Shaykh ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḍhufayrī (حفظه الله) tweeted:
هناك أيدي تسعى لانتشالكم من التوحيد والإسلام إلى الكفر والإلحاد ومن العفاف والفضيلة إلى التفسخ والرذيلة،ومن حب الله ورسوله وحب الإيمان والمؤمنين إلى حب الكفر والكافرين والشر ك والمشركين،يريدون منكم نقض الولاء والبراء لتزول عنكم نعم الله ونعود لحال الخوف والجوع
Message to the People of the Gulf:
There are hands working to snatch you away from Tawḥīd and Islām to disbelief and atheism. From chastity and virtue to degeneracy and depravity. From love of Allāh and His Messenger and love of Īmān and the Believers to love of disbelief and the disbelievers, and polytheism and the polytheists. They desire from you the abolition of loyalty and disloyalty [for Tawḥīd and its people] so that the favours of Allāh upon you cease and you return to the state of fear and hunger.
Remember how the situation of our ancestors used to be in the Gulf and the [Arabian] peninsula, of hunger, drought and fear and how they used to migrate and travel to cities due to famines and fear.
Allāh the Exalted said: “If you are grateful, I will give you increase, but if you disbelieve, then indeed My punishment is severe.” (14:7). And in the ḥadīth: “O Allāh, I seek refuge in you from the cessation of your bounty, the change of well-being [You have granted me], your sudden revenge and from all things that anger You.”
Remember the statement of Allāh, the Exalted: “If only the people of the townships had believed and shown piety, We would have opened up for them blessings from the sky and the earth, but they rejected [My message], so We took them [with retribution] for the deeds they used to earn.” (7:96).
Remember Who is the one who brought out for us the blessings of the earth (petroleum), and gave us sufficiency so as not to be in need of people? So let us be grateful to Allāh, and let us establish His Tawḥid, His Sharīʿah and let us beware of the people of corruption, deviation (atheism) because they are the cause of the ending of favours and their replacement with fear and hunger.
We ask Allāh (عز وجل) to protect the Muslims and their lands from these evils and to grant tawfīq (success) to the rulers and those in authority in abiding by the Book and the Sunnah without fear of reproach.
May Allāh reward the Shaykh for this admonition.
The call to atheism starts in indirect ways and makes use of:
—The call for liberation of women,
—Social justice movements to downplay tawḥīd and ʿaqīdah,
—Music, movies and entertainment for ideological indoctrination,
—Materialist sciences (cosmology, evolution) to cement and harden everything else.
The greatest target for this is the younger generation as they are impressionable, malleable and programmable.
Those who are nurtured upon shahawāt and ignorance of the affairs of Tawḥīd, Īmān, al-Qadar, they are the most prone to this type of call, as they seek rational justification for the lifestyle they want to live. The justification is most frequently found in the speculative materialist sciences of the disbelievers.