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  • Religion Vs. Country (In Society)

    Posted by Muhammad Sami ud-Din on March 31, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    Asselamu aleykum,

    I have a question about nationalism, that has came in the minds of many of us. What should be preferred over, the religion (the belief in one Great God, who created us, the belief which provided us ethics, which will benefit us in hereafter. ) or the country? (in which Allah provided us shelter. )

    Many secularists prefer the country and nationalism over religion, while, the Islamists, prefer the religion over country.

    We all already knows, that the religion should be preferred beyond everything, in terms of belief, spirituality, and ethics and for hereafter. However, socially, which should be preferred over, either religion or country?

    Kindly clarify.

    Umer replied 2 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Religion Vs. Country (In Society)

    Umer updated 2 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar April 1, 2023 at 4:57 am

    The question of preference comes from the perspective of Islam when there is an ethical question comes up, i.e. to support your country even if it is in the wrong. This is Asbiyah which is forbidden in Islam. A Muslim is always required to favor morality and ethics even if it goes against his or her own self, their parents, nation, etc. Allah says in the Quran:

    Believers! Adhere to justice bearing witness to it for God even if this evidence is against yourselves, your parents, and your kinsfolk. If someone is rich or poor, God only is more worthy [that His law be followed]. So, do not be led by desires [by leaving His guidance], lest as a result you swerve from the truth. And [remember that] if you try to distort [what is true and just] or evade [it], you shall definitely be punished for it because God is well aware of what you do. (4: 135)

    However, to love one’s country, one’s birthplace, its land, and its people is natural.

  • Umer

    Moderator April 1, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    For further details, please also refer to the following thread:

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