The enemies of Allaah are very eager to enter into the lands of the Muslims

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah – Volume 4, Pages 137-139, Question No.3

Question: The enemies of Allaah are very eager to enter into the Muslim lands by various methods. So what efforts do you believe should be exerted in order to put a stop to this surge that has threatened the Islaamic societies?

Response: This is not something strange coming from the callers to Christianity, Judaism, or other religions of kufr (disbelief). Since Allaah, the Most Perfect – and to Him belongs all praise – has informed about this in His clear Revelation, when He said:

{Never will the Jews and the Christians be pleased with you until you follow their ways of life. Say: Indeed the Guidance of Allaah, that is the only true guidance. And if you were to follow their false desires after what you have received of the knowledge of Revelation, then you would have neither a guardian, nor any helper against Allaah}, [Soorah al-Baqarah, Aayah 120]

Allaah – the Most Perfect – also said:

{And they will never stop fighting you, until they turn you away from your Religion, if they can}, [Soorah al-Baqarah, Aayah 217]

This is why they utilise every possible means to penetrate into the Muslim lands, and use various methods and tactics to achieve this. One of their methods is to plant the seeds of doubt and uncertainty into the minds and thoughts – and they continue to do so without easing up, nor becoming weary – utilising the church to spread their hatred and enmity, and directing their efforts through it.

Therefore, it is obligatory upon the leaders and scholars to exert every possible effort in cautioning and directing the Muslim children, and to oppose the efforts of the enemies of Islaam with countermeasures. For indeed the Ummah of Islaam is an Ummah that has been entrusted with a responsibility of carrying this Religion and conveying it to others. So when we – in the Islaamic societies – are determined to arm our sons and daughters with correct knowledge, and true understanding of the Religion; beginning this process at an early age, then we will never fear the enemy – by the permission of Allaah. Thus, as long as we continue to cling to the Religion of Allaah, glorifying and venerating Him, following His Sharee’ah (prescribed laws), and fighting those who oppose Him, then the opposite will happen; it will be the enemies of Allaah who will fear the Muslims. Allaah – the Most Perfect, the One to Whom belongs all praise – said:

{O you who believe! If you help Allaah by acting upon what you have been commanded with, then Allaah will plant your feet firmly by giving you victory over your enemies}, [Soorah Muhammad, Aayah 7]

Allaah – the Mighty and Majestic – also said:

{But if you have sabr (patient perseverance) and have taqwaa (piety) ny doing what Allaah orders and refraining from what He refraining from what He has prohibited, then no harm will their cunning plots be to you at all. Indeed Allaah encompasses everything by His Knowledge}, [Soorah Aal-‘Imraan, Aayah 120]

And there are plenty of other aayaat with a similar meaning. So the most important factor in stopping this attack is to prepare a generation that truly knows and understands the realities of Islaam. This can be achieved by giving them the correct guidance and cultivation at home, and by utilising the various means of education in order to help the society. Add to this the role of guiding, which is the duty of those in authority, and their duty of being constant in doing beneficial acts, being constant in reminding the people with what is of benefit to them, and doing that which cultivates the correct Islaamic ‘aqeedah (belief) in the people:

{Indeed in the remembrance of Allaah do the hearts truly find tranquility}, [Soorah ar-Ra’d, Aayah 28]

And there is no doubt that negligence is one of the causes that lets the enemies of Islaam into the Muslim lands – along with their ideological attack – which gradually distances the Muslims from their Religion, step by step. So with this, evil will increase amongst them and they will be affected by the false ideologies of their enemies. And Allaah – the One free from all defects, the Most High – ordered the Believers to have sabr (patience), to call to patience, and to strive in His Path using every method at their disposal; as He – the Most Majestic, Most High – said:

{O you who Believe! Persevere and be more patient, and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and have taqwaa of Allaah (by doing what He orders and keeping away from what He prohibits)in order that you may be successful}, [Soorah Aal-‘Imraan, Aayah 200]

And Allaah – the Most Perfect – said:

{And those who strive hard in our cause, we shall surely guide them to Our avenues. Indeed Allaah is with the doers of good}, [Soorah al-‘Ankaboot, Aayah 69]

I ask Allaah by His Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes that He improves and corrects the affairs of the Muslims, and that He grants to them the understanding of the Religion, gathers the word of their leaders upon the truth, and improves and corrects their close advisors. Indeed, He is the Most Kind, Most Generous. And may Allaah extol and send abundant blessings of peace upon our Leader and our Prophet, Muhammad, and upon his Family, his Companions, and his true followers.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.