Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi – The Fitnah of Antichrist is attached to religion

I came across this piece of writing by Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, and going through it, I find it very relevant to the current fitna we have in hand. Thus, as an advice, I share this with you, to make yourself understand, how using the name of Islam – the forces of evil – are conspiring against the ideology of Islaam , and distorting it to make us go astray and how important is it for us now to understand Islaam and go back to Quran and Sunnah to avoid these fitnah(trials).

May Allah (Ta’ala) keep us all save from these fitnah.

And another hadith states, before Doomsday there will be multiple deceivers (in Islamic matters). According to Saheeh al-Bukhary (the book comprising all correct hadiths of the Prophet compiled by al-Bukhary), Abdullah bin-Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, said, “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings are upon him, stood among people, then he praised Allah with what He is Worthy of, then he mentioned the Antichrist and said, ‘I warn you against him, and there is no messenger who has not warned his people against him’; and among the prudence that made all the prophets warning against the fitnah of Antichrist, although he will appear near the end of the worldly life, is that the type of his fitnah is present at all times, as what the Sheikh (Islamic scholar ‘bin-Taimya’) of Islam said…

The fitnah of the Antichrist is attached to religion and it hides within it. He comes and with him comes a paradise and a hellfire. And on his forehead the mark of the infidel it is written, and the Mu’meneen (Believers in Allah) can see it, and none other than them can. The Mu’men with insight will not be deceived by his fitnah and by the obscure things that makes of religion. IT is apparent that his paradise with which he entices people is but a hellfire, and his hellfire with which he frightens people is but a paradise. Consequently the Mu’men will choose, without any hesitation, fear or concern, the hellfire of Antichrist and escape from his paradise.

Have you seen this fitnah?! It is the very fitnah of Sheikh Sharif in Somalia; the very fitnah of the Islamic Party in Iraq; and the very fitnah of Sayyaf, Rabbany, and others in Afghanistan. It is the very same fitnah of the Sheikhs of vice and the monks of governments in all countries; and the fitnah of every Imam of those deviating from the right path, who hide within the robe of religion and talk with the evidences of Shari’ah to make them mounts for idols who ride them to serve their infidel acts. This is what makes their hellfire a paradise. Their polytheism becomes a tawheed; their infidelity becomes iman; their falsehood becomes truth, and their deviation from the right path becomes guidance. So the Anitchrist pulls the solid foundations of Islam down with his talbeesing (clothing falsehood with the clothes of truth), and consequently encompasses the disbelievers within a false religion and gathers them under the canopy of the tawheed of nationalists (national unity) instead of the Tawheed of the Messengers. He names their democracy Shura (Islamic counseling); their idols rulers; their enemies from the Mujahedeen and Muahedeen transgressors, – even the takferieen (falsely accusing Muslims of infidelity) and the Khawarij (sectarians)…

Whoever does this paves the way for Antichrist, and his fitnah is similar to the Anitchrist’s fitnah…

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi