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What Is Jihaad? And Why Do The Believers Fight?

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

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Ash-Shaheed Sayyid Qutb said about jihaad:

“It is a battle for Allaah, to establish His authority on earth and to overthrow all tyrants who try to usurp this authority. In short, it is a fight to make Allaah’s word supreme. It has no motive of imposing the authority of any person, group or nation, or making any personal or national gain.”

He then went on to say, explaining why believers go out to fight:

(1) Believers go out to fight for Allaah’s cause, to establish His authority and Lordship over human life, and to ensure people’s submission to Him alone.

(2) They seek to destroy the tyrants who usurp Allaah’s authority and claim sovereignty for themselves, having no basis for their claim in the form of a permission granted by Allaah or His law.

(3) They fight to declare the liberation of mankind throughout the world from any bondage to any authority, since such bondage represents a humiliation of man.

(4) Believers fight in order to protect people’s rights, freedom and integrity, not to humiliate other races and peoples through the abuse of power Allaah has granted them.

(5) They go out to fight seeking no personal gain whatsoever. Victory brings them nothing other than having obeyed Allaah’s command to go on jihaad, to establish the code of living He has revealed, to make Allaah’s word supreme and to seek His grace and pleasure.”

Further on he says:

“Right at the outset, Islaam rules out any war undertaken for the glory of individuals and states. It rejects all campaigns that seek to exploit resources and open markets, or to subjugate and humiliate other communities.

Islaam has nothing to do with any war that tries to establish the superiority of one class, race, nation, or state over another. The only type of campaign which Islaam approves of is one undertaken for God’s cause.”

[Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan [English trans.], 7/158-159 & 187]

The Stages Of The Prophet’s Da’wah, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“The first revelation given to the Prophet (saw) by his Lord (swt) was his order to him: “Read in the name of your Lord who created, created man out of an alaq.” [96:1-2] This was the start of his Prophethood. The instruction to him was to read within himself. At the point, He did not order him to convey anything to anyone. He subsequently revealed to him: “O you who are enfolded, arise and warn.” [74: 1-2] This means that God made him a prophet by telling him to read, and He gave him his mission by saying: “O you who are enfolded,arise and warn.” [74: 1-2] God then ordered him to warn his immediate clan. Subsequently, he gave the same warning to his own people, then to the surrounding Arabian tribes, then all Arabs, then mankind generally.

For more than a decade after the start of his Prophethood, Muhammad (saw) continued to advocate the faith without resorting to fighting or the imposition of any loyalty tax (i.e. jizyah). Throughout this period he was ordered to stay his hand, forbear patiently and overlook all oppositions. Later, God gave him permission to migrate (from Makkah to Madeenah) and permitted him to fight. He (swt) then instructed him to fight those who wage war against him and to maintain peace with those who refrain from fighting him. At a later stage, God ordered him to fight the idolaters until all submission is made to God alone.

After the order was given to the Prophet to strive and fight for God’s cause, unbelievers were in three categories with regard to their relations with him: [1] those with whom he was in peace and truce, [2] combatants fighting him, [3] and those under his protection (Ahlul-Dhimmah). God ordered him to honour his treaties with those whom he had a pace treaty, as long as they honoured their commitments. If he feared treachery on their part, he was to revoke the treaty but would not fight them until he had informed them of the termination of their peace treaty. On the other hand, he was to fight those who violated their treaties with him.

When Soorah 9, At-Tawbah, was revealed, it outlined the policy towards all these three categories. The Prophet (saw) is ordered there to fight his enemies from among the people of earlier faiths until they either submit to his authority, paying the loyalty tax, jizyah, or embrace Islaam. He is also ordered in the same Soorah to strive hard against the kuffaar with arm, and against the hypocrites with arguments and proof.

A further order to the prophet (saw) in Soorah 9 was to terminate all treaties with unbelievers, classifying such people into three groups:

– The first group he was ordered to fight, because these were the ones who violated their treaties with him and who were untrue to their commitments. He fought them and was victorious.

– The second group consisted of those with whom he had a pace treaty which they had honoured fully, and the treaty was to run for a specific term. They had given no support to any person or group who opposed the Prophet. With these he was to honour the peace treaty until it had run its course.

– The third group included those with whom he Prophet had no treaty and no previous fighting engagements, as well as those who had an open-ended agreement. The Prophet (saw) was instructed to give these groups four months’ notice, after which he was to fight them. The Prophet acted on these instructions, fought those who violated their treaties, and gave four months’ notice to those who had no treaty or had one without a specific term. Those who honoured their treaties were to have it honoured by the Prophet until the end of its term. All these embraced Islaam before thee end of their term. As for those who pledged loyalty to him, they were to pay the loyalty tax, jizyah.

Thus, after the revelation of Soorah 9, the unbelievers were in three different categories with regard to the Prophet’s relations with them: (1) combatants, or (2) bound by a specified-term treaty, or (3) loyal. The second category embraced Islaam shortly thereafter, leaving the other two groups: combatants who feared him, and those who were loyal. Thus all mankind were divided into three classes: (1) Muslims who believed in the Prophet’s message; (2) those at peace with him who enjoyed security; and (3) those who were hostile and feared him.

As for the hypocrites, he was instructed to accept from them what they professed, leaving the final verdict on them to God. He was to strive against them with informed argument. he was further instructed to turn away from them and to be hard so that he would deliver his message to them in a way that they could not refute. He was forbidden to pray for them when they died, or to visit their graves. He was informed that if he were to pray for them to be forgiven, God would not forgive them.

Such was the prophet’s policy towards his opponents, both unbelievers and hypocrites.

[Zaad Al-Ma’aad, 3/158-161]

The Bravery Of ‘Ali Ibn Abee Taalib

Posted in Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Amr Ibn ‘Abd Wudd had fought on the day of the battle of Badr until he was badly wounded, so he was not present on the day of Uhud but when the day of the battle of the trench came, he marked himself to show his position.

Then he and the other horsemen took up their positions and said, “Who will come out to duel?”

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib came out to him and said to him, “O ‘Amr, you have promised Allaah that if any man of Quraysh gives you one of two options, you will accept one of them.”

He said, “Yes.”

‘Alee said to him, “I call you to Allaah and His Messenger and to Islaam.”

He said, “I have no need of that.”

‘Alee said, “Then I call you to a duel with me.”

He said to him, “Why, O son of my brother? I do not want to kill you.”

‘Alee said, “But by Allaah, I want to kill you.”

‘Amr got angry at that, so he dismounted from his horse, hamstrung it and beat its face, then he turned to ‘Alee, and they fought, circling around one another, until ‘Alee killed him  and their cavalry fled, bursting headlong in flight across the trench.

[As-seerah An-Nabawiyyah, 3/348, of Ibn Hishaam]

Running Away From The Battlefield, By Sayyid Qutb

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Disclaimer: This blog is for information purposes only. The views expressed in these articles may not necessarily be those shared by the blog owner.

Sayyid Qutb said:

“To flee from battle deserves such condemnation because of the magnitude of its serious consequences on the one hand, and because it has a bearing on the very question of having faith. A believer should be firm and resolute, able to resist any force on earth, since he believes that Allaah’s power can overcome all powers.

If a believer’s heart experiences a tremor at a moment of danger, such a tremor should not go as far as making him flee from battle. The moment of anyone’s death is determined by Allaah alone.

Hence, no believer may flee from battle fearing for his life. This should not constitute too much of a burden for anyone. A believer is a human being who encounters an enemy, who, in turn, is a human being. hence, they are of the same nature. The believer, however, has the advantage of relying on the overpowering might of Allaah Himself. Moreover, he is under Allaah’s care while he is alive, and he entrusts himself to Allaah’s care if he attains martyrdom.

This means that in all situations he is stronger than his enemy who defies Allaah and His Messenger. Hence this absolute ruling: “And whoever turns his back to them on such a day – unless it be a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own), – he indeed has drawn upon himself wrath from Allah. And his abode is Hell, and worst indeed is that destination!

[Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan [English trans.], 7/101]

A Few Punishments Carried Out During ‘Uthmaan’s Caliphate

Posted in Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Injuries Caused In A Fight Between Two People

There may be an argument between some people, each of whom harms the other. If any such thing happens, then qisaas (retaliation) must take place, because this offence was deliberate, as it seems that each of them wanted to harm the other. ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan said: “If two people fight, then any injuries caused between them are subject to qisaas.” [Mawsoo’at Fiqh ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan, p.99]

Harm Caused To Animals

If harm is caused to an animal, then its value must be paid. It was narrated that ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir said: “During the caliphate of ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan, a man killed a hunting dog, the like of which was unknown among other dogs. Its value was estimated at eight hundred dirhams, so ‘Uthmaan made him pay that amount. And in another case he penalized a man twenty camels for the price of a dog that he had killed.” [Mawsoo’at Fiqh ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan, p.100]

Harm Caused To An Aggressor

If a person transgresses against the property of another man, or he threatens his life or honour and he kills him during that incident of aggression, then he is not liable. Ibn Hazm narrated in al-Muhalla that a man saw another man with his wife and killed him; they referred the matter to ‘Uthmaan and he ruled that no blood money was to be paid. [Mawsoo’at Fiqh ‘Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan, p.102]

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Fighting Those Who Reject Ahaadeeth

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Humaydee narrated to us saying:

“By Allaah, that I should fight against those who reject the ahaadeeth of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) is more beloved to me than that I should fight against a like number of Turks.”

Al-Humaydee narrated from the likes of: Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyaad, Sufyaan Ibn ‘Uyaynah, Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee amongst others.

Those who narrate from him include the likes of: Imaam Bukhaaree, Adh-Dhuhlee, Aboo Hatim, amongst others.

He died in the year 229H.

[Siyaar Vol. 10, Pp. 616-621]

Bas Rutten’s Lethal Self-Defense System (A Must Watch For Brothers)

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on October 25, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

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