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Parying for Overall Destruction of Jews and Christians

Parying for Overall Destruction of Jews and Christians

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www.answering-extremism.com
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ā
li
 
Ā
li-Shaykh on Praying for the Absolute Destruction of Jews & Christians
Original Title:
    
 Author:
 
ā
li
 
Ā
li-Shaykh
Translator:
Harrison
 
ā
li
 
Ā
li-Shaykh
1
on Praying for the AbsoluteDestruction of Jews & Christians
2
 
Question:
We have read a verdict from you published in “al-Da’wah” magazine that oneshould not pray for the overall destruction of Jews and Christians. Hearing this, we wereconfused by the seemingly contrasting supplication of prophet N
ū
h (Noah
       
). Wehope you will explain this verdict of yours with the evidence.
Answer:
This is similar to the question that was asked when I visited al-Da’wahPublications that publishes “al-Da’wah” magazine. I have mentioned many times in thepast that doing such a thing is not in accordance with the fundamentals of our belief andcreed. The supplication for the overall destruction of nonbelievers was specific to prophetN
ū
h (Noah
       
). The messengers after him did not pray inclusively for absolutedestruction of all nonbelievers. Allah (
) said:
                         
And N
ū
h said, “My Lord, do not leave upon the earth a single one of thedisbelievers.”
[S
ū
rah N
ū
h, 71:26]Yet, an angel said to prophet Muhammad (
   
 
) (after being rejected andpersecuted by his people), “If you want, I will crush the two mountains upon the people of Mecca.” The prophet (
   
 
) replied saying:
1
 
ā
li
 
Ā
li-Shaykh: One of the leading scholars of Saudi Arabia, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, and the current minister of Islaamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia. (born 1362 Hijrah / 1941).
2
This fatwá was taken from a book called “al-Fat
ā
wá al-Shar’iyyah f 
 ī 
al-Qadh
ā
yá Al-‘Asriyyah,” acollection of various rulings by Muhammad Ibn Fahd al-
usayn.
 
www.answering-extremism.com
2
                                    
 
“No, I hope Allah will bring out from their progeny people who’ll worship Allahalone ascribing no partner to Him.”
3
 The prophet (
   
 
) also once condemned some of the foremost and harshestof the leaders of disbelief, so the following verse was revealed to him, as is mentioned in“Kit
ā
b al-Taw
 ī 
d”, Allah revealed:
                                      
 You have nothing to do with the decision, whether He pardons them or punishes them. Indeed, they are the transgressors.
[S
ū
rah
Ā
li-‘Imr 
ā
n, 3:128]The guidance of the prophet (
   
 
) and his companions regarding their supplications against nonbelievers is that they would only pray specifically against thetransgressors and unjust among them, the oppressors, or those who openly wage war against Islam and its people. This is also illustrated in the supplication of ‘Umar 
 
when hewas in prayer:“Oh Allah, deal with the disbelievers from the People of the Book that hinder others from Your religion and that fight Your righteous servants.”As for praying against all Jews and Christians for their overall extermination, this is notpermissible in Islam. It is a form of going to extremes in supplication. This is becauseAllah has already informed us that the Jews and Christians will remain until theappearance of the Anti-Christ (al-Mas
 ī 
al-Dajj
ā
l) towards the end of time. So, if someoneprays to Allah for Him to remove all of them now before the Anti-Christ appears, then thisis a contradiction and a form of objection to what Allah has already decreed with His
3
Recorded by al-Bukh
ā
 ī 
(no. 3231) and Muslim (1795) from the
ad
 ī 
th of ‘
Ā
ishah, may Allah bepleased with her.

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