Monday, October 31, 2011

Al Madinah al Munawwarrah

The Dream of Shaykh Osama bin Laden (may Allah have mercy on him) Translated by Ansarullah blog’s English Team
This incident was narrated to me by a student of knowledge who spent more than 20 years in the company of scholars acquiring knowledge. He told me about a dream that Shaykh Osama bin Laden had when he was 9 years old, which indicated that Allah swt was preparing Shaykh Osama bin Laden, may Allah have mercy on him, since childhood, for battles against the Crusaders. He told me that once he was sitting with a companion and discussing the deplorable condition of the Ummah but that all the incidents taking place in the Muslim Ummah are going according to Allah’s plan and that it is certain that the victory of Allah the Almighty will come. He will surely send a Leader and a Guide from amongst our Ummah who will deliver the humiliated and pitiful Ummah to the enlightened path of ascent and loftiness. We started thinking that who could be such a person! Immediately, the thought of Shaykh Osama bin Laden came to our minds, since he has made innumerable sacrifices for the sake of the Ummah. On this, my companion smiled and said, “I will narrate to you a dream of Shaykh Osama bin Laden; you will be pleased to hear it, and your love for the mujahideen will only increase.” He said, “I was in al-Madinah al-Munawwarah at the house of a Scholar who used to lecture at the Prophet’s masjid. We had just arrived at his house when someone knocked on the door. The Shaykh returned with a person of luminous and honorable appearance who was about 80 years old. “The host welcomed him and requested the Tafsir of a few verses from the Qur’an. We quietly listened to him while the guest Shaykh recited a few verses, and then he gave the Tafsir of those verses. By Allah, I had studied a number of Tafsirs, but that Shaykh was a sea of knowledge. When he completed his lesson, the host invited him for a meal, but he declined politely, and we came to understand that he was fasting. “Eventually, the guest asked for permission to leave, but the host insisted, 'Until you narrate to us the dream of Shaykh Osama bin Laden once more, you will not get the permission to leave.' “The Shaykh smiled and asked, 'The dream that Shaykh Osama bin Laden had when he was 9 years old?' The host replied in the affirmative. “This is how that Shaykh narrated the incident: “'I was a close friend of Muhammed bin Laden, the father of Osama bin Laden. Many times I would be in his company. And many times, I used to visit his house regarding work related to construction. During the discussions, our talk would be disturbed by the playing of his children, and then he would ask them to go out and play. “'But I was surprised to see that he would always ask one particular son to sit beside him. I asked him, “Why don’t you let this son of yours to play with his other brothers? Is he sick?” “'Mohammed bin Laden smiled and said, “No, there something special about this son of mine.”' “'When I asked his name, he said, “His name is Osama, and he is 9 years old. Let me share with you something strange which happened a few days ago. My son woke me up few minutes before the morning prayer and told me, 'Dear father, I want to tell you about a dream that I had.' I thought he must have had a nightmare. I made ablution and took him along with me to Masjid. “'“On the way, he told me, 'In the dream, I saw myself in a huge, flat area. I saw an army mounted on white horses moving towards me. All of them were wearing black turbans. One of the horsemen, who had shiny eyes, came up to me and asked me, “Are you Osama bin Muhammed bin Laden?” I replied, “Yes.” He then asked me again, “Are you Osama bin Muhammed bin Laden?” I again replied, “Yes, that is me.” He again asked, “Are you Osama bin Muhammed bin Laden?” Then I said, “By Allah, I am Osama bin Laden.” He moved a flag towards me and said, “Hand this flag over to Imam Mahdi Muhammad bin Abdullah at the gates of Al-Quds.” I took the flag from him, and I saw that the army started marching behind me.' “'Muhammed bin Laden said, “I was surprised at that but, due to business at work, I forgot about the dream. The next morning, he woke me up just before the morning prayer and narrated the same dream. The same thing happened on the third morning also. Now, I began to worry for my son. I decided to take him with me to a knowledgeable person who can interpret dreams. “'“Accordingly, I took Osama to a person of knowledge and informed him about the whole incident. He looked at us with surprise and asked, 'Is this your same son who had the dream?' I said, 'Yes.” He kept staring at Osama for some time. My concern multiplied. He comforted me and said, 'I will ask you a few questions. I am sure that you will answer them truthfully.' “'“He asked Osama, 'Son, do you remember anything about that flag which that horseman gave you?' Osama replied, 'Yes, I remember it.' “'“He asked him, 'Can you describe it, how it was?' “'“Osama said, 'It was similar to the flag of Saudi Arabia, but its color was not green but black, and there was something written on it in white color.' “'“He then put the next question to Osama, 'Did you ever see yourself also fighting?' Osama replied, 'I commonly see such dreams.' He then asked Osama to go out of the room and do recitation of the Qur’an. “'“Then that person of knowledge turned towards me and asked, 'Where is your ancestry from?' “'“I replied from Hadramawt in Yemen. Then, he asked me to tell him something about my tribe. I replied that we are related to the tribe of Shanwah which is a Qahtani tribe from Yemen. He then cried out the Takbir loudly and called in Osama and kissed him while crying. He also said that the signs of the hour are near. “'“'O Muhammed bin Laden, this son of yours will prepare an army for Imam Mahdi and for the sake of protecting his religion, he will migrate to the region of Khurasan. O Osama ! Blessed is he who will do Jihad by your side and undone and disappointed be he who leaves you alone and fights against you.'”'” wasalaamualaikum
Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Quran. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success- Surah Taubah, Verse 111

intention, drive, aim and hopes

"The degree to which a person is helped and aided by Allah depends on the degree of his intention, drive, aim and hopes. Help from Allah comes to people in proportion to their drive, intention, hopes and fears, and failure comes to them in like manner." [Ibn al Qayyim-may Allah have mercy on him]

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mothers Soul , the best youngster

You killed them not, but Allah killed them. And you Muhammad, threw not when you did throw, but Allah threw...that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allah is the All-Hearer, All-Knower} Quran 8:17

Friday, October 21, 2011

Seventeen Rules of Dream Interpretations:

Dreams and Dream Interpretations
by Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki

Seventeen Rules of Dream Interpretations:

Ibn Qutaybah ad-Dinawari
رحمه الله says in his book about dream interpretations, “There is nothing in which people deal with from the different sciences that is more obscure, delicate, exalted, noble, difficult and problematic than dreams because they are a type of revelation and type of Prophethood.”

Narrated Anas bin Malik
رضي الله عنه Allah's Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم said, "A good dream (that comes true) of a righteous man is one of forty-six parts of prophet hood." [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Some scholars tried to give explanation to this ratio of 1:46. We have no way to find out that if their explanation is correct or not. Prophet hood of Prophet
صلى الله عليه و سلم extended from 40 to 63 years meaning for 23 years. We know from Seerah that six months before becoming a Prophet, Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم was seeing dreams that would come out to be true on a very frequent basis so much so that he would see a dream one night and it would come to be true the next morning. So the ratio of 6 months to 23 years is 1:46.

1) There are 3 types of dreams: Imam at-Tirmidhi رحمه الله narrates from Muhammad Ibn Sirin رحمه الله who narrates from Abu Hurairah رضي الله تعالى عنه that Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “There are three types of dreams: 1. True Dreams 2. A dream in which a person is speaking to himself (i.e. whatever you were thinking about in the day time, you see at night) 3. A dream from shaytaan in which he wants to make you sad ”

In one hadith it is mentioned that one should stand up and pray and in another is that he should not mention it to anyone.

Abu Salamah
رضي الله عنه once said, “Sometimes I would see a dream that would be heavier on me than carrying a mountain. But since I heard this hadith I wouldn’t care about the bad dream I would see.”
Narrated Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudri
رضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, "If anyone of you sees a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others; but if he sees something else, i.e., a dream that he dislikes, then it is from Satan, and he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil, and he should not mention it to anybody, for it will not harm him." [Sahih Muslim]

Q1) A question arises, is every dream that a believer sees good?
Al Muhallab
رحمه الله says, “Most of the dreams of the righteous people are good dreams because sometimes a righteous person could see a dream that is meaningless but that is not very frequent because shaytaan’s control on them is very weak. And the opposite is true with other people because shaytaan has a stronger grasp over them. People are of the categories:
i) The Prophets: all of their dreams are truthful and but sometimes they need interpretation. The good dream is divided into 2 categories:
a) Direct dream: something one would see in a dream and the exact scene repeats itself in day-time when you are awake and this dream does not need interpretation.
b) A dream that comes in symbols and it needs to be interpreted.

ii) The righteous: most of the time their dreams are truthful (most of them need to be interpreted) and sometimes their dream are direct.

iii) Rest of the people: most of their dreams are not true but some of them could be true.” [Fath al-Bari bi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari]

2) Do not mention the dream for interpretation except to a scholar or a person who would advise you sincerely.

صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “You should not mention this dream to an envious person…”

There is also evidence for this in the Qur`an: (Remember) when Yûsuf (Joseph) said to his father: "O my father! Verily, I saw (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves to me." He (the father) said: "O my son! Relate not your vision to your brothers, lest they arrange a plot against you. Verily! Shaitân (Satan) is to man an open enemy! {Surat al-Yusuf, ayat 4-5}

3) Seeing Prophet
صلى الله عليه و سلم:

Narrated Anas
رضي الله عنه the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, "Whoever has seen me in a dream, then no doubt, he has seen me, for Satan cannot imitate my shape. [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Q2) There is an issue here, what if a person sees Prophet
صلى الله عليه و سلم and he feels that it is him but his description in the dream if different than the one we know of from ahadith. So is the person in the dream Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم?
رحمه الله says that Ibn Sirin رحمه الله said, “If you see him according to his description.” An-Nawawi رحمه الله, however, has a contrary view and he says, “As long as you felt in your dream that the person you saw was Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم then it is him even if he comes in a different form.” Ibn Taymiyyah رضي الله عنه supports the view of Ibn Sirin رحمه الله

4) A repetition of a dream is a sign of its truth. It does not matter if the same person sees the dream more than once or more than one person.

‘AbduLlah ibn ‘Umar
رضي الله عنهما reported that some people were shown the Night of Qadr as being in the last seven days (of the month of Ramadan). The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, "I see that your dreams strengthen each other that Night of Qadr is in the last seven nights of Ramadhan so whoever searches for it, would search for it in the last seven days (of Ramadan)." [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Also the dream about Adhan when 2 Sahabah
ضي الله عنهما saw the same dream.

5) Q3) When is the most expected time to see a righteous dream? At night or day time? Are all the times equal (whether seen at the beginning of the night or end of the day)?
Ibn Sirin
رحمه الله said, “Dreams of day time are equal to the dreams of night.” [Sahih Muslim]

6) Ibn Battal
رحمه الله said, “Dreams are of two types: a clear evident dream like somebody would dream about himself giving dates to someone and during the day time he would give somebody dates. This type of dream doesn’t need any interpretation. Secondly, a dream that comes in symbols and this type you would understand its meaning unless you get it interpreted by a person who has knowledge and experience dream interpretation because sometimes the symbols are very delicate and sophisticated.”

Like the dream Prophet
صلى الله عليه و سلم saw in which he was drinking milk from a vessel and when some of it was remaining, he gave it ‘Umar رضي الله عنه. Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم interpreted it as knowledge. This means that Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم absorbed the knowledge and he mentions that the milk was so much that it started flowing beneath his nails. So he had so much knowledge in him, that it started flowing from him.

7) Dreams can be about the past or the present or the future.

8) True dreams increase towards the end of times.

Ibn Sirin
رحمه الله said,” I heard Abu Hurairah saying, ‘Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “When Time approaches, the dream of the believer rarely would lie.’” [Sahih al-Bukhari]

“When Time approaches…”is explained in two different opinions:

رحمه الله said, “The meaning of ‘When Time approaches…” is the time of night and the time of day. When the time of night approaches the length the time of day, then the dreams of the believer will be true. These are the two times when flowers open up and when fruits are ripe. The scholars of dream interpretation actually state that these are the two time when the dreams are most likely to be true.”

رحمه الله says, “What is meant by this hadith, and Allah سبحانه و تعالى knows best, is the end of times and it is talking about the group of believers that will be with ‘Isa ibn Maryam عليه سلام after he kills dajjal.”

Ibn Abi Jamrah
رحمه الله says,” The reason why the believer sees true dreams at the time is because the believer will be ghareeb (stranger) as was mentioned in the hadith, ‘Islam began as something strange and it will return to the way it began being strange so give glad tidings to the strangers so give glad tidings to the strangers.’”

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani
رحمه الله comments on all the opinions by saying, “Whenever the times are difficult for the believer, he will see dreams that are true frequently because he needs help. When the believer is alone, when the times are difficult, when you don’t find people supporting on truth, then Allah سبحانه و تعالى will inspire you to give you glad tidings through the good dreams you would see and this is to give the believers in those difficult and testing times gives the believers strength, it gives them confidence, it gives them hope so they would see a lot of dreams that would come true.”
For example the brothers who are doing Jihad feesabiliLlah see a lot of dreams that come out to be true because they are being tested by Allah
سبحانه و تعالى thus He assists them.

9) Most of the times, if the dream is a glad tiding from Allah
سبحانه و تعالى it would take a long for it to occur while if it is a warning it would occur swiftly.

For example Yusuf
عليه سلام’s dream took a very long time for it to happen around 40 years. Some scholars say this is because Allah سبحانه و تعالى gives the believer glad tidings early on to give him confidence and hope, to inspire him in his life. While if it is a warning, you would see it and it would occur very soon so that it would be the reason of fear in your heart.

10) Dreams are glad tidings and warnings but cannot be used as a source of Shari‘ah.

رحمه الله says regarding this, “Benefit of the dream in giving the believer a glad tiding or warning not in legislation and judgement or rulings.”

11) If one sees a dream that is very long like a movie or someone is chasing you and it never ends then most likely that dream doesn’t mean anything. True dreams are short and concise.

12) The dream of a believer pleases him but it does not make him proud or over confident.

Ibn Muflih
رضي الله عنه mentions in his book Adaab ash-Shar‘iyah, “Ibrahim al-Humaydi was righteous man and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal visited him so Ibrahim told Imam Ahmad, ‘My mother has seen a dream for you where she saw this-and-that for you,’ and then he mentioned Jannah. Imam Ahmad said, ‘My brother, Sahl ibn Salamah, people used to see dreams for him similar to what you mentioned and in the end he ended up shedding blood so the dream pleases the believer, it doesn’t make him boastful.”

13) Dream interpretation is not certain but presumptive and Allah
سبحانه و تعالى says in Surah Yusuf: “And he said to the one he presumed to be saved…” {ayah # 42}

Ibn Kathir
رحمه الله mentions in his An-Nihayah wal Bidayah that there was a caliph (not a good one) of Ibn ‘Abbas who saw dream that he was climbing a dream with 28 steps. So he had that dream interpreted. The one who interpreted his dream told him that the meaning of this dream is, “You will rule for 28 years.” But he died six months later. He died at the age of 28 so the steps were representing his age not the time for his rule.

There was a woman who dreamt that her daughter would break three banners (flag carried in war time). So she went to Ibn Sirin
رحمه الله and he interpreted that dream saying, “If her dream is true, it means that she would marry three noble men all of them would be killed.” When her daughter grew up, she married Yazid ibn al-Muhallab who was a great leader in ‘Iraq and he was killed. Later on, she married ‘Amr ibn Yazid at-Taymi and he was killed. Her third marriage was with al-Hasan ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf رحمه الله, the grandson of the Sahabi ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Awf. She had an argument with him and she told him, “In the Name of Allah, you would be killed.” He asked her the reason and she told him about her dream. He said, “Alright, I am going to divorce you since you think I am going to be killed now!” Finally, she married al-‘Abbas ibn ‘AbdiLlah ibn Harith ibn Nawfal ibn Harith ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib and he was killed.

One man saw in a dream, during the plague, that caskets were coming out of his house and the number of them was equal to the number of his family. So, he interpreted the dream that his entire family would be killed in the plague. And the dream started to manifest itself. His family were dying one after the other and all the bodies were coming out of his house exactly how he saw in his dream until he was the last member of his family left so he was pretty sure that he would be killed by the plague because his dream was, until now, true. But a thief came into his house and was struck by the plague, he fell ill in his house, he died and he was the last body to leave the house and not the person who saw the dream.

14) It is haram and a great sin to claim that one has a seen a dream whilst he has not seen it or to lie in it.

Narrated ‘AbduLlah ibn ‘Abbas
رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “Whoever claims to have seen a dream that he has not seen, would be told to tie between two hairs on the Day of Judgement.”

15) A dream could be seen by a person but it could be for someone else.
Al Hakim and ‘AbduLlah Ibn Mubarak narrate that someone saw a dream for Abu Jahl that he became a Muslims and pledged allegiance to Prophet
صلى الله عليه و سلم. But this never happened. So this dream was for his son, ‘Ikrimah رضي الله عنهwho became a Muslim and pledged allegiance to Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم later on.

A dream was seen for Usayd bin Abil ‘Aas that he became the governor of Makkah and he never did but his son ‘Attab became the governor of Makkah.

16) Same symbol in a dream could mean different things for different people

For example: A man came to Ibn Sirin
رحمه الله and told him that he had seen himself in a dream giving Adhan. Ibn Sirin رحمه الله replied, “You will make Hajj.” Another man came with the same dream and Ibn Sirin رحمه الله replied, “You are a thief!” Ibn Sirin رحمه الله was asked the reason of him giving different interpretations of the same dream to different people and he said, “Because I saw in the first man’s face righteousness and Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in the Qur`an that Ibrahim عليه سلامmade adhan calling people to Hajj so I interpreted this mean that this person would make Hajj. Whilst I saw evil on the face of the other man and Allah سبحانه و تعالى says in Surah Yusuf, ‘then a crier cried: ‘O you (in) the caravan! Surely, you are thieves!’ so I interpreted it to mean that this person is a thief.’”

17) Prophet
صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “A dream is hanging on the leg of a bird (and in another narration on the wing of the bird) as soon as it is interpreted, it happens as it was interpreted.” So some scholars say that if you take your dream to a scholar, it would happen as it is interpreted by him so that’s why you must take it to a person who has knowledge about dream interpretation and or a person who would give you a sincere advice and not to the person who is envious so if the dream is interpreted it would happen as he interpreted. However, there is a difference of opinion regarding this issue. And Allah سبحانه و تعالى knows best.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What a curse upon a nation

What it means to have freedom in the West- Samir khan rh

(This is one of the very old posts by our brother Samir Khan (rahimahullah) before his blog was shut down)-Inshallahshaheed

This is a burning question that the Muslims in the West must understand clearly since a very pseudo understanding of “freedom” has dominated their thinking. The type of “freedom” that they were bombarded with is one in where materialism takes roots; it is the one in which one is able to follow his or her lusts as much as they want. It is this type of freedom that helps rot the society from within till it can no longer be consciously called, “A moral civilization.” Just pause and ask yourself: when was the last time a foreigner called America, “A moral civilization”?
The problem with freedom in the West is that it has no limits; by no limits, we mean no enforcement of morality. There’s a famous saying that “too much of anything is not good for you.” This comes true when on the subject of freedom. To expand on this concept, let’s take a simple example of a mother and her child. In this special relationship, the mother let’s the child do whatever he or she pleases provided that it is within the boundaries or set limits that the mother had given. Once the child crosses those boundaries, then the mother punishes the child. If her child were to get into a fight with a cousin, the mother would punish her child. This is part of the fitrah (human nature) all throughout the world that Allah has enabled within the human beings.

But what if we were to change that up a little? What if we said that the mother had given no limits or boundaries to the child and let the child do almost whatever it pleased? That would be insane! The child would grow up to become corrupt and make the world a more corrupt place. This is what America calls freedom. Islam calls it fasaad (corruption). America gives the excuse that “every man and woman has the freedom to choose between good and evil.” It is like they are playing as God himself! Instead of making it easier for the people to live a righteous life – like how Islam does for both the individual and state level – they make the temptations of the world appear more favorable with their culture of pornography, homosexuality, alcohol, and murder, and then slap on the label, “It is your freedom! So choose!” Naturally, the people follow their desires and make America what it is known for today: a hypocritical, despotically immoral nation led by crooks and baby killers that have horrific intentions to make the world follow their path because of its diversity in evil and deception.

In Islam, however, freedom is to be able to practice your Religion as much as possible, which includes establishing the Shari’ah and waging Jihad for the cause of Allah. Freedom is to be able to stand up to the tyrants and tell them,

““Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah.” [Al-Mumtahinah, 4]

Free from your wretched laws, methodologies, constitutions and values… free from your repugnant governments, courts, distinguishing characteristics and media…

“We have rejected you, and there has become apparent between us and you, enmity and hatred forever, until you believe in Allah Alone.”
[Al-Mumtahinah, 4]

When one is able to live a life that doesn’t imitate the disbelievers, then he is free. When one is free of peer pressure to do evil whether it is from schoolmates, colleagues, or family, then he is free. If one is free of the mindset and worldview of the disbelievers, then he is free. If one receives insults and persecution for his beliefs, then he is free. When one is able to live a life of righteousness more easily than a life of decadence, then he is free. When one is able to forbid and eradicate evil without fearing the fingers of the people and their tongues, then he is free. When one is able to stand up and enforce the correct way of thinking and life without fearing men, then he is free. And the highest of all these is when he is able to stand in the face of the tyrant governments and their ocean of soldiers whilst not fearing their overwhelming weaponry power since his faith is in his Lord alone and he knows how powerful his Lord is, then he is free.

When morality is taken over by evil and called freedom, then this is only a disaster to the nation as it would then have to preach to its children, “righteousness is bad, and evil is good.” This is so because evil sells. And if America stops selling, then there wouldn’t be an America.

What a curse upon a nation!

Freedom is only found in Islam; it is not trapped by a spider-web of evil marketing scams, nor is it dominated by the desires of a corrupt king. We are free men and a free nation. We roam our lands with our heads above the nations of evil whilst simultaneously our foreheads are on the soil worshiping the one and only Lord, freely.

We do not want the freedom of the Americans since it is slavery. It is slavery to ones whims and desires. It is true that we hate your freedoms, but not because we are jealous or that we desire the same. Rather, we hate it because of how greatly you have corrupted not only your own selves, but the many nations of the world. Therefore, we will continue to show hostility and hatred towards you forever until you believe in Allah alone… and freely.

This is what we invite the Americans to.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Giant Man

First: Amīr Al-Mu’minīn:

The first to be labeled with this title was the Khalīfah “‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattāb” – May

Allāh be pleased with him, and make him pleased with – and this title stayed with all

who came after him from the Khulafā’ of the Muslims until the end of the Ottoman

Khilāfah a century ago, and we ask Allāh to speed its return.

Allāh, Subhānahu Wa Ta’ālā, willed for this title to return and manifest in its Shar’ī sense

in another “‘Umar” who resembles his chief in figure and manners.

The first ‘Umar had a tall figure with wide shoulders, and likewise is the description by

those who saw our companion ‘Umar.

The first ‘Umar was strict upon the truth, and was not taken in (the rights of) Allāh by

the blame of the blamers, and this is something that no one who has heard or followed

the news of our companion ‘Umar doubts.

The first ‘Umar was a man of politics from the top level who had futuristic outlooks

which were rarely incorrect, and this is what the signs prove in our age today, and this

will appear later in this journal.

The first ‘Umar cut the tree of the pledge of allegiance of Al-‘Aqabah, so that no one

would worship it, and our ‘Umar today destroyed the Buddha statues so that the people

would not take them as gods beside Allāh.

The worldly life came to the ‘Umar of yesterday, and he kicked it with his foot and

renounced it, and our ‘Umar today, the worldly life came to him, and it was desirous, so

he divorced it three times and preferred the caves over castles.

The ‘Umar of yesterday did justice, so he was safe, so he slept under the tree, and our

‘Umar today used to go out walking or driving his humble car in the streets of

Qandahār, with security from the people and without any personal guards, and he is the

one whom the nations of kufr and hypocrisy on Earth are seeking.

The ‘Umar of yesterday loudly announced in the middle of the kuffār “Whoever wants

to make his mother lose him as a child, to make his wife a widow, and make his children

orphans, then let him meet me behind this valley”, and our ‘Umar today said with

confidence, daring and persistence in the faces of kuffār “If the American bombings

continued, then I swear by Allāh that our enemies the Americans will not sleep one

night in peace”

Allāh gave honour to the Religion through the ‘Umar of yesterday, and the ‘Umar of

today returned to the Religion its honour.

The ‘Umar of yesterday fought the Persians and the Romans (the two great human

powers), and the ‘Umar of today fought the Soviets and the Americans.

So he who called him by “Amīr Al-Mu’minīn”, did not make a mistake.

Taken from The Giant Man

The Servent of Amīr Al-Mu’minīn,

Husayn Ibn Mahmūd

In pursuit of Justice

Civilians can express their sentiments through demonstrations protest congregations and press conferences. But being Armed Forces personnel even delay or relent in complying with an order is an offense. You have no choice; you have to do or die and are not supposed to ask “why”?
The controversial war on terror which was joined by one of history’s most notorious despot and venal General without consensus of the nation spread anger and resentment in armed forces as well as across the nation.
The ironic curtain of Armed Forces never leak any news of its defamation. There were some of the patriots in PAF who never welcomed the NATO and US forces at the PAF Air Bases. Who could not help expressing their sentiments? They denied guarding alien aircraft. They become the forthright critics of Parvaiz Musharraf’s anti-Islamic and anti-Pakistan policies. They voted “No” in a referendum of 2002 considering it a way to save Pakistan’s ideology.
Such types of their actions infuriated the loyals of despots in Secret Services, and then what happened?
They were subjected to disappearances from their duty places by Special Investigation Branch (SIB). In habeas corpus, they faced humiliation brutal and barbaric torture and coercive interrogation tactics such as forced nudity, beating, flogging, sleep deprivation etc. by perverted torturers. One corporal Hashmat Kohat of Risalpur Airbase lost his life while suffering torture in PAF custody at AHQ Islamabad.

For obtaining confessional statements of uncommitted crimes they were brutally beaten into submission. They were told that their families were in custody of the Secret Agencies. They were threatened to cooperate and make a confessional statement as per direction, otherwise their wives would be raped. Finally after 130 days, driven by torture and pressure, they made confessional statements of the heinous crimes they never committed.
They were court-martialed by the biased prejudiced and military chauvinist PAF Officer’s Tribunal after 21 months of their disappearance. The trial was declared secret and proceedings were tampered in the name of confidentiality. No incriminating evidence or pertaining to the case was brought against them. All witnesses were “primed” as to who the detained and disappeared Airmen were, and their reinstatement to the duties were linked to the prosecution’s desired evidence. Some of them turned “hostile.” In reprisal of turning hostile, they were also court-martialed and sentenced.
Six airmen were framed-up with fake charges of the Jhanda Chichi bridge bomb blast of 14 Dec 2004. Their plaintiff was the then president and Army Chief. So these all described elements that resulted in a terrible miscarriage of justice, and they were finally awarded death punishment because “law goes as king pleases.”
From the whole procedure of court-martial in 2005 until now they have been manacled in shackles and bar-fetters. No one can imagine the tribulation of a condemned prisoner because what the eye does not see the heart does not grieve over.
Since their disappearance in 2004, they have been facing perpetual apprehensions, persecutions, torture and human rights abuses. They are deprived even from their basic and inalienable constitutional rights, in the name of security.
The doors of higher civil courts are closed for them because the Supreme Court, who rejected their appeal in a ruling in September 2006, said that the higher civil courts did not have the authority to hear appeals against the Court Martial’s verdicts. But, this ill treatment exists only for them on the behest of hidden elements. Captain Usman Ameer’s death sentence was revoked by Apex Court on the 22nd of May in 2008, which was awarded by FGCM earlier. Lt. Colonel Munir Ahmed Gul was acquitted and restored to duty by LHC on the 12th of January in 2009, who had been sentenced to two years RI by FGCM. Civilian Imran Munir was released by the Supreme Court in July of 2007, who had been sentenced to 8 years RI by FGCM. Civilian contractor Ghulam Abbas’s sentence was quashed by SC on the 8th of May in 2009. He was given twenty three years RI by PAF FGCM in the jet fuel corruption case. Is it not the paradox of judiciary?
Still, they are deprived of the copies of their trial proceedings. Is it not ironic, that some airmen, to be hanged, cannot even see their conviction proceedings?
Verdicts of civil courts including apex court, can be challenged, criticized, and blamed with biasing and prejudice. Their punishments can be termed as harsh, cruel, political and sometime called “judicial killing” such as in Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s case. But armed forces and their courts are “sacred cows.”
Unaware of Criminal Law, careless of the Constitution, Armed Forces Officers’ verdicts cannot be challenged. One should recall Army roll in Pakistan history. It means that wisdom of an Armed Forces Officer is more worthy than a full bench of Supreme Court Justices in criminal cases.
Was ZAB’s (Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto) crucifixion a “judicial killing?” A matter is going to be settled. ZAB’s trial was less prejudiced by military regime of General Zia-ul-Haq than the Airmen’s trial because courts and judges were civilians at least, and that was an open trial. But in the Airmen’s case the tribunal consisted of PAF Musharraf’s loyal Officers, the trial was “top secret” and the plaintiff was the then head of the state and military chief. ZAB cannot come back by the re-opening of his case, but twelve innocent lives can be saved by the re-opening of their case.
More than 200 PAF and Army personnel were subjected to disappearances in 2004. All were detained for more than 18 months without charges. They were all declared to be “high profile terrorists” and sent to civil high security jails designed and funded by the CIA, similar to Guantanamo Bay’s Camp X-Ray.
How ridiculous! These Airmen joined the Air Force in their teens, long before the “War on Terror.” Assuming the fact that they are “high profile terrorists” means that the Armed Forces are the massive producer of terrorists.
What do these oppressed, ill-fated and unlucky Airmen actually want? They want their case to be remitted for rehearing, in open court, before an impartial Tribunal of Supreme Court Justices. They seek legal redress for maltreatment, unjust and unfair conviction.
ZAB’s hanging case is going to be re-opened. For what? To prove his innocence. Will somebody dare to claim the hanging of Sepoy Islam Siddiqui, who was hanged in Multan Jail on the 20th of August 2005, without giving him right of any appeal a “military’s judicial killing?” (For details and will someone raise the question why a Corporal Technician Hashmat was tortured to death?
By: Adnan Rashid
Condemned Prisoner
Ex Junior Technician of PAF
Pak No. 862476
A Court Martialed convict of
the first attempt on Musharraf’s life case.
And other convicts are:
Ex-Chief Technician Khalid Mehmood Pak/851866 Condemned Prisoner.
Ex-Senior Technician Karam Din Pak/ 854096 Lifer.
Ex-Corporal Tech Nawazish Pak/489906 Condemned prisoner.
Ex-Junior Tech Niaz Muhammad Pak/860186 Condemned prisoner
Ex-junior Tech Nasrullah Pak/865001 Life

Friday, October 7, 2011

Support our Aseer

Imam, Ahmed Bin Hanubal once said “if there is one Muslim, who can breath and his eyes can blink, it is a duty on him to free a Muslim Prisoner from Kuffar-
And what kind of Religion and what good is there in a person who witnesses ALLAH'S sanctities being violated, HIS boundaries abandoned, HIS Religion abandoned and the Sunnah of the Messenger of ALLAAH (s.a.w) turned away from, and yet remains cold-hearted and silent-tongued? Such a person is like a mute Satan!" Words Of Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim (May ALLAH Have Mercy Upon Him)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hajj as a pastime !

Near the time of the Earthly Doomsday ]
Ibn Abass ra) narrated, The Prophet said” Prayers will be neglected, carnal desires will be pursued, transgressors will become leaders, it will not be possible to distinguish the truthful from the false, telling lies will become desirable, payment of Zakah will be taken as a burden, the believer will be deemed the most disgraceful and he will be pained at seeing evils( all around )and his heart will melt as salt in water but he will not be able to say anything. Rain will do no good it will fall out of season. Males will commit adultery with males , and females with females. Women will be dominate. The offspring will disobey their parents, friends will treat friends badly , sins will be taken lightly. Mosque will have external decorations and beauty and there will be worshipers too but there will be hypocrisy and mutual enmity in their hearts. Then will appear A people from the west who will dominate the weak amongst my people. People will produce copies of the Quran in letters of gold but will not act upon it. The Quran will be recited in a melodious way. Usuary will become rampant. Human blood will have no value, religion will have no helpers Singing women will be on the increase. The rich will perform Hajj as a pastime, the people of the middle classes will do so to conduct business and the poor to beg for charity
( The Mudkal of Ibn al- Hajj)

Bani Qainuqa

The Lion of Islam, Amir Mujahideen Shaykh Usama bin Laden (ha).
“He (Allah’s Blessings and Salutations may be on him) considered the treaty with Bani Qainuqa’ void because one of their Jews publicly hurt one Muslim woman, one single woman, at the market. Let alone then, the killing you caused to hundred of thousands Muslims and occupying their sanctities. It is now clear that those who claim that the blood of the American solders (the enemy occupying the land of the Muslims) should be protected are merely repeating what is imposed on them by the regime; fearing the aggression and interested in saving themselves. It is a duty now on every tribe in the Arab Peninsula to fight, Jihad, in the cause of Allah and to cleanse the land from those occupiers. Allah knows that there blood is permitted (to be spilled) and their wealth is a booty; their wealth is a booty to those who kill them. The most Exalted said in the verse of As-Sayef, The Sword: “so when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters where ever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush” (At-Tauba; 9:5).”
May Allah give him victory over his enemies.

Two Women Who Stood Up to Fir’awn

Two Women Who Stood Up to Fir’awn Ibn Kathir commented on the verse: {“And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe: the wife of Fir’awn, when she said: “My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir’awn and his work, and save me from the wrong-doers.”"} [at-Tahrim; 11]: Qatadah said: “Fir’awn was the most tyrannical and disbelieving person on Earth, and by Allah, his disbelief did not affect his wife when she decided to obey her Lord.” Abu ‘Uthman an-Nahdi reported that Sulayman said: “Fir’awn’s wife was tortured in the heat of the Sun. When her torturers would take a break and walk away, the Angels would shade her with their wings, and she would see her home in Paradise.” al-Qasim bin Abi Bazzah said: “Fir’awn’s wife asked who won, and it was said to her: “Musa and Harun won.” So, she would say: “I believe in the Lord of Musa and Harun.” Fir’awn said to those around him: “Look for the largest rock you can find. If she sticks to what she said, throw it on her. If she retracts what she said, she will remain my wife.” When they came to her, she looked towards the sky and saw her home in Paradise. So, she stuck to what she said and her soul was taken, and the rock was thrown on her lifeless body after her soul had been taken.” The scholars say regarding her statement: “My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise” that she chose her neighbor (Allah) before mentioning where she wanted to live (a home in Paradise). Abu al-’Aliyah said: “Fir’awn’s wife believed because of the wife of Fir’awn’s treasurer. What happened was that this woman was sitting and combing the hair of Fir’awn’s daughter one day, and the comb fell from her hand. So, she said: “May whoever disbelieves in Allah be destroyed!” Fir’awn’s daughter said to her: “You have a lord besides my father?” She replied: “The Lord of me, your father, and everything is Allah.” So, Fir’awn’s daughter hit her and went to tell her father. Fir’awn sent to her, saying: “You worship a lord besides me?” She said: “Yes. The Lord of you, I, and everything is Allah, and I worship Him.” So, Fir’awn tortured her by putting her on a stake and stretching out her arms and legs and setting loose snakes on her body. One day, when she was in such a state, he came to her and said: “Will you give up?” She replied: “The Lord of you, I, and everything is Allah.” He said to her: “I will kill your son if you do not do not go back from what you said.” She said: “Do whatever you want,” and he killed her son, and she could hear his soul calm her down by saying to her: “Be happy, my mother! You have such and such reward with Allah!” She remained patient until Fir’awn came to her another day, and she said the same to him as she had before. So, he killed another of her sons, and she could hear his soul calming her down as well. Fir’awn’s wife heard all of this, and this caused her to become a believer. Allah took away the soul of the wife of Fir’awn’s treasurer, and Fir’awn’s wife suddenly realized the reward, status, and honor that this woman had in Paradise. So, she increased in her faith and certainty until Allah caused Fir’awn to discover her faith, and he said to his followers: “What do you know about Asyah bint Muzahim?” They replied by praising her, and he said to them: “She worships someone besides me!” They said: “Kill her,” and he placed her on a device that stretched her arms and legs away from her body. So, Asyah called upon her Lord, saying: “My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise!” Fir’awn happened to walk by when she said this, and she smiled because she saw her home in Paradise, and Fir’awn said to those watching: “Aren’t you amazed by her insanity? She smiles while we are torturing her?!” So, Allah took her soul away to Paradise, and may Allah be Pleased with her…” ['Tafsir al-Qur'an al-'Adhim'; 4/504-505] Regarding the story of the woman who was combing the hair of Fir’awn’s daugher, there is a supporting narration in the ‘Musnad’ (1/309 and 4/295) that was declared authentic by Ahmad Shakir from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “ًWhen it was the night of my Isra‘, I sensed a beautiful, sweet scent. So, I said: “Jibril, what is this beautiful scent?” He replied: “This is the scent of the woman who combed the hair of Fir’awn’s daughter, and her children.” I said: “And what is her story?”" And he then related a story similar to what was mentioned by Ibn Kathir, with the difference of a few details. Amazing people. This entry was posted on August 19, 2008 at 8:19 pm and is filed under Ibn Kathir, Our Prisoners In Our Hearts