Saturday, December 15, 2012

-417- Hadeeth Number 8: Jihad Its Aims And Objectives

SHARH OF THE 40 HADEETH OF IMAM AN NAWAWI: HADEETH NUMBER 8: 
''17 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF JIHAD''

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
10.14.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT7
Edited and Formatted by AT38/AT7



Bismillah…



HADITH NUMBER 8:

عن عبد الله بن عمر، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى يشهدوا أن لا إله إلا الله وأن محمدا رسول الله، ويقيموا الصلاة، ويؤتوا الزكاة، فإذا فعلوا، عصموا مني دماءهم، وأموالهم إلا بحقها، وحسابهم على الله»

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (RA), that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and until they establish the salah and pay the zakat. And if they do that then they will have gained protection from me for their lives and property, unless [they commit acts that are punishable] in Islam, and their reckoning will be with Allah.” [al-Bukhari (25) and Muslim (22)]


In Islam we have 3 dars:

1. DARUL KUFR e.g. S/Africa
-they don’t kill Muslims
-also Venezuela, Jamaica

2. DARUL HARB e.g. USA, UK, Russia, India, Israel
-they have appetite for killing Muslims

3. DARUL ISLAM

This hadeeth is very important
-whenever a country is classified as darul harb you are living behind enemy lines
-and they imprison you and torture you
-they tortured Babar Ahmad when they went to arrest him
-and made a mockery of Allah
-because these people are atheist and homosexuals

You should make hijrah from darul harb
-educate yourself so that you can leave
-because the most humiliating thing is to live among them
-they make every single halal haram

This hadeeth is telling you that the life of a kaafir is only protected if he is a dhimmi
-as well as his property too
-or he lives in his own country but there is a peace treaty between us and them
-e.g. when the prophet (saw) signed the peace treaty with Makkah
-he was not allowed to kill any of them

He turned a blind eye to the darul harb activities of Abu Baseer because
-he was not a citizen of madina
-he was on 'no man's land'
-so he did not have to respect the treaty
-he raided every caravan of Quraish that passed by

When a country is classified as darul harb,
-when you borrow money from them you don’t need to pay it back
-based on this hadeeth number 8 of An Nawawi

If there is an Islamic state and a kaafir state that has no peace treaty signed between us
-technically we are at war
-and the Islamic state can attack at any moment
-however the 4 great imams discussed the issue and said,
-even though they are a kaafir state and we are an Islamic state
-we are not allowed to attack them unless they are antagonistic towards al Islam

Imam Shafi'i said as long as it is a kaafir state we are going to attack and don’t care
-the other 3 imams gave the other opinion
-because the only reason the prophet attacked Banu Mustaliq was because he found out
-they were plotting to attack madina

Narrated By Salim Abu An-Nadr: (The freed slave of 'Umar bin 'Ubaidullah) I was Umar's clerk. Once Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote a letter to 'Umar when he proceeded to Al-Haruriya. I read in it that Allah's Apostle in one of his military expeditions against the enemy, waited till the sun declined and then he got up amongst the people saying, "O people! Do not wish to meet the enemy, and ask Allah for safety, but when you face the enemy, be patient, and remember that Paradise is under the shades of swords." Then he said, "O Allah, the Revealer of the Holy Book, and the Mover of the clouds and the Defeater of the clans, defeat them, and grant us victory over them." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, Hadith #266A]

-they also gave the fatwa because of the hadith above
-the prophet said do not wish to meet the enemy
-so the correct opinion is that of the jamhoor (the majority)
-that you should not attack the kaafir state unless they are antagonistic to Islam

Also you should not open too many war fronts
-this destroys you just like Adolf Hitler
-this is not the Sunnah of the prophet (saw)


WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF JIHAD?

To wage war against the kuffaar for the spread of la ilaha illallah
-it is short but comprehensive

The first part said to wage war against the kuffaar
-therefore when Ali and Aisha and Mu'awiya fought each other,
-it is not called jihad but called fitna
-when Muslims kill Muslims it is called a fitna not jihad

The second part of the definition said for the spread of la ilaha illallah
-therefore if you fight for the sake of nationalism or democracy, it is not jihad

Narrated By Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah's Cause." [al-Bukhari (123) and Muslim (1904)]


THE 4 REASONS WHY THE MUSLIMS ARE SUFFERING

1. THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES ARE NOT GOVERNED BY QUR'AN AND SUNNAH

-the constitution in these countries is western
-and teach all the haram like Darwinism
-or to be gay is normal

2. THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE MOST EVIL MEN

-people like Ali Abdullah Salih, King Abdullah of Jordan, etc.
-Bashar Al Assad is a kaafir not an apostate

When Umar r.a was the caliph he did not allow the scholars to leave madina
-he surrounded himself with them
-because he was afraid he may make mistakes while implementing the Shari’ah

Thawr ibn Zayd ad-Daili narrated that Umar ibn al-Khattab asked advice about a man drinking wine. Ali ibn Abi Talib said to him, "We think that you flog him for it with eighty lashes. Because when he drinks, he becomes intoxicated, and when he becomes intoxicated, he talks confusedly, and when he talks confusedly, he lies." (80 lashes is the same amount as for slandering) Umar gave eighty lashes for drinking wine. [Muwatta Malik (2/45) No. 1826, Sunan al-Daraqutni (4/211-214) No. 3344, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (5/137) No. 5269, Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/417) No. 8132, al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (8/556) No. 17543]

-e.g. when he heard the people of Yemen were drinking alcohol
-he increased the punishment from 40 to 80 lashes

“If the people who know Allah disobey Allah, He will make the ignorant dominate them.” [Related by Abu Naeem al-Asbahani in 'Hilyatul Awliya' (8/91)]

3. THE MUSLIMS STOPPED DOING JIHAD

-you need to resist in order to exist
-this is the law of nature

...And if Allah did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allah is full of Bounty to the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-Baqarah 2:251)

4. BECAUSE OF THEIR SINS

-Allah said:

Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself...(An-Nisa 4:79)

...Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). But when Allah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector. (Ra'd 13:11)

There are conspiracies at the moment against jihad
-and movements e.g. the Saudi Salafis and Goofi Soofis
-oppose jihad by quoting a fabricated hadith

FABRICATED: It was narrated that the Prophet (SAW), said to his companions when they returned from a military campaign, “We have come back from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad.” They said, “Is there any greater Jihad than Jihad against the kuffaar?” he said, “Yes, Jihad al-nafs (Jihad against the self).” (This report, collected by Bayhaqi is fabricated as mentioned in Mannaar as-Subl of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah)

Narrated `Aisha: (the mother of the faithful believers) I said, "O Messenger of Allah! We consider Jihad as the best deed." The Prophet said, "The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur." [Sahih Bukhari (2/133) No. 1520]

Even the women of the sahabah were enthusiastic for jihad
-they wanted to fight
-the prophet's hadith above means you are not allowed to force a woman to do jihad

Umm Amara protected the prophet at the battle of Uhud
-and she also fought against Musaylima

If the ameer gives permission to a group of women to do jihad
-you are not allowed to criticise him because he did ijtihad

The knowledge of jihad is fard ul ayn
-because Allah said:

O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2). (Al-Baqarah 2:183)

Jihād (holy fighting in Allāh's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allāh knows but you do not know. (Al-Baqarah 2:216)

-He used the same word to refer to fasting and jihad (kutiba)
-therefore it is mandatory to train for jihad

You are scared to do jihad
-but even if you don’t want to, the kuffaar will bring it to your doorstep
-you the Muslims are a fitna to them because you have the oil they need
-so even if you don’t want jihad they will bring it to you

All the OPEC countries are Muslim countries
-except Venezuela
-the prophet said:

On the authority of Thawban the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “All the people of the world will soon summon one another to attack you as people gather around a table when invited to part take of its meal” Someone asked, ‘will that be because of our small numbers at that time?’ He (the Prophet) replied: “No, you will be numerous at that time but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear from the breast of your enemies and cast “wahn” into your hearts”. Someone asked ‘What is “wahn” O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied “Love for the world and dislike of death.” [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/111) No. 4297, Musnad Ahmad (2/359) No. 8698]

When you do jihad few die
-but when you abandon it many are killed
-because this is the law of Allah
-the law of repelling

And if Allāh did not check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief. But Allāh is full of Bounty to the 'Alamīn (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Al-Baqarah 2:251)

On the authority of Masruq who said: We asked 'Abdullah about the Qur'anic verse: “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision.” (Aali Imran 3:169). He said: We asked the meaning of the verse (from the Holy Prophet) who said: "The souls of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung from the throne of the Almighty. They eat the fruits of Paradise wherever they like and then nestle in these chandeliers. Once, their Lord cast a glance at them and said: "Do you want anything?" They said: "What more can we desire? We eat the fruit of Paradise wherever we like." Their Lord asked them the same question thrice. When they saw that they would be continued to be asked and not left (without answering the question), they said: "O Lord, we wish that You may return our souls to our bodies so that we may be slain in Your cause once again. When He (Allah) saw that they had no need, they were left (to their joy in Heaven)." [Sahih Muslim (3/1502) No. 1887]


Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allāh as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. (Aali Imran 3:169)

So the shaheed only desires one thing; to return to the battle field and fight and get slain

By Him in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, I love to fight in the way of Allah and get killed, to fight again and get killed and to fight again and get killed." [Sahih Muslim (3/1495) No. 1876, Musnad Ahmad (2/231) No. 7157, Sunan Ibn Majah (4/51) No. 2753]

The shaheed has the following 6 rewards:

Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “There are with Allah six blessings for the martyr.
[1] He is forgiven with the first drop of blood.
[2] He is shown his abode in paradise.
[3] He is preserved from the torment of the grave and is safe from the great fear on the Day of Resurrection.
[4] A crown of honour ingrained with pearl is placed on his head, which is better than the world and what it contains.
[5] He is married to seventy-two maidens (huris) of paradise.
[6] His intercession for his seventy relatives is accepted.” [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/187-188) No. 1663, Musnad Ahmad (4/131) No. 17221, Sunan Ibn Majah (4/82) No. 2799]

So even though he is able to intercede for 70 members of his family,
-your parents don’t want you to do jihad


WHAT ARE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF JIHAD?

1. TO PROTECT AND SAFEGUARD THE MUSLIMS

-because the kaafirs have an appetite for Muslim blood
-Allah said:

And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islāmic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever." (Al-Baqarah 2:217)

-you have seen the fighting in Chechnya, Kashmir, occupied Palestine
-and some of the fighting taking place is for oil
-like when Russia was blown up by Putin just to invade Chechnya to steal Muslim oil
-he falsely attributed the bombing to the Muslims of Chechnya

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Litvinenko

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowing_Up_Russia:_Terror_from_Within

When Bush and Blair invaded Iraq it was for oil
-the war in Somalia too
-also in Darfur in Sudan

So when Allah said they will fight you until you apostate
-this does not only include making you apostate
-it is also about oil

Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa
-so NATO got involved and killed Ghadafi
-but the oil in Syria is so little, NATO said they won’t take part
-and they watch 1000s of Muslims killed
-NATO will never commit their troops on the ground until they smell oil
-every decision of the kaafir is for their bellies and private parts


2. TO SPREAD ISLAM

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (RA), that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and until they establish the salah and pay the zakat. And if they do that then they will have gained protection from me for their lives and property, unless [they commit acts that are punishable] in Islam, and their reckoning will be with Allah.” [al-Bukhari (25) and Muslim (22)]

-Harun Ar Rashid used to make jihad one year and one year hajj
-he conquered so many lands
-he would say to the rain clouds, fall wherever you want to
-because your harvest will come all the way into my palace

The rasul (saw) spent 13 years in Makkah and only few took shahada
-but when he returned after 10 years with an army of 10,000
-2000 people took their shahada in one day
-people like to attach themselves with power
-they want to be identified with power and strength
-not with poverty and destitution


3. TO WIPE OUT ALL SHADES OF FITNA

-Allah said:

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allāh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allāh Alone [in the whole of the world[]]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allāh), then certainly, Allāh is All-Seer of what they do. (Al-Anfal 8:39)

-the word fitna here means shirk
-shirk is the biggest fitna but there are other ones too like the disco and casino
-massage parlor is also fitna


4. TO PROTECT THE BORDERS OF THE MUSLIM STATES (RIBAAT)

Sahl bin Sa'd (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Observing Ribat (e.g., guarding the Islamic frontier for the sake of Allah) for a single day is far better than the world and all that it contains. A place in Jannah as small as the whip of your horse is far better than the world and all that it contains. An endeavour (fighting) in the Cause of Allah in the evening or in the morning is far better than the world and all that it contains." [al-Bukhari (2892) and Muslim (1881)]


5. TO LESSEN THE POPULATION OF THE KUFAAR
-we have too many kuffaar in the world
-hence so much mess in the world today
-they are killing Muslims all over the world
-we need to do the same to them

So, when you meet (in fight Jihād in Allāh's Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islām), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allāh to continue in carrying out Jihād against the disbelievers till they embrace Islām (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allāh's Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allāh, He will never let their deeds be lost, (Muhammad 47:4)

It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allāh desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal 8:67)


6. TO SRTIKE TERROR IN THE HEARTS OF THE KUFFAAR

Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of God and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom God doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of God, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. (Al-Anfal 8:60)

You are not allowed to plant bombs in planes and buses
-this is in the context of the battlefield


7. TO EXPOSE THE MUNAFIQEEN

When the ameer announces jihad the hypocrites always make excuses
-Allah said in 47:20

Those who believe say: "Why is not a Sûrah (chapter of the Qur'ān) sent down (for us)? But when a decisive Sûrah (explaining and ordering things) is sent down, and fighting (Jihād ¬ holy fighting in Allāh's Cause) is mentioned (i.e. ordained) therein, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease (of hypocrisy) looking at you with a look of one fainting to death. But it was better for them (hypocrites, to listen to Allāh and to obey Him). (Muhammad 47:20)

This is because jihad is the ultimate test
-the surah was decisive (no ambiguities)

If a wound (and killing) has touched you, be sure a similar wound (and killing) has touched the others. And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allāh may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allāh likes not the Zālimûn (polytheists and wrong¬doers). (Aali Imran 3:140)


8. TO CLEANSE THE BELIEVERS OF THEIR SINS

9. TO TRAIN THE BELIEVERS TO BE PATIENT
-because jihad is a difficult adventure

Narrated `Aisha: (the mother of the faithful believers) I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed." The Prophet said, "The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur." [Sahih Bukhari (2/133) No. 1520]

-this is why Allah told us that we hate fighting

Jihād (holy fighting in Allāh's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allāh knows but you do not know. (Al-Baqarah 2:216)

-sometimes the food you eat in the battlefield is not pleasant
-also you might be exposed to the harsh weather
-and mosquitoes in the jungle


10. TO REMOVE THE PAIN FROM THE BOSSOMS OF THE BELIEVERS

When you know that Muslim women are being raped in Kashmir, Burma, etc.,
-the siege in Gaza is making your heart bleed
-Allah said that nothing can remove the pain except jihad fisabilillah

Fight against them so that Allāh will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

-Allah also said that we will disgrace the kuffaar and conquer them

And remove the anger of their (believers') hearts. Allāh accepts the repentance of whom He wills. Allāh is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:15)


11. TO GAIN BOOTY OF WAR

al-Shawkani (rh) said: “Ibn Abi Jamrah said: The scholars of hadeeth are of the view that if the primary motive is to make the word of Allah supreme, it does not matter what else is also achieved.” [Nayl al-Awthaar (7/254)]

al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (rh) said: “This hadeeth indicates that war booty is permissible for this ummah, and that the provision of the Prophet (SAW) has been placed in war booty and not in other kinds of earnings. Hence some of the scholars said that it is the best kind of earnings.” [Fathul Baari (6/98)]

-the battle of badr was as a result of the Muslims trying to get the caravan of the Makkans

Ibn Umar narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "I was sent by the sword from now until Judgment Day, until Allah Alone is worshipped with no partners, and my livelihood is in the shadow of my spear, and humiliation and submission are on those who disobey me and whoever imitates a people is one of them" [Musnad Ahmad (2/50) No. 5115, Shu'ab al-Eman al-Bayhaqi (2/417) No. 1154, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (4/212) No. 19401]

-the best form of earnings is the booty

al-Qurtubi said: “Allah sent provision to His Prophet (SAW) by means of his striving and He made it by means of the best kind of striving which is earning it by means of force and strength.” [Tafseer al-Qurtubi (8/108)]

al-Qurtubi (rh) said: “The fact that the Prophet (SAW) went out to meet the caravan indicates that it is permissible to take booty because it is a halaal source of income. This refutes Maalik’s view that this is makrooh, when he said that this was fighting for worldly gains.” [Tafseer al-Qurtubi (7/376)]

-Umar hated seeing Muslims doing farming
-Muslims should be soldiers and not farmers
-this is the job of Jews and Christians
-the scholars promote the concept to launch a jihad for booty
-as long as to spread Islam is the primary motive
-you can have booty as secondary


12. TO DISGRACE THE KUFAAR

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allāh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allāh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islām) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah[] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (At-Tawbah 9:29)

Fight against them so that Allāh will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

In the time when communism was in its hay days
-many Muslims became communists and died as kaafirs
-but when the mujahideen destroyed it they dumped it
-hence the same should be done for all the isms and schism

Habeeb bin Abi Thaabit narrates that Haarith bin Hishaam, Ikrama bin Abi Jahal and Ayaash bin Rabee'ah (RA) were all fatally wounded during the Battle of Yarmook. When Haarith bin Hishaam asked for some water and was about to drink it, Ikrama looked at him. Haarith said, "Give the water to Ikrama." When Ikrama took the water, Ayaash looked at him. Ikrama therefore asked that the water be given to Ayaash. However, before the water could reach Ayaash he had already passed away. By the time the water reached the others, they had also passed away. [Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/270) No. 5058]


13. TO STRENGHTEN THE ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD AND SISTERHOOD

Habeeb bin Abi Thaabit narrates that Haarith bin Hishaam, Ikrama bin Abi Jahal and Ayaash bin Rabee'ah (RA) were all fatally wounded during the Battle of Yarmook. When Haarith bin Hishaam asked for some water and was about to drink it, Ikrama looked at him. Haarith said, "Give the water to Ikrama." When Ikrama took the water, Ayaash looked at him. Ikrama therefore asked that the water be given to Ayaash. However, before the water could reach Ayaash he had already passed away. By the time the water reached the others, they had also passed away. [Mustadrak al-Haakim (3/270) No. 5058]

-when you are in the battlefield you do not pay attention to language or label

The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islāmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allāh, that you may receive mercy. (Al-Hujurat 49:10)

-there is no brotherhood stronger than the brotherhood of the mujahideen

On the authority of Ubada bin As-Samit the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “…topple the leader if you see clear kufr...” [al-Bukhari (7056) and Muslim (1709)]


14. TO TOPPLE THE TAGHOOT AND THE APOSTATE LEADERS

On the authority of Ubada bin As-Samit the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “…topple the leader if you see clear kufr...” [al-Bukhari (7056) and Muslim (1709)]

There is jihad going on now in Syria
-Kofi Annan resigned because there is no peace deal in there
-Bashar Al Assad is a kaafir and a baby killer
-we do not negotiate with the mad dogs of the Middle East


15. TO PROTECT THE LIFE AND WEALTH OF THE SINCERE SCHOLARS

The kuffaar would like to kill every scholar like they did with Anwar Al Awlaki (r.a)
-if they kill prophets and messengers, do you think they'll spare the scholars?

Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with what you yourselves desired not, you grew arrogant? Some, you disbelieved and some, you killed. (Al-Baqarah 2:87)

On the authority of Abu Darda the Messenger of Allah said: “…Verily the scholars are the heirs to the Prophets. Verily, the Prophets did not bequeath deenars or dirhams. All they left behind was knowledge, so whoever takes it, has indeed acquired a huge fortune.” [Musnad Ahmad (5/196) No. 21763; Also related by Abu Dawud (2/341) No. 3641; at-Tirmidhi (5/48) No. 2682; Ibn Majah (1/150) No. 223, ad-Daarimee (1/110) No. 342 and ibn Hibbaan (1/289) No. 88]

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily the most painful punishment on the Day of Judgment are those who kill the prophets or people murdered by the prophet or kill one of his parents, and making statues and knowledgeable people who do not benefit from his knowledge." [related by Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Iman' (10/288) No. 7504]

-a scholar in Kenya was shot and killed in front of his family
-they'll never kill Hamza Yusuf because he is one of their boys

16. TO FREE THE MUSLIM CAPTIVES FROM THE PRISONS OF THE TAGHOOT

These people are the modern pharaohs
-the pharaoh had prisons as one of his forms of punishments
-the kuffaar are breathtakingly evil

Ibn Nuhaas transmits from An-Nawawi in Ar-Raudah: “If the enemy capture a Muslim or two, then is it equivalent to invading a Muslim land? There are two opinions on this. The first opinion is no, because the troubling of one Muslim soldier is insignificant. The more correct and other opinion of the two is yes, because the sanctity of a single Muslim is greater than the sanctity of an entire state.” [Mashari Al-Ashwaq ila Masari' Al-Ushaq (2/838)]

-they have ghost prisons where they lock up Muslims
-it is halal to set them free by any means necessary

Sheikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said: “Freeing the prisoners is one of the greatest compulsory deeds and spending ransom money and other means towards that, is one of the greatest ways to come close to Allah.” [Al-Fatawa (28/635)]

Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani said: “The saying of Imam Al-Bukhari, 'The Chapter on Freeing Prisoners' refers to freeing them from the hands of the enemy by money or by other means. The word 'Al-Fakak', where the fa (Arabic letter) from the word has a fatha (it is also permissible for it to take a kasrah), means to free. This word is mentioned in two hadiths. The first one is the hadith of Abu Musa: "Free the prisoner." Ibn Battal said that freeing the prisoners is compulsory on a collective duty (Fard Kifayah). This opinion is also held by the majority of the scholars.” [Fath Al-Bari (6/167)]


17. TO PROTECT THE HOLY PLACES OF ISLAM

-the Jews would like to tear down masjid Al Aqsa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babri_Mosque

-the Hindus tore down Babri masjid in the 90s

Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allāh." - For had it not been that Allāh checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allāh is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allāh will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allāh is All-Strong, All-Mighty. (Al-Hajj 22:40)

Abdullah Azzam (rh) said: “In other words, the battle between truth and falsehood is for the reformation of mankind, that the truth may be made dominant and good propagated. Also, that their practices and places of worship may be safeguarded. Allah the Exalted said: "...for had it not been that Allah checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily Allah will help those who help his (cause). Truly, Allah is All Strong, All Mighty." This rule of defense or jihad has occupied many pages in the Book of Allah the Almighty the Majestic, to make clear that the truth must have a power to protect it. For how many times has truth been defeated because of neglect of its possessors, and how many falsehoods have been raised by its allies and men willing to sacrifice.” [Defence of the Muslim Lands (page 1-2)]



QUESTION 1:-

If one does not immediately have the money to travel abroad and remains in debt to another Muslims, is it still prudent to travel for jihad? If that person gains some money in a time necessitating jihad should that person first repay his debt or can he use the money for jihad?

ANSWER 1:-

-if you owe a Muslim you have to pay the debt first
-debt of a Muslim is sacred



QUESTION 2:-

Shaikh I do not understand the opinion of the Jamhoor. Jihad is classified as fard ayn and fard kifaaya. Jihad that is Fard kifaaya is for conquest of lands isn’t it? So, when Muslims conquered the Maghreb, Spain, Turkey, Afghanistan, India, etc. it was done because they were all plotting against us? What about the hadith that says Rasul (saws) was sent to fight the people until they take shahada, pray salah, and pay zakah?


ANSWER 2:-
-this is the explanation of the hadith we are discussing
-you have enough enemies who are already plotting
-prophet said: do not wish to meet the enemy
-if the state is not plotting, do not fight them
-do not open many warfronts
-there are enough states plotting already

"O people! Do not wish to meet the enemy, and ask Allah for safety, but when you face the enemy, be patient, and remember that Paradise is under the shades of swords." Then he said, "O Allah, the Revealer of the Holy Book, and the Mover of the clouds and the Defeater of the clans, defeat them, and grant us victory over them." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, Hadith #266A]

Narrated By Ibn Umar: We did not eat our fill except after we had conquered Khaibar. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #548]

Narrated By 'Aisha: When Khaibar was conquered, we said, "Now we will eat our fill of dates!" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #547]



QUESTION 3:-

Assalamu Alaikum shaikh, I heard from an Imam that one must leave food or money enough for 1 year if one is making hijra and not taking his family. Can you confirm?

ANSWER 3:-
Shaikh met people online from African countries asking for sadaqa
-people are suffering
-this fatwa is not for every country
-you can't use one size fits all
-in some countries people get food stamps
-in some countries the people get nothing.
-they have to work to survive
-the fiqh ul waaqi of every country is different



QUESTION 4:-

Assalamu alaikum, if Israel and Iran get into war, who should we give our moral support to?

ANSWER 4:-
-don’t support any
-they are kuffar killing kuffar
-the war would be a barakah to the ummah
-support both sides
-Shiites are worse enemies than Jews
-they are waiting for the dajjaal like the Jews
-they say that when the dajjaal comes he will rule with Shari’ah of David and Sulaiman



QUESTION 5:-

Assalamu Alaikum Sheikh, Iraq had a Baathist tyrant, Syria also has a tyrant, the Iraqi tyrant did not rule with Islam, he was executed and said the shahada... so is he really a shaheed like many Arab nationalists claim? And what if Bashar Assad also says the shahada, does he also become a shaheed?


ANSWER 5:-
-you have to say insha Allah for a shaheed
-you don’t know if he is a shaheed. Only Allah knows
-Assad’s aqeeda is alawi Shiite; he believes Ali (r.a) should have been the prophet
-if he makes taubah, he has to make it publicly



QUESTION 6:-

There were 2 Christians protesting the local masjid and someone who called himself Muslim gave them food and water and told them to keep preaching. I called him a kafir citing Abu Hanifa. The Muslims told me I was too harsh ...were they right?


ANSWER 6:
-you were right to make takfeer on this person
-the Christians were against Islam
-your takfeer was well in place
-he is a kaffir who gave food and drink to the Christians protesting against Islam
-tell him shaikh Faisal said he is the worst of kaffirs, and needs to return to Islam