There is no honour except by Islaam


The Leader of the Believers, Umar bin Al-Khattaab (May Allaah be pleased with him) said: “We are a nation whom Allaah has honoured by Islaam. Whenever we seek honour through other than it, Allaah will humiliate us. There is no honour except by Islaam, and there is no affiliation except to Islaam.”

Abu Bakrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said,

My father is Islaam, I have no father other than it,
When they pride themselves with Qais or Tameem

Thus, to affiliate to and seek honour through other than Islaam is from the acts of ignorance. When the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) heard some of the people saying, ‘we are with the Ansaar’ and others saying, ‘we are with the Muhaajiroon.’ He relied,

Do they call with the Call of Ignorance, whilst I am among them? [1]

To seek honour through one’s tribe, nation, Arabism or humanity, is in reality seeking honour and affiliating to the matters of ignorance. This is why, when a little while ago there appeared some people who propagated Arab Nationalism, the scholars severely disapproved and renounced them.

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Baz refuted them in length, and he named his refutation: ‘A Criticism of Arab Nationalism’ and it has been published and is available.

This is because Islaam is the religion of mercy,

{And We have not sent you except as a Mercy to mankind} [21:97]

Islaam is also the religion of humanity,

{Say (O Muhammad): “O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allaah} [07:158]

Humanity is of no value without Islaam. Before Islaam, mankind was in a state of savagery, hostility, fighting, plundering, pillage and strife.

{…and remember the favour of Allaah on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren} [03:103]

So every type of mercy and every type of goodness towards people has been established in Islaam.

{Allaah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allaah loves those who deal with equity} [60:08]

Even the animals and those from the children of Adam who deserve to be killed, [2] Islaam requires goodness to be shown to them at the time of the sacrifice [of the animals] or the killing of the Children of Adam.

The Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) said,

Verily Allah has prescribed proficiency in all things. Thus, if you kill, kill well; and if you slaughter, slaughter well. Let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters. [3]

Similarly Allaah forgave the prostitute who quenched the thirst of the dog, and He punished the woman who kept a cat in starvation until it died.

Mere humanity without Islaam is of no value; it neither brings about any good nor does it repel any evil. Much blood has been spilled, people’s honour violated and people’s wealth taken in the name of humanity. Neither does the cause of ‘humanity’ preserve sanctity except if it is aided by Islaam.

We hear nowadays those who champion the cause of ‘humanity’ and relate every type of goodness to it whilst forgetting, neglecting and even denying the effort Islaam has placed [in preserving the rights of people].

May Allaah guide us all to that which contains goodness, uprightness and rectification of Islaam and the Muslims.

May the peace and blessing of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad.


[1] Referring to the Hadeeth of Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdullah,

He said, “We were in the company of the Prophet in a battle. A large number of Muhaajiroon joined him. Amongst them was a person who used to play jokes so he (jokingly) poked an Ansaari man on the hip [with spears]. The Ansaari man became angry, this led to both of them calling their people.

The Ansaari said, “we are with the Ansaar!” and the Muhaajiroon said, “we are with the Muhaajiroon!”

The Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) came forward and said,

What is wrong with the people (as they are calling) this call of Ignorance?

He then asked,

What is the matter with them?

He was told about the poking of the Muhaajir to the Ansari.

The Prophet then said

Stop this, for it is an evil call

[2] Such as those whom Islaam has prescribed the punishment of death upon due to their crimes

[3] Narrated by Abu Ya’la Shaddad bin Aws; Collected by Muslim

لا اعتزاز إلا بالإسلام


قال أمير المؤمنين عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه: نحن أمة أعزنا الله بالإسلام فمهما ابتغينا العزة بغيره أذلنا الله. فلا اعتزاز إلا بالإسلام ولا انتماء إلا إلى الإسلام. قال أبو بكرة رضي الله عنه

أبي الإسلام لا أب لي سواه * * * إذا افتخروا بقيس أو تميم

فالانتماء والاعتزاز بغير الإسلام من أمور الجاهلية. لما سمع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم من يقول: يا للأنصار ومن يقول: يا للمهاجرين قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: “أبدعوى الجاهلية وأنا بين أظهركم”. وقال: “دعوها فإنها منتنه”.

فالاعتزاز بالقبيلة أو بالقومية أو بالعروبة أو بالإنسانية اعتزاز وانتماء بأمور الجاهلية ولما ظهر قبل فترة قريبة من يدعوا إلى القومية العربية أنكر عليه العلماء أشد الإنكار ورد عليهم الشيخ عبدالعزيز بن باز برد مطول قوي سماه: نقد القومية العربية. وهو مطبوع ومتداول.

دوذلك لأن الإسلام دين الرحمة

{وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلاَّ رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ}

ودين البشرية:

{قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعاً}

والإنسانية بدون دين الإسلام لا تغني شيئا فقبل الإسلام كانت الإنسانية في وحشية وخصام وقتال ونهب وسلب وتناحر:

{وَاذْكُرُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَعْدَاءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُمْ بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَاناً}

فكل رحمة وكل إحسان إلى الناس فذلك في دين الإسلام:

{لا يَنْهَاكُمْ اللَّهُ عَنْ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِكُمْ أَنْ تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ}

حتى البهائم عند ذبحها ومن يستحون القتل من بني آدم أمر الإسلام بالإحسان إليهم عن الذبح والقتل قال صلى الله عليه وسلم: “إن الله كتب الإحسان على كل شيء فإذا قتلتم فأحسنوا القتلة وإذا ذبحتم فأحسنوا الذبحة وليحد أحدكم شفرته وليرح ذبيحته”، وغفر الله لبغي سقت كلباً وعذب امرأة حبست هرة حتى ماتت.

إن الإنسانية وحدها بدون الإسلام لا تغني شيئا ولا تجلب خيرا ولا تدفع ضرا وما سفكت الدماء ولا استبيحت الأعراض ولا استحلت الأموال إلا من بني الإنسانية ولا حفظت هذه الحرمات إلا بالإسلام وإننا نسمع في هذا الوقت من يعتز بالإنسانية وينسب إليها كل إحسان ومعروف ناسياً أو متناسياً أو قاصداً جحود فضل الإسلام. والله سبحانه قال:

{وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ أَنْ يَقْتُلَ مُؤْمِناً إِلاَّ خَطَأً}

ولم يقل: وما كان لإنسان إن يقتل إنساناً وما خالف الإسلام فهو من أمور الجاهلية التي أمرنا بتركها والاعتزاز بديننا والانتماء إليه وإظهار فضله والدعوة إليه.

وفق الله الجميع لما فيه الخير والصلاح والإصلاح للإسلام والمسلمين.

وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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