Canada and France because of their Islamic clothing, the list is endless yet the solution to the problems is no nearer.

The Prophet (saw) said “One drop of a Muslim blood is worth more than the Ka’bah and it’s surroundings” (Bukhari and Muslim).

If someone were to bomb and destroy the Kaa’ba there would be an outcry amongst the Muslims worldwide and they would speak as one entity yet they remain silent and don’t move while these endless atrocities are taking place every minute of every hour of every day and Muslim blood is shade in the name of TERRORISM while the Muslim Ummah is silently watching! We Muslims are thinking by our emotions and not by what Islam teaches us to do. It is a shameful day for the Ummah of Muhammad (saw) being a silent spectator on the face of murder, rape and genocide of our mothers, sons, daughters, brothers and elders.

So why do we Muslims lack a basic bond of brotherhood and unity amongst ourselves when our Aqeedah, our binding force is so strong? The fact that as Muslims we are discussing the issue of UNITY, or the lack of it, in context of as an Ummatun-Wahida (ONE Nation) suggests that as an Ummah we are largely disunited. Therefore, if we cast a glance over the Ummah of RasoolAllah (saw) today, this notion is proven to be correct. One Ummah NO LONGER occupies that stance of Ummatun-Wahida. Instead Our Blessed Land has been broken into pieces which has caused smaller entities that are disunited and divided and which has caused Muslims to loose their identity. They BECAME Pakistani, Kuwaitis and Jordanian first and Muslims second.

Disunity, division, and disarray have arisen not just as a mere Coincidence. The fall of Muslims from the “best nation sent to mankind” is a direct result of the massive military, cultural and missionary invasion of the Muslim world by the kuffar, the disbelievers to the extent that the Muslim Land was broken up and certain systems, ideologies-ideas and thoughts were placed, infringed and enforced upon our lands which remain to this day.

Foreign concepts and ideas have been confused with the ideology of Islam. Our countries and their puppet regimes are controlled by the Western world and are there to serve anything but the needs of the Muslims. They rule by what benefits them not what the Qur’an and Sunnah say. Indeed the situation that we are in today where we are over 57 countries divided by artificial borders imposed on us by those who destroyed our Islamic Identity (Khilafati-Usmania) on 3rd March, 1924 is one of dismay.

The situation today is completely unacceptable, and we are obliged as an Islamic Ummah to regain our authority from these rulers and reestablish again an Islamic leadership which would implement Shar’iah law through the Khilafah.

The prophet (saw) said,

“The knots of Islam will be broken one after the other, the first knot to be broken is the knot of ruling, the last is the knot of prayer.” (Muslim)

The knot of ruling was broken in 1924 by the destruction of the Khilafah, now it seems the knot of Salah is also in danger and now the celebration of Eid-ul Adhathat cannot even be celebrated on one day-what else is left?

O Muslims let us be part of the unified body of the Muslim Ummah, we cannot be divorced from each other and we should not give any organization (UN) or an individual the chance to disassociate ourselves from the rest of the global Ummah. Let us work on implementing the Aqeedah and Shar’ iah of celebration of Eid together as One united, strong, fearless Ummah.

Allah (swt) clearly states:
“Allah has promised those who have believed are performed the good deeds, that He will of a surely grant them authority on the Earth, as He granted it to those before them and that He established an authority their Deen which He had chosen for them and that He will change their state of fear into one of peace and security.” (An-Nur 24:55)

Unity is not a dream: it will be a visible (Insha’Allah) as Allah (swt) does not legislate dreams in Qur’an Al-Karim. Islam must be established through an intellectual and a political struggle (Amr Bil Maruf Wa Nahi Anil Munkr) no matter wherever we are in order to bring this unity and establish Islam in its totality.

Unity is what we must strive for: not on the basis of what is desirable, rather, on the basis of it being an Islamic Obligation. It is defined clearly by Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw), it is an obligation upon us to tear down the borders and boundaries that are currently dividing our Ummah. It is an Obligation that we dismantle the kufr concepts that cast a shadow over our Minds and Lands, and it is an Obligation that we must UNITE the Blessed Muslim Lands as One Land, One Ummah under One State i.e. Khilafah. Victory (by the will of Allah) will be granted to this Ummah by the grace of Allah (swt) as long we strive for and follow Quran and Sunnah insha’Allah through an Intellectual a Political struggle-nonviolent means!

We will never be Silent!

A Time For Thought

A Time For Change

A Time for Action

Remember there is no Life nor Dignity without Islam!
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جزاكم الله خير الجزاء و أدام بيننا المحبة و الوفاء
ALLAH HUMMA SALLI ALAA MUHAMMAD, WA ALAA AALI MUHAMMAD

The Lies Against Islamic State

NOTE: Every story has two sides. It is in the interest of being fair and just to listen to both sides. We wish to present the other side of America’s War on Terrorism from an Islamic and political perspective.

 

President Barak Obama in his latest speech has officially declared war on the Islamic State. As if this wasn’t enough of a warning of the enemies gathering, he also has asked to seek assistance from other Muslim nations to join his war.

 

He stated in his speech that he would:

  1. Deliver more cowardly aerial attacks killing innocent Muslims  as Collateral Damage
  2. Strengthen Iraqi/Kurdish military by offering intelligence and logistics for ground offensives.
  3. Provide more military support to moderate FSA rebels against Islamic State
  4. Seek alliance and collaboration with Muslim countries at the behest of the sellout rulers to attack other Muslims.

 

The storm is gathering once again, oh Muslims, as was predicted by the Prophet s.a.w. when he said in the famous sahih hadith about wahn:

“The People will soon summon one another to attack you from every place in the same way that a pack calls around its prey” Someone asked, “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied, “No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah , what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and dislike of death.” [Reported by Abu Dawud & Imam Ahmad]

Reflecting on this hadith we can clearly see how the United States Government, Syrian Government, Russian Government, Iranian Government, as well as the Saudi Government all are gathering to attack the Islamic State. Saudia Arabia has said it would allow the presence of US aircrafts to have airspace rights.

“On the military front, the State Department official said regional defense ministers would meet soon to discuss expanded basing and overflight rights so the United States and other nations could broaden their airstrikes against ISIS.”1

Many of the Arab nations have agreed to provide some sort of support to the United States on its newest mission.  There is no deception in Islam. What these Muslim nations have signed up for is to sell their souls to the enemies of Islam. Islam makes it crystal clear of the prohibition of allying with the disbelievers to fight Muslims.

Certainly, Palace Scholars will emerge from every direction, looking to pick up any crumbs of acceptance that the kuffar will give them. Why is it so difficult for these $cholars to tell the truth for once?

Based on the clear verses of the Qur’an, any Muslim nation, including its armies, that join the armies of the kuffar, provide bases and any sort of intelligence to the coalition, has committed apostasy. Muslim  scholars who encourage joining the disbelieving coalition or being under their leadership and command to fight the Islamic State have committed the highest sin of apostasy (kufr).

Any Muslim(s) around the world who bang the drums of war for Obamas marching band will be walking the line of apostasy. Muslims should seek a meaningful Islamic perspective before making any judgments on other Muslims who are trying their best to establish a society based on Islam. These people have lived under oppression for decades but we immediately write them off as khawarij despite lacking evidence to say so.

Allah subhana wa ta’Ala says in t he Qur’an:

” O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism, this Qur’ān, and Muhammad SAW), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allāh your Lord! If you have come out  in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers and polytheists, etc., as your friends). You show friendship to them in secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal. And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray, (away) from the Straight Path. [60:1]

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (Aali Imran 3:118)

Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya(supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way…[3:28]

” And when it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “We are only peacemakers.” [2:11]

Even if one disagrees with Islamic State, Islam does not allow the alliance with the disbelieving army to fight them.

And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allāh; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allāh loves those who are equitable.” [49:9]

“The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islāmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allāh, that you may receive mercy.” [49:10]

 

Islamic State are the KHAWARIJ?

This seems to be the so-called factor that makes every Muslim turn their backs on the mujahedeen who have sacrificed their lives to bring about honor and dignity back to the Ummah, and defend the oppressed people of Iraq and Syria.

How easily do the Ummah forget the atrocities of the US government of human sanctions in the early 90s which have killed over 500,00 Iraqi children due to starvation. Then the WMD that were dropped on them which killed another 100,000. How easily they forget the treacherous Shia gov’t of Maliki which the US put upon the Iraqis that brought about the Shia Death Squads who killed and tortured many women and children with electric drills. How easily they forget Assad and his Shabbia Thugs that killed, and tortured Muslims of Syria.

Who were the Khawarij2

The Khawarij made takfeer of the sahabah– The Islamic State not only refuses to make takfeer of the sahabah, but are from the foremost of people in defending their honor, fighting the Rafidah Shi’ites and the Allawites.

The Khawarij made takfeer of Muslims due to sins—Nowhere in the actions or statements from any of those now slandered with the moniker “Kharijee” do we find such innovated belief.

The khawarij separated from the jama’ah—The Islamic State have called for the Muslims to unite upon the truth, and fight the enemies of Islam such as the secularists, Ba’athists, and the Rafidah.

The Khawarij rebelled against the legitimate Muslim rulers who ruled according to Share’ah, based on sins or what they perceived as such—The Islamic State has not rebelled against any legitimate authority. In fact, they have been fighting the corrupt regimes and actually have military power to fight them instead of rag-tag attacks which cause no benefit. Islamic State fights them due their ruling according to man-made laws instead of Share’ah, and their cooperation with the enemies of Islam.

The Khawarij fought Muslims and left alone the kuffar—The Islamic State are fighting the foremost enemy of Islam, the head of kufr, shirk, and apostasy. Wherever there are Muslims being oppressed by the kuffar, they are sent there for its liberation.

Let’s take a deeper look into the propaganda of this claim that they are killing civilians, raping women, or even the claim that they are ‘CIA’ agents. We want to present the ‘other’ side of the story. Before we expose this propaganda, we must question our sources for news. The same Zionist propaganda press that lies against Palestinians is responsible for disseminating lies against the Islamic State. Everyone agrees that the ground situation in Gaza is wholly fabricated, yet we are quick to believe this same source when it comments on the Islamic State? Why trust the same source on one issue and not the other? We need to have an open mind and realize that there are 2 sides to every story, while also remembering that there is a vested interest in demonizing the Islamic State.

Claim: Islamic State kills civilians?

The Islamic State media outlet does not hide its propaganda on who they kill. They widely propagate their execution with high quality glossy videos and keep noted documents of it. The internet is full of IS execution videos, particularly of which areas they took over, who they have captured, and who they are executing. Even Western intelligence and experts admit to this.

So why is it that NONE of their civilian executions are caught on tape? If they are not afraid to hide who they are killing, where is the evidence? It’s quite simple, the ‘civilians’ they are killing are actually the soldiers and agents of their enemies. The IS has a policy of executing their POW. They make this well-known. While some of the other factions fighting against the Assad regime in Syria may be more lenient towards their captors, Islamic State does not have any such policy. Their reasons for being so adamant is due to the atrocities they have experienced for decades under the hegemony of the United States and the Assad regime. The Islamic State is simply applying the Islamic ruling to those who have committed heinous crimes against an innocent population. Why is it that their justice is constantly under a microscope? We are quick to judge while having no evidence.

Take for example a famous video which was broadcasted on all major media outlets to show the ‘brutality’ of Islamic State’s policy on civilians. It is purported to show that IS were killing Shia civilians on highway drive by shooting. (Source: Al Furqan Media – Clanging of the Swords) If one were to watch the whole documentary of the Islamic State which the clip was taken from, they would know that those who were being targeted were Iraqi Gov’t members who took part in oppressing the Sunnis of Iraq. They were selective targets from a list the IS had obtained. The people targeted were known criminals of the Iraqi government.

Then there is another clip (Source: Al Furqan Media- Cutting Assads Supply Line) which shows a transport truck being pulled over on a highway by the Islamic State. The Allawite men are being questioned. Some of the questions are of religious nature. Then they are shown being executed. Once again, if one watched the whole documentary, they would have seen what the members of the Islamic State found out from the documents obtained of the truck drivers. They were on route to transporting military gear for Assads army. Does this make them khawarij? If they applied their state law to these people whom they charged with a crime, why don’t they have a right to administer justice on their terms, especially if they’re applying the Shar’ee rules?

If the Muslims are sincere and neutral minded from the media propaganda, and would like to find out for themselves the truth, then we suggest to them a watching a small clip from the documentary on Youtube called “The Light Revelations Part 23”. In that clip it clarifies:

1. Is it the policy of Islamic State to kill Muslims and innocent civilians?

2. Do mistakes of mujahideen bar them from being Muslims who deserve baraa’ and being distanced from by favoring the murtadeen and kaafireen?

3. Does the fitnah between two Muslim groups make one khawarij?

4. Was the fight between Ali r.a. and Muawiyah r.a. a fight between a Muslim and a khawariji?

5. Does Islamic State kill who they do not agree with?

6. Did Islamic State order circumcision upon all women of Mosul in Iraq?

7. Did Islamic State order the beheading of children?

8. Does Islamic State commit “Genocide”  “Massacre” of Christians?

9. Does Islamic State force non-Muslims to “Convert” or “Die”?

10. Does Islamic State order the rape and murder of Yazidis?

11. Debunking the claim that Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Mossad Agent.

The grave consequence of accusing Muslims of being an agent of the kuffar is basically making takfir on them. We Muslims should be extra cautious when accusing others of being agents or traitors.

 

Does the Islamic State have a Right to Exist?

For more than 60 years, the pirate state of Israel has existed as a Jewish-Zionist entity. They are a self-described “Jewish-Democratic” state. The mantra of every pro-Israeli is that they have a right to exist, despite their half-century’s worth of murder. Their atrocities in Gaza are well-documented. If it’s alright for a Jewish State to exist, why is it wrong for an Islamic State to exist? Why is there a double-standard?

Within hours of the declaration of the Khilafah, every coconut scholar had something to say about them. What is the Islamic evidence from these so-called scholars on their ruling for the Islamic State? For 60 years, they didn’t have the courage to say one word about Gaza, or Afghanistan, or Iraq. They were perfectly content with their jar of honey and their packet of condoms whilst living so comfortably in their ivy towers in the West. While the Muslims around the world are being skinned alive, they said nothing. When the Khilafah is declared, suddenly they peek out of their palaces to wave their fingers in condemnation.

The fact is that there is widespread tolerance for everything. Except Islam. As Muslims, why are we opposed to something which is legislated by Allah SWT? Think deeply on this, brothers and sisters, as this is a matter too important to ignore. Please seek the truth through evidence in all matters.

ITS does not support any foreign organization. This article is for informational purposes only.

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  13. NOTE:  Scholars of ahl us-Sunnah make takfir on the Shia scholarship and authority but do not make general takfir on the average Shia masses.

Press Release: Obama to Urge Muslims to Fight Islamic State

*** URGENT: ***

Obama is to deliver a televised speech on Wednesday, September 10 where he will urge the Muslim nations to unite under his 10-Nation coalition to attack the Islamic State.

We are trying to raise awareness of the severe nature of this event and would like to initiate a social media campaign immediately.

We want the scholars and du’aat who are upon the haqq to come together and declare the obvious before it’s too late.

We are not waiting for palace scholars to make a fatwa against joining the fight because that will never happen.

Something as clear as this needs to be reminded to the Muslims.

So we hereby declare based on the clear verses of the Qur’an that any Muslim nation, including its armies that join the disbelieving coalition, or Muslim scholars who encourage joining the disbelieving coalition, being under their leadership and command to fight the Islamic State has committed a sin to the highest degree – apostasy.

Allah subhana wa ta’Ala says in the Qur’an:

60:1

” O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists, etc.) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism, this Qur’ān, and Muhammad SAW), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allāh your Lord! If you have come out for jihad in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers and polytheists, etc., as your friends). You show friendship to them in secret, while I am All-Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal. And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray, (away) from the Straight Path. [60:1]

3:118

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (Aali Imran 3:118)

3:28

Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya(supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way…[3:28]

 

2:11

” And when it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: “We are only peacemakers.” [2:11]

Even if one disagrees with Islamic State, Islam does not allow the alliance with the disbelieving army to fight them.

49:9

And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allāh; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allāh loves those who are equitable. [49:9]

49:10

The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islāmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allāh, that you may receive mercy. [49:10]

Return of the Islamic State?

What once was a war against Islam and Muslims has now been redefined. The war, in its current embodiment, has seemingly been refined to include only those who adhere to the teachings of ahlus Sunnah wal jama’ah – the Sunnis.

The Enemies Gathering

The storm is gathering once again as was predicted by the Prophet s.a.w. when he said in the famous sahih hadith about wahn:

 “The People will soon summon one another to attack you from every place in the same way that a pack calls around its prey” Someone asked, “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied, “No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allah will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and dislike of death.” [Reported by Abu Dawud & Imam Ahmad]

Reflecting on this hadith we can clearly see how United States Government, Syrian Government, Russian Government, Iranian Government, as well as the Saudi Government all are gathering to attack the Islamic State. 

Oh Muslim Ummah! Change Your Status Quo!

“Allah will not change what is in any nation, until they all collectively make a change occur in what is in themselves.”[ Ar-Ra'ad: 11]. 

Human beings set for themselves certain ambitions to be attained in life. We target these ambitions to achieve a certain comfort level and standard of living compared to other members of society. So we arrange our priorities, plot a course, set our sights, and start out on a life journey, along with the other members of society, in order to reach these goals and ambitions. Usually, the importance and priority of these ambitions and goals are handed down to each person by their ancestors and the society, which wean and culture each generation according to its own particular life perspective, way of thinking, and point of view toward life.

The Obligation and the Need for Khilafah

The 3rd of March 1924 was the catastrophic day when the light of Islam was extinguished and it’s implementation was taken from our lives. It was the very day that the Muslim Ummah became bare and defenseless against the kuffar onslaught. It is to that day that the kuffar can look back and rejoice for the last 100 years of unfettered domination and exploitation of this once much envied and feared Ummah which was ruling by Islam and spreading Allah’s (SWT) divine message to humanity.

Revival,Unity and Victory

Since the beginning of this Ramadan the Muslims of Gaza have been subjected to Israeli bombardment, night and day. The martyrs are in the dozens, whilst the wounded are in hundreds. With only five wounded from the Israeli occupiers, this can only be described as a massacre.
The response of the agent rulers in the surrounding countries has been exactly the same response of their predecessors the last time Israel launched its murderous attacks against Muslims.
The formidable Egyptian military regime was not able to offer more than its usual empty words, weakly pleading the Israelis to calm down. “Egypt condemns these hostilities, which led to the killing and injury of tens of Palestinians,” and called on Israeli to stop “all collective punishment.”
Iran’s regional ambitions appear to no longer include dealing harshly with the Israelis. Despite their proximity, they instead call upon those who are thousands of miles away from Israel to deal with it. “Western countries and supporters of the Zionists must adopt a firm stance to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Palestine,” said an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman.
Have these impotent regimes not heard the US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki who stated, “No country should be expected to stand by while rocket attacks from a terrorist organization are launching into their country and impacting innocent civilians”? Is this not a green light from the true masters of these impotent regimes, the Western powers, to unleash their military on Israel to defend the innocent civilians of Gaza? Or was this interpreted by them as an equally empty statement, due to America’s clear orders to them to only turn their weapons upon their own Muslim populations?
We know for a fact, that these rulers will not do anything against Israel, when they are the ones who were always rushing to humiliating negotiations with the enemy. These rulers alienate the Islamic Shariah and employ the systems of non-Islam in order to please their colonial masters, thus defying Allah, His Messenger, and His deen. They prevent the unification of the Muslim lands, and maintain the division and disunity of the Ummah.
The fact that the Muslims are scattered into tiny little states with different national identities does not legally relieve them from the duty to aid one another, especially when they are requested to provide such aid. Allah (swt) says,

وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ

“But if they ask you for help in respect of the deen, it is your duty to help them” [Al-Anfaal: 72]
And He (swt) says,

وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ

“The men and women of the muminun are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong” [At-Tawba: 71]
The Muslims remain one Ummah, even after the colonialists divided them into tiny little incongruous states. The Prophet (saws) said, “The Muslim is the brother of the Muslim. He does not oppress him nor does he let him down.” And he (saws) said, “The blood of a Muslim has equivalent weight to that of any other Muslim. They honor the promise of any of them. And their hand is one against all others.” And he (saws) said, “Muslims consolidate one another as a building consolidates itself.” And he (saws) said, “The peace of all the believers is one. No believer shall establish peace while other believers are still fighting in the cause of Allah.”
The Islamic obligation asserts that all the Muslims must live in one single state under the leadership of one Khilafah, and have on identity, and one citizenship. Such a status will facilitate their cooperation, and easy management of their affairs. It will guarantee the security of their territories, blood, women, and children. It protects their religion and dignity. Above all, it will guarantee the happiness in this life as well as in the life hereafter.
Had the rulers of the Muslims had any Islamic dignity, and had they not been agents of the colonialist states, they could have provided great support to their brothers in Islam. The rulers of the Muslims could have sent, and still can by any means, secret or otherwise, support to strengthen the Muslim in Gaza so they will not become an easy prey for the covetous. The rulers of the Muslims could have, and still can, boycott any state committing aggression against the Muslims, and all the states sympathising with the aggressor. For instance why do the rulers of Saudi still provide cheap oil to America and European countries, who themselves, provide military hardware to Israel used to kill Muslims? They could also work internationally to carry many countries in the world to boycott the transgressor and to pressure it to stop its transgression. They also can use their media to aid the Muslims and support their rights, and to unveil the true nature of the aggressors.. They can provide them with all the financial aid needed to purchase whatever is necessary to remain steadfast.
But more than all this what is the function of the armies, if not to stop the aggression and deter the aggressors? Is it only for decorations and military ceremonies on the day of fake independence? Or are the armies used only to crush and quell the people?
The fact though, is that the armies in the Muslim world are not there to protect the people from Israel, but to protect Israel itself. Otherwise why, despite the continued and repeated aggression against the Muslims of Gaza, do these armies stand impotent?
What have the rulers of the Muslims done to help and protect the Muslims from the oppression of the enemies?
They only exploit the resources of the Muslim lands to satisfy their greed and the interests of their masters, the foreign colonisers. They are nothing but agents who implement the plans and policies drawn by their masters. They have lost the Islamic dignity, such that they no longer can respond to the cries of the oppressed, or the calls of those under adversary.
They turn a blind eye to the suffering of Muslims the world over, rather to the suffering of the whole world under this modern colonial world order.
Yet were the Muslims to truly unify, and have one identity, and one citizenship, one army and one peace, under the leadership of the rightly guided Khilafah, then they would be able to rid the world of the oppression that it endures daily, despite the empty protestations of the disbelieving colonialists.
Muslims in the UK must speak out against the oppression wrought on the Muslims in Gaza, they must highlight the impotence of the rulers in the Muslim countries who sit idle and remain silent whilst a massacre plays-out on its doorstep. They must continue to uphold the call for the unification of the Muslim land, presided over by the Khilafah, whose true vision will be to come of the aid of the oppressed and stand against the oppressor.

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ إِلَّا تَفْعَلُوهُ تَكُنْ فِتْنَةٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَفَسَادٌ كَبِيرٌ

“Those who are disbelievers are the friends and protectors of one another. If you do not act in this way there will be turmoil in the land and great corruption.” [Al-Anfaal: 73]

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