Question: Some ulema are seen attending and endorsing interfaith ceremonies. Is an interfaith assembly legitimate, appropriate and halaal in our dien? Please touch upon this as well-known South African maulanas attend, ship talks, and so on. at such conferences.
Answer: Interfaith is condemned by Allah Ta’ala within the Qur’an Majeed. The Ulama-e-Haq echo this disapproval of Allah Ta’ala. Scholars attending and frequenting interfaith conferences are mistaken. Their attending such evil conferences whereby KUFR is dinned into their ears and the viewers’ ears is Haraam.
Excuses made by such students to justify their attending interfaith conferences are extraordinarily flimsy and fragile – weaker than a spider internet! The factors utilized by students who approve and attend interfaith conferences are extra politically associated. To give their approval an Islamic flavour, some ‘Islamic’ factors are used / misused as their proof. However, such proofs of theirs are very weak, rejected and are simply demolished by the Ulama-e-Haq.
Their frequent slogan of ‘co-existing’ and ‘Islamophobia’ is mindboggling. In the time of Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam), the Kuffaar got here to supply Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) a kind of an settlement which for understanding functions, we will name it ‘interfaith’. Their want was that Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) stops talking ailing of their faith, gods, and so on. This is strictly what occurs in an interfaith – no member of any faith can criticize or is allowed to criticize one other member’s faith! Surah Kaafiroon was revealed with a purpose to scrap such nonsensical agreements (‘interfaith’).
Regarding the slogan of ‘Islamophobia’, the lifetime of Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) instantly after Nubuwwat in Makkah Mukarramah is the rebuttal for this slogan. Nothing of Islam was permitted brazenly in Makkah Mukarramah. Not even Salaah within the Haram Shareef! The honourable Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu anhum) who had simply accepted Islam, would secretly attend classes studying from Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) by going away quietly right into a dwelling known as ‘Darul-Arqam’. There, Islam was learnt from Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
Neither did Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam), nor any senior Sahaabi say that since there’s a lot ‘Islamophobia’ let’s organize an interfaith for the Kuffar to see that our Deen preaches peace, and so on. And neither was there any such considered arranging a kind of an interfaith assembly hallucinated by anybody in Madinah Munawwarah, regardless of many Jihaad exhibitions passed off in that Golden Era!
Interfaith is a bait of Shaitaan to grab one’s Imaan! Don’t be trapped by this bait the place one will danger dropping one’s Imaan!