Erdogan’s Victory


President Erdogan has won the elections in Turkey. Darul Uloom Zakariyya of Johannesburg has published a laudatory letter congratulating Erdogan and highly praising him. Is it proper for Ulama to congratulate secular Leaders and Politicians for achieving victory in a Kuffar Political System? Please enlighten and guide us with a detailed explanation in the light of the Shariah.


Undoubtedly Erdogan and his party are the best favours for the Turkish Muslims since the era of the abolition of the Khilafate by the Kuffaar about a century ago.

In the wake of the abolition of the Khilafate, Islam was expunged by the atheist Dajjaal Ataturk. Thus, the vast majority of Turks, especially the new generations, were reared as atheist Kuffaar. Imaan was extinguished.

Erdogan is Allah’s blessing for the Turkish Muslims who have Islamic inclinations and are desirous of regaining their Islamic identity. He has opened the way for Islam, the Madaaris and Musaajid. It now remains for Muslims in Turkey to take maximum advantage of the breathing space Allah Ta’ala has bestowed to them. If they fail, this opening will close with disastrous consequences.

However, despite the blessing Erdogan is, it is unbefitting for Ulama to adopt measures which smack of bootlicking secular personnel, especially Politicians and rulers. Sending congratulations and lauding praise on a faasiq are not permissible. Making dua for his guidance is sufficient.

The truckling statement of the Darul Uloom is bootlicking which is extremely repugnant for Ulama. The focus should be on Allah Azza Wa jal. He is in control of the Universe, and whatever happens is by His command:

Not a leaf drops (from a tree), but He is aware. There is not a seed in the darkness of the earth nor anything moist or dry, but it is recorded in a clear Book” (Qur’aan)

[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]

5 thoughts on “Erdogan’s Victory

  1. Hassan Sulaiman

    As salaam alaikum,
    Wondering, what would hazrat say about the bootlicking the darul ulooms here do for Imran Khan. Even jihadi groups heap praise on him claiming he is the best of a bad lot.

  2. عبد

    May ALLAAH Ta’aalaa keep the shadow of such ‘Ulamaa-e-Haqqaaniyeen defined by the Qur-aan as Saadiqeen, who always keep their gaze firmly fixed solely on ALLAAH Ta’aalaa & who guide the Ummah according to the Guidance of Glorious Qur-aan & Magnificent Sunnah remaining unaffected by the ever changing conditions & situations of the dunyaa…aameen

  3. Ibn Suleman

    Erdogan is operating within the tight chamber of commerce international laws and has his limitations. Despite besieged by enemies he is fearlessly striving to rekindle the lamp of Islam. There goes hadis. Said the prophet s a w – ” This is the time I am present in your midst and if you don’t act even on one tenth of religion you will not get salvation and a time will come upon muslims when if they act even upon one tenth of religion they will get salvation.” Praising and encouraging such ones is praiseworthy. As Ulamas are standard bearers of shariah, they should not do it openly as layman muslims may feel that everything Erdgon does is Islamic. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad had said if muslims want sahaba type leadership, they will remain leaderless.

  4. 'abdullaah

    This comment is in no way a refutation of brother ibnu-Suleimaan’s write-up…
    If we look at the other side of the world we have a group who, relying solely on ALLAAH Ta’aalaa are striving on the Blessed Path of Sahaabah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) under their Ameers, who also remind us of the Golden Era of the Sahaabah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) type Leadership. But they are completely lone, forlorn & strangers to the entire modern world driven by crass materialism & even overlooked by vast majority of Muslim Ummah of this technologically advanced & Islaamically backward age.

    ALHAMDULILLAAH we as Muslims will/must always expect & strive for Sahaabah type leadership as its commanded by the Glorious Qur-aan & explained in the Magnificent Sunnah by keeping our focus only on ALLAAH Ta’aalaa alone, as HE Alone is Faa’il…

    And lastly we are in an abode wherein there will ever be conflicting conditions & situations until Qiyaamah but yet we as Muslims are obliged to strive in accordance to the dictates of Qur-aan & act within the confines of Sunnah remaining unaffected by ever changing situations/conditions leaving the outcome unto ALLAAH Ta’aalaa alone.

    It’s our heartfelt du’aa that ALLAAH Ta’aalaa hinges us, the wretched Ummah back onto the blessed path of the Sahaabah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) & also unite us all under the Sahaabah type Leadership…aameen


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