State of Mind – March 2022 (1443 AH)

You may have noticed it’s been at least a year, if not longer, since I have put out a podcast episode, and updates/posts on this website have been few and far between. This is simply because:

A) I have nothing else to say that I haven’t already said; such is the case with laymen such as me who do not possess a great amount of knowledge. Anything that I have wanted to say, there are already other brothers, da’iees, and scholars out there who are doing a better job of it than me.

B) Maintaining a podcast and website is a lot more work than I anticipated, and I simply do not have the time. Between work, family, and other hobbies and activities, I don’t have the time to spend hours on the computer every day like I once had. I have lived most of my life on a computer, but as I am getting older, I am trying to make some lifestyle changes; one of those changes being not being glued to a screen 24/7. Technology and social media no longer has the same allure that it once had.

C) I really have no business speaking about anything anyway, I am a layman with very little knowledge, and what little knowledge I do have has not been learned in a traditional, structured way. Sure, I have my own opinions and personal beliefs and I will share them if prompted, or perhaps I may offer some naseehah to a fellow Muslim that may need it, but I am in no position to pontificate about the Deen on a public platform as if I am someone of knowledge to be listened to. At best, I can simply point to those trustworthy few who actually do have knowledge and who have not sold-out the Deen in order to please the West.

Because of these reasons, I have not been very motivated to put out a new podcast episode, or any content in general. Occasionally I’ll write some new spoken-word pieces or something, or share others’ posts in the Telegram channel, or perhaps the occasional commentary on current events on Instagram, but that’s about it. I’m not even sure if I have any readers that would even be reading this message anyway, perhaps I am speaking into the void.

I am leaving the website and podcast running simply because you never know what the future holds, and perhaps I may have a change of heart, or Allah may bless me with some newfound inspiration and motivation to put out more content once again. Perhaps I simply need to seek more knowledge so that I actually have something of benefit to share. But unless/until that happens, Islamic State of Mind will continue to be low activity for the foreseeable future. And Allah knows best.

Compilation of Lectures and Evidences Regarding the Refutation of Democracy and Patriotism/Nationalism

** this is a work-in-progress that will continue to be updated over time as I am able to collect more evidences, bi’idhnillah**

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

و صلاة و سلام على رسول الله

Islam and Democracy | Democracy is Shirk | Tawheed al-Hakimiyyah (Odysee Video Playlist)

 

 

The core principle of Democracy is that the people govern themselves by coming up with their own laws and then voting on them, and then the laws with the majority of votes go into effect. This system is based on man’s misguided desires and upon the majority decision:

“And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie.” http://legacy.quran.com/6/116

“Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire?” http://legacy.quran.com/25/43

Democracy takes Allah’s right to legislate, which He has alone as He is the only Creator and the only Lord and thus the only One Who decides halaal and haraam (i.e. the principle of Tawheed al-Haakimiyyah), and instead gives it to man. This is clear cut kufr and shirk, and to willingly participate in this system by voting is an act of shirk. The political climate is irrelevant and makes no difference.

Democracy is a system of the people, by the people, for the people. Islam is the system of Allah, by Allah, for Allah. The two can never intermix or be compatible with each other.

“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” http://legacy.quran.com/51/56

“Say, “Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.” http://legacy.quran.com/6/162

There is ample evidence regarding this issue provided below, and there was absolutely no difference of opinion amongst the Salaf as-Saliheen about this issue. This issue has only arisen in our current times of confusion, fitnah, and the misguided and wicked “scholars” of our times. May Allah grant us Ikhlas, and understanding, and guide us to what pleases Him, ameen.

What Allah Said about His Legislation:

“Legislation is not but for Allah . He has commanded that you worship not except Him. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.” http://legacy.quran.com/12/40

“Is not Allah the Best of judges?” http://legacy.quran.com/95/8

“And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the disbelievers.” http://legacy.quran.com/5/44

“They have not besides Him any protector, and He shares not His legislation with anyone.” http://legacy.quran.com/18/26

“Then is it the judgement of [the time of] ignorance they desire? But who is better than Allah in judgement for a people who are certain [in faith].” http://legacy.quran.com/5/50

“O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those [Muslims] in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result. Have you not seen those who claim to have believed in what was revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you? They wish to refer legislation to Taghut, while they were commanded to reject it; and Satan wishes to lead them far astray. And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,” you see the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion.” http://legacy.quran.com/4/59-61

“But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in [full, willing] submission.” http://legacy.quran.com/4/65

“So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.” http://legacy.quran.com/2/256

An-Nisa 60-61

Nationalism: American or Otherwise

As for those who want to unite under the American flag (or the flags of any other kafir nation), or wear American flag hijabs, this is nothing more than a call to asibiyyah (nationalism) and jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic time of ignorance). And how can you promote or wear the flag of a nation that bombs and kills Muslims on a daily basis, and has been doing so for years?

Hanging up flags and symbols of non-Muslim countries:

https://islamqa.info/en/126602

Ruling on Arab nationalism and undermining the position of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):

https://islamqa.info/en/97732

Detailed discussion about the hadith “Tell him to bite his father’s male member” and refutation of those who say that this is gratuitously obscene speech:

https://islamqa.info/en/121823
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The Correct Islamic Position on Democracy

Concept of Democracy in Islam:
https://islamqa.info/en/98134

Ruling on Promulgating Man-Made Laws:
https://islamqa.info/en/118135

Legislation is for None but Allah (video playlist):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfBzRkdiEUnXOwto_a4KWTHnxv59dNXwa

Allah The Only Legislator:
https://www.facebook.com/Allah-the-only-legislator-820840544631344/

Allah The Only Legislator:
https://imgur.com/a/llelz

Man-Made Laws vs. Shari’ah by Dr. Abdur-Rahman ibn Salih al-Mahmood:
http://www.kalamullah.com/Books/Man%20Made%20Laws%20Vs%20Shariah.pdf

Democracy: A Religion by Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi:
http://www.authentictauheed.com/2006/03/democracy-religion-abu-muhammad-al.html?m=1

Salaf’s Quotes on the Kufr of Man-Made Laws:
http://www.authentictauheed.com/2013/06/salafs-quotes-on-kufr-of-man-made-laws.html

Cancer in the Body of the Ummah: Democracy (Notes Only):
http://www.authentictauheed.com/2014/06/notes-cancer-in-body-of-ummah-democracy.html

Cancers in the Body of the Ummah (Full Lecture):

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Refuting the Democrats:
http://www.authentictauheed.com/2011/09/190-jokers-in-pack-refuting-democrats.html

Refuting the Lie Concerning Kufr Doona Kufr:

Religions of Iblis (Part 1, Approx. 40 mins in):
http://www.authentictauheed.com/2016/10/audio-religions-of-iblis-parts-1-2.html

The “Lesser of Two Evils” Argument

And for those who claim that voting is for the benefit of the Muslims by choosing the lesser of two evils, this has already been tried by Muslims several times, and it only results in disaster.

Changing the Goalpost:
http://www.authentictauheed.com/2015/03/notes-changing-goalpost.html?m=1

Even the Kuffar Know Democracy is Corrupt

***Apologies for the music and the uncovered woman, but the information is necessary***

Beware of the Western so-called “Scholars” and “Da’iees”

Beware of most of the wicked “scholars”, speakers, and Da’iees of today, particularly from the West. They are only mouthpieces for the Taghut and nothing more. They teach “modernized Western Islam”, not the Islam that was taught by the Prophet (peace be upon him) and that was understood by by the Sahabah and the Salaf as-Saliheen. They are themselves misguided and so they misguide others. Stay away from them and guard your Deen!

Misguided and Astray Scholars:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfBzRkdiEUnXbi09JTE69Krm8de8Xm9cr

You may be asking yourself, “Well why have I never heard any of this before? None of my scholars talk about this…”

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Wake Up O Muslims!:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfBzRkdiEUnWSrd6ge4VonjDeF1sGk0pi

Umm Khalid on Young Marriage

First, I’d like to say that I never thought that the mere suggestion of making the halal easy would be the cause of so much angst! This is, unfortunately, a trend I’ve noticed within the American Muslim community, at least online.

Originally posted by Umm Khalid, wife of Br. Daniel Haqiqatjou, on her Facebook page. I wanted to re-post here, because I found the post very helpful, and it answered many of the questions I had about the real-world, practical issues that could arise with marrying young. I would highly recommend following both Br. Daniel as well as Umm Khalid, and The Muslim Skeptic organziation as a whole. While I don’t endorse or agree with everything Br. Daniel says, 99% of what he says seems to be upon the haqq, Wallahu Alim.

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Read more “Umm Khalid on Young Marriage”

Ramadan Moon Sighting – CrescentWatch.org

Crescentwatch.org follows the opinion of local, naked-eye sighting for the new moon of Ramadan, and they have announced the beginning of Ramadan for (I think) North America as follows.

If you follow the opinion of global sighting and/or assisted-eye sighting (telescope, binoculars, etc.) then I do not want to cause a fitnah, go with what you think is most correct. Allah knows best. May Allah accept from all of us, ameen.

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