Shakh Tahir Qadri’s Fatwa Against Suicide Bombing and Terrorism (Conclusion of series–part five) Chapter 1: The Meanings of IslÄm 1. IslÄm is a Religion of Peace and Security 2. Three grades of IslÄm i. Research on literal meanings of IslÄm ii. Research on literal meanings of ÄªmÄn iii. Research on literal meanings of IhsÄn Chapter 2: Forbiddance of the Muslimsâ€™ Massacre Section 1: Honour of the Muslimsâ€™ Life and Property 1. The dignity of a believer is greater than Kaâ€˜baâ€™s 2. Merely pointing a weapon towards a believer is prohibited 3. The forbiddance of the Muslimsâ€™ mass killing and violence 4. Prohibition of killing someone accepting IslÄm while fighting 5. Becoming an accomplice to terrorists too is crime 6. Those attacking mosques are the greatest wrongdoers Section 2: The Punishment of torturing and killing Muslims 1. Killing a Muslim is a greater sin than destroying the whole world 2. Killing a human is like disbelieving 3. The massacre of Muslims is a blasphemous act 4. Like polytheism, murder too is the greatest wrong 5. Bloodshed is the greatest of all crimes 6. Those burning the Muslims by explosions and other means belong to Hell 7. Those burning the Muslims are debarred from the fold of IslÄm 8. No act of worship by the murderer of a Muslim is acceptable 9. Those who torture the Muslims will face the torment of Hell Section 3: Suicide is a Forbidden Act 1. Forbiddance and prohibition of suicide 2. Paradise is forbidden to a suicider 3. Gist of the discussion Chapter 3: Forbiddance of the Non-Muslimsâ€™ Massacre and Torturing 1. Killing the non-Muslim citizens is forbidden 2. Forbiddance of killing foreign delegates and religious leaders 3. Retribution of Muslims and non-Muslims is the same 4. Avenging a wrong done by a non-Muslim from others is forbidden 5. Forbiddance of looting non-Muslim citizens 6. Humiliating non-Muslim citizens is forbidden 7. Protection of non-Muslim citizens from internal and external aggression Chapter 4: Forbiddance of Terrorism against the Non-Muslims even during War 1. Prohibition of the killing of non-Muslim women 2. Prohibition of the killing of children of non-Muslims 3. Prohibition of the killing of the aged non-Muslims 4. Prohibition of the killing of non-Muslim religious leaders 5. Prohibition of the killing of non-Muslim traders and the growers 6. Prohibition of the killing of non-Muslim service personnel 7. Prohibition of the killing of non-Muslim non-combatants 8. Night Offensive against non-Muslims prohibited 9. Burning of the inhabitants of non-Muslim war areas prohibited 10. Breaking into the enemy houses and looting forbidden 11. Damaging the enemy cattle, crops and properties forbidden Chapter 5: Protection of the Non-Muslimsâ€™ Lives, Properties and Worship Places Section 1: Protection of non-Muslim citizens during the Prophetic period and the Rightly Guided Caliphsâ€™ Era 1. The non-Muslim citizensâ€™ protection in the days of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) 2. The legal status of the protection of non-Muslims in the days of AbÅ« Bakr Siddiq 3. The legal status of the protection of non-Muslims in the days of â€˜Umar 4. The legal status of the protection of non-Muslims in the days of â€˜UthmÄn 5. The legal status of the protection of non-Muslims in the days of â€˜Ali 6. The legal status of the protection of non-Muslims in the days of â€˜Umar ibn â€˜Abd al-â€˜Aziz Section 2: Forbiddance of Enforcing Oneâ€™s Belief and Annihilating Worship Places 1. Complete freedom of holding fast to oneâ€™s religion and its practice 2. Killing a non-Muslim and destroying his property due to religious differences is forbidden 3. Safeguard of non-Muslimsâ€™ worship places is a practice of the Holy Prophet 4. Safeguard of non-Muslimsâ€™ worship places is obligatory 5. Annihilation of the non-Muslimsâ€™ worship places located in Muslim majority areas is prohibited Section 3: Rules Concerning Basic Rights of the non-Muslim Citizens in an Islamic State Chapter 6: Rebellion against the Muslim state, Administration and Governance Forbidden Section 1: What is rebellion and who is a rebel? (terminology, definitions and signs) 1. Lexical definition of rebellion 2. Technical definition of rebellion i. Rebellion according to Hanafi school of thought ii. Rebellion according to MÄliki jurists iii. Shafiâ€˜iâ€™s definition of rebellion iv. Rebellion in view of Hanbali school of thought v. Jaâ€˜fariyya definition of rebellion vi. The view of contemporary scholars about defining rebellion 3. Technical definition of fight and fighters 4. Signs of rebels Section 2: Gravity of the crime of rebellion and its punishment 1. Why mutiny is a grave crime? 2. The Holy Prophet condemned development of armed grouping against the Muslim majority 3. Warning of the torment of Hell to the agitators of rebellion 4. Judgment against biased slogans of miscreants 5. Killing due to sectarian differences condemnable Section 3: Legal status of killings against a corrupt government 1. Forbiddance of rebellion against a government not explicitly idolatrous 2. Raising arms against Muslims is an idolatrous act 3. The legal and constitutional way of changing a corrupt government Section 4: Edicts by the four ImÄms and other eminent authorities of Umma against terrorism and rebellion 1. Edict by ImÄm Aâ€˜zam AbÅ« Hanifa about fighting against the terrorists 2. Edict by ImÄm MÄlik against the terrorists 3. Edict by ImÄm Shafiâ€˜i against the terrorist rebels 4. Action and edict by ImÄm Ahmad ibn Hanbal against mutiny 5. Edict by ImÄm SufyÄn Thawri about rebellion 6. ImÄm Tahawiâ€™s edict against armed rebellion 7. ImÄm MÄwardiâ€™s edict about rebellion 8. ImÄm Sarkhasiâ€™s edict: elimination of terrorists is essential 9. ImÄm KasÄiâ€™s edict: terrorists must be killed 10. ImÄm MurghainÄniâ€™s edict: war should continue until the elimination of rebellion 11. ImÄm Ibn QudÄmaâ€™s edict: the mutineers are disbelievers and apostates 12. ImÄm Nawawiâ€™s edict: consensus of Companions on killing the rebels 13. TÄtÄrkhÄniyyaâ€™s edict: cooperate with the government against the terrorists 14. Edict by ImÄm IbrÄhim ibn Muflih Hanbali: war against rebels is mandatory for the government 15. Edict by â€˜AllÄma Zain ad-Din ibn Nujaim 16. Edict by â€˜AllÄma al-Jaziri Section 5: Edicts by contemporary Salafi scholars against rebels 1. Terrorists are the KhawÄrij of our times: NÄir ad-Din al-AlbÄni 2. Declaring Muslims to be disbelievers is a sign of KhawÄrij: Shaykh â€˜Abduâ€™llÄh ibn BÄz 3. Terrorists of today are a gang of the ignorant: Shaykh SÄlih al-FawzÄn 4. Terroristic activities are not JihÄd: Mufti Nazir Husayn of Delhi 5. Gist of the discussion Chapter 7: The KhawÄrij Strife and Contemporary Terrorists Section 1: The advent of KhawÄrij strife and their beliefs and ideologies 1. Lexical and technical meanings 2. The KhawÄrij strife in the light of the Holy Qurâ€™Än 3. The advent of the KhawÄrij disruption in the days of the Holy Prophet 4. The ideological formation of the KhawÄrij disruption in the period of â€˜UthmÄn 5. Start of KhawÄrij as a movement in â€˜Alawi period 6. The beliefs and ideologies of the KhawÄrij 7. The psychology and mental state of the KhawÄrij 8. How KhawÄrij would rouse religious sentiments for mind making 9. The conspicuous innovations of KhawÄrij 10. Research work of ImÄm AbÅ« Bakr al-Ä€jurri Section 2: The sayings of the Messenger of Allah about the KhawÄrij terrorists 1. The terrorists would appear religious 2. The KhawÄrij slogan would seem true to common man 3. The KhawÄrij would use adolescents for terroristic activities after brainwashing 4. The KhawÄrij would appear from the east 5. The Khwarij would keep coming until the time of False Messiah 6. The KhawÄrij will be absolutely debarred from the fold of IslÄm 7. The KhawÄrij will be the dogs of Hell 8. The religious appearance of KhawÄrij must not be mistaken 9. The KhawÄrij are the worst of Creation A noteworthy point 10. The saying of the Holy Prophet: The decree to eliminate KhawÄrij strife i. Total elimination of KhawÄrij is mandatory ii. Important expositions of hadith ImÄms iii. The underlying reason of resemblance with the people of â€˜Ad and ThamÅ«d for the elimination of the KhawÄrij iv. Great reward for killing the KhawÄrij v. Signs of the KhawÄrij terrorists â€“ collective picture Section 3: The expositions of ImÄms on mandatory killing of the KhawÄrij and declaring them disbelievers Edicts of ImÄms on two known statements about declaring KhawÄrij the disbelievers The first statement: application of the decree of disbelief to KhawÄrij 1. ImÄm al-BukhÄri (256 AH) 2. ImÄm Ibn Jarir at-Tabari (310 AH) 3. ImÄm Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-GhazÄli (505 AH) 4. QÄdi AbÅ« Bakr ibn al-â€˜Arabi (543 AH) 5. QÄdi â€˜IyÄd al-MÄliki (544 AH) 6. ImÄm Abuâ€™I-â€˜AbbÄs al-Qurtubi (656 AH) 7. â€˜AllÄma Ibn Taymiyya (728 AH) 8. ImÄm Taqi ad-Din as-Subki (756 AH) 9. ImÄm ShÄtibi al-MÄliki (790 AH) 10. ImÄm Ibn al-BazzÄz al-Kurdari al-Hanafi (827 AH) 11. ImÄm Badr ad-Din al-â€˜Aini al-Hanafi (855 AH) 12. ImÄm Ahmad bin Muhammad al-QastalÄni (923 AH) 13. MullÄ â€˜Ali al-QÄri (1014 AH) 14. Shaykh â€˜Abd al-Haqq Muhaddith of Dehli (1052 AH) 15. ShÄh â€˜Abd al-â€˜Aziz Muhaddith of Dehli (1229 AH) 16. â€˜AllÄma Ibn â€˜Abidin ShÄmi (1306 AH) 17. â€˜AllÄma â€˜Abd ar-RahmÄn MubÄrakpÅ«rÄ« (1353 AH) The second statement: application of the decree of rebellion to KhawÄrij 1. ImÄm Aâ€˜zam AbÅ« Hanifa (150 AH) 2. ImÄm Shams ad-Din as-Sarkhasi (483 AH) 3. Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-â€˜AsqalÄni (852 AH) 4. ImÄm Ahmad RadÄ KhÄn (1340 AH) Reasons of hadith ImÄms about consensus on killing the KhawÄrij 1. QÄdi â€˜IyÄd al-MÄliki (544 AH) 2. â€˜AllÄma Ibn Taymiyya (728 AH) 3. Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-â€˜AsqalÄni (728 AH) Great reward for the troops fighting against the KhawÄrij terrorists 4. Ibn Habirah The standpoint of â€˜AllÄma Anwar ShÄh Kashmiri and â€˜AllÄma Shabbir Ahmad â€˜UthmÄni about the KhawÄrij Section 4: Todayâ€™s terrorists are KhawÄrij 1. Condemnation of the supporters of KhawÄrij 2. Research work by Ibn Taymiyya about perpetuation of KhawÄrij 3. The terrorists are the KhawÄrij of our times 4. Important juristic issue: calling KhawÄrij as terrorists is based on the Qurâ€™Än and Sunna, not independent reasoning Chapter 8: Peaceful Way of Struggle in a Muslim State 1. The Qurâ€™Änic command to bid good and forbid evil Collective struggle for commanding good and forbidding evil 2. The command to bid good and forbid evil in Prophetic traditions Three grades of preventing evil The meaning of preventing evil physically 3. Political and democratic struggle against injustice and oppression Chapter 9: Call for Reflection and Reformation April 8, 2010 by TMO 0 comments 9 viewson *The Muslim Observer, 12-15, Religion, Volume 12, web-religion Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus Pinterest Linkedin Mail this article Print this article Tags: accomplice, Ahmad, Ali, Bakr, Bakr Siddiq, Delhi, Edict, Hanifa, hell section, Khaw, literal meanings, rebellion, religion of peace, rij, section, suicide 2 Next: US Anger at Election Claims Prompt Karzai Call Previous: Is This the Culmination of Two Years of Destabilization?