At Mufti News, we oppose all forms of injustice, and we consider it our duty to speak out when it manifests itself. That is why we would like to take this opportunity to strongly condemn secularist blogger Nazimuddin Samad for his secularist writings, AND also his murder.
Priority #1: Condemning Secularist Activism
Islam is a very tolerant religion. But people must understand that while people can speak or believe anything they want in Islam, it is forbidden to speak against the Word of Allah, the Qur’an.
It is also forbidden to speak against Allah’s Messenger, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, or to question what he has revealed to us to be pleasing to Allah, and to be displeasing to Allah.
It is also forbidden to speak ill of the Prophet’s family, or his companions, or to question the things that they said, because they, in their piety, would have gotten their opinions from the Prophet himself, who was guided by Allah Himself.
It is also forbidden to speak against devout scholars who have trained in the deen of Islam, and who make pronouncements with knowledge taken directly from the Word of Allah, and the example of his Messenger. This is doubly true when the speaker does not possess comparable scriptural knowledge.
For this reason, writers who advocate for secularism and are antagonistic towards Islam commit a grave and obvious injustice.
With their ignorant comments, they can lead people away from Islam, which will lead them into disbelief and to Hellfire in the akhira. They cause fitna in Muslim communities, sowing disunity in peaceful Muslim lands.
That is the reason why advocacy for secularism, which goes directly against the word of Allah, is a grave injustice that is not be allowed in Islam.
Of course, secularists and atheists have the right to hold their beliefs. Islam is not unreasonable!
Its just that they may not advertise those beliefs in public in Muslim lands. Secularists need to respect the word of Allah in lands where it has been established. This should not be too much to ask.
Priority #1A: Condemning Murder of Secularist Activist
At the same time, Mufti News does not advocate the killing of secularist bloggers, and states unequivocally that the perpetrators of this act are not following Islam. Allah states clearly in the Qur’an, verse 5:32:
“Whoever killeth a human being- for other than manslaughter or corruption on the Earth- it shall be as if he has killed all of mankind.”
See, the Qur’an is so clear on the topic. If people misinterpret that verse and disobey the clear commands of Allah, how can it be Islam’s fault? And how can people blame all Muslims for the actions of a few?
No Muslim has the right to take the law into his own hands and murder a secularist activist, because it contradicts the word of Allah. As such, we condemn any action that contradicts the word of Allah, as well as any acts that are questionable and make Islam look bad in front of non-Muslims.
There. That should do it. Now, nobody can say that Muslims do not speak up against injustice that takes place in the name of Islam. In fact, Islam is the only religion that condemns ALL injustice. We condemn the murder of innocent people, whether by random gangs of machete wielding Islamists on motorcycles, or by American or Israeli drones, missiles, or economic sanctions. And most of all, of course, we strongly condemn, and will not tolerate, anyone who questions the Word of Allah, and tries to take people away from the path of Islam.
Why are you looking at me with that Islamophobic look on your face?
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