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A Statement Regarding the Events at Ft. Hood, TX
In the Name of Allah. All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the
Messenger of Allah, and upon his family, companions, and those who follow his
footsteps till the day of Judgment.
We issue this statement in support of the actions of brother Nidal Malik Hassan; as a
congratulations for his brave and heroic deed, as well as the jealousness he displayed for
the pains suffered by the Muslim Ummah as a result of the modern Zionist-Christian
Crusades against it. May Allah reward you brother Nidal. We ask Allah to accept this
great feat of yours and make you an example for others to follow.
We also issue this statement due to the unfortunate yet expected wave of apologetic
statements being given around the world which smack of apostasy, especially in the land
of the Lead Crusaders, the United States of America, the likes of which are only given
either to safeguard their worldly gains from living there, due to their misguidance and
ignorance of firm principles which they easily throw away based on their false concepts
of "general interest", or due to the verdicts of misguided or evil scholars.
On this point we briefly state the following:
• The general principle is that it is not allowed for the Muslims to live permanently in
the lands of the infidels. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
'I am free of every Muslim who lives amongst the polytheists
There are scholars who have stated its permissibility, but with the condition that the
Muslim is able to practice the tenets of his religion properly, from the most important
of which is matters of alliance and disavowal (al-wala wal-bara - the clear
declaration of alliance with the believers and enmity and disassociation from the
disbelievers). For most people living amongst the polytheists, this is not something
• It is not permissible for Muslims to aid the infidels in any way in war against the
Muslims, whether physically, morally, financially, or strategically. There is a
consensus amongst the scholars that whoever does so, even by a mere gesture, has
committed an act of apostasy and has left the fold of Islam, based upon the verse:
O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as allies, they are
but allies to one another. If any amongst you allies them, then surely he is one
of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the wrong-doers.
Joining the infidel armies is one of the worst forms of this aid.
The actions of Nidal Malik Hasan were not contrary to the religion of Islam, rather
they are encouraged by it, for no covenant exists between Muslims in the U.S. and the
U.S. government and army. If there was initially some covenant, that covenant is now
void due to the various crimes the United States has committed to break it, from them
engaging in war with the Muslims, imprisoning Muslims, and by the rape and abuse
of Muslim men and women to name a few.
If one does hold the opinion that the covenant stands, they in no way are to condemn
Nidal Malik Hasan or his actions, as there are legitimate scholars and opinions which
state otherwise. Rather, all Muslims are to regard him as a brother and Mujahid who
risked his life in avenging the weak and oppressed Muslims around the world, who
based his actions on valid and legitimate texts and opinions of scholars. Even if he
had not based his actions on valid opinions and indeed was mistaken, the most which
would be said that he made a mistake, and that the sin of the infidels was much worse
than his mistake, as Allah said in the Qur'an:
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They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months. Say, "Fighting
therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to
prevent humankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to
prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and to drive out its inhabitants, and
fitnah is worse than killing..." ('Al-Baqarah: 217)
This was revealed in regards to a group of Muslims who killed some polytheists of
Makkah during the sacred months in which fighting was forbidden. Al-Qurtubi said:
Mujahid and others said that the word fitnah here means disbelief, meaning, "your
disbelief is worse than our killing them." The majority said, "The meaning of fitnah here
is putting Muslims through trials which may turn them away from Islam and be
destroyed," and that this is a greater crime than their killing in the forbidden months.
If one reads and ponders over the event mentioned, they will find many benefits
We warn all Muslims, both individuals and organizations, to fear Allah in the views
they hold and statements they make in regards to the validity of Nidal's actions, the
character of our brother, and the correct Islamic views in relation to matters of this
sort. They must be very careful that they do not knowingly or unknowingly fall into
disbelief and apostasy.
In conclusion, we again congratulate all Muslims, especially those in the United States,
and especially our heroic brother Nidal Malik Hasan, for indeed he has raised our heads
and made us proud. He realized the truth about the "war on terror", and waged his own
war on terror. When he realized the sin of being in the army, and when he came to know
he may be sent overseas to fight Muslims, he instead chose to fight those who truly
deserved to be fought. He risked his life to show that the Muslim Ummah is one Ummah
indeed, and that Muslims must target their enemies wherever they may be, even in their
own lands. We hope other "Muslims" in the US army repent from their apostasy and take
him as a role model, instilling fear in the enemies of Allah and taking them by surprise
wherever they may be.