Texas Imam says Fanaticism and Righteousness can be the Same

Texas Imam says Fanaticism and Righteousness can be the Same

April 12, 2014 in Oslo, Norway Yasir Qadhi gave a lecture. the following is an excerpt.

Could be a pious Muslim

Senior scholars were duped by Juhayman. Senior scholars believed Juhayman to be righteous… What does that show you? It shows you that fanaticism exists in people that might otherwise appear to be righteous. Even to our scholars…

Most of the people who joined Juhayman’s movement are hafiz (memorized Quran) of the book of Allah. They were genuinely religious. They thought they were doing something good…. These are righteous people. But they’ve lost site of reality. They are so incensed and enraged at music and singing that they are willing to shed blood in the Kaba… And brothers and sisters, we see the same fanaticism in the modern jihadist movement…

Juhayman man wrote several pamphlets and I went through them for a conference that I was giving.  It’s very scary. I am a man who has a master’s in theology. I know my religion I was reading his documents with a fine tooth comb. I was waiting to jump on something that I could say aha this shows he’s a deviant, aha this shows he’s a fanatic. I swear by Allah, I could barely find anything that gave me warning signals. It seemed to be very solid, very well argued, very passionate. And this terrified me.

Why? I have the advantage of hindsight looking back and I am going through his pamphlets with a fine tooth comb and I don’t find anything wrong. Many of my teachers knew him personally. They all said the same thing that we really thought he was a righteous pious individual. The movement of Juhayman is an interesting movement to study and it came from within the general Salafi tradition. Most of the people with him were from the University of Medina.   

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Quran 9:05“Kill Them Where You Find Them” Contextualized

Quran 9:05“Kill Them Where You Find Them” Contextualized

Islam kill Jew, Christian, Pagan, Polytheist wherever you find them. This verse if taken out of context leads to misinformation that fuels Islamophobia. Below is a partial transcript of a lecture uploaded by senior Imam Karim AbuZaid on Oct 14, 2017. Imam AbuZaid makes clear the true contextualized meaning.

Because Islam is a misunderstood religion of peace

You know, the people that want to attack Islam. They want to prove that Islam is violent religion. They end up bringing out that verse in chapter called Taubah 9:5 “kill the infidels Where you find them smite them.

You know the famous words. – Again manipulation. Ya the verse is there you cannot deny it. Actually if you translate it this is the translation you gona come up with. But what you need to understand that this verse was revealed in an occasion.

Islam does not attack without complying to ethics of sharia law

 What is the occasion? The mushriks, polytheists we’re still occupying the Haram, the house of Allah, the kaba, and they still had their idols around the Kaba. Mohammad PBUH wanted to perform hadj. And it is not befitting him to do tora when these idols are there.   So he sent  Ali ibn Abi Talib (cousin, son-in-law and companion of Prophet Muhammad). to give them four months warning. Vacate the Haram get out of there. After the four months I am at war with you.

Imam Karim Abu

Now the Arabs from the past used to honor and respect the Kaba. Imagine if somebody kills another person and he would go inside the Kaba no one there come near him. Until what? Somebody would kill the father of someone else – he killed your father. But you cannot come near him as long as he is where? You can’t. You wait for him. If he stays there for a month or two you can’t touch him. Until he what?

So Allah MHNBE is telling the Muslims after the fourth month you are at war with them regardless where they are. – where they are – It does not matter. – Even if they are inside the Haram. So this is the context but Fox and box and CNN and all these guys are after us. They approach the book with what? – With that belief that Islam is what? I think the idea is conveyed.


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