Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. May the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon Muhammad, His last Messenger, his household, his companions and all those who follow him till the Last Day.
Nay, Do Not Kill Children Imaam Ahmad said: Ismaaeel narrated to us that Yoonus informed us on the authority of al-Hasan on the authority of al-Aswad ibn Saree who said:"I came to the Messenger of AIIah(sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam);and I had fought in a battle along with him [or he said,"[?] and I had struck someones back[?]").And the people had killed so fiercely that day that they had even killed some children And he said once (in one narration): thurriyyah (children! offspring).
So that reached the Messenger of Allaah(sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). So he said: "What is with some people that the killing today had caused them to go so for as to kill children?!" So a man said, "O Messenger of Allaah! They are just children of the polytheists! So he said: "Nay, verily the best of you are the children of polytheists!" Then he said, "Nay, do not kill children!" "Nay,do not kill chiidren!" Then he said, "Every soul is born upon the Fitroh, Up until its tongue speaks on behalf of it,and its two parents make it a Jew or a Christian." (Imaam AI-Albaanee included it in his Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (#402)
Not On Our Behalf
In Beslan, Russia; north of the severely oppressed and brutalised Chechnya Republic, some people purporting to be acting primarily on behalf of the people of Chechnya and then Muslims at large held 1,200 people hostage for three days. Most were children reporting to schoolfor the first time in their lives! After the storming [so very predictable]by the Russian forces, about 450 odd people lay dead: several of them were children! Even for those who survived, they had been detained and starved of food and drink for three days!What manner of men [and women]would conceive and execute such an act that flagrantly disobeys the stern instruction of the Rasul? What ends did they seek to achieve? Any of us who are parents should have felt some kind of anger or sadness for these children as well as the parents regardless of the fact that they were Kuffar.
Any of us who is Muslim should be appalled enough to stand and say clearly that this act was not done on our behalf. Wallahi, this is not the way! Wallahul Mustaaan[Allaah is the Source of help!] & If We Did Not Have Wealth In a statement that is both profoundand constantly relevant, Imam Sufyaan Thauri (RAH) said: "If we(Muslims) did not have wealth, the wealthy worldly people (those puffed up with pride) would have despised us, held us in contempt and trampled over us in any way they wished." He continued, "... Whoever is in possession of wealth should increase it and not squander it ... ": and he stated the reason for this: " ... because in this age the first thing which will suffer in the event of poverty and want is ones Deen (religion). Since people,on account of weakness of eemaan [faith], are no longer capable of enduring the rigours of poverty,they compromise their Deen for worldly comforts."
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited