Abu Muhammad Aasim al-Maqdisi
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The Religion Of Ibrahim And The Calling Of The Prophets And Messengers and the Methods of the Transgressing Rulers in Dissolving it and Turning the Callers Away from it. We present to the English reader, Millat Ibrāhīm, by the noble Shaykh, Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisī, may Allāh preserve him. This particular treatise has been an influential and significant book with many of the contemporary Islāmic groups intent upon forming an Islāmic state. Herein, the author draws several parallels between the form of idolatry in the time of the Messenger of Allāh (PBUH) and that which the apostate regimes have instituted from fabricated laws and methodologies of falsehood in the lands of the Muslims, which are the main obstacles to the formation of such a state.
In doing so, he touches upon the very basis of Tawhīd and the obligation of the slave not only to hold these false deities with contempt inwardly – be they idols made of stone, or trees, or stars or the man-made legislations – but outwardly as well. And while most Muslims are familiar with the concept of having enmity towards the polytheists (Mushrikīn) and their false deities, within their hearts, there seems to be a pervasive lack of awareness regarding the outward enmity and what is required to be demonstrated in terms of aggression and hostility and warfare. And so, as the author points out, although most Muslims are aware of certain aspects of the events of Ibrāhīm’s life, may the blessings of Allāh be upon him, the various points of his Millah, in terms of his enmity towards the people of Shirk and Kufr and his taking them and that which they worshipped as enemies, both inwardly and outwardly, remain unclear to most. Therefore, the reader is encouraged to pay close attention, throughout the book, to the Shaykh’s points because, although there are many excellent books available in English regarding Tawhīd, this particular aspect has not been covered in the detail that it deserves for the English reader.
As the author mentions in his introduction, this edition of Millat Ibrāhīm was a follow-up to its initial publication. And subsequently, the Shaykh has addressed some of the comments that had been made about the original book and then included his refutation upon these comments within the introduction to this second edition. This is a very valuable segment as it provides a revealing glance into the mindsets of those who have objected to this subject matter being put forth by the Shaykh, may Allāh preserve him. So the reader is advised to pay close attention to the points, which the opposition has raised in relation to this book, as well as to the accompanying refutation upon these points. And in this way, the reader will attain a more comprehensive view of the nature of the dispute between those who call for Millah of Ibrāhīm in its true form, and those who attempt to restrict its application in our time by means of diluting it and creating ambiguities and doubts concerning it. And to Allāh are the grievances.
Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi. born 1378 A.H. (1959 A.D.) in the province of Nablus, Palestine,At a young age his family emigrated to Kuwait. He later studied at the University of Mosul in Iraq. He began to travel around Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in order to visit the numerous religious students and sheikhs. He than began to study the writings of Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imam Ibnul Qayyim. While in Medinah he read the writings of Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab and was strongly influenced by them. Maqdisi travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan and met many of the mujahid groups there at the time. In 1992 he returned to Jordan. He began to denounce the Jordanian government and the man-made laws that were being implemented there. His teachings gained many adherents and this earned him the attention of the government, and he was arrested and imprisoned. During the years 1995-1999. He was later released and stayed in Jordan, where he was later rearrested on terrorism charges for conspiring to attack American targets in Jordan. He was released again in July 2005, but arrested again after he gave an interview to al Jazeera.He was released again in 2008. Continue reading