Are Muslims anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist?

Are Muslims anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist?

Much of the discussion around anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism has been from a Western viewpoint, and whether intentionally or unintentionally this viewpoint is biased as Zionism is a Western manufactured idea. Therefore, the Muslim must stay clear of this biased position and reassess the discussion from an Islamic perspective.

Anti-Semitism is an overused phrase with several interpretations, some understand it as anything against Judaism and the Jewish people, whilst others extend it to criticism against the Israeli state. However, linguistically speaking anti-Semitism should be understood as discrimination against all Semitic people which includes the Arabs. Semites are people who’s ancestry can be traced back to Sām, the Prophet Nūḥ’s (ﷷﷵ) eldest son. This includes the Jews, Arabs, and Persians. Therefore, the claim that Arabs are anti-Semitic is inconceivable as this would be hatred against their own selves. However, if we take anti-Semitism to mean anti-Judaism or anti-Jewish, let’s ask ourselves, are Muslims anti-Jewish?

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Western attempts to undermine the Islamic Revival

Western attempts to undermine the Islamic Revival

Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

Allah (SWT) says:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّوا عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَسَيُنْفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ ۗ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ

“Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and so they will continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell.” ~ Al Anfal, 36

Allah tells us that it is in the nature of the Kuffar to avert men from the path of Allah. And that they will spend their billions to undermine the Islamic revival and take Muslims away from their Deen. But we are informed that in the end it will be an anguish for them, meaning they will come to rue and regret it.

In order for us to understand this vicious aggression today, we need to understand what the West are fighting. The plain of the battle is between Islam and Kufr and always will be, but specifically today they are fighting the Islamic revival, meaning they aim to supress the Ummah’s journey towards resuming the Islamic way of life.

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