Ruling on congratulating the Kuffar on election victories.
The honourable Sheikh Humud bn Abdillah bn Uqalaa’ as-Shuaybi was asked:
What is the ruling on congratulating the kuffar for their election victories?
The Sheikh replied:
Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad sollallohu alayhi wa sallam, his household and entire companions, as for what follows:
Congratulating the Kuffar when they assume positions of authority or for election victories is something that is impermissible according to the Shareeah because that is part of tilting to their ranks and taking them as allies, and it nullifies the al walaa wal baraa which is a fundamental from the fundamentals of the Deen since they are enemies to Allah, his religion and his prophets especially if the Kaafir you are congratulating is a criminal who is waging war against Allah and whose hand continues to drip from the blood of Muslims like the tyrant president of Russia who challenges the lord of the worlds saying “we would continue waging the war even if the issue requires waging war against Allah, we would wage war against him” we seek Allah’s protection from this. It is therefore obligatory upon all muslims to hate him and his likes and to spend all wealth and valuables in waging Jihad against them and refuse to ally with them since taking them as allies means exposure to the wrath of Allah and his punishment.
“ولا تركنوا إلى الدين ظلموا فتمسكم النار وما لكم من دون الله من أولياء ثم لا تنصرون”
[Suuratu Huud aayah 113]
and the noble Quran is filled with aayaat warning against taking the Kuffar as allies and ruling on those who do that to be part of them. Allah said:
“يا أيها الدين آمنوا لا تتخدو اليهود والنصارى أولياء بعضهم أولياء بعض ومن يتولهم منكم فإنه منهم”
– Oh you who believe, do not take the Jews and Christians as friends, they are friends of each other, and whoever takes them as friend is part of them.
[Suuratul Maaidah aayah 51]
and denouncing the Kuffar is an issue with which the Eemaan of a slave of Allah would would stand except with it and that is why our father Ibrahim denounced his father and nation. Allah said:
“وإد قال إبراهيم لأبيه وقومه إنني برآء مما تعبدون إلا الدي فطرني فإنه سيهدين ”
– and when Ibraheem told his father and nation, verily, I am free from what you worship except for the one who created me, surely, he will guide me to the right path.
[Suuratu Zukhruf aayah 26-27]
and Allah said:
“قد كانت لكم أسوة حسنة في إبراهيم والدين معه إد قالو لقومهم إنا برءآء منكم ومما تعبدون من دون الله كفرنا بكم وبدا بيننا وبينكم العداوة والبغضاء أبدا حتي توءمنوا بالله وحده … ”
– there is a good example for you in Ibraheem and those with him when they told their nation: we are free from you and from what you worship besides Allah, we have disbelieved in you and enmity and hatred has begun between us and you for eternity until you believe in Allah alone…
[Suuratul Mumtahanah aayah 3]
and examples of such aayaat are numerous in the Quran so, how does a muslim combine between these and congratulating the enemies of Allah, his messengers, and enemies of humanity?
So, we ask Allah to make his word the most high and help his soldiers. Surely he is capable of that and may the peace of Allah be upon our prophet, his household and his entire companions.
Dictated by the honourable Sheikh Humud bn Uqalaa Ash-Shuaybi.