Category Archives: Peer Pressure

Islāmophobic-Journalism Courtesy of the New York Post

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“And never let your hatred, against any People, prevent you from behaving justly.” (Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.5, V.8)

“The Worst-Person with Allah is he whom kills those whom never even fought them back.” (Ahmad)

These 2 Revelatory-Texts are the Premise of my Article, discussing the Ugliness of Islāmophobia via the Media, Courtesy of the New York Post:

https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/nyc-firefighter-gets-coronavirus-after-teen-sneezes-on-him/

Omar Sattar: FDNY-Personnel, Firefighter, was attacked by Boro Park Youth, in Brooklyn, NY. He was purposely sneezed-on after attempting to regulate Social-Distancing in lieu of the Covid19 Global Health-Crisis which has hit the United States very hard, NYC particularly/especially since NYC is the most Congested-City in the US. So, sadly Omar Sattar tested Covid19+. The Media reported that it’s unconfirmed whether or not he contracted Covid19 via that Sneezing-Attack imposed upon him. Well, honestly that’s not even the Point…the Point is that this Sneeze-Attack was not only Inhumanely-Disgusting, but also Incredibly-Dangerous. Ironically, this isn’t the Worst-Part though.

The NYPost: notorious for its Discriminatory-Tirades (Islāmophobia, Xenophobia, etc.) instead of focusing on the Disgusting-Behavior of these Persons whom literally placed the Health/Life of a Fellow-Human, a Civil-Servant, at Risk they pinpointed the Sordid-Past of his Father Ahmed Sattar. Ahmed Sattar was implicated, prosecuted, sentenced, etc. as per Involvement in the 1993 WTC-Bombing. However, this literally has nothing to do with Omar Sattar. The NYPost, of course, made it about Ahmed Sattar.

This was exclusively done to deflect from the Fact that those responsible for this Heinous-Act were Jewish & that Omar Sattar is a Muslim, who’s also the Son of a Muslim comvicted of Terrorism. Basically, the NYPost articulated their Article this Way methodically, to erase the Humanity of the Victim because he’s a Muslim & to give the Criminals a Pass because they’re Non-Muslims (Jewish specifically). It’s almost as if the NYPost had presented this Story as though Omar Sattar had deserved to be attacked, as if somehow this Attack was Retribution for the Crimes which his Father was comvicted for. It’s obvious that had this been the Other-Way Around this would’ve been broadcasted via every News-Outlet, every Newspaper, every TV-News Segment, every Talk-Show, etc. There would’ve been Calls-Of-Action made against the Sneeze-Attackers, claiming “Anti-Semitism” & we all know that this is 💯%-Truth/Honesty. However, since it is what it is, clearly little to nothing will probably be done about this, in spite of the Fact that one of “New York’s Bravest” was so viciously & cowardly attacked, resulting in his Health/Life being put in Danger.

Well…that’s Jew York City for you.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

Healthcare-Hypocrisy: the Reality of Affluence vs. Poverty

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Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

Disease: An Historical-Introspection

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Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

US-Politics 101: The Way Coronavirus benefitted Donald Trump & his Political-Masters

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Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

The Anatomy of the Reality that is the Muslim-Caste System

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al-Islām greatly stresses the Importantance of Human-Equality, that inherently the Only-Things which could ever make any Human superior, to any other Fellow-Human, is their Obedience to Allah.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.49, V.13; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; at-Tirmidhī; Ahmad) However, Muslims summarily refuse to recognize/accept this Reality. The Truth of the Matter is that (either via Ethno/Socio-Cultural Traditions prior to the Revelation of The Qur’ān, Socio-Cultural/Political Colonization, etc.) Muslims most definitely have Unwritten-Rules concerning the Religio Caste-System which Muslims have developed over the past 12-Centuries, C.E. And, ironically: the Fact that at-Tanzīl/Revelation (prior to The Qur’ān as well as via The Qur’ān & the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition) has always rejected Things like Caste-Systems, because of the Negativity which it imposes upon Societies-There’s absolutely 0-Space/Place for al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia via al-Islām. Sadly, though, Apathy is worse than Ignorance: Muslims don’t care about Right vs. Wrong according to Islāmic-Teachings. And, this Carelessness is literally how/why a Caste-System exists amongst Muslims. More often than not, Muslims always use the “There’s no Racism in Islam” Song&Dance-Kalām/Rhetoric. Now, obviously: that Statement is both Truthful & Honest. At the Same-Time, the Reasons how/why it’s used via its Interpretation is 💯%-Untrue/Dishonest. If/whenever any Muslim states, “There’s no Racism in Islam”, what they really mean that Muslims aren’t Pro-`Asabiyyah Proponents. And, we all know that Interpretation of the Statement is 💯%-Untrue/Dishonest.

Enough of that…let’s get to the Muslim-Caste System:

1. Muslim-Arabs/Middle-Easterners:

a. “European/White” Featured

b. “Arab/Middle-Eastern” Featured

c. “African/Black” Featured

2. Muslim-Europeans

3. Muslim-European Reverts

4. Muslim-Desis/Subcontinentals:

a. “European/White” Featured

b. “Desi/Asian” Festured

c. “African/Black” Featured

5. Muslim Greater-Asians:

a. “Asian” Featured

b. “Desi” Featured

c. “African/Black” Featured

6. Muslim-Reverts Generally

7. Muslim-Latinos

8. Muslim Afro-Americans

9. Muslim-Africans

Understandably, a Hard-Pill to swallow. However, at the Same-Time, we as Muslims must stop ptetending that such a Caste-System exists amongst Muslims. Unfortunately, there’s going to be Muslims whom greatly disagree with me, whom’ll accuse me of being a “Trouble-Maker”, being “Divisive”, etc. But, I don’t really care. I’m speaking Truth to this Narrative, because it’s an Uncomfortable-Reality & I exist to make the Uncomfortable comfortable.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

Roe vs. Wade: the Person behind the Case & the Irreversable-Damage they caused

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Norma Leah Nelson AKA “JaneRoe”, the Political-Centerpiece behind Roe vs. Wade, which federally legalized Abortion in the UnitedStates via the US Supreme-Court: she admitted that she lied about being Raped by a Group of Afro-Americans. This Untruth/Slander predicated upon al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia, though unsuccessful, was still enough Ammunition used to propel the Pro-Choice Movement, backed by Feminism. Also, Roe vs. Wade literally made it Federally-Legal in the US to weaponize Abortion, as a Tool for/of Population-Control via Eugenics.

Abortion-Stats in the US Post Roe vs. Wade-

Persons who’ve been aborted since Roe vs. Wade was made Federally-Legsl via the US Supreme-Court. This Stat accounts for the Equivalent to nearly 1/3 of the current US-Population:

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This Stat shows the Increase/Decrease of Abortions within the United States, from 1973-2014, C.E.:

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2014, C.E. was the 1st-Year, since the 1973, C.E., when Abortion-Rates within the United States didn’t reach 1Million annually.

The Stats speak for themselves. Now, let’s take a Look at which US-Demographics are targetted mostly via Abortion.

Abortion in the US via Ethno-Demographics-

This Stat details Specific-Percentages of Abortion-Rates amongst Afro-Americans, in comparison/contrast with other Ethno-Demographics:

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Ironically: much like Prison-Population Rates amongst Afro-Americans, likewise, Abortion-Rates also turn spiked & have remained nearly at the Same-Rates since the 1970’s, C.E.:

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So, in Conclusion: this is the Damage which Roe vs. Wade has done. Y’all better wake-up.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2019, C.E.

A Hujjah/Indictment against Said Rageah: a Muslim-Hatemonger

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Said Rageah is a Muslim-Somalian/Canadian-National, whom is a Pseudo Person-Of-Knowledge. This Article is in Response to Said Rageah’s Comments, concerning Afro-Americans being largely Products of “1-Nite Stands”.

The Video was available Via YouTube. But, IlmTV whom originally posted the Video: they edited the Original-Video and took-out the Xenophobic-Statements of Said Rageah, which actually tells you a lot about IlmTV.

This Pontification/Claim of Said Rageah, as per Afro-Americans being Products of “1-Nite Stands” is the Kalām/Rhetoric of al-Buhtān/al-Humazah (Slander): a Major-Sin.(al-Kabā’ir/The Major-Sins, adh-Dhahabī). Also, this Posture is Islāmically-Unjust. Within his Heart is Pure-Evil. His Disgusting-Claim possesses absolutely 0-Merit. His Kalām is the Product of Pro-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia Slanderous-Rhetoric. His Xenophobic-Postures mimic the Jāhiliyyah of the Pagan-Arabs. And, what does Allah state, concerning the Arabs?!!! Allah states, “The Arabs are closest to Disbelief&Hypocrisy.”.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.9, V.97) Muhammad (Peace be upon him) stated, “Whomever imitates any People is of them.”.(Abū-Dāwud) He also stated, “Whomever calls to, fights for, dies upon the Path of al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia isn’t of/from us.”.(Abū-Dāwud, as-Suyūtī)

I’m Personally-Disgusted via these Statements of Said Rageah, for 3-Reasons:

a. I’m Muslim-1st & this Xenophobic-Posture, not based upon any Credible-Evidence, is Diametrically-Opposed to Islāmic-Teachings.

b. I, myself, am Afro-American.

c. I know who the Fuck my Father is & I’ve never been the Product of a “1-Nite Stand”. And, I know whom the Rest of my Fathers are, as Allah states, “Address them via their Fathers.”.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.33, V.5)

These Untrue/Unjust-Claims of Said Rageah are a Direct-Reflection of Imitation of the Kuffār (Disbelievers/Non-Muslims) via al-`Asabiyyah. Now, let’s look at what al-`Asabiyyah is/means: it means to discriminate for/against soneone based upon Things which they’ve little to no Control over (Ethnicity, Skin-Complexion, Birthplace, National-Identity, Birth-Gender, Birth-Disability/Circumstantial Disability, Disease, etc.).(Lisān-ul-`Arab: Lexicon of the Arabic-Language, ibn-Manzhūr) Also, as per 1-Nite Stand Culture: the Muslim-World is notorious for Zinā/THOTery-Culture. In fact, Muslim-Countries/ the Arab-World is the Only-Place that I’ve ever been to in my Life where I was personally approached by Male&Female-Prostitutes. Allah states clearly, “And don’t let your hatred, against any People, prevent you from behaiving justly.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.5, V.8)

Said Rageah, Persons like him, etc.: they hate Persons other than themselves so much, that they’re willing to attempt to use al-Islām to justify their `Asabiyyah. However, there’s aboslutely 0 Islāmic-Justification to be Xenophobic. This Xenophobic-Rhetoric of Said Rageah is exactly how/why Muhammad stated, “Whomever boast of their Heritage, as per how it was done via al-Jāhiliyyah, then let them bite-off the Penis of their Father & don’t sugar-coat it.”.(an-Nasā’ī, Ahmad)

So, in Conclusion, to Said Rageah, as per your Xenophobic-Statements against Afro-Americans: go suck a Dick.

Gareth Bryant
1441, A.H./2019, C.E.

Dissecting & Disproving the Kalām/Rhetoric of al-Qur’āniyyah/Qur’ānism

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This, sadly, is becoming a more Popular-Phenomenon: Persons ponfiticating/claiming that al-Qur’ān/The Qur’ān is the Only-Text necessary for one to be a Muslim & to function properly Islāmically. This Pathological-Madhab/Religio-Posture, which has evolved into a Hizb/Religio-Sectarian Grouping, known as al-Qur’āniyyah/Qur’ānism. This Hizb deems to encourage Muslims to abandon the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition, not only as per following it. But, this goes much deeper down the Rabbit-Hole…their Religio-Posture more sinisterly pontificates/claims that the Sunnah itself isn’t even at-Tanzīl/Revelation, just as The Qur’ān is. Now, for Obvious-Reasons, this Type/Kind of Religio-Posture is not only Theologically-Problematic, but equally Theologically-Dangerous.

The Purpose of this Article, actually, is to breakdown what the Qur’ānī/Qur’ānist-Arguments are & how to textually/intelligently dispute those exact Same-Arguments:

1. an-Naskh-ul-Qur’ān/Revelatory-Abrogation of The Qur’ān-

This is an Argument which is common amongst Qur’ānist, suggesting that The Qur’ān & the Sunnah don’t intersect, define, refine, correct one another, etc. Particularly as per the Naskh of The Qur’ān via the Sunnah: this is something which Qur’ānists completely reject. However, there’s Revelatory/Textual-Evidence that both The Qur’ān & the Sunnah affect one another via an-Naskh.

an-Naskh of The Qur’ān is manifested via  5-Categories:

a. Complete-Removal of Verses from The Qur’ān (textually) & them being replaced (textually) with Other-Verses, regardless of whether they were Makkan-Verses or Madinan-Verses.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.2, V.106; Chpt.33, V.6; Chpt.87, V.6&7; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; ibn-Hajr)

b. Makkan-Verses from The Qur’ān being replaced by Madinan-Verses from The Qur’ān as per at-Tashrī` (Revelatory-Legislation)/al-Ahkām (Revelatory-Judgments/Rulings).(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.13, V.39; Chpt.17, V.86; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; ibn-Hajr)

c. The Qur’ān being replaced via the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition, as per at-Tashrī`/al-Ahkām: Wife-Beating, al-Mut`ah/Temporary-Marriage, etc.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.4, V.24&34; Mālik; Abū-Dāwud; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; ibn-Hajr)

d. The Sunnah being replaced via The Qur’ān, as per at-Tashrī/al-Ahkām.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.9, V.80&84; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; ibn-Kathīr; al-Bukhārī; Muslim; at-Tirmidhī; Ahmad)

e. The Sunnah being replaced by itself, as per at-Tashrī/al-Ahkām.(al-Bukhārī)

2. Mistrust/Distrust of Masānid (Hadīth/Narration-Collections)

This is literally one of the most commonly used Qur’ānī-Arguments. They pontificate/claim that since the Masānid were compiled by Human-Beings then, by definition, it’s to be Matrūk/Religio-Rejected.

As per the Qur’ānist (those whom claim to only adhere to The Qur’ān), referring to the Hadīth/Narration by Abī-Sa`īd al-Khudhrī (May Allah be pleased with him), concerning the Command of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) to document/record only The Qur’ān & not the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition (al-Bukhārī)…there’s 5-Things one must/should introspect upon.

They are the following:

a. How do they even know whether or not this is: Authentic, Reliable, Weak, Fabricated, etc.?!!!

b. The Fact that this Narration has been authenticated (as being Sahīh/Authentic) thus proves that the Religio-Postures of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) are just as much at-Tanzīl/Revelation as The Qur’ān itself.

c. The Fact that they’re literally relying upon a Hadīth/Record of the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition, to attempt to disprove the Validity of the Hadīth/Kitābah (Documentation) of the Sunnah, thus proves that the Sunnah is Mahlūl/Mafrūdh (Islāmically-Allowed/Mandated) to be recorded.

d. Had this Hadīth not/never been recorded, realistically we would’ve never even known that Muhammad had even stated this.

e. How do you know whether or not this Hadīth/Documentation of the Sunnah wasn’t made Mansūkh (Abrogated/Canceled) via Other-Nuzūl (Revelatory-Texts)?!!!

3. The Classic “Hadīth vs. Bible/Hadīth-Bible Comparison” Argument-

There’s a Pathological Pseudo-Narrative, pontificated by both Muslims & Non-Muslims alike, that Hadīth-Collections are exactly like The Bible, as per “mixing Truth with Falsehood”. The very 1st-Time that I was ever confronted with this Argument: I was 17-Years old at the Time. Fake-Wokers (those upon that Fake-Wokeness Rhetoric) actually, literally, spew this Rhetoric all of the Time. Yet, don’t be worried…here’s some Useful-Tools to help combat those Kinds/Types of Arguments:

a. Both the Qur’ān & the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition are at-Tanzīl/Revelation.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.53, V.3&4) This Revelatory-Text, alone, proves that anything which Muhammad (Peace be upon him) stated, did, etc. regarding al-Islām is automatically at-Tanzīl, whether it’s within The Qur’ān or not.

b. The Bible isn’t/has never been at-Tanzīl, but rather Distorted-Remnants/Versions of at-Tanzīl. Also, the Bible pontificates/promotes ash-Shirk/Association & al-Kufr/Disbelief.(at-Tabarī, as-Suyūtī, ibn-Kathīr)

c. The Qur’ān, by Virtue of how Allah personally describes it, within itself, is a Hadīth. Allah, in fact, literally refers to The Qur’ān within itself, Word4Word, as “al-Hadīth/Hadīth”.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.18, V.1-6)

d. Literally: the Same-Persons, via as-Salaf (as-Sahābah/the Companions [May Allah be pleased with them altogether] & Generations-1&2 of at-Tābi`īn/the Followers), whom’re Humanly-Responsible for documenting The Qur’ān also in turn documented the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition as well.

e. The same Mustalah/Authentication-Process which the Sunnah underwent, The Qur’ān underwent as well. And, this is a Non-Debatable Religio-Historical Fact. Also, the Mustalah of The Qur’ān was literally that much easier than the Mustalah of the Sunnah: in fact every/all Authentic-Hadīth (Narration/Documentation) concerning The Qur’ān is Scholastically-Classified as Sahīh-Mutawātir/Undoubtedly-Authentic.

f. By Virtue of their Religio-Posture, they clearly don’t even know or care to know what the Term “Hadīth” actually means. The Word/Term “Hadīth” means: Story/Tale, Relation, Narrative/Narration, Document/Documentation, Record/Recording, etc.(Lisān-ul-`Arab: Lexicon of the Arabic-Language, ibn-Manzhūr)

I hope that this Info. was helpful to any/all Persons whom’re serious about the Reality of al-Qur’āniyyah.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2019, C.E.

The Anatomy of Abuse/Oppression

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This Article is deemed to expose the Reality of the Non-Islāmic Nature of Abuse, via any & all Manifestations/Forms. The Focus of this Article, however, is actually Domestic-Abuse & how/why Muslims particularly, whom still either pretend that it doesn’t exists amongst us, or whom still attempt to justify it.

1. What is Abuse?

Abuse-

A Corrupt-Practice/Custom; Improper/Excessive-Treatment; Language that condemns or vilifies (usually/almost always unjustly), intemperately and angrily; Physical-Maltreatment; a Deceitful-Act.(Merriam-Webster)

Abuse is akin to the Word azh-Zhulm/Oppression.

2. What is Oppression?

Oppression-

Unjust/Cruel-Exercise of Authority/Power; a Sense of being weighed-down in: Spirit, Mind/Heart, Body, etc.(Merriam-Webster)

azh-Zhulm-

Darkness, Ignorance, Arrogance: violating the Boundaries/Rights which Allah has set forth to be respected/observed.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.18, V.1-6/V.32-42; an-Nawawī; Lisān-ul-`Arab: Lexicon of the Arabic-Language)

3. Who’s an Abuser/Abused?

An Abuser can be anyone, with the Capability/Potential to commit Abuse. An Abused-Person can be anyone, who doesn’t possess the Capacity/Potential, Willingness, etc. to resist Abuse.

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4. How/why does Abuse begin?

There’s no Direct/Explicit-Answer: what’s True/Honest is that Abuse, almost always, never has 1-Cause only but Several/Many-Causes.

5. What are the Types of Abuse?

Holistically, any/all Manifestations of Abuse fall under the Following-Categories*:

a. Spiritual-Abuse

b. Psycho-Emotional Abuse

c. Primal-Abuse

(*The Violation of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs…See: Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs)

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  1. Revelatory-Texts which’re misunderstood/misinterpreted, manipulated, etc. to attempt to justify Abuse (Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.4, V.34):

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  1. Revelatory-Texts which affirm/confirm the Islāmic-Prohibition of Abuse:

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Now, in spite of the Fact that these Texts clearly indicate the Prohibitory-Nature of Abuse, it still occurs amongst us. The Question is how/why. 

There’s Several-Reasons as per how/why this is the Case:

a. Denial of the Reality that one is an Abuser.

b. Refusal to recognize/accept that Abuse affects the Abuse just as much as the Abused.

c. Deflection of the Pain endured by the Abuse via Abuse.

c. Blame of Abuse upon the Abused, instead of upon the Abuser.

Moment of Abuse-Truth:

1. When’s the Last-Time you were confronted with someone whom you know facing Domestic-Abuse?

2. When’s the Last-Time, if ever, that Domestic-Abuse affected you personally?

3. When’s the Last-Time that you actually helped any Person dealing with Domestic-Abuse?

4. When’s the Last-Time that you gave someone a Pass for committing Domestic-Abuse, because you’re Friends with that Person or were too afraid to confront them about it?

5. When’s the Last-Time which you’ve actually, honestly, even care about the Issue of Domestic-Abuse?

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2019, C.E.

The Islāmic-Justification to rebel against Toxic-Leadership

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Historically (even prior to the Revelation of The Qur’ān), and especially contemporaneously (via the Collapse of the Ottoman-Empire), there’s frequently been this Kalām/Rhetoric amongst Elitists to retain/preserve their Powers of Populaces. With this being said, Muslim-Elites are clearly no different from our Non-Muslim Counterparts. However, unlike Non-Muslins: Muslims Past&Present, Pre-Qur’ān & Post-Qur’ān, etc. have continuously attempted to misuse at-Tanzīl/Revelation, Muslim Religio-Scholars, Islāmic-Concepts (like Waliyy-ul-Amr/Loyalty of Authority pertaining to Muslim-Leaders/Rulers) & so on to attempt to justify their Oppression against Others. And, it’s done in such Ways exclusively to preserve their Self-Serving Authoritarian-Control. Fortunately, for us though, in spite of their Oppressive-Tactics to attempt to convince Populaces that regardless of their Oporession that they’re entitled to receiving Respect, Loyalty, Obedience, etc. there exists Revelation to debunk any, every, all Things which Oppressive-Leaders/Rulers stand for. The following applies to any/all Manifestations, Forms, Degrees of al-Imārah (Leadership/Rulership) by the way.

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یَـٰۤأَیُّهَا ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوۤا۟ أَطِیعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِیعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُو۟لِی  ٱلۡأَمۡرِ مِنكُمۡۖ فَإِن تَنَـٰزَعۡتُمۡ فِی شَیۡءࣲ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُؤۡمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡیَوۡمِ ٱلۡـَٔاخِرِۚ ذَ ٰ⁠لِكَ خَیۡرࣱ وَأَحۡسَنُ تَأۡوِیلًا

“Those whom believe pay attention: obey Allah & the Messenger, as well as the Possessors of Authority amongst you. If you differ, concerning anything, then refer to Allah & the Messenger, providing you believe in Allah & the Last-Day. That’s best & a most excellent Conclusion.”(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.4, V.59)

وَٱقۡتُلُوهُمۡ حَیۡثُ ثَقِفۡتُمُوهُمۡ وَأَخۡرِجُوهُم مِّنۡ حَیۡثُ أَخۡرَجُوكُمۡۚ وَٱلۡفِتۡنَةُ أَشَدُّ مِنَ ٱلۡقَتۡلِۚ وَلَا تُقَـٰتِلُوهُمۡ عِندَ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِ حَتَّىٰ یُقَـٰتِلُوكُمۡ فِیهِۖ فَإِن قَـٰتَلُوكُمۡ فَٱقۡتُلُوهُمۡۗ كَذَ ٰ⁠لِكَ جَزَاۤءُ ٱلۡكَـٰفِرِینَ

“And combat them wherever you find them & expel them wherever they expelled you. And, Drama/Oppression is worse than Killing/Slaughter. But, don’t combat them within the Sacred-Mosque, unless you’re combated within it. So, combat them, if they combat you. Such is the Retribution of the Disbelievers.”(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.2, V.191)

`Abdullah ibn-`Uthmān ibn-`Āmir/Abū-Bakr as-Siddīq (May Allah be pleased with him), after the Death of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), assumed al-Imārah over the Muslims. Upon that, he publicly stated, “I have been granted Authority over you, in spite of not being the Best from amongst you. If I do well, then help me. But, if I error, then correct me. Empathy for Truth is Loyalty, whereas Apathy for Truth is Treachery. The Weak amongst you shall be Strong to/with me, unless/until I have secured/restored his Rights, if Allah wills. And the Strong amongst you shall be Weak to/with me, unless/until I’ve seized from him the Rights of Others, if Allah wills. So, obey me, so long as I obey Allah & His Messenger. But, if I disobey Allah & His Messenger, then you owe me no Obedience. Arise for your prayer: may Allah mercify you.”.(az-Zuhrī, ibn-Ishāq, ibn-Hishām, at-Tabarī, at-Tabarānī, as-Suyūtī, ibn-Sa`d, al-Wāqidī, ibn-Kathīr, Martin Lings)

Now, please, keep in Mind that Abū-Bakr is Unanimously-Recognized amongst the Scholars of the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition as being the Best/Number-1 Companion of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) & the Most-Senior amongst all of his Companion-Peers (May Allah be pleased with them altogether)…this is what he stated concerning about his own Self, his own Imārah over the Muslims. So, upon that, whom’re we to posture as though we’re somehow Entitled to Imārah and/or Entitled to oppress via our Imārah without Consequence?!!! So, just know: it honestly really doesn’t matter which Muslim-Leader/Ruler, Muslim Religio-Scholar, egc. attempts to make you think/feel that you must obey them regardless of how they are. This “Be Patient with/Obedient to the Muslim-Leader/Ruler” Rhetoric only emboldens Oppressors to remain Oppressors. Basically, this Rhetoric spewed by Oppressors is like imposing Stockholm-Syndrome upon People: when the Oppressed begin to not only tolerate/accept Oppression, but also defend the Oppressor. And, that’s exactly what’s been happening within the Muslim-World for a Long-Time. Ironically, these Same-Oppressors command their Muslim Religio-Scholars to spew this Stockholm-Syndrome to their Populaces/Citizenry, merely because they don’t want what their Geo-Political Ancestors did to occur to them: pertaining to al-Kharajiyyah/Rebellion against the Ottoman-Empire for example, when the Muslim-Arabs assisted Non-Muslim Powers to fight against Fellow-Muslims, in the Name of al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia.(See: https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/hujjahagainstsaudiarabia)

As per my Conclusion: don’t ever let anyone tell you to not, that you shouldn’t/can’t, that it’s Sinful to rebel against Oppression.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2019, C.E.