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Death in battle is not suicide

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Submitted by Henrik Ræder Clausen (Denmark), Oct 6, 2006 at 05:00

While technically you are correct, there's an important exception that renders your point moot. Death while fighting in the cause of Allah (=Jihad) is not considered suicide. I'll quote some scriptures for you.

Ishaq:300/ Tabari VII:56 "‘O Messenger of Allah, what makes the Lord laugh with joy at his servant?' He replied, ‘When he plunges his hand into the midst of an enemy without armor.' So Auf took off the coat of mail he was wearing and threw it away. Then he took his sword and fought the enemy until he was killed."

003.169 "Think not of those who are slain in Allah's Cause as dead. Nay, they live, finding provision from their Lord." All jihadists go to heaven (well, the first 70,000, anyway).
"Jubilant in the bounty provided by Allah: and with regard to those left behind, who have not yet joined them (in their bliss), the Martyrs glory in the fact that on them is no fear, nor have they cause to grieve. Allah will not waste the reward of the believers."

033.022 Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah (and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting)). Some have completed their vow to extreme (and have been martyred) fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle."

004.074 "Let those who fight in Allah's Cause sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the Cause of Allah, whether he is slain or gets victory—We shall give him a great reward."

Bukhari:V4B52N46 "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, ‘Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid [Muslim fighter] in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.'"

Tabari VIII:153/Ishaq:533 "Abdallah Rawahah encouraged the men, saying, ‘By Allah, what you loathe is the very thing you came out to seek—martyrdom. We are not fighting the enemy with number, strength, or multitude, but we are fighting them with this religion with which Allah has honored us. So come on! Both prospects are fine: victory or martyrdom.' So they went forward."

Bukhari:V4B52N53 "The Prophet said, ‘Nobody who dies and finds Paradise would wish to come back to this life even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to get killed again in Allah's Cause.'"

Bukhari:V4B52N48 "The people said, ‘Allah's Apostle! Acquaint the people with the good news.' He said, ‘Paradise has one hundred grades which Allah has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in His Cause. The distance between each grade is like the distance between the Heaven and the Earth.'"

Ishaq:587 "Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall fight as long as we live. We will fight until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will fight not caring whom we meet. We will fight whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will fight until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace."

Try again, apologist.

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