In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
By Dr. Nasir al-`Aql
This has occurred since the beginning of Islam until now, the kuffaar with their different religions and beliefs have always plotted against Islam. Some of these plots have caused the Muslims to fall into their present state, concerning their beliefs, behaviors, habits, celebrations and customs. That is why the majority of the causes which divide the Muslims are in actuality plots of the kuffaar. So any group which separates itself from the ummah does so because of the existence/efforts of the kuffaar. That is, either the kuffaar took part in spreading the cause and propagating it among the weak Muslims, or they were either its leaders or its followers. So the plotting of the kuffaar who harbor religions and beliefs, are among the original reasons for which the Muslims become imitators. And Allah subhanahu wa ta`aala said, "And never will the Jews and Christians be pleased with you until you follow their religions." (2:120) And similarly, He subhanahu wa ta`aala said, "…they do not fall short of inflicting loss upon you; they love what distresses you; vehement hatred has already appeared from their mouths; and what is in their hearts is worse…" (3:118) And He subhanahu wa ta`aala said, "Those who disbelieve from among the people of the Book and the idolaters do not like that you should have [revelation] sent to you from your Lord." (3:105) And, "…if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back upon your heels…" (3:139) And, "…if you obey a group of those who were given the Book, you would turn back to disbelievers after you had believed." (3:100) So there is no doubt that the kuffaar have always been aspiring to separate the Muslims from their beliefs and that they are making more of an effort now than in the past. Every Muslim who considers the situation of the Muslim world today will realize that the kuffaar are struggling to establish their beliefs, customs, behaviors, habits, systems, politics, morals etc. in the Muslim world. They have succeeded in causing the Muslim nation to fall into imitation more now than in any time during the past.
Courtesy Of: Islaam.com
Source: Causes which lead to Muslims' imitation of the Kuffaar