I am having a crisis of faith right now. As a Muslim, I always believed in the message of social justice and equality of Islam. That has been what gives me the strength to stand up to speak on behalf of the persecuted and marginalized people.

In the modern age ... 1.
In the modern age, this persecution is not from stray bandits or cults - but from organized state-enabled armed and paramilitary forces.

If you speak against this injustice, you cannot avoid speaking against the rulers. Which is where my crisis of faith begins.

According to authentic Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) - you are forbidden to speak out against Muslim rulers (even if not your own) at any cost.

And if I cannot speak out against the rulers, how am I supposed to speak against their injustice?

I am not talking about normal rulers either - but brutal dictators who have the blood of thousands of Muslims on their hands. But as long as they profess their faith as Muslims - I cannot Islamically criticize them.

I thank the brothers who have pointed this out to me.

I have nothing against those brothers who brought this to my notice. I appreciate them for it.

But this has shattered my conviction and sapped my strength more than any mass trolling or abuse I have faced on this app.

Pray for me.


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23 Feb
The Fitnah of Aversion to Fitnahs. 🧵

The Prophet (saw) said that future rulers will be unjust and corrupt. But you have to obey them even if they torture you. He also said that whoever can stop them by pointing out their errors to them should do so.

The first and second Fitnah following the shahadat of Uthman (RA), Imam Husain’s (RA) shahadat and the subsequent sacking of Madina and Makkah - where thousands of Muslims, Sahaba, and even many family members of the Prophet (saw) were killed - shocked Muslims and scholars.

They unanimously agreed that obeying the rulers (even if they were not Islamically sound) was paramount for avoiding the greater Fitnah of incurring their wrath and leading to bloodshed.

So they tolerated the Umayyad tyrants till Umar bin Abd al-Aziz set it right.

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