There is much speculation about the influx of migrants we see coming from the Middle East in recent years, and now more frequently, from Africa.
Are they are genuine refugees, or is it part of a planned invasion of Europe?
There are different viewpoints about this.
They are refugees in need of safety and security of the West, due to destabilisation by enemy forces or oppressive dictators in homelands.
The enemy are said to be Western powers or groups such as “The Islamic State”, or “Boko Haram”, who pledged allegiance to The Islamic State.
It is a planned invasion of the West and the migrants are coming to make political and societal changes of a secular democratic region, driven by religious or ideological belief to implement Shari’ah in the West.
The most logical way to settle this argument would be to answer the question using the belief system of the people in question, the Islamic doctrine.
It is a core belief within Islam, the Qur’an was sent as the final message to all mankind to be taught by the final messenger Muhammad.
The life story of Muhammad is believed to be the teachings which all Muslims are to follow and the Qur’an and the Sunnah of Muhammad (Hadith and Sira) are believed to hold the answers to all matters in life.
These combined are the “clear path to water” (paradise), which is the shari’ah.
So it would make sense to look at these and the laws which would be relevant to this scenario.
Although we are informed by the government, media and Muslims the Islamic State are not Muslim, it would appear the Islamic doctrine contradicts this notion.
Take for instance, the theory the enemy line are Western forces.
As detailed in islamic law,
If Muslim land is attacked, invaded or occupied, it is duty incumbent on all Muslims to defend the land and the people.
(Jihad, Umdat ul Salik, Reliance of the traveller, classical islamic law, o.9.1-9.3)
This is why we have seen an increasing amount of Muslims travelling to Muslim land to join Jihad groups and this is why we see such a fierce defence against Israel by “Palestinian Muslims” and by Muslims all over the world.
It is also a duty to live in a land where Islam is allowed to be practiced, for instance, Muslims cannot live in a land where Islam cannot be practiced.
The aim is to spread Islam in that land.
So by the laws of Islam alone, a Muslim should not be leaving the land, they should be defending it, or leaving to spread Islam, which can also be by stealth.
A Muslim is not allowed to turn their back on the enemy, nor flee from the scene, unless to join another rank in the cause of Allah.
(Jihad, Umdat ul Salik, Reliance of the traveller, classical islamic law, o.9.2/p.11)
There are specific reasons for this in the lifetime of Muhammad.
At the battle of Uhud, Muslims believed Muhammad to have been killed, as they believed their prophet to be dead, they saw little point in fighting the battle anymore and Muslims started to leave the scene.
Just in the nick of time somebody discovered Muhammad, who was lying on the ground with superficial injuries; he had a broken tooth and a cut on the forehead due to the links on his helmet piercing his skin.
The Qur’an rebuked Muslims for leaving Muhammad.
These verses were revealed,
“[Remember] when you [fled and] climbed [the mountain] without looking aside at anyone while the Messenger was calling you from behind. So Allah repaid you with distress upon distress so you would not grieve for that which had escaped you [of victory and spoils of war] or [for] that which had befallen you [of injury and death]. And Allah is [fully] Acquainted with what you do.” (3/153)
The battle was lost by Muslims, the Qur’an blamed hypocrites (3/167), Muslims (3/153), finally the blame was laid on Satan (3/155) for the loss of the battle, however Muslims were to acknowledge their fault in that event (3/152).
Decrees are in the Qur’an for this situation,
“O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight].” (8/15)
“And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from Allah, and his refuge is Hell – and wretched is the destination.” (8/16)
Tafsir are the explanation by scholars of what the verses in the Qur’an mean, tafsir is also known as the unveiling of the Qur’an.
The tafseer for 8/15, 8/16 is here
If you are still not convinced then let’s look at the excuse;
“ISIS are not Muslim“.
Again, this would mean ISIS are enemy forces who would need to be fought for invading Muslim land and bringing Islam into disrepute; to protect Muslim land and the reputation of Islam.
The influx of migrants is a worrying development for many people in Europe due to the threat posed by terror attacks and assaults, including sexual assaults.
The Islamic State detailed the plan in many documents, including the 99 page document called Black Flags from Rome. Below is the Islamic State explaining how and when fighters started entering Europe.
Black Flags from Rome, Islamic State Document
If we were to go back to the doctrine on this point, the progression is even more concerning.
In sura nine, there is a story where the context is explained in the tafseer.
Muslims were required to go on an expedition of jihad (Battle of Tabouk).
To reach the destination, Muslims would be required to leave their wives and children and cross the drought ridden desert.
“Say, [O Muhammad], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.” (9/24)
There was some leeway given for this in the Qur’an, however the Qur’an went onto say what would happen if Muslims disobeyed and lays out explicitly the punishment for those who disobey Allah or the Messenger, pretend to be devout, or even refuse to go to jihad when required.
Other verses in Sura nine mention the importance of striving in the cause of Allah, specifically advancing to conquer new lands.
- Greater rank on the sight of Allah. (9/20)
- Putting worldly desires above Allah. (9/38)
- Punishment in Hellfire for those who do not do jihad (9/39)
- Muslims who don’t do jihad are hypocrites. (9/42)
- Those who truly believe would not ask to be excused from Jihad. (9/44)
- To not allow wealth or children to distract from the cause of Allah.(9/55)
- Allah chastised Muslims who had the means to go to Jihad, but did not go forward in the cause (9/86)
- Those who fight in the cause of Allah, give money and lives in the cause, will be successful (9/88)
- Those who do so will go to paradise (9/89)
- Not even fear of dying of thirst or hunger should stop a Muslim going to jihad; they should never put themselves above Allah (9/120)
There are hundreds of verses in the Qur’an ordering Muslims to obey, plus instructing Muslims to go to jihad.
Not even a wife, child, or any kin ranks above the priorities of Islam.
So if we summarise the points I made in regards to the influx of refugees.
- Muslims are are not allowed to leave the enemy lines unless there is a change in the military objective, or to join the ranks of another battle
- It is a duty to defend Muslim land if attacked, invaded or occupied
- It is only permissible to travel to Muslim land or to a land where Islam can be practised with no restrictions
- It a duty to put Allah, Muhammad and the interests before any wordly desires first, including people.
It would make little sense Muslims were travelling to Europe for safety of asylum and benefits for the wives and families.
They are duty bound to stay and protect the land the family is in, unless to go to Jihad.
To leave the land to gain asylum for wordly benefits would mean putting their desires above the obligations of Islam, that is forbidden in Islam.
In Europe there has been a considerable increase in Muslims who follow the fundamental beliefs.
Here are some examples:
The annual report 2017 of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) and the President of the Constitution Protection Commission Hans-Georg Maaßen today in Berlin, exactly 10,800 persons. In 2016 there were still 9700 Salafists. The number has more than doubled from 4500 in 2012.
The Swedish security agency Sapo revealed there are 2,000 violent Islamic extremists in the country this has increased ten-fold from 200 people in 2010.
In France, the terror watch list, known as the S-File, numbers 20,000 individuals and this is expected to increase as 450 convicted ‘radicals’ are due to be released from prisons across in France by the end of next year. Around 50 of the released prisoners are considered to be terror threats.
In June 2018 Security services stated in the UK, an average of one attack a month has been prevented since the London Bridge attack.
In June 2017 Security services knew of 23 thousand subjects of interest and of 3000 who are a risk to the UK’s National Security, within those 3000 were at least 500 active investigations.
Over eighty people convicted of terrorism, recruiting for terrorism, or terror related charges are due to be released before December 2018, one person being Anjem Choudary.
Italy is now turning away migrant boats, they are detouring to Spain where they are largely being welcomed by the border control.
As quoted in The battle for al-Andulus article,
“UN migration agency reports 3460 migrants have arrived in Spain by 10th April this year alone, mostly by boat across the strait. The figure was 21,663 in 2017 and 8,162 in 2016.”
This week at Ceuta, the border for Morocco and Spain has seen over 600 migrants force their way across the border into Spain.
Border officials have had excrement thrown at them, been assaulted and had corrosive liquids splashed on their skin which has caused injury.
This is not unexpected and has been predicted, however border officials seem somewhat unprepared to secure the borders against this threat.
A UN official, Mr Beardsley, said in April 2018.
“You are going to face a similar pattern of what took place years ago, except you are going to have more Isis and extremist groups infiltrating migration.”
“What we are picking up is that they are partnering with the extremist groups like Boko Haram and al-Qaida to divvy up territory and resources and to continue to infiltrate and destabilise in the hope of creating migration into Europe where they can infiltrate and cause chaos.”
“David Beasley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina, said Europe needed to wake up to the extremists’ strategy in the Sahel region.”
“Go forth, whether light or heavy, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah . That is better for you, if you only knew.” (Qur’an 9/41)
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