Quran to justify attack on New York
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Could you please tell me how you got my email? I never receive eamil on this account that is not from people I know and was surprised to see your messages.I also have a question for you:
The USA and the criminal zionists have attacked Iraqi, Labanese, Palestinian, and Sudani infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, factories, hospitals, and electric and water systems and all other vital elements of infrastructure DURING THE LAST 10 years (and if that is two far away just go back to March/April last year in Lebanon or few days before the 9/11 attacks when the USA attacked Iraqi positions and the zionists attacked the Palestinians). As a result of these attacks onArab and Islamic people IS THERE ANY AYAH IN THE QUR"AN THAT CAN JUSTIFY THE ATTACK ON NYC AND WDC? I ask you this not because I have any proof that indeed Muslims are responsible for these attacks but I am just trying to learn as to how can one justify or condemn these attacks on America using the Qur'an as a guide. In other words: what should be the response of people in Lebanon when the zionists (who are one with America) attack civillian targets other than to attack them with simillar means (given that there are are no other means-- i.e. the USA and the zionists kill Muslims using air power while the Muslims have no air power). I do not mean to place a great weight on you by my question because I know it is a hard one. May I please insist that the answer be based on the Qur'an.
Wa Salamu Alykum., Your Brother-in Islam
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Quran to justify attack on New York
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The principles of Islam state that we, as believers, are not allowed to attack or kill any civilians, old people, women, children, etc., even if they are at war against us. The believes are only allowed to fight those who fight against us in war. No matter how many atrocities and aggression the disbelievers may do against us and our civilians, we are not allowed by Islam and Shariah to transgress the boundaries of Allah, and retaliate by killing their civilians. We cannot allow their injustices and enmity to provoke us to such an extent, that we over-step the boundaries set by Allah and His Messenger (saws).
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 8:O you who have believed! Be steadfast in righteousness and just in giving witness for the sake of Allah. The enmity of any people should not so provoke you as to turn you away from justice. Do justice; for it is akin to piety. Fear Allah! Indeed, He is fully aware of what you do.
Your Question: As a result of these attacks on Arab and Islamic people IS THERE ANY AYAH IN THE QUR"AN THAT CAN JUSTIFY THE ATTACK ON NYC AND WDC?
There is no aayah in the Glorious Quran which can possibly justify the attack done on New York and Washington; assuming that the muslims were responsible for this act! Even when in an actual state of war, the muslims are not allowed to kill civilians, old people, women, children, etc. That is the teachings and principles of Islam. And every Islamic scholar has rightfully condemned these attacks.
But to take the excuse of these attacks on New York and Washington, and wage war against a sovereign country in the guise of bringing justice to one individual (who is accused, not convicted!) is a bigger wrong! Millions of people are made to suffer, millions of people have become homeless, and millions will starve in an already poor country without food and medicine! There is absolutely no justification for this war, and the ones who wage this war against Afghanistan, and the ones who assist them, are criminals in this world and in the hereafter. The defence of other country against this aggression and oppression of the World Super Powers, is a duty unto every believer.
Your Question: In other words: what should be the response of people in Lebanon when the zionists (who are one with America) attack civillian targets other than to attack them with simillar means (given that there are are no other means-- i.e. the USA and the zionists kill Muslims using air power while the Muslims have no air power).
There is indeed no doubt that the Jews and the Christians, with full planning, policies, and power, have combined their forces to attack, with the intention to kill civilians in muslim lands. When a believer sees these atrocities and aggression, it obviously becomes very difficult for him to control his emotions and his feelings for revenge against the oppressors. But, no amount of emotions or feelings for revenge allows a believer, who believes in Allah and the Last Day, to transgress the boundaries that Allah has set for them. At these trying times, we must be patient, steadfast, and pious; and pray to Allah to help us against the oppressors.
But when the oppressors and aggressors attack a muslim country, it becomes the duty of every muslim to resist these forces, with all and every means at their disposal. The fight should always be against those who fight against us, and not the civilian population who have nothing to do with the actual war.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 74-76:Those alone, who barter away this worldly life for that of the Hereafter, should fight in the Way of Allah. Then We will bestow a great reward upon him who fights in the way of Allah, whether he be slain, or be victorious. Why should you, then, not fight in the way of Allah for the sake of those helpless men, women, and children; who, being weak, have been oppressed and are crying out, O our Lord, deliver us from this habitation whose inhabitants are unjust oppressors, and raise a protector for us by Thy Grace, and a helper from Thyself. Those who follow the way of Faith, fight in the way of Allah, and those who follow the way of disbelief, fight in the way of evil. So fight against the helpers of Shaitaan with this conviction that Shaitaans crafty schemes are in fact very weak.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 33:He is Allah, Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the Right Way so that He may make it prevail over all the other deens, even though the pagans be much opposed to it.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 58 Surah Mujadalah verse 22:They (the believers) are of the party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah which will achieve True Success.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 8 Surah Anfal verse 30:They plot and they plan, and Allah plots and plans! And Allah is indeed the Best of Planners!
The disbelievers, in all ages and times, have tried to eradicate Islam! Even if the whole world gets together, with all their forces, and wealth, and ammunitions; they will never ever be able to destroy Islam! That is the promise of Allah, and Allah never goes against His Promises! Allah sent Prophet Mohamed (saws) with the guidance and the Truth so that He may make Islam prevail over all the other deens of the world; even though the disbelievers may hate it. Whatever the disbelievers do, we as muslims must remember, that All Power and All Strength is in the Control of Allah Subhanah Alone; and He is well aware of everything, for He indeed, is the All Knowing, All Wise.
The World Super-Powers think that by waging war on one individual or one of the poorest nation in the world, they will be able to eradicate Islam! But little do they realize, that Islam is embedded in the hearts of a billion+ believers, and that can never ever be eradicated. The Ummah of Muslims has been through graver and more tribulations than these; but with the help and support of Allah, the believers faith has become stronger and stronger.
Therefore we should not fear the Americans and their superior army, but we, as believers, should fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 175:It is Shaitaan who is frightening the people with the fear of his patrons. Therefore, in future, do not fear them, but fear Me (Allah), if you are indeed true Believers!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Fussilat (Ha Mim Sajdah) verses 30-32:Those who said, Allah is our Lord, and then stood steadfast, angels descend on them and say, Fear not nor grieve, and rejoice in the good news of Paradise that has been promised to you: we are your companions in the life of this world, and also in the Hereafter. There you will have whatever you desire, and whatever you ask for will be yours! An entertainment from the One, Who is All Forgiving, All Merciful.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,