Shaikh Al-Albaanee was asked: “If one of us grabbed a Jew, is it permissible to kill him?”

BISMILLAH

The Imaam, the Scholar of Hadeeth and Fiqh, the Reviver of the Sunnah, Shaikh Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) was asked: “If one of us grabbed a Jew, is it permissible to kill him?”

(Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya)

The Discussion:

Questioner:

Today in Palestine our people are in a situation of a continuous struggle with the Jews. Is it permissible according to the Sharia’ if one of us grabbed a Jew, is it permissible to kill him?

The Shaykh Al-Albaanee:

Is it permissible to do what!?!

Questioner:

Permissible to kill him?

The Shaykh Al-Albaanee:

Okay, is it permissible to kill a Jew? Kill him!? Where? Here or over there?

Questioner:

Over there.

 The Shaykh Al-Albaanee:

Over there, my brother do you not see that when a Jew is killed then in return a great number of Muslims are killed, have you not seen this!!?

Those killed from the Muslims are so many more!!?

Question:

From the Muslims? But these actions are essential so that we put fear into their hearts and scare them.

The Shaykh Al-Albaanee:

No!! It is not essential that it is like this.

Question:

Then until when do we do this?

The Shaykh Al-Albaanee:

It is not essential that it is done like this!

“Sa’ad wanted to water the camels, while wearing a gown [1],

O Sa’ad camels are not watered like this!”

(Arabic proverb used when difficult tasks are done inappropriately).

Imagine, if your situation continues like this, what will be the result? What will the Muslims be watching and witnessing!!? And the Palestinians, what will they be slaughtered for? What will be the result? A Jew is killed and in return tens of Palestinians are killed, thousands imprisoned, what will be the result? Will this be a victory against the Jews? This is not the way, in reality the Muslims have now mistaken the way of Jihad. Jihad begins with Jihad an-Nafs (Jihad of one’s own self) like the Messenger (alayhi as-Salaat wa Salaam) said:

المجاهد من جاهد هواه لله

‘The Mujahid is the one who makes Jihad against his desires for the sake of Allaah.’ [2] I am not talking about the hadeeth which is famous on the tongues of the people:

رجعنا من الجهاد الأصغر إلى الجهاد الأكبر

We have returned from the minor Jihad to the major Jihad.’

This is a weak hadeeth [3], however the authentic hadeeth dispenses with the weak one which is the saying of the Messenger (alayhi as-Salat wa Salam):

المجاهد من جاهد نفسه لله

‘The Mujahid is the one who makes Jihad against his own-self and his desires for the sake of Allaah.’

[From Silsilah Huda wa Noor Tape 317, see: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=145300#noredirect ]

What is the meaning of Jihaad with ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah by Imaam as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah): ((Read here))

Jihaad and its principles by Shaikh al-Fawzaan (rahimahullaah): ((Read here))

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[1] He was not appropriately dressed.

[2] [Collected by Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibban & Albaani declared its Isnad to be good in ‘Silsilah Saheehah’ No. 1496]

[3] Regarding the Weak Hadeeth:

رجعنا من الجهاد الأصغر إلى الجهاد الأكبر

We have returned from the minor Jihad to the major Jihad.’

Summary of the Takhreej (checking and sourcing): A summary of what Shaykh Albaani said regarding the sourcing of this narration: Hafidh al-Iraqi said in ‘Takhreej al-Ihyaa’ that it was collected by al-Bayhaqi in ‘Zuhd’ from the hadeeth of Jabir, and this Isnaad has a weakness. Hafidh Ibn Hajr mentions in ‘Takhreej al-Kashaf’ that it has three weak narrators. Shaykh ul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah said in ‘Majmoo’ al-Fatawa’: This narration has no origin [La Asl Lahu], and none from the people who are familiar with the sayings of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and his actions narrate it. Shaykh Albaani  in ‘Silsilah Da’eefah’ declared it Munkar. [From Silsilah Ahadeeth Da’eefah No. 2460] Al-Bayhaqi collected it in Kitab az-Zuhd and regarded its Isnaad as Da’eef.

Shaykh AbdulAziz bin Baaz said regarding this narration: ‘However, the people of knowledge have clarified, like Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimullaah) and other than him that this Hadeeth is weak and that it is not authentic. [Majmoo’ al-Fatawa Bin Baaz 26/382]

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said when it was covered in ‘Sharh al-Mumtta’: ‘however it is a weak hadeeth, not authentic.’ In one of his Fatawa he said: Da’eef Jiddan or Mawdoo’. [Majmoo’ Fatawa Ibn Uthaymeen 27/498]

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