Salafee Condemnation of the Ft Hood Shooting...
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Salafee Condemnation of the Fort Hood Shooting and a Disavowal of Anwar al-Awlaki
Abul-Hasan Maalik Ibn Aadam
Abul-Hasan Maalik covers various points of benefit concerning the Fort Hood shootings and the resulting aftermath.Specifically, he makes mention of the comments of Jarrett Brachman on National Public Radio that Anwar al-Awlakifollows, "the hard line understanding of Islam known as Salafism," during a discussion about Nidal Hasan Malik'scorrespondence with al-Awlaki prior to the shootings.Abul-Hasan clarifies that Salafism (i.e. Salafiyyah) is free from such acts and ideologies. He translates from the monumental book, al-Irhaab of Shaykh Zayd Ibn Muhammad al-Madkhalee - a Saudi Salafee Scholar - refuting the ideology that the likesof al-Awlaki follows.He then goes onto clarify the correct Islamic position on Jihaad from the book of Shaykh 'Abdul-Maalik Ramadaanee -another Salafee Shaykh based in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He also reads from Ramadaanee's replies to the extremists whofalsely declare Jihaad against the Muslim governments and carry out acts of terrorism under this fraudulent banner. From themost noteworthy points that Shaykh 'Abdul-Maalik mentions and for which he brings textual proofs from the authenticsources is that Jihaad, like everything else in Islaam must be established with condition - none of which have been fulfilled by al-Awlaki and his likes, nor do they even endeavour to fulfill the conditions of Jihaad before using its label as a tool for their bloodthirsty undertakings.Abul-Hasan reads from the essay of Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa an-Najmee, as-Salafiyyoon Baree`oon minal-A'maalil-Irhaabiyyah (The Salafees are Innocent of the Terrorist Acts), in which he clarifies the position of Salafism (i.e. Salafiyyah)towards terrorist acts of September 11th 2001 or otherwise. Not only is Salafism innocent of such crimes, but it is also no theSalafis who are responsible for such atrocities. Rather, it is the followers of Sayyiq Qutb - like al-Awlaki who incite ignorantyoung Muslims to these crimes. Rather, Shaykh Ahmad - another Saudi Salafee Scholar - brings the many narrations thatguarantee the Muslim a reward for killing the Khawaarij (renegades) because of the indiscriminate killings they carry outamong the Muslims and non-Muslims. In fact, this noble Scholar of Islaam reminds us of how the Prophet Muhammad(sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) described these Khawaarij as dogs of Hell. So how could anyone associate them with theSalafees who follow the Qur`aan and the Sunnah with the understanding of the early Muslims before the Khawaarij and theterrorists came and began to use verses of the Qur`aan with their own interpretation for their own ulterior motives!?Perhaps what is most interesting of what Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee mentions is that it is the followers of Sayyid Qutb andthe Muslim Brotherhood (i.e. Ikhwaanul-Muslimoon ) who accuse the Salafees of these crimes whilst their own followerscarry out these crimes. And since the beginning of these phenomenon of terrorism coming out in the name of Islaam, it has been the Salafee Scholars who have been most outspoken against Usamah Bin Laden and other terrorists and acts of terrorism! Abul-Hasan brings the speech of Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee - another Saudi Salafee Scholar -who showed the history of the Muslim youth who were brought up in Saudi Arabia upon Salafism, but they only learnt thisterrorist ideology once they left for Afghanistan and other places and encountered the ideologies of the likes of Sayyid Qutb(k.1966CE), Usamah Bin Laden, Ayman az-Zawahiri and others.