Co-existence and unification of religions – What does Islam say?

QUESTION
Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.Respected Ulama e Kiram, I wanted to know the Islamic stance on peaceful co-existance of religions and how is it different from unification of religions into one religion?Jazakumullahu khaira.Wassalam

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, there is a distinct difference between peaceful co-existence between religions and unification of religions into one religion.

Peaceful co-existence is a policy of living peacefully with other nations, religions, etc., despite fundamental disagreements.[1] However, unification means the bringing together of two or more things (religions etc.) so they become a one single thing (religion).[2]

Based on the above, Islam allows religious co-existence. Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Quran:

لَّا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ (الممتحنة : 8)

Translation: Allah does not forbid you from being good to those who have not fought you in the Deen or driven you from your homes, or from being just towards them. Allah loves those who are just.” (Al – Mumtahinah Verse 8)

However, it does not allow religious unification into one religion. This is due to one being compelled to give up ones beliefs by unification. Therefore, religious unification into one religion is HaramAllah Ta’ala mentions in the Quran:

وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ (آل عمران 85)

Translation: “(85) If anyone desires anything other than Islam as a Deen, it will not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he will be among the losers.” (Aal-Imraan Verse 85)

 

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ (1) لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ (2) وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ (3) وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ (4) وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ (5) لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ (6) (الكافرون)

Translation: “(1) Say: O ‘Non-Belivers ! (2) I do not worship what you worship (3) and you do not worship what I worship. (4) Nor will I worship what you worship (5) nor will you worship what I worship. (6) You have your Deen and I have my Deen.” (Surah Al-Kafiroon)

We as Muslims should never compromise on the fundamentals of our Deen. We should always adhere to and uphold our fundamental beliefs. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq to do so. Aameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


[1] https://www.dictionary.com/browse/coexistence

[2] https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/unification

IZHAR-UL-HAQ (TRUTH REVEALED)

izhar_ul-haq

This book, internationally recognized as one of the most authoritative and
objective studies of the Bible, was originally written in Arabic under the title Izharul-Haq (Truth Revealed) by the distinguished 19th century Indian scholar,
Rahmatullah Kairanvi, and appeared in 1864. The book was subsequently
translated into Urdu, and then from Urdu into English by Mohammad Wali Raazi.
Rahmatullah Kairanvi wrote the book in response to the Christian offensive
against Islam during the British rule in India, and specifically to counter the
subversive attack made by the Rev. C. C. P. Fonder. Rev. Fonder had written a
book in Urdu entitled Meezanul Haq, the open intention of which was to create
doubts into the minds of the Muslims about the authenticity of the Qur’an and
Islam.
Kairanvi’s intention in his book was first of all to show that the Bible cannot in any
way be considered as a directly revealed book. He does this very effectively by
means of his voluminous and authoritative knowledge of the Jewish and
Christian scriptures. He demonstrates beyond doubt that the Books of the Old
and New Testaments have been altered, almost beyond recognition, from their
original forms. The work is even more notable in the light of subsequent Jewish
and Christian scholarship and the various discoveries that have since been made
in this field which all bear out the truth of Kairanvi’s thesis.

THE NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE BOOTLICKING KUFR AND SHIRK INSIDE THE MUSJID

“St. Paul’s College pupils sang a beautiful hymn after they were invited inside the Al-Masjid Al Jāmie Mosque in Ponsonby yesterday.

A teacher told 1 NEWS that all students from years 9-13 had gone down to the mosque to sing, but were surprised to be asked to come inside.

“It was just to show our support and stand in solidarity with the Muslim community,’ he said.

“We were meant to just walk up, say a prayer and sing a song outside but they were kind enough to invite us inside.”

The group sang a sombre but beautiful rendition of ‘Mō Maria’ – a Māori language hymn.”

Undoubtedly, the perpetration of this act of shirk inside the Musjid further testifies to the Truth of the Nubuwwat of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who had mentioned that among the Signs of Qiyaamah, will be the worship of the cross (the shirk and kufr worship of the Nasaara) inside the Musaajid. The shirk inside the Musjid was by the invitation and making of munaafiqeen who masquerade as Muslims. It is inconceivable for true Muslims to invite the commission of shirk anywhere, leave alone inside a Musjid which is the Bastion of Tauheed.

The Christian group which expressed their solidarity with Muslims had not gate-crashed into the Musjid. They were invited by people who profess to be Muslims to sing the hymn of shirk inside the Musjid. ‘Maria’ or Mary is a god of the Christians. How is it possible for people of true Imaan, to invite Nasaara into the Musjid for singing a song of shirk? Even if the song was in praise of only The One Creator, Allah Azza Wa Jal, then too it would be haraam and kufr to have it sung inside the Musjid or anywhere else if it is a hymn (a religious song of the Nasaara).

Regarding these bootlicking ‘muslims’ parading as Muslims, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“Give the munaafiqeen the tidings of a painful punishment. They are those who take as friends the kaafireen besides the Mu’mineen. What! Do they search for honour by them? (Know) that, verily, all honour belongs to only Allah.”

(An-Nisaa’, 138 and 139)
“What! Do they (these bootlickers) hanker after the law of jaahiliyyah? Whose law is more beautiful than the Law of Allah for people who have Imaan?
O People of Imaan! Do not take the Yahood and Nasaaraa as friends. They are mutual friends to one other. Whoever among you (Muslims) befriends then, verily he is of them. Most certainly, Allah does not guide a nation of zaalimeen”. (Al-Maaidah, 50 and 51)
That the carnage which played itself out in the two Musjids was Allah’s Athaab for the Muslim community, therein is no doubt. Muslims who are accepting kufr and shirk, not only in New Zealand, but in other countries as well must brace themselves for further acts of Divine Chastisment. Allah’s Athaab will assume the form of a variety of calamities. No one and no power, and no government and no amount of bootlicking will thwart the Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal.

The rotten moral condition of the Ummah – the condition which embraces fisq, fujoor, bid’ah, shirk and kufr – has justified the Decree of Allah’s Athaab. These bootlicking munaafiqeen masquerading as Muslims labour under intense deception by hallucinating that any government or solidarity shown by non-Muslims will protect and save them from the type of carnage which has been committed recently at the two New Zealand Musjids. Regardless of posting armed guards and policemen at the Musaajid, and regardless of whatever other security measures may be introduced, Allah’s Punishment will apprehend the treacherous transgressors who masquerade as Muslims. Warning us, the Qur’aan Majeed declares:

“And, if Allah withholds (aid from you), then who is there besides Him to aid you?”

15 Rajab 1440 – 22 March 2019

NON-MUSLIMS ENTERING THE MUSJID

NON-MUSLIMS ENTERING THE MUSJID
Q. Is it permissible to allow non-Muslims into a Musjid? In response to this question, the Darul Ifta of Azaadville said:

“If entering the Masjid is permitted for a Kaafir as explained above, there is no harm in them viewing the Masjid particularly when done with the Niyyah of giving them Dawat towards Islam. Obviously, giving them Dawat means that we simply invite them towards the oneness of Allah and the Risaalat (prophethood) of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), and not to engage in any sort of interfaith dialogues as has become rife in various places.” (End of Azaadville’s fatwa)
A. In several articles have we explained the impermissibility of allowing non-Muslims into the Musjid. These articles are available on our website. It will suffice here to say that the Darul Ifta has erred in its view. Da’wat to the kuffaar is never reliant on inviting them to the Musjid.

Although the Mufti Sahib says: “not to engage in any sort of interfaith dialogues as has become rife in various places”, he has portrayed short-sightedness and lack of wisdom. Shaitaan is a cunning ustaadh. He initiates his plot with permissibilities, in fact, with even masnoon acts. Only purified Aql fortified with the noor of Taqwa is able to detect the subtle snares of Iblees. To save people from zina, Allah Ta’ala commanded them to abstain from such permissibilities which lead to zina, hence the Qur’aan Majeed states: “Do not come near to zina.”

The Mufti Sahib has not applied his mind in his fatwa. Non-Muslims entering the Musaajid in our era are not rare occasions or isolated acts. They are nowadays invading the Musaajid with the consent of the trustees, the ulama-e-soo’, and short-sighted Muftis, in droves. Tourist buses bring droves of kuffaar wallowing in janaabat and kufr, and dressed lewdly – men and women – to do some sight-seeing in the Musaajid. The molvis in the Musaajid dupe themselves with their ‘dawah’ stupid argument. The male musallis stare lustfully at the kuffaar women dressed immodestly. The entire atmosphere in the Musjid is polluted with fisq, fujoor and najaasat.

The first step in the plot of Iblees was to convince the molvis and muftis with the ‘dawah’ chimera. Gradually, it developed into interfaith dialogue right inside the Musjid. Then the situation deteriorated. Instead of giving them da’wah, the kuffaar give da’wah of Christianity to Muslims right inside the Musjid. This was recently a shaitaani accomplishment in a Musjid in England.

Degenerating further into the cauldron of kufr, the priest ridiculed the Qur’aan Majeed and denigrated Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) right inside the Musjid which had a full-house of musallis, all listening attentively to the kufr preachings of the priests and the insults to Islam. Not a word of protest escaped the lips of a single musalli on that vile occasion created by the Imaam of the Musjid.

The situation has deteriorated further. Now Muslims in New Zealand, drunk with bootlicking and fearful of their own shadows, have invited Christians to sing hymns of shirk and kufr right inside the Musjid. And, the situation is set to deteriorate further when actual cross-worship by Muslims will take place inside the Musjid. Anyone who denies this reality is a kaafir because this is Rasulullah’s prediction. Qiyaamah is in close proximity of our era.

We have today reached this deplorable state of kufr and shirk being accepted inside the Musaajid as a consequence of zig-zag and downright baatil fatwas issued by moron muftis and the ulama-e-soo’ who have their own pernicious agendas. In fact, they are without Imaan. They have absolutely no fear for Allah Ta’ala. Thus they fear their shadows and bootlick the kuffaar.

It is indeed lamentable that Muftis, even sincere ones, of this era are so disgracefully short-sighted to fail to discern the danger in issuing fatwas based on just any permissibility. They lack the ability of applying the mind, and that is because they have hitherto failed to understand the meaning of Taqwa for themselves. Today, branding carrion as haraam, is a ‘taqwa’ not fatwa for these muftis who have lost the Path – Siraatul Mustaqeem.

Once when Hadhrat Shah Abdul Aziz (Rahmatullah alayh) was giving a bayaan to his mureeds and some Ulama, two persons from the public entered and sought a fatwa. The one said: ‘Today my friend drank water which was the left-over of an Englishman. What is the fatwa?” Hadhrat Shah Sahib adopting a very sombre attitude said that since this issue was extremely delicate, it will take time to search for the fatwa. He told them to return for the fatwa after a couple of days. The audience consisting of Ulama, was surprised. The fatwa according to the Shariah is simple. If the kaafir’s mouth was paak (taahir), the water remains paak, hence there was no concern. If his mouth was impure due to liquor or haraam food, then obviously the water was impure. Why did Shah Sahib adopt this strange strategy? But no one had the courage to question him.

On the appointed day, the two chaps came for their fatwa. Shah Sahib said: “The fatwa is Tajdeed-e-Imaan (i.e. renewal of Imaan. By implication he had become a murtadd); Tajdeed-e-Nikah (renewal of his marriage).” Shah Sahib furthermore prescribed some penances to be performed as an expiation (kaffarah) for having drunk the water which had touched the lips of the Englishman. The two persons being sincere, were satisfied. They left and observed the prescription and the penalty.

When the surprised Ulama questioned Hadhrat Shah Sahibm, he responded: “By this measure, I have saved their Imaan.”

Muftis should reflect, apply their minds and not acquit themselves like morons enslaved to the nafs. The objective of fatwa is not to ruin the morals of Muslims and to open the avenue for fisq, fujoor, bid’ah and kufr. A Mufti should be far-sighted. He should be able to fathom the one who poses a question and not pander to the vagaries of people. But bootlicking has become an ingrained disease in the Ulama of today, in even the sincere ones, hence they all are in line for Allah’s Athaab. About them, the Qur’aan Majeed says:

“Beware of such a punishment which will overtake not only the transgressors among you.” It will overtake and utterly destroy even the molvis and the buzroogs who excelled in bootlicking and accommodating baatil.

The muftis who have legalized entry into the Musaajid for kuffaar wallowing in janaabat and kufr are the culprits who are laying the foundation for cross-worship in the Musaajid.

16 Rajab 1440 – 23 March 2019

MOSQUE OPEN DAY

THE HARAAM, SHAITAANI

‘NATIONAL MOSQUE OPEN DAY’

A Zindeeq modernist entity called SAMNET is organizing a shaitaani function which it dubs, ‘national mosque open day’. It is clear from the contents of their haraam invitation to the haraam event that the ‘open day’ is for non-Muslims to come and defile the sanctity of the Musaajid with their physical and spiritual najaasat.

This miserable entity states in its stupid haraam invitation: “The national mosque open day campaign encourages mosques to open their doors to the public simultaneously on Heritage Day.” The Musaajid are open 365 days of the year for Muslims. The ‘public’ mentioned by the SAMNET Zindeeqs refers to non-Muslims. It is haraam to open the Musaajid to non-Muslims and to even Muslims who are in the state of janaabat. The janaabat of non-Muslims is of an aggravated nature. Added to their physical janaabat is their spiritual janaabat of kufr.

Islam does not recognize the kuffar day called ‘heritage day’. There is no such day in Islam. Celebrating this day is an act of fisq and fujoor. These zindeeqs are out to bootlick non-Muslims. They believe that the safety of Muslims is in the hands of non-Muslims. They are totally bereft of the understanding of Allah’s protection. When Allah Azza Wa Jal decrees punishment for Muslims because of their gross villainy and treachery, then no one and no act and no amount of bootlicking can thwart and ward off Allah’s Athaab. The Qur’aan Majeed says:

“And, if Allah withholds (His aid) from you, then who is there besides Him to help you?”

Muslims, for their safety, are not in need of a ‘better understanding’ by non-Muslims. We are indeed of Allah’s aid, and His Nusrat will be forthcoming only by means of our total submission and obedience to His Shariah. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“That which is by Allah is obtainable only by means of obeying Him.”
Nusrat (Divine Aid) and Aman (Peace and Safety) are bounties of Allah Ta’ala, and these are available only by means of Taa-at (Obedience). The Favours of Allah Ta’ala are not available by means of bootlicking and indulgence in haraam by gross and flagrant violation of Allah’s Shariah as these Zindeeqs of SAMNET are perpetrating.

These unfortunate characters have no proper idea of a Musjid and its objectives. Regardless of whatever benefits are hallucinated for inviting non-Muslims to the Musaajid, it remains Haraam. Islam cannever be propagated by means of haraam and disobedience to Allah Ta’ala.

Every jaahil knows that it is haraam for a junubi and a haaidh to enter the Musjid. When even Muslims in this state are not allowed inside the Musjid, then by what stretch of Imaani logic can it ever be permissible for non-Muslims wallowing in double janaabat (physical and spiritual) to enter and pollute the sanctity of the Musjid? Prohibiting such persons from the Musaajid, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“CLOSE THE DOORS (OF THE MUSJID), FOR VERILY, I DO NOT MAKE IT (THE MUSJID) HALAAL FOR A JUNIBI NOR FOR A HAAIDH.”

But in rejection of Rasulullah’s command, these Zanaadaqah say: ‘Open the Musaajid for the junubis and haaidhaat.
IT IS HARAAM TO PERMIT NON-MUSLIMS ENTRY INTO THE MUSAAJID.

8 Rajab 1440 -15 March 2019

Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Islam Reigns

Many Muslims receive regular visits from Jehovah’s Witnesses. The two religious groups are in constant doorstep dialogues. This booklet is an aid to the act of dialogue.101 Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses Jehovah’s Witnesses are trained to deal with Muslims. In their handbook entitledReasoning from the Scripturesthey are taught what they should say to Muslims (see especially pages 23 and 24; 1989 edition). On page 24, for example, Jehovah’s Witnesses are instructed to use the following strategy: When the Muslim says what Islam teaches, ask him to show you the point in the Qur’an. (Wait while he searches for it). When he cannot find it, he may be more willing to let you speak. This and other tactful strategies gives Jehovah’s Witnesses an unfair advantage in dealing with some Muslims who are not equipped to explain their faith. The purpose of this booklet is to correct the…

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DUAL FAITH MARRIAGES

DUAL FAITH MARRIAGES

A recent wedding wherein the Islamic rites of marriage where combined with the marital rites of another religion featured strongly in the news and especially on social media platforms. The fact that the same wedding was attended by Islamic scholars, well-known to their communities, and that attempts were made to grant Islamic sanction to it have caused major discussions within the Muslim community.

A Muslim who knows only the very basics of Islam will easily realise that Islam does not tolerate adulteration in its religious practices and that a wedding with dual or multi-faith rituals is simply and totally unacceptable. However, such ignorance and corruption has crept into the Ummah that it has become imperative to clarify this point for the protection of our Imaan and the Imaan of the generations to follow.

Allah Ta’ala further states, “Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him. And he will be amongst the losers in the Hereafter.” [Surah Aal-e-Imraan 19 & 85]Allah Ta’ala states in the noble Quran, “The (only) religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.”

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Jamiatul Ulama KZN Statement on Dual Faith Marriages