The Misinterpretation of the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

While it is true that after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah a significant amount of people embraced Islam in comparison to the years before it was signed, this fact of Islamic history is currently being misrepresented by modernists and the interfaith movement.

The Modernists’ line of thought is indicative of the idea that the Accords and Charters that have been signed by religious leaders are in keeping with the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, and that many people will embrace Islām.

Firstly, Modernists are no strangers to controversy, nor are they estranged from introducing un-Islāmic concepts to the public under the guise of Islām.

Secondly, the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah cannot be misused by people, or misrepresented by Muslims to justify Interfaith activities. Rasūlullāh sallāllahu alayhi wa sallam did not engage in interfaith iftārs, Masjid Open Days, and other functions under the guise of da’wah. Assuming this for Rasūlullāh sallāllahu alayhi wa sallam is attacking his honour and attributing a lie to him.

Thirdly, after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, Muslims enjoyed peace, and lived without previous hostilities. On the other hand, after the signing of the Abrahamic Accord and related Charters, Muslims in Palestine are facing increased hostilities and attacks, whilst the rest of the Ummah are being forced into a situation where they are being dictated to as to what kind of Islām they should be practising.

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Fourthly, yes, many people embraced Islām after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, but true, genuine and pristine Islām. On the other hand under the pretext of Da’wah, people are leaving the fold of Islām by participating in interfaith activities. Bear in mind that interfaith itself is a term used to denote equality of religions.

Fifthly, Rasūlullāh sallāllahu alayhi wa sallam did enter into treaties with non-Muslims, with the aim of achieving benefit for the Muslims and Islām. On the other hand, Modernists enter into treaties and accords with the aim of bartering Islām for a few silver coins, and added brownie points.

May Allāh Ta’ālā save us from going astray. Āmīn

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This is so true. Interfaith is a gateway to perennialism and kufr. None of these interfaith Muslims have the guts to tell the kuffar that they will go to jahannam if they don’t become Muslims.


Excuse my ignorance but what is perennialism? Also should Muslims whether of the so-called interfaith group be telling kuffar that they will be going to hell if they don’t become Muslim? Is this the way Dawa should be done? I don’t belong to the interfaith group but before criticizing them should we not ask ourselves what dawa have I done? If none or very little, do I have the right of criticism?


please make video regarding taliban banning women from school and univresity and whats islamic ruling and your thoughts on it


Having just come from Umrah and went down a spiritual and physical historical tour of the Sirah of Prophet SAW, this topic is very fresh for me and is one of the areas of the Sirah that has truly stuck with me given its direct and obvious applicability to the modern world’s challenges as Muslims. Interfaith, having been part of it straight out of university as a naive soul-searching adolescent, is an insidious network full of compromise and watering down in the name of acceptance and kumbaya.


I have a proposition that I have been thinking about regarding the treaty of Hudaybiyyah and another aspect that we could potentially apply towards in today’s modernist world – I refer to it as the modern-day treaty of Hudaybiyyah: the proposition to abandon modern technology and go remote as Muslims, focus on Tawhid and cleansing ourselves from the modern paradigm. This, and only this, can guarantee us ‘Izzah and success. As stated in Ayat (24:55), where Allah SWT clearly illustrates this.


Another major difference between the treaties of sellouts and the treaty of Hudaybiyyah is that the treaty of Hudaybiyyah was one of equals (in terms of worldly power), they had a state, as opposed to how Muslims live today, living under disbelievers and their rules like a hostage. The Prophet saws didn’t do any kind of such treaties where they didn’t have any leverage in Makkah when the Muslims were without political and economic power of their own.


The Prophet saws was offered worldly power and worldly status by the pagan Quraysh in Makkah, in exchange for compromising the religion. He refused. The so-called dais and scholars of today, many of them sell their religion for a small price and liken it to the treaty of Hudaybiyyah.


Instead of strengthening the Muslims, these sellouts who twist the religion to get a piece of this world subjugate themselves and subjugate the Muslim community to tyranny and oppression. May Allah expose them and remove them all from the ranks of the believers, ameen.


Is it wrong to have masjid open days etc.?