Question of Brothers from West Africa:
Assalamu Alaikum waRahmatullah,
Respected Elders and Brothers,
Many provisions of the universal declaration of human rights and international laws, now assimilated and adopted in many majority Muslim constitutions, regard the rulings of the Shariah or Islamic law as unjust and against human dignity:
Hadd punishments – lashing, amputations of hands, stoning to death – are regarded by these constitutions as torture or inhumane treatment contrary to human dignity, and thus the whole Islamic criminal justice system is viewed as unjust, unjustifiable and unacceptable.
Under these laws, apostasy, a capital offence under Shariah rule is legalized and the offender is covered and protected by the provision of freedom of thought, conscience and religion which include the right to change one’s religion;
With the provisions giving the right to freedom of expression and the press, bad and evil people have the right to own, establish and operate any medium of information, ideas and opinions, some of which encourage immoralities, embark on social engineering programs against Islam, promotion of democracy, de-Islamization policies, etc through the media which are contrary to Islamic law.
Provisions give the right to freedom from discrimination which regard more legal rights to men as discriminatory against women, especially in the entitlement of the male heir with double share of that of the female in many cases of succession under Islamic law as well as in other domains of the Shariah.
With this constitutional situation prevailing in many Muslim countries (in fact, in all Muslim countries –The Majlis), and its devastating impact on every aspect of Muslim life, what is the program and advice for a Muslim to save himself and his family?
We are in the era which is in close proximity to Qiyaamah. This evil trend and satanic culture mentioned by you will only be incremental. Nothing will become better. All so-called Muslim countries are in the firm grip of kufr and shaitaaniyat. All regimes and governments in control of the lands of Islam are today confirmed Munaafiqeen, Murtaddeen and Kuffaar. The Deen is today only in Kitaabs, and true Muslims are all underground in their graves.
The stage for Dajjaal has been set. All the kufr regimes at the helm of Muslim affairs are reflections of the kufr and villainy of the masses. Allah Ta’ala imposes on people rulers who are a reflection of the deeds and misdeeds of the masses.
We are today in the age about which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) advised:
“Leave the affairs of the people!”
In other words: It is every man for himself. It is swim or sink. Be concerned with your own and your family’s moral reformation. The entire Ummah is rotten and the Ulama are rotten to the core. There is today no worse and no more villainous species of humanity than the ulama-e-soo’ whom Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) feared more than even Dajjaal. We are in the middle of a raging ocean being buffeted by storms of kufr, fisq and fujoor which are being promoted by the ulama-e-soo’ who are the primary cause for the destruction of the Ummah.
Brothers, there is nothing we can do other than to:
Be firm in Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar
Attend to our own moral reformation
Engage in Ibaadat
Be in seclusion as much as possible
Look after yourselves and your immediate families – forget about others. The time will soon come when a man will wish to be in the grave. It will become extremely difficult and even dangerous to keep your Imaan afloat. Just make dua and hope for the best. We are in a veritable spiritual minefield. Walk with care otherwise you will blow up your Imaan. Was-salaam
1 Zul-Qa’dh 1443 – 2 June 2022