How to treat those who lie to give false impression of Islam
Fatwa No: 85860

  • Fatwa Date:20-5-2003 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 19, 1424
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Question

How should we behave with the members of our community who are lying on Islam in the media or when we are at work, only to give Islam a false appearance? (I mean the hypocrites who have submitted, and surrendered to occidental values).

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Al-Bukhari and Muslim reported from Huzaifa Ibn Al-Yaman that he said: "The people used to ask Allah's Apostle about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good; will there be any evil after this good?" He said, "Yes." I asked, "Will there be good after that evil?" He said, "Yes, but it would be tainted with Dakhan (i.e. little evil)." I asked, "What will its Dakhan be?" He said, "There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition. You will see their actions and disapprove of them." I said, "Will there be any evil after that good?" He said, "Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the doors of Hell, and whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them)." I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Describe those people to us." He said, "They will belong to us and speak our language." I asked, "What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?" He said, "Adhere to the group of Muslims and their Chief." I asked, "If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a chief (what shall I do)?" He said, "Keep away from all those different sects, even if you had to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree, till you meet Allah while you are still in that state" . Therefore, the Muslim has to deny the mentioned groups and other evil-doing people to the extent of his/her ability and more importantly one should make people aware of such wrong claims and the mistakes of such people in the light of Islamic Shariah. Allah knows best.

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