How do you recognize a false Dar al-Islam?
There are several countries that claim to be Muslim countries. But this also has to meet the criteria. You can recognize false claims by knowing the criteria of Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Kufr.
A country that does not rule completely by the Laws of Allah, cannot be Dar al-Islam. So this is an important condition in order to claim to be a Muslim country.
Another condition is that the leader is Muslim. The order is broken as soon as a non-Muslim comes to rule the land of Islam, because this is not according to the Laws of Allah.
Once the land contains widespread disbelief, it cannot be a land of Islam. The disbelief must therefore be removed in order to be considered as a Muslim country.
The danger of extremists
One should be careful not to fall into the tracks of extremism. Some extremists claim to own land of Islam. You should therefore always verify whether this is a correct statement.
Anti-Extremism Verification List:
- The country must not incite hatred
- The country must not incite violence
- The country must not break peace with countries who want peace
- The country should not violently take over other countries
- The country must not kill innocents
- The country must offer order to its inhabitants
You mainly recognize extremists by the fact that they attack other countries. They are calling for countries to be taken over by force, and this is not according to Islam. Everyone has the right to believe whatever they want.
Islam forbids violent takeover of countries. The correct way is Da'wah (invitation to Islam). The leader of another country then has full choice to embrace Islam, and if he does not want to, then he is left alone.
Extremists do the opposite, because they force the leader to embrace Islam, which is against the teachings of Islam.