Goals and Tactics of Islam

Islam   Session Twenty-Five

Item #7:  Goals and Tactics of Islam

Bullet #1.  Overall Goal:  Islam shall take over the world

It is the goal of Islam to take over the world. This is declared by the Koran, Bukhari’s hadith and many outspoken Muslim Brotherhood leaders. How can that be, when Islam is the “religion of peace?”  As we shall see Islam’s definition of peace is radically different from the traditional notion of peace and that its goal to take over the world is not to be taken lightly.

The Koran clearly states the goal of Islam

  • Sura 39: “And fight them until there is no more Fitnah and the religion will all be for Allah alone.  But if they cease (worshipping others) then certainly, Allah is seer of what they do.”  Note:  Fitnah can be defined as attempts to undermine a Muslim’s faith by slander, insult, economic pressure, etc.; also, mere unbelief can be construed to be fitnah.
  • Sura’s 2:189 and 8:40: “Fight against the Idolaters until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme.”
  • Sura 47:4: “O True believers, when you encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads.”


Bukhari’s hadith

Allah’s Messenger said:  “I have been ordered by Allah to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”  (Bukhari 1,2,25)

Quotes from Muslim Brotherhood Leaders  (As published in Whistleblower Magazine 20 3 March, 2011, Page 14)

  • Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna: “The noble Quran appoints the Muslims as guardians over humanity and grants them the right of dominion over the world in order to carry out this sublime commission.  It is their duty to establish sovereignty over the world.”
  • Abu Ala Maududi, late Pakistani disciple of al-Banna: “Islam wishes to do away with all states and governments anywhere which are opposed to this ideology and program of Islam.  Islam requires the earth – not just a portion, but the entire planet.”
  • The late Sayyid Qutb of Eqypt, bin Laden’s spiritual father and Muslim Brotherhood leader: “No political system or material power should put hindrances in the way of preaching Islam.  If someone does this, then it is the duty of Islam to fight him until either he is killed or until he declares his submission. . . . Bringing about the enforcement of the Divine Law (Shariah) and the abolition of man-made laws cannot be achieved only through preaching.  When the above-mentioned obstacles and practical difficulties are put in its way, it has no recourse but to remove them by force.  . . . Islam has the right to take the initiative.  It has the right to destroy all obstacles in the form of institutions and traditions.  It is the duty of Islam to annihilate all such systems.  . . .  Jihad in Islam is simply a name for striving to make this system of life dominant in the world.  Wherever an Islamic community exist which is a concrete example of the Divinely ordained system of life, it has a God-given right to step forward and take control of the political authority so that it may establish the Divine system on earth.”
  • Yusuf al-Qaradawi; current Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader, Eqyptian-born and Qatar-based cleric: “We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America, not through the word but through dawah (Islamic proselytizing).”
  • The Ayatollah Khomeini: “Jihad means the conquest of non-Muslim territory.  The domination of Koranic law from one end of the earth to the other is . . . the final goal . . . of this war of conquest.”


The Mission Statement of the Muslim Brotherhood, entitled, “An Explanatory memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America: (as published in Whistleblower Magazine 20 3 March, 2011, Page 18)

“The Ikhwan  must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

A vital element in Islam’s goal to take over the world is its perception that the world is divided into two pieces:  The House of Islam (dar al-Islam) and the House of War (dar al-harb).

  • In his book, “Religion of Peace?”, Gregory Davis describes this perception in these words:

“Islamic theology divides the world into two spheres locked in perpetual conflict:  the House of Islam  and the House of  War.  The House of Islam (dar al-Islam) embraces territory where Islamic law (Sharia) is the law of the land, while the House of War (dar al-harb) comprises the rest of the world.  The House of Islam is enjoined by Allah to make war upon the House of War until the latter is permanently assimilated into the former.”  (#2, P. 3)

  • Robert Spencer, in his book, “Islam Unveiled”, cites a passage on page 40 of Bat Ye’or’s book, “The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam: From Jihad to Dhimmitude:

“Non-Muslims are harbis, inhabitants of the dar-al-harb, the lands of war, so called because they are destined to come under Islamic jurisdiction, either by war (harb) or by the conversion of their inhabitants. The Jihad that aims to increase the size of the dar-al-Islam at the expense of the dar-al-harb is not a conventional war that begins at a certain point and ends at another.  Jihad is a ‘permanent war’ that excludes the idea of peace but authorizes temporary truces related to the political situation (muhadana).”  (#15, P. 169)


Islam’s definition of peace

Darrow Miller in his article, “Is Islam a religion of peace?”, published by worldmag.com, 10/25/2014, gives the following, very accurate, definition of peace as held by Islam:  “We must avoid the temptation to assume that Islam shares our Western understanding of peace.  As we saw before, the term ‘Islam’ derived from the Arabic root translated ‘safety’ or ‘peace,’ literally means ‘accept,’ ’ surrender,’ or ‘submit.’  Peace comes only in complete submission or surrender to Allah and Islam.”

In that same article, Syrian-born Muslim reformer Bassam Tibi, professor of international relations at Gottingen University, warns of the need to differentiate between the Western and Islamic concepts of peace:  “First, both sides should acknowledge candidly that although they might use identical terms these mean different things to each of them.  The word ‘peace,’ for example, implies to a Muslim the extension of the Dar al-Islam—or ‘House of Islam’ –to the entire  world.”

In light of Islam’s goal of taking over the world and its definition of peace (when the whole world is Muslim) it is obvious that any “peace” talks with Muslims are exercises in futility and any concessions granted them will yield no reciprocity.

Next session we will begin a discussion of Jihad.