Worshipping Allaah In Makkah And Madeenah

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyyaad was a famous sholar and zaahid who was known for his sincere worship and devotion to Allaah at the two Holy Mosques, Malkah and Madeenah.

The Mujaahid, ‘Abdullaah Ibn Al-Mubaarak made Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyyaad cry by telling him:

“O Worshipper of the two Holy Mosques, if you were to see us,
You would surely know that you are only playing with worship.
(While you) decorate your cheeks with his tears,
We decorate our throats with our blood.”

[Mentioned by ibn Katheer in his Tafseer from Haafidh Ibn ‘Asaakir’s biography of ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mubaarak, by way of Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem Ibn Abee Sukaynah, who reported that in the year 170AH he was sent with these words to the city of Tartus (in Palestine, where the Muslims were engaged in Jihaad against the Byzantines), to Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyyaad calling people to fight on the cause of Allaah.]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 6

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on March 12, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari reported that the Prophet (saw) sent both him and Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal (ra) to Yemen, and instructed them to teach the people the Quraan. Mu’aadh came one day to visit Abu Musa and found with him a man who was chained up, so he said, “O my brother, were we sent to punish the people or were we sent to teach them and order them with what would benefit them?”

So Abu Musa said, “He embraced Islam and then disbelieved.”

So Mu’aadh said, “By He who sent Muhammad with the truth, I will not leave until I burn him with fire.”

So Abu Musa said, “We still have some unfinished business with him.”

So Mu’aadh said, “By Allaah, I will never leave!”

Then some firewood was brought and a fire was lit, and he threw him in.

[Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabeer – At-Tabarani]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 5

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

During the Riddah wars, when Khalid Bin Waleed defeated Tulayhah Al-Asadi in the battle of Buzaakhah, Abu Bakr wrote to him ordering him not to b lenient and to make an example out of anyone he captured from amongst the Kuffaar who had killed Muslims.

So Khalid Bin Waleed remained in Buzaakhah for a month hunting down the Murtadeen and taking revenge for the Muslims who had been killed.

Some of the Murtadeen he would burn alive, others he would stone to death, and others he would throw off the tops of mountains.

[Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, by Ibn Katheer]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 4

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on March 6, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

During the Riddah wars, a man named Al-Fujaa’ah came to Abu Bakr (ra) claiming to be a Muslim, and asked Abu Bakr to prepare an army for him to lead in the fighting against the Murtadeen. Abu Bakr did so, and the man wound up killing and robbing anyone he came across, including Muslims.

When this reached Abu Bakr, he sent an army to detin him. He was brought back, and Abu Bakr ordered that he be taken to the area of Al-Baqi’ (next to masjid An-Nabawi) and burned alive.

[Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, by Ibn Katheer]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 3

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , on March 3, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Proof 2:

During his Khilaafah, Abu Bakr (r.a) gathered a number of his advisors from amongst the Sahaabah and consulted them about the case of a man found guilty of committing sodomy. The one who had the most severe position was ‘Ali Ibn Abee Taalib (r.a) who said:

“This is a sin that no nation had committed before except for one nation, and you know how Allaah dealt with them. I view that we should burn him alive.”

So the Sahaabah agreed with his position, and Abu Bakr wrote to Khallid ordering him to burn the man alive.


Note: On this occasion, the sahaabah as a whole agreed with the actions of ‘Ali Ibn Abee Taalib, including Abu Bakr’s advisors in his shoorah council. Again, showing that the sahaabah didn’t view it as completely haraam to burn with fire, but in fact viewed it permissible for maslahah. And this is also the position held by the Hanafis and Shaafi’ees.

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 2

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on February 28, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Proof One:

In his letter to the Murtadeen of the Arabian Peninsula during the riddah wars, Abu Bakr threatened to burn them alive if they did not repent from their apostasy. In it he states:

“I have sent you so and so (Khalid Ibn Waleed) with an army of the Muhaajireen, the Ansar, and their good followers and I’ve ordered him not to fight anyone or kill anyone until he calls him to the call of Allaah.

Whoever answers him, accepts the truth, halts his evil and does good, my envoy will accept this from him and will aid him in it. If he refuses, I’ve ordered him to wage war againat them over such, to not spare anyone he is able to kill, to burn them alive with fire, to kill them in a severe manner using all means, to enslave their women and children, and to not accept from any one of them anyhing but Islam.”

[Taareekh At-Tabaree: Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah]

Note: This was done by the best of all men after the Prophets (as), and it was carried out after the death of the Messenger (saw), so this cancels out the possibility of this being abrogated by the hadeeth. And indeed such an order by Abu Bakr was given to an entire army of Muhaajoreen, Ansar, and Taabi’een, and not a single objected to this order.

Burning Someone Alive With Fire, Part 1

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Many people believe it is absolutely haraam to burn someone alive with fire due to the narration of Ibn Abbaas found in Bukhari. However just because a narration is found in Bukhari, it does not mean that we should not look elsewhere for further narrations on the topic, narrations which may restrict the meaning, or give exceptions to the rule.

There are many narrations which the Da’ees either hide away from the people (acting as the Jewish Rabbis did to their followers – hiding part of the scripture), or are in fact themselves unaware of (in which case they are not fit to be Da’ees).

Islamically speaking, it is haram to give a fatwa (i.e. to declare something is haram or halal) without sound knowledge on the topic. Furthermore, before declaring your brothers as ignorant or extreme, we must clarify with them the reasons for their actions (which we believe are erroneous), as many times the one who got criticised is indeed upon the haqq and the one criticising was the one lacking knowledge, being hasty to label others without ilm. And hence, the criticiser has done nothing but publicly expose his ignorance as well as leading others astray for which he will be queationed on the day where we will all be accounted for our own sins.

In the upcoming posts I will present the proofs to show the permissibility of burning someone alive with fire, through authentic sources. Narrations which clearly show that the prohibition is not an absolute one, but is in fact exempted in the case of Qisas and Maslahah.

NOTE: This is just an academic study on the fiqh ruling. Please stay on topic when commenting on this and the upcoming posts, jazaakAllaahu khairan.