Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Iraq 8

The position of the Muslims regarding the crisis in Iraq...3


What is obligatory upon the Muslims is to make recourse to Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and to ask Him to protect the Muslims and that He wards off the evil from them, and that suffices the Muslims against the evil of their enemies and their plots. Just as it is obligatory uopn the Muslims to return backto their Lord, and that their reflect upon their conditions and about what has led them to this humiliation.

And that every single individual returns back to check his own soul, and to check his adherence to his deen, and that he aids Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, as it relates to himself, so that Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic may aid him against his enemy, and this is a vital matter.

And it is not befitting that we occup the Muslims away from this mighty objective, which is checking the soul, and aiding Allaah the Mighty and Majestic in regards to one's soul, so that the aid of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, for the Ummah can be actualised.

Just as it is obligatory upon everyone to return back to the Scholars and to revolve around them, and to take whatever they direct towards, because they are the most knowledgeable of that by which Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, rectifies the Ummah, and they are most precise, most understanding and their directions of advice are better and safer.

And it is not permissible to aid the Kuffar in this matter, and as for the ruling concerning what has happened, then this is for the Scholars, and there is detail to his saying (i.e. the questioner's), "a nullifier from the nullifiers of Islam, or not", because applying a nullifier to a specific individual has conditions that are necessarily required, and this matter returns back to verifying the base, origin (of the ruling), and explaining the condition of the person, so that a judgement can be passed upon him that is appropriate and befitting to his situation. And Allaah knows best.

Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee

Iraq 7

The position of the Muslims regarding the crisis in Iraq...2

Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee was asked...

"O Shaykh what is the position of the Muslim from that which occurred in Iraq? And have you any advice for the Muslims in general and those living in the west specifically?"

The Shaykh responded:

"The reality is that this matter is saddening. And there is no power nor might except by Allaah. And the Muslims do not have any strength in their hands, and they do not have anything in their hands (at all). So there is nothing upon them except to supplicate for those weak ones who are being slaughtered. As for Saddaam Hussain, then he is a Socialist Ba'thist - and refuge is with Allaah and his creed is evil. However, he has harmed the Muslims, those who are being slaughtered for nothing they have done. So there is nothing upon them except to supplicate for them, and there is no doubt that supplication has its role (and effect), and Allaah, the Sublime and Exalted, is the one in whose Hands all the affairs lie."

Iraq 6

The position of the Muslims regarding the crisis in Iraq...1

Shaykh Zayd ibn Muhammad ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee was asked:

"And the second question O Shaykh, it is: What is our position, or the position of the Muslims in general with regards to the fitnah that has occurred recently in Iraq in these days?"

The Shaykh responded:

"It is upon the Muslims to beseech Allaah the Mighty and Majestic so that He raises Islam and the Muslims, so that He raises the Religion, and so that He raises the Magnificent Book, and so that He raises the purified Sunnah and so that He raises the status of knowledge and the Scholars. And so that He grants relief and a way out from every fitnah (trial, tribulation)".

Iraq 5

Clarification from the Council of Senior Scholars regarding the incidents in Iraq
The Committee of Senior Scholars calls the children (i.e. people) of the Kingdom to support their Leadership.

Riyadh: A clarification was issued yesterday from the Council of Senior Scholars regarding the recent incidents (in Iraq) and this is the text of it:

"Clarification from the Council of Senior Scholars"

All praise is due to Allaah, the One, the Unique, the Creator of the creation, the Lord, the Self Sufficient, the Sender of the Messengers as a mercy to the human beings. And may prayers of blessing and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Imaam of mercy, who was sent with the guidance, and who was commanded with justice and clarifying the truth. He was the caller to mercy and kindness. And may these same prayers be upon his family and his companions, all of them.

To proceed: Verily the person in our Islamic homeland - as well as the people who love peace in every place in this world - it hurts him to see the carrying out of this war in Iraq, due to his understanding and comprehending that the wars do not leave behind them anything other than destruction, and that there is no victor in a matter of loss. So everyone in this world will be afflicted by its effects and will live its griefs in the absense of judging according to intelligence and wisdom. And verily every believer upon this earth from those who judge by their intelligence, and express their anxiety and concern about the establishment of this war, he calls upon the Islamic Ummah, and the nations, and the countries who love peace and who adhere to the fundamentals of justice, to make haste in working to stop it as a mercy to all of humanity, and due to respect for the covenants, and protecting humanity from the spread of the chaos of wars which do not leave anything other than destruction in the buidlings and structures, and death for the people. The wars make the women become widows, and the old people mourn and the children frightened. At the same time it kindles in the soul the tendancies of enmity and hatred between the countries of the world and their people.

And verily when we announce this clarification to all of the children of the Kingdom, it is so that we call them to gathering around their leadership which has exherted much effort in the way of preventing Iraq and its people from this war since its warning signs first appeared on the horizon. And they (the leaders of Saudi Arabia) are not being pacified and nor will they ever be pacified until they find and honorable way of containing the incident with attempts. We hope for their success in averting the horrors of war from the area. And what has come in the statement of the Custodian of the Two Sacred Sanctuaries (i.e. King Fahd) and his brother, the successor to the leadership (i.e. Crown Prince 'Abdullaah) - may Allaah preserve them - regarding this matter is in no need of any explanation or clarification. Likewise the position of the Kingdom in opposition to this war is clear and announced publicly to all.

And we remind ourselves and all of the children of the Ummah, to adhere to Fear of Allaah (i.e. obeying His commands and avoiding His prohibitions), and staying away from division, and differing. Rather they should stand together in one rank, acting according to the statement of Allaah, the Most High:

{And hold steadfast, all of you, by the Rope of Allaah, and do not be divided}.

And His statement:

{And do not dispute among yourselves, or you will fail and lose your strength}.

And this is a divine command that is obligatory upon everyone in all circumstances. And in the time of trials and calamities it is even more obligatory and more binding. And from this is the spreading of rumors that are targeting the matter of our religion and our tranquility and safety. And from this is the attempt of those who their souls have made it fair seeming to them, from those with weak souls, to attack the unity of our country by speech or action. It is obligatory upon the Muslim who feels protective honor in the situations of trial and major events which relate to the Ummah in general, to fear Allaah regarding his nation, and he should not be hasty. Rather he must use deliberation and gentleness, and he must refer the affairs to their proper people.

Allaah, far removed is He from imperfections and Most High is He, said:

{And when there comes to them a matter of safety or fear, they broadcast it. And if they had referred it back to the Messenger and those in authority among them, then those who could extract the truth of it amongst them would know it}.

They would emphasize the neccessity of confirming information and the obligation of seeking shelter with Allaah in both speech and action. May He preserve the safety of our Kingdom in its relgious matters and its worldly matters, and may He give its rulers firmness upon the truth, and may He protect the lands of the Muslims in general.

And it is a duty upon the rest of the people of knowledge in this Kingdom and in every place to make clear to the people the effects of the evil trials and their wicked results. And they must encourage the people to seek shelter and refuge with Allaah with supplications, and requesting from Him that He removes the harm, and pressing upon Him - Magnficent is His Majesty - to do this and supplicating for this in abundance. They should ask Him for forgiveness and expiation of sins. For indeed it is He Who said: "And when My servants ask you concerning Me, indeed I am Near. I answer the supplication of the supplicator when he calls upon Me.

Indeed this clarification is only to emphasize what the government of this land is upon and its scholars and its people, of rejecting the war. And Allaah is the One Who Assists, and He is the Most Able, the One with Power over every matter. We ask Him by the magnificence of His Qadr to extinguish this war with His Mercy, and that He covers the inhabited lands with peace. The control of every affair is in His Hand and unto Him is the final affair. May Allaah send Salaah upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions, and may He send upon them an abundance of Salaam.

The Council of Senior Scholars
The President of the Board
'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Muhammad Aal ash-Shaykh

Iraq 4

The Imaams of Makkah and Madeenah call for immediate halt to war in Iraq...

The imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah yesterday (Friday 28 March, 2003) called for an immediate halt to the war on Iraq as people across the Gulf prayed for the victory of the Iraqi people against the US-British aggressors.

"This unjust war must stop immediately. If it continues, it will only fuel hatred and conflicts" between nations, said Dr. Saleh ibn Abdullah Humaid, who is also chairman of the Shoura Council.

Delivering his Friday sermon to more than 500,000 faithful thronging the large mosque complex, Sheikh Humaid urged the international community to stand by the Iraqi people. "Truth and justice demand that we stand by the Iraqi people," he added.

In his televised address, Humaid said that launching the war on Baghdad was a grave mistake. "This is a lost war and there will be no winners," the imam said.

Humaid also urged world leaders to respond to the calls for peace by taking effective steps to end the US-led war. "Our world today is in need of justice, charters and clear agreements, which should be followed by every country without exception.

"There must be good intentions and sincere cooperation for the welfare and happiness of all," he said.

The Haram imam urged Muslims to unite and avoid differences to confront the challenges facing them. "We have to achieve real freedom by restricting our worship to God alone," he added.

Dr. Humaid stressed that the Islamic nation would not have been affected by foreign attacks if internal wrangling had not weakened it. "Muslims can regain their power by strengthening their faith in God and implementing the Shariah."

He cautioned the public about the media war launched by sections of the Western media organization and urged them to distinguish between truth and rumor. "Enemies spread false reports to create chaos and confusion among Muslims, create fear, destroy their morale and weaken their self-confidence," he added. Humaid urged Muslims to learn from the present crisis and stand united.

Saudi Arabia has opposed the US-led war on Iraq and called for an immediate end to it.

The Kingdom has also rejected a military occupation of Iraq and has warned that a continuation of the war would affect Saudi-US relations.

Security measures in the Kingdom have been beefed up, with police patrols guarding main streets, government institutions and shopping malls.

The Haram imam also condemned the killing of innocent people in Iraq by the Anglo-American forces. "Bodies are shattered and dismembered, many people have lost their loved ones, many are missing. There is destruction everywhere," he said.

Sheikh Salah Al-Bedair, the imam and khateeb of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, prayed for "our weak Muslim brothers in Iraq and for the destruction of the aggressors."

Bedair referred to reports of Muslim women, children and the elderly being killed and injured in Iraq and urged Muslims all over the world to pray for their brethren in Iraq.

Iraq 3

Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree on the Position Towards Iraq

From a Paltalk Session today 31/03/2003 at 8:30pm UK Time

Question: O esteemed Shaykh, what is happening now (in Iraaq) so what is the position of the Muslim towards this trial, and is there a Jihaad, and are do those soldiers who are in the Gulf have the ruling of being mujaahideen, and may Allaah reward you.

Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree: I dont know why this question (is asked) when, when we have just ended the speech with what I consider to comprise the answer to it and to its likes. However, despite this, just so that it is said, that Ubayd has neglected some of the questions.

So I say: Firstly, not all of the Iraaqi society is Muslim. Rather, amongst them is the Marxist, amongst them is the Ba'athist Heretic, and amongst them are numerous orientations. And there are Muslims amongst them...

And amongst them are the Raafidah. And the positions of the Scholars towards the Raafidah is well known, amongst them are those who declared them Disbelievers.

Secondly, we have Rulers and those who have authority, and it is obligatory to give them hearing and obedience, and around our rulers are those who have knowledge, and experience, and speciality in the political affairs. So we do not undermine them, and we have already mentioned previously that the general affairs are not for just any person. Rather, they are for whom? For those in authority.

And as it is appropriate, I also say that those who call to cutting off from the products of America and Britain and others, then those people have a resemblance to the Raafidah. Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah mentions in Minhaaj us-Sunnah, in the first volume, and I believe it is page 38, "From the stupidity of the Raafidah is that they do not drink from the river that was unearthed (i.e. dug out, like a well) by Yazeed". So those Harakiyyoon and Hizbiyyoon, have resembled the Raafidah. And what an evil model (that is). And the most repugnant for a person that his model, and way is that of the Raafidah.

Thirdly, the banner of fighting in Iraaq, who is carrying it? It is carried by Saddaam Hussain at-Takreetee, and he is the leader of the Ba'athi Party in his land...and the Ba'athi Party, is secularist, disbelieving, heretical. Its foundation is upon mixing and not differentiating between a Sunni Muslim, Guidance from the Scholars Concerning Iraaq and between the Jew, Christian, Communist, and others. They are all the same, equal. And for this reason, their slogan is, as their poet has said:

I believe in, -- (Shaykh Ubayd): I seek refuge in Allaah --
I believe in al-Ba'ath as the Lord which has no partner
And in Arabism as a religion, which has no other (religion)

This is their religion, qawmiyyah (nationalism) and shu'oobiyyah, and their religion is not Islam. So built upon this, the one who fights under the banner of the Iraaqi government, then he is fighting under a banner of disbelief. And we do not dispute that the people of Iraaq have the right to defend themselves. They can defend themselves, their blood, their honour and their wealth, they can defend those who transgress upon them, whether America or Britain or other than them.

So it is obligatory upon us, the community of Muslims that we ask Allaah in our supplication that He delivers the Muslims amongst the people of Iraaq. So whoever said O Allaah save the [Iraaqi Society]1 , then he has erred. This supplication of his reaches even the Marxist and the Communist. And the Ba'ath Party is at the front of the [supplication of the] one who supplicates for the Iraaqi society (in general). No, but supplicate to Allaah that He delivers the Muslims amongst the people of Iraaq. And that he relieves them of their distress. This is what I can add now.

Iraq 2

Shaykh Rabee' bin Haadee al-Madkhalee speaks about the Attack on Iraq

From a cassette recording (26/1/1424H) of an answer of the Shaykh to a question concerning the crisis (of the Attack on Iraqi) – transcribed by Khalid adh-Dhafayree.

Question: There has been much questioning of the position of the "adherents to the way of the pious predecessors" towards this crisis, is it permissible to supplicate against the Disbelievers in the likes of these circumstances?

Response: Yes, it is permissible to make supplication against the Disbelievers in these circumstances and others. Supplication is made for their guidance, and supplication is made for their destruction when they do not seek guidance. So we ask Allaah that prevents the harm of the Disbelivers, especially in these circumstances, we see oppression and transgression, which exceeds the lowest limits [of what can be defined as] transgression and wrongdoing. So we ask Allaah that He turns their plot back upon them.

Man, as it is said, is a commodity, it is necessary that he gather something of the news. However, I hold that the youth should not be completely engrossed and waste their time in what does not benefit them, and which does not bring back any benefit to the Ummah. Because all they can do is just listen, then what do they do after that? So they take a part o f this news, and then call upon Allaah, the Blessed and Almighty, that He gives relief to the Muslims, and that He removes this affliction. And my advice in regard to this, to the Muslims in general and to [the people of] `Iraaq specifically, is that they return to the Book of Allaah and to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), for by Allaah, there is no exit for them from these tribulations, trials, calamities and the transgression of the Disbelievers upon them, and by Allaah nothing will stand in the face of them, except that that they adhere to the Book of Allaah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger (`alayhi as-salaatu was salaam). And there is no exit for the Muslims from the continuous humiliation except when they are truthful in their aqeedah, and in their manners and in all of their actions. They are truthful with Allaah, they are truthful to Allaah, obedient to Him, obedient to His Messengers, respectful to His teachings that are in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger. But as for when they turn away, and fall short, and when they have beliefs that clash with the beliefs of the Prophets, [and] Shirk is spread in the lands of the Muslims, and misguidance and deviation in the morals and manners and other such tribulations, all of which obligates the anger of Allaah and obligates the domination of the enemies of Islam upon those Muslims, those about whom the saying of the Messenger (`alayhi as-salaatu was-salaam) holds true, "The nations are about to call each other and set upon you, just as diners set upon food." They said: "Will it be because of our small number that day, O Messenger of Allaah?" He said: "Rather, on that day you will be many, but you will be like ghuthaa (scum, foam), like the ghuthaa on the river". This is the reality of the Muslims, so are they prepared to leave this ghuthaa'iyyah? For by Allaah, [leaving this ghuthaa'iyyah] is not by battle-cries, nor by demonstrations, and by crying and nor by any of this. Rather, it is (by way of) our being truthful with Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, and that we acquaint ourselves with all earnest, with the methodology of the Prophets, and with the speech of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), so we believe what it contains of beliefs upon the way of the Messenger of Allaah and His Noble Companions, not upon the way of the Rawaafid (Shi`ah), and nor upon the way of the Khawaarij, and nor upon the way of the Ba'thees (Socialists) and nor upon the way of the Philosophers, and nor upon the way of any astray sect. But rather upon the way of the Messenger (`alayhi as-salaatu was salaam), the way that is comprised in the texts of the Book and the Sunnah, and [the way that] the Noble Companions guided themselves, by this guidance, and [the way of] whoever followed them until this day of ours.

This is the path to rescue in the world and the hereafter, and this is the path of deliverance, this is the boat of deliverance. And by Allaah, the time has come for the Palestinian society to return to Allaah, and the Iraaqee society, and all of the [Muslim] societies, for them to return to Allaah, with a complete and serious return. And it is of the utmost imperative upon the callers, those who raise the slogans that doe not benefit the Muslims, that they are truthful to Allaah, the Blessed and Exalted and that they give sincerity of purpose to Allaah, and His Book and His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their general folk, that they give sincerity of purpose to them and call out to them to return to the Book of Allaah and that they satisfy the Muslims with [the fact] that there is not deliverance or rescue from the anger of Allaah, His punishment, and empowerment of their enemies upon them in this life, except by a serious return to the Book of Allaah, and the Sunnah of His Messenger (`alayhi as salaatu was salaam) and to what the Pious Predecessors (may Allaah be peased with them) were upon.

This is the path to deliverance, by Allaah, not by the United Nations, which has been unsuccessful, and nor by the Security Council, and nor by the Union of Arab States, and nor other than it, and nor by mere slogans or ideologies, or calls, or slogans, or the cries of the Soofiyyah, or the Rawaafid nor other than them.

But that which will save them and will remove them from the destructive calamities, is that they return to the Book of Allaah and to the Sunnah of His Messenger, just as he (`alayhi as salaatu was salaam) said, "When you deal in 'eenah transactions, and are satisfied with cultivation, and hold on to the tails of oxen [and abandon Jihaad] then Allaah will impose a humiliation upon which that He will not remove up until you return to your deen".

I hope that you understand this Prophetic advice, it is not the advice of Rabee`, this is the advice of the Messenger of Allaah, the Naasih, the Ameen (Sincere Advisor, Trustworthy One), who does not speak with his desire, the one who is Ra'oof and Raheem, as his Lord described him. So if you desire deliverance in this world and the hereafter, and rescue, and (imposing) humiliation upon the Disbelievers, and (acquiring) strength, honour for Islam and the Muslims, then Allaamah Rabee' on Current Events in Iraaq by Allaah, the path to strength, deliverance and honour in this world and the hereafter is by returning to Islam and holding fast to it.

So I ask Allaah that He grants success to the Muslims, those who are guided and those who are astray and deviated amongst them, from amongst the astray sects in whatever land from the various lands, that they show earnest in returning to the Book of Allaah, and taking from this (Prophetic) text and its likes, that direct them to what which will rectify them in their world and their hereafter. I ask Allaah that He grants success to the leaders of the Muslims, their callers, and the students of knowledge in leading these poor societies to the shores of safety, and to the banks of deliverance. And that is in abundance in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. I ask Allaah that He actualises this soon rather than later, verily our Lord is the one who hears the supplication, and prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and companions.