Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi
Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi was born in 1378 A.H. (1959 A.D.) in the province of Nablus, Palestine, he left the city with his family when he was about 3 or 4 years old and settled in Kuwait, where he completed his high school studies. He traveled about Kuwait and Hijaz where he had a good affiliation with students of knowledge and Sheikhs who taught him the keys of understanding Islamic knowledge. Thereupon, he devoted himself to study the books of Sheikhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and his student Ibnul Qayyim. Furthermore, during his visits to Al-Madinah, he was attracted to the books of Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab, his students, sons and grandsons, the Imams of the Najdi Da'wah, which enrich the public and private libraries over there. He traveled several times to Pakistan and Afghanistan and there he met many brothers and Islamic groups who came from various regions of the Islamic world. He was involved in some educational and Da'wah activities there. While there, he wrote a book called "Millat Ibrahim" (The Denomination and Creed of Ibrahim). He finally settled in Jordan in 1992, two years before his arrest.
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Recently, a debate between our religiously committed brothers has erupted on the Internet regarding the permissibility of participating in democratic elections in the West. An article entitled ?To Vote or Not to Vote? and another entitled ?Why Vote, and Who to Vote For?? in particular have raised several points, which we feel are necessary to address as well as certain others related to Democracy and participation in the electoral process in general. In this short address, we will attempt to offer some clarification on the issue with the hope of refuting some claims and correcting some errors of the authors of these articles as well as addressing some of the more common mistakes related to this topic overall. In approaching the topic of Muslims participating in democratic elections, certain introductory points must be made. It is our intention to be very brief in these points as to avoid dwelling upon them and we only mention them for later reference in discussing the core issue of dispute regarding the permissibility of participating in the democratic elections.
"So do not fear them, and fear Me if you are believers". An Encouragement to Be Firm on the Truth, Openly Express It, and to Not Fear the Helpers of the Tyrants. Translated by Abu Sabaya.
In accordance with how good your expectations of and hope in Allah are and how truthful your reliance and trust are in Him, Allah will not betray your hopes in the least, as He does not betray the hopes of those who hope and does not cause any effort to go to waste.
We present to the English reader, Millat Ibrahim, by the noble Sheykh Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi, May Allah preserve him. Herin, the author draws several parallels between the form of idolatry in the time of the Messenger of Allah salalhu alahi wassalam, and that which the apostate regimes have instituted from fabricated laws and methodologies of falsehood in the lands of the Muslims.
This is our aqidah . Whoever possesses two eyes then let him read and whoever possesses hearing then let him listen!? All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful, the Master of the Day of Judgment. May the salah and the salam be upon the seal of the Prophets and Messengers and upon all of his family and companions. To proceed: This is a summary of what we believe in and what we worship Allah with from the most important areas of the din . I wrote it in my jail cell after it had reached me that there were some people who were ascribing things to us and putting words in our mouths that we have never said; in particular, in the areas of kufr and iman . Before this, I was never concerned with writing about the likes of this subject. That is because our scholars have sufficed and fulfilled in that.