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Friday, December 31, 2010

35 Statements From the Salaf Regarding Sincerity

35 Statements From the Salaf Regarding Sincerity


1 - Bishr al-Haafi said: "That I seek the world with a wind instrument is more beloved to me than that I seek it with my Deen."

2 - Ibraaheem an-Nakha'i said: "When Shaytaan comes to you while you are in prayer and says: 'You are showing off,' make it longer."

3 - One of the Salaf said: "Direct me to an action by which I will never cease to be performing for Allaah the Exalted." It was said to him: "Always intend good, because you will never cease to be performing even if you do not perform any actions. The intention is made even in the absence of any actions. Whoever intended to pray at night and then slept, the reward for what he intended will be written for him."

4 - One of them said: "I love that I have an intention for every single thing; even my eat, drink and sleep."

5 - It was said to Sahl: "What is the hardest thing for the soul (to achieve)?" He said: "Sincerity, when there is no other desire in it."

6 - Ya'qoob al-Makfoof said: "The sincere person is the one who hides his good deeds just like he hides his evil deeds."

7 - One of them wrote to his brother: "Make your intention sincere in all of your actions, and little action will suffice you."

8 - Ayyoob as-Sakhtiyaani said: "Purifying the intention is harder than all other actions for those who act." 

9 - Yahyaa bin Mu'aadh said: "Sincerity separates good actions from faults like the separation of milk from dung and blood."

10 - as-Soosi said: "What Allaah desires from the actions of His creation is sincerity and nothing else."

11 - al-Junayd said: "To Allaah belong servants who understand, and when they understand they act, and when they act they make their actions sincere. Their recalling of sincerity at the time of doing righteousness is what accumulates the greatest good for them."

12 - Hawshab used to cry and say: "My name has reached the large Mosque (meaning, the people will know who I am)!"

13 - as-Soosi said: "Sincerity is to lose the vision of sincerity in oneself."

14 - One of them said: "Whoever sees sincerity in his sincerity, his sincerity is itself in need of sincerity. The destruction of every sincere person lies in his sincerity to the extent that he sees sincerity in himself. When he abandons seeing sincerity in himself he will be sincere and purified."

15 - Abu 'Uthmaan said: "Sincerity is to forget about the creation by constantly looking at the Creator (in terms of gaining admiration for your deeds)."

16 - Ibraaheem bin Adham said: "The one who loves fame is not truthful to Allaah."

17 - Sufyaan ath-Thawri said: "They (the Salaf) used to hate fame and reputation due to wearing nice garments because eyes would stretch towards them."

18 - Na'eem bin Hammaad said: "'Abdullaah ibn al-Mubaarak frequently used to sit in his house for long periods of time, so it was said to him: 'Don't you feel lonely and isolated?' He said: 'How can I feel isolated while I am with the Prophet (saw)?'."

19 - Ja'far bin Hayyaan said: "The foundations of these actions are the intentions. Indeed a man reaches with his intentions a position he does not reach with his actions."

20 - One of the people of wisdom used to say: "When a man is speaking in a gathering and his speech amazes him, let be silent. When he keeps silent and his silence amazes, him let him speak."

21 - Mutraf bin 'Abdullaah ash-Shakheer said: "That I spend the night sleeping and wake up remorseful is more loved to me than that I spend the night standing in prayer and wake up in admiration."

22 - an-Nu'maan bin Qays said: "I never saw 'Abeedah performing any voluntary prayers in the mosque of al-Hayy."

23 - 'Ali said: "The one who shows off has three charactersistics: he is lazy when by himself, he is lively and energetic when with others and he increases in his actions when he is praised and decreases in them when he is criticised."

24 - al-Hasan said: "The one who shows off desires to overcome what Allaah has decreed for him. He is an evil person who desires to inform the people that he is righteous in order to hear what they would say. He has obtained a position of vileness and wickedness from his Lord. It is therefore essential for the hearts of the believers to recognise him."

25 - Sahl bin 'Abdullaah said: "There is nothing which is tougher upon the soul than acheiving sincerity. How many times have I tried to remove the inclination to show off from my heart except that it sprouted in a different colour?"

26 - Ibn Mas'ood said: "Do not learn knowledge for three reasons: to amaze and confound the foolish, to argue with the learned and to make people's faces turn towards you. Rather, seek what is with Allaah with your hearts and actions, since only that will remain and whatever is besides it will go."

27 - Abu Sulaymaan ad-Daarini said: "Glad tidings for the one who took a single step desiring nothing but the face of Allaah by it."

28 - Some of the Salaf said: "Whoever had a single instance in his lifetime which was purely and sincerely for the sake of Allaah - the Exalted - will be saved, and this is due to the greatness of sincerity."

29 - Abu Sulaymaan ad-Daarini said: "When the servant is sincere, the inclination to show off and the many whisperings (of the Devils) are cut off from him." 

30 - It has also been said: "Sincerity is that the servants inward and outward actions are equal. Riyaa' is when the outward appearance is better than the inner self and truthfulness in one's sincerity is when the inner self is better cultivated and more flourishing than the outward appearance."

31 - Some of the Salaf have said: "Sincerity is that you do not seek a witness over your action besides Allaah or one who gives reward besides Him." 

32 - Makhool said: "Never does a servant maintain sincerity for forty days in succession except that the streams of wisdom from his heart appear on his tongue." 

33 - 'Adiyy ibn Haatim said: "The people destined for the Fire will be ordered towards Paradise until they come close to it and smell its fragrance, see its palaces and what Allaah has prepared in it for its people. Then an announcement will be made that they be turned away from it. There will be no portion for them in it. They will return in loss and ruin just like the ones before them. Then they will say: 'O our Lord! If you had entered us into the Fire before You showed us what You have shown us from Your reward and what You have prepared for your friends and allies, it would have been easier upon us.' Then the Exalted will say: 'This is what I intended with you. When you used to be alone you would combat me (or show boldness to Me) with grave sins and when you used to meet people you would meet them with humility. You would show to the people other than that which you used to give Me from your hearts. You feared people but you did not fear Me. You honored the people but you did not honor Me, you abandoned actions for the people but you did not abandon them for Me. This day, will I make you taste a tormenting punishment as well as prevent you from receiving that reward."

34 - It has been said: "The damage caused to every servant lies in his being pleased with himself. Whoever looks at his soul and sees something in it which he deems to be good has caused its destruction. And whoever does not suspect his soul at every single moment is one who is deceived."

35 - Ibn al-Qayyim said: "Sincerity is the unification of one's wish and intent."

[Collected by Shaykh Husayn al-'Awaa'ishah from 'Ihyaa' 'Uloom ud-Deen' of al-Ghazaali, 'Mukhtasar Minhaaj ul-Qaasideen' of Ibn Qudaamah and 'az-Zuhd' of 'Abdullaah Ibn al-Mubaarak]

1,100 Palestinian children arrested in 2010

Nearly 1,100 Palestinian children have been arrested by Israeli troops in 2010, a new report by the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Detainees' Affairs shows.

The ministry said on Wednesday that about 500 of the above-mentioned figure were detained in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the occupied West Bank, Maan news agency reported.

PA Detainees' Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe said the high number reflected the Israeli policy to systematically pursue children, particularly in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem), where children were often put under house arrest.
According to the report, prisoners were routinely kept in solitary confinement in cells, which resembled graves. Some prisoners, including Hassan Salameh and Ahmad al-Mughrabi, have been spending more than eight years in such inhumane conditions.

The Israeli intelligence service Shin Bet ordered 12 Palestinian prisoners to serve long sentences in solitary confinement, the report said.



Sleep deprivation, threats of harming family members and humiliation are among the methods commonly employed by Israeli interrogators. Other techniques include tying prisoners for long hours to a chair with their hands behind the back and keeping them for long periods in unsanitary cells.
Every year, hundreds of Palestinian children are arrested and then interrogated with no lawyer or family member present, prosecuted, and sentenced.


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Explosives course (Fresh links )by Abu Khabbab al Misri rahimahullah


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

{ وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ ما اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ وَمِنْ رِبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَآَخَرِينَ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ اللَّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ } (سورة الأنفال:60)

“And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allah does know.”

(سورة الأنفال 60)


This book is compiled by a group of students who sat with Professor Abu Khabbab al Misry (May Allah have Mercy upon him), with his support and permission. This is the first book from a series of books aimed on this subject.

Since we compiled this book, we have aimed to standardize it to two other editions. Amongst the things we aim to detail in these editions are: (1) step by step guidance of purification of common commercial chemicals – which are available in the markets and (2) the detailed practical observations/ notes in the preparation of these explosives.

Though we have successfully performed these experiments and came up with new developments, the work of compiling these – more detailed editions of the book – are been delayed. Thus we decided to publish this work as a raw edition. And we ask Allah ta’aala to grant us tawfeeq for the future tasks.

This book is aimed for brothers who have a sufficient understanding of the risks in this – both the actual sensitive task of making explosives and of security risks. It is said that in explosives “your first mistake is your last mistake” – and this is true for both situations.

Note: This books is released as a reference to practical Shar‘ee work of Mujahideen. Hence any operation based on this book should be based upon Shar’ee approval and maslahah of the Mujahideen.

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Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the 9th anniversary of American invasion

A MUST READ!

Shawwal 27, 1431 A.H, Thursday, October 07, 2010
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Nine years ago, the brutal Americans attacked Afghanistan in contradiction of all human and moral norms, under the leadership of the most disgustful president G. W. Bush in the name of furthering the Crusade. At the outset, no one believed that the Afghans, who had already passed through hardships because of long wars, would ever be able to confront the attack launched by the most arrogant and highly-trained forces of the 21st century.

Based on these predictions, former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfield, who was wallowing in his wishful delusions due to his arrogance, announced the end of the American military operations after six months of the invasion, thinking that the Afghans’ capability to face the invaders have come to and end.

But today, 9 years after that announcement, the strongholds of Jihad and resistance against the invading Americans and their allies are as strong as ever. Every day, tens of foreign invaders lose their lives. Throughout the past nine years, neither they have been able to implement their empty slogans nor could they stop the Jihadic activities of the Muslim Afghans. During that period, the invading Americans spent hundreds of billions of dollars in order to continue this illegitimate war; lost thousands of soldiers, with tens of thousands of them being injured, and faced heavy losses in terms of military hardware, but now after all that, they have only reached the conclusion to admit to the American public and to the public of the world that the current year 2010 was the most fatal year for the foreign forces. Nothing new they offered.

The invading Americans and their coalition allies have put to use all their military and economic capability to maintain their brutal occupation over Afghanistan and bring it to a successful end. Even they implemented different strategies; appointed the most sophisticated and veteran generals and launched various conspiracies with the help of their surrogates to stymie the popular resistance but, all that notwithstanding, we can make a cursory comparison regarding the achievements of both sides of the wars on this occasion of the ninth anniversary of the Americans invasion of Afghanistan as under:

1. All American rulers including Obama are disappointed of the results of the war in Afghanistan.

2. Internal differences have arisen among the rulers of the White House regarding the poor results of the failed Afghanistan war.

3. A number of coalition countries have pulled out of the military mission in Afghanistan because of the prolongation of the failed nine-year long war and the emergence of the atmosphere of lack of confidence.

4. All Americans and NATO military strategies have failed in face of the resistance of the Mujahideen.

Last but not least, the American arrogance and reputation plummeted at world level in view of the fact that the highly-trained American and NATO forces failed to wipe out the resistance of the empty-handed Afghan Mujahideen. Similarly, the American economy faced unprecedented melt-down.

Now the Achievement of the Mujahideen:

1. Mujahideen have control over 75% of land in Afghanistan according to the admission made by the Americans.

2. Mujahideen are able to target all American military bases, ranging from the gates of the presidential place to the Bagram military Base, to Kandahar and Nangarhar airports etc.

3. The public of the world, particularly the people of Afghanistan, have enhanced their support to the current Islamic resistance against the invaders.

4. Mujahideen now control all high ways of the country.

5. Mujahideen have obtained (new) military experiences and capability in killing and wiping out the American invaders.

On the basis of the above comparative statement, now every one can predict the Americans and their allies chance of success in Afghanistan. Only the confused rulers of the White House, due to their arrogance and stubbornness, are bent on continuing the occupation of Afghanistan and adding to the sufferings of the miserable Afghans.

Considering defense of the territorial integrity of the Islamic country and Jihad against the invading Americans as an Islamic obligation, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan advises the confused American rulers: come to yourselves and have mercy on your people by immediately pulling out of Afghanistan. The Mujahid Afghans consider every sacrifice including martyrdom at the strongholds of Jihad and defense as a pride, even now after nine years of continuous Jihad and resistance. However, the American people will not have the patience to see corpses of their dead soldiers who have lost their lives for the protection of the personal interests of the American capitalists.

“Those who have done wrong, will soon know how ( bad) come-back they will have (at the doomsday)” Al-Quran.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Answers To Common Misconceptions On Naming with Salafiyyah

Answers To Common Misconceptions On Naming with Salafiyyah

There are numerous doubts often spread about naming with Salafiyyah and the word "Salafi", some of them coming from sincere people, based upon what they have experienced and other times coming from the devils amongst men, who wish to pass judgement upon the da’wah of truth, see it fall, and have it replaced with their own innovatory ejaculations and hallucinations of the mind. To proceed:


1) Labelling With Salafiyyah is an Innovation
The word "Salafiyyah" was not applied during the time of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his companions – this being due to the fact that the Muslims were upon the correct Islaam and there was no need for a word such as "Salafiyyah" at that time. However, when the tribulations occurred and the sects increased and the Ummah split the Ulamaa of the Ummaah stood to distinguish those upon the truth from those upon falsehood and hence they stated "Ahl ul-Hadeeth" and "as-Salaf".

Abu Haneefah (d. 150H) (rahimahullaah) said: "Adhere to the athar (narration) and the tareeqah (way) of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) and beware of newly invented matters for all of it is innovation." (Reported by As-Suyootee in Sawn al Mantaq wal-Kalaam p.32)


Based upon this "as-Salafiyyah" is distinguished from all the various Islamic factions due to their ascription to what guarantees for them the correct and true Islaam, which is adherence to what the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and his companions were upon, as occurs in the authentic hadeeths.
In addition to that, the word "Salaf" was used by the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) himself. He said to Faatimah, "How excellent a Salaf I am for you." (Muslim, no. 2450).


Imaam Muslim brings in his Muqaddimah to his Saheeh (p.16) the saying of Abdullaah ibn al-Mubaarak – which he would say in front of all the people, "Abandon the hadeeths of Amr bin Thaabit, for he used to abuse the Salaf".


Hence, ascribing o*neself to the Salaf, which is but Salafiyyah is not an innovation, rather it is obligatory upon every Muslim to subscribe to the manhaj and aqidah of the Salaf. It can be said, "If labelling with Salafiyyah is an innovation, then so is labelling with Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah". And the objective behind using the term "Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah" is not hidden or unknown. Unfortunately, Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah is no longer sufficient to distinguish between the people of falsehood and the people of truth. Until even the word "Salafi" does not distinguish between the true Salafi, who is actually Salafi in his aqidah and manhaj and between the hizbi (partisan) who wears the gown of Salafiyyah, claiming to be Salafi. His aqidah may be Salafi but his way of thinking is adulterated with Qutubi or Hizbi principles, ideas and modes of thought and behaviour. He will show enmity to the Salafis, mock their Mashaayikh, and yet claim to be upon their way. Yet the viewpoints they take and the positions they hold and their loyalty and disownment indicate otherwise. This is why true Salafis give great importance to learning and knowledge so that the truth is apparent to them and the ignorant pretenders cannot befool them.


2) Allaah Has Named us Muslims, So Why Ascribe Ourselves to the Salaf
This doubt was very beatifully answered by Imaam al-Albaani in his discussion with someone o*n this subject, recorded o*n the cassette entitled, "I am Salafi", and here is a presentation of the vital parts of it:


Shaikh al-Albaani: "When it is said to you, ‘What is your madhhab’, what is your reply?"


Questioner: "A Muslim".


Shaikh al-Albaani: "This is not sufficient!".


Questioner: "Allaah has named us Muslims" and he recited the saying of Allaah Most High, "He is the o*ne who has called you Muslims beforehand." (al-Hajj 22:78)


Shaikh al-Albaani: "This would be a correct answer if we were in the very first times (of Islaam) before the sects had appeared and spread. But if we were to ask, now, any Muslim from any of these sects with which we differ o*n account of aqeedah, his answer would not be any different to this word. All of them – the Shi’ite Rafidi, the Khaariji, the Nusayri Alawi – would say, "I am a Muslim". Hence, this is not sufficient in these days."


Questioner: "In that case I say, I am a Muslim upon the Book and the Sunnah."


Shaikh al-Albaani: "This is not sufficient either".


Questioner: "Why?"


Shaikh al-Albaani: "Do you find any of those whom we have just mentioned by way of example saying, ‘I am a Muslim who is not upon the Book and the Sunnah’?" Who is the o*ne who says, ‘I am not upon the Book and the Sunnah’?"
At this point the Shaikh then began to explain in detail the importance of being upon the Book and the Sunnah in light of the understanding of the Salaf us-Saalih…


Questioner: "In that case I am a Muslim upon the Book and the Sunnah with the understanding of the Salaf us-Saalih".


Shaikh al-Albaani: "When a person asks you about your madhhab, is this what you will say to him?"


Questioner: "Yes".


Shaikh al-Albaani: "What is your view that we shorten this phrase in the language, since the best words are those that are few but indicated the desired intent, so we say, ‘Salafi’?" End of quotation.


Hence, the point is that naming with "Muslim" or "Sunni" is not enough, since everyone will claim that. And Imaam al-Albaani emphasised the importance of the truth being distinguished from the falsehood – from the point of view of the basis of manhaj and aqidah, and that is taking from the Salaf us-Saalih, as opposed to the various sects and groups whose understandings are based upon those of their mentors and leaders and not that of the Salaf, fundamentally.


3) Calling o*neself a Salafi is a Blameworthy ‘Tazkiyah’ of o*neself
And this doubt has been answered by our Mashaayikh: Allaamah, ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baz – the [former] mufti of Saudi Arabia was asked: What do you say about the o*ne who calls himself ‘Salafi’ or ‘Athari’? Is this is a tazkiyah (purification) of his own self? So he replied – may Allaah have mercy upon him – "When he is being truthful [in his claim] that he is Salafi or Athari then there is not harm in that, [this is] similar to what the Salaf used to say, ‘So and so is a Salafi’, ‘So and so is Athari’. This is a tazkiyah (commendation) which is necessary, a tazkiyah that is obligatory." (Cassette: Haqq ul-Muslim 16/1/1413 Ta’if)

As for those who wish to discourage others from ascribing themselves to the Salaf and claim that it is a tazkiyah (self-praise) then their machinations are not hidden from us. Rather, Shaikh ul-Islaam refuted this false claim centuries ago and made it obligatory to accept the ascription of a person to the Salaf – and held it to be by unanimous agreement – since the aqidah and manhaj of the Salaf is nothing but the truth. But when it is the case that the manhaj of these people (the false claimants) is adulterated, then it should come as no surprise that they wish for the people to detach themselves from the Salaf – since that is the o*nly way that their falsehood can remain undetected.


4) Salafiyyah Causes Disunity
When it is the case that Salafiyyah is the understanding of the Book and the Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salaf of the Ummah and the Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) stated, "And this Ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of them in the Hellfire but o*ne". They said, which o*ne is this O Messenger of Allaah? He replied, "They are those who are upon what I and my companions are upon today" (Tirmidhee, no.2643) – and when it is also the case that the splitting occurred by their abandoning the correct understanding, then Salafiyyah is but the way forward for unity and is not splitting or sectarianism. It is not a hizb (party) from amongst the various parties, those who which are called "parties" today … Hence Salafiyyah is a group of people (i.e. the Salafis) upon the madhhab of the Salaf, upon what the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and his companions were upon and it is not a hizb from amongst the contemporary groups present today." (Cassette: "at-Tahdheer min al-Bid’ah" second cassette, delivered as a lecture in Hawtah Sadeer, 1416H).


Thus, Salafiyyah, is an embodiment of what the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) left for his Ummah, whose night is like its day, pure clarity and anyone who departs from it will be destroyed, that is, he will enter into splitting, differing and fall into the sects that have been threatened with the Fire. Therefore, Salafiyyah which calls to a return to that which the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and his companions were upon can never be considered to be splitting. 


5) The Salafis Think o*nly They Are Correct
We have to make a distinction between that which is being ascribed to – which is the way of the Salaf – and the o*ne who is ascribing himself to this. In absolute terms, that which is being subscribed to, that is the way of the Salaf, is nothing but the truth embodied, in both general specific terms, in issues of aqidah and manhaj, usool and furoo’ – and no-one denies or negates this save a heretic.


As for the o*ne who subscribes himself to the Salafi Way, then in the basis of his ascription – which is to that which cannot err – then he is correct in that, and what is in opposition to this, is but error and misguidance. We mean here from the point of view of the generality of aqidah and manhaj and the usool of the religion. This is because the aqidah and the manhaj and the usool of the Salaf of all the ages is the same and they are united upon all of that.


Hence, o*ne who is a Salafi and is true in his ascription to the Salaf and who proceeds upon knowledge and action, imitating their way, then he is correct in all of that inshaa’allah. And this person will either know the way of the Salaf in general terms, and he knows it to be correct, even though he may be ignorant of its particulars, yet he is still correct in considering their way – and his way of following and imitating them – to be the truth and whatever is in opposition to it, to be falsehood. Or he will know the way of the Salaf in both general and specific terms, in terms of aqidah and manhaj and usool and furoo’ and he will be correct in the majority of that which he holds o*nto and acts upon, and all of this is dependent upon his sincerity in learning and his zeal for acquiring knowledge and acting upon it.


As for the individual being correct in every single issue from the subsidiary matters, then if o*ne makes that claim, then he is in error. Since it is not possible for any o*ne to be correct in every single subsidiary issue of the religion, since firstly, it is not possible for him to have knowledge of all of that, and secondly, when the Imaams of the past did not attain that, it is hardly likely that any of the followers of the latecomers will ever reach that. Hence, in the subsidiary matters it is possible for the Salafi to be in error, yet that does not negate his being correct in his aqidah and manhaj, and in general terms to be upon that which takes him out from being within the seventy-two sects of innovation and misguidance.


However, it is often the case that the o*ne subscribing to the way of the Salaf and making an outward display of that is in fact upon the astray methodologies, yet he proclaims orthodoxy and pleads a sound aqidah and manhaj. Though he may be of sound aqidah, he may upon an adulterated manhaj. In this situation, such a o*ne is not correct or truthful in his ascription, since he has a manhaj other than that of the Salaf, and this is determined by looking and seeing: Does he defend Sayyid Qutb? Does he subscribe to the view and scandal of Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq? Does he praise Mohammad Qutb and take him as a guide and leader. Does he defend and aggrandise Hasan al-Bannaa? Does he speak with the terms and phrases of the Innovators, "al-Ummah al-Ghaa’ibah" (The Absent Ummah), "Shabaab us-Sahwah" (The Youth of the Awakening), "Tawhid ul-Haakimiyyah", "al-Muwaazanah" and other such phrases which have become the slogans of the Innovators. So we look and see, what other affiliations does he have, who does he mix with, who does he talk to, what are the books that he refers to, and in this manner we come to know of his true orientation in his manhaj, and from this we come to know whether he is an imposter, claiming the way and manhaj of the Salaf, yet upon other than it. 

6) The Salafis Are Arrogant And Have Bad Manners 
And this is a very subtle matter, requiring careful thought and deliberation. As for bad manners, then this is often due to the upbringing and nature of the individual, his characteristics and his personality, and it is not necessary a reflection of the base and foundation, the aqidah and manhaj of the Salaf, which is nothing but the truth. So a person may be in need of correcting his manners and calling with wisdom (that is the Sunnah) and beautiful argumentation, so that his invitation is more readily accepted. But this is not pretext for rejecting the validity and correctness of the way of the Salaf and ascribing o*neself to it, since that is the o*nly way of deliverance. So we make a difference between what sometimes occurs from some of the Salafis of bad manners, and between what is actually a knowledge-based manhaj that is derived from the Book and the Sunnah. The blame is upon the individual and not the base and foundation. The same can be said about every other Muslim, regardless of what astray methodology or heretical belief he subscribes to, amongst them are those with evil manners and bad habits. But a manhaj or aqidah is judged according to its agreement or disagreement with what the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions and the Salaf were upon, fundamentally, not by the behaviour of its people. Refer also to the next doubt for more clarification.


As for arrogance, then sometimes this may occur from an individual, in which case he is censured, yet in other cases it is perceived to be arrogance, though the individual does not have any arrogance but o*nly love for the truth, being certain in that truth – but he is understood to have arrogance by his counterpart or opponent or the o*ne that he is inviting. And it can often be the case that arrogance is actually o*n behalf of the o*ne who does not accept the truth of what is being said by the o*ne who subscribes to the Salafi aqidah and manhaj (and who is not a false pretender from amongst the biased partisans!!). Remember this, for this is often the case. As the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said, "Arrogance is rejection of the truth, and looking down upon the people". Many of those who claim the Salafis are arrogant, then refuge is from Allaah, in truth they are the arrogant o*nes for they do not accept the true call and the correct da’wah, out of arrogance, and then they accuse the Salafis of being arrogant. So remember this, for every coin has two sides.


Consider, a Salafi may be inviting a person to the truth, in a matter in which he knows that he is correct. He is harsh and insists that he is correct and so he is accused of being arrogant, though the o*nly reason he has exhibited this behaviour is his love for the truth and upholding the truth. Even though we may say that his action is incorrect and misplaced and his great zeal has led him to behave inappropriately, either due to lack of knowledge or due to bad manners. So it is upon him to correct all of that. Otherwise the o*ne being invited ends up not accepting the truth o*n account of the way it was presented.


So we say that arrogance may sometimes be exihibited, and this returns back to the individual, not the manhaj or aqidah he subscribes to. Indeed, we can say that many of the Sufi Heretics are indeed arrogant in their claim of sure deliverance from the Fire and their requesting submissive obedience from their herd of followers – thinking themselves to be above the people. And we can extend this to all of the sects and groups of innovation. Arrogance is found everywhere and is not a referent point for whether a person’s manhaj and aqidah is correct or not. Rather the manhaj and aqidah itself is the referent point, and all of that is thrown against what the Salaf were upon.


We leave you with the remainder of the discussion between Imaam al-Albaani and the questioner concerning naming with "Salafiyyah":
Questioner: 


[Continuing from where we left off]
"Alright, I will submit to you and I say to you: Yes (I agree about summarising with saying ‘I am Salafi’), yet my belief is what has preceded, since the first thing that a person thinks of when he hears that you are a Salafi is that he recalls much of the experience he has had and which has involved severity which leads to harshness, all of which sometimes occurs from the Salafis."



Shaikh al-Albaani: "Lets accept that your words are correct. If you said ‘I am a Muslim’, will not a person’s think of a Shi’ite Rafidee, or a Druze or an Ismaa’eeli (and incline to him)."


Questioner: "It is possible, however, I will have followed the noble verse, "He has named you Muslims". 


Shaikh al-Albaani: "No my brother! You have not followed the verse, since the verse means the correct form of Islaam. It is necessary that you address the people according to their level of understanding… so will anyone understand from you (when you say ‘I am a Muslim’) that you are indeed a Muslim with the desired meaning in the verse (of correct Islaam)? As for the various cautionary matters you have mentioned, then these are sometimes correct and sometimes they are not correct. Since your saying about harshness, then this can sometimes occur from individuals, yet this is not representative of a methodology that is tied to knowledge and belief. Leave aside individuals for now, we are actually talking about manhaj (methodology). This is because when we say Shi’ite, or a Druze, or a Khaarijee, or a Soofee, or a Mutazilee, the various cautionary matters you raised come into play (and can apply to them aswell). Hence, this is not the subject of our discussion. We are investigating a name which gives evidence to the madhhab of an individual and by which he worships Allaah… Are not all the Companions Muslims?"


Questioner: "Naturally."


Shaikh al-Albaani: "However, there was amongst them, o*ne who stole, or fornicated, but this does not allow any of them to say, ‘I am not a Muslim’, rather he is a Muslim and a Believer in Allaah, as a chosen way, however he sometimes opposes his chosen way, because he is not infallible. And it is for this reason that we – may Allaah bless you – are speaking about a word which indicates our aqidah and our thought and our starting point in our lives and which relates to the affairs of our religion by which we worship Allaah. As for the issue of so and so who is harsh and so and so who is lax and too soft, then that is an entirely different issue…. I wish that you would reflect upon this concise word (i.e. Salafi) so that you do not persist upon the word ‘Muslim’. And you know that there is no o*ne who will understand what you really intend (by using the word ‘Muslim’ alone) ever…" End Quote (Cassette "I am a Salafi").
And inshaa’allah, this explains our intent and the important differentiation that we had alluded to earlier in replying to this doubt.


7) The Salafis Lack Piety Whereas Other than Them Are Pious and Abstemious
And this too is a very old doubt which has been answered by the Salaf themselves, those of old. And we merely leave you with their words:


Ibn Abbaas (d. 68H) said: "Indeed the most detestable of things to Allaah are the innovations." (Reported by al-Bayhaqee in as-Sunan al-Kubraa 4/316)
Ibn Umar (d. 84H) said: "Every innovation is misguidance, even if the people see it as something good." (Reported by Abu Shaamah no. 39)


Sufyaan ath-Thawree (d. 161H) said:"Innovation is more beloved to Iblees than sin, since a sin may be repented from but innovation is not repented from." (Reported by al-Laalikaa’ee no. 238)


Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee (d. 204H) said: "That a person meets Allaah with every sin except Shirk is better than meeting Him upon any o*ne of the innovated beliefs." (Reported by al-Bayhaqee in al-I’tiqaad p.158)


Al-Layth bin Sa’d (d. 175H) said: "If I saw a person of desires (i.e. innovations) walking upon the water I would not accept from him." So Imaam as-Shaafi’ee then said: ""He (al-Layth) has fallen short. If I saw him walking in the air I would not accept from him." (Reported by as-Suyooti in al-Amr bil ‘Ittibaa wan-Nahee anil Ibtidaa’.)


Yunus bin Ubaid said to his son, "I forbid you from fornication (zinaa), stealing and drinking wine. However that you meet Allaah with any of these sins is better to me than that you meet him with the view of Amr bin Ubaid and the associates of Amr (i.e. the Mu’tazilah)." (al-Ibaanah 2/466).


Sa’eed bin Jubair said, "That my son accompanies a sinful and cunning scoundrel who is a Sunni is more beloved to me than that he accompanies a devoteful and worshipful Innovator." (al-Ibaanah no. 89).


Imaam Al-Barbahaaree said, "However, if you see a person whose manner and opinion is despicable, he is wicked, sinful and oppressive, yet he is a person of the Sunnah, accompany him and sit with him, since his sin will not harm you. If you see a man who strives hard and long in worship, is abstemious, being continual in worship, except that he is a person of innovation, do not sit with him, do not listen to his words and do not walk along with him, since I do not feel safe that you will not eventually come to be pleased with his way and go to destruction along with him." (Sharh us-Sunnah no. 149). 


Imaam Ahmad said, "The graves of Ahl us-Sunnah from those who committed the major sins are like gardens. And the graves of Ahl ul-Bid’ah from amongst their abstemious pious o*nes are hollow and empty. The sinners of Ahl us-Sunnah are the Awliyaa’ (Friends) of Allaah and the abstemious pious o*nes of Ahl ul-Bid’ah are the Enemies of Allaah."(Tabaqaat ul-Hanaabilah 1/184).

Refutation to Al Astal the Mufti of HAMAS

Author: Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdese
Added in: 2009-09-03
Mufti: (interpreter of Islamic law)

Thanks are but to Allah; we thank Him, seek help and forgiveness from Him, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evils of souls and the sins of our deeds. Whomever Allah guides, no one can misguide him, and whomever Allah misguides, no one can guide him. I bear witness there is no god but Allah, He Who has no associate; and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, peace and blessings are upon him, his family, and his companions.

To proceed,

The best speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, the All-Exalted; and the best guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations (in religion); and every innovation is a bid’a (innovation in religion); and every bid’a is an error (in religion); and every error (in religion) is in Hellfire.

Allah, the All-Exalted, says, "And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will scatter you about from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become the Muttaqeen (the pious)". Al-Anaam, verse: 153
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The crux of the matter is something that every Muahed (Believer in the oneness of Allah) already recognizes with the heart and the head. That is that the first obligation which Allah has made incumbent upon man to learn and implement - even before Salat (Islamic prayers), Zakat (alms according to Islamic Shari’ah) and other acts of worship - is to disbelieve in the Taghut (all false deities) and avoid them, and dedicate Tawheed (Belief in the oneness of Allah) to nothing and no one but Allah, the All-Exalted.

For this reason Allah, the Great and the Almighty, created the creatures, sent the Messengers, revealed the Books, and decreed Jihad and the pursuit of martyrdom. This is the source of the conflict between the patrons of Allah and those of Satan. Allah, the All-Exalted, says, “And I (Allah) created not the jinni and the humans but to worship Me”. (1) i.e., to worship Me Alone.

And He, the All-Exalted, says, “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community) a Messenger to worship Allah (Alone), and keep away from Taghut”. (2) This is a clarification of this genuine foundation, and evidence of it from the Shari’ah (Islamic doctrines). The Qur’an from its beginning to its end consolidates this foundation.

However many of the false religious scholars of our age have raised their heads against it; and they prefer pulling down the bonds of Iman (Belief in Allah) and the pillars of religion, so they have been playing with its foundation and its base. They raised their friable building which is not been based on piety to Allah and His Good Content, Then they started to talk about the religion of Allah which they know not; and lauded excessively that which they know not.

They assigned themselves legislators who take what they like and what they desire, and then approve these things and deem them proper in the religion of Allah and His Call. Consequently, they placed people in a state of fitnah (enticements and tests to check to what extent you follow Islam) and they became the misleading heads who have gone astray and have misguided others.

One hadith (saying of the Prophet) states that which the Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him, fears most for his Ummah is the misguiding Imams (Islamic religious leaders)…

And another hadith states, before Doomsday there will be multiple deceivers (in Islamic matters). According to Saheeh al-Bukhary (the book comprising all correct hadiths of the Prophet compiled by al-Bukhary), Abdullah bin-Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, said, “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings are upon him, stood among people, then he praised Allah with what He is Worthy of, then he mentioned the Antichrist and said, ‘I warn you against him, and there is no messenger who has not warned his people against him’; and among the prudence that made all the prophets warning against the fitnah of Antichrist, although he will appear near the end of the worldly life, is that the type of his fitnah is present at all times, as what the Sheikh (Islamic scholar ‘bin-Taimya’) of Islam said…

The fitnah of the Antichrist is attached to religion and it hides within it. He comes and with him comes a paradise and a hellfire. And on his forehead the mark of the infidel it is written, and the Mu’meneen (Believers in Allah) can see it, and none other than them can. The Mu’men with insight will not be deceived by his fitnah and by the obscure things that makes of religion. IT is apparent that his paradise with which he entices people is but a hellfire, and his hellfire with which he frightens people is but a paradise. Consequently the Mu’men will choose, without any hesitation, fear or concern, the hellfire of Antichrist and escape from his paradise.

Have you seen this fitnah?! It is the very fitnah of Sheikh Sharif in Somalia; the very fitnah of the Islamic Party in Iraq; and the very fitnah of Sayyaf, Rabbany, and others in Afghanistan. It is the very same fitnah of the Sheikhs of vice and the monks of governments in all countries; and the fitnah of every Imam of those deviating from the right path, who hide within the robe of religion and talk with the evidences of Shari’ah to make them mounts for idols who ride them to serve their infidel acts. This is what makes their hellfire a paradise. Their polytheism becomes a tawheed; their infidelity becomes iman; their falsehood becomes truth, and their deviation from the right path becomes guidance.

So the Anitchrist pulls the solid foundations of Islam down with his talbeesing (clothing falsehood with the clothes of truth), and consequently encompasses the disbelievers within a false religion and gathers them under the canopy of the tawheed of nationalists (national unity) instead of the Tawheed of the Messengers. He names their democracy Shura (Islamic counseling); their idols rulers; their enemies from the Mujahedeen and Muahedeen transgressors, - even the takferieen (falsely accusing Muslims of infidelity) and the Khawarij (sectarians)…

Whoever does this paves the way for Antichrist, and his fitnah is similar to the Anitchrist’s fitnah…

Hamas has ample amount of this. They cozy up to religion and Islam, and gather around them the youth under slogans of Islam. There are some who are deceived with their slogans or misguided by them and follow them thinking they would lead them to Paradise. This misguided people do not distinguish what is written on their forehead and in their book of laws due to their lack of insight. Hamas would lead them with their infidel laws and their polytheist democracy which their bishops dress with the trappings of religion and jannah. Hamas would lead them to the burning Hellfire
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Some of our brethren have sent me a message from the mufti of Hamas “Yunus al-Astal”, and they asked me to give my opinion of its content, and a response. When I read it, I found it stuffed with talbees and tadlees (concealing defects) and falsehood… In terms of Islamic knowledge, it has no value. I hesitated to waste the time refuting it, especially since we have already refuted others’ ambiguous evidences regarding democracy and ruling with principles other than what Allah has revealed. In our miscellaneous articles, we have already clarified their deviation from the right path in exercising these acts of polytheism and infidelity under the title of approving and deeming things proper.

However more than one message has been sent to me requiring this from me, and despite the time limits between the hands of Ramadan, and being busy completing the replies to the questions on ash-Shumukh forum, ( I have been racing with time to write something to welcome Ramadan), - despite all of this, I left all this business and took the initiative to support our Muahedeen brethren in Gazza, by writing some notes on the message of al-Astal, though the message itself is not worth the sheet of paper blackened in its writing, and with which he blackened the faces of Hamas.

I say to him, and success is granted by Allah:

First: the title of the message is “Some refuted vague evidences in a few defaming comments”. This title clearly reveals what is below it. As the common people in our country say, “what is written is identified with by its title”. Al-Astal quotes the words of our brethren regarding the very foundation of Tawheed which is the very Right of Allah, and he calls them vague evidences and defaming comments…

This is the attitude of the Ikhwan (the group named Muslim Brothers) and others of the groups of liquidators; they degrade and demean the greatest foundation (of Islam); and glorify many of the branches and elevate them above the very foundations. This is one of the reasons behind their deviation and the disturbance of their balance and the aberration of their judgments. The corruption of the branches is an inescapable result of the corruption of this foundation.

That is why you can see them in many of their courses pulling down the Tawheed. They pass through the gates of polytheism to select a branch from among the branches. You can see their professors and their great scholars and their great figures as they argue against the necessities and objectives, and against the religious rule of accomplishing the highest benefits and keeping away the worst corrupting things….. They take all these as arguments (not principles), and as introductions to (religiously) corrupted results. Thus their foundations are corrupted, and such is their ignorance about the simplest of these principles… If they had considered Tawheed the supreme benefit and the greatest necessity, and had believed that polytheism and condemning (Muslims) are the utmost corruption, and had held that keeping this away from the people of Islam is the greatest goal, then they would not have floundered…

Second: Al-Astal has commenced his speech by talking about the (victorious sect) which is the existent phenomenon as mandated by Allah. They are those whom no dissidents or betrayers can harm until Doomsday. It is quite known that Hamas and the “Muslim Brothers” are the farthest ones from the guidance of that victorious sect.
Among the most important qualities of that sect is that they translate the commands of Allah into actions, and the greatest command is Tawheed. The administration of Hamas has violated Tawheed by assigning manmade laws to rule, by adopting the democracy of polytheism as a system, and by deactivating the law of Allah, the Lord of all creatures…

As for that victorious sect, among their qualities is that they are not harmed by the dissidents, and they remain steadfast announcing and declaring the Tawheed of Allah, the religion of Allah, and the Shari’ah of Allah,; and they never abandon it from fear that they will be harmed…

Hamas is one of the groups farthest from these qualities. Fear of men causes them to reject rule by the Shari’ah of Allah, although Allah, the All-Exalted, says, “Therefore fear not the people but fear Me, and sell not My Verses for a miserable price. And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, such are the Kafireen (disbelievers)” .

Third: Al-Astal has commenced his message saying, “Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will establish in authority their religion, that which He has chosen for them. And He will surely give them in exchange safety after their fear”. Then he directly said, “Allah has clarified that those whom Allah has promised this (safety after fear) are those who -if they had authority on earth- would order Iqamat-as-Salat (to perform the five compulsory congregational Salat (prayers)) and payment of the Zakat, and would enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all what Islam orders one to do), and forbid Al-Munkar (Disbelief, polytheism and all that Islam has forbidden). And with Allah rests the end of all matters”...

He has severed the greatest condition for succession in the earth – the condition mentioned in first aya (Qur’anic verse)- because his government has violated it. The words of Allah the All-Exalted, say, “They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me”. Yet his government has associated others with Allah by allying with scattered legislating idols and by taking democracy as a system… He skipped this aya and jumped to what comes in another aya, which many of the apostates and idols nowadays show of Salat, Zakat, alms or other obligations of Islam that are not to be accepted without TAWHEED.

As for enjoining al-Ma'ruf and forbidding al-Munkar , it is quite known that the most sublime ma’ruf ever is the Tawheed which the government of Hamas has violated, and that the most vicious munkar ever is Shirk (polytheism) which the government of Hamas has legitimated and hastened to. These papers of al-Astal would not been written except for this
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Fourth: Al-Astal has listed some of the conspiracies that were woven against Hamas, and then he said: “The fabulous steadfastness in facing all those conspiracies”…

I then say, how is it that has Hamas stood steadfast- in such a fabulous way- before all these mentioned conspiracies, when their patch-makers and falsehood-arguers, claim that they are weak and incapable whenever they are asked to rule by the Shari’ah of Allah and disavow the manmade laws….?!

This question needs an answer…and there is none
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He then said: “The most threatening thing for us nowadays is the ideological invasion under the name of Islam; when some persons pick up some vague evidences, blowing them out of proportion, and plant them in the minds of some youth who do not possess a big portion of the Book or of Islamic knowledge. Thus these youth have become convinced that the government in the strip is illegitimate (Islam wise); and that the movement they shelter does not bear the burden of Islam, and does not aim at implementing Shari’ah; and consequently they are nearer to infidelity than to Iman”.

I say, these are not vague evidences, but facts. These are not speeches of some persons - they are the words of the leaders of Hamas itself, and here are some of them:

• Ahmed al-Betawy; Hamas’s representative in the Palestinian council of legislations, said in an interview with “Al-Ghad” Jordanian newspaper on 20/02/2006 Ad, “With regards to the fears for some narrow-mindedness, imposing Hijab (perfect veil), or restricting including the freedoms of women, these fears are not true. We are not a young movement or rabble-rousers, but rather we have a historical extension across the Muslim Brothers group who are known for their moderate ideologies… We will not implement Shari’ah. However we will do as much as possible to adhere to the principles of Islam with wisdom and good advice….”.He said: “Hamas does not ever think of establishing an Islamic state or to implement Shari’ah at this time”.

• Dr. Nasser Ed-Deen Ash-Sha’er, the vice-chairman of Isma’eel Hannya, said: “law is to be imposed on everybody, and whoever does not want law, then he is to go to hellfire”.

I say, please contemplate the way they convert the truth into falsehood. The truth is that whoever does not want THE TRUTH is to go to Hellfire”.

• Reuters, on 23/02/2006, the new head of the council of legislations, Azeez ad-Dweek, said: “The new Palestinian government under the leadership of Hamas is not going to adopt the principles of the Islamic Shari’ah in their daily life, and is not going to close down cinemas or restaurants offering spirituous liquors!”. He said “No one in the Hamas movement intends to implement Shari’ah by force. This is out of the question on our program and we are not going to exercise this”.

I say, what about killing the Muahedeen (Believers in the oneness of Allah) and destroying their mosques, for you there is no harm in exercising it by force… this is always possible on your program… isn’t it…?!

• Ahmed Yaseen was asked: “If the socialist party won, what will your attitude be?

The answer: “Even if the socialist party won, I’d respect the inclination of the Palestinian people…!!

Question: “If it happened to appear from elections that the Palestinian people want a democratic multi-party country, what will your attitude be?”

Sheikh Ahmed Yaseen’s answer: “Oh God! We are a nation who has honor and rights. If the Palestinian nation expressed their refusal of the Islamic state, I respect and magnify their inclination!!”… Please see Ahmed Yaseen, the miraculous phenomenon and the myth of challenge…. (Dar al-Furqan: pp. 116 & 118)

Fifth: As part of his vague evidences crowding around democracy al-Astal said: “Such people feel disgusted merely at hearing this expression, because it means in its ideational intrinsic nature ‘ruling people by themselves’; and this means placing men alongside Allah in the Hakemya (sovereignty in ruling people), or taking them as deities instead of Him. And this is correct, as verily all the creation and commandment is His; and it is not for a Believer, man is he or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. Who is better in judgment than Allah for a people who have firm Faith; and it is He (Allah) Who has sent down unto you the Book (The Quran), explained in detail, as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for Muslims”.

I say, You speak truly on this matter, although you are not always truthful. This praiseworthy disgust for which you blamed us and our brethren is better than your disgust when you hear us talking about Tawheed and its implications for the infidelity of so-called democracy and the infidelity of those taking it as a system, and the reason for which you call us Takferieen and Khawarij
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Allah is the only Judge of which of the two disgusting parties deserves dispraise and disavowal, and which of their followers are farther astray from the Path … He, the All-Exalted, says, “And when Allah Alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are filled with disgust; and when (gods) other than Him are mentioned, they rejoice”. Allah has dispraised those hearts which feel disgusted when the Tawheed, the disavowal of polytheism, and condemning Muslims are mentioned; and whoever names the Muahedeen as Takferieen and Khawarij is he who best deserves dispraise.

Al-Astal then said, “The question to be raised here is ‘Is it we who brought democracy to our own homelands, or have our eyes opened to the Arab and Western occupation troops that have been imposing on us imported constitutions and manmade laws? We have stood up to break the cuffs around our hands and the chains around our necks by breaking into the decision making posts in the ministry and the council of legislation. Thus we move nearer to perfect Islamism day after day…”!

I say, In this position there are many mistakes:

• The question which al-Astal has raised (Is it we who brought democracy into our homelands?!) does not arise naturally as al-Astal claimed, because its answer is quite known…

We then say, Yes, it is you who imported democracy and fixed it in Gazza; as it is the one ruling now who has the power, and it is he who bears the responsibility of the type of government present there; and it is he who chooses it. You have expelled the Fatah administration from Gazza, and dominion there has fallen into your hands. Despite this, the whole world has heard nothing from your leadership except praise for the democracy no longer imposed on you by Fatah. No one can argue about this, except the deaf, dumb and blind who understand not. There are several examples of this:

• Azeez ad-Dweek, the head of the Palestinian council of legislations of Hamas, said, “Any changes in the Palestinian legislation that were operating in the previous parliament over which Fatah used to have authority, are going to undergo a referendum, as a form of embodying the principles of democracy by virtue of which Hamas has won. (Reuters; Ramallah).

The genuine question that arises before the Mufti al-Astal regarding that declaration is: Even if you did not import the democracy, is it not you who approve it today, and insist on adopting it as a system, as we see people not just raised on it, but who are even proud of it”…

Azeez ad-Dweek also said, “Democracy is not to be but for us”.

He said, “The decision of our nation is the decisive criterion, and we should refer to it; the nation enjoins what they want and rejects what they want; it is they, according to the international conventions and the principles of democracy, who have the right in this field
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• Azeez ad-Dweek also said on “In Arabic” on al-Arabiya satellite channel responding to the question of Jiza al-Khury: “If Israel acknowledged the Palestinian state, would you acknowledge the state of Israel?” Dr. Azeez ad-Dweek said, “If the borders were identified, we would be more democratic than the west itself. We would put the issue forth before our Palestinian people, and if they agreed, then we are democratic and we would accept its decision; and if they refused, then it is their land and they are the only ones who have the right in it”.

• The official spokesman of Hamas, Fawzy Barhum, said in an interview with al-Quds al-Arabia, “The fear is not from the results of the elections, but from what would happen if we transgressed law or the constitution, or legitimacy, and consequently caused a dangerous incident”….He even said, “The movement of Hamas is careful about issues of constitution, law and democracy in conformity with regulations, and not in conformity with the wishes of the movement of Fatah or the American ones”. (The Palestinian News Net: al-Madar)

• Isma’eel Hanya said on the program “An Issue Under Discussion” on Wednesday 3rd Rabie’a the second, 1426 Ah/ 10th, May, 2005 Ad, 07:45 pm, “The movement of Hamas aims at joining the council of legislations; at establishing the unity of the Palestinian nation, and establishing the political and party multiplicity. The Hamas movement will respect the will of the nation; and whoever the nation elects, Hamas would accept; as we are always and at all times stay with the volition of the nation and would accept what the election boxes will come out with, no matter what the results are, because the election boxes and democracy are the sound, correct path”.

I say, at whom are you laughing, al-Astal?! Have not you heard what your premier says? Who has imposed that on him? Is he not saying that of his own free will? And without any pressure, compulsion or imposition of democracy by anyone?!

Sixth: The Mufti, al-Astal, proceeds with his vague evidences and questions, saying, “Are we today free to choose between Islam and democracy; or between democracy, and dictatorship and arbitrariness; or the individual ruling that sometimes hides within the rope of democracy?!”

We say, these words are not sound for a man of decision to say; it is lies and concealment of details, because the owner of the decision chooses the way to rule according to his wishes, and it is not for any choice to be imposed on him. Either you are not the owners of the decision, and your decisions are made in the factories of the idols of the east and west, or you are puppets for them,soldiers and lackeys, mere followers as are all the ruling systems in our countries. Or perhaps you are lying, concealing details, and giving excuses that democracy is imposed on you and at the same time, as al-Astal has mentioned in his speech, you are proud of your mythical steadfastness before conspiracies”?!

• The words of the official spokesman of Hamas, Fawzy Barhum, have been formerly mentioned, “The movement of Hamas is careful about issues of constitution, law and democracy in conformity with regulations, and not in conformity with the wishes of the movement of Fatah or the American ones”. (The Palestinian News Net: al-Madar).

It is proved that it is definitely your choice, and that you are lying in your claim that it is imposed on you
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• Al-Astal then says, “What is more important than this is whether we foster democracy with its knots and knobs, and every Tom, Dick, and Harry…”?!

We say, You adopt the most evil of it, which is overt polytheism and frank infidelity, that is to say that sovereignty is to be for the nation and legislation is to be for its representatives.

The answer to Ahmed Yaseen’s question has been mentioned before, “If it happened to appear from elections that the Palestinian people want a democratic multi-party country; what will your attitude be?”

The answer: “Oh God! We are a nation who has honor and rights. If the Palestinian nation expressed their refusal of the Islamic state,, I respect and magnify their inclination!!”…

Azeez ad-Dweek’s words have been mentioned before, “The decision of our nation is the decisive criterion, and we should refer to it; the nation enjoins what they want and rejects what they want; it is they, according to the international conventions and the principles of democracy, who have the right in this field”!!

Allah, the All-Exalted, says, “Or have they partners with Allah (false gods), who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not allowed. And had it not been for a decisive Word, the matter would have been judged between them…”

Allah, the All-Exalted, also says, “Are many different gods better or Allah, the One, the Subduer”?

Then al-Astal said, “Or it is that the dissenters want change through bloodshed or the remains of enmity and hatred within the same house and the same district that only decades can wash away? How could the orphans, the bereaved, the widows, or the wounded have anything but the pain of their blood and beloved ones? Are we Du’at (callers for the religion of Allah) or are we judges?”!

We say, the whole world including Muslims and the Mujahedeen, has seen that you are judges and killers, and are not Du’at!! This has been evidenced many times, and the most recent is what took place in Rafah a few days ago when you bombed the ibn-Taimya mosque, and killed the Mujahedeen and the Muahedeen there. You had the power to deal with matters in many other ways, as long as the power is in your hands. However you preferred nothing but Killing and shedding haram blood (bloodshed without Islamic justifications). You have killed before - in as-Sabrah you killed another group of the Mujahedeen and at that time you did not save any woman or child…

You are practicing change through bloodshed and corpses; and the orphans, as you have said, the widows, the bereaved and the wounded will never forget their blood and the blood of their endeared ones. The blood of our brethren will not dry. It proves your words false and rejects your claims that you have chosen democracy to prevent bloodshed. You initiate the bloodshed whenever you want to defend your idol ruling system and your infidel democracy; and at that time you become judges and not Du’at with the Muahedeen and the Mujahedeen…

As for idols, infidels, or polytheists, when we consider them infidels and carry out Jihad against them you say with regard to them, you say what your premier, who has enjoined that, said: “we are Du’at and not judges”. Consequently, you spare the blood of those whom Allah has deemed lawful enemies, and counter to this you shed the haram blood. The truth and reality is that you are the similar to the Khawarij who kill the people of Islam and leave those of idols…

Seventh: He said regarding the issue of joining the parliament, “Those new to the movement have renounced the movement’s decision to enter parliament, because they are deceived by its name ‘the council of legislations. ’ They claim that legislation is but for Allah; and that the utmost goal of the basic law is that the Islamic Shari’ah (principles and doctrines of Islam) must be one of the sources of the legislation systems, and that anything other than this is a part of major shirk (polytheism)”…

We say, your knowledge about this issue, and continued violation of by following polytheist democratic principles, is among the conclusive arguments of Allah against you. You engage courageously in Shirk with insight and full knowledge about its details…

• Then al-Astal proceeded, “the parliament has two basic roles: which are supervision, and enacting laws; and no one can deny the necessity of supervising the two authorities, the executive and the judicial one”…

We are asking him and others of those who engage such parliaments courageously: What are the tactics with which the process of supervision takes place, these tactics that you wholeheartedly adopted to enter the parliaments? Please clarify this for us, aren’t they the tactics of referring to manmade laws which the worldly constitutions have identified?! The member of parliament, according to those manmade constitutions, is not to perform his duties except according to the terms of the constitution, and the proper procedure for this is referring to the manmade laws in process. Accordingly, there is no supervision over the government, or calling to accounts except by referring to what Allah has not revealed; and this is an infidel polytheism way which no one uses but the polytheists…

The Muahedeen do not use anything in da’wa (call for the religion of Allah), and change except the purified ways of Shari’ah…

• Then al-Astal said, “As for the laws, many of them exist and are in need of completion and repair. There are many fields in need of organization with new laws; and we have observed the push for more scholars specialized in Shari’ah and Islamic Fiqh (Islamic doctrines regarding how to worship Allah) in the council of legislation; then we observed controlling the committee of law as it is the mother of other committees”…

We say, All these details are arguments against you; as it is quite known for everybody that the law in action in this government is a manmade one; and the laws referred to and which you are proud of enacting are low manmade ones; and the laws that need completion and repair are also manmade; and that the tactics for completing and repairing them are that of democracy, i.e. the representatives of the nation are to enact laws according to the texts of the constitution… Then what vague evidences have you falsified and what arguments have you provided?? You have not concealed your falsehood but placed one shadow over another…

The rest of his speech is but camouflage, circumvention and evasion from admitting that they deactivated the Shari’ah and the law of Allah to rule…It is propagated only for those blind ones who close their eyes before the facts, and those who put their heads in the sand…

Has no one asked you, Where are the laws of Shari’ah? And where are the boundaries of Shari’ah in your laws? Where are they regarding blood, honor, and money? What is the punishment of the adulterer for you? What is the punishment of the thief; wine drinkers and attacking the chaste without evidence, and other things? Where are these issues in your manmade laws???

You will not find any replies except like the following evil ones:

• Hamed al-Bettawy (a representative of Hamas in the Palestinian council of legislations) said on an interview with him by al-Ghadd Jordanian newspaper on 20/02/2006 Ad: “About the fears for some narrow-mindedness, imposing Hijab (perfect veil), or restricting freedoms including the freedoms of women, are not true; as we are not a young movement or rabble-rousers but we have a historical extension across the Muslim Brothers group who are known for their moderate ideologies… We will not implement Shari’ah; however we will do as much as possible to adhere to the principles of Islam with wisdom and good advice”. He said, “Hamas never think of establishing an Islamic state or of implementing the Shari’ah of Allah at the present time”.

Then it is democracy which you have chosen as a religion…

Eighth: He said in the context of his speech regarding appeasement and suspension of Jihad: “The question here is, ‘Does resistance not occasionally need time to catch its breath - what is called ‘rest for the fighter’”?

We say, Yes, definitely you are in need of that, and you devote yourselves in this rest to kill our brethren the Muahedeen and chasing and capturing the Mujahedeen
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Ninth: He said with regard to seeking money from Iran and some other countries, “Is the flaw in receiving the money, or in submitting to the conditions of the donators”!...

I say, All the sensible ones have known that: countries in this age do not grant zakat or distribute alms for the sake of Allah or give them to anybody without conditions or restrictions, especially during the international choky economic crises. There is no country in the dictionary of countries nowadays whose name is: receiving money without surrendering to the conditions of the donators… This is a silly talk that may be explained in a manner suited to the rattles and the ignorant ones among you, but it cannot be explained in a manner suited to whoever has a firm mental grasp…

Anyway, anyone looking closely at Hamas and its government can see that because of the money received from Iran, it has become the spiritual son of the Khumeiny as Khaled Mesh’al has announced; and Khaled Mesh’al knows that the Khumeiny permits Mut’ah (temporary marriage and some way enjoying women without marriage) as lawful!! I wish I knew which ancestral relation was Khaled Mesh’al bragging of??? It is loyalty to the Rafidhah (Shiite sectarians) in return for renouncing the Mujahedeen everywhere…

That is why, in an attempt to patch up their attitude towards the aggression of their friends the Russians against the Muslim people of Chechnya, al-Astal said, under the title of “being neutral to some cases of the Muslim people”… These are vicious lies. Whoever claims that the case of Chechnya is an interior matter, is not neutral, but he has clearly sided with the Russians; because this speech means that the socialist Russians have the right to deal with the people of Chechnya and treating them theway they see and choose, because this is an interior matter of their country which they have the right to direct as they want…!!!

This is the meaning of the words, and this is its implication which every sensible person understands. There is no benefit from concealing the details or making things obscure, patching or forging…

However, al-Astal has not been ashamed of saying, “Those youth bear a grudge against the government because it does not roar with defending the brethren in Chechnya; but rather communicates politically with the government of Russia which has been immersed in the blood of our brethren in Chechnya for decades”…

We say, we do not bear any grudge against you as you roar with betraying them, or announcing patches and excuses to Moscow in their aggression on our brethren…

Khaled Mesh’al said regarding the case of Chechnya: “It is an interior Russian case, and we do not intervene in the interior issues of other countries”…

Face to face with this, will those betrayers from Hamas contemplate what our hero brethren of Chechnya say; Duku Umarouv, the Emir of the Emirate of Qoqaz, may Allah preserve him, said: “Our brethren fight in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Palestine. Our common enemies are those who transgress over Muslims wherever they are; not only in Russia, but also in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, and all those who launch war against Islam and Muslims, those are our enemies”…

May Allah keep your words and empty the mouths of the betrayers…!

You are to contemplate the clear difference between the patrons of the Most Gracious and those of Satan… By Allah, they have never met and they will never be similar until the hair of crows turned grey…

Despite this, we can see al-Astal attempting to patch the disgraceful attitude of Hamas insolently and impudently by saying, “There is no offense in this attitude; as the Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him, used to pass by his followers while they were being tortured, and he has nothing to do except saying ‘ Be patient the family of Yasser, as your appointment is in Paradise (it is your reward) â€™â€.

I say, Please contemplate how that misguided misguiding Mufti plays with the words of the Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him; and how he employed them for the sake of his movement and government as pretexts and evidences . Please contemplate how he helps them to betray Muslims and abandon them by distorting these words. He does not support them or ask them to be patient. The Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him, used to show with his words complete sidedness. Far is he from neutrality, but rather his support, his fastening, bringing good news, and making the Mu’meneen (Believers) patient by saying, “ Be patient the family of Yasser, as your appointment is in Paradise â€â€¦ He did not say what you said: “torturing Muslims and killing them is an interior matter of Quraish (the tribe of the Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him) and we have no relation to it’…

May destruction befall those who are similar to animals, but even more astray; and may destruction befall those who are deceived by the silly words and the trifles of that al-Astal. I know quite well that the members of Hamas include the cultured, the engineers, physicians, and professors of Shari’ah!! Then where are their minds on such trifles? Why do they keep silent?; are they convinced with such nonsense? Or are they silent flatterers?!

Tenth: al-Astal said regarding “changing the munkar (evil acts) with the hands: “One of the conditions of changing the munkar is that it would not lead to a bigger munkar or that equal to it”.

I say, This is true; however falsehood always results from the sack of the Ikhwan (the religious group to which Hamas belong ‘Muslim Brothers’) and their reclamations when they do not admit that the biggest munkar ever is polytheism… As we have stated previously, the corruption of roots, will definitely spoil the branches.

Then while concealing the details and making things obscure, he said, “especially that it, meaning the government, is observing change, but gradually, and according to the staircase of priorities, while avoiding bloodshed as much as possible”… and the incidents of the elapsed week in Rafah prove his falsehood.

Please contemplate, you the Muahed! Please contemplate these minds which do not buy into their own words. They refuse to shed any blood to assign the Shari’ah of Allah to rule; while they shed the chastest blood, as they did in the elapsed week, for nothing but to keep safe the policy of assigning laws to rule and preventing the Shari’ah of Allah to do so…!!! That which our brethren have asked them to assign to rule, and at their forefront was Sheikh abun-Nur al-Maqdesy, may Allah have mercy upon him; he said to them, “Assign the Shari’ah of Allah to rule, and we would be loyal servants (this means that there will not be any bloodshed between us if you assigned the Shari’ah of Allah to rule. However they refused and shed his chaste blood and that of his brethren so their low manmade laws would survive and prevent the rule of the Shari’ah of Allah…!!! Is this not a deterioration of minds and regression of hearts, those which Allah has sealed until they became ignorant about the ma’rouf (good acts) and shunning no munkar…!!!

• Then al-Astal commented on his previous words saying, “There is no doubt that Allah holds back with force that which He does not do with Qur’an; however this is dependent on force to be possible on earth, and our imprisonment in the Gazza strip is divided, as we have no authority over the water, entrances, or even on the surrounding air”.

We say, Glory to Allah! Oh yes, the authority goes away, along with empowerment and sovereignty when you ask for the right of Allah and that of Muslims in assigning the Shari’ah of Allah to rule. And of course, sovereignty returns, empowerment appears, power and control and weapons are glorified, blood is shed, limbs are cut of, and mosques are bombed when your laws are opposed, your authority is not obeyed, or your armistice with the Jews is violated by the Mujahedeen…!

O people! Would you have some decency…?!

Enough of your underestimation of the people’s minds…

Enough of your deception, falsehood, making things obscure, and concealing details…

Where are the people of intellect, reason, and intelligence among you…?!

Where are the people of certificates and titles…?!

Have you no single rightly guided man to reject the trifles and nonsense of that man…?!

Such a scandalmonger is your mufti!!! And if your mufti did not refrain from telling lies, making things obscure, concealing facts, or forging; then what about the others?!

I say to the Qassam fighters and all members of Hamas: have you not any decency or bashfulness when that scandalmonger utters such falsehoods and nonsense…?!

How could you accept such kinds of ignorant patterns to be your references…?!

Eleventh: al-Astal has said regarding (the agents and corruptors in earth), “The effort of the government is dedicated to the great ones of its wicked people, and the leaders of treachery”…

We say, “All the left-wing, the secularist, and the atheist factions, whose groups and leaders, chiefs of dhalalah (deviation from what is right Islam wise), and the great ones of its wicked people who are obscene at your home in Gazza are secure, and evil touches them not, nor do they grieve... While our brethren, the Muahedeen, are chased, killed, imprisoned, assassinated, or bullets are shut against their knees to become handicapped…

Are those in your opinion the great ones of its wicked people and the corrupting agents in your dictionary…?! Woe shall befall you…! Woe shall befall you…!

Twelfth: al-Astal said regarding (assigning the Shari’ah of Allah to rule): “Those people are provoked when they see a shameless marriage celebration, or some of the mutabarijat (women not wearing hijab (perfect veil)); and at the same time they close their eyes to heads cut off, hands cut off, or bodies whipped; consequently they feign crying over the Shari’ah that is deactivated in their opinion”…

We say, It is also in the opinion of the whole world and you are among them; it is with the continuous confession of your leaders; then why all this quibbles and obstinacy…?!

He then said, “The Shari’ah is not confined in the hudud (punishments for sins in Islam), but it is the whole religion; and the legitimate policy is based on establishing religion; and the policy of the worldly life is within it. Here are the prime-minister and a number of representatives and ministers leading people in the Friday-prayer and the congregational prayers; and they undertake advice giving and iftaa (giving opinions regarding religious unclear issues), and they are keen for guiding the da’wa (call for the religion of Allah) through the Awqaf (houses of religious endowments), media, and organizing education; and we have been able with the Grace of Allah to save people from fear, but further more feed themagainst hunger”…

I said, Even Abbas does so, and so does Karazay in Afghanistan; so do all the idols of Arabs with no exceptions. We name you, Astal, as an idol of the idol rulers today who does not pray before (leading) people and does not have Awqaf and mosques, or he who does not feed his people against hunger or save them from fear, as long as they do not revolt against him or oppose his laws, at that moment he would uproot them even if they were from among the virtuous of the Muahedeen…exactly the way you did…

It is quite known in the religion of Muslims, that the salat, advise-giving, ifta’a or feeding people and other things which that Astal tries to emulate in order to polish his government which is deactivating the Shari’ah of Allah, - it is quite known that none of this can be accepted without the Tawheed which they have violated, and they cannot be righteous while accompanied by the shirk (polytheism) which they have established, while adopting democracy as a religion and a system in ruling, enacting laws, and assigning manmade laws to rule…

Allah, the All-Exalted, has said to the best of His creatures, “And indeed it has been revealed to you, as it was to those before you: ‘If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers’".

He, the All-Exalted, says, “Verily, whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Hellfire will be his abode. And for the Zalimeen (polytheists and wrong doers) there are no patrons”.

Then al-Astal said after that, and it seems he was unconscious in a state of ecstasy when he did, “Didn’t you know that more than a thousand and four hundred dunams (area of 1000 square meters) of fruits and citrus plants were planted to replace imports from the enemy? And the same took place in the season of watermelon and cantaloupe this year”…

I say, You, the Astal, Is our problem with Hamas based on watermelon and cantaloupe, you, stupid”???

What benefit will watermelons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, or cucumbers hold for those who deactivate the Shari’ah of Allah and establish the laws of idols…?

Our honorable Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him, has taught us to have patience with hunger for days, weeks, or even months. One moon, two moons, or even three used to pass by, an there would be no fire lit in his house, and his food was but dates and water… But he, peace and prayers are upon him, has not taught us to approve shirk or to have patience with it, or to approve deactivating the Sharia’ah of Allah… He used to become angry if any of the sanctities of Allah was violated, and he used to become angry if any of those most dear to him even tried to mediate in any of the hudud of Allah, not to deactivate or shun it; the way you do…!!!

He, peace and blessings are upon him, said, “ Take the present as long as it is a present; but if it became bribery, do not take it,…, verily the millstones of Islam is in action, then go with the Book of Allah wherever It goes; verily he Book and authority will depart, then never depart the Book. Verily there will be on top of you rulers who do for themselves what they do not for you, and if you disobeyed them, they would kill you, and if you obeyed them, they would misguide you â€ They said, “O you, the Messenger of Allah! What are we to do then?” He said, “ The same way the companions of Essa bin-Marium (Virgin Mary) did; they were sawed with saws and were carried on the wood dead for obeying Allah, and it is better than a life while disobeying Allah â€. Narrated by at-Tabarany…

Then that Astal said, while feigning being knowledgeable, “The problem with those persons is that they do not know that the condition for establishing the hudud of Allah is securing the needs of people. In that sense, the halal (what Allah has deemed lawful) becomes possible. Islam yearns for shelters and not for establishing the hudud. Its system is based on protection before treatment; and that the hudud are to be stopped in case of vague evidences, and many are the things that can tumble them”.

I say, Your problem is that you think you are doing good, and you are taking exclusive possession of knowledge, wisdom, and fiqh of the true state of affairs. Despite this, your words, your choices, and your invalid consolidation of religious issues prove that you are among the most ignorant regarding all this...You ignorance is even complex… On the other hand, and thanks are but to Allah, we know the details of what you point to regarding the issue of the hudud, but we know the truth of it. We do not make it as you do a pretext to deactivate the hudud and kill the laws of Allah.

We understand this in cases of being forced (to commit a crime) by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin, and necessity in its sound positions. It is an exception, and a necessity evaluated according to its value by the examiners of religious knowledge. The assigning of the laws of Allah and His hudud to rule is the foundation by which the necessities and the needs and the complementary things are to be secured- not just watermelons and cantaloupe.

The same way Allah , the All-Exalted, says, “And if only they had acted according to the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), and what has (now) been sent down to them from their Lord (the Quran), they would surely have gotten provision from above them and from underneath their feet”. Al-Ma’eda, verse: 66.

“And if the people of the towns believed and had the Taqwa (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So, We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn â€œ.

Your manmade laws are those which destroy all this and make this lost and do not to preserve it . If you remain insistent on assigning them to rule, you will see the high barren mountain because of this and because of deactivating the laws of Allah. At that time, the support of the Rafidhah will not benefit you, and even the watermelons and cantaloupes of which you brag will not last…!

Verily, the effacement of blessings, spread of poverty, economic crises, and epidemics are because of ruling not according to what Allah has revealed, and because of disobeying Allah, as mentioned in the hadith (sayings of the Prophet)…

Bin-Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them, said that the Messenger of Allah said, “ Five in return for five”. They said, “What does five in return for five means?” He said, “Whenever people violate the pledge, Allah will empower their enemy on them; and whenever they rule according to what Allah has not revealed, poverty will spread among them; and whenever adultery appears among them, death will spread among them; whenever they give less in measure and weight, they will be forbidden the plants and they will be punished by years of drought and shortness of fruits; and whenever they stop the zakat, they will be deprived from the rain â€ Narrated by at-Tabarany in the Big Mu’jam.

The words of al-Astal regarding the hudud, “ and many are the things that can tumble them” is but an exaggeration trying to camouflage with it over the ignorant and the rattles of Hamas; but with us, we know that the foundation is establishing the Law of Allah in earth and implementing its hudud, and that the claimed tumbling things are not many but few and rare, and are to be judged according to their values and positions. They are definitely not the case you are in- the case of dropping the hudud of the Shari’ah and deactivating all of them and assigning the mean manmade laws of infidelity to rule…

Lastly, the mufti, al-Astal said, “Running after the particles and elaborateness in replying them may take long, however the catastrophe of those youth is that they do not keep up weight with justice”…

I say, The catastrophe is that of you, as your hearts have been blackened out and you are no longer enjoining ma’rouf (good acts) or renouncing munkar (evil acts); it is even you are no longer capable of distinguishing between justice and falsehood, injustice, or even infidelity; as all your balances shook when you became ignorant about the basic foundation which is Tawheed, and you have not used it as a criterion for justice and balance, so falsehood for you has become justice, and the evil acts have become good ones.

You have replaced the Tawheed of the Messengers with that of the nationalists, and polytheism has become for you an approved democracy. Ruling according to laws has become a pleasant right for whose survival and establishment, every dissident, even if he was the virtuous Muahed, would be killed.

“Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind”.

Then al-Astal said, “They but look at the transparent part of the glass, so they have not put the accomplishments of the government on one pan of the scale, and their notices –in case considered- on the other pan. If its weights became heavy, and its virtues overweighed its evils, then they would but support it and stood behind it”.

I say, The full part of the glass will neither nourish, nor avail against hunger if it is mixed with deadly poison; I mean with it the overt polytheism with which they assign the manmade laws to rule and adopting the legislating democracy as a system. It is the very same poisoned full part of all the countries of the region that are ruled by the laws of idols…

I invite you to contemplate his obstinacy and his description of the notices of the Muahedeen and criticizing them by saying “-in case considered-”; as Allah has made blind his insight to perceive the falsehood of his government; and fairness has prevented him from approving it!!! Then what good is to be expected from a mufti in that state”?!

As for his words “and if its weights became heavy, and its virtues overweighed its evils, then they would but support it and stood behind it” I say, Our balance is that sensitive one that is oft-protected, and falsehood can never come from before it or behind it. “Balances become heavy with Tawheed, and everything below it is but a mirage and a scattered floating particles of dust…

Allah, the All-Exalted, says regarding the deeds of those who did not put Tawheed in action, “As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his reckoning in full And Allah is Swift in reckoning”.

He, the All-Exalted, says, “And We shall turn to whatever deeds they did, and We shall make such deeds as scattered floating particles of dust”.

And the famous hadith of the (Bitaqa (card) of Tawheed) is a proof of the authenticity of that balance, the accurateness of its touchstone, and its truthfulness in worldly life and the life of the Hereafter…

Since the balance you have shook, and you neglected it, you would not find any of the people of Tawheed and its supporters raising a head afterwards with your words “and if its weights became heavy, and its virtues overweighed its evils, then they would but support it and stood behind it
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How could they support a government that fight Tawheed and establish polytheism and condemning (Muslims)? We have presented to you and informed you that the greatest of the virtues and profits is but Tawheed. How then could the balances of your government become heavy, and how could its virtues overweigh its evils while they have wasted one of the foundations and lost the greatest virtue, and violated the pillars of Islam…???!!!

This is what has been available for me, and I have written it in a hurry, as a reply to the mufti of Hamas. Whoever contemplated his words would know its nature and its falsehood, yet I have written it as a support for our brethren the Muahedeen in Gazza, and as a response to their request and insistence. Otherwise our records on criticizing democracy and manmade laws and the vague evidences of its people, along with the decomposition of its supporters and other things in relation, are refuted in detail in our old books, and you would find in them the refutation of the vague evidences of that Astal and others in a non-boring detailed manner.

Consequently, anyone who wants to learn more should refer to them. They are published on the minbar of Tawheed and Jihad (pulpit of Tawheed and Jihad). They are vague evidences which we have refuted and finished with them and others a long time ago; however those defective lagged behind are still roaming around them and are still pursuing their bounds and vents; and thanks are but to Allah Who has saved us from what they are in, and has guided us to Truth and Tawheed. We call upon Him the All-Exalted, to grant us steadiness on it, and to end up our lives with martyrdom in His cause, He is the Best Patron and the Excellent Helper…

Sha’ban 1430 after the Hijra of the favorable Prophet, peace and blessings are upon him

Source: Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum