Much people announce the freedom everywhere. And often misunderstand on it. What is the meaning according to Islam?
Word freedom basically contrary to principle of Islam. Because Islam teaches unity and togethernes. Freedom, in general means not to have religion. Otherwise, Allah gives religion to tie the absolute freedom up.
If Allah doesn’t tie up, the world will be crash, no separation between the leader and the member.
You are free to do something, and so am i. It will arise much problem.
Freedom is something that doesn’t harm another one. Because of that, it must be limited. The freedom is not only yours and mine, but the public’s. If there is no separation, of course the strongest will be the winner.
If you and I have been tied up. Whose tied up then?
He is stronger than you and me, who doesn’t have bussines from our freedom, who need not freedom, who gives command and prohibition. He is Allah.
“let there be no compulsion In religion: truth stands out Clear from error: Whoever rejects evil and believes In Allah hath grasped the Most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. and Allah heareth and knoweth all things.”
The meaning of that verse is not “there is no compulsion to do half of Islam teaching”, but the meaning was “there is no compulsion for everyone to enter Islam.”
I can’t force another one to believe Allah. But if you have believed, so you must do Islam teaching. And if you have entered Islam, there is no choice except you do all Islam teaching.
Source : Anta Tas’alu wal Islaamu Yujibu – M. Mutawalli Asy-Sya’rawi