Answering: If they Had listened to us they wouldn’t have been killed


O virtuous Sheikh of us. What is the best way to answer the one who warns from the consequences of rushing towards Jihad in Iraq and advices [Muslims] to wait with that? Then we see who follows this thought and opinion being happy when Baghdad falls [in the hands of the occupiers] saying: “I’m impressed by so an so Sheikh, because they warned from rushing and they advised the youth to be careful and to wait, and if they had listened to them, they would not have been killed and so and so did not happened to them?” Djazakum Allahu Khayrah.


My beloved brother. Contemplating on the verses of the Noble Qur’an while comparing it to a lot of the actions of the Muslims, or those who claim to be Muslims, during the Crusader wars since it started in Afghanistan till today, he will be amazed by many of the matching descriptions mentioned by Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala about them:


When a lot of Mujahideen brothers where killed in Afghanistan and there occurred a massacre and those who were taken as prisoners were taken to Guantanamo, may Allah hasten their release, one of the Du'aat [propagators to Islam] came out on of the TV-channels, saying: "If those people have obeyed us, this killing and imprisonment had not happened to him.!"

Subhana Allah! Read as an answer to him, the saying of The Most High:

"O you who believe! be not like those who disbelieve and say of their brethren when they travel in the earth or engage in fighting: Had they been with us, they would not have died and they would not have been slain; so Allah makes this to be an intense regret in their hearts; and Allah gives life and causes death and Allah sees what you do." [3:156]

And read the saying of The Most High:

"Those who said of their brethren whilst they [themselves] held back: Had they obeyed us, they would not have been killed. Say: Then avert death from yourselves if you speak the truth." [3:168]

Merily reading this verses will be sufficient as an answer


After the start of the Crusader campaign a lot of Du'aat came out saying:
"Al-Jihad is an obligation and we don't deny it, but the Ummah is not ready [prepared] now for Jihad."
So it is said to them: "Lets assume that the Umma is not ready, so what is the obligation now?"

At least there has to be preparation of the Umma towards Jihad, like Sheikh ul Islam ibn Taymiyyah rahimahu Allah said:
"It is a must to prepare for Jihad, by preparing the forces, and strings of the horses, at a time many are prevented from it due to inability because whatever is essiantal to doing an obligatory act is also obligatory." Majmu al-Fataawa 28/259

But when you think about their situations and calls, you will not find amongst them interest for Jihad nor for preparation.
Look at their actions, and compare it with the Words of the Most High:

"And if they had intended to march out, certainly, they would have made some preparation for it; but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made them lag behind, and it was said [to them], "Sit you among those who sit [at home]." [9:46]


After the start of the Crusader campaign, some of them tried to show approval [to it] and showed some affection, when asked about this, he said: "We fear the achievements we made in the Da'wah"

So compare this words with the Words of The Most High:

"And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy), they hurry to their friendship, saying: "We fear lest some misfortune of a disaster may befall us."[5:52]

However those say: "We fear lest some disaster will befall the Da'wah.!"  Thus, there are many examples..
And the answer to those is merrily reading this verses to them.
We ask Allah Subhanahu to reform the affairs of the Muslims and to guide those who have gone astray.


Written Sheikh Nasir bin Hamad al-Fahd may Allah hasten his release!

Abu Yahya

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