Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Imam of Iraqi descent in London, Ontario who is affiliated with the radical Islamic global movement of Hizb ut-Tahrir, calls on Canadian Muslims to stick to the Islamic law, reject secularism, work together to spread Islam, re-establish the Islamic State (Caliphate) and implement the rulings of Islam (Sharia Law).
The following are excerpts from Mazin AbdulAdhim online study group on July 29, 2016:
“What is the ruling [حكم] of Islam? let’s ask ourselves, we want to be revived? What is the ruling [حكم] of Islam for Palestine? What is the ruling [حكم] of Islam for Kashmir?
“The Muslim armies, or the Muslim men need to move and go protect the people that are being oppressed.
“That’s the ruling [حكم] of Islam. وَإِنِ اسْتَنصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ [Sura al-Anfal, verse 72: And if they seek help of you for the religion, then you must help].
“If weak people who need help ask help from the armies of the Muslims or the army of the Muslims, because it should be a one united army, you are required. So it is a command… you are required to respond. You must go and help them.
“It’s a requirement upon the Muslim armies to go and liberate Palestine and liberate Kashmir and protect Iraq and remove all the oppressors from there and protect Syria, protect the skies and so on and so forth. That’s the ruling [حكم] of Islam…
“The problem of the Ummah [Muslim nation] today is that we’ve been secularized.
“The problem of the Ummah [Muslim nation] today is that we’re ignoring our political rulings [احكام] of Islam. Muslims are not working towards, Muslims are not demanding so, and we’re talking about a quarter of the planet. If one quarter of the planet demand something it’s going to happen.
“But not only are Muslims not working towards it, Muslims are fighting against it. How many videos do you see online where some famous speaker is speaking out against the call for the Caliphate (Islamic State – خلافة)?…
“Wherever you go you find Muslims fighting against this call, because they’ve been secularized, because they’re told [that] politics is, put it aside, keep it outside of the mosque [مسجد], we don’t it in the mosque [مسجد]. And so we have to look at the practical application, that’s whatI mean by the rational concept of a revival rather than, it is a topic related to the Islamic Law[شرعي] without a doubt, but it has to be put into context in our current reality today.
“Once we do, then we apply all the verses [آيات ] and the [Islamic] rulings [احكام] in the context of the Islamic Law [شرعي] on it, but first you have to first of all set up the context andsay: This is the problem that we’re facing today which is the Ummah [Muslim nation] is being influenced by a creed [عقيدة] other than Islam…
“Secularism is system that makes you think that you’re being a practising Muslim, but you’re actually being a practising Muslim secularist, because you’re only focusing on the things that secularism teaches you to focus on, which is fasting and praying and praying and readingQuran and making supplications [دعاء] and doing the remembrance [ذكر] of Allah in the morning and praying in the mosque [مسجد] and getting married and so on and so forth, and maintaining Halal business dealings, but you have no role in legislation, no role in politics.
“The only thing you do with politics is how Muslims go vote for people whoimplement Kufr [heresy].
“And that’s the problem is that we today have essentially as an Ummah [Muslim nation] adopted secularism as our creed [عقيدة] as our way of life as our comprehensiveidea of life in universe…
“This is the cause of all of our problems. We have been secularist and we don’t even realize it.This is why we have to order the good and forbid the evil [الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر].
“We have to teach the Ummah [Muslim nation] this. This is why it is important to work to re-establish the Caliphate [Islamic State], because if everybody is teaching these ideas then everyone would realized that they’re being secularized.
“The more Muslims are training Dawah [outreach, propagation to Islam] the fast the Caliphate [Islamic State], Allah Willing [ان شاء الله] will be established… we need to call for the implementation of Islam.”