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On War & Beheadings: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses a question asked at a session in SeekersHub Toronto, “Is ISIS justified in its ritual slaughter of its enemies and its burning of prisoners and others on the basis of prophetic teachings, specifically in regards to the hadith where the Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, O Quraysh, I have come to you with slaughter?”

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On War & Beheading: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses a question asked at a session in SeekersHub Toronto, “Is ISIS justified in its ritual slaughter of its enemies and its burning of prisoners and others on the basis of prophetic teachings, specifically in regards to the hadith where the Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, O Quraysh, I have come to you with slaughter?”

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VIDEO: This is not the path to paradise, advice from Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah

Abdullah-Bin-Bayyah“Young men and women, we plead with you to take time out for contemplation. The path you are taking is not correct. It will never lead to paradise. This is a path of total destruction to both this life and the next. Your Jihad should be building up your countries. Your jihad should be treating people with excellent charity. Your Jihad should be treating your parents with the most excellent of manners instead of this harsh and improper conduct. Your jihad is in your parents, as the Prophet (pbuh) said. Your Jihad is in all noble deeds as stated by Ibn Tayymiya. This is the Jihad we’re directing you towards – the indisputable Jihad.

“As for the path you’re taking, it is nothing but a dark tunnel, leading to nothingness. Islam does not allow wasteful nothingness. Islam is all about being positive, not negative. Allah said, “…and do not destroy one another for, behold, God is indeed a dispenser of grace unto you!” To the people and the scholars of Baghdad, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal said, “Do not shed your blood and cause the bloodshed of Muslims because of your choices – instead, ponder deeply and think of the consequences of your deeds. The path of mutual bloodshed is definitely incorrect. All young men and women involved in this path must return to the pinciple Truths of Islam. They must take a long and hard look at reality and sincerely revisit their own intentions. They must fear Allah and come back to the mosques for proper worship and learning. They must come back to hospitals where they can help treat their people. They must join forces in charitable acts towards the poor. This is the true path of Islam.”

Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah (biography)

 

Warning: This video contains disturbing images.

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Six Reasons Why the Fort Hood Killings by Nidal Hasan Are Clearly Impermissible (Haram) in Islamic Law

1. Betrayal of covenant (`and).
2. Impermissible deceit (ghadr).
3. Killing those not actively engaged in combat.
4. Doing something without clear religious sanction.
5. Doing something of manifest greater harm for Muslims.
6. The basis of taking human life is that it is decisively haram, unless there is clear and manifest sanction to the contrary.

It is also a misreading of political realities. The US isn’t in a “war with Islam”–though there are those both in the US and in the Ummah who want to view things this way–and “fighting back” in these angry, reactive ways is just explosions of ego rather than principled action on Prophetic guidance.

By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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