Wifaqul Ulama Public Affairs (Department)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh (Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah be upon You).
This statement is being issued on the 26th of October 2017 and supersedes all previous statements on the subject in a series of lectures.
Here is a discussion on the sound understanding of al-Walā wa’l-Barā
It is a concept which is in the public domain because of certain groups which are pushing its acceptance amongst Muslims. It is a concept of hatred, divisiveness and exclusivity which is opposed to the practice of our Nābi (Sāllāllāho Alāihe Wāssāllām) which was based on tolerance, openness and inclusivity.
May Allāh Tāālā guide us upon the true understanding of Islam, save us from extremism in (our religion) in both its guises which are laziness and carefree/careless attitude towards our religion and its interpretation (Ameen).