ICNA Canada influences & shapes policy regarding the Canadian Government’s approach to promoting the true message of Islam within a multicultural Canadian society. ICNA Canada’s official web site shared the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين), a collection of aHadith with modern commentary compiled by Imam Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni scholar of the 13th century that is highly revered today by the vast majority of Muslims in all the world.
[Hadith]: 390. `Abdullah bin `Umar (MABPWH) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “I have been commanded (by Allah) (MHNBE) to fight all people until they testify that there is no god except Allah and pay Zakat (subjugation tax); if they do this, their blood (life) and property are protected. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
We continue to learn more from the Book Garden of the Righteous
If it comes to Jihad against infidels, polytheists and the people of the Book (Ahl-ul-Kitab) then before waging war against them, they should be invited to Islam and told about the prescribed Salat (prayers), Zakat and other teachings of Islam
The objective of Jihad warrants that one must struggle against Kufr (disbelief) and Shirk (polytheism) and the worship of falsehood in all its forms. Jihad has to continue until this objective is achieved.
This Hadith strongly refutes the people who distort that Islam preaches defensive war only
It is evident from this Hadith that so long as Kufr [disbelief] is present in this world, it is necessary to wage Jihad against it to finish it off, and so long as all the disbelievers do not openly accept Islam and adopt the Islamic way of life, Muslims are duty- bound to make Jihad against them.
This section that I have just read clears up the misconception that jihad is an internal strugle
[Hadith]: 1352. Abu Hurairah and Jabir (MABPWT) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “War is deception.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
“Commentary: “Khad`ah” means deception, i.e., employing a strategy which causes misunderstanding to the enemy, and one’s real intent does not become evident to them. This is permissible in Islam in the state of war.
In conclusion we learn that Prophet Mohammad PBUH considered the final messenger of Allah MHNBE enjoined all Muslims either in Canada, Europe, or Asia to use deception as a strategy to bring about Islamic Justice and peace. This will come about when all manmade laws are replaced with Islamic law
We also learn that Jihad for the betterment of Canada and mankind can be offensive war that involves spilling the blood of those that refuse the invitation to join Islam while refusing to pay the subjugation Tax.
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