Texas Imam “killing civilians and whatnot” “But we cannot ignore provocation”

Texas Imam “killing civilians and whatnot” “But we cannot ignore provocation”

Premiered Nov 2, 2020 Imam Yasir Qadhi is responding on, Thinking Muslim’ Podcast: Difficult Questions About the Situation in France, the increasing tensions in France, that has, in the last several days, been stricken with two jihadist attacks. French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded & 3 people in church in Niece were killed an elderly woman was decapitated.

The following description is from Imam Yasir Qadhi’s you tube channel: Shaykh, Dr. Yasir Qadhi speaks about the French Policy towards Muslims, the potential for the ‘French model’ to be exported to other countries where Muslims are a minority. He also touches on the Islamic justifications for violence, how we (Muslims) should defend the honour of the Messenger of Allah. (SAW) Below is an excerpt of this interview.

If you listen to my lectures throughout Al Qaeda and ISIS era I was always without exception bringing up American foreign policy as a primary cause of those jihadist movements. I gave a number of lectures that went viral. That once again, yes I criticize the beheading of journalists. I criticize a lot of the errant views that Al Qaeda and ISIS had and the killing civilians and whatnot. But I never stop speaking of the broad picture which is, these movements are, a reaction to your invasion

The same applies over here now. What we’re seeing now is wrong. What these people are doing is wrong. But we cannot ignore provocation. We cannot ignore…

This is what I call it asymmetric warfare. You have the state on one side, you have the media, you have the president, on one side that is prodding and poking and provoking and wanting to incite, continuously demonizing the entire faith. And on the other side you have a bunch of citizens like us expected to monitor each and every individual. That’s impossible… It is the government that should think about its future course of action. Not as a threat to for a future attack but as a sensible policy. In this case secularism has become an excuse to be anti-Muslim. Therefore even when this one attack happened, or three attacks or two attacks, we criticize those attacks. But we always jump to the broader narrative. And Allah knows best this is what has been my philosophy pretty much from the beginning.

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a Pakistani-American Islamic scholar, theologian and preacher. Since 2001, he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. He also taught in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is currently the resident scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas.

Qadhi has written numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues. A 2011 The New York Times Magazine essay by Andea Elliott described Qadhi as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.

Qadhi was previously affiliated with the Salafi movement but has since left the movement and now identifies as a Sunni.

Are Diverse Opinions on Execution of Blasphemers Acceptance of Diversity?

Are Diverse Opinions on Execution of Blasphemers Acceptance of Diversity?

The beheading crisis of French teacher Samuel Paty is addressed in a lecture by Texas born Imam, & PhD scholar Yasir Qadhi. Below is an excerpt of the lecture dealing with Islamic jurisprudence.  Premiered Nov 4, 2020

To make a point to be sacrilegious to the faith of Islam this is something that the books of fique [Jurisprudence] would not accept, allow. Now after this comes the issue of punishment. What is the punishment for the one who would do this? There is a differentiation if it comes from a Muslim or from a non-Muslim. Also there is some discussion whether the person has the opportunity to repent or not to repent. The details of this are much longer than this topic deserves. The majority position though, and some have claimed ijma [consensus] if there was clear intent, then the majority position is that indeed the penalty for public blasphemy is indeed execution. This is the reality of what our books of fique [jurisprudence] state. Some scholars say that he [blasphemer] should be allowed the opportunity to repent. And others said that a public provocation requires a public punishment and that repentance will be private between him and Allah MHNBE. Some other scholars differentiated between somebody who blasphemes against Allah versus somebody who blasphemes against the Messenger PBUH. A lot of discussion that again is beyond the scope of this. Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah [13th century Islamic scholar of the Hanbali school] by the way has a very thorough book on in this regard which is titled as-Sarim al-Maslul ‘ala Shatim ar-Rasul [The Drawn Sword against those who insult the Messenger], which is basically a very detailed explanation, as well it is over 500 pages about the ruling of the one who makes fun of the messenger and of course he took the position which is the majority position that this person should be executed. Some have claimed that there is ijma on this issue and they quote Ibn al-Mundhir, one of the early scholars of Islam. who wrote a book about ijma – unanimous consensus. Ibn al-Mundhir that there is ijma, that whoever curses the Prophet MHNBE, that he is to be executed. Video

The following is from Islam Q&A , an academic, educational and da‘wah website, supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid.

Question; Is it permissible to execute a married adulterer by some method other than stoning, such as killing him with a sword or by shooting him?

Based on this, it is not permissible to replace stoning with killing by the sword or shooting, because stoning is a more severe punishment and a more effective deterrent to the sin of zina.

It is essential to stone the married adulterer until he dies, following the Sunnah of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as it is proven that he said that, did it and enjoined it. The Messenger of Allaah PBUH stoned Maa’iz, the Juhani woman, the Ghaamidi woman, and the two Jews.

Dissenting opinion

Is it permissible to execute a married adulterer by some method other than stoning, such as killing him with a sword or by shooting him?

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a Pakistani-American Islamic scholar, theologian and preacher. Since 2001, he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. He also taught in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is currently the resident scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas.

Qadhi has written numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues. A 2011 New York Times Magazine essay by Andea Elliott described Qadhi as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam”.

Qadhi was previously affiliated with the Salafi movement but has since left this movement and now identifies as a Sunni.


 					

Texas Imam “Islamic Armies Spread Islam”

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi shares wisdoms while interviewing Dr Zakir Noik about why he moved to Malesia after exile from India.

Dr. Zakir Naik and Dr. Yasir Qadhi | A Reflection on the Current Crisis | EPIC Replay April 22 2020. Following is an excerpt

One of the things that I said when I went to Malaysia, is that in most Muslim countries in the world, the armies of Islam came and then Islam spread after that. But Malaysia is one of the few places that Islam spread organically. and the majority of its inhabitants are Muslim despite the fact that you know there was no razwa [Islamic conquest]. From the time of the umayyads [The first dynasty of Arab caliphs (661-750). Its capital was Damascus ] or the sahaba [companions of the Prophet] so this is, inshallah, something that they can use to their advantage.

Islam Q&A is an academic, educational, da‘wah website which aims to offer advice and academic answers based on evidence from religious texts in an adequate and easy-to-understand manner. These answers are supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid 

[al-Hadeed 27:25]

So whoever deviates from the Book is to be brought back with iron, i.e. by force. Hence the soundness of the religion is based on the Qur’aan and the Sword. It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah MABPWH said: The Messenger of Allaah PBUH commanded us to strike with this, meaning the sword, whoever turns away from this, meaning the Qur’aan.

[al-Baqarah 2:251]

2 – Allaah has commanded us to prepare the means of fighting against the kuffaar and frightening them. He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allaah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allaah does know”

[al-Anfaal 8:60]

If Islam was only spread by peaceful means, what would the kuffaar have to be afraid of? Of mere words spoken on the tongue? In al-Saheehayn it is narrated that the Prophet PBUH said: “I have been supported with fear as far as a month’s journey.” Would the kuffaar be afraid of being told, “become Muslim, but if you do not then you are free to believe and do whatever you want”? or were they afraid of jihad and the imposition of the jizyah and being humiliated? That may make them enter Islam so that they may be spared this humiliation. 3 – When the Messenger called people to Islam, his call was accompanied by the sword, and he commanded his leaders to do likewise, so that when the people saw the serious of the Muslims in calling people to their religion, that dispelled any confusion.

Texas Imam says “there is a fine line between fanaticism and righteousness”

Texas Imam says “there is a fine line between fanaticism and righteousness”

Yasir Qadhi is an Islamic theologian and scholar who serves as the Dean Of Academic Affairs at The Islamic Seminary of America and is a Resident Scholar at East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas.

In a lecture on April 12, 2014 in Oslo, Norway Yasir Qadhi discussed the fine line in Islam between righteousness and fanaticism that guides modern jihadist movements.

The introduction to his lecture on YouTube reads:

Thirty-five years ago today, on 20th November 1979, corresponding to 1st Muharram 1400AH of the Islamic calender, as the Imam of Makkah [Saudi Arabia] finished the Fajr [morning] prayer signaling the dawn of a new century of the Islamic calender, a group of overzealous rebels took the holiest place on earth as hostage claiming they have the promised Mahdi [Muslim Messiah] in their midst.

These rebels were not pagans or idol worshipers; on the contrary, they were, outwardly at least, pious Muslims. Many of them were Hufadh [Muslims who memorized the Quran] of the Qur’an and students of knowledge.

Knowledge is indeed power, but when this knowledge is driven by emotion & rage it becomes a powerfully-lethal force that can lead to fanaticism!

Join Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi as he unveils a forgotten dark chapter of recent Islamic history where the holy sanctuary of the Ka’bah [holiest shrine in Islam] was turned into a war zone! And see how we can benefit from this recent incident in light of fanaticism rampant in our own times.

Here are excerpts from Yasir Qadhi’s lecture:

The first movement, and the one that I have actually spoken a lot about in a lot of detail, and , and I sear by Allah, one of the most scary and dangerous movements in our recent history, is the movement of Juhayman [ibn Muhammad] ibn Sayf al-Otaybi from Mecca [Juhayman al-Otaybi is a Saudi militant and soldier who in 1979 led the Grand Mosque seizure of the Great Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia’s holiest mosque, to protest against the Saudi monarchy and the House of Saud]… Many of you might not be aware one of the saddest incidents in our recent Islamic history was the hijacking of the Ka’aba itself [the holiest shrine in Islam located in Mecca]… The Kaaba itself was hijacked. It was held hostage. The Kaaba, not by a group of pagans, not by a group of idol worshippers, not by a group of Kuffar [disbelievers[, by a group of ultra fundamentalist fanatics. That was so quote-unquote righteous and pious that many of the senior scholars alive at the time did not know what to make of it. Why? Because they thought these people were good people. They thought these people [are] righteous people, and this is why it’s so scary that there is a fine line between fanaticism and between righteousness. There’s a fine line between fanaticism and righteousness. And that line is sometimes difficult to distinguish even for people of great knowledge and great stature… these groups are not people with horns coming out of their heads. They’re not people with devil tails that you can recognize them. They are huffaz [Muslims who have completely memorized the Quran] of the Book of Allah [Quran. They are righteous people, but they’ve lost sight of reality. They’re so incensed and enraged at music and singing that they’re willing to shed blood in the haram [Masjid al-Haram also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca] thinking that will bring about Allah’s peace and religion. They have lost the plot completely, and frankly brothers and sisters, we see the same fanaticism in the modern jihadist movements… By the way Osama bin Laden himself [founder of the militant-terrorist Islamist organization al-Qaeda] mentioned that one of the first signs of becoming more Islamic to him was the Juhayman [al-Otaybi] incident, that he took inspiration from Juhayman and he, and he writes and I have his writings, I have his writings and his lectures, he writes that no doubt Juhayman what he did was wrong but still I sympathize with much of what he did…