Tarek Fatah: Muslims Shouldn’t Pray to Defeat Non-Muslims

One of the reasons I avoid attending Friday congregations at mosques is a specific ritual supplication uttered by Imams at many mosques in Canada and around the world, just prior to our formal Friday community prayer, the Juma’a.

In the supplication, the cleric prays to Allah for, among other things, to grant “Muslims victory over the ‘Qawm al-Kafiroon,'” the Arabic phrase that lumps all non-Muslims — Jews, Hindus, Christians, Atheists, Buddhists and Sikhs — into one derogatory category, the “Kuffar”, or non-Muslims.

This supplication is not obligatory. Not uttering this prayer would in no way adversely affect the holiness or solemnness of the collective community prayer.

I have long argued with my orthodox and conservative Muslim friends and family that at least when living among non-Muslims, we should avoid praying for their defeat at the hands of Muslims.

They agree, but it comes down to the challenge: Who will bell the cat?…

  • cmh

    Fatah should move to an Islamic moderate country. The Koran should be banned in Canada under our hate speech laws. NO ISLAM IN CANADA….

  • AlanUK

    Who would have thought that the Imam would have reacted this way? /sarc
    By the way: “Who will bell the cat?”
    Can anyone translate …

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Without anger and deadly violence directed at the kuffar, it just wouldn’t be iSlam. Cruelty is what it’s all about. Take all the misogyny, racism, bigotry, Joooo and xTian hate from the Koo-ran, and all that’s left is a MEASLY PAMPHLET.

  • suzanne

    Some things don’t mix. West cannot live peacefully with Islam. We need Islamic Apartheid to keep our way of life.

  • Just a thought

    In Synagogs around the world, many Jews say a prayer at the end of prayer services on behalf of the host country, regardless of how poorly we are treated there.

  • Xavier

    Horseshit. If the author felt that strongly about it, he should be examining his devotion to a barbaric psuedo-religion.

  • WalterBannon

    we should all be praying for the extinction of all muslims

  • Barrington Minge

    Yer average mooslim must be so thick. Look at all the people telling him what to do, how to think, how to eat, how to paray how to shit…it goes on and on….