Do Not Revile Them!
Jamadi-ul-Awwal 25, 1432 A.H, Friday, April 29, 2011
Today we see people who do not pray commenting on those who pray, we see people
who do not fast commenting on those who fast. We are seeing the doers of jihad
being commented on by those who have never borne even half the burden endured by
the doers of jihad, restrain your mouth from criticizing them!
O Brothers... I am asking you, what causes you to denounce Amrozi, Imam Samudra, Ali Gufron, Ibrahim, Osama bin Laden, Dr. Aiman Az-Zawahiri and all the Muslim fighters who you think are Terrorists, Extremists, Khawarij or other hurtful names? What... O akhi? What... O ukhti?
Is it because they are doing the "suicide bombing", that you censure it as a form of throwing themselves into hell, because people who commit suicide would surely go to hell?
Narrated from Aslam bin Imran radliyAllahu 'anhu (RA), he said: We set out for a battle from Madinah heading for Constantinople. Our forces at that time was led by Abdur Rahman bin Khalid bin Al Walid. While the Romans were attaching their backs to the fortress of Madinah. Then there is someone who attacked the enemies (he advanced alone and jumped into the enemy lines, until he was killed). The people said: "Wow, wow! Laa ilaaha illAllah, he plunged into destruction" (al-Baqarah:195)
Thus Abu Ayyub said: Indeed, that verse (the prohibition of plunging into destruction) was sent down concerning us, the people of the Ansar. Namely, when Allah has made His Prophet triumphed and spread Islam, we said: “Let us take care of and improve our properties”. So Allah Ta'ala sent: “Spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction,” (al-Baqarah:195). So what was meant by throwing own self into destruction is, managing and improving our properties/wealth and leaving Jihad.
Indeed, what you call "suicide bomb" is not suicide! It is an amaliyah istishahadiyah! Shaheed bomb! It is a form of struggle in establishing this dien! They are seeking death O ukhti! They are seeking shaheed O akhi! People commit suicide because of being in despair! Wanting to run away from problems encountered in this world! While in their case (the shaheed bombers'), it is not because of desperation, but because of seeking His pleasure! They are not cowards and fleeing for fear of America, but because they are not infected by the disease of Wahn!.. the love of the world and the fear of death. Therefore, just sitting around at home because of being lazy to conduct jihad is a form of "plunging own selves into destruction", suicide!
Thus, just because they are happier to perform the “war jihad” than the "economic jihad, knowledge jihad, nafs jihad and all types of jihad which you have created yourselves", then you are criticizing them as people who are jahil, mad, careless and hasty without weighing up the strength?
Rasulullah Salallahu 'Alaihi wa Sallam (SAW) in a riwaayah from Imam Ahmad in his Musnad from 'Amru bin 'Abasah he said:
A man asked Rasulullah (SAW) : "O Rasulullah, what is Islam?" He (SAW) said, "Your heart submits to Allah Azza wa Jalla and the Muslims are safe from (the annoyance) of your tongue and hands." He asked again, "How is the most perfect Islam like?" he (SAW) said, "Iman." He asked, "What is iman?" He (SAW) said, "You believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers and the Day of Resurrection after death." He asked again, "How is the most prominent iman like?" He (SAW) said, "Hijrah." He asked, "What is hijrah?" He (SAW) said, "You stay away from vices." He asked, "How is the most prominent hijrah like?" He (SAW) said, "Jihad." He asked, "What is jihad?" He (SAW) said, "You fight the kafirs if you meet them." He asked, "How is the most prominent jihad like?" He (SAW) said, "Anyone whose best horse is injured and his bloods are spilled."
Rasulullah (SAW) was asked: "Which deed is the best?'' He (SAW) replied, "Faith in Allah and His Messenger.'' Then he was asked: "What is next?'' He replied, "Jihad (holy fighting) in the Cause of Allah.'' Then he was asked, "What is after that?'' He (SAW) replied, "Hajj Mabrur (an accepted pilgrimage).'' (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
From 'Aishah Radliyallaahu 'anhu (RA) that she once asked: "O Prophet of Allah! Jihad (striving or fighting in the cause of Allah) is the best deed. Should we (women) then, not actively participate in it?" The Prophet (SAW) replied: "The best jihad for you is Hajj Mabrur." (Bukhari and Muslim) .
That is the shar'ie meaning of jihad, i.e. war! It is because of this that the ulama's unanimously agreed that if if you find the word jihad mentioned on its own or is self-supporting, then the meaning is not taken except to the meaning of conducting jihad against the kafir with the swords until they embrace Islam, or give jizya from their hands while they are in a state of humiliation! And not taken to other meanings. So that when there are words saying.. "Conduct jihad against the kafir and munafiq" flatly and it wasn't shown how to conduct the jihad, then the meant way of conducting jihad is by fighting and mobilizing all strengths to wage war against the kafir with the swords or other weapons... not waging a war against the kafir by means of being dutiful to parents, or fasting, or seeking knowledge, etc..
So it is wrong to say that the meaning of the above words are, "be dutiful to those kafir and munafiq" or "resist your carnal desires against the kafir and munafiq" ,.... it's a big mistake! But it means, "FIGHT WITH SWORDS those kafir and munafiq"... Our studying is not jihad. Our knowledge is not jihad. Sitting with our brothers in study halaqah is not jihad, struggling in the kufr parliament is not jihad. Jihad is war, as long as the banner of jihad is still flapping, as long as the spears are still unsheathed and as long as you are still in good health and enabled to bear arms.
"Since America is a super power, then we also need a super power to compensate it, we also need to form a super power state to defeat it," these words are very strongly embedded in the mind of you who feel, WE MUST FIRST GATHER A LARGE FORCES BEFORE FIGHTING. Whereas, it is evident from the collapse of the Soviet Union (a world super power) in the hands of the world's poorest nation (Afghan). Let us ask ourselves, from the lesson of history that we have learned, there are the power of the NATO and Warsaw Pact. And all have said that the power of the the two entities are balanced. The Warsaw Pact has been torn down by this nation honored by Allah (the Afghans), it automatically means that the American forces are only equivalent to the Soviet Union's, again automatically America could certainly be defeated by this world's poorest nations! Then, is it the power of arms that becomes the parameters? IT'S NOT... O AKHI!! IT'S IMAN!
Q.S 8:65. O “Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.”
Don't you understand? Don't you believe? Who is stronger? America or Rabbul 'Alamin? Do you believe that Allah Azza wa Jalla is stronger than America? Do you really really believe that Rabbul Izzati (God the Almighty) is stronger than the U.S. missiles and the armadas of its forces? You will surely answer, "That cannot be doubted." By Allah, supposing the Islamic countries believe that Allah Azza wa Jalla is stronger than Israel, then we will never be defeated in all fields of our lives. We will not be going back to swallow the humiliations, regrets and lowliness in every aspect of life... if we really believe that Allah SWT is higher, more superior and greater than Israel, then we will not fall into the valley of humiliation again like that has ever happened to us.
Aren't we today experiencing defeats and humiliations on all fronts, except for a few people who are blessed by Allah? Today we are experiencing the bitterness of lowliness and regrets in all facets of life. Why? Because the answer to the belief that 'Allah is stronger than America' is only in the mouth, it doesn't reach the heart and is not practiced.
That belief stops at the fists and the cries of the mouth only, it does not flow with the flow of our bloods. Do you think if we are asked : "Which is stronger America or Allah?" then we reply: "Definitely, Allah is stronger, " then suddenly the situation will change? Or when we march with clenched fists shouting : "Crush America, America is the criminal, etc." then the circumstances will change immediately? Are things going to change with only words, yells and fists?
Allah does not send down His help until we prove it with our deeds, the tawheed uluhiyah is with deeds. Allah does not give victory except to the people whose aqeedah have been proven, whose tawheed has been proven with the intermediation of their tears, sweats and blood. Allah does not give victory to the people who are nervous with the power of America and other world giants. Allah does not give victory to the people who are afraid of America, dazzled by the American military pomp. Until Allah sees to His slaves, that His slaves have given everything they have in this real war because they are not willing that their Rabb is humiliated by the evil creatures and despised fasiqs (America). That's when He sees the proof that these slaves of His are worth getting one of the two victories. While today we see that there is a party of mankind (al-Qaida, Amrozi & Co., Taliban) who prove their tawheed uluhiyah with deeds, tears, sweats, bloods and even their souls, but a part of the Islamic ummah are reviling them instead.
Now, who is stronger, Allah SWT or the Soviet Union? Who is stronger, Allah or America? Do you believe that the forces of Allah, who do not possess the nuclear, are able to defeat America?! Then why do we have to wait? Why do we have to have enough weapons and amount of forces first before we want to go forward and fight? Is it because we are afraid of losing? No! But because we fear death and love the dunya!
Source: Forum Islam Al-Busyro, excerpted from Al Akh Abu Isrofiel's "Al Ghuroba, The Manhaj Of Those Who Are Estranged (transl.)"
Submitted by a Mujahid