The love of the fatherland .. an obligation | Golf newspaper

Cairo: Bassiouni El Halawani
Extremists and some proponents of religious culture claim that Islam does not support a homeland that has limits, that the feelings of a Muslim should float in his great Islamic homeland, and that the defense of Islam precedes the defense of the homeland, and others clear slogans aimed at “killing national feeling”. Is Islam really against patriotism? Is the homeland to which the Muslim belongs without borders? Does the defense of the homeland against its enemies belonging to the same religion fall within the scope of unjust wars? Many issues that have been promoted by some owners of anti-national currents and cultures in our Arab world, we have discussed this with a number of scholars and thinkers.

Dr confirms. Ali Gomaa, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars and the former Grand Mufti of Egypt, said such malicious ideas were the work of religious extremist groups aimed at twisting the national identity in the hearts of some young people to making it easier for them to recruit them in hostile acts against the homeland.

He adds: Islam has taken great care in developing the patriotic feeling, to link the person to the homeland in which he was born, raised and raised.Some young people in a number of Arab countries are crimes against their countries due to perversion their minds with ideas against them, and their claim to despair to reform their conditions, to unbelief in the fatherland, conspiracy against it, and alliance with its enemies.

Juma’a explains the danger of growing such negative meanings of the homeland in the hearts of some young people, and asks that they be confronted with religious facts and texts that emphasize Islam’s interest in patriotism, develop the patriotic feeling in every Muslim, and makes the defense of the fatherland against any external aggression a religious and patriotic duty which is not permissible. to consider his country and his nation.


Dr explains. Ali Gomaa that belonging to the homeland in the eyes of Islam does not mean the tribal nervousness we see in the behavior of some, which could lead to the outbreak of wars and confrontations that Islam rejects and condemns. Akbar also compels him to work for his benefit after he has worked for his country, because the popular feeling comes to the popular feeling, and whoever is not good for his small country, the one who has the first credit for it will not be good have in his great country.

He adds: Poor loyalty to the homeland is the product of extremist groups that do not believe in it and attach no importance to it. That is why some young people accept its extremist ideology, and from here it is necessary to move to save them. out of his clutches, and make an effort to reconnect them with their homelands.

The former Grand Mufti of Egypt explains that Islam’s zeal to nurture the national feeling goes through stages as it begins with its small environment, which is the family, and the more a person feels about his family, the more his love for that and his family. connection with it increases The bonds of kinship, then comes his feelings towards his fatherland his fatherland love and pride in the country to which he belongs .. After that he is also required to work as much as possible for the benefit of his great nation as he is able the National.

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Dr. Abdullah Al-Najjar

Dr. Abdullah Al-Najjar, a professor of Islamic law and a member of the Research Academy at Al-Azhar, describes belonging to the homeland as a great value that inspires and develops Islam in the hearts of all his followers . He says: Islam instills in us the love of our fatherland, is proud of it, defends it, and stands up against all the attackers against it. That is why Islam regards everyone who dies in defense of their homeland as a martyr. Islam’s zeal for this great value has reached the point of placing love for the fatherland above yourself, money and family.

And he adds: Islam commands every Muslim to protect himself and the soul of others, and to commit transgression against yourself by inflicting much harm, because the soul in Islam is protected, and blood is forbidden. He himself is cheap in the way of God and the defense of his fatherland, and this meaning is clear in the statement of truth, honor to Him: “God bought from the believers themselves and their money that they would have Paradise. Through the purchase with which you promised to be faithful, and that is the great victory. ”

Therefore, in the eyes of Islam, the defense of the homeland was a duty not to be abandoned, and that is the tax of love for it.If the situation requires it, and the homeland is exposed to aggression against any aggressor power, the defense of the homeland becomes a jihad and a duty for all the sons of the fatherland. In this case, all private rights are underestimated, no matter how sacred it may be, even if it affects the husband’s relationship with his wife.

It is mentioned by dr. Al-Najjar said that Islam has elevated the relationship of man to his homeland so that no one has a right greater than the right of the homeland, and no love for anything is above his love, and there is no obedience to a creature in to ward off aggression from him to which it belongs. He says: The love for the fatherland in Islam is not just a human feeling that is limited to the inclination of the heart without turning into a behavior on earth.

National sentiment worries extremists

Dr. Muhammad al-Duwaini, professor of Islamic law and deputy agent of Al-Azhar, affirms that national belonging is a value that every Muslim knows that the teachings of his religion understand well, and the national apathy that some young people in our Arab countries, is the product of extremists, who emphasize that all the doctrines of our great religion consolidate national feeling, and force upon man to He is connected to his country, works to his advantage, and seeks his prosperity as much as he can.

He adds: It is dangerous to let extremist groups play with the patriotic sentiment of our youth as they try to carry it through lies in order to recruit them against their countries. Therefore, we have seen those who inflate themselves and kill innocents, and these people unfortunately pretend that with this crime they are defending religion and the fatherland.

He emphasizes that the positive national sentiment returning to the homeland and the citizen is very great, as loyalty and pride in him push the person to exert all his energy for his progress, which will certainly be reflected on every individual in it.

Therefore, dr. Al-Duwayni is committed to constantly developing and working for national loyalty to remove psychological deposits among the frustrated youth, and this will not be done through slogans, but by working to bring about social justice, all forms of corruption and confronting nepotism, and spreading hope for the future in the hearts of young people. He says: Correct national education for our children means that we first raise them on the teachings of Islam, and provide them with a decent life that connects them to the fatherland.

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