Step four is establishing that the only way to contentment is to be fully submitted to Allah;s law, and will. They must believe that the only way there can be contentment in their lives, the lives of their families, and in society as a whole, is if they, and those around them, are fully, not partially, submitted to Allah and his law. Islam means submit, and Muslim means the submitted one. There are many who would have us believe that Islam means peace. They are just trying to deceive us.
They believe that contentment only comes when a nation moves from the “house of war” to the “house of Islam.” This is why they are working so hard for the implementation of the Shariah. The teaching is that you can only have peace only when a person, community, or nation comes under the authority of Allah’s law and will.
When Shahram was growing up, he was a lukewarm, moderate Muslim. He had no contentment in his life. He now knows that this was because he was not connected to the right God. It is very easy to take someone like he was and teach them that if they really want contentment they need to be further into Allah’s law and will. This is why we see disenfranchised young men drawn into “radicalism.” This is also why we see so many converted and “radicalized” in our prison system.
The fifth step is to establish that there will be no Islamic peace in the world until Muslims have rid the world of the filth of the unbelievers, the kufr. Kufr doesn’t mean unbelievers, it means excrement or filth. It must also be established that there can be no peace until the Shariah is the law of every nation.
Muslims believe that the reason there is evil in the world, and why there is no peace, is because of the kafir, the unbelievers. They must, therefore, either convert them, or subjugate them into dimmitude, or kill them.
If this is established in their hearts and minds, just like the other things we have talked about, they are well on the way to being fundamentalized. This gets them ready to take up arms against unbelievers.
We see that there can be no coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims. This is pretty serious stuff. Sura 9 of the Qur’an tells Muslims that they must fight against non-believers until, either Muslims win, or the non-believers win. This is where we see the beginning of the development of jihad, which is the war against non-Muslims. The purpose of jihad is to establish Islamic peace by eliminating all unbelievers and establishing Shariah law.
We haven’t declared war against Muslims, they have declared war against us. If you doubt the truth of this, look at what that Hadith have to say:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until the son of Maryam descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax…– Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:43:65
The Prophet said… The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him… – Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985
The book that these come from was translated by the al-Azhar University, the highest university in all of the Islamic world. In their stamp of approval on the translation it says this is the standard for Islam.
Although there are differences in Islam, the 10 points we are covering today ate the non-negotiables of Islam. They are those things that both the Sunni Muslims and the Shi’ite Muslims agree upon. They are the “fundamentals of the faith” in Islam.