يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تُطِيعُوا الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَلَى أَعْقَابِكُمْ فَتَنْقَلِبُوا خاسرين
O ye who believe! if ye obey the Unbelievers, they will drive you back on your heels, and ye will turn back (from Faith) to your own loss.[ Al-Imran 149]
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تُطِيعُوا فَرِيقًا مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ يَرُدُّوكُمْ بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ كافرين
O ye who believe! if ye listen to a faction among the People of the Book, they would (indeed) render you apostates after ye have believed! [Al-Imran 100]
I was reading Surat Al-Imran, and I came across the ayah 149 and some one came to my mind. Not that am calling that person outside the fold of Islam in my mind, but surely is very close to it. It was so clear to me, that I felt it on a whole new different level. You see all those “academics” and activists giving in to notions of disbelief, secularism, certain aspects about “Human rights” and “Women rights” etc. They keep bashing you with these concepts and making your beliefs taboo, that some of us give up to them in certain points, till gradually we almost become identical to them. (Interesting this bro has to say)
وَأَنِ احْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلَا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَاحْذَرْهُمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنُوكَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ
And this (He commands): judge thou between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they turn you far away from some of that which Allah has sent down to you. [Al-Maidah 49]
Allah asks us to be ware that they turn us from “some” of our Sharia.. which is what they do they keep getting to you bit by bit till you are almost skinned from your Islam, thus after ayah 149 in Al-Imran Allah tells us
بَلِ اللَّهُ مَوْلَاكُمْ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ النَّاصِرِينَ
Nay, Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.
That is we should faith in Allah, and depend on him in our matters, and not give up to the unbelievers’ demands in how to conduct our affairs and life.
We should stick to our guns, with compassion and invite them to Allah rather than allowing them to turn us away from Allah.