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Islamic Condemnation Of Terrorists, Hijackers,& Suicide Bombers “The Brothers Of The Devils”

Ibn Baaz said, regarding a group called Jamaa’at ul-Jihaad that is involved in terrorism and suicide bombings,

"... they are not to be co-operated with, nor are they to be given
salutations. Rather, they are to be cut off from, and the people are
to be warned against their evil. Since they are a fitnah
(tribulation/trial) and are harmful to the Muslims, and they are
the brothers of the Devils (Shayateen)!"


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Dear reader, know that the events of terrorism that have taken place
over the last few years supposedly in the name of Islaam are in fact
totally contrary to the teachings of Islaam as understood and
preserved by the orthodox Muslim scholars of the first three centuries
after the passing away of the Prophet of Allaah, Muhammad, may the
peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him.

This treatise, though small in size, aims to highlight the roots of this
Marxist-type, revolutionary ideology2 that makes permissible the
taking of life and spreading of corruption. Unfortunately many
western governments such as that of the United Kingdom have given

1 From the compiler.
2 The group names and leaderships may differ but the ideology is one.
Groups upon this corrupted ideology include: Hizbut-Tahrir, Al-Muhajiroun,
Jamaa’at al-Jihaad, Jama’atul-Hijrah wat-Takfeer, Hamas, Jamaa’at ul-Islaamee of
Pakistan and the group with the same name in Egypt, also Islamic Jihaad of
Palestine, Hizbollah of South Lebanon, FIS and GIA, the ‘Salafist Group For
Preaching and Combat’, of Algeria, Al-Qaedah headed by Usaamah Bin Laaden
and other groupings similar to this.
The reviver of this corrupted ideology in the 20th century was Syed
Qutb, a pivotal guide for ‘Al-Ikwaanul-Muslimoon’ (The Muslim Brotherhood)
of Egypt and also Syed Abul -Ala Maududi, the founder of Jamaa’atul-Islaamee
of Pakistan. Referring to this political-revolutionary ideology as a ‘Wahhaabi’
or ‘Salafi’ is incorrect and shows lack of true understanding of the sects of
Islaam. Sayyid Qutb derived his extremist teachings by mixing his Social
Marxist background with the ideas of the French Philosopher Alexis Carrell
pertaining to “Barbarism”, and Sayed Abul-Ala Mawdudi’s notions of
“Divine Government”. Qutb’s fusion of these ideas, led to an ideology that
revived one of first innovated sects to appear in the history of islaam, the
Khawaarij. This sect was warned against severely by the Prophet Muhammad
(sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam).
Please refer to the book, “The Wahhabi Myth – Dispelling
Prevalent Fallacies And The Fictitious Link With Bin Laden” available from and Salafi Publications, Birmingham, UK . Also look to
the website
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refuge to the heads of these ideologies. Further, many of these
political agitators3 are given platforms and exposure in the Western
media so as to further propagate their hatred, corruption and
incitement of Muslim youth, and to further disfigure the beauty of

The roots of this revolutionary political ideology dates right back to
the first century of Islaam and is known as the ‘Khawaarij’. This
group declared the Companions of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi
wassalam) to be apostates and rebelled against their leadership. Their
claims of piety and noble goals should not fool the people. Imaam
Aboo Bakr al-Aajurree (died 360AH), rahimahullaah, said, “It is not
permissible for the one who sees the uprising of a khaarijee4 who has
revolted against the leader, whether he is just or oppressive - so this
person has revolted and gathered a group behind him, has pulled out
his sword and has made lawful the killing of Muslims - it is not fitting
for the one who sees this, that he becomes deceived by this person’s
recitation of the Qur‘aan, the length of his standing in Prayer, nor his
constant fasting, nor his good and excellent words in knowledge
when it is clear to him that this person’s way and methodology is that
of the Khawaarij.” Refer to ash-Sharee’ah (p. 28).

3 The likes of Abu Qataadah, Abu Hamza Al-Misree, Muhammad Al-
Mas’aree, Faisal Abdullaah, Omar Bakree Muhammad, Muhammad Suroor
and others. Rather, there is no doubt that had Usaamah Bin Laaden sought
political asylum in the UK prior to September 11th, he would have received it!
4 Khawaarij: A sect that appeared in the early part of Islaam that were
responsible for the killing of many of the Prophet’s (salallaahu ‘alayhi
wassallam) Companions. From their distinguishing signs are: Declaring
Muslims to be unbelievers due to sins, rebelling against the Muslim rulers,
making pe rmissible the taking of human life unlawfully.
Khaarijee: One who follows the ways and means of the Khawaarij in any era
and place. Note that no khaarijee will ever admit to being a khaarijee, rather
most of them prefer hiding their true roots and give the mselves other titles
such as ‘The Party Of Liberation’ (Hizbut-Tahrir) or ‘The Jihadist Group’
(Jamaa’atul-Jihaad) etc. Yet others are upon this methodology and do not even
realise it! Some have gone as far as to claim that they are Salafis!!!
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In fact the Prophet, (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassalam) himself said about
them, “There will arise a people from the progeny of this man [the
founder of the khawaarij] who will recite the Qur’aan, but it will
not go beyond their throats – they will pass through the religion as
an arrow passes through its target”5

The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There are three
things towards which the heart of a Muslim never shows hatred or
rancour: Making one’s action sincerely for Allaah; giving obedience
to the rulers (wulaatul-umoor); and sticking to the Jamaa’ah (united
body). Since their supplication encompasses those who are behind
them (i.e. those whom they rule over).”6

Shaykhul-Islaam ’Abdul-’Azeez Ibn ’Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (d.1420H) –
rahimahullaah, said “So my advice to al-Mas’aree, al-Faqeeh7 and Ibn
Laadin and all those who traverse their way is to leave alone this
disastrous path, and to fear Allaah and to beware of His revenge
and His anger, and to return to guidance and to repent to Allaah
from whatever has preceded from them.”

5 Reported by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.
6 This narration was related by Ahmad (4/80), and at-Tirmidhee (no. 2567),
and it was authenticated by al-Haythamee in al-Majma’uz-Zawaa‘id (1/137).
7 These are two political agitators who tried to cause rebellion in the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries in general. Eventually they fled to the
United Kingdom where they were given refuge in the name of ‘Political
Asylum’. They are behind the group CDLR. Mas’ari has since aligned himself
with Hizbut-Tahrir. The IANA gro up (behind Jumu’ah Magazine) in the USA
has also promoted the ideology of CDLR.
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Crown Prince Abdullaah8 & Ameer Naa’if9 Speak In
Line With The Qur’aan & Sunnah After The Riyaadh
Bombings Of May 200310
Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia stated, in an address to the
nation after four major bomb blasts in the capital which killed 30
people and injured 194 others, Prince Abdullah said: “The bloody and
painful events in Riyadh... have once again proved that the terrorists
are criminals and butchers.”
“I pledge to my fellow citizens and to the friends who live among us
that the state will be vigilant about their security and well-being. Our
nation is capable, by the grace of Allaah and the unity of its citizens,
to confront and destroy the threat posed by a deviant few and those
who support them,”

8 Deputy premier and commander of the National Guard of the Kingdom Of
Saudi Arabia.
9 Ameer Naa’if is the Interior Minister of the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. The
great Scholar Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi’ee (died 1422AH) said about
Ameer Naa’if and the Interior Ministry Of Saudi Arabia, “…and may Allaah
reward the Ameer [Naa’if], the Minister of Internal Affairs, with good, since
we were received and treated generously, so Jazaakallaahu khaira”. He also
said, “So, may Allaah preserve you, it is a must that we praise Allaah, just as
it obligatory upon the people of this country [of Saudi Arabia] to praise
Allaah, the Most High, because there are certain people in this country who
might be people of desires – some of them might be anarchists or ‘free-
thinkers’ and so on who might demand [unreasonable] things from the
government. But, may Allaah reward the ones in authority with good – Verily
it is an obligation upon every Muslim in all Islamic lands to co-operate with
and assist this government [of Saudi Arabia], even if it be by uttering a good
word about it.” From the final tape of the Shaykh called ‘What I Witnessed In
Saudi Arabia’. For full translated text of this tape, please visit:
10 Abridged from the ‘Arab News’, Jeddah, Wed 14 & Thurs 15 May, 2003 /
13 & 14 Rabi` al-Awwal 1424.
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“These painful incidents should wake up the unwary, bring those
who are deceived by their senses to return things to the right course.
There are only a few deviants and criminals who try to attack this
Prince Abdullah reaffirmed that the Saudi people who have accepted
the Holy Qur’aan as their system and the Sharee’ah as their way of life
would never be disturbed by such criminal incidents.
“They will stand firm by their leadership and will not allow a few
corrupt people to spill the blood of the innocent... and terrorize
children and women,” he said.
The Crown Prince also warned that those who sympathize with
terrorists and try to find justification for their acts in the name of
religion would be considered accomplices. “We say that anyone who
tries to do so will be considered a full accomplice to the terrorists and
will meet the same fate,” the Prince said.
Prince Abdullah quoted verses from the Holy Qur’aan that prohibit
killing of innocent people and said they did not require interpretation.
“These revelations... provide clear evidence that these murderers are
damned on earth and the fury of Hell will befall them in the
hereafter,” the Prince said.
Interior Minister Prince Naa’if has warned that Saudi Arabia will take
strong action against religious leaders who instigate violence and
terrorism here in the Kingdom.
“We will not remain idle and watch certain religious figures who
instigate violence by issuing edicts [fataawa] branding certain people
as infidels [kuffaar]11,” the Prince said.

11 This declaring of Muslims to be disbelievers due to committing sins is from
the specific characteristics of the khawaarij of old and new. As for the belief of
the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’aah, then they hold that major sins such as murder,
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The Major Scholars On The Salafee Position Towards
The Suicide Bombings In Riyaadh, May 2003

All Praise is for Allaah Alone, may the Salaah and Salaam be upon the
last Prophet and his family and Companions. To proceed:

The council of senior scholars held a special sitting in Riyaadh,
Wednesday the 13th of Rabee’ Al-Awwal, 1424, about the explosions
that occurred in the city of Riyaadh on Monday, the 11th of Rabee’ Al-
Awwal, 1424, regarding what took place of the killing, destruction,
terrorizing, and damage inflicted upon people, (both) Muslims and
other than them.

And it is well known that the Sharee’ah of Islaam came to protect the
five necessary things and prohibit transgression against them, and
they are:

1) The religion, 2) Life, 3) Wealth, 4) Honour, and 5) Intellect

And the Muslims do not differ over the prohibition of transgression
against persons who have a right to be protected. The people who
have a right to be protected, according to the Religion of Islaam, are:

Muslims - It is never permissible to transgress against any Muslim
person or to kill one without right. Whoever does this has committed
a major sin, one of the huge major sins (kabaa’ir)! And Allaah the
Most High has said,

stealing, fornicating, gambling, taking of intoxicants, etc, do not exit the doer
from the fold of Islaam. Please read the articles at:
for a fuller discussion regarding the principles surrounding this important
matter. The books of the great scholars of the past dating back to the first
three centuries are replete with refutations of the khawaarij and in this matter.
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“And whoever kills a Muslim intentionally, then his recompense is
Jahannam, he will reside there for an extensive amount of time, and
Allaah’s Anger and Curses are upon him, and He has prepared a
great torment for him...”

...And He, the One free from all imperfections, has said, “And due to
that we prescribed for the Children of Israa’eel that whoever kills a
person, not as a recompense for his killing of another, or to spread
corruption on earth, then it is as if he has killed all of mankind...”
till the end of the verse.

Mujaahid12 said, may Allaah have Mercy on him, “By his sin,
meaning: His sin is as heavy as the one who has actually killed all of
mankind), this shows the severity of killing a person with no due
(legal) right.”

And the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said,

“The blood of a Muslim that bears witness that none has the right to be
worshipped (in truth) except Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah is
not permissible (to spill), except in three cases: 1) recompense for killing
someone else, 2) stoning the adulterer, 3) the one who leaves his Deen,
abandoning the jamaa’ah.”13

And the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said,

“I have been ordered to fight the people until they testify that there is no
deity worthy of worship other than Allaah and that Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allaah, establish the prayer, and pay zakaat, and if they do this,

12 Mujaahid was the great scholar, an explainer of the Qur’aan who studied
directly under the noble companion ‘Abdullaah ibn Abbaas (radhi Allaahu
13 Agreed upon (Bukhaaree and Muslim). This is the version of Al -Bukhaaree.
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then their blood and money shall be protected from me, except by an Islaamic
right, and their account will be with Allaah.”14

And in the Sunan of An-Nasaa’ee, on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn
‘Amr, (radiyAllaahu `anhhu), the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

“The cessation of the world is less significant to Allaah than the killing of a
single Muslim man (i.e. person).”

And one day, Ibn ‘Umar looked to the House, or the Ka’bah, and said,
“How great you are, and how great is your sanctity, and the believer is even
greater in sanctity to Allaah than you.” (Meaning that the haram, the
Sacred Mosque in Makkah, is safe and protected from fighting and
bloodshed, and the believer has even more right to be safe and
protected from bloodshed)

All of these texts and others show the serious reality of the sanctity of
a Muslim’s blood, and the prohibition of killing a Muslim for any
reason other than what has been mentioned in the Sharee’ah’s texts, so
it is not permissible to transgress against any Muslim without right...

Usaamah bin Zaid reported,

“Allah’s Messenger sent us towards Al-Huruqa, and in the morning we
attacked them and defeated them. I and an Ansari man followed a man from
among them and when we overwhelmed him, he said, “ La ilaha illal-Lah.”
On hearing that, the Ansari man stopped, but I killed him by stabbing him
with my spear. When we returned, the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi
wasallam) came to know about that and he said, “O Usaamah! Did you kill
him after he had said “La ilaha ilal-Lah?” I said, “But he said so only to save
himself.” He kept on repeating that so often that I wished I had not embraced
Islam before that day.” 15

14 Agreed upon, from the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with
15 Agreed upon, and this is the wording of al-Bukhari.
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This shows, with the greatest of indications, the sanctity of life. This
was a polytheist (mushrik) man, and they were making Jihaad, on the
plains of battle (fighting), and when they overwhelmed him, and
gained power over him, he spoke with (the utterance of) Tawheed,
singling Allaah out for worship, and Usaamah bin Zaid killed him,
holding that he only said it in order to prevent his own death, and the
Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did not accept his excuse, and his
interpretation (of the situation). And this is from the greatest of
(affairs) that indicates the sanctity of the blood of the Muslims and the
mighty crime of the one who violates it.

Just like the blood of the Muslims is prohibited, then their wealth is
also protected by the saying of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi

“Your blood and your properties are sacred to one another like the sanctity of
this day of yours, in this (sacred) town (Mecca) of yours, in this month of
yours.” Reported by Muslim, and this speech was said by the Prophet
(sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in the sermon of the Day of Arafah, and
both Bukhari and Muslim reported its like regarding the Day of An-

From what has preceded, the prohibition of killing the soul that has
been protected without any due right becomes clear.

Also from the lives that are protected in Islaam, are the lives of

1) those (non-Muslims) who are given agreements (guarantees),
2) the dhimmees (non-muslims living in the land of the Muslims), and
3) those who seek protection (from the Muslims).

From ‘Abdullah bin Amr bin al-Aaas (radiallahu anhumaa) from the
Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) who said,

“Whoever killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims, shall not smell
the smell of Paradise though its smell is perceived from a distance of forty
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years.” [Related by al-Bukharee]

And to whomever the Muslim ruler (wali ul-amr) allows entry (into
the land) with the covenant and promise of ensuring his safety and
security, then his life and wealth are protected, it is not permissible to
harm him, and whoever kills him, then he is as the Prophet (sallallahu
‘alayhi wasallam) said, “...he will not smell the smell of Paradise...” . And
this is a very severe warning for the one who turns upon those who
have been given agreements.

And it is known that the custody (protection) of the people of Islaam
is a single entity (i.e. a collective whole, equal), the Prophet
(sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “The blood of the Believers is equal (one
to another), and the least of them strives for their protection...”

And when Umm Haani (radiyAllaahu `anhaa) granted sanctuary (i.e.
protection, on account of a benefit arising from that) to a man from
the Mushriks (polytheists) in the year of the conquest, and when Alee
bin Abee Taalib (radiyAllaahu `anhu) desired to kill him, she went to
the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and informed him (of that)
so he (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “We have granted sanctuary to
the one you have granted sanctuary O Umm Haani”. Reported by al-
Bukhaari and Muslim.

The intent here is that the one who entered (the land) with an
agreement of personal security, or who had a pledge from the one in
authority, due to a maslahah (benefit) that he (the one in authority)
saw (in giving this person that pledge), then it is not permissible to
turn upon him and nor to transgress upon him or his wealth.

When all of this has become clear, then what occurred of the bombing
incidents in the city of Riyaadh is a prohibited matter that the religion
of Islaam does not affirm, and its unlawfulness has come from
numerous angles:

1) That this action is a transgression upon the sanctity of the land of
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the Muslims, and frightening of those who are secure and safe therein
2) That it contains the killing of lives that the Islaamic Sharee’ah
3) That it is causing corruption upon the earth
4) That it contains destruction of wealth and belongings that are

And the gathering of the Committee of the Major Scholars explains
this matter in order to warn the Muslims from falling into the
destroying prohibited matters, and in order to warn them from the
plots of Shaytaan, for he never ceases to work upon the servant until
he enters him into the things that destroy, either with extremism,
exaggeration in the religion or with disaffection towards it, and
fighting against it, and refuge is with Allaah. And Shaytaan does not
care by which of the two he can triumph over the servant, because
both of these paths, that of extremism and that of disaffection are
from the paths of Shaytaan that make a person fall under the wrath
and punishment of ar-Rahmaan.

And what was done by those who performed these actions, of killing
themselves by blowing themselves up, then that enters into the
generality of the saying of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam),

“Whoever killed himself in the world with anything, then Allaah will punish
him by that same thing on the Day of Judgement” , reported by Abu
Awaanah in his Mustakhraj from the hadeeth of Thaabit bin ad-Dahak,
(radiyAllaahu `anhu).

The Prophet said,

“He who commits suicide by stabbing himself with an iron ( blade) shall that
have that iron (blade) in his hand, and he will thrust it into his body in the
fire of Hell, remaining therein forever (in that state), and whoever took
poison and killed himself, then he will drink it in the Fire of Hell, remaining
therein forever (in that state), and whoever threw himself off a mountain and
killed himself, then he will be falling in the Fire of Hell, remaining therein for
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ever (in that state) .” And this is also in al-Bukhaaree with something

Then let everyone know that the enemies, from every angle, have
designated today the Islamic Ummah for domination. They (the
enemies) rejoice with all the ways that justify this domination for
them, over the people of Islaam, and (which justify) humiliating them,
and taking advantage of their resources and riches. Hence, whoever
aided them in their goal, and opened up avenues amongst the
Muslims and in the Muslim lands for them, then he has aided in
(bringing about) harm upon the Muslims and in dominating their
lands. This is from the greatest of oppression.

It is obligatory (upon all) to be concerned with the Sharee’ah
knowledge that is founded upon the Book and the Sunnah in
accordance with the understanding of the Salaf of the Ummah, and
this occurs in the schools, universities and the mosques, and the
media of information. Just like it is also obligatory to be concerned
with commanding the good and prohibiting the evil, and giving
mutual advice upon the truth. This is because the need, rather the
necessity, calls to this now more than any time that has passed before.
And it is upon the Muslim youth to have a good opinion of their
Scholars and to take from them so that they come to know that what
the enemies of the religion are striving towards is revilement between
the Ummah’s youth and (revilement) of the Scholars and (revilement)
between them and the Rulers, so that their strength weakens, and
therefore, taking control over them (as a result) becomes easier.
Hence, it is obligatory to be aware of this.

May Allaah protect everyone from the plot of the enemies, and it is
upon all the Muslims to have fear of Allaah in the secret and in the
open, and to make a sincere, truthful repentance from all sins. For no
calamity has descended except due to a sin, and no (calamity) has
been raised except due to repentance. We ask Allaah that He rectifies
the condition of the Muslims, and distances the lands of the Muslims
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from every evil and dislikeable thing, and prayers and peace be upon
our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.16

Usaamah Ibn Laaden Praises & Promotes Terrorism

Usaamah bin Laaden said, concerning those who resort to terrorism,
"I look with great veneration and respect at those great men in that
they lifted the humiliation from the forehead of our Ummah17,
whether it was those who bombed in Riyaadh or those in Khobar or
in East Africa, and whatever resembles these acts". In his interview
with "Al-Jazeerah" at the end of 1998.

16 The Committee of Major Scholars:
The Head of the gathering, ‘Abdul -Azeez bin Abdullaah bin Muhammad
Saalih bin Muhammad al-Lahaydaan,
Abdullaah bin Sulaymaan al-Munee’,
Abdullaah bin Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghudayaan,
Dr. Saalih bin Saalih al-Fawzaan,
Hasan bin Ja’far al-’Atamee,
Muhammad bin Abdullaah as-Subayyil,
Dr. Abdullaah bin Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh,
Muhammad bin Sulaymaan al-Badr,
Dr. Abdullaah bin Muhsin al-Turkee,
Muhammad bin Zaid as-Sulaymaan,
Dr. Bakr bin Abdullaah Abu Zaid (was not present due to illness),
Dr. Abdul -Wahhaab bin Ibraaheem as-Sulaymaan (was not present),
Dr. Saalih bin Abdullaah al-Humayd,
Dr. Ahmad bin Sayr al-Mubaarakee,
Dr. Abdullaah bin ‘Alee ar-Rukbaan,
Dr. Abdullaah bin Muhammad al-Mutlaq,
17 Ummah: Muslim nation.
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Salafi Imaam Ibn Baaz* Rebukes Bin Laaden’s Activities
& Those Behind The Riyaadh Bombings In The 90’s.
* The Former Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia18

Imaam Ibn Baaz said, concerning the terrorist attack in Riyaadh, "And
there is no doubt that this act can only be undertaken by one who
does not believe in Allaah or the Last Day. You will not find
anyone who believes in Allaah, or the Last Day, with correct and
sound faith (Imaan), performing this criminal, vile act due to which
great harm and corruption has occurred. Only vile souls which are
filled with enmity, jealousy, evil, corruption and absence of faith in
Allaah and His Messenger19 can perform the likes of these acts. We
ask Allaah for pardon and safety."

And he also said, "And there is no doubt that this is from the
greatest of crimes and from the greatest types of corruption in the
earth. And those who perform the likes of this are more deserving
of being killed and being restrained on account of what they have
committed of great sin. We ask Allaah that He makes them lose
their efforts and shackles them and their likes and that He saves us
from their evil and the evil of those like them, and that He utterly
destroys their plots, indeed He is Lofty and Majestic, and Generous
and Kind." (Majmoo Fataawaa Ibn Baaz 9/253-255).

18 It is strange how the Western media speak of the inaction of the Salafi
scholars and also of the Saudi authorities in dealing with the terrorist
activities of the likes of ‘Al -Qaeda’ and ‘Jamaatul-Jihaad’, whereas the reality
is that the Salafi scholars have always spoken against the evil activities of
these Khaarijee/Qutubee groups. So whilst the Salafi scholars and the Saudi
authorities were seeking out and warning against these false and corrupted
ideologies over many years, the West was busy giving the perpetrators of
these ideologies refuge in their lands, in the name of ‘Freedom of Speech’,
‘Democracy’ and ‘Freedom of Expression’. So ponder!
19 And this does not mean that Shaykh Ibn Baaz has negated for them
complete faith, but rather he negates from them ‘correct and sound faith’,
meaning, that which is deficient and incomplete. This is clear from many of
the recorded fatwas of Shaykh Ibn Baaz.
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The Advice of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Baaz (d.1420H)
To Usaamah Ibn Laadin 20

Shaykh Ibn Baaz said, “It is obligatory upon the constituents to co-
operate with the rulers and the committees. So along with every
caller to the truth, there must be co-operation upon the truth and
upon making it apparent and calling to it and abandoning the
corruption and judging with it. This is obligatory upon all of the
Muslims to do, through the means that Allaah the Glorified has
legislated in His statement,

“Call to the Path of your Lord, with wisdom and a good
admonition. And debate with them with that which is best.”
[Sooratun-Nahl 16:125]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Glorified,

“And who is better in statement than he who calls to Allaah and
does righteous deeds.” [Soorah Ibraaheem 41:33]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Glorified,

“And do not debate with the People of the Book, except with that
which is best, except with those who transgress against you.”
[Sooratul-’Ankaboot 29:46]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Glorified,

“And by the Mercy of Allaah, you dealt with them gently. And had
you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away
from about you; so pass over their faults, and ask Allaah’s

20 This fatwaa can be found in the ninth volume of Majmoo’ul-Fataawaa wa
Refer to

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Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when
you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allaah, certainly,
Allaah loves those who put their trust in Him.”
[Soorah Aali-’Imraan 3:159]

And there is the statement of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, when
He sent Moosaa (Moses) and Haaroon to Fir’awn (The Phoarah),

“So speak to him with a word that is soft, so that perhaps he may
remember or fear.” [Soorah Taa Haa 20:44]

As for what Muhammad al-Mas’aree21 and Sa’d al-Faqeeh and
whomsoever resembles them have established now from the
spreading of corrupt and misguided calls, then this is without a doubt
a great evil. And they are callers to great evil and immense
corruption. So the obligation is to warn against their publications and
to eliminate them and to annihilate them. And one must not co-
operate with them in anything calling to corruption, evil, falsehood
and fitan (trials), because Allaah has commanded co-operation upon
righteousness and piety, not co-operation upon corruption and evil,
nor upon spreading lies, nor upon false calls that cause division and
break the trust and other than that.

It is obligatory to destroy and annihilate these publications that have
emanated from al-Faqeeh, or from al-Mas’aree, or from other than the
two of them from the callers to falsehood, or from the callers to evil
and falsehood, and to not be lenient towards them. And it is
obligatory to advise them and to guide them towards the truth and to
warn them against this falsehood. It is not permissible for anyone to
co-operate with them in this evil. And it is obligatory upon them to
be sincere and to come back to guidance and to leave alone and
abandon this falsehood. So my advice to al-Mas’aree, al-Faqeeh and

21 Currently this astray is residing in London.
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Ibn Laadin22 and all those who traverse their way is to leave alone this
disastrous path, and to fear Allaah and to beware of His revenge and
His anger, and to return to guidance and to repent to Allaah from
whatever has preceded from them. And Allaah the Glorified has
promised his repentant servants that He will accept their repentance
(tawbah) and be good to them. So Allaah the Glorified said,

22 And we say Usaamah Ibn Laadin al-Khaarijee, because of his blanket
Takfeer (to declare Muslims to unbelievers and therefore make allowable the
spilling of their blood) upon the leaders of the Muslims today. Said the
Khaarijee (Usaamah Ibn Laaden) in his interview with the Nida’ul-Islam
magazine (issue no. 15), “At the same time that some of the leaders are
engaging in the major Kufr, which takes them out of the fold of Islam in
broad daylight and in front of all the people, you would find a Fatwa from
their religious organisation. In particular, the role of the religious
organisation in the country of the two sacred mosques is of the most
ominous of roles, this is overlooking whether it fulfilled this role
intentionally or unintentionally, the harm which eventuated from their
efforts is no different from the role of the most ardent enemies of the
nation.” So towards the end of this statement, Ibn Laadin not only performs
takfeer mu’ayyin (declaring a specific individual to be an unbeliever) upon the
rulers of Saudi Arabia – a move which no Scholar from the Salafis has
preceded him in – but he goes further to attack the Scholars of Saudi, in
saying that their efforts were ‘no different from the role of the most ardent
enemies of the nation.’ Then he made a scathing, evil and treacherous attack
upon Shaykhul-Islaam ’Abdul -’Azeez Ibn ’Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (d.1420H),
when he said, “During the preceding two decades, the regime enlarged the
role of Bin Baz (Grand Mufti) because of what it knows of his weakness
and flexibility and the ease of influencing him with the various means
which the interior ministry practices through providing him with false
information. So, a generation of youth were raised believing that the most
pious and knowledgeable of people is Bin Baz as a result of the media
promotion through a well-studied policy which had been progressed over
twenty years.” Now Ibn Laadin al-Khaarijee attached the Imaam, Ibn Baaz to
that which he considers to be an apostate regime, again, not having any
Scholars to precede him in this. Said Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d.241H) –
rahimahullaah, “You should beware of speaking about an issue in which you
are not preceded by a scholar,” Quoted by Ibnul -Qayyim in I’laamul-
Muwwaqi’een (4/266).
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“Say, ‘O My servants who have transgressed against themselves.
Do not despair of the mercy of Allaah, since Allaah forgives all
sins.’ Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” [Sooratuz-
Zumar 39:53]

And Allaah the Glorified said,

“And repent to Allaah altogether O believers, so that perhaps you
may become successful.” [Sooratun-Noor 24:31]

So the intended meaning is that it is obligatory upon all of the
Muslims to co-operate with the rulers in goodness, guidance and
benefit so that goodness may be attained and so that it may bring
about security and so that it may remove the oppression and bring
victory to the oppressed and so that the rights may be conveyed. This
is the obligation upon the Muslims, it is to co-operate with the rulers,
judges and callers to Allaah, and with everyone who is working to
make the truth manifest. It is obligatory to call to this, whether it is in
a state of victory or oppression, and to prevent the oppressor and to
establish the Command of Allaah, and to enjoin the good and to
prohibit the evil and to call to goodness and avoid the falsehood. So
it is obligatory to co-operate and to sincerely work with whomsoever
inclines towards good, so he is willing to be advised and directed
towards good and to the reasons for salvation, until abundant good
and general benefit is achieved and until the corruption, evil and
difference by means of the Sharee’ah23 is removed and until the people
are in a state of goodness, being sincere co-operating upon
righteousness and piety. So when they co-operate upon falsehood,
evil and corruption, then calamities and disturbances of the peace will
prevail and falsehood will be granted victory. So the truth will be
buried, and this is what is loved by Shaytaan and those shayaateen

23 Sharee’ah: The Islamic legislation taken purely from the Qur’aan, authentic
narrations of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) and the understanding
of the Companions of the Prophet.
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(devils) from amongst Jinn and mankind. So the obligation is to warn
against whatever the shayaateen from the Jinn and mankind call to and
to advise with all the causes for safety and all the causes of goodness
and guidance and to advise co-operation with the rulers in everything
that is good and to co-operate with everyone who calls to goodness.
And it is obligatory to establish the Command of Allaah and to give
victory to the truth and to establish what is good. And it is obligatory
to co-operate with everyone who works for rectification and in
warning against and driving away the falsehood and who warns
against the reasons for division and differing.

This is the obligation, as Allaah the Glorified and Exalted said,

“And co-operate upon righteousness and piety and do not co-
operate upon sin and transgression. And fear Allaah, since Allaah
is severe in punishment.” [Sooratul-Maa‘idah 5:2]

And Allaah the Majestic and Exalted said,

“By the time! Verily man is at a loss, except for those who believe
and do righteous deeds, and those who advise each other to the
truth and to patience.” [Sooratul-’Asr 103:1-3]

And Allaah the Glorified said,

“And hold onto the Rope of Allaah altogether and do not be
divided.” [Soorah Aali-’Imraan 3:103]

This is what contains salvation, true eemaan (faith), righteous action
and a good end. It is with this that goodness is attained and co-
operation upon righteousness and piety is achieved, just as this is
how evil is prevented and the countries remain in security and trust is
kept. And this is how co-operation upon goodness is achieved and
the ignoramus causing corruption is eliminated and the person of
truth and guidance is granted victory.

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So we ask Allaah by His Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes to
grant everyone success upon goodness and to grant them
understanding (fiqh) in the Religion and to correct the conditions of
the all of the Muslims. And we ask Allaah to grant everyone refuge
from the evils of their own selves, sinful actions and the following of
desires. And we ask Allaah to grant all of us refuge from the
misguided fitan (trials, tribulations), just as we ask Allaah to grant our
rulers success upon every good and to support them upon every good
and to grant victory to the truth through them. And we ask Allaah to
grant them understanding of the Religion and to grant them success
when they support the good and to grant them refuge from everyone
who opposes the Sharee’ah of Allaah. And we ask Allaah to make us
and them from amongst those who are guided and guide others, just
as we ask Allaah the Glorified to rectify the conditions of the Muslims
in every age. And we ask Allaah to grant them understanding of the
Religion, and we ask Allaah to appoint the best of them to take care of
them and to rectify their directors and to unite the word of the
Muslims upon the truth and guidance. Verily, He is close and All-
Hearing. And may the Peace and Greetings of Allaah be upon our
Prophet Muhammad and upon his Family and his Companions.”

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The Great Evil in Rebelling Against the Muslim Rulers

The Messenger Of Allaah (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) said,

“There will come leaders who will not follow my guidance and not
follow my Sunnah24. There will be among them men who will have
hearts of devils in the bodies of humans.” He (the Companion of the
Prophet) asked, “What shall I do, O Messenger Of Allaah, if I reach
that?” He replied, “You should hear and obey the ruler even if he
flogs your back and takes your wealth, then still hear and obey.”25

And the true believer is the one who submits when he hears or reads
the commands of the Messenger Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi
wassallam), whether the command is bitter or sweet upon him, he
knows all of it is from Allaah, the Most High and the Most Wise.

The Imaam Of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah al-Barbahaaree (died
329AH) – rahimahullaah, said, “If you find a man making supplication
against the ruler, know that he is a person of innovation26. If you find
a person making supplication for the ruler to be upright, know that he
is a person of the Sunnah, if Allaah wills. Fudayl Ibn ’Iyaad (died

24 The way of Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam).
25 Reported by Imaam Muslim (Eng. Translation 3/ 1029/ no.4554). This
narration is explained by the Messenger Of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi
wassallam) when he said, “Obedience is only in what is good.” Reported by
Bukhaaree (Eng. Transl. 9/ 193/ 259) and Muslim (Eng. Transl. 3/ 1022/
26 Literally a person of bid’ah: A follower of his own desires in opposition to
the divine revelation. They (i.e. people of bid’ah) innovate into the matters of
worship and Islaam, that which has no proof from the Book Of Allaah nor
from the Sunnah (legislated way) of His Prophet and nor from the
understanding of the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all).
Note: That which Islaam opposes is innovations into the aspects of worship
and divine legislation. Islaam does not oppose technological advances as long
as they do not oppose divine legislation!
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187AH) said, “If I had an invocation which was to be answered, I
would not make it except for the ruler.” It was said to him, ‘O Abaa
’Alee, explain that to us,’ he replied, “If I made an invocation for
myself, it would not go beyond me. Whereas if I make it for the ruler,
he is corrected and through that, the servants and the land are set in
order.” 27

Shaykhul-Islaam ’Abdul-’Azeez Ibn ’Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (died
1420AH), rahimahullaah, was asked, “Is it from the methodology of the
Salaf to criticize the rulers from the pulpits? And what is the
methodology of the rulers in advising the rulers?” So he answered,
“It is not from the methodology of the Salaf28 to criticize the rulers
from the pulpits, because that would incite chaos, and it would
involve not listening and obeying in that which is good. And this
would mean becoming engrossed in that which harms and does not
benefit. However, the way of advising that the Salaf followed was to
write to the ruler, or to convey it (the advice) to the Scholars who
would then convey it to him, until he has been directed towards good.
So opposing the evil can be done without mentioning the doer. So
adultery, intoxicants and interest can be opposed without mentioning
the one who is involved in them. And it is enough of an opposition to
sins that they be warned against without mentioning that so and so is
involved in them, whether it is the ruler, or other than the ruler.

And when the fitnah (trial, discord) occurred in the time of
’Uthmaan29 (radiyallaahu ’anhu), some people said to Usaamah Ibn

27 Related by Aboo Nu’aym in al-Hilyah (8/91) with a saheeh isnaad (authentic
chain) and al-Khallaal in as-Sunnah (no.9).
28 Salaf: Those who came before us from the earliest generations of Muslims.
In the purest sense, the term refers to the Companions of the Prophet (may
the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). And thus, the “Salafi” is the
Muslim who strictly follows their way in creed, methodology and every affair
of religion.
29 Uthmaan Ibn Affaan: The noble Companion of the Prophet (salallaahu
‘alayhi wassallam), who married two of his daughters (after one died, the
Prophet offered him the other – thus nicknamed “Dhun-Nurayn”, Possessor of
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Zayd (radiyallaahu ’anhu), ‘Will you not speak to ’Uthmaan?’ So he
said, ‘Do you think that I have not spoken to him, just because you
have not heard it from me? Verily I will speak to him concerning
what is between him and me, without opening an affair which I
would not like to be the first to open.’30 So when they (the Khawaarij)
opened it, evil took place in the time of ’Uthmaan (radiyallaahu ’anhu).
They opposed ’Uthmaan openly, thus completing the fitnah, fighting
and corruption which has not ceased to affect the people to this day,
was brought about. And this caused the fitnah to occur between ’Alee
and Mu’aawiyah31 and ’Uthmaan was killed for these reasons...

Furthermore, a large number of Companions and others besides them
were killed due to this open rebellion and the open proclamation of
the faults of the ruler, until the people began to hate the one charged
with authority over them and killed him. We ask Allaah for success.”
End of the words of Ibn Baaz.32

Aboo Jamrah ad-Dubay’ee said, “When the news of the burning
house reached me, I left for Makkah and visited [the Companion of
the Prophet] Ibn ’Abbaas there frequently until he recognised me and
was amicable to me. Then I reviled al-Hajjaaj33 in the presence of Ibn
’Abbaas and he said to me, “Do not be a helper to Shaytaan.”34

The Two Lights). He was the third Rightly Guided Caliph of Islaam. It is not
permissible to criticise or attack his person nor his character, may Allaah be
pleased with him.
30 Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (3/403) and Ibn Abee ’Aasim (2/521).
31 Ali Ibn Abee Taalib and Mu’aawiyah Ibn Abee Sufyaan (may Allaah be
pleased with them) were both noble Companions of the Prophet (salallaahu
‘alayhi wassallam) and fourth and fifth Caliphs respectively.
32 Refer to al-Ma’loom min Waajibil-’Ilaaqah baynal-Haakim wal-Mahkoom (pp.22-
33 He was an oppressive ruler who lived at the end of the time of the
Companions. He was responsible for the killing of the Companion,
Abdullaah Ibnuz -Zubayr (may Allaah be pleased with him). Great Scholars of
the time like Hasan al-Basree (died 110H) strictly forbade rebelling against
him. See the books translated into English called “Mountains Of Knowledge”
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Ijmaa (Consensus) Of The Sahaabah In
Forbidding Revolt Against The Rulers

Anas Ibn Maalik (radiyallaahu ’anhu) said, “The most senior amongst
us from the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi
wa sallam), forbade us saying, ‘Do not revile your rulers (umaraa‘),
nor act dishonestly with them, nor hate them and have taqwaa of
Allaah and be patient-for verily the matter is close at hand.”35

Imaam ash-Shawkaanee (d.1250H) – rahimahullaah, said, “It is
desirable for the one to whom a mistake of the leader appears in
certain matters that he advises him but does not openly rebuke him in
front of all the people to see. Rather, it should be done, as reported in
the hadeeths (narrations of the Prophet) – by the hand in seclusion to
advise him...and he should not humiliate the Sultaan (ruler) of Allaah.
And we have already said in the beginning of the book of Siyar
(biographies) that it is not permissible to revolt against the leaders
even if they reach excessive levels of oppression, as long as they
establish the Prayer and no manifest disbelief appears from them.
However, it is necessary for the follower that he follow the leader in
obedience to Allaah and he disobeys him in what entails disobedience
to Allaah, for verily there is no obedience to creation in disobedience
to the Creator.” 36

Wahb Ibn Munabbih37 (died 110H) said:

(a collection of the creeds of the great Scholars of the past stretching over
eight centuries) and “Foundations Of The Sunnah” by Imaam Ahmed Ibn
Hanbal (died 241H) and “Explanation Of The Creed” by Imaam Al -
Barbahaaree (died 329H) – All available from
34 Refer to Taareekhul-Kabeer (8/104) of Imaam al-Bukhaaree.
35 Refer to the Sunan of Ibn Abee ’Aasim (2/488), al-Jaami’ Li-Shu’abil-Eemaan
(13/186-202) of al-Bayhaqee, at-Tamheed (21/287) of Ibn ’Abdul -Barr and at-
Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (3/68) of al-Haafidh Abul -Qaasim al-Asbahaanee.
36 as-Saylul-Jarraar (4/556)
37 He was the great Taabi’ee who took studied with some of the great
Companions like: Anas Ibn Maalik, Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdillaah, Ibn Abbaas, Ibn
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“By Allaah the Khawaarij were never a jamaa’ah (united body), except
that Allaah split them up into their worse condition. Nor has anyone
of them opened his mouth except that Allaah smote him on his neck.
Never has the Ummah united under a man from the Khawaarij. If
Allaah had given the Khawaarij authority then the world have
certainly been corrupted, the roads would be closed38, thus the
Pilgrimage (hajj) would cease. Then what was once Islaam would end
as jaahiliyyah (ignorance). Until the people would wind up beseeching
the mountaintops as they did in the time of Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic
ignorance). And at that time there would arise more than ten or
twenty men, there would not be one among them, except he would
claim to be the Caliph. Each one of them would possess ten thousand
fighting men, fighting each other, attesting to one another’s disbelief.
A believing man will become fearful for himself, his Religion, blood,
family, and money; not knowing where he will be, or with whom he
is with.” 39

‘Umar, Aboo Hurayrah and Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allaah be pleased
with all of them).
38 A trait of the khawaarij, they cause the means of travel to be constricted for
the Muslims and cause them great harm in this regard. To the extent that the
people become fearful of travel due to the harms that may come upon them.
And Allaah’s aid is sought.
39 Taareekhud-Dimashq (18/. . ./alif 483)by Ibn ’Asaakir. The abridgement of
Taareekhud-Dimashq (26/388) by Ibn Mandhoor. Tahdheebul-Kamaal by al-
Mizzee (31/150 the published version) I [Shaykh Abdus-Salaam Burjiss] had
checked it with the manuscript (3/1481).
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The Verdicts Of The Major Scholars Regarding
Hijackings & Suicide Bombings.

This brief section has been compiled to get across the true position of
Islaam and the people of Sunnah towards the evils of those who hold
permissible the shedding of blood without just cause.

The sect behind such behaviour first appeared in the first generations
of Islaam and this sect was responsible for the killing and murder of
many Companions of the Prophet (salallaahu alayhi wassallam). Since
then they have not stopped their evil and they have appeared with
their ignorance and evil in every generation. It is upon the Muslims to
recognise their evil and keep away from their false ideologies which
are in opposition to the Qur’aan, Sunnah and the Sahaabah.

The Words of Al-Allaamah Ash-Shaikh Muhammad Ibn
Saaleh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen Concerning Suicide
Bombings In Palestine & Elsewhere.

The Noble Scholar Ash-Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, may Allaah have
mercy upon him, said in his explanation of Riyaadus-Saaliheen (1/165-
166), whilst giving some points of benefit from the hadeeth of Suhayb,
may Allaah be pleased with him:

"That Allaah’s Messenger, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said, "There used
to be a king amongst those who came before you, and he had a sorcerer. So
when he grew old he said to the king, 'I have become old so send a boy to me
so that I can teach him sorcery'..." - the hadeeth continues.40

40 See Riyaadhus-Saaliheen, no. 30 for full text. The narration finishes by
mentioning how the young boy whom the King wanted to kill and was not
able to, taught the King the way in which he could be killed, so then the King
used that method to kill the boy.
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[Shaykh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen said] It is permissible for a person to
expose himself to danger for a matter of general benefit to the
Muslims, because the boy indicated to the king the way in which he
would be able to kill him, and which would lead to his demise, which
was that he should take an arrow from his quiver, etc.

Shaykhul-Islaam (Ibn Taymiyyah) said, "Because this was a Jihaad in
Allaah's cause, which caused a whole nation to truly believe (and
become Muslims), and he did not really lose anything, since although
he died he would have to die anyway, sooner or later."

But as for what some people do regarding activities of suicide, tying
explosives to themselves and then approaching unbelievers and
detonating them amongst them, then this is a case of suicide - and
Allaah's refuge is sought. So whoever commits suicide then he will
be considered eternally to Hell-Fire, remaining there forever, as
occurs in the hadeeth of the Prophet, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, his
saying, "And whoever kills himself with an iron weapon, then the
iron weapon will remain in his hand, and he will continuously stab
himself in his belly with it in the Fire of Hell eternally, forever and

Because this person has killed himself and has not benefited Islaam.
So if he kills himself along with ten, or a hundred, or two hundred
other people, then Islaam will not benefit by that, since the people
will not accept Islaam, contrary to the story of the boy. Rather it will
probably just make the enemy more determined, and this action will
provoke malice and bitterness in his heart to such an extent that he
may seek to wreak havoc upon the Muslims.

This is what is found from the practice of the Jews with the people of
Palestine - so when one of the Palestinian blows himself up and kills
six or seven people, then in retaliation they take sixty or more. So this

41 Reported by al-Bukhaaree, no. 5778 and Muslim, no. 109, in the Book of
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does not produce any benefit for the Muslims, and does not benefit
those amongst whose ranks explosives are detonated.

So what we hold is that those people who perform these suicide
(bombings) have wrongfully committed suicide, and that this
necessitates entry into Hell-Fire, and Allaah's refuge is sought and
that this person is not a martyr (shaheed). However if a person has
done this based upon misinterpretation, thinking that it is
permissible, then we hope that he will be saved from sin, but as for
martyrdom being written for him, then no, since he has not taken the
path of martyrdom. But whoever performs ijtihaad42 and errs will
receive a single reward (if he is a person qualified to make ijtihaad)."

Imaam Ibn Baaz on Hijacking Planes and Kidnappings

"From that which is known to everyone who has the slightest bit of
common sense is that hijacking airplanes and kidnapping children
and the like are extremely great crimes, the world over. Their evil
effects are far and wide, as is the great harm and inconvenience
caused to the innocent; the total effect of which none can comprehend
except Allaah.

Likewise, from that which is known is that these crimes are not
specific to any particular country over and above another country, nor
any specific group over and above another group, rather it
encompasses the whole world.

There is no doubt about the effect of these crimes; so it is obligatory
upon the governments and those responsible from amongst the

42 This is the striving of a scholar to come to the truth in a particular matter
about which there is no clear text from the Qur’aan and Sunnah. This is for
scholars only and not self-made writers or thinkers.
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scholars and other than them to afford these issues great concern, and
to exert themselves as much as possible in ending this evil." 43

Ash-Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen On Attacking
The Enemy By Blowing Oneself Up In A Car.

Question: What is the ruling regarding acts of Jihaad by means of
suicide, such as attaching explosives to a car and storming the enemy,
whereby he knows without a doubt that he shall die as a result of this

Answer: Indeed, my opinion is that he is regarded as one who has
killed himself (committed suicide), and as a result he shall be
punished in Hell, for that which is authenticated on the authority of
the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam).

“Indeed, whoever (intentionally) kills himself, then certainly he will be
punished in the Fire of Hell, wherein he shall dwell forever”44

However, one who is ignorant and does not know, and assumes his
action was good and pleasing to Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala), then
we hope Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) forgives him for that which
he did out of [ignorant] ijtihaad, even though I do not find any excuse
for him in the present day. This is because this type of suicide is well
known and widespread amongst the people, so it is upon the person
to ask the people of knowledge (scholars) regarding it, until the right
guidance for him is differentiated from the error.

And from that which is surprising, is that these people kill themselves
despite Allaah having forbidden this, as He (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala)

43 Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Kayfa Nu'aalij Waaqi'unaa al-Aleem - Page 108-109
44 Bukhaaree (5778) and Muslim (109, 110)

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“And do not kill yourselves. Surely, Allaah is Most Merciful to
you” Soorah an-Nisaa., Aayah 29

And many amongst them do not desire anything except revenge of
the enemy, by whatever means, be it halaal (permissible) or haraam
(impermissible). So they only want to satisfy their thirst for revenge.

We ask Allaah to bless us with foresight in His Deen and [give us]
actions which please Him, indeed He is all Powerful over all things.45

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen On Committing Suicide

Question: What is the ruling regarding suicide in Islaam?

Response: Suicide is when a person kills himself intentionally by
whatever means. This is haraam (forbidden) and regarded as amongst
the major sins, and likewise included in the general statement of
Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala):

“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell
to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allaah are upon
him, and a great punishment is prepared for him”. Soorah an-Nisaa,
Aayah 93

And it is established from the Sunnah on the authority of the Prophet
(salAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) who said:

“Indeed, whoever (intentionally) kills himself, then certainly he
will be punished in the Fire of Hell, wherein he shall dwell

45 Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen, Kayfa Nu'aalij Waaqi'unaa al-Aleem - Page 119
46 Bukhaaree (5778) and Muslim (109 and 110).
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In reality, the one who commits suicide, generally does so because

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Added: Aug-23-2008 
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