Muhammad Alshareef is a Canadian preacher. He is one of the scheduled speakers at this weekend’s “Global Peace and Unity” Islamist festival in London.
He is a graduate of the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia. It is a university that produces hater after hater.
Mr Alshareef is no exception. Here he is on “Why the Jews Were Cursed”, from the days of the prophet right up to Seinfeld (seriously):
When I was in high school, studying in journalism class, our teacher had placed on the wall a statement that I spent many days contemplating. It simply said, “Freedom of the press (speech) belongs to those that own the press!” Who owns the press? Well, you can believe me when I say that it is not the god fearing beloved of Allâh.
It is this same press that molds and programs the aqeedah of a huge section of our Ummah. Many of our brothers and sisters are illiterate to the words of Allâh and the guidance of Rasul Allâh – sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, so it is with little doubt that their ideas are subconsciously molded by what Seinfeld tells them at 8 pm every Wednesday evening.
Jews don’t just control the media. That’s the least of it. They kill prophets, that’s the “pits of Judaism”:
When a Prophet came to them, if what he taught did not appeal to them they either rejected that truth or slit the throat of the Prophet and followed what was to them appealing.
[We had already taken the covenant of the Children of Israel and had sent to them messengers. Whenever there came to them a messenger with what their souls did not desire, a groups (of the Messengers) they denied and another party they killed.] – al-Maa’idah 5/70
And we must remember here that this is not the commentary of some human journalist who claims to be neutral. This is the Lord of the Universe telling us – in verses to be read till the final day – the deepest secrets that lie in the pits of Judaism.
So Allah sends snakes to bite them:
The Qur’ân tells us of snakes in the grass that bit the Jews. Allâh tells us this so that we may take warning of what led them to evoke Allâh’s anger and not be bitten by the same snake.
What are Muslims to do, then? Hate and shun the Jews, who are models of what Muslims should not be.
In conclusion, a fundamental part of our Deen is Al-Wala’ and Al-Bara’ (wala’ – love and loyalty / Bara’ hatred and disownment). It would be profitable for us to reflect on the implementation of our Wala’ and Bara’ in regards to the Jews:
Firstly: We should not take them as our close allies.
Allâh commands us in the Qur’ân: [O you who have belied, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is one of them. Indeed Allâh does not guide the wrongdoing people.] – Ma’idah 5/51
Secondly: We should not Imitate them
The forbiddance of imitating the Jews and the Christians applies to those things that have become icons of their customs and falsehood. So for example, if someone wore a white collar on his neck, everyone would assume he was Christian. This is because the white collar has become a symbol of theirs.
The ruling is more general than just clothes. Rasul Allâh – sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said: [Act differently then the Jews.] – Saheeh Abu Dawood
Thirdly: A Muslimah may never marry a Jewish or Christian man that remains in his beliefs.
Alshareef wants Muslims to despise gays as well. Here he is going on and on about the evils of homosexuality. Muslims should not simply see it as a sin. No, they should harass gay rights demonstrations:
Whenever there is a gay rally – isn’t it interesting that they call them gay, they’re happy people, right? – there are a type of people who go to these rallies and stand up for the truth. They have signs that tell them to stop what they’re doing or they will go to hellfire. Do you think they are Muslims? No, they are not Muslims, they are Christians. They are Christians who stand up for this. … I pray to Allah that you will join the ranks and start to stand up and speak against things like this.
And they should be proud to be called homophobes:
If people hear about a lecture like this at the masjid [mosque], they would say “homophobic”. Correct? They’re like “oh my God, they’re a bunch of homophobic people”. And I thought to myself, that’s an amazing word to be called. Alhamdulillah [praise to God] that you’re homophobic. Now notice the propaganda and the indoctrination that you’ve been – when I just said, alhamdulillah I’m homophobic, you’re thinking to yourself “How do you say alhamdulillah? That’s something bad.” These are words that they flipped in our minds. Homophobia means a fear of homosexuality. Alhamdulillah we have a fear of homosexuality. And then they will say it as if it is a derogatory term, but in fact it is a praiseworthy term.
Unsurprisingly, Alshareef has recruited like-minded haters to his Al Maghrib Institute, which runs Islamist seminars in North America and the UK. They include Abdullah Hakim Quick. This is his view:
They said “what is the Islamic position [on homosexuality]?” And I told them. Put my name in the paper. The punishment is death. And I’m not going to change this religion.
Although this has not been publicly confirmed, I understand some British politicians are prepared to share a platform with Alshareef and several of his fellow extremists at the conference. The politicians are Lord Ahmed (already listed as a speaker), Lord Falconer, Simon Hughes, and Sadiq Khan.
If it is true that they will speak at the conference, they might take it as an opportunity to denounce extremism.
If they don’t, they are part of the problem.
Update: and here is Yasir Qadhi, another of the “Global Peace & Unity” speakers and a graduate of the Islamic University of Medina, on homosexuality. Do watch this horrible man spew his hatred.
Hat tip: Gsirrah