Ruling On the One Who Defends the Taaghoot

Posted: October 8, 2008 by millatibraheem in al-Imaan, Laa ilaha illAllaah, Takfir

Ruling On the One Who Defends the Taaghoot

By Shaykh ‘Ali ibn Khudhayr Al-Khudhayr

Question:
“There is a certain individual who defends (in arguments) the Tawaaghit day and night, and the Hujjah (evidence) has been established upon him dozens of times – yet he makes excuses for the actions of the Tawaaghit.  So what is the ruling regarding such an individual?”

Shaykh ‘Ali Al-Khudhayr answered:
If these Tawaaghit are kuffar (in their eyes) that their kufr has been established – and he views them as kuffar – and then yet he defends them: Then he is a kaafir just like them. As Allaah (Most High) has said:

“And those who disbelieve are allies to one another…” [Al-Anfaal: 73]

And because his action of defending them, is Tawalli (alliance) with them. And Allaah has said:

“And thus We do make the Thaalimeen Awliya’ (supporters and helpers) one to another, because of that which they used to earn.” [Al-An’aam: 129]

And He (Most High) has also said:

“Verily, the Thaalimeen Awliya’ (supporters and helpers) one to another, but Allaah is the Wali of the Muttaqeen.” [Al-Jaathiyah: 19]

But on the other hand: If he thinks that the rulers are upon Islaam, or reality of their situation is in doubt – Then as long as you continue to give him your sincere advice and admonishment, then you have fulfilled your obligations.

But, if he thinks they are not upon kufr, but he is aware of their oppression and betrayal, and yet argues in their defense – then for him is the Statement of Allaah (Most High):

“And argue not on behalf of those who deceive themselves.” [An-Nisa’: 107]

And:

“So be not a pleader for the treacherous.” [An-Nisa’: 105]

And:

“My Lord! For that with which You have favoured me, I will never more be a helper for the Mujrimun!” [Al-Qasas: 17]

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