A perennialist infidel and munaafiq pretending to be a Muslim scholar contended that Islam assures the survival of christianity & other religions and Muslim states of the past worked hard to preserve & ensure the survival of these religions, their festivals, and traditions etc.
Another californian styled perennialist zindiiq contended that we as global citizens need the christianity of [xyz] christian priest, the judaism of [xyz] rabbi, the buddhism of [xyz] buddhist monk, etc.
Simple questions: If the aim of Islam is to preserve the putrid beliefs of trinity or idol-worshiping or other forms of disbelief – for what exactly was Islam sent? For what exactly was the Quran revealed – enforcing Tawhiid & the acceptance of Allah’s Messengers at every place – lambasting the trinity, and idol worship, and the rejection of the messengers of Allah?!
Khaatam Al-Muhaqqiqiin Imam Ibn ‘Aabidiin Ash-Shaami, the Hanafi Imam says in Radd Al-Muhtaar
ذكر الشرنبلالي في رسالة في أحكام الكنائس عن الإمام السبكي أن معنى قولهم لا نمنعهم من الترميم ليس المراد أنه جائز نأمرهم به بل بمعنى نتركهم وما يدينون فهو من جملة المعاصي التي يقرون عليها كشرب الخمر ونحوه ولا نقول : إن ذلك جائز لهم ، فلا يحل للسلطان ولا للقاضي أن يقول لهم افعلوا ذلك ولا أن يعينهم عليه ، ولا يحل لأحد من المسلمين أن يعمل لهم فيه
Sharnblali reminds in the treatise on the rulings relating to churches, on the authority of Imam Al-Subki – that the meaning of their [i.e. jurists] saying we [Muslims of Islamic states] do not forbid them (the kafirs) from the restoration [of churches] DOES NOT IMPLY that it is permitted [and] we command them with it – but rather the meaning is that we leave them to their religion, it is from their perverse sinfulness upon which they stay put, like drinking alcohol and the like; and WE DO NOT SAY: ‘all this is permitted on them’. Then it is NOT permissible for the Sultan or the Qadzi (judge) [of the Muslim state] to tell them, ‘Do this’, or to aid them in this [i.e., restoring their churches and practicing their religion]; neither is it permitted on any of the Muslims to do such to them.
Please note dear Muslims, the maxim of Islam is:
رضا بالكفر كفر
Pleasure with (acceptance of) disbelief is disbelief in itself.
Islam’s letting the humiliated jizyah-paying dhimmies live their lives practicing their wretched ways with the hikmah that they or their offspring may perchance see its truth, become Muslim and save their hereafter by living under the rule of Islam – DOES NOT IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM MEAN that Islam is something that seeks to preserve or propagate the filthy, putrid beliefs and conventions of kufr!
That it leaves the dhimmies to their perverse ways of life, with the hikmah that they may perchance witness the truth and beauty of Islam and save their hereafter, is a mercy unto mankind and it DOES NOT imply that the Islamic theology or polity is pluralistic. The opposite is the case.
Islam is NOT inclusivist of any other ‘traditions’ as the perennialists like to respectfully address other religions.
ISLAM IS EXCLUSIVIST.
ISLAM ALONE HAS THE MONOPOLY ON THE TRUTH AND IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS IS AN INFIDEL.
It is clear that perennialists are lying kafirs who like to lie against Allah, His Messenger, and the Muslim ummah in general in order to please their infidel brothers and sisters. And by Allah’s leave, we shall always strive to expose the ugliness of their true faces, no matter how hard they try to hide behind their cloaks and turbans and cowardice masked as gentle manners.
And success isn’t but by Allah’s granting.