A Fabricated hadeeth – Favorite of the Hypocrite
There is a saying, “We have returned from the lesser Jihad (battle) to the greater Jihad”, which the people quote on the basis that it is a hadeeth, which is in fact false, because it is a fabricated hadith which has no basis.
According to this belief, striving against desires of the self is considered the “Greater Jihad”, which makes the Jihad of the battlefield the “Lesser Jihad”. However, this so-called hadith is only a saying of Ibrahim bin Abi Ablah one of the Successors, and it contradicts textual evidences and reality.
Ibn Taiymiyyah said in Al-Furqan PP. 44-45: “This hadith has no sources and nobody in the field of Islamic knowledge has narrated it. Jihad against the disbelievers is the most noble of actions and moreover it is the most important action for the mankind.”
Al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi reports it is daeef (weak) due to the narrator Khalaf bin Muhammad bin Ismail Al-Khiyam. Al-Haakim says, “His hadeeths are unreliable”. Abu Ya’la Al-Khalili says, “He often adulterates, is very weak and narrates unknown hadith.” (Mashari-ul-Ashwaq, Ibn Nuhas 1/31).
There is also the narrator Yahya bin Al-Ula who is a known liar and forgerer of hadith (Ahmad). Amru bin Ali, An-Nasai and Ad-Daraqutni state, “His hadith are renounced.” Ibn Adi states, “His hadith are false.” (Tahzeeb-ut-Tahzeeb 11/261-262)
Ibn Hajar said, “He was accused of forging hadith.” (At-Taghrib). Adh-dhahabi said, “Abu Hatim said that he is not a strong narrator, Ibn Ma’een classified him as weak and Ad-Daraqutni said that he is to be neglected.”
This hadeeth also contradicts clear verses of the Qur’an. Allah the Mighty, the Majestic, says, (Translation of the Meaning),
“Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward; Degrees of (higher) grades from Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allah is Ever Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Qur’an (4:95-96)
So we need to be aware of who and why this “fabricated” hadeeth is used so much. There is almost no Masjid in the west that one can’t hear it repeated; in such a tone that one would think that it is the most respected of ahadeeth with the strongest of narrations. But it’s not! In fact it is just the opposite as we have just seen. Is it because the emams don’t know this? Is it because the Muslims have not heard evidence to the contrary. NO! This is not the case. This “fabricated” hadeeth is use so freely because it satisfies those who are Muslims for the sake of the disbelievers.
There may be a few sincere Muslims who have not been exposed to the truth regarding this “fabricated” hadeeth. But most of those that spew out this “fabricated” hadeeth don’t fall into this category. They are Muslims for the sake of the disbelievers. Maybe you are thinking, “What is he talking about, Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers?” It’s like this; just like the Muslim for the sake of Allah does everything thinking about what Allah will think of him, the Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers does everything thinking what the disbelievers will think of him. So when the Muslim speaks out and proclaims that obligation of Jihad against the disbelievers and the defending of the Muslim lands as the most noble of actions, the misguided hypocrite Muslim speaks out in an effort to minimize Jihad against the disbelievers or to negate it altogether because they wish to please the disbelievers.
Whenever the interests of the disbelievers are threatened or harmed by Muslims he is the first to jump to their defense. He would speak against his brothers and betray them. He may even advise Muslims to spy against one another and report to the authorities. For him fighting for Islam, and for the Ummah is terrorism, but he manages to shop for a fatwa that would allow him to serve in the armies of the disbelievers and fight against his brothers. Being a Muslim for the sake of the disbelievers permeates his every action. If he meets a Muslim he frowns and if he meets a disbeliever his face beams with a smile.
In fact there are some Muslims who are so much Muslim for the sake of kuffar that they do not even like Muslims who call the kuffar, kuffar!
We find the ummah in this sad state today because for too long the Muslim Ummah – and especially Muslims residing in the lands of the kuffar – have allowed the kuffar to set the agenda: to dictate the terms and conditions of arguments and debates. They want us to be divided and apologetic.
It’s time we understand and act upon the truths that the kuffar, with the help of their apostate allies are intent on changing our Deen – on “modernizing it” – and thus demand that we Muslims accommodate ourselves to, and imitate, the ways and the life of the kuffar themselves. The kuffar will use deadly force to not only get their own way and maintain their political, military and economic domination of our lands, but also to prevent the establishment of a land or lands where we can live, as Muslims, ruled only by Shariah, and where the kuffar have no power and no influence over us.
To counter the machinations of the kuffar and the Muslims for the sake of the disbelievers we need to do a couple of things, InshaAllah.We need to shift the focus away from what has become the most important part of the propagandistic agenda of the kuffar – which is of trying to divide us by insisting: (a) that we reject what they, the kuffar, call the “extremists” and the “terrorists” among us; and (b) that we embrace the “moderate” Islam that they insist is “true Islam” and which they affirm is compatible with their Taghut of democracy and their Taghut of the nation-State.
That is, we need to shift the focus toward their own, kaffir, way of life – toward their hypocrisy, and highlight and explain the utter failure of the decadent societies of the West. We need to expose the deaths and the suffering and the exploitation and the damage that the kuffar of the West have inflicted on people and upon the world. We need to expose the real terrorism of the new Amerikan empire which, in the past sixty years for example, has established over three hundred military bases around the world, has attempted to overthrow over forty foreign governments; which has intervened militarily in the internal affairs of other countries hundreds upon hundreds of times; which has supported oppressive dictators and corrupt governments; which has used chemical weapons against people, and dropped millions upon millions of tons of bombs upon people, and which thus has directly caused the deaths of millions upon millions of people.
We need to not only understand the error of the kaffir way of thinking, but also reject their attempt to have us “understand” our Deen according to their fallible way of thinking. Thus can we revive the authentic Islam of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jammah – the Deen of Jihad fee Sabilillah and Al wala wal Bara – and thus can we do our duty to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and so make the Word of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala supreme.
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala says:
“He has sent His Messenger with the correct guidance and the [perfect] Deen, and will make it triumphant [over all other Ways] despite all that the Mushrikoon will do.” 61:69 Interpretation of Meaning
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala also says in the miraculous Quran:
“You who are sincere in belief: It is awe of Allah which causes you to speak the truth.” 33:70 Interpretation of Meaning
In context, this Ayah means that if we are in awe of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – if we sincerely know and feel how superior is the power of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, if we sincerely believe in the Judgement which awaits us – then we will be motivated to speak the truth, to act honourably, and will not fear or be in awe of or be misguided by those lesser things, including the power of the kuffar, anything the kuffar may devise or have devised, or whatever some leader or some ruler or some kaffir-law may demand that we do, or do not do.
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