Enemies of Islam in Quran & Quran’s Geo-Political Warnings and Admonitions
Quran has warned Muslims of whom to be careful about and distance themselves from. Muslim political planning should be based on keeping distance from these people against whom Quran has warned. Quran has identified them by their religious and ideological affiliations. As their religions and ideologies are the main pillars of their existence for which they also are motivated for against Islam and Muslims hence Quran has identified them by their religions and ideologies. Today world identifies by nationality, race, ethnicity or class but Quran identifies people by faith, humanity and blood relation. When Quran identifies the oppressors it mostly does by their faith/ideology and not by their nationality or race. People need to understand this before they say Quran calls for annihilation of other faiths! So, Quran has thus identified the evil people of other religions/ideologies because these evil people are against Islam and Muslims. There characteristics, Quran has defined and exposed as we will see below. Historical and current data proved their nature against Islam and Muslims.
Quran 3:118 “O you who have believed, do not take as intimates those other than yourselves, for they will not spare you [any] ruin. They wish you would have hardship. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, and what their breasts conceal is greater. We have certainly made clear to you the signs, if you will use reason.” Quran prohibits Muslim political leadership and establishment to involve or interlinked with anyone against Islam and Muslim cause. One reason is that they have shown hatred and what their hearts conceal is far worse. This is a natural precaution as no country today will allow a foreigner or those who are different from the status quo to interfere or decide for them. We see this in history when American capitalists hunted American communists even though both were Americans. So Islamic political establishment must not ally and be dependent on those who are against Islam and Muslim cause. This is what Quran means when it says, “other than yourselves” and our selves are the “selves of faith and loyalty to Islam”. Quran 3:100 “O you who have believed, if you obey a party of those who were given the Scripture, they would turn you back, after your belief, [to being] unbelievers.” Again, Quran warns us from a party of the people of the Book, mainly Jews and Christians. In the political sense this party is none other than the political leadership of Jews and Christians who want Muslims to change their way of life and structure of governance against Islam. When the structure is changed, and our way of life is derailed from Islam, Muslims will be detached from Islam and will adopt egoistic world view and indulge in materialism and self-importance which is happening today. Many Muslims have become unbelievers by action, speech or belief.
Quran 3:120 “If good touches you, it distresses them; but if harm strikes you, they rejoice at it. And if you are patient and fear Allah, their plot will not harm you at all. Indeed, Allah is encompassing of what they do.” “Them” are the enemies of Islam and Muslim empowerment. When something good happens to Muslims by which they are empowered socially, politically, economically, culturally or militarily among other empowerments, then the enemies of Islam never like it. In current world history, Iran, when it adopted Islamic cause in 1979 and when the good of Islam uplifted them and freed them from American-Zionist grip, the enemies of Islam were distressed so much so that they declared war against Iran through Saddam. When the harm of war was devastated Iran, they rejoiced and refused to listen to Iran’s complains of gas attacks from Saddam, at the United Nations. Also, Iran’s self-sufficiency over the wars have distressed the enemies of Islam so they continued to sanction Iran. Iran’s patience and struggle have safeguarded their Islamic revolution, self-reliance and independence against enemies’ plots and wars. Quran 5:82 “You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to the believers those who say, "We are Christians." That is because among them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant.” Historically and today some segments of Jews and polytheists were the most hostile to Islam and Muslims. Today Zionist Jewish Israel and Hindutva India are the most bloodthirsty persecutors of Islam and Muslims whether in occupied Palestine or occupied Kashmir. Today also some Christian segments are sympathetic to Islamic and Muslim cause such as the Christians of Palestine or Christians in many western countries. Quran 5:51 “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.” Quran has prohibited political dominion by, and intrusive partnership with, Jewish and Christian political establishments. Mere existence of trade with peaceful Jewish and Christian political establishments are not self-defeating alliance or political dominion provided such trade does not make Muslims subservient to their policies and decisions. Keeping peaceful and amicable relationship with non-hostile non-Muslim is permissible as part of Quran’s general humanity towards the mankind.
In the End We see that Quran warns Muslims of their political enemies and identifies them by their ideology or faith as ideology/faith is the foundation of any person or nation. Quran also obligates us to be politically independent and established on Islamic system. Quran warns us of consequences of failing to do so. Today Muslim world is paying the price of this Muslim hypocrisy. Islamic republic of Iran has turned back to Quran and have been saved from becoming misguided and/or unbelievers. In order to be truly independent and achieve Islamic self-determination in Muslim countries, Muslim political leadership and establishments must follow and implement Quran’s political and diplomatic guidance and obligations.