The bosom acceptance of the Israeli Iblees by Erdogan serves to expose the latter’s true colours. While the Muslims of the world had gained the impression that Erdogan was a ‘saviour’ of the Ummah, they miserably failed to understand that this impression was a stupid notion based on a mirage. The stupidity of the notion is well comprehended by those whose intelligence has not been corrupted by mundane designs and obliviousness of the objective of Imaan.
At most, Erdogan was a window which Allah Ta’ala has opened in the solid wall of kufr in which Turkey was esconsed since the abolition of the Khilaafat and the imposition of the raw kufr of Attaturkism. With the advent of Erdogan the kufr of Attaturk’s oppression was cancelled for those who had Islam at heart. With Erdogan, Allah Ta’ala is providing Deeni-inclined Muslims of Turkey an opportunity to take maximum advantage and to lay the foundations for the spread of Islam in Turkey where kufr predominates despite the ostentatious profession of Islam.
The occasional Islamic squeak made by Erdogan is politically motivated to gain the support of the Muslims of the world. Playing the national anthem of Israel and paying respects at the mausoleum of Islam’s greatest enemy, Attaturk are a brutal affront for Islam and true Muslims. Opening of the Sophia Musjid in Istanbul is another political stunt devoid of Islamic altruism. All the trappings of Christian kufr have been retained in the Musjid. The temple character still pervades the Musjid which is still polluted by droves of tourists wallowing in janaabat and kufr.
If Erdogan had any understanding of Imaan, the Israeli president’s glowing tribute and showering of accolades on the Iblees, Attaturk would not have been accepted with a smile and solemn condonation as Erdogan had done. If the Israeli president had for example said that Erdogan was an illegitimate son of a whore, would he have remained silent? Would he have smiled? Yet, it was perfectly acceptable and tolerable for him to have accepted the praises which Herzog lauded on Islam’s enemy, Attaturk who had abolished not only the Khilaafat, but Islam as well. The entire population was denuded of Imaan during his reign, and that kufr endures to this day.
If political circumstances constrained peace with Israel, there is scope in Islam for a treaty with the enemy as demonstrated by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) on the occasion of Hudaibiyyah. But, peace with the enemy does not mean bootlicking and acceptance of the kufr the enemy proffers. Peace with the enemy does not permit praising and honouring the kaafir. The Arsh of Allah Azza Wa Jal shudders when the enemies of the Deen are honoured and praised. Erdogan is guilty of this capital crime.
Furthermore, Turkey is under no pressure of any kind to enter into a bootlicking friendship with Israel. Israel is not a military threat to Turkey. The Shariat permits a peace treaty with the enemy only if the Muslim army has been reduced to impotence and defeat. This is not the case with Turkey, hence there is not even a valid worldly reason for Erdogan’s bootlicking embrace of the Israeli president.
AL-HAQ NUMBER 65