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All Praise be to Almighty Allah.
Blessing and peace be on His Prophet Muhammad
after whom there is no prophet, and on all those
who followed his way of guidance.
The Islamic Fiqh Council during its 1st session held in Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia between 10-17 Sha’ban 1398H looked into the issue of communism and socialism besides many other serious issues that came up for discussion. As the Muslim world has been facing the ramifications of intellectual onslaught at the individual, social and state levels, the peoples and nations of the world are exposed to new dangers, because the impact of this dangerous onslaught has not been realized much.
The Islamic Fiqh Council is of the view that many countries in the Muslim world are suffering from the ideological and intellectual vacuum, especially when these imported ideologies and alien thoughts are tailored in a way that help them penetrate into the Muslim societies and create imbalance in the thinking and behaviour of people in these societies. They destroy the human values and destabilize all the moral bases in the society.
It is apparent that the major world countries, despite the difference of their systems and attitudes tried their utmost to tear apart the fabric of every Muslim country due to their enmity towards Islam and their fear of Muslims’ awakening. Hence, these anti-Muslim countries concentrated on two main things; creeds and ethics.
In the area of creeds, they encouraged everyone who embraced communism, which in principle is called by many as socialism, providing them with all means of help such as electronic and print media, propaganda machinery and hired writers. They described the communist ideology as freedom, advancement, democracy and the like. They also described any thing that is contrary to the communist ideology such as preservation of high traditional values including the Islamic teachings as reactionary, backwardness, opportunism, etc.
In the area of ethics, they called for permissive culture that allows the free mixing between males and females and described it as freedom and advancement because they knew well that whenever they were able to eliminate the religion and its ethical values, they would be successful in having their intellectual, material and political control. If this happens, they will have full control over all means of reform and change, and do whatever they want.
This naturally resulted in an intellectual, ideological and political conflict in which they helped their supporters with money, arms and propaganda machinery to strengthen them in the society to take over power. After that don’t ask what would happen there. Any thing such as killing, eviction, suppression of freedom and imprisonment of religious and righteous persons may take place.
That is why when the communist onslaught raged the Muslim countries they did not consolidate themselves with their religious and ethical values in the face of this onslaught. The Islamic Fiqh Council within the framework of its religious and academic authority had to warn about the danger of this intellectual, ideological and political onslaught which was being raged through media and military means.
The Islamic Fiqh Council during its session held in Makkah Mukarramah issued the following resolution:
The Islamic Fiqh Council draws the attention of the Muslims all over the world that communism is totally against Islam, and embracing the communist ideology means the rejection of Allah’s religion which He has chosen for His servants, because communism aims at destroying the Islamic ideals and ethical values while Islam which is the final of the heavenly messages was sent to bring the people out of darkness and provide them a comprehensive way of life, which covers all the social, cultural, economic and political aspects, and Islam will remain a basis to get rid of all evils that divide Muslims and destroys their unity..
That is why the religion of Islam has been the main target of the dangerous onslaught of communism and socialism in order to undermine its teachings and values. The Islamic Fiqh Council recommends to the Muslim countries and communities to be alert and prepared to encounter the menace of this ideological onslaught and resist it with all the following means:
a) To review as soon as possible all the educational curricula and programmes which are applied now, in order to get rid of all the atheist and communist ideas being spread in Muslim countries by some so-called Muslims who include teachers, authors and others.
b) To review as soon as possible all the vital government agencies especially those related to media, economy, internal and external trade as well as the local administration in order to clean and restructure them on the real Islamic foundations.
c) To urge the Muslim countries and communities to work for the establishment of specialized educational institutions that prepare the dedicated Da'wah workers who can confront this onslaught through various means. It is expected that with the abundance of such educational institutions and Da'wah workers, this menace can be confronted in a planned and organized way.
The Islamic Fiqh Council calls upon the Muslim scholars as well as the Muslim organizations all over the world to confront these atheist ideas that aim at undermining their religion and its Shari'ah, and expose the reality of communism and socialism that pose a real threat to Islam.
Abdullah Ibn Humaid
President, Supreme Judicial Council
Muhammad Ali Al-Harakan
Secretary-General, Muslim World League
Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz
General President, Research, Ifta, Da’wah and Guidance
Muhammad Mahmood Al-Sawwaf
Saleh Ibn Othaimeen
Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al-Subaiel
Muhammad Rasheed Qabbani
Abdul Quddoos Al-Nadvi
Abu Bakr Joomi