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Shaykhul-Islam (Mufti) Rafi Usmani (HA) on Peshawar Terrorism

 

 

Definitions:

Taaliban: This word in Urdu means seekers (of Islamic knowledge)

Zaaliman: This word in Urdu means brutal oppressors

 

Allah (SWT) has stated:

 

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[4:93] But whoever kills a believer intentionally - his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment.

 

The murder of a Muslim is regarded as the worst of crimes (atrocities) in the Qur’aan and the Hadeeth. The verse of the Qur’aan which I have just quoted  makes it explicitly clear that the abode of the one who kills a believer is the fire of hell in which he will reside forever, Allah (SWT)’s wrath will descend upon him and he will be the recipient of curse of Allah (SWT) and a frightful torment has been prepared for such an individual.

 

Then he narrated a portion of a Hadeeth of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) which states:

 

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، وَابْنُ، بَشَّارٍ جَمِيعًا عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ شُعْبَةَ، ح وَحَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُعَاذٍ، - وَاللَّفْظُ لَهُ - حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُدْرِكٍ، سَمِعَ أَبَا زُرْعَةَ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ جَدِّهِ، جَرِيرٍ قَالَ قَالَ لِيَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي حَجَّةِ الْوَدَاعِ ‏"‏ اسْتَنْصِتِ النَّاسَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ لاَ تَرْجِعُوا بَعْدِي كُفَّارًا يَضْرِبُ بَعْضُكُمْ رِقَابَ بَعْضٍ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

 

It is narrated on the authority of Jarir b. 'Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) asked him on the occasion of the Farewell Pilgrimage to make the people silent and then said: "Do not return to unbelief after me by striking the necks of one another." [Muslim]

 

During the last sermon our beloved Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) gave us many beneficial pieces of advice and one amongst them being that after him (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) we were warned not to become like the disbelievers by striking each other’s necks (i.e. killing each other).

 

The verse of the Qur’aan in conjunction with the Hadeeth informs us that the killing of believers (amongst each others) is an act of disbelievers, this is not an act of believers. I am here (in particular) referring to the shocking, horrific and shameful incident which occurred in Peshawar, grief has struck the heart of every person by this tragedy.  To be honest, this is an  incident which has humiliated the Nation! Those who have perpetrated this crime if they call themselves “Taaliban” then it is an utter lie! If they were truly “Taaliban”, if they were truly amongst those engage themselves in seeking (knowledge of Islam) then they would have never committed such an act! These are “Zaaliman”, they are Terrorists, they are rebels, they are mutineers, they are committed treason against the Nation, its people, and they have waged war against the people of Islam. These (acts of brutality) cannot be committed by even an ordinary Muslim because even in the thick of battle (with the disbelievers) Islam commands us to withhold our hand from (harming) the children but these Terrorists, these Oppressors, these Brutal Savages, these Barbarians  have slain innocent children in such a manner which has left the (their parents) devastated and heartbroken. Their savagery inflicted upon the families is felt by every Muslim, nay I should say even by Non-Muslims of Pakistan. No Nation which has even an ounce of humanity displays its bravery by inflicting pain and murder on innocent children.

 

May Allah (SWT) destroy these Terrorists! This is the time where the entire Nation should stand together, all religious and political parties should unite (and stand together), all institutes and machinery of the Government should stand together and everyone should be united on eliminating these Terrorists (from this country). The existence of these (vile) Terrorists should shouldn’t be tolerated in this Nation, they should be entirely eliminated to the extent that none (of them) remains behind.

 

We share the sorrow of the Parents and our hearts are crying in the pain of losing (these children). Our hearts are bleeding at the pain of the children, parents and the families.

 

May Allah (SWT) grant you patience, fortitude and eternal success and the oppressors should be hunted down and given what they deserve!

 

Muadh_Khan's Blog

 

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Real Taliban vs Fake Taliban

Cii News | 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014

 

They departed from home in school uniforms and returned in coffins.

 

A cowardly attack at a Peshawar school has left at least 130 people, most of them students, dead, sending shockwaves all around the globe.

 

“Horrific, callous killing,” “unspeakable brutality,” coldblooded murder” are some of the reactions the incident has rightfully evoked from a large spectrum of individuals drawn from all segments of society.

 

“This is a national tragedy. These were my kids. This is my loss. The Peshawar attack is an absolutely cowardly act,” Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said of the murder.

 

“The government, in collaboration with Pakistan’s army will take the decision on fighting terrorism. We won’t stop until terrorism is stopped.”

 

The innocence of the youthful victims has magnified the pain of this crisis; the imagined spectre of parents finding their own children meeting a similarly callous end has meant that the incident has struck a deep sentimental chord among ordinary citizens globally.

 

However, as the scale of the brutality is digested and disgust at the actions of the perpetrators is amplified, a leading commentator on Pakistani politics has cautioned the public to be careful in apportioning blame to the correct quarters.

 

Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul, a retired high-ranking general officer in the Pakistan Army, and a former head of the highly influential Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) told Cii Radio Wednesday that a clear distinction needed to be drawn between the Afghan Taliban and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP), who have claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

Most mainstream media outlets have reported the atrocity to be the handiwork of the Taliban without explaining the nuances associated with the name.

 

“There is a terrible confusion being caused because of the name,” Gul lamented.”Somewhere between George W. Bush and the CIA, a decision was made by the Americans to create their ‘own Taliban’. And so they did.”

 

“But these are not the ones who are fighting for the freedom of their country which is a legitimate right,” he added. “These people are real terrorists. They are killing Muslims.”

 

The authoritative commentator said the philosophy of the Tehreek-e-Taliban was far flung from true Islam and a mockery of established Islamic rules of Jihad.

 

“This is sheer tyranny. Tyranny inspired by American policies and Pakistan succumbing to those policies way back in 2001. Pakistan, willy nilly, accepted all the conditions the Americans imposed upon us. That is the long and short of the story”.

 

Gul opined that the latest manifestations of instability were part of the machinations of a US-Indian-Israeli axis that seeks to keep Pakistan perpetually weak.

 

“Yesterday we also marked the anniversary of the fall of Dhaka where our country was severed into two halves. This was a very great blow to Pakistan. Now, such violent actions in Pakistan are being sponsored from across the border. We know that two terrorists, Fazlullah and Khorasani were both harboured in Afghanistan for a long period of time. They are being financed by India – Pakistan has concrete information about this. So there is nothing new. It is like the old East Pakistan/Bangladesh story repeating itself. Mukti Bahini, called the liberation force at the time, had actually trained beforehand and were then launched, creating a fertile ground for the entry of India, which it did when its forces marched in. So it is a similar situation now, even though these people have their own anger perhaps and distorted philosophy, the people who are giving them the direction are the same elements who had caused us this pain on this very day”.

 

He added that India’s right wing Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, had gone on record previously saying that he seeks to inflict maximum pain on Pakistan.

 

Gul said Pakistan had grown accustomed to externally orchestrated violence on its soil since the time of the Soviets, and with a firm national resolve, would be able to thwart the latest round of terror.

 

A positive spinoff of this attack, he said, was the Pakistani nation’s collective rallying against the attack and its perpetrators.

 

“I hope we begin to see that the problem lies with our foreign policy and with the aggression of the Americans. They are not letting up and now they are again upto mischief in Afghanistan, and as long as they are sitting there, the trouble will go on in Afghanistan, we will suffer and they will suffer”.

 

The retired general however warned of the potential such incidents, if they occur consistently, could have on setting entire region – a hub of nuclear powers – ablaze.

 

“If the conflict continues to grow, there will be an inferno, so large that neither East nor West would be able to contain it”.

 

On Tuesday, the Afghan Taliban unequivocally condemned the Pakistan school attack.

 

“The intentional killing of innocent people, women and children goes against the principles of Islam and every Islamic government and movement must adhere to this fundamental essence,” Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.

 

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has always condemned the killing of children and innocent people at every juncture,” the Afghan Taliban’s statement continued.

 

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan expresses its condolences over the incident and mourns with the families of killed children.”

Commenting on its alleged links with the TTP (Pakistani Taliban), in 2009, an Afghan Taliban spokesman told The New York Times: “We don’t like to be involved with them (TTP), as we have rejected all affiliation with Pakistani Taliban fighters…We have sympathy for them as Muslims, but beside that, there is nothing else between us.”

 

The Jamiat

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The peshawar incident was very sad. one thing is clear is this matter now we dont have the concept of bad or good.

 

 

 

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Assalaamu 'alaykum and welcome to the forum brother

As you see part of the post has been removed due to  the nature of the sentence.

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