Ghuraaba

Ghurabaa
They came from every country and place
Hoping to finish first in this race
The ultimate race, but only few prepare
While others prefer not to worry or care
For their sisters being raped by a filthy animal
Or their father being killed by a ruthless infidel
They don’t mind when their brothers get tortured and maimed
It’s OK when our ummah is humiliated and shamed
But in every era and every land
A select few stand tall with Quran in hand
Fearless lions because they follow Allah’s decree
So Allah placed fear in the hearts of their enemy
They sold their souls and wealth to the Most High
So in green birds their souls can fly
Under the throne of Allah in tranquility they rest
Drinking from rivers of jannah and eating fruits of the very best
Gardens, castles and wide-eyed maidens await
Men who were not afraid to meet their fate
Amongst the righteous, martyrs, faithful and prophets they rest
Such a status only for those who pass the test
These are the ghurabaa of our time
Strangers amongst even their own kind
Plucked out from ever tribe and place
Harmed not are they by any country or race
Those who oppose them and those who forsake them
Have never been an issue, obstacle or problem
Their reliance is upon Allah alone
For this deen, the earth they are prepared to roam
To raise high the banner of tawheed
Higher than any system, law or creed
Ignoring boarders drawn up by Sykes and Picot
Two tyrants of this era for the Muslims who do not know
Passports cancelled; wanted by every government
Nothing deters them to strive for the world’s betterment
In a world filled with man-made constitutions
They know that there is really only one solution
To fight as long as there is a Muslim calling
A power like this, there is no chance of defeating
Allah’s promise that we believe in absoloutely
And for this, we leave behind the dunya and its beauty
Free from the shackles of imperialistic slavery
We stand with our heads high, hearts filled with bravery
“Laa Hawla wa laa quwata illa billah” is our motto
No power belongs to anyone but Allah, so only He we follow
From Africa, Arabia, Asia and Europe they came
To fulfill the promise of Allah so Islam can reign
O Allah! Accept our Hijrah and jihad
And give us your promised victory in every land
Abu Sulayman Al-Muhajir
30/10/2012

Shaykh Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi حفظه الله تعالى comments on the Assault on Shaykh Dr. Iyad al-Qunaibi

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi comments on the assault on Shaykh Dr. Iyad al-Qunaibi
We came today to visit our brother, our beloved one, the Shaykh, Dr. Abul-Faruq ‘Iyad al-Qunaibi. Our companion in prison and our beloved one who was part of the case against us which we were previously imprisoned for.
And we are truly hurt by this, with regards to what happened to our beloved brother, and we wish to turn this pain into victory bi’ithnillah, by standing on the side of the truth.
And we know, that these sort of actions wont make shaken the resolve that the Doctor has, nor does it effect saying a word of truth. And that these sorts of actions, are only the actions of the weak ones, that are incapable of responding to a Islamic proof (dalil shar’i) with a similar proof. He is a weak person, the one who exchanges bringing forth proof (dalil) to instead bringing forth sticks, this is a weak defeated person.
In any case, the Doctor – and we are with him – we don’t direct the blame to any party or group, but rather we call on all our brothers, in all the different groups, that visited us yesterday, and those brothers visited me in my house yesterday and the day before that, many different persons (from ISISs side), and they know this, they came and they even wrote about it on twitter where they celebrated and were happy to be sitting with us.
And they heard from us our wishes and intentions and that we want to have contact with everybody and to hear from all the sides, and to get the condition back to what it was between the brothers, and a return to solving the issues within our own “house”. And to know our intentions and that we came to listen (from them directly). So we call upon all of them to side with the truth, and that they show support to the Doctor and stand by him, and reject these sort of actions!
These sorts of actions stand in the path of the project that we agreed upon and that we sat together and discussed, and became happy due to establishing. We wish to hear, we don’t want to start hitting. We want islamic evidences (dalil), and clear statements/clarifications, we don’t want sticks and batons.
So if there is any one that is intelligent, on all the sides of this spectrum, and who wishes to see this project to succeed; then they should denounce this act, and openly disassociate themselves from it, and I call on all the brothers to declare disassociation from this act.
And like how the stance of the Doctor, that he doesn’t put the blame on anyone specific, because there are also other people that wishes to enlighten a fitnah and drown out all the (reasonable) voices, these people might also have a part in this attack. So that’s why he does not put the blame on anyone specific, and the Doctor has a big heart, and he is willing to put forth this body (pointing to al-Qunaibi) to glory and to victory of this calling (da’wah) and to raise the word of Tawhid, bi’ithnillah.
And thus, I call on all my brothers to turn this event against the people of fitnah, and turn the magic on the magician (i.e. make it hurt himself instead of you) by openly disassociating themselves, all of them, from this act. The issues won’t get solved by things like this, we will not be able to reach the truth nor will we be able to unite the ranks, nor will we be able to raise the banner of Tawhid, if we stand by actions like this.
Before, Dr. Bilawi was also assaulted and he is also one of our beloved ones, and a brother from the best of brothers. And now we see Dr ‘Iyad also being assaulted, who will be next after that? Allah knows best.
It’s a must for the intelligent people, from all sides, to stand against actions like this, if they are truly intelligent people. I call upon everybody, all the ones that visited me yesterday, from all the sides, that they denounce this action!
And the one who shows joy or happiness over this action, then he should not come to me and speak to me: “our shaykh”, “our beloved one”, “the crown upon our heads”. I heard words like this from all the sides yesterday.
The one who is happy over this act, and tweets on twitter that which implies his happiness over this, then I have no need to him visiting me or sitting with me in my private sittings, nor should he say “our shaykh” and try to fool us.
We are in front of a situation that was sent in an erroneous way, and it happened (only) 1 day after my release from prison. And the message/intent behind it is very bad. So I will throw it back to whomever sent it, I say; Your message didn’t have the effect that you hoped for. The word of truth that our brother – like what our brother Dr. al-Bilawi said and he still hasn’t retracted – he (i.e. al-Qunaibi) won’t retract what he has said, he will stay the same and speak the truth. And he is from the most eager people to unite the ranks, and unity of the people and that’s why he hasn’t accused anyone specific, and I am like him – I don’t accuse anyone specific.
But I call on all the intelligent people that they openly disassociate themselves from this act, and that they stand together in one row, not what the foolish people want us to turn towards. So let the intelligent people work to unite the ranks and to speak the truth.
Information regarding the attack:
Earlier today (2014-06-18) Shaykh Iyad al-Qunaibi was brutally assaulted when leaving his house to buy breakfast to his children.The Shaykh was attacked by 6 men using sticks as weapons, one of the attackers was bearded and wore Afghani-style clothes after he lost his glasses and started to get hit, he wasn’t able to identify the rest of them besides that some of them wore pants and shirts.
They mostly focused on hitting him on the head and face, but he also sustained injuries on his back & hands. All and all, his condition is OK besides some cuts and bruises.He didn’twant to point out any specific group for the attack, preferring to leave all options open. But naturally the extremists are suspects.
He said: “If it was the extremists who did this, then it only increases our conviction regarding their corrupt & false manhaj.” He added: “This is the language of failed cowards that don’t have any arguments, so they only answer with curses and after that, assaults.”
And he also pointed out that he’s been threatened before by anonymous people (who claim that they’re ISIS members/supporters).
This is the second “anti-ISIS” shaykh who’s been suddenly attacked in Jordan, the first being Dr. Shaykh Ayman al-Balawi @aymanbalawiee who after being assaulted, directly accused ISIS-supporters for being behind it.

Notes on Iman

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Iman

Al-Iman: Words and actions which increase with obedience and decrease with disobedience.

Evidence:

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ * الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ

Meaning: “The believers (people of Iman) are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely -The ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend.”

And:

وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُضِيعَ إِيمَانَكُمْ

Meaning: “And never would Allah have caused you to lose your Iman (prayers before the change of Qibla.”

So here prayer which is actions and words has been called as Iman.

From Iman, there is:

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