Advise to the Muslims in Britain, in Light of Recent Events. Shaykhunaa, Al-Waalid Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa…

Advise to the Muslims in Britain, in Light of Recent Events.
Shaykhunaa, Al-Waalid
Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (May Allah preserve him and his family upon good).

This is a portion from my conversation today with shaykhunaa (our shaykh), waalidunaa (our father) in Misr (Egypt), Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (May Allah preserve him and his family upon good).

I asked shaykhunaa a question pertaining to the recent unfortunate events which have occured in London, UK; in regards to two individuals killing an unarmed British soldier in broad daylight in the streets of London. Two individuals whom the media says are Muslims, and Allah is the Most Knowledgeable of all affairs. I informed shaykhunaa that one of the individuals is captured on video justifying what was done by using quotes from Allah’s book such as, “eye for eye and tooth for tooth”. I asked shaykhunaa, what is our position and what should we do in regards to this unfortunate event?
Shaykhunaa, Hasan Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him upon good) said, it is a must that the believers unite in opposition to this dreadful event. The believers must come together and work together in opposing and rejecting this corrupt methodology.

These individuals speak in regards to this and that. They base their speech upon this and that, however, they do not understand Islaam correctly and are ignorant about correct Islaam. For people say the religion of Islaam is this or is that. Claims of the speech must be confirmed from what has been documented. It is obligatory that one affirms his speech upon that which is correct. The one who does this (speaking without true understanding) commits an error which is in opposition of the foundation of the religion and its branches. They hold on to these ideologies by saying this and that. They intend to harm the Salafis with this. They are in clear opposition of the foundation of the religion. They strive to harm and bring shame to the religion.
Shaykhunaa added that our brothers in Britain are to be aided and shown support; he mentioned Hasan As-Soomaali and Abu Khadeejah. They are aware of what is taking place.

This conversation occurred on May 30th, 2013; in correspondence to the Islaamic calendar date of 20th of Rajab, 1434.

Translated by: Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb


There is an individual in America who says the kuffar who died in the September 11th accidents…

Q.​There is an individual in America who says the kuffar who died in the September 11th accidents or occurrences those individuals, the kuffaar who died in those buildings they were shuhooda (martyrs) is this correct?

A.​The shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said a person who dies upon kuffar cannot be a martyr. A disbeliever who dies by way of fire or drowning, or a building collapsing on him or if he is killed, if he dies upon kuffar but dies by one of these means his abode will be the hellfire. The kuffar that die upon disbelief they will not be considered shuhooda.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)

Shaykh Abd Al-Azeez Aal Al-Shaykh on the September 11, 2001 Attacks in New York #sept11 #attack

The Muftee, Shaykh Abd Al-Azeez Aal Al-Shaykh on the September 11, 2001 Attacks in New York

Shaikh Abdul-Azeez Aal ash-Shaikh made an official statement on the events in New York, USA, of September 11, 2001, shortly after their occurrence:

All praise is due to the Lord of the Worlds, the successful end is for the pious, and prayers and peace be upon the noblest of Prophets and Messengers, and upon his family, and his companions. To proceed:

Due to abundant questions and enquiries that have been brought to us concerning what has happened in the United States of America a few days ago, and concerning the Sharee’ah position towards it, and whether the religion of Islaam affirms the likes of these actions or not, I say, seeking aid and assistance from Allaah, the Unique, the Overpowerer, that Allaah, free is He from all imperfection, has bestowed upon us the favor of this Islamic religion and has made it a complete legislation, a perfect and all-inclusive one which is beneficial for all times, and places and all situations, for all individuals and groups of individuals. It invites towards rectification and uprightness and justice and goodness, and also the removal of polytheism, and [removal of] evil, oppression, injustice and deceit.

And it is from the greatest of favors of Allaah upon us, we the Muslims, that He has guided us to this religion, and has made us its followers and helpers. Hence, a Muslim is cultivated by the legislation of Allaah, a follower of the Sunnah (the way) of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam), and one who remains upright and steadfast upon this religion – he is the one who will be the saved Muslim in this life and the Hereafter.

As for what has happened in the United States of America of very dangerous occurrences, on account of which thousands of souls have passed away, on account of actions that the Islamic Sharee’ah (legislation) does not sanction, and which are not from this religion, and these actions do not agree with the spirit and foundations of the legislation from numerous angles:

The first: Verily, Allaah, free is He from all imperfections, has commanded justice, and is based upon justice that the Heavens and the Earth stand (i.e. operate, exist), and it is on account of this justice that the Messengers were sent and the Books were revealed. Allaah the free from all imperfections, said, “Verily, Allaah commands with justice and benevolence, and the giving of near relatives (in charity) and He forbids from obscene and evil deeds, and oppression. He cautions you, that perchance you may remember.” And He also says, “We have indeed sent Messengers with clear proofs and we have revealed with them, the Book and the Balance, so that the people may abide by justice”. And Allaah has judged and decreed that one soul cannot bear the burden of another soul, this due to the perfection of Allaah’s justice, free is he from imperfection. He said, “And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another”.

Indeed, Allaah, free is He from all imperfections has forbidden oppression on His own self, and He has also declared it forbidden for his servants, as he has said in the Hadeeth Qudsee, “O My servants, indeed I have forbidden oppression upon Myself and I have also made it forbidden amongst yourselves, hence to not oppress each other”. And this is general for all of the servants of Allaah, both the Muslims amongst them and the Non-Muslim, and it is not permissible for any one of them to be unjust to another, and nor for him to oppress him, even if it is in the presence of hate and dislike. Allaah, free is He from all imperfections says, “O you who believe. Be of those who stand up to Allaah, as witnesses of justice. And let not the hatred of a people make you swerve away from justice towards them. Verily, be just and that is closer to piety.” Hence, even hatred and dislike do not permit the commission of injustice and oppression, from a legislative point of view.

Based upon what has preceded, it is obligatory for all of us to know – both states and societies, Muslims and Non-Muslims, a number of important matters:

1- That these matters that have taken place in the United States and whatever else is of their nature of plane hijackings and taking people hostage or killing innocent people, without a just cause, this is nothing but a manifestation of injustice, oppression and tyranny, which the Islamic Sharee’ah does not sanction or accept, rather it is expressly forbidden and it is amongst the greatest of sins.

2- That the Muslim who learns the details of his religion, and who acts upon the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) does not allow himself to fall into the likes of these actions, due to what they contain of exposing oneself to the wrath of Allaah, and then what results from them of harms and corruption (upon the earth).

3- It is obligatory upon the Scolars of the Muslim Ummah that they explain the truth concerning the likes of these affairs (i.e. terrorist attacks) and that they make clear to the world at large that the Sharee’ah of Allaah and the religion of Islaam does not sanction these types of actions, ever.

4- It is upon the media outlets and whoever is behind them, from amongst those who make accusations against the Muslims and who strive to revile this noble and upright religion, and describe it with that which it is free from, all in order to kindle tribulation and to harm the reputation of Islaam and the Muslims and to separate the hearts and constrict the chests – it is obligatory upon them to restrain from this misguidance and to realise that every sane and just person knows of the details of Islaam, and knows that it is not possible for him to describe it with these descriptions, and that he cannot make these types of accusations against it, this is because on account of the passing of history, the nations have not known the followers of this religion, and its adherents except to be those who fulfil their rights (due to others) and their absence of injustice and oppression.

And what has preceded is in explanation of the truth and to remove any confusion, and I ask Allaah that he inspires us with that which contains our guidance, that he guides us to the ways of Islaam, and that He strengthens His religion and makes high His word, indeed He is the Most Kind, the Most Generous, and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and all his companions.

The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & President of the Committee of Major Scholars and the Center for Knowledge Based Research and Verdicts.

‘Abdul-Azeez bin Abdullaa bin Muhammad Aal ash-Shaikh

The Death of Osama BIn Laden #terrorist #terrorism #binladen #alqaedah #islam #jews #christians

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

سُئل شيخنا عبدالمحسن بن حمد العبَّاد البدر عن مقتل الخارجي أسامة بن لادن
الموافق لـيوم الأثنين 28/5/1432هـ بعد صلاة العشاء (بدون تسجيل)
السؤال: ما هو القول الوسط في مقتل أسامة بن لادن فهناك من فرح بمقتله,
وهناك من قال إنه كان مجاهداً وحكم له بالشهادة؟

أجاب شيخنا: كيف مجاهد؟! نعم هو مجاهد في سبيل الشيطان.
أسامة بن لادن جلب شراً عظيماً على المسلمين
ولا شك أن ذهابه فيه راحة لهم, يرتاح الناس بذهابه

In The Name of Allah – The Beneficient, The Merciful

On Monday May 2, 2011. Sheikh ‘Abdul Muhsin al ‘Abaad (may Allah preserve him) was asked concerning the death of Usama bin Laden.


What is the just opinion concerning the death of Usama bin Laden? There are some who have rejoiced over his death, and there are others who claim that he died as a martyr.


How is he considered a martyr?! Yes, in fact he fought in the path of the Shaytan. Because of Usama bin Laden, much evil has befallen the Muslims. There is no doubt, his absence brings about comfort for the Muslims. They can relax now that he is gone. (Arabic text provided by the Sheikh’s student ‘Abdul Rahmaan al ‘Umaysaan:

Translator’s comment:

After reading this, some may find within themselves dislike for the statement of the Sheikh, but the reality is, due to the actions of Usama bin Laden and those who follow his methodology, much evil has befallen the Muslim ‘Ummah. Entire Muslim countries have been fought, innocent Muslims have been killed, Muslim women have been raped, and the list goes on and on. Therefore, the speech of the Sheikh is not strange. The Muslims need those who can bring about benefit and ease to the ‘Ummah, instead of those who cause harm and turmoil. The Prophet r said:

المُسْلِمُ مَنْ سَلِمَ المُسْلِمُونَ مِنْ لِسَانِهِ وَيَدِهِ

“The (true) Muslim, is the one who the other Muslims are safe from his tongue and hands.” Sahih al Bukhari #10

Abu Sa’eed al Khudri t mentioned that the Prophet r was asked:

أَيُّ النَّاسِ أَفْضَلُ؟
Who is the best person?
The Prophet r responded:
مُؤْمِنٌ يُجَاهِدُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ
The believer who fights in the way of Allah with his body and his wealth.
The companions then asked: And then who?
The Prophet r replied:
مُؤْمِنٌ فِي شِعْبٍ مِنَ الشِّعَابِ يَتَّقِي اللَّهَ، وَيَدَعُ النَّاسَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ
The believer who fears Allah, remains amongst the people and protects others from his evil. Sahih al Bukhari#2789
The above proofs, and many others, inform that the true believer is one who protects others from his evil (direct evil, or indirect evil), and he is one who does not wish harm for himself nor does he wish it for others.

If a person were to say:
Isn’t it correct that we fight the disbelievers in order to raise the word of Allah?
The answer would be:
Yes, fighting is legislated but with conditions and regulations. If a person seeks to fight in the way of Allah, he must understand these conditions and regulations before doing so. If not, he may cause greater harm than good, thereby causing greater trials and tribulations upon himself and the Muslim community.
It is because of this that we find the scholars of Islam mentioning, in their books of Islamic jurisprudence, chapters on Jihad. This informs us that the matter of Jihad is not based on mere desire and emotion, but rather it is a very important issue in Islam that must be studied and adhered to in order to bring about correct results.

An example of the fact that Jihad has conditions and regulations is illustrated in the statement of the companion Rabaah bin Rabe’a who said:
While we were with the Messenger of Allah r during a battle, he noticed some people crowding around something. Upon seeing this, the Messenger of Allah r said:
Go and see why they are crowded around.
They informed him that it was a (disbelieving) female who was killed during the battle. Upon hearing this, the Prophet said:
مَا كَانَتْ هَذِهِ لِتُقَاتِلَ
She should have not been killed.
Then the Prophet r sent someone to inform Khalid bin Waleed that he should not kill women.
(Sunan Abi Dawood #2669 and declared authentic by Sh. Al Albani)
It is likewise reported in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet r forbid the companions from killing disbelieving children. (Sahih Muslim #1731)

Sheikh al Islam Ibn Taymiyah stated:
The Quran and Sunnah are filled with orders related to Jihad and its merits, but it is incumbent that one knows the difference between the legislated Jihad, which was ordered by Allah and His Messenger, and the innovated Jihad which is performed by the deviants, those who fight in obedience to the shaytan. These individuals believe that they are fighting upon the path of Allah. This (deviant) Jihad is performed by the likes of the people of innovation and desire, such as the Khawarij and those who are similar to them. (Al Eknaiyah pg.473)

An example of the important principle (preventing harm takes precedence over bringing about good) is derived from the statement of Allah – The Mighty and Majestic:
وَلَا تَسُبُّوا الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ فَيَسُبُّوا اللَّهَ عَدْوًا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ
{Do not insult those whom call on other than Allah, and as a result, they will then insult Allah wrongfully without knowledge.}
Surah al An’am:108

Al Hafith Ibn Katheer mentioned:
In this verse Allah is prohibiting His Prophet and the believers from insulting the false deities, which are worshipped other than Allah. This is the case even though insulting them may contain some benefit, but (the prohibition is mentioned) due to the greater harm that may occur This harm occurs when the believers insult the false deities of the disbelievers, this would cause for them (disbelievers) to insult that which the believers worship, Who is Allah, The One there is no deity worthy of worship except Him. (Tafsir ibn Katheer)
The above proof informs that it is forbidden for a Muslim to indulge in that which is recommended or even commanded, if that act will cause greater harm.
In present times, there is no doubt that the actions of the khawarij of our time have been the direct or indirect reason of much of the turmoil which the Muslim ‘Ummah is facing today.
May Allah correct the affairs of the believers.

Note: After translating this fatwa by our beloved Sheikh ‘Abdul Muhsin, I noticed that the brothers at had already posted it. May Allah bless them and reward them for their work.
Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, KSA.