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[12] Fighting extremism with extreme negligence! Ed Husain’s Distractive Ruse

In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Imaam Al-Barbahaaree [may Allah have mercy upon him] stated in Sharh As-Sunnah: “So examine, may Allaah have mercy upon you, the speech of everyone you hear from, in your time in particular; so do not act in haste. And do not enter into anything from it, until you ask and see: Did any of the Companions of the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam speak about it or anyone from the scholars? So if you find a narration about it from them, then cling onto it and do not go beyond it for anything and do not give preference to anything over it, and thus fall into the Fire”. [End of quote]

Ed Husain tweeted:

First and foremost, it must be stated unequivocally that the coexistence advocated by Ed Husain and his ilk is one that will deprive Muslims of their identity, which is why you will find him promoting heretics who ascribe to Islam such as Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, as well as corrupt Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and others. Therefore, a clear distinction must be made between the peaceful coexistence pursued upon the path of the pure Shariah and Ed Husain’s corrupt understanding.

Second, Prophets Ismaa’eel and Ishaq [peace be upon them] were adherents of Tawheed and the pure Shariah revealed to them; however, some of their descendants strayed from the path of these two Prophets. The descendants of Ishaq, the Jews, corrupted the Torah after the departure of Prophet Musa [peace be upon him], and after Prophet Isa [peace be upon him] was sent, many of them rejected him. Then those who believed in Isa followed him until a time came when his followers innovated in their faith, such as the Trinity and other superstitions. Also, the descendants of Ismaa’eel (the Arabs) abandoned the path of Prophet Ibraaheem and Ismaa’eel, filled the Kabah with idols and worshipped many deities besides Allah; then Allah sent Muhammad [peace and blessings and Allah be upon him] as the final Messenger to return all of them (the descendants of Ismaa’eel and Ishaq, as well as humankind and Jinn as a whole) to return to Tawheed. Whoever refuses to submit to Islam and the Sunnah of the Prophet will dwell in the fire forever. The Prophet [peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] said, “By the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, none from this nation of Jews and Christians hears of me, and then dies without having faith in my message, but that he will be an inhabitant of (eternal) Hellfire”. [Sahih Muslim 153]

Third, Shaikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [may Allah have mercy upon him] has already rebutted those people of the Scripture who desperately attempted to validate their path after distorting it. Excerpts from Al-Jawaab As-Saheeh below:

Finally, as for peace treaties, there is no doubt that it is something Muslim rulers can pursue because the Prophet pursued the same when it was needed. Must read articles in the links by Shaikh Abu Khadeejah [may Allah preserve him]