Some Legal Evidences for the Conditions of Jihad

The following was taken fromthe book, al-Jihâd: Anwâ’uh wa Ahkâmuh wal-Hadd al-Fâsil Bainah wa Bain al-Fawda, by Shaikh Dr. Abu Anas Hamad bin Ibrâhîm al-‘Uthmân, a professor in the College of Sharî’ah and Islamic Studies in the University of Kuwait. I’ve only mentioned the conditions listed by the shaikh along with some of the evidences to support them from the Qur’an and the Sunnah. I’m currently working on translating at least a good deal of it, if not the whole section. That’s going to take some time though, so for now, I hope this suffices for those interested in knowing the evidences from which the scholars of the People of the Sunnah and Congregation stipulated these conditions.

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With Which Intellect & Religion Are Bombing & Destruction Jihad?!?!

I first translated this book roughly four years ago and I’ve re-edited and revised it for publication. There are already a couple of translations of this book available online, if I’m not mistaken, but what the hey. I thought I’d post it up anyhow. Allah willing, when the QSSC site is ready for all the articles I’ve done, you’ll be able to download them and print them from there. For the time being, however, I’ve got the security settings to restrict printing on all the QSS articles (this only applies to the QSS articles I’ve posted), so you’ll have to be content with just being able to download them and save them in digital format. Sorry, folks.

With Which Intellect & Religion Are Bombing & Destruction Jihad?! Woe to you … Wake Up, O Youth!! (PDF).

Saudi Arabia: Rehabilitating Jihadists

Many thanks to brother AbdulHaq for sending this link out. Pretty interesting video on Saudi Arabia’s rehab program for rehabilitation of jihadists and excommunicationists (takfîrîs).

Islamic Supremacism?

Brother Sameer Parker and I have been engaged in a discussion with some of Spencer’s supporters over on his blog (you can read its entirety here). Sameer’s posted one of his responses to commentor “awake” as a separate blog entry for his readership to see. You can read his response here; may Allah reward and bless him for his efforts. From the response:

Let me address this ‘Islamic supremist ideology’ thing. Awake I assume that you are a Christian and that you believe that your religion is ’superior’ to other religions and that only Christians will go to Heaven? I will say that that is a reasonable stance since I – as a Muslim – hold the same about Islam, but I will not call you a ‘Christian Supremist’. I may disagree with your stance, but I CAN see why you would hold that position. If you did not believe your religion to be superior, then why be in it?

Do I believe that Islam is the only correct religion? Yes!

Do I believe that believing in Islam is a requirement to enter Heaven? Yes

Does that make me agree with terrorism? Of course not, so why are we mixing the issues? People assume now that a Muslim who believes his/her religion is the only truth sympathizes with terror.

Read on … On ‘Islamic Supremacism’ and Sharia (the article has been removed from the site).

The ‘Wahhabi’ Nemesis …

A friend of mine sent me the link to this interesting article pubished on The Muslim Weekly written by brother Abdul-Haq al-Ashanti of SalafiManhaj.com titled The ‘Wahhabi’ Nemesis Exposing Those Responsible for Terror in the UK. I thought I’d share it with those who visit my blog.

Here’s a snippet from the article:

Dr Natana DeLong-Bas superbly states in chapter six of her book Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad:

The global jihad espoused by Osama bin Laden and other contemporary extremists is clearly rooted in contemporary issues and interpretations of Islam.  It owes little to the Wahhabi tradition, outside of the nineteenth-century incorporation of the teachings of Ibn Taymiyya and the Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah into the Wahhabi worldview as Wahhabism moved beyond the confines of Najd and into the broader Muslim world. The differences between the worldviews of bin Laden and Ibn Abd al-Wahhab are numerous.  Bin Laden preaches jihad; Ibn Abd al-Wahhab preached monotheism.  Bin Laden preaches a global jihad of cosmic importance that recognizes no compromise; Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s jihad was narrow in geographic focus, of localized importance, and had engagement in a treaty relationship between the fighting parties as a goal.  Bin Laden preaches war against Christians and Jews; Ibn Abd al-Wahhab called for treaty relationships with them.  Bin Laden’s jihad proclaims an ideology of the necessity of war in the face of unbelief; Ibn Abd al-Wahhab preached the benefits of peaceful coexistence, social order, and business relationships.  Bin Laden calls for the killing of all infidels and the destruction of their money and property; Ibn Abd al-Wahhab restricted killing and the destruction of property… The militant Islam of Osama bin Laden does not have its origins in the teachings of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab and is not representative of Wahhabi Islam as it is practiced in contemporary Saudi Arabia, yet for the media it has come to define Wahabbi Islam in the contemporary era.  However, “unrepresentative” bin Laden’s global jihad of Islam in general and Wahhabi Islam in particular, its prominence in headline news has taken Wahhabi Islam across the spectrum from revival and reform to global jihad.[1]

Note: [1] Natana DeLong Bas, Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp.278-279

Read on … The ‘Wahhabi’ Nemesis Exposing Those Responsible for Terror in the UK