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Manifestations of Extremism in the Concept of Loyalty and Disavowal

The principle of loyalty and disavowal is one of the major principles of Islam and there is much textual proof for it. There are boundaries for having loyalty and disavowal. Having less than the required loyalty is negligence and having more than the legislated disavowal is extremism. The following are some manifestations of extremism in […]

The Tenet of Loyalty and Disavowal Agrees with Islam’s Tolerance

After giving the evidence for the tenet of loyalty and disavowal and explaining how it relates to faith, no doubt remains about the fact that it is one of the major principles of the religion of Islam. This means that it must agree with the overall spirit of Islam, which is moderation, tolerance, and mercy. […]

The various classifications of people according to the scale of allegiance and disassociation

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah said: “Praise and censure, love and hate, loyalty and enmity; for indeed this occurs in the things that Allah has revealed from His authority and His authority is His Book. So whoever was a believer, must be shown loyalty regardless of his classification. Allah the Exalted says: ‘Certainly, your true ally is […]

Different Types of Aiding the Polytheists

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Showing allegiance and helping non-Muslims can be divided into three types: First: to show general, total, and unconditional allegiance. This is disbelief which takes a person outside of the religion of Islam. This is what is meant by those who refer to supporting the polytheists […]

The Ruling on Seeking Help from Non-Muslims

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. As for seeking help from non-Muslims, its ruling is well known by the people of knowledge and there are many proofs. The correct opinion is that which is contained in the decision of the Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: that it […]

Is befriending disbelievers disbelief?

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful And whomsoever of you befriends them is one of them [1] It is impermissible to judge the rulers as having committed disbelief simply because they have ties with non-Muslims. Befriending “disbelievers” does not necessitate disbelief. Making takfīr (judging someone as having apostasised) is an issue […]