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WLUMSA

Newsletter EDITION 1. January 2009

‫ﺃﺷﻬﺪ ﺃﻥ ﻻ ﺇﻟﻪ ﺇ ّﻻﹶ ﺍﷲ ﻭ ﺃﺷﻬﺪ ﺃﻥ ﳏﻤﺪ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﷲ‬
I testify that there is no source of reference except Allah, and I testify that
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

The Muslims’ Creed CONTENTS
A Thorough Understanding of the Shahadah The Muslims’ Creed 1-5
As Salemu Aleikum
Gaza Massacre 5-6
As Muslims, we are all required to believe in the
following two statements:
Verses & Hadith 6
“Laa ilaaha Ila Laah”
“Muhammadan Rassul Al Laah”
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These two statements are the foundation of our belief and
creed, our identity, and what makes us Muslim.

If you were to ask any Muslim about what makes him Mus- Due to the above reason, you will notice
lim, and what differentiates him from everyone else, or what that this sentence and statements have not
differentiates his belief from any other, he would tell you the yet been translated, as they will further be
following sentence which combines these two statements: discussed in this article, In Sha'A llah.

“Ashhadu An Laa ilaaha Ila Laah, Wa Ashadu Ana But a very important point to keep in mind
Muhammadan Rasool Al Laah” is that when a Muslim says the word
“Ashahadu”, it means bearing witness and
This sentence is known as the “kalimah” (the word) or testifying. This is like a person brought
“shahadah” (the testimony). forth to a court in front of a judge, and
asked to give an oath that a person saw
such and such or did such and such.
It is the sentence that is the most said and repeated by both
old and new Muslims all over the world, defining them as
Muslims, and bringing them into the fold of Islam.
“The Muslims’ Creed”
Yet today, it is the least understood. continues next page

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and undertaking giving an oath on? in English. and thus he took his hawa as his and a proof to the above is “There is no god but God”. because it not an issue of just a “Do not undertake a word. time of the Messenger of Allah (SLAWS): Allah is not talking about a statue or a Another representation of this mistake is person. emotion. what the Messenger of Allah (SLAWS) said in a However. drink. but a complete concept of its own. reference on something that did not come ‫ﺓﹶ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺮﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹶﺃﺑﹺﻲ ﻫ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ from Allah (SWT). state it as: “there is no other ilaah but that the person based his judgement and Allah”. is stated that there is no his whims and desires as his ilaah? missible to drink? other “ilaah” (source of Will you then be a disposer of affairs guidance and reference) for him?” [TMQ 25:43] If I assumed that it was permissible to but Him. the exception of anything else. ‫ﻫﺬﹶﺍ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﺠﺪ‬ ‫ﺴﹺ‬  ‫ ﻣ‬‫ﺎ ﹺﺟﺪ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﺎ ﹸﻝ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻰ ﺛﹶﻠﹶﺎﺛﹶﺔ‬‫ﺮﺣ‬ ‫ﺍﻟ‬ “ilaah”. but a better approach reference but Allah (SWT). assume a person said water simple examples that we ‫ﯿﻼ‬ take for granted. but whims and desires. in his mind. weak less. but even is permissible for him to drink. So wouldn't it word “god” in this verse. (SLAWS) that he said: stand it. then it is my own conclusion based It is clear from this verse that Allah is on my own personal opinion. that you refer to on how to visit all the Mosques of the world. and you approach life and organize it. taking himself as his “ilaah”. The above examples are ً ‫ أَ َرأَﯾْﺖَ َﻣ ِﻦ اﺗﱠ َﺨ َﺬ إِﻟَﮭَﮫُ ھَ َﻮاهُ أَﻓَﺄَ ْﻧﺖَ ﺗَ ُﻜﻮنُ َﻋﻠَ ْﯿ ِﮫ َو ِﻛ‬For example.” [Saheeh Muslim] In other words. the “god” or “deity”. So as Muslims. “ilaah”. it means that there is no other Abu Huraira (RA) re- This incomplete understanding is so source of reference or deification but ported it directly from deep that many of the people of today Allah (SWT). any concept. and is therefore base. ‫ﺸﺪ‬ ‫ﻢ ﻟﹶﺎ ﺗ‬ ‫ﱠﻠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻲ ﺻ‬ ‫ﻨﺒﹺ‬‫ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﹸﻠﻎﹸ ﺑﹺﻪ‬‫ﻳﺒ‬ The reason for this is that usually. and not the same mistake at the desires) as his “ilaah”. what Allah (SWT) said. and with this weak translation ‫ﻰ )ﺻﺤﻴﺢ‬‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﹾﹶﺄ ﹾﻗﺼ‬ ‫ﺴﺠﹺ‬  ‫ﻣ‬‫ﺍ ﹺﻡ ﻭ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬‫ﺠﺪ‬ ‫ﺴﹺ‬ ‫ﻣ‬‫ﻭ‬ comes a weak and incomplete So when we say “Laa ilaaha Ila (‫ﻣﺴﻠﻢ‬ understanding. which Another example is that of explaining to us that a person can take means that in effect I referred to myself two companions who made an abstract concept (such as whims and to come to such a conclusion. Who did those need to be referred this person refer to in order for him to back to Allah (SWT). so an the example of a person who decides that “ilaah” can be anything that you take as he would like to undertake a world tour your reference. lem). as “ila” in Arabic means to the Messenger of Allah who speak Arabic also do not under. Laah” is usually weakly translated as: erence. but the word “god” in could gather by praying in exactly we are bearing witness upon and itself is far from giving the full meaning Mosques. journey to do so. and thus it is better to leave it such a long and hard as “ilaah”.That is why it is called the Notice that even if you substitute the would maximize the “Shahadah” (testimony). a person's own assumption. amount of rewards he be very important to know what it is ing still passes on. and if we do Mosque of al-Haram (in to this issue is to define this word as so we would be associating with Allah Mecca) and the Mosque Allah (SWT) Himself has defined it in (SWT). the understand. or take anything mosques: this mosque of The word ilaah is usually translated as else as a source of mine (in Medina). and translations are given for the word taking himself as his own reference. meaning narration. Laah” (There is no other “ilaah” but Allah). the person took The problem is that this is The first statement of “Laa ilaaha Ila his whims and desires (hawa) as his ref. it would be more accurate to Whims and desires (or hawa). the Qur'an. or Allah (SWT) says: idea must come from Allah (SWT). Source of Reference In the case of the verse. we cannot refer to any- journey but to three thing else in our lives. as it “Have you seen the one who has taken come to the conclusion that water is per. therefore he. of al-Aqsa (in Jerusa- His book. 2 .

" if by some coincidence what we The other said. and when they were informed people that what they came up thought that they were acquiring about that. it is not an issue about to do was good. even prayer throughout the night forever. It is the This concept is summarized by Prophet ‫ﺮ ﻟﹶ ﹸﻜﻢ‬ ‫ﺧﻴ‬ ‫ﻫﻮ‬ ‫ﻴﺌﹰﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺷ‬‫ﻫ‬‫ﻜﹾﺮ‬‫ﻰ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻥ ﺗ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﻋ‬‫… ﻭ‬ criteria that He set by which He Yousuf (AS) in the Qur'an in the follow. (SWT) decided to be good or bad. but rather what Allah ever. A differ- more submissive to Allah and more (SWT)." Allah's Apostle came to them sions. So he who does not People will always come up Assume that Allah (SWT) told us follow my tradition in religion. as they did not The issue is simple. the Prophet (SLAWS) repudiated (SWT). following example. I am this is from them or from Allah people see on the surface. as in his followers. works?” [TMQ 18:104] we from the Prophet as his past and shipped themselves in addition future sins have been forgiven. and thus guidance was ent way to think about it is with the afraid of Him than you.you and your ‫ﻲ‬‫ ﹺﺇﻧ‬‫ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﻭ ﹶﻛﺬﹶﺍ ﺃﹶﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ ﻛﹶﺬﹶﺍ‬ ‫ ﻗﹸ ﹾﻠﺘ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻢ ﻓﹶﻘﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﹶﺃﻧ‬ ‫ ﹺﻬ‬‫ﻢ ﺇﹺﹶﻟﻴ‬ ‫ﱠﻠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ ﻭ‬fathers . yet I fast and sent to mankind. Him? ever. them and warned them of not being from him." Then to Allah (SWT)." unfortunate human disposition be the same as what Allah (SWT) The third said. Allah (SWT) or to ourselves. and what is good or not. "I will keep away from that they usually don't think has commanded. Each one assumed that what he was If Allah (SWT) permitted it. Did we refer to one of them said. while what would a person's reaction be ers). then he would not need guidance. but most Narrated Anas bin Malik: people understand not. "I will fast throughout You will notice that it is the undertook or thought turned out to the year and will not break my fast. they considered their wor. you worship In other words. [TMQ 2:216] ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺮ ﹶﺃﻧ‬ ‫ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﺁﺧ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻟﹶﺎ ﹸﺃﻓﹾﻄ‬‫ﺮ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻫ‬‫ﻡ ﺍﻟﺪ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﺎ ﺃﹶﺻ‬‫ﺮ ﹶﺃﻧ‬ ‫ﻭﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﺁﺧ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ ﹶﻞ ﹶﺃﺑ‬‫" ﺍﻟﱠﻠﻴ‬If not Him. then from me (not one of my follow.for which Allah has or not. then there would be no of something being good or bad that could gain them more reward. without and said. I do sleep and I also marry women. then it If man was able to guide him. or judgements. that they are doing good. Therefore. Allah (SWT) says: It is the criteria that Allah (SWT) has chosen for His servants. decides who enters Jannah ing verse: ‫ﹶﻠﻢ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺮ ﻟﹶ ﹸﻜﻢ‬ ‫ ﺷ‬‫ﻫﻮ‬ ‫ﻴﺌﹰﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﺷ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ‬‫ﺤﺒ‬  ‫ﻰ ﹶﺃﻥﹾ ﺗ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ﻭ‬ (Heaven) and who enters Jahanam ‫ﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﻠﹶﻤ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻢ ﻟﹶﺎ ﺗ‬ ‫ﻧﺘ‬‫ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻭ‬ (Hell). "Are you the same people first thinking about whether This topic goes beyond what most who said so-and-so? By Allah. break my fast. How- need for guidance from Allah on its own. is good.with was not from Allah good by their own ship insufficient and said. "Where are (SWT). if man could decide ‫ﻪ‬‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ ﺻ‬‫ﻮ ﹸﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺎﺀَ ﺭ‬‫ﺍ ﹶﻓﺠ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺝ ﹶﺃﺑ‬  ‫ﺰﻭ‬ ‫ﺎ َﺀ ﻓﹶﻠﹶﺎ ﹶﺃﺗ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﺰﹺ ﹸﻝ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻋﺘ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬nothing but names which you for himself as to what is permitted have named . ‫ﻘﹸﻮﻝﹸ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﻋﻨ‬ ‫ﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﺿ‬‫ ﺭ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ﺎﻟ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ ﺑ‬‫ﻧﺲ‬‫ﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﻧﺘ‬‫ﺎ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻮﻫ‬‫ﺘﻤ‬‫ﻤﻴ‬ ‫ﺎﺀً ﺳ‬‫ﺳﻤ‬ ‫ﻪ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﺃﹶ‬ ‫ﻭﻧﹺ‬‫ﻦ ﺩ‬ ‫ﻭﻥﹶ ﻣ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺎ ﺗ‬‫ﻣ‬ … and it could be that you hate ‫ﻠﱠﻢ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻲ ﺻ‬ ‫ﻨﺒﹺ‬‫ﺍﺝﹺ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﺯﻭ‬ ‫ﺕ ﺃﹶ‬  ‫ﻮ‬‫ﺑﻴ‬ ‫ﻂ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻰ‬  ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺎﺀَ ﺛﹶﻠﹶﺎﺛﹶﺔﹸ ﺭ‬‫ﺟ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻜﹾ‬‫ﻥ ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬ ‫ﻥ ﺇﹺ‬ ‫ﻠﹾﻄﹶﺎ‬‫ ﺳ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ ﹺﺑﻬ‬‫ ﹶﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﺰ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃﻧ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﺅﻛﹸﻢ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺁﺑ‬‫ﻭ‬ something and it is good for you. ‫ﺭﹸﻗﺪ‬ ‫ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻠﱢﻲ ﻭ‬‫ﺃﹸﺻ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﹸﺃﻓﹾﻄ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻮﻡ‬‫ﻲ ﺃﹶﺻ‬‫ﻜﻨ‬ ‫ﻪ ﻟﹶ‬ ‫ﻢ ﻟﹶ‬ ‫ﻘﹶﺎﻛﹸ‬‫ﹶﺃﺗ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻢ ﻟ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹸﻛ‬‫ﺸ‬‫ ﹶﻟﹶﺄﺧ‬sent down no authority: the ‫ﻲ )ﺻﺤﻴﺢ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺲ‬‫ﻲ ﻓﹶﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ﻨﺘ‬‫ﺳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﺐ‬‫ﻏ‬‫ ﺭ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺎﺀَ ﹶﻓﻤ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻭﺝ‬ ‫ﺰ‬‫ﹶﺃﺗ‬‫ ﻭ‬rule is for none but Allah: He Allah (SWT) also says: has commanded that you (‫ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻱ‬worship none but Him: that ‫ﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﹶﺃﻧ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﻳﺤ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﻫ‬‫ﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﻧﻴ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺪ‬‫ﺎﺓ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﻲ ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻞﱠ ﺳ‬‫ﻦ ﺿ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ is the right religion. "I will offer the take Him as the sole reference." [Saheeh Bukhari] in reality these things can lead to that? to misguidance and misery. and therefore they wor. ‫ﺮ‬‫ ﻏﹸﻔ‬‫ ﹶﻗﺪ‬‫ﱠﻠﻢ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻠﹶﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻲ ﺻ‬ ‫ﻨﺒﹺ‬‫ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻧﺤ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﹶﺃﻳ‬‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﻘﹶﺎﻟﹸﻮﺍ ﻭ‬‫ﻘﹶﺎﻟﱡﻮﻫ‬‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﹶﻠﻤ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﺱ ﻟﹶﺎ ﻳ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹺ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻦ ﹶﺃﻛﹾﺜﹶﺮ‬ ‫ﻟﹶﻜ‬‫ﻭ‬ and Allah knows and you know ‫ﻠﱢﻲ‬‫ﻲ ﺃﹸﺻ‬‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﹺﺈﻧ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃﻧ‬‫ﻢ ﺃﹶﻣ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺣﺪ‬ ‫ ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﹶﺄﺧ‬‫ﺎ ﺗ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻧﺒﹺﻪ‬‫ﻦ ﺫﹶ‬ ‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻡ‬‫ ﹶﻘﺪ‬‫ﺎ ﺗ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻟﹶﻪ‬ not. and it could be that you love ‫ﻢ‬‫ﻧﻬ‬‫ﻭﺍ ﻛﹶﹶﺄ‬‫ﺧﺒﹺﺮ‬ ‫ﺎ ﺃﹸ‬‫ﻢ ﻓﹶﹶﻠﻤ‬ ‫ﻠﱠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻠﹶﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻲ ﺻ‬ ‫ﻨﺒﹺ‬‫ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﺩﺓ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻋﺒ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﺴﺄﹶﻟﹸﻮﻥﹶ ﻋ‬  ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻴﻢ‬‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﹾﻘﹶ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺪ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ﻩ ﺫﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻭﺍ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﹺﺇﻳ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺮ ﺃﹶﻟﱠﺎ ﺗ‬ ‫ﻪ ﺃﹶﻣ‬ ‫ﻠﱠ‬‫ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﻟ‬ something and it is bad for you. While they (Allah). 3 . but was it from the women and will not marry for. is not with different issues thinking that eating pork was permitted. ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﺻﻨ‬  ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺴﻨ‬ ِ ‫ﻳﺤ‬ A group of three men came to the [TMQ 12:40] houses of the wives of the Prophet "Those whose efforts have been asking how the Prophet worshipped So Yousuf (AS) was telling his wasted in this life. twice before they make conclu. and something self.

if you do believe Prophet sent to mankind was to re- Qur'an. but rather a messenger taken and acted upon. as he is His of Allah (SWT). (SLAWS) says or does is from Him. Messenger. source of reference. “laa ilaaha Ila Laah. and therefore we that is revealed to him” by which they should resolve their need to know His rules.. and thus people start to make their own thoughts. and has to be guidance but Allah). “. So thus far. the sunnah. Allah (SWT) is still the sole as our “ilaah”.. and be- liefs. whether and obey the Messenger. and forbid yourselves these two sources. So the above evidences are clear in and thus the statement still stands: This statement set Allah (SWT) as their meaning that whatever the “Laa ilaaha Ila Laah” (There is no the sole reference. the and His Messenger. and is the only as Allah (SWT) already stated. Punishment. not just because he is a Muhammad (SLAWS) is the mes. which is the ‫ﺮﹺ‬‫ﻲ ﺍﹾﻟﺄﹶﻣ‬‫ﺃﹸﻭﻟ‬‫ﻮﻝﹶ ﻭ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﺮ‬‫ﻴﻌ‬‫ﺃﹶﻃ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻴﻌ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﹶﺃﻃ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ ﺁ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﺃﹶ‬‫ ﻳ‬and whatever His Messenger word of Allah (SWT). and not [TMQ 53:3-4] differences is the Qur'an and what- ours.‫ﻯ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻦﹺ ﺍﹾﻟﻬ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻖ‬‫ﻄ‬‫ﻳﻨ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ ﻭ‬termination.” [TMQ In other words. as everything The Messenger of Allah as the that he says or does are directions carrier of Allah's message “You have indeed in the Messenger and revelation from Allah (SWT). hammadan Rasool al Laah” (There the Final Day. but because we have been directed to do so by Allah (SWT). and own) Desire.We take what the Prophet (SLAWS) cation of Allah’s (SWT) message. This is the sunnah (tradition. statues. that Allah (SWT) says: in Allah and the Last Day: that is mind mankind of this message. and would take ourselves as our and the message is the Qur'an. ‫ ﹾﺄﻭﹺﻳﻼﹰ‬‫ﻦ ﺗ‬ ‫ﺴ‬‫ﹶﺃﺣ‬‫ﺮ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺧﻴ‬ ‫ﻚ‬‫ ﹺﺮ ﺫﹶﻟ‬‫ ﹺﻡ ﺍﻟﹾﺂﺧ‬‫ﻴﻮ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﺑﹺﺎﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺗﺆ‬ thing we refer to. as the verse (SWT)). and do not refer to O you who believed! obey Allah. because this is what defines that which he forbade you. in order to make sure that we take only Allah (SWT) Thus. [TMQ 4:59] ten. ideas. of Allah a the best of examples for and thus is a carrier of Allah's (SWT) We say. as and to diverge from this is to com. and it best. is a source. or our own whims charged with authority among you. Mu. and whatever the Prophet people. is our sole ‫ﺘﻢ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻮ ﹺﻝ ﹺﺇﻥﹾ ﻛﹸ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺍﻟﺮ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻩ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬ ‫ﻭ‬‫ﺩ‬‫ ٍﺀ ﻓﹶﺮ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ﻲ ﺷ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﺘﻢ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺎﺯ‬‫ﺗﻨ‬ ‫ﻢ ﻓﹶﹺﺈﻥﹾ‬ ‫ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ (SLAWS) says or does is from Him. which the Messenger. So take what the Messenger has they themselves need to refer to mit shirk (association with Allah given you. and no Allah). did. us as Muslims: “Laa ilaaha Ila Allah.It is but revelation each other. ‫ﻘﹶﺎﺏﹺ‬‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﹾﻌ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ ﺷ‬‫ﻪ ﹺﺇﻥﱠ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬ This concept of “ilaah” is something And not to even the people of au- we all must agree upon as Muslims. and is the practical appli. source of reference as all comes anyone or anything else. and much in the praise of Allah. then the measuring ruler not what we think. the Qur'an.. and most suitable for final de. however it does Prophet (SLAWS) says or does is other source of reference or not state that Muhammad (SLAWS) from Allah (SWT). And as Allah (SWT) says: “ilaah”. And fear clearly states. way) of prophet.Therefore. Allah (SWT) is still Muhammad is the Messenger of 33:21] the sole source of reference. Isn't it His Jannah that we are ever the Prophet (SLAWS) said or trying to enter after-all? ‫ﻘﹸﻮﺍ‬‫ﺍﺗ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﻭ‬‫ﺘﻬ‬‫ﻧ‬‫ ﻓﹶﺎ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﻋﻨ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹸﻛﻢ‬‫ﻧﻬ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ﻩ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺨﺬﹸﻭ‬  ‫ﻮﻝﹸ ﻓﹶ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺮ‬‫ﺎ ﹸﻛﻢ‬‫ﺎ ﺁﺗ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ ﻭ‬. 4 . one else has the right to this but Him. If you differ in anything among yourselves. any one whose hope is in Allah and commands. “There is no other ilaah (source of ‫ﻮ‬‫ﺟ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ ﻛﹶﺎﻥﹶ ﻳ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻟﻤ‬ ‫ ﹲﺔ‬‫ﺴﻨ‬ ‫ﹲﺓ ﺣ‬‫ﺳﻮ‬ ‫ﻪ ﺃﹸ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹺﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻲ ﺭ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﺪ ﻛﹶﺎ ﹶﻥ ﻟﹶ ﹸﻜﻢ‬ ‫ﻟﹶ ﹶﻘ‬ guidance or reference) but Allah” ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺜﲑ‬‫ ﻛﹶ‬‫ﺮ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﺫﹶﻛﹶ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻡ ﺍﻵﺧ‬ ‫ﻴﻮ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬The Prophet of Allah (SLAWS) is not a source himself. is always the first thing to be forgot- ‫ﻰ‬‫ﻮﺣ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ﻭﺣ‬ ‫ﻮ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ ﹺﺇﻥﹾ‬. justification for such a conclusion means that he came with a message. and who engages is no other ilaah but Allah. . refer it back to Allah The core message of every single It is in this source of reference. for Allah is strict in Laah”. says or does. and desires. as we would not have any senger of Allah (SWT). and those from Him.. thority among you (the Muslims). it is ultimately based on “Nor does he say anything of (his So if Muslims were to differ with what He (Allah (SWT)) has set.” [TMQ 59:7] It is important to point out a subtle misunderstanding here.

. blessing upon you.N) legalized the Is- raeli State based on British colonial founda- tions and interests. Israeli air strikes included the indiscriminate The message is the theoretical form. serve Me. and launch sites. and have cho. and according to Islam – separated. before you except that We reveal oppression and bloody persecution of our the United States has to him: that there is no other ilaah dear brothers and sisters in Palestine. and have perfected my essentially driven into ‘reserves’." So a person said: "Would The United Nations (U.were the nations will call deen. As a result. we have stood fault of us Muslims. many other initiatives. to their bowl. use of phosphorus gas and depleted uranium. In Sha'A llah. Prophet (SLAWS) said: "The extinction ‫ﺎ‬‫ ﹲﻞ ﻳ‬‫ ﻓﹶﻘﹶﺎ ﹶﻝ ﻗﹶﺎﺋ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻫ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﹾﻟﻮ‬ ‫ﻲ ﻗﹸﻠﹸﻮﺑﹺﻜﹸ‬‫ﻓ‬ of the world is a lighter matter for Allah ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻧﻴ‬‫ﺪ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﺐ‬‫ﻦ ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﺣ‬ ‫ﻫ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﹾﻟﻮ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺭ‬ Allah (SWT) says: than the killing of a Muslim. in which the natives "It is imminent that … Today I have completed your – i. as one is explained New Year. Israel could Allah (SWT) has made the Messen- ‘get away’ with using gers not only those who bring His Under the pretext of dismantling rocket. the United States. but also embody it. ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻳﻨ‬‫ ﺩ‬‫ﻠﹶﺎﻡ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﻟﹾﺈﹺﺳ‬ ‫ﺖ ﻟﹶ ﹸﻜ‬  ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺿ‬‫ﺭ‬‫ﻭ‬ The Messenger of upon Muslim Land. and others] (‫ﺕ )ﺳﻨﻦ ﺃﰊ ﺩﺍﻭﺩ‬  ‫ﻤﻮ‬ ‫ ﹸﺔ ﺍﻟﹾ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﻭﻛﹶﺮ‬ ‫ﻲ‬‫ﻤﺘ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ ﻧﹺ‬‫ ﹸﻜﻢ‬‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻤﺖ‬ ‫ﺗﻤ‬‫ﹶﺃ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ ﹸﻜﻢ‬‫ﻳﻨ‬‫ﻢ ﺩ‬ ‫ﺖ ﻟﹶﻜﹸ‬  ‫ ﹾﻠ‬‫ﻡ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻛﻤ‬ ‫ﻴﻮ‬‫… ﺍﻟﹾ‬ We must remember that Israel was built . how- form. witness to the slaughter of far over 1300 The Qur'an and Sunnah can never be innocent Muslims. depleted uranium. so one cannot be taken with- brought upon this world a bloody start to the flesh of infants. Muslim land continues the same way that sen for you Islam as your deen … to dwindle due to encroaching Israeli settle- eaters call each other [TMQ 5:3] ments and internal blockades. Therefore worship and Israeli State has again launched an aggres. Israel broke its ceasefire with as phosphorus gas to exemplify it for all to see and under- the popularly elected Hamas government and intensively burn the stand.. ever its freedom to use in front of his Lord on the day of it so callously is the judgement. the historically blocked but I. The Prophet Muhammad (SLAWS) ‫ ﹸﻜﻢ‬‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ﻰ ﻋ‬‫ﺍﻋ‬‫ﺗﺪ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺃﹶ ﹾﻥ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ ﺍﹾﻟﺄﹸ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ﻮﺷ‬‫ﻳ‬ is the last Messenger to mankind. chemical weapons such message. as well out the other.N resolutions. our Sole Source of Reference – ‫ﱠﻠﻢ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻪ ﺻ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹸﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﺭ‬ the extermination of over 1300 worlds. Nisaa'i. local Muslim populations . Ibn Majah." [Tirmidhi. However Israel itself has failed to follow subsequent U. to end this article with the following 'Abd al Laah bin 'Amrin said that the ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﺬﻓﹶ‬ ‫ﻘﹾ‬‫ﹶﻟﻴ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺔﹶ‬‫ﺎﺑ‬‫ﻤﻬ‬ ‫ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﻭ ﹸﻛﻢ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ verse from Allah's (SWT) book. 5 . From this recent assault.” [TMQ 21:25] sive and inhumane assault against innocent and unarmed civilians.e. so that mankind has no excuse tions. as expose others to through the other. this unfair allocation. Despite each other over you. Israel’s war machine and the Messenger of Allah in addition to the massive but seemingly was mostly funded by (SLAWS) implements the practical careless use of conventional ‘guided’ muni. ‫ﺮﹴﻭ‬‫ﻋﻤ‬ ‫ﻦﹺ‬‫ ﺑ‬‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺘﻬ‬‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻰ ﺍﻟﹾﹶﺄﻛﹶﻠﹶ ﹸﺔ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻰ ﹶﻗﺼ‬‫ﺍﻋ‬‫ﺗﺪ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﹶﻛﻤ‬ and thus the final testament to man- kind as to what is required of us to ‫ﻞﹺ‬‫ ﹶﻗﺘ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻮﻥﹸ ﻋ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺎ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻧﻴ‬‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺍﻝﹸ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﺰﻭ‬ ‫ ﻗﹶﺎ ﹶﻝ ﻟﹶ‬‫ﱠﻠﻢ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻲ ﺻ‬ ‫ﻨﺒﹺ‬‫ﹶﺃﻥﱠ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﺬ ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ‬ ‫ﻣﺌ‬ ‫ﻳﻮ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻧﺤ‬ ‫ﻠﱠﺔ‬‫ﻦ ﻗ‬ ‫ﻣ‬‫ ﹲﻞ ﻭ‬‫ﻓﹶﻘﹶﺎ ﹶﻝ ﻗﹶﺎﺋ‬ enter Jannah. it is a mere colonial al- Allah (SLAWS) said: location of stolen land. ‫ ﻻ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ ﹶﺃﻧ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﻲ ﺇﹺﹶﻟﻴ‬‫ﻮﺣ‬‫ﻮ ﹴﻝ ﺇﹺﻻ ﻧ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ ﺭ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ ﹶﻗﺒ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ ﹾﻠﻨ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺎ ﺃﹶﺭ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ﻭ‬ The Gaza Massacre How over 1300 Worlds were Destroyed ‫ﻭﻥ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﺎﻋ‬‫ﺇﹺﻻ ﹶﺃﻧ‬ “Not a messenger did We send In another culmination of its decades-long and its greatest patron. (‫ﻠ ﹴﻢ )ﺳﻨﻦ ﺍﻟﺘﺮﻣﺬﻱ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﻞﹴ ﻣ‬‫ﺭﺟ‬ ‫ﻢ ﹸﻏﺜﹶﺎ ٌﺀ‬ ‫ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻜﻨ‬ ‫ﻟﹶ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺜﲑ‬‫ﺬ ﻛﹶ‬ ‫ﻣﺌ‬ ‫ﻳﻮ‬ ‫ﺘﻢ‬‫ﻧ‬‫ ﹾﻞ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﻭﺭﹺ‬‫ﺻﺪ‬  ‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﻋ‬‫ﺰ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﹶﻟﻴ‬‫ﻞﹺ ﻭ‬‫ﺴﻴ‬  ‫ﻐﺜﹶﺎ ِﺀ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﻛﹶ‬ It would be fitting.

e. we will in all certainty con. we cannot take these seek refuge in Allah that you are never numbers of our murdered brothers overtaken by them: and sisters as mere figures.Never will fornication become wide- doing so as Allah (SWT) has set the spread in a people until they publicize value for our lives. and the tyrany of the ruler. (‫ ﻣﺴﺘﺪﺭﻙ ﺍﳊﺎﻛﻢ‬،‫ ﺷﻌﺐ ﺍﻹﳝﺎﻥ ﻟﻠﺒﻴﻬﻘﻲ‬،‫ﻢ )ﺳﻨﻦ ﺇﺑﻦ ﻣﺎﺟﺔ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﺑﻴ‬ has descended. For if we measure and weight (i. it would never rain for them.Never will a people reduce in the selves out of the darkness.And whenever their leaders ‫ ﹶﻟﻢ‬‫ﺋﻢ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺒﻬ‬‫ﻟﹶﺎ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﹶﻟﻮ‬‫ﺎ ِﺀ ﻭ‬‫ﺴﻤ‬  ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﺮ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﹾﻘﹶﻄﹾ‬‫ﻣﻨﹺﻌ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ‬ ‫ ﹺﻬ‬‫ﺍﻟ‬‫ﻣﻮ‬ ‫ﺯﻛﹶﺎ ﹶﺓ ﺃﹶ‬ do not rule with the book of (weakness)?" He said: "The love of this Dunya (world) and the ha. cheat) but do not. Sha'b al- Abi Maalik from his father from given us. that Allah SWT has prescribed for us.. and freely choose tred of death. made their afflictions among ticated high-altitude F-16s? We as them. and use it as a light to lead our. and if it was not for the cattle. dry (no tinue to suffer. sions.Never will a people forbid their za- kaat (alms giving) but they will be for- bidden trickling from the sky (i. rain)." So a person ‫ﺍ ﹶﻥ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ‬‫ﻴﺰ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﻝ ﻭ‬‫ ﹾﻜﻴ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬‫ ﹸﻘﺼ‬‫ﻳﻨ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻟﹶ‬‫ﺍ ﻭ‬‫ﻀﻮ‬  ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻓ ﹺﻬﻢ‬‫ﻠﹶﺎ‬‫ﻲ ﺃﹶﺳ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﻀﺖ‬  ‫ﻣ‬ in their hands. like the scum of ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹸﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺎ ﺭ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ﻞﹶ ﻋ‬‫ﺮ ﻗﹶﺎ ﹶﻝ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻗﺒ‬ ‫ﻋﻤ‬ ‫ﻦﹺ‬‫ ﺑ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﺡ ﻋ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹴ‬‫ﺭﺑ‬ ‫ﹶﺃﺑﹺﻲ‬ pledge with His Messenger the flood. Mustad- maan Abu Ayoob narrated: from Ibn understand the test Allah (SWT) has rak al-Haakim. said: "Oh Messenger of Allah! ‫ﻮﺍ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻤﻨ‬ ‫ﻢ ﻳ‬ ‫ﻟﹶ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻴ ﹺﻬ‬‫ﹶﻠ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﹾﻄﹶﺎﻥ‬‫ ﹺﺭ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﺟﻮ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺔ‬ ‫ﻤﺌﹸﻮﻧ‬ ‫ﺓ ﺍﻟﹾ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺷ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬  ‫ﺴﻨﹺ‬  ‫ﺧﺬﹸﻭﺍ ﺑﹺﺎﻟ‬ ‫ﹸﺃ‬ And what is this Wahin .Never will a people break ‫ﻦﹺ‬‫ﻄﹶﺎﺀِ ﺑ‬‫ﻦ ﻋ‬ ‫ﻪ ﻋ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹶﺃﺑﹺﻴ‬ ‫ﻚ ﻋ‬  ‫ﺎﻟ‬‫ ﹺﻦ ﹶﺃﺑﹺﻲ ﻣ‬‫ﻦ ﺍﺑ‬ ‫ﺏ ﻋ‬  ‫ﻮ‬‫ﻮ ﹶﺃﻳ‬‫ﻦﹺ ﹶﺃﺑ‬‫ﺣﻤ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺍﻟ‬ the pledge with Allah and the that day you will be many. Mahmoud bin Khaaled al-Dimashqi Muslims must reconsider our goal narrated: Sulaymaan bin 'Abdil Rah- and mission in this life. and I as Muslims.it be due to our small number on ‫ﺪ‬‫ﻋﺒ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﺎﻥﹸ ﺑ‬‫ﻴﻤ‬‫ﻠﹶ‬‫ﺎ ﺳ‬‫ﹶﺛﻨ‬‫ﺣﺪ‬ ‫ﻲ‬ ‫ﻘ‬‫ﺸ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﺪ‬ ‫ﺎﻟ‬‫ ﺧ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺩ ﺑ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﺤﻤ‬  ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﹶﺛﻨ‬‫ﺣﺪ‬ that day?" He said: "Nay! For on . We are in fact prohibited by Islam from .that they are taken by tough. ‫ﻴ ﹺﻬﻢ‬‫ﹶﻠ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻂ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﱠﻠ ﹶ‬‫ﻪ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﺳ‬ ‫ﻮﻟ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ ﺭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻋﻬ‬ ‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ ﻋ‬‫ ﹸﻘﻀ‬‫ﻳﻨ‬ ‫ﹶﻟﻢ‬‫ﻭﺍ ﻭ‬‫ﻄﹶﺮ‬‫ﻳﻤ‬ Allah. And emy from other than them. then Allah cent children be bombed by sophis. 6 ." [Abi Dawood] ‫ﻜﹸﻢ‬‫ﺗﺤ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﻟﻢ‬‫ﻣ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻳ ﹺﻬ‬‫ﻳﺪ‬‫ﻲ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﺎ ﻓ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻌﺾ‬ ‫ﺧﺬﹸﻭﺍ ﺑ‬ ‫ﻢ ﻓﹶﹶﺄ‬ ‫ﺮﹺﻫ‬‫ ﹶﻏﻴ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺍ ﻣ‬‫ﺪﻭ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ among themselves what to implement and what not to ‫ﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﺑﺄﹾﺳ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ ﹶﻞ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻪ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﺟ‬ ‫ ﹶﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺰ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃﻧ‬‫ﻣﻤ‬ ‫ﻭﺍ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺨﻴ‬  ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺏ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹺ‬‫ﻜﺘ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺑﹺ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻤﺘ‬ ‫ﺋ‬‫ﹶﺃ‬ implement from what Allah How is it that the world could silently sit by and simply let inno. respect for humanity upon us and said: "Oh dwellers of the and international law is not a prior. Imaan lil Bayhaqi] 'Ataa'i bin Abi Rabaah from 'Abd al- Laah bin 'Umar who said: Clearly to Israel and much of the The Mesenger of Allah (SLAWS) came whole world. it without them being overtaken by the plague and diseases We must return to our true source of that never happened to their ancestors reference to bring out the solutions who came before them. and clearly [Sunan Ibn Majah. Muhajireen (emigrants)! There are ity – if even an intention. .e. And Allah will remove ‫ ﺇﹺﺫﹶﺍ‬‫ﻤﺲ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺧ‬ ‫ﺎﺟﹺﺮﹺﻳ‬‫ﻤﻬ‬ ‫ﺮ ﺍﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﺸ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ﻢ ﻓﹶﻘﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﻳ‬ ‫ﱠﻠ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻠﱠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﺻ‬ but Allah will the fear and respect of you from dominate over them an en- ‫ﻡﹴ‬‫ﻲ ﹶﻗﻮ‬‫ﺸ ﹸﺔ ﻓ‬  ‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻔﹶﺎﺣ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ ﹾﻈﻬ‬‫ ﺗ‬‫ﻦ ﹶﻟﻢ‬ ‫ ﹺﺭﻛﹸﻮﻫ‬‫ﺗﺪ‬ ‫ﻪ ﺃﹶﻥﹾ‬ ‫ﻮﺫﹸ ﺑﹺﺎﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺃﹶﻋ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ ﹺﺑﻬﹺﻦ‬‫ﺘﻢ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ﺑﺘ‬‫ﺍ‬ the chest of your enemies. so ‫ﻜﹸﻦ‬‫ﻢ ﺗ‬ ‫ﻲ ﻟﹶ‬‫ ﺍﱠﻟﺘ‬‫ﺎﻉ‬‫ﻭﺟ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟﺄﹶ‬‫ﻮﻥﹸ ﻭ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻄﱠﺎﻋ‬‫ﻴ ﹺﻬﻢ‬‫ﺎ ﻓ‬‫ﺎ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﻓﹶﺸ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﹺﺑﻬ‬‫ﻠﻨ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻰ ﻳ‬‫ﺣﺘ‬ ‫ﻂ‬ ‫ﻗﹶ ﱡ‬ they take a division of what is Allah will throw in your hearts a Wahin (weakness). but you will be scum. except with much rain) times. a harsh shortage of provi- more pain and much more loss. However five if you were afflicted with.

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