The Islamic State released a video depicting the execution of the Jordanian crusader pilot, Mu’adh Safi Yusuf al-Kasasibah. As displayed in the video, the Islamic State had resolved to burn him alive as retribution for his crimes against Islam and the Muslims, including his active involvement in crusader airstrikes against Muslim lands. When the news of the video broke out, the taghut of Jordan who at the time was in Washington to meet with his masters at the White House – as is the habit of the crusader puppets – cut short his trip, returned home early, and promptly ordered the execution of the mujahidah, Sajidah ar-Rishawi and the mujahid, Ziyad al Karbuli, both of whom had been imprisoned for nearly a decade by the murtaddin of Jordan. The Islamic State had done everything it could to secure the release of both Sajidah and Ziyad, but Allah decreed that they would return to Him as shuhada’, an incomparable honor which they had both desired, eagerly pursued, and supplicated their Lord for. We consider them so, and Allah is their judge. In executing the mujahidin, Jordan is merely hastening the inevitable destruction of its taghut regime.
Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,
“WHOEVER HARMS AN ALLY OF MINE, THEN I HAVE DECLARED WAR AGAINST HIM”
Sahih Al Bukhari
While the execution of Sajidah and Ziyad became the focus of international headlines, the focus for many ignorant hizbiyyin became the manner in which the pilot was executed.
Amongst them was the Jordanian Abu Sayyaf Muhammad ash Shalabi, who stated,
“THE MANNER IN WHICH HE WAS EXECUTED AND THE SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTION OF A VIDEO DISPLAYING HIS EXECUTION IS A MATTER THAT OPPOSES THE TEACHINGS OF THE PURE RELIGION. JIHAD WAS LEGISLATED TO MAKE THE PEOPLE ENTER THE RELIGION, NOT TO MAKE THEM TURN AWAY FROM THE RELIGION OR TO DISTORT ITS IMAGE.”
Abu Sayyaf ash-Shalabi exposed the full extent of his evil when displaying his remorse for the murtadd pilot in the face of the mujahidin. He also fabricated stories about the negotiations regarding the prisoners by claiming to be involved in these negotiations, whereas the representative of the Jordanian taghut from the beginning was ‘Asim Tahir al-Barqawi (AKA Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, whose campaign of lies carries on). Furthermore, ash-Shalabi shamelessly lied by claiming that the murtadd Baathist ‘Izzat ad-Duri and other murtadd Baathists were members of the Islamic State and involved in the negotiations! So, a shameless liar – ash-Shalabi – is taken as a “jihadi mentor”! One can only say to him,
“IF YOU HAVE NO SHAME, THEN DO AS YOU WISH”
This type of rhetoric is typical of hizbiyyin – even those masquerading as supporters of the mujahidin – who continue to live under the authority of the murtadd puppets, and of defeatist Muslims who reside in the lands of kufr under the authority of the crusaders themselves, with no intention of making hijrah to those lands in which the word of Allah is the highest. Such people have had their religion diluted and, not surprisingly, are always amongst the first to speak out in any case where the mujahidin display their harshness towards the crusaders, attempting to disguise their criticism towards the mujahidin as concern for the image of Islam. In burning the crusader pilot alive and burying him under a pile of debris, the Islamic State carried out a just form of retaliation for his involvement in the crusader bombing campaign which continues to result in the killing of countless Muslims who, as a result of these airstrikes, are burned alive and buried under mountains of debris. This is not to even mention those Muslims – men, women, and children – who survive the airstrikes and are left injured and disabled, and in many cases suffering from severe burns that cause them pain and anguish every minute of every day.
This ayah sufficiently demonstrates the shar’i validity of burning someone alive in a case of qisas (retribution). The confusion perpetuated by the hizbiyyin, the palace “scholars,” and the ignorant defeatists, is with regards to the authentic statement of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam),
“NONE SHOULD PUNISH WITH FIRE EXCEPT ALLAH”
Sahih Al Bukhari
As a result of their dishonesty in conveying the truth, the deviants concealed the fact that there is a famous exception to this ruling made in the case of qisas and maslahah (overwhelming benefit), and that in addition to the aforementioned ayah from Surat An-Nahl, the fuqaha’ used as evidence for these exceptions the following ayah from Surat Al-Baqarah.
Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta ‘ala) says:
“SO WHOEVER HAS ASSAULTED YOU, THEN ASSAULT HIM IN THE SAME WAY THAT HE HAS ASSAULTED YOU”
Surah Al Baqarah 2:194
They further used as evidence the hadith of the ‘Urani,
“MEN WHOSE EYES WERE GOUGED OUT BY THE PROPHET (SALLALLAHU ‘ALAYHI WA SALLAM) WITH HEATED IRON
Bukhari and Muslim
Furthermore, the scholars highlighted the fact that,
“THE SAHABAH (RADIYALLAHU ‘ANHUM) PUNISHED PEOPLE WITH FIRE IN A NUMBER OF INCIDENTS THAT TOOK PLACE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE HISTORY OF THE RIGHTLY-GUIDED KHULAFA”
Here we will mention some of these incidents.
The first example:
“IN THE LETTER TO THE MURTADDIN OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA DURING THE RIDDAH WARS, ABU BAKR AS-SIDDIQ (RADIYALLAHU ‘ANH) THREATENED TO BURN THEM ALIVE IF THEY DID NOT REPENT FROM THEIR RIDDAH. IN IT HE STATES, “I HAVE SENT TO YOU SO AND SO [KHALID IBN AL-WALID] WITH AN ARMY OF THE MUHAJIRIN, THE ANSAR, AND THEIR GOOD FOLLOWERS, AND I’VE ORDERED HIM TO NOT FIGHT ANYONE OR KILL ANYONE UNTIL HE CALLS HIM TO THE CALL OF ALLAH. WHOEVER ANSWERS HIM, ACCEPTS THE TRUTH, HALTS HIS EVIL, AND DOES GOOD, MY ENVOY WILL ACCEPT THIS FROM HIM AND WILL AID HIM IN IT. IF HE REFUSES, I’VE ORDERED HIM TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THEM OVER SUCH, TO NOT SPARE ANYONE HE IS ABLE TO KILL, TO BURN THEM ALIVE WITH FIRE, TO KILL THEM IN A SEVERE MANNER USING ALL MEANS, TO ENSLAVE THEIR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND TO NOT ACCEPT FROM ANY ONE OF THEM ANYTHING BUT ISLAM”
Tarikh At Tabari; Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah
The second example:
Likewise during his khilafah, Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anh) gathered a number of his advisors from amongst the Sahabah and consulted them about the case of a man found guilty of committing sodomy.
The one who had the most severe position was ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anh) who said,
“THIS IS A SIN THAT NO NATION HAD COMMITTED BEFORE EXCEPT FOR ONE NATION, AND YOU KNOW HOW ALLAH DEALT WITH THEM. I VIEW THAT WE SHOULD BURN HIM ALIVE.”
So the Sahabah agreed with his position, and Abu Bakr wrote to Khalid ordering him to burn the man alive
Al-Mundhiri (rahimahullah) mentions that,
“THERE WERE FOUR KHULAFA’ WHO BURNED SODOMITES WITH FIRE: ABU BAKR AS-SIDDIQ, ‘ALI IBN ABI TALIB, ‘ABDULLAH IBN AZ-ZUBAYR AND HISHAM IBN ‘ABDIL-MALIK.”
SO, AND THE MAN WOUND UP KILLING AND ROBBING ANYONE HE CAME ACROSS, INCLUDING MUSLIMS. WHEN THIS REACHED ABU BAKR, HE SENT AN ARMY TO DETAIN HIM. HE WAS DETAINED AND BROUGHT BACK, AND ABU BAKR ORDERED THAT HE BE TAKEN TO THE AREA OF AL-BAQI’ AND BURNED ALIVE
Al Bidayah wan-Nihayah
The third example:
DURING THE RIDDAH WARS, WHEN KHALID IBN AL-WALID DEFEATED TULAYHAH AL ASADI IN THE BATTLE OF BUZAKHAH, ABU BAKR WROTE TO HIM ORDERING HIM TO NOT BE LENIENT AND TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF ANYONE HE CAPTURED FROM AMONGST THE KUFFAR WHO HAD KILLED MUSLIMS. SO KHALID REMAINED IN BUZAKHAH FOR A MONTH HUNTING DOWN THE MURTADDIN AND TAKING REVENGE FOR THE MUSLIMS WHO HAD BEEN KILLED. SOME OF THE MURTADDIN HE WOULD BURN ALIVE, OTHERS HE WOULD STONE TO DEATH, AND OTHERS HE WOULD THROW OFF THE TOPS OF MOUNTAINS
Al Bidayah wan-Nihayah
The fourth example:
Abu Musa al-Ash’ari reported that,
THE PROPHET (SALLALLAHU ‘ALAYHI WA SALLAM) SENT BOTH HIM AND MU’ADH IBN JABAL (RADIYALLAHU ‘ANHUMA) TO YEMEN, AND INSTRUCTED THEM TO TEACH THE PEOPLE THE QUR’AN. MU’ADH CAME ONE DAY TO VISIT ABU MUSA AND FOUND WITH HIM A MAN WHO WAS CHAINED UP, SO HE SAID, “O MY BROTHER, WERE WE SENT TO PUNISH THE PEOPLE OR WERE WE SENT TO TEACH THEM AND ORDER THEM WITH WHAT WOULD BENEFIT THEM?” SO ABU MUSA SAID, “HE EMBRACED ISLAM AND THEN DISBELIEVED.” SO MU’ADH SAID, “BY HE WHO SENT MUHAMMAD WITH THE TRUTH, I WILL NOT LEAVE UNTIL I BURN HIM WITH FIRE.” SO ABU MUSA SAID, “WE STILL HAVE SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH HIM.” SO MU’ADH SAID, “BY ALLAH, I WILL NEVER LEAVE!” SO SOME FIREWOOD WAS BROUGHT AND A FIRE WAS LIT, AND HE THREW HIM IN.”
Al-Mu’jam al-Kabir – at-Tabarani
Thus, the Islamic State not only followed the footsteps of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in his harshness towards the disbelievers, but also emulated the example of his righteous Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) by punishing with fire in retaliation, and for the purpose of terrorizing the murtaddin and making examples out of them.
We ask Allah to take revenge for the Muslims and the mujahidin, and rain fire and destruction upon the kuffar and murtaddin wherever they are.