Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Talaq-e-Tafweez: Delegation of Power by the Husband to His Wife to Divorce


By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam

31 March 2021

Islam is a religion of the masses prescribed by the Almighty Allah and perfected on Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Q5:3) and being a religion of the world till the end of the world, it has all the prescriptions of the issues may arise. Marriage and divorce among them are two very important issues on which the world is based. Where there are marriages, the most likened bond by Allah, there are divorces too, the least liked out of all the Halal acts in Islam, even then Islam has prescribed various ways of divorce so as to not let the people suffer in silence for the whole life with a love-lost relationship.


Two women in Uttar Pradesh, India, have given divorce to their husbands using ‘talaq-e-tafweez’. Free Press Journal June 25, 2018


Islam being a religion based on equality among all the genders, castes and creeds, as Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s last sermon declares, “an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a White has no superiority over a Black nor a Black has any superiority over a White except by piety and good action”, Allah has given equal opportunity to women as men of breaking the bond of marriage.

There are Ahadees and Allah’s commands in the holy Quran concerning the divorce and everywhere it has been mentioned that Allah does not like spouses divorcing each other. Very laughable thing is that in the Nikahnama, the pious paper, the proof of a Sunnah has started getting mentions of divorce and conditions of running a marriage foolproof. It clearly means that at least one of the parties of the bond has a doubt of the Sunnah being performed to go along its course. No good work is a good work with even the smallest of doubts in it. Therefore it is better to understand each other more before promising to live together. Before the time comes to give time to your marriage, give time to your decision of being married.

Following are the ways of breaking the bond of marriage prescribed by Islam:

a.    Talaq

b.    Khula

c.    Talaq by the Wife through Delegated Right of Divorce - Haq-e-Tafweez-e-Talaq

d.    Judicial Divorce


Talaq-e-Tafweez is a way of divorce which empowers a wife to divorce a husband, if she has been delegated this power by her husband. The right to annul one’s own marriage is a unique provision provided by Islam granting the women empowerment of living their life as per their own desire.


Also Read:  What is Delegated Divorce (Talaq-e-Tafweez or Talaq-e-Tafwid)?


Although this power is delegated to the wife by her husband after the marriage, orally or in writing, or by her would be husband at the time of Nikah before the marriage is solemnized. This delegated power to divorce can be used by the wife with the pronouncement of “I divorce myself” not that “I divorce you” because she is not divorcing her husband but divorcing herself by the powers bestowed upon her.

If there are any pre-condition like ‘Roti, Kapda and Makan, although the husband accepts to fulfill these in his Nikah, are  mentioned in the Nikahnama for the Talaq-e-Tafweez to be practiced and the husband fails to live up to those conditions Talaq-e-Tafweez can be brought in practice, that is the wife can self-divorce.

Quran says:  The relationship between the spouses should ideally be based on love (Mawadda Wa Rahma, 30:21), simultaneously it also advocates bringing the marriage to an end if there is no love, respect and mutual understanding left between the spouses (2:231). Islam understands that human being cannot live in an atmosphere of disbelief and misunderstanding and it is more painful for a woman to live with a partner with whom mutual understanding is lost hence women are given a way out of the marriage through Talaq-e-Tafweez.


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There is no problem in the world which cannot be solved by discussing it and by giving time to it. So is the divorce. Divorce is pronounced in a very difficult time with a heavy heart. These days, most of the time divorces occur because of our ego or social norms. We must consider this Hadees:  "The most hateful permissible thing (al-Halal) in the sight of Allah is divorce." (Abu Dawud, Hadith 1863, Ibn Majah, Hadith 2008) before going for the act.

The believers recite Quran, read Hadees, listen to preachers of every school and nowhere do they noticed the glorification of divorce, even then divorce has become as common with Muslim community as with any other. Do not make it a norm.

And Allah knows the best.


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The Verses of Jihad: Meaning, Denotation, Reason of Revelation and Background- Part 1


By Badruddoja Razvi Misbahi, New Age Islam

31 March 2021

Before mentioning the true meaning, denotation, background and reason of revelation of the objectionable verses of Jihad, the meaning of Jihad according to the literal and Shari’ah points of view and its types must be explained.

The word ‘Jihad’ is derived from juhd which is used for many meanings such as: hardship, extreme, capacity, strength, extreme effort. The rule is that the derived word has the meaning and denotation of the source of derivation. Therefore, in the literal meaning of jihad, all these meanings will be taken into consideration. In the Shari'ah, the striving with hardship for the promotion and upliftment of the true religion is "Jihad", which has many forms.

For example, we can do jihad by our tongues, we can do it by our money, we can do it by our pens, we can do it by our knowledge and we can do it by risking our lives when it needed. In Shariah, Jihad is not just about killing and fighting, as people like Wasim Rizvi is used to dispersing the minds of the native brothers and arousing the non-Islamic world against the religion of Islam.

Yes, it is true that fighting non-dhimmi infidels with specific conditions when it’s necessary is also called Jihad. But to say that "jihad" is used only for this meaning is a clear contradiction of the several commandments. In the holy Quran and Prophetic sayings, there are several places where the word “Jihad” has been used in different meanings apart from this meaning (Fighting). Allah says in the holy Quran:

“And whoever strives in the way of Allah, in fact, he strives only for his own good. Indeed, Allah is Independent of the worlds”. (Al-Ankabut, verse 6) (Kanzul Iman)

In this blessed verse, jihad has been applied to various meanings, such as: obedience to God, patience, Jihad with one's self, resistance to the devil, and war with the enemies of religion. (Khazainul Irfan)

In the same way, this blessed verse of the Holy Qur'an: “And (as for) those who strive hard in Our cause, We will most certainly guide them to Our path.”(Al Ankabut, Verse: 69)

In this blessed verse, Jihad is applied to the meaning of struggle, that is, to strive for the pleasure of God in all outward and inward actions, habits, and to fight against the bad desires and satanic whispers to please Allah Almighty. Also, in the Hadith, it is called biggest Jihad. The commentator Abi Saud has said in his commentary on this verse: "Absolute Mujahadah is for the purpose of outward and inward enemies" (Tafsir Abi Saud, vol. 7, p. 48).

In the same way, the blessed verse of the Qur'an: “And fight in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is the best for you if you knew.” (Kanzul Iman)

In this verse, Jihad is commanded, if possible, with both wealth and life, and if it is not possible, with whichever of the two is possible. According to one narration, in this verse only the first type (struggle with wealth) is commanded. (Tafsir Abi Saud, vol. 4, p. 67)

In the same way, in the Hadith, speaking the truth in front of the tyrant and oppressive ruler has been interpreted as the best Jihad. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) says: "The best Jihad is the utterance of true word in front of a tyrant ruler" [Sha'ab al-Iman Lil-Bayhaqi, vol. 6, p. 93, Hadith: 7581, Dar al-Kutub al-'Ilmiyah, Beirut, Lebanon]

The meaning of Jihad is so wide that jihad has been applied to treating one's parents well and serving them, as stated in the hadith:  "جَاء رَجُلٌ اِلَی رَسُوْلُ اللّٰہِ ﷺ فاستأذنہ فی الجہاد۔ قَالَ احیٌّ والداک؟ قال: نَعَمْ۔ قَالَ ففیھما فجاھد" [Sahih Al-Bukhari, p. 733, Hadith: 3004, Kitab al-Jihad wa al-Siyar, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon] A man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and asked him for permission to go to Jihad. He asked him: Are your parents alive? He said: Yes. He said: Just serve them.

Here we have presented only a few Qura’nic verses and Hadiths, otherwise there are many verses and Hadiths in the Qur'an and books of Hadiths in which Jihad is applied to meanings other than war and fight, which makes it clear that the word "Jihad" is not limited to fighting infidels and polytheists, Jews, Christians and other anti-Islamic forces, but this four-letter word itself has a very broad meaning.

Having explained so much, we would now like to draw your attention to the verses on Jihad, which are allegedly said to be spreading "terror" and inciting terrorism in the world, but before that, let us tell you that from the beginning of the proclamation of Prophethood. For 13 years, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and a handful of his companions were treated cruelly in Makkah that is a heart-melting history itself. The poor and destitute Muslims were constantly tortured; Hazrat Bilal was dragged by a rope around his neck to the hot hills and rocky valleys of Makkah. At noon when the sun was blazing, he would have been laid on the ground and weighted cells of stone would have been placed on his chests. Arms would have been tied and beaten with sticks and rods. He would have been kept in the burning sun for a long time.

Hazrat Khabab son of Arat would have been laid on fire after being intensified with coal. A man stands with his feet on his chest, so that he would not be able to change his position. He would have been forced to lie down for so long that the burning coals would become cold. Hazrat Ammar (may Allah be pleased with him) and his parents Hazrat Yasir and Hazrat Sumayya were persecuted on a daily basis. Even Hazrat Somayya was martyred by throwing a spear at her genital part of the body.

Hazrat Usman Ghani would have been wrapped by his uncle in a mat. His uncle would hang his upside down and smoke down so that he would become lifeless due to suffocation. Musa'b ibn Umayr was expelled from his house by his mother for accepting Islam. Not only the companions of holy Prophet but the Prophet himself could not escape their tyranny and violence, even when Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Amir Hamza accepted Islam, the fire of wrath of the Quraysh of Makkah became so intense that they boycotted the whole of Bani Hashim along with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It was not because they had converted to Islam but because they were supporting the Prophet behind the scenes. Even being forced, he had to take refuge with the Bani Hashim in valleys called as Sha'b Abi Talib for the whole three years.

When the tyranny and violence of Quraysh had surpassed, the Prophet instructed his followers of Islam to migrate to Abyssinia. When they migrated to Abyssinia, a delegation of Quraysh arrived at the court of Najashi with gifts and presents, so that they could negotiate and get these oppressed followers of Islam out of there. But Najashi got impressed by the speech of Hazrat Syeduna Jafar Tayyar, and he not only sent back the ambassadors of Quraysh with failure but also converted to Islam.

The companions were not allowed to carry swords to fight the Quraysh despite being subjected to the continuous suppression, most difficult and impatient conditions for a long period of time around 13 years. The companions would ask the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in the state of helplessness for permission to carry sword in self-defence against oppressors, then he would say: "Be patient, I have not yet been ordered to fight." Finally, the Prophet migrated to Madinah in the company of Abu Bakr Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him). Then, one after the other, his companions also said goodbye to their homeland Makkah forever and they too came to Madinah.

Despite going so far, they could not live in peace in the early days. By conspiring with the Jews, Quraysh caused the land of Madinah too narrow for them. The initial conditions of the companions in Madinah were so difficult that they were always in a state of war, and kept themselves awake, not knowing when they were attacked from where. At night, they kept vigil and kept a close watch, until Allah took pity on them and this blessed verse of Surah Al-Hajj was revealed in which the followers of Islam were allowed to fight for the first time in their self-defence against the infidel polytheists of Makkahاُذِنَ لِلَّذِیْنَ یُقٰتَلُوْنَ بِاَنَّهُمْ ظُلِمُوْاؕ-وَ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ عَلٰى نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِیْر. (Hajj / 4)

Translation: “The permission was granted to those whom disbelievers fight because they were oppressed, and verily, Allah is able to help them”. (Kunzul Iman)

Before this verse, not ten or twenty but more than seventy verses had been revealed in which the companions were prevented from fighting the oppressors. The companions being pooled with blood, whenever they asked to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), the Prophet would give the same reply: "اصبروا فانی لم أومر بالقتال." Be patient, for I have not been commanded to fight, as stated in the commentary of Abi Saud: کان المشرکون یؤوذونھم و کانوا یاتونہ  بین مضروب و مشجوح و یتظلون الیہ فیقول لھم:  اصبروا فانی لم اومر بالقتال حتیٰ ھاجروا فانزلت و ھی اول آیۃ نزلت فی القتال بعد مانھی عنہ نیف و سبعین آیۃ  (Tafsir Abi Saud, vol. 6, p: 108) Translation: "When infidels and disbelievers would torture them, they came to the Prophet while they were beaten and tortured and cling to the Prophet. The Prophet would say: "Be patient, for I have not been commanded to fight, even they migrated. This is the first verse revealed with regard to fighting after about seventy verses had been revealed for prohibiting fighting.

Then in the next verse (Surah Hajj 40), Allah Almighty spoke of the oppression inflicted on the Muslims and said that these people were unjustly evicted from their homes. If there was any crime against them, it was only the crime that they confessed the lordship of their Lord and they used to say while getting up and sitting down, "Our Lord is Allah." And in this verse, Allah Almighty explained the reason for the defensive war allowed for Muslims, that if Allah had not repulsed some men by others, the earth would have been corrupted and there would not have been any place of worship left on earth for the worship and remembrance of Allah Almighty.



Maulana Badruddoja Razvi Misbahi, Principal of Madrasa Arabia Ashrafia Zia-ul-Uloom Khairabad, District Mau, UP (India) is a Sufi-minded, well-mannered, classical Islamic scholar, an expert teacher, an excellent writer, a good poet and orator. He has authored numerous books, some of which are as follows: 1) Fazilat-e-Ramazan, 2) Zad-ul-Haramain, 3) Mukhzin-e-Tib, 4) Tauzeehat-e-Ahsan, the commentary on  the well-known logical book “Mulla Hasan” 5) Muhazarat fi Halle Qutbi Tasawwurat, 6) Tahzib al-Faraid commentary on “Sharh al-Aqaid”, 7)Atayib al-Tahani fi Halle Mukhtasar al-Ma’ani, 8) Commentary on Sahih Muslim


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Terror Attacks in Church in Indonesia after ISIS Preacher Freed In January

 By New Age Islam Special Correspondent

31 March 2021

Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church was one of three Indonesian churches attacked by terrorists on Sunday morning.


A suicide terror attack at a church in Makassar during Palm Sunday mass injuring 20 people was carried out by a newly wed couple belonging to the extremist organisation Jamah Ansar-ud-daulah (JAD) which was involved in Bali bombings in 2002.

But it is also to be noted that the attacks occurred two and a half months after the controversial preacher Abu Bakar Bashir, with his links to Bali bombings and ISIS was released from prison in January 2021 after serving a reduced sentence.

Abu Bakar Bashir who was formerly associated with Jama'eh Islamia had formed his new group Jama'ah Ansarut Tauheed in 2008 and in 2014 he had pledged allegiance to the ISIS leader Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi. In 2016, first terror attacks linked to the ISIS were carried out in Indonesoa. After that the ISIS spread its network across the 2018 again two attacks were carried out in Yogyakarta and Surabaya killing and injuring dozens.

One of two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Mar 28, 2021 belonged to a pro-Islamic State extremist group blamed for other church bombings in Indonesia and the Philippines. (Photo: AP)


The attack in Surabaya had first given hint of family-based terror attacks in which a family took their children as young as 8 to carry out an attack. The attack carried out last Sunday was also carried out by a newly wed couple aged 23 and 25.

Abu Bakar Bashir had been sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment but his sentence was reduced due to his age (83) and he was released in January 2021. However, in jail he showed no remorse when he was asked to abandon his jihadi ideology for leniency in punishment. Still the court reduced his punishment.

Abu Bashir had been in exile for 17 years during Suharto regime due his demands for Shariah rule in Indonesia. He is the founder of a boarding school in Central Java. He is known for his extremist ideas.

Earlier a radical preacher Aman Abdur Rahman was sentenced to death for his involvement in Bali bombings in wbich 202 people had died.

Since 2002, terror attacks have been carried out by the Al Qaida affiliated groups. Attacks and bombings have been carried out in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009,2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021. After 2014, the ISIS has spread its tentacles in Indonesia. About 30 local extremist groups have pledged allegiance to the ISIS.The Indinesian anti-terrorism police claims to have imprisoned 800 jihadis and killed more than 100 jihadis after Bali bombings but they can't explain why the extremist groups thrive in the country.

The Indonesia police can also not explain why another extremist preacher Kholid Abu Bakar is at large. During the civil war in Syria Kholid had attempted to go to Syria with family to join the ISIS but the police had foiled his attempt and deported him back home. But he was not arrested. Now he is absconding and is a threat to the country.

Extremism and terrorism is on the rise in Indonesia due to the spread of the extremist ideolgy by the preachers like Anan Abdur Rahman, Abu Bakae Bashir and Kholid Abdul Bakar. The extent of the influence of these preachers on the beliefs of the Muslim youngsters can be gauged from the fact that the perpetrators of the Sunday attacks were a newly wed couple in their early twenties.

Instead of starting their life as a happy couple they chose to kill themselves for the paradise promised by these preachers. In 2018, a couple had carried out a suicide attack with their minor children in the hope of going to paradise together.

Despite tall claims made by Indonesian anti-terror police, extremist ideology is spreading fast in Indonesia due to intriguingly lakadaisical approach of the police and the judiciary to terrorists and terrorism. Since, extremist preacher Abu Bajar Bashir runs a boarding school, more and more youth will come out with extremist beliefs and get involved in terrorist activities.

Unless, extremism is rooted out from the education system and extremist preachers are reigned in, Muslim youth will continue to be exploited by the ISIS and other terrorist organisations and malign Islam.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Myanmar Coup: What Goes Around Comes Around


By S. Arshad, New Age Islam

30 March 2021

There is a famous adage: What goes around comes around. This defines best the current situation in Myanmar where the Tatmadaw ( army) staged a coup on the 1st February this year and dissolved the Parliament. The army put Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders in custody in undisclosed locations. The coup came about three months after the general elections were held in which Suu Kyi's party NLD won by overwhelming majority. The growing popularity of Suu Kyi made the army shaky about their hold on the government. They sniffed that she was planning to bring major amendments in the constitution to oust the military from decision making position. According to the 2008 Constitution, 25% seats of Parliament are reserved for Tatmadaw. The Constitution also reserves 3 ministries--- Home, Defence and Border Affairs --- for the military. After winning with more than the required number, Suu Kyi was firmly placed in the government but the constitutional hold of Tatmadaw on the government kept her finding a way to bring reforms. Perhaps the army got the hint and staged the coup well before she could act.

The coup came as a big jolt not only to Suu Kyi's party but also to the people of Myanmar. They had enjoyed the years of democracy since 2015 when the first elections were held and Suu Kyi was released from 20 years' confinement. Her party won the elections and she came to power.

The people could not accept the coup and came out on the streets to protest against the military. The military crushed the protests with brute force More than 400 people including one year old children were killed by the army. They have been given order to shoof people on the head and back. On 27th March, 90 people were killed in one day.

It was the same Myanmarese army that brutally killed Rohingya Muslims from November 2016 to January 2017. The local Buddhist monks and ordinary people assisted the military in the biggest genocide of the modern times in which 24000 Rohingyas were killed and more than one million Muslims had to flee to Bangladesh. Suu Kyi had not shown any remorse nor had the Myanmarese people, the Buddhist majority shown any remorse over the killing of the Rohingyas. On the contrary, prior to the planned attacks on Rohingyas, Suu Kyi had attended a secret meeting with the military and Buddhist monks in Rakhine state. Myanmarese majority community had overtly or covertly praised the military for the genocide of the Rohingyas.

When Gambia had brought charges of genocide of Rohingyas against Myanmar's military and Suu Kyi's government in the International Court of Justice, Aung San Suu Kyi had shemelessly defended her military against the charges of genocide and said that the military may have used disproportionate force against Rohingyas but it did not prove they wanted to wipe out the Rohingya community. To this, the whole Buddhist majority of Myanmar rejoiced in jubilation. Suu Kyi and the Myanmar army became their hero. They forgot the fact that it was the same military that regularly killed the ethnic Buddhists of Rakhine state where the Arakan Army of ethnic Buddhists fights against the army and the government for regional autonomy. Just before the genocide in November 2016, the Myanmar army had killed many Buddhists in October. They also forgot that Suu Kyi's government and the army did not hold elections in Rakhine and Kachin states and some other ethnic majority areas at the pretext of Covid and insurgency. They were happy over the fact that the Election Commission had barred Rohingya Muslim candidates from elections.

The world knows that the Muslims all over the world had expressed their solidarity with Suu Kyi when she was in confinement. They had protested against her incarceration and had demanded her release. They had expressed joy and relief when she was released. But after her release and rise to power, she forgot all that and became a prisoner of her own narrow religious and ethnic bias, so much so that she joined the conspiracy to slaughter Rohingya Muslims.

Today when Suu Kyi is in detention by the same military she assisted in genocide of Rohingyas, there is no sympathy for her in the world community, more so among the Muslims. While the killing of protesters including infants by the army is painful and condemnable, it may remind the Myanmerese people of the pain the Rohingyas went through four years ago. Even superpowers like Russia and China are supporting Myanmar's military and may veto any resolution against Myanmar's army in the UN. Therefore. Suu Kyi may pass the remaining part of her life in confinement in the same way she caused the Rohingyas to pass their days in confinement. This time no one will shed tears for her. Surely, what goes around comes around.


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Forced Conversion is Unethical and Against the Will of Allah


By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam

 30 March 2021

How can anyone think of educating or re-educating anyone else by compulsion when a human being, does not like to be compelled, under any circumstances. Compulsion creates a negative feeling. If one wishes someone to accept his ideas one will have to keep teaching him with love and affection that is Dawah, invitation to listen not to accept. Acceptance has to come through, on its own after understanding what is being taught. If the Dawah is right, it will bring result, today or tomorrow. One will have to wait, simply cannot compel.

Look at a child, if you forbid him/her to not to do something, he or she will certainly do it or will try to do it to the best of his/her ability or physical strength. Human beings are psychologically built like this.


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With the passage of time, a man gets more intelligent, starts understanding things better than before and through his wisdom accepts the things or does the things as commanded by elders of his family or the society. But if one is compelled to accept something about which he does not know anything or about which one has always learnt in negative through his elders, will never accept it through with heart and if compelled to accept it, will be more harmful than useful in the days to come. And I am talking of the social activities, which are temporary and the child or the adult, with the passage of time, may understand sooner or later, and accept what he/she was being compelled to do or not to do.

Religion is not like any other social activities. Religion with us is by birth. We do not have a choice of upholding the teachings of religion after getting wiser. Religion is a vast and mystical thing which one witnesses from the time of one's birth through various religious customs and rituals, like Azan and many other things, in almost all religions.

Do we know that a kid has the sense of learning through watching and listening from the time of birth, if yes, we must acknowledge that the religious customs and rituals which we have witnessed right from the time of our birth till we become adults, leave impeccable impressions on our mind. Our acts and religious behaviours take the form of the others around us and we inherently start liking the religion and its customs. Can this impeccable religious impression be left behind, so easily, even we try our best? Does not seem possible even for the sake of love and affection. To my mind, it is almost impossible.

 The Almighty Allah, the best knower of everything says in the Holy Quran:

“And if your Lord willed, all those who are in the earth – everyone of them – would have accepted faith; so will you (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) force the people until they become Muslims?” (The Quran -10:99)

In the above mentioned Ayat, Allah says, “And if your Lord willed, all those who are in the earth – everyone of them – would have accepted faith'.

Then the question is why He does not will so. If the Almighty Allah did not will, there has to be some very serious reason behind it. We should study and try to understand the message behind this Ayat and the common people should be preached by our religious scholars not to even think about converting anyone by compulsion.

People who think that forced compulsion will bring divine blessings to them should think twice and study the above mentioned Ayat. If Allah did not will everyone on this earth to believe, who are we, His slaves, to go against His will. Do we think we are wiser and powerful (Nauzobillah)?

If you think someone has taken or is taking the wrong path by not having faith in Islam, talk to him and keep talking, that is called Dawah, till he himself accepts that he was on the wrong path. Dawah is to invite not to compel anyone to accept your faith.

For example, when there is a celebration of any kind at your house, you invite others to attend your celebration, you do not compel. And if you are so socially powerful to make people attend by compulsion, they will come but not with blessings but ill feelings in their hearts, even if they will not let their feelings come out in the open. This situation will create negative waves which will translate into the devastation of some kind.

Forced conversions by any standard and for any reason is unacceptable in front of Allah, the Almighty.

If there are conversions (not forced) for the sake of love, I must admit that this must be a divine love. Love is a very powerful and mystic feeling, if it is a true love that can change one's life forever. When in love one ceases to think even for them with whom he/she has been in love for so many years, as his parents and relatives and friends, and converts to a totally different world. But whether he/she accepts that religious conversion by heart and whether there is any use of such converted people for the religion concerned, is doubtful.

If the marriage has been performed after the compelled conversion there is no reason to believe any positive thing will happen in the life of the married couple or the religion concerned. Allah certainly does not like the people who compel anyone to accept His Deen as it is like going against His command.

Religion by compulsion, cannot be useful rather it looks like having very dangerous, evil consequences for all concerned.

To strengthen the truth behind the Forced Conversion being unholy, evil, and against the command of Allah, we can consider the first part of the Ayat 18:29 in which the Holy Quran says:

“And proclaim, “The Truth is from your Lord”; so whoever wills may accept faith, and whoever wills may disbelieve” (The Quran - 18:29)

Muslims all over the world will certainly not even think of forced conversion, for whatever the reason, in the light of the above Quranic command. And if they do so, that will be going against the will of the God.

And Allah knows the best.


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