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Shaikh Ibn Baaz: Appeal to the Afghan Mujahid leaders to end infighting post soviet withdrawal

An appeal to the Afghan Mujahid leaders

Praise be to Allah.

May peace and blessings be upon Allah's Messenger!

O Mujahid leaders (one striving/fighting in the Cause of Allah) in Afghanistan!
As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

Allah (may He be Praised) has granted you victory over the enemy and empowerment on Earth after lengthy burdensome Jihad. It is incumbent upon you to be grateful to Allah and cooperate in righteousness and piety and judge according to the Shari'ah of Allah concerning your lives, people and all deeds.

Fighting each other is a major sin and disaster. You must stop it lest your enemies should rejoice at your misfortune and the outcome will be worse. You should fear Allah and give up killing and you should use the peaceful means and the rule of Shari`ah to solve your problems.

If you fail to reconcile and stop fighting by these means, I recommend you to form a committee of scholars to judge between you according to Allah's Shari`ah. You should agree on things which lead to the benefit of all and establish Allah's Command among you.

The Custodian of the Two Sacred Mosques, the King Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz, may Allah grant him success to do what benefits you and leads to good outcomes, invited you to discuss all problems peacefully in his presence to solve them in the light of the Book and Sunnah.

Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says:
And in whatsoever you differ, the decision thereof is with Allah (He is the ruling Judge). [Surah Al-Shura, 42: 10]

Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) also says:
O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasallam), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger (salallahu alaihi wasallam), if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. [Surah Al-Nisa', 4: 59]

He (may He be Praised) also says,
But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad salallahu alaihi wasallam) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. [Surah Al-Nisa', 4: 65]

You should fear Allah and respond actively to the truth. Beware of fighting which harms you and makes the enemies rejoice at your misfortune.

You have two options to end the dispute and reach an agreement which may achieve happiness for all and good outcomes.

The first one is to form a committee of scholars to consider the matter of dispute and judge according to Allah's Shari`ah.

The second option is to accept the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Sacred Mosques to negotiate the peaceful means to solve and end the dispute in the light of the Book and Sunnah.

Allah is the One Who can bring your hearts together, make peace among you, grant you success to do what benefits you and your country.
May He unify your word upon the truth and protect you from the evil plots of the enemies! He is the One Who is Capable of doing so.

As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh

Ibn Baz Fatwas > Volume 7 > An appeal to the Afghan Mujahid leaders

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 General advice to the Afghani officials

From Abdul-'Aziz ibn 'Abdullah Ibn Baz, the general Mufty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the honorable brother, president of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, Shaykh Burhanuddin Rabbani and all Afghan officials and fighters.

May Allah guide them to what pleases Him, grant them wisdom, set right their affairs, support Al-Haqq (the Truth) with them and guard them against the insinuations of Satan and delusive Fitnahs (trials). Amen!

As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

Muslims feel sad and the enemies happy due to the Fitnahs and fighting that took place among you, which resulted in huge deaths, waste of money, displacement of people to the sorrow of Muslims and joy of enemies.

Dear brothers, fear Allah with regard to your religion, souls, people and money and repent to Him of your bad actions and solve your problems with understanding, peaceful means and consultation.

Praising the believers, Allah (Glorified be He) says in Surah (Qur'anic chapter) Al-Shura: And those who answer the Call of their Lord [i.e. to believe that He is the only One Lord (Allāh), and to worship none but Him Alone], and perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt), and who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation, and who spend of what We have bestowed on them.

This is the way which you should adopt and follow with regard to any disagreement, taking into consideration obeying Allah and His Messenger, adhering to His Religion, having mercy upon the people, bringing them benefit and warding off evil and cooperating with your fellow Muslims who rejoice at your union and cooperation and grieve at your disunity and disaccord.

Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwā (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allāh. Verily, Allāh is Severe in punishment.

He (Glorified be He) says: By Al-…Asr (the time). Verily, man is in loss, Except those who believe (in Islāmic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "A believer to another believer is like a wall of bricks supporting each other." While saying so the Prophet (peace be upon him) interlocked his fingers.

He (peace be upon him) said: "Religion is based on advising one another," and repeated it three times. Upon this it was said: "For whom?" He replied: "For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the general Muslims."

He (peace be upon him) said: The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever. There are so many Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) and Hadiths to the same effect.

O disputed brothers and officials, you should fear Allah and remember that you will stand before Allah (on the Day of Resurrection) and He will ask you about the dispute that took place amongst you and its reasons and motives.

In Surah Al-Hijr, Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: So, by your Lord (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم), We shall certainly call all of them to account. For all that they used to do.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: All of you are guardians and are responsible for your charges. He (peace be upon him) also said: O Allah, who (happens to) acquire some kind of control over the affairs of my Ummah (nation based on one creed) and is kind to them, be kind to him, and (who happens to) acquire some kind of control over the affairs of my Ummah and is hard upon them, be hard upon him. There are so many Hadiths to the same effect.

We ask Allah with His Most Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes to join your hearts in righteousness, set right your affairs, entrust them to pious rulers, protect you against the evil of yourselves, Satan and the enemies of Islam, fix your and our intentions, utterances and deeds and grant us and all Muslims a good end. He is the One Who is Capable of doing so. As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh

Fatwas of Ibn Baz>Volume 9>General advice to the Afghani officials


Reference: qsep.com