What can I say! You are trying to infer which I did not say.
Yes, you have got the Hadith. I commend that you looked for it which shows that your put effort (plz don't take that I am patronizing you as I am nobody).
I personally don't like that way clergy translate as they put their own likings.
إِنَّ الدِّينَ يُسْرٌ ، وَلَنْ يُشَادَّ الدِّينَ أَحَدٌ إِلَّا غَلَبَهُ ، فَسَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالْغَدْوَةِ وَالرَّوْحَةِ وَشَيْءٍ مِنَ الدُّلْجَةِ .
I know a hit of Arabic so I also go to the Arabic script to see myself.
It says, religions is easy and if one be hard/strict in religion, religion will overwhem him. غلبه as used in urdu also means overwhem or
overcame, conquered, subdued, overpowered, mastered, or surpassed.
Quran has criticized Jews for red herring in religion. Says This Messenger (صل للہ علیہ وسلم) has come to free them from their yokes that were on them.
Ref, Surah 7:157.
I am not asking anyone to accept what I say, but I don't follow molvis blindly. I don't believe in Allah blindly.
Past three centuries Muslim clergy has achieved nothing. About 1.8 billion Muslims and as you are following sunnah and Quran and many faithful like you, Muslims have ZERO weight, but we have TTP, TLP, Daesh, and Taliban a plenty who are hell bent upon chopping the heads of Muslims and non-Muslims and giving a very enchanting advertisement of Islam and our Messenger, The Mercy to All Worlds.
And then we have Iranian theocratic regime killing women for not wearing Hijab.
Approach to religion is most important, after that actions automatically fall in line.
You're trying to justify that Muslim countries or leaders move away from genuine and necessary Islamization because of Daesh and terrorist groups. Not only is this an emotional argument and a complete non-sequitur but you have played into the hands of these criminal groups. Groups like Daesh and likes are not normal run of the mill group of so called Muslims. When theyre not butchering towns and villages, theyre found with copious amounts of US arms, drugs, money and alcohol! They are proxy militants funded and armed by the west and Arab states trying create a bad image for orthodox Islam, end any notion of a true caliphate whereby Muslims are united and also create constant need for US presence to counter this self-invented bogeymen. Furthermore these groups are there for war and toppling regimes the west do not like. So I would think twice before using daesh as a justification for de-Islamifying.
My exegesis of that hadeeth remains the same, and you explanation has not shed any new light on the matter. Can you also explain what you mean by "Quran has accused Jews of red herring"?
Well if you dont obey your leaders then you are in a sinful individual who is ignoring Sunnah. Here are some authentic hadeeth about the duty of a Muslim to obey their leader, even if they are tyranical as long as they allow you to practice your religion. Disobedience only comes in matters that go against Allah, not part of Islam like Hijab and beard. Your only other option is to make hijra or be another leader with an army to make jihaad for the purpose of bringing justice, which you or I are not:
1) Allah said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ ۖ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا
O you who have faith, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those invested with authority among you. If you disagree over something, refer it to Allah and the Messenger if you truly believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and most suitable for determination.
Surat al-Nisa’ 4:59
2)Ali reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
لَا طَاعَةَ فِي مَعْصِيَةٍ إِنَّمَا الطَّاعَةُ فِي الْمَعْرُوفِ
There is no obedience to anyone if it is disobedience to Allah. Verily, obedience is only in good conduct.
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6830,
3) Hudhayfa ibn al-Yaman reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
يَكُونُ بَعْدِي أَئِمَّةٌ لَا يَهْتَدُونَ بِهُدَايَ وَلَا يَسْتَنُّونَ بِسُنَّتِي وَسَيَقُومُ فِيهِمْ رِجَالٌ قُلُوبُهُمْ قُلُوبُ الشَّيَاطِينِ فِي جُثْمَانِ إِنْسٍ
Rulers after me will come who do not follow my guidance and my Sunnah. Some of their men will have the hearts of devils in a human body.
I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what should I do if I live to see that time?” The Prophet said:
تَسْمَعُ وَتُطِيعُ لِلْأَمِيرِ وَإِنْ ضُرِبَ ظَهْرُكَ وَأُخِذَ مَالُكَ فَاسْمَعْ وَأَطِعْ
You should listen and obey them even if the ruler strikes your back and takes your wealth, even still listen and obey.
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1847, Grade: Sahih
4)Awf ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
خِيَارُ أَئِمَّتِكُمْ الَّذِينَ تُحِبُّونَهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَكُمْ وَيُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَتُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَشِرَارُ أَئِمَّتِكُمْ الَّذِينَ تُبْغِضُونَهُمْ وَيُبْغِضُونَكُمْ وَتَلْعَنُونَهُمْ وَيَلْعَنُونَكُمْ
The best of your rulers are those whom you love and they love you, who pray for you and you pray for them. The worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and they hate you, whom you curse and they curse you.
It was said, “Shall we confront them with swords?” The Prophet said:
لَا مَا أَقَامُوا فِيكُمْ الصَّلَاةَ وَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ مِنْ وُلَاتِكُمْ شَيْئًا تَكْرَهُونَهُ فَاكْرَهُوا عَمَلَهُ وَلَا تَنْزِعُوا يَدًا مِنْ طَاعَةٍ
No, as long as they establish prayer among you. If you find something hateful from them, you should hate their actions but not withdraw your hand from obedience.
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1855,
5) Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
سَتَكُونُ أُمَرَاءُ فَتَعْرِفُونَ وَتُنْكِرُونَ فَمَنْ عَرَفَ بَرِئَ وَمَنْ أَنْكَرَ سَلِمَ وَلَكِنْ مَنْ رَضِيَ وَتَابَعَ
There will be rulers from whom you will see both goodness and corruption. One who recognizes their evil and hates it will maintain his innocence, but one who is pleased with it and follows them will be sinful.
It was said, “Shall we not fight them?” The Prophet said:
لَا مَا صَلَّوْا
No, as long as they pray.
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1854,
In fact, here is a great article to read which these quotes I take from:
When you say you dont believe in Allah blindly, I assume Allah has given you signs that he exists and that satiates your heart to remain a Muslim, correct? So if that were the case you have no excuse to not at least yearn to follow his religion as orthodox and purely as possible. There are people who, without these personal signs other than observing nature and the universe, follow their religion from birth till death. Did you know these people are amongst the 7 shaded by Allah on the Day of Judgement?:
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are seven whom Allah will shade on a day when there is no shade but His. They are a just ruler, a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, one whose heart is attached to the mosques, two who love each other, meet each other, and depart from each other for the sake of Allah, a man who is tempted by a beautiful woman of high status but he rejects her, saying , ‘I fear Allah,’ and one who spends in charity and hides it such that his right hand does not know what his left hand has given, and one who remembered Allah in private and he wept.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 660, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1031
Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim
"A youth who grew up in the worship of Allah" would appear to be some kind of blind faith according to you or others. But do you see how blessed their condition is?
Again there is absolutely NO evidence that she was killed by Iranian police! The CCTV footage is out and she died of pre-existing condition. She fainted and died because she stressed herself out over being asked to simply fix her hijab in public. She got violent with authorities and anywhere else she would have been beaten, knee on neck and arrested! She was arrested for not obeying the rules and rebelled, and she rightly got detained. That is her own fault. She should make hijra to land of kufr if she wants to live like one or obey the ruler and pray to Allah...although praying to Allah for sinful things like living according to western liberalism at the expense of Shariah Law is also a sin.
The Islamic approach is living like the Salaf, who is Prophet Muhammad, the Righteous Caliphs, the Companions (Muhajiroon and Ansar), Tabi'een wa tabi ut-Tabieen:
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best people are those of my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Then, there will come people after them whose testimony precedes their oaths and their oaths precede their testimony.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6429, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2533
Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim