Abu Muhammad Aasim al-Maqdisi
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‘after having read the book entitled Democracy: A Religion -written in the Arabic language – by our brother in Islaam, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, I felt a great need to inform the non-Arabic speaking Muslims of this dangerous disaster. The disaster that has polluted the minds, and the monotheism 1 and the doctrine of many of the believing people.
With regards to this clear cut form of disbelief, many of the disbelievers have been active in deceptive rhetoric, to try to prove this form of disbelief as not being a religion. I was pleased with the fact that our dear brother, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdesi, provided a comprehensive refutation of those who believe in the void constitutions and the false laws of democracy. Our dear brother also used many authentic evidences from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, with the addition of logical intellectual evidences, to prove his arguments – and thus write an essay which the mind could easily comprehend, without there being any contradictions or nonsensical statements.
I had searched for a long time to obtain a comprehensive refutation of the disbelievers innovation of democracy, and of the polytheistic parliamentary councils – and our dear Shaykh has provided this. I found all of these things in this valuable book, so I decided to translate the book into English, so that the rest of mankind who may not be able to comprehend Arabic, would be able to distinguish the Truth from falsehood, the guidance from the error, and to be an evidence against those who believe in democracy. All translations of the Qur’an that have been used were used from Al-Qur’an – a contemporary translation, by Ahmad Ali. I hope that Allah accepts this work for His sake, and all praise is due to Allah, the First and the Last.’
These are a selection of papers that the author authored just before the start of the polytheistic, legislative, parliamentary elections – at a time when people were becoming fascinated by democracy. Their fascination was arisen after the defenders of democracy and the defenders of other such false ideologies (who have no religion) defended democracy simply for the sake of it, and they mixed the falsehood with the Truth.
Sometimes they call democracy a freedom, or a ‘consultation’ (this term is explained further on). Sometimes they bring forth arguments that apparently make democracy a valid concept, and they use the story of the judgement of Yusuf (Yusuf) – peace be upon him – with the King as an example. Other times they use the judgement of the Negus as an example – simply to serve their own interests and motives, and to fulfil their own personal agendas. They distort the Truth with Falsehood, and mix the Light with the Darkness, and the Polytheism of democracy with the Monotheism of Islam. But we, with the help of Allah, replied to all of these fallacies, and showed that democracy is a religion. But it is not Allah’s religion.
Democracy is an obvious polytheism and thus a clear disbelief that Allah has warned us against, in His Book. And His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa’sallam) attacked suchtaghut (false deities) throughout his life. Continue reading