Concerning the Ideological Attack
Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez bin Baaz , Al-Istiqaamah Magazine
[Q3]: What are the means which the west uses in order to spread their ideas and thoughts?
[A3]: The means that the west employs in order to spread their thoughts and ideas are many, from them:-
Firstly: The attempt to conquer the minds of the Muslim children. They do this by infusing in them western values and concepts so that they then believe that the best way to adopt in any matter is that of the west - whether it is with regards to what religion or sect they believe, or with regards to the languages that they speak, or the manners, customs and values with which they clothe themselves.
Secondly: Custody of a large group of the children of the Muslims in every country, concern for them and bringing them up, so that when they absorb western thoughts, they return to their countries with a halo of praise and compliment, until they acquire position and authority in their countries by which they circulate western ideologies and establish learning centers conforming to western curricula or are directly influenced by them.
Thirdly: Their active drive towards promoting the learning of western languages in the Muslim lands, making them compete with the Muslims' languages, especially the Arabic language, which is language of the Qur’an - by which this Book was sent and by which the Muslims worship their Lord; in their Salaah (Prayer), their rites of Hajj (Pilgrimage) , their forms of remembrances and glorifications, etc. From this is the encouragement of destructive propaganda that fights against [the usage and learning] of [pure and classical] Arabic Language and attempt to weaken the conformity to it in the Muslim lands. They do this by calling to using colloquialism, and by arranging numerous studies that intend to 'develop' grammar in order to corrupt it; as well as formalizing folk literature and matters of national heritage.
Fourthly: Development of western universities and missionary schools in Muslim countries and also initiating the role of kindergarten and playschools, hospitals and clinics which they make as dens and nests for their evil aims. They encourage the higher classes to study in them (western and missionary schools and universities) and after them help in acquire leadership posts and great position until they become an aid for their masters in following their plots in the Muslim lands.
Fifthly: The attempt to control education curricula in Muslim lands and drawing out their politics, either directly; as occurred in some Muslim countries when the priest Dunlop undertook that task there, or by indirect methods. When the task was undertaken, most of the successful students who studied in Dunlop's schools and graduated in them, arose as a destructive pickaxe in their country, or as one of the enemies most lethal weapons. [Such students] strive hard to influence the educational curriculum and steer it towards secularism - an ideology which does not centre around having eemaan (faith) in Allaah and His Messenger; but rather steers in the direction of atheism, or towards immorality and corruption.
Sixthly: The large number of individuals amongst the Jews and Christians who have undertaken the study of Islam, Arabic Language, compiling books, and taking positions of teaching in universities; until they created an ideological turmoil and confusion amongst the educated Muslims, which they hurl at those that they are teaching, or with which they fill their books - until some of those books became sources which writers and researchers refer to in matters of ideology or history. Many people who were responsible for creating some of these fitnah (trials and turmoil) in the Muslim countries, were actually Muslims who graduated at the hands of the people. The praise and awe which surrounded such graduates helped them to achieve this, as well as achieve their post and positions; such as important posts in teaching and leadership. So they completed what their teachers had initiated [of corruption and destruction] and fulfilled what they couldn't achieve, because they were of Muslim offspring and from the same skin, ascribing themselves to them and speaking their tongue - so we ask and seek Allah’s help.
Seventhly: A large number of missionary workers calling to Christianity have proceeded between the Muslims that they have performed their work on. [This missionary activity is done upon] well studied principles, and upon a large scale; employing hundreds of thousands of men and women. Huge financial budgets are put aside for this task, and [they are aided in such a way that] their task is made easier for them and obstacles are removed for them.
"They want to extinguish the Light (i.e, the Religion) of Allaah with their mouths, but Allaah will bring His Light to perfection and completion, even though the disbelievers hate it." [Soorah as-Saff 61:8].
Just as the efforts of the missionaries are set up and aimed
mostly at the common levels; then the efforts of the orientalist are directed
to the educated - as I previously mentioned. The missionaries take on huge
hardships in their work in the African Countries, and in the remote villages of
the far extreme Muslim lands; in eastern
Eighthly: Spreading corruption in the Muslim societies; belittling the [status of women] with regards to their role in life, making her transgress the limits set by Allaah for her, creating in her a satisfaction in abstaining from the [correct] Path. They do this by spreading propaganda amongst the Muslims in various ways and manners, so that women freely mix with men, and so that women work in the places of men. By this, they aim to corrupt the Muslim society, and to put an end to the chastity and purity which is found therein. Additionally, by bringing up imaginary issues and false propaganda - [claiming] that Islaam oppresses women, and that Muslim women have very little rights - they want to take her out of her home, and put her wherever they may want; even though the limits that Allaah has set [in the Qur’an] are clear; as are His commands [concerning these matters], and as is the Sunnah (Guidance) of His Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Allaah - the Most High - said:
"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the Believing women to draw their jilbab (cloaks) over their entire body. That will be better, that they should be known (as free and respectable women), so as not to be harassed, And Allaah is Ever-Forgiving, Most-Merciful." [Soorah al-Ahzaab 33:59].
And - the Most High - says:
"And let the Believing women draw their khimar (head-scarves) over their faces, necks and chests, and not to display their beauty, except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband's fathers, or their sons, or their husband's sons ..." [Soorah an-Noor 24:31].
And He says:
"And when you ask them for something, ask them from behind a screen; that is purer for your hearts and their hearts." [Soorah al-Ahzaab 33:53].
"And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic ignorance)." [Soorah al-Ahzaab 33:33].
The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:
"Beware of entering into the company of women." A man from the Ansar said: O Messenger of Allaah, what about the husband's brothers and relatives! He replied: "The husband's brothers and relatives are death!"3
He sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam also said:
"A man must not be alone in the company of a women, for indeed the third of them is shaytaan."4
Ninthly: The Building of churches and temples in the Muslim lands and spending great amounts of wealth on them; beautifying them, making them very conspicuous and noticeable, and building them in the largest and best of places.
Tenthly: Radio stations set up solely for the purpose of
calling to Christianity and communism, spreading their [false] objectives. They
intend to misguide, through such false ideas, the children of the innocent and
naive Muslims - who neither understand, nor did they receive a sufficient
Islamic education. This is the case, in particular, in
These are some of the means utilized by the enemies of Islaam today - from east and the west - in waging war against the Muslim's thought, [intending by this ideological attack] to put an end to correct righteous thought, so that they are replaced by [false and] foreign ideas; whether eastern or western. And - O noble reader - as you can see, these means involve tremendous efforts, enormous amounts of money and a multitude of soldiers. All of this is done in order to take the Muslims away from Islaam, even if they do not actually embrace Christianity, Judaism or Marxism. Since their primary goal in doing this is to take the Muslims away from Islaam, so that when this stage is achieved, then whatever [misguidance] follows becomes far easier to implement.
However, despite all this we say: that Allaah will frustrate them in their hopes, and will nullify their plans - but only if the Muslims are sincere in their fight against them, cautious and alert to their plans, and obedient and upright upon their Religion; as Allaah said:
"But if you remain patient and become pious and obedient to Allaah, their plots will not harm you in the least. Indeed, Allah encompasses all that they do." [Soorah Aal-lmraan 3:120].
Source: Q & A's Concerning The Ideological Attack - Shaykh bin Baz, Al-Istiqaamah Magazine
An Introduction to the book by this renown scholar. "By the end of the first decade of the fifteenth Islâmic century (1410-1411H / 1990-1991 CE), the world witnessed a total re-shaping of its socio-political landscape; a re-shaping that again was to have a serious impact upon the Islâmic world. With the collapse of communist Russia as a dominant world force, it was Islâm and the Islâmic lands that then became the main focal targets for the economic, ideological and military attack of the New World Order; the now dominant culture. In effect, it was the beginnings of the second Crusades! "
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