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Bittersteel
01-16-2006, 02:55 PM
Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans

Published in Al-Quds al-'Arabi on Febuary 23, 1998

Statement signed by Sheikh Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Ladin; Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of the Jihad Group in Egypt; Abu- Yasir Rifa'i Ahmad Taha, a leader of the Islamic Group; Sheikh Mir Hamzah, secretary of the Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Pakistan; and Fazlul Rahman, leader of the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh



Praise be to God, who revealed the Book, controls the clouds, defeats factionalism, and says in His Book "But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)"; and peace be upon our Prophet, Muhammad Bin-'Abdallah, who said "I have been sent with the sword between my hands to ensure that no one but God is worshipped, God who put my livelihood under the shadow of my spear and who inflicts humiliation and scorn on those who disobey my orders." The Arabian Peninsula has never--since God made it flat, created its desert, and encircled it with seas--been stormed by any forces like the crusader armies now spreading in it like locusts, consuming its riches and destroying its plantations. All this is happening at a time when nations are attacking Muslims like people fighting over a plate of food. In the light of the grave situation and the lack of support, we and you are obliged to discuss current events, and we should all agree on how to settle the matter.


No one argues today about three facts that are known to everyone; we will list them, in order to remind everyone:

First, for over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples.

If some people have formerly debated the fact of the occupation, all the people of the Peninsula have now acknowledged it.

The best proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people using the Peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against their territories being used to that end, still they are helpless. Second, despite the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the crusader-Zionist alliance, and despite the huge number of those killed, in excess of 1 million... despite all this, the Americans are once against trying to repeat the horrific massacres, as though they are not content with the protracted blockade imposed after the ferocious war or the fragmentation and devastation.

So now they come to annihilate what is left of this people and to humiliate their Muslim neighbors.

Third, if the Americans' aims behind these wars are religious and economic, the aim is also to serve the Jews' petty state and divert attention from its occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there.

The best proof of this is their eagerness to destroy Iraq, the strongest neighboring Arab state, and their endeavor to fragment all the states of the region such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Sudan into paper statelets and through their disunion and weakness to guarantee Israel's survival and the continuation of the brutal crusade occupation of the Peninsula.

All these crimes and sins committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on God, his messenger, and Muslims. And ulema have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries. This was revealed by Imam Bin-Qadamah in "Al- Mughni," Imam al-Kisa'i in "Al- Bada'i," al-Qurtubi in his interpretation, and the shaykh of al-Islam in his books, where he said "As for the militant struggle, it is aimed at defending sanctity and religion, and it is a duty as agreed. Nothing is more sacred than belief except repulsing an enemy who is attacking religion and life."

On that basis, and in compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims

The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies--civilians and military--is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty God, "and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together," and "fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God."

This is in addition to the words of Almighty God "And why should ye not fight in the cause of God and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated and oppressed--women and children, whose cry is 'Our Lord, rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will help!'"

We -- with God's help -- call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God's order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan's U.S. troops and the devil's supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson.

Almighty God said "O ye who believe, give your response to God and His Apostle, when He calleth you to that which will give you life. And know that God cometh between a man and his heart, and that it is He to whom ye shall all be gathered."

Almighty God also says "O ye who believe, what is the matter with you, that when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of God, ye cling so heavily to the earth! Do ye prefer the life of this world to the hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For God hath power over all things."

Almighty God also says "So lose no heart, nor fall into despair. For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in faith."
http://www.ict.org.il/articles/fatwah.htm

so umm...what do you people think?Is he right about religious issues?
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Halima
01-16-2006, 03:38 PM
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kadafi
01-16-2006, 11:14 PM
Originally Posted by Abrar
http://www.ict.org.il/articles/fatwah.htm

so umm...what do you people think?Is he right about religious issues?
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If his methodology was justifiable, wouldn't you agree that the kibaar ulema would have supported him instead of denouncing him and issuing fataawa against him.

It's well known that Imaam bin Baaz (may Alalah have mercy on him) and several others of the major scholars have issued fataawa against his group and Imaam Bin Baaz is reported to have said:
"...they are not to be co-operated with, nor are they to be given salutations. Rather, they are to be cut off from, and the people are to be warned against their evil. Since they are a fitnah (tribulation/trial) and are harmful to the Muslims, and they are the brothers of the Devils (Shayateen)!"
The full statements can be found on this book titled Islamic Condemnation, Of Terrorists, Hijackers, & Suicide Bombers, “The Brothers Of The Devils”

You can purchase it at the following site:
http://www.salafibookstore.com/sbs/i...tail&scn=books

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james
01-20-2006, 03:14 PM
as i am new to ISLAM i would like to make a comment regarding Usama Bin Ladin and i hope this doesnt offend any of my brothers and sisters.....if so.please let me know....thanks.....

As far as U.B.L. is concerned isnt he performing Jihad as the USA seem to be following the bible when they wish to give Jerusalem back to the jews?

As far as Jihad is concerned howwill we know when the right time for it is..or should we wait for a message from Allah......please excuse my ignorance regarding this subject.i have a lot to learn in Islam AND I HAVE JUST BEGUN...

ALSO....Islam means peace so isnt jihad of any kind wrong if it involves killing or injuring anyone.no matter what religion colour or race they are?

HELP!!!!!!
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Far7an
01-20-2006, 04:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum brother, if you wish to learn more about Jihad, read the following post by Brother Ansar

http://www.islamicboard.com/refutati...at-jihaad.html

It is long, but I ask you to be patient.
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james
01-20-2006, 04:47 PM
thank you.it is long.i will read it over the weekend......by the way.you are a moderator so can you tell me why i have a WARNING sign under my name..?

did i say something wrong somewhere??????
peace .James
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Far7an
01-20-2006, 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by james
thank you.it is long.i will read it over the weekend......by the way.you are a moderator so can you tell me why i have a WARNING sign under my name..?

did i say something wrong somewhere??????
peace .James
That is there for all members, you have not done anything wrong, hence the 0% warning level :)
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james
01-20-2006, 04:51 PM
Thank Allah for that.I thought i had asked a basic question or something..i am such a new muslim that i dont have the bros and sisters knowledge so i may ask simple questions that to me are not simple but to you may seem a bit silly.....bear with me......i have alot to learn .....James
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Umar001
01-20-2006, 06:42 PM
Originally Posted by james
as i am new to ISLAM i would like to make a comment regarding Usama Bin Ladin and i hope this doesnt offend any of my brothers and sisters.....if so.please let me know....thanks.....

As far as U.B.L. is concerned isnt he performing Jihad as the USA seem to be following the bible when they wish to give Jerusalem back to the jews?

As far as Jihad is concerned howwill we know when the right time for it is..or should we wait for a message from Allah......please excuse my ignorance regarding this subject.i have a lot to learn in Islam AND I HAVE JUST BEGUN...

ALSO....Islam means peace so isnt jihad of any kind wrong if it involves killing or injuring anyone.no matter what religion colour or race they are?

HELP!!!!!!

Just wanna say, islam doesnt jus mean peace, islam has no less than 5 root words, one of them is peace, I would advise you to look for some lectures of Shiek Yusuf Estes, he goes into the basics, the other root words of islam are, Submission, Obidience and some others, Islam does not mean peace, islam is something someone does, and someone does not do peace, roughly islam is something like, The submission to Almighty God through which Peace is attained.

but please read and watch the videos of Yusuf Estes, I dont know if i can post links, but here:

www.islamtomorrow.com

Read under islamic beliefs, also ask the brothers and sisters whom helped you to revert ask them to give u some knowledge, but make sure when u aquire knowledge it is veryfied and that it is shown with REFERENCE.

Peace be with you


As for brother bin laden, I dont know him and I aint spoke to him, I am real confused on what he does and what he stands for, so i will refrain from condemnin him or approving of him, and I think more muslims who DO NOT KNOW should just leave the topic of Bin Laden, since the only evidence some of us have is from a media which has lied/shown wrong evidence before.

Thanks for the post brother

May Almighty God guide us all towards him.
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Umar001
01-20-2006, 06:43 PM
Also, sorry I forgot to mention, you should read the Conditions of Shahada.
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