Al-Walā Wa’l-Barā

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).