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QURAN-E-HAKIM.COM CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN GAZA AND THe WEST BANK

Quran-e-hakim.com condemns the murder of our Palestinian Muslim brothers and sisters in Gaza and the West Bank and reminds the Israelis of the warnings from the Prophet Muhammad (sall-Allahu alayhi wa-sallam - may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) forbidding the killing of women and children in war.

There are various authentic reports from Rasoolullah (sall-Allahu alayhi wa-sallam - may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in which he explicitly forbade the killing of women and children and indeed the killing of all civilians is forbidden in Islam.

The following authentic hadith from Jami’ At-Tirmidhi is well known:

“Ibn ‘Umar narrated that a woman was found killed in one of the expeditions of the Messenger of Allah (sall-Allahu alayhi wa-sallam - may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), so the Messenger of Allah (sall-Allahu alayhi wa-sallam - may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) rebuked that and he prohibited killing women and children. (Sahih).

“There are narrations on this topic from Buraidah and Rabah - and they say he was Riyah - bin Ar-Rabi', Al-Aswad bin Sari', Ibn 'Abbas, and As-Sa'b bin Jaththamah.

“[Abu 'Eisa said:] This Hadith is Hasan Sahih. This is acted upon according to some of the people of knowledge among the Companions of the Prophet  and others. They disliked killing women and children. This is the view of Sufyan Ath-Thawri and Ash-Shafi'i.

“Some of the people of knowledge made an exception for killing the women who had children with them during night attacks, this is the view of Ahmad and Ishaq, they permitted it in night attacks.”

The reference for the above Hadith is Jami’ At-Tirmidhi, Volume 3, Hadith 1569 Pages 341-342 of the English translation published by Darussalam [First edition: November 2007].

The Hadith can be read on the internet atJami` at-Tirmidhi 1569 - The Book on Military Expeditions - كتاب السير عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم - Sunnah.com - Sayings and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم).

It should be explained that the final paragraph of the Hadith should be understood to mean that if women or children were unintentionally killed in night fighting because of the confusion that could arise under such circumstances then it couldn’t be helped.

It should not be understood to mean that it was permissible to intentionally kill women and children at night.

There are Ahadith which clarify the rules concerning night fighting, but Insha'-Allah I will have to look them up.

Israel, have you so quickly forgotten the lessons of the past? Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him, the Most High) hasn't. He forgets nothing!

You had better hope He turns to you with forgiveness and mercy, because if He doesn't then Insha'-Allah you run the risk of learning those horrifying lessons all over again.

Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him, the Most High) hates those who walk upon the earth with arrogance and pride. No-one is safe from Him and if He turns upon someone with hatred and rage there is no escape.

You spurn Allah's beloved Rasoolullah (sall-Allahu alayhi wa-sallam - may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), sneer at the Qur'an, the word of God, and make a mockery of the teachings of Islam. Do you really believe you are safe from Him?

If you do, then reflect upon the fate of a man who took another of Allah's beloved Prophets and Messengers (alayhim as-salam - may the peace of Allah be upon them) for sport and then paid a terrible price for doing so.

The following quotes are from the English translation of the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir published by Darussalam - Surah Al-Anbiya, ayat 68-70. Aside from changes to the punctuation and paragraphing the quotes are verbatim.

“68. They said: ‘Burn him and help your gods, if you will be doing.’ 

“69. We said: ‘O fire! Be you cool and safety for Ibrahim!’

“70. And they wanted to harm him, but We made them the worst losers.

“How Ibrahim was thrown into the Fire and how Allah controlled it

 “When their arguments were refuted and their incapability became clear, when truth was made manifest and falsehood was defeated, they resorted to using their power and strength, and said: ‘Burn him and help your gods, if you will be doing’.

“So, they gathered together a huge amount of wood. As-Suddi said: ‘I if a woman was sick, she would make a vow that if she recovered she would bring wood to burn Ibrahim. Then they made a hole in the ground and set it aflame, and it burned with huge sparks and immense flames. There had never been a fire like it.

“They put Ibrahim, peace be upon him, into a catapult, at the suggestion of a nomadic Kurdish man from Persia. Shu`ayb Al-Jaba'i said: ‘His name was Hayzan, and Allah caused the earth to swallow him up, and he will remain sinking into it until the Day of Resurrection. When they threw him he said: ‘Sufficient for me is Allah, and He is the best disposer of affairs’. This is similar to what Al-Bukhari recorded from Ibn `Abbas that Ibrahim said: ‘Sufficient for me is Allah, and He is the best disposer of affairs,’ when he was thrown into the fire, and Muhammad said it when they said:

“Verily, the people have gathered against you, therefore, fear them. But it increased them in faith, and they said: ‘Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs’. (3:173)”

Oh Israel, heed the warning of how Allah caused the earth to swallow up Hayzan and “he will remain sinking into it until the Day of Resurrection if it pleases Allah”. I do not doubt that he is still sinking.

Israel, if it pleases Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him, the Most High) the day will come when you will fall and when that happens there will be great rejoicing – much joy.

What ignominy! A once great nation – long ago held high in the eyes of God – now utterly abased.

11 November 23 ICC

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