بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Fitna & eFitna
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Guard yourselves against FITNA:
And guard yourselves against a chastisement (FITNA), which cannot fall exclusively on those of you who are wrong doers, and know that Allah is severe in punishment. (Al_Quraan_008.025)
Fitna can come in any shape or form till Shaitaan is backing it up. If it comes on cyber space (internet), it may be called eFitna. Since on cyber space (internet) Shaitaan has full control of it and can hack any of our emails and play with it, we must be very careful. We should not be offensive to the person, whose email has been hacked. Many people have been reported that their email were hacked, even sometimes computer have been hacked and damaged all the data.
Be careful on downloading of any files, attachments if it has file extension like .scr, .exe, .com, .pif etc. Also be careful from links in the email. Keep update your anti virus. You may need firewalls, which may help to protect from going to other web sights, very helpful for restricting kids.
For Minor Controversial Issues: Leave it on Allah.
Say (O Muhammad Peace-Be-Upon-Him), Allah is best aware of their number. None knows them except a few. Enter not, therefore, into controversies concerning them, except with on a matter that is clear, nor consult any of them about (the affair of) the sleepers. (Al_Quraan_018.022)
(So for any Minor Controversial Issues, don’t argue a lot if you don’t have valid proofs. Cyber Space (Internet) is not reliable. So LEAVE it on Allah)
For Major Controversial Issues:
And for those who launch a charge against their spouses, and have (in support) no evidence but their own, their solitary evidence (can be received) if they bear witness four times (with an oath) by Allah that they are solemnly telling the truth. And the fifth (oath) (should be) that they solemnly invoke the curse of Allah on themselves if they tell a lie. (Al_Quraan_024.006-007)
But it would avert the punishment from the wife, if she bears witness four times (with an oath) by Allah, that (her husband) is telling a lie. And the fifth (oath) should be that she solemnly invokes the curse of Allah on herself if (her accuser) is telling the truth. (Al_Quraan_024.008-009)
(So for any Major Controversial Issues, don’t argue a lot if you don’t have valid proofs. Cyber Space (Internet) is not reliable. So both parties must take oath by Allah four times that they are true and the fifth (oath) (should be) that they solemnly invoke the curse of Allah on themselves if they tell a lie. Finally, LEAVE it on Allah)
For those who create Fitna
Disaster comes to disbeliever:
As for those who disbelieve, disaster cease to strike them because of what their (ill) deeds, or it settle near their home until the threat of Allah come to pass. (Al_Quraan_013.031)
Disaster may come to you in different shapes. If the punishment is for an individual then it may come as an accident or fire or prolong disease including Cancer etc. If the punishment is for a group of people or nation, it may come as Earthquake, Cyclone, Hurricane, Tornado, Flood, Fire (including Wild Fire), Drought, Famine and Snow Storm etc.
Change yourself NOW Before it gets Too LATE:
Verily Allah will never change the condition of a people until they (first) change it themselves. [Al_Quraan_013.011]
And if you turn away, Allah will exchange you for some another people, and they will not be like you. [Al_Quraan_047.038]
As for those who Divide their Religion and break up into Sects, thou hast NO part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did." [Holy Quraan 6: 159]
If you DIFFER (Faith, Salaat, Sayaam, Zakaat, etc.) in anything amongst yourself, then REFER to Allah and his Messenger, if you really believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for determinations. [Al_Quraan_004.059]
Desiring a religion other than what Allah has revealed:
O ye who believe! Whoso of you becomes a renegade from his religion, (know that in his stead) Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble toward believers, stern toward disbelievers, striving in the way of Allah and fearing not the blame of any blamer. Such is the grace of Allah, which He gives unto whom He will. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing. [Al_Quraan_005.054]
If anyone desires a religion OTHER than Islaam (Submission to Allah), NEVER will it be accepted of him: and in the Hereafter he will be in the rank of those who have LOST (their selves in the hell of fire). [Al_Quraan_003.085]
Call yourself Muslims: (No Shiaa no Sunnee, Islaam is Unity)
And strive for Allah with the endeavor, which is His (Allah’s) right. He (Allah) has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties (hardship) on you in religion. It is the faith of your father Abraham (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) (is yours). It is He (Allah) Who named you Muslims, both before and in this (Scripture), that the Messenger may be witness against you, and that you may be witness against mankind. So establish regular Prayer (Worship), pay the poor due (Charity), and hold fast to Allah. He (Allah) is your Protecting Friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper. [Al_Quraan_022.078]
(Don’t Call yourself Shiaa, Sunnee, Berelvee, Deubandee, Ahle-Hadees etc, Just call yourself Muslims, since Allah named you as Muslims)
May Allah Protect us from all kind of FITNA. AMEEN.