4:60 shaitan GUIDES those who SEEK LAW (happily obey ‘the law of the land’) from TAGHUT {(those who ENFORCE Men-Made Law (other than Allah’s LAW)}

The Ayah: Al Quran Al-Hakeem 4:60

“Have you not seen those who claim to have believed in what was revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you? They wish to refer legislation to Taghut, while they were commanded to reject it; and Satan wishes to lead them far astray”

Let’s do a critical REASONING!

“Have you not seen those?
“Those who CLAIM to have believed in what was revealed to you”,
Who is Allah talking about here?

Those who CLAIM they believed in the Quran, (as that’s what revealed to Rasulullah sallillahu alaihi wa sallam). Means this Ayah is talking about those who THINK they are Muslims.

“And what was revealed before you?”
Who believed in the books before Muhammad Rasulullah?

Muslim!

They wish to refer legislation to Taghut.

So, what is meant by TAGHUT?

That’s a VERY BIG one, a lot to understand what the word encompasses. You want to know the detail, once and for all? Read from here (http://from.the.depths.of.darkness.into.light.over-blog.com/article-71795909.html) from one of those who possesses the knowledge and just by understanding and realising its meaning could be enough for your life because only this could be enough for you to save yourself and your family from Jahannam, from dieing being Mushrik.

As for me, I am using a simple part of my body called the brain that my Rabb blessed and honoured me with like all other human beings, therefore I will do critical reasoning.

So, what is TAGHUT?

This Ayah itself makes it clear who is TAGHUT.
It is those who make laws against Allah’s laws because having a law (other than that of Allah) in the first place is what make them TAGHUT.

But let’s do a CRITICAL REASONING (please read it as ‘contemplating’).

What is the issue here that they refer to?

Legislation.

What does that suggest?

Referring to those people who make legislation.
And it is making the legislation that makes them TAGHUT. It’s just that simple to understand.

But let’s put an example to make it CLEAR:

A person is injured while playing, he went to a doctor. The doctor diagnosed him. Now he might give him some medicine or might refer him either to a surgeon or to a cratch shop or to a wheelchair shop.

Why he will refer to a surgeon?

Because he needs an operation. A Surgeon is he who does the operation.

Why will he refer to a crutch shop?

Because they sale the crutch.

Why will he refer to a wheelchair shop?

Because they sale the wheelchair.

Then, what is mentioned in the Ayah, what is referring to Taghut for?

For legislation (law).

Who are the TAGHUT?

Therefore, Is it now clear that someone dealing with the legislation (law) makes him TAGHUT when that law goes against the ONLY LAWGIVER, Allah!

But to simply put,
those who legislate (Parliamentarians), approve (President, Prime Minister) enforce (Police, Military), implement (Judges, lawyers), work (Employees), to any laws that made by MEN which goes against a SET LAW sent by the ONLY LAWGIVER, Allah, the Creator of the universe, are called TAGHUT. Though our scholars even further widen the range of taghut to include THOSE who even SUPPLIES necessities like milk, water or whatever logistics to these taghut.

But did you notice Allah didn’t talk about taghut here in relation to shaitan?

 Surprisingly, yes!

That’s because the Taghuts are already out of Islam. But Allah talking here about MUSLIMS! Those who CLAIM to be Muslims!

What does it mean by “Those who CLAIM to be Muslims! ?”

Those (general people, Muslims) who obey and live in content in accepting those laws. The meaning of it is that being a Muslim and obeying the law from Taghut do not go together. The expression shows that Allah doesn’t ACCEPT and recognise them as Muslim.

An Analogy:

You can understand it by an example using the same expression.

“Did you see that man, who claims I owe money to him?” What does it mean to you? When do you say that?

Only when I do not recognize that I ever took money from this man. It means that I have no idea what the man is talking about or what the man claims about. I tell this only when I DENY what he claims! I tell this about the man only when his claim is not acceptable to me. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun.

What are the LAWS that made them TAGHUT?

What does it mean by “REFERRING the law to taghut?”  Can you please elaborate?

Does Allah have a LAW of how much zakah you give from your earning? Is there any other money that Allah made obligatory for you to pay to any authority?

No!

Then when you pay VAT, GST, Taxes, are these according to Allah’s law or according to the man-made law? Didn’t Allah say, He will ask you “WHAT did you EARN and HOW did you earn and HOW did you spend that?” How would you respond to this second question? You already failed by obeying and being content in Taghut’s law and shaitan gives ohee to your Ulema to make it obligatory for you saying “obeying the law of the land” (for those living in kuffar’s land) {(and in that case you already made him your Rabb (when your Ulema made something halal for you which Allah made haram and you obey him, you take him as your Rabb)}

What about the Law of lending? The law of currency? The law of killing? The Law of stealing? The Law of adultery? How about your ‘Muslim’ governments issue the license for prostitution and alcohol business when Allah made it Haram? What about your ‘Muslim’ government who made the age of marriage to be 18? How come they have the law to put you in Jail if you give your daughter in marriage before 18? Is it not a law against Allah’s authority? Aren’t these ‘Muslim’ government put themselves in equal status with Allah, making them as ILAHA (‘God’)? and by obeying these (authorities) you are making them your ILAHA, your ‘God’. That’s how you become a Mushrik. O Muslim, you are wrapped in a double layer of SHIRK, O Muslim, that makes you Mushrik.

How Did Allah make RIBA (Interest) and its association HARAM for you? Then how do your ‘Muslim’ government made it halal for you (which already made it a TAGHUT) and your ‘Islamic’ banking based a strong connection with it while you were ORDERED to REJECT it? What other law you follow which are clearly AGAINST Allah’s law but you obey and remain content with it? Don’t you call yourself a Muslim? That’s what Allah says, “they CLAIM to believe in Quran but they refer the law to taghut” Does it make sense now?

Let’s put it in a more simpler way:

Does the above statement seems heavy for you?
Then let me make it in a simple way and let’s see where you stand.

Someone steal your money. What’s the law about it?
Cutting hands.
But what do you do?
We go to police, file case against him, take him to court, jail, fine and punishment.
Do all these you do according to Allah’s law?
No!
Why?
Because we don’t have Allah’s law in the first place.
We don’t have the authority to go to who would settle our disputes according to Allah’s law.
Ha ha ha. Fantastic. That’s gives you a cause to go to Taghut, accept Taghut as your lawgiver, as your settlers of disputes?
Do you think it is acceptable to Allah?
No!
But what can we do? We don’t have an authority that implements Allah’s law!
Let’s put a examplery scenario then.
You work in an institution. Somehow the authority is banished, somehow you were in a state of no authority in the institution.
What do you do?
You stop everything and establish the authority first.
That’s become the first priority. Though still you go to your work.
If it is a school, you come to school, teachers come to school, class goes on but everybody discuss only one issue, AUTHORITY. Meeting held every now and then about this.
Meanwhile, how do you maintain your affairs?
Will you go to the AUTHORITY of other school to manage the affairs of your school?
No way!
Let’s discuss another scenario.
You are working in an office and somehow the authority is resigned. Do you go to other office for your problems or you set an authority within the office?
Let’s put it a more cealrly.
You belong to country and that country has an authority.
Somehow they are killed or dead. What do you do?
Everything comes second to the matter of establishing an AUTHORITY.
Or do you go to the neighbor country and implement their authority?
No!
You work on establishing our authority, within yourselves.
Does this process gets the FIRST priority in the country above all other issues?
Doesn’t everyone everywhere discusses only one issue, the authority? Though life goes on but it becomes the first priority in personal, family, social and state life to work on establishing the authority.
But on the case of Authority of Allah, what are you doing?
You happily living ‘ever after’ under the authority of TAGHUT, referring your affairs to TAGHUT. Taghut gives you law how much money you need to pay him as taxes, gst, vat and you happily giving that.
Taghut makes a process to govern your life with the laws other than Allah’s law and they give it a name ‘democracy’ and make a huge establishment of parliamentarians, law makes, election commission, election, voting and what not and you ‘happily ever after’ participating in the process and still you think you are Muslim. You are ‘happily ever after’ working in the administration of TAGHUT in Justice, Police, Defense, Election and so on and still you think you are Muslim.
But Allah, the owner of the Legislation doesn’t RECOGNISE you as Muslim.

What’s the RELATION of Muslim with Taghut?

“While they were commanded to reject it;”
Does it mean they (Muslims) were commanded to REJECT it (the law from Taghut)?

No doubt about that!

In fact, this is the CORE message sent to all nations throughout the human civilization since the time of Adam alaihi wa sallam that “Obey Allah and REJECT TAGHUT” (Quran 16:36)

At LEAST know shaitan:

and Satan wishes to lead them far astray.
Does it seem here Allah, Shadidul Ekab, the most severe in punishment, saying about the consequences?

 Absolutely. they are leading by shaitan to astray

What does leading means?

Guidance!

What does astray means?

Only one meaning, Jahannam!

It’s Simple Math:

and Let’s understand a SIMPLE MATH now!

shaitan promised to take sons of Adam to Jahannam.
Here in this Ayah Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions there are those are guided by shaitan those who happily living hereafter accepting laws from TAGHUT.
Therefore, where does shaitan inevitably lead them to?
Only one destination, Jahannam!

The Sum Up:

Therefore, let’s summarise our understanding from this Ayah?

Taghut are other ILAHA
Obeying TAGHUT is taking them as ILAHA and that makes you MUSHRIK

And those who ‘call you from the gate of Jahannam’:

And then when your Ulema, who are guided by shaitan, made these ILAHA, TAGHUT acceptable to you while you blindly follow them, you take that Ulema as your RABB, so you are wrapped in double SHIRK.


And Allah knows best.

May Allah guide you and guide me. May Allah protect you and protect me. May Allah guide those Ulema who even could not recognise the Taghut of those ‘Muslim’ government. May Allah protect us from shaitan and save us from being Mushrik. May Allah save us from Jahannam. Ameen.


Translations:

أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ يُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَحَاكَمُوا إِلَى الطَّاغُوتِ وَقَدْ أُمِرُوا أَن يَكْفُرُوا بِهِ وَيُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُضِلَّهُمْ ضَلَالًا بَعِيدًا

Sahih International
Have you not seen those who claim to have believed in what was revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you? They wish to refer legislation to Taghut, while they were commanded to reject it; and Satan wishes to lead them far astray.

Bangla By  জহুরুল হক
তুমি কি তাদের দিকে চেয়ে দেখো নি যারা ভাণ করে যে তারা বিশ্বাস করে যা তোমার কাছে অবতীর্ণ হয়েছে ও যা তোমার পূর্ববর্তীদের কাছে অবতীর্ণ হয়েছে, তারা বিচার খুজঁতে চায় তাগুত থেকে, যদিও নিশ্চয়ই তাদের নির্দেশ দেয়া হয়েছিল তাকে অস্বীকার করতে? আর শয়তান চায় তাদের সুদূর বিপথে পথহারা করতে।

Bangla By Mohiudin Khan
আপনি কি তাদেরকে দেখেননি, যারা দাবী করে যে, যা আপনার প্রতি অবর্তীর্ণ হয়েছে আমরা সে বিষয়ের উপর ঈমান এনেছি এবং আপনার পূর্বে যা অবর্তীণ হয়েছে। তারা বিরোধীয় বিষয়কে শয়তানের দিকে নিয়ে যেতে চায়, অথচ তাদের প্রতি নির্দেশ হয়েছে, যাতে তারা ওকে মান্য না করে। পক্ষান্তরে শয়তান তাদেরকে প্রতারিত করে পথভ্রষ্ট করে ফেলতে চায়।

The poor Bangla Translation:

Bangla Translation by Mohiuddin Khan which is used in Quran.com website:

“তারা বিরোধীয় বিষয়কে শয়তানের দিকে নিয়ে যেতে চায়”

I just do not understand, what type of translation is this? The meaning is so clear but he made the point totally unnoticeable by putting it in an ambiguous way. What possibly a general reader would get reading this translation on such an important matter of shirk? I don’t want to doubt his intention. But the implication of this Ayah is so much for the govt. of Bangladesh where they follow the judicial system other than what is prescribed by Allah Subhanahu and that is why they are the Taghut’ while they call themselves Muslims, though there are Ulema who endorse them as Muslim. But clearly, Allah talking about these Muslims in this Ayah. But you can’t get closer to understand that from Mohiuddin Khan’s translation. I hope they correct it in next edition InShaaAllah. If he intentionally did it then I ask Allah to guide him and make him fear Allah not those ‘Taghut’ in power. And Allah knows best.

Why ONLY reading a tafsir might not be enough to save you from Jahannam?

What is the most common thing in all tafsir?

The first thing they do is that they bring the background or the situation on which an Ayah is revealed. So, as for this Ayah, they describe that this Ayah was revealed for exposing the Munafiqun. Therefore, when you, as a Muslim, read it, you find no relation of this Ayah with yourself or with your situation whatsoever because you are not a Munafiq (of course you are not) and that’s where the Ayah could never impact a Muslim who thinks that reading Quran with understanding means reading a translation and reading a tafsir.

So, the situation goes, he reads the Quran with understanding and he reads tafsir too but that could not benefit him from the ultimate disaster, Jahannam, for not knowing the impact of associating with taghut.

And Allah knows best. May Allah save us from Taghut, May Allah save us from Jahannam and May Allah give us the understanding of Deen. Ameen.

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