By As’ad Abdul Rahman
July 17, 2015
Military force by itself will never
eradicate the ‘Takfiri’ movements (those who accuse others of apostasy) that
have been causing destruction in their paths and killing those who differ with
their self-concocted religious tenet, which has nothing to do with Islam,
except the name. Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant), which is the toxic waste of Al Qaida, claims it is following Islam by
slaughtering without mercy in the name of God. Stripping Al Qaida and Daesh of
such claims through the power of the Quran will render their ideology null and
A historic document issued by Al Azhar Al
Sharif, the most prestigious Sunni Muslim institution, has endorsed the
establishment of the civil political state and not the so-called “Islamic
State”, thus rendering ‘political Islam’, moderate or extreme, as anti-Quran.
Al Azhar based its position on the Quranic science that Prophet Mohammad [PBUH]
had followed by establishing the Arab political civil state, deriving his
political authority from the Arab civil society, Al Ummah (the people), through
a kind of free election or Al Bay’a.
Religious fundamentalism has appointed
itself to a religious judgemental position, thus, making its fanatic leaders
“partners” with God, the only judge on the Day of Judgement. Priesthood in
Islam is forbidden in order to deny any Muslim a religious authority by which
he could blaspheme other believers, Muslims or non-Muslims. The Quran gives
every human being the free choice “to believe or not to believe”, because
“there is no compulsion in religion”, according to one of its holy verses.
Militant religious fundamentalism is a self-serving, not God-serving, plague
that must end regardless of any religious name it claims.
Politicising Islam totally contradicts the
edicts of the Quran, simply because it foresees creating an Islamic State with
leaders holding two political and religious responsibilities, thus using the
law enforcement power of the political state to impose their self-created
religious fundamentalism, as we are currently witnessing. In such a case, two
acts of shirk (associating partners with God) are being committed, according to
the holy Quran: Imposing Islam by the power of the state and judging the faith
of people when God is the only Judge, who forbids “compulsion in religion”. Al
Azhar Al Sharif’s document endorsing only a civil political state based on the
holy Quran should be endorsed by all Muslim scholars to bring an end to the
rabid madness of militant fundamentalism generated by the so-called political
Islam. One important note in this context is that the United States has
followed the example of the Quran by separating the religious authority of the
church from the political authority of the state as Islam did by keeping the
mosque free of any priesthood with any religious authority.
The loudest noise supported by atrocities
is being made by advocates of the Takfiri doctrine. Learning institutions,
especially Al Azhar University that is still teaching old curriculum unrelated
to Quranic Science that can be found in scientific papers written by Islamic
scientists of the past like Ibn Sinan Al Qanawi and Shabistari can never
silence the Takfiri retards until it reforms itself by providing teachers
well-versed in science. Many Quranic verses will never be understood without
knowing physics and chemistry.
Role of the Western State
A human being can never be able to maintain
his full dignity while being unskilled, unemployed and unable to earn a living
with his own capabilities. Such reforms should also provide for family planning
in order to bring an end to unacceptable cases where multiplicity of wives
result in children that parents cannot support and are eventually left on the
streets to fend for themselves, as witnessed in some Arab and Muslim countries.
Islam and Muslims have often been blamed
for generating extremism when the facts point to the role of the western world
that had abused the Islamic religion in the 1960s by using political Islam,
which is anti-Quranic, to combat Arab nationalism spearheaded at the time by
president Jamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt. Western intelligence agencies supported
the so called “Islamic jihadists” to defeat Soviet Union in Afghanistan, thus
giving birth to Al Qaida and its toxic waste Daesh, which are both knocking on
the doors of the western world now.
Another militant state has been energising
extremists with its Zionist doctrine and racist-colonial nature. Both Israel
and Daesh are two faces of the same coin. Combating Al Qaida and its toxic
waste Daesh, while fully supporting the state of Israel to complete its
Judaisation of all historical Palestine, is only going to lead to a humongous
catastrophe in the Middle East that is bound to engulf the western world as
Professor As’ad Abdul Rahman is the chairman of the Palestinian
Prof. Rahman has written one of the most brilliantly argued denunciations of political Islam and takfirism. It must be widely read.