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Yasin Aziz: Islamic governance and the Sharia give us the shivers

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in response to reader comment: Alain Jean-Mairet

Submitted by Plato (India), Aug 20, 2009 at 07:53

Aziz, you wrote to Alain,

>>Am really sorry to say that your comments reflects that you have a limited knowledge of Islam & Muslims. Plz broaden your knowledge specially on the Islamic State Governing System and the growth of borders in the light of Shariah.<<

You want Alain to broaden his knowledge of the Islamic Governing system. We see a lot of Islamic governance in Saudia Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan and such other beautiful Muslim countries.

You have an interesting statement about the "growth of borders in the light of Shariah". By which I suppose you mean how Islam burst out of the confines of Arabia in accordance with Sharia to dominance over vast tracts of lands outside its borders. As a Muslim you cannot deny that Abu Bakr adhered strictly to the Sharia when expanding the borders of Islam. It is time now to broaden your knowledge of Islam and Sharia

This is what I found in 'The Biography of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq', by Dr. Ali Muhammad Muhammad as-Sallaabee, published by Darussalam (Pakistan address: Darussalam, 36 B Lower Mall, Lahore) pages 552-575:

'…As such, it further became the duty of Muslims to put aside any of the obstacles that stood in the way of all people hearing about the message of Islam. The over all goal of Abu Bakr was to apply the teachings of Islam throughout earth and to raise the word of Allah above all else. Therefore, he had to send out armies to remove all off the obstacles that prevented Islam from spreading to foreign lands…..

….The people to whom the Prophet sent out armies were given three choices: Either they could embrace Islam and become the brothers unto all other Muslims; or they could remain in their disbelief but pay a small Jiziya tax to Muslims; or they could refuse the first two options, at which point they would be left with one final choice: to use swords to resolve matters between them and Muslims…..

Abu Bakr applied the same methodology when he sent out armies to conquer foreign lands…..

Page 555….Abu Bakr put into effect plans of foreign conquest – plans that were originally put together by the Messenger of Allah. In order to conquer Iraq, Abu Bakr sent two armies:

Page 564…..It was when non-Muslims refused the first two options – accept Islam or pay the Jiziya tax – that Muslims fought against them, for the purpose of raising the word of Allah above all else.

Page 565…Khalid (Bin Walid, the Sword of Islam) wrote a letter to Hurmuz the leader of the Persian battalion…Embrace Islam and thereby achieve safety, or take protection for yourself and your people and agree to pay the Jiziya tax; otherwise, blame no one save yourself. For indeed, I have come to you with a people who love death just as you love life."….

Page 575….Khalid ….invoked Allah for help saying, "O Allah, if you grant me victory over them, then for You I will not leave a single one of them alive, at least not among those we are able to capture; and I will make their river flow with their blood…..With a great many enemy fighters killed, the only question that remained was this: how was Khalid going to fulfil his oath. Al Qaqaa….told Khalid that the blood of the enemy soldiers had not yet dried, and that there was a dam in that area one that they should let loose, so that his oath can be fulfilled. Khalid then ordered for the dam to be opened….The blood of the fallen soldiers flowed with the water, which is why the newly-formed river took on the name, The River of Blood.'

Aziz, did you notice how admiringly this biographer describes Khalid's despicable oath and its bloody fulfillment?

To know more about Sharia, Islamic governance and the spread of Islam I suggest you buy this biography of the favourite companion of your prophet

Regards

Plato

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