A famous quatrain by Imam Al-Busiri, the author of the famous Burdah, and a celebrated real Sufi:
ما لِلنَّصَارَى إليَّ ذَنْبٌ
وإنَّما الذنبُ لِلْيَهودِ
وكيفَ تَفْضِيلُهُمْ وفيهمْ
سِرُّ الْخَنازِيرِ وَالقُرُودِ
Translation of meaning: The christians do not have unto me a sin;
But indeed the sin is with the yahuud!
And how can they be revered, while
Among them is the secret of the pigs and monkeys?!
Footnote: Meaning to say that our friendships and enmities are not about something committed for/against our own selves, but rather our disavowal and antipathy is for the sake of Allah and His Beloved ﷺ and due to the ahl al-kitab’s plotting and planning against our deen. That some of the Bani Israiil were morphed into pigs and apes as a punishment from Allah, was a closely guarded secret amongst them. However, Allah exposed their secret by revealing this fact in the Quran…
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