assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarkatuh
My mistake brother, i only go by heresy so i should not even have commented, may Allah (swt) forgive me for my error.
Not at all, actually thinking about it now, it may have been a newly introduced law which does not apply to those who lived there, prior to it being introduced. I'll do more research InshaAllah.
I understand all the points you are making, and I apologise for not answering all the questions in your first post.
What is the obsession with non-Muslims? No seriously, this may sound funny but we are obsessed as an Ummah. It was only couple of days ago, a brother was asked why the Ummah is in a bad situation and the answer was ‘it is the non-Muslims fault,’
This reminds me of a question which was posed to Sheikh Salim Al Amry on paltalk. A brother asked "To what extent should we show our hatred towards the kuffar?" I never noted down his exact reply, but he asked the brother, how he intends on giving da'wah, if he has hatred for them?
The amazing thing is, we think so low of them, yet we are not willing to discuss Islam with them, in hope that Allah will guide them. The curses which are thrown at them, need to be substituted with ad'iya, asking Allah to guide them.
Which brings me on to the following hadith..
On the authority of Anas bin Malik, the servant of the messenger of Allah, that the prophet said :
"None of you [truely] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."
related by Bukhari and Muslim
I was at a lecture last year which was held in our university, during their Islamic awareness week, and in that lecture the sheikh mentioned this hadith. Along with it, he also stated that it is the opinion of many scholars of hadith that the brother
it is reffering to in the hadith, is not only your brother in Islam, but your brother in humanity. So, just as we wish to have strong Imaan and taqwa, we should wish that for them.
Finally, I would like to remind you all of the prophet's journey to ta'if.
The people of ta'if rejected the truth. When he was leaving the city, the chiefs of Thaqif set their slaves and scoundrels behind him, who went on crying at him, abusing him and petting him with stones for a long way from either side of the road till he became broken down with wounds and his shoes were filled with blood. Wearied and exhausted he took shelter in the shade of the wall of a garden outside Ta'if, and prayed:
"O God, to Thee I complain of my weakness, little resource, and lowliness before men. O Most Merciful, Thou art the Lord of the weak, and Thou art my Lord."
Subhanallah! The best of creation, can we see ourselves doing the same? Allahul musta'an
May Allah guide us all
I have just re-read your initial post, and realised how off track I have gone, forgive me.