Those Who Cause Loss Of Islamic Blessings

Those who cause loss of Islamic blessings are of two groups: In the first group are disbelievers who declare their disbelief and hostility. They strive to demolish Islam by using all their armed forces, their means of propaganda, and political artifice. Muslims know them and struggle to be superior to them.

The second group of disbelievers set themselves as Muslims, pretend to be Muslims, introduce themselves as religious men and try to turn Islam into a shape conformable to their opinions, pleasures and sexual desires. They want to make up a new religion under the name of Islam. They try to prove their words correct through tricks and lies, and deceive Muslims with their fluent expressions. Most Muslims recognize these enemies from some of their statements and activities intended to destroy Islam; however because they are very well organized, some of their fictions have caught on among Muslims. The Islamic faith has been gradually degenerating and turning into the shape planned by these disbelievers.

Also, some others say, "In order that we may survive in the present century, we should be westernized altogether." This statement has two connotations. Firstly, it means learning and adopting what the Europeans have invented in science, art, in the mediums of improvement and progress, and to strive to utilize them, as Islam commands.

As a matter of fact, a hadith of Rasûl-i akram (the Prophet) states: "Hikmat (that is science and art) is the lost property of the Muslim. Let him take it wherever he finds it!" This counsel, however, does not favour imitation of Europeans; it encourages to acquire knowledge and science from any source whatsowever, and to emulate and strive to exel them. The second connatation is to abandon the true and sacred way followed by our ancestors, to zealously imitate the west, blindy adopting their traditions, custom, immoralities, oscenities, and even their irreligious and idolatrous rites, and in the end converting our mosquesinto churche, museums and galleries of archaic arts. One must be an imbecile not the foresee this dismal and imminent termination.

Calling Islam an "oriental religion," a "backward religion" and the Qur'ân "laws of the desert" while at the same time referring to idolatry and the mixing of music with worship as "western, modern, and civilized religion" is in fact an act of abandoning Islam, lapsing into Christianity, and worshipping with musical instruments.