A lot of Muslims are misled by the hypocrites pretending to be scholars of Islam. They think that a “religion” other than Islam, is not the same as atheism, or perhaps that it is something close to Islam.
They think that perhaps they should expect to engage with these “religions” in the pathetic new age fashion of “interfaith dialog” thinking that they will be sympathetic to Islam and that atheism would be more hostile to Islam.
Some feel that they should engage in interfaith compromise with the ahl al-kitab, the christians and jews, compromising on the dignity, pride and truth of Islam, by participating in their gatherings and inviting them to mosques to pray in the name of trinity and so on, and they think that these people can be or will be well-wishers of Islam and Muslims.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, according to the ahadiith narrating the signs of the day of judgment, they state that the world then shall be under the dominance of christians and jews and that ALL of the kuffaar will feed on the Islamic nation like a scavenger feeds on its prey.
THE ONLY FRIEND OF A MUSLIM IS A MUSLIM.
Islam is ONE nation.
ALL of kufr – whether it is atheism, or buddhism, or hinduism, or christianity, or judaism, or anything else – is ONE unified nation against Islam.
Under the tafsiir of verse 3 of Surah Al-Kafirun, the luminary Hanafi Imam Abu Bakr Al-Jassas says in his legendary Ahkam Al-Quran:
وقد قال : ( ولا أنتم عابدون ما أعبد ) ، فإنها قد دلت على أن الكفر كله ملة واحدة ؛ لأن من لم يسلم منهم مع اختلاف مذاهبهم مرادون بالآية ، ثم جعل دينهم دينا واحدا ودين الإسلام دينا واحدا فدل على أن الكفر مع اختلاف مذاهبه ملة واحدة
And he [Abu Bakr] said: (Nor do you worship whom I worship 109:3) Indeed it [i.e., this verse] has established that kufr is ALL ONE NATION. Because the verse points to those from them, with their various different religions, who didn’t accept Islam. Then their religion is rendered as ONE religion, and the religion of Islam as ANOTHER religion and it is established/proven that kufr, with its varying persuasions*, is [eventually] ONE NATION.
* that is, its different forms like hinduism, buddhism, christianity, judaism, atheism, agnosticism or anything else other than Islam.
We ask Allah to safeguard us from the menace of kufr.
We ask Allah to grant us and ALL of the Muslim nation the foresight to see that ALL of kufr is one nation.
We ask Him, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, to grant us liberation from the tentacles of this menace of “interfaith dialog” initiated by the hypocrites who wish to compromise on Islam, its pride, its dignity and its purity – by equating it to kufr, and by trying to establish a common ground between Islam and kufr, either in words or deeds.
We ask Him, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, to grant us and ALL Muslims the sight to see that there is NO SUCH THING as a “common ground” between Islam and kufr.
We ask Him, The All Powerful Owner of the universe and The One Whose Power can subdue evil, to destroy these hypocrites who seek to hurt His religion from within.
And there is no success except by Him.