In our last article, we spoke about inflammatory information being offered on the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) (Canada) website. We will expand on that in this article.
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Photo: screenshot ICNA Canada official website
Supplication on ICNA Canada syllabus: “give us victory over the disbelieving people”
ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada is an Islamic national-wide organization striving “to build an Exemplary Canadian Muslim Community” by “total submission to Him [Allah] and through the propagation of true and universal message of Islam.”
On its official website ICNA Canada shares with its members, followers and supporters a Syllabus that provides selected verses of the Quran and hadiths (traditions containing sayings of Mohammad the prophet of Islam that constitute the major source of guidance).
One particular syllabus contains the following supplication in both Arabic and English:
“Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”
A set of instructions are accompanied to the supplication as follows:
“1. Memorization should include both Arabic script as well as English
“2. Study should include in‐depth understanding from other Ayats, Ahadith and
other literature. ICNA‐Chapter can help in this by having dedicated study
circles on these lines.
“3. Study should include all aspects; including knowledge, understanding and
practice in real life.
“4. We all should share these topics among our families as well.”
ISLAMIC BOOTH, TORONTO
Not only can instructions such as these be found on-line, but similar books are distributed at the Islamic booth, Dundas Square, Toronto.
Free Islamic book at Dundas Square: “give us victory over the disbelieving people”
Dawah activists at Dundas Square have handed out for free the booklet “24 Hours With The Prophet,” which introduces the daily prayers for Muslims.
The book’s publisher is the Pakistani Islamic Communication Trust and it was distributed by the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter located at 21 Dundas Square #910 (www.collectfreequran.org).
In some of the supplications dealing with the “Kafiroun,” the disbelievers or infidels, Muslims are ordained to ask to Allah to help them overcome and defeat their enemies who are identified as the disbelieving people.
The book also explains that “Islam is not only a religion, but a complete way of life” and that it is obligatory upon Muslim to spread Islam by inviting the disbelievers to embrace in Islam.
The following are excerpts from the book:
The Witr (Night Prayer)
“… O Allah, we seek your help and request Your forgiveness and believe and trust in You and we praise You in the best manner and we thank You and we are not ungrateful to You, we also abandon and reject anyone who disobeys You.
“O Allah, we worship nothing but You, and we perform prayers for You, we Prostrate to You, and we hope for Your mercy and we fear Your punishment. Your punishment. Your punishment surely overtakes the disbelievers.”
“For Patience and endurance
“Our Lord! Bestow on us patience, make our foothold, and give us help against the disbelieving folk.” [2:250]
“The most comprehensive Supplication
“…Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget, or fall into error. Our Lord! Lay no us a burden like that which You laid on those before us. Our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector, and give us victory over the disbelieving people.” [2:286]
“The Prophet PBUH said: “Whoever recites the two verses [2:285:286] at night, it will sufficient to protect him from misfortune.” (Bukhari)
“To overcome enemies
“Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions, establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving people.” [3:147]
Protection from oppressors
“…Our Lord! Make us not a trial for the people who are Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers) (i.e. do not make them overpower us). And save us by Your Mercy from the disbelievers.” [10:85:86]
“Protection from the enemies
“O Allah, we beg You to restrain them by their necks and we seek refuge in You from their evil.” (Abu Dawood)