A Letter to Hamas
Brothers and Sisters of Hammas
Please find time to
read this brief message of mine and if possible give it a thought.
The Almighty condemns
those who kill innocent people and cause mischief on earth. I have no doubt
whatsoever that those Muslims who are killing the Israeli civilians by resorting
to suicide bombing are guilty of that crime. I am not talking about their
fate in the hereafter, which is something only the Almighty can decide.
When you kill them,
you cause the following to happen:
- You give licence to the Israelis
to kill our innocent children, women, and men.
- You lose the moral support of the world community because
it is confused in deciding as to who is the bigger criminal of the two.
- More significantly, you violate the Almighty's law which
under no circumstances allows you to kill the innocent.
- You embarrass Yasser Arafat,
who, whether you like him or not, is your leader, and it is your duty according
to the Qur'an (4:59) and the prophet alaihissalaam's ahadith to
follow him. You cannot succeed without being organized under your leader.
- Worst of them all, you cause great harm to the reputation
of Islam, which despite being the Almighty's true religion has come to be
seen by a large number of non-Muslims as a faith that sanctions violence
and blood-shed in the name of religion.
- You ignore the fact that the Almighty has mentioned
the significance of patience on numerous occasions in the Qur'an. You also forget that it is only those who practice
patience who have been promised help from the Almighty. (...wa tammat kalimatu rabbikalhusna 'ala
bani Israela bima sabaroo (7:137), ... innallaha ma'assabireen (2:153) etc.)
- You cannot succeed unless God Almighty is with you,
and the Almighty is not going to be with you unless you follow His commands.
His biggest command under the existing circumstances is Sabr. What you are doing right now is just the opposite
of it. For God's sake, change your attitude and save the hundreds and thousands
of innocent Muslims who would remain the target of Israeli soldiers for
as long as the totally un-Islamic and inhuman practice of suicide bombing
You can fight Israel, but you can't fight
God Almighty. When you are impatient and violent against those who are not
directly responsible for any of your sufferings, you are fighting against
God. Please stop it.