Al Wala’a wal Bara’a – Love and hate for the sake of Allah.
Consider these extracts from the Lecture.
The legal meaning of Al-Wala’ (love, support, help, follow, etc.) is to totally agree with the sayings, deeds and beliefs which please Allah and the persons whom He likes. Al-Wala’u wa Al-Bara’ is the creed that guides all the actions and sayings of a Muslim and it is by its practice and application that the ranks of the believers vary. It is imperative that this creed be unambiguous to the Muslim’s mentality in order that it manifests and materialises correctly in his actions.
28. Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Awliya’ (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against Himself (ie. His Punishment), and to Allah is the final return. 29. Say [O Muhammad (s.a.w.)]: “Whether you hide what is in your breasts or reveal it, Allah knows it, and He knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth. And Allah is Able to do all things”.
The General Meaning of the Aya:
Allah (s.w.t.) forbids His Believers from exhibiting any form of Muwalat to the disbelievers. This includes the manifestation of love and compassion to strengthen the ties with them or to regard them as companions and friends because of their kinship or acquaintance. The Believer can not be an ally of Allah’s enemies and it is impossible for a person to combine the love of Allah (s.w.t.) and the love of his enemies because this is a combination of opposites; therefore, he who loves Allah, must also hate His enemies.
It is forbidden upon the Muslim to give Muwalat to the disbelievers and forsake the believers. There is no association or relationship whatsoever between Iman and Kufur. The preceding noble Ayat forewarns us from Muwalat Al-Kafireen and alerts us to the consequences of such an action, with one exception being in extreme necessity when one must avoid or protect oneself from the harm or injury inflicted upon by disbelievers by presenting an outer appearance that belies what one conceals inside. This is known as Taqiyyah, and it is only permitted under such circumstances. The Rank of the Belief in Al-Wala’u wa Al-Bara’ The belief in Al-Wala’u wa Al-Bara’ occupies a meritorious rank in the Islamic Aqeedah. This can be understood from the following reasons: * Al-Wala’u wa Al-Bara’ is part of the Shahadah (testimony of faith) that being ‘La ilaha’ which is the portion from ‘La ilaha illallah’. This means to be free and immune from all that is worshiped besides Allah (s.w.t.) as He the Almighty states: “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): ‘Worship Allah (alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, ie. do not worship Taghut besides Allah)” (16:36). * The eminent creed of Al-Wala’u wa Al-Bara’ is the strongest bond of Iman. Al-Barra’ bin A’aazeb (r.a.a.) narrates that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “The strongest bond of Iman is the love for Allah’s sake and the hatred for Allah’s sake” (Reported by Imam Ahmad).
In summary then, Muslims must:
1. Hate non-muslims because Allah hates them;
2. Not associate with or help non-muslims else Allah will punish them;
3. Use deception or Taqiyya to hide their true feelings.
Does this not explain why Muslims DON’T integrate into democratic societies, and why they want separate facilities like washrooms, toilets, dining areas, swimming areas, prayer areas?