Doubt: Scholars don’t know Current events
Answered by Shaykh Al Albani (1420 H)
Questioner: When you mention the statement:
فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
So ask the people of knowledge, if you do not know. (Soorah An Nahl 16:43)
There come some doubts from the youth when the likes Shaykh Al Albani, or Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Baz, or others are mentioned to them. They reply to them saying: Shaykh Al Albani or Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Baz, they have understanding in Fiqh issues, and Hadith, and these affairs. As for the affairs of Jihad and fighting they require experience. So whom will we take them matters from? From those on the front lines and from those who know these affairs.
Shaykh Al Albani: It is correct; Al Albani, nor ibn Baz or other than them no how to carry a weapon, but does this mean they do not know the rules of Jihad???
Questioner: They know.
Shaykh Al Albani: What is the meaning of this speech? This is from the lure of Shaytaan for them; he makes fair seeming for them their verdicts that opposes the Book and the Sunnah.
Questioner: Another question. From their analysis is that they say: Shaykh Al Albani or Shaykh bin Baz does not have an understanding of current events. They say: We live on the ground (in the midst of things) Shaykh Al Albani authenticates books.
Shaykh Al Albani: Very well. Give me a current event and then give me the legislative ruling for it. Give it to me so we can see. So we say to you; you know the reality of this event, but this reality does not give you the ruling. The ruling is taken from the Book of Allah and the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah.
SubhanaAllah, this obstinacy is very strange.
When the questions are presented to the scholars of the Muslims from every country in the world, there come questions about affairs which have taken place. Does the scholar know about the reality of these matters? He does not know about the reality of these affairs, but the one seeking the ruling describes these affairs as they took place.
Why doesn’t he take the ruling himself, from the reality of these affairs, why does he ask the scholar?
This is because he knows—regardless of who hates it—the scholar does not know about this affair but he knows the ruling for this affair.
It is amazing that they justify their verdicts which are based upon ignorance of the Book and the Sunnah just because they are more familiar than so and so concerning the reality of the matter. May Allah bless you for your familiarity of this matter; but this familiarity does not give you the ruling for this matter. It is a must for you to ask the scholars, just as it has been stated in the Noble Quran.
Any question which the scholar is asked, it is not a requirement that he is familiar with it as a reality; this is very normal.
In reality, this statement alone is enough to show these people are deceived. Meaning they are deceived in their deviances in knowledge because they know more about the reality of the current events than the scholars.
O my brother everyone who has a problem—and they are countless—then he will be more familiar with his problem than the scholar he is seeking the verdict from. But he is not able to receive a verdict except by asking the scholar. Thus we use the aforementioned verse as a proof against them, for asking the people of knowledge.
Now some Jihadist groups have been established, what do they want? They want to strive in the cause of Allah. Okay, so the scholars and people of knowledge do not know the rulings for this Jihad, and if it is possible or not? And is it necessary to prepare first, especially the preparation we often mention which is a spiritual preparation?
SubhanaAllah…with Allah help is sought.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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Compiled and translated from various sources by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
بسم ألله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين وخاتم النبيين ، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد:
Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool—may Allah preserve him—said:
Martyrdom is a great virtue from Allah, and it has conditions and preventers, thus whoever does not fulfill the conditions, and negate the preventers, then he will be forbidden from this virtue and he will not be a martyr!
From the preventers of martyrdom are [Extracted from the book: Jihad—its conditions, categories and guidelines by Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool]:
1. Going out to fight without the permission of the Muslim ruler.
Allah the Exalted said:
وإِذَإ جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِنَ إلَْْمْ نِ أَوِ إلْخَوْفِ أَذَإعُوإ بِهِ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى إلرَّسُولِ وإِلَى أُولِي إلَْْمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ إلَّذِينَ يَسْ تَنْبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَوْلََ
فَضْلُ إللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لََتَّبَعْتُمُ إلشَّيْطَانَ إِلََّ قَلِيلً
When there comes to them some matter touching (public) safety or fear, they make it known (among the people), if only they had referred it to the Messenger or to those charged with authority among them, the proper investigators would have understood it from them (directly). Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allah upon you, you would have followed Shaytan, save a few of you. [Soorah An Nisa 4:83]
Therefore as it relates to the great affairs which concern the Ummah—from them being Jihad—the final say belongs to the Muslim ruler; it is not for any and everyone (to have a say in the matter). End Quote.
The Prophet صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ , said:
إِنَّمَا الِْْمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ
Only the Imaam is only a shield who is fought behind.
[Collected by Muslim 1841]
Ibn Taymiyyah —may Allah have mercy upon him—said: Jihad is only established by the leader of the affairs of the Muslims.[Minhaj As Sunnah (6/118)] Thus the Muslim ruler is the one who calls for Jihad not rogue leaders, or individuals.
2. Fighting those whom it is not permissible to fight.
The Messenger of Allah َمَّلَس َ و ِهْيَلَع ُ َّ اللَّ ىَّل َص, said:
مَنْ قَتَلَ مُعَاهِدًا لَمْ يَرَحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَّةِ ; وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا تُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ أَرْبَعِينَ خَرِيفًا
“Whoever kills a person who is under an agreement or treaty (with the Muslims); he will not smell the fragrance of Paradise, even though its fragrance can be found from the distance of 40 years away”.
[Collected by Al Bukhaari 1366]
Allah the Exalted said:
وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ إِلََّّ عَلَى قَوْمٍ بَيْنَكُمْ وَبَيْنَهُمْ مِيثَاقٌ وَاللََُّّ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
But if they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them except against a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, and Allah is the All-Seer of what you do. [Soorah Al Anfal 8:72]
Imaam Sa’dee—may Allah have mercy upon him—said in his explanation of the statement of the Exalted: ‘except against a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance’. Meaning an agreement to abandon fighting (against the non-Muslims you have a treaty with); then if the believers, those who did not migrate, desire to fight against the non-Muslims, then do not assist them due to the agreement between you and them. End Quote.
3. Fighting beneath the banner of blind partisanship.
وَمَنْ قَاتَلَ تَحْتَ رَايَةٍ عِمِّيَّةٍ يَغْضَبُ لِعَصَبَةٍ أَوْ يَدْعُو إِلَى عَصَبَةٍ أَوْ يَنْصُرُ عَصَبَةً فَقُتِلَ فَقِتْلَةٌ جَاهِلِيَّة
Whoever fights under the banner of blind partisanship, becomes angry for partisanship, or calls to partisanship or supports partisanship, and is killed, then he has died upon Jahiliyyah.
[Collected by Muslim 3446]
4. Fighting in order to achieve martyrdom!
Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool said:
‘It is not correct for the one who goes out for Jihad to go out with the purpose of seeking martyrdom; rather it is a must that he goes out seeking to elevate the statement of Allah and if he achieves martyrdom this is a virtue from Allah. And if he does not achieve martyrdom he returns with the reward and the spoils of war. Some of the people desire to kill themselves but they know suicide is not permissible. Thus he goes out to what he believes is a Jihad and he wants to be killed. And he thinks by this he will achieve the reward of martyrdom and he will become a martyr! Ponder the previous hadith that will explain to you what I am saying:
The Prophet َمَّلَس َ و ِهْيَلَع ُ َّ اللَّ ىَّل َص, said:
تَضَمَّنَ اللََُّّ لِمَنْ خَرَجَ فِي سَبِيلِهِ لََّ يُخْرِجُهُ إِلََّّ جِهَادًا فِي سَبِيلِي وَإِيمَانًا بِي وَتَصْدِيقًا بِرُسُ لِي فَهُوَ عَلَيَّ ضَامِنٌ أَنْ أُدْخِلَهُ
الْجَنَّةَ أَوْ أَرْجِعَهُ إِلَى مَسْكَنِهِ الَّذِي خَرَجَ مِنْهُ نَائِلًً مَا نَالَ مِنْ أَجْرٍ أَوْ غَنِيمَةٍ
Allah has guaranteed for the one who goes out in His path, and he does not go out except for Jihad in My path, believing in Me, and affirming My Messengers, then it is upon Me a guarantee to enter him into paradise or return he to his residence that he left from, obtaining the reward or the spoils of war.[Collected by Muslim 3484]
If this (Meaning: Going out with the intent to die and become a martyr) was legislated why didn’t the Prophet صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ do it? Why didn’t the Companions do it? Why were we commanded to make preparations? Why did the Messenger صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ wear armor? Where is the intent of Jihad to elevate the statement of Allah? Reflect; if the Islamic army had this resolve then the soldiers would expose themselves to die and they would not achieve elevating the statement of Allah! Thus it is upon the Muslims to pay attention to this affair, because it is from the subtle affairs of the hearts. And it is from the ways Shaytan can enter and corrupt righteous actions’.
5. Fighting without the permission of the parents.
أَنَّ رَجُلً مِنَ الْيَمَنِ هَاجَرَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللََِّّ صلى اللَّ عليه وسلم فَقَالَ : ” هَلْ لَكَ أَحَدٌ بِالْيَمَنِ ؟ ” قَالَ : أَبَوَايَ , قَالَ : ” أَذِنَا لَكَ ؟ “
قَالَ : لَّ , قَالَ : ” ارْجِعْ إِلَيْهِمَا فَاسْتَأْذِنْهُمَا فَإِنْ أَذِنَا لَكَ فَجَاهِدْ وَإِلَّ فَبَرَّهُمَا
It was reported from Abu Sa’eed—may Allah be pleased with him:
“A man migrated to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from the Yemen. He صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, ‘Do you have anyone in the Yemen?’ He said, ‘My parents.’ He said, ‘Did they give you permission?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Then go back to them and ask their permission. If they give you permission, then go for Jihad, otherwise honor them [Collected by Ahmad (3/75-76)]
Therefore reflect my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, O Muslim youth—those of you who are being encouraged to participate in a so-called “Jihad”; consider the following:
Allah the Exalted said:
فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًً صَالِحًا وَلََّ يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا
So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.[Soorah Al Kahf 18:110]
Imaam Ibn Kathir—may Allah have mercy upon him—said:
“Let him work righteousness” means the action must be in accordance with the legislation of Allah. “And associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord”. This is the action which is performed seeking the Face of Allah only, without partners. These are the two pillars required for the actions to be accepted. It must be done sincerity for the sake of Allah, and it must be in accordance with the legislation of the Messenger of Allah صلى اللَّ عليه وسلم . End Quote.
Actions in Islam have pillars, conditions, and nullifiers. One cannot hope to reap the rewards of his actions if he does not fulfill the conditions or if he falls into nullifiers which negate the action. So how about the person who embarks upon an action without knowing its conditions or nullifiers?!
An example of this is Hajj, the pilgrimage to the sacred house in Mecca. Every Muslim knows Hajj is from the greatest acts or worship; rather it is from the pillars of Islam. The Prophet صلى اللَّ عليه وسلم said:
مَنْ حَجَّ هَذَا الْبَيْتَ ، فَلَمْ يَرْفُثْ ، وَلَمْ يَفْسُقْ ، خَرَجَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِهِ كَمَا وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّه
Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity or commit any evil will go back (free of) sin as on the day his mother bore him. Collected by Al-Bukhaari (1521) Declared authentic by Shaykh Al Albani
MashaAllah! What a great reward! But do you anticipate receiving this reward without having knowledge of how the Hajj is performed? What are the months of Hajj? What are the rites of Hajj? What is the attire I should adorn for Hajj? Where and when should I adorn this attire?
O Muslim youth I ask you—Do you know the conditions and guidelines of Jihad?
Or are you going forward while being heedless of its conditions, guidelines and regulations?
Can a Muslim establish the prayer without knowing how to perform wudoo, without knowing what nullifies wudoo? Without knowing the pillars and conditions of the Salat? Without knowing what nullifies the Salat? What time to pray, what direction to face, how many rakats to pray, what to say during the prayer?
Or do you say Allah the Exalted has placed conditions and guidelines for the prayer, fasting, zakat, and Hajj, while ordering Jihad without conditions and guidelines?! Allah is far above and free from such a thing!
Do you believe the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ has given us specific guidelines in what animals may be sacrificed for Udhiyah  but has given the Muslim no guidelines in taking human life?!
Do you believe the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللََُّّ عَلَيْهِ وَسَ لَّمَ has detailed to us which harmful animals may be killed  and which animals may not be killed, while allowing you to take human life as you see fit?!
Islam gives us details and guidelines for: Entering the bathroom, exiting the bathroom, relieving ourselves while in the bathroom, how to eat, how to sleep, how to be intimate with our spouses, how to yawn, how to sneeze, how to dress, how to undress, weddings, childbirth, burial, sleeping, awakening from sleep, buying, selling and lending, hairstyles and hygiene, sports and entertainment, manners of joking, medicine and surgery etc.
مَا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الْكِتَابِ مِنْ شَيْءٍ
Nothing have We omitted from the Book [Soorah Al-An'am 6:38]
Is every aspect of our lives governed and detailed except Jihad?!
مَا لَكُمْ كَيْفَ تَحْكُمُونَ )
أَمْ لَكُمْ كِتَابٌ فِيهِ تَدْرُسُونَ ) ( إِنَّ لَكُمْ فِيهِ لَمَا تَخَيَّرُونَ )
أَمْ لَكُمْ أَيْمَانٌ عَلَيْنَا بَالِغَةٌ إِلَى يَوْمِ إلْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ لَكُمْ لَمَا تَحْكُمُونَ )
) سَلْهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ بِذَلِكَ زَعِيمٌ )
What is the matter with you? How judge you?
Or do you have a scripture in which you learn
That indeed for you is whatever you choose?
Or you have oaths from Us, reaching to the Day of Resurrection that yours will be what you judge.
Ask them, which of them will stand surety for that!
[Soorah Al Qalam 68: 36-40]
So fear Allah O Muslim youth! That which the followers of Osama Bin Laden, Anwar Al Awlaki and the likes call you to is neither Jihad nor martyrdom; rather it is terrorism plan and simple.
 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked, “What should be avoided in the sacrificial animals?” He gestured with his hand and said, “Four: a lame animal which is obviously lame, a one-eyed animal whose defect is obvious, a sick animal whose sickness is obvious, and an emaciated animal that no one would choose. And he said: “Do not sacrifice anything but a musinnah; if one is not available then sacrifice a jadh’ah sheep (one that is over a year old).” Narrated by Muslim (1963). (A musinnah is a camel, cow or sheep that is two years old or older.)
 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: There are four (creatures), all of which are vermin and may be killed inside the sanctuary and outside: kites, crows, rats and vicious dogs. Al-Bukhaari (1829) and Muslim (1198)
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Informing Disbelieving Authorities of Terroristic Plots
And keep in mind that True Jihaad (with its legislated conditions) - undoubtedly the peak of Islaam – benefits the religion of Islaam, whereas terrorism and suicide bombings and other bombings and acts of terror harm the religion of al-Islaam.
And this is why the Salafee scholars have advised us that it is wajib (obligatory) to stop an eminent act of terrorism. The benefits of such are:
- 1- You stop them from harming themselves (suicide).
- 2- You stop them from harming the innocent.
- 3- You stop them from harming Islaam.
- 4- You stop them from harming the rest of the Muslims.
As we learned from the scholars: if we see a man attempting terrorism, we advise him and/or inform the imam. And if they continue, then inform the authorities – even disbelieving authorities. Na’am (Yes)!
Question asked to Shaikh Muhammad ‘Abdul-Wahab Marzooq al-Banna (rahimahullaah):
Is it permissible to inform the disbelieving authorities about another Muslim who is deviant in his methodology and understanding of Islaam since that person will cause harm to the Muslim society and the society at large?
Answer by Shaikh Muhammad ‘Abdul-Wahab Marzooq al-Banna (rahimahullaah):
“In times of trials like this in which we are in: if a Muslim is asked about the condition of another Muslim, [and] that Muslim whom he’s being asked about is upon a way or methodology that is different from what Islaam came with – [for example, if he is upon] killings and attacking without just cause – then it is upon that person who is asked to say that which he knows about those people.
He should say the truth openly. Because in that there is a prevention of these types of attacks and killings that take place which oppose the way of Islaam. At the same time by doing so, the person being asked removes doubts [about] himself in the minds of those people (asking). Such that, if he had hidden anything, they would have considered him to also be a terrorist in the same way.
The actions of the Khawaarij or killing people without cause and just reason or destroying companies and buildings, this has nothing to do with Islaam in the slightest!
As for the “proof” that some [ignorant] people use by saying that whoever transgresses against you, then you transgress against them similarly, this is with regard to two people similar in status. Rather your Lord says: And if you forgive, then this is closer to piety. And He also says: And if he forgives, then his reward is with Allaah. On top of that, we all see the results of these types of attacks and these types of unjustified killings and the way that it has brought harm to the Muslims – maybe even bad thoughts and misunderstanding about Islam in itself.” [For more on this topic, click Informing The Authorities Of Terrorist Plots]
Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:
“So, anyone who falls into these issues, he should be sincerely advised and explained the reality of these matters. If he desists, then thanks are due to Allaah.
If he does not desist yet he keeps quiet and does not actually do anything, then leave him – his sin is upon himself.
But if he actually and outwardly does something to deceive other Muslims or always talks about it, spreading this filthy ideology, then it is an obligation to turn him in.
This is a part of being sincere to Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, to the Muslim leaders and the common people.”
For the precise question and Shaikh Fawzaan’s complete answer, click Is it Betrayal to Turn Terrorists in to the Authorities?
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Is it permissible for a lady to pray to Allaah to be granted the death of a martyr? – Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan
Q.The questioner is asking is it permissible for a lady to pray to Allaah to be granted the death of a martyr?
A.The shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said it is permissible for a female to request from Allaah (azza wa jall) to be granted the death of a martyr. It is not a condition that in order for a person to die as a martyr that they have to fight. For example, the Prophet (Sallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) mentioned a female that dies during a labour, her death is the death of a martyr. The Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa Sallam) questioned the companions, who do you think is a martyr? They said that a person that dies whilst fighting. The Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa Sallam) responded by saying then that means the martyrs in my ummah are very few. That means the martyrs in my ummah are very few. Rather whoever dies trying to establish the word of Allaah to be the upmost throughout the earth then this person is a martyr. And the Prophet (Sallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) continued… Whoever dies because of an illness in his stomach, he is a martyr. Then he continued… a female that dies during childbirth she is a martyr. The individual who dies while drowning he or she is a martyr. An individual who dies in a fire they are a martyr. An individual who dies because of a building or something collapsing upon them they likewise are martyrs. The shaykh mentioned (haafidhahullaahu ta’alaa) but these are individuals who died upon tawheed. An individual who dies whilst committing shirk would not be considered a martyr even if they died by one of these previously mentioned means.
Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)
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- Ask Allah sincerely for martyrdom [Allahumma inni as'aluk ash-shahadah]
- Whoever asks Allaah sincerely for martyrdom.. – Story of Umm Waraqah bint ‘Abdullaah bin Haarith Ansariah (radiallaahu ‘anhaa)
- Martyrdom without Fighting – Riyadh ul saaliheen
Scholar: ´Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
Lecture: Ta’sîl-ul-Intimâ’ wal-Muwâtanah ash-Shar´iyyah
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Shaykh al-Fawzân: It is obligatory upon the Muslims to respect the governmental facilities and to take care of them and make sure that they develop. What should then be said about devastating facilities and to blow them up and the likes? Not even the mosques are safe from them anymore. They blow them up and throw bombs into them. They kill the people in their mosques. They blow up their buildings and facilities. In addition, they claim that it is from Jihâd for Allâh’s sake and that they are Mujâhidûn.
One has to be aware of this and alert those who are deceived by these and think that this really is from Jihâd and that the deed is noble [while it absolutely is not]. The deed is in fact a destruction and Allâh does not love those who spread corruption. This is from spreading corruption upon the earth and Allâh does not love those who spread corruption.
Morover, innocent people are killed. People whom Allâh has forbidden to kill without due right. They commit sins and they may even kill themselves. They blow themselves up and say that it is martyrdom. How can a self-killer be a martyr when the messenger (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that he is in the Fire? Allâh (jalla wa ‘alâ) said:
“Do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful. And whoever does that in aggression and injustice – then We will drive him into a Fire. And that, for Allah , is [always] easy.” (4:29-30)
The prophet (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said in the authentic Hadîth:
“The one who kills himself with poison will have it in his hand and drink it slowly and swallow it in hell. The one who kills himself with an iron will have the iron in the hand and stab himself with it in hell. The one who kills himself by throwing himself down a mountain will be thrown down into hell.” (Muslim 175)
A self-killer has done a Kabîrah (great sin). How can he be a martyr? How can one say that he is going to paradise when the prophet (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that he is going to the Fire? Allâh allowed martyrdom to be reached if one dies for His sake. THEY (MARTYRS) ARE KILLED. They were killed:
“And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead.” (3:169)
“And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah , “They are dead.” Rather, they are alive” (2:154)
It is the one who dies in Jihâd under the banner of the Muslims who is a martyr. The one who is killed by the enemy. As for the person who takes his own life, he has done a great sin and risks ending up in the Fire.
When the prophet (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked about the person who fights with vigilance, courage and so on and who from among them fights for Allah’s sake, he said:
“The one who fights so that the word of Allâh shall be the highest fights for Allâh’s sake.”
The matter should be referred to the word of Allâh and His messenger (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and not to deviant destroyers who brainwash people and give them these foul opinions.
That they destroy the administrations and facilities of the country and even the mosques goes to show that they have nothing to do with Jihâd for Allâh’s sake.
If one risks being cursed for having urinated on the road or in the shadow of a tree, one may ask how the matter is if one blows up buildings with people in them.
These people are obliged to repent before Allâh (‘azza wa jall) and to see the difference between friend and enemy and to learn beneficial knowledge by which Allâh guides them with to the straight way. They should not take knowledge from misleading people.
Scholar: Imâm Muhammad bin Sâlih bin ´Uthaymîn
Source: Liqâ’ al-Bâb al-Maftûh (212 B)
Translation & video: http://aFatwa.com
What is the ruling on Jihâd today? Is it obligatory for some Muslims or for all? When is it obligatory for the entire Ummah if it only is obligatory for some Muslims?
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymîn:
Firstly, you have to know that Jihâd is not obligatory for all Muslims. This is impossible. Allâh (ta’âlâ) said:
“And it is not for the believers to go forth [to battle] all at once. For there should separate from every division of them a group [remaining] to obtain understanding in the religion and warn their people when they return to them that they might be cautious.” (9:122)
If all were to have gone out in Jihâd, the rest of the prescriptions and rituals would have ended. However, it can become Fardh ‘Ayn (obligatory for all Muslims) in the following cases:
1 - On the frontline. If one comes here, one should accomplish the war.
Allâh (ta’âlâ) said:
“O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight]. And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from Allah , and his refuge is Hell – and wretched is the destination.” (8:15-16)
2 - When the enemy attacks one’s country. Here it becomes obligatory to fight to defend oneself and one’s Islamic country.
3 - When the LEADER orders him to go out in Jihâd. Write the word “LEADER” with capital letters. It means that one has to have a leader who leads the Islamic army. When the LEADER orders him to go out in Jihâd, he has to go out. When he orders a country’s population to go out in Jihâd, they have to do it. For it is forbidden to be disobedient towards the rulers. When they are told to do it, they become obliged to fulfill it.
4 - When there is a need of the person. An example of that is that a person is a loner in knowing how a specific weapon is to be managed. In this case, it becomes obligatory for him to fight.
As for what is beyond these four situations, it is not obligatory for all Muslims to fight. Thereto, JIHÂD MUST BE UNDER THE LEAD OF A LEADER. OTHERWISE, A GUERRILLA WAR WOULD HAPPEN. THERE HAS TO BE A LEADER WHO IS LEADING THE ISLAMIC UMMAH. YOU THEREFORE SEE THAT IT DOES NOT GO WELL FOR THOSE WHO GO OUT IN JIHÂD WITHOUT THE LEADERSHIP OF A LEADER. There is a risk that they even attack each other. If they were to triumph, they begin to fight each other.
I ask Allâh that He helps us strive against ourselves. We have to strive against ourselves at the moment. Hearts are sick. The limbs are deficient. Hearts fight against each other. It is firstly this that is in need of Jihâd.
The Description of the Fear Prayer
By: Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool
(Taken from Explanation of the Prophet’s Prayer Described pg. 140)
The fear prayer has a number of descriptions; each description is in accordance to the level of the fighting:
The First Description: That the Muslims performs the prayer by gesturing, neither bowing nor prostrating; only gestures.
The Second Description: That he prays with the Takbeer and indications (of his movements) only. This is in the case of engaging in battle with the enemy.
The Third Description: That they (the Muslims together) pray with bowings and prostrations. This is the case in which the rank lines up in front of the enemy without engaging them in the battle and without retreating. For verily Allah’s Messenger ﷺ performed the Fear Prayer with one of the two groups while the other group was facing the enemy. Then they finished and stood in the place of their companions facing the enemy while (the second group) came and the prophet ﷺ led them in prayer for a Rak’ah, then the Prophet ﷺ gave the Tasleem; therefore this group completed a Rak’ah and the other group completed a Rak’ah. The description (of the fear prayer) has come in the Noble Qur’aan. The Most High has said:
وَإِذَا كُنتَ فِيهِمْ فَأَقَمْتَ لَهُمُ الصَّلاَةَ فَلْتَقُمْ طَآئِفَةٌ مِّنْهُم مَّعَكَ وَلْيَأْخُذُواْ أَسْلِحَتَهُمْ فَإِذَا سَجَدُواْ فَلْيَكُونُواْ مِن وَرَآئِكُمْ وَلْتَأْتِ طَآئِفَةٌ أُخْرَى لَمْ يُصَلُّواْ فَلْيُصَلُّواْ مَعَكَ وَلْيَأْخُذُواْ حِذْرَهُمْ وَأَسْلِحَتَهُمْ وَدَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَوْ تَغْفُلُونَ عَنْ أَسْلِحَتِكُمْ وَأَمْتِعَتِكُمْ فَيَمِيلُونَ عَلَيْكُم مَّيْلَةً وَاحِدَةً وَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِن كَانَ بِكُمْ أَذًى مِّن مَّطَرٍ أَوْ كُنتُم مَّرْضَى أَن تَضَعُواْ أَسْلِحَتَكُمْ وَخُذُواْ حِذْرَكُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابًا مُّهِينًا
When you (O Messenger Muhammad ﷺ) are among them, and lead them in As-Salat (the prayer), let one party of them stand up [in Salat (prayer)] with you taking their arms with them; when they finish their prostrations, let them take their positions in the rear and let the other party come up which has not yet prayed, and let them pray with you taking all the precautions and bearing arms. Those who disbelieve wish, if you were negligent of your arms and your baggage, to attack you in a single rush, but there is no sin on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill, but take every precaution for yourselves. Verily, Allaah has prepared a humiliating torment for the disbelievers. (An-Nisa 4:102)
Many descriptions have come for the fear prayer. The People of Hadeeth say that for the fear prayer which has come with an authentic chain, the Muslim may perform it in accordance with the situation of the Jihaad.
Translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
 An upcoming T.R.O.I.D. Publication, insha-Allaah
Posted from http://mtws.posterous.com/the-deescription-of-the-fear-prayer-by-shaykh with Permission
- Fear Prayer - Salat ul Istisqa – from Sahih Bukhari – Book 14
(Inspirational) The Advice of Asmaa bint Abu Bakr (radiallaahu anha) to her son Abdullah Ibn Zubair (radhi Allaahu anhu)
From the tape “The life of Abdullah Ibn Zubair-By Shaikh Muhammed Anjaree”.
Below are the words of advise Asmaa bint Abu Bakr radiallaahu anha gave to her son at the age of over 100 years and he himself was over 60 years of age defending this deen and Allah (subhanna wa ta ala) had granted them the preservation of their faculties and vigour! May Allah Have Mercy upon them.Ameen.
The last stage of Abdullah Ibn Zubair life, and that was when he fought against Hajjaj, which was in the year beginning 70 A.H. Mekkah at that time was surrounded by Hajjajs’ Army and they had laid siege to Mekkah for approximately one and a half years……..
When he entered into Mekkah he (Hajjaj) sent a letter to Abdullah Ibn Zubair saying you have three choices;
- You can be taken and chained to Abdul Malik who was then the Khalifah of Damascus.
- Or leave by yourself and give up all the lands that he had overcome like Egypt, Iraq, Yemen /leave the Khalifa.
- Or continue fighting.
So he had these three chooses from Hajjaj. He then went to his mother (Asma bint Abu Bakr radiallaahu anha) who was still alive for advice and she was over a hundred years. So Abdullah Ibn Zubair said, to his mother,
“So the people have left me by myself, even my own son, no-one is with me except a handful of people all I have is an hour of patience and then death and if I were to do what the people want me to do then I will be free.”
So then Asmaa (radiallaahu anha) replied to her son, she said,
“You know better in your own self that if you are upon the truth and you are calling towards the truth go forth for people more honourable than you were killed and have been killed and if you are not upon the truth, then what an evil son you are, you have destroyed yourself and those who are with you. If you say what you say, that if you are upon the truth and you will be killed at the hands of others then you will not truly be free, for this is not the statement of someone who is free”.
Then she said to her son, this is the statement of the mother to her son,
“how long will you live in this world, death is more beloved to me than this state you are on/ this state of weakness.”
Then this conversation between Abdullah Ibn Zubair and his mother continued.
Then he said to his mother after she had told him to go forth and fight.
He said, “I am afraid I will be mutilated by the people of Sham,I am afraid that they will cut up my body after they have killed me”
So she said to her son,”after someone has died it won’t make any difference what they do to you if you have been killed.”
Abdullah Ibn Zubair then said to his mother,”I did not come to you except to increase myself in knowledge.” The shaikh wanted to point out,look at the manners which he presented towards his mother, this was the manners of the Salaf how they would behave towards their parents.
He said to her, “I did not come to you except to increase me in knowledge, look and pay attention to this day for verily I am a dead man, your son never drank wine, nor was he fornicator, nor did he wrong any Muslim or Kaafir, nor was he unjust, I am not saying this to you to show off or show how pure I am but rather as an honour to you.”
So then Abdullah Ibn Zubair left by himself on his horse and he was killed by the Army of Hajjaj and when he was killed by the Army of Hajjaj all the Army said “Allah hu Akhbar” and Ibn Umer (radiallaahu anhu) heard this and he said,
” how strange is it that this man when he was born all of the Muslims said “Allah hu Akhbar” and now that he is killed everyone is also saying “Allah hu Akhbar”.
Then Hajjaj crucified him and said,” No one must put down his body except Asmaa (radiallaahu anha ), she must come to me and ask permission of me and only then will his body be put down”.
Asmaa (radiallahu anha.) refused to go and ask permission to put down her sons body and it was said to her,
“if you don’t go his body will remain like that.” So she said ” let it be then”.
Until eventually, Hajjaj came to her and said,
“what do you say about this matter ” and she said,
” Verily you have destroyed him you have ruined his life and with that you have ruined your hereafter.”
Published on 18 Sep 2012 by ahlulsunnahwaljammah
نزول الملائكة في سوريا
“We saw the Angels in Syria!”
للشيخ د. فلاح بن إسماعيل مندكار
Shaykh ad-Doctor Falāh bin Ismā’īl Mundikār
This is the full answer
Translated by Nader Bin Muhammad
Conditions For The Achievement Of Victory, by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Jameel Zaynoo (rahimahullaah Ta’aala)
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Verily, the one who reads the biography and struggle of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) will see the following stages:
1- The stage of Tawheed: The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) remained in Makkah for 13 years, calling his people to the Tawheed of Allaah in worship, supplication and legislation – and the fighting of Shirk – until this ‘Aqeedah became firm and established in the souls of his Companions, and they became courageous, not fearful of anyone except Allaah. Hence, it is obligatory for the callers to Islaam (du’aat) to start with Tawheed and to warn against Shirk, so that they may become amongst those who take the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as a model and an example to be followed.
2- The stage of Brotherhood: Verily, the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) migrated from Makkah to Madeenah in order to form a Muslim community based upon mutual love. So the first thing he began with was building a mosque in order to gather the Muslims in it for the worship of their Lord, Who ordained the five daily prayers for them to organize their lives. The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) promptly embarked upon setting up a brotherhood between the Ansaar (the residents of Madeenah) and the Muhaajiroon who had migrated from Makkah and had left their wealth and property behind. Then the Ansaar offered their wealth and property to the Muhaajiroon, and provided them with every assistance that they needed.
The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) found that the residents of Madeenah from the Aws and the Khazraj* had previous enmity between themselves. So he made peace between them, and Allaah removed hatred and enmity from their hearts. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) made them brothers in Eeman and Tawheed, loving each other for the sake of Allaah, as has been reported in the hadeeth: A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim…
3- The stage of Preparation: Verily, the Noble Qur`an has ordered us to make preparations for the enemies. So Allaah, The Most High, said:
وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّة
And make ready against them all you can of power… (Al-Anfal, ayah 60)
The Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained this verse by saying: Is the power not warfare? [Muslim]
So warfare and the study of all its branches is obligatory upon all the Muslims, depending on their ability. This obligation includes studying the use of guns, tanks, planes and other weapons which are needed for warfare.
Woe to the students of the colleges who study warfare and then take part in competitions and races which are not beneficial for the defense of their religion and their sacred places. However, the youth squander their time playing football, and taking part in competitions, during which they display their bigoted team loyalty, which Islaam has ordered us to abolish. They also neglect their prayers, which Allaah has ordered us to preservere.
4- When we return to the ‘Aqeedah of Tawheed, and we become brothers and sisters – loving each other for the sake of Allaah – and we prepare weapons for the enemies, then if Allaah Wills, the Muslims will achieve victory and the Help of Allaah just as the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the companions after him achieved victory and the Help of Allaah. Allaah, The Most High, said:
يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ
Oh you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allaah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.
(Muhammad, ayah 7)
5- By categorizing these stages, we do not mean that they are separate and distinct, i.e. that the stage of brotherhood cannot be present alongside the stage of Tawheed. Rather, it is possible that these stages can co-exist. Allaah, The Most High, said:
وَكَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
…and (as for) the believers, it was incumbent upon Us to help (them). (Ar-Rum, ayah 47)
This noble verse explains that Allaah has promised help for the believers against their enemies, and it is a promise that will not be revoked. Allaah helped His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Battle of Badr, and He helped the Confederates during other battles and expeditions.
He, The Most High, helped the companions of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after him against their enemies. He spread Islaam, opened the lands, and aided the Muslims despite the misfortunes and calamities. It was a reward for the believers, those who were truthful to Allaah in their Eeman, their Tawheed, their worship, and their supplication to their Lord in times of hardship and in times of ease.
The Qur`an relates the condition of the believers during the Battle of Badr, when they were few in number and without many weapons, so they called upon their Lord:
إِذْ تَسْتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ أَنِّي مُمِدُّكُمْ بِأَلْف ٍ مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ مُرْدِفِينَ
(Remember) when you sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): “I will help you with a thousand of the angels each behind the other (following one another) in succession.” (Al-Anfal, ayah 9)
Allaah answered their supplication and aided them with angels who fought with them and struck the necks and limbs of the disbelievers, and that is when He, The Most High, said:
فَاضْرِبُوا فَوْقَ الأَعْنَاقِ وَاضْرِبُوا مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَان
…so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” (Al-Anfal, ayah 12)
He, The Most High, brought about help and victory for the believers – the Muwahhiddeen – those who singled Him out for worship. He, The Most High, said:
وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللَّهُ بِبَدْر ٍ وَأَنْتُمْ أَذِلَّة ٌ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
And Allaah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. So fear Allaah much that you may be grateful. (Aali Imran, ayah 123)
One of the supplications of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Battle of Badr was: Oh Allaah, fulfill for me that which You promised me. Oh Allaah, if you destroy this group from the people of Islaam, You will not be worshipped on the earth. [Muslim]
We see the Muslims of today entering into wars against their enemies in most of the lands, but they are not aided and they do not find victory, so what is the reason for that? Has the Promise of Allaah ascribed to the believers failed to come true? No, never! It has not failed, however, where are the believers in order that He may give them the help and victory mentioned in the verses?
We ask the Mujaahideen (those who fight in the Path of Allaah):
1- Have they prepared with Eeman and Tawheed which the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) began his call with in Makkah before the fighting?
2- Have they acquired the means which their Lord ordered them to acquire in His saying:
وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّة
And make ready against them all you can of power… (Al-Anfal, ayah 60)
Verily, the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained it as warfare.
3- Did they call upon their Lord and single Him out for supplication at the time of fighting? Or did they associate partners with Him, and then set out to ask help from other than Him, from those whom they believed to have sovereignty, whereas they [those worshipped besides Allaah] were themselves slaves of Allaah, and they were not capable of benefiting or harming anyone. Why do they not follow the example of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in his supplication to his Lord alone?
أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبْدَه
Is not Allaah Sufficient for His slave?… (Az-Zumar, ayah 36)
4- Also, are they united and loving one another regarding that which is between them, their distinguishing feature being, the saying of their Lord:
وَلاَ تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ
…Do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart… (Al-Anfal, ayah 46)
5- Finally, why did the Muslims leave their ‘aqeedah and the commandments of their religion, which orders precedence to be given to knowledge and civilization, in opposition to the rest of the nations? So when they return to their religion, their superiority and honor will return to them. When you implement the required Eeman, then He shall give you the promised help and victory.
وَكَانَ حَقّاً عَلَيْنَا نَصْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
…and (as for) the believers, it was incumbent upon Us to help (them). (Ar-Rum, ayah 47)
Source: Chapter 30 of Shaikh Zaynoo’s highly beneficial book The Methodology of The Saved Sect
- Tawheed First, by Shaikh Al-Albaanee (In Arabic)
- The Aqeedah of Tawheed (by Shaikh Fawzaan, hafidhahullaah)
- The Means of Achieving True Unity (by Shaikh Fawzaan, hafidhahullaah)
- Opposing Prophet’s ‘aqidah, manhaj causes humiliation, allows enemies’ ascendancy over us (Muslims) (by Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, hafidhahullaah)
- One in every 4 People is a Muslim, so why are we struggling?
- The Belief Of The Righteous Predecessors (by Shaikh al-Madanee, rahimahullaah)
- Methodology of the Prophets in Calling to Allaah (by Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, hafidhahullaah)
- Solution to Calamities, Struggling Economy and Global Warming (Enter Islam and Leave off Polytheism)
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