Tag: Racism and Nationalism

The Islamic Ruling Regarding Standing for the National Anthem

And in this action is resemblance of the disbelievers, and blind following of them in their despicable customs, and deviating along with them in their extreme attitude towards their leaders and their ceremonies. The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatāwā Question: Is it permissible to stand up out of respect for any national anthem, or any national flag? Answer It is not permissible for the Muslim to stand up for any national anthem, nor any national flag out of respect. Rather, this is from the evil innovations which did not exist at the time of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi...

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The Evils of Nationalism

Everything which is outside the call of Islām and the Qurʾān, with regards to lineage, land, nationality, schools of thoughts and ways, then it is from the calls of jāhiliyyah. Perfect opposite is confirmed for Allāh – the Most High. Al-ʿAllāmah ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn ʿAbdullāh ibn Bāz Indeed Islām has forbidden the calls of jāhilīyyah (the pre-Islamic days of ignorance) and there are many textual evidences which forbid all of the characteristics and manners of jāhilīyyah and their actions, except those (good and decent) practices which Islām agreed to. And there is no doubt that the call...

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