Burning Someone With Fire, Part 2

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.

2 Responses to “Burning Someone With Fire, Part 2”

  1. Assalamu alaikum Akhi
    Here Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu did just threaten to burn them. Is there any evidence that he or any of the other sahabah actually burn?
    Also there is a hadeeth of the Prophet sal Allahu alaihi wasallam, wherein he mentioned, meaning of which is, that i wish to appoint someone to lead the prayer, take some companions and go and burn the houses of people who did not come to the masjid for salaah. But i did not do it as there are women and children in there.
    JazaakAllahu Khairan

    • Wa alaykum assalaam wa rahmatUllaahi akhi.

      Yes there are actual hadeeths where the companions burned. I will show them on upcoming posts inshaaAllaah.

      Also a threatening with something haram is impermissible. Its unislamic for the greatest generation, nay the greatest man after the anbiyaa, to threaten with a haraam action.

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