In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣālih al-ʿUthaymīn
said: In reality, that which is most upright, is that we encourage our youth to be enthusiastic about Islām, not for their countries, because having enthusiasm for a country or nationality and the likes of it is not required when you have enthusiasm for the religion of Allāh, the Mighty and Exalted.
It is for this reason that the companions (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhum) left their countries after the Islamic conquests, they left to live in Kūfa, Baṣrah, Shām and Miṣr, because the Muslim country is the one that is built upon its religion.Source: Silsilat Liqāʾāt al-Bāb al-Maftūḥa, Liqāʾ al-Bāb al-Maftūḥah #42.Translated: Munīb al-Ṣumālī
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz
This is an important warning against a disease which has adversely affected many groups who ascribe themselves to the noble task of Daʿwah.
My people are the best people! My tribe is the most prestigious tribe - better than those other tribes! My country, my beloved country! A look at Sūrah al-Ḥujarāt, verse 13. A disease which is passed on generation by generation is the excessive love of one's tribe or nation, preferring them over others and building loyalty upon nationalism and tribalism. A lecture by Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī during a visit to Toronto, Canada (June 2012). He spoke during the seminar entitled, The Sickness and the Cure on issues of disease and rectification (of the heart).