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Spending your property and life in Allah's Cause

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Submitted by Henrik Ræder Clausen (Denmark), Oct 9, 2006 at 02:31

Let's see about some real quotes. Quotes that suicide bombers would use. As mentioned before, I'll use Hadith as well as Quran, as they're much clearer to read.

While we're looking, let's condone rape first:

Ishaq:512 "The Apostle prohibited four things the morning of the Khaybar raid: carnal intercourse with pregnant women who were captured, mingling his seed with another man's.


Since we're talking about war, let's approve plunder also:

Qur'an 8:69 "So enjoy what you took as booty; the spoils are lawful and good."


Now we're getting there. Endorse fighting, and everyone gets glorious rewards:

4th surah:
"Those who barter their life in this world for the next should fight in the way of Allah; whether he is killed or victorious, a glorious reward awaits." "Urge the believers to fight…to keep back the might of the Infidels." "Seize them and kill them wherever they are." "Muslims who sit idle are not equal to those who fight in Allah's Cause with their wealth and lives. Allah has exalted those who fight for Islam."


Anyone calling Islam a 'Religion of Peace' should read this:

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."


Suicidal fighting pleases the prophet:

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."


Here's something for peaceful Muslims:

Quran 61:10 "Believers, shall I lead you to a bargain or trade that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive and fight in the Cause of Allah with your property and your lives: That will be best for you, if you but knew!"


Martyrdom rewards are listed here:

Quran 61:12 "He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens under which rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Eden: that is indeed the Supreme Achievement. And another (favor) which you love: help from Allah for a speedy victory over your enemies."


Again, death is irrelevant:

Quran 3:169 "Think not of those who are slain in Allah's Cause as dead. Nay, they live, finding provision from their Lord."

"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."


Some fighters already died, others are waiting to:

Quran 33:22 "When the Believers saw the clan's forces, they said: ‘This is what Allah and his Messenger promised us.' It added to their faith, obedience, and submission. 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."


Win-win situation, Muhammad claims. Martyrs rely on these words:

Quran 4:74 "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."


Again, fighting is better than anything this world has to offer:

Bukhari:V4B52N50 "The Prophet said, ‘A single endeavor of fighting in Allah's Cause in the forenoon or in the afternoon is better than the world and whatever is in it.'"


Let's make the win-win situation completely clear. If Muhammad is trustworthy, that is:

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


Suicidal fighting endorsed again:

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."


Since death in Allah's Cause is so great, how about we repeat it? This religion loves death:

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.'"


This is simple. A good Muslim fights with all he has:

Bukhari:V4B52N45 "Someone asked, ‘Allah's Apostle, who is the best among the people?'He replied, ‘A believer who strives his utmost in Allah's Cause with his life and property.'"


Finally, let's take something the translator added in the Noble Quran (the official Saudi translation):

Noble Qur'an 2:190 Footnote: "Jihad is holy fighting in Allah's Cause with full force of numbers and weaponry. It is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its pillars. By Jihad Islam is established, Allah's Word is made superior (which means only Allah has the right to be worshiped), and Islam is propagated. By abandoning Jihad Islam is destroyed and Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim. He who tries to escape from this duty, or does not fulfill this duty, dies as a hypocrite."

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