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|Please help...is this permissible?|
|12/13/01 at 20:58:47|
|As salaamu alaikum.|
Is it permissible to join the military forces of the kuffar, and if not or if so can you please provide dhaleel.
If it is not permissible, is it halal to remain in marriage with a person who goes against the proofs provided?
|Re: Please help...is this permissible?|
|12/13/01 at 21:49:59|
You didn't specify in your question weather it was to join an army of the kuffar to fight and kill other Muslims. Below is a fatawa that came out from a prominent scholar in Saudi Arabia (he was jailed for a few months in 95 for speaking out)
This fataawa can be found in Arabic on http://www.fwaed.org
[Note an introduction on al-walaa and al-baraa was not translated].
Translated by brother Shibli Zaman
And with that brief [discussion] on al-walaa' and al-baraa', it becomes
clear the degree of importance of these two pillars and their position in
As for supporting and assisting the unbelievers (al-kuffaar) against the
Muslims, it is unbelief (kufr) expelling [someone] out of the religion
(milla) of Islam according to all whose opinion is recognized among the
scholars of the nation (umma) past and present.
The Imaam, the Mujaddid, Muhammad b. Abdul-Wahhaab -- may Allah be merciful
with him -- has said: The eighth matter [which expels someone from the fold
of Islam]: To support and assist the pagan (al-mushrikun) against the
Muslims. The evidence is [Allah's] Statement -- Exalted be He -- "And he
amongst you who takes them as friends, then surely he is one of them.
Verily, Allah guides not the unjust people." (5:51)
'Allama 'Abdullah b. 'Abdul-Lateef was questioned regarding the difference
between al-muwalaat and at-tawallee, he replied that at-tawallee is
"Unbelief (kufr) expelling someone from the religion (al-milla). And it is
to defend them or assist them with wealth, body, or advice."
The Shaikh, 'Allama Ahmad Shaakir has said explaining the ruling regarding
resisting and fighting the infidels (kuffaar). "It is required upon every
Muslim in any land on earth to fight them wherever they may be, [whomever]
they may be civilians or military." He then said, "As for cooperating with
the British in any form of cooperation -- little or great -- it is clear
apostasy (ridda) regarding which no excuse is accepted, nor interpretation
[of the texts is acceptable], nor is one saved from such a ruling due to
foolish nationalism, or empty political strategy, or attempting to be on
board -- which in reality is hypocrisy. Irrespective if this appears from
individuals, nations, or leaders they are all equal in apostasy with the
exception of the one who is ignorant. Until he said -- may Allah be merciful
with: Then let every Muslim male and female know that those who step out [of
the fold] of their religion and assist their enemies whoever then marries
from them, the marriage is null and void. It cannot be corrected nor does
any of the consequences of the marriage contract occur like the affirmation
of parental lineage, inheritance, etc. Whoever among them is married then
their marriage is rendered null and void.
Based upon this, whoever supports and aides -- in any shape or form of
support or assistance -- the nations of unbelief (kufr) -- like America and
its allies in unbelief -- against the Muslims, he is an unbeliever (kaafir)
who has apostated from Islam.
This is because this attack which the criminal Bush and his friend in
unbelief (kufr) and criminality (ijraam), the Prime Minister of Britain,
Blair continue to call to and which they claim they are fighting terrorism
is nothing but a crusade like the previous historical crusades against Islam
and the Muslims. And the criminal Bush himself openly declared that
irrespective if it that was a slip of the tongue or if he was fully aware of
that. For it is this which he and the leaders of unbelief believe.
One should not be surprised by this enmity and hatred against Islam and the
Muslims from these Crusaders and Zionists. For unbelief -- even if it is
different creeds -- is one creed when it comes to their enmity and hatred of
the Muslims. Allah -- ta'ala -- said: "And they will never cease fighting
you until they turn you back from your religion if they can." (2:217)
So there is nothing strange regarding their enmity to and warring against
the Muslims. What is strange is the assistance of some rulers and individual
Muslims to these infidels and giving them assistance and allowing them to
use land, air, and military bases so that the enemies of Allah and His
Messenger can strike the Muslims.
And at this point we call all the Muslims peoples and rulers that they stand
forth and give victory to their brethren the mujaahideen in the lands of the
Afghaan with everything they are capable of from body, wealth, prayer, and
propaganda. As we advise our brothers in the lands of the Afghaan to be
patient, and to be firm, and to fight until death in resisting this
aggression. And our hope with Allah is that the lands of the Afghaan will be
a graveyard for these tyrants and arrogant [oppressors] as it was a
graveyard for the Soviet Union and the English before.
As we remind our brothers in [the lands of] the Afghaan with the condition
of the Muslims during the battle of the Ahzaab when all the forces of
unbelief allied and attacked Medina to wipe out the Muslims. However, Allah
--- subhaanahu wa ta'aala --- with His might which cannot be broken shook
them and split their ranks as He --- subhaanahu wa ta'aala --- indicated to
that by His Statement: "When they came upon you from above you and from
below you when the eyes grew wild and the hearts reached to the throats and
you were imagining various thoughts about Allah. There were the believers
tried and shaken with a mighty shaking." (33:10-11)
We ask Allah to give victory to our brethren in Afghanistan and to unify
their word and to give them victory over the Jews and Christians and all tho
se who support and assist them. O Allah! Destroy the Americans and their
supporters. O Allah split their ranks and turn their plots against them. And
may Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and all his companions.
Dictated by His Eminence
Shaikh Humood bin Uqlaa ash-Shu'aibi
|Re: Please help...is this permissible?|
|12/13/01 at 22:42:59|
|>>You didn't specify in your question weather it was to join an army of the kuffar to fight and kill other Muslims. |
As salaamu alaikum,
I was indeed referring to fighting in the military of the kuffar, and thanks for pointing that out.
I myself do not feel good about someone doing so, in fact I adamantly oppose it especially when one may be assisting the killing of Muslims.
I needed the dhaleel to support my thoughts on this matter before I advise someone close to me.
Thanks so much for your reply, it is very important to me, and Allah knows best.
May Allah reward you Insha Allah.
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