Sunday, August 21, 2011

-168- The Battle of Ayn Jalut - by Shaikh Faisal

Lessons from the Battles of Ramadan: The Battle of Ayn Jalut
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal



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Bismillah…

THE BATTLE OF AYN JALUT, in earnest
**this battle is one of the turning points in history

In the year 657 AH which is 1258 AD
-the Mongols entered in Baghdad and killed Abu Ahmad Al-Musta'sim Billah

What did the Mongols do when they entered Baghdad?
-they massacred the people and the blood was knee high
-they turned masjids into stables
-kaafirs rape women [as the Mongols did], is to say that we can't protect our women
-it's a way to humiliate our men
-Islamic books were dumped into the river
-[tafseer, hadeeth, and takhreej, fiqh and aqeeda]
-so much Islamic knowledge

The Caliph died under gruesome circumstances
-trampled under the horses
-but Abu Ahmad Al-Musta'sim Billah slipped in his deen
-he didn't practice al walaa wal baraa
-but he employed a Shiite [Al-Alkami]
-he said, "Scale back on your army" and the caliph listened
-Shiites always stab Muslims in the back

THE MOMENT WE SLIP IN REGARD TO AL WALAA WAL BARAA
-we become like Al-Musta'sim

EGYPT was the last strong-hold to be captured
-they created the same massacre
-so the Mongols wrote a letter to the leader of Egypt,
-Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz
-the letter was filled w/ pride
-also arrogance

THE LETTER [highlights] .. you'll see how proud the Mongols were

THE MONGOLS LETTER to Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz:
-we're not to take our advisors from a different religion
-but Abu Ahmad Al-Musta'sim Billah took a Shia into his confidence

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand. (Aali Imran 3:118)

-we're not to have our advisors from outside our religion,
-who was spying for the Mongols
-he knew an attack was imminent and he advised Abu Ahmad Al-Musta'sim Billah
-to scale back on the army
-Shiites will always deceive us
-not only books were gone from the invasion @ Baghdad but
-our women were raped and the children, killed
-Mongols were barbarians and didn't respect knowledge
-they put blankets over the caliph so horses could trample over him and his son
-he slipped in regard to his deen; didn't practice al walaa wal baraa [3:118]

THE LETTER [highlights] .. you'll see how proud the Mongols were
-the Mongols destroyed Iran, Aleppo, and Baghdad
-the last remaining outpost for Islam was Egypt
-a letter was sent to the king, Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz
-it wasn't wrapped in parchment, as we'd send from one head-of-state to another
-Shaikh will read the letter to us; here are some highlights:

FROM THE KING OF KINGS, KING OF THE EAST AND THE WEST, THE GREAT KHAN
TO Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz, who fled to escape our sword


-he was trying to insult Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz
-this is the 1st time they were going to meet on the battlefield,
-so how can he say Qutuz fled?
-when did you meet him on the battlefield? he didn't!
-he said to submit to the Mongols and that they purified the earth
-he spoke highly of massacring all the people [men, women and children]
-kaafirs always give an ultimatum; a choice
-"you can't escape our terror? where can you flee? what road will you use?"
-"our swords are like thunder-bolts"
-"fortresses will not detain us, nor arms stop us"
-"your prayers to God will not move us"
-they had no heart, because he said he will not be moved by prayers to God
"hasten your reply before the fire of war is upon you"
-"we will shatter your mosque and kill your children and old men"
-they said Egypt was the only strong-hold left to conquer

THE KUFFAAR, WHEN THEY HAVE AN EMPIRE, THEY ARE FILLED w/ DEVILISH PRIDE
-they are delusional w/ fixed, false beliefs
-Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz held a Shura meeting w/ his generals

The Mongols hoped to drive fear into the heart of the Egyptians
-hoping they would easily surrender
-Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz held a Shura meeting w/ his generals
-he discussed how to respond to the letter
-they wrote their letter as if they were invincible
-this is their aurora
-this is the 'fear factor'

AFTER THE SHURA MEETING
-the envoy was 4 people who brought this letter
-Mahmood chopped off the 4 envoys heads
-those heads put on poles outside the gates of the city to make
-an example of those envoys from Mongols
-Mahmood rallied the Egyptians for jihad and told them;
-if we are taken, ISLAM IS FINISHED

LESSONS FROM THE BATTLE OF AYN JALUT
-as long as Allah is on your side, we are victorious
-we need to have tawakkul
-The Egyptians would be outnumbered 15:1

ALLAH GAVE THEM QADR
-the Mongols army was 300,000 and would have meant 15:1 against the Egyptians
-Mongke = grandson of Genghis Khan
-when Mahmood realize their army was scaled down;
-he didn't stay there to defend Egypt
-he went on the offensive rather than waiting
-for the kuffaar to enter his country
-the best form of defense is for us to go on the offensive

It's permissible to go on the offensive, as Mahmood did

WHO WAS LEADING EGYPT AT THE TIME THE TARTARS WANTED TO INVADE?
The Mamluks were slaves who were taken from central Asia
-this idea was from Salahuddin al Ayyubi [who came before this war;
-the Battle of Hattin, 583 AH]
-but the Battle of Ain Jalut is 658 AH

What does "mamluk" mean = someone who is owned
-when Salahuddin was in Egypt, he got rid of the Shiite dynasty
-the Mamluks revolted against Salahuddin [654 AH] and they took over Egypt
-they came as slaves and were trained in the art of war
-and eventually, they took over
-they were the elite force in those days

Mahmood Sayfu-d-Deen Qutuz was in fact, a Mamluk
-so when he knew the forces were even, he didn't remain in Egypt,
-waiting for the kuffaar
-he took the war TO the kuffaar
-the Prophet did the same thing [Battle of Banu Mustaliq]

THE MUSLIMS HAD TO PASS THROUGH ACRES [Christian territory]
-Mahmood he didn't ask for them to join their army,
-but he asked for safe passage through their territory
-the Christians were scared and didn't know whom to side with ...

They thought:
-Christians are close to our faith; the Mongols are barbarians
-they did have some connection to Salahuddin al Ayyubi
-[Armenians Christians thought this]
-so they wanted to side against the Muslims and w/ the Mongols

THE POPE SAID NO CHRISTIAN WAS ALLOWED TO GIVE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MONGOLS
-or they would be excommunicated from the church [to make baraa]
-the Pope, Alexander IV, issued his own fatawa

BACK TO THE LETTER ASKING THE CHRISTIANS FOR SAFE PASSAGE
-they were afraid that the Mongols were too fierce for them;
-what if they sided w/ losers?
-they were afraid to be exterminated
-the Christians decided to back the Muslims because only they had the [guts]
-to get rid of the Mongols
-they gambled on the Muslims
-so Mahmood asked for safe passage but also to provide him and his army w/ supplies
-but he did not ask them to JOIN his army

THE CHRISTIANS WERE WORRIED TO HAVE 20,000 WELL TRAINED MUSLIMS IN THEIR TERRITORY
-the Mamluks had confidence they could defeat the Mongols
-the Mamluks came to power, they did it by a coup [overthrow]

AYN JALUT = ayn =spring Jalut = goliath
-this was 30 miles outside of Tel Aviv, in occupied Palestine

WHY DID MAHMOOD CHOOSE THIS PLACE AS A BATTLEGROUND?
-we will see as we continue ...
-the battleground [ayn Jalut = the spring of goliath]
-is a fertile ground w/ a lot of trees

THE LEADER OF THE MAMLUKS OF SYRIA WAS BAYBARS
-the common enemy, Mongols, was going to be fought
-as the Muslims unified themselves

TO BE SUCCESSFUL
-WE NEED TO PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND UNITE AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY

MAHMOOD gave the Mongols a taste of their own medicine
-the Syrians Mamluks of Syria united w/ Mamluks of Egypt to defeat the Mongols

"Narrated Ka'b ibn Malik: When the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) intended to go on an expedition, he always pretended to be going somewhere else, and he would say: War is deception." - Abu Dawud, 14, 2629

The Mongols
-charged against the Muslims with full force; they thought victory was in sight
-because Mahmood only displayed a small portion of his army
-they didn't realize this was a trick by Mahmood [the Mongols used this trick
-before so this was a taste of their own medicine]
-the Mongols would be pulled into an ambush
-and the Mamluks would retreat where the rest of the army was waiting
-it was too late so they were frantic and panicked
-they wanted to break the gridlock on them

DURING THE BATTLE... they were on the verge of defeating the Muslims
-when Mahmood saw what was happening, he took off his helmet,
-so the ummah would recognize him
-he cried out ''waa Islamaa''
-he wanted to be sure his army recognized him and he encouraged the army
-if we allow the Mongols to defeat us: that is the end of ISLAM
-their ameer did not desert them; he spurred them on to victory / to fight

KITBUQA [leader of the Mongols]
-was ambushed by Mahmood army luring him into an ambush
-when KITBUQA found out it was an ambush, it was too late
-the war cry of Mahmood rallied his troops

MAHMOOD took off his helmet and he rallied his troops
-he did not desert his troops
-he cried, waa islamiyaa
-he said, ISLAM will be destroyed if we lose here
-so when KITBUQA was killed, his troops lost morale
-the Mongols tried to flee the battlefield
-they were chased 15 miles and didn't allow anyone to escape
-"because he who fights and runs away will live to fight another day"
-this victory @ the battle of Ayn Jalut destroyed the myth
-that the Mongols could never be defeated

~~ALLAH SUBHAN'WA'TALA IS THE ONLY SUPER-POWER~~

24 LESSONS FROM THE GREAT BATTLE OF AIN JALUT

-date of battle: 3 September 1260 / 658 AH

1. FEAR IS A STRATEGY OF WAR
-the letter sent to Mahmood was designed to strike fear into the Egyptians hearts

And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. (Al-Anfal 8:60)

2. IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SHURA MEETING
-when Mahmood got the letter, he asked the Shura Council if they should surrender to the bullies

3. IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE DECISIVE LEADERSHIP
-a real leader is decisive
-making crucial decisions

4. THE BEST FORM OF DEFENSE IS FOR US TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE

5. THE BEST WAY TO LEAD IS TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE

-Mahmood didn't stay home w/ his wives but he went to rally the troops

And (remember) when you (Muhammad SAW) left your household in the morning to post the believers at their stations for the battle (of Uhud). And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Aali Imran 3:121)

6. WE SHOULD ALWAYS CHOOSE OUR BATTLEFIELD PROPERLY

-don't choose one where we're vulnerable

7. THE WAY FORWARD FOR OUR UMMAH IS UNITY

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith) and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (Aali Imran 3:103)

And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:46)


-the Syrian Mamluks united w/ the Egyptian Mamluks

And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Anfal 8:46)

ALLAH IS WITH THE PATIENT

8. WE SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF ALLAH 'TALA


-the kingpin was killed [see Taubah 9:12]
-who will give instructions if we kill their kingpin

But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion with disapproval and criticism then fight (you) the leaders of disbelief (chiefs of Quraish - pagans of Makkah) - for surely their oaths are nothing to them - so that they may stop (evil actions). (At-Tawbah 9:12)

KITBUQA, the Mongols leader, was killed,
-then his army ran around like headless chickens

9. CHRISTIANS WILL UNITE w/ the MUSLIMS AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY
-they did it w/ Ayn Jalut
-they didn't fight, but they re-supplied the Mamluks
-when Ronald Reagan was US president, he [a Christian]
-sent stinger missiles to the mujahideen
-to fight down the Soviet Union
-he even called the mujahideen 'freedom fighters'
-but today, the Christians are being brain-washed against a Zionist media

ANTI-CHRIST: JEWS AND HINDUS
-in the future, Jews and Hindus will unite
-Muslims will unite w/ Christians [again]
-they will share their technology

10. THE IMPORTANCE OF PUTTING OUR TAWAKKUL IN ALLAH
-we're to put our trust in Allah and not give in to defeat
-Mahmood chopped off the head of the envoys and put them on poles in Cairo
-he rallied his troops for jihad

And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). (At-Talaq 65:2)

And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things. (At-Talaq 65:3)

WHO WOULD HAVE IMAGINED REAGAN WOULD HELP THE MUJAHIDEEN?

-their weapons turned the war around

11. IT'S IMPORTANT TO OBEY OUR AMEER
-their ameer said, we're gonna march against the enemy,
-we're not gonna sit here and wait'
-he said, 'I'm going to use some of you as bait'
-they didn't say NO .. they obeyed Mahmood and
-implemented the strategy to the letter
-Allah inspires our ameers to wisdom
-"the mice can't resist the cheese"
-mice = Mongols / cheese [mujahideen]

"I advise you all to fear Allaah and to listen to and obey (your leaders), even if he may be a slave from Habashah; For indeed, whoever from you is alive after I am gone will see many disputes and contradictions. You must therefore, stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs. [10] Related by Aboo Daawood (no. 4607) and by at-Tirmidhi (No. 2676). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaani in Irwaa’ul-Ghaleel (No. 2455).

12. WAR IS DECEPTION

-we can't be truthful on the battlefield
-the Egyptian mujahideen are still the most deceptive

"Narrated Ka'b ibn Malik: When the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) intended to go on an expedition, he always pretended to be going somewhere else, and he would say: War is deception." - Abu Dawud, 14, 2629

13. SLAVES CAN BE LIBERATED AND ELEVATED IN ISLAM

14. WHEN THE KUFFAAR REACH THE PEAK OF POWER, THEY ARE ALWAYS PROUD

-and arrogant and delusional

15. THE MUNAFIQOON WILL ALWAYS BETRAY US
-Shiites always stab Sunnis in the back
-they use "divide and conquer"

16. THE KUFFAAR WILL ALWAYS USE THE STRATEGY OF 'DIVIDE AND CONQUER'

17. THE IMPORTANCE OF JIHAD TRAINING

-Mahmood organized 20,000 men overnight
-how could he have waited 1 year to train the army?
-they were already well trained!

And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly. (Al Anfal 8:60)

-military training in jihad to be trained; its fard ul ayn
-the Mamluks were trained as boys to be elite warriors
-in an emergency, we need to be able to mobilize a 1 million army overnight
-sisters can make IEDs
-we can be home making them; do not need to be on the battlefield
-to destroy the kuffar, sisters can be used off the battlefield
-look at the Battle of Uhud; Umm Amaara saved the Prophet; she 60 years old
-we should be able to mobilize ourselves overnight
-the way the Egyptians were able to mobilize overnight
-we can't under-estimate the importance of jihad training
-some don't train and they even call the mujahideen Khawarijj
-they live off the deen not by it
-they believe in polygamy but not jihad

18. WHENEVER WE SIN, ALLAH WILL ABANDON US

19. WHENEVER WE SUFFER A RELAPSE IN REGARD TO AL WALLA WAL BARAA, WE WILL BE DESTROYED

-the same was Abu Ahmad Al-Musta'sim Billah was
-he appointed a Shiite to be his advisor and he deceived him

20. THE SHIITES ALWAYS STAB THE SUNNIS IN THE BACK
-history shows this
-their northern alliance is doing this in Afghanistan right now
-they are using the Shiites in Iraq, as well
-the kuffaar want to put the Shiites in power in Iraq
-they have death squads in Iraq
-and something is brewing in Lebanon
-there are no Shiites in Libya, so it was easy to defeat Ghadaffi
-the jihad in Afghanistan is more successful than Iraq
-[because there's so few Shiites there]
-Shiites are Jews so they take sides w/ the kuffaar against the Sunnis [real Muslims]

21. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO HAVE GHAIRA FOR OUR DEEN
-we must take care if our masjids are torn down
-we can't be dayooth

22. THE KUFFAAR WILL ALWAYS KILL WOMEN AND CHILDREN
-the Jews did it in Occupied Palestine
-they use it as a fear tactic; and right now, our women and children are being killed

23. THE KUFFAAR RAPE MUSLIM WOMEN TO DISGRACE MUSLIM MEN

24. THROUGHOUT HISTORY, MUSLIMS ALWAYS DESTROY THE -MYTH- OF A SUPERPOWER

-there was a myth that no one could defeat the Tartars,
-but they were defeated at Ayn Jalut
-this was 13 miles outside Occupied Palestine
-Muslims see it as our duty to destroy the superpower myth because
-where is the Persian superpower? or the Byzantine? or the USSR?

~~ALLAH IS THE ONLY SUPERPOWER~~

-the Coptic empire was also smashed by Umar al-Khattab
-where is Constantinople?
-where is the USSR?
-smashed by Muslims
-where is the Mongolian empire? in the dustpan of history

~~ALLAH IS THE ONLY SUPERPOWER~~
~~THE WORD IS SHIRK BECAUSE HE IS THE ONLY SUPERPOWER~~


**those were the 24 lessons from this glorious battle,
-which took place on September 3, 1260 AH


**Ramadan is the best time to defeat the kuffaar
**Ghadaffi might go to Israel for refuge
**he pretended to be a Muslim for 42 years