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Defeating Theological Construct of Radical Islam: Excerpts from the Book ‘How Sharia-Ism Hijacked Islam’

By Hasan Mahmud, New Age Islam

22 June 2022

(From a chapter of the book “HOW SHARIA-ISM HIJACKED ISLAM” by Hasan Mahmud)

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Islam was not hijacked by the birth of Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 or by Jamat-e-Islami in 1941 in India or by Taliban in the 1980’s or in 2001 by the devastating event on 9/11. The brutal reality is all these radical organizations or groups herald the theology of Radical Islam that was created 1400 years ago.

Early Muslim soldiers were mighty victors; they captured a vast area in the greater Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe. This spectacular victory was unique in two distinct ways; (A) it took place in the name of God, and (B) it lasted for hundreds of years. Muslims experienced their explosive military victories for generations. So, it was natural for them to connect the Quranic verses of war with the verses of victory, such as, “(Muslims) must certainly triumph” and Allah will make Islam “superior over all religions.” 

Consequently, Islam was “explained” based primarily on aggressive war by theological cherry-picking. The Quran was “explained” and Sharia law was created in its support; a hundred plus verses of values, compassion, and peace were overshadowed by a few verses of war.  Following is the text based on chapter Tawbah verse 29 (known as “Verse of Sword”).   

1.       “They (Muslims) were not permitted to abandon ‘the fighting’ against them (Pagans, Jews and Christian) and to reconcile with them and to suspend hostilities against them for an unlimited period while they are strong and are able to fight against them (non-Muslims). As it is obvious, at first “the fighting” was forbidden, then it was permitted and after that it was made obligatory – (1) against them who start “the fighting” against you (Muslims). (2) and against all those who worship others along with Allah…as mentioned in Sura Al Baqarah (ll), Al Imran (lll) and Tauba (lX) and other Surah (chapter of the Qur’an).” 

2.       “The Caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslims.” - Sharia law. 

3.       As establishing Islamic State was made obligatory, lying for that was made obligatory too.

•        “Truth is one of the most important principles of Islam and lying is one of the greatest sins. But in real life some needs are such that telling a lie is not only allowed, in some circumstances it is decreed mandatory.” (Maududi) 

•        “Lying is obligatory if the goal is obligatory.” (Shafi’i Law r.8.2) 

Obviously, lying is obligatory for Radical Islamists for the purpose of creating Islamic State. This is upfront violation of Quran chapter 2:42- “Do not mix truth with falsehood, or hide the truth when you know it”.

Military victories, however, are destined to die out. In 732 CE, the Spanish Caliph Abdur Rahman invaded city of Tours in France. After a furious battle, he was defeated and killed on 10 of October by the French general Charles Martel, known as “The Hammer.” After this, Muslims were “never able to mount a serious offensive at Western Europe again.   When the dream of global domination by war collapsed, a theological detour was undertaken. Previously, the “power of iron” in the verse, “And We sent down iron, wherein there is awesome power and many benefits for people” had been explained as “iron here is meant political and military power.”   Now the same “power of iron” is explained in Sharia book as “Power of Islamic State.”

 The tragedy is deepened further by the contemporary Sharia-Bolsheviks such as Hasan Banna, Sayed Qutb, Maulana Maududi, and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini:

1.       “The Qur’an has delegated to Muslims the duty of bringing humanity, which has gone astray, to the right course and granted them the leadership of the world……Therefore the duty of guiding and instructing humanity devolves on us and not on the West.” 

2.       “Nor could it (Islamic faith) be taken as a belief that promises a paradise in the next life to those who perform its rituals, without applying in their everyday life its distinctly unique institutions, jurisprudence and methodology.” 

Finally, from Maulana Maududi, the founding father of modern version of radical Islam in 1941 and Ayatollah Khomeini, the founding father of Islamic theocracy in Iran in 1979, came the following statements:

3.       “The Muslim Party will inevitably extend invitation to the citizens of other countries to embrace the faith……..Even otherwise also if the Muslim Party commands adequate resources it will eliminate un-Islamic governments and establish the power of Islamic governments in their stead…... Islamic “Jihad” does not recognize their (non-Muslims’) right to administer State-affairs according to a system, which in the view of Islam is evil.”

4.       “Although an Islamic State may be set up anywhere on earth, Islam does not seek to restrict human rights or privileges to the boundaries of such a State.” 

5.       “The system of this (Islamic) government is such that it does not leave much room for man to exercise his own free will.” 

6.       “Islam, speaking from the viewpoint of political philosophy, is the very antithesis of secular Western democracy.” 

7.       “(Regional) Nationality based on family, birthplace, language, race, etc., is a great danger for humankind…If there is any enemy to Islam’s call after Kufr (disbelief) and Shirk (multi-deities), it is the devil of nationality based on blood and birth-place…One has to shun feeling of land and blood (regional nationality) to remain a Muslim…… The ideas and bases on which the European Nationalism flourished are much against humanity…. Islam’s ultimate goal is to create (Islamic) World-State.”

8.       “Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled or incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world.…… What is the good of us asking for the hand of a thief to be severed or an adulteress to be stoned to death when all we can do is recommended such punishments, having no power to implement them?” (Khomeini) 

This Is Radical Islam.

Recently, it forcefully attacked human civilization in the shape of Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram and Al Shabab. Crime and wrong-doings are ubiquitous and the West is no exception. Radical Islamists capitalize on this and propose the Islamic Caliphate is a divine alternative, denying the fact that the era of the Caliphate was mostly blood-stained anarchy. Radical Islamists in the West cleverly play victim-syndrome. They are adept in using the laws, multiculturalism and societal norms of their host countries to advance their objectives, even in instances when their nefarious deeds have been exposed. Mosques in London have been caught selling extremist materials and spreading violence.   Furthermore, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation found 10% of US Mosques preach aggressive Jihad.   Many Imams violate local law and openly perform polygamous marriages.  After championing the rampant violation of rights of women and non-Muslims in Muslim countries, radical Islam has increased its pressure groups exponentially in the West, with most of them using their citizens’ rights as shields. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has succeeded in capturing the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN).

Now its goal is to defeat Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by using the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (CDIUHR) and establish its own independent human rights commission.   

“In the last plenary of the Human Rights Council the Pakistani delegate claimed, ‘it is an insult to our faith to discuss the Sharia in this forum.’ The president of the Council agreed and ruled that it would no longer be permissible to discuss in detail any particular system of law.” 

The UN is in danger of creating a global blasphemy law that would make religious criticism a crime, even when these laws rampantly violate Human Rights as well as its own Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This is radical Islam.  Its weakest front is its theology. All good forces of humanity should dismantle it with the progressive Muslims at the forefront.

Next, we will discuss the theological construct of peaceful Islam, its historical development, and its impact on Muslim societies.

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HASSAN AL-BANNA, WHAT IS OUR MESSAGE? (Islamic Publications, 1974).

  E.g. QURAN 2:193, 217, 244, 246; 3:146, 153, 154; 4:74-78, 84, 94, 95, 104; 5:94; 8:39, 65, 72, 73;  9:5, 14, 19, 29, 38, 88, 112; 47:4, 31; 48:16, 22; 61:2, 4, 11. See also QURAN 5:56.

  QURAN chapter 9:33.

  Sahih Al-Bukhari, page 1081, translated by Dr. Md. Muhsin Khan, Dar-us-Salam, Medina, KSA (1994).

  UMDAT AL SALIK (Shafi’i Law# o9.9 [and 0.9.8 based on 9:29 of the Quran]), translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Amana Corporation, (Revised edition, 1997). This chapter is added by the translator based on three other early Islamic texts.

  MAWLANA MAWDUDI, TARJAMANUL QURA’AN 54. 

   UMDAT AL SALIK (Shafi’i Law# r8.2), translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Amana Corporation, (Revised edition, 1997).

  Nazeer Ahmed, The Battle of Tours, History of Islam, https://historyofislam.com/the-battle-of-tours/.

  QURAN chapter 57:25.

  CODIFIED ISLAMIC LAW 245, (Vol. 3. 1995).

  HASSAN AL-BANNA, WHAT IS OUR MESSAGE?, Islamic Publications, (1974).

  SAYYID QUTB, ISLAM, THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE, International Islamic Publishing House, (1992).

 MAWLANA MAWDUDI, JIHAD IN ISLAM, The Holy Quran Publishing House, (1939).

  MAWLANA MAWDUDI, HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM, Islamic Foundation, (1976).

  MAWLANA MAWDUDI, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE REVIVALIST MOVEMENT IN ISLAM, Islamic Publications, (1963).

  MAWLANA MAWDUDI, THE ISLAMIC LAW AND CONSTITUTION, Lahore: Islamic Publications, (1977).

  MAWLANA MAWDUDI, HISTORY OF JAMAT-E ISLAMI.

  Ayatollah Khomeini, many sources and citations.

  Video available at Truth Tube TV website. 

  10% of US Mosques Preach Jihad According to FBI, The Right Perspective (2009).

  Raheel's Reflections, RAHEEL RAZA, http://Hudud.raheelraza.com/raheelblog.htm, last accessed 22 April 2017.

  See e.g. Mary Abdelmassih, Forced Islamization of Christian Girls Supported by Egyptian State (23 Dec 2009), ASSYRIAN INTERNATIONAL NEWS ASSOCIATION, http://Hudud.aina.org/news/20091223164421.htm.  See also Robert Spencer, Pakistan: Muslim groups threaten more violence against Christians (5 Aug 2009), JIHAD WATCH, https://Hudud.jihadwatch.org/2009/08/pakistan-muslim-groups-threaten-more-violence-against-christians.

  Quote originally published in the Saudi Gazette.

  Speaking Freely About Religion: Religious Freedom, Defamation and Blasphemy, INTERNATIONAL HUMANIST AND ETHICAL UNION, http://iheu.org/newsite/wp-content/uploads/Speaking%20Freely%20about%20Religion_0.pdf).

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 Links of free download of the book "How Sharia-Ism Hijacked Islam - The Problem, Prognosids and Prescription"

Original English version, (available in amazon too):- http://hasanmahmud.com/index.php/books/how-sharia-ism-hijacked-islam


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