Brief Advice about the New Zealand Shootings | Abū ʿAṭiyyah Maḥmūd

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This audio is a brief advice on the tragic shootings that occurred in two masjids at Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, 8th Rajab 1440H, corresponding to 15/03/2019, while the Muslims were gathered for Salātul Jumu’ah.

May Allāh accept those killed as martyrs.

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Some of the Āyāt and Āhādīth mentioned

عَنِ النُّعْمَانِ بْنِ بَشِيرٍ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ” مَثَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي تَوَادِّهِمْ وَتَرَاحُمِهِمْ وَتَعَاطُفِهِمْ، مَثَلُ الْجَسَدِ، إِذَا اشْتَكَى مِنْهُ عُضْوٌ، تَدَاعَى لَهُ سَائِرُ الْجَسَدِ بِالسَّهَرِ وَالْحُمَّى “.
صحيح البخاري ( 6011 )، صحيح مسلم ( 2586 )

‏‏‏Narrated An-Nu`man bin Bashir:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The similitude of the believers as regards to their being merciful among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, is that of one body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the sleeplessness and fever with it.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 6011, Sahih Muslim 2586


﴿إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ﴾

The believers are nothing else than brothers

Surah Al-Hujurat, Ayah 10

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا بِطَانَةً مِنْ دُونِكُمْ لَا يَأْلُونَكُمْ خَبَالًا وَدُّوا مَا عَنِتُّمْ قَدْ بَدَتِ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ ۚ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ ۖ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand.

-Sura Aal-E-Imran, Ayah 118

يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ قِتَالٍ فِيهِ ۖ قُلْ قِتَالٌ فِيهِ كَبِيرٌ ۖ وَصَدٌّ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَكُفْرٌ بِهِ وَالْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَإِخْرَاجُ أَهْلِهِ مِنْهُ أَكْبَرُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ ۚ وَالْفِتْنَةُ أَكْبَرُ مِنَ الْقَتْلِ ۗ وَلَا يَزَالُونَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَنْ دِينِكُمْ إِنِ اسْتَطَاعُوا ۚ وَمَنْ يَرْتَدِدْ مِنْكُمْ عَنْ دِينِهِ فَيَمُتْ وَهُوَ كَافِرٌ فَأُولَٰئِكَ حَبِطَتْ أَعْمَالُهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ ۖ وَأُولَٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islamic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever.

-Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 217

وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّآ أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْحَمِيدِ [85:8]

And they had no fault except that they believed in Allah, the Almighty, Worthy of all praise!

عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ” مَنْ قُتِلَ دُونَ مَالِهِ ؛ فَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ، وَمَنْ قُتِلَ دُونَ أَهْلِهِ ؛ فَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ، وَمَنْ قُتِلَ دُونَ دِينِهِ ؛ فَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ، وَمَنْ قُتِلَ دُونَ دَمِهِ ؛ فَهُوَ شَهِيدٌ “.
حكم الحديث: إسناده قوي
1653 حَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوبُ ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ، عَنْ أَبِي عُبَيْدَةَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ ، عَنْ طَلْحَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ ، قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، فَذَكَرَ مِثْلَهُ.
حكم الحديث: إسناده قوي
سنن أبي داود ( 4772 )، سنن الترمذي ( 1418, 1421 )، سنن النسائي ( 4090, 4091, 4094, 4095 )، سنن ابن ماجه ( 2580 )، مسند أحمد ( 1628, 1639, 1642 ).

It was narrated that Sa’eed bin Zaid said:

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Whoever is killed protecting his wealth, he is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his family, he is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his religion, he is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting himself, he is a martyr.'”

Sahih

Sunan an-Nasa’i 4095

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏

‏ مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمٍ يَمُوتُ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ أَوْ لَيْلَةَ الْجُمُعَةِ إِلاَّ وَقَاهُ اللَّهُ فِتْنَةَ الْقَبْرِ ‏”

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Abdullah bin Amr narrated that:

The Messenger of Allah said: “No Muslim dies on the day of Friday, nor the night of Friday, except that Allah protects him from the trials of the grave.”

Sahīh (al-Albānī)

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1074

وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

But honour, power and glory belong to Allah, His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites know not.

-Sura Al-Munafiqun, Ayah 8