Muslim brothers and sisters may mean well, and may Allah reward them for their intentions, but they should realize that protesting to the kuffaar against any filth sprouting forth from their accursed values and cultures does two things:
1. It puts the Muslims in a subordinate position in front of the kuffaar governments. It is an implicit way of telling them, “You have authority over us and by protesting to you, we are asking you to right this wrong”.
As Muslims we ONLY recognize the authority of the SHARI’AH, and any dealing we have with the kuffaar is purely a contractual agreement for the purposes of this world. Last time I checked, no geopolitical nation’s citizenship or visa agreement made it mandatory to protest to the government of such a geopolitical nation.
2. Even if one is protesting against the government itself or groups or individuals, it puts Muslims in a subordinate position in front of the kuffaar’s man-made and supremely flawed ideologies. It is an implicit subordination of oneself under the kuffaar’s ideology, even though the ONLY ideology that rules a Muslim’s life is the SHARI’AH and this is THE ONLY ideology a Muslim must ever seek to propagate and uplift.
Therefore, EVEN protesting against specific individuals or groups or even the government in power, is implicitly saying, “We think that you individuals/groups violated the principles of [insert name of man-made ideology] that we accept as a judgment criterion between you and us.” even though the judgment criterion for ANY believing Muslim is the SHARI’AH.
Clearly no Muslim implies or means such since he/she ONLY accepts Allah’s Shari’ah as the authority and the judgment criterion upon him/herself.
But in the emotional dash to do SOME thing, this is what will inadvertently happen if at all Muslims will protest to the heads, organizations, groups, systems or the institutions of the kuffaar.
With that out of the way, let us see some more reasons:
1 – We Muslims are of pure beliefs. They are filthy. Is purity ever sought from filth?
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ
Translation of meaning: O you who believe, indeed the infidels are filthy… [Holy Quran 9:28]
The verse mentions mushrikiin and as is evident from the other verses of the Quran, indeed kafir and mushrik are synonyms.
2 – They are deaf, dumb and blind with no sense, lest they accept Islam. We see, hear and speak the truth of Allah’s deen. Is it possible for the deaf, dumb, and blind to listen or see or speak the truth?
وَمَثَلُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي يَنْعِقُ بِمَا لَا يَسْمَعُ إِلَّا دُعَاءً وَنِدَاءً ۚ صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ
Translation of meaning: And the similitude of the kafirs is like that of the one who hears but a call and a voice [without comprehending it, i.e., like cattle]; they are deaf, dumb, and blind for they do not use sense. [Holy Quran 2:171]
3 – They are further astray than cattle that hears a call but makes no sense of it. We Muslims are guided. Can the misguided ever help the guided?
وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ ۖ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَّا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَّا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لَّا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ
Translation of meaning: And indeed, We have created for the inferno many jinns and humans [i.e., kuffaar jinns and humans]; they hold hearts that have no understanding, they have eyes with which they see not, and they have ears with which they listen not; they are like cattle, rather further astray; they are the ones who are heedless. [Holy Quran 7:179]
أَمْ تَحْسَبُ أَنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ يَسْمَعُونَ أَوْ يَعْقِلُونَ ۚ إِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا كَالْأَنْعَامِ ۖ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلً
Translation of meaning: Do you reckon that the majority of them listen and understand/reason? Indeed, they are but like cattle, rather they are further misguided [even more than cattle] in their ways. [Holy Quran 25:44]
4 – Allah calls them His enemies. Can Allah’s enemies ever wish to help His deen or those who follow it?
فَإِنَّ اللّهَ عَدُوٌّ لِّلْكَافِرِينَ
Translation of meaning: … Verily, Allah is the Enemy of kafirs. [Holy Quran 2:98]
5 – Allah calls them as criminals in His court. Can Allah’s criminals honor and respect His commandments and laws?
فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللّهِ كَذِبًا أَوْ كَذَّبَ بِآيَاتِهِ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُفْلِحُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ
Translation of meaning: Who then is a greater transgressor than the one who forges a lie against Allah, or belies His signs? Indeed, criminals shall not attain victory. [Holy Quran 10:17]
أَفَنَجْعَلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ كَالْمُجْرِمِينَ
Translation of meaning: Will We treat Muslims the same as criminals? [Holy Quran 68:35]
6 – Allah specifically calls the people who speak against His beloved Prophet ﷺ as having no sense. Can those dumb morons with no sense ever make sense of good sense?
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُنَادُونَكَ مِن وَرَاءِ الْحُجُرَاتِ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ
Translation of meaning: Indeed [o Beloved Prophet ﷺ], those who call you from behind chambers, the majority of them have no sense. [Holy Quran 49:4]
7 – Allah calls the one who speaks against His beloved Prophet ﷺ as a liar, manipulator, worthless oath-taker, contemptuous gossiping low-life, prohibitive of good, transgressing evil sinner, cruel, violent, pretender, illegitimate and of base birth. All those who support such people in such misdeeds are no different.
Can you expect ANY GOOD from such people?
ن ۚ وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ
مَا أَنتَ بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجْنُونٍ
وَإِنَّ لَكَ لَأَجْرًا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
فَلَا تُطِعِ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ
وَدُّوا لَوْ تُدْهِنُ فَيُدْهِنُونَ
وَلَا تُطِعْ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِينٍ
هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّاءٍ بِنَمِيمٍ
مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلْخَيْرِ مُعْتَدٍ أَثِيمٍ
عُتُلٍّ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ زَنِيمٍ
Translation of meaning: Nuun, By The Pen and what they transcribe (i.e., the angels who transcribe the deeds of creation).
By the Grace of your Lord, you [O Beloved Prophet] are not possessed.
And indeed for you awaits a magnanimous reward.
And indeed, you are upon the most loftiest of character.
Then any time now you shall see and they shall see
that who among you was possessed.
Verily, your Lord knows completely who has strayed from His [commanded] path and He knows completely who the guided ones are.
Then do not pay heed to the liars.
They are on the lookout that you adopt softness [towards them] and then they too can soften [and they bring Islam and kufr on equal footing].*
And do not pay heed to the talks of any dejected oath-taker [who propagates falsehood upon lofty oaths].
A slanderer going about with calumnies [in order to spread mischief on earth].
A preventer of good, evil and sinful.
Vulgarly violent and beyond that, of illegitimate birth.** [Holy Quran 68:1-13]
*This verse is a direct proof against syncretism and perennialism and proves that there is no softness or compromise on faith. Syncretists and perennialists who say that Islam is like other faiths, are nothing but ugly kafirs.
**A person in the Prophet’s ﷺ times called the Prophet ﷺ names, and Allah exposed the harlotry of his mother that he was a person of illegitimate birth, not born to his mother’s husband. A person who speaks ill of the Prophet ﷺ is indeed equatable to the offspring of prostitutes.
8 – Allah calls the kuffaar and mushrikeen as THE WORST beasts and THE WORST of creation. Can the sharr ad-daabbah and sharr al-bariyyah ever help humans who believe in Allah and the last day?
إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابِّ عِندَ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ
Translation of meaning: Verily, the vilest of beasts in front of Allah are the people who commit kufr, for they do not believe. [Holy Quran 8:55]
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَالْمُشْرِكِينَ فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمْ شَرُّ الْبَرِيَّةِ
Translation of meaning: Indeed those who disbelieve [in Allah and His Messenger], 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. [Holy Quran 98:6]
9 – ALL honor ONLY belongs to Allah, His Messenger, and the believers. The filthy infidels are dishonored. Is honor ever sought from the dishonored?
وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
Translation of meaning: … and indeed, honor belongs only to Allah, and His Messenger, and the believers [in Him & His Messenger], but the hypocrites know not. [Holy Quran 63:8]
10 – Allah calls them as THE WORST transgressors. Is justice ever sought from the unjust?
وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ وَهُوَ يُدْعَى إِلَى الْإِسْلَامِ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ
Translation of meaning: And who is a greater transgressor than the one who forges a lie against Allah, even as he is being called to Islam! And Allah does not guide a transgressing people. [Holy Quran 61:7]
وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللّهِ كَذِبًا أَوْ كَذَّبَ بِآيَاتِهِ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُفْلِحُ الظَّالِمُونَ
Translation of meaning: And who is a greater transgressor than the one who forges a lie against Allah, or belies His signs? Indeed, the transgressors shall not attain victory.[Holy Quran 6:21]
هَؤُلَاء قَوْمُنَا اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ آلِهَةً لَّوْلَا يَأْتُونَ عَلَيْهِم بِسُلْطَانٍ بَيِّنٍ فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا
Translation of meaning: These people of ours have taken false gods other than Him [Allah]; why do they not bring forward an authoritative evidence justifying their acts; who then is a greater transgressor than the one who forges lies against Allah? [Holy Quran 18:15]
فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَذَبَ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَكَذَّبَ بِالصِّدْقِ إِذْ جَاءهُ أَلَيْسَ فِي جَهَنَّمَ مَثْوًى لِّلْكَافِرِينَ
Translation of meaning: Who is a greater transgressor than the one who lies against Allah, and belies the truth when it comes to him; is not hellfire the abode of kafirs? [Holy Quran 39:32]
11 – They are cursed by Allah. Do those blessed by Allah subordinate themselves in front of those cursed by Him?
فَلَعْنَةُ اللَّه عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ
Translation of meaning: … Allah’s curse then is on the kafirs. [Holy Quran 2:89]
وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللّهِ كَذِبًا أُوْلَـئِكَ يُعْرَضُونَ عَلَى رَبِّهِمْ وَيَقُولُ الأَشْهَادُ هَـؤُلاء الَّذِينَ كَذَبُواْ عَلَى رَبِّهِمْ أَلاَ لَعْنَةُ اللّهِ عَلَى الظَّالِمِينَ
Translation of meaning: And who is a greater transgressor than the one who forges lies against Allah! They shall be presented in their Lord’s court and the witnesses shall say, “These are the ones who lied against their Lord”; verily, Allah’s curse is on the transgressors. [Holy Quran 11:18]
12 – The Quran itself says that we do NOT seek any help for our PURE & TRUTHFUL religion from filthy infidels as their hearts are set upon disbelief and they are simply NOT equal to us in front of Allah.
مَا كَانَ لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ أَن يَعْمُرُوا مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ شَاهِدِينَ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِم بِالْكُفْرِ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ حَبِطَتْ أَعْمَالُهُمْ وَفِي النَّارِ هُمْ خَالِدُونَ
إِنَّمَا يَعْمُرُ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَى الزَّكَاةَ وَلَمْ يَخْشَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ ۖ فَعَسَىٰ أُولَٰئِكَ أَن يَكُونُوا مِنَ الْمُهْتَدِينَ
أَجَعَلْتُمْ سِقَايَةَ الْحَاجِّ وَعِمَارَةَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ كَمَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَجَاهَدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ لَا يَسْتَوُونَ عِندَ اللَّهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ
Translation of meaning: It is not for the infidels to tend to the mosques of Allah while bearing witness over their own disbelief; their deeds are all null and in the inferno shall they abide for ever.
Allah’s mosques are graced only by those who believe in Allah, and the last day, and establish salah, and pay zakat, and do not fear but Allah*; then it is they who are closer to being from the guided ones.
Then have you considered the mere providing of water to the Hajis, and the maintenance of the Masjid Al-Haram [Makkah’s Grand Mosque] as equal to the one who believed in Allah and the last day and warred in the caused of Allah? They are not equal in front of Allah; and Allah does not guide the transgressing people. [Holy Quran 9:17-19]**
*The meaning of the phrase “and do not fear but Allah” in this verse, as explained by exegetes is that the believers do not care for earning the ridza of anyone but Allah. They don’t care about pleasing people and their whims and caprices.
**The implication is that there is ABSOLUTELY NO semblance between the kuffaar and the Muslims, and neither is there ANY semblance between the deeds of the Muslims and the deeds of the kuffaar, EVEN IF such deeds include giving water to the pilgrims or maintaining the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. There is consensus of the scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah that considering the deeds of the infidels as equal to the deeds of Muslims is simply unjust and a transgression. Circumstances of Revelation: On the day of the Battle of Badr, when Sayyidina ‘Abbas (who hadn’t yet embraced Islam, and was a disbeliever at the time) was imprisoned and brought in front of our Master Rasulullah ﷺ, he said to the Muslims that if they thought they believed in Allah and warred diligently for Islam, he too was of those who gave water to the pilgrims, and maintained the Holy Mosque. Upon that this verse was revealed to establish that any deed done in a state of disbelief in Islam, is absolutely null and void and that there is absolutely nothing “good” about being a kafir.
We could go on, but this much is enough for Muslims who value their religion and hate kufr.
The long and short of it is that it is BELOW the pride and dignity of the Prophet ﷺ, for his ummah to subordinate themselves in front of his enemies and those who support his enemies.
The hypocrites will burn at seeing these verses of the Quran as they always do. May Allah damn the faces of all hypocrites.
So what should Muslims do in such kafir-run nations at times of distress such as these?
Use the provisions of their false ideologies, such as “freedom of expression” in completely and utterly refuting, humiliating, and annihilating their false ideologies and false religions. More on this in the next post.
And Allah alone grants success. There is no success except by His granting.