Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-`Ubaykaan
Translator: Nadir Ahmad, Abu Abdul-Waahid
Those who travel to and enter non-Muslim lands under a pact of safety (Visas), how could they then prove treacherous and betray it!?
How can a Muslim not realize this?
Do you not see that if a man enters a non-Muslim country and is given a pact of safety (a visa), that this is a betrayal? Every betrayer of a trust will have a banner raised over him on the Day of Resurrection, and it will be said: ‘This is the treachery of so and so’ – by name. This would be publicized on the Day of Resurrection, because he is treacherous.
The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
((Do not betray even those who betray you.))
Even the person who betrays you, you must not betray him! But these people, how is it that they enter with a pact of safety (a visa) and then prove treacherous? This is not the way of the believers, nor is treachery a characteristic of the Prophet, may the Salaat and Salaam be upon him, or his companions, and we seek refuge with Allaah from that.