Fake Salafi Refutation
The Four Principles: Which Separate
the Deen of Muslims from the Religion of the Secularists
by Shaykh 'Ali bin
In the Name of Allaah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
All Praise belongs to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds. And prayers and
peace be on The Most Noble of Prophets and Messengers, our Prophet
Muhammad, and on his family and all of his Companions.
This is a brief treatise regarding some principles by which a Muslim
will be able to differentiate between his great Deen and the new
paganism -- the modern Shirk called “Secularism” (al-‘Ilmaaniyyah)
-- so that the Muslim can renounce and steer clear of it and its
followers, the “Secularists” (al-‘Ilmaaniyyoon).
Also, so that the Muslim can be free (1-Baraa’ah) from them,
reject them (2-Kufr/Takfeer), have hostility (3-‘Adaawah)
towards them, despise them (4-Baghdhaa’), and wage war (5-Jihaad)
against them whether they are academics, educationists, politicians,
rulers, journalists, the wealthy, representatives, or theories,
governments, and organizations, etc.
So these Four Principles are:
1.) The Mushrikoon to whom the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu
'alayhi wa salam) was sent, they also believed that none has
Ruboobiyyah except Allaah.
Allaah says: Say (O Muhammad): "Who provides for you from the sky and
from the earth? Or who owns hearing and sight? And who brings out the
living from the dead and brings out the dead from the living? And who
disposes the affairs?" They will say: "Allah." Say: "Will you not then
be afraid of Allah's Punishment (for setting up rivals in worship with
Allah)?" [Yoonus: 31]
Allaah also says: "Say: 'Whose is the earth and all that is in it, if
you do indeed know?' They will answer: 'It belongs to 'Allaah.' So say:
'Will you not then remember?' Say: 'Who is the Lord of the seven heavens
and the Lord of the great Throne?' They will answer: ' Allaah.' So say:
'Will you not then fear Him? Say: 'In Whose Hand is dominion over all
things? “…And He protects while against Whom there is no protector, if
you know.” They will answer: 'Allaah'. So say: 'How then are you
beguiled? [Al-Mu’minoon: 84:89]
Allaah also says: "Most of them do not believe in Allaah, except
while attributing partners to Him." [Yoosuf 106]
But even while having belief in the Ruboobiyyah of Allaah alone,
this did not enter them into Islaam. The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu
'alayhi wa salam) fought them, and made takfeer of them
(declared them to be kufaar).
And the secularists -- not including the extremists (atheists) -- also
believe in the Ruboobiyyah of Allaah. They even have some of the
‘Ibaadaat, but still this does not enter them into Islaam. As for
the extremists, they are more severe because they say “Laa Ilaah, Laa
Rabb” (No One worthy of worship, No God) and that life is only
2.) The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa salam)
came to a people who had with them various legislations and laws which
they used to judge with between themselves during dispute and at other
times; they also had ignorant customs (customs from the Days of
Ignorance) which they used to follow. But they did not accept the orders
of Allaah, nor His Guidance.
So the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa salam) rejected
them and fought against them, and did not consider them as Muslims.
And from their legislation is what is found in Allaah’s saying: "Eat
not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allaah's Name has not been
pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it
is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allaah). And certainly, the
Shayaateen (the devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to
dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making al-maytah (a dead
animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikoon
(polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to
you to eat that which Allaah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed
them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped
them, and to worship others besides Allaah is polytheism]." [al-An’aam
And Allaah also said regarding Quraysh and those who followed them:
"Or do they have partners (whom they join with Allaah) who have
legislated in the Deen what Allaah did not give permission for?"
And the secularists, they too have fabricated legislations, laws, and
courts-provincial, national, as well as international. They use these to
judge between themselves. And they also have ignorant customs that they
call “civilized”, “enlightment”, and “development”. But they haven’t
accepted the orders of Allaah, nor His Guidance. Thus no path exists,
except to make takfeer of them, and disavowal them.
3.) The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa salam)
came to a people who made the Deen lesser than it actually was. For
example, they worshipped Allaah alone in times of severity. But when
they were in times of ease, they committed Shirk.
Allaah informs us about them saying: "And when they ride in a ship
[in stormy seas] they address their prayers to Allaah in complete
sincerity, but when He brings them safely to the shore, they worship
others." [al-‘Ankaboot: 65]
And just like that, they used to dedicate things for Allaah, and other
things for their idols, as is in Allaah’s saying: "And they (mushrikoon)
say, "This is for Allaah” according to their claim, “and this is for our
partners (whom they ascribe unto Allaah)." [al-An’aam: 136]
As for the secularists, they worship Allaah in the Masjid in
Ramadhaan, during marriage and divorce, and other particular moments.
And besides these, they return back to their own legislations, and their
4.) The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa salam)
came to the Mushrikeen while they worshipped many different
things. There were those who worshipped images and idols. There were
those who worshipped angels and jinn. There were those who worshipped
stars and fire. There were those who worshipped ‘Isa bin Maryam (‘alayhas-salaam)
and other Prophets (alayhim as-salaam), and righteous dead
But the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu 'alayhi wa salam) did not
differentiate between any of them. Rather, all of them were labelled
with Kufr, and they were all fought against.
The secularists are just like which, they have many things that they
worship. And they are parties (groups) who label themselves with the
name of their Ma’bood (those that they worship). There are those
who worship the Americans. There are those who worship the Europeans.
There are those who worship the Russians. There are those who worship
the New World Order. There are those who worship the rulers, and
theories. There are those who worship patriotism, nationalism, and their
race. There are those who worship their leadership. And there exists no
difference between them in Kufr, nor Apostacy (with the Pagan
Holy Quran Quotes
“Never think of those slain in the way of God to be dead; rather they are alive and are provided in the Presence of their Lord.”
(Al ‘Imran, 3:169)