Unraveling the Jihadists’ Judicial Errors & Sophisms (2)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Jihadists and terrorists groups use verses from the Quran and Hadith to mislead youth. In this series I will mention some of their judicial errors and the sophisms they use advantageously in their favor for corruption. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Umar Bazmoul authored a book, “Al-Muhkamu wal Mutashbih fee At-Takfir wal Jihad ” that critically discusses sophisms for Jihad and Takfir.

Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ

 O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.[ Surah : Muhammad,Verse:7]

Jihadists use this verse and say: Those who fight the disbelievers desiring to advance Islam and restore its honor after the period of lowliness, which its currently in, then they have made a great effort of jihad. If they are right then they will get a double reward and if they aren’t then they will get one reward.

The clear meaning for these doubts and misgivings:

The person who performs Jihad in a manner other than the way Allah legislated it, is not performing Jihad in Allah’s Cause. Acting in this fashion doesn’t benefit him to believe he’s fighting for Allah’s Religion!

Aiding Allah is through applying the Shari’ah and acting by it, not by contradicting it.

Abu Musa (Radi Allahu Anhu) narrated:

    جاء رجل إلى النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فقال الرجل يقاتل حمية ويقاتل شجاعة ويقاتل رياء فأي ذلك في سبيل الله ؟ قال ( من قاتل لتكون كلمة الله هي العليا فهو في سبيل الله .

A man came to the Prophet () and said, “A man fights for pride and haughtiness another fights for bravery, and another fights for showing off; which of these (cases) is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet () said, “The one who fights that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 7458)


This hadeeth confirms the Mujahid is the one who fights to make Islam superior and make the entire religion solely for Allah. Therefore, the person who does Jihad in opposite to what Allah legislated isn’t fighting for Allah’s Cause.

As long as Jihad is done within the bounds of Allah’s commands and prohibitions then it’s Jihad to spread Islam. Whenever the person diverts from the legislation Muhammad () came with, then he isn’t performing Jihad for Allah’s cause. Conversely, this person’s jihad is one for his innovation and desires cause. His jihad is a Bid’ah.

It isn’t everyone that fights claiming he’s performing Jihad, is doing so for Allah’s Cause. Especially, if they aren’t following the Quran and Sunnah. The person fighting must stay within the limits set by Allah and avoid what He prohibited.

Islam  prohibits killing Muslims unjustly! Some of the people claiming to be participating in Jihad route to killing each other. They make permissible for themselves our rights Islam protects (blood/wealth). They do these acts claiming it is Jihad. This is only an innovated jihad (Jihad Bid’ee). It is deemed so as it is outside the limits Allah set and exceeds the Shar’iah and (Islamic) Methodology (for Jihad).

It is must to know the difference between the legislated Jihad Allah and His Messenger commands from the Innovated Jihad, the Jihad of the people of misguidance. They  perform Jihad obeying Shaytaan, while they believe they are obeying Ar-Rahman. This kind of Jihad resembles the one from the people of desires and innovation .i.e the Khawarij. They fight against the Muslims and against the righteous and pious who preceded them [1] ( pages 371-374)

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar© 1435 Ramadhan 15th

** Try and memorize the verses and hadith mentioned for Allah’s pleasure and your protection and defense. **

Have you read part 1?

[1] Taken from Al-Muhkamu wal Mutashbih fee At-Takfir wal Jihad, by Shyakh ,Dr, Muhammad ibn Umar Bazmoul, printed by Darul Istaqamah,1st edition , 1429H/2008

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