Al-Bilad newspaper representative’s questions about issues, some of which are related to Arab nationalism
In Muharram last year, I mean: in 1380 AH, a representative of Al-Bilad newspaper asked me about issues, some of which were related to nationalism, and I answered him with what was published in Al-Bilad newspaper..
And to complete Benefit for readers I have seen that I remember questions and answers here, and this is read it:
the question Second: What Opinion Your Honor in direction that It seems clear in These days For comparison between nationalism and islam, And who He appears in some News Papers Kingdom magazines?
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And if the aim of the call to Arab nationalism is for the Arabs to unite, to share in their interests, and to seek justice from their enemy and expel him from their country, then this is not the way to achieve this noble goal. They prevailed over the nations, adhered to his tolerant teachings and rational rulings, and his arbitration in everything, and support in that and enmity in it, and thus the meeting takes place, and the interests are realized and the enemies are reconciled. O you who have believed, if you help God, He will help you and make your feet firm. [محمد:7]And the Almighty said: And may God grant victory to those who support Him, for God is a dear powerful * who have enabled them in the land. [الحج:40-41]And the Almighty said: وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا [النور:55] verse.
And the verses in this sense are many information. How good is what Malik bin Anas, may God have mercy on him, said in this sense: He will not reform the end of this nation except what reformed its beginning. This imam believed in this great short speech.
Oh God, reform us and all of our rulers and all Muslims. You are Hearing and Near.
As for the second question, the answer is: To say: It is one of the greatest injustices and the most regrettable of foolishness, to compare Islam with Arab nationalism. There is no doubt that this is one of the greatest attacks on Islam and the denial of its principles and rational teachings, and how is it appropriate for a sane mind to compare between nationalism, if Abu Jahl, Utbah bin Rabi`ah, Shaybah bin Rabi`ah and their like were among the living enemies of Islam, they would be its leaders and its greatest advocates, and between a decent religion that is good for all A time and a place, his preachers and supporters are: Muhammad, the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, Othman bin Affan, Ali bin Abi Talib, and other companions, the champions of Islam and its heroic protectors, and those who followed their path among the righteous? It is not acceptable to compare a nationalism of this magnitude, and these men, and a religion of this importance and those who support it and its preachers, except for an injured person in his mind, or a blind imitator, or a sworn enemy of Islam and whoever brought it.
And the likeness of these people in this comparison is only like the one who compares camels with pearls, or between the messengers and the devils, and whoever contemplates this place from those with insights, and explores the facts and results, it appears to him that the comparison between nationalism and Islam is more dangerous to Islam than the comparison between what was mentioned above. Then. How is it correct to compare the nationalism of the goal of those who died on fire, and the religion of the goal of those who died on whom to win next to the generous God, in the abode of dignity and the safe place? Oh God, guide us and our people to the straight path, for you are capable of everything.
The answer to the third question: There is no doubt that the counselors are the doctors of the community, and the doctor is interested in knowing the diseases, then he works on treating them, starting with the most important and the most important, and this is the method that I advise the doctors and teach them about God and the most righteous of them in His right and the right of His servants. By forbidding the greatest disease of society, which is polytheism in God, Glory be to Him. From the time God sent him, he, peace and blessings of God be upon him, continued to warn the nation against polytheism and call them to monotheism until ten years passed, then he commanded prayer, then the rest of the laws, and so on the preachers after him: They must follow his path and follow his footsteps. , starting with the most important and the most important, but if the society is Muslim, the supplicant is permitted to call for the most important and others, rather he must do so according to his ability; Because what is required is the reform of the Muslim society and exerting all efforts to purify its faith from the impurities of polytheism and its means, and to purify its morals from that which harms society and weakens its faith.
And there is no objection to him starting some times without the most important, if it is not possible to speak about the most important, and there is also no objection to his preoccupation with the most important and his turning away from the non-important, if he sees the interest in that and fears that if he works with them all, he will fail in them all, and this is the case with the prominent reformers and doctors, they care And if they are unable to obtain the two interests or interests, or to prevent the two evils, then they take care of the most important of that and work with it alone, and whoever contemplates the rules of the Sharia and the biography of the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, and the biography of his rightly guided caliphs and righteous imams, will know what I mentioned, And he knew how to guide the people, and how to extract them from their ailments to the shore of safety, and from the correctness of his intention and exerted his power to know the truth, and asked his master for guidance to the best paths, and the most effective in calling, and he consulted the people of knowledge and experiences in what he was confused about, he won success and guided to the right path, just as Glory be to Him: And those who strive for Us, We shall surely guide them to Our paths, and indeed, God is with the doers of good. [العنكبوت:69].
Fourth answer: My advice to all readers is: to take the commandment of God Almighty, which he recommended in his holy book, where he says: To God belong whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and We have enjoined those who were given the Book before you and you to fear God [النساء:131] And piety – as the honorable reader knows – is a comprehensive word, its reality: that the servant fears the wrath and torment of the Lord, by doing what God and His Messenger have commanded, and abandoning what God and His Messenger have forbidden, out of knowledge, faith, sincerity, love, desire and awe, and thus he attains happiness and a good outcome in this world and the Hereafter.
Among what I advise the readers to do, which is part of piety, is to be sure of matters, and to be slow in judging them, except after studying them from all their aspects, and after verifying their meaning and knowing it fully by presenting that meaning to the legal scale, which is the Book of God, and what is authentic from the Sunnah, and what agrees with that. The scale is accepted, and what contradicts it is left, and the reader must be in his study of things, and his presentation of them on the aforementioned scale, far from excess and negligence, stripped of the garments of fanaticism and passion, and when he is delivered from these matters, and he studies matters the right to study them with sincerity, and with good intent, according For the truth and the right thing won, and praise for the end, and how much haste has been on its owners and other scourges and problems, the days and nights pass and its effects and its aftermath remain? How much corruption, destruction and unbearable consequences happened because of fanaticism and passion? We ask God for safety from that.
Among the things that I also advise the readers to do, and it is one of the most important piety, is to call the servants to God, glory be to Him, and to advise each other with truth and patience upon it, and to cooperate in righteousness and piety, and to enjoin good and forbid evil with wisdom and good preaching, and to change according to one’s ability, as in the authentic hadith: Whoever among you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand, and if he is not able to, then with his tongue, and if he is not able, then with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith..
And I ask God for everyone to be steadfast on the truth and to be safe from the misguidance of temptation. He is the best questioner and the most generous answerer, and God knows best.
Blessings and peace upon His slave and Messenger Muhammad and his companions.
- A collection of various fatwas and articles, by Ibn Baz (1/ 318)