Islam, War and Justice
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Bin Laden says in his letter that he is holding all of America collectively responsible for the actions of the American government. And this is completely against Islam, that we never hold an entire people responsible for the actions of a few, especially the actions of its military or the actions of its government. Brothers and sisters, Islam stands for justice,
Islam stands for justice, not aggression, nor transgression.
If there is to be warfare in Islam, that it has to be justified, it has to be purposeful and it has to serve the purpose of justice Allah subhanaw taala says, in every instance when he mentions warfare and the poor and the reason why it is permitted, it is not a good thing in and of itself. He says Subhana o the anally Latina ukata Luna ukata Luna be Anna homezone Nemo, we're in Allah Allah Nasri him la casa de if permission to fight, permission to go to war has been granted to those who are being fought themselves. Allah prepares the permission to go to war with the condition that they are being fought themselves. Why because they are wrong.
And indeed, Allah is able to give them victory, how he ends the idea, who are these people who are wronged? Allah answers that question that the reader might have in the very next verse, Allah the Oak Ridge Omen dare him be a hawk, il a Kulu, Rob Boone, Allah, they are those who have been evicted kicked out of their homes without any right only because they say our Lord is Allah. Allah subhanaw taala clarifies that fighting is not something that is to be taken lightly. It's not something that is romantic. It's not something like what you see in the movies. It's hard and it is distasteful and terrible things happen. Which is why every time Allah subhanaw taala gives the permission. It is
always tied to purpose it has to serve the purpose of justice Allah subhanaw taala says in another verse, while hola def Allah He NASA bow humble about Allah hood the Met so Mira will be our own was Salah tournois my said you do Youth Care ofI has Smola youth Kevin Murphy has Smola he gets here all while I while I am Soran Allah who may ensue in Hola Hola, kawayan Aziz, and we're it not that Allah permitted this thing, which is fighting which is warfare, just warfare, if Allah had not permitted it, what would have happened? He tells us that there would be no monastery left on earth. No church left on earth, no synagogue left on earth, no mosque, no Masjid left on earth in which the name of
Allah subhana wa Tada is mentioned or remembered. And then he says an Allah will surely support those who support him. Indeed, Allah subhanaw taala is powerful and Exalted in Might. So Allah subhanaw taala always pairs the permission for this thing, which is warfare and fighting with a just purpose, but that's not all. Because perfect purpose explains how you get into it in the first place. It also has to be done properly and within limits, it must not transgress the bounds warfare has to be righteous from the beginning to the end, and it cannot stray from the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala or his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam Allah azza wa jal says we'll call it zero
fee Sabine Allah, Allah Dena you call it Luna comb wallet attach I do in Hola Hola, yo hibel More academe. Fight he says in the Cause of Allah. Who are we supposed to fight? Those who are fighting you see the purpose and do not transgress the limits Allah subhanaw taala puts immediately after and do not cross the limits for Allah subhanaw taala does not love the people who cross the limits. Allah subhanaw taala also says fat in into hope for in the law has a photo Rahim will call to whom hectolitre Kona Pfitzner Tian Wei Hakuna Dino Lila so in in Tahoe Fela are the winner in olive oil you mean if they stopped fighting
If after you've checked all your boxes, you've marked all the conditions. This is a just warrior fighting it righteously. If your opponent stops fighting, then Allah is Forgiving and most Merciful, meaning that you stop to and fight them until there's no more tumult or oppression, again, purpose, again, just warfare, and that justice and faith prevail. But if they stop fighting, then let there be no hostility towards anyone except those who practice oppression. Allah subhanaw taala also says, and this is very, very important because it gets to situations that happen to the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam that are more dire than the situations that perhaps you and I have lived
through. Allah says wala gerrymander commission and we'll call them in and so Dooku Manuel Masjid Al haram and Tatsu don't let the hatred of a people because they stopped you and obstructed you and prevented you from visiting the Masjid Al haram and Mecca, the Kaaba, don't let that lead you to transgress. What's going on here? That the time of the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah He was. They were prevented. They went after they had to leave and flee mecca for Medina and make their Hijra.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received a dream from Allah commanding him to go make Umrah. Now this was crazy. If you think about it, they're in an active state of war with Dakota ish with the people and Mecca, and he wants to go for visiting. It doesn't make any sense but because it came from Allah subhanaw taala. He trusted Allah. He picked up his things, he gathered the people and they went, they were prevented from performing their pilgrims rights. And this was something that was very embarrassing to the courthouse. Because if you understand that history, the core ISIS legitimacy as a power was predicated on their facilitation of visiting the Kaaba. So now for the
first time, that in anyone's lifetime, they stop a group of people and say, Hold on, we're not going to let you go to the Kaaba. Think about how that made the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam feel this is his home. Many of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, we know about the lack of our rights to return it. This is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being denied a right of return, even for the holy sites. Think of how he must have felt. Think of how the Companions must have felt. Imagine the next time they're probably hoping for the next time they get to meet these transgressive people in the battlefield. But Allah subhanaw taala warns them, he says Do not let your hatred for a
people even if they prevented you from getting to the Sacred Mosque, don't let that tempt you to transgress the limits. And Allah says shortly after in the same verse, yeah, yo hola the domino Kuno CO, Amina Lila shahada below test, what is your aim and the Commission and on Kamina? Allah, Allah, Dino, here they know who are Acropolis Toccoa what sokola in Allah kabhi Iran the amount of time I don't owe you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah subhanho wa Tada, witnesses for justice. And don't let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just And fear Allah sees me first be just it's a command that is nearer to righteousness and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is
acquainted with what you do. So when Allah subhanaw taala gave the Muslims the permission to fight. It always was purposeful. It was always just there was always tied to establishing justice. And it had to be righteous from beginning to end, there is no use for fighting for warfare, if it is not going to establish justice, if it is not going to be just every step of the way. Now, why are we bringing this up? Many of your children probably have a tick tock account. And anybody who's been on tick tock this week, surprise, surprise. One of the things that has gone viral this week on tick tock.
Nobody saw it coming. Was the letter supposedly written by Osama bin Laden, called a letter to America, this relic from 20 years ago. You have non Muslims reading it, recording their reactions and telling other people to go read it. And the only reason we talk about it here is to educate because you're either going to hear about it here, maybe you weren't aware, maybe your kids are on Tik Tok looking at this stuff, and you had
No idea. So we talked about it here to educate the people, and hopefully that people will understand that being said,
people have to be crystal clear that bin Laden makes to at least two crucial, crucial, horrible mistakes in this letter that every single one of us and especially the youth has to be aware of. So again, we're here to educate. One of the things that he says he says that he uses an AF nacore N to justify attacking innocent people. He uses the IRS shahidul tarama. Shahid, Harami. Well, Photomath Okay, sauce femenina there are a comb, filter, do Allah He be Methley Masada Aleykum what sokola Hawala, mu and Allah man mudjacking. The translation of the verse fighting in the sacred month is for aggression committed in the sacred month, tit for tat, eye for an eye, and for all violations is
legal retribution. So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way that he has assaulted you And fear Allah and know that Allah is with those who fear him.
The horrible mistake that bin Laden made when he used this verse is that he is taking something general out of context, and ignoring every specific instruction and prohibition we have in our deen that prohibits the targeting of innocent people. And the killing of civilians, email quotes will be draw him a whole lot said specifically about this I in his Tafseer and it is not permissible for us to retaliate in the same manner, even if they kill our women and children and cause sorrow to befall us. It is not permissible for us to act likewise with the intention of making them feel grief and sorrow. That's point number one. Point number two, bin Laden says in his letter, that he is holding
all of America collectively responsible for the actions of the American government. And this is completely against Islam, that we never hold an entire people responsible for the actions of a few, especially the actions of its military or the actions of its government. In fact, if you've been paying attention to the news for the last six weeks, who are the people that use this argument? The people such as Netanyahu use this arguments. The people such as the military commanders of the Israeli government uses arguments to slaughter people in Gaza, and the West Bank, we do not in Islam believe in collective punishments, that there is a military for a reason, and the government is one
thing and the people are another thing that people want to most of them they want to live in peace, and they want to have a normal life. There's a brief story before we close the first flipbook that I will tell to illustrate the importance of understanding how honest limak This interpretation is and how everybody has to be aware. Many of you know there was a Libyan scholar named Rama Mukhtar, he was the leader of the Libyan resistance against the Italian colonial administration. Now, when I'm one of them off, Tom took some of the Italian soldiers as prisoners, some of his own soldiers said, when they take us as prisoners, they treat us horribly. They mutilate us, they kill us, they torture
us. Why don't we do the same to them? And I'm not enough time said, because they are not our teachers. These people are not our teachers. We don't take our lessons from them. We don't take our behavior from them. We take our behavior and our limits from the deen of Allah subhanho data from divine guidance, and we don't give it up for anything. We have our own way. We have our own rules and we stick to them. Our loyalty belongs to Allah subhanaw taala first fo Lokali hada West outfit Allah Lee welcome Marissa and Muslim enemy colada Amber. First up Pharaoh who inna hula for Rahim.
Alhamdulillah Allah exactly what's your color hotel fever he wants to know and he wants to Allah. Allahu Akbar hula Sharika Tao the militia and he was shadow in the Navy and I will see you then and Mohammed Abdullah Sudha direct with when he sort of Allahu alayhi wa early he was happy he was when he was suddenly motor Sleeman kathira.
One of the takeaways that we see and we have to tell the youth because unfortunately the youth can be sucked into to bad waves and we have to correct them. We
Have to nip it in the bud and teach them the right ways. Most people, they abandon their principles either when they have power, or they're afraid. So people will speak about this principle and that principle and this value and that value. But then once they're empowered, then all those principles go out the window.
They speak tolerance, for example, until they get power. And now all of a sudden, it's exclusion. We've seen that we've seen the moral authority of the Western nations crumble in the last few weeks. democracy, human rights, freedom of speech. These are things that God the Western governments have been telling the world for decades that they are championing. And now we see where have they gone? When you're in a position of power? What are you going to do? Are you going to apply that evenly to and equally to all people? Or, or are you going to apply it selectively to the people that you support that people you like, and you're going to throw it out the window with others? That's not
our way. One of the things that we have to teach the world as Muslims is that we hold on to our principles no matter what, if we're high if we are in power, or we've if we are low and we are oppressed. There is never an excuse to abandon our principles. There is never an excuse to abandon our deen and to abandon fair treatment of people according to our principles. When Ahmad ibn Al kebab Radi Allahu Allah, and when he conquered or he was the head of the military that conquered Philistine.
One of the first things that he did was make sure that the Christians had protection. In fact, he chose not to pray in a particular place. It was a church, because he was afraid that his followers would want to convert it into a message after he was gone. That was how careful he was. Now he's in power. If he wants to, he can knock down all the churches. If he wants to. He can kick everybody out. But he follows a principle that's bigger than him or his tribe or his group of people. He follows guidance from Allah subhana wa Tada. So he protects the churches. And at the same time, previously, when the Christians had been in charge, they had kicked out the Jews always when the
Christians were in charge of Palestine, they kicked out the Jews. One of the first things that are not even off the top did was he welcomed back the Jews and told them to come back into Jerusalem into Palestine. under his protection, I'm out of the Allahu Anhu was following divine guidance. And he was following his principles consistently, whether he was in power or not. This is what we have to teach the world as Muslims. That principle comes first, a life that is dedicated to principles, no matter if you're on top, or if you're on bottom. There is nothing more sacred than following your principles and nothing that will give you integrity like following your principles and applying them