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BUKHARI 5, 59, 377 DOES NOT SUPPORT SUICIDE BOMBING

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Submitted by MOHAMAD NOZZI (Singapore), May 28, 2009 at 03:19

You have extracted this verse to support suicide bombing. Let's us examine the verse carefully below:

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, book 59, number 377, "Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: On the day of the battle of Uhud, a man came to the Prophet and said, 'can you tell me where I will be if I should get martyed?' The Prophet replied, 'In paradise?' The man threw away some dates he was carrying in his hand and fought till he was martyred." As the phrase, was martyred, is in passive voice, it impliels that somebody slaughtered him instead of he himself went and carried a bomb to slaughter himself. For suicide bombing is simply an act of killing oneself so as to achieve the target. However, the person as mentioned in Bukhari, volume 5, book 59, number 377 is different in the sense that non-muslims slaughtered him instead of he himself slaughtered himself. As he verse that you quoted here is not meant for self-destruction, this verse does not support suicide bombers.

The war as mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, volume 5, book 59, number 377 is meant for the war between non-muslims and muslims instead of muslims fighting with themselves. However, the war that we are talking right now is entirely different from the history since it could be muslims fighting against muslims. For example, mulsim extremists caused a airplane's crash to destroy the tall building in United States of America and these caused many muslims, our brothers and sisters, to be killed during the crash. Mulsim extremists had made a serious mistake that they slaughtered our muslim people that were in the building and many muslims were killed by their hands. You might have spoken Bukhari, volume 5, book 59, number 377 to support your way of doing. However, you have to take note that the story that you brought out was the war between muslims and non-muslims. At the point of history, muslims had to defend from being martyred by non-muslims. The war that we are talking about now is entirely different since muslims are scattered all around the world even in United States of America as well as Israel. Your act of encouraging muslims to fight with non-muslims without caring muslims around would undoubtedly cause muslims to slaughter many muslims undoubtedly.

For the case of war between Iraq and united Alliance, muslim extremists should know that there are muslims in United Alliance due to muslims are scattered abroad. The killing of people from United Alliance without caring whether they are muslims, had caused many muslims from United Alliance to perish in which we, moderate muslims, do not like to see. The launching of suicide bomb is the worse since a muslim simply carried an explosive bomb to destroy the lives of the soldiers from United Alliance without realising whether they would have killed muslims soldiers from other countries. Do you feel the war now is entirely different from what is mentioned for the war in the book of Sahih Bukhari. Nowadays the war could turn up to be muslims slaughtering muslims due to they do not inquire whether the opposite party is a muslims and simply launches an attack. The war has turned up to be unrighteous act since the war in histtory is simply war between non-muslims and muslims. However, the war now might be muslims attacking muslims such a cruel things that could happen.

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