Jihadists Invite Roger Federer to Islam

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 27 June 2018

Al-Qaeda-linked Telegram channels circulated a surreal statement on 26 June 2018, an “open letter” inviting Roger Federer, the famous Swiss tennis player, to embrace Islam. The text of that statement is reproduced below.

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An Open Letter for Roger Federer from the Land of Khurasan

An Invitation for Embracing Islam, But: why for Federer?

By Muhammad Abdul Aziz

The sports was a mean to enjoyment, strength, acquaintance and conciliation between the people, when most of the players and coaches were amateurs. But since sports has turned into professionalism, occupation, and business; most of these objectives turned to be a worst shape of many kinds of crime, like slavery by buying the players, gambles, bribe, match-fixing, elude of income taxes! These are for the clubs, coaches, umpires, members of sports federations and supporters. And for the players, sharing in these crimes, beside all kinds of bad values, behavior, and Doping.

Beside, the life of most famous players in many kind of sports who earn millions of dollars during their career, full of scandals and disgraces, finishing their life in the prison for killing or sexual abuse, and in many cases in the psychiatric hospital. Or become alcoholic, drug addict, victim of fatal diseases, and often become bankrupt. Because they have spiritual emptiness, besides: wealth, strong body, youth, imprudence and bad companionship.

So I stopped supporting appointed clubs, players, or sports; except the tennis which I watch its matches since more than three decades and preserve names of most famous players in that duration.

Although there are big names in tennis world; like: Rod Laver, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi; the best and favorite one for me and for millions of supporters is Roger Federer!

Numerous commentators, pundits, former and current players of the sport have regarded him as the greatest tennis player of all time, like Jimmy Connors who said: “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist…or you’re Roger Federer”. “Roger Federer is greatest player of all time” say Australian tennis legend Rod Laver.

So, my speech dispatched for him!

First of all I eager to watch your matches because you are playing for enjoying and admiring yourself and the spectators—as I guess; not like most present tennis players who are playing for winning championships and collecting the wealth, and fame only.

Secondly, because of your good characters, politeness, prudence, patience, solemnity, and your behavior inside and outside the court. And tournaments or matches you were the No.1 seed or the best, not like majority of the present tennis players who are temper tantrums, invective, and “racket abuse” as a characteristic features of their performance.

Thirdly, I admired you for the philanthropy side of your life. I know that you support a number of charities. And in 2003 you and your mother Lynette established the Roger Federer Foundation to help disadvantaged people and to promote sports in South Africa. You cheered me when I watch a telecast program of your visit to the hostel of the foundation; particularly when you gave way for the orphans to trifle with your hair, and when you went to the kitchen and carried the food for them! And I was pleased when they appointed you as a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in 2006, and named you a 2010 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in recognition of your leadership, achievements, and contribution to the society.

All of that is great, but I want to remind you that most records of the previous legends and masters of tennis have been broken and that shall happen for your records, and after your retirement people will not remember you unless one of your big records has broken. But this is not the real lose, calamity, or catastrophe!

The real losers are not who lose tournaments or the top ranks; but the real losers are those who say, as our Holy Book “Al-Qur’an” mentioned: “Our Lord! Give us (Your bounties) in this world! And there is no portion for them in the Hereafter’’. The real losers “are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!”

Hence, you are resident in Dubai, UAE for a long time, and you associate with the Muslims, see the mosques and gathering of worshippers in the prayers and religious festivals, I expected that you may read about Islam and had compared it with other religions. Then by your cleverness and innately shall arrive to the right conclusion and change your religion.

But unfortunately, it has not happened! So I asked myself about the reason and decided to write this article to refute all excuses may be you offer as an excuse:

May be you influenced by the “Islam-phobia” and propaganda of the Int. Media which characterize every good Muslim; man or woman, as a terrorist and a member of ISIS or Al-Qaida! And they disclose that if Muslims govern the world or any part of it; they will destroy the modern civilization and the system of government especially the Democracy, human rights and freedom! And they will force all non-Muslims to be Muslims, or enslave them!

I think any “fair reader” of the history shall know that the modern civilization and world is product of the Islamic empire which governed around half of the earth for centuries. And the scientific, industrialized, architectonic, and agricultural ascent in Europe; newborn the Islamic sciences and scientists. And Muslims never force anybody among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to embrace Islam because there is no compulsion in our religion. And our religion forbids us from injustice with anybody even if he is not a Muslim, especially those living under the protection of an Islamic government!

In our Noble Qur’an: “And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong; and say (to them): “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our God and your God is one, and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims).”

Our religion eradicated the “Slavery” by making atonement for uttering or committing an unlawful many sins in Islam, mustiness a neck (freeing a slave), and forbid holding a monopoly of the essential goods particularly the food and the arms. And forbid the usury which enslave mankind and nations to the others?

And eradicated the “Racism” by rendering the advantage for the Muslims is the piety. In the Noble Qur’an: “Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has piety”. And our Prophet (Muhammad Peace be upon him) said: “O mankind! Your god is one, and your father is one. No doubt, surely, there is no favor for Arabic on foreigner (non-Arabs), or for foreigner on Arabic, or for red one on black one, or for black one on red one except with piety/devotion. And in another verse (Hadith): “You should listen to and obey, your imam (Muslim ruler) even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin”.

May be you afraid from your sins and think that Christianity is better because you can do every kind of sins, go to the Church, admit to the priest and take indulgence; and if you do so, shall go to the Paradise!

This is the biggest crime the priests and monks are doing, by giving themselves the right to forgive or not forgive the sins of people, and this is only for our Lord Almighty “Allah”, not for the mankind! And they misguide their people by saying that the resurrection and torment will be for the soul only, in the Day of Resurrection; but the reality it will be for the soul and body together.

Whereas in our religion as mentioned in the Noble Qur’an: “Or do those who earn evil deeds think that we shall hold them equal with those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah—Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, in their present life and after their death?! Worst is the judge that they make”. Are those two equal in comparison to go to the paradise altogether?!

The shortfall of “Children of Israel” started when someone of them was seeing another doing bad deeds and saying for him: “Fear your God (Allah)”, and let which you are doing because it is unlawful for you”. But this did not prevent him from sharing with him; his food, drink and associate. And when they do that Allah beats their hearts with others.

In the Noble Qur’an: “Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of David (Dawud) and Jesus (Isa), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allah and Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds. They used not to forbid one another from the evildoing (bad deeds) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do”.

And in another verse: “And you see many of them (Jews) hurrying towards sin and transgression, and eating illegal things [as bribes and Usury]. Evil indeed is that which they have been doing.

Why do not the rabbis and the religious learned men forbid them from uttering sinful words and from eating illegal things, Evil indeed is that which they have been performing”.

Unfortunately, the bad omen of not executing the obligation of Islam, (i.e, enjoin all that Islam has ordained and forbid all that Islam has forbidden) with argument of freedom of opinion, feminism, democracy and civilization, that is we are seeing from the annihilation of nations, societies, cities, and republics by what they call it “Natural Disasters” but actually it is a divine punishment; like: earthquakes, floods, tsunami, cyclones and landslides etc. Or infest them with the epidemic fatal diseases from HIV/AIDS till Zika virus.

And look at the result of what Priests and Monks are doing; the whole Western and disbeliever countries are converted to be a worst sort of the animal world, because there is no regret and no penitence! And Allah describes them by saying: “They are only like cattle—nay, there even farther astray from the Path (i.e. even worse than cattle). They have no shame which is a part of faith in our religion, and “One of the sayings of the early Prophets which the people have got is: “If you don’t feel ashamed, then do whatever you like”. And there is no jealousy like the pig/hog; and that destroys the social life, the families and disbelievers’ societies.

Beside, these priests and monks (devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the way of Our Lord “Allah”; as Allah informed us. And they are saying that which they do not do, so they do the big sins like adultery and children abuse, and Allah “does not set right the work of (the evildoers and corrupters)”.

In the Noble Qur’an “We sent Isa (Jesus)—son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Gospel (Bible). And we ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the monasticism which they innovated (contrived) for themselves, did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So we gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward; but many of them are rebellious (disobedient) to Allah”.

And the biggest sin for (“the (Jews and Christians) that they took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things that they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah”). And in another verse: “Beautified is the life of this world for those who disbelieve, and they mock at those who believe. But those who obey Allah’s Orders and keep away from what He has forbidden, will be above them on the Day of Resurrection”.

I hope that you shall make a magnificent record which shall not be broken forever. That is if you become the first ever famous tennis player to embrace Islam.

I know that may be you are under influence of your relatives and family, who will reject that; but they will not be of no benefit to you, nor their intercession for you would be accepted on the “Day of Resurrection”. Allah Says in our Noble Qur’an: “And we have enjoined on man to be good and dutiful to his parents; but if they strive to make you join with me (in worship) anything (as a partner) of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not”. And in another verse is Saying: “O you who believe! Verily, among your wives and your children there are enemies for you (who may stop you from the obedience of Allah); therefore beware of them!”

Now you live between all sorts of praise and compliments because you are still playing and have wealth and fame, but if you retired or lost your wealth, you will soon lose your close friends and relatives; this is in our world, beside their will be your enemies on the “Day of Resurrection” as Allah informed us in the Noble Qur’an: “Do they only wait for the Hour that it shall come upon them suddenly while they perceive not? Close friends/comrades on that Day will be foes one to another except (the pious)”. “And every one of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without any helper, or protector or defender).”

And in another verse: “O mankind! Be afraid of your Lord (by keeping your duty to Him and avoiding all evil), and fear a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the Promise of Allah is true, let not then this (worldly) present life deceive you, nor let the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.”

But: Why I chose Islam for you? Because “If a person embraces Islam sincerely, then Allah—not the priests or monks—shall forgive all his past sins, and after that starts the settlement of accounts, the reward of his good deeds will be ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed, and an evil deed will be recorded as it is unless Allah forgive it”, as Messenger of Allah (Muhammad Peace be upon Him) said.

‘And if any person from the people of the Scriptures (a Jew or a Christian) who believed in His Prophet (Isa “Jesus” or Musa “Moses” and then believed in the Prophet Muhammad (i.e. ha embraced Islam) will have a double reward ,.

Verily, our Religion is “the Religion of Purity and Innocence”.

In the Holy Qur’an: Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon Him) “(But) The things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawahish (great evil sins and every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse; whether committed openly or secretly), sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge.”

Our religion demands from Muslims purity of the Tongue and Mouth (NO lie, obscenity, scorn, defamation, gossiping, calumnies etc., and NO eating for any forbidden food like flesh of swine, the dead animals—cattle—not slaughtered, or any animal has fangs (canine tooth), or bird with claw. And NO forbidden drinks like the blood, the intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic), or drugs. And NO smoking.

In the Holy Qur’an: “O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kind of alcoholic drinks), and gambling are abominations of Satan’s handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abominations) in order that you may be successful. Satan wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from As-Salat (the prayer). So, will you then abstain?”.

Purity of Pudendum: NO adultery, rape, lesbianism, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, etc.).

Purity of the Hand (NO beating, killing, destruction, injustice, or tyranny, and NO robbery, counterfeit, extortion of rights of the others, etc.).

Purity of the Heart (NO animosity, greed, envy, dissimulation, hypocrisy, etc.)!

In our religion you will find which you will not find it in any other religion or creed, as our Prophet (peace be upon Him) narrating about his Lord (all praise for Him) said: “Allah ordered (the appointed angels over you) that the good and the bad deeds be written, and He then showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody (embraced Islam) intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write for him a full good deed (in his account with Him); and if he intends to do a good deed and actually did it, then Allah will write for him (in his account) with Him (its reward equal) from ten to seven hundred times to many more times: and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write a full good deed (in his account) with Him, and if he intended to do it (a bad deed) and actually did it, then Allah will write one bad deed (in his account).”

This is not only; but all good deeds you did before embracing Islam you will be rewarded for them. As one Companion of our Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said for Him: “Before embracing Islam I used to do good deeds like giving in charity … etc., shall I be rewarded for those deeds? The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “You become Muslim with all good deeds (without losing their reward)”.

Beside you will get a reward like anybody exemplary like you if you embrace Islam or any Muslim do charity or good deeds like you. And if your family after you, embraces Islam will this will also be in your weight scales of good deeds. And after death, your deeds will finish except three things: streaming charity, utilize knowledge, or pious kid who pray and invocate Allah for you. So, the reward of your charity shall continue till it fully finishes.

At the same time I don’t like that you and your family go to the (Hell) abide deathless, because Allah’s Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon Him) said: “There is none from amongst the Jews and the Christians (of these present nations) who hears about me and then dies without believing in the Message with which I have been sent (i.e., Islamic Monotheism), but he will be from the dwellers of the (Hell) Fire.”

And Almighty Allah says: “Verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the Curse of Allah and of the angels and of mankind, combined. They will abide therein (under the curse in Hell), their punishment will neither be lightened, nor will they be reprieved”.

You can imagine yourself with hundreds of millions Muslim supporters! Who will pray and invocate Allah for your triumph and success all your life. And they will love you sincerely because you will become their brother, and our Messenger (Muhammad Peace upon him) said: “None of you will have faith till he likes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself”. And even after your death; Muslims will ask Allah his mercy for you as soon as they hear your name.

I believe that if you become a Muslim—as I wish—you will continue with that exceptional level for another ten years, especially if you don’t do big sins and perform ablution and praying five times daily, asking Allah his assistance and success, without tension or stress because you will believe that everything is with destiny of Allah.

May somebody ask me: destiny Why you are taking pain by writing all of that words, although you know that may he shall not listen to you, or read your article at all?!

My answer is: I do that because I respect his values and characters, and hope to add him in the Muslim community. And for the saying of our Prophet (Muhammad Peace be upon him): “By Allah, that Allah proselytize by you a single man is better than if you get the world and whatever is on its surface, or than if you get (The pure Red Camels) the most valuable livestock at that time”.

At last, if you are in doubt concerning that which I have revealed unto you, then ask those who embraced Islam from the western scientists, priests, sportsmen, and the others, or read the translation of the Holy Qur’an which is available in many international languages.

I only desire reform to the best of my power. And my guidance cannot come except from Allah, in Him I trust and unto Him I repent.

And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance!

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Notice: May Allah the Almighty bestow a great reward for whom read this article and invoke to Allah to guide him and open his breast to Islam. And distribute it; maybe it reaches him and the other western sportsmen and the non-Muslims.

TAUHID— (ISLAMIC MONOTHEISM)

Tauhid (Islamic Monotheism) has three aspects:

(A) Oneness of the Lordship of Allah; Tauhid-ar-Rububiyya: To believe that there is only one Lord for all the universe and He is, its Creator, Organizer, Planner, Sustainer, and the Giver of security, and that is Allah.

(B) Oneness of the worship of Allah; Tauhid-al-Uluhiyya: To believe that none has the right to be worshipped (e.g. praying, invoking, asking for help from the unseen, swearing, slaughtering sacrifices, giving charity, fasting, pilgrimage) but Allah.

(C) Oneness of the Names and the Qualities of Allah: Tauhid-al-Asma was-Sifat.

SHAHADA — CONFESSION OF A MUSLIM

Ash-hadu an lailaha illal-lahu, Wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasul-ullah

(I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah).

A miracle for our Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon Him)

“From among the portents of the Hour (Judgment Day) which our Prophet (Peace be upon Him) informed us before more than fourteen centuries, that (the following) will happened:

1- Religious knowledge is taken away (by the death of religious scholars).

2- Earthquakes will increase in number.

3- The killing will increase.

4- Time will pass quickly.

5- Trials and afflictions etc. will appear.

6- Drinking of alcoholic drinks (will be very common).

7- There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.

8- The people compete with one another in constructing high buildings.

9- Number of women will increase and number of men will decrease, intensely. Our Prophet (Peace be upon them) said: “A time will come upon the people when one man will be seen followed by forty women to be their guardian because of scarcity of men and great number of women”.

And most of that have happened already in our time!

Some verses of the Qur’an related to the article:

“Surely, disbelievers are those who said: “Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity)”. But there is no Ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God, Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall on the disbelievers among them”.

“Verily, the likeness of Isa (Jesus) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: “Be!”—and he was”.

“And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): “O Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: ‘Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?’ “He will say: “Glorified are you! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner self though I do not know what is in Yours; truly, You, only You, are the all-Knower of all that is hidden (and unseen).

Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allah) did command me to say: “Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Overseer (Watcher) over them; and You are a Witness to all things. (This is a great admonition and warning to the Christians of the whole world)”.

“The Messiah (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother Maryam was a Siddiqah (she believed in the Words of Allah and His Books). They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (Proofs, evidences, etc.) clear to them; yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).”

“And they say: “The Most Gracious (Allah) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that He has begotten a son {‘Isa (Jesus)}, and the pagan Arabs say that He has begotten daughters (angels and others].”

Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil thing.

Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins,

That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the Most Gracious (Allah).

But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most Gracious (Allah) that He should beget a son (or offspring or children).

There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes unto the Most Gracious (Allah) as a slave.

Verily, He knows each one of them, and has counted them a full counting”.

“No son (or offspring) did Allah beget, nor is there any Ilah (god) along with Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified is Allah above all that they attribute to Him!”

“The Messiah will never be proud to reject to be a slave of Allah, nor the angels who are the near (to Allah). And whosoever rejects His worship and is proud, then He will gather them all together unto Himself.

So, as for those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah—Islamic Monotheism) and did deeds of righteousness, He will give them their (due) rewards—and more out of His bounty. But as for those who refused His worship and were proud, He will punish them with a painful torment. And they will not find for themselves besides Allah any protector or helper”.

“The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said: “Allah said, ‘the son of Adam tells a lie against Me though he has not right to do so, and he has curses/swears Me though he has not right to do so. As for his telling a lie against Me, it is that he claims that I cannot recreate him as I created him before; and as for his cursing/swearing Me, it is his statement that I have a son (children or offspring etc.). No! Glorified be Me! I am far from taking a wife or a son (children or offspring etc.)’ “.

“And who is better in speech than he who [says: “My Lord is Allah (believes in His Oneness),” and then stands firm (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allah’s (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: “I am one of the Muslims.”

“And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful”.

“Did you think that We had created you in play (without any purpose), and that you would not be brought back to Us?”

So Exalted is Allah, the True King: (La ilaha illa Huwa) none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Lord of the Supreme Throne!”

“Then, when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no kinship among them that Day, nor will that ask of one another. Then, those whose Scales (of good deeds) are heavy, these! They are the successful. And those whose Scales (of good deeds) are light, they are those who lose their own selves, in Hell will they abide deathless.”

And look at this Sura of Qur’an with three short chapters contains complete procedure for the human thinking as Almighty Allah wants, and appears personality milestone of the Muslim as our Creator wants:

1- By Al-Asr (the time). Allah swears by the time which contains wonders of Allah’s ability and denotative on His splendor.

2- Verily, man is in loss (destruction and deficit).

3- Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which Allah has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah’s Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad)”.

At last: “And if you obey most of those on the earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie”.

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