SAUDI SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: PROBLEM WITH ISLAM IS THAT MUSLIMS ARE NOT VIGOROUSLY PURSUING OFFENSIVE JIHAD!
From: "JIHAD IN THE QUR'AN AND SUNNA"
By SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN MUHAMMAD BIN HUMAID
Published by: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam Publishers and Distributors, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
[Sheikh Humaid is an ex-Chief Justice of Saudi Arabia!]
". . .ALLAH (SWT) REVEALED IN SARAH TAUBA (BARA 'A) (REPENTANCE, IX) THE ORDER TO DISCARD (ALL) THE OBLIGATIONS (COVENANTS, ETC.) AND COMMANDED THE MUSLIMS TO FIGHT AGAINST ALL THE MUSHRIKUN AS WELL AS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE SCRIPTURES (JEWS AND CHRISTIANS) IF THEY DO NOT EMBRACE ISLAM, TILL THEY PAY THE JIZYA (a tax levied on the non-Muslims who do not embrace Islam and are under the protection of an lslamic government) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued (as it is revealed in the Verse 9:29). So they (MUSLIMS) WERE NOT PERMITTED TO ABANDON "THE FIGHTING" AGAINST THEM (PAGANS, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS) AND TO RECONCILE WITH THEM AND TO SUSPEND HOSTILITIES AGAINST THEM FOR AN UNLIMITED PERIOD WHILE THEY ARE STRONG AND ARE ABLE TO FIGHT AGAINST THEM (NON MUSLIMS).
"As it is now obvious, AT FIRST "THE FIGHTING" WAS FORBIDDEN, THEN IT WAS PERMITTED AND AFTER THAT IT WAS MADE OBLIGATORY- ( 1 ) against them who start "the fighting" against you (Muslims)... (2) and against all those who worship others along with Allah... as mentioned in Surah Al-Baqara (II), Al-lmran (III) and Tauba (IX)... and other Sarah (Chapters of the Qur'an). ALLAH (SWT) MADE "THE FIGHTING' (JIHAD) OBLIGATORY FOR THE MUSLIMS and gave importance to the subject-matter of Jihad in all the Sarah (Chapters of the Qur'an) which were revealed (at Al-Madina) . . ."
"Ibn Qaiyyam said as regards the Statement of Allah (swt):
" ‘Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It Is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success.’ (V.9:111).
"So ALLAH (SWT) HAS PUT PARADISE AS THE PRICE OF THE BELIEVERS AND THEIR PROPERTIES, SO IF THEY SACRIFICE THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTIES FOR HIS CAUSE, then they deserve the prize (Paradise) and the bargain which they concluded with Him. . . .’"
"Think deeply, dear brother in Islam, how Allah (swt) encourages the spirit to make His Word superior and to protect the weak, and to rescue the oppressed ones. Also THINK DEEPLY HOW JIHAD IS CONNECTED WITH SALAT (PRAYERS) AND SAUM (FASTING). IT IS MADE OBVIOUS THAT JIHAD SIMILAR TO BOTH OF THEM, AND ALL THE THREE (JIHAD, SALAT AND SAUM) ARE ORDAINED (BY ALLAH) FOR THE BELIEVERS. See how Allah has encouraged the cowardly men to plunge themselves into the battles, to face death with an open heart and to run madly for it (Jihad) with great encouragement showing clearly to them that death will certainly overtake them and in case they die as Mujahidin (Martyrs) they will compensated for their worldly life with a mighty compensation and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the very least.
"JIHAD IS A GREAT DEED INDEED AND THERE IS NO DEED WHOSE REWARD OR BLESSING IS AS THAT OF IT, AND FOR THIS REASON, IT IS THE BEST THING THAT ONE CAN VOLUNTEER FOR. ALL THE MUSLIM RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS UNANIMOUSLY AGREE THAT JIHAD IS SUPERIOR TO HAJJ AND 'UMRA (PILGRIMAGE) AND ALSO SUPERIOR TO NON-OBLIGATORY SALAT (PRAYER) AND SAUM (FASTING) as mentioned in the Qur'an and Prophet's Sunna.
It is obvious that the benefits of Jihad for us are extensive and comprehensive, it (Jihad) includes all kinds of worship both hidden and open, it also includes (a great) love for Allah (swt) and it shows one's sincerity to Him and it also shows one's trust in Him, and it indicates the handing over of one's soul and property to Him- it (Jihad) shows one's patience, one's devotion to Islam, one's remembrance to Allah (swt) and there are other kinds of good deeds which are present in Jihad and are not present in any other act of worship."
"Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said:
I) The souls of the martyrs are in the green birds dwelling in Paradise wherever they like.
2) That ALL THEIR SINS AND FAULTS ARE FORGIVEN.
3) That HE CAN INTERCEDE WITH ALLAH (SWT) FOR SEVENTY (70) OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS.
4) That he will come secure on the Day of Resurrection from the great terror.
S) That he will not feel the agonies and distress of death.
6) That he will not be horrified by the (great) Gathering (on the Day of resurrection).
7) That HE DOES NOT FEEL THE PAIN OF "THE KILLING" EXCEPT LIKE THAT OF A PINCH.
"And how many agonies and distresses are there for a person who dies on his bed- and a standing (praying) or a sleeping person in Jihad is better than a fasting or standing (praying) person not in Jihad- and whosoever acted as a guard or escort in Allah's Cause, his eyes will never witness the Fire (Hell) and that A DAY SPENT WHILE ONE IS IN JIHAD FOR ALLAH'S CAUSE IS BETTER THAN THE WORLD AND WHATSOEVER IS IN IT."
". . . [T]he Messenger (pbuh) and those who believed in him were tried with pleasant trials (martyrdom or mighty reward) to make victorious this religion (Islam) and to invite others for it (Islam). So Allah assisted them with victory, sent down upon them tranquillity and helped them with angels and united their hearts and cast terror into the hearts of their enemies.
"So THEY FOUGHT IN THE CAUSE OF ALLAH (FOR) ISLAMIC FAITH (WORSHIPPING NONE BUT ALLAH ALONE) AND SINCERELY (FOR ALLAH'S SAKE) AND TO MAKE VICTORIOUS ALLAH'S RELIGION TILL IT BECOMES SUPERIOR OVER ALL RELIGIONS, and mankind is brought out -- (1) from the darkness into the light, (2) from the worshipping of the slaves (created false gods) to the worshipping of Allah Alone (the only true God), (3) from the distress of the world to its wideness (ease) and (4) from the injustices of the religions to the justice of Islam."
"So (TODAY) THEY (MUSLIMS) ARE LEADING A LIFE OF THE ONE WHO KNOWS NOT ANY PROPHET, NOR BELIEVES IN ANY DIVINE MESSAGE OR DIVINE INSPIRATION, NOR EXPECTS ANY RECKONING NOR S AFRAID OF THE HEREAFTER. THEY (MUSLIMS) RESEMBLE THE PRE-ISLAMIC IGNORANT NATIONS, AGAINST WHOM THEY USED TO FIGHT IN THE PAST. THEY HAVE TURNED ON THEIR HEELS (BACK) AS APOSTATES FROM ISLAM, THEY HAVE IMITATED THEM (IGNORANT NATIONS) IN THEIR CIVILIZATION, IN THEIR SOCIAL AFFAIRS, IN THEIR POLITICAL AFFAIRS, IN THEIR CHARACTER AND IN THE PLEASURES OF THEIR LIVES.
They (Muslims) also imitated them in many other things because of which Allah (swt) hated and forsook them. He (Allah) put them (Muslims) into trials under the effects of (1) Western civilization (2) and the Eastern Communist propaganda. . . ."
"The Prophet pbuh . . . said,
" ‘IF YOU: (1) practiced Bai'a Al- 'Aina (i.e. selling goods to a person for a certain price and then buying them back from him for a far less price), (2) and followed the tails of the cows (i.e. indulged in agriculture and became contented with it) (3) and DESERTED THE JIHAD (HOLY FIGHTING) IN ALLAH'S CAUSE,
ALLAH WILL COVER YOU WITH HUMILIATION AND IT WILL NOT BE REMOVED TILL YOU RETURN BACK TO YOUR RELIGION’ (Abu Daud).
"And NOW THEY (MUSLIMS) HAVE DESERTED THE JIHAD AND ASKED HELP FROM (THEIR) ENEMIES AND PROTECTION FROM THE DISBELIEVERS, begging them; turning towards them, expecting good from them. So they (Muslims) have become mean, despised before Allah in spite of their Islamic names and in spite of the presence of righteous pious persons amongst them and in spite of the fact that some of the religious laws, signs and ceremonies are practiced in their countries."
"One of the orientalists said: ‘When the Muslims turned away from their religious teachings and became ignorant of its wisdom and its laws, and deviated towards the contradictory (man-made) laws taken from the opinions of men, there spread in them immorality of character, falsehood, hypocrisy, ill-will and hatefulness increased in them. Their unity disintegrated and they became ignorant of their present and future state and became unaware of what will harm them or will benefit them. They have become contented with the life in which they eat, drink, sleep and compete not with others, in superiority.’ ALL THIS IS A VISIBLE FACT, WHICH EVERY TRUE BELIEVER FEELS, AND WHICH EVERY ENTHUSIASTIC PERSON (ABOUT HIS RELIGION) PALPATES IN EVERY COMMUNITY (NATION) THAT GIVES UP AL-JIHAD and dips itself; (1) in a luxurious life, (2) in the worshipping of wealth and (3) in the love of this world."