Muslims these days are falling in droves for the absolute farce that is this concept of humanism, or human brotherhood, or a rubbish concept of “equality” between intelligent beings and idiots, and other similar sounding concepts.
The reasons for this are the scholars of duniya who play with Allah’s religion to appease their kafir masters and/or are jahils who cannot see that in Islam there is NO BROTHERHOOD between Muslims and kafirs – and ignorantly confuse between Islam’s call to justice and forbidding Muslims to hurt other people unjustly, or to do good by preaching Islam to them for their own salvation – with the idiotic concept that humanity is one brotherhood – at times even in the name of “tasawwuf”. It is understandable as these people only use Islam as a tool to earn fame and riches and accolades from kafirs.
The Quran is our guide and anyone who accepts the Quran as the yardstick for measuring all matters in life, simply can’t go wrong – such is the promise of our Master Rasulullah, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
Allah tells us in the Quran that He terminated the biological, blood relationship between Prophet Nuh, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihis salam, and his son. Why? Because his son was not from the believers.
وَنَادَى نُوحٌ رَّبَّهُ فَقَالَ رَبِّ إِنَّ ابُنِي مِنْ أَهْلِي وَإِنَّ وَعْدَكَ الْحَقُّ وَأَنتَ أَحْكَمُ الْحَاكِمِينَ * قَالَ يَا نُوحُ إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ أَهْلِكَ إِنَّهُ عَمَلٌ غَيْرُ صَالِحٍ
Translation of meaning: And Nuh called on to his Lord and said: My Lord! Indeed my son is from my family and Your promise is true, and You are the Judge over all Judges. He said: O Nuh! He is indeed NOT from your family as his deeds are not righteous… [Holy Quran 11:45-46]
See for yourself dear brothers and sisters the proof direct from the Quran. Even proper blood relations are severed due to the faith factor.
THE ONLY brotherhood of Muslims is with Muslims.
Furthermore the Quran says regarding kafirs and Muslims:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا
أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ * إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ خَيْرُ الْبَرِيَّةِ
Translation of meaning: Indeed those who disbelieve* from the people of the book**, and the polytheists/pagans, they shall be in the fire of hell, therein to abide for ever; they are the worst of creation. Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds, they are the best of creation. [Holy Quran 98:6-7]
* “disbelief” is officially defined as having heard of the Prophet Muhammad, and denying his prophet status and/or his message.
** “disbelievers from the people of book” are all the people of book who qualify the above definition of disbelief, that is all the people of book in our times.
The people who propagate this concept of “equality” between Muslims and kafirs are either shayateen pretending to be scholars and twisting and playing with Islamic texts taking them out of context or are innocent people misguided by them thinking that since we are all children of Adm and Eve, we can consider all humanity as one fraternity or brotherhood, in a symbolic sense. Brotherhood and fraternity, when used in the symbolic sense, are about equality.
Please ask yourself, are the best and the worst equals?
Leave alone the symbolic sense, see that even actual and proper blood relations are null and void due to faith/lack of it.
You have the direct verses of the Quran in front of you. Please do read their exegesis as well.
Yes all humans descended from Adam and Eve, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihimus salam. That only means that kafirs too are members of the human race as we are. It DOES NOT mean that all humanity is one fraternity or brotherhood on equal footing. It is simply outrageous to call a kafir as “brother in humanity.”
We should uplift the pride of Islam and know that Islam is THE ONLY religion in front of Allah and that NO creation is so esteemed as Muslims, regardless how sinful a Muslim may be, as long as he believes in the message of Islam.
There is NO EQUALITY OR FRATERNITY between Muslims and kafirs.
Note: Converts who converted from kufr to Islam are allowed to treat their kin kindly IF they are not hostile to Islam. They too should disown those who are hostile to Islam or seek to prevent them from following Islam – as scholars of akhirah teach us. Again, we need to wish the best for these poor people and help them save their hereafter by preaching Islam to them. This is not forbidden. But it does not mean they are equal to us staying kafir. We would like them to become equal to us by becoming Muslim.
All humans are equal in the sense that they have been created the most superior species by Allah and Allah has given us the faculties to judge right from wrong using our minds, and the faculties to see truth from falsehood, and thus overcome our base selves and rise to high stations. Indeed the sahaba converted from kufr to Islam and rose in stations so high, no Muslim after them can ever achieve them. Plenty of awliyaa too have been people who converted from kufr to Islam, and they didn’t just convert, they converted and rose to the high stations of saintly piety.
But if someone who does not use these gifts Allah has given him, well, then is he equal to those who ARE using these gifts well? Nay, he is even WORSE than those not endowed with such gifts, ie., animals! They have not been endowed with such gifts. What is the excuse a human being has for not using the gifts Allah has endowed him with?!
Is the first place winner in a marathon “equal” to the last place looser?
Is a homeless bum at the train station “equal” to a billionaire corporate CEO?
This is what the Quran says dear brothers and sisters:
قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الأَعْمَى وَالْبَصِيرُ أَفَلاَ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ
Translation of meaning: Say [O Beloved Prophet]: Are the blind and those who see equal? Will you then ponder not? [Holy Quran 6:50]
قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الأَعْمَى وَالْبَصِيرُ أَمْ هَلْ تَسْتَوِي الظُّلُمَاتُ وَالنُّورُ
Translation of meaning: Say [O Beloved Prophet]: Are the blind equal to those who see? Or pitch darknesses equal to light? [Holy Quran 13:16]
قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُوْلُوا الْأَلْبَابِ
Translation of meaning: Say [O Beloved Prophet]: Are the people who know equal to the people who do not know? Only those of remembrance (ie., those who intelligently ponder over the message) receive admonition. [Holy Quran 39:9]
The first place winner and the last place looser in the marathon are only equal in the sense that they both start at the same starting line, run on the same tracks, and are bound by the same rules of the game.
The homeless bum and the billionaire CEO are only equal in the sense that they both have an “equal” opportunity in life to make it big or go bankrupt.
All humans are equal in the sense that they all have the same opportunity to use their faculties well and become Muslim. But until they do, they are simply NOT equal to Muslims; just as a bum who sleeps on the train station and eats from the garbage is not equal to a billionaire business tycoon who enjoys all the finer pleasures in life – UNTIL he too becomes a billionaire.
Kafirs have the same equal opportunity as us to upgrade their status to Muslim. But until they do that, as the Quran states, they are the absolute worst of creation.
Our job is to wish for them to become Muslims, since there isn’t a blessing greater than Islam. Islam is not like material wealth that runs out. We should do our best to deliver Allah’s message as truthfully to them as possible, so that they too attain salvation in front of Allah, and attain the same rank as Muslims in His court.
There isn’t a greater success and victory than being Muslims. He who dies Muslim has won the marathon of life. He who has died kafir, has died a terrible looser.
Giving them a message of “equality” between Muslims and kafirs is to say that their “religion” is also acceptable to Allah, when the Quran clearly states that ONLY ISLAM is acceptable in front of Allah.
Why should a kafir become Muslim if he is already “equal” to Muslims? If a kafir is “equal” to Muslim, then what exactly is the aim of da’wah?
This message of “absolute equality” is only propagated by idiots who are themselves worthless and seek to satisfy their egos by propagating that they are equal to those at higher statuses than them, without doing all the hard yards for it.
Sadly, the duniya-deprived “Muslim” scholars of duniya seek to join ranks with the kafirs in duniyawi wealth and statuses without actually doing the duniyawi hard yards for the duniyawi successes that the kafirs have achieved, and thus they propagate the message that Muslims and kafirs are “equals” in Islam. At the same time, kafirs like to think they are “equal” to Muslims because they know full well that they are spiritually and morally bankrupt.
When Islam and kufr are opposites like light and darkness, opposites like good and evil, opposites like beautiful and ugly, then how on earth can Muslims and kafirs be considered equals?
Superior, intelligent people know that fools can keep howling that they are “equal” to them. It doesn’t make them so. Only an idiot who doesn’t know how to throw a basic 1-2, will say that he is “equal” to Muhammad Ali.
We thank Allah for the blessing of the mind. Alhamdulillah ‘ala ni’matil ‘aql.