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    Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

    A Taghout is litterally a false god who is worshipped and obeyed other than Allah and has acribed to himself the unique attributes of Allah, which only belongs to Allah. Such as claiming to know the unseen, claiming he is the creator and the ultimate provider, changing the laws of Allah (istihlal) etc.

    One can also make idols, planets, prophets, angels, animals, people etc. into taghouts (false gods) by directing these unique attributes of Allah to the creation. So going to other than the shariah of Allah for judgement, taking the creation as a diety, and directing ibadah to them is shirk with Allah.

    Allah (swt) stated: “And We have indeed sent to every nation a Messenger (saying to his people): ‘Worship Allaah alone and avoid the Taaghoot (false deities).” [Surah An-Nahl: 36]

    It should be kept in mind that with this description of the taghout, you cannot say that every taghout is kafir. It is very known fact that, some of the prophets (may Allah's salam be upon them) and many of the righteous individuals, even angels and objects of the sky... have been made into a taghout by their deviated followers (e.g: Prophet Isa has been made a taghout by his followers, Abdulqadir Jilani has also been made a taghout; surely they are Muslim and distant from these deviations). The other point is, following and obeying must turn to Allah (swt) and the ones who Allah (swt) commanded us to follow and obey within the borders of deen.

    I will post the ijmah of the ulama in this thread regarding this obligation of rejecting the taghout- an absolute necessity for the qualification and validity of the kalimat shahadah.

    May Allah guide us.

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    Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

    The Prerequisite of the Validation of ‘La ilaha ilallah’ is to Reject Taghūt

    Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an,

    “Whoever rejects Taghūt and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks.” (al-Baqara 2/256)

    The definition of at-Taghūt is as follows, ‘All things that are worshipped besides Allah (swt) even from a single aspect of worship, and they are accepting of that status is a Taghūt.’

    It is reported in the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir in relation to the above verse, “This means whoever rejects the false rivals (andad) to Allah (swt), the idols (awthan) and everything that the Shaytan calls people to worship besides Allah (swt) and then makes Allah (swt) the only One worthy of worship in all matters, and bears witness that there is no god but Allah (swt) he has ‘grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold’ meaning that he has become firm upon the best and the straightest path and he has come to grasp the Din from its strongest way. The use of the word hand-hold is to indicate something that is constantly fixed, that will never break and which has been secured firmly. Mujahid said that the hand-hold is Iman (true belief). Said bin Musayab and Al-Dahak said that the hand-hold means there is no god but Allah (swt) i.e. the Shahadah.” (Tafsir)

    Imam Qurtubi commented in his Tafsir, “‘Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah’ this is the assertion of the condition and ‘has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold’ is the response of the condition.”

    Allah (swt) said, “For We assuredly sent to each nation an apostle, (with the Command), Worship Allah, and shun the Taghūt.” (an-Nahl 16/36)

    This was the work of the Prophets and the messengers throughout the previous generations and subsequently this is also the message of those who claim to tread upon and follow their methodology and path in calling to Allah (swt).

    In a Sahih Hadith it is reported that the Prophet (saw) said, “Whoever says there is no god but Allah, rejects and disbelieves in all that is worshipped besides Allah (swt); his wealth and blood will be protected and his account will be with Allah (swt).” (Muslim; Tabarani)

    Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdulwahab said in Majmou’ at-Tawhid, “To declare disbelief in all objects of worship besides Allah (swt) is proof of negation. One’s wealth and blood cannot become protected except by doing so. If a person has any doubt or hesitation regarding this then his wealth and blood will not be protected… Know that a person can only remain a true believer except by declaring disbelief in Taghūt and the evidence for this is when Allah (swt) says, ‘Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold.’”

    Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdulwahab also said, “Whosoever prays night and day to Allah (swt) and then goes to a grave and makes Dua (petition) to the Prophet (saw) or the Awliya (those close to Allah), it is as if they have taken another lord besides Allah (swt) and they have rejected the Shahadah since the Lord is the only One who can be called upon for Dua. As the Mushrikin do such at the graves of Zubair and Abdul Qadir amongst others… Whosoever slaughters 1,000 sacrificial animals in the name of Allah (swt) and then sacrifices a sole animal in the name of the Prophet (saw) or anyone else for that matter, he has taken that person as a second lord besides Allah (swt) as Allah (swt) says, ‘Say: Surely, my prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah (swt), the Lord of the worlds who has no partner.’” (Ar-Risala Ash-Shaksiya, 166)

    Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah commented, “If a person who is worshipped besides Allah (swt) does not reject such a status then he becomes a Taghūt. The Prophet (saw) labelled the idols Tawaghit in a Sahih Hadith when he (saw) said, ‘The one who follows the worshippers of Tawaghit will follow the Tawaghit (in the Hereafter).’ The one who is obeyed in transgressing Allah’s (swt) order, or the one who is obeyed in a matter which is not based upon the guidance but acceptable to the people, if it contravenes the order of Allah (swt) then he is a Taghūt. For this reason those people who arbitrate using other than the Quran are called Taghūt. And Allah (swt) also called Firaoun and the people of Aa’d Tughat.” (Fatawa 28/200)

    Ibn Qayyim said, “The Taghūt are all things that go beyond their boundaries in respect of being worshipped, followed or obeyed. Therefore, the Taghūt include all those whom the people refer to arbitrating instead of Allah (swt) or His Prophet (saw), or whom they worship besides Allah (swt), or they follow ‘revelation’ other than from Allah (swt), or they follow them blindly even in matters which are obedience to Allah (swt). These are examples of the Tawaghit of the world. If you ponder about the affairs of the people of this time, you would find that most of them have deserted the worship of Allah (swt) to worship these Tawaghit; and have left the arbitration to Allah (swt) and His Prophet (saw) to arbitrate to the Taghūt; as well as abandoning the following and obeying the Prophet (saw) to obey the Tawaghit and their followers.”

    Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab commented, “Taghūt generally is anything that is worshipped besides Allah (swt) and is happy with such worship including the one who is worshipped, followed or obeyed besides Allah (swt); these are all Taghūt.”

    And Sayyid Qutb said in ‘The Shade of the Quran’ regarding the verse, ‘some He transformed into apes and swine and those who worshipped Taghūt,’ (al-Maida 5/60):
    “The Taghūt is any authority that contravenes the ruling of Allah (swt); and any judgement that is not based upon the Shari’ah of Allah (swt). Any onslaught against the Ulūhiyyah (divinity) or Hakimiyyah (right to rule and judge) of Allah (swt) is the worst type of assault and the most evil Tughyan. Such types of actions enter fully under the definition of Taghūt by word and meaning. The Jews and Christians (Ahlul-Kitab) never physically worshipped their Priests and Monks; however they followed their judgements and laws instead of the law of Allah (swt) yet Allah (swt) called them Mushrikin (associators). They are worshippers of Taghūt meaning that they follow an authority that went beyond its boundaries. They do not worship it by the meaning of making prostration or bowing towards it; however they are worshipping them by the meaning of following and obedience. Such type of actions remove one from the worship of Allah (swt) and subsequently even from the Din of Allah (swt).”




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      Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

      “The Meaning of Taaghoot”

      The Imaam and Mujaddid - Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab -


      “Ma’anaa at-Taaghoot”

      Section One:
      Mankind’s First Obligation


      Know, may Allaah have mercy on you, that the first thing Allaah obligated on the Son
      of Aadam is to reject the Taaghoot and believe in Allaah. The proof for this is Allaah’s
      saying: “And We have indeed sent to every nation a messenger (saying to his
      people): ‘Worship Allaah alone and avoid the Taaghoot (false deities).” [Surah
      An-Nahl: 36]

      Section Two:
      The Meaning of Rejecting the Taaghoot and Believing in Allaah


      As for the description of Rejecting the Taaghoot, then it is that you believe in the
      futility of worshipping other than Allaah, and that you abandon doing so and hate it,
      and that you reject and make enmity with does who do it. And as for the meaning of
      Believing in Allaah, then it is that you believe that Allaah is the only true God who
      deserves to be worshipped alone, apart from everything else besides Him. And it is
      that you make all types of worship – every act - sincerely for Allaah alone, while
      negating and rejecting that from everything else that is worshipped besides Him.
      It also entails that you love and show friendship to the people of Ikhlaas (i.e. Islaam),
      while hating and showing enmity to the people of Shirk. This is the Religion of
      Ibraaheem, of which those who turn away from it only fool themselves. And this is the
      good example that Allaah informs us of in His saying: “There has indeed been an
      excellent example for you in Ibraaheem and those with him, when they said to
      their people: ‘Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides
      Allaah. We have rejected you and there has commenced between us and you,
      enmity and hatred forever, until you believe in Allaah alone.’” [Surah Al-
      Mumtahanah: 4]


      Section Three:
      The Meaning of Taaghoot and the Heads of its Categories


      The word Taaghoot is general. So everything that is worshipped besides Allaah, while
      being pleased with this worship – whether it is something worshipped, someone
      followed, or someone obeyed in the absence of obedience to Allaah and His
      Messenger, then that is considered Taaghoot. The Tawaagheet (pl. of Taaghoot) are
      many, but their heads are five:

      The First: The Devil who calls the people to worship other than Allaah. The proof for
      this is Allaah’s saying: “Did I not command you O children of Aadam, that you
      should not worship the Devil. Verily, he is a plain enemy to you.” [Surah
      YaaSeen: 60]

      The Second: The tyrannical and oppressive ruler who changes Allaah’s rulings. The
      proof for this is Allaah’s saying: “Have you not seen those (hypocrites) who claim
      to have faith in that which has been revealed to you, and that which was
      revealed before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the
      Taaghoot, when they have been ordered to reject them? But the Devil wishes to
      lead them far astray.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 60]

      The Third: The one who judges by other than what Allaah has revealed, and the proof
      for this is Allaah’s saying: “And whoever does not judge by what Allaah has
      revealed, then they are the disbelievers.” [Surah Al-Maa’idah: 44]

      The Fourth: The one who claims to have knowledge of the Unseen, apart from Allaah.
      The proof for this is Allaah’s saying: “He alone is the All-Knower of the Unseen, and
      He does not disclose His Unseen matters to anyone. Except to a messenger
      whom He has chosen, and then He makes a band of watching guards (angels) to
      march before him and behind him.” [Surah Al-Jinn: 26-27] And He says: “And with
      Him lie the keys to the Unseen, no one knows them but He. And He knows
      whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf falls except that He knows
      about it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth, nor anything fresh or
      dry, but that it is written in a Clear Record.” [Surah Al-Ana’aam: 59]

      The Fifth: The one who is worshipped apart from Allaah, while being pleased with
      being worshipped. The proof for this is Allaah’s saying: “And whoever amongst them
      says: ‘Verily, I am a God besides Him (Allaah)’, then this person’s recompense
      will be the Hellfire. That is the way We recompense the wrongdoers.” [Surah Al-
      Anbiyaa: 29]

      Section Four :
      Disbelieving in the Taaghoot is a Condition for the Correctness of Faith


      And know that man will never become a believer in Allaah unless he rejects and
      disbelieves in the Taaghoot.
      The proof for this is Allaah’s saying: “There is no
      compulsion in the Religion. Verily, the right path has become distinct from the
      wrong path. So whoever disbelieves in the Taaghoot and believes in Allaah, then
      he has taken hold of the firmest handhold that will never break. And Allaah is the
      All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” [Surah Al-Baqarah: 256]
      The “right path” here refers to the Religion of Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa
      sallam), while the “wrong path” refers to the Religion of Abu Jahl. The “firmest
      handhold” refers to the testimony that there is no deity worthy of worship except
      Allaah {Laa Ilaaha Illallaah). This testimony consists of a negation and an affirmation.
      It negates all types of worship from those worshipped besides Allaah, while affirming
      all types of worship done for Allaah alone, free from any partner.





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        The Testimony (Laa ilaaha – Illa-llah) consists of Two Pillars

        The Testimony (Laa ilaaha – Illa-llah) consists of Two Pillars

        The testimony (Shahadah) is classified as an announcement, decree, notification, or explanation. The term Shahadah was employed for the testimony that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah because it is the greatest declaration and testimony in existence, due to the greatness of the Truth that it testifies to (i.e. that nothing deserves to be worshipped except Allah). Thus, when the word Shahadah is mentioned in an unrestricted (absolute) sense, it automatically implies this particular declaration.

        Allah (awj) bears witness for Himself that none has the right to be worshipped but Him, and likewise that the angels and the people of knowledge bear witness to that also, and that He, the Most High maintains justice and He affirms that with His saying: "Allah bears witness that none has the right to be worshipped but He". (Ali Imran 3: 18)

        This means that there is no true deity in existence but Him alone. He is the true deity and if anything is described as being a deity besides Him, it is the greatest falsehood and deviation. Allah is the true deity, who deserves worship alone, and nothing else.

        This testimony is the greatest testimony due to the exaltedness of the One testifying and of that which is being testified to, since the witness is Allah, and His angels and the people of knowledge, and that which is witnessed to is the Tawhid of Allah in worship.

        The testimony (Laa ilaaha Illa-llah) comprises two pillars; the first pillar is the pillar of negation (Nafyee), while the second is the pillar of affirmation (Ithbaat).

        The First Pillar: Negation

        Laa ilaaha - 'there is no deity', negates divinity and worship for anything and everything (except Allah).

        The first pillar of the testimony of faith denies the attribute of divinity to anyone and anything other than Allah, the Exalted. All those other than Allah, such as the angels, the Prophets, and the rest of mankind, not to mention the idols and the political regimes in the world, are not gods thus don’t deserve to be worshipped. These are false deities, Taghout/false gods invented by the creation; therefore, denial in this respect is not denial of the existence of the alleged gods, rather the denial of divinity which is attributed to these false gods.

        Imam Muhammad bin Abdul wahab said in Majmou’ at-Tawhid, “To declare disbelief in all objects of worship besides Allah (swt) is proof of negation. One’s wealth and blood cannot become protected except by doing so. If a person has any doubt or hesitation regarding this then his wealth and blood will not be protected… Know that a person can only remain a true believer except by declaring disbelief in Taghout and the evidence for this is when Allah (swt) says, ‘Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold.’”


        The Second Pillar: Affirmation

        Illa-llah – ‘except Allah’, affirms divinity and worship for Allah Exclusively.

        The second pillar of the testimony of faith affirms and restricts divinity to Allah alone. This means that the slave must believe that Allah is the only true God, and accordingly he will not dedicate any act of worship to someone or something other than Allah.

        Its meaning (i.e. the meaning of laa ilaaha illallah) is that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah. The testimony laa ilaaha illallah is that a person affirms with his tongue and his heart that there is nothing that is worshipped rightly except Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, since 'ilah' means that which is worshipped (ma’bood). So the sentence laa ilaaha illa-llah comprises a denial and an affirmation. As for the denial, it is laa ilaaha (None has the right to be worshipped), and as for the affirmation, it is illa-llah (except Allah).

        Imam Ibn al-Qayyim said: "The significance of laa ilaaha illa-llah in affirming divinity and worship for Allah alone is far greater than just saying that Allah is an ilah (god). This is because the saying that Allah is an ilah does not negate divinity and worship to other than Allah. This is different from the saying: laa ilaaha illa-llah, which obligates restricting divinity and worship to only Allah. Likewise, those who explain al-ilah to mean: The one who has the ability to create and originate have for sure committed a grave error.

        Abdurrahman Bin Hasan Aal As-Sheikh (ra) said: “The scholars of Ahl sunnah wal Jama’ah have stated while discussing the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’ and what makes it and breaks it, that knowledge with absolute belief has been made compulsory by Allah upon everyone and that it is one of the conditions that can make or break the Shahaada. Al-Wazir (Abul Muthafar) stated in his book ‘al-Ifsah’: ‘That to testify that there is no god but Allah requires that the witness should know fully the meaning of it. As Allah (jj) says: “So know that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah…” (Muhammad 47: 19) Abul Muthafar also stated that this declaration of faith (Lailaha illaAllah) consists of the rejection of Taghout and the belief in Allah, therefore when one rejects all gods other than Allah (swt) and then affirms that worship should be directed to no one but Allah (swt), he has disbelieved in Taghout and believed in Allah (swt) Alone.” (Ad-Durur as-Saniyya II/216)

        Abdullah Bin Abdur-Rahmaan Abu Butayn (ra) said: “Allah (swt) says: “This is a message to mankind in order that they may be warned thereby and that they may know that He is One and that the people of understanding may take heed.” (Ibrahim 14: 52) It is very important to note that Allah (swt) didn’t say “… and that they may say that He is One” He (swt) said “…and that they may know that He is One.” Allah (swt) also says: “And those whom they invoke instead of Him have no power of intercession; except those who bear witness to the truth (i.e. believed in the Oneness of Allah, and obeyed His Orders), and they know (the facts about the Oneness of Allah).” (Az-Zukhruf 43: 86) That is to say they should know in their hearts what they gave witness to with their tongues. RasulAllah (saw) said: “Whoever dies with the knowledge that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah shall enter Jannah.” (Muslim) The scholars referred to the previous Ayah and others like it as evidence to prove that the first obligation on a person is to know Allah (swt). This Ayah proves that the largest of obligations is the knowledge of the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’ and that the greatest form of ignorance is to be ignorant of the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’. Yet surprisingly, we still find that there are people who if they hear someone talking about the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’ as rejection and affirmation, they disagree because they think it is not their duty to judge people. We answer them by saying that everyone is entrusted to learn Tawhid, for which Allah created both the Jinn and the mankind, and sent all His Prophets and Messengers to call to. You are required to know the opposite of Tawhid, which is Shirk, that Allah (swt) does not forgive nor excuse out of ignorance, and it is also forbidden to blindly follow on this matter because it is the corner-stone and root of one’s Islam. Therefore anyone who does not enjoin the good and forbid evil is surely led far astray especially because the greatest good is Tawhid and the worst evil is Shirk.” (Ad Durar as-Saniyya 58/12)

        Ibn Taymiyya (ra) said: “For this reason, anyone who does not worship Allah, certainly worships other than Allah. Mankind is two types: The Muwahhid and those who are mushrik or those who mix Tawhid with shirk; Christians, Jews and deviated ones who attribute themselves to Islam and their likes are mushrik who mix Tawhid and shirk. (Fatawa, XIV, 282)

        He (ra) also said: “Whoever is arrogant regarding worship to Allah is not Muslim. And whoever worships any other object while worshipping Allah is also not Muslim.” (Kitabu’n-Nubuwwa, 127)


        Hukm of an individual who does not know shirk, does not reject shirk and moreover does not accept it as shirk:

        It is known by Ijma that the person who declares the shahadatayn while ignorant of the truth it testifies to, while not applying its ruling and necessities, this individual who does not know shirk, does not reject it; even though he utters ‘lailahaillaAllah’, does not know what ‘lailahaillaAllah’ indicates. Whoever utters ‘lailahaillaAllah’ without knowing its meaning and without practising its hukms will not be accounted as Muslim. He will be Mushrik.

        Abdullatif b al-Hafiyd narrated from ulama that, there is an ijma of ulama regarding the one who performs major shirk while uttering the kalimat does not enter Islam. (al-Minhaj, 10; Fatawa of Ulama of Najd, III, 93)

        Shaikh Sulayman ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Abdulwahab (ra) said: “It is not enough for one to utter ‘lailahaillaAllah’ without knowing its meaning and performing according to it; or claiming to be one among the ahl Tawhid without knowing Tawhid yet performing prayer, khawf (fear), sacrifice, votive offering, tawba, inaba and other types of ibadaah to other than Allah. In this situation, such person only can be a mushrik.” (Taysiru’l-azizi’l-hamiyd, 140)

        Abdul Latif Bin Abdurrahmaan b Hasan Aal Ashaikh (ra) said: “Muhammad bin Abdulwahab (ra) said: “Anyone who says the Shahadah without knowing its meaning and without living or acting according to it; is not a Muslim. In fact it would be used against him unlike al-Karamiya who claim that Iman is fulfilled by mere acknowledgement or al-Jahriyya who claim that iman is achieved simply by belief.” (Ad Durur as-Saniyya 535/12)




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          An Absolute Necessity to Reject Taghout, to Qualify as a Muwahhid

          An Absolute Necessity to Reject Taghout, to Qualify as a Muwahhid

          Allah (swt) stated: “And We have indeed sent to every nation a Messenger (saying to his people): ‘Worship Allah alone and reject the Taghout (false deities/gods).” [An-Nahl 16: 36]

          “Whoever rejects Taghout and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 256)

          This is the call of all the prophets to the entire mankind: “Not a messenger did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me.” (Al-Anbiya 21/25)

          “I am commanded to worship Allah, and not to join partners with Him. Unto Him do I call, and unto Him is my return.” (Ar-Ra’d 13: 36)

          “Say: ‘I do no more than invoke my Lord, and I join not with Him any (false god)’.” (Al-Jinn 72: 20)

          Allah (swt) stated: “But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration).” (Luqman 31/15)

          “Mention (Hud) one of 'Ad's (own) brethren: Behold, he warned his people about the winding Sand-tracts: but there have been warners before him and after him: ‘Worship ye none other than Allah: Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Mighty Day’.” (Al-Ahqaf, 46: 21)

          “Hasten ye then (at once) to Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open! And make not another object of worship with Allah: I am from Him a Warner to you, clear and open!” (Adh-Dhariyat 51: 50-51)



          To keep distant from the Taghout the obligations of the believer are as follows:

          In order to keep distant from the Taghout one of the obligations which the Muslim must adhere to is to have no faith in the Taghout. The Muslim must disbelieve in the Taghout, reject the Taghout and refuse to accept the Taghout (false god) or else he will lose his faith.

          Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an, “Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 256)

          It is reported in the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir in relation to the above verse, “This means whoever rejects the false rivals (andad) to Allah (swt), the idols (awthan) and everything that the Shaytan calls people to worship besides Allah (swt) and then makes Allah (swt) the only One worthy of worship in all matters, and bears witness that there is no god but Allah (swt) he has ‘grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold’ meaning that he has become firm upon the best and the straightest path and he has come to grasp the Din from its strongest way. The use of the word hand-hold is to indicate something that is constantly fixed, that will never break and which has been secured firmly. Mujahid said that the hand-hold is Iman (true belief). Said bin Musayab and Al-Dahak said that the hand-hold means there is no god but Allah (swt) i.e. the Shahadah.” (Tafsir)

          Imam Qurtubi commented in his Tafsir, “‘Whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah’ this is the assertion of the condition and ‘has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold’ is the response of the condition.”

          Allah (swt) said, “For We assuredly sent to each nation an apostle, (with the Command), Worship Allah, and shun the Taghout.” (An-Nahl 16: 36)

          This was the work of the Prophets and the messengers throughout the previous generations and subsequently this is also the message of those who claim to tread upon and follow their methodology and path in calling to Allah (swt).

          In a Sahih Hadith it is reported that the Prophet (saw) said, “Whoever says there is no god but Allah, rejects and disbelieves in all that is worshipped besides Allah (swt); his wealth and blood will be protected and his account will be with Allah (swt).” (Muslim; Tabarani)

          “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects Taghout and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 256),

          “Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were given a portion of the Book? They believe in Sorcery and Taghout, and say to the Unbelievers that they are better guided in the (right) way than the Believers!” (An-Nisaa 4: 51)

          All types of obedience, prayer, qada’ (judgement), respect and submission must be detained from. This needs to be done in order to keep distant from any type of worship to the Taghout.

          “Those who eschew Taghout, and fall not into its worship, and turn to Allah (in repentance), for them is Good News: so announce the Good News to My Servants” (Az-Zumar 39: 17)

          “Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped Evil, these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path!"” (Al-Maida 5: 60)

          To be loyal, to be faithful/devoted, to surrender to, to depend/rely on, to have allegiance with the Taghout (false god) are also acts of closeness to the Taghout which all Muslims must be distant from, likewise they must reject and refuse to be a part of any organization of the Taghout.

          “Allah is the protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be Companions of the Fire, to dwell therein (forever).” (Al-Baqarah 2: 257)

          The Muslim must attach to his faith with a very sturdy and strong grip. The Taghout will not stay put and will try to strip away the Muslim from his faith in many evil ways. The Taghout will attempt to convert the Muslim into the deen of the Taghout. The Taghout will build up defense and protection teams, establishments, administrations, institutions and mechanisms etc. These are called ariyf. The military, police force, department of security etc. are all part of ariyf. For a Muslim to be a part of these teams, systems and establishments is Kufr Akbar; a Muslim cannot in anyway take place in the military- force of the Taghout; a Muslim cannot become a soldier for the Taghout, a police officer of the Taghout, a minister of the Taghout or even a military clerk of the Taghout etc. Therefore to save his faith the Muslim must not be a part and can not be part of these systems which serve the Taghout, he must not fight or defend the Taghout in any matter or in any way.

          Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject Faith fight in the cause of Taghout: so fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan. (An-Nisaa 4: 76)

          A Muslim cannot be any help to the Taghout in its cruelty (zulm), neither can he be an acceptor or a promoter of the laws of the Taghout. He cannot play a part in any department which supports to sustain the Taghout governments. A Muslim cannot work in the department of security of the Taghout, a Muslim can not be a certified officer of the Taghout, and a Muslim cannot work in the municipal offices of the Taghout etc. Certainly it is apparent that serving the Taghout cannot ever equivalent to denunciation of Taghout. A Muslim cannot state his rejection of the Taghout and also be apart of the Taghout as its employee at the same time, this is not possible. "… So shun the abomination of idols (Taghout), and shun lying speech." (Hajj 22: 30)

          “You will be ruled by dissipated rulers. They will bring near the most evil of all people and they will delay the hours of salah. Who ever reaches to see these rulers do not be ‘ariyf’ to them; do not become police officers, do not become tax assessors (civil servants), and do not become gatekeepers!” (Ibn Hibban, Ebu Yala, Tabaranee)

          “At the end of time arbitrary (zalim) rulers, fasiq ministers, treacherous administrators, deceitful Muslim judges will emerge. Whoever reaches to see them do not be ‘ariyf’ to them; do not become tax assessors (civil servants), do not become gatekeepers, do not become soldiers!” (Tarihi Bagdadi v 12, p 63; v 10, p 284)

          The word ‘ariyf’ which occurs in both hadeeth means a person who takes on the administration of a city, a town, or a group and informs the administrator of state of their situation and condition. Just as it is forbidden to support the zulm of the Taghout in any way for any reason, it is also forbidden to work for or take on the duty which will support, assist or console the zulm of the Taghout in any way.

          “And incline not to those who do wrong, or the Fire will seize you; and ye have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be helped.” (Hud 11: 113)

          It is unquestionably lethal for a Muslim to have and keep close relations with the Taghout. If these relationships persist and if these relationships are kept as close and tight in such case the Muslim will begin to budge and will continuously lose his faith. If the Taghout is given a hand, then the Muslim who lent that hand will with no doubt lose his arm. First he will begin to have sympathy towards the enemy of Islam, next this sympathy will turn into love, affection and care and in the end the person who was a Muslim at some point in his life will have become one of them; a Murtad, a Kafir, a Taghout… an enemy of Allah.

          Allah is the protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be Companions of the Fire, to dwell therein (forever). (Al-Baqarah 2: 257)

          “For We assuredly sent amongst every People a Messenger, (with the Command), "Serve Allah, and eschew Taghout": of the people were some whom Allah guided, and some on whom Error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).” (Al-Nahl 16: 36)

          The Muslim must know that it is kufr to accept the Taghout as judges or juries or even advocates over them even if it is for the benefit and salvation of the Muslim. If rejecting the Taghout as judges, juries and advocates, means the Muslim must suffer then so be it! This can never be an excuse for any Muslim; altering the faith in return of advantage and worldly gain is a topic that can never be open for discussion. This will only lead and result with one conclusion; this Muslim will become a murtad (apostate), a kafir (disbeliever), and can become a Taghout (rival with Allah).

          Ibn Taymiyyah (ra) when commenting on the Ayah: “Have you seen those (hypocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taghout (false judges) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaytan wishes to lead them far astray.” (Surah An Nisa 4; 60) he also said that Allah (swt) has condemned those who claim to believe in all the books, yet they abandoned seeking the judgement from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and instead they submitted to the judgements of the Tawagheet who are praised apart from Allah (swt) – as it is happening to so many who claim to be Muslims. They seek the judgement of Sabian philosophers or the judgement of some of the Turkish kings amongst others, who have forsaken the Law of Shariah.” (Ibn Taymiyyah, Majmu al Fatawa 12/33)

          Ibn Kathir regarding the Yesak again stated: “Whoever is trialed by the Mansuh Shariah, and is not trialed by the Shariah revealed to the last Nabi Muhammad (saw), will surely become kafir. When it is like this what would be the condition of the individual who leaves the Shariah of Islam and is trialed by the Yesak, the one who holds the laws of Yesak higher than the laws of Islam? It must be known that an individual as such, with the ijma of the Muslim, will be a kafir.” (Al Bidaya wa Nihaya, v 3)

          Sulaiman ibn AbdAllah (ra) in the explanation of Surah An-Nisa, 4; 60 states: “Above, there is clear evidence that to avoid going to the Taghout for judgement, which is other than the Qur’an and Sunnah, is obligatory and that the one who goes to the Taghout for judgement is not a believer (Mu’min) nor a Muslim.” (Tafsir Al Aziz al AlHamid)

          Allah (swt) had stated: “But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.” (Surah An Nisa 4; 65) This is clear proof that those who do not consent to the hukm of RasulAllah will be accounted kafir.

          Qadi stated: ‘Just as it is kufr to be judged by the Taghout it is kufr not to consent to the hukm of Muhammad (saw). This indicates the following: Allah (swt) had stated “Even though they had been commanded to reject it they still want to be trialed by the Taghout” and had accounted being trialed by the Taghout as iman to the Taghout. Just as the rejection of Taghout means iman to Allah, there is no doubt the rejection of Allah means iman to Taghout. (Badaiu’s Sanai fi Tartibi Sharai (Imam Kasani), v 7, p 3)

          Allah (swt) states: "If not Him, ye worship nothing but names which ye have named,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah hath sent down no authority: the command is for none but Allah: He hath commanded that ye worship none but Him: that is the right religion, but most men understand not...” (Yusuf 12: 40)

          According to this the meaning of the ayah is: The authority of hukm (to command and restrict) more openly to make Shariah (law making) belongs only to Allah (swt). That is in all areas of life, from the smallest of matters to the greatest to solely worship him. This ayah openly shows; giving hukm and making Shariah are attributes belonging only to Allah (swt) and does not accept any partnership in matters as such. According to this whoever claims to have the attributes of giving hukm and making Shariah will have claimed deity and equated to himself Allah (swt).

          Imam Bagawee states the following regarding this ayah: “This statement expresses that the authority of giving hukm, commanding and the restriction of a matter belongs to Allah (swt)” (Bagawee, Tafsir)

          Ibn Qayyim (ra) stated that whoever takes his opponent to other than Allah (swt) and His Prophet (saw) has definitely sought the judgment of the Taghout, while he has been ordered to reject it - and that the person can never reject Taghout until he makes all judgment for Allah (swt) Alone. (Tareeq ul Hijratain, p 73)

          The Taghout is a rival and an enemy of Allah (swt). Hence the Taghout is the enemy of the Muslim. It is an acknowledged truth that Muslim solely believes in and worships no other but Allah (swt). In regards to not having belief for any other and not worshiping any other, the Muslim must not give any of the attributes and rights which belong to Allah (and only Allah alone) to the Taghout. If even one of these unique attributes are given to another willingly or without knowledge than this person will have lost his faith and will not be considered a Muslim any longer. Because of this it is an obligation for the Muslim to learn and acknowledge all rights and all attributes of Allah (swt) which are only for Allah (swt). It must be remembered at all times that the systems of the Taghout is actually the deen of the Taghout.

          “Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were given a portion of the Book? They believe in Sorcery and Taghout, and say to the Unbelievers that they are better guided in the (right) way than the Believers! They are (men) whom Allah hath cursed: and those whom Allah hath cursed, thou wilt find, have no one to help.” (An-Nisaa 4: 51-52)

          The Muslim must believe that the Taghout in all sorts is and can only represent falsehood. The Muslim must keep in mind that the Taghout is everything and anything representing that which is not from or a part of the deen of Allah (swt).

          Allah (swt) said: "That is because Allah - He is the truth, and what they invoke besides Him, it is batil (falsehood). And verily, Allah - He is the Most High, the Most Great." (Hajj 22: 62)

          Keeping distant from the Taghout is extremely vital for the Muslim just as having animosity and having hatred for the Taghout is. It is surely not an obligation to openly show the mistrust, detestation, disgust, antipathy, hostility and dislike to the Taghout. For example a Muslim will still have feelings of disgust and dislike towards his kafir parents however all though he carries these feelings he may not show them these feelings. Nevertheless the heart of the Muslim must without doubt carry these feelings of hatred for the Taghout. Any sort of sympathy, compassion, kindness and even humanity felt or shown towards the Taghout will mislead the Muslim and lead him into temptation toward the Taghout and will end with becoming a part of the Taghout.

          The Prophet (saw) said: "The strongest knot of Iman, is to love for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah."

          Allah (swt) said: "He said: "Do you see now that which you worship, you and your fathers before you? For they are enemies to me except the Lord of the Worlds" (Ash-Shu’araa 26: 75: 77)

          It clearly is not possible for a Taghout (who has ascribed to himself the rights of Allah) to be Muslim; hence the Taghout is the enemy of Allah (swt) while the Muslim is the awliya of Allah (swt). After one has declared his animosity to the Taghout it is impossible to insist a Taghout (as such) is a Muslim in such case the person insisting the Taghout as a Muslim will be recognised as a kafir himself. The Taghout has its own deen and the Muslim has the deen of Allah. An enemy of Allah (swt) can not have a place in the deen Islam, or be an awliya of Allah (swt) unless he repents and fulfills the two pillars of the Shahadah with all its necessities.

          “There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people: "We are clear of you and of whatever ye worship besides Allah: we takfir you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred for ever,- unless ye believe in Allah and Him alone..." (Al-Mumtaheena 60: 4)

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            #6
            Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

            Believers of the Taghout and the Takfir regarding them

            Shaikh Abdurrahman Alas’h-Shaikh said: “If the slave had known the meaning of ‘lailahaillaAllah’ he would have known that, the one who has doubts or the one who hesitates regarding the takfir of the one who associates partners to Allah, does not reject the Taghout.” (ad-Duraru’s-Saniya, XI, 523)

            Shaikh Abu Butayn (ra) answered a question in the following manner to those who asked him: “You are making takfir of Muslims.’ The individual who say ‘you are making takfir of Muslims’ to us does not know Islam or Tawhid. It is understood from his statement that his Islam is not sound/valid. It is because this individual does not reject the shirk of today’s mushrik and he does not evaluate it as shirk which nullifies Tawhid. An individual who is in such situation is not Muslim.” (Majmuatu’r-Rasail, I, Part 3, 655)

            Ibn Taymiyya (ra) said: “For this reason, anyone who does not worship Allah, certainly worships other than Allah. Mankind is two types: The Muwahhid and those who are mushrik or those who mix Tawhid with shirk; Christians, Jews and deviated ones who attribute themselves to Islam and their likes are mushrik who mix Tawhid and shirk. (Fatawa, XIV, 282)

            He (ra) also said: “Whoever is arrogant regarding worship to Allah is not Muslim. And whoever worships any other object while worshipping Allah is also not Muslim.” (Kitabu’n-Nubuwwa, 127)

            Abdullah Bin Abdur-Rahmaan Abu Butayn (ra) said: “Allah (swt) says: “This is a message to mankind in order that they may be warned thereby and that they may know that He is One and that the people of understanding may take heed.” (Ibrahim 14: 52) It is very important to note that Allah (swt) didn’t say “… and that they may say that He is One” He (swt) said “…and that they may know that He is One.” Allah (swt) also says: “And those whom they invoke instead of Him have no power of intercession; except those who bear witness to the truth (i.e. believed in the Oneness of Allah, and obeyed His Orders), and they know (the facts about the Oneness of Allah).” (Az-Zukhruf 43: 86) That is to say they should know in their hearts what they gave witness to with their tongues. RasulAllah (saw) said: “Whoever dies with the knowledge that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah shall enter Jannah.” (Muslim) The scholars referred to the previous Ayah and others like it as evidence to prove that the first obligation on a person is to know Allah (swt). This Ayah proves that the largest of obligations is the knowledge of the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’ and that the greatest form of ignorance is to be ignorant of the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’. Yet surprisingly, we still find that there are people who if they hear someone talking about the meaning of ‘LailahaillaAllah’ as rejection and affirmation, they disagree because they think it is not their duty to judge people. We answer them by saying that everyone is entrusted to learn Tawhid, for which Allah created both the Jinn and the mankind, and sent all His Prophets and Messengers to call to. You are required to know the opposite of Tawhid, which is Shirk, that Allah (swt) does not forgive nor excuse out of ignorance, and it is also forbidden to blindly follow on this matter because it is the corner-stone and root of one’s Islam. Therefore anyone who does not enjoin the good and forbid evil is surely led far astray especially because the greatest good is Tawhid and the worst evil is Shirk.” (Ad Durar as-Saniyya 58/12)

            Shayh Hamed b. Atik stated: “There are many individuals who have not made shirk but they have not stayed distant from the mushrik either. For this reason they are not Muslim, they have not followed the deen the Rasul have informed.” (Sabil in Najati wa’l fiqaq)

            Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Hasan al Ash-Shaykh (ra) said: “So the Hunafa’ are the People of Tawhid: They do I’tizal (withdraw) from the mushrikīn, because Allah has obligated upon the People of Tawhid to do I’tizal (withdraw) from them, and to declare Takfīr upon them (proclaim them as infidels), and disassociate (Bara’ah) from them, as Allah has mentioned regarding what His Khalil (Intimate Friend), Ibrahīm (as), said: “And I shall do I’tizal from you, and from those whom you invoke besides Allah.” (Maryam 19: 48)… Till the verse: “So when he did I’tizal from them, and from those whom they worshipped besides Allah.” (Maryam 19: 49) And He mentioned: “Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah. We have disbelieved in you and there has emerged between us and you, hostility and hatred forever, until you believe in Allah Alone.” (Al-Mumtahinah 60: 4) And He mentioned regarding the People of the Cave: “And when you do I’tizal from them, and that which they worship, except Allah” (Al-Kahf 18: 16) Hence, the People of Tawhid do not complete (their obligations from) Tawhid, except by doing I’tizal from the People of shirk, and by being hostile against them, and declaring Takfīr upon them. Thus, (the People of Tawhid) are “Mu’tazilah” in this context [i.e. meaning they are “withdrawers”, the literal meaning of the word “Mu’tazilah” – he does not mean the heretical sect] – and this is because the People of Tawhid withdraw from the People of shirk; just as the Intimate Friend Ibrahīm (as) withdrew from them.” (Ad-Durar As-Saniyyah 11/434)

            I’tizal (i.e. withdrawal) is (completed) by not intermingling with the Tawaghīt, and by not increasing their numbers, and not obeying them in disobedience (to Allah), and departing from them, and disassociating from them.

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              #7
              Who and what are the Taghout of today’s world?

              Who and what are the Taghout of today’s world?

              A Muslim must have bara’a (disassociation) with the Taghout and not wala (allegiance/loyalty). It must be kept in mind that the Taghout (which has ascribed himself as a partner with Allah) can never be named as Muslim (however not all Taghout are kafir as discussed previously under ‘The Definition of the Taghout’). In order to complete the first part of the Shahadah it is necessary to know and be familiar with the Taghout and its establishments. The following is a list of establishments, institutions, employees, leaders etc. of the Taghout of today:

              1) The United Nations; the largest known establishment of the Taghout today.

              2) All states which take part and is a member of the United Nations.

              3) The leaders of these states who make laws.

              4) All governments which make and assist in making their own laws; parliaments, members of parliaments, ministries etc.

              5) The officials of these governments and states.

              6) The political parties of these governments

              7) All assistants and officials of these political parties.

              8.) Those which assist and vote for such political parties.

              9) The Lawyers, advocates who believe, consult, apply and seek the verdict of and judgement from the laws of these governments.

              10) The judges who judge on the basis of these laws.

              11) The police that defend and enforce these laws.

              12) The military of these governments which fight on the basis of these laws, to defend
              and protect these governments.

              13) The religious leaders who support and justify these laws.

              14) The wealthy elite who support help maintain, and contribute to these governments and all of its departments, branches, institutions, establishments etc.

              15) The propagators of these governments; who call upon the nation to support, obey, assist, have sympathy, care for…

              16) Everyone who support, obey, assist, care for, and have sympathy etc… for these governments regardless of whom or what they are.

              17) Those which make allegiance with the Taghout against the Muslims.

              18) Those who do not takfeer, who take as awliya and not have enmity to these people who show compassion, have sympathy, support, assist, aid, obey, follow etc. to these governments and all of its institutions.

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                #8
                Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                Taking the Taghout and its supporters as awliya, sharing celebrations and holidays with them, imitating them, asking forgiveness for them are all prohibited. The rights of a Muslim do not apply to them

                The authority of the Taghout must be rejected. A Muslim can not accept to be under the authority of the Taghout. “Allah will never allow the kafiroon to have a way over the mu’minoon” (An Nisa 4: 141)

                “O you who believe! Obey Allah, obey the Messenger and those in authority amongst you…” (An Nisa’ 4: 59)

                “And obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites…” (Al-Ahzaab 33: 48)

                No material support to establish and protect Dar ul-Islam can be sought from them until and unless they reject the Taghout. This type of support is called nusraah. Aisha (ra) reported that Nabi (saw) said “I will never seek help from a mushrik. (Muslim) Nussrah is a form of walayah and walayah with the kuffar is most definitely prohibited to the believers in many verses. Allah (swt) says: “Verily those who believed and made hijrah and strove hard with their property and their selves in the cause of Allah as well as those who gave help [nasaroo] these are awliya’ to one another…” (Al Anfaal 8: 72)

                “And verily your Wali is Allah, His messenger and the believers, those who establish the salah and give zakah and they bow down.” (Al Maida 5: 55)

                “O you who believe! Take not for awliya disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?” (An Nisa 4: 144)

                “And those who believed and made hijrah and strove hard in the cause of Allah as well as those who gave help [nasaroo] these are the believers in truth…” (Al Anfaal 8: 74)

                “…He it is who has strengthened you with His help [nasirihi] and with the believers…” (Al Anfaal 8: 62)

                Whoever makes alliance with them will become one of them, i.e. kafir. Allah (swt) says “Give the munafiqoon the news that they will have a painful punishment, those who take the disbelievers as friends instead of believers, do they seek honour/power with them? Verily, to Allah belongs all Honour.” (An Nisaa 4: 138-139) and “The believers should not take the disbelievers as friends rather than the believers. Whoever does that has nothing to do with Allah.” (Ali Imran 3: 28) “O you who believe! Take not for awliya disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves?” (An Nisa 4: 144)

                A believer can not be executed in retaliation for the Taghout and its surrounding. It has been reported that Ali (ra) said “The blood of all believers are equal, the lowliest of them can guarantee their protection and they are one hand against others. A Mu’min should not be killed for a kafir nor should one who has been given a covenant (ahd) be killed while his covenant holds.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Nasai)

                All types of walayah with the Taghout are prohibited. This includes marriage, inheritance and even becoming witness to one another. A Muslim must keep his distant with the Taghout. Just as the men of the Taghout, the women of the Taghout are also to be kept away from. They must not be considered any different than the men of the Taghout. The Muslim men cannot marry the Taghout women as the Muslim women cannot marry the men of Taghout. Allah (swt) says “Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise. …” (Al Baqarah 2: 221)

                “O ye who believe! When there come to you believing women refugees, examine (and test) them: Allah knows best as to their Faith: if ye ascertain that they are Believers, then send them not back to the Unbelievers. They are not lawful (wives) for the Unbelievers, nor are the (Unbelievers) lawful (husbands) for them...” (Al Mumtahina 60: 10)

                "Bad women (khabeethaat) are for bad men (khabeetheen) and bad men (khabeethoon) are for bad women (khabeethaat) and good women are for pure men and pure men are for pure women...." (An Nur 24: 26)

                Inheritance is restricted between the Muslim and the Taghout. A Muslim can not inherit from the Taghout even if it is an advantage and the Taghout can not inherit from the Muslim. Usamah bin Zayd reports that Nabi (saw) said “A Muslim does not inherit from a kafir nor a kafir from a Muslim.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

                The animals which have been slaughtered by the kuffar, the mushreek and the supporters of the Taghout are forbidden to be eaten by the Muslim. “Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death...” (Al Maida 5: 3)

                “Eat not of (meats) on which Allah's name hath not been pronounced: That would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with you if ye were to obey them, ye would indeed be Pagans.” (Al An’am 6: 121)

                The Taghout have their own culture, customs and celebrations differing from that of the Muslim. Just as the Muslim must keep distant from the Taghout itself the Muslim must also restrain them selves from attending, witnessing or even wishing well in regards to their celebrations. Allah the Exalted said, “Those who do not witness falsehood…” (Al Furqan 25: 72). The meaning of this ayah actually refers to witnessing the celebrations of the polytheists. The Messenger of Allah said “Every nation has their celebration, an indeed our celebration is this day” (Bukhari, Muslim, An-Nasai) Therefore every nation has their specific festival; the Muslim can not join them in celebrating such festivities in any manner. Anas Ibn Maalik (ra) said, The Messenger of Allah (saw) came (to Madinah) and they had two days in which they would (relax and) play. He said, What are these two days? They said, We used to play (on these two days) during the jahiliyyah. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, Allah has given you something better instead of them: Yawm al-Duhaa (Eid al-Adha) and Yawm al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr). (Abu Dawud)

                Sharing the holidays of the Muslim with the Taghout is also another matter which must be stayed away from. As the Prophet (saw) stated Yawm al-Duhaa (Eid al-Adha) and Yawm al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) are the holidays of the Muslims. The prayers performed and the celebrations which take place during these special days must not be shared with the Taghout and those who side with them. These special days and greetings belong only to the Muslim and must only be shared between the Muslim. Marriage is one of the types of ibaadah. It does not change whether a kafir is getting married or a Muslim. These special events are ibaadah and as stated before prayers must be separated from the kuffar. A Muslim must not attend a marital ceremony, reception or party type gatherings of the kuffar. In such case if a Muslim does share such activities with the kuffar hence he will be sharing the ibaadah of the kuffar with the kuffar and this will be a double jeopardy on his behalf. However if the intention of the Muslim is dawah and he takes place in these ceremonies he must keep himself and stay far from the kufr, shirk and haraam which take place during these ceremonies. If a Muslim imitates the kuffar and performs any of its rituals then this person will not be and must no longer be considered a Muslim.

                To emulate, follow and to imitate the kuffar is also restricted. The Muslim must differ in every possible way that they can from the kuffar. The Messenger of Allah said: “Who ever imitates a people is of them.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud) There are many, many examples which could be given in regards to not imitating the kuffar and here is a couple: “Indeed the Jews do not ye their hair, so differ from them.” (Bukhari, Muslim) “Differ from the polytheists let the beard flow and trim the moustache” (Bukhari, Muslim, Bayhaqi) Reading these hadeeth makes it much easier to realise how little an opposition can be and how easy it can be to differ from them.

                The Taghout and its believers are not to be buried in the graveyards of Muslims either. Abu Hurairah reported that Nabi (saw) said “…and prayer is binding upon you behind every Muslim…” (Abu Dawud) Prayer must only be done with and shared with the Muslim. This includes the prayer of the dead. If the deceased person is not a Muslim then the prayer must not be performed. The Muslim can not pray over them when they die as Abu Hurairah reported that Nabi (saw) said “A Muslim has six duties to another Muslim…….and when he dies follow his funeral” meaning following the funeral of and performing the death prayer is only done for a Muslim by another Muslim. (Muslim) Ali reported that Nabi (saw) said “To a Muslim there are six upon a Muslim with ma’roof…..he will follow his bier when he is dead…” (Tirmidhi) “And never pray for any of them who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and his messenger and died while they were fasiqoon” (At-Taubah 9: 84) Ibn Umar reported that Nabi (saw) said “The Qadariyyah are the magians of this ummah. If they are ill do not pay a visit to them, and if they die do not attend their funerals” (Abu Dawud, Kitaab us Sunnah v.3 n.4674) and Hudhayfah reported that Nabi (saw) said “Every people have Magians and the Magians of this ummah are those that declare that there is no qadr by Allah. If any one of them dies, do not attend his funeral and if any of them is ill do not visit him. They are the partisans of Dajjal and Allah will surely join them with Dajjal.” (Abu Dawud, Kitaabus Sunnah, v 3 n 4675)

                Forgiveness and blessing can not be asked for them when they are living or when they die “It is not for the Prophet and those who believe to ask the Forgiveness of Allah for the mushrikeen even though they be of kin, after it has become clear to them that they are the dwellers of the Fire” (At Taubah 9: 113) The Muslim is permitted to pray to and ask Allah to guide the kuffar to Islam, just as the Prophet (saw) prayed to Allah to guide Umar (ra) to Islam. However a Muslim must not ask Allah to bless those who carry enmity to Allah as they do not deserve to be blessed.

                The Taghout must not enter the Haraam of Makkah, Allah (swt) says, “O you who believe! Verily the mushrikoon are najasun (impure) so do not let them come near Al-Masjid Al-Haraam after this year…” (At Taubah 9: 28) It is unfortunate to see that the Haraam of Makkah is occupied by the Taghout however Allah has entitled them with being najasun and in reality they must not step foot in that which belong to Islam.

                The rights, duties and obligations of brotherhood do not apply to them. Allah (swt) says, “Verily only the believers are a brotherhood.” (Al Hujuraat 49: 10) Consequently the siblings of a Muslim can not claim that of which is believed to rightfully be theirs unless they become or are Muslim. For the reason only the Muslim can be brothers/sisters amongst themselves. These rules of Baraa’, keeping distant and restraining from the Taghout, the kuffar, the mushrik and the munafiqoon apply even to those who have blood relations; to family’s and relatives. Allah (swt) says “O you who believe! Do not take your fathers and brothers as awliya, if they love kufr instead of iman. If any of you do so, they are zaalimoon.” (At-Taubah 9/23) “You will not find any people that believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who oppose Allah and His messenger, even though they were their fathers, sons, brothers or relatives. For such He has written iman in their hearts and strengthened them with Ruh from Himself. And We will admit them to Gardens underneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein. Allah is pleased with them and they with Him. They are the party of Allah. Verily, it is the party of Allah that will be successful.” (Al-Mujaadilah 58/22)


                “Allah is the wali of those who believe, He brings them out from darkness into light. But as for those who disbelieve their awliya are Taghout, they bring them out from light into darkness. Those are the dwellers of the fire and they will abide therein forever.” (Al Baqarah 2: 257)

                In conclusion: The rejection of the Taghout is a necessity of iman to Allah. “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects the Taghout and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 256) Beware of the end which will come over those who do not necessarily recognise the Taghout therefore do not reject it. “Say: ‘Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom He transformed into monkeys and swine, those who worshipped Taghout.” (Al-Maidah 5: 60) Be associates to the good news brought from their Lord to those who reject the Taghout as their Lord had required them to: “Those who eschew Taghout,- and fall not into its worship,- and turn to Allah (in repentance),- for them is Good News: so announce the Good News to My Servants...” (Az Zumar 39: 17) Wallahu mustean!

                “But honour belongs to Allah and His Messenger and to the believers.” (Munafiqoon 63/8)

                “It is He who has sent His Messenger with the Guidance and the Religion of Truth. That He makes it prevail over all religion, even though the pagans may detest (it).” (Saff 61: 9)

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                  #9
                  ÑÏ : Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                  you are gonna get arrested for copyright infringement
                  .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                  نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
                  دولة الإسلامية باقية





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                    #10
                    Re: ÑÏ : Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                    Originally posted by AbuMubarak View Post
                    you are gonna get arrested for copyright infringement
                    Sa thing is according to Tawhid's sect anyone who goes to Court in a Kaafir country to get his right is also a Kaafir you can't even take the services of a lawyer:zzz:
                    Whosoever dies without participating in an expedition (Jihad) nor having the intention to do so, dies on a branch of hypocrisy.(Sahih Muslim)

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                      #11
                      Re: ÑÏ : Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                      Originally posted by advghori View Post
                      Sa thing is according to Tawhid's sect anyone who goes to Court in a Kaafir country to get his right is also a Kaafir you can't even take the services of a lawyer:zzz:
                      If after reading all that i have posted regarding the rejection of Taghout to be Muslim, and you still consider going to the Taghout for judgement to be permissible, then what can i say other than Truly Allah guides Whom He wills. SubhanAllah.

                      The ayat regarding Tahakum ila Taghout are Muhkam-Very Clear (for those who Allah has granted understanding) and there are absolutely NO room for doubts regarding this. There is unanimous agreement amongst the classical ulama regarding the kufr and irtidat of the one who does Tahakum to Taghout. There are also countless narrations from the classical ulama regarding the Kufr of seeking judgement from the Taghout. And to quote a few:


                      Imam Abu Muhammed ibn Hazm (ra) said in explaining Surah An Nisa, 65: “But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith, until they make you (O Muhammed) judge on all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.” that this is more than enough for the people of understanding, who believe in Allah(swt) and the Last Day, and who are sure and certain that this is an oath that Allah (awj) has made between Himself and His servants. Here one must check oneself, that he has not favoured the sayings of a scholar, Qiyas (Analogical deduction) or Istihsan (Preference of one proof over another proof because it appears more suitable to the situation, even though the preferred proof is technically weaker). If anyone was to find himself preferring anyone’s judgment rather than that of the Messenger (saw), let him know that Allah (swt) in His Might and Glory has vowed and sworn by Himself, and His Speech is always the Haqq, that whoever seeks the judgment other than that of the Messenger (saw) is not a believer, and if he is not a believer, then he is a disbeliever- and there is no third way in this!” (Al-ihkaam fi usooli al ahkaam, 1/98)

                      Ibn Hazm stated commenting on the same ayah (An Nisa 4; 65) that Allah (swt) has sworn by Himself that one cannot be a believer until he seeks the judgment of the Prophet (saw) in everything that He (saw) came with, and then submits to it totally and bears no grudge against His (saw) judgment. The Imam clarifies that seeking judgment, and accepting and submitting the heart to the judgment, are two separate issues, and both are required to fulfill ones iman. (Al Fissal fi alMilal wa Ahwah wanNihal, 3/235)

                      Sheikh Suleiman Ibn Samhan talked about the ‘Shara’a ar-Rifaka’ and said that if you ask the worshippers of the taghout to come back to the judgment of Allah (awj) and His Prophet (saw), and avoid the law of the taghout, they will answer by saying: ‘that the only reason why we go to these laws for judgment is to avoid killing one another, because if one does not agree with the other party to submit to such laws (Shara’a ar-Rifaka), then one will kill the other’. Therefore, if you know that going to taghout for judgment is kufr, then you should also remember that Allah (awj) has said that kufr is worse than killing. Allah (awj) says: “…Say fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to Al-Masjid al Haram and to drive out its inhabitants, and al-Fitnah (Polytheism and disbelief) is worse than killing…’ (Surah Al Baqara 2; 217) and “…And al-Fitnah (shirk and kufr) is worse than killing…” (Surah Al Baqara 2; 191)

                      Sheikh Suleiman Ibn Samhan also said that if going to the taghout for judgment is kufr, and since disputes are related to wordly matters, then how could it be possible to commit kufr in pursuit of dunya matters! Iman can never be fulfilled until Allah (awj) and His Prophet (saw) are the most loved and until we love our Prophet (saw) more than we love our children, fathers and all mankind. So if all your wordly interests are to perish, it will be an act of kufr to seek a judgment other than that of Allah (awj) and His Prophet (saw). And if you had to choose between forsaking your worldly interests and going to the taghout for judgment, it would then be obligatory upon you to relinquish your dunya, and you would never be allowed to go to the taghout for judgment. (Adorrar Assunniah)

                      Imam Shawkanee stated in the tafsir of Surah Nisa 4; 60: “It is astonishing how individuals want to be trialed by the taghout even though they claim to believe in the Qur’an revealed to RasulAllah (saw) and the books revealed to the previous Nabi... Whereas Allah (swt) had commanded RasulAllah and all the rasul before him to reject the taghout.” (Fath ul Qadir 1/482)

                      But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith!

                      Qadi stated: ‘Just as it is kufr to be judged by the taghout it is kufr not to consent to the hukm of Muhammad (saw). This indicates the following: Allah (swt) had stated “Even though they had been commanded to reject it they still want to be trialed by the taghout” and had accounted being trialed by the taghout as iman to the taghout. Just as the rejection of taghout means iman to Allah, there is no doubt the rejection of Allah means iman to taghout. (Badaiu’s Sanai fi Tartibi Sharai (Imam Kasani), v 7, p 3)



                      If anyone is interested in the issue of the kufr of Tahakum ila Taghout, then please click the link below for a detailed work:

                      Seeking Judgment from Taghout


                      My sect? I follow the Qur'an, Sunnah, and the classical ulama. Alhamdulillah. May Allah guide those who are sincere.

                      Anyone who disagrees with the undisputable ayat of Allah, the words of RasulAllah, the consensus of the classical ulama regarding Rejection of the Taghout and Kufr of Tahakum to Taghout, then he is obliged to refute with ilm, otherwise he must submit to the haqq which is presented.

                      What is left of Islam today! People ascribe to themselves Islam while submitting to Taghout and defending shirk and claiming it to be part of Tawhid! O Allah Destroy those who are at War with Islam if guidance is not their fate!



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                        #12
                        Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                        OK

                        I'll read the full article InshaAllah and post my comment.
                        Whosoever dies without participating in an expedition (Jihad) nor having the intention to do so, dies on a branch of hypocrisy.(Sahih Muslim)

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                          Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                          The Second: The tyrannical and oppressive ruler who changes Allaah’s rulings. The proof for this is Allaah’s saying: “Have you not seen those (hypocrites) who claim to have faith in that which has been revealed to you, and that which was revealed before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Taaghoot, when they have been ordered to reject them? But the Devil wishes to lead them far astray.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 60]
                          Imam Abu Muhammed ibn Hazm (ra) said in explaining Surah An Nisa, 65: “But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith, until they make you (O Muhammed) judge on all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.” that this is more than enough for the people of understanding, who believe in Allah(swt) and the Last Day, and who are sure and certain that this is an oath that Allah (awj) has made between Himself and His servants. Here one must check oneself, that he has not favoured the sayings of a scholar, Qiyas (Analogical deduction) or Istihsan (Preference of one proof over another proof because it appears more suitable to the situation, even though the preferred proof is technically weaker). If anyone was to find himself preferring anyone’s judgment rather than that of the Messenger (saw), let him know that Allah (swt) in His Might and Glory has vowed and sworn by Himself, and His Speech is always the Haqq, that whoever seeks the judgment other than that of the Messenger (saw) is not a believer, and if he is not a believer, then he is a disbeliever- and there is no third way in this!” (Al-ihkaam fi usooli al ahkaam, 1/98)

                          Ibn Katheer: "Allah (awj) makes inkaar (i.e. vehemently objects to) those who turn away from Allah's Shariah; the laws that are good for the Muslims; the laws that forbid what is evil. Allah rejects those who follow laws of personal desires and who adopt laws of Kufr such as the laws enforced by the Tartars who were under the control of Genghis Khan, their King. These laws were a mixture of Judaism, Christianity and laws chosen by their King which suited his desires. Should we prefer these laws over the Shariah of Allah and His Prophet (saw)?! Whoever does this is a Kafir and killing him is Wajeeb!" (Tafsir Ibn Katheer, Surah Al Maeda, 5; 50)
                          "So whoever leaves the clear Shariah, which was revealed to Muhammad Ibn Abdullah, the Seal of the Prophets, and takes the Hukm to other than it from the laws of Kufr which are abrogated, he has disbelieved. So what about the one who takes the Hukm to the 'Yasiq' (the law of the Tartars which mixed Shariah rulings with invented rulings) and puts it before it?! Whoever does that, he has disbelieved by the Ijmaa' of the Muslims." (Al Bidayah wa Nihaayah, v 13, p 118-119)
                          Sheikh Jamal ud Deen al Qasimee, Suleyman bin Abdullah al Sheikh and AbdulLatif bin AbdurRehman al Hassan al Sheikh- all pointed out that there is no doubt that whosoever seeks the judgment of other than Allah (awj) has disbelieved in Him and believed in taghout. (Addorrar Assonia 10; 426- Kitab – Hukm ul Murtad (Verdict on Apostates))
                          Sheikh Sulaiman ibn AbdAllah Alsheikh stated that in the explanation of Surah An-Nisa, ayah 60 above, there is clear evidence that to avoid going to the taghout for judgement, which is other than the Qur’an and Sunnah, is obligatory and that the one who goes to the taghout for judgement is not a Mu’min nor a Muslim. (Tafsir Al Aziz el AlHamid)

                          Imam Shawkanee stated in the tafsir of Surah Nisa 4; 60: “It is astonishing how individuals want to be trialed by the taghout even though they claim to believe in the Qur’an revealed to RasulAllah (saw) and the books revealed to the previous Nabi... Whereas Allah (swt) had commanded RasulAllah and all the rasul before him to reject the taghout.” (Fath ul Qadir 1/482)

                          Sayings of the 'Ulama Regarding Seeking Judgement from Taghout
                          OKie I read it, but you are exaggerating these rulings.

                          Should I not approach the court to recover my money from someone? What about the dispute between kafir and Muslim who is living in a kaafir country?
                          Whosoever dies without participating in an expedition (Jihad) nor having the intention to do so, dies on a branch of hypocrisy.(Sahih Muslim)

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                            #14
                            Re: Rejection of Taghout in order to be Muwahid

                            :brf:

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                              #15
                              Asludeen
                              kufr bit taghut wa amanu billah

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