In order to properly refute the scholars of duniya who are the best friends of kafirs and enemies of Islam and Muslims but claim to be ‘Ash’ari’, ‘Sunni’ and ‘Sufi’ scholars, it is necessary for common Muslims to properly acquaint themselves with some points pertaining to usool of Islamic fiqh (foundational principles).
Knowing some key usooli points is what will help Muslims see the misguided furoo’ (the derived rulings) that these kafirs pretending to be Muslims propagate in order to serve their kafir masters.
The way these scholars of duniya work is through what one would call ‘Islamic fallacies’ where they issue a furoo’iy ruling that is deliberately based on faulty and twisted usool or at times non-existent usool. (Translation of a Persian taunt at such people, “Your usool are damaged, and your furoo’ are shaky at best”)
Since these kafirs pretending to be Muslims work only and only to uplift kufr and the kuffaar, and to try and downplay the honor and pride of Islam and Muslims, they twist and abuse many principles of Islam and/or take them out of context, to issue rulings that cause ordinary Muslims to diminish in their antipathy towards kufr and kuffaar and give up on their Muslim pride.
These few pointers shall in sha Allah, help many common Muslims locate right away – the debauchery of the scholars of duniya who pretend to be ‘Sunni’ and ‘Ash’ari’ and ‘Sufi’, but in reality are filthy munaafiqiin and ugly zanaadiq.
Because the rulings regarding Muslim-kafir interaction are dependent on the status of the kafir. It is simply not enough to say, “Muslims are allowed to [action x] with kafirs” or “Muslims should [action y] with kafirs.” It is imperative that the status of the kafir being discussed be mentioned, otherwise the one issuing the ruling is either an ignoramus or a munaafiq playing with the rules of the noble Shari’ah.
As an example, the scholars of duniya almost always state that “Muslims are allowed to marry christian/jew women” or that “Muslims are allowed to give charity to kafirs” but they almost never state that charities that are not zakat are ONLY allowed for DHIMMIS (zakat is NOT allowed even for dhimmis), and NOT allowed for harbiys – and that the most relied upon opinion of the bulk majority of scholars is that marriage of a Muslim man to a jew or christian woman is allowed ONLY if she is a dhimmiyah, and then too, with certain conditions. The relied upon and dominant opinion is that Muslim men are NOT allowed to marry harbiyyaat christian and jew women.
Let us start.
1 – Statuses of kafirs in front of Muslims
There are ONLY 4 statuses that kafirs have in front of Muslims. These statuses are common to ALL the madhhabs of the Ahlus Sunnah and there is NO DIFFERENCE OF OPINION on it.
The definitions can be found in any primary texts of fiqh of ANY madhhab. I have taken these Arabic fiqh definitions from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Encyclopedia of Fiqh (http://www.islam.gov.kw). They are highlighted in green.
It should be noted that these are social statuses and they even apply on men, women, elderly and children alike.
a – أهل الذمة : أهل الذمة هم الكفار الذين أقروا في دار الإسلام على كفرهم بالتزام الجزية ونفوذ أحكام الإسلام فيهم
ahl al-dhimmah : The ahl al-dhimmah (dhimmis) are the kuffaar who are accepted to live in a Dar Al-Islam (a Muslim state) maintaining their kufr – WITH the obligation to pay the jizyah and the domination of the commands of Islam [i.e., the Shari’ah – ruling] upon them.
A dhimmi’s life and property is protected by the Muslim state. Muslims are not allowed to hurt them or their property, it is HARAM & SINFUL. Muslim men can marry christian and jew dhimmi women.
However, it should also be noted that it is ALSO HARAM & KUFR to honor dhimmis or give them the same treatment one offers one’s Muslim brothers and sisters. It is HARAM to offer them the Islamic salam or be the first to initiate a greeting to them to honor them. It is HARAM to bear close affinities & friendships to them. It is HARAM to offer them employment in prestigious positions or to hire them in a position above Muslims. It is HARAM to share secrets with them or hire them in the state’s administrative positions. These are the rulings of ALL MADHHABS. Any book of fiqh from ANY madhhab can be seen.
dhimmi status is as good as a kafir’s status gets in front of Muslims. While a dhimmi is granted safety, he is also humiliated by being charged jizyah, which he has to pay arriving on foot to the revenue officer, in person, without sending a representative and with his own hands. It can only be accorded if they pay the jizyah.
A person CAN NOT be called a dhimmi or be treated like a dhimmi if he doesn’t pay the jizyah.
There are NO dhimmis in these times. After the colonial era in Muslim lands, as Muslim nations got back on their feet, they missed out on implementing the jizyah.
The jizyah is FARDZ to be implemented as it is a direct command from Allah Himself in the Quran. ALL Muslims MUST educate their scholars and leaders to help in the implementation of the jizyah. In times of trials, the Muslims MUST help their scholars and leaders and the best help is educating them regarding the commands of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.
Allah has mandated the jizyah to humiliate the kufr and the ahl al-kufr. No amount of sugar-coating by the munaafiq scholars of duniya will delete the humiliation of the kuffaar that Allah has mandated directly in the Quran.
Some kafirs who pretend to be Muslim scholars are very happy that the jizyah is not charged now and they say that Imam Mahdi along with Sayyidina ‘Eisa, ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihimus salam, will abolish the jizyah. They gleefully tell this to their kafir masters. It is TRUE that Sayyidina ‘Eisa will abolish the jizyah acting upon the command by our Master RasulAllah ﷺ for that time, but in that time, the severity of the kuffaar against the Muslims will be at a peak and Islam will also be at its harshest against them, and the abolishing of the jizyah will be based on: ‘Become Muslim or perish! Even accepting to pay the jizyah will not save you now!’ It will NOT be done to honor kafirs or consider them equal to Muslims, like these munaafiqiin imply.
b – المستأمنون : المستأمن في الأصل : الطالب للأمان ، وهو الكافر يدخل دار الإسلام بأمان ، أو المسلم إذا دخل دار الكفار بأمان
Mustamanoon [plural of mustaman]: A mustaman in reality is a seeker of safety [from war], and he is a kafir who enters Muslim land in safety [from war as granted by the head of Muslim state]; or he can be a Muslim who enters a kafir state in safety.
A mustaman is a kafir from a kafir state, who enters a Muslim state getting an assurance of safety for his life and property from the Muslim ruler. Like dhimmis, it is not allowed to hurt a mustaman.
The kafir citizens of Muslim states in these times can only be called mustaman. They can’t be called dhimmis because the jizyah is not charged anywhere in the world.
As the definition states, a Muslim citizen of an Islamic state visiting a kafir land, can also be called mustaman relative to the kuffaar of that land.
c – أهل العهد : هم الذين صالحهم إمام المسلمين على إنهاء الحرب مدة معلومة لمصلحة يراها
ahl al-‘ahd : They are the people with whom the Imam [i.e., ruler] of the Muslims has resolved to end combat hostilities for a known period, for any strategic reasons he observes.
As the definition states, a Muslim ruler can suspend war with kafir states for a set period of time and enter into treaties with them, for strategic reason that are of benefit to Islam. The kafirs of these states are called mu’ahad or ahl al-‘ahd. Muslims should honor the contract for as long as it lasts. They only need to honor the contract to the extent of its terms.
It should however be noted, that any contract, treaty, or agreement, that a Muslim state enters into, they must not contain any clauses or conditions contrary to Islam or else they in their entirety, or those parts will be null and void (depending on what the state qaadzi rules). Therefore, it is NOT necessary on any Muslim state to honor any idiotic treaty or convention which asks them to lift the jizyah or legalize sins like homosexuality or abolish the Islamic capital punishments and so on. Allah’s law stands till the day of judgment and if a Muslim leader signed any such idiotic treaty, he SHOULD break away from it.
The kafir citizens of western nations in these times can ONLY be considered ahl al-‘ahd at best and the citizenship/visas of such states would be the contracts/treaties. Muslim citizens of those states should not violate such contracts as long as they are allowed to practice Islam freely in those states.
d – أهل الحرب أو الحربيون : هم غير المسلمين الذين لم يدخلوا في عقد الذمة ، ولا يتمتعون بأمان المسلمين ولا عهدهم
ahl al-harb or harbiyyoon [harbiyyoon is plural of harbiy]: They are those nonMuslims who DO NOT enter the treaty of dhimmah (protection) and they do not enjoy any safety or treaties from Muslims [from being warred against].
The harbiy status even applies on women, children and elderly, even though in the event of an actual war, it is forbidden to kill them.
(The Arabic definitions above, highlighted in green, are taken from the Encyclopedia of Islamic Fiqh, published by Kuwait’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs)
Any elementary servant of fiqh, of any madhhab, knows that harbiy is the flip-side of dhimmi, that is, if a person is not a dhimmi, he is a harbiy.
Even the mustamanoon and the ahl al-‘ahd are [de facto] harbiyyoon, BUT they are not harbiy bil f’il (حربي بالفعل), or to translate in everyday English, they are NOT harbiy per se, that is, they are not warring actively in the battleground,
BUT ideologically they harbor antagonism to Islam. They struggle against Islam and seek to dominate over it.
Just consider these few points:
They support the illegitimate state of israel.
They support their leaders in wars against Muslims.
Even if they oppose wars against Muslims, they still show antagonism to Islamic ideology, by promoting sin & vice that come under the umbrella of secular capitalistic democracies, AND they also promote antagonism and harshness against Islam, Quran, our beloved Prophet ﷺ, all in the name of ‘freedom of speech’, etc. The ostentatious kafir ‘human rights’ and ‘environmental’ organizations like amnesty, who claim to be the propagators of ‘peace’ and ‘goodwill’ are in fact particularly evil and nothing but symbolisms of idiocy and moral vanity, and open and severe enemies of Islam. For example, they openly speak ill of Islamic laws and the Shari’ah punishments of qisaas and hudood, like for adultery, murder, theft, etc. Muslims should note that talking ill of the Shari’ah or denying its explicit rules, commandments, punishments etc. makes one a kafir just like these filthy satanists, la’anahumullah.
Translation of meaning: If some good meets you, it grieves them, and if some illfortune meets you, they rejoice in it… [Holy Quran 3:120]
Translation of meaning: If some good meets you [O beloved Prophet], it grieves them… Holy Quran 9:50
Their grief shows should Islam/Muslim attain any success, how they do not wish for Muslim states to acquire certain arms, and also at the same time their beaming happiness shows and the venom in their hearts comes to surface whenever a misfortune strikes Muslims. It is inherently impossible for a kafir to be a well-wisher of Islam.
Islam and kufr are two opposites and all of kufr is one entity as our scholars have taught us. Islam and kufr simply CAN’T be equals. The antagonism against Islam rising in western nations is proof that these two opposing ideologies can’t ever be on a level field. Opposing ideologies inherently seek to dominate and with Islam and kufr, it will always be a case of who is dominating and who is dominated. Remember that ALL of kufr is ONE nation, it includes all their religious and political ideologies.
Anyone who considers these harbiy kafirs as friends of Islam/Muslims is a deluded ignoramus at best or a munaafiq at worst. The munaafiq scholars of duniya are working their hardest and doing their level best to make sure that Muslims accept the domination of the kufr and kuffaar above Islam and Muslims and let this post-colonialist, camouflaged colonialism carry on. They shall be disgraced in this life and in the hereafter in sha Allah.
When the secular capitalists want the empire of secular capitalism to dominate the planet and be accepted as the dominant ideology, Muslims must have shame and they too must want ISLAM to dominate the planet, and they must see the present day kuffaar as they are – harbiyyoon. Being mustaman or mu’ahad doesn’t take away from their core harbiy essence, be it by Islamic fiqh or by practical ground realities.
And in any case, as I have stated and anyone is welcome to check any book of fiqh, the best treatment a kafir can be given is dhimmi, and even dhimmi is not an honorable status in Islam. ‘Protected’ and ‘honored’ are two very different things.
These munaafiqin pretending to be scholars of Islam simply can’t take the dishonor of the kuffaar away, even if they sold their souls. Islam in itself is something that dishonors and disgraces kufr. They are working very hard to forge affinities and friendships with the kuffaar, calling on Muslims to honor their kafir masters. It is haram for Muslims to just befriend dhimmis and honor them. What can we say about these harbiyyoon! In sha Allah, they shall never achieve their aim of getting kufr to dominate over Islam.
2 – The verse of jizyah
To refresh the memory of the scholars of duniya, here is the verse of the jizyah. The jizyah is fardz and it is not abrogated. It is commanded by Allah, and stays until Imam Mahdi arrives. They couldn’t brush away the topic of jizyah and the Muslim history of charging jizyah even if they tried. They should perhaps read up on the biography of Sayyidina ‘Umar, radzi Allahu ‘anhu and how he implemented jizya and how ALL 4 madhhabs implemented it modeling after him, until it was finally not implemented in the modern Muslim states.
Indeed these kafirs pretending to be Muslim scholars are humiliated in the duniya and the hereafter.
قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلاَ بِالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَلاَ يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلاَ يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ حَتَّى يُعْطُواْ الْجِزْيَةَ عَن يَدٍ وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ
Translation of meaning: War [against] the people who do not believe in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that as forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and [those that] take not as their religion the religion of truth (Islam) from those who have been given a book* – until they pay the jizya with their hands, and they’re humiliated**. [Holy Quran 9:29]
* Those who do not believe in Allah refers to the people who do not believe in Him as He has commanded to believe in Him, with his Self & Attributes as well as they do not believe in ALL His prophets. This includes all pagans, atheists, etc., and as the verse says, even includes people of the book, since they do not accept Prophet Muhammad, sal Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, as Allah’s Messenger, plus not to mention they do not even believe in Allah and His Self & Attributes as they should, the jews being anthropomorphists engaged in tajseem and tashbeeh, some of them even mushrikeen who call ‘Uzair, ‘alaihis salam, as Allah’s son (wal ‘iyadhu billah); and the christians being blatant polytheists with their beliefs in the trinity and attributing Allah with a son, subhanahu ‘amma yushrikoon.
** Jizya is the tribute taken from the people of the book and all other kafirs engaged in a protection treaty with the Muslim state. Fiqh rulings – 1. This jizya is taken in cash and there is no credit facility in it. 2. The one who pays jizya HAS TO appear personally before the revenue officers of the Islamic state and pay the jizya. 3. He has to come walking and stand up when he pays it. 4. All kafirs including the people of the book have to pay the jizya except the mushriks of the Arabian peninsula as jizya from them is not accepted. 5. Jizya is lifted from those who embrace Islam. | The hikmah of imposing the jizya is that the kuffaar be given time to explore the beauty of Islam and its infallible proofs attesting its truthfulness and thus they too have an opportunity to uplift their sorry states and rise to the opportunity to become Muslim.
3 – The ahl al-kitab, the christians and jews, are kafirs without doubt
In ALL 4 MADHHABS of the Ahlus Sunnah, it is mandatory to charge jizyah to the ahl al-kitab citizens, the christians and jews – of the Muslim state.
Any minor student of fiqh knows that jizyah is not charged to Muslims, but only to kafirs and the jizyah is lifted from a person as soon as he embraces Islam.
Does not then the charging of the jizyah to ahl al-kitab (christians and jews) by all Sunni madhhabs and Muslim states throughout the history of Islam, establish that they are kafirs? They are indeed and there are plentiful direct & primary proofs for this right from Quran and hadiith. There is absolutely NO difference of opinion on this between ANY scholars of Islam, past or present. The munaafiq scholars of duniya are working very hard to propagate that christians and jews are not kafirs.