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Imam Abu Haamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali on conversion by the sword and the spear

26 Mar

As-Salamu’ Alaikum

Imam Al-Ghazali describes four types of people in terms of their needs (or lack thereof) for the Kalam science of Islam which incontestably proves beyond a shadow of doubt that Islam is THE ONLY true religion and that which appeals to the sound mind.

Regarding the second group of people,

Imam Ghazali says in his Al-Iqtisaad fi Al-I’etiqaad

الفرقة الثانية: طائفة مالت عن اعتقاد الحق كالكفرة والمبتدعة. فالجافي الغليظ منهم الضعيف العقل الجامد على التقليد الممتري على الباطل من مبتدأ النشوء إلى كبر السن لا ينفع معه إلا السوط والسيف. فأكثر الكفرة أسلموا تحت ظلال السيوف إذ يفعل الله بالسيف والسنان ما لا يفعل بالبرهان واللسان. وعن هذا إذا استقرأت تواريخ الأخبار لم تصادف ملحمة بين المسلمين والكفار إلا انكشفت عن جماعة من أهل الضلال مالوا إلى الانقياد، ولم تصادف مجمع مناظرة ومجادلة انكشفت إلا عن زيادة إصرار وعناد. ولا تظنن أن هذا الذي ذكرناه غض من منصب العقل وبرهانه ولكن نور العقل كرامة لا يخص الله بها إلا الآحاد من أوليائه، والغالب على الخلق القصور والاهمال، فهم لقصورهم لا يدركون براهين العقول كما لا تدرك نور الشمس أبصار الخفافيش. فهؤلاء تضر بهم العلوم كما تضر رياح الورد بالجعل. وفي مثل هؤلاء قال الامام الشافعي رحمه الله: ((فمن منح الجهال علماً أضاعه)) ((ومن منع المستوجبين فقد ظلم))

 الاقتصاد في الاعتقاد – أبو حامد الغزالي

Translation: The second group of people: a section that inclines away from the true belief, such as the kafirs and deviant innovators.The averse and vulgar are among these; those of weak minds that are stuck in blind imitation and are argumentative based on falsehood from the beginning of their lives until old age. Nothing works on this group except the whip and the sword. Most of the kafirs became Muslims under the shadow of the swords, because Allah does by the sword and the spear what He does not do by proofs and words. From this, if you read history, you will not read about any battle between Muslims and blasphemers without there being some of them that become Muslims, and you will not find a debate that did not increase anything but [antagonistic] insistence and stubbornness. Do not think that this that we have mentioned reduces the status of the mind and its proofs. Rather, the enlightenment of the mind is a grace that Allah does not grant anyone except a few of those who obey Him. The overwhelming state of creation is shortcoming and negligence, however, and due to their shortcoming, they do not sense the proofs of the mind, just as the sight of bats does not sense the light of the sun. Such people are so hurt by these sciences as a dung beetle is hurt by the smell of a rose. And citing their example, Imam Ash-Shafi’iy, rahimahuLlah, said [a couplet]: He who taught knowledge to senseless ignoramuses, he wasted knowledge; and he who prevented deserving, reasonable people from learning it, has committed a travesty. 

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We are concerned here about correcting the erroneous belief propagated by the lying disbelievers pretending to be “sufis” that Islam was not spread or can not be spread by expanding its influence and domination through conquests by wars and battles.

The truth is the opposite of what the zindiq “interfaith dialogue sufis” say. 

Those kafirs pretending to be Muslim scholars are lying against the Quran, Hadiith, Fiqh, Tasawwuf and Islamic history; notwithstanding the fact that they only make fools of themselves in front of all and sundry!

While the kuffaar are proud of their ideologies being spread by their battles, these fools pant like dogs in front of their kafir masters. More on this topic will follow in the coming posts bi-idhniLlah. 

As stated in many previous posts, wars are declared and treaties are enacted or dissolved by the rulers of the Muslims, following the guidelines and rules Islam has laid out.

Individual Muslims are not allowed to unilaterally take such decisions and act on them, as the jahil khawarij have done in recent times.

It is haram to take measures that firstly not only contravene Islam’s laws for wars (like the prohibition on killing women & children for example), but also greatly jeopardize the safety, security and well-being of the Muslim community; and render the Muslim community, themselves, their lives, properties, and most importantly the freedom to practice Islam – all vulnerable and susceptible to harm in front of the kuffaar. 

w-Allahu waliyy-ut-tawfiiq.

 

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5 responses to “Imam Abu Haamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali on conversion by the sword and the spear

  1. Muslim

    March 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Salam Alaykum,

    What I am wondering is that today, the Muslims can hardly even defend their own countries. So according to the scholars of Islam, what would be the best way to try and gain converts for Islam?

    It seems that dialectical discussion, while not appropriate for everyone, is the only way to go nowadays, since other, more established methods (such as martial force) need a total revitalization of the Ummah, which seems to be very far off, and only receding even father off, since Muslims are becoming ever more lax in following Islam.

    Insha Allah some comment can be given about the above personal preliminary suggestion.

     
    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      March 31, 2013 at 12:46 am

      Waleykum Salam

      We are commanded to convey the truth. Guidance comes from Allah Alone.

      As far as dialogue goes, we need to be forceful and convincing in that too, without any censorship of the truth or sugar-coating.

      What seems to be the case with the interfaith dialogue zanadiq sufis is that even in any supposed dialogue, they have resorted to lying and distortions in order to please their kafir brothers and sisters.

      There is nothing for example that stops people from showing the abject stupidity and blasphemy of the belief of trinity. Yet, kafir sufis are preaching that christians and jews shall be saved on the day of judgment, directly falsifying the Quran! Wal-‘eyadhu biLlah.

      What stops Muslims from pointing out the shear stupidity of idol-worshiping religions such as hinduism or buddhism? Yet, you will find kafir sufis looking for common grounds between Islam and pagan religions.

      The only dialogue these evil satans hold is to sit and discuss the ways of the kuffaar over coffee and pretentiously exclaim philosophical gibberish like ‘Oh my! That’s so fascinating. you know in Islam, we have xyz and if you interpolate it in this way and then extrapolate the interpolation in that way, it is very similar to your abc, and we are so happy that we are just like you and that Islam is just like your religion’. (Not a direct quote)

      I had come across the term “self-hating jew” in my younger days. To them, according to their distorted canon, they probably don’t have a concept of zandaqa or nifaq or apostasy, as for them a jew is defined by both biological lineage as well as following the rabbi-distorted version of the “laws of Moses” (the REAL laws of Moses of course command the following of the Messiah Sayyidina ‘Eisa and the Final Messenger our Master Muhammad when they appear, ‘alaihimus salam); and hence they came up with the term “self-hating jew”.

      The interfaith dialogue Islam-feigning zanadiq of our times, are what would come closest to what the kafir world can probably call “self-hating Islamites”. Of course from the point of view of us Muslims, there is no such thing as a ‘self-hating Muslim’.

      A person who hates Muslims or Islam or loathes being Muslim, or works to equate Islam on a common ground with other religions, is simply a murtad or a munafiq – plain and simple. Fatawa Hindiyyah for example, states that if a man sees a beautiful christian girl and he exclaims “I wish I was a christian so I could marry her”, such a person has at that very moment become an apostate and left Islam.

      These evil people, the self-hating Islamites, are so ashamed and disgusted at [supposedly] “being Muslim”, they feel the need to lie against Quran, Hadiith, Sunnah, ways of the sahaba and centuries of Islamic history, only to seek acceptance of their infidel masters and be welcome in their circles!

      While the kuffaar are proud of their wars, conquests, and hell-bound dead warriors in the cause of worldly fame, monetary wealth, worldly glory, and the propagation of their evil religions and man-made ideologies – these fools are bent on lying against centuries of Islamic history and lying and dishonoring the memories of Muslim wars, conquests and heaven-bound warriors who fought only to spread Allah’s Tawhiid so that maximum people on earth could save themselves in the hereafter.

      While the kuffaar are proud of their “freedom” to commit wanton adultery and unnatural acts like homosexuality, these poor souls are so ashamed of Islam’s permission for polygyny, they have crafted fanciful fatawa to preach against it how it is supposedly inadvisable ‘for these times’.

      They are the MOST embarrassed however to state the TRUTH of Islam that ISLAM ALONE is the only religion acceptable to Allah and what will save one in the hereafter.

      They are ashamed to tell their kafir brothers and sisters that the Quran promises everlasting damnation to anyone who dies outside of Islam.

      They are such evil enemies of our Master RasulAllah ﷺ, that they say things like ‘christians and jews are not disbelievers in Allah, but only disbelievers in Prophet Muhammad’ while the Quran clearly says that anyone who rejects the prophethood of our Master RasulAllah, he is a kafir! Acceptance of his blessed prophethood is acceptance of ALL the prophets of Allah.

      While the Quran commands to address the unbelievers with ‘ya ayyuhal kaafiruun’, these destitutes take comfort in apologetically telling their infidel brothers and sisters stupid lies like ‘you are not a kafir, you are only a nonMuslim’.

      While the Quran explicitly says that the trinity is a disgusting lie and that the christians and jews wish to extinguish Allah’s light with their mouths, these self-hating Islamites, cannot call the trinity as a putrid lie for the life of them!

      When the Quran says that the jews call ‘Uzair as the son of Allah, they feel the need to apologetically convince their jewish brothers and sisters that it was just one jew who said it and that there is a grammatical construct in the Arabic language that accommodates addressing/talking about one person in a plural form (this much is right, there is such a grammatical construct in the grammatical rules of Arabic). They however are incapable to say that the verse was revealed because the other jews stayed silent upon the one jew’s utterance; and that their silence was approval. They forget that what they are talking about so apologetically is Allah’s revelation and it is absolute authority!

      They cannot tell their pagan brothers and sisters that the Quran says that the names of their idols are just the imaginations of their fathers and them. Like for instance, Quran or Hadiith have not mentioned the buddha anywhere, yet these swines would like to think that he may have been a prophet! (We accept that Allah sent a prophet to every nation as a general belief, because it is based on revelation to our Master Rasul-Allah. But as for specifics, we only point to the specifics for which we have REVEALED textual evidence, like the prophets mentioned in the Quran like Seyyidina Ya’qoub ‘alaihis salam. We don’t work with uncertainties and the guesswork of idiots on the issue of specifics.)

      On the christian easter, have you seen any of them recite the verse of the Quran that our master ‘Eisa was neither killed nor crucified! Rather you will see them wishing a merry christmas/easter to their brothers and sisters.

      Allah says that the munaafiqiin are LIARS even though they declare the truthful declaration that our Master RasulAllah is His Messenger. Our Master RasulAllah ﷺ says that a woman who goes out wearing perfume so that she lures men is an adulterer even if she may not commit adultery.

      Drawing similar analogies, we can then say that such self-hating Islamites do not wear turbans, they just throw some fancy rags on their heads. They are just pig-eaters, even if they consume halal lamb! They are drunks even if they drink water. The women involved in such kufr initiatives are nothing but toys for kafir men, even if they wear fanciful hijabs. Such spineless slaves with no self-respect deserve to be called out as such with no mercy or compassion what so ever.

      My apologies for not linking to your site, as I don’t do that for anyone. You are very welcome to bring classical texts and citations from them on here, on any topic.

       
  2. Muslim

    April 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Salam Alaykum,

    Of course, I did not mean dialectical discussion in the sense of approving other religions. Rather, that we can show through such discussion (it can even be a one-sided refutation of a well-known non-Muslim book) why such religions are wrong.

    From my side this is what I had in mind more than a picnic with non-Muslim leaders.

     
    • 'Abd-Allah al-Mujaddidi al-Naqshbandi

      April 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Waleykum Salam

      Sure, it was a general discussion, and I was pointing out the ground realities that exist with the zindiq sufis. I don’t think I misunderstood you or tried to imply that you are looking for picnics.

      (it can even be a one-sided refutation of a well-known non-Muslim book)

      Not “can be”. That’s what it HAS TO be.

      Anything other than Islam must be completely negated, destroyed and annihilated by the proofs of the mind and the narrational proofs. And this is very easy for any wise Muslim to do. Falsehood doesn’t stand a chance in front of the truth.

      Also we shouldn’t waste time pandering about the MATERIAL legalisms of actions. In most cases, the kafirs bringing up material legalisms is a diversionary tactic to avoid any talk on serious creed, as he subconsciously knows that TAWHID will destroy him!

      We should ALWAYS focus on TAWHIID in our ‘discussions’ on religion with the kuffaar (i.e., dialogue that completely ruthlessly negates and destroys their filthy false religions with Islam’s incontestable proofs. Look to the Quran of our Master Ibrahim’s, ‘alaihis salam, example of telling the idiot idol-worshipers to ask the big idol who broke the little idols, and they were forced to say that their idols cannot speak) – this is the message that ALL the Prophets of Allah came with. Canonical law for material lives of course needs to be accepted as the Prophet gave it, but it only follows AFTER the acceptance of TAWHIID.

      Our Master Rasul-Allah ﷺ has said that the best words ever uttered by him or any other Prophet of Allah are “Laa ilaaha il-Allaah”

      The Quran unequivocally states that deeds are utterly useless and of no benefit at all without belief.

      It is futile for example for Muslims to talk about the health benefits of abstaining from pork. It is forbidden by Allah, so it is most certainly beneficial to us to not eat it. Those benefits may show in the material world or spiritual or in the hereafter – of course we believe in this as Muslims.

      But material legalisms have been changed by Allah from the canon given to one Prophet to the other. For example, in the laws of Sayyidina Nuuh, ‘alaihis salam, it was permissible to eat any animal at all. This was only in his time. At that time it was permitted to eat even pigs. Since it was permissible then, it wasn’t harmful.

      What ever Allah makes obligatory on us or forbids us from, adhering to the canon has immense benefits in it – this is an article of our belief. With what’s permissible, we have to use our judgment for our individual cases.

      You can find many kafirs who lead healthy lives despite eating pork. You may also possibly find a kafir who will see the beauty of Islam being convinced of the bad effects of eating pork on health; such a kafir may become a true Muslim, or maybe he will just give up eating pork while staying infidel!

      Many permissible things too can be harmful in individual cases, like for example saturated fats for heart patients.

      I’m just mentioning some dietary laws to drive the point that NOTHING STANDS IN FRONT OF ALLAH’S TAWHIID. Many Muslims love to talk to kafirs, sometimes apologetically, some times with the sincere good intentions of da’wah but with fruitless impulsive thinking – about things like hijab, riba, prohibition of alcohol, wudzu etc.

      When someone sees how utterly disgusting, ugly, and idiotic ANY AND EVERY belief not based on TAWHIID is – he is intellectually compelled to accept the supremacy and exclusivity of Islam as the truth – IF he is a rational person of sound mind, and not an arrogant retard who will cling to falsehood only for the sake of his ego, like abu jahal or nimrood or fir’awn.

      When a person TRULY accepts TAWHIID, it is much easier for him to see the light and accept the canonical laws that come with it – for even if he doesn’t see some material/worldly benefit in something that Islam stipulates, if he has TRULY accepted TAWHIID & TAWHIID is found ONLY in Islam – he will know that Allah has Willed good for him in the following of that commandment.

      TAWHIID is the foundation and THE MOST important thing that will destroy kufr.

       
  3. najumuddeen

    April 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

    May Allah reward you. I Have learned this Hukum many years ago. I have never seen any of these fake sufi scholars mentioning this issue.You have mentioned something very important. Another best thing about your site is talking about kuffar. May Allah reward you. I make dua for you. I ask Allah more and more people to visit your site and the sunni answers site and benifit . Ameen

     

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