Islam today is faced with a greater challenge from modernists, extremists, liberals, rationalists who lay claim to Islam than those who declare themselves to be non-Muslims. It is very important to note that these people cannot kill the religion as it is protected by Allah but it is necessary to sensitize a potential victim against the evils of the above listed vices in light of Islam.
We have so many people who want to be called Muslims but do not want to be Muslims. While some are just ignorant, some are led by desires. They tag those who call to pristine Islam extremists, fanatics, fundamentals with the extremists calling them moderate Muslims same with the non-Muslims who call the modernists moderate Muslims not knowing that Islam is moderate by default.
Islam is moderate in such a way that it creates a balance between life and death as a Muslim is not desperate or crazy about the dunya nor about death same way it maintains a balance between extremism and liberalism, both defined by compromise and distortion of the fundamental tenets of the religion. If then Islam is moderate by default, we cannot have “moderate Muslim”. Who moderates moderation?
A non-Muslim posted about the marriage of the Bukola Sàràkí’s daughter to a non-Muslim asking other Muslims to learn from him, I copied a comment from the post;
“Not all muslims are as barbaric as the northern folks…. That’s why they would labbel others who are not like them as ‘fake muslims’ ”
SubhanAllah !!! I am not concerned about someone else’s daughter’s marriage but its effect on Islam and Muslims at large is of great concern.
There is freedom to tag the author of this piece an extremist, fanatic or fundamentalists but here are proofs that it is not permissible to give our women to non-Muslims meaning that it is not a northern thing and those who do not are not extreme but just submitting to Allah’s will as them term “Islam” implies.
“And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikoon till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikoon) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember”[al-Baqarah 2:221]
“…then if you ascertain that they are true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers, they are not lawful (wives) for the disbelievers nor are the disbelievers lawful (husbands) for them”[al-Mumtahanah 60:10].
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The Muslims are agreed that a non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim, and a non-Muslim man cannot marry a Muslim woman
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The words of Allah (SWT) are clear and we cannot keep quiet because we would be tagged extremists/fanatics. It is shameful when we have people who are proud to be called moderate Muslims when they misrepresent the Deen in reality.
We have seen “Muslims” today who want to walk around without Hijab, some campaigning for gender equality, women leading Solah or worshipping on the same row with men, Solah in English etc and when we ask for evidences, the next thing is “extremists” worthy to note that if these are important aspects of the Deen, people will run from them.
Many see what the Qur’an and Sunnah say but want to follow desires then wish their action is right though they know it is not right then resort to warped interpretation of Qur’an verses all based on wanting to be Muslims without practising Islam.
Allah’s aid is sought.
To be continued…
. Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman