Author: Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi | Pages: 218 | Size: 2 MB
We present to the English reader, Millat Ibrahim, by the noble Sheykh
Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi, May Allah preserve him. Herin, the author
draws several parallels between the form of idolatry in the time of the
Messenger of Allah salalhu alahi wassalam, and that which the apostate
regimes have instituted from fabricated laws and methodologies of
falsehood in the lands of the Muslims.
"By Allah, if I fasted all day without eating, prayed all night without
sleeping, spent all of my wealth in the Path of Allah, died the day I
died, but had no love in my heart for those who obey Allah and no hatred
in my heart for those who disobey Allah, none of this would benefit me
in the least."
- 'Abdullah bin 'Umar. The issue of alliance and disavowal (wala’ and
bara’) is probably the most important issue of our times when it comes
to faith, considering all of its branches, rulings, and implications.
And since the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah are our helpers and sources of
guidance, it is incumbent upon us to return to them in order to
understand the likes of this great concept. I reflected over this great
chapter, and I found that it contained the meaning, methodology, and
style that fulfill the need of every Muslim today in fully understanding
this mighty principle of faith. So, I depended on Allah, and I decided
to reflect on and analyze its selected verses to try and derive the
major and minor details regarding the issue of wala’ and bara’ therein,
especially since it is from the Qur’an that was revealed in Madinah,
which is mainly concerned with actively implementing the concepts of the
Qur’an revealed in Makkah.