Thursday, October 17, 2013

Egypt - Former Mufti Justifies killing of Muslims and describes them as Khawarij

Press Release
﴿كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۚ إِنْ يَقُولُونَ إِلَّا كَذِبًا
 Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie.” [Al-Kahf 18:5]
The Former Mufti is a Cheap Tool in the Hands of the Oppressors
He Justifies the Killing of Muslims: Falsely and Slanderously Describing Them as Khawarij!

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
«إنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ انْتِزَاعًا يَنْتَزِعُهُ مِنْ الْعِبَادِ وَلَكِنْ يَقْبِضُ الْعِلْمَ بِقَبْضِ الْعُلَمَاءِ، حَتَّى إِذَا لَمْ يُبْقِ عَالِمًا اتَّخَذَ النَّاسُ رُءُوسًا جُهَّالًا فَسُئِلُوا فَأَفْتَوْا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ فَضَلُّوا وَأَضَلُّوا»
“Allah does not remove knowledge snatching it away from His slaves, but He takes away knowledge by taking away the scholars, until no scholar is left so the people will take ignorant heads to ask them, they will give Fatwas without knowledge, going astray and leading astray.” [Reported by al-Bukhari]
This is the case with former Mufti Ali Jum’a, who despite leaving his position of giving Fatwas in favor of the Sultans, still insists on passing Fatwas unto them, amounting further sins over his previous sins. The man does not refrain from giving a Fatwa on the shedding of sacred blood, even if it requires him to twist the texts and apply them on other than their reality. It seems he is indifferent to carrying his sins and the sins of those who killed people aggressively and unjustly under the pretext of his Fatwa.
In the video the former Mufti’s speech delivered in front of a number of army and police leaders in the presence of the faction of as-Sisi and General Muhammad Ibrahim, the Interior Minister, which was leaked by activists, the former Mufti said: "Multiply you efforts! Woe to you if you sacrifice your men and your soldiers for these Khawarij. Blessed are those who killed them and were killed by them. Whosoever kills them is dearer to Allah than them. We must purify our city and our Egypt from these bastards, who do not deserve our Egyptian identity. We are afflicted by disgrace through them, so we must absolve ourselves from them as the wolf was absolved from the blood of the son of Jacob."
This irresponsible statement full of malice and hatred against anyone who wants Islam and stands against the oppressors makes us realize why the demonstrators were killed in cold blood and in these large numbers. The soldiers and officers through this awful Fatwa of Ali Jum’a were given green light to commit what they have committed of massacres, which by the way is the same charge with which the Mufti accused the rebels of January 25th.
The man had been used earlier in the department of moral affairs of the armed forces to justify the killing of demonstrators and to legitimize this crime. The latest video is only a repetition of what was said before. The man has sold his Deen for a fleeting piece of the Dunya, lying to Allah by claiming frequent visions to support murder and lynching and burning, and that Allah is with those who commit such. The man has lost the remainder of his insight by inciting the soldiers "to multiply their efforts" and falsely claiming that this is "the tolerance of Islam" and "the power of Islam" and "the sweetness of Islam"! Said Ibn al-Musayyib (Rahimahullah) said: "If you see the world fearing the princes then it is a bandit." And Yahya Bin Mu’az said: "The magnificence of knowledge and wisdom will perish if the Dunya is requested by them." Has the Mufti not taken a lesson from those who preceded him in Syria and elsewhere, who were the tools of the oppressors against their own people? They went without anybody feeling sorrow over them, neither the sky nor the earth wept for them, they had no foresight.
The masters of the scholars – and this man is not one of them – in every age and every place did not stand between the Ummah and the ruler at the same distance from both. Rather they stood in the row of the Ummah closer to it, not to appease the public and gain popularity, but because the Ummah’s rights were disregarded in most cases, and its sanctity was assaulted, and the arrows of grievance were shot at her by influential aggressors, let alone the current rulers of Egypt who do not even apply Islam!
It is natural that the Ummah reveres the scholars, who are the leading, pioneering fraction, for them to bring the Ummah victory and claim its rights, not to be cheap tools of the oppressors, justifying their oppression and killing of the Ummah! May Allah fight this man for his delusion!
﴿أَفَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ وَأَضَلَّهُ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ عِلْمٍ وَخَتَمَ عَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَجَعَلَ عَلَىٰ بَصَرِهِ غِشَاوَةً فَمَنْ يَهْدِيهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ اللَّهِ ۚ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?” [Al-Jathiya 45:23]

Sharif Zayed
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

in Wilayah of Egypt

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