Al Walaa wal Baraa. Islamic Apartheid.
Essential Islamic Doctrine. Is This the Ultimate Secret Key
to Understanding Islam?
What is al Walaa wal Baraa?
Here's an ultra easy explanation. In the West, many children play "I'm the king of the castle. You're the dirty rascal." The game is usually fun. Sometimes one child is on top. Sometimes another. There's pushing and shoving, but no child is inherently better than another.
Not with al Walaa wal Baraa. According to al Walaa wal Baraa, Islamics are always the king of the castle. Everyone else is a dirty rascal - a kafir (very negative term) - and will be a kafir forever unless they convert to Islam. Kafirs are to be hated, ridiculed, humiliated forever. According to the Quran (Surah 9:5): Slay the idolaters wherever you find them.
Second explanation, more for adults, but just as easy to understand. Al Walaa wal Baraa is the doctrine of Islamic apartheid. Islamics are to have their separate socializing, free from the contamination of kafirs who tend to weaken the faith of Islamics and make them adopt the lifestyle of disbelievers. In other words, Islamics are to have a separate, parallel society.
If it were only separation, it would be one thing. But it is not enough for Islamics just to hate kafirs, they must - according to this core aspect of Islam - show disdain, and humiliate kafirs. This is established in the Quran, Hadiths, Sira, and the Tafsirs (Islamic 'canonical commentaries').
It is important to note that al Walaa wal Baraa is an essential doctrine - literally "essential of the faith" (usul ud-deen). This means that Islamics who do not believe and practice it cannot go to paradise. They are called hypocrites (murtad) in the Quran.
Third explanation. Al Walaa wal Baraa is Kafirophobia. It's an obligatory doctrine of hatred directed towards kafirs and our way of life. Abdul-Latif ibn Abdur-Rahman Rahimullah, an authority in Sharia law, said, "It is not possible for someone to realize Tawheed [monotheism - the doctrine that Allah is the only God] and act upon it, and yet not be hostile against the mushrikeen [wrong worshippers]. So anyone who isn't hostile against the mushrikeen, then it cannot be said that he acts upon Tawheed nor that he realizes it" (ad-Durar as-Saniyyah 8/167).
By the way, ad-Durar as-Saniyyah is an authoritative Salafist collection. It establishes that al Walaa wal Baraa is official Islamic teaching beyond a shadow of a doubt, and that hostility against the kafir is normative Islam, rather than some strange aberration.
In other words, al Walaa wal Baraa, an essential doctrine of Islam, is the opposite of the Golden Rule.
It's Kafirophobia, the reverse of what Islamophobia is said to be.
Al Walaa wal Baraa is also the reverse of the modern Western concepts of tolerance, and of celebration of diversity.
In other words, Islam is inherently intolerant of any ideology other than its own. Islam celebrates uniformity and compliance.
Why doesn't everyone know the term, al Walaa wal Baraa?
After all, millions of people in the West know the words, Quran, jihad, hijab, burka, niqab, caliphate, allahu akbar. Since al Walaa wal Baraa is an essential doctrine of Islam, wouldn't it make sense that we all know it too? Millions of non-Islamics in the West know that devout Islamics pray 5 times a day. But what do Islamics believe, beyond Allahu Akbar (Allah is greater)?
For instance, shouldn't we all know about the essential Islamic doctrine, al Walaa wal Baraa?
It might benefit us.
But I don't see that it would benefit Islam if, in the West, Islamics broadcast this essential doctrine. It would go against the best-known narrative about Islam in the West: that the big threat comes from horrible Islamophobes who do not let Islamics live in peace.
There's another word many people in the West are learning: taqiyya - deception to benefit Islam. It's "pious lying," according to one definition. Taqiyya is only, according to some sources, an official doctrine in one branch of Islam (Shia). But it has been noted over and over that many Islamic scholars and imams say one thing to a non-Islamic audience (for instance, "There is not violence in Islam") and something utterly different to an Islamic audience (for instance,
"Slay the idolaters wherever you find them").
It may greatly benefit Islam that non-Islamics in the West are unaware of al Walaa wal Baraa.
for non-Islamics, ignorance isn't bliss. We need to be aware of what could be dangerous to us.
Could al Walaa wal Baraa be dangerous to non-Islamics? It certainly intends to be: we are to be hated, denigrated and humiliated. It makes sense that we look and explore.
We've all heard the many many allegations about Israeli apartheid - which is non-existent.
It's time we knew of, acknowledged, and spread awareness of the Islamic doctrine of apartheid. This is evidence of the ideological origin of what has long been experienced: the non-integration of Islam and a major percentage of Islamic people into non-Islamic cultures.
This has been a very simple explanation of al Walaa wal Baraa.
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1) For an even easier explanation of al Walaa wal Baraa, see this 9-minute video - fun, simple, clear, and TRUTHFUL. ISLAM - WHO, WHAT, AND HOW:
2) For a clear, easy presentation of the 3 essential doctrines of Islam (followed by many scholarly references), you can download ISLAM - 1,2,3:
3) For al Walaa wal Baraa contrasted with Islamophobia, you can download here.