Clarification on the perfection of Sharee`ah without any excess or deficiency

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, the Ever-Merciful

All praise be to Allaah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family and Companions. To proceed:

I have perused the article published in Al-Bilad magazine, issue no. (1909), dated 12 Muharram, 1385 A.H. Entitled, “Beware of Immoderation”.

Unjustified Accusation

I found that the writer (may Allaah pardon him) thought ill of the volunteering people managing Da`wah (the call to the Way of Allaah), enjoining good and forbidding evil.

He accused them of being deceived, extremists, and opponents to new matters, and mistakenly hurled other accusations at them.

Thus, I deemed it necessary to point out, in this comment, the serious mistakes in the published article to advise the writer and the whole Ummah and defend our fellow brothers against accusations of which, we are quite sure, they are innocent. It also implies an attempt to urge the writer and other writers to make sure of what they say, observe moderation in judging (others), and guard themselves against baseless mistrust.

Here is a detailed elaboration on the mistakes committed by the writer in the article mentioned above. Such mistakes should be highlighted while the one who claims them should be condemned. Hence, seeking the Help of Allaah and depending on Him – as there is no might or power except with Him – we present the following argument:

Showing that Sharee`ah is perfectly moderate

As for what the writer mentioned about the disadvantages of immoderation and excessiveness, it is quite right... read more here.

Virtue of Jihaad and Mujaahidoon

Praise be to Allaah who urged for fighting in His cause and has promised a successful outcome and decisive victory in return for this. I testify that there is no deity except Allaah Alone who has no partner, and who says in His Glorious Book: …and (as for) the believers, it was incumbent upon Us to help (them). I testify that Muhammad is His servant, Messenger and His Khaleel (beloved Servant) who was the best of Mujaahids, the most sincere supporter, and the most truthful to His servants. Peace be upon him, his good, and purified family and his honorable Companions who dedicated themselves to Allaah (Exalted be He) and fought for His Cause until He made His religion prevail by their efforts. He made the believers superior and the disbelievers inferior by them (may Allaah be pleased with them, honor their final end, and made us of their followers in righteousness until the Day of Recompense.)

Jihaad in the cause of Allaah is one of the best deeds and acts of obedience that draw a person close to Allaah (Exalted be He). Indeed, it is the best deed offered by pious people after doing the prescribed acts, because it results in granting victory for the believers, elevating religion, suppressing the disbelievers, and hypocrites, spreading the Islaamic call among the people, bringing people from the darkness to the light and facilitating the spread of Islaamic virtues and its just rulings among people as well as many benefits and good returns for Muslims. There are many Hadeeths and Aayaahs (Qur’anic verses) related to the virtue of Jihad and the Mujaahids which encourages and stimulates truthful Muslims to contribute in Jihaad and to have sincere intentions in fighting the enemy of the Lord of the worlds. It is a collective obligation upon Muslims; if some people fulfill the tasks, other will be relieved the duty. It sometimes becomes an individual obligation that no Muslim can ignore except by a legal excuse like when the ruler calls for war or the enemy besieges an Islaamic country… read more here.

Enactment of Jihaad (fighting & striving in the Cause of Allaah)

Question 1: Does Jihaad (fighting in the cause of Allaah) in Dar-ul-Harb (enemy territory) mean to launch an attack with the purpose of forcing non-Muslims to embrace Islaam?

Answer: Allaah (Exalted be He) has made Jihaad lawful for the purpose of spreading Islaam and overcoming obstacles which Du`aah (callers to Islaam) are faced with while calling others to the truth and preventing those whose souls may prompt them into harming or assaulting the Du`aah… read more here.