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A Muslim for the Sake of the Disbelievers

December 11, 2008 - الخميس 14 ذو الحجة 1429 by Anwar alAwlaki  
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I recently recieved this email from a brother:

Aassalamualaikum sheikh. i loved your works, enjoyed and learned from them. i do desire to become one of the mujahideen but not as you describe. i desire to become a mujahid in da’wah and learning and believe this is the right path. I heard and read some of your views on what the muslims should do and belive them not to be true. i think you should review your works and when you find the true path, apologize about your previous works. jihad cant be the right path because this is a religion of peace and if we go around killing everyone, it would be wrong for us to call this religion a religion of peace. what the muslims should do is evacuate palistine and afghanistan and continue with the da’wah and the
rest is with ALLAH inshalah.

Just like there is a Muslim for the sake of Allah, there is a new phenomenon of a Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers. And just like the Muslim for the sake of Allah does everything thinking what will Allah will think of me, the Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers does everything thinking what the disbelievers would think of him. So when a Muslim speaks out he does so to please Allah and when our other Muslim does not speak out he does so in order to please the disbelievers. When a Muslim fights he does so for the sake of Allah and when this other Muslim does not fight -even though he has every reason to do so- he does that in order not to displease the disbelievers. Obviously this is not expressed as such but is packaged in nice terms such as ‘this is not good for dawa’, or ‘this would turn away the people from Islam’.
Allah says: “It is not your responsibility to guide people but it is Allah who guides whomever He wills”
This Muslim is obsessed with his image in front of the disbelievers. He is so obsessed with it that it becomes his standard for wala and bara. So he loves the Muslims who present the ‘good boy’ image to the disbelievers and he despises the Muslims who give Muslims a ‘bad name’.
Rasulullah (saaws) says: One of you does not achieve full Imaan until he loves for Allah, dislikes for Allah, gives for Allah and holds back for Allah.
This Muslim is so aggressive and intolerant with his fellow Muslims but is tolerant and kind towards the disbelievers. He is an extremist with Muslims and a moderate with disbelievers.
Whenever the interests of the disbelievers are threatened or harmed by Muslims he is the first to jump to their defense. He would speak against his brothers and betray them. He may even advise Muslims to spy against one another and report to the authorities. For him fighting for Islam, and for the ummah is terrorism, but he manages to shop for a fatwa that would allow him to serve in the armies of the disbelievers and fight against his brothers. Being a Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers permeates his every action. If he meets a Muslim he frowns and if he meets a disbeliever his face beams with a smile.
Infact there are some Muslims who are so much Muslim for the sake of kuffar that they do not even like Muslims who call the kuffar kuffar!
I mentioned that this is a new phenomenon because this only came about in these later times. The Muslims of the early times would care less about the kuffar, and if they ever did it was for the sake of Allah and not for their sake.
But lets put things in proper perspective:
Allah says about the disbelievers: “They are like cattle, nay, they are even more misguided”
And Rasulullah says about the believer: “Tearing down al Kaaba stone by stone is less than shedding the blood of a Muslim”


202 Responses to “A Muslim for the Sake of the Disbelievers”
  1. maimoonaNo Gravatar says:

    may allah preserve u and give u the best in hereaftr
    intersting blog…….awaiting ur lecture on medinian part2…
    jazakallah khairun

  2. shakilNo Gravatar says:

    asalaam u alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
    ya shaykh, jazakallah khairun for your blog/ naseeah, may Allah bless you. This blog is like a fountain of knowledge for me, where it shows me clear light from the shadows.

    shakil. London.

  3. naeemNo Gravatar says:

    wow, subhannallah – i’m speechless. There are actually muslims out there who think the muslims in Palestine & Afgan should just go away and submit?

  4. jihad_4lifeNo Gravatar says:

    Asalam alaikum brothers and sisters
    JazakAllah khar brother Anwar alawlaki love u for the sake of Allah.
    May Allah Guide us all.
    Asalam alaikum

  5. AliNo Gravatar says:

    selaamun alaikum brothers and sisters. jazakalloh khoyron kasiron shaikh. I’ve read your post and liked it not because it’s good but it’s a new phenomenon in the West. I’ve been living (studying) in UK for more than 6 years and I’ve been seeing it in the brothers’ lives and in their speeches. I could name these jamaats but everybody knows about them. we tried to explain them but didn’t want to accept it. when we gave them nasihah they said we are fundamentalists and radicals. I have listened all of your talks and wanted to ask you if you could address specificly about this topic. may Allah swt help you in your da’wah and guide us to his right path.

  6. Mohammed HassanNo Gravatar says:

    Allahu Akbar!! Jazak Allahu khair imam anwar for the post!! exactly what i was looking for! you (in brief) touch upon this tpoic in most of your lectures which is where i got the hint in the first place. May Allah make us those who please him and is pleased with us and merciful to the (true) believers and harsh against the disbelievers. on a side note, just earlier today in kaylula(not long after i listneed to your lectures on dreams) i had a dream where i was in place that was all dark but the sky was clear, there was a path the curved around the corner and it was on a edge where there was a big lake that was all murky water. i was walkin along it and you (imam anwar) were walkin infront of me wearing a big robe, i started to slide to the edge of the path and eventually slipped into the water, for sum reason i was worrying about my phone in my pocket incase it got wet. anyway i fell in the water and it looked safe but i heard people saying get out! get out quickly! at that time u had stopped and turned back and waited for me at the top while i climbed back up and continued walkin on your path. InshaAllah i hope theres nothing to worry about and that its khair. anyway i just thought id mention it. jazak Allah khair wasallamou alykum
    Mohammed Hassan

  7. AfshanNo Gravatar says:

    Asalaam Alaikum Brother Sheikh..
    Allahmdulillah I listen to almost all your lectures, your delivering method or style very well subhanAllah, brother I was wondering are you going to release “Life of Mohammed (s.a.w) Madinah Period Volume 2 any time in future?
    JazakAllahu khair for all your work.

    p.s kindly reply to me pleaase.

  8. Abueesa al-OxfordiNo Gravatar says:

    Assalam-o-alikum Sheikh,
    Allah-u-Akbar! Subhanallah an excellent + accurate account of the sort of muslims we have today in the West. I have come across many here in the UK (unfortunately the majority) who are too busy trying to please the kuffar + their justification is for ‘dawah purposes’. I am always attacked by these muslims for defending the mujahideen + glorifying their operations + position! Unfortunately these muslims hate to have any obstacles in their comfortable lives in the West + just want to live passively without sacrifice fee sabeelillah! They dislike jihad +anyone who ‘tarnishes’ their image in front of the kuffar to whom they are slaves in reality.
    Jazakallah khair for you comments + may Allah swt shower his blesings upon you in this dunya + reward u in the akhirah. May Allah swt elevate the status of our mujahideen brothers fighting the enemies of Islam + choose us to join the fight. Ameen

  9. JihadfeesabililahNo Gravatar says:

    “Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.” —-
    [Surah At-Tawbah, Ayat 111]

    Asalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatulahi Wa Barakatuhu dear Imam Anwar and my brothers and sisters in Islam:

    The RAND Mozlem phenomenon is real and it is noticeable in every corner of the globe especially in the western secular democratic “godless” societies. How this RAND Mozlem think is just and the same of the ideas of the Kuffar. Sheikh Anwar’s answer to the comments of this RAND Mozlemz needs to be engraved in the hearts of all Muslims today. In practice, this means, for example, that we uphold Al-wala wal-bara as the Sheikh stated in his reply. Also, as Sheikh ul-Islam ibn Taimiyyah (Rahimullah) says:
    “The testimony of Shahadah, there is no god but Allah, requires you to love only for the sake of Allah, to hate only for the sake of Allah, to ally yourself only for the sake of Allah, to declare enmity only for the sake of Allah; it requires you to love what Allah loves and to hate what Allah hates.” ibn Taimiyyah, al-Ihtijaj bil-Qadar, 6.

    In practice this also means that we do not view or strive to understand Islam through the ideas of the kuffar – that is, that we do not use their kaffir terms, ideas or concepts to describe and understand Islam. Thus we reject their terms such as “extremism”, “moderate”, “ideology”, “terrorism”, “peace” and “religion”, and come to know Islam for the perfect, complete Way of Life that it is – a Way that thus rejects the Kuffar Manufactured Laws of democracy, of “human rights”, and refers everything, for judgement, to the Quran and Sunnah: to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and His Messenger (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
    Thus, we think as a Muslim – we think Muslim: we do not think as the kuffar think, in their flawed, ignorant, terms, concepts and ideas. For indeed Allah Azza Wa Jall Says:
    “And, [moreover], this is My path, which is straight, so follow it; and do not follow [other] ways, for you will be separated from His way. This has He instructed you that you may become righteous.”

    [Surah Al-An’am, Ayat 153]
    We as true Muslims should participate in Jihad Fee Sibililah that is already in force, or at the very least support, the Mujahideen in Afganistan, Philistine, Somalia, and Pakistan and around the globe for, as Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala says:

    “Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.
    And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al-Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
    And if they cease, then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
    Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah. But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.
    [Fighting in] the sacred month is for [aggression committed in] the sacred month, and for [all] violations is legal retribution. So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way that he has assaulted you. And fear Allah and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.
    And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.

    [Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 190-195]

    In the Qur’an many verses clearly show the importance of Jihad and Qital (struggling for the sake of Allah and fighting for the sake of Allah Azza Wa Jall) in the life of a Muslim and urges the believers to take part in this noble duty. Allah mentions jihad in conjunction with Imaan or belief, paradise and His pleasure. Any person who claims to be a sincere believer in Allah should understand the obligation of jihad.
    In addition, it was authentically reported that the Prophet (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said:
    “If anyone meets Allah with no mark of Jihad, he will meet Allah with a flaw in him.” Al-Tirmidhi 3835, Narrated Abu Hurayrah
    Jihad will continue against the kuffar until we have removed them from our lands, freed all Muslim prisoners, and established the Word of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala says:
    “O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.
    Your ally is none but Allah and [therefore] His Messenger and those who have believed – those who establish prayer and give zakah, and they bow [in worship].
    And whoever is an ally of Allah and His Messenger and those who have believed – indeed, the party of Allah – they will be the predominant.
    O you who have believed, take not those who have taken your religion in ridicule and amusement among the ones who were given the Scripture before you nor the disbelievers as allies. And fear Allah, if you should [truly] be believers.
    And when you call to prayer, they take it in ridicule and amusement. That is because they are a people who do not use reason.
    Say, “O People of the Scripture, do you resent us except [for the fact] that we have believed in Allah and what was revealed to us and what was revealed before and because most of you are defiantly disobedient?”
    Say, “Shall I inform you of [what is] worse than that as penalty from Allah? [It is that of] those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way.”

    [Surah Al-Maidah, Ayat 54-60]


  10. KhalidNo Gravatar says:

    Sheykh mashallah you’ve spoken on my behalf, and i my self have received similar views from some brothers when engaged in religious conversation and the subject of how should we deal with the “kufar” arises. But not in that context of this email but in the context of ” don’t worry about it, worry about your self and appreciate the rights and freedom of speech you are given by this country “Australia” and just let it be”
    This certain individual obviously values his life dearly and is clever enough to put in these terms “i do desire to become one of the mujahideen but not as you describe” . He very much enjoys the world of materialism and upholds the view of western democracy to be the savior of any civilized world. Which by the way as we all know the concept of democracy first appeared in Ancient Greek political and philosophical thought. The philosopher Plato contrasted democracy, the system of “rule by the governed”, with the alternative systems of monarchy (rule by one individual), oligarchy (rule by a small élite class) and timarchy (rule by one race or nationality over another). Although Athenian democracy is today considered by many to have been a form of direct democracy, originally it had two distinguishing features: firstly the allotment (selection by lot) of ordinary citizens to government offices and courts, and secondarily the assembly of all the citizens. All the Athenian citizens were eligible to speak and vote in the Assembly, which set the laws of the city-state, but neither political rights, nor citizenship, were granted to WOMEN, SLAVES, or METICS a person who did not have citizen rights in their Greek city state. Of the 250,000 inhabitants only some 30,000 on average were citizens. Of those 30,000 perhaps 5,000 might regularly attend one or more meetings of the popular Assembly. Most of the officers and magistrates of Athenian government were allotted; only the generals (strategoi) and a few other officers were elected. Having said all that , one come to the conclusion about what we told and shoved down into our throats about democracy turns out to be false and is only a system that is cleverly designed, arranged and marketed so to serve merely “aristocrats” which benefit from the status-quo.But as they always do, they’ve refined it and altered just like they did with all the great books that was sent down to them and made it appeal to their own wishful thinking and to the masses.
    Further more, he has even got the nerve to suggest that “what the muslims should do is evacuate palistine”, he exemplifies evrything that is wrong with the ummah today, why the ummah is half brain dead and is brain washed by western media and objectionalised posters that makes the muslim youth idolize rubish rap groups and stick figured photshoped women. I would go as far as to say that he is not a muslim, and it ouldn’t surprise me if this individual was actually not even a muslim but just feels the urge to jump on any islamic blog to stir up an argument and put forward some deviation thoughts. But i do not want to in this case to fall into their trap and attribute my self with their characteristic, making fall assumptions and accusations.They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge and some cause happiness wherever they go like sahab may allah be pleased with them ; and others whenever they go like the crusades, so to the ignorant individ i who uttered such bullock go and commit suicide and die for no reason.

    asalamu calaykum sheykh

    and may allah be pleased with you

  11. MNo Gravatar says:

    the kafirs of today are not worth being kind to.
    the kafirs of today are like mini firawns running around.
    kindness just will not work with the kafirs of today.
    we muslims end up humiliating ourselves when we be kind to arrogant kafirs…

  12. MNo Gravatar says:

    I’m so sorry for posting again and again…but someone please correct me if I was wrong in my last post…but the bottom line is kafirs are not nice.

  13. M HaqueNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu Alikum.
    this is my first posting. Last two years I have been listening to your CDs. I found them very enlightening a nd believe made an effect.
    I read your post but couldn’t quite agree.
    It is not pleasing or displeasing the kuffar but dawa should be in a way that attract them. We need to embrace them to bring to the fold. It does not mean compromising islamic values and ethics but adopt ways to make them know what is in Islam.
    Jihadees, I do not know if they are active in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq or elsewhere whith their spears or arms but real Jihadees should be who uphold the true spirit of Islam to make this world peaceful for all. This is what I have learnt from Omar and Abu Bakar’s (ra) biography narrated by yourself.
    Goods news is few muslims who are quietly but surely making a dent in the non muslim community. I consider them as real Jehadees.
    Look forward to your many more lecture.

  14. Interfaith ImamNo Gravatar says:

    As Salamalaikom Sh. Amwar,

    I respectfuly disagree Sh. Anwar, I have been active in Interfaith after 9/11 and am now in the local Interfaith council Board. I spend most of my time with this group of good people who are peaceful and supportive of our muslim community here in USA.

    I always invite the council members to our Islamic center for lectures ” Children of Abrahim” we invite non-muslims for Eid/Ramdan Dinners, we even visit their churches, synagougs and hindu-budhist temples and join in prayers and they in ours. Its a good oppurtunity for Dawah.
    I am strongly against any deviant muslim sects like tableeqis, Shias , Nation of Islam etc., and we dont have them come or do their activities in our center as much as we can.

    We deal with FBI and goverment agencies proactively, like CREST prog. and we encourage the community to read newer translations of Quran that are more in line with modern days and diplomatic with non-muslims (does not calls them Jews/Christians) monkeys etc in the translation, We also run free clinic, Kitchen soup and Dawah for non-muslims in the area. I have a good grip on the Islamic Center Board Members and my close Brothers and wife control the Administration. We dont have Islamic School but runs active Sunday school, I personaly do not see the need for a full time Islamic school as we have to learn to get used to the western environment and teach our kids to blend in. I don’t believe we should live as an isolated community since we are here for a permanent stay.

    Islam is flexible and fit for all times and all places based on Ijtihaad and what is best for majority muslim community.

    I am sorry to see you have fixed yourself on far right, please don’t become too extreame, Islam is the moderate middle path peace loving religion. Our Ummah has to stay with the “Jammah” most scholary of today do not agree with your opinions as stated in your blog.

    May Allah guide you to Hikmah.

    Allahu Aalam.

    Imaam S.

  15. Al Barra bin MaalikNo Gravatar says:

    Masha Allah tabarakAllah, You really dealt with the situation well.

    I would have responded to that e-mail by posting ALL the appropriate ayaat and ahadeeth on the subject however, you have done that time and time again in your lectures.

    Its absolutely pathetic how people try to pass off what little they are doing as jihad, ‘oh, my work is my jihad’ ‘giving da’wah is my jihad’ the reality is that these kinds of people arent even involved in much if any islamic work.

    May Allah swt make us of the taifah mansuurah who do not fear the blame of the blamers and may Allah swt protect out beloved imam anwar al awlaki ameen!

  16. AllahuAkbarNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu Alaikum all,

    It shows how successful US has been with their media attacks against the Mujahideen (see their plans and tactics).

    “Their intention is to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths: But Allah will complete His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it).” Quran 61:08

  17. ibn_abiyNo Gravatar says:

    Asalaamu alaykum.

    yaa imaamuna, i come from a country in africa,Kenya to be precise.

    we are having problems! our shuyuukh are being deported one after the other!

    and i am talking about the cream of the crop and i am not basing this on their knowledge of deen but rather their zeal in their da’awah.

    we as the youth are really concerned! we will certainly be devoured by the wolf since the first cow is slowly being forsaken! ( yes sheikh, you have an audience in Kenya too )

    My question to you sheikh is, what should we do?

    Some of our imaams are keeping quiet about all these issues.

    The muslim youth in Kenya are starting to become quite diligent towards their deen, alhamdulillaah and may Allah continue guiding them, ameen!

    What to do ya shaykh?

    my email address you now have! please advise us.

    Fiy amaanillaah.

    i am not an informer, i just needed to put it out there….just in case anyone could have felt that i am luring anyone into a trap coz this has been a great fear that muslims have been sheepishly nurturing!

  18. UmmNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamyu Alaikum shaykh

    I sent you a question a while back, but i’m not sure if you recieved or did not get the chance to answer it.

    It was regarding absolute obedience to parents. If a brother needs help (say testifying in a court so your testimony helps you to release the prisoner) but your parents disapprove…do you have to listen to them?

  19. InshallahShaheed MuslimahNo Gravatar says:

    Walekum’salaam’wa’rahmatuallahi’wa’barakatuhu Brother Sheikh Anwar

    Some people want to be religious more than the religion itself.May Allah always keep all believers safe from going astray & going into extremes.
    They want to bring people to the fold of Islam ,that which is watered down version.Its like follow some commandments and leave some commandments as long as one sticks to Shahadah but Allah does’nt leaves believers until he seperates good from evil.
    The problem is their confusion about presenting the Dawah which is based on incomplete knowledge of deen.
    So many Prophets[alaisalaam] cursed their people for their mischief & not believing yet Islam is a religion of peace.So many people of past were destroyed by Allah subhanawatala for their mischief and not believing yet Islam is indeed deen of peace.Islam is the deen of peace and to bring peace fighting is required.Fighting against evil and evildoers with hand,tongue or hateing them in heart which this is least of the faith.The nice way to spread Islam to establish Khilafah via Jihad and show the disbelievers Islam completely established so that they know the benefits of living under the laws of Allah and then embrace Islam.


  20. Abu MisbahNo Gravatar says:

    salam’alikum akhi Imam Anwar:

    RAND Muslims are all around us in the mask of so called “Muslims” and they are deceiving none but them self.

    jazakAllahkhair i love you for the sake of Allah swt.

    may Allah swt protect you and your family and those who follow the true Quran and Sunnah till the last day, ameen ameen ya Allah.

  21. Umm MuhammadNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamou Alaykoum Sheikh!

    Jazakum allah Khair for your blog! SubhanAllah it is so sad to see that as an Ummah we have defined ourselves on the ideals of the kuffar and despite the fact that we, more than anyone, have the right to be proud of what Allah (swt) has blessed us with, we are so often apologetic- and what more, to those who Allah dislikes! May Allah(swt) guide us to the straight path and make our hearts firm in our deen and full of love for the all the He (swt) loves!

    I do have a question that inshaallah i am hoping you can clarify for me, as my desire is to do only what is pleasing to Allah (SWT)! From my (very limited) understanding, the sahaba were forbidden from killing women, children, elderly, and innocent bistandards during the battle of badr. Is this correct? Also, if it is correct, then how do we justify the mujahideens actions against the “average” person (for example 9-11… assuming that the Muslims were even responsible for that). Can you clarify rules of engagement?

    Jazakum Allah Khair for all of your efforts and May Allah(swt) bless you and reward you generously for the bravery you display that so many of us are missing!

  22. Umm HNo Gravatar says:

    as-salaamu ‘Alaykum
    Are we to take this person seriously? Evacuate Palestine and Afghanistan? This is certainly the first I’ve heard anyone make such an incredible directive! May Allaah protect us from such weakness and stupidity!
    If anyone’s really listened to Shaykh Imam Anwar’s lectures then they’d know how effective da’wah was in the time of the Prophet (salla Allaaho alayhi wa salam) when accompanied with Jihaad. Quite telling huh?

  23. abu nabilNo Gravatar says:

    asalamu alaikum ya sheikh and barrak Allahu feek for the clarification once again

    To M Haque (the moderate democrate)

    your quote:
    “Goods news is few muslims who are quietly but surely making a dent in the non muslim community. (I consider them as real Jehadees)”.


    1)Could you give us the tafsir of JIHAD fi sabilillah?.

    2)Who told you making dawaa is equivante to jihad fi sabililallah?

    3) i dont need your opinion or logical reasonig.
    i want daleel for keetab Allah and ahadith.

    barrak Allahu feek.

  24. AidaNo Gravatar says:

    JzkAllah khayran ya shaikh, you have spoken the truth, sadly you have described a large number of Muslims who act and think this way…May Allah guide us all. To M Haque, I am a firm believer in Dawa and that we are required to convey the message of Rasoolulah saws but tell me does spreading knowledge to the nonbeliever come before the shedding blood of your brother and sister in Islam. And that’s exactly what’s happening now, our sisters raped, killed, slaughtered, their children killed in front of them, their daughters raped, their son’s killed and we sit here watching and giving dawah to the non believers while they plot against us!!!

  25. Sheikh ShuraimNo Gravatar says:

    First Khutbah

    I advise you, as well as myself, to fear Allaah in times of prosperity and misfortune, in secret and in public: “O mankind! Worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous.” (Al Baqarah: 21).

    O people! When a person meditates upon the histories of past nations and populations, he will be instantly amazed at the revolutions and transformations they went through. For instance, there was a pioneering nation (i.e., the Muslim nation) which led the world for many centuries but then, it faltered and lost its leading role; it fell in the midst of blind imitation and followed the paths of other nations in terms of manners and beliefs. Once it was at the acme of development and reached the highest level of power and glory, but it later fell to the lowest point and was afflicted with misery. It died after it had been living, deteriorated after it was once flourishing and withered after it was blossoming. It was the nation that discovered the sources of knowledge and developed the Islaamic civilization and sciences, which the West later obtained significantly, without having to exert the least of efforts. Thus it seems as if the gates towards progress had been shut off for the Muslims as they turned into artificial consumers of the Western civilization. They even began to adopt certain features of it, which were originally theirs but had been stolen away from them.

    O Muslims! When a Muslim blindly imitates the West, he turns into a loyal supporter of their beliefs and customs; he is like one who tries to reform something but spoils it while he is unaware. He is just like a defeated follower, like a baby who bites and severs his mother’s breast while it is in his mouth. Such a person does not know that blind copying of the West involves hidden hazards and that our rights, honor and dignity are violated by such imitation and imbecilic pride.

    O Muslims! The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “You will imitate the nations before you very closely to the extent that if they went into a lizard’s hole, you would enter it as well” his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, inquired: “(Do you mean) the Jews and Christians, O Messenger of Allaah?” He sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied: “Who else?” (Bukhaari & Muslim). The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also said: “The Day of Judgment will not come until my Nation closely imitates the nations before them.” It was asked: “Like the Persians and Romans, Messenger of Allaah?” He sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied: “Who are the nations (I could mean) except those?” (Bukhaari).

    The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam foretold that some of his nation will imitate the People of the Book, namely the Jews and Christians, as well as other non-Arabs, namely the Persians and Romans. Allaah says that which means: “[You disbelievers are] like those before you; they were stronger than you in power and more abundant in wealth and children. They enjoyed their portion [of worldly enjoyment], and you have enjoyed your portion as those before you enjoyed their portion, and you have engaged [in vanities] like that in which they engaged…” (At-Tawbah: 69). Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, commented on this verse by saying: “These are the Children of Israel that we will imitate.” Ibn Mas’ood, may Allaah be pleased with him, also said in this regard: “You are closely similar to the Children of Israel as far as outside appearance and manners are concerned, but I do not know whether you will worship the calf (as they did) or not.”

    O servants of Allaah! The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to prohibit imitating other nations. It is worth mentioning that these traditions do not indicate that the entire Muslim nation will commit this sin as he sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also foretold that a group of his nation will continue to stick to the Straight Path until the Day of Judgment.

    The Muslims constitute the most guided and well-mannered nation in this life; and on the Day of Judgment Allaah will make them witnesses over all other nations as He says that which means: “And thus We have made you a median [i.e., just] community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you…” (Al-Baqarah: 143). Indeed, this is a very prestigious position. How is it, then, that Muslims imitate others in their customs, traditions and feasts? The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam even forbade the Muslims from acquiring religious information from the People of the Book; once, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allaah be pleased with him, was reading some parts of one of the scriptures of the People of the Book to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, so he got angry and said: “I have conveyed to you a clear religion. Do not ask them (the People of the Book) about anything, for they may tell you the truth while you belie them or they may lie and you might believe them. I swear by Him in Whose Hands is my soul, if Moosaa was alive, he would not have any choice but to follow me.” (Ahmad & Ibn Abi Shaybah).

    Allaah made human beings and all other creatures accustomed to interacting with their similar counterparts. When the degree of similarity increases, such interaction and hence imitation in morals and characteristics becomes more complete, until it is hardly possible to distinguish between them. Accordingly, human beings are affected by each other and acquire each other’s traits through cohabitation and imitation. It is also known that if a human being stays in the company of a certain type of animal, he would pick up some of its features; that is why, for example, those who tend camels are known for their pride and arrogance, while shepherds are known to be humble and calm, whereas those who raise both camels and mules acquire some of the bad attributes of both. Similarly, a domestic animal acquires some human characteristics, such as the ability to live with others.

    Furthermore, when a person puts on the clothes usually worn by scholars, he may feel himself as somehow closer to them, because similarity and imitation in outward appearance leads to resemblance in inward characteristics such as personal characteristics and morals, as is witnessed in reality and is confirmed by Islaamic jurisprudence and common sense. In the old times, it was said: ‘Birds of a feather flock together’; this is a realistic proverb which conforms to the manner in which Allaah has formed His creation. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam spoke the truth when he said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” (Ahmad & Abu Dawood)

    Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said: “We have seen that the degree of polytheism is less in those Jews and Christians who reside with Muslims, and that the degree of faith in the Muslims who have dealt extensively with the Jews and Christians is lesser than that of the pious Muslims.”

    O servants of Allaah! Imitating polytheists and atheists in their clothing, customs, rules, politics and economics has become widespread among many Muslims to a very large extent, so much so that the one who blindly imitates and tries to Westernize might even be respected by the foolish masses and the youth, including the rich, intellectuals and even the poor, who are attracted to such a person. Woe to imitation and subordination! What weighty and oppressive constraints they have! What a dark path theirs is! What a great loss for whoever follows them!

    Yes, woe to imitating and following the West! It has trapped some Muslim generations in the dark, narrow prisons of subordination and dependence, and prevented them from thinking, meditating and heading for glory. It has blocked the means to the real happiness of their souls.

    Woe to imitation and dependence! They are obstacles for the intellects and prevent everything that may revive them.

    The Muslim Nation should lead, not be led; others should depend on us and not the reverse. Our Nation should not be deceived by the artificial adornments possessed by some devastated people, as Allaah says that which means: “And do not extend your eyes toward that by which We have given enjoyment to [some] categories of them, [its being but] the splendor of worldly life by which We test them. And the provision of your Lord is better and more lasting.” (Taa-Haa: 131).

    The Western civilization is like a mirage, which, when seen from a distance is like a large sea, but it is as Allaah says which means: “But the disbelievers – their deeds are like a mirage in a lowland which a thirsty one thinks is water until, when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing but finds Allaah before him, and He will pay him in full his due; and Allaah is swift in account.” (An-Noor: 39).

    The weak and ignorant Muslims, who try to remodel the principles of our nation through imitation, should know that even though such temporal morals may ruin some of the deeply rooted ones, they will never remain or become innate. If some people believe that our nation must change its ways for development, then let it be known that our resorting to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is the best means for change. Allaah says that which means: “…Indeed, Allaah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allaah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.” (Ar-Ra`d: 11).

    If we embrace the means to be powerful, stick to deep-rooted principles such as strong will, piety, courage and Islaamic zeal and adhere to our distinctive code of life which indicates that we are religious and ethical people, what harm would we get from it? Are these not the true Islaamic morals? Are there any other solid foundations for progress besides them? Allaah says that which means: “[And say, ‘Ours is] the religion of Allaah. And who is better than Allaah in [ordaining] religion? And we are worshippers of Him’” (Al-Baqarah: 138) and also: “[Say], ‘Then is it other than Allaah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book [i.e., the Qur’aan] explained in detail?’…” (Al-An’aam: 114)

    However, if we are to adopt foreign customs and traditions alien to our religion, from the West, we should remember that Islaam is Islaam and polytheism is polytheism, and that they live in one hemisphere and we live in another. We were the masters before we assumed these Western traditions that ruined the free Muslim nation – its men and especially its women, who have rushed after the unknown in a breathless attempt to imitate the West. They are amazed by the eye-catching products of its industries and have followed its disgraceful women to the extent that their clothes became almost the same as those of Western models. When you see any Muslim woman wearing a dress barely covering her private parts, you should know that this is an example of their kind of clothing. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said about such women: “I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion and (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of wise men, besides you (women).” (Bukhaari & Muslim).

    This is why when Allaah says that which means: “…and amended for him [i.e., Zakariyya] his wife…” (Al-Anbiyaa’: 90) it denotes that He thereby bestowed much grace upon Zakariyya, peace be upon him: He also says which means, “…So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allaah would have them guard…” (An-Nisaa’: 34)

    O Muslims! The restrictions imposed by our religion on the human being are not meant to torture or deprive him from the pleasures of this life. Rather, their aim is to elevate him from mere animalism to complete humanity. Thus, a Muslim will become capable of overcoming subservience and dependence, and his faith and piety will overpower animalistic lusts.

    Whenever a society ignores such restrictions or belittles them, it jeopardizes and opens itself to serious problems and positions itself on the brink of destruction, as Allaah says that which means: “…And whoever transgresses the limits of Allaah – it is those who are the wrongdoers [i.e., the unjust]” (Al-Baqarah: 229) and also: “…And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allaah? Indeed, Allaah does not guide the wrongdoing people.” (Al-Qasas: 50).

    Second Khutbah

    Our Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam prohibited whatever acts lead to the imitation of the polytheists to such an extent that one of the Jews said about him: “This man does not wish to set aside any of our affairs until he acts in nonconformity with it.” (Muslim).

    It is also reported that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam forbade Muslims from offering prayers after dawn until the sun rises and following the afternoon prayer until sunset. He explained that the sun rises and sets between the horns of the devil and at this time, the polytheists prostrate before it. It is well-known that a believer never prostrates himself to anything except Allaah; most people may not even be aware that the sun rises and sets between the horns of the devil and that the polytheists prostrate before it, yet, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam commanded Muslims not to pray at this time so as not to imitate the polytheists in any way.

    Imitating the People of the Book and the non-Arab polytheists will surely lead to some degree of affection towards them. For this reason also, imitation is prohibited in order to block the way before such love transpires and to prevent allegiance to them; this is aside from the legal evidences that prohibit such imitation.

    It is plainly evident that some people who copy the polytheists in their clothes, manners, traditions or speak their language, harbor love and admiration for them. In this way, the polytheists succeed in disseminating ideas such as globalization and a universal religion which affect some sick-hearted Muslims; all of these aim at weakening the Muslim character and identity. Whenever a person objects to such ideas, he is labeled as an introvert, an isolationist and even a narrow-minded person alienated from this world and who should have died in his cradle.

    Such people seem to ask why the bells of churches do not chime along with the minarets reverberating “Allaah is the Greatest.” They ask why there are not many religions being practiced in the Arabian Peninsula, but they forget or seem to forget that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “There must not be two religions in the Arabian Peninsula.” (Maalik & Ahmad).

    Allaah says that which means: “And never will the Jews and the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say: ‘Indeed, the guidance of Allaah is the [only] guidance.’ If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allaah no protector or helper.” (Al-Baqarah: 120). He also says that which means: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike…” (An-Nisaa’: 89).

  26. AbdullahNo Gravatar says:

    Brother may Allah protect the haq, you are doing a splendid job for the deen. May you continue to produce materials that propagate the truth and expose those so called Muslims that follow the ways of the disbelievers. It is a shame reading the comments of some of the contributors, it just highlights the degrading state of the Muslim ummah. We do not carry the basic understandings of Islam, and ayats such as surah Yusuf becomes very clear when Allah talks about the so called believers being Mushrikeens. I pose the question to the 1st contributor, would you leave your home land when you are driven out by oppressors? And to those people that say that they have listened to the talks by the sheikh, what have you learnt?

  27. OsamaNo Gravatar says:

    Assalam u alaikum

    May Allah reward you for speaking the Truth as it was revealed to us, without modifications, bidah, and without constraining to the viewpoints of society.

    I would like you to explain your views on the niqab and futher explain your views on the marriage of Aisha. I have heard both viewpoints, and the evidence for both sides of each issue seem strong.

    JAzakAllah khair.

    walaikum salam

  28. JihadfeesabililahNo Gravatar says:

    “[We sent them] with clear proofs and written ordinances. And We revealed to you the message, [the remembrance] that you may make clear to the people [explained to mankind] what was sent down to them and that they might give thought.”

    [Surah An-Nahl, Ayah 44]

    Asalamu Alaikum:
    M Haque Where do you get the term “Jihadees”? Is it in the Qur’an or the Hadith of our Prophet [PBUH]?

    The correct Islam term for one who engages in Jihad is “Mujahid”.

    And the Mujahideen are the ones who who you see on the kuffar television screen as the oppressors and the terrorists. Do you really believe this or do you think you have been blinded by the kuffars’ media, terms, propaganda etc?
    The Mujahideen are united on all fronts laid down by the Qur’an and the Authentic Sunnah of the Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him. The Mujahideen share the same beliefs and goals as that of the salafi saliheen, our righteous predecessors, and that is Worshipping Allah alone and following the Straight Path to Jannah as Practiced by the Prophets and those who follow them in righteousness. The Mujahideen is united in one brotherhood, and we all are engage in defending and fighting any force that attack our fundamental human rights given to us by the Creator and our fundamental way and system of life. We do not hold nationalistic ideas, nor do we participate in un-Islamic cultural baggage; we do not accused people baselessly nor do we attack the righteous heroes of the Ummah nor lie about them to the Kuffar. We do not belief in such things as secular-godless democracies, nor do we cast votes or participate in elections designed by the laws fabricated by people. We are not with the party of Satan, nor are we with does that terrorize, massacre and torture people like Firoun and his gangs who followed him to this very day. We belief in Justice and the rule of Allah’s Law: the Shariah and the Hudud; and we do not have beliefs in so call “civil democratic Islam”. We make dawah in accordance to the Sunnah of the Prophet [Pbuh] and His Seerah.
    So if these are the things that the RAND Mozlemz and their accomplices from the Kuffar are wholesomely accusing our Muslim brothers and sisters of “terrorism”, “Jihadees” “Jihadism”, “extremism” etc., then terrorist, jihadist, extremist we all are: that is, us who submit and bow to Allah alone and not to Taghut, not the Kuffar: the UN, the USA, the UK, Israel, and definitely not the Dajjalic systems, Satan or our desires.
    M Haque you said that “real Jihadees should be who uphold the true spirit of Islam to make this world peaceful for all.”
    I ask you the question how do you uphold the true spirit of Islam and to make this world peaceful for all other than Jihad and Qital Feesabililah, when Muslim lands, homes have been invaded, occupied and continuous bombardment, murder and torture of our Muslim brothers and sisters is under going as we speak in this very moment all around the world such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Philistine by the USA, the UK, Illegal state of Israel, NATO and their puppets around the world?
    Finally I leave you with the Signs of Allah again for all to ponder:
    Our Creator Says:
    “Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction. But if good comes to them, they say, “This is from Allah”; and if evil befalls them, they say, “This is from you.” Say, “All [things] are from Allah.” So what is [the matter] with those people that they can hardly understand any statement?
    What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. And We have sent you, [O Muhammad], to the people as a messenger, and sufficient is Allah as Witness.
    He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah; but those who turn away “We have not sent you over them as a guardian.
    And they say, [We pledge] obedience. But when they leave you, a group of them spend the night determining to do other than what you say. But Allah records what they plan by night. So leave them alone and rely upon Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.
    Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from [any] other than Allāh, they would have found within it much contradiction.
    And when there comes to them information about [public] security or fear, they spread it around. But if they had referred it back to the Messenger or to those of authority among them, then the ones who [can] draw correct conclusions from it would have known about it. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have followed Satan, except for a few.
    So fight in the cause of Allah; you are not held responsible except for yourself. And encourage the believers [to join you] that perhaps Allah will restrain the [military] might of those who disbelieve. And Allah is greater in might and stronger in [exemplary] punishment.
    Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a reward therefrom; and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a burden therefrom. And ever is Allah, over all things, a Keeper.”

    [Surah Nisa, Ayats 78-85]

  29. Sister in IslamNo Gravatar says:

    Asslamu Alaikum,

    Ameen to the du’as and May Allah keep you strong and love you always for what you are doing for this ummah. Ameen.

  30. MuslimNo Gravatar says:

    M Haque -
    I think you should listen to the life of Umar(ra) by Shaykh Anwar again because I think you have completely misunderstood it. There are clear cut examples of people who said they would leave Islam or would not enter if they wouldn’t have there way and Umar(ra) did not even care. Jihad when mentioned is a word that implies fighting according to the Fuquha and that is its primary understanding. People who sit around and play politics and appease and please the kuffar are not Jihadees rather Munafiqeen. It is Allah who guides people to Islam. Yes, there are rules and regulations of dawah but none of these encompass doing dawah based upon what the Kuffar might think or say. We do dawah based upon what Allah and His Messenger (saws) have said regardless of what anyone thinks Muslim or Kafir.

  31. Abdul JaleelNo Gravatar says:

    Alhamdulillah. May Allah reward you. I ask Allah that he produce many from this ummah who speak the truth and remain steadfast on that. I ask Allah to witness that i am with the muslims who love for the sake of Him (s.w.a) and hate for His sake (s.w.a). I am disassociated from those who have taken the religion for mockery and have taken legislation from mankind. Rasulullah has said, as he was ordered by Allah, that we must fight; Rasulullah did fight himself and anybody who believes that they are wiser than the messenger of Allah, who did not speak from his desires (everything he said was revelation), then this person has taken a path other than Islam. Our religion comes from Allah and the messenger He has sent – and our opinion and our beliefs. If anybody thinks that he can reason a new, innovated conclusion, then this person has taken a path other than Islam. The person who opposed the view of Jihad has believed his own self over the messenger. Allah say “Nay, by you Lord, you will never believe until you make Him judge in all of your matters!”. Allah says “Say, if you truly love Allah, then follow me (Muhammad s.a.w); Allah will love you and expiate from you your sins”. So my advice to those with a strange belief in dawa is this: Rasulullah loved Allah and gave the best dawa and this messege was carried to us by him. And Rasulullah did fight and he did call the disbelievers kuffar. Therefore, if we are to follow his way, we must do what he did. And if we wish to follow another religion; maybe Gandi’s religion or Christianity, we do what they do. And if we wish to follow our own new religion and make new rules for that religion – rules such as: “In my new religion we will only preach and not fight – we will ignore the prophet Muhammads legislation and fashion our own commands”, in this case we can not market this religion as Islam. Indeed, if those who say that we should evacuate lands and not fight truly believe this then let them follow that – but that is not Al-Islam. And those who believe that we should fight for the sake of Allah and protect the lands of the muslims, they are the believers, as this injunction came from the messenger – and this is Al-Islam.

  32. IbraheimNo Gravatar says:

    Brother Anwar,

    You have been more than generous in calling this emailer a “brother”.

    Correct me if i’m wrong but he doesn’t seem like a brother to me. Is he not one of the munafakeen?

    Ariel Sharon himself maybe?

    What muslim in there right mind would tell the muslims to retreat and that would be the end of there problems? If that was the case THERE WOULD BE NO ISLAM. Islam is a religion of submission but we submit to the One and only Allah and that is it!

    Being a palestinian I am appalled at this advice. The Yahud STOLE and MURDERED many of my family members but yet we are in the wrong? If I was to take your house and your wealth who would be at fault? May Allah’s curse be upon this individual!

    Salam Alaykum to those on the right path and Salam Alakum to those seeking the right path.


  33. Umm HanifahNo Gravatar says:

    Asalaam Alykum

    Very interesting email.. Just about sums up the state of the Muslims all over the world. Everyone is so busy trying to be Westernised they have forgotten which side they were on.

    The issue seems so clear there is only 2 camps the camp of Islam and the Camp of Kuffar… How dare any one say anything about those Mujahadeeen who fight to defend muslim lands MAy Allah swt grant them every last inch back and many more miles.

    Give up Palestine & Afghanistan??

    Its true what Abu Bakr said: ‘Women will no longer be able to give birth to the likes of Khalid bin WAleed’.

  34. AQNo Gravatar says:

    Salam, was it not the prophet (saw) who told the companions not to kill the hypocrites because he didn’t want the kufar saying that Muhammed kills his companions? I think the difference is that we should not abandon an obligation due to what the kuffar think, but matters which are not binding should be thought about in terms of maslahah for Islam and Muslims. Allah knows best.

    Awaiting for Sh. Anwar’s response

  35. SumoodanNo Gravatar says:

    Mujahid in da’awah…give me a break. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of ‘moderate’ Muslims who fit the type of person who sent the email.

  36. tttNo Gravatar says:

    come on; this is clearly most likely not a muslim. one should expect many & i mean many cia/mossad/mi5 to be monitoring the site & what not.

    i mean wat does evacuating pales & afghan have to do with dawah.

    sounds like a typical psych ops to me

  37. Contustynople's CovenantNo Gravatar says:

    Salam Alaykum to all,
    The Muslims have a responsibility to fight injustice and tyranny more so than any other group, Our Ummah is responsible for keeping the cosmic balance of the world, we are the keepers of the justly balance, enjoining good and forbidding evil, whether the disbelievers like it or not, we must follow the will of Allah no matter how much we are ridiculed and labeled by the disbelievers as ignorant, fanatic and violent. We must not settle with the low standards of morality brought upon us by so called modernity and progress, just so we can please the unbelievers, just so we can fit.
    Wa Alaykum Assalam

  38. al gaziNo Gravatar says:

    Just like there is a Muslim for the sake of Allah, there is a new phenomenon of a Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers.

    But there is more. Just like there is a Muslim for the sake of Allah, there there is yet a third phenomenon of Muslim: For the sake of spreading falsehood and self-serving ego and dissimulation.

    The writer of this blog, this self-nominated “Sheikh”, certainly falls into this third category of Muslim.

  39. FTKNo Gravatar says:

    Reply to M:
    ASA M… you said “kindness just will not work on kafirs of today” and to correct you if we thought you were wrong.

    I’m only going to offer my own opinion in that do what Allah and his Rasool (SAW) said/did… which is convey the message and leave the rest upto Allah. You may be aware of the Hadith in relation to the revelation of surah Kafiroon… please understand that I am not a scholar but a humble student… my understanding is that Allah has put a seal on the hearts of some people and no matter what we do will not change them until Allah wants to. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was told by Allah in such a case to worry only about conveying the message and leave the rest to Allah. As for being kind to kuffar, note that a muslim should be kind in general anyway, it is a good characteristic of a believer to be kind however when faced with oppression and oppressors, we are also commanded to fight oppression in all its forms until it is no more and peace prevails.

    To sum up in brief, we all need to do what Allah commands and follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and how he dealt with the non-believers (kuffar).

    All thanks are to Allah and his Rasool and also to our brother Imam Anwar for conveying the message. What I have learned is from my parents when I was young and then what I have learned since then from all the wonderful brothers, to name some, Sheikh Ahmad Deedat (may Allah grant him a place close to Him in Jannah), Dr. Zakir Naik, and Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki to name just 3 but there are others too… oh and Sheikh Khalid Yasin also.

    Have Patience… the Victory of Allah is coming.

  40. heraishNo Gravatar says:

    Their are many “sheikhs” railing against the kuffar sitting in Muslim countries. How many of these “sheikhs” come to the west to do dawah?

    Eveyone needs to find a niche “thagra” and try to cover it for the sake of Allah, whereever they are. If they never smiled at their non-Muslim neighbor but sit around discussing the revival of the caliphate thats a problem, for example.

    And the Muslims who give us a bad name. Let them follow the prophetic etiquette in whatever they are doing, at least, before crying about how the general muslim public in the east or west are not supporting them. They even got kicked out of iraq due to their bad behaviour towards other Muslims. Everyone should realize their own mistakes and be humble in their criticisms.

  41. FTKNo Gravatar says:

    Reply to M Haque:
    ASA My Brother/Sister… I understand completely what you are saying and your intention and only want to add that the meaning of the word Jihad is “struggle” and that doesn’t mean that Jihad = Fighting only… of Jihad = Dawah only… Jihad in my understanding is every struggle that a muslim does to survive in this world against things that would affect him, his family, society and the world around him… Jihad is struggling to earn a living for your family, Jihad is protecting your family from the filth on TV and other media, Jihad is speaking out against bad things when people around you accept it as the norm, Jihad is ensuring you eat and drink Halal only and stay away from Haraam, Jihad is helping those around you when they are in need or being oppressed, Jihad is defending yourself against those who would want to harm you, even if it means you have to fight them… Jihad for the sake of Allah is a lot of things and none of them is negative like the non-believers would have you believe. Jihad is not a swear word that we should be afraid of uttering from our mouths but unfortunately that is what the non-believers (kuffar) have turned it into because to them, Jihad = Terrorism which is not true because “Struggle” =! Terrorism… Terrorism is oppression and muslims would be the first to stand up against it.

    This is my understanding of what Jihad is in Islam. It is a struggle to stay as pure as you can before Allah decides its time for us to leave this world.

  42. Kufr AkbarNo Gravatar says:

    Anwar’s latest effort is fairly standard takfiri propaganda. “Anybody who does not unconditionally hate all things kufr, is a kafir.” All cult leaders talk that same way. “It’s us in here against them out there.” But Anwar, what has been the fate of every one of those cults? They just keep making enemies until the enemies have had enough and they crush the cult. Cults, including yours, Anwar, go to war against reality, and reality always wins. Reality doesn’t care what falsehoods you and your rabble hold as beliefs.

  43. New AnwarNo Gravatar says:

    At-Tibyān Publications


    The Slicing Sword Against The One Who
    Forms Allegiances With The Disbelievers And Takes Them
    As Supporters Instead Of Allāh, His Messenger And The Believers

    By Imām ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Abd al-Bārī al-Ahdal

    May Allāh be merciful to him

    Reviewed, Foreworded and Commented on by Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki

    May Allāh preserve him

    Table of Contents

    Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki’s Foreword

    Translator’s Foreword

    Author’s Introduction


    Muslims Emigrating to the Lands, Which Were Seized by the Enemy, in Order to Build up its Economy While it Remains in their Control


    The Muslim Who Claims to be From the Community of the Christians and Identifies Himself with Their Flags etc.


    The Ruling Upon the Muslim Who Attributes Justice to the Christians and Approves of Their Authority and Scoffs at the Muslim Authority and their Leadership


    The Ruling Upon the Muslim Who Ships Goods and Supplies to the Christian Lands and the Ruling Upon Another Muslim Who Kills Him for Doing That


    The Ruling Upon the Muslims Who Remain Inside the Country, Which was Seized and Occupied by Foreign Invaders, and Subsequently Fall Under Their Rule


    The Rulings Upon Those Who Emigrate to The Muslim Lands vs. Those Who Emigrate to the Lands of the Disbelievers and the Effect Upon the Wealth of Both Types of Emigration


    The Funeral Prayer of the One Who Claims to be from the Community of the Christians vs. the Funeral Prayer for the One Who Claims to Belong to the Community of the Muslim Kingdom


    The Ruling Upon the One Who Turns Away From the Ruling of Islâm in Favour of the Ruling of the Christian Laws


  44. MuhammedNo Gravatar says:

    Sheykh mashallah

    To: M Haque

    you misunderstood what Imam Anwar said, it’s up to Allah to guide people Allah guides whoever he wills. we don’t need to embrace anyone leave it up to Allah. If you want people to revert to Islam show it by your character.

  45. AwsoNo Gravatar says:

    LA HOWLA WA LAAA QUWATA ILLA BILLAH! How dare you even say this! I feel so ashamed there are Muslims who have this way of thinking..

  46. sadNo Gravatar says:

    As Salamu Alaikum, life is itself jihad because the soul of a muslim believer is in a constant struggle of jihad to deter evil and embrace goodness for the sake of Allah and for saving his or her soul. Everything we do in this life even to the smallest of actions we do for the sake of Allah and for no one else for if we did things for the sake of humans and were slaves of humans then there would be no purpose to our existence. We are the slaves of Allah from the minute we are born until we meet our Lord in the Akhira..

  47. FTKNo Gravatar says:

    To Kufr Akbar:
    I want to comment on your statement, “Anybody who does not unconditionally hate all things kufr, is a kafir.”

    Kufr = “To show ungratefulness to Allah and not to believe in him or his commands, i.e. reject Allah’s commandments”… also “Disbelief”.

    So what you are actually saying is essentially that “Anyone who does not unconditionally show greatfullness to Allah and disobeys/rejects his commands is a [non-believer]“.

    I don’t see anything wrong with that sentence, does anyone? Seems pretty logical to me. If you believe in God and then reject God’s commandments and message, then you are a “non-believer”.

    Pretty straighforward to me. Not sure what you are trying to get at. Perhaps you have misunderstood what Sheikh Anwar is saying? My suggestion is as follows. Sheikh Anwar as well as the rest of the people on this planet, in the absence of Prophets, are simply human beings who are trying to do our best to do what is right and avoid the bad things. You should read the Quran to see precisely what Allah is saying because whatever Allah says is the truth. I’m sure you will find in the Quran the solution to all if lifes problems.

  48. AidaNo Gravatar says:

    to Kufr Akbar may Allah guide you ….pathetic are your words and wasted they are on this blog..Question what kind of reality are you talking about! The only unrealistic thing is the life you are living. Find guidance before its too late my friend!

  49. MusilmNo Gravatar says:

    قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “يوشك الامم ان تداعى عليكم كما تداعى الاكلة الى قصعتها” فقال قائل: ومن قلة نحن يومئذ؟ قال: “بل انتم يومئذ كثير، ولكنكم غثاء كغثاء السيل، ولينزعن الله من صدور عدوكم المهابة منكم، وليقذفن الله في قلوبكم الوهن” فقال قائل: يارسول الله، وما الوهن؟ قال: “حب الدنيا وكراهية الموت

  50. JavedNo Gravatar says:

    Dear Sheikh,
    Its really suprising me even our country where they have given full right to preach and practise islam, educated people i mean Sheikhs and Aalims never talk about jihad, i even heard they are giving different meaning to the Quraan verses wherever mentioning about jihad. The country am talking about is Sri Lanka.

    You name it any Jammath all in a same train when come to Jihad. You wont believe the excuse they give my god you can write a million books so much excuse with logically.

  51. ibn MohammedNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamualaikum Sheikh,
    May ALLAH reward you for all your efforts.
    I am eagerly waiting for your commentary on “The slicing sword”

    Also a word to the enemies of the sheikh, the more your hate comments come on this site the more our love increases for the sheikh. Remember that if it was not sheikh Anwar it would have been some other sheikh on Haqq. Because this is the deen of ALLAH Azzawajal and not your deen to reform it.

  52. naelNo Gravatar says:

    Jazak Allah Kheir for that bog. I would not take that email to serious but you do bring up a point. There are muslims who will forsake muslims to please the non-muslims. Like you said in one of your many great lecture series and I think it was about tasfir Ayat Al Kursi but you mentioned Surah Al-Khaf. If you take care of the word of allah in the dunyah, allah will take care of you and your family on the day of judgment and when you are gone. And you even mentioned if you forsake your muslim brothers allah will forsake you on the day of judgment in the khutab about the story of the bull. Mashallah great stuff but I would love to hear more audio lectures so I can listen and learn while driving to work.

    your brother in islam.

  53. EbrahimNo Gravatar says:

    “evacuate palistine and afghanistan and continue with the da’wah”

    I feel sorry for the person who stands in front of Allah (swt) & says “I gave up the fight to rid Palestine (or any other country) of its oppressor so that i could make Dawah.”

  54. Abu Cayrow as SomaliNo Gravatar says:

    To Interfaith imam,

    By Allah, you are a Rand Muslim and Dar Al Hijrah muslim.

    “I always invite the council members to our Islamic center for lectures ” Children of Abrahim” we invite non-muslims for Eid/Ramdan Dinners, we even visit their churches, synagougs and hindu-budhist temples and join in prayers and they in ours. Its a good oppurtunity for Dawah.” So you join them in worshipping the cross and the cow? And you don’t call them what Allah has called them. This is the new sect of Islam: American Islam. The biggest promoters of sect our MAS and CAIR.

    Subhan Allah

  55. KhadijaNo Gravatar says:

    Allah does guide whom he wills. I am a revert to Islam and I did not pay any attention to the nice dawa kids at University. I saw 9/11 and thought, well now, lets try understand this. I ended up accepting Islam. I have met a few people who accepted Islam after 9/11 caught their attention. Different dawa for different people. So softly-softly dawa practitioners and interfaith dialogue walas can do their dawa their way, but don’t ignore the jihad when it was the way of your Prophet peace be upon him and the rightly guided Khalifs after him may Allah be pleased with them.

  56. a palestinian who wont evacuateNo Gravatar says:

    Go tell the jews to evacuate palestine you hypocrite traiter. You dont want to help the palestinians fine. But there is no way in hell were give up Jerusalem because you dont want your image to blemished. That stupid idiot….who wrote to evacuate palestine…Go give the jews your house….the palestinians have suffered so much for so long and your answer is evacuate…you punk….God tells you to defend yourself you boater…Islam doesnt tell you sit and watch while other people humiliate,, rape, and torture you….There is no such thing as real PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE…..Peace cant coexist without justice…In the words of an AMERICAN MUSLIM….not JUSTICE FOR ONE……JUSTICE FOR ALL…and that includes muslims…..Those who stand for up justice are the truest form of any believer…muslims didnt ask to be oppressed….it happened….and they have any RIGHT to stand up against those who commit injustices….thats being a true american anyway…Just because you are critical of the west’s foreign policies doesnt make you a bad musliim……it makes you a better muslim and a better american….the ideals are the same…that idioit who wrote that afghanis and palestinians should evacuate should evacuate himself….to the MOON….

  57. JihadfeesabililahNo Gravatar says:

    To Kufr Akbar: it is the likes of you that Allah Azza Wa Jall tells us Muslims to say to your cult of apes and pigs:
    “Say, “Shall I inform you of what is worse than that as penalty from Allah? It is that of those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way.”

    [Surah Al-Ma'idah, Ayah 60]

  58. Faizan to Interfaith ImamNo Gravatar says:

    Interfaith Imam first tell me are you the same Imam in the TV serial : Little mosque on Parries… you better be or else please go right now to some hardware store and buy the most adhesive “duck” tape and wrap it around your mouth like no tommorow and after that tie yourself with thickest sort of rope and the problem is solved.

  59. majedNo Gravatar says:

    “al gazi” Anwar is the best thing that is hapening to the youth today its people like you who talk rubbish and shouldnt talk at all. Even though Anwar is upset with this email that hes recieved he still replies with manners and respect not like you. We need more people like Sheikh Anwar Inshallah and less people like “al gazi” may allah be pleased with you anwar thats whats important. allah yihdina.

  60. abu Abdullah IsaNo Gravatar says:

    JazaakaAllaahu Khayr Sheikh for your beautiful renditions of Islaamic rulings, to today’s understanding :)

    Allaahumma Yardaa `alayk, wa thabbit aqdaamuk `alaa al-Haqq, aameen.

    Your Brother,
    a A Isa

    wa’S-Selaamu `alaykum.

  61. lubnaNo Gravatar says:

    jazakallah khayer for the article imam anwar. it is very pertinent.may Allah reward you abundantly Ameen.

    brother muslim qouted the very hadeeth that explains it all, our love of dunya and hate of death is the cause of all our weekness.
    and why do we love dunya and hate death….is it becos we have week eemaan in life after death?

  62. The Ultimate Muslim Warriors » Imam Anwar: A Muslim for the Sake of the DisbelieversNo Gravatar says:

    [...] Anwar al-Awlaki, hafidhullah, posted the following on his blog: I recently received this email from a [...]

  63. AbuUsamaNo Gravatar says:

    Jazakhallahu khair bro

    Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allâh, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves

    Allaahu Akbar!

  64. KhanQaidaNo Gravatar says:


    MashaAllah ya Imam :)

  65. Mohammad MahdiNo Gravatar says:

    aSalaamu Aleikum Warahmatullahi Wabaraaktuhu,

    Ya sheikh any idea as to when the Madinah Cd2 is going to be ready, also sheikh their are some people that say your lectures online are copyrighted. I understand their view but it is there for downloading. What is your view on the copyrighted lectures of yours. Are we allowed to download them, or would you be able to put them on this blog so we can download them here.

    Jazakallahu khairan,


  66. sajjadNo Gravatar says:

    Dear Brother anwar
    Recently Pakistani Gov sold mujahideen who were working fro liberation of kashmir … with out any evidence from india .. just to please USA….

    What do we do??? what is the solution??? ??? how to deal with these munafiq rulers ???

    Asalam alekum

    What do we do ?
    What do we do ?
    What do we do ?


  67. heraishNo Gravatar says:

    @ javed

    Because there is not need to launch any violent action against anyone in sri lanka. So need to focus on that point there.

  68. Fear AllahNo Gravatar says:

    To brother Interfaith Imam….. I can’t believe what you said wallahi. I thought u were a kaffir speaking what all the stuff you were saying. And i’m scared to speak about your comments because you work with the government fear allah. Please don’t send our muslim brothers to jail before the punishment of allah comes on you make taubah. Some of the stuff you said takes you out of islam. Stagfulallah may allah help you. Salam

  69. sajjadNo Gravatar says:

    Kufr Akbar : May Allah destroy you


  70. DebbieNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamou alaykoum Imam,

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been getting more and more frustrated with what I called the “post 911 symdrome”. Muslims trying so hard to fit in and please the non Muslims around them. I still don’t understand the interfaith dialogue. I come from an Evangelical Christian background and I’m telling you, I would not be able to find one church that would let an Imam come and teach the congregation about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Yet how many Masjiids are allowing priests and preachers come and teach Muslims about how Isa is the son of god? I don’t see any benefit in this phenomenon.

  71. ZakariyaNo Gravatar says:

    Salaam Alaikum,

    Brothers, I have been doing a lot of thinking about strategy and whatnot. There is a site where you can basically see what the enemy is going to do to us and going to try to get us to do. For example, when a bomb goes off in a market full of believers it helps the enemy. Why? If your mother is killed by someone are you going to join them?

    This concept has been so fully understood by the kuffar that in Iraq UK and US soldiers have been caught planting bombs for a “terrorist” attack.

    Another key strategy employed by the kuffar is that they are going to try to force the Mujahideen from establishing a base of operations. This is not to undermine organization so much as it is to prevent people from joining the side of the Mujahid.

    We need to establish bases where we teach the faith and reduce casualties as much as possible. A lot of the Mujahideen have good hearts, but lack knowledge to know how to act from their position. We need to work on the aqeedah while we fight.

    Furthermore, when engaging Muslims we should look to capture them (another reason for a Base of Operations). During the Afghan-Soviet War we would capture Muslims who were misguided very frequently. These soldiers really did not want to fight other Muslims, so they often surrendered.

    After they surrendered a very large number of them joined the Mujahideen. This brought very good equipment to the troops of the Mujahideen and greatly turned the tides of the war.

    What is going on right now is that in certain areas we are forgetting how we wage jihad. We are to minimize civilian casualties and minimize those within our own ranks.

    The Juba are an excellent example of this. Snipers can get a kill with moderate ease, but without being killed themselves.

    Obviously I am not there and can only speak from information in public documents, but if you read about guerrilla warfare strategies used by the United States these conclusions are natural. If you are a Mujahid or future Mujahid insha’allah, then please spend time educating yourself on battlefield conduct in Islam. Also, the strategies the Prophet(SAAWS) are amazing subhanallah and transcend time. We must not forget he is the best of examples. Look at where he used diplomacy, trickery, and even fear. You can save countless lives if you make the enemy fear you.

    Sorry for the lack of organization above,

    Jazakum Allah Khairan,


  72. JihadfeesabililahNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamu ALiakum Wa Rahmatulahi Wa Barakatuhu:

    Dear brother Muslim, Zakariya:

    Your points are well noted. Jazakallahu khairan wa barakallahu feekum. May Allah Azza Wa Jall increase you in Ilm and make your Imaan stronger and pour Sabr on us.

    It is the Jiahfeesabililah of the Prophet [PBUH] ’til the end insh’Allah.

  73. Ahmad RahmanNo Gravatar says:

    Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh,

    Subhanallah, Alhumdullilah, Allahu Akbar.

    We need to stop being apologetic for our perfect deen. It has no faults and if practiced as meant to be practiced, no bad results. Jihad is a part of Islam for a reason, whether we understand it or not, it is best for everyone.

    May Allah (SWT) bless and reward the Sheikh and his family for his tireless efforts.

    Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh.

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  74. Abdur-Rahman CastroNo Gravatar says:

    Imam Anwar, jazakullahu khairam for touching on this topic, nowadays there are those quote-to-quote called “democratic muslims,” who have eventually accepted the da’wah and ways of the kuffar. I was also asked by one of the managers in my job if i was a “hardcore Muslim”? i replied that i am Muslim 100%, he replied “there is no such thing as a 100% Muslim! so i told him that i do follow our laws(sha’riah) to the letter and i do my best as a Muslim. Unfortunately he is trying to demoralize me a belittle me, but he was not successful in his so called “education to a muslim” for he was trying to educate me. My loyalty is ONLY to Allah and the BELIEVERS! WALLAHU AKBAR! these people employ many tactics, that if we’re not becareful and analyze where they come from and how they approach us, we can fall in their traps. Unfortuantely many westernized Muslim such as the “American-Muslims” sugar coat islam by giving substracting “complete Submission and Obedience to Allah” from the equation and just leaving the word “Peace.” Oh brothers and sisters, it is true that we cannot guide anyone unless Allah wills, but we should not curve to the demands of the disbelivers. Imam Anwar mentioned many important points about these new phenomenon of “democratic-liberal Muslims” in his lecture “the battle of the hearts and minds.” Muslims is time to be more vigilant than before, it’s time to wake up! whenver a kaffir comes and tells what we are, they are trying to kill the muslims by killing the character, this is not different from the Kuffar in the time of our beloved Prophet (SAWS), they didnt only wanted to kill his character, but they plotted get rid of him as well and you will find no contradiction in what these kuffar are doing today. Remember what imam anwar said also, that we should take islam as a whole and not pick and choose just like the people of the book did before us. Because they did that, they ended up misguided, but we have Al-kitaab and As-sunnah and if we bite to these two, we should not go astray. May Allah bless imam anwar and may Allah bless us all and guides us to the straight path.

  75. Umm HNo Gravatar says:

    Quoting ‘Kufr Akbar’: “Anwar’s latest effort is fairly standard takfiri propaganda”.
    Where in the article does the Shaykh make takfeer of this individual? He describes the characteristics and mentality of apologetic Muslims — people who care more for pleasing kuffaar than their Lord. You wouldn’t happen to be really familiar with those types would you? Happen to be one? Or is your situation far more worse, Kufr Akbar?

  76. habibNo Gravatar says:

    asalamu ahlikum brothers
    shiekh may allah grant you janatul fredus for all your talk im realy fell sorry for this brother that he thing only da uah is good enough but for geting all the other etc

  77. ibn MohammedNo Gravatar says:

    قَاتِلُواْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً
    Fight against the polytheists collectively, as they fight against you collectively

  78. MOhamedNo Gravatar says:

    As-salaamu alikum,

    Excellent post ya sheikh,
    I currently work with “one of those muslims” and it makes me real uncomfortable when he and the kufr speak, always saying stuff like “when is the jihad coming” or “your beard is getting long” and always eating during ramadan irrates me so much. my iman is growing and insha allah i started looking for new work keeping in mind allah is the provider. I do not have the imaan to speak up as yet, but there are brothers out there that are on the kufr side, saying stuff like…”why are “WE” with war in IRAQ and Afghanistan”, let “them kill themselves there” stuff like that are coming from brothers mouth. may allah guide us all and make us better. but your post is so true. Thats why brothers like me like sheikh anwar, he isn’t afraid to speak the truth and his mind. ameen.

  79. AidaNo Gravatar says:

    To Interfaith Imama…I strongly advise you and urge you to read surah Al Kafirun….here is a little historical background in case you didn’t know (which you did know but I’m assuming you flexed that part of the religion)…seek the truth and stop kissing up to the kaffir!!! According to Hadrat Abdullah bin Abbas, the Quraish proposed to the Holy Prophet; “We shall give you so much of wealth that you will become the richest man of Makkah; we shall give you whichever woman you like in marriage; we are prepared to follow and obey you as our leader, only on the condition that you will not speak ill of our gods. If you do not agree to this, we present another proposal which is to your as well as to our advantage.” When the Holy Prophet asked what it was, they said that if he would worship their gods, Lat and Uzza, for a year, they would worship his God for the same space of time. The Holy Prophet said: “Wait awhile; let me see what my Lord commands in this regard.” Thereupon the revelation came down: Qul ya-ayyuhal-kafirun…and: Qul afa-ghair Allah…(Az-Zumar: 64): “Say to them: ignorant people do you bid me to worship others than Allah?” (Ibn Jarir, Ibn Abi Hatim, Tabarani). According to another tradition from Ibn Abbas, the Quraish said to the Holy Prophet: “O Muhammad, if you kiss our gods, the idols, we shall worship your God.” Thereupon, this Surah was sent down. (Abd bin Humaid)

  80. IbraheimNo Gravatar says:

    Kufr Akbar,

    May Allah send the most wicked diseases to you and your family!


    Good points. Muhammed (peace be upon him) stated that he was given 5 things (other prophets were not given) and one of them was fear from 30 days away.

    Salam Alaykum,

  81. JavedNo Gravatar says:

    @ heraish,
    Thats right your a one more RAND muslim.

    What happend to our brothers and sisters in North, howmany years now they left the home and land. Why don’t you go and do peaceful dawah to LTTE.

  82. WATCH OUT FOR KUFR AKBARNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think Kufr Akbar is a muslim, he also has a account with youtube, and you can see his info on it. I think its the same person.

  83. syedNo Gravatar says:

    May Allah help you to help us get the straight path. I am from INDIA and we are here hammered with imaams who are almost got sold out to kuffar. INDIA has the biggest muslim population in the world and they need you advice.

    Also i am witing for next audio lecture


  84. HasanNo Gravatar says:

    May Allah (swt) bless you and protect you my dear brother and teacher in Islaam.

  85. UmmIbrahimNo Gravatar says:

    I read that email in astonishment. Imagine having the gall to tell an educated sheik to review and apologize for his position! Wow, this is the epitome of arrogance!

    As for Muslims taking issue with calling the kuffar kuffar, unfortunately I see that more often than not. I have a feeling the man who authored this email was either an american revert or was born here to Muslim parent’s. This is the most accepted Muslim in our society and these kids of words are applauded by both the Muslim community as well as by the kuffar. This is a strong evidence in support of hijra. How do you raise Muslim children in this kind of atmosphere? Even when we teach them in the home they face alot of contradictions from outside, and we cannot shield then from that their entire lives. It frightens me because I know Allah will ask me for how I raised my children, and being a revert myself, I could use as much help as I can get from the Muslim community. But sadly, this is the situation here.

    May Allah make it easy for all of those seeking to make hijra for His sake, and may He forgive us and guide us all to the right path and save us from fitnah. Ameen.

    Jazak Allah khairn brother Anwar, I hope that some people who read your article will take it to heart. There is so much confusion these days.

  86. AllahuAkbarNo Gravatar says:

    to “Kurf Akbar”
    “Truth stands out clear from Error” {Quran: 2.256}. We don’t need your comments to prove if Imam Awlaki is right or wrong. Why don’t you go and waste your little time with other useless stuff?
    Here is what US is conspiring while you (Muslims) and me are making dawah to non-muslims (it’s a pdf file).

  87. ansaraNo Gravatar says:

    salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

    Insha’ Allah you are in the best of emaan and health, shaykh.

    Alhumdulilah, shukran jazeelan for this post. Much needed reminder for this ummah! BarakAllahu feek. Allah yahfadhak!

    wassalaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

  88. yaqoubNo Gravatar says:

    asalmo alikum

    barak allah feek wa jozeet kol khaire

  89. Jabir Ahmed ThahirNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamualaikum WRWB

    Dear Sheikh, Brothers & Sisters in islam.

    Subhanallah that was indeed a great answer by sheikh. May Allah guide all of us in the right path. In fact i was also in the view of the questioner until an year back when i started listening to sheikh’s talks & other literatures. Pls view this answer given by a famous group abt islam & jihad when i asked them.. pls give your opinions inshallah..

    Quote :


    There are number of verses which says that there is no compulsion in religion. Prophet Muhammad or his companions cannot go against these specific directions. The prophet had sent messengers to Emperor Heraclius of Rome and others inviting to Islam and peace. One such letter is preserved in The Famous Museum in Istanbul Turkey. So your doubt that Prophet had not tried diplomatic missions is not correct.

    Still the question arises why the Prophet and his companions waged wars against Romans and Persians. That was a time when there were no international bodies like UNO to deter and check aggressions. Offence was a defence. During cold war’s America and Russia were fighting Proxy wars at different parts of the Globe in spite of the existence of UNO. America is thinking of striking Iran’s Nuclear installations to deter a nuclear strike from Iran in spite of the existence of UNO. America justified the war against Iraq stating that it is a preventive method. Then think about the state of affair 1500 years back. The Romans and the Persians were the super powers. They were annexing one country after another and suppressing people, looting and raping. If an aggression occur in the lands held by Muslims naturally Muslims will be killed, raped, looted and compelled to renounce their faith. So at that time many wars against Romans and Persians were for defence, to liberate the people from the aggressors. Offence was a weapon of Defence. After winning the war Muslims did not kill innocent, raped anybody or forced their religion on the natives. On the contrary they were given an option to pay a nominal amount as Jizia as a consideration for granting them protection. Muslims had to pray, fight as a defence, fast and pay Zakath in proportion to his income. Whereas Non Muslims need not participate in warfare and was bound to pay a nominal amount as Jizia which was far less compared to Zakath.


    Pls opine..

    Fi Amanallah.

    Jabir Thahir

  90. haniffaliNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu alaikum Sheikh Anwar, may Allah reward you and your family. A mujahideen in dawah, what will they come up with next. this fool wants us to give up the lands of the muslims to the enemies of Allah, so he could have interfaith dialogue with his kafir jew and christian friends while our brothers and sister are suffering at their hands. well anyways, Jazak Allah Khairan Sheikh, thank you for informing us about these issues facing us.

  91. wajihNo Gravatar says:

    Basically this brother is what malcom shaabz said he is a house nigha

  92. Janna J.No Gravatar says:

    As Salamu Alaikum,
    I am shocked and at the same time not. This Ummah is so vastly divided and in the west the word “Muslim” has two definitions, Fundamentalist or moderate. I think any Muslim who is called a moderate should take it as an insult. By the way fundamental only means that you follow the core values of something hence Muslims should follow the core, fundamental sunnah of Rasulullah(SAW), and the core fundamentals of Allah in the Qur’an and I believe the Qur’an says that the Believers should fight the non-believers when the non-believers are oppressing and killig the belivers but when the non-belivers stop there oppression and injustice then the believers are commanded by the merciful Allah to stop, surely man is filled with revenge and only the fear of Allah will keep him from retaliating when the non-believers have murdered his wife, children, father, mother, sisters, brothers and friends for land? oil? Truly Allah gives his muslims the right to defend themselves and HE also gives them the right to be murciful when murcy is due and Alhumdulillah we have Brothers and Sisters in Afghanastan, Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan and other Muslim lands that understand Islam and are fulfilling their right given to them by Allah.

  93. Janna J.No Gravatar says:

    As Salamu Alaikum,
    I am shocked and at the same time not. This Ummah is so vastly divided and in the west the word “Muslim” has two definitions, Fundamentalist or moderate. I think any Muslim who is called a moderate should take it as an insult. By the way fundamental only means that you follow the core values of something hence Muslims should follow the core, fundamental sunnah of Rasulullah(SAW), and the core fundamentals of Allah in the Qur’an and I believe the Qur’an says that the Believers should fight the non-believers when the non-believers are oppressing and (killing) the belivers but when the non-belivers stop there oppression and injustice then the believers are commanded by the merciful Allah to stop, surely man is filled with revenge and only the fear of Allah will keep him from retaliating when the non-believers have murdered his wife, children, father, mother, sisters, brothers and friends for land? oil? Truly Allah gives his muslims the right to defend themselves and HE also gives them the right to be (merciful) when (mercy) is due and Alhumdulillah we have Brothers and Sisters in Afghanastan, Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan and other Muslim lands that understand Islam and are fulfilling their right given to them by Allah. -(spelling corrections)-

  94. Tamimu DariNo Gravatar says:

    Asalam alaikum Imam Anwar

    I was very happy the day I heard you come out of prison. I used to include you in my duaa. I have benefited a lot from your lectures. May Allah protect you fra all evil Ameen & I love u for the sake of Allah.
    May Allah Guide us all.
    Asalam alaikum

  95. shaik hyderNo Gravatar says:

    This foolish muslim asking our brothers to vacate from Palestine?Has he something called Brain Inside?
    One thing is clear what he knows about Jihad is nothing but what Media Propagating on Jihad.Poor fellow!

  96. abu nabilNo Gravatar says:

    to Kufr Akba

    you have exposed yourself chameleon jew mossad agent.

    you will be defeated inchaAllah

  97. sulmanNo Gravatar says:

    subhanallah, reminds me of the hypocrites who used to urge the prophet saw to deal with the disbelievers softly, even when the truth was clear to them. we should all evaluate ourselves to make sure we are not in this group of “muslims”. may allah guide us and save us from this end ameen.

  98. JameelNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa

    Jazak Allah Khair Imam Anwar may Allah (SWT) preserve you Ameen!

    Dear Brothers/Sisters,

    Please ignore the likes of interfaith imam and al gazi as I am 99.9 % sure they are kuffar pretending to be Muslims – couldn’t be more obvious.

    ‘They intend to put out the Light of Allâh (i.e. the Religion of Islâm, this Qur’ân, and the Prophet Muhammad SAW) with their mouths. But Allâh will bring His Light to perfection even though the disbelievers hate (it)’. (S61-v8)

    With duas

    Humbly always

  99. Abdul VakilNo Gravatar says:

    Allahu Akbar!!!

    Subhan’Allah, Shaikh. I was aware of this phenomenon, but always ignored it. It’s certainly an issue demanding address. Although I disagree with you on one point, this phenomenon isn’t all that new. Perhaps its become a pandemic of sorts lately, but Muslims going out their way to please the kuffar is something that’s been effective for centuries I dare say. Does not Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala warn Muhammad salallahu ‘alayhi wa salaam about them during his lifetime, referring to them as “munafiqun” (hypocrites)?

    Anyhow, it turns my stomach every moment I hear about these Muslims joining forces in movements like “gay rights” and “interfaith togetherness” using daw’ah to mask their intentions. Disclosures such as those from our fellow “Interfaith Imam” further disgust me. How does one justify joining in worship with the kuffar in so-called buildings having wall-to-wall shirk? Praying alongside those crying out to Jesus alayhi salaam or invoking idols and other than Allah, Most High for aid and mercy? That’s not daw’ah, that’s kuffar! The key to daw’ah is to call the people to Tawheed, not to partake in their shirk, enter their churches and celebrate their holidays… what is this?

  100. Mohammed HassanNo Gravatar says:

    Interfaith Imam, May Allah guide you! There is a group of brothers doing the same thing in harvard uni, the so called smartest people, every week they all read each other scripts respectively and their tafsirs and saying they all get along with each other. Prophet mohammed pbuh told us to be differnt from the jews and the christians! Prophet mohammed pbuh once saw Omar raa reading a page from the torah, the one whos second after the prophet pbuh! u think his iman is weak? he was readin a page from the tora and mohammed pbuh saw him and his face went red and said to him why are you reading this? we got sumthing better. dont waste ur time with this! (the meaning anyway) May Allah guides us all to make our mark as muslims and to not intergrate as the kuffar want us!

  101. SorayaNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamu’alaikum Sheikh,

    I totally agree with you and I have to say alhumdulilah for that. I mean I could have been one of those Muslims who don’t/wouldn’t/couldn’t understand Jihad fi sabilillah. May Allah bless you and your family in this life and the next, my knowledge about Jihad was enlightened when I heard your lectures. As for the brother who accused you, well obviously he forgot that Allah said in the Qur’an, “Surah 2:190-193 “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress limits…And slay them wherever ye catch them. And turn them out from where they have turned you out; for persecution is worse than slaughter; But fight them not at the sacred Mosque unless they first fight you there; But if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who reject faith. But if they cease, Allah is oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. And fight them on until there is no more persecution. And the religion becomes Allah’s. But if they cease, Let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression”

    It’s stupid of the brother to say Muslims in Palestine and Afghanistan should just leave and base their lives only on Dawa when Allah says we are supposed to fight back if we are oppressed. What does he want this Ummah to be…the next Bani Israel? Dancing to Fir’aoun tunes (in our day and time the Western ‘civilzed’ nations (America, Britain, Israel))?Plus the Muslims in the dunya are suffering because of the Kuffar and Allah said they are plotting against us and their plotting is sufficient to move mountains!

    Now as a Muslim, this is sufficient because these are Allah’s Words and Allah’s Words are Haqq. Plus it may be that we may dislike a thing (Jihad), but it may be that that thing we dislike is best for us. How are we to know? After all, we are created by Allah, our Lord, and we are His slaves. And a slave must obey his Master. The brother is the one who needs to open his eyes and fear Allah and the Last Day. If he wants to base his life giving Dawa…that’s fine, but my suggestion would be for him to learn his Deen Islam and then give CORRECT Dawa. Also before he starts criticizing the friends of Allah, and our respected leaders, then he better fear Allah. Allah wages war on those who hurt His friends and who do rib’a (interest).


  102. Wazir MohamedNo Gravatar says:


    wallah jazallah wakeyran, you answered who ever opposes muslims very well. It would be ashame for any muslim to go againt jihad especailly today when muslims need to go jihad more than ever. inshallah may allah grant as imaan and life so we muslim can go jihad and fight for sake of allah azza wajjala. I think it is ignorance for many muslims that don’t have the knowlegde of what jihad really is…
    I have question. I am University student who wants to study islam. inshallah 1 more year of school and I will like to dedicate all my life that allah gave me to learn, teach, and etc preferely in Yemen. I have heard you live in Yemen. Just to ask how can I be your student. Is it possible?

    I listen to makkah, madina period CD of yours, and others many. I love the way you qoute things from quran, hadith and seerah and make it clear. better yet, I love Reference everything you tell us. I would give you gifts but you are far away and allah blessed you so much that worldly things won’t even make you happy, plus inshallah their better reward in janna.

    again jazallah wakeyra
    barakaallah wafikum.

  103. RezaNo Gravatar says:


    Dear sheikh thank you for your answer with a very polite way. I become very angry with this type of people. The following text is not for you and please pardon my approach. What I can see people (so called Muslim) loves to talk a lot (in the name of Dawa) sitting under a safe roof with a plenty of food. I just need to ask you people only one humble question.

    “Do you see the sign of Nifaq in you?”

    If your answer is YES, please get rid of this…do whatever Allah has prescribed for you…be careful and respectful to the ORDERS of Allah. Jihad is not a request this is an order from your lord who is the creator of the Heaven and Earth and you are only a slave. Who are you to refuse when He has purchased your lives and everything you have for the price of Paradise!!! Be truthful to your selves.

    And if the answer is NO, then I have no complain against you. You must have some very good reason to talk against Jihad and support the kuffar when they are killing and torturing your brothers and sisters in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a lot of other places and it doesn’t even bother you!!! And I believe you obviously have prepared a note book with a lot of evidence against Jihad from Quran and Hadid to show Allah at the day of Qiyamah to save your salves from the hell fair. I even should not have any complain against you when I see you people laughing, playing, enjoying time with your family, Joining the Kuffar military force in the name of Dawa, fighting against your brothers when the Ummah is under bombing by your beloved kuffar. This must be my own problem when I do not see a single piece of land on earth for the Muslim Ummah to practice Islam when I have a lot of Daee brothers like you, and also this must be my problem when I do not understand why you people talking against the Mujaheedin brother who are giving their lives to establish a Muslim land for you. May Allah save us from this.

  104. SaminNo Gravatar says:

    wow, when i listen to some of these “Muslims” i feel like taking a sword and slashing their head off, The Sahaba’s would have done it. It hurts when Muslims are so misguided, Ya allah never Abandon the true Muslims from your guidnace Inshallah.

  105. RedwanNo Gravatar says:

    Salam ya sheikh
    jisaka ALLAHU khairan for this interesting topic
    i would one day want to be a shaheed
    have and ideas on how to go to jihad im still very young
    I still remember as u had said in one of you lectures

    ” Preparation becomes fardh when Jihad becomes fardh”

  106. JassimNo Gravatar says:

    9:67 The hypocrites, both men and women, proceed one from another. They enjoin the wrong, and they forbid the right, and they withhold their hands (from spending for the cause of Allah). They forget Allah, so He hath forgotten them. Lo! the hypocrites, they are the transgressors.

    5:51 O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

    47:25 Verily, those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested unto them, Shaitan has seduced them, and filled them with false hopes.

    47:26 That is because they say unto those who hate what Allah has revealed: We will obey you in some matters; but Allah knows their (inner) secrets.

  107. samiehNo Gravatar says:

    asalam ‘alaikum
    j a k imam anwar…..i have very little doubt that was an agent. i think that they want to make you look extreme. you have been clearly targeted and almost certainly jailed because of the bennifits that your work has had on the muslims especially youth and converts in the west mashallah. and now as the fitna of the last age continues to increase exponentally they are trying to provoke you even more to look extreme. there feeble attempt to make your work and future works reach less people.
    i have benifited much from imam anwar and now discovering shaykh imran hosein. alhamdullelah. i have found him to be one of the great imams of our time. i am curious what your oppinon is of his work and opinons? he is and has written serveral books. free to read online. and many talks about the strange world we are living in. i think that his work is very much importaint at this time as it appears to be the calm before the storm. the shaykh brings strong proofs from quran and sunnah and common sense tells me hes right. that the major signs have actually started. some of the tribes of gog and magog are actually the one world order of gog and magog, the false state of israel is the beast speaking to people. and his carefull annalasis of whats going on politicaly has been sniper like in accuracy. going back to his works from years ago its all playing out now. well i hope that you can find the time to comment if you are familar with him.

    i think that the problem with the lost muslim or those rand muslims is basically summed up in the following quote from shaykh imran hoseins book surah al kahf in the modern age…….
    ” Khidr said to Moses, Surely you would not be able to show patience with me. Indeed, how can you show patience in respect of that which lies beyond your comprehension (since you can temporarily see with only one eye, and consequently can access only external empirical knowledge)?( Sūrah al-Kahf, 18:66-67)
    Those like Dajjāl, who see with one eye, can never be patient enough to learn from those like Khidr, who see with two eyes, i.e., the external and the internal. Dajjal’s epistemological attack on mankind renders them internally blind and, hence, easily deceived by external appearance while remaining incapable of penetrating internal reality in all that pertains to his mysterious mission. They sometimes lose faith in Allah Most High and become profoundly misguided without being even conscious of such. Nearly always, however, they lack the capacity to understand either the movement of history or the role that Jerusalem and the Holy Land play in the End of History. The Quran declares of such people that they have a status akin to cattle. “

  108. RimaNo Gravatar says:

    mashallah sheik anwar your lectures are very interesting, inspiring and full of truth. Your blogs are of the same status.
    may allah reward you inshallah

  109. Umm OmarNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamu Alaykum WR WB,

    This brother is clearly unstable to suggest that the muslims leave their land for the sake of dawah….Firsty alot of these muslims need dawah themselves…..Secondly the lands are rightfully theirs and ours (the muslims)to vacate is just ridiculous..Thirdly what is needed is that the muslims migrate to these lands and we take it back from the Infidels……May Allah guide us all our days to the true Tauhid..May Allah give victory to those fighting for the Haq…May Allah destroy and humiliate the enemies of this perfect religion Ameen….May Allah silence the interfaith Imans, Moderate muslims and those talking from pure insanity..Ameen

  110. lubnaNo Gravatar says:

    @ Reza
    brother Reza your post brought tears in my eyes, i could feel your passion of truth!

  111. MhtNo Gravatar says:

    Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
    Sheikh Anwar alAwlaki,
    JazakaAllah khair for your naseehah. May Allah turn our such muslim brothers’ and sisters’ hearts to the true Islam. Yes, there was Peace during the time of our Prophet and muslims must know that Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) was a mujahid, and he (peace be upon him) didn’t do only jihad al nafs. Rather Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) and all the khalifah and righteous leaders waged Jihad fee sabeelillah. Do the people of USA have peace(!)? or muslims at the time of Umar (r) had peace? They occupied lands and implemented Allah’s Shari’ah and thus peace occurred. Now, we want to bring the peace back by the Will of Allah. May Allah Preserve you sheikh and make you steadfast and Grant you Jannatul Firdaus. And may Allah Grant us Victory soon so that we can show them the actual meaning of- peace which can be occurred ONLY through Islam… Ameen.

  112. muhammad from nigeriaNo Gravatar says:

    ”what the muslims should do is evacuate palistine and afghanistan and continue with the da’wah…”

    So evil is this comment of yours that even the worst of puppet scholars in Salul-appointed committees may not utter such!

    ”jihad cant be the right path because this is a religion of peace and if we go around killing everyone, it would be wrong for us to call this religion a religion of peace.”

    What do you think the Prophet and/or his companions were doing in Uhud,Badr,Tabuk,Khandaq,Qadisiyyah…
    It seems you have not come to terms with the demands of this faith of ours which you claim to profess.
    Have you read these surahs-Tawbah,Saff,Fatih to mention three?Do you read the Qur’an with the goal to receive all of its instructions and not to invert its meanings?
    Are you sincere to Allah,His Rasul and HIs Deen or you are just another cancer in the body of this Ummah seeking to deprive it of life and relevance in this world?
    Or are you a Ghandi-incarnate?
    What you preach is more of Ghandism rather than the way of life of our Rasul,Umar,’Ali,Hamza,Khaild ibn Walid,Qutuz…and no single person in the has such an idea and is able to perform the role Allah has placed on the son of Adam as a khalifah!

  113. ferozeNo Gravatar says:

    Are the people of the bok also kaafirs?This is my perception but is it correct?Can you please explain verse 62 al baqarah and verse 69 Al maidah?

  114. ferozeNo Gravatar says:

    sorry i meant people of the book

  115. faizaNo Gravatar says:

    Salaam alaikum to you all,

    JazakAallah imam Anwar as always you touch upon the haaq.
    It’s a very sad fact but true these rand Muslims are some times even our own family and friend may Allah guide them and show them the true understanding of Islam. ameen

  116. StudentNo Gravatar says:

    Subhan Allah! may Allah protect all of us from being those kind of muslims! and may Allah guide all those muslims who reject Jihaad!!and Allah is not in need of confused muslims who are muslims not for his sake to spread His religion…if they reject jihaad, they are basically rejecting a part of islam, so how can they even think of entering into the dawa’ field?? will they start thinking of removing the ayaat regarding jihaad from the quran next?? lol…ISLAM DOES NOT NEED PEOPLE LIKE THEM, IT’LL PREVAIL WITH THE MERCY OF ALLAH NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO,NO MATTER HOW MANY MUSLIMS THEY BRAIN WASH, NO MATTER HOW MANY INNOCENT MUSLIMS THEY KILL…IT’LL PREVAIL OVER EVERYTHING ELSE, AND THAT TOO BY JIHAAD!
    Allahu Akbar…

  117. abu nabilNo Gravatar says:

    this is to refute you O’the hypocrites or/and the spy agents including the defeatist MOZlims.

    Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi

    Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islâmic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikûn (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give Zakât, then leave their way free. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    Surah 9/5

    Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

    Surah 9/29.

    And if you punish (your enemy, O you believers in the Oneness of Allâh), then punish them with the like of that with which you were afflicted. But if you endure patiently, verily, it is better for As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.)

    Surah 16/126

    these Ayyat are kallam Allah azza wa jall not from any sheikh, SO WHAT CAN YOU DO? the hypocrites spy agents and defeatists MOZlims are you going to complain to you kuffar taghout masters about them?

  118. YusufNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamalaikum wr wb, unforunately we have alot of “house” Muslims these days. Any heart which doesnt have at least some level of barra for the kaafirs, and some degree of wala for the Muslims, is a heart which has disease in it, may Allah save us.
    I personally feel its these people who are part of the disease in our ummah.
    When you read Islamic history, you’ll always find that Muslims never mixed with kaafirs, in Andalusia, in India, and other places and that was part of what made the Muslims strong and dominant, ofcoarse non muslims were given rights and allowed their freedoms, but there was always a devide between people of truth and people of falsehood.
    You’ll find that when Muslims started getting philosophical, trying to have inter faith dialog, inventing new biddahs, taking things from other religons , Muslims lost the dominance and power.
    Not only lost the dominance and power but we were humiliated, and still are humiliated by the disbelievers, they will never accept us until we follow their way, and when we follow their way, we will be despised by not only Allah, but the whole creation, look at Turkey, as a country, their hated by the europeans whom they try to emulate so much, and hated by other Muslims as their seen as apostates and sell outs. (not the people, the government). Look how much Kosovans and Bosnians are hated around Europe, Their white skinned, speak the same language, have the same names and customs, I cant tell the difference between any East Europen, Serb, Croat, Bosnian or anything, but they are despised by the very people they try to emulate. The Bosnians were slaughtered, mercilessly by the disbelievers, yet there was absolutely no visible difference between a serb and a Bosnian, apart from the fact the Bosnians great Grandfather was a Muslim.
    People like ed husain the munafiq, and his like are the enemies of Islam, when the kaafirs have got their use out of him he will be despised, if he isnt already.
    Forget the U.N, forget the left wing homosexual hippies, forget the multi cultural society nonsense, as Muslims and as humans we have no choice but to turn to Allah!!!

  119. MRNo Gravatar says:

    The majority of the scholars (may Allah bless them all) including those who are much more learned and much older than Imam Anwar (may Allah bless him) have strong disagreements with this opinion. I disagree as a Muslim for the sake of Allah.

  120. Sohaib KhanNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu Alaykum,

    I pray Allal bestows his mercy upon all of the muslims around the world and guides us all. I have read the blod and firstly I’d like to say for anyone who is reading this, that Imam Anwar’s answer was subhan’Allah very consice and clear, May Allah reward him for his efforts.
    In regards to some of the other comments that some of our other muslim brothers or sisters have posted with what seemed like abhorrence for the brother/sister who posted the initial comment, personally, and I could be wrong, I believe instead of showing animosity towards those with whom we disagree we should pray for them and try to educate them. Many times because of where we live or how we have been brought up, our thoughts resemble our society. I am not saying that this is correct, but the only way for that barrier to be penetrated is by education. I personally believe instead of rediculing the person who wrote the comment, we should pray for them and do as Imam Anwar has done by the method of education.
    My sincere love is with all of the muslims around the world, May Allah guide us, he is the one we ask.
    If I have offended anyone by saying anything here, it was not my intention to do so and I would like to take this opportunity to beg for forgiveness for that.
    Jazak Allah khair,

    Alaikum assalam

  121. IbraheimNo Gravatar says:

    Interfaith Imam,

    That name alone is an oxymoron! I wonder what Allah thinks of you visiting the buddhist temples with the hundreds of idols around you? Who are you praying to when your there? How about when you visit the christian churches with the statues of Isa alay salam on the cross?

    You should not call yourself an Imam cause all you really are is a straight up JACKASS. (excuse my language brothers).

    You come on here just to tell everyone your fake version of Islam?

    And how dare you talk about newer more modern versions of the Quran! May Allah rip your heart out! The Quran is a book for ALL TIMES! Do you not think Allah knows about what was going to happen in the future?

    It is more odvious then ever that there needs to be a Khalifah in this religion. And I pray that the first thing this Khalifah does is utterly destroy the hypocrates!

    Brothers and Sisters if interfaith Imam does not make your blood boil then you need to question your faith! He is precisely the reason this religion is in it’s weakened state! Next thing you know he will be preaching to the gays! We need to prevent people like him of acting for us in this religion! If he is so interested in all the other faiths then let him pick a different one other than Islam to represent. You may fit right in there but you will NEVER fit in with Islam.

    My the curse of Allah be upon you and your family day and night!


  122. AllahuAkbarNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    Over 1 million Iraqi people have died because of US invasion in Iraq (see Have US Congress been apologetic about it? The answer is NO! In fact they don’t care how many muslims die.
    In February 1991, when Colin Powell, then US chairman joint chiefs of staff, was asked about Iraqi casualties, he replied tersely: “That is one statistic I am not interested in.” Do you see? He is not even interested to know how many muslims died.
    On the other hand, when 3000 Americans died in 9/11, all the muslims in the world suddenly started being apologetic and denouncing jihad and mujahideen.
    Do the math, 1,000,000 versus 3000. Muslims are still apologetic and kuffar are silent on the 1 million death and continue killing Muslims.
    Don’t forget the words of Obama, when he said he will attack Pakistan without anyone’s approval if he becomes president. Now that he is president and shifting his soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan, Pakistan might be the next target.
    WILL YOU THEN SAY VACATE PAKISTAN AGAIN? and ask muslims to be “mujahids in dawah”? SubhanAllah.
    May Allah guide the Ummah to the Straight Path and return us back to our Deen.

  123. abu nabilNo Gravatar says:

    to MR

    Your Quote:
    “The majority of the scholars (may Allah bless them all) including those who are much more learned and much older than Imam Anwar”

    knowlegde alone is not enough , knowledge must include truth and courage.

    “I disagree as a Muslim for the sake of Allah.”

    NO comments

  124. MuslimaNo Gravatar says:

    wow! i,m so shocked about whats happening in the ummah today and how they are chaging for the sake of disbelivers. may Allah reward you for your efforts. ameen.

  125. AhmedNo Gravatar says:

    @ MR on December 13th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Islamic rulings are based Daleel or evidence from the Quran and the way of the Prophet(SAW).
    Please show where the Quran and the Sunnah goes against what Imam Anwar has said.
    Do not hide behind what the “old and learned Shiehs” have said. Let them show you evidence from Quran and Sunnah. Listen and learn from them. Do not use them as your cover. They will not cover you on the day of judgement.

  126. Khalid H.No Gravatar says:

    Recall the famous hadith of our prophet Muhammed (Sallallah O Alaihay Wa Sallam), when Quraish wanted to negotiate the terms and asked him (Sallallah O Alaihay Wa Sallam) to follow their religion for a few days and we will follow yours for a month? What did he say to them? He said “that even if they offered him the moon in one hand and the sun in the other, he wouldn’t do that”.
    What kind of Imam go to their religious grounds (other than Islam) and offer prayers in their churches, temples etc. You think that Allah needs you? You think that the only way to convert someone to Islam is to follow them first and then when the time is right, offer Dawah? If Allah wills, he will convert everyone to Islam, but he wants you to go out and send the message without any strings attached. He sent Moosa (AS) and Haroon (AS) to Pharaon to send the message. Didnt Allah knew that he (Pharaon) will mock them? It took Nooh (AS) hundreds of years but he never gave up. Do you even know how much effort he put to convert them and send the message? Did he follow their religion first, and tried to balance the world with Aakhira?
    You people have made Islam something that revolves around your own little tiny world. On the contrary, it should be the world revolving around Islam. The best example is something that I experienced when we built a Masjid in our area and the board wanted to rent out a shop to some karate classes right next door. Most of them, who are the board members, try to justify the rent by saying that while we are getting rent from them, there is a Dawah opportunity as well, like Dawah is their goal. They forget that renting out to Kuffars right next to the Masjid means that no one can monitor what they are doing in there. They forget that Allah does not want their money, he wants what is in our hearts and our intentions. He can make us all millionaires and make us pay for the Masjid. BUT, Allah wants our efforts and true Intentions.
    I have heard so many times from these moderate muslims, that if I have any problems here in the US, then go back to your own country and they say that US is the most tolerant state in the world because you work here and live in their country and they provide you. FOR ME, THIS IS ALLAH’S WORLD, HE IS THEIR PROVIDER, AND MINE. IT IS HIS WORLD AND NOT THEIRS.
    If we STOP being afraid of them and only FEAR ALLAH, we will have Taqwa, The ultimate goal.
    May Allah give me Taqwa and all others here writing and reading the Blog. JazakAllah.

  127. ferozeNo Gravatar says:

    it is repeated in the sixth surah as follows: Those who believe (in the Qur’an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness,- on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
    please explain this repetition as well. Allah reward all your efforts.

  128. ferozeNo Gravatar says:

    how do these verses reconcile with this:Does this verse abrogate the others?
    3:85 If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah., never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good). – English

  129. faizaNo Gravatar says:

    salaam alaikum to u all,
    brother Ibraheim WALLAHI when i first red wht interfaithImam wrote it indeed made my blood boil. i couldn’t have said it better ameen to your duaa!! may Allah protect the mumeens from the Evil doers!

  130. ImranNo Gravatar says:

    If interfaithImam makes ppl’s blood boil, just google Irshad Manji, a gay moderate reformist. It’ll make your blood boil and evaporate

  131. AbuMAleehaNo Gravatar says:

    Salaam Alaikum Sheikh,
    JzakaAllah Hasna for all your lectures, i really like all of them and i agree with almost all of what you have said…..but the only thing that i havent been able to understand is that when Allah has told RasulAllah SAW to have patience with what the Kuffar say to him, that they will badmouth him etc, so be patient..then why would he order of condone some of them to be assassinated with trickery?
    AoozobeAllah if i am straying in my thoughts but us killing someone insulting RasulAllah SAW i understand but him SAW wanting to have this done, i dont. If you or some other brother/sister could explain inshaAllah.
    Allhumma arenal haqqa warzuqnattiba’a

  132. Al SomaliNo Gravatar says:

    to interfaith “IMAM” you are the perfect example of one who is a muslim for the sake of the KUFAR. “and we encourage the community to read newer translations of Quran that are more in line with modern days and diplomatic with non-muslims (does not calls them Jews/Christians) monkeys etc in the translation” lol its seems that you are the “deviant” one yourself, deviant from the Quran and the Sunnah.

  133. Remove the Misconceptions about Islaam in Bangladesh » Imam Anwar: A Muslim for the Sake of the DisbelieversNo Gravatar says:

    [...] Anwar al-Awlaki, hafidhullah, posted the following on his blog: I recently received this email from a [...]

  134. Abu DharrNo Gravatar says:

    Brother Ibrahiem
    I wholeheartedly agree with what you say. But I think you should refrain from making Dua against their families and cursing them.
    You have no idea what they believe.

    Our blood may boil because of their love for the Kuffar and the Dunyaa.

    But patience and levelheadedness is also something Prophet (SAW) has taught us.
    I just think its a mistake.

  135. FaisalNo Gravatar says:

    Al-Salaamu li kulli musaalimin, wa al-harbu li kulli harbin….Peace for every peaceful one and war for every aggressive one.

    This brother who wrote this email takes the actions of a few brothers who have exceeded the Hadd by killing civilian targets…and then uses it to characterize every legitimate mujaahid. Islaam isn’t about turning the cheek when you’re rights are violated, nor is it about ignoring the wrongs of the world and sitting idly. To say islaam is a religion of peace as a blanket statement to justify cowardice, abandoning your brothers, or ignoring key facts is hardly a decent defense. It is more appropriate to say Islaam offers peace and justice for every peaceful one and aggression for every tyrant, aggressor, corrupter, criminal, wrong-doer, etc. In the right context, as Dr. Zakir Naik says, every muslim should terrorize criminals just as how a criminal feels terror when he sees police; islaam is an intolerant religion when it comes to prostitution, crime, injustice, lies, and evils.

    Allaah’s rulings and religion is comprehensive, we are taught how to deal with the good and the bad in this earth. –Muslims for the sake of the disbelievers have stockholm syndrome, they’ve been subjected to or seen other believers and their religion subjected to so much abuse by the kuffar, the traitors, and the hypocrites, yet they’ve developed some sort of affinity for these same people.

  136. ibrahimNo Gravatar says:

    can any1 suggest a book on the right manhaj

  137. Peak of IslamNo Gravatar says:

    just like one brother said, the agent emailer and agent interfaith imam are trying to make the Sheikh look extreme, but he answered in a very clever way.

  138. SalmanNo Gravatar says:

    salaam aleikum,

    I believe that much of what you have written above describing the phenomenon of a Muslim “for the sake of the kuffar” was first well documented and described by Malcolm X here:

    as Muslims we must identify with the slaves in the fields vs. the slaves in the house, i.e. the “westernized” “progressive” trash.


  139. Kazi RizwanNo Gravatar says:

    In all this discussion, one has forgotten the bottom line
    “Only a munafiq finds outs ways and reasons to skip jihad fi sabililah”

    Well said Shaikh, its really necessary to reply to such emails. Hats off to you !
    I really love you for the sake of Allah. May Allah keep you blessed with the knowledge so that you can spread it among others, and Insha Allah it may lead us all to Jannah !

  140. Ibn WeliNo Gravatar says:

    do we even call these people muslims…..I mean I am afraid of calling someone muslim who takes kuffars in front of his brothers….

  141. JameelNo Gravatar says:

    Assalaamu Alaykum

    This is a brilliantly articulated by Imam Anwar who is a true believer, Alhamdulillah.

    “You are the most evolved peoples of mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah (SWT)” (Quran 3:110).

    With Duas.

    Humbly always

  142. abuNo Gravatar says:

    salaam any brothers no any good books on manhaj because these some extreme brothers out there

  143. IbraheimNo Gravatar says:

    Another thing for the true muslims to consider is what the future holds for us. When Allah allows Isa alay salm to come back there will be no peace agreement/paying jyzyah. It will be jihad and thats it!

    I wonder what the christians will think when Isa alay salam comes back and acts that way. In the west they make him out to be all about peace and forgiveness even to the point where he would forgive homosexuality and allow women to run the church etc etc.

    Allah has blessed this Ummah with knowing more about Isa then the people who worship him!

    Salam Alaykum,

  144. IbraheimNo Gravatar says:

    Abu Dharr,

    You are correct and I apologize for such a dua. I lost my temper a little bit and was extremly upset when I read the munafaqeen (aka interfaith imam) comments. So I will correct my dua and my new dua will be May Allah make interfaith imam’s life rotten in this life and May Allah put him into the deepest pit of the hellfire in the hereafter!

  145. heraishNo Gravatar says:

    “Only a munafiq finds outs ways and reasons to skip jihad fi sabililah”

    This includes most of the islamic speakers who only talk about it but never do anything, leaving the field to ignorant youth who get manipulated to do wrong things and the intelligence agencies.

  146. JihadfeesabililahNo Gravatar says:

    “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are in fact allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is one of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.
    So you see those in whose hearts is disease hastening into association with them, saying, ‘We are afraid a misfortune may strike us.’ But perhaps Allah will bring conquest or a decision from Him, and they will become, over what they have been concealing within themselves, regretful.”

    [Surah Al-Maidah, Ayat 51-52]

    heraish wrote on December 12th, 2008 “And the Muslims who give us a bad name. Let them follow the prophetic etiquette in whatever they are doing, at least, before crying about how the general Muslim public in the east or west are not supporting them. They even got kicked out of Iraq due to their bad behaviour towards other Muslims.”
    Heraish Are you obsessed with your image in front of the disbelievers? Are you so obsessed with it that it becomes your standard for wala and bara? So you love the Kuffar and the RAND Mozlemz who present the ‘good boy’ image to the disbelievers and despises the Muslims who give Muslims a ‘bad name’? Your comments are more proof that you are a victim of the Enemy’s plots. Because you are so hooked on their lies and propaganda, your judgment on world affairs, the concept of Justice and rule of law is distorted. Please stop loving the Kuffar and defending their nationalist secular ideologies. Please do something beneficial for Islam if you are a Muslim. The Battlefields are crying for the strong and dedicated believers.

    It is plain for any True Muslim to see the blatant and blind hypocrisy of kuffar guided scholars for dollars and their RAND Mozlemz audience who talk about upholding Islamic values while they support the imposition of western legal and political systems in Muslims countries by the barrel of a gun and bomber jets! The kuffar invades and occupies lands of Islam such as Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, and Somalia, for religious change and corruption and imposes secular democratic constitutions and disregarding the Shariah, while doing all this, they want the Muslims to “shut up” and “hold the Peace”? In addition, western guided nationalist scholars for dollars and their RAND Mozlemz audience also support dictators and despots who imprison and torture those that call for the comprehensive implementation of the Shariah in its entirety. Some of our Muslim brothers and sisters are held by the United States of America, United Kingdom and the Illegal State of Israel in concentration, torture and death camps and prisons around the world like The Guantanamo Bay Camp, Abu Ghraib prison, Belmarsh Prison etc.

    Their hypocrisy doesn’t stop there as RAND Mozlemz have the audacity to state that the Muslims cannot establish the Shariah, perform Jihad and Qital feesabililah in these “modern times”.
    We learned from the Qur’an that: once evidences are established against these Kuffar tyrants and their RAND Mozlemz audience and idolaters (Money Worshippers), they would only continue with their disbelief and denial by inverting their intellects and “think tanks”. You would think that their intellect should normally have enabled them to distinguish between right and wrong. But when it becomes inverted, their views and actions became inverted as well, and they see the wrong as right and vice-versa., and they try to use logic to disapprove facts.
    “But they denied the truth when it came to them, so they are in a confused condition.”

    [Surah Qaaf, Ayah 5]

    “The hypocrites are apprehensive lest a Surah be revealed about them, informing them of what is in their hearts. Say, ‘Mock [as you wish]; indeed, Allah will expose that which you fear.’”

    [Surah At-Tawba, Ayah 64]

    The Kuffar (disbelievers in Islam), the Mushrikoon (Polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, those who worship others along with Allah, and also those who set up rivals with or partners to Allah), and the Munafiqoon (The hypocrites, RAND Mozlemz, Muslim for the Sake of the Disbelievers, Those that ally with the Polytheists, pagans, idolaters, Jews and Christians) accuse us of being terrorists and fundamentalists and giving “Moderate Islam” a bad name. They called us Radicals Jihadist, and our religion they called “radical Islam”. They accuse us Muslims of terrorism, but they the Kuffar, the Mushrikoon and the Munafiqoon themselves are the source of evil and terrorism. How can they be anything but terrorists and liars, when the entire world suffers from their terrorism? What the coalition of Jewish-Christian of Zionist regime is doing in Palestine and the middle east – is this not terrorism and oppression? What the blood thirsty empire of Christian-Jewish alliance of United States of America, the United Kingdom, and NATO are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan are these not terrorism, oppression, aggression and injustice? What is happening in Kashmir – is this not terrorism and oppression? What is happening in Somalia – is this not terrorism and injustice? Recent attacks in Pakistan by the US – is this not terrorism? What is happening in the entire world today is an attempt to occupy the lands of Islam and corrupt the Muslims, and to drive the Muslims out of the Light of Islam to the secularist corrupted ways of living.

    Did they not occupy Iraq and spread fear and terrorism there? Did they not kill our mothers, sons, and sisters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Somalia? Are these not terrorism, oppression, aggression and injustice? But when we take up arms to defend our Prophet [PBUH], to defend our religion and our faith, and to defend ourselves and our families, our sisters and our brothers, when we take up arms for this purpose – Jihadfeesabililah, they call us terrorists and fundamentalists. If that is their definition of terrorism, then terrorists and fundamentalists we are! We will never abandon our principles because of their biased propaganda, their fake words, and their so call “spreading of democracy”. What the kuffar and their new world order murderers are doing is nothing but a spread of tyranny and to try to make us Muslims revert from Islam.
    “Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked about the companions of Hellfire.
    And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.”

    [Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 119-120]

    In Iraq and Afghanistan, all the terrorism is done by the same Americans and British as well, the occupiers, to give them more justification to stay and control the Muslim lands for “another 100 years and more”. They perpetrate those attacks and blame it on so call “Muslim terrorists”. Who is bombing the Masaajid? Muslims? No. not Muslims. It can only be the Kuffar (such as the US-Army, CIA, Blackwater, Mossad) that does these actions and killing innocent human beings. They kill the “Shias” and blame it on the “Sunnis” and kill the “Sunnis” and blame it on the “Shias”. Before America and Britain and their corrupted allies like Israel went to Iraq there was no case of bombings of Masaajid, Hospitals etc. These phenomenons started after the invasions and the occupations. The Muslims are just basically defending themselves against these devils of American and British terrorists. The occupiers employ mercenaries and death squads to do their dirty jobs like the US Army raping Muslims women etc and torturing and slaughtering our brothers and sisters. Same thing with what happened in the Abu Gharib and Guantanomo bay prisons and concentration, torture and death camps. So much abuse and injustice filled these people’s hearts.
    Same process is going on today in Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan and Kashmir.
    Then they will try other lands wherever Muslims are. So when you see, Masjid AL-Aqsa bombed, Allah Forbid, A unzu billah or other great masaajid disappear from the face of the world they will blame it on the “Muslim Terrorist” and those Muslims for the sake of the disbelievers still sleeping or blinded by their media will agree to that.
    As to what is happening in Pakistan, this is the same story. Justification for them to enter Pakistan and continue their annihilation of Muslims, just like Musharaf, one of their puppets did few months ago, attacking Mosques and killing innocent lives in the houses of Allah.

    “Muslim Terrorists”?? Muslims giving a “bad name” to their brand of Islam??
    These terminologies are a Kuffar creation. Like how they create such other words and terminologies like:
    “Radical Islam” , “Islamic Terrorism”, “Jihadist”, “Jihadism”, “Islamist”, “Islamism”, “Militant Muslims”…etc
    Please wake up and smell the coffee!

    Allah [SWT] Says “Fitnah is worse than killing” {2:190}
    The Fitnah that the American and British terrorist and allies such as the Illegal State of Israel are doing are greater and more harmful. They expel people from their homes; invade and occupy their lands, create millions of refugees, who have neither safety nor salaam. As for those Muslims that Americans and the British killed and annihilated, Inshallah we hope that they will be forgiven and sent to Paradise.
    These Kuffar terrorist did not only create these great Fitnah and killing, but also create 21st century slavery, colonization and nationalism. Muslims have the right to defend themselves against all these injustices. And “there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.” {2-193}
    Please tell me what non-Muslim country is being invaded and occupied by Muslims, militarily today.
    Those innocent lives who have been label as “Muslim terrorists” anywhere in the world that are weak and oppressed and have few Muslims to come to their aid, their oppressed among men, women, and children may Allah protect them, appoint for them from Himself a protector and appoint for them from Himself a helper.
    As for the Mujrimoon (the criminals) who openly commit crimes and acts of terrorism that everyone sees with their eyes wide open or shut, May Allah destroy them and destroy those who support them and let them go free, keeping them as presidents, prime ministers and or kings and so call Muftis.
    As far as we know now, it is now the work of the International World Terrorists that Preach, Love and Peace, and promises Security, Freedom and democracy, when in fact their OPEN ACTIONS are nothing but disbelieve in Allah, oppression, injustice, aggression, and Terrorism. Look again! And Insh’Allah your eyes will return to you not being deceived by their plots.

  147. JassimNo Gravatar says:

    From Tafsir Ibn Kathir on Ayah 2:62 (There’s more btw)…
    The Meaning of those verses are as follows:

    `Ali bin Abi Talhah narrated from Ibn `Abbas, about–
    (2:62 Verily, those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day)– that Allah revealed the following Ayah afterwards,

    (3:85 And whoever seeks religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers)

    This statement by Ibn `Abbas clarifies that Allah does not accept any deed or work from anyone, unless it conforms to the Law of Muhammad, that is, after Allah sent Muhammad . Before that, every person who followed the guidance of his own Prophet was on the correct path, following the correct guidance and was saved.

  148. JassimNo Gravatar says:

    Also, the verse that “feroze” pointed to is not even in the sixth surah Al-An’am. Plus the translation he gave (if you look at the actual verses in 2:62 5:69 and 22:17) is deceptive and incorrect.

  149. Khurasani 2No Gravatar says:

    SubhanAllah, Such are the ppl responsible for our defeat and humiliation. And on the top of that giving nasheeha to the Imam. What are the like-minded and inter-faith ppl like these reading…is it Quran Majeed or Desires al-Satan. They have purchased the life of this world for the hereafter and just followed their desires. Sorry to be harsh, I tried but I couldn’t help it. Please delete if the admin consider it to be inappropriate but I cant stand these hypocrites. So in other words what this person is saying is as follows, if someone breaks into my house and kills my father and brother, rap my sister and mother and slaughter my kids and then run away with all my good. First I will leave my house and then I will go to the thief’s house to give him Dawah. Very peaceful indeed but sorry it’s not Islam. This is not even logic.

  150. zubairNo Gravatar says:

    sallam shaykh, what you have said is what most people think but are hesitant to say and your response to this email was beautiful subhanallah. I follow your work very closely and have benefited from your knowledge and thought process and bringing the example to life and making it relevant to our day and age without diluting or losing the true message. I make the sincerest of du’a for you to be able to continue to bring us your genius to us and educate us all further and that you are given mercy and rewarded with Janat-ul firdose.


  151. muhammad from nigeriaNo Gravatar says:

    Does your ‘old and learned’ shaykhs include those in the committees/ifta whether in saudi or egypt?Where is your intellect when you go about taking knowledge of our deen from employees of anti-sharia puppets,from scholars appointed by pharoah-like creatures as the kings and PMs and presidents imposed on muslim nations…
    Common,the veil of this agelong deceit has been lifted and the crack in its facade has widened,poor one!

  152. Akhu AwlakiNo Gravatar says:

    Subhan Allah I cannot believe that so many Muslims disagree with the Imam on something so obviously true. We have all met Muslims who believe fitting in to be the ultimate goal. They do not realize that the respect they seek from non-Muslims will only come when you actually obey Allah SWT, stand up for what is right and condemn what is wrong. If you do your best to please them they will be nice to you, but not respect you nor your beliefs.

    Being Muslim is not about being liked, but about obeying Allah SWT, the test is will you obey Allah SWT if it means you will be disliked? If you can do this, you have passed the test.

    Wallahu A3lam.

    Imam Anwar please keep writing, do not be discouraged, may Allah SWT give you strength and patience in sha Allah.

    Akhu Awlaki.

  153. s aNo Gravatar says:


    Though there are muslims out there as you describe in the post. I’m not sure if that post properly addresses the brother’s erroneous understanding of Islam and what this way of life requires of us. Perhaps it would have been better if you had been gentle on his error and advised him rather than judged him.


  154. MasNo Gravatar says:

    Salam ‘Aleykum!

    I am not sure if you present yourself clearly in this post, dear brother. Are you saying fundamentalism is justified? Are you also justifying Al Qaeda’s actions? I am sick of people using poor people as their ‘jihadi’ tools. The meaning of jihad, da’wa etc are distorted and the connotations have all become negative. Kuffars are easily getting to our skin only because our own kind (Muslims) are driving them away. What’s wrong with being moderate? Why does it have to be an extremist point of view?

  155. Khalid H.No Gravatar says:

    and FYI “brother” You make sure you tell the Angels that you were a “moderate” muslim when they come to visit you in your grave.
    If you read your own comments over and over again…you are no different from what the disbeleivers have been branding the muslims. And JazakAllah to you, because people like you and your comments make my faith stronger.

  156. adabNo Gravatar says:

    as-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh brs. and srs.

    just a reminder!
    make dua for each and every muslim to be guided on the path of rasulullah saaw so we may be strong and our condition changed. refrain from making duat against any muslim. those who disagree with the shaikh, ask Allah to guide them and insha Allah your dua will be answered and they will bring goodness to the ummah.

    and i strongly agree with what imam anwar said, our modern day ibn tamiyya.

  157. Khurasani 2No Gravatar says:


    To all those moderate, peace lovers and interfaith Muslims, I will hit the nail on the head so you wont be able to pull it this time, InshAllah. After reading the below hadith, ask yourselves where do you stand. And SubhanAllah, I was not able to find this Hadith on any of the so-called Muslims websites!!!! Wallahi, they have hidden this hadith, But who are they deceiving!!!! The ALL KNOWER of SEEN and UNSEEN.

    Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet PBUH as saying: “He who dies without having fought or having felt fighting (against the infidels) to be his duty will die guilty of a kind of hypocrisy *.

    * A man who is true Muslim covets the dominance of Islam. He will surely fight against the infidels. If he is unable to do so due to poverty or some valid reason, he will feel duty at heart. He will always have the intention to participate in Jihad whenever he finds an opportunity. But a man who neither fights in Allah path not has the intention to do so is like the hypocrites who do not want the promotion of Islam sincerely.

    Source: Hadith (2496) –Kitab al-Jihad. (Sunah Abu Dawud)

  158. JassimNo Gravatar says:

    Please listen to this

    May Allah make us of the ones mentioned in those verses. Amin.

  159. nabeelNo Gravatar says:

    Brother anwar can u please make a lecture or write a article regarding neo salafi whose kings join with kuffar to kill muslims

  160. Muslim broNo Gravatar says:

    As salaamu alaikum:

    If you’re able to Shaikh Anwar, can you please answers these questions insha’Allah, although I know they are somewhat “controversial.” (I’m only speaking hypothetically of course)

    OK, in America and the UK, as an example, can ALL the noncombatant non-Muslims be intentionally killed, including women, children, the elderly, and even infants? If so, is it because all of the non-Muslims in these lands are considered to be harbis, and what is the daleel for them to be considered harbis? I mean, they are not doing the actual fighting that their government’s filthy Crusader armies (“combatants”) are doing in the lands of the Muslimeen, and they may or may not support their government’s policies, etc. Also, I don’t have a soft spot for these filthy kuffar (may Allah guide them or or give them what they deserve ameen), and I hate them for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, but how can Muslims say that all of their blood is halaal, every single one of them?

    Jazak Allah Khair

  161. Muslim broNo Gravatar says:

    Some follow up hypothetical questions insha’Allah…

    Assuming that the blood and the wealth of all the kuffar non-combatants are all halaal in places such as America, the UK, etc….
    Can Muslims consider them and their possessions (wealth) as ghaneema? Can the Muslimeen rob these kuffar, steal from these kuffar, take any of their possessions, etc. I mean if a Muslims were to see a random kaafir say on a dark street (or even in broad daylight, whatever) can you give this kaafir a “beat down,” and rob him/her, etc.
    Also, if all of these kuffar are considered as “ghaneema,” are their women not considered to be the right hand possession of the Muslim brothers?

    Jazak Allah Khair

  162. Adhan ZedNo Gravatar says:

    Assalam Alaikum..
    Its nice Sheikh Anwar brother..May Allah reward you. Aamin
    how we can Worship Allah while worhsipping others(Taghut)”??? Allah(swt) said, ” Disbelieve the Taghut and then Obey Allah.” So We should Disbelieve Taghut first.. if not we cannot Worship Allah..
    and We should know What taghut is? How people worship Taghut? and How we become the believers of Taghut? How to Disbelieve Taghut? and How Allah Ta Ala told us to Disbelieve through Quran and Prophet Mohammed(pbuh)….
    “Believers Accept and Believe the Truth when he knows the Right and Believers Reject and Disobey the Saitan, Taghut n Pagans.”

    Jazakahllah khayran my brothers in Islam.

  163. NadeemNo Gravatar says:

    Shiek Anwar May Allah give you more and more of His blessings in all shape and forms, Ameen
    May Allah Tala help us to be sincere in what we say or do, where ever we live in this world we have responsibility towards those whom we live among and if we truly believe in what we claim,By Allah”He had given us victory meaning His Deen Islam would have been dominating over all other systems,My advise to all my Muslim brothers and sisters is to do what Allah and His prophet order us to do and keep our self far from sins and as I said earlier be sincere in your saying and your actions, purely for the sake of Allah Tala, May Allah bless you reading my advise, and keep each other in our Dua, Jaza-Allah
    Your little Br in Islam

  164. AbdNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamualaikum @Shykh,
    JzhakAllah for your response about this mail. There are a huge number of muslim u see they are ready to give big big lecture, but actual field of a’mal u will not found anyone from them. They are giving logic and logic and logic to protect themselves. and Allah (sub) said so: “If we only could, we would certainly have come forth with you.”

    And among them is he who says:”Grant me leave (to be exempted from Jihâd) and put me not into trial.” Surely, they have fallen into trial.

    They swear by Allâh that they are truly of you while they are not of you, but they are a people (hypocrites) who are afraid (that you may kill them).
    So brother chk yourself and your speech. Please give Dawa when your mother and sister will “rap” by kuffar and pls dont curse those who do the “rap”….
    Please don’t take me wrong because i believe dawaa will Fard till kiyamah…And Jihad is for Dawa and dawa need jihad..No Dawa will establish without fighting..

  165. ferozeNo Gravatar says:

    shukran jaseem
    this is my own view but i needed clarity.I obtained the translation from one of the standard english translations available and apologise if it was wrong.I share the imaams views on the issues.

  166. HindAmreeke Muttaqi -Insha'AllahNo Gravatar says:

    As Salaamualeykum Bro’s and Sis’s:

    Ask your soul what’s good for yourself, Pray 5 times and wake-up for kyaam ul layl, even for 2 rakaat, make it a habit and ask Allah SWT for HELP, GUIDANCE and ask HIM to be your Imaam and see how he opens the door to the right path and helps you through the angels that you can feel but can’t see and hear, He SWT will keep you on the siraat al mustaqeem. YOU have to sincerely take the first step and Allah SWT will help you. Who is more lovable, beneficial, powerful, merciful and a guide and friend than He SWT?

    Once you stop fearing Shaytaan (Your biggest,worst,most powerful and intelligent enemy), then nothing fears you anymore due to the closeness you attain with Allah SWT.

  167. OMARNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamu alaikum ya sheik, baraka Allah feek, I cant believe what this Muslim is saying, he can’t even spell Palestine right and he is just saying for us to leave Palestine that easy. Baraka Allah feek and Allah Akabar.

  168. ATNo Gravatar says:

    Aslm Aleikhum Dear Br & Sis,
    I was sitting in a gathering of more than 81 Muslims – watching News Channel, then we saw Jog Bush ducking the shoes, I heard someone saying “Takhbeer” and we all responded “Allah Akbar” – the heavy voices could be heard within the neighbours… this was great moment.
    I hope the Kufar also watched this including(
    My beloved Br & Sis, we should not worry about or bother about thick skinned Rand Muslims and their Kufar Masters,To remind you what Brother Anwar have quoted: Allah says about the disbelievers: “They are like cattle, nay, they are even more misguided”
    Ignore their ignorant comments except for few they sincerly desire to learn, Insha Allah we must strive and keep negotiating hard to implement the “Haq” and support and promote those who are in the line of duty (from those seeking benefits of Ribat to Shahadah)and those holding the rope by reasoning based on Al Wala Wal Bara-
    for you and me time is running out my dear: we do not have guarantee of time in life.
    I conclude my comments by a last quote from the Hadith of which Brother Anwar has just said:
    Rasulullah says about the believer: “Tearing down al Kaaba stone by stone is less than shedding the blood of a Muslim”

  169. RashidNo Gravatar says:


    This response is a expected response in my opinion due to the lack of education Muslim receive and also the fact that Muslim are influence and mis-educated by sources that only wish to water down the Muslims and Islam, they are being successful in doing so but will achieve nothing but I wish to say that although you have Muslims who say silly things and think that Islam is peace, this is what happens when Muslims don’t learn from the History. Muslims can achieve peace only through submission and this means that violence may be part of the journey to peace especially when Islam allows one to defend himself, land, family, wealth etc. If a Muslim disagrees, then he should consider learning about the Seerah of the Prophet [saw].

    May Allah [swt] keep us all steadfast, upon the path of Truth andnot amogst those who have earned his anger, gone astray and keep us amongst those who are truthful and righteous, Ameen


  170. mohammed kibriyaNo Gravatar says:

    thank you for clearing this . i work for dr. israr ahmad and this is beautiful what u have said.. and thank you .. for posting truth. may Allah bless you and guide you. and thank you for showing dr. israr ahmad in ur other post as one of the worker of true islam.

  171. omaimaNo Gravatar says:

    dear muslim bro,

    the islamic rules of engagements are clear- we must not kill women, children, or the elderly, and the weak, noncombatants etc. it is permissible to capture women. one could argue that taxpayers are fully accountable for the wars and can be killed due to their accountability.

    but you have to keep in mind that it is more likely and there is more proof that 9/11 was not committed by the mujahideen, but by israel and america, who likely brainwashed muslim prisoners of israel to get on these planes. physics suggests that it is highly unlikely for buildings to collapse from simply the burning of jetfuel or whatnot, and it is rather apparent that the buildings went down from an INSIDE job, a controlled demolition with bombs inside the building going off.

    the mujahideen fisabilillah do not target civilians. in the case of israel: it can easily be argued that every adult citizen has served in the military (required by israel) except for the conscientious objectors, so very few people in israel are “civilians.” however it also is quite baffling that suicide bombers are able to get through to israel, in light of all the checkpoints and “security”, walls, and weakening of the people due to limited resources. i think its quite clear (as someone else here has also suggested) that israel itself is responsible for the acts of terror against the everyday people.. israel and america NEED terrorism to survive, they MUST create terrorism to propogate their agenda and continue the wars that they thirst for.. they will never want peace and they will gladly kill their own for the sake of their ideologies- this is known about the zionists throughout history.

    the mujahideen on the other hand, always try their best to target MILITARY places with their rockets and their guns. terrorism is a tool of the kuffar to divide us.

    so to answer your question- no we cannot target innocent civilians, only the ones that fight against us actively. but someone more knowledgeable can argue that it is true of taxpayers etc.. i am not that knowledgeable. may Allah forgive if i said soemthing wrong.. but use your common sense and understand what is going on, and who needs and benefits from all this bloodshed- the followers of SHAITAN.

    dear sheikh Anwar. i know you hear it so much, but I love you for the sake of Allah and may Allah give me the taufiq to help the mujahideen.

  172. mohammed kibriyaNo Gravatar says:

    alhamduLAllah….i am working for dr. israry ahmad and i am happy that you have mentioned him in ur letter for election and democracy. its amazing how many muslims agree to democracy. how many muslims dont realize the reconstruction of islam through isna icna etc. thank you for standing up for the truth . may Allah bless you.

  173. WaheedNo Gravatar says:

    Mashallah a beautiful article. May Allah (SWT) reward you for the trials you have faced in life.

    Brother Waheed


  174. umm bassamNo Gravatar says:

    SoubhanAllah ya shaykh u r so RIGHT on this subject!, wAllahi i’ve seen this my school, on television.. seriously everywhere waAllahu musta’aan.. nifaaq of the worst caliber!..may Allah swt guide us all and give us unity and al wala’ wal bara’ .. jazak allahu khair for all of your works

  175. SlaveNo Gravatar says:

    may allah preserve u Sheikh
    As one brother stated above, it proves how effective this Jahiliyyah propaganda is upon our Ummah, how the poisonous venom of their false ideologies run through the blood of this Ummah. Some muslims are so convinced that Dawah alone is the only solution to establish the deen of Allah on the Earth.
    This reminds me of a saying of Syed Qutb (Rahimullah) in his master piece “MILESTONES”
    “When Jahiliyya takes the form, not of a theory but of an active movement in this fashion, then any attempt to abolish this Jahiliyya and to bring people back to God which presents Islam merely as a theory will be undesirable, rather useless. Jahiliyya controls the practical world, and for its support there is a living and active organization. In this situation, mere theoretical efforts to fight it cannot even be equal, much less superior to it. When the purpose is to abolish the existing system and to replace it with a new system which in its character, principles and all its general and particular aspects, is different from the controlling jahili system, then it stands to reason that this new system should also come into the battlefield as an organized movement and a viable group. It should come into the battlefield with a determination that its strategy, its social organization, and the relationship between its individuals should be firmer and more powerful than the existing jahili system”

  176. HameedNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamu Alaikum wrwb,

    Dear Sheikh Al-awlaki,
    You are an asset to Ummah. May Allah preserve you and keep you safe.

    I love you for the sake of Allah.

  177. DalmarNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu Aliakum Mr. Anwar, Iam terribly sorry to read that you sent encouragement message, the most dangerous, killing machines, ruthless terrorists eating up our people day by day,

    I would like you to apologize to Somali people and confess your mistakes about supporting monsters in Somalia, Al-shabab are responsible merciless killing against to many important figures in our society, they led Ehtiopians and Americans to Somalia, after they have been hosted three men who are terrorist with alqaeda, and that caused many of our people die because of Al-shabab, Al shabab is also the only obstacles of the peace run by somali people and the uluma, civil soceity and the scholars, May Allah guide AL shabab and if Allah didt ordained guidance for them i would like to pray for them to vanish and be leveled on to the earth, may the allah curse them and burn them in the hell


  178. rahmaNo Gravatar says:


    may Allah reward you sheikh abunduntly,

    the so-called muslims u have mentioned in ur blog i witness all the time, may Allah guide this ummah


  179. abu nabilNo Gravatar says:

    @to dalmar

    the deen of islam is worth the whole nationalists somali like you and plus.
    the brothers shabab want to implement the sharia of Allah and give the somali people dignity but you refuse than we have no choice but to correct you.

  180. maghi85No Gravatar says:

    the common soo uzzhan and reading others intentions negatively.
    btw wasn’t it a Salafi scholar who prescribed for the Palestinians to leave Palestine?

  181. muhammad from nigeriaNo Gravatar says:

    Are these the words of Abu Lahab himself or one of his successors?What evil await them should they persist in their arrogance!

  182. SaifNo Gravatar says:

    Asalamu alaykum brothers and sisters,
    Here is the link to a very interesting article called “Rand: Hijacking Islam”


    It explains how the Rand Corporation, the US Government, and the Zionists are using the hypocrites, puppet ‘Muslim’ governments, puppet scholars (including ‘Salafis’), and the Sufi’s to concoct a deviant ‘Moderate’ Islam in order to infect the Muslim youth with it so that they can control the Muslim countries and our natural resources. It then goes on to advise the Muslims what must be done to counter these evil plans. It has even been translated to Arabic. I recommend everyone reads and saves it before the link is disabled.

  183. Abdul MannanNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu alaikum .This is the best answer a muslim can give. Indeed The Almighty needs nobody to spread his message. The truth will be widespread inshallah . Please release a Video Lecture of yours .I’ll be glad to pass the message to every non-muslim.

  184. HasanNo Gravatar says:

    subhanAllaah ! ya akhi, ya sheikh ! i read this article the first time you posted it , and i read it bout 10 times after ! i can’t get enough !

    May Allaah (swt) protect you …

  185. HashamNo Gravatar says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    I love you for the sake of Allah, dear Imam!

    Victory for the Muslims is guaranteed regardless of what others may think. We should be patient in such times because we Muslims have no one else to rely on except Allah and Allah gives victory not weaponry or deceitful planning. Insha Allah

    I love you for the sake of Allah, dear brother!

  186. Rafiq MuhammadNo Gravatar says:

    / \

    HA HA HA…..LOL…Sheikh excuse me but it is so sad to say that this is the understanding of most of the muslims in the world today. The unbelievable ignorance of the
    people…it makes you so angry….this is why i must laugh…..what a punishment from Allah….may Allah save us from that. Ameen.

  187. Raza ShahNo Gravatar says:


    I would just like to make the point that NO ONE other than Allah (swt) knows what is in the hearts of the people.

    The role of JUDGE is not for the Muslims but only for Allah (swt). No one should judge any other solely on face value or be stereotypical in condemning ALL to the Hell Fire.

    We are all of the same race. The human Race.

    There were many differences between the Mecca period and the Madina period. Strategic differences, differences in what actions could or could not be taken. Even when the first martyr of Islam was a woman, our beloved prophet (saw) took NO action because it would have been foolish to do so. Understand the wisdom here.

    Jihad is being waged upon Muslims not just on the battle fields but through the media and many other fronts.

    The dynamics have changed and we as Muslims also need to learn how to acquire the same tools that our enemies acquire and develop.

    We want to attack our enemy with their weapons? What’s happened to our brains. Why are we not using them? Do we need to be spoonfed?

    Muslims need to strive in education for duniya as well as deen. The USA and others were not given technological superiority from the skies, they struggled. Sadly we Muslims struggle in understanding deen and duniya and want a quick win and when we don’t get it we show it through our frustration and emotion which makes our enemies laugh at us and pity us.

    With the trillions of dollars of wealth we Muslims have, who is working with the Ummah in building a foundation for a strong education, a strong research and development operation and so on…

    The Ummah has become complacent and until we change our condition on many issues, Allah (swt) will not change us.

  188. Abu mohammedNo Gravatar says:

    Bismella,alsalamo alekum.
    iam so happy to hear theese news allahu akbar,i am abu mohammed and i need to be with the shabab i need to be in the land of shareea and i need to be there as soon is passoble but i dont know how to get there can u brothers and sisters help me for allah,here is my e mail
    jazakum allah khair

  189. abu mus'abNo Gravatar says:

    assalam ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah
    sheikh, i’m a great fan of your lectures and i like to hear them. i have a question. in the madinan period lecture you said that the first to make jihad fee sabeelillah were bani israel. but i heard that ibrahim did make jihad against disbelievers and someone entered islam when he could hit a muslim by his arrow only when he said “in the name of Allah”. is the sanad of it saheeh? please e-mail me at

  190. sarahNo Gravatar says:

    umm excuse me first poster guy who told anwar that the palestinians should leave palestine and afghan and whatever else,im no shiehka,but allah said in the quran that u have a right to defend your land and homes and its a obligation to defend muslim land.GO OUT GO OUT LEAVE”GO AHEAD GT KILLED!!!ARE U CRAZY!!liek i was saying im no shiehka but what you just stated went against what allah stated so you just made KUFR!!!KUFR!!! so id be checking your self!!!and for the other person naeema or whatever you said, wow theres actually muslims who should leave palestine,you dont know the guy on the ohewr end theres 3 possibilities of who he is,1 either christian or a jew extremist 2)hes a muslim but a munafiq and 3)a kaffir so i wouldnt listen to him to much

  191. saminaNo Gravatar says:

    assalam alaikum
    My question is about Taleban.They are destroying girls schools in Swat valley of Pakistan.What is your opinion on this?What may be their intentions?

  192. abu hanifaNo Gravatar says:

    i think owner of that letter lost his mind

  193. hurriyaNo Gravatar says:

    As Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah 1st for imam anwar i love u forever insha Allah and 4 the person who make this email well when/if the people of Palestine and Afghan and everywhere else that are being unjustly invaded by these infidels leave their homes, jobs, and schools among the least then let them move in with this jahil coward and let him supply them with what they have left behind and lost and had taken away from them!!!

  194. IrfaaneNo Gravatar says:

    “what the muslims should do is evacuate palistine and afghanistan”-is this guy kidding or does his level of cowardness
    stoop to such a low extent? The palestinans and the afgans will keep fighting the disbelievers even if there is only 100 of them until they are granted victory, you fool.


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