Chapter Four – Ibn Taimiyah, the inspiration behind Nasibi engineered terrorism

 

We are living in a violent world. One only needs to switch on the television to see distressing images of suicide attacks, wherein innocent men, women and children are attacked. The Salafis involved in Al Qaida have adopted a barbarity that surpasses all, and they are prepared to shed the blood of anyone that opposes their ideology, whether they be young, old, Muslim or non Muslim. All are legitimate targets for the Salafies/Wahabies. When one seeks to understand what inspires them to behave like this, we see it is none other that Ibn Taimiyah that gives them the green light to slaughter their opponents. Let us give a sample of such violent Fatwas:

First Ibn Taimiyah’s Fatwa – Those that reject Allah (swt)’s sitting on a throne should be executed

Ibn Taimiyah cascades the following teachings in his esteemed book Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 5, page 391:

الْإِمَامَ أَبَا بَكْرٍ مُحَمَّدَ بْنَ إسْحَاقَ بْنِ خُزَيْمَة يَقُولُ : مَنْ لَمْ يُقِرَّ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى عَرْشِهِ قَدْ سْتَوَى فَوْقَ سَبْعِ سَمَوَاتِهِ ؛ فَهُوَ كَافِرٌ بِهِ حَلَالُ الدَّمِ يُسْتَتَابُ فَإِنْ تَابَ ؛ وَإِلَّا ضُرِبَتْ عُنُقُهُ وَأُلْقِيَ عَلَى بَعْضِ الْمَزَابِلِ .

Imam Aba Bakr Muhammad bin Ishaq bin Khuzaima said: ‘Whoever does not admit that Allah is sitting on a throne above the seventh sky, is a Kafir and his blood must be shed. He must be made to repent. Otherwise his neck must be struck and thrown into the garbage.’

Implications of this Fatwa

This means that the Shia, Zaidis, Ismailis, Ibadhis, Sufis, Ash’arys, Maturidis and Mutazili Muslims must be killed according to Ibn Taimiyah and Ibn Khuzaima!

Second Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – Those that reject that Allah (swt) will be seen in the next world should be executed

We read in Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 6 page 500:

أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ يَقُولُ : مَنْ زَعَمَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُرَى فِي الْآخِرَةِ فَقَدَ كَفَرَ وَكَذَّبَ بِالْقُرْآنِ وَرَدَّ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى أَمْرَهُ يُسْتَتَابُ فَإِنْ تَابَ وَإِلَّا قُتِلَ .

Aba Abdillah said: ‘Whoever claims that Allah cannot be seen (by eye sight) in the hereafter, is a Kafir and has rejected Quran and replied Allah (sw). He must be made to repent. Otherwise he should be killed.

Implications of this Fatwa

That means Shias, Zaidis, Ismailis, Ibadhis and Mutazilis should be killed.

Third Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – Those that recite Niya loudly during Salat should be executed

Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 22 page 236:

الْجَهْرُ بِلَفْظِ النِّيَّةِ لَيْسَ مَشْرُوعًا عِنْدَ أَحَدٍ مِنْ عُلَمَاءِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَلَا فَعَلَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَلَا فَعَلَهُ أَحَدٌ مِنْ خُلَفَائِهِ وَأَصْحَابِهِ وَسَلَفِ الْأُمَّةِ وَأَئِمَّتِهَا وَمَنْ ادَّعَى أَنَّ ذَلِكَ دِينُ اللَّهِ وَأَنَّهُ وَاجِبٌ فَإِنَّهُ يَجِبُ تَعْرِيفُهُ الشَّرِيعَةَ وَاسْتِتَابَتُهُ مِنْ هَذَا الْقَوْلِ فَإِنْ أَصَرَّ عَلَى ذَلِكَ قُتِلَ

To recite the intention (niya) loudly is not permissible according to the Muslim scholars, nor did the Prophet (s), Caliphs or Sahaba, Salaf or Imams perform it. Whoever claims it is Wajib, he must be taught the law and then to repent from that opinion. If he insists on it then he must be killed.

Fourth Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – You can kill or enslave your opponents

We read in Al-Seyasa al-Shari’a by ibn Taimiyah, page 159:

ولهذا أوجبت الشريعة قتل الكفار ولم توجب قتل المقدور عليهم منهم بل إذا أسر الرجل منهم في القتال أو غير القتال مثل أن تلقيه السفينة إلينا أو يضل الطريق أو يؤخذ بحيلة فإنه يفعل فيه الإمام الأصلح من قتله أو استعباده

Therefore the Shari’a (divine law) made the killing of the disbelievers obligatory, but didn’t make obligatory the killing of those who are captured during fights or other than fights such as falling from a ship or getting lost or kidnapped. Thus, the imam decided that the best option is to be killed or enslaved.

Fifth Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – Those that don’t believe that Allah (swt) physically spoke to Musa (as) and Gibrail (as) should be executed

Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 12 page 502:

وَسُئِلَ شَيْخُ الْإِسْلَامِ – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ – :فِي رَجُلٍ قَالَ : إنَّ اللَّهَ لَمْ يُكَلِّمْ مُوسَى تَكْلِيمًا وَإِنَّمَا خَلَقَ الْكَلَامَ وَالصَّوْتَ فِي الشَّجَرَةِ وَمُوسَى عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ سَمِعَ مِنْ الشَّجَرَةِ لَا مِنْ اللَّهِ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَمْ يُكَلِّمْ جِبْرِيلَ بِالْقُرْآنِ وَإِنَّمَا أَخَذَهُ مِنْ اللَّوْحِ الْمَحْفُوظِ . فَهَلْ هُوَ عَلَى الصَّوَابِ أَمْ لَا ؟فَأَجَابَ :

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ، لَيْسَ هَذَا عَلَى الصَّوَابِ ؛ بَلْ هَذَا ضَالٌّ مُفْتَرٍ كَاذِبٌ بِاتِّفَاقِ سَلَفِ الْأُمَّةِ وَأَئِمَّتِهَا ؛ بَلْ هُوَ كَافِرٌ يَجِبُ أَنْ يُسْتَتَابَ فَإِنْ تَابَ وَإِلَّا قُتِلَ

Sheikh al-Islam, may Allah’s mercy be upon him was asked:

A man says that Allah didn’t talk to Musa by Himself but He created a voice from the tree’s side and Musa (as) heard from the tree not from Allah and also Allah didn’t talk to Gabriel by the Quran, but he (Gabriel) took it from the Guarded Tablet. Is he right or not?

He answered:

Praise to Allah, he is not right, nay, he is misguided and a liar according to the agreement of Salaf and the Imams. Nay he is a Kafir and must repent or otherwise be killed.

Implications

That means the Shias, Zaidis, Ismailis, Ibadhis, Ash’arys, Maturidis, Sufis, Mutazili must be killed.

Sixth Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – Those that believe that a traveler can perform the complete Salat should be executed

Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 22 page 31:

وَمَنْ قَالَ إنَّهُ يَجِبُ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسَافِرٍ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ أَرْبَعًا فَهُوَ بِمَنْزِلَةِ مَنْ قَالَ : إنَّهُ يَجِبُ عَلَى الْمُسَافِرِ أَنْ يَصُومَ شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ ، وَكِلَاهُمَا ضَلَالٌ ، مُخَالِفٌ لِإِجْمَاعِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ ، يُسْتَتَابُ قَائِلُهُ ، فَإِنْ تَابَ وَإِلَّا قُتِلَ .

Who ever said that the traveler has to pray four raka, hence he is as the one who say that the traveler has to fast in Ramadhan, both of these (opinions) are misguidance, and contrary to the ijma of Muslims, the one who say it must to repent, if he doesn’t he must be killed.

Implications

That means many Sahaba and scholars should be killed, as can be evidence by Al-Mughni by Imam Ibn Qudama, Volume 2 page 107:

الْمَشْهُورُ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ ، أَنَّ الْمُسَافِرَ إنْ شَاءَ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ ، وَإِنْ شَاءَ أَتَمَّ .
وَرُوِيَ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ تَوَقَّفَ ، وَقَالَ : أَنَا أُحِبُّ الْعَافِيَةَ مِنْ هَذِهِ الْمَسْأَلَةِ .
وَمِمَّنْ رُوِيَ عَنْهُ الْإِتْمَامُ فِي السَّفَرِ : عُثْمَانُ ، وَسَعْدُ بْنُ أَبِي وَقَّاصٍ ، وَابْنُ مَسْعُودٍ ، وَابْنُ عُمَرَ ، وَعَائِشَةُ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَبِهِ قَالَ الْأَوْزَاعِيُّ ، وَالشَّافِعِيُّ ، وَهُوَ الْمَشْهُورُ عَنْ مَالِكٍ .

It is well known from Ahmad (ibn Hanbal) that if the traveler wishes he can pray two raka, and if he wishes he can pray them complete (four raka).
It has been narrated that he (ibn Hanbal) stopped (in Fatwa) and said: ‘I want to be in safe from this issue.’
And those who narrated from that state that to pray complete units during travel are: Uthman, Saad bin Abi Waqqas, ibn Masoud, ibn Umar and Ayesha may Allah be pleased with them, and this is the saying (fatwa) of Awzai, Shafiyee and the renown (opinion) from Malik.

Seventh Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – Those that believe that Qur’an is created should be executed

Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 12 page 506:

بَلْ اشْتَهَرَ عَنْ أَئِمَّةِ السَّلَفِ تَكْفِيرُ مَنْ قَالَ : الْقُرْآنُ مَخْلُوقٌ وَأَنَّهُ يُسْتَتَابُ فَإِنْ تَابَ وَإِلَّا قُتِلَ

Nay it is known from the Salaf Imams that Takfir be issued against anyone that says that Quran is created he must repent or otherwise be killed.

Implications

That means Shias, Zaidis, Ismailis, Ibadhis and Mutazili should be killed in the light of this pathetic edict.

Eighth Ibn Taimiyah Fatwa – Those that believe in adherence to a particular Imam should be executed

Majmo’a al-Fatawa, Volume 22 page 249:

فَإِنَّهُ مَتَى اعْتَقَدَ أَنَّهُ يَجِبُ عَلَى النَّاسِ اتِّبَاعُ وَاحِدٍ بِعَيْنِهِ مِنْ هَؤُلَاءِ الْأَئِمَّةِ دُونَ الْإِمَامِ الْآخَرِ فَإِنَّهُ يَجِبُ أَنْ يُسْتَتَابَ فَإِنْ تَابَ وَإِلَّا قُتِلَ .

“Anyone who believes that the people have to follow one particular Imam amongst those Imams not the others, must made to repent otherwise be killed”

Implications

Means Shias, Zaidis, Ismailis, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafiyye, Hanbali and Zaheri must be killed.

Ibn Taimiyah actually killed those who disagreed with him

We read in Al-Uqood al-Duria by Ibn Abdulhadi al-Maqdisi, Volume 1 page 197:

وكان توجه الشيخ تقي الدين رضي الله عنه إلى الكروانيين في مستهل ذي الحجة من سنة أربع وسبعمائة وصحبته الأمير قراقوش وتوجه نائب السلطنة الأمير جمال الدين الأفرم بمن تأخر من عسكر دمشق إليهم لغزوهم واستئصالهم في ثاني شهر المحرم من سنة خمس وسبعمائة وكان قد توجه قبله العسكر طائفة بعد طائفة في ذي الحجة وفي يوم الخميس سابع عشر وصل النائب والعسكر معه إلى دمشق بعد أن نصرهم الله تعالى على حزب الضلال من الروافض والنصيرية وأصحاب العقائد الفاسدة وأبادهم الله من تلك الأرض والحمد لله رب العالمين

Sheikh Taqi al-Deen may Allah be pleased with him marched to Kerwanin in the beginning of Dulhujja in year 704 H and in his company was the prince Qaraqush.

Prince Jamal al-Deen al-Afram the deputy of the kingdom marched with the rest of soldiers of Damascus in the month of Muharam, in the year 705 H to invade them and exterminate them, and before he marched, there were some troops which had marched before him.

Thursday in 17th of Dulhujja, the deputy and soldiers arrived at Damascus after Allah granted them victory over the error party of Rafidah, Nusairia and those who held false beliefs. And Allah exterminated them from that lands, praise to Allah the Lord of worlds.

Conclusion

We wish to make it clear to our readers, Muslim and non Muslim alike, Islam has nothing to do with such violent baseless fatwas. This is the opinion of the lead Imam of the Salafis that deem Ibn Taimiyah Sheikh ul Islam. Just look at the ease with which the Nasibi Mullah was prepared to allow the shedding of Muslim blood. It is no wonder we see innocent Muslims being slaughterd in the markets of Baghdad today. These filthy suicide bombers are inspired by their Imam whose writings are replete with edicts encouraging people to force to change kill those with differeing opinions to his. Islam has no room for such a stance, on the contrary there is no compulsion in religion, Allah (swt) says:

And say: The truth is from your Lord, so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve (18:29)

There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; (2.256)

Contrary to this, ibn Taimiyah authored a signle volume book “al-Sarem al-Maslool” comprising of 438 pages wherein he used:

  • The word (kill) 978 times
  • The word ‘kafir’ 56 times
  • The word ‘tourture’ 48 times
  • The word ‘murtad’ 34 times
  • The words ‘his blood must be shed’ 14 times
  • The word ‘behead’ 8 times
  • The word ‘war’ 7 times

If one single book contains such violent edicts, one can only imagine the fatwas in the remainder of this Sheikh ul Islam’s books.

 

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